German Ship Released by Pirates
Having been held hostage for four months, Hansa Stavanger is now underway to a safe port accompanied by two EU NAVFOR frigates of the German Navy operating in the area in support of the EU-lead Anti Piracy Operation Atalanta. Shortly after being released by the pirates, a German Navy security team went onboard Hansa Stavanger and provided medical aid and logistical support. The German owned container vessel Hansa Stavanger has been held hostage by Somali pirates since April 4th this year.
South China Sea Attack on Tug
The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued an incident alert stating that a tug en route from Vietnam to Singapore with a barge in tow was attacked by five robbers…
Global Results for the Q2 2009
Global Industries, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLBL) announced revenues of $294.8m for the second quarter of 2009 compared to $300.5m in the second quarter of 2008. Net income was $45.9m…
Bollinger Delivers 80,000 BBL Tank Barge
Lockport, La., Bollinger Gretna, L.L.C. of Harvey, La., a Bollinger shipyard, has delivered B. No. 284, a double hull 80,000 bbl oil tank barge built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90) to Bouchard Ocean Services, Melville, N.Y. Barge B. No. 284 is a manned ocean, clean oil tank barge measuring 399-ft, 11-inches long, with a 74-ft beam and a depth of 28-ft, 6-inches.
ShipConstructor Chosen by SONAME
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in the Philippines (SONAME) have chosen ShipConstructor detail design software to be used in naval architecture training programs in their country.
KVH Mini-VSAT Broadband Live in Asia-Pacific
KVH Industries, Inc., (NASDAQ:KVHI) announced the successful activation of its mini-VSAT Broadband(SM) service in Asia-Pacific waters in collaboration with SKY Perfect…
Chouest, New Series of Diesel Electric OSVs
The Edison Chouest Offshore family of companies announced plans to design and build a series of a dozen 300-ft., 5,300 DWT deepwater diesel-electric offshore supply vessels.
The World FLNG Market Report 2010-2016
In recent years the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) business has rapidly grown and is now at the forefront of offshore industry focus. The second edition of this major report…
Royal Caribbean Opens Sao Paulo Office
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is ramping up its commitment to growing the South America cruise market with the official opening of a new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil…
ABS Authorized to Issue IAPP Certificates
Effective 6 August 2009, ABS is authorized to act on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for verifying compliance by U.S.-flag vessels with MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI.
Conference on Light Weight Marine Structures
The first International Conference on Light Weight Marine Structures will occur September 7-8 2009, in Glasgow, UK. Cost savings is one of the criteria for successful…
Chemoil Continues Trend of Profitability
SGX Mainboard-listed Chemoil (SGX-ST: CHEL.SI) announced that its profit attributable to equity holders for the second quarter of the 2009 financial year (FY2009) was $12.2m leading to 1st half results of $21.1m. Profit for 2Q2009 increased 38.6% from the $8.8m recorded in 1Q2009. Chemoil’s retail volumes grew by 11% despite an overall reduction of sales volume by 15%. Gross contribution per metric ton (GCMT)…
Q2 2009, Strong Improvement in OSVs
STX Europe AS reported an EBITDA result for the Group of $12.3m for the second quarter of 2009, up from $11.08m in the corresponding period last year. With improved…
Bill Introduced, HMT Exemptions
Representative Higgins (D-NY) introduced the Short Sea Shipping Act of 2009 (H.R. 3486) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain shipping from the harbor maintenance tax (HMT).
This Day in Naval History – August 7
1942 - Navy Amphibious Task Force lands Marines on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands in first U.S.
Hyde Guardian for China Newbuild
Hyde Marine, Inc., a leading marine environmental equipment supplier has won a contract for a Hyde Guardian ballast water treatment system from the CSC Chongqing Dongfeng Shipbuilding Corporation.
Norway, Brazil Sign Bilateral Agreement
The Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS) and the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN) of the Brazilian Navy have signed a bilateral agreement to formalize the exchange of data…
Tsakos Reports Profits Q2 2009
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (NYSE: TNP) reported results (unaudited) for the second quarter and first half of 2009. Revenues, net of voyage expenses and commissions…
New Berlin, Hamburg Water Transport Routes
On Monday, 03 August 2009, the first containers that were brought from Berlin to the Port of Hamburg via the new Elbe-Spree inland waterway were unloaded. The line operated by the Berlin Hafen- und Lagerhaus AG in cooperation with Konrad Zippel Spediteur GmbH from Hamburg will now be used for transports from City-GVZ Berlin Westhafen to the Hamburg container terminals and vice versa every week. containers). It will replace approx. 50 truck runs per week.
July Uptick in Great Lakes Ore Trade
Even though iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes in July were 53 percent below a year ago, the trade did show some signs of life. Loadings totaled 3.5 million net tons…