Austal Lays Keel for Second JHSV
Three Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) currently under construction. On November 8, 2011, Austal held a keel-laying ceremony for its second Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), Choctaw County (JHSV 2), one of seven Austal-designed 103-meter U.S. Navy Joint High Speed Vessels under contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. Captain Henry W. Stevens, III (USN), Strategic and Theater Sealift Program Manager, PMS 385, served as the Authenticator for today’s ceremony. He was assisted by Brandon Mims.
Electric Boat: $21.1m Navy Deal
General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $21,133,458 cost-plus, fixed-fee level-of-effort contract for reactor plant planning yard…
Grieg Shipping Chooses AMOS
The Norwegian company ‘Grieg Shipping Group’, has signed a contract with SpecTec Norway for the supply of AMOS software. Grieg Shipping Group belongs to the Grieg Group, one of the largest Management Service Companies of Scandinavia. Founded in 1884, The Grieg Group established a shipping branch in 1961, ‘Star Shipping’, which became Grieg Shipping Company in 2008. Today the company owns 26 OHGC (open-hatch general cargo vessels) fleet…
ClassNK Earns Authorization From Norway
Top class society granted RO status at Tokyo ceremony. The Government of Norway officially recognized ClassNK as its newest Recognized Organization (RO) at a special signing ceremony held at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo on 8 November 2011. Deputy Minister Rikke Lind of Norway’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, and ClassNK Chairman & President Noboru Ueda signed the agreement, which grants the…
MAN & Maersk: Innovative Diesel Engine Partnership
MAN Diesel & Turbo announced the first order for its second generation EGR system, to be applied aboard a Maersk Line container vessel – the 4,500-teu new building #2358. The system will be fully integrated with the vessel’s main engine, a two-stroke MAN B&W 6S80ME-C9 type to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries’ engine & machinery division. The EGR system enables the meeting of the imminent IMO NOx Tier-III emission levels due to come into force by 1 January 2016. Søren H.
Success for Cosalt Offshore
Cosalt Offshore, a provider of lifting integrity management solutions and lifeboat and maritime services to the oil & gas and maritime industries, has achieved a milestone endorsement from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The company, which provides lifeboat services for several leading North Sea operators, has been approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to provide essential Inspection & testing to the Maritime industry.
Greencarrier Offers UK-Finland Routing
Greencarrier launches a new direct service between the UK and Finland for groupage, part loads and full loads. Together with its UK-based subsidiary Greencarrier PTS, Greencarrier is expanding the range of services it offers the Nordic market with a new direct service to Finland. The new link comes less than six months after Greencarrier acquired the Ipswich-based company PTS UK Ltd. PTS already maintained regular full and part-load services linking the UK with Sweden…
Star Bulk Carrier: 28% Drop in Freight Rates
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK),a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of drybulk cargoes, announced that its Board of Directors declared…
BV Publishes Ballast Water Management Systems Guidance
Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on Ballast Water Management Systems. Guidance Note NI 538 is intended to help shipowners, shipyards…
Hankins Joins Donjon as VP
Donjon Marine said that Paul Hankins, formerly President of Donjon-SMIT, LLC, has joined Donjon as Vice President of Operations-Salvage & Engineering Division. Hankins’ primary duties will involve Donjon’s U.S. Navy Salvage Services Contract, as well as its U.S. Coast Guard Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA). “Donjon is pleased to welcome Paul to the Donjon team and we look forward to his expertise and management experience to help bolster our marine salvage activities,” said John A.
Suezmax Tanker Delivered to Nordic American
Newbuilding Suezmax Tanker Delivered to Nordic American - Bolstering the Dividend and Earnings Capacity and Increasing the Fleet to 20 Vessels. Nordic American Tankers…
Study: Is Global Warming Worsening?
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists have found that carbon is stored in the soils and sediments of the Ganges-Brahmaputra basin for a surprisingly long time…
Cobham to Launch Sea Tel FX FleetBroadband
At the start of Inmarsat’s Global Partner Conference in Barcelona, Cobham has announced plans to introduce its Sea Tel FX line of FleetBroadband products, scheduled for availability in March 2012.
Decommissioning Guidelines for North Sea Subsea
A new study which aims to inform UK government guidelines on environmentally responsible methods for decommissioning offshore pipeline bundles will be launched in Aberdeen this month. The study was secured with assistance from ITF, the technology facilitator for the global oil and gas industry, following membership support for the project. It will be led by project management and engineering consultancy PDi, with assistance from eight operating companies.
SeaHold GEOSHIPS Adds Two New Offshore Vessels
SeaHold GEOSHIPS expanded its fleet of multi-purpose offshore vessels. The two new vessels ‘Loch Erisort’ and ‘Loch Roag’ brings the Aberdeen-based firm’s fleet up to three, while also signifying a $140m in additional financial commitment. The new vessels, which are both of Vik & Sandvik VS470 design will be delivered in Quarter 1 2012 and Quarter 4 2012 respectively and are actively being promoted to the Oil and Gas market for long-term work.
Greencarrier Launches a New Direct Service
Together with its UK-based subsidiary Greencarrier PTS, Greencarrier is expanding the range of services it offers the Nordic market with a new direct service to Finland. The new link comes less than six months after Greencarrier acquired the Ipswich-based company PTS UK Ltd. PTS already maintained regular full and part-load services linking the UK with Sweden, Denmark and Norway prior to its acquisition by Greencarrier.
Tolani Shipping selects MARIS VDS
Tolani Shipping’s Singapore arm, Tolani Shipping (S) Pte Ltd, has opted to use the Voyage Decision Support system developed by Maritime Information Systems AS, Norway (MARIS).
se@FLEX from Globecomm Maritime
Globecomm Maritime launched se@FLEX, a new global maritime VSAT package combining best of breed Ku-band coverage with mission-critical L-band back-up services.se@FLEX…
Navy Awards $87m Deal for Mine Countermeasure UUV
The U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems a contract to design and build the Surface Mine Countermeasure…
W&O Incorporates in Brazil
W&O Supply, a supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products, valve automation and data management systems, has established operations in Brazil…