Monday, February 14, 2011 Maritime News

Retail Container Traffic to be Up Six Percent

Feb 14, 2011

 Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 11 percent in February over the same month last year and the first half of

Megacore Shipping Gets Tankers, Adds Partner

Feb 14, 2011

Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONAV), a provider of Marine Transportation services specializing in product tankers, announced that Megacore Shipping Ltd.

USCG Marine Safety Alert: Air Receivers & Relief Valves

Feb 14, 2011

This Safety Alert addresses safety issues relating to air receivers on Uninspected Towing Vessels (UTV), but may apply to air receivers on any vessel. Air receivers,

Shipdex Order from MAN Diesel & Turbo

Feb 14, 2011

SpecTec and Corena announced MAN Diesel & Turbo has purchased the AMOS Shipdex Data Manager.   “More and more ship-owners require maintenance manuals for new

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - February 15

Feb 14, 2011

1926- Congress authorized the Secretary of Treasury to "acquire a site at New London, Connecticut, without cost to United States, and construct thereon buildings

This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 15

Feb 14, 2011

1804 - Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, with volunteers from frigate Constitution and schooner Enterprise, enters Tripoli harbor by night in the ketch Intrepid to burn the captured frigate Philadelphia.

Cargotec Cement Handling Systems for Malaysian Barges

Feb 14, 2011

At the end of January Cargotec received an order for MacGregor cement self-loading/unloading systems to be installed on two 7,000 dwt barges being built by Shin Yang Shipyard in Miri, Malaysia.

Wiernicki to Become CEO of ABS

Feb 14, 2011

ABS President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki will assume the duties of Chief Executive Officer of ABS following the classification society’s annual meeting in April 2011.

President’s 2012 Budget: $358.4 M for BOEMRE

Feb 14, 2011

President Barack Obama today announced his request for $358.4 million to fund the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) in fiscal year 2012.

Alewijnse to Design & Install Electric Propulsion Drive on OSVs

Feb 14, 2011

Alewijnse Marine Systems is to design and install a new electric propulsion drive using a DC bus system for the main electric installation in three vessels (pictured below) to be built at Shipkits B.

MSC Completes Antarctica Resupply Mission

Feb 14, 2011

Military Sealift Command-chartered container ship MV BBC Ems departed McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Feb. 13 after delivering more than 84,000 square feet of vital

Imtech Marine Targets Doubling Revenue

Feb 14, 2011

 Imtech Marine (the marine division of technical services provider Imtech) announced its new 2011 - 2015 growth strategy. Imtech Marine targets to double its revenue up to one billion euro in 2015.

General Maritime Sells Aframax & Suezmax Tankers

Feb 14, 2011

General Maritime Corporation (NYSE: GMR) announced that it has completed the sale of the Genmar Princess, a 1991-built Aframax tanker, to an unaffiliated third party, generating net proceeds of $7.

ABS Conducts Regulatory Compliance for Octabuoy

Feb 14, 2011

When the ABS-classed ATP Octabuoy semisubmersible, which is intended for installation on the Cheviot Field in the UK North Sea, is completed later this year, it

New & Improved ILSmart Marine Marketplace Website

Feb 14, 2011

ILS unveils a new and improved version of its marine marketplace (ILSmart), to provide increased functionality and more business opportunities for its global customer base.

Jet Edge High Flow Abrasivejet Cutting Head

Feb 14, 2011

Designed with the water jet contractor in mind, Jet Edge’s High Flow Abrasivejet delivers up to 3.5 pounds per minute (5.95 L/min) of abrasive and up to 8.6 gallons per minute (31.

GAC Keeps Shipping Moving in Egypt

Feb 14, 2011

  As political developments continue to unfold in Egypt, GAC is playing its part in keeping shipping moving in the country, Group Vice President for Africa, Russia & Central Asia,

BMT Acquires JFA Consultants

Feb 14, 2011

BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy is set to broaden its capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region

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