Colonna’s Shipyard Appoints Sutton
Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc. of Norfolk, Virginia announced the appointment of Charlie Sutton as Director of Operations for its Colonna Down River Division, a rapid response ship repair service provided to vessels wherever the customer needs the service. Sutton is a Norfolk native and longtime waterfront veteran having recently worked as Program Manager at Earl Industries. He brings leadership experience…
CMA CGM Takes Action for Japan
Following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, CMA CGM has taken action to support its teams on site and help in the delivery of emergency assistance. CMA…
exactEarth Assists in Pacific Rim Disaster Relief
In response to the recent earthquake and tsunami that brought devastation to Japan and the Pacific Rim, exactEarth is offering its data service free of charge for…
U.S. Navy Repositions Ships Off Japan, Contamination Detected
The U.S. 7th Fleet has temporarily repositioned its ships and aircraft away from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant after detecting low level contamination in the air and on its aircraft operating in the area. The source of this airborne radioactivity is a radioactive plume released from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant. For perspective, the maximum potential radiation dose received…
AMPOL Wins Coast Guard Contract
NEW IBERIA, La. (March 14, 2011) – The Oil Stop Division of the American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL), the industry leader in oil spill response and total environmental solutions, has been granted a Phase 2 contract for development and testing of its OSBORS (Oil Stop Bottom Oil Recovery System) submerged oil recovery system by the United States Coast Guard Research and Development Branch. “Working with the United States Coast Guard Research and Development Branch is a great honor…
Ship Equip Opens Rotterdam office
In response to a rapid increase in activity in the Central european area, ship equip opens offce in strategically located Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The activity increase comes as a result of the steady growth of customers in the region, as well as the high number of ships calling by rotterdam as a destination or en-route. it provides a favorable opportunity to carry out installation and maintenance work. it will be fully operational from the 1st of February 2011.
CMA CGM Group Launches its Eco-calculator
CMA CGM Group announces the launching as from April of an eco-calculator accessible to all its customers via its e-business platform. Measuring the environmental…
Ecospeed Applied on Several Fast-going Ferries, Enabling Optimum Hull Performance During Entire Service Life
Over the last couple of months several owners of fixed route passenger vessels have chosen Ecospeed as the preferred coating to protect their vessel’s underwater hull for its entire sailing life. Among the vessels coated with Ecospeed are the largest Ro-Pax ferry in the world, a newbuild ferry in Croatia, and one of the vessels that provides ferry services across the Delaware Bay on the East Coast of the United States.
Hydrex: Turnkey Solutions for the Offshore Industry
In the second half of 2010 Hydrex carried out a full inspection and removed all fouling from three drilling vessels in the Gulf of Mexico owned by Transocean, the world’s largest offshore drilling company. This was done to reduce the weight and drag of the vessels and increase their available deck load. Fully equipped and operational, all Hydrex offices are ready to mobilize immediately to carry out…
MAN B&W S80ME-C9 Engine Passes Type Approval Test
MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced that its latest, mark-9, 80-cm-bore engine recently passed its Type Approval Test (TAT). The super-long-stroke S80ME-C9 engine now powers a Maersk Line container vessel and successfully completed its TAT at HHI-EMD, the Engine & Machinery Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., in Korea. The TAT programme ran over three days and was completed in January after a comprehensive series of test runs.
Rolls-Royce Expands in Rotterdam
Rolls-Royce opened its newly expanded and modernised Marine Service Centre in the Port of Rotterdam. The investment marks the latest stage in the development of a global Marine Service Centre network, which currently comprises dedicated repair activities in 34 countries, providing 24/7 support to customers worldwide. Rolls-Royce is making significant investments in global infrastructure and capability to deliver complex, integrated power systems and services for its marine customers.
Kongsberg Maritime: AutoChief C20 Propulsion Control System Hits 3000 Deliveries
Kongsberg Maritime is delighted to announce Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) number 3000 for its highly regarded propulsion control system, AutoChief C20. The FAT took place March 8th 2011 at Kongsberg Maritime Korea's facility in Busan, South Korea, with representatives from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and a Lloyd's Register surveyor present. Following the successful FAT, the system will be delivered to Hyundai Heavy Industry Engine Maker Division…
Hatteland Display Announces Extension of Agreement with FURUNO Norge AS
Under the agreement, Hatteland Display will continue to supply its high-resolution color displays for Furuno Norge's navigation, fish finding and communication systems. "We have been cooperating with Furuno Norge AS for more than 15 years and we appreciate the expertise, professionalism and innovative capacity of Furuno Norge AS very much", said Trond K. Johannessen, President & CEO of Hatteland Display AS.
BOEMRE Calls for Public Input on Proposed 2012-2017 Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales
NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today announced it is seeking information and nominations from all interested parties regarding proposed oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico Western and Central Planning Areas for the 2012-2017 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Natural Gas Leasing Program. BOEMRE will analyze information received in response to this Call for Information and Nominations (Call)…
TEN Reports 4Q Results
- Voyage revenues of $408.0 million. - Operating income of $80.7 million, after vessel impairment charge of $3.1 million. - Net income of $19.8 million, after vessel impairment charge of $3.1 million. - EPS (diluted) of $0.50 ($0.58 per share excluding impairment charge). - Average daily operating expenses per vessel decreased by 11.9% to $7,647. - Fleet utilization of 97.6%. - Sale of five tankers with a net gain of $19.7 million.
CRUDE CARRIERS CORP. APPOINTS DIMITRIS P. CHRISTACOPOULOS TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ATHENS, Greece, March 14, 2011 – Crude Carriers Corp. (NYSE: CRU) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Dimitris P. Christacopoulos to serve as a Director on the Company’s Board. He will be an independent Board member and will serve on the Board's Audit and Independent Directors’ committees. Mr. Christacopoulos, 40, joined the Company’s Board on March 11th, 2011. Mr. Christacopoulos currently serves as a Partner at Octane Management Consultants.
UAE Seaports Account for 61% of GCC Trade Volume
Recognising the vital role of the UAE’s ports in providing trade links between the Far East, Asia, Europe and the US, international shipping and cargo experts are set to gather in Abu Dhabi on 28-30 March, for the World Ports and Trade Summit 2011. Across the emirates, a number of port developments are moving forward as global trade gathers renewed momentum and investment capital again begins to flow post-recession.
MAN Turbocharger Family Announces New Arrival
Revealed in January 2011 and weighing 1.970 kg, the TCA44 recently underwent an extensive test programme on MAN Diesel & Turbo’s turbocharger test bed in Augsburg. The TCA44 completes MAN’s TCA turbocharger range for two-stroke engines at its lower end. Until now, the TCA55 with a small turbine and compressor wheel has been used for such engines. Though thermodynamically feasible, the TCA55 suffered by its larger size and weight, which was a decisive disadvantage on the cost side.
Which way will container freight rates go? Carriers at crossroads, says Drewry
New Drewry special report examines drivers of container freight rates, provides five year forecasts of major east-west trades and offers suggestions for carriers and shippers on how to smooth pricing volatility. London, UK, 14th March 2011 – Container freight rates go up and then they go down - that’s just the way things are. This almost pathological acceptance that things cannot and will not change…
OilCareers.com Joins Forces With Air Energi To Announce Latest Oil & Gas Workforce Survey
March 14, 2011: Salaries in the global oil and gas industry are to increase throughout 2011 according to a joint report from OilCareers.com, the international job board for the oil and gas industry, in association with partner Air Energi, a global provider of manpower solutions to the energy sector. Focusing on employment and salary trends in the energy sector throughout 2011 the report, entitled ‘The…