Marpol Vl Enough, UK MP's Say
"We endorse the Government’s support for the more stringent regulation of sulphur emissions contained within the revised Annex VI because it will markedly improve air quality and deliver significant health and environmental benefits. These regulations were agreed on a worldwide basis through the International Maritime Organisation after several years of discussion. We believe that it's not appropriate…
High Speed USS Swift Docks after Humanitarian Mission
While on deployment, Swift visited the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Panama and Haiti, working with local communities, governments and militaries to build partnerships throughout Central and South America, and the Caribbean. All branches of the U.S. military service are represented on board Swift. Specialists from the Seabees, the Marines Corps, medical and veterinary fields…
Port of Portland Linked to Med by German Line
Containership Cap Cleveland inaugurated a new service offering freight connections between US Pacific Northwest and Mediterranean ports when she docked recently at the Port of Portalnd, to be greeted by port officials and container terminal managers from Philippine-based International Container Services Inc. Hamburg Süd offers new and more regular calls to Mediterraneon ports as well as feeder connections to the Far East, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Latin America and West Africa.
Shipbuilding Insights, Trends, Offered in New Report
The global outlook series on the Shipbuilding and Repair Industry provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings.
Korean Built Ferry to Have Flap-type Rudders
The fast (design speed 27 kt) 210 m long RoRo passenger carrier is being built for Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation (CoTuNav) to run between Tunisia, Italy and France. The TIMON high lift flap-type rudder has a slide-bar flap linkage mechanism said to provide excellent manoeuvring performance. The rudder profile is based on the well-known HSVA and NACA profiles and is considered most suitable for medium-speed and fast vessels requiring high manoeuvring performance.
Pirates Losing Battle to Capture Ships
The NATO piracy update mentions in its overview of the week, four piracy related incidents in the High Risk Area (HRA): a Pirate Attack Group (PAG) was disrupted (017/12), one merchant vessel was hijacked (Alert 018/12), one merchant vessel was approached by suspected pirates (NSC 010/12) and one merchant vessel was attacked ( 019/12). As the monsoon period is over and the sea state becomes more favourable for small boats…
USS FORD on Alternative Fuel Blend
USS Ford Conducts Operational Transit on Alternative Fuel Blend. USS Ford (FFG 54) successfully transited from the ship's homeport in Everett, Wash., to San Diego…
Iridium Delivers Smallest Voice & Data Module
Partners Integrate the Iridium Core 9523 Into Advanced Smart Devices To Provide Connectivity Everywhere On The Planet. Iridium Communications Inc. announces the commercial availability of the Iridium Core 9523 transceiver. The Iridium Core 9523 further emphasizes the company’s Iridium ForceSM vision of bringing vital building blocks to partners who develop innovative, portable communications devices.
WRSystems Names Edwards President and COO
W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) has announced the appointment of Dave Edwards as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Edwards joined the Virginia-based company in 1996; he replaces Founder Raymond Yu, who retired in November 2011. Edwards was the chief architect of the company’s Engineering Services Division (ESD), which now employs more than 200 employees in the Norfolk location. Collectively…
GD Appoints Novakovic President & COO
General Dynamics Board Elects Novakovic to Be President and Chief Operating Officer. General Dynamics announced that its board of directors has elected Phebe N.
Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues
Summary - A Report to Congress. The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened interest in, and concerns about, the region’s future.
Port of Kiel Presents Berth Project
Visual presentation of Cruise Shipping Berth 1 project - PORT OF KIEL at Cruise Shipping in Miami. Kiel’s plan to create a big berth facility for cruise ships is steadily taking on more shape. For the first time, the PORT OF KIEL is presenting a visual display of the new Ostuferhafen Cruise Shipping Berth 1 project to an international audience at the upcoming Cruise Shipping Trade Fair in Miami from March 12th to March 15th.
SCHOTTEL Strengthens Middle East Service
After the establishment of SCHOTTEL Middle East FZE (SME), a subsidiary of the renowned German company SCHOTTEL GMbH, as the new hub for the Middle East region,…
Carisbrooke Shipping Chooses Thordon Bearings
Eco-conscious Carisbrooke opts for seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings on latest newbuildings. The Vectis Eagle, an 8500 dwt multi-purpose dry cargo vessel, is Carisbrooke Shipping’s latest newbuild and first of their fleet to be fitted with Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings. The Finnish/Swedish 1A Ice-Class vessel launched in September 2011 and is currently carrying out its maiden voyage through the Panama Canal travelling from China to Haiti and Brazil.
MOL Starting Singapore-Yangon Service
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has announced the opening of the new route “SYX” linking Singapore and Yangon starting on March 17. MOL will offer a twice a week joint service with RCL. The service is operated by 3 vessels (T/R 10.5 days) and MOL will provide one ship MV MOL Acclaim. Yangon, a major market in Myanmar, is positioned for future growth. The SYX route will draw on MOL’s own network to offer a wide variety of both inbound and outbound services to meet rising demand in this region.
GSSC Shipfitter Boot Camp Produces 18 for Industry
12 Graduate from GSSC Shipfitter Boot Camp and Have Jobs Waiting for Them. In November 2011, 18 individuals started an intensive 10-week shipfitter boot camp that…
ACP Names New Director
Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors appoints new Canal Administrator. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Board of Directors announced today the appointment of engineer Jorge Luis Quijano as the new Panama Canal Administrator. Mr. Quijano will succeed Alberto Alemán Zubieta, who has been at the helm of the Canal for the past 16 years and whose term will end on September 3, 2012. “We are proud to announce the appointment of Jorge Quijano as the new Canal Administrator.
Tideland Supplies Self-Contained LED Lanterns in Sri Lanka
Tideland Signal, an international specialist in aids to marine navigation, has won the contract to supply SolaMAX solar-powered marine lanterns to guide vessels safely through the reef and into the new fishing harbour of Dikkowita on the west coast of Sri Lanka, 10 km to the north of Colombo. The new harbour is designed and built by BAM International bv for Sri Lanka's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development under a €44 million contract funded in part by the Dutch government.