October, 2013 Maritime News

Vigor Fab Delivers New Harley Alaskan Barge

Oct 31, 2013

Vigor Fab has delivered Harley Marine Services’ newest vessel, the 250’x70’x15’8” 'Iliuliuk Bay' (an Aleut name meaning Big Island). The deck barge is purpose-built

Shell Signals US Arctic Return, Greenpeace Unwelcoming

Oct 31, 2013

According to Greenpeace, Shell's CFO Simon Henry said that the company is putting the building blocks in place to drill in Alaskan Arctic as early as next year.

Spanish Warship Completes 'Down Under' Fleet Attachment

Oct 31, 2013

After 9 months operating as part of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet, Spanish Armada Ship, 'ESPS Cantabria' was farewelled from her temporary homeport of Garden Island, Sydney.

New Rules Set Carkeek Off on TP52 Yacht Design Quest

Oct 31, 2013

Carkeek Design Partners are to fully utilise their recent work in the light high performance HPR/IRC arena and their winning track record in the class since its

New Warship 'Zumwalt' Towed to Outfitting Berth

Oct 31, 2013

Rear Adm. Thomas Rowden 
Director, Surface Warfare, OPNAV N96, comments on the transition of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG 1000) from the land level

Opposed-Piston Engine Licensing Agreement Signed

Oct 31, 2013

Leading manufacturer of opposed-piston engines, Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries ) company, has signed a joint development and licensing agreement with Achates Power, Inc.

IBIA Asks Industry: 'Is the Customer Getting What He Pays For?'

Oct 31, 2013

Asian growth and-global recovery are the topics for discussion at the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) gathering in Hong Kong next week (5-7 November 2013).

UK Marine Engineering Consultancy Secures Investment

Oct 31, 2013

LOC Group Ltd (incorporating London Offshore Consultants) – a leading global marine engineering consultancy – has secured a minority external investment from Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC).

Greece's Dryships AGM Appoints Directors, Auditors

Oct 31, 2013

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Reaffirms Rebalance Commitment

Oct 31, 2013

The commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet reaffirmed America's commitment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance during a keynote speech in Canberra, Australia, October 31.

Ultrapetrol Expands PSV Fleet to 14 Vessels

Oct 31, 2013

Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited, an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (river business, offshore supply business and ocean business),

Swire Appoints Head of U.K. Operations

Oct 31, 2013

Swire Oilfield Services, a global provider of cargo carrying solutions, modular systems, offshore aviation services and fluid management, has appointed Bob Smith

Universal Lifting System Lifts Products with Varying Geometries

Oct 31, 2013

Cynergy Ergonomics developed a universal lifting system to lift and manipulate materials with vastly different geometries with a single vacuum lifter. With capacities of over 1,

Laser Particle Counters Provide Vital Early Detection

Oct 31, 2013

The STAUFF LasPaC II detects the ISO Cleanness levels of hydraulic media. Fluid analysis is a crucial component of any oil management program and early detection

Kongsberg Awarded Several New Asian Projects

Oct 31, 2013

Kongsberg Maritime was recently awarded separate contracts with three major shipyards in Asia for major technology deliveries to specialist offshore vessels. Samsung

Dynamic Oil Completes First Year of Trading

Oct 31, 2013

Dynamic Oil Trading, the global trading company for marine fuels and lubricants, reported a successful first year of operations since the launch of the company in October 2012.

Assembly Line Efficiency

Oct 31, 2013

Raymond Viguerie and, more recently his son Peter, have been building pushboats at a yard on a bayou just off the Itntacoastal Waterway that skirts the Gulf of Mexico.

Industry Research into Oil and Gas Skills

Oct 31, 2013

The most thorough analysis of the North Sea oil and gas skills landscape ever undertaken will commence next week with nine of the U.K.’s leading energy, business and skills organizations involved.

Cargotec's MacGregor Acquires Hatlapa

Oct 31, 2013

Cargotec announces today that its MacGregor business has completed the acquisition of privately owned Hatlapa, a leading provider of merchant ship and offshore deck equipment.

Shipowners’ Club Keeps Premium Rise to a Minimum

Oct 31, 2013

Despite a continued upward trend in the cost of claims and additional reinsurance costs, The Shipowners’ Club, P&I insurance provider to the smaller and specialist vessel sector,


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