Stena Bulk Orders New Generation Tankers
Stena Bulk has confirmed an order for two in-house designed Suezmax tankers from Samsung, South Korea for delivery in 2011. The 158,700 dwt vessels, with a length of 899 ft and a beam of 157.5 ft…
This Day in Naval History – Jan. 13
1865 - Amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, NC 1964 - USS Manley evacuates 54 American and 36 allied nationals after Zanzibar government is overthrown (Source: Navy News Service)
This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan. 13
1853- The ship Cornelius Grinnell grounded in a heavy surf off Squan Beach New Jersey. A surf car was used to rescue all 234 persons on board. 1925- Alaskan Game Law enforced by Coast Guard.
Propeller Retrofit Gives Significant Fuel Savings
An optimized propeller from MAN Diesel has helped the Scandlines passenger ferry, the M/V Sassnitz, achieve increased efficiency of 12% on its daily sail between Trelleborg, Sweden and Sassnitz, Germany. Scandlines is one of Europe’s largest ferry companies, a result of the fusion between the largest, national ferry lines in Denmark and Germany. Business is based on the swift and reliable transport of both passengers and cargo on international routes within Danish…
DCT Gdansk Becomes Hub for Baltic Sea Region
On 4 January 2010, DCT Gdansk received the largest container vessel ever to call Poland when the 8200TEU Maersk Taikung (length 1,089 ft; beam 141.7 ft; draft 47.5 ft) arrived from the Far East. From January 2010, Maersk post-panamax ships sailing on Maersk Line’s AE10 service from China will call DCT Gdansk every Monday bringing Polish, Russian and Finnish cargo to be discharged at DCT Gdansk. This marks the beginning of a new era in container shipping linking directly Poland to Asia…
Incat Crowther Expands with U.S. Office
Incat Crowther announced the establishment of a new office located in the United States of America. The opening of the U.S. office is facilitated by the integration of an existing firm, Alliance Marine Design, whose team of naval architects has a wealth of experience in the design of monohull vessels, including passenger vessels, crew boats, fast supply boats, and other vessels related to the oil and gas industry.
Chemoil Concerned Re ISO 8217 Revisions
SGX Mainboard-listed Chemoil (SGX-ST: CHEL.SI), an independent physical suppliers of marine fuel, is urging the International Standard Organization’s (ISO) working…
Russian Master Drunk While in Command
Late on Jan. 7, ABP notified the Maritime & Coastguard Agency via Solent Coastguard after concerns were raised that a vessel Balu C was not being managed correctly…
Seaway Concludes 50th Anniversary Season
The St. Lawrence Seaway concluded its 50th anniversary season on December 28 with the passage of the JW Shelley. The vessel transited the Iroquois Lock at 7:37 p.m. on route to Lake Ontario.
Globe Wireless Acquires Zynetix
Globe Wireless has acquired Zynetix, a UK-based company specializing in GSM solutions. Frank Coles President & CEO of Globe Wireless said, “Mariners will use personal…
Liberian Registry Posts Record Fleet Numbers
The Liberian-flag fleet grew to a record 3,140 ships, aggregating 97.2m gross tons, in 2009. This represents a net growth during the course of the year of 215 ships and 10.5m gross tons.
Korea Shipbuilders Win Orders Worth $1B
According to a Jan. 12 report from The Chosum Ilbo, Korean shipbuilders won new orders worth over $1b in the first 10 days of the new year, in a complete reversal of the situation last year.
EMD’s EPA Part 1042 Emissions Kits
Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. announced that it received US EPA certification for emissions kits according to EPA rule 40 CFR Part 1042, which requires a 25% reduction in particulate matter emissions. The new kits will allow marine operators of EMD Model 645 and 710 engines, both roots-blown and turbocharged, to comply with the mandated EPA emissions requirements when the engines are overhauled. The…
NOL Group Board of Directors Appointments
Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) announced the appointment of international business figure Robert J. Herbold to the company’s Board of Directors, effective 1 February 2010.