Jumbo Shipping Delivers its Largest Container Crane
In May 2011, Jumbo Shipping delivered a 71-metre-tall and 29-metre-wide container crane to the Port of Sète (France) for its client Eurocrane. Weighing close to 1,200 tonnes and equipped with a transport boom of 104 metres, it was the largest container crane ever transported by Jumbo. With this new crane the Port of Sète significantly increases its container handling capacity. The project presented several technical challenges, which required innovative solutions.
Market Improves for Crude Oil Tankers
According to a report from Bloomberg, supply and demand for tankers that transport about 46% of the world’s crude oil may be improving, according to data from Clarkson Research Services Ltd.
Horizon Lines Awarded for Safety, Stewardship
Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ), an American domestic ocean shipping company, has received recognition from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) and the United…
Picket Line Outside Bay Shipbuilding, WI
According to a report from the Door County Advocate, workers without contracts from Bay Shipbuilding Co./Fincantieri in Sturgeon Bay are forming an informational…
Yangzijiang to Build 8 Container Ships
According to a report from Channel News Asia, Singapore-listed shipbuilder Yangzijiang said its unit, Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co, has entered into an agreement…
UK Engineering Sector Challenged to Draw in Young People
UK engineering chiefs gathered at the Department for Education on Wednesday 8 June to discuss what can be done to ensure the talent pipeline and adequately equip…
Dryships to Construct 7th Generation UDW Drillship
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services…
Strategic Partnership in U.S. Shipbuilding, Repair Industry
The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced that Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding Divisions and General…
Maersk Line Contracts 10 Triple-E Vessels
At a signing ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, Maersk Line exercised its option with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. to build an additional 10 Triple-E ships.
S. Korea Shipbuilder Wins $1.8B Danish Order
According to a report from the AFP, South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering said it has won a $1.8b deal to build 10 giant container ships for A.P. Moeller-Maersk of Denmark.
Costa Rica Coast Guard Repowers
Built by Swift Ships of Morgan City Louisiana in 1978, the Guardacostas Costa Rica patrol boat Punta Burica has recently been repowered. After three decades of work, the boat, like others in her class remains a valuable asset to the coast guard. The force owns several vessels of this class. In the first of what could become an ongoing project, the Punta Burica has been repowered with a pair of new Cummins QSK19-M engines replacing a pair of MTUs.
Keppel Delivers 2nd Pipelay Vessel to Global Industries
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the specialised shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver Global 1201…
Horizon Lines Covenant Relief Aiding Refinancing Effort
Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) announced that it has reached an agreement with its bank group to amend its credit facility. The amendment relaxes compliance under…
USCG Sector N. New England Change of Command
Sector Northern New England color guard members conclude the change of command ceremony for Capt. James McPherson and Capt. Christopher Roberge at Cape Elizabeth Middle School Friday, June 24, 2011. Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun, commander of the 1st Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. The change of command is a time-honored tradition that ensures the continuity of command. The ceremony marks the transfer of total responsibility…
Third Conversion Contract for Keystone Shipping Services
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.
Steelways Launches Ferry Landing
Construction of a 35’ x 75’ barge anchored with four spud piles. Installation of two bowloader ramps and a gangway to the existing pier as well as installation of four monopoles with donut fenders.
Lott and Bergeron Join AMPOL
American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL), an oil spill response and environmental solutions provider, has named Kevin Bergeron and Jeremy Lott Insulation Specialists, announced CEO Kirk Headley. Bergeron and Lott will both be based out of AMPOL’s New Iberia facility. Their responsibilities will include insulation preparation, installation and service. Combined, the two men bring more than 42 years of experience to AMPOL.
Canadian Government Supports Shell CCS Project
Shell announced on Friday that it had signed agreements with the Governments of Alberta and Canada to secure $865 million in funding for its Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project.
Tidewater Inc. Not Implicated in Government Sanctions
Tidewater Inc. announced that it is not affiliated with Tidewater Middle East Co. (or any of its affiliates) of Iran, which were the target of new U.S. Government…
Topaz Signs $160 Million Contracts
Topaz Energy and Marine, an oilfield services group, has recently signed long-term vessel support contracts with prominent clients totaling $160 million. Topaz’s cable-lay vessel…