Containership Orders Increase
Containership orders are increasing at a dramatic rate, analysis from Braemar’s Seascope’s research division has revealed. Figures show that since the beginning of this year 52 containerships of 10…
SBS Worldwide Battles Hurricane to Maintain Supply Chains
Logistics company SBS Worldwide worked tirelessly through the weekend to maintain its clients’ supply chains as the devastating hurricane Irene battered the US north east. Early on Monday morning, SBS Worldwide’s New Jersey office was “open for business as usual”, after airports and seaports were closed and road infrastructure was reduced to a honeycomb of flowing water, trees and mud as Irene hit the US east coast over the weekend.
Pirate Activity in the Red Sea/Eritrea Area
Further to our previous media releases detailing a potential new trend in pirate tactics in an area of the Red Sea off Eritrea (see Figure 1), Neptune Maritime Security has had the opportunity to examine the available data through our Intelligence Bank, including material supplied by intelligence sources, and presents the following report to interested parties. In July, pirate activity off Eritrea was limited to small numbers of pirates mounting similarly small-scale attacks on shipping.
Berggren Joins Grundfos
Grundfos has hired Jon Berggren as a new Business Development Manager to further strengthen the global pump manufacturer’s marine sector. Berggren holds degrees in mechanical engineering and marketing. He has 14 years of international experience in the maritime industry. Most recently, he was Marketing Manager of Commercial Marine at Colfax Corporation, where he was also Sales Director of IMO AB, one of the company’s brands. He has also held various positions with Alfa Laval, among other jobs.
Ingersoll Rand launches Vortex VT22 Turbine Grinder
Ingersoll Rand has announced the new Vortex VT22 turbine grinder. The Vortex VT22 turbine grinder features a 3HP turbine motor, making it the most powerful 5” air…
Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com Adds Explosion Proof LED Light
Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com Announces Addition of Explosion Proof LED Manhole Entryway Light. Magnalight.com announced today the release of an innovative manhole mounted light fixture to its explosion proof lighting inventory. The Magnalight MMLP-1MLED Temporary Manhole Mount Light Fixture is approved for use in enclosed spaces and produces 10,000 lumens of light in a wide flood pattern, making it ideal for illuminating large areas.
Donjon Marine Refloats Sunken Barge 2001 on Kill Van Kull
In early August, the fully loaded hopper barge 2001 sank in approximately 25 feet of water while transiting the Kill Van Kull, a waterway that connects Newark Bay to New York Harbor. The barge was loaded with approximately 1,500 tons of shredded steel, as reported by owners. Donjon removed the cargo, rigged the barge for lift, and later refloated it and returned it to its owners. The barge had a light ship displacement of more than 500 tons.
Kadey-Krogen 52’ Hull Scheduled for Debut
Kadey-Krogen 52’ Hull Number One Scheduled for World Debut in Seattle Boats Afloat Show, Sept. 14-18. Hull number one of the new Krogen 52’ departed Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on August 22 and is set to make its international debut in the Seattle Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union from September 14-18. The premiere comes just 18 months after the announcement of the new model. Testimony to the Kadey-Krogen tagline “At Home on Any Sea…
Nordic American Tankers Ltd. Reachs Out to Shareholders
Nordic American Tankers Ltd. Letter to Shareholders From the Chairman and CEO - NAT Is Different. It is time to update you on recent developments in the Company and our industry. As we have stated before, it is at times of difficulty for the industry that NAT in particular improves its position relative to its peers. We believe that important factors differentiate NAT from other tanker companies. A professional management and board with wide experiences and complementary skill sets…
Survival Craft Inspectorate wins Shell contract
Safety specialist Survival Craft Inspectorate wins multimillion-pound Shell contract. Aberdeen-based marine safety specialist Survival Craft Inspectorate has secured…
MOL Earns Commendation from Cambodian Government
MOL Earns Commendation from Cambodian Government for Role in Transport of Medical Vehicles and Equipment. TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that it has received a commendation from the government of Cambodia for its support of a project to supply the nation with medical vehicles and equipment in Phnom Penh. MOL co-operated with non-profit organization (NPO)…
Alaris Helps U.S. Coast Guard Save Money, Go Green
Alaris Companies (Alaris) is helping the U.S. Coast Guard to save taxpayer dollars, decrease energy usage, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with a unique fleet energy management program. Working under a previously announced Michael Baker Jr., Inc (Baker) Department of Homeland Security - Coast Guard contract for Architect / Engineering Services, engineers from Alaris completed an assessment and report for the 110-ft Patrol Boat (WPB) and 225-ft Seagoing Buoy Tender (WLB) class of cutters.
Crowley's ATB Vision/650-10 Ready to Deliver
Designed to deliver petroleum products on the U.S. West Coast, the vessel is designed with safer, more efficient fixed-tank cleaning system. Crowley Maritime Corporation's Vision/650-10, the last of 10 Articulated Tug Barges (ATBs) in the 650-series new-build program, has been delivered by V.T. Halter Marine in Pascougla, Miss. The ATB is now ready to enter service and will transport petroleum products between U.S. West Coast ports.
Krill Systems Announces New Management Tool
Krill Systems Inc., a leader in advanced fuel and vessel monitoring systems, announces an important new management tool, the Vessel Operations Center (VOC), that allows Fleet Managers to monitor entire fleet fuel usage and receive synchronized fleet reports anywhere they are required, automatically, via Internet. Headquartered in Bainbridge Island, WA, Krill Systems is enjoying strong growth in: Offshore Towing…
Dedication & Delivery Ceremony of New USGS Vessels
Two 17-knot high-speed research vessels for the U.S. Geological Survey are to be dedicated at Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, August 31, 2011. R/V KAHO and R/V MUSKIE will replace two of the USGS’s oldest research vessels by the same names that are currently operating on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, respectively. The USCG’s five-vessel fleet supports missions that collect and analyze oceanographic and fisheries information. The U.S. Department of Interior’s U.S.
Ampol Performs Cleanup on Platform Recovery Project
American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL), a leading oil spill response and total environmental solutions provider, has completed the oil spill recovery and environmental cleanup on a recovered platform in Terrebonne Parish. Located offshore then transported to Dulac, La., the once downed platform had to be modified in the air and positioned on a barge to fit under a bridge leading to the recycling facility.
ABS NS Releases Next Generation of NS5
ABS Nautical Systems announced the redesign and release of its suite of asset management software, NS5. Continually evolving to meet industry needs, NS5 Enterprise has a versatile design that allows all users – from senior management to crew members – 24/7 access to relevant data from their overall business landscape. While owners and senior management have the capability to retrieve the latest real-time information that drives their business…
CMA CGM: 1H Success Despite a Fluctuating, Difficult Environment
CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping company, reported revenue of $7.3b for the first six months of 2011, an increase of 8% compared with the year-earlier period.
SCI: Putting Expansion on Hold
As the world economy sputters, so too do the expansion plans for India's state-owned Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), which according to a report on the www.business…
Colombo Dockyard to build Six
According to a report on www.colombopage.com, Sri Lanka's state-owned Colombo Dockyard, won six new shipbuilding projects from Singapore and India. One of the projects…