Sekimizu Elected Secretary-General, IMO
Koji Sekimizu of Japan has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), effective January 1, 2012, for an initial term of four years. The vote took place during the 106th session of the IMO Council, which is meeting from June 27 to July 1. The decision of the Council will be submitted to the IMO Assembly, which meets for its 27th session from November 21-30, 2011, for approval. Sekimizu, 58, is currently Director of IMO’s Maritime Safety Division.
ABS and CCS Discuss Energy Development in China
The growing importance of deepwater exploration and production developments offshore China led classification societies ABS and CCS (China Classification Society)…
BMT Takes Home Two Seawork Awards
BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has enjoyed double success at the 2011 Seawork International Innovations Showcase. The Turbine Access System (TAS)…
SEAaT Welcomes New Associates
SEAaT (Shipping Emissions Abatement and Trading) announced today that international legal practice Norton Rose LLP and the freight services division of global mining…
CrewInspector.com Partners with Seawhale
Online crew management software provider CrewInspector.com signed an agreement to supply Russian crew manning agency Seawhale Co Ltd with its proprietary crew management system.
Kvichak Delivers AquaLink II Ferry
Kvichak Marine Industries (KMI) is proud to announce the delivery of AquaLink II to Long Beach Transit (LBT) in Long Beach, CA. Designed by Incat Crowther of Australia, this is the second vessel built by Kvichak for Long Beach Transit. Both vessels are operated by Catalina Express shuttling visitors and commuters between the Long Beach downtown/waterfront area to Alamitos Bay Landing. AquaLink has been in operation by LBT since 2001.
DCT Gdansk Reaches Milestone: Millionth TEU Handled
Container terminal DCT Gdansk handled its millionth TEU yesterday. This is an important milestone for DCT Gdansk, one of the most important container terminals in Poland and in the entire Baltic Sea Region. DCT began its rapid growth at the beginning of 2010 when the Maersk Line AE10 service extended its route to Gdansk. This boosted DCT Gdansk’s development as it became a Baltic Sea hub and was further…
BOEMRE's Draft Supplemental EIS, Central GOM Lease Sale
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed…
Robert Allan’s First of Class Design Alaryam
IRSHAD, a joint venture between ADNOC and Lamnalco, have just taken delivery of their latest high-performance terminal support/escort tug from Astilleros Balenciaga SA, of Zumaia, Spain. The Alaryam is the latest delivery of the widely acclaimed RAstar Class true escort tug designs from Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, BC., but in actual fact was the first tug of the RAstar series ever designed.
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. Contracts on 3 New Projects
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. GIFI +1.89%announced, that through its subsidiary Gulf Island, LLC, it has signed contracts for the fabrication of three new projects…
Construction Continues on Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier
Construction of the first Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier took a significant step forward today, as the final rings of the forward hull section came together…
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Looks at Expanding
According to a report from the South Whidbey Record, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is looking at expanding its operations into Oak Harbor, Wash. in order to have…
ClassNK Reorganizes Management Team
Classification society ClassNK has announced that it will reorganize its Board of Directors as part of a larger corporate reorganization, effective July 1, 2011.
Daewoo $400m LNG Vessel Order
According to a report from Reuters, South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering said that it had landed a $400m order to build two LNG carriers from Greece's Angelicoussis Group.
New Grand Manan Ferry Delivery Delayed
According to a report from CBC News, Grand Manan residents waiting for the island's new $65-million ferry will have to wait longer after the Grand Manan Adventure…
Teekay, A2SEA to Develop Windfarm Installation Vessel
Teekay Corporation TK +0.42% (Teekay) today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with A2SEA A/S (A2SEA) to jointly develop an innovative vessel…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - June 30
1932-The Steamboat Inspection Service and Bureau of Navigation were combined to form the Bureau of Navigation and Steamboat Inspection (47 Stat. L., 415). The new…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - June 30
1815 - USS Peacock takes HMS Nautilus, last action of the War of 1812 1943 - Third Fleet Amphibious Force lands troops on Rendova Island while naval gunfire silences Japanese artillery 1951 -
North P&I Club Promotes 19 Employees
North P&I Club recently executed a round of staff promotions across it various operating departments that take effect tomorrow. Joint managing director Paul Jennings says, "We congratulate all 19 staff members on their excellent and well-deserved achievements. The most prestigious promotion is for Alan Lo, who becomes a director of club’s wholly owned management company, North Insurance Management Limited (NIML).
Ten Tankers Seized, India
According to a report from The Times of India, the Chakan police on June 28 seized 10 tankers under the suspicion of adulteration at Kharabwadi in Chakan MIDC around 40 km from Pune.