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New Ciserv Company to Serve Baltic

Wärtsilä Corporation and the BLRT Grupp of Estonia have agreed to set up a joint venture to service ships in the Baltic area. The new company will be named Oü Ciserv BLRT Baltica and will be a "one-stop" shop for servicing ships covering all aspects of ship repairs, as well as servicing multiple engine brands, boilers, hydraulics, gearboxes, winches, pipework valves, armatures, propellers, shafting, and other ship equipment. The joint venture will be owned 51% by Wärtsilä and 49% by the BLRT Grupp. Ciserv BLRT Baltica will operate in Tallinn, Estonia. The new company will start with some 65 employees in Tallinn but with the facility to draw on the extensive resources of both Ciserv and the BLRT Grupp according to the needs of individual service jobs. The joint venture will bring great benefits to the customers of both Ciserv and the BLRT Grupp, as well as to the companies themselves. Ciserv BLRT Baltica will extend the delivery of Ciserv products and services to the major markets of the Baltic and Eastern Europe. It will provide Ciserv customers with full shipyard repair facilities in the Baltic region. Ciserv group The Ciserv group is a fast growing global network of service companies. Ciserv delivers a wide range of fast, cost effective, local support for 2-stroke and 4-stroke diesel engines and a variety of ship equipment including propulsion systems, auxiliary equipment, boilers, control and automation equipment and general steelwork.

Wilhelmsen Ships Wins Alcatel-Lucent Contract

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Staff at the Alcatel Warehouse (Photo courtesy Wilhelmsen Ships Service)

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Saudi Arabia has been awarded a three year warehousing and logistics contract in Dammam by Alcatel Lucent Technologies. The contract is expected to further the ongoing development of the business relationship between Wilhelmsen Ships Services and Alcatel-Lucent across the Gulf region. “This logistics contract with Alcatel-Lucent will serve to raise the market awareness in Saudi Arabia of Wilhelmsen Ships Service as a quality logistics service provider”

WSS Expands US Ports Services with Jo Tankers

A new contract to supply ships services to one of the world’s largest chemical transportation fleets, Jo Tankers, has strengthened Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s port coverage for the customer in the USA.  Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has been contracted to provide services in the ports of Houston, Freeport and New York by Jo Tankers, which is in addition to the current port calls handled in New Orleans and Philadelphia

Philips Joins Wilhelmsen In Canada

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Wilhelmsen Ships Service has appointed a new General Manager for Canada.  Brian Philip joins the leading worldwide ships service network. He will drive what is expected to be significant growth in Canada by developing and strengthening the company’s ability to deliver a full range of Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s offers.   Brian brings with him extensive experience from the logistics industry, where he has held several key commercial management positions

Caley Davits for Irish Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel

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Caley Ocean Systems contracted by Babcock to supply rescue boat davits for new Irish Naval Service ship. The all-weather Caley davits are designed for rapid deployment, enabling boats to be held in readiness and launched in seconds, even in Sea State 6 (5 metre (16ft) significant waves) conditions. Crew safety is paramount to the davits handling system which features anti-pendulation control for pitch and roll damping and reduction of pendulum swing

Privinvest Forms Shipbuilding JV in Angola

Privinvest forms joint venture for shipbuilding and the maritime economy in Angola where, together with Simportex, it will develop and operate a shipyard   Middle East based shipbuilding group Privinvest announced the start of a major shipbuilding and maritime economy program with the Republic of Angola that will initially see the shipbuilder provide a range of vessels for the Angolan Navy.   In parallel, Privinvest together with Simportex

New Ciserv Company to Serve the Baltic Region

Wärtsilä Corporation and the BLRT Grupp of Estonia will set up a joint venture to service ships in the Baltic area. The joint venture will be owned 51% by Wärtsilä and 49% by the BLRT Grupp. Establishing a service company is integral to Wärtsilä's strategy of strengthening its position as the Total Service supplier to its marine customers. The new company will be named Oü Ciserv BLRT Baltica and it will provide a single source of marine service covering all aspects of ship repair

Damen Shipyards Group acquires Shipdock

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As of this week, Damen Shipyards Group is the new owner of Dutch ship repair yard Shipdock. Shipdock, a well-known shipyard group with roots dating back to 1877, operates facilities in Amsterdam and Harlingen.   The yard will continue its ship repair and conversion services, with Shipdock Harlingen servicing ships up to 120 m and Shipdock Amsterdam servicing vessels up to 250 m. Furthermore, its personnel and management will remain in place

HMAS Canberra Joins the Fleet

HMAS Canberra guard, led by Guard Comander, Lieutenant Adam Simeoni, march on at the commencement of the commissioning ceremony held in the new ship in Sydney.

  Governor General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd), together with the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Mr Tony Abbott, MP, were the guests of honour today as Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy.   The Australian White Ensign was raised for the first time, signaling that HMAS Canberra III was formally commissioned into the Fleet.  

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Commissions First Floating Dock

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Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) has commissioned its first floating drydock located in Mina Zayed as the company looks to expand its commercial service offering.   “The addition of the floating drydock contributes to our commitment to expand our service offering, strengthening our local maritime services and industries, and delivering on the large scale goal of Abu Dhabi’s continued economic diversification,” said ADSB’s CEO Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei.  

Marlink Introduces Telemedicine Service

XChange Telemed is an integrated solution that delivers instant remote medical support to vessels by doctors on shore. (Image: Marlink)

Marlink has launched XChange Telemed, a new telemedicine service designed to improve the health and safety of crew and passengers at sea, while meeting new ILO/MLC and IMO/STCW labor regulations for health and medical treatment on board. XChange Telemed provides a cost-effective way for shipping

GT USA Adds Warehouse At Port Canaveral

Marlin Street Warehouse (Photo: GT USA)

GT USA, operators of Canaveral Cargo Terminal, has expanded its supply chain capabilities to serve shipping lines, along with domestic customers, with the addition of more than 40,000 square feet of covered storage now available at the Marlin Street Warehouse at Port Canaveral.  

MarAd Stresses Economic Impact of Shipyard Jobs in NE

Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen (Photo: MARAD)

In comments before the international Tradewinds Ship Owners Forum in New York City, Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen highlighted the more than 42,700 jobs, $3.6 billion in labor income and $4.78 billion in GDP associated with employment for shipbuilding and repair in the

Canaveral Resumes Container Service after Hurricane Matthew

Port Canaveral’s sole container terminal resumes service following Hurricane Matthew   GT USA’s Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT) incurred minimal damage during Hurricane Matthew and is fully operational, the result of advance storm preparation and facility planning by GT USA in

Global Marine Port and Service Industry to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7%

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 According to a new industry report published by Lucintel, the future of the global marine port and service industry looks good, with opportunities in the marine freight transportation industry.    As per a Lucintel study, the global marine port and service industry is forecast to

Great Lakes Towing, Shipyard Announces Hiring Push

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The Great Lakes Towing Company & Great Lakes Shipyard announced it is now hiring with 50 jobs currently available. The shipyard is now seeking candidates to fill a range of positions including naval architects, shipyard welders and pipe fitters, project managers and more.

Shipyard Employees Design Tool for Breaker Maintenance

A tool designed by Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) employees will make servicing ships' breakers more efficient.   Breakers prevent overloads and potential electrical fires in shipboard electrical systems. A Navy submarine typically contains 20 to 30 breakers

U.S. Navy Commander Guilty in Corruption Scandal

A U.S. Navy commander charged with accepting paid travel, prostitutes and Lady Gaga concert tickets from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified information pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal corruption charges. Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz appeared in U.S

Jensen to Design McAllister’s New Escort Tugs

Brian A. McAllister (Image: Jensen Maritime)

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, was selected to provide detailed design services including stability, structure and systems design for two, 100-foot long, 40-foot wide, escort tugs for McAllister Towing

Optimarin Scores Unique BWT Retrofit Project

Edda Fides (Photo: Optimarin)

Optimarin has won a contract to install its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) on Østensjø Rederi’s Edda Fides, the world’s only purpose-built monohull accommodation vessel. The Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist secured the business following on from the

India Can Become Engine of Maritime Growth: PM

PM Narendra Modi inaugurating the Korean exhibition at Maritime India Summit 2016. Photo: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the India's first ever Maritime Summit and said that the country's vast coast line of 7500 km offers vast investment opportunities.    “Our maritime agenda will complement this ambitious infrastructure plan for the hinterland

BAE Systems Contracted to Maintain Two US Warships

USS Farragut (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy)

BAE Systems has been awarded contracts from the U.S. Navy for the repair and maintenance of two ships based in Jacksonville, Fla. The contracts come within days of one another and have a combined value of $61.7 million and a cumulative value of $68.6 million if all options are exercised.  

'THE Alliance' Set to Take on Global Giants

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"THE Alliance" forged by six of the world’s largest multi-services shipping companies would challenge the dominance of global giants such as Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. (2M).   The new partnership, is an expanded alliance of G6 and CKYHE

Port of Boston Welcomes Largest Cargo Ship to Date

COSCOCS, one of the largest container operators in the world, upgraded its service into the Port of Boston Sunday with a vessel that can carry more than 8,500 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), Conley’s largest cargo ship to date. The Port is responsible for $4

MN100: Robert Allan Ltd.

Mike Fitzpatrick (Photo: Robert Allan Ltd.)

The Company: With about 82 employees, Robert Allan Ltd. is Canada’s most senior consulting Naval Architectural firm, established in Vancouver, B.C. in 1930. The company has earned an international reputation for innovative, successful designs for a wide range of ships and has been a leader

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