STX France to Build Helicopter Carriers for Russia
The signature of a contract for two Mistral class helicopter carriers (LHDs), and associated services, between DCNS and the Russian defence export agency Rosoboronexport took place in St.
Successful Opening Weekend for Ulstein Expo
ULSTEIN’s new company exhibition, ULSTEIN EXPO, opened its doors to the public this past Friday, June 17. The opening was a success, with hundreds of visitors during Friday night and Saturday. Additionally, several groups have already booked guided tours of the exhibition in the coming months. “We are very happy with the turnout at the opening weekend, and we hope that the exhibition will become a popular attraction for people in and visitors to Ulstein and the region…
Maritime Foundation to Offer STCW Training
Renee Marazon, CEO of The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation, has announced that The Maritime Foundation has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard to offer Standards of Training…
TEN Enters Four-Year Time Charter
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. ("TEN") (NYSE: TNP) has announced a four-year time charter for the 2007-built 150,000 m3 LNG carrier Neo Energy to a major international energy concern.
SaveOurSeafarers Campaign Responds to Piracy Threat
62 seafarers have died in the past four years as a direct result of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, through deliberate murder by pirates, suicide during the period of captivity, death from malnutrition and disease, death by drowning, or heart failure just after the hijacking. This figure has prompted the shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign to give even greater emphasis to its worldwide call for government action to tackle the issue.
Faststream Taps Ellis to Lead Business in the Americas
Maritime recruitment specialist Faststream appointed a new Vice President to manage its team of recruitment specialists in the USA. Tamara Ellis, a former senior employee with Ranstad…
KPI Project: A New Tool to Measure Performance
project to produce an industry wide performance measurement tool. The Project is set to be rolled-out to the worldwide shipping industry. Working with The Norwegian Research Council…
Historic Containership Contract for China
The new generation of 10,000 TEU container vessels contracted in China by Seaspan represents major improvements in energy efficiency, cargo capacity, operational efficiency and emission reductions. The new features have been developed in a collaboration between Seaspan, the Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group, MARIC and DNV. The order for seven 10,000 TEU container vessels plus 18 options which was signed in Shanghai on June 8, 2011 is the biggest ever container contract entered into in China.
Henry, General McNabb and SomervilleTo Receive 2011 AOTOS Awards
The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2011 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to James L. Henry, Chairman and President of the Transportation Institute; General Duncan J.
MLL to Train 60 Cadets This Summer
For the past 13 years, Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has hosted more than 900 cadets from federal and state maritime academies to sail aboard its ships. This summer…
TTS Wins Third U.S. Maritime Administration Contract
TTS Marine AB received a contract to fabricate a new slewing stern ramp and weathertight stern door for the third “Cape R” ship owned by the U.S. Maritime Administration.
Donjon-SMIT Completes Salvage Mission
On June 13, 2011, Donjon-SMIT, LLC, was notified that a client vessel was aground in the Mississippi River just above Cubit’s Gap, about 10 miles below Venice, Louisiana.
A.M. Best Awards TT Club "A-" Rating
TT Club, the leading mutual insurer in the international freight and logistics arena, has had its financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) re-affirmed by the US rating agency, A. M. Best.
Gene Rice Joins McDermott
McDermott, International, Inc. announced today that Gene Rice has joined one of its subsidiaries as Technical Director-Rig Repairs. In this role, Rice is responsible…
TITAN Appoints Hoddinott and Ives
TITAN Salvage has appointed Mark Hoddinott to global director, marketing and strategy, responsible for developing, delivering and managing the company's strategic marketing and business development plans. He will operate out of Titan's UK facility at Newhaven, East Sussex, and will report to Rich Habib, TITAN's vice president. Hoddinott, who will continue his role on the senior management team, will work closely with TITAN's commercial division.
Sea Level Marine Completes Cruise Ship Renovations
Miami-based outfitting contractor Sea Level Marine announced its recent successful completion of a dry-dock refit of Crystal Cruises’ Serenity on May 21, 2011 at Meyer Werft yard in Hamburg, Germany. The scope of the 14-day project was an interior renovation of all passenger accommodations on the vessel including 436 Standard staterooms, 72 Penthouses, and 33 Penthouse Suites. Architectural design for the project was developed by II x IV Design of Toronto.
Volvo Penta D13 MG Genset Engine
The new Volvo Penta D13 MG marine genset offers more power and high load acceptance, with emission levels in compliance with EPA Tier 3 and low fuel consumption.
Tsakos Energy Navigation Charters DNA-Aframax Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN) announced the charter of the 105,000 dwt, DNA design Aframax tanker, Maria Princess, to a major Chinese oil concern for a twelve month period.
KOTC Receives Giant Oil Tanker from S. Korea
According to a report from the Kuwait News Agency, Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. (KOTC) said it received a giant tanker from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co.
Transatlantic Clean Tanker Rates at 1-Month High
According to a report from Reuters, refined petroleum tanker rates on top global export routes were mostly firmer on June 20 with transatlantic earnings at their…