CMA CGM Corporate Foundation to Help Somalia
The CMA CGM Corporate Foundation has joined forces with the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations agency at the forefront in the fight against hunger, to transport aid to the Horn of Africa…
Loop Current Eddy Halts Work at GoM Projects
The most recent Loop Current eddy to halt operations in the Gulf of Mexico with 4.0+ knot currents shows no sign of letting up any time soon. In support of multiple projects…
Donjon Marine Salvages, Redelivers Royal Miss Belmar
On July 25th, Donjon Marine Co., Inc. was awarded a contract to salvage and return to owners the 100-foot passenger ferry Royal Miss Belmar, which grounded on approach to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, on July 4th. Donjon mobilized its 400-ton capacity derrick barge Columbia, NY to the site with its 3000-HP tug Mary Alice to lift the vessel from its grounded position. The recovered vessel was then loaded onto the deck of the Columbia…
WWII Liberty Ship Davy Crockett Demolition Completed
The final section of a once proud WWII Liberty Ship was removed from the Columbia River today by Ballard Diving & Salvage under the direction of the United States Coast Guard and unified command consisting of both Washington and Oregon Department of Ecologies. This concludes a massive and carefully engineered effort to prevent more than 32,000 gallons of bunker oil from escaping into the river from…
Appeals Court Refuses to Close Chicago Locks To Deter Carp
On August 24, 2011, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit refused to issue a preliminary injunction to force the closure of locks…
Transport Secretary LaHood Names Maritime Industry Advisory Panel
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood today announced the appointment of 29 members to the new Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC)…
Harvey Gulf Announces Plans for 3 New LNG-Powered Boats
Initial deal worth $165 million; $300 million for 6 additional newbuilds and another $500 million for acquisitions also approved. Harvey Gulf International Marine announced Saturday that it will sign a deal for three LNG vessels to be built by Signal Shipbuilding. At a Harvey Gulf board meeting held on Satruday afternoon, the Louisiana-based operator's management team approved the $165 million deal, said Harvey Gulf International Marine Chairman & CEO, Shane J. Guidry.
Horizon Lines Modifies Agreement with Note holders
Commitments Secured to Move Forward with Refinancing; Consummation of Transaction Expected by the End of September. Horizon Lines, Inc. announced that it has entered…
Furrion 50-Amp Cordsets With Voltage & Fault Indicators Introduced
New 50-amp cordsets from shore power products manufacturer Furrion feature dual LEDs that alert users when power is present – and also when there is a problem with the shore power supply. A blue LED on the cordset lights when safe shore power is present, while a red LED illuminates if there is a fault with the dock wiring (reverse polarity), which could potentially cause electric shock or fatal injury to those on board.
Moffett Engineering rebrands as Cargotec
Moffett Engineering Limited, the Dundalk based manufacturer of Hiab Moffett truck-mounted forklifts and part of Cargotec Corporation has changed its name to Cargotec Ireland. Moffett Engineering Limited started business in the 1940's by developing products for the local agricultural market and in the mid 1980's they created a revolution in the transport industry with the invention of the truck-mounted forklift…
TBA, ARL-Shipping.com Announce Partnership
Key marine terminal software providers join forces to complement their offerings. Hong Kong based arl-shipping.com Limited and Dutch headquartered TBA B.V. today announced they have teamed up to join forces and offer their customers a complementary set of products and services. Under this agreement, both companies will market, sell and support each others’ software solutions to the worldwide market.
AUSTAL High speed Catamaran Ferries Depart for Guadaloupe
Two 47 metre high speed catamaran ferries departed Austal’s Henderson shipyard this week bound for Guadeloupe, where they will shortly commence operations for long-standing Austal customer L’Express des Iles. Austal was selected by L’Express des Iles in June 2010 for the design and construction of the two vessels – one vehicle-passenger ferry and one passenger ferry, marking the company’s third contract with Austal since 1997.
Jumbo Offshore Wins Offshore Wind Contract
MT Højgaard has awarded Jumbo Offshore the transport and installation contract for all of the 111 Transition Pieces (TP’s) for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm (Denmark). The 400 MW wind farm is currently being developed by DONG Energy. The Anholt Wind Farm is located in the ‘Kattegat’, near Anholt Island, and will be the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark. One of Jumbo’s DP2 Offshore Heavy Lift Vessels will install the TP’s on pre-installed monopiles, starting April 2012.
DnB NOR Global E&P Spending Report: Growth Continues
The 65 oil companies covered in DnB NO’s fifth annual E&P spending report expect a spending increase of 14% in 2011, 8% in 2012 and 7% in 2013. For 2011 we expect…
Norden A/S Selects Veson Nautical's IMOS
Veson Nautical, a provider of maritime commercial management and trading software solutions, today announced that Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S (NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen A/S: DNORD)…
Globe Wireless Completes 100th Installation of VSAT
Globe Wireless (Globe) is very proud to announce the 100th installation of our VSAT solution. Globe Wireless began installing VSATs in May 2008 due to growing customer…
Fairmount Helps Position FPSO Skarv Idun
Fairmount Marine’s powerful tugs Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit have towed FPSO Skarv Idun to the field in the northern Norwegian Sea after it was completed and prepared in Norway.
MSC Savona Equipped with GL SeaScout
GL SeaScout 2.0 has been installed on board the MSC SAVONA, Reederei Claus-Peter Offen’s 14,000 TEU containership. GL Maritime Software’s navigational decision-making support system will help the vessel to optimise routing; minimising voyage costs while maintaining safe passage, however seaway and weather conditions might vary. GL SeaScout is an integrated onboard system that provides ship’s officers with decision-making support.
This Day in Navy History - Auguts 27-29
1917 - Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. 1944 - USS Stingray (SS-186) lands men and supplies on Luzon, Philippines to support guerilla operations against the Japanese.
Daewoo CEO: Sub Deal Possible
According to a Dow Jones report, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. expects Indonesia to name it as the preferred bidder for the country's submarine building contract in September.