Thursday, June 13, 2013 Maritime News

China's COSCO Acquires German Marine Equipment Firm

Jun 13, 2013

COSCO International acquires Germany's Hanyuan to further develop global service network in marine spare parts supply. Yuantong Marine Service Co. Limited, COSCO

Wärtsilä Gets Fourth R&D European Investment Bank Loan

Jun 13, 2013

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR 150 million loan to Wärtsilä to finance the company's research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in several European countries.

New Ro-Ro Connection: Houston – S. America W. Coast

Jun 13, 2013

NYK Line's new roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) service, 'NYK Chile Express', connects Houston with the west coast of South America from July 24, 2013. The service adds

Big Time Container Ship Re-deployment Plan Goes Awry

Jun 13, 2013

Ocean carriers’ plans to get rid of surplus 8,000 teu vessels by dumping them into the Asia – East Coast of S. America tradelane appears to have seriously backfired.

Norway Gift Ocean Survey Ship 'Noruega' to Portugal

Jun 13, 2013

Portugal’s new oceanographic survey vessel is to be donated by Norway and equipped by funding under the EEA Grants programme. The announcement was made recently by Portugal's Assunção Cristas,

Crowley Tugboat Crew Commended by CSA

Jun 13, 2013

The Crowley Maritime Corp. tugboat 'Explorer' has been awarded a letter of commendation from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for assisting a stricken vessel 30 miles west of Providenciales,

NYK-Line Support New Philippine Maritime Training Academy

Jun 13, 2013

The new NYK-TDG campus opens its doors to 180 students at its Calamba location (about 50 km south of Manila). Two ceremonies were held — an opening ceremony for

China Shipyard Delivers Fast Rescue Vessel

Jun 13, 2013

Coastal Fast Rescue Vessel “BEI HAI JIU 203” has been delivered by China's Afai Southern Shipyard. The new vessel is for operation by Beihai Rescue Bureau, and its details were not disclosed.

Capesize Bunker Consumption: Baltic Exchange Issues Brokers Guidance

Jun 13, 2013

The Baltic Exchange advises panellists that with the prevalence of 'slow steaming' they should assume that if steaming at 12kts laden/13kts ballast, Capesize

HALO Board Joined by Greg Hersch

Jun 13, 2013

HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announces the addition of Greg Hersch to its Board of Directors. Mr. Hersch replaces John Shephard who will remain involved

Florida Transporters Orders Four Additional Eastern Towboats

Jun 13, 2013

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is announced that Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, La. exercised an additional four 90’x32’x10’ Canal Class Inland Towboats.

Does Svitzer Dominate the Indian Salvage Scene?

Jun 13, 2013

Svitzer claims to be better placed than most salvors operating in the country?      “There are not many Indian salvors to take care of the prospects that exist here,

Oceans '13 MTS/IEEE San Diego Preview

Jun 13, 2013

Heeding the call to join “An Ocean in Common,” authors flooded the Oceans ‘13 MTS/IEEE San Diego technical program committee with a record number of abstracts in a single day.

Maersk Rate Hikes Hitting the High Notes

Jun 13, 2013

Do we sense a touch of desperation from the executive corridors of Maersk Line as the Triple-E delivery dates approach?    Maersk Line boss Nils Smedegaard Andersen

“Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics”

Jun 13, 2013

Popularized by Mark Twain and generally credited to 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)*, the above line, which in its full form is “There are three kinds of lies: lies,

Tideland LED Lanterns Help Protect Mediterranean Dolphins

Jun 13, 2013

Tideland Signal's self-contained SolaNOVA-65 lanterns mounted on Floatex elastic beacons are being used in Genoa University's Arion Life project designed to protect

Torsional Vibration Symposium Slated for May 21-23, 2014

Jun 13, 2013

The 2014 Torsional Vibration Symposium, organized by the Vibration Association, is scheduled for May 21-23 in Salzburg Congress, Austria. The event aims to gather

Freedom Sets Sail for CARAT Malaysia 2013

Jun 13, 2013

The Navy's first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), departed Changi Naval Base June 11 to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2013.

EPC Offshore Signs Deal with Total on Edradour

Jun 13, 2013

Aberdeen-based project management and development engineering specialist EPC Offshore has signed an agreement with Total E&P UK Ltd. (TEP UK) to provide support

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 13

Jun 13, 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 13 1881 - USS Jeannette crushed in Arctic ice pack 1967 - Operation Great Bend in Rung Sat Zone, Vietnam For more information about naval history,


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