August, 2012 Maritime News

Maritime Global News App Launch at SMM

Aug 31, 2012

New Maritime Global News App launch at the Maritime Reporter and Engineering News at SMM in Hall B7, Stand 603. Maritime Reporter is changing the way our industry

LR: LNG's Global Viability Hinges on Price

Aug 31, 2012

Global acceptance of LNG as a marine fuel will depend on pricing, according to a comprehensive study conducted by Lloyd’s Register; Study on LNG bunkering infrastructure

IHC Hydrohammer Supplies Largest Piling Hammer For Seaway

Aug 31, 2012

IHC Hydrohammer to supply largest piling hammer for Seaway Heavy Lifting IHC Hydrohammer, part of IHC Merwede, has been awarded a contract by Seaway Heavy Lifting

MTU and Navantia Open Training Center

Aug 31, 2012

Tognum Group company MTU Friedrichshafen is a primary partner for Navantia’s ship propulsion systems and Training center for service staff .   MTU Ibérica, a

First Smit Lamnalco Branded Tug Launched

Aug 31, 2012

First Smit Lamnalco branded tug launched. On 24 August Smit Lamnalco launched SL Gabon, the first tug branded under its new corporate identity, following the

Russia's CGS Seeks To Expand Activities

Aug 31, 2012

Russia’s GCS seeks to expand its activities related to dry and liquid bulk transportation in ISO containers Novorossiysk’s Global Container Service Group (GCS)

First-In-Class Joint High Speed Vessel Completes Trials

Aug 31, 2012

First-In-Class Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Sprearhead (JHSV 1) Completes Acceptance Trials First-in-class Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), the

ULTRAJET 340HT – Ultra Dynamics Unveils New Waterjet

Aug 31, 2012

Ultra Dynamics has released a new waterjet model to its HT (High Thrust) range, the UltraJet 340HT.  The new design allows for an engine input power of up to 410 kW (550 bhp).

McDermott Signs Shipyard Contract

Aug 31, 2012

McDermott Signs Shipyard Contract for Construction of another High Capacity Reeled Pipelay Vessel McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) (“McDermott”) announced

Ocean Tug & Barge Designing AT/B Dredge Tug

Aug 31, 2012

Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp. will design the tug portion of a new AT/B dredge to be built at Signal International, in Orange, TX, for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.

Boat-towed Detectors Assist Researchers and Salvors

Aug 31, 2012

A number of archaeological groups and marine service companies are acquiring boat-towed metal detectors to assist in locating shipwrecks and to perform geophysical surveys.

Dual-fuel PSV Chartered Before It's On the Stocks

Aug 31, 2012

Siem Offshore Rederi contracts with TOTAL for the long-term charter of its newbuild PSV from delivery in 2014. The contract with TOTAL E&P NORGE AS is for a

Salvage Update on Rena Wreck Removal

Aug 31, 2012

Salvors, Resolve Salvage & Fire report a highly productive past week. The past seven days has been highly productive for Resolve Salvage & Fire - wreck reduction

Port Management IT System Launched by Transas

Aug 31, 2012

Transas Marine launches its Port Management Information Systems (PMIS) solution for the real-time port management. Developed in accordance with the port industry best practice,

China Shipyard Starts NOR LInes LNG-powered Cargo Ship Build

Aug 31, 2012

Tsuji Heavy Industries Jiangsu begins construction the first of two LNG-powered 5,000 dwt vessels for NOR Lines. The contract to build the two 5,000 dwt vessels

Australia Ends Indian Ocean Refugee Boat SAR

Aug 31, 2012

Australian Maritime Safety Authority calls off search & rescue (SAR) as no further realistic prospect of finding any more survivors. On the final day of the

Asian Shippers Face Rise in Ocean Container Freight Rates

Aug 31, 2012

All Asian shippers wil have to pay higher freight charges to European container ship operators from September 2012. From September 1, Denmark-based Maersk, the world's largest container line,

Ignore the Bluster – Wind Farm Power is Effective

Aug 31, 2012

A UK Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) research paper dismisses illusions about wind power as an energy resource. Much opposition to wind power appears

China's Leading Shipbuilder Profit Plummet

Aug 31, 2012

China CSSC Holdings Ltd announce net profit shrank by 62.91 percent year-on-year in first half 2012. The Shanghai-based firm said in a report filed to the Shanghai

Heavy Lift Ship Inches in Pipelaying Delivery

Aug 31, 2012

German heavy lift firm SAL offloads 800 mt subsea cable reels from 'MV Lone'  to offshore vessel with hold clearance just 12 mm. SAL reports that their MV Lone loaded two reels,

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