Shipping Industry Calls for UN Armed Force Against Pirates
The global shipping industry (represented by the Round Table of international shipping associations) has called for the establishment of a United Nations force of armed military guards to tackle the piracy crisis in the Indian Ocean, which it says is spiralling out of control. In a hard hitting letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, INTERTANKO…
Scott Bergeron appointed CEO of LISCR
Scott Bergeron has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry. Bergeron joined LISCR in 2000 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he developed a wide range of experience in the shipping industry, working for shipowner/manager Laurin Maritime, for Det Norske Veritas and for the US Coast Guard, as well as gaining practical seagoing experience on a variety of different types of ship.
Houston Pilot Receives Prestigious Award
Honored for Leadership: Houston Pilot receives prestigious award at Maritime Luncheon. Captain Paul Brown of the Houston Pilots received the Paul Cuffee Leadership Award from Texas Southern University on July 1st, 2011 during its Summer Maritime Academy Session II Closing Ceremony Luncheon. The Paul Cuffee Leadership Award honors those who demonstrate not only extraordinary leadership skills, but those who are extremely dedicated by their selfless mentoring to fellow pilots.
Emergency Professionals Choose KVH TracPhone V3 for Portable SATCOM
KVH distributor Mackay Communications offers a unique, transportable terminal for mini-VSAT Broadband service. KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) today announced a portable configuration of its ultra-compact TracPhone® V3 mobile satellite communication system designed for use by emergency responders. The kit, created by KVH distributor Mackay Communications, houses the TracPhone V3 antenna, modem…
Shippers’ Voice Welcomes Call for Single Carbon Footprint in Europe
Shippers seeking to choose ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ transport are being put off by the confusion of initiatives and promises offered by logistics and transport companies, says Andrew Traill, Shippers' Voice Managing Partner. “The lack of a common programme results in a proliferation of calculation methodologies, carbon calculators, sustainability initiatives and so on,” he explains. “This usually…
Cargotec Secures Vietnamese Pipelayer with Mooring Solutions
A contract for mooring equipment for a pipelaying barge marks Cargotec’s successful entry to the Vietnamese offshore market. In July this year, Cargotec won a contract…
Statoil: Securing More Rig Capacity
Statoil has signed a contract with North Atlantic Norway to hire the West Hercules rig which can be used for exploration and production drilling internationally and on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Statoil has signed an agreement with North Atlantic Norway Ltd (Norwegian Branch), a company in the Seadrill group, for hire of the West Hercules rig for use on exploration prospects and production licences. The semi-submersible rig will be deployed to start drilling from Q3 2012.
Kongsberg Opens New Mexican Service Hub
Kongsberg Maritime Mexico S.A. DE C.V., became fully operational out of its new facility in the city of Veracruz this summer. As an extension to Kongsberg Maritime’s worldwide service network…
Rolls-Royce Opens New Service Center in Hamburg
Rolls-Royce opened a new Marine Service Center in the Port of Hamburg, Germany. The investment marks the latest stage in the development of a global marine service network.
DeepOcean AS: LOI for Rig Demolition
DeepOcean AS, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding AS, DeepOcean has been awarded a Letter of Intent (LOI) by AF Group in connection with their demolition and recycling contract for the H7 riser platform cessation project for Statoil, on behalf of Gassco as operator for Gassled. The platform is located at the German continental shelf of the North Sea, and has been a part of the pipeline which exports gas to Europe.
Shell Confirms Deepwater Oil Find Off French Guiana
As part of the Tullow-operated joint venture, Shell today confirms an oil discovery in the Guyane Maritime permit approximately 150-kilometers offshore French Guiana.
Great Lakes Coal Trade Down Almost 25 Percent in August
Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2,956,930 net tons in August, a slight dip compared to July (131,000 tons), but a decrease of almost 25 percent (959,000 tons) compared to a year ago.
This Day in Navy History
1923 - In disaster at Point Honda, Calif., seven destroyers run aground through faulty navigation. 1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims a limited national…
SS New York Arrives in NYC to Commemorate 9/11
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced Sept. 6 that amphibious transport dock ship USS New York will participate in numerous events throughout the city honoring the victims and responders from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Additionally, 170 members of the 9/11 Families Association, which includes families of victims and first responders, embarked USS New York for the transit from Norfolk, Va., to New York Harbor.
Breakwater's Effectiveness Proved by Research Institute
Experts are professionals who are curious and never stop learning. To better understand how breakwaters function and to perfect their products, SF Marina's team collaborates with professional research institutes throughout the world. Recent testing of their new SF Type 600 floating breakwater confirmed the predicted wave attenuation was correct. "Nothing is straightforward about the physics of waves," said SF Marina CEO Lars Gunnar Odhe.
Cruises in Northern Europe Stay Popular
Forum “Cruise Shipping Destinations Schleswig-Holstein” in Kiel Kiel, September 9, 2011: the trends, potential and prospects of cruise shipping tourism are up for discussion today in Kiel’s Hotel Atlantic at the trade forum “Cruise Shipping Destinations Schleswig-Holstein” organised by the Schleswig-Holstein Tourist Agency. The forum is an information platform and an opportunity for trade experts to exchange views. Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the Port of Kiel (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co.
U.S. DOJ: Shipping Company Fined for Pollution Cover-Up
German Shipping Company Sentenced in Puerto Rico to Pay $800,000 Penalty for Intentional Cover-Up of Oil Pollution. WASHINGTON – Uniteam Marine Shipping GmbH, a German corporation…
OceanServer Awarded 2 New AUV Contracts
OceanServer Technology, Inc. has recently received AUV orders from NOAA and the University of Wisconsin for use in scientific research and mapping applications. The new order from NOAA represents the federal agency’s second Iver2 vehicle purchase. NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Office is developing an operational capability to observe and monitor habitat restoration and quantify environmental conditions in restoration areas.
WCI Urges Congress to Modernize Waterways Projects
Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) President & CEO Michael J. Toohey has issued the following statement regarding last evening’s unveiling of President Obama’s American Jobs Act. WCI and its members support the Nation’s waterways and its infrastructure as a way to create family-wage jobs and enhance reliability of this transportation system that can help the President achieve his stated goal of doubling U.S. We appreciate the President including inland waterways in his American Jobs Program.
USCG Contracts with HII for Fifth National Security Cutter
The U.S. Coast Guard awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a contract action valued at approximately $482 million for the production of the fifth National Security…