Crowley's Ed Schlueter Announces Retirement
Ed Schlueter will retire on December 31, 2011, after 35 years with Crowley. He started with the company as a Port Engineer (Hull) in Seattle and is currently Vice President, Vessel Management Services, Inc. (VMSI). Over the years, Ed has held numerous positions, including Engineering Project Manager, Manager of Engineering, and Director of Engineering. He has lived in Seattle, Jacksonville, Copenhagen and California.
MLL to Support Military Sealift Command Ships
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has been awarded a multi-year contract for the operation and maintenance of five container and rollon/roll-off ships in support of the…
VT Halter Marine Delivers Final ATB to Crowley
VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced the delivery of the final in a series of ten 185,000-barrel articulated tug barge (ATB) units built for Crowley Maritime Corporation’s subsidiary, Vessel Management Services, Inc. (Vessel Management Services). Since construction of the first unit in 2005, all ten 185,000-barrel barges have been built at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula Operations while the 9…
Thermal Dynamics Introduces Ultra-Cut 400
Thermal Dynamics®, a Thermadyne® brand and a producer of manual and automated plasma cutting systems, has added the Ultra-Cut® 400 to its line of high precision automated plasma systems.
SCI Orders New Cellular Container Vessel
The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) continues to modernize its fleet by acquiring new vessels. On July 14, SCI placed an order for a Cellular Container vessel of 3…
Campbell Orders Two Bulk Carriers
Bahamian shipowners Campbell Shipping Ltd. signed an order with Tsuji Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) Ltd., located at Changjiagang, Jiang Su for two 37,500 dwt double-hull log fitted bulk carriers…
European Commission to Limit Sulphur Emissions
On July 15, the European Commission published the proposed amendments of the "sulphur directive." Ministers of the EU member states and members of European parliament…
Conversion of FPSO Aseng Continues
Keppel Shipyard Ltd's (Keppel Shipyard) conversion of the FPSO Aseng is nearing completion. The FPSO will be operated by Aseng Production Company Ltd, a joint venture…
Drewry to Launch World Container Index
Drewry Shipping Consultants and The Cleartrade Exchange have announced that the World Container Index (WCI), the first Europe-based assessment of container freight rates and index production…
Paragon Shipping Enters New Time Charters
Paragon Shipping Inc., a shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into fixed rate time charter agreements for two of its 37…
Atlas Copco Acquires Grupo Electrogenos
Atlas Copco SAE has acquired Grupo Electrógenos GESAN S.A. of Spain, a manufacturer of diesel and petrol generators sold through a global distributor network. The…
Pacific Fibre to Build Undersea Cable System
Pacific Fibre and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, announced the signing of a supply contract for the Pacific Fibre undersea cable system. The exceptionally long system will stretch 12…
SpecTec to Provide AMOS 2 System
The second half of 2011 brought good news for SpecTec in the Asian Shipping Market. The signed contract provides the AMOS 2 Quality Management System solution: a…
Thomas Miller P&I's Readman Retires
On July 22, Luke Readman, Chairman of Thomas Miller P&I Ltd, will retire after nearly forty years of service to the Members of the UK P&I Club. He hands over leadership to current chief executive Hugo Wynn-Williams, who will be supported by deputy chairman Nigel Carden. Readman became renowned in the P&I industry as an oil pollution specialist after handling major claims for the UK Club such as the 230,000dwt VLCC Haven, which caught fire and sank off Genoa in 1991.
Tentec Facility Expansion Underway
Thanks to ever-increasing sales and a newly extended product range, West Bromwich based engineering firm Tentec’s plans for expansion to their existing premises are now well underway.
New Vizada Broadband Packages
Vizada has launched a range of maritime broadband packages integrating Ku-band VSAT and mobile satellite services (MSS), including the newly-launched Vizada XChangeTM.
Wartsila Partners with CSSC GMD
Wärtsilä Corporation and CSSC Guangzhou Marine Diesel Co.Ltd (GMD), a member of the state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Group, have jointly signed…
Bourbon Chooses Offshore Ship Designers
Offshore Ship Designers has been chosen to design a series of six new fuel-efficient seismic support/chase vessels ordered by French offshore major Bourbon to be built at Dubai’s Grandweld Shipyards.
Veson Moves to Boston's Back Bay
Veson Nautical, a provider of maritime commercial management and trading software solutions, announced that the company has moved into a 20,000 square foot space in the Back Bay Area of Boston, at 500 Boylston Street. Veson, which has won several workplace awards this year, including top small company to work for by Inc. Magazine, has been growing dynamically over the last several years. This is the company’s third expansion in seven years.
Donjon Marine Appoints Paul Deterding
Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., a marine services provider based in New Jersey, has named Paul Deterding General Manager of Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair, LLC, located in Erie, PA.