The New Liebherr LHM 420 Mobile Harbour Crane
Liebherr is again expanding its range of Mobile Harbour Cranes and is taking the opportunity of the TOC Europe 2011 to present the new model LHM 420. This new heavyweight crane is the successor of the LHM 400 and bridges the gap between the LHM 550 and the LHM 280. The LHM 420 will be available in two variants with maximum lifting capacities of 84 and 124 tonnes. Maximum radius is 48 meters making the LHM 420 ideal for loading and unloading from a wide variety of vessels…
MARKEY Machinery Creating International Support Network
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA — March 28, 2011— Markey Machinery announced today that it is creating an international network of factory-trained sales and service centers. Markey is currently evaluating candidate companies around the world. The current focus is on qualified system integration/service companies, located in key markets distant from Markey’s US facility. The company expects to conclude an agreement with an Australian firm shortly, establishing a center there.
India’s Shipbuilding Gets Into Shape For The 21st Century
“SMM India could provide ample opportunities for useful interaction between various stakeholders and sharing of knowledge to meet the challenges of the market and make full use of the benefits and opportunities offered by the Indian shipbuilding industry,” says Dr. Satish B. Agnihotri, Director-General Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. He is referring not only to the international shipbuilding fair…
Leading Austrian Shipyard Selects Paramarine For River Vessel Design
Portsmouth, UK – 29th March 2011 - QinetiQ GRC, the developer of Paramarine advanced marine design software, has been selected by Öswag, one of Austria’s leading shipyards to assist them in the design of river vessels. They will be using Paramarine for stability calculations and damage stability on inland waterway ships primarily for the Danube and the Rhine. Öswag is based in Linz, Austria, where they maintain…
Deep-water Ports Give Region Competitive Edge
Senior executives from the region’s largest ports and shipping organisations, including ADPC (Abu Dhabi Ports Company) and DP World, took to the stage today (Tuesday 29 March) at the World Ports and Trade Summit. Tony Douglas, CEO, ADPC (Abu Dhabi Ports Company), joined Dirk Van Den Bosch, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World and Peter Ford, CEO, Port of Salalah, Oman in discussing the future challenges and opportunities for the Middle East ports and trade sector.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service Moves Towards Ships Spares Success
Wilhelmsen Ships Service is preparing to move to Phase 2 of its recently launched Ships Spares Logistics (SSL) – “First Mile to Last Mile” offer, a service which…
OCEANFREIGHT INC. Announces Fleet Expansion
March 29, 2011 - Athens, Greece - OceanFreight Inc., (NASDAQ:OCNF) a global provider of seaborne transportation services for both drybulk and energy commodities, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase two resale newbuilding 206,000 DWT capesize vessels at a well-known Chinese yard. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered in the second and fourth quarter of 2013. The vessels…
MV Zirku Pirated in Eastern Part of Gulf of Aden
At approximately 0900Z on 28 March, the Crude Oil Tanker the MV ZIRKU was pirated approximately 250 nautical miles South East of Salalah in the eastern part of the Gulf of Aden. The UAE flagged and Kuwaiti owned vessel was on its way to Singapore from Bashayer (Sudan) when it was attacked. The vessel was attacked by 2 pirate skiffs firing RPGs and small arms. The MV ZIRKU has a crew of 29 (1 Croatian, 1 Iraqi, 1 Filipino, 1 Indian, 3 Jordanians, 3 Eqyptians, 2 Ukrainians and 17 Pakistanis).
BOEMRE Issues Guidance for Offshore Deepwater Drillers
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today issued additional guidance summarizing and clarifying previously issued offshore…
Castrol GreenField Takes Environmental Lead
Castrol Offshore said its GreenField lubricants is likely to remain the only products fully tested to environmentally-responsible standards set by Norwegian authorities through 2011.
Pirates Steal & Repaint Tug, Strand Crew
Primarina Trading Pte Ltd of Singapore reported that one of the company's tugs, Marina 26, was taken by pirates on March 22 off Tioman Island Malaysia. The crew was later left adrift and rescued. The crew reports that the tug had been repainted to green. Primarina Trading is looking for any assistance in locating the tug and its tow which was empty at the time. After taking the Marine 26 tug, the pirates traveled east with the crew held hostage.
Jet Edge Appoints Area Manager for Shanghai China
ST. MICHAEL, Minnesota, U.S.A. (March 28, 2011) – Jet Edge, Inc. is pleased to announce that Haihong (Samuel) Song has been appointed area manager for the water jet manufacturer’s new sales office in Shanghai, China. Mr. Song is responsible for developing Jet Edge’s business presence in China’s rapidly growing manufacturing market. He will directly oversee Jet Edge’s Shanghai office, coordinating all sales activities…
Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for UK Aircraft Carriers
LONDON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has signed a full production contract for the Integrated…
STX Europe orders ShaftDesigner
STX Europe has purchased Machine Support’s ShaftDesigner software for the STX Finland yards in Turku and Rauma. This order is the result of an extensive technical and commercial investigation. The yard bought alignment and vibration calculations analyses from other contracting parties, but decided that they want to do these calculations internally. In ShaftDesigner the investigators found a modern…
Neptune Maritime Security Becomes ICoC PSSP Signatory
Neptune Maritime Security is pleased to announce that, as of April 1st 2011, it will be recognised as a full signatory to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC PSSP). This initiative, launched by the Swiss government in Geneva in November, 2010, has been widely hailed as a landmark agreement and praised by governments and human rights groups alike. By becoming a signatory…
BOEMRE to Aggressively Recruit Environmental Scientists
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today launched a focused, nationwide recruitment campaign to fill current and new environmental science positions at the agency. “As we work to elevate the role of science in our decision-making, we must attract top-flight environmental scientists to conduct scientific studies, complete legally-mandated environmental reviews…
North’s 150 Year Fund Raises US$150 000
A charity fund set up by North P&I club last year as part of its 150th anniversary initiatives has raised a total of US$150 000 for maritime and local charities. Chairman Albert Engelsman of Dutch shipping group Wagenborg presented US$50 000 cheques today (29 March) to international maritime welfare charity the Sailors’ Society and the UK’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), which provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the British coastline.
J.F. Lehman & Company Adds Three Members to Operating Executive Board
NEW YORK – J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace and maritime sectors, is pleased to announce the addition of the Honorable Michael J. Bayer, General John D.W. Corley, USAF (Ret.) and Mr. Dean M. Flatt to its Operating Executive Board ("OEB"). The OEB is a group of seasoned industry and government executives who have significant experience in the firm's target industries.
Port Receives First International Ship of The Season
PORTAGE, Ind. (March 29, 2010) - The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor celebrated the opening of its 41st international shipping season with the arrival of the “M/V Avonborg.” Port and local officials boarded the vessel for a brief ceremony, presenting the ship’s captain, Capt. Gert J.K. Mol, with gifts including an Indiana state flag and a vintage Port of Indiana South Shore poster. The first ship signifies the start of the shipping season…
Mega-size Container Cargo Ship Arrives at Port Everglades
A mega-size cargo ship, the largest container cargo ship in the history of Port Everglades, arrived in South Florida this morning carrying cargo from Northern Europe to South Florida. Mediterranean Shipping Company's MSC Maeva - a 1,066-foot-long, 140-foot wide, 89,954-gross-registered-ton containerized cargo ship - is the first of three ships in its class that will carry cargo to and from Port Everglades as part of a weekly ocean shipping service.