WSS's Liferaft Exchange Program Successful
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has reported the rapid growth worldwide of its Liferaft Exchange Program (LRE) since the start of 2011. The maritime services provider…
CMA CGM Launches New Service
CMA CGM Group has launched a new service connecting Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand, effective July 18, 2011. Named ANZEX, this new weekly service will deploy 7 ships of 1 800 TEU. ANZEX will be the only service in the market to offer two ports of call each on New Zealand's North and South Islands. With transit times of 17 days between Shanghai and Auckland and 16 days between Tauranga and Port Kelang, ANZEX is poised to become the fastest weekly service of its kind.
Zodiac SOLAS Develops New Escape Slide
Swedish commuter ferry operator Stirsöbolage has become the first Scandinavian company to benefit from the new Zodiac MES ESS automatic escape slide. This follows the installation of three 3.4 meter slides aboard the Älvsnabben 4 during a routine refit at the Swede Ship yard in Gőteborg. The Zodiac slides and accompanying reversible 100 person life rafts were designed to be launched from the boat’s bridge at the touch of a button, without any crew input.
Bethel Named Honorary President, Society of Maritime Industries
Archie Bethel, CBE, has succeeded Alan Johnston, CBE, as Honorary President of the Society of Maritime Industries at the Society’s Board meeting today. Archie Bethel is Divisional Chief Executive of Babcock International Group plc’s marine and technology division. In welcoming Bethel to his role, the Society’s Chairman, Peter French said “I am delighted Archie has agreed to be our President. Bethel…
McAusland & Turner Choose HOTA's Albert Dock as Training Site
HOTA (Humberside Offshore Training Association Ltd) and McAusland & Turner Ltd have joined forces to create a bespoke Vessel Familiarization Course utilizing the…
Cruise Ship Companies Choose SAM Electronics
Worldwide sales of SAM Electronics and L-3 Valmarine’s latest NACOS Platinum series of integrated navigation and automation systems now exceed 130 following commissioning of configurations for Carnival Cruise Lines’ new 130,000-gt liner, Carnival Breeze, under construction by Fincantieri, and two 143,500-gt cruiseships being built at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg yard for NCL. Due for delivery in 2013 and 2014, the NCL vessels will be the largest to be built in Germany.
Navy Awards Charter to MLL
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has been awarded a long-term time charter of an ice-strengthened tanker to support the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC). The U.S.
22 Seaports to Receive AAPA Awards
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade group representing port authorities throughout the Western Hemisphere, has selected 22 seaports to be recognized for exemplary projects…
OMM Launches New Business
Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has launched a new survey and subsea business this week, which will focus on surveying, cable and structural subsea inspection and subsea engineering.
Thuraya Expands into Singapore
In an effort to grow its business in the Asia Pacific region, Thuraya has unveiled a new regional office in Singapore and named Bilal Hamoui Regional Director for Asia.
BMT Nigel Gee Celebrates 25th Anniversary
BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, celebrates 25 years of innovative vessel design this year. Established as Nigel Gee and Associates Ltd in June 1986, by Nigel Gee and John Bonafoux, the company is recognized as one of the world’s leading naval architecture and marine design consultancies. The company has designed numerous high speed passenger catamaran ferries, including the world’s fastest passenger ferry and expanding into the yacht, naval and offshore oil and gas sectors.
Songa Providing Statoil with New Rig Type
Statoil has awarded the contract for construction of two new drilling rigs for use on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) to Songa Offshore. The contract for the two category D rigs is worth an aggregate USD 2,47 billion for a fixed eight-year charter period. "Stepping up our industrialisation of the NCS we are very pleased to announce that Songa will help realise our industrial approach and we wish to give them recognition for their long-term perspective on this partnership"…
BAE Systems Uses Paramarine to Design Nuclear Subs
Paramarine advanced marine design software by QinetiQ GRC is being used by BAE Systems to design Astute the new class of nuclear submarines for the royal navy. The design and construction of BAE Systems’ Astute Class is an extremely challenging engineering project. Once deployed, Astute is designed to require no refuelling throughout her full service life, in excess of 25 years, and can patrol for 90 days remaining undetected thousands of miles from home and hundreds of metres underwater.
MAN Diesel to Supply Korean Navy
MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a contract on April 7, 2011 with STX, the South Korean engine manufacturer, for the construction of 4 × 12V28/33D STC diesel engines. The four-stroke units are bound for a Republic of Korea Navy vessel currently under construction in Korea at Hanjin Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. Under the project name LST-II, Hanjin is constructing the landing ship tank (LST) vessel, which has an approximate length of 127 m.
New Thrane & Thrane Sailor SSAS and LRIT Mini-C Terminals
Following the launch of the all-new SAILOR 6110 mini-C as part of the sophisticated SAILOR 6000 GMDSS Series at SMM 2010, Thrane & Thrane has completed development of several new mini-C variants, which were made available to order from 1st July 2011. The new mini-C terminals for the Ship Security Alert System and Long Range Identification and Tracking system provide new functionality and are designed for specific application within the merchant marine and offshore sectors.
Nelson Joins Curtis Stokes & Associates Yacht Brokerage
Curtis Stokes & Associates has announced the addition of a new sales associate, Bill Nelson, which brings the international yacht brokerage company to a team of…
Noreq AS Acquires Bergen Group Idntækni
Noreq AS has acquired the Icelandic company Bergen Group Idntækni, which it will rename Alu1. Idntækni is a technology-based company with a work force of highly qualified engineers.
Damen Shipyard Milestone with ASD Tug 3212
Damen Shipyards have delivered the ASD tugs ‘Karloo’ and ‘Kalarka’ to Half Tide Marine Pty Ltd of Australia. The tugs were built to the highly successful ASD Tug 3111 design, which in common with most Damen vessels, has been the subject of constant research and improvement. Including ‘Karloo’ and ‘Kalarka’, Damen has delivered twenty tugs built to that design, which will now be replaced by the new ASD Tug 3212.
CMA CGM Group's Environmental Initiatives
The CMA CGM Group has just acquired another 18,000 new units, bringing its eco-container fleet to nearly 140,000 teus. For many years, the Group has attempted to…
USCG to Use Risk-Based Targeting for Foreign MODUs
To complement its existing safety inspection regime for foreign-flagged vessels operating in U.S. waters, the U.S. Coast Guard Friday announced an additional layer…