Seaway Opens 53rd Season, 7% Increase Projected
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) predicted that cargo shipments would rise by about seven per cent to 39.1 million tonnes for 2011 as it marked the official opening of its 53rd navigation season on March 22 at the St. Lambert Lock. “Transportation of raw materials serves as a bellwether for the economy as a whole, and despite volatile global economic conditions, we have reason…
Maritime Authority of Jamaica: Fukushima 50 Mile Exclusion Zone
Concerns over the potential spread of radiation contamination in Japan have led to the Maritime Authority of Jamaica issuing a warning for operators of all Jamaican…
Thrustmaster Supplies Deepwater Drillships
Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. received a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries for the supply and installation of multiple sets of 5MW azimuth thrusters for the next generation deep water drillships being built at Hyundai’s shipyard in Ulsan, Korea. The vessels are of the Gusto P10,000 design and are capable of drilling in water depths of up to 10,000ft. Each vessel uses six underwater mountable thrusters for dynamic positioning per ABS DPS-3 specications.
Algoma Invests in Great Lakes Shipping
Algoma Central Corporation expects to invest close to $400m in Great Lakes shipping as it takes bold steps for the future, Algoma President and Chief Executive Officer…
BOEMRE Approves Additional Deepwater Drilling Permit
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) approved a fourth deepwater drilling permit that complies with rigorous new safety standards…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 23
1974- The 40-foot sailing vessel Lorisel II reported she was aground one mile southeast of North Rock, Bahamas, off the eastern shore of Bimini. An HU-16 aircraft…
This Day in U.S. Naval News History - March 23
1882 - SECNAV Hunt issues General Order No. 292 creating Office of Naval Intelligence. 1958 - First launching of simulated Polaris missile from submerged tactical launcher facility off CA.
Ferguson, Gibson reappointed to Ports of Indiana commission
INDIANAPOLIS (March 21, 2011) – Gov. Mitch Daniels recently reappointed two key leaders for the Ports of Indiana commission, as Marvin Ferguson and Greg Gibson were each called to serve another term. “Our commission includes some of Indiana’s finest business minds,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “The governor did our ports another huge favor by reappointing these two men. Ferguson is the longest-serving member on the board, now in his 19th year with the Ports of Indiana.
New Deutsch HDP Series Electrical Connector
LADD Industries Inc. announces the addition of the HDP Series C038 modification to the Deutsch Industrial HDP product family. HDP series circular connectors feature multiple pin count arrangements specifically designed for environments where moisture, dirt and rough terrain can contaminate or damage electrical connections. The HDP Series C038 modification is a seven cavity arrangement that accepts…
Grand Alliance Announces Direct Vietnam Coverage for Asia-Europe Service
Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd (HL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), are pleased to announce that there will be a direct Vietnam call at Cai Mep (Vung Tau) deepwater port on Loop D Asia-Europe service from 30 March 2011. The direct Vietnam coverage on LPD will provide a competitive 21 days transit time from Cai Mep (Vung Tau) to Southampton, and will offer an additional link to further improve the Grand Alliance service network.
Holland America Line Selects the NAPA
Helsinki, Finland 22 March 2011 - Onboard-Napa Ltd, the leading software house for ship operations, has signed an agreement with Holland America Lin. Onboard-Napa will deliver a solution of NAPA Voyage Reporting and NAPA Electronic Logbook together with NAPA Office reporting portal for Holland America Line's 15 ships. NAPA Voyage Reporting is designed to be a fleet-wide reporting tool, thus enabling ship comparison…
Viking Grows For Seventh Straight Year
In 2010, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, global manufacturer of safety equipment for the maritime, offshore and fire industries, once again generated growth in both its top and bottom lines. Despite difficult market conditions, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment secured a slice of the emerging upturn of the world market in 2010: the Group succeeded in achieving a record turnover of well over DKK 1,250 million, representing a growth of approximately 11% on 2009.
Towards Performance Based Regulations
The US Coast Guard issues regulations to ensure maritime safety. USCG Commandant Bob Papp is interviewed in DNV’s corporate magazine DNV Forum: “To be sure, we have prescriptive regulations, such as many of the lifesaving and fire protection regulations, but we are moving more towards performance based regulations,” he says. The magazine is now being distributed worldwide. Source: DNV
Bay Shipbuilding to Build PSV for Tidewater
Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) announced that its Bay Shipbuilding Company will build two 303-ft Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) of the MMC 887 LH PSV Design from…
ACL Announces New Demurrage Terms
American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced new demurrage terms for its portfolio of dry products. Beginning April 1, 2011, the company will standardize demurrage…
Lakes Leaders Declare Dredging State of Emergency
The Administration’s proposal to slash the Great Lakes dredging budget by 32 percent in FY12 has the Great Lakes shipping industry declaring a State of Emergency.
Maritime Professional Magazine Debuts at CMA
Maritime Risk is the tight focus of the first edition of Maritime Professional magazine; the maritime industry’s newest and most exciting periodical print vehicle. That’s because MarPro – as we fondly refer to it in-house here at the New Wave media group – is set to take you and your clients places that they’ve never been before. And, although we provide the digital edition of this 64-page, information packed magazine for your preview (click here for digital edition)…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 22
1917-The first Coast Guard aviators graduated from Pensacola Naval Aviation Training School. Third Lieutenant Elmer Stone, USCG, became Naval Aviator #38 (and later Coast Guard Aviator #1).
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 22
1820 - Commodore Stephen Decatur dies after duel with Capt. 1946 - USS Missouri departs U.S. to return body of deceased Turkish ambassador to the U.S. back to Turkey for burial.
KPI Bridge Oil appoints New Bunker Trader
London, 22 March 2011 – KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global bunker broker and trader has appointed Miss Carmen Poh as Bunker Trader in its Singapore office. Carmen Poh has obtained a diploma in accountancy and has been an ACCA member since 2004. Before joining KPI Bridge Oil, Carmen spent 6 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP as a Senior Associate working on various assignments across Asia. Carmen, 30, is from Singapore and fluent in English and Mandarin.