Mitsubishi Strikes Deal with Carnival Corp. to Build Two Cruise Ships
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced the company has reached an agreement, and signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA), with Carnival Corporation & plc calling for the construction of two new 125,000-ton cruise ships for its AIDA Cruises brand. The ships will be the largest ever constructed for this cruise line. Delivery for these two 3,250 passenger ships is scheduled in March 2015 and March 2016.
Costa Orders 132,500-gt Ship from Fincantieri
Costa Crociere S.p.A., placed a new order with Fincantieri S.p.A. for the construction of a new cruise ship. The new ship ordered today, with a gross tonnage of 132…
Offshore: $11B in Floating Production System Orders Since March ‘11
IMA has completed a study of the floating production market, and the report documents strong growth in the business sector. According to the market survey, 14 floating production units have been ordered over the past four months – a record pace reflecting strong underlying market drivers. 256 floating production systems are in service or available worldwide. FPSOs comprise 62 percent of the inventory.
Maritime Safety Committee Releases New Interim Guidance
Gray Page, a maritime intelligence, investigation and crisis management company, advised that the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee’s (MSC) recently-approved interim…
Mike Toohey Named President and CEO of WCI
Today, Waterways Council, Inc.’s (WCI) Board of Directors unanimously elected Mike Toohey as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Toohey will assume his duties effective August 14. With more than 30 years of federal government expertise, Toohey most recently served as Consultant with The Livingston Group’s Transportation, Shipbuilding, Shipping and Ports practice area. Prior to that…
EBDG Launches Electric Buena Vista Ferry
A new cable-guided electric ferry, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG), began carrying passengers and vehicles across Oregon’s Willamette River at Buena Vista. The new electric Buena Vista ferry replaces a diesel-powered version which had been in service for more than 50 years. EBDG was chosen to design the vessel, which was built by Diversified Marine of Portland, OR. The new vessel was delivered in May, ahead of schedule, to Marion County, the ferry’s owner and operator.
Court Grants Relief to Omega in Chapter 11 Proceedings
Omega Navigation Enterprises Inc. (ONAVQ) has announced that, in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings in Houston, Texas, the Court has granted all of the additional relief that Omega requested.
Progress on Gudrun Platform Construction
The steel support structure for the Gudrun platform is now in place on the North Sea field, completing the first phase of the extensive installation work being carried out there. ”The entire operation has been carried out according to plan and in a secure manner,” reports Anders Opedal, senior vice president for projects in Statoil’s Technology, Projects and Drilling business area. “We’ve passed an important milestone for coming on stream at the right time and to budget.
Titan Torque Turnover Up 118%
Titan Torque, the oilfield services specialist, has announced it has increased turnover by 118%, increased the size of its Aberdeen facility and launched a new service to the drilling sector. Rapidly-expanding Titan has secured additional operational space to meet demand for its drilling solutions and equipment. The company now has added an 8,000sq ft unit across from its 10,000sq ft base at East Tullos Industrial Estate.
BOEMRE Completes Final Supplemental EIS for Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed oil and…
Coune Becomes Secretary General, International Transport Forum
Carole Coune has officially assumed the office of Secretary General of the International Transport Forum at the OECD. As of August 1, 2011, Coune takes over from Jack Short…
Shippers Oppose Green Fuel Taxes
Shipper groups say the introduction of green fuel taxes will not reduce emissions. They claim that shipping lines will not switch to more environmentally-friendly fuels or more efficient ships…
New York Court Grants Interim Relief to Marco Polo
Netherlands-based Marco Polo Seatrade BV has been granted interim relief by a New York court which will allow it to continue to operate the business in the ordinary course under Chapter 11 protection.
Navy Chooses Converteam's IPS Systems
Converteam has been selected as the supplier of Integrated Power Systems (IPS) to the U.S. Navy with the award of an additional multi-million dollar contract to…
WheelHouse Technologies Introduces WheelHouse Mobile for Smart Phones
WheelHouse Technologies, Inc. has launched WheelHouse Mobile, designed to provide real-time maintenance alerts and maintenance update capabilities from any smart phone in the cellular network. WheelHouse Mobile is a customer-driven enhancement to WheelHouse, intended to provide a fast and easy way to receive maintenance alerts and update maintenance using their mobile device. WheelHouse Mobile takes advantage of smart phone technology and provides service wherever a cellular signal is available.
Jumbo Shipping Appoints Agent in Brazil
Dutch heavy lift shipping and offshore installation company Jumbo recently appointed Tecnoil Comercio e Representacoes Ltda as its agent in Brazil. Tecnoil has been…