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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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).
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
World-first Incat LNG Ship To Operate In South America
Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the name of the customer for their world first high speed passenger Ro-Ro ship powered by LNG (Liquified Natural Gas). The 99 metre LNG ship was contracted by South American company Buquebus in November 2010, however for commercial reasons Buquebus requested that identity be kept under wraps. They have now announced that they will operate the vessel on their River Plate service between Buenos Aires…
Keppel Receives US$8 Million From QGOG For Early Delivery of Alpha Star
The DSSTM 38 ultra deepwater semisubmersible rig was delivered a record four months ahead of schedule. Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has delivered Alpha Star, the second of two DSSTM 38 semisubmersible rigs, to Brazil's Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás (QGOG) four months ahead of schedule and with zero lost time incidents. This continues Keppel FELS track record of delivering its rigs on time or ahead of schedule.
Technip Awarded Offshore Contract In The United Arab Emirates
Technip was awarded an engineering services contract by ZADCO* for the UZ 750 project, one of the major offshore field development projects in the United Arab Emirates. The project aims at increasing by 2015 the oil production of the Upper Zakum field (located in the Gulf, 84 kilometers offshore Abu Dhabi) to 750,000 barrels of oil per day and to sustain this production target for at least 25 years. · procurement services for long lead items.
Next step for SSPA Sweden AB
The 4th of April Helén Jansson takes on the newly established position as Communication and Market Manager at SSPA Sweden AB. It launches Step 2 in the company strategy; a more explicit communication of the broad SSPA knowledge base and all the service opportunities that are offered to the market. - The maritime industry offers the society tremendous opportunities in many fields such as technology, sustainable development and social welfare.
Schat-Harding Sees Shipowners Select Secure Service
Leading lifeboat manufacturer and service provider Schat-Harding says more shipowners are opting to enter into long-term service agreements in order to ensure priority service for the lifeboats, davits and hooks on their vessels. David Torres, vice-president sales, Schat-Harding Service, says, “We see a welcome trend away from ad hoc servicing of key lifesaving equipment and a move towards long-term Fleet Service Agreements.
ITIC Exposes Real Cost of Crew Internet Access for Ship Manager
International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has explained how a ship manager was recently asked to pay $436,000 in communication costs as the result of an error which unwittingly allowed the crew of a ship unrestricted access to the internet over a three-month period.<br /> <br /> In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC notes that it was the policy of a particular shipping company…