Moore Stephens calls for EU tonnage tax stability
International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has called for stability for European tonnage tax regimes now that the EC has begun its review of EU State Aid Guidelines to Maritime Transport. The start of the EC’s review of the EU State Aid Guidelines to Maritime Transport was announced on 14 February 2012. These guidelines cover European tonnage tax regimes as well as other state aid to the maritime sector.
WCI Presents Leadership Award to Rep. Rahall
Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) presented Congressman Nick Rahall, II, (WV) Ranking Member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, with its 11th Annual Leadership Service Award on February 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. The award recognizes champions of the nation’s inland waterways and port system. Rep. Rahall has served on the T&I Committee for 34 years, his entire tenure in Congress…
Danaos Adds Largest Newbuilding to Fleet
Danaos Corporation, an international owner of containerships, announced that on February 16, 2012, it took delivery of its largest vessel in the fleet , the HYUNDAI TOGETHER…
OceanServer Delivers AUV's to SC Marine Research
SC Marine Research SRL Takes Delivery of Two Iver2 AUVs. OceanServer Technology, Inc. has recently delivered two AUVs to SC Marine Research SRL located in Bucharest, Romania. Marine Research is a new and dynamic company devoted to the research of aquatic environments in and around Romania. The two IVER2 systems will initially be used to map the sea bottom around the Danube Delta located on the Black Sea.
Ocean Safety Completes Arctic Safety Training
Ocean Safety training for ICE-SAR and Sonar in cold Icelandic waters. The UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has just completed a chilly training session to safety authorities in Iceland in conjunction with the company’s Iceland service agent Sónar EHF, to demonstrate vital life saving equipment manufactured by the company. Andy Bracewell, Export Manager at Ocean Safety…
Notifier's Fire Systems Win Major Approvals
Notifier Develops Robust, Reliable Fire Protection for Marine Applications; Three Major Marine Testing Agencies Approve NOTIFIER Systems. NOTIFIER by Honeywell has announced a line of fire alarm systems that deliver robust, reliable fire protection for a broad range of marine applications, supported by a worldwide network of experienced Engineered Systems Distributors (ESDs). Following a rigorous series of tests…
Wesmar Introduces New Catch Sensors
Wesmar, a U.S. manufacturer of sonar equipment, has introduced its new line of trawl sonar catch sensors. ‘They are the fastest and most powerful on the market,” said Dennis Soderberg, WESMAR’s Vice President of the Electronics Division. The Model CS20 WESMAR catch sensors work with the highly popular WESMAR TCS780 and TCS380 trawl sonar systems. Up to six catch sensors can be used on the cod end of a WESMAR system. Numbers 1-4 are compatible with other trawl systems.
Horizon Lines to Meet in Charlotte in June
Horizon Lines Sets Date for Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Horizon Lines, Inc. (OTCQB: HRZL) today announced that it has established a record date for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders. The company's stockholders of record at the close of business on April 9, 2012, will be entitled to notice of the annual meeting and to vote upon matters considered at the meeting. The annual meeting will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday, June 7, 2012.
St. Lawrence Seaway System to Open 22 March
SEAWAY NOTICE NO. 1 ‐ 2012: Opening of the 2012 Navigation Season and Maximum Allowable Drafts. Vessel transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions. Restrictions may apply in some areas until lighted navigation aids have been installed. Sault Ste. United States Soo Locks will open March 25. In the Montreal / Lake Ontario Section, the draft will be 80.0 dm (26' 3") until the South Shore Canal is ice‐free or April 15th…
Marad Seeks USMMA Superintendent
Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. Citizens. The Superintendent is the senior official responsible for providing vision, leadership…
Global Satellite Launches Second Generation Iridium Pilot
Powered by the Iridium OpenPort Service, Iridium Pilot Broadband Platform Offers Reliable, High-Quality Communications Via the World's Furthest-Reaching Network. Global Satellite USA, a satellite solutions provider, has announced the launch of the Iridium Pilot, Iridium’s second-generation maritime broadband platform. Iridium Pilot will utilize the Iridium OpenPort service – the world's first when it comes to fully global maritime broadband.
CMA CGM Reshuffles Some Routes
CMA CGM announces the reshuffling of its Asia-West Med Services. CMA CGM announces the reshuffling of its services on the Asia-West Mediterranean trade in partnership with Maersk Line (ML).
Aker Solutions Reports 4Q 2011 Results
Aker Solutions ASA: Fourth quarter and preliminary annual results 2011. Aker Solutions reported an 18 percent increase in revenues and a solid operating result in the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting strong market conditions and high activity in the oil and gas industry. Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2011 amounted to NOK 11 600 million, compared with NOK 9 794 million in the same period one year ago.
Construction of Second Carrier Begins in UK
Portsmouth, United Kingdom: Production on HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, has started today at BAE Systems in Portsmouth Naval Base – the future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class. Work on the forward section of the hull, known as Lower Block 02, commenced as Commander-in-Chief Fleet Admiral George Zambellas cut the first steel in a ceremony at the company’s production facility.
Action Demanded for Stranded Moroccan Crews
Over 100 Moroccan seafarers on four vessels are facing shortages of food, fuel and pay in the port of Algeciras, Spain, following a drastic reduction of operations…
Wallem Chooses DNV Navigator
Wallem installs DNV Navigator to its fleet of more than 190 ships. Wallem Ship Management in Hong Kong has ordered DNV Navigator for its managed fleet of more than 190 ships. The contract also includes the Work and Rest Hours module allowing for compliance with international legislation on rest hours for seafarers. DNV Navigator is a dedicated decisions support tool for assisting the Master in handling the administrative and regulatory complexity of port operations.
Indonesia Fertilizer Producer Orders Siwertell Unloader
Cargotec's 300th Siwertell unloader contract will see the company deliver its safe, efficient and environmentally-friendly Siwertell system to the Indonesian fertiliser producer, PT Petrokimia Gresik. In January this year, Cargotec secured a second contract for a Siwertell ship unloader with the Indonesian fertiliser producer, PT Petrokimia Gresik. "The customer chose our Siwertell technology again…
100 Years With Diesel - Successor Ready
Exactly 100 years ago, the Danish ship Selandia set an example for international shipping as a pioneer within CO2 reduction. Now we are ready for yet another environmental quantum leap. The most distinctive feature of the M/S Selandia was the fact that it had no funnel emitting black smoke up into the sky. The M/S Selandia marked the beginning of the end of steamships. As the first ocean-going ship, she sailed on diesel instead of coal. A technological revolution built at the B&W shipyard.