Thrane & Thrane to Launch New VSAT Antenna
The SAILOR 900 VSAT, a new Ku-band VSAT antenna, will be launched by Thrane & Thrane at the forthcoming SMM 2010 exhibition in Hamburg this September. Designed in…
Crowley Honors Two Webb Students
Two undergraduate students, Andrew Lachtman and Lidia Mouravieff, at the Webb Institute in Glen Cove, N.Y. were awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships for their community service and academic achievements. Retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Robert C. Olsen, Jr., president of Webb Institute, presented Mouravieff and Lachtman with Crowley scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Crowley scholarship…
Paragon Moves on Containerships
Paragon Shipping Inc. has sold one of its newbuilding Kamsarmax contracts and has also entered into agreements to acquire two 3,400 TEU newly built containerships…
Leaders Tour Canal Site
This week the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) welcomed dignitaries to the Atlantic expansion site in Colón, including: Belize Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega; Colombia President Álvaro Uribe; Costa Rica Vice President Alfio Piva Mesén; Dominican Republic Vice President Rafael Albuquerque; Guatemala President Álvaro Colom; Honduras President Porfirio Lobo; Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Spain Vice President Manuel Chaves.
Diana Shipping Continues Time Charter
Diana Shipping entered into a time charter contract with Louis Dreyfus Commodities S.A., Geneva, Switzerland, for its Panamax dry bulk carrier, the m/v Dione, at a gross daily rate of $20…
Port of Kiel docks four cruise ships at once
The Port of Kiel’s cruise shipping season reached a unique 2010 season high point Friday, July 2 with four cruise ships on show at the same time. For the first and…
Crowley Honors USMMA Midshipman Kevin Kinsella
Crowley Maritime Corporation presented U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipman Kevin Kinsella with the Maritime Security Enhancement Award, during the academy's graduation awards convocation. Charles Hill, chairman of the academy's alumni foundation, presented the recognition certificate and cash award on behalf of Crowley to Kinsella. Each year, Crowley recognizes a student at USMMA who demonstrates a strong interest in a career in port, maritime or transportation security.
Rickmers ChristensFour Containerships
Even for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipyard group, it was a remarkable occasion. In a quadruple naming ceremony at HHI’s Ulsan shipyard on July 2, Rickmers Group christened four ultra-large container ships (ULCS) of 13,100 TEU each. Each of the four ships, Pearl Rickmers, Ruby Rickmers, Aqua Rickmers and Coconee Rickmers, has a service speed of 24.3 knots. They have been chartered longterm to Maersk Line and will join Maersk’s “E-class” as Maersk Edinburgh…
Financing Offshore Ventures in Today’s Economic Climate
Regardless of today’s economic and financial reality, wealth creation and oil prosperity go hand in hand. While the medium to long term prospects are good, it is…
The Marine Industry and LNG
Several years ago many people in the marine industry either did not know about LNG or did not think that it would amount to anything worth more than a passing interest. At that time there were just four LNG import terminals in the and even they were underutilized. Today there are eight LNG import terminals in operation with two more slated for their first “cool down” shipments this year or early next year.
Deepwater Horizon—Further proof that oil and water don’t mix
Maritime Reporter invited Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association to provide an overview…
Random Roamings within the Moran Fleet
We all appreciated Don Sutherland's celebration of the 150 years of Moran towing (Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, April 2010). It was an exciting collection of vignettes on the life of the company and of its founder, Michael Moran. There were many other aspects of that remarkable company and of its equally remarkable founder that might further inform, if not entertain, the readers of Maritime Reporter.
ClassNK Opens Three New Offices
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) announced the opening of three new surveyor offices in Tartous, Syria; Callao, Peru; and Sibu, Malaysia, signalling the classification…
Project Report: Sheringham Shoal Goes Offshore
On June 24, the first foundation was installed at sea for the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind project. Construction work on land is already well underway, and the 88-turbine wind farm is scheduled to start operation in 2011. The first of 90 monopile foundations was installed off the Norfolk coast by the heavy lift vessel “Svanen”. Over the next nine months, the vessel will install the remaining 89 foundations ready for the mounting of two substations and 88 wind turbines.
Rep. Markey Debuts “Stop Oil Spills” (SOS) Bill
Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) last week introduced the “Stop Oil Spills Act,” a bill to fund research into new oil spill prevention and response technologies. Following BP CEO Tony Hayward’s admission that his company did not have a “tool-kit” to respond to a sizeable spill from a deep-water well, Markey introduced the bill to create a research program to develop 21st century oil safety and spill response technologies.
MISC Unit Buys 4 Tankers
MISC Bhd said its wholly-owned unit, AET Inc Ltd, signed a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries for the purchase of four new 158,500-dwt Suezmax tankers at a cost of $67.8m each…
Beijing Plan to Scrap Old Ships
China will provide subsidies to help shipping companies retire ageing oil tankers and some single-hull ships before they would normally be taken out of service, a move that will affect 2…
Thoma-Sea Wins Navy Deal
Thoma-Sea Shipbuilders of Lockport reportedly won a $7.3m contract to build a Catamaran Hull Hydrographic Survey Vessel for the government of Oman, according to a report on www.brahmand.com.
Westport Shipyard Launches Composite 43m Cutter
Westport’s launch of the Global Response Cutter (GRC-43) from its composite patrol vessel series (CPV) represents a significant milestone while marking a return to the company’s commercial roots. The composite GRC-43 offers many advantages to the world’s Coast Guards and Navy’s over aluminum and steel builds, including but not limited to superior weight to strength/distinct thermal advantages/non-corrosive…
Acceptance Test on First LM2500 Gas Turbine for RAN
GE Marine reports that it has successfully completed acceptance testing on the first LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbine for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD). GE will supply ASC, Adelaide, Australia -- the shipbuilder in the AWD Alliance -- with six LM2500 gas turbines to power three RAN advanced AWDs. Each Hobart class AWD will feature two LM2500s configured into a COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine arrangement with two diesel engines.