General Dynamics Awarded $34M for Development
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $33.5 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Under the terms of the modification, Electric Boat will perform advanced submarine research and development studies in support of a wide range of technology areas including manufacturability…
OOCL Executive Changes
OOCL is pleased to announce the following executive movements in our headquarters and Hong Kong regional office, effective from June 13, 2011. Ms Miranda Lou, currently Managing Director, OOCL Hong Kong Branch will succeed Mr Taylor Gao as Director, Asia-Europe Trade after Mr Gao’s resignation from the company of his own accord. Mr Teddy Fung, currently Director, Reefer Trade, will be appointed as Managing Director, OOCL Hong Kong Branch.
NOL Group's Two-Berth Terminal in Qingdao
NOL Group today announced a joint venture to operate a two-berth container terminal at the Port of Qingdao. The terminal, expected to open in the second half of 2011, will be NOL’s first in mainland China. “Today we’ve taken a significant step to strengthen our presence in China and participate fully in its unprecedented growth,” said Kenneth Glenn, APL President for North Asia. Container shipping and logistics giant NOL said…
ORRV\DMS Discover Cluster Of Shipwrecks
Oceanic Research and Recovery Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ORRV), and Deep Marine Salvage Inc, today announced that they have agreed upon their first intended “cluster” of 5 commodity based salvage targets.
Hyperdynamics Offshore Guinea Exploration Project
AGR Petroleum Services today signed a drilling contract, on behalf of Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE Amex: HDY), with Jasper Drilling Private Limited of Singapore to contract the drill ship Jasper Explorer for drilling in Hyperdynamics' concession offshore the Republic of Guinea. The Jasper Explorer is a modern Pelican Class self-propelled drill ship capable of operating in water depths up to 5,000 feet.
Alewijnse Commissions Three Pilot Station Vessels
Alewijnse Noord BV in Drachten recently the largest order in the history of the company scored. It involves the construction of electrical systems on board three new Pilot Station Vessels for the pilotage. The vessels are built by Barkmeijer Shipyards. Barkmeijer Shipyards Stroobos building commissioned by the Pilotage three new ships. The 'pilot station vessels' function offshore as accommodation for the crew of the pilot boats. The vessels have a length of more than 80 meters.
Navios Maritime Partners to Purchase Two Vessels
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, announced today that it has agreed to purchase from Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. ("Navios Holdings") (NYSE:NM) the Navios Orbiter, a 2004-built Panamax vessel of 76,602 dwt, and the Navios Luz, a 2010-built Capesize vessel of 179,144 dwt, for a total consideration of $130.0 million. The vessel is chartered out at $38,052 (net) per day, for approximately 3 years, until April 2014.
BOEMRE Approves GOM Deepwater Exploration Plan
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today announced the approval of an Initial Exploration Plan (EP), submitted by BHP Billiton, Inc., for activities in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The EP was completed in accordance with new safety and environmental standards implemented since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, and is the first deepwater Initial EP approved to include the completion of a thorough site-specific Environmental Assessment (SEA).
Siwertell Ship Unloaders Set Capacity Record
Two Siwertell ship unloaders delivered to the TPC Talin Power Plant, Kaohsiung Taiwan, recently set a record in ship capacity during commercial discharge of a bulk cargo. The Siwertell ship unloaders were tested in December 2010 with the MV Taipower Prosperity II. The cargo was unloaded by two heavy duty Siwertell ST 940-DOB units. This model is one of the largest Siwertell ship unloaders ever supplied and is designed to unload coal from ships of up to 150…
Transas Marine, Interschalt ECDIS Training Approval
Transas Marine and INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG are the only private Generic ECDIS training providers to gain Flag State approval from Germany. Transas Marine and its GET-Net partner INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG (Hamburg, Germany) offers combined generic and type specific course. The course is certified by Germanischer Lloyd and follows the IMO Model Course 1.27 and is in accordance with the Manila Amendments to STCW.
Wärtsilä Extends Engine Portfolio, 62 & 72 Bore
Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading ship power system integrator, strengthens its offering in the mid-size, low-speed engine sector by adding new 62- and 72-bore low-speed engines to its portfolio. These standardised engines offer high propulsion efficiency, reliability, and optimised total cost of ownership for customers in the bulker, tanker, and feeder container markets. Both engines employ well-proven Wärtsilä low-speed technology…
BOEMRE Hearings: Draft Supplemental EIS for O&G Lease Sale
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) will hold two public hearings in New Orleans, La. to accept oral or written comments on…
U.S. MARAD Presents Posthumous Medals
On Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Maritime Day observance, U.S. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda…
Wilhelmsen Ships Service Appointments in Russia
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has announced two key appointments in Russia as part of its ongoing programme of global expansion. Alexander Fomin has been appointed Account Manager West Russia and will be based in St.Petersburg, handling customer accounts in St.Petersburg, Moscow and the Volga River regions. Mr Fomin, who qualified at the Russian Far East Maritime Academy department of Engineering, steps up from his role as Port Sales Engineer for the company.
Mariners Aboard USNS John Ericsson Rescue Five
Civil service mariners aboard Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson rescued five people lost at sea in a small boat near the Solomon Islands May 18. While conducting routine operations in the Solomon Sea May 17, Ericsson received notification from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers in Australia and Papua New Guinea at about 11 p.m. to be on the lookout for a missing commercial vessel. At about 8 a.m.
MTU Upgrades Series 1163 for IMO Standards
Tognum Group Brand MTU has announced that it will update its Series 1163 marine engines for IMO 2 and IMO 3 emissions regulations. While more and more vessel manufacturing is shifted to shipyards in Asia, this will not only contribute to a more environmentally friendly Asian coastline, but also empower Asia to supply more vessels with both powerful and clean marine engines to the world. The upgrade…
HDW Pulls Out of Greek Sub Contract
According to a report from Defence Professionals, the Greek Minister of National Defence, Prof. Dr. Evangelos Venizelos, announced that the German shipbuilding group…
Ukraine to Build Corvette Class Ship
Ukraine is serious about reviving and further development of its ship-building industry in Mykolaiv region (South Ukraine - Ed.). This is the theme of the visit…
European Shipping Lines Raided by Antitrust Officials
According to a report from Bloomberg, European antitrust officials raided several of the world’s largest container shipping companies over possible collusion, the European Commission said on May 17.
UKHO at Nor-Shipping 2011
The UKHO today announced its attendance at Nor-Shipping 2011 will offer shipping managers both practical guidance and strategic insight to help them effectively…