Self-Spotting – Cote Ste Catherine Lock
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway issued a notice to shipping regarding a self-spotting system that has been installed at the upper and lower end of Cote Ste Catherine lock.
Keller 2009 Person of the Year
Peter I. Keller, President of NYK Line (North America) Inc., has been selected the 2009 Person of the Year by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc.
Newest Z-Tech Tug for Texas Gulf
Tuesday, Nov. 25, Suderman and Young Towing Company (S&Y) announced the addition of the new Z-Tech tug Evelena to its coastal Texas fleet. Along with Thor, launched in 2007. “Because of the deepening and widening of the Houston Ship Channel, much bigger ships now call into the Port of Houston,” said Lamar Doyle, President of S&Y. The Z-Tech design incorporates a standard Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) and Z-drive configurations.
Green Push from Hybrid Tug
According to a report from Telegraph-Journal, as seaports try to raise their environmental standards, some companies are finding business opportunities. Foss Maritime Co.
Brandsborg - Danfoss-Sea Recovery
Freddy Brandsborg joins Danfoss-Sea Recovery to manage Commercial Marine and Offshore sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Brandsborg brings with him almost 30 years of experience in the marine and offshore industry. As a mechanical engineer, and later a sales engineer, he has invested a majority of his career serving as a specialist in hydraulic valve remote control systems for offshore and marine vessels.
Evergreen Line Restructuring Services
Evergreen Line will restructure its services on the U.S., Asia, Indian Sub continent and Europe routes to stabilize the ship schedules to ensure on-time performance…
Dockwise Secures $45m in Contracts
Dockwise Ltd. announced nine near and midterm contracts awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of jack- up and semi submersible drilling rigs…
Delivery of Bourbon Liberty 110
Bourbon took delivery yesterday of the 10th vessel in the Bourbon Liberty series. Bourbon Liberty 110, is a platform supply vessel (PSV) intended for operations in the Gulf of Guinea. At the same time, Bourbon is launching a dedicated website for the Bourbon Liberty series which will be updated as vessels are delivered and become operational: www.bourbon-liberty.com. Bourbon’s decision to invest in a new generation of vessels able to operate in deepwater offshore…
Economic Effects of Pirate Attacks
McQuilling Services, LLC, marine transport advisors, released a message addressing the economic impact of pirate attacks on tankers. “The recent pirate attack on the VLCC Sirius Star – 319…
S.Korea Dongkuk Cuts Rebar Prices
According to a Reuters report, South Korea's third-largest steelmaker, Dongkuk Steel Mill, said on Dec. 1 it would cut prices of rebar by 11 percent to bring prices…
Hanjin Refuses Safety Training Offer
According to a report from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Korean shipbuilding firm Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Phils Inc., which has been plagued by work site deaths and injuries…
Anglo Dutch Award for Damen Shipyard
On Tuesday, November 25, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem was awarded the Heineken Trophy, an initiative by the Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce. The Trophy was presented to Erik van der Noordaa, COO of the Damen Shipyards Group, by Jean-François van Boxmeer, Chairman and CEO of Heineken. In the presence of the British Ambassador the prize was awarded to Damen as a result of an increasing level of export of vessels to the United Kingdom over a sustained period of time.
This Day in Naval History – Dec 1
1842 - Execution of three crewmembers of USS Somers for mutiny; Midshipman Philip Spencer, Boatswain Samuel Cromwell and Seaman Elisha Small. 1921 - In first flight of airship filled with helium…