Hempel Opens First Factory S. America
With the opening of its 24th factory, the first in South America, Hempel will be better placed to serve the rapidly growing South American market. The new plant…
German Maritime, Offshore Industries Strengthens
“We continue to be successful in world markets and have also found new customers in attractive niches in 2011. At the same time, our regular customers are now again ordering not only in the newbuilding segment but precisely also in the retrofit area,” said Dr. Alexander Nürnberg, Chairman of VDMA Marine and Offshore Equipment Industries, at a late 2011 press conference held in Hamburg. The German maritime economy is an essential industrial sector…
New Ship Repair Capability in Port Arthur
On January 18 Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corp. completed the refurbishment and re-naming of its newest dry dock, the Mr. Morris. "This dry dock gives us access to a market that has not been served recently in Port Arthur," said Steve Hale, CEO, Gulf Copper & Manufacturing. Now in service, the Mr. Morris adds a valuable asset to Gulf Copper's dry dock capabilities, enabling the ship repair yard to accommodate a range of larger vessels in its Port Arthur South Yard.
Survival Craft Invests & Expands in North America
Survival Craft Inspectorate, a global provider of emergency marine evacuation systems, has acquired an industry innovation widely used in the cruise ship industry and announced plans to open two new offices in North America. The energy sector specialist expects these latest developments to add £10m (US$ 15.8m) to its turnover in the next three years. The opening of new offices in Fort Lauderdale in the United States and St John’s in Canada will create 10 jobs.
Strategic Marine Wins Offshore Wind Contracts
Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine has started 2012 strongly, signing contracts to build eight 20 metre offshore wind farm crew transfer vessels (including options) for the European market. The company will also be establishing a Service Network in Europe to support the vessels it will be supplying to clients in the region. The vessels will be managed by Njord Offshore, a subsidiary of Norse Management UK, which has a long history in the marine industry.
Expro Expanding South China Sea Service
New base in Shekou positions Expro to capitalise in the South China Sea. International oilfield services company Expro officially opened its new operations base in China, on February 2, in the company of key clientele and senior Expro management. The base in the Shekou industrial zone will have a workforce made up of both operational and support employees that will be responsible for servicing operations in the South China Sea.
ISS Opens Venezuela Office
Inchcape Shipping Services to expand customer base with office opening in Venezuela. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider…
U.S. DOJ: Guilty Plea in Oil Pollution Case
U.S. Shipping Company Convicted For Oil Pollution On High Seas. Horizon Lines, LLC was sentenced Tuesday in front of the Honorable Richard Seeborg after pleading…
New Training Alliance for Chartworld
MSG MarineServe, Safebridge and ChartWorld ECDIS training alliance. ChartWorld International has selected MSG MarineServe GmbH, its sister company Safebridge GmbH and the ECDIS Training Consortium (ETC) as its official training partner for the new ChartWorld eSeries, a “ECDIS as a Service” concept. MSG Marine and Safebridge will provide a complete eSeries training package, which encompasses both generic…
Transocean Names Tonnel SVP & Controller
David A. Tonnel has been named Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller, and Principal Accounting Officer, effective March 1, 2012. Mr. Tonnel currently serves…
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.
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…
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…