Thursday, December 05, 2013 Maritime News

Strong Offshore Market Demand Prompts Swissco OSV Orders

Dec 05, 2013

Singapore's Swissco Holdings say they have placed orders with China shipyards for two anchor handling tug supply vessels (“AHTS”) and a fast utility/crew boat with a one plus one option.

Singapore's Epic Gas Order Two Big LPG Carriers

Dec 05, 2013

Epic Gas Ltd. says it has contracted Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation in Japan to build two 11,000 cbm fully-pressurised gas carriers to be delivered in 2016. This

Norfolk, Virginia, Leaders Push Offshore Wind Development

Dec 05, 2013

As Congress considers extending critical federal incentives for wind energy this month, leaders from the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority, the City of Norfolk,

Marine Engine Builder Wins Happy Family Award

Dec 05, 2013

The Tognum Group & its subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen situated on Lake Constance provide staff with numerous possibilities for reconciling the demands of work and private life,

Millard Maritime & HELM Partner on US Bulk Fertilizer Imports

Dec 05, 2013

Leading US Gulf Coast port and cargo solution provider, Millard Maritime®, & HELM Fertilizer Corporation, a major fertilizer distribution and marketing company for the Americas,

Submerged Submarine Launches Aircraft

Dec 05, 2013

An all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) aircraft has been successfully launched from the submerged 'USS Providence' (SSN 719) & flew a

Can Corals Adapt to Climate Change? Perhaps, Says New Report

Dec 05, 2013

A recent  NOAA-funded modeling study shows that widespread bleaching events, like the one in Thailand in 2010 and pictured here, will become more common in the future.

Air-Independent Propulsion: Fincantieri, Nuvera, Collaborate

Dec 05, 2013

US-based Nuvera Fuel Cells says it will be working with Italian shipbuilder, Fincantieri, on a program to power hi-end marine vessels with advanced fuel cell technology.

Scorpio Bulkers Lay Out Another US$157-Million on New Ships

Dec 05, 2013

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has entered into agreements to purchase five Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels currently under construction in a Chinese shipyard as listed below: Yard                                                                             

Shell Pulls Plug on US Gulf Coast GTL Project

Dec 05, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell plc says it will not move forward with the proposed 140,000 barrels per day Gulf Coast gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Louisiana and will suspend any further work on the project.

Greek Shipowner Doubts Major China Shipbuilder Can Deliver

Dec 05, 2013

China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group, the country’s largest private shipbuilder, expects to report a substantial full-year loss just months after it appealed to the government for financial help,

Port of Houston Install Versiant Mobile Software Solution

Dec 05, 2013

Global maritime IT services company, Versiant, says that its Lynx™ mobile software solution has been installed by the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) providing

Bourbon CEO Christian Lefèvre Continues the Good Work

Dec 05, 2013

Bourbon inform that on the recommendation of the Nominating, Compensation and Governance Committee, the Board of Directors has decided to reappoint Christian Lefèvre

Canadian Drydocking Contracts Placed for Two Coast Guard Ships

Dec 05, 2013

The Canadian government has announced the award of two contracts totaling $1.1M to Northern Transportation Company Limited for Vessel Life Extension refit work

U.S. Navy Orders 100 HSMSTs from Silver Ships

Dec 05, 2013

Silver Ships, Inc. said it has been awarded a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the construction of High Speed

Diana Shipping Fined $1.1 Million

Dec 05, 2013

Diana Shipping Inc. today announced that its subsidiary, Diana Shipping Services S.A. (DSS), was sentenced by the United States District Court in Norfolk, Virginia to a fine of $1,

ASMAR Uses FORAN for New Research Vessel

Dec 05, 2013

FORAN has been the CAD/CAM System used by the Chilean shipyard ASMAR in the development of an Oceanographic and Fisheries Research Vessel, a state of the art design

Fischer Connectors Launches New Website

Dec 05, 2013

Fischer Connectors announced the launch of its new website: For now, the website is only available in English, but French and German

The ROV Manual

Dec 05, 2013

Robert L. Wernli (First Centurion Enterprises) and Robert D. Christ (SeaTrepid International) announced the release of The ROV Manual, Second Edition, which provides

Australian Navy Modernizes Ship Color Scheme

Dec 05, 2013

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has announced that the Navy will progressively change the color of its surface fleet to meet modern war-fighting and regional environmental conditions.


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