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Tidewater Completes $79M ENSCO Deal

Tidewater has completed a previously announced transaction, acquiring the 27-vessel fleet from ENSCO International. The five anchor handling towing-supply vessels, six modern large capacity 220-ft. "stretched" platform supply vessels, 13 standard supply vessels and three utility vessels were acquired for a cash price of $79 million. Also included in the agreement is a provision which affords Tidewater the opportunity to provide supply, anchor handling and towing vessels to ENSCO for its Gulf of Mexico operations.


Navico’s Simrad Agreement with Consilium

Marine electronics giant Navico has entered into a cooperative partnership with marine safety and navigation specialist Consilium through its Simrad brand with the intent to offer new products for the world’s commercial vessel fleet. Through their strategic and technological alliance, the two companies first aim to significantly change the comprehension of short range radar target detection and processing. The goal is to introduce radar systems for use on SOLAS vessels with a strong


Royal Caribbean Extends Options For Two $500 Million Vessels

Royal Caribbean said on Wednesday it has extended for 13 months options on building two $500 million ships to add to its 21-vessel fleet. The Miami-based operator of the Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity lines said in a news release that it had agreed with the Meyer Werft shipyard of Papenburg, Germany, to extend the options to July 26, 2002, on the so-called Radiance-class ships. Both options on the 2,100-passenger ships were due to expire on June 27


Swissco Adds on 2 More Vessels to Fleet

Swissco Adds on 2 More Vessels to Fleet Swissco International Ltd. said that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Swissco Offshore Pte Ltd (SOPL) has added two more offshore support vessels worth $5.7m to their vessel fleet. The first unit is a 147-ft. vessel placed with a Chinese shipyard in Guangzhou slated for delivery in 2H08. This order is the fifth of its kind to be placed with the same shipyard. This recent order is a testament to the Group’s belief in the high demand of such vessels.


Zim to Buy Eight Ships for $1.36B

Israel Corp. subsidiary Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. said it had placed an order to purchase eight mega container ships from the South Korea’s shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. The deal, valued at $1.37b, ($170m each) comes six weeks after Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. announced its plan to upgrade its container vessels fleet. The company had ordered eight TEU 12,600 mega containership for delivery by July 2012


Admanthos Choses SpecTec

Admanthos Shipping Agency Inc. has chosen SpecTec after reaching an agreement with their US office for the supply of AMOS2 Enterprise solution. Admanthos will use AMOS2 Maintenance & Purchase, AMOS2 Personnel and AMOS2 Quality to manage their Headquarter Office and four vessel fleet. Admanthos, based in Stamford, Connecticut, provides technical management, new building site supervision, crewing, chartering, and the general administrative and financial functions for the ship owning


ACCL Adds New Itineraries for 2000

Known as the original smallship cruise line, American Canadian Caribbean Line (ACCL), has established 25 new itineraries for the year 2000. Included in the new schedule are: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; seven-day Belize/Barrier Reef; Chicago/Upper Mississippi; and Great Lakes/Quebec City. Able to hold between 84 and 100 passengers each, ACCL's three-vessel fleet Grande Caribe, Grande Mariner and Niagara Prince kicked off the new year in Central America and the Caribbean


Hornbeck Reports No Damage After Gustav

Hornbeck Offshore Services announced that, based on first reports from the field, it has experienced no damage to any of its vessels as a result of Hurricane Gustav, including those currently under construction in Gulf of Mexico (GoM) shipyards. The Company's new generation offshore supply vessel fleet continues to operate at pre-storm levels of 100 percent utilization. The Company remains in position to assist its GoM customers as they begin to assess storm damage and commence their recovery


Navios Provides Fleet Update; Announces New Charters

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation Announces Charters for Four LR1 Product Tankers; Fleet Coverage of 98.7% for 2012 and 75.7% for 2013.   Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation ("Navios Acquisition") (NYSE: NNA), an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced today that it has chartered out four newbuilding LR1 product tankers.   The four LR1 vessels -- Nave Cassiopeia, Nave Cetus, Nave Rigel and Nave Atropos -- have been chartered out to a high-quality


Container Ship 2013 Capacity to Outpace Demand

A.P. Moller-Maersk expects container ship capacity to grow 11% this year, outpacing demand, forcing owners to take corrective measures. The industry is likely to scrap more vessels, sail them at even slower speeds and idle more ships in order to balance supply with growth, Soren Skou, the chief executive of Maersk Line, told media at a news conference in Singapore, as reported by Fox Business News. Slow steaming, industry term for slowing down ships to save fuel


Global Ship Lease Announces Sale of Remaining 4,113 TEU Vessel

Ville D Orion. Photo by Port of Hamburg

 Global Ship Lease, Inc has  completed the sale of its 1997-built, 4,113 TEU containership, Ville d'Orion, following redelivery from its previous charter.    The vessel was sold for $328.25 per ldt, for estimated net proceeds of $4.5 million.  


Cruise Ship Breaks Record for Social Media at Sea

Norwegian Escape (Photo: EMC)

EMC and Norwegian Cruise Line break record for “social media usage at sea” during inaugural voyage of Norwegian Escape   Norwegian Escape, the newest and largest of Norwegian Cruise Line’s 14-vessel fleet, experienced a record-breaking social media milestone during its


LNG Shipping Rates to Remain Under Pressure in 2016

LNG shipping earnings will remain under pressure in 2016 as accelerating fleet growth and changing trade patterns will weaken supply-demand conditions, according to the latest edition of the LNG Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.


Bibby Tops IoM Ship Management

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Bibby Ship Management is once again the largest representative for vessels flying the Isle of Man flag in providing representative services for 30% of vessel tonnage registered on the island. This compares with 25% in 2014, according to official statistics.  


LPG Coaster Shipping Market to Remain Weak in 2015

Freight Rates (Source: Drewrys LPG Forecaster)

The LPG coaster shipping market continues to be plagued by excess vessel supply with rates remaining stubbornly below pre-financial crisis levels, according to the latest edition of the LPG Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.


Globavista Launch Software Product Update

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Globavista drives greater efficiency in vessel fleets by providing enhanced operational intelligence to fleet managers with new software product updates, the developer announced.   Globavista is a vessel tracking and monitoring product enhanced with a new User Interface allowing the


Fourth Vessel Joins Topaz Energy ERRV Fleet

Topaz Responder

  Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, has bolstered its Emergency Response and Recovery Vessel (ERRV) fleet with the addition of a new vessel, Topaz Responder.   The newly-built, state-of-the-art Topaz Responder will primarily provide safety support to


Transnet Awards Bid for Cape Town Cruise Terminal

Cape Town Photo TNPA

  Transnet National Ports Authority awarded the V&A Waterfront (Pty) Ltd the status of Preferred Bidder for the development of a cruise terminal at the Port of Cape Town, Transnet said on Tuesday. Once all negotiations are concluded


Possibly the Worst Quarter on Zero DSV Utilisation

Pic:  Pacific Radiance Ltd

 According to a research note released today from UOB Kay Hian, Singapore offshore vessel operator Pacific Radiance achieved an ominous vessel utilization of 0% for its diving support vessel fleet in the second quarter of 2015.  


Redwood City Proposes Port Deepening Project

Photo: Port of Redwood City

Recommended $73 Million Plan for Redwood City Navigation Improvement Program; Public Hearing Set for August 10   A recommended $73 million plan to deepen the Redwood City Harbor and San Bruno Shoal channels, the navigation corridors essential for commerce and the Port of Redwood City


2GO Mulls 25% Hike in its Revenue

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 2GO Group, Inc. plans to boost profit by a quarter this year amid a sanguine outlook on its logistics, distribution, and express courier businesses, a company official said.   The company has set a P1.1-billion ($0.04billion) net income target this year


MN 100: FloScan Instruments, Inc.

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The Company: FloScan is a Seattle-based corporation that designs and manufactures its products in the United States. With worldwide sales at an all-time high, FloScan Fuel Monitoring Systems are in use on a wide range of diesel powered commercial vessels on every continent including ocean-going


Latest Deliveries Complete Ardmore Newbuild Program

Ardmore Chippewa (Photo: Ardmore Shipping Corporation)

Tanker shipper Ardmore takes delivery of 23rd and 24th vessels, completing its initial newbuilding program Ardmore Shipping Corporation has taken delivery of two product and chemical tanker newbuildings, the Ardmore Chippewa and Ardmore Seahawk


Drewry: LPG Shipping Rates Heading for a Fall

VLGCs supply-demand gap (Source: Drewry Maritime Research)

LPG shipping rates are expected to decline from the second half of 2016 as a bloated orderbook for VLGCs (very large gas carriers) fuels fleet growth that will far exceed shipping demand, according to the latest edition of the LPG Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.


OSV Owners Face Bankruptcy Risk

Platform Supply Vessel near the offshore platform. Photo by Damen Shipyards Group

 More than half of the public companies in the offshore supply-vessel industry face a high probability of restructuring or bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported quoting a research released from the consulting firm AlixPartners.   Even before crude prices collapsed and triggered a retreat from






 
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