OFFSHORE: Shell Invests in Major New GOM Discovery
Shell announced a multi-billion dollar investment to develop its major Cardamom oil and gas field in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The Cardamom project is expected to produce 50…
Rolls-Royce Celebrates 40 Years of Hydrodynamic Research
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the inauguration of the Rolls-Royce Hydrodynamic Research Centre (HRC) in Kristinehamn, Sweden. Since 1971, some 1000 blade designs have been carried out…
PV Shipyard Employs Intergraph Products
Petrovietnam Marine Shipyard Joint Stock Company (PV Shipyard) has standardized on Intergraph® SmartMarine® 3D as its preferred 3D offshore engineering and design solution.
Royal Caribbean Introduces Cruise Ship to China
At a press conference at the Shanghai International Conference Center in China, executives from Royal Caribbean International told an audience of 300 travel agents and media partners that it will introduce Voyager of the Seas to the China market in June 2012. Voyager of the Seas will be double the size of any cruise ship operating in China, and in the Asia-Pacific region – weighing in at nearly 150,000 gross registered tons and more than double the size of Legend of the Seas.
Hatenboer-Water to Supply Dutch Royal Navy
Hatenboer-Water has received an order for a ‘GloEn-Patrol™ Ballast Water Treatment System.’ Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (The Netherlands/Vlissingen), the company building the Dutch Royal Navy’s Joint Support Ship (JSS), entrusted the order to Hatenboer-Water. The ship is to take to the seas in 2014. In addition to the ballast water treatment, Hatenboer-Water is also taking responsibility for this logistical support ship’s drinking water supply…
PIRACY: Dockwise Appeals to Dutch Government for Help
Dockwise urges the Netherlands government to allow for better protection on its vessels to counteract piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. As the ability…
AVEVA World North America User Conference Announced
AVEVA Inc. has announced its 2011 AVEVA World North America User Conference, which will take place November 29–December 1 at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place Hotel in New Orleans, LA.
Atlas Copco Taps James River Equipment
Atlas Copco welcomes its newest drilling equipment distributor, James River Equipment. The company, well-known as a heavy equipment supplier, will represent Atlas…
New Agreement Between Intergraph and STX Europe
Intergraph has recently signed a five-year contact with STX Europe. STX France Solutions has purchased SmartMarine® Enterprise, hoping to improve its shipbuilding design efficiency and quality.
Phase 2 of Hudson River Cleanup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the dredging of sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has resumed in the Upper Hudson River…
WCI Chairman on Lower Miss. Dredging Emergency
“The inland waterways navigation system is the most important transportation asset in the United States and is vital to the economic well-being of this country.
Indian Registry Recognized by Liberia
The Liberian Registry has accorded the status of Recognised Organization to the classification society IRS (Indian Register of Shipping), to act on behalf of vessels…
U.S. Postal Service Salutes Merchant Marine on New Stamps
The Postal Service will salute the U.S. Merchant Marine on four forever stamps July 28 at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend the 11:30 a.m. dedication ceremony that takes place in the Ackerman Auditorium, 300 Steamboat Rd. Since the founding of the republic, the United States has looked to the commercial maritime industry for much of its growth and security. This issuance pays tribute to the U.S.
Jobs Await Maritime Academies’ Class of 2011
Nearly 800 young men and women are graduating from the seven maritime academies in the United States this year, and many will be working on a vessel almost before the ink on their U.S.
APL President Eng Aik Meng Resigns
NOL Group announced the resignation of Eng Aik Meng as President of its APL shipping business. The container transportation and logistics group has named Kenneth Glenn, currently President of its North Asia Region, as his replacement. NOL said Mr. Eng will leave the company September 1, 2011, to take a new position outside the transportation industry. "We understand Aik Meng's desire to begin a new phase in his career, and we thank him for his contributions to NOL," said Group CEO Ronald D.