Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Maritime News

Few Passengers, Lack of Staff, Force Ferry Route Closure

Jun 19, 2013

The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) announce that the White Castle ferry will close permanently on Friday, June 21, 2013. Due to the resignation of ferry staff,

Kongsberg Complete J-lay DP3 Vessel Automation Retrofit

Jun 19, 2013

Kongsberg Maritime has completed the installation and commissioning of an integrated bridge and automation solution during a large-scale retrofit of the Saipem 7000,

Abu Dhabi Introduce New Port 'e-Pass'

Jun 19, 2013

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) introduce a new electronic system for processing daily and visitor passes for land and seaborne traffic into and through Abu Dhabi ports – the ‘e-Pass’.

Treasure Hunters Acquire Multiple Shipwreck Targets

Jun 19, 2013

Blue Water Ventures International, Inc. (BWVI) has acquired shipwreck location data in international waters off the coast ofthe United States. The data, which

SevenCs Wins Pilotage Safety Award

Jun 19, 2013

SevenCs together with Australian Reef Pilots and VoyageBank win the ‘ 2013 IHS Safety at Sea Award'. Jointly with VoyageBank and Australian Reef Pilots SevenCs

Dual-fuel Ferry Claimed to be the World's Speediest Ship

Jun 19, 2013

Incat Tasmania’s dual-fuel vehicle & passenger ferry 'Francisco' has attained 58.1 knots operating on LNG fuel only. Francisco has been constructed for South American company Buquebus,

Nordic Shipholding Breathes More Freely

Jun 19, 2013

The company announces that it has been granted a 3-month extension of its moratorium, now due to expire 30, September 2013. There are continuing positive discussions

Seagoing Menu-Planning Software: Wrist Sees Demand

Jun 19, 2013

As shipowners anticipate the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)  seafarer welfare regulations, Wrist Ship Supply, says it has experienced growing demand for its menu-planning software programme,

U.S. Shipbuilding Supports $36B in GDP

Jun 19, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) said that the nation’s shipyards support $36B in gross domestic product, as part of a report on the U.

From Norway to Brazil (and Back)

Jun 19, 2013

Norway’s involvement with this South American energy powerhouse predates the current oil boom. Today’s commerce model flows in both directions in ever increasing frequency and volumes.

Macro Sensors Introduces Submersible LVDT Position Sensors

Jun 19, 2013

Macro Sensors introduces a line of submersible LVDT Position Sensors for use as part of subsea measurement systems. Macro Sensors LVDTs are proven to offer reliable

Chinese Coal Imports Remain in the Foreground

Jun 19, 2013

There was marginal improvement in the dry bulk market as improvement in demand for larger vessel segments was countered by a decline in demand for the smaller ones.

Offshore Wind Spend to Average $21B per year

Jun 19, 2013

Douglas-Westwood (DW) forecast offshore wind installations averaging 3.2 GW per year over the next ten years with capital expenditure hitting a peak of $24.1B in 2016.

Dron & Dickson Grows Presence in Middle East with Office Expansion

Jun 19, 2013

Dron & Dickson has announced a move to new premises for its Abu-Dhabi based subsidiary, Totus Energy. Totus Energy, an electrical and instrumentation contractor,

e3 Systems Appointed First GX VAR for Super Yacht Market

Jun 19, 2013

Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has appointed e3 Systems as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of Global Xpress (GX) for the maritime market,

Liebherr Delivers Heavy Lift Offshore Crane For “Vidar”

Jun 19, 2013

In June, components weighing up to 420 tonnes each for Liebherr’s new heavy lift offshore crane CAL 45000-1200 Litronic  were loaded from Liebherr MCCtec Rostock

CARIS to Host 15th International User Group Conference in France

Jun 19, 2013

CARIS is pleased to announce its 15th International User Group Conference, CARIS 2014, will be held in Brest, France from June 2 – 5, 2014. The four-day user

U.S. House Subcommittee Recommends $1 Billion For FY2014

Jun 19, 2013

For the second year in a row, the U.S. House Energy & Water Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), has approved a $1 billion draw from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.

Breaking Down The Cost of MARPOL

Jun 19, 2013

Since January 8, 2009, United States (U.S.) and foreign flagged ships operating in the waters of the U.S. have been subject to MARPOL Annex VI. The Marine Environmental

Economic Impacts of STCW 2010

Jun 19, 2013

Our global economy and the maritime community have been greatly impacted by the implementation of the International Convention on Standards and Training, Certification


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