Commander-in-Chief Fleet Visits Ukho
The Royal Navy’s leading Operational Commander visited the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) Friday, March 27, to see the navigational services and charts that the organisation provides at first hand. The Commander-in-Chief Fleet (CINCFLEET), Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope KCB OBE, is responsible for delivering the Fleet Operational Capability. This includes the operation, resourcing and training of the Royal Navy’s ships, submarines and aircraft, and personnel including the Royal Marines.
Mediterranean Project Chartering Moves
Mediterranean Project Chartering (MPC), a subsidiary of BBC Chartering & Logistic, is moving its head office in Genoa. Business growth since it was established in…
Seaway Notice, Max Allowable Drafts
In the Montreal to Lake Ontario section, the maximum allowable draft will be 80.8 dm (26.5 ft), subject to favorable water elevations, effective March 31, 2009. This increase applies to all vessels.
Enhanced Direct Reading Flow Meters
Aalborg Instruments has announced the introduction of Direct Reading Scales for Models P, S and T Flow Meters. Direct Reading flow tube scales are designed exclusively for a specific gas or liquid at a given temperature and pressure valid only for the associated units of flow. Easy to read flow rates for a specified set of parameters are clearly indicated in specific engineering units, such as mL/min or scfh.
Obama Nominates Mabus for SecNav
The Navy Times reported that former Mississippi governor Ray Mabus will be nominated as the next Secretary of the Navy, as the Obama administration announced on March 27. Mabus served as the U.S.
This Day in Naval History – March 31
1854 - Commodore Matthew Perry negotiates Treaty of Kanagawa to open trade between U.S. 1971 - Poseidon (C-3) missile becomes operational when USS James Madison…
Krishnapatnam Port sets a Double Record
Krishnapatnam Port of India, is already setting various benchmarks in its maiden year of operation. The port has achieved two milestones on 25th March by handling the first Cape Size vessel and by achieving an all-India record load rate in 24 hrs. Vessel MV Cape Santa Milagria, owned by Salgaocars of Goa, arrived at the port on March 25 morning to load Iron ore. Krishnapatnam port loaded 48,889 MTs of Iron Ore in the cape vessel in 24 hrs using the conventional handling system of shore cranes.
CG Adv Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, TWIC
In March 27, the U.S. Coast Guard announced the Federal Register's publication of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled "Transportation Worker Identification…
Floyd Joins Bradford Marine
Bradford Marine, Inc. announced that James (Jimmy) Floyd has joined the Bradford Marine Team as Sales and Marketing Professional. Floyd has an extensive knowledge of the yachting industry. He started his yachting career many years ago as Dockmaster at Bradford Marine, and since 1981, he has been involved in the yachting industry through Smallwood's, a well-known family business. Bradford Marine is one of the world’s largest undercover yacht repair facilities…
Keppel Awarded 3 Projects
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) and Keppel FELS Brasil SA (Keppel FELS Brasil), has secured three contracts worth a total of about S$300m. The first two projects, secured by Keppel Shipyard from repeat customers, are for the construction of a derrick lay barge and the modification of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.
Association for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems
The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) was launched March 30 to provide a sustainable operating environment within the marine industry for exhaust gas cleaning system technologies.
Subsea Equipment Contract, Aker Solutions
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by StatoilHydro for the delivery of a complete work-over system for subsea trees at the challenging high-pressure/high…
LeTourneau Tech Signs $185m Construction
Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RDC) announced today that its manufacturing subsidiary, LeTourneau Technologies, Inc. (LTI) has signed contracts valued at approximately…
IMO Briefing: Africa SAR Coverage Extended
Further key links in the plan to provide effective search and rescue (SAR) coverage off the coast of Africa have been established, with the commissioning of two…
New Great Lakes Icebreaker
Legislation authorizing construction of a new icebreaker for the Great Lakes is being applauded by the Great Lakes shipping community as key to the industry’s future. H.R.
Sino-Global Cost-Cutting Measures
Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SINO), a leading, non-state-owned provider of shipping agency services operating primarily in China, announced new cost…
Crowley Warehousing, Distribution in Gulfport
Crowley announced that it will begin offering warehousing and distribution services through its Gulf Coast gateway in Gulfport, Miss., on May 1. The 40,000 square-foot warehouse, located next to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport at 4300 Air Cargo Road and just seven miles from the port, features approximately 20,000 square feet of dry storage and 20,000 square feet of refrigerated and frozen storage.
Evergreen Joint Venture in South Africa
Taiwan's Evergreen Group has announced a joint venture with its present agency in South Africa, Green Africa Shipping (PTY) Ltd. (GAS) to establish a new agency…
MSC Ship Wins Environmental Award
The Secretary of the Navy announced March 26 that Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge is the winner of the fiscal year 2008 SECNAV Environmental…
Wärtsilä, CEVA Expand Cooperation
Wärtsilä, a ship power and decentralized power plant solutions, and CEVA Logistics, a supply chain company, have signed an agreement for the outsourcing of warehousing…