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Mediterranean Project Chartering Moves

Mediterranean Project Chartering (MPC), a subsidiary of BBC Chartering & Logistic, is moving its head office in Genoa. Business growth since it was established in 2007 to foster the commercial business activities of BBC in markets across the Mediterranean, has necessitated a move to a larger dedicated office. “As BBC’s representative for the Mediterranean, we have benefited from having access to a large, versatile and constantly growing fleet of more than 140 modern and multipurpose heavy lift vessels,” said MPC managing director, Matteo Fortuna. “This has enabled us to develop a number of sailing options over the last two years. Whilst they are not scheduled liner services, these effectively offer three fixed-monthly sailings for heavy and over dimensional project cargoes moving between Italian ports and ports in the Middle East Gulf, West Africa and the US Gulf respectively. “The result is that we can offer our customers tailor-made solutions from Italy, Southern France, Turkey and North Africa." The address of MPC’s new headquarters in Genoa is: MPC S.r.l. Via Roma 2/29 16121 Genoa Italy Phone: +39 010 8990 950 Fax: +39 010 8990 965 Email: genoa@mpc-shipping.com


Northwestern University Center To Open

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), an early donor to the Northwestern University Transportation Center's "Building for the Future" campaign, is joining other supporters in celebrating the dedication this month of the center's new 20,000-square-foot headquarters building. A conference room in the building will be named in honor of NOL, which gave $100,000 to the center's campaign. Approximately $75,000 went toward the building, while $25,000 was designated for research fellowships at the center.


Standards for A New Era

One of the most respected names in the development of vessel designs suited to volume demand and series production, and still widely identified with the 'Liberty' ship replacement era, GTR Campbell Marine Consultants has fostered new links with the industry in China. The recent opening of new headquarters for the Canadian firm and its associated company Algoship Designers in Nassau, Bahamas, was accompanied by a first deal for the latest addition to its standard ship portfolio


ZF Marine opens Technical Training Center

ZF Marine LLC, the North American subsidiary of ZF Marine Group in Padova, opened its new , located at ZF Marine's new North American headquarters facility in Miramar, FL. It is designed to provide ZF Marine’s authorized North and Central American service partners with comprehensive training modules on all of ZF Marine’s family of products. “Expanding our training capabilities was one of the priorities when we were building our new headquarters facility


Cleveland Port Authority Place Levy Renewal on November Ballot

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority’s Board of Directors voted unanimously today to place a levy renewal on the November countywide ballot. “The Port plays a unique and essential role in our region,” said Port Chair Marc Krantz “We are the only local government agency whose sole responsibility is to spur job creation and economic vitality in Cuyahoga County. The Port Authority operates the international docks that connect our region to the global economy


Beijer Opens New U.S. Headquarters

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Beijer Electronics (BELE), a Sweden-based global technology company, is proud to announce the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beijer Electronics has been experiencing rapid growth and has now moved into a state-of-the-art research and development/manufacturing facility totaling over 44,000 square feet located at located at 1865 West 2100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119. The date for the open house is Friday, September 27, 2013 from 2:30-5 p.m


Climax Portable Machine Tools Expands Facilities

Climax Portable Machine Tools, Inc., announced the expansion of its two headquarter facilities in Oregon and Düren, Germany. At its worldwide headquarters in Newberg, the company broke ground on an expanded facility that will house assembly and rental equipment operations as well as double its training capacity. Climax also announced the official opening of its new European headquarters facility in Germany, where building and construction began last year.


KOGT Establishes EAME HQ in Guildford, U.K.

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Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, established a new EAME (Europe, Africa, Middle East) headquarters in Guildford, U.K. The new office will provide sales and technical support to customers across the EAME region. The new office will be the focal point for all customers operating in the EAME region, initially concentrating on KOGT's solutions and services in the fields of process simulation and flow assurance projects as well as


MOL Completes Containership Collision Drills

MOL Managing Executive Officer Junichiro Ikeda (left) and MOL Executive Officer Takaaki Inoue (right) (Photo: MOL)

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the completion of a tabletop drill done in cooperation with the fifth Regional Coast Guard Headquarters. The scenario entailed a containership operated by MOL Liner Division (Hong Kong) and managed by an MOL Group ship management company (Hong Kong) colliding with a coastal freighter in Osaka Bay, Japan. The drill was held on Thursday, May 16, with aim to further strengthening MOL's emergency response structure


PGS Moves Asia Pacific HQ to Malaysia

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  Petroleum Geo-Services ASA : Kuala Lumpur Becomes the New Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters As a part of the plan to restructure PGS business activities in Asia Pacific the Company has decided to relocate its regional headquarters from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur ("KL"). The move will result in consolidation and centralization of resources and lead to improved competitive advantage and reduced costs, all of which are important in the current challenging market.


Hamburg Süd, CCNI Ink Sale and Purchase Deal

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Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (Hamburg Süd) has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the container liner activities of Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica S.A


USCG, Australian Leaders Ink Deal

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  Senior leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Australian Federal Police signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters to highlight common missions, interests, capabilities, and opportunities for collaboration.


Launch of Mississippi River Cruise Service

Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen announces the selection of the Port of New Orleans today as the homeport for Viking River Cruises first North American river cruise service.

 Governor Bobby Jindal and Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen announced the selection of New Orleans as the homeport for Viking River Cruises’ first North American river cruise itineraries. The Mississippi River cruises will operate from docking facilities near the French Quarter


Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid Tug Delivered to Multraship

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Multraship took delivery of a Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug vessel, built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, in Romania. The delivery is part of Multraship’s fleet expansion program, which involves a number of Damen vessel orders.   The new vessel, named Multratug 28


Imabari to Construct Newbuilding Dry Dock

  In order to accommodate construction of Ultra-Large newbuilding vessels including recently secured 20,000TEU Mega container ships (about 400m in length and about 59m breadth), Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has decided to construct a large newbuilding dry dock of about 600m length x 80m


Kongsberg Expands Louisiana Office, Training Facility

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Kongsberg Maritime has purchased approximately 5.2 acres for new construction on an 82,980 sq ft office and training facility. Construction on the James Business Park property located on James Drive East in St. Rose, Louisiana is scheduled to begin this spring.   


Imabari to Build 20,000TEU Containerships

Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. announced it has secured newbuild orders with the cooperation of Marubeni Corporation for 11 units of 20,000TEU Ultra-Large Container Carriers, the largest type containerships in the world as of today. The new ships


Volvo Penta Names Puscar Marketing Director

Marcelo Puscar (Photo courtesy of Volvo Penta)

Marcelo Puscar has been appointed as director of marketing at Volvo Penta of the Americas.   Previously director of marine sales for Latin America, Puscar will relocate from Volvo Penta Brazil to the company’s headquarters in Chesapeake, Va


MHI Consolidates 5 In-house R&D Facilities

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will reorganize its research and development structure.   The reorganization initiative calls for the creation of a new Research & Development Center consolidating the five currently existing Research & Development Centers


China's $40b Maritime Silk Road Shaping Up

Artists perform during a Chinese Dance Drama entitled The Dream of the Maritime Silk Road, at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Feb. 4, 2015 (Image: United Nations, Youtube)

China's $40 billion fund to finance its most ambitious global plan - the Silk Roads and Maritime Silk Road is moving forward steadily as its management team has taken shape.  China has appointed top officials to manage the fund. A team headed by Wang Yanzhi


USCG Launch Redesigned Boating Safety Website

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  The U.S. Coast Guard's Office of the Auxiliary and Boating Safety has officially launched its redesigned Boating Safety website to provide easier navigation for recreational boaters to locate the information they need. "The newly redesigned website has a fresh look that is aligned


KR Statutory Services Authorized in Canada

Korean Register (KR), an IACS member classification society, has been fully authorized by the Marine Safety and Security Division of Transport Canada to perform statutory services on behalf of the government of Canada.    KR is now able to conduct relevant surveys


Hamburg Süd Receives Panalpina Award

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Hamburg Süd has been recognized for the first time with the “Carrier of the Year” Award by the internationally operating transport and logistics group, Panalpina, based in Basle/Switzerland. Peter Frederiksen, Member of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd


At Least Three Dead in FPSO Explosion

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At least three oil workers were killed and others were injured in an explosion on Wednesday at an offshore oil and natural gas platform in Brazil operated by state-run energy company Petroleo Brasileiro SA , union officials said. The workers were killed in an explosion aboard the Cidade de


Suarez Named VP at Voith Turbo

Javier Suarez (Photo: Voith Turbo)

Voith Turbo announces new vice president Americas for power, oil and gas – marine   Javier Suarez will be Voith Turbo’s new vice president Americas for the power, oil and gas division’s marine group. Suarez will be based at the division’s regional headquarters in






 
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