Maritime Administration Releases New Vessel Design
MSC and CMA CGM Enter Partnership
The world’s second and third-largest container shipping companies have announced the signature of a major agreement. The two family-owned companies, the Swiss-Italian MSC and France’s CMA CGM, today agreed to form a broad-based operating partnership spanning several trades, including Asia-Northern Europe, Asia-Southern Africa and all of the South American markets. The agreement, which is designed to improve the two partners’ respective performance…
EnerMech Service Center Established for Reflex
Reflex Marine has established an accredited service centre (ASC) in Norway for its industry-leading FROG and Toro personnel carriers. The company has appointed mechanical engineering specialist EnerMech AS as the accredited service center in the region. As part of an ongoing program Reflex Marine has established accredited service centers in the UAE, Canada and the Caspian region, and plans to establish further centers in Singapore, the US and Brazil.
Cummins Names Jenny Bush General Manager
Cummins Inc. has named Jenny Bush General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Bush will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally, including business development and support. She will be located in Charleston, South Carolina and will report directly to Mark Levett, Vice President of the High Horsepower Engine Business.
ClassNK Issues Manning Certification
Manila-ClassNK continued to cement its position in maritime manning certification with the issuance of approval for seafarer recruitment and placement service providers in line with the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC, 2006) to Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. (MAGMOL). The approval confirms that the Manila-based manning company, a member of the MOL Group, is in conformance with the standards set forth…
American Club's Safety Module on Enclosed Spaces
The latest addition to the American P&I Club’s e-learning tools deals with the highly topical issue of entry into enclosed spaces onboard ship. The Case of the Silent Assassin reveals the hazards of entering enclosed spaces, which has already caused fatalities despite being a routine activity. The module is a new case study developed and produced by IDESS IT, showing how two seafarers were killed by …. almost nothing.
Reservoir Group Announces Acquisition of MSI
International oilfield services company, Reservoir Group, has announced the acquisition of Mudlogging Services Inc (MSI), the US-based developer and supplier of the MLogger series of gas detection systems. Founded in 2001, MSI is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado. From this base, the company leases its specialised systems and software to a number of major operators and independent oil and gas companies across the US and worldwide, including Mexico, Africa and Eastern Europe.
OIMOS Expands Operations
Offshore Inland Marine and Oilfield Services (OIMOS) today announced plans to expand operations at the Port of Pensacola thanks to shore-side improvements at the Port allowing more vessel service calls at Offshore Inland’s growing subsea support business base there. These plans include the installation of a 1200-amp shore power terminal, and a pier-side sewage discharge station to allow for additional service and support for Port of Pensacola customers.
MAN Signs Contract with COSCO
MAN PrimeServ Shanghai has signed two significant maintenance contracts with COSCO, the state-owned Chinese shipping group, during the Marintec 2011 maritime exhibition in Shanghai. Collectively, the contracts add up to a value of more than Euro 4 million. The first contract covers the retrofit of 32 vessels from the COSCO Bulk Carrier fleet with slide-fuel valves. It also includes the retrofit of 7 + 6 vessels with Alpha Lubricators, giving a cumulative value of more than Euro 2 million.
Hamburg Sud and Seago Line to Expand
Hamburg Süd and Seago Line to expand cooperation between North Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Hamburg 1 December 2011. With the aim of providing significantly more cost-efficient services, Hamburg Süd and Seago Line are pleased to announce that they are to enhance their cooperation in the tradebetween North Europe and Eastern Mediterranean. Both lines had responded to unfavourable market developments in this trade in August 2011 by combining their services.