Retail Container Traffic to be Up Six Percent
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 11 percent in February over the same month last year and the first half of…
Megacore Shipping Gets Tankers, Adds Partner
Omega Navigation Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONAV), a provider of Marine Transportation services specializing in product tankers, announced that Megacore Shipping Ltd.…
USCG Marine Safety Alert: Air Receivers & Relief Valves
This Safety Alert addresses safety issues relating to air receivers on Uninspected Towing Vessels (UTV), but may apply to air receivers on any vessel. Air receivers…
Shipdex Order from MAN Diesel & Turbo
SpecTec and Corena announced MAN Diesel & Turbo has purchased the AMOS Shipdex Data Manager. “More and more ship-owners require maintenance manuals for new ship acquisitions to be Shipdex compliant.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - February 15
1944- Justo Gonzalez became the first Hispanic-American to make the rank of chief petty officer when the Coast Guard promoted him to Chief Machinist's Mate (acting) on 16 February 1944.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 15
1804 - Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, with volunteers from frigate Constitution and schooner Enterprise, enters Tripoli harbor by night in the ketch Intrepid to burn the captured frigate Philadelphia.
Cargotec Cement Handling Systems for Malaysian Barges
At the end of January Cargotec received an order for MacGregor cement self-loading/unloading systems to be installed on two 7,000 dwt barges being built by Shin Yang Shipyard in Miri, Malaysia. Delivery to Shin Yang Shipping is scheduled for September 2011 and the barges will trade on Malaysian routes between Kuching and Sibu, and between Kuching and Miri. The cargo owner is CMS Cement Sdn Bhd, a cement manufacturer in Sarawak.
Wiernicki to Become CEO of ABS
ABS President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki will assume the duties of Chief Executive Officer of ABS following the classification society’s annual meeting in April 2011. Robert D. Somerville, currently Chairman and CEO of ABS, will relinquish the CEO responsibilities while remaining Chairman of both ABS and the ABS Group of Companies. Wiernicki, a member of the Board of Directors of ABS…
President’s 2012 Budget: $358.4 M for BOEMRE
President Barack Obama today announced his request for $358.4 million to fund the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) in fiscal year 2012.
Alewijnse to Design & Install Electric Propulsion Drive on OSVs
Alewijnse Marine Systems is to design and install a new electric propulsion drive using a DC bus system for the main electric installation in three vessels (pictured below) to be built at Shipkits B.V. While the design of the drive is highly innovative, the application of proven technology and components enables the accurate prediction of reliability and performance for these vessels. Designed by Vuyk Engineering Groningen…
MSC Completes Antarctica Resupply Mission
Military Sealift Command-chartered container ship MV BBC Ems departed McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Feb. 13 after delivering more than 84,000 square feet of vital supplies in support of Operation Deep Freeze. ODF is an annual U.S. Air Force-led mission to resupply the remote scientific outpost. BBC Ems followed MSC tanker USNS Richard G. Matthiesen, which delivered more than 5.5 million gallons of crucial diesel, gasoline and jet fuel to McMurdo Station Jan. 29 to Feb.
Imtech Marine Targets Doubling Revenue
Imtech Marine (the marine division of technical services provider Imtech) announced its new 2011 - 2015 growth strategy. Imtech Marine targets to double its revenue up to one billion euro in 2015.
General Maritime Sells Aframax & Suezmax Tankers
General Maritime Corporation (NYSE: GMR) announced that it has completed the sale of the Genmar Princess, a 1991-built Aframax tanker, to an unaffiliated third party, generating net proceeds of $7.5m.
ABS Conducts Regulatory Compliance for Octabuoy
When the ABS-classed ATP Octabuoy semisubmersible, which is intended for installation on the Cheviot Field in the UK North Sea, is completed later this year, it…
New & Improved ILSmart Marine Marketplace Website
ILS unveils a new and improved version of its marine marketplace (ILSmart), to provide increased functionality and more business opportunities for its global customer base.
Jet Edge High Flow Abrasivejet Cutting Head
Designed with the water jet contractor in mind, Jet Edge’s High Flow Abrasivejet delivers up to 3.5 pounds per minute (5.95 L/min) of abrasive and up to 8.6 gallons…
GAC Keeps Shipping Moving in Egypt
As political developments continue to unfold in Egypt, GAC is playing its part in keeping shipping moving in the country, Group Vice President for Africa, Russia & Central Asia…
BMT Acquires JFA Consultants
BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy is set to broaden its capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region…