Piracy Off the Horn of Africa
Remarks by Andrew J. Shapiro, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, given to the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC (March 27, 2012).
New Contract for Aker Solutions and BP Norway
Aker Solutions secures maintenance and modifications contract with BP Norway. BP has decided to extend the maintenance and modification contract with Aker Solutions…
New Europe-Asia Heavylift Service
BBC launches new heavy-lift cargo service between Europe and Asia. On 26 March 2012, the BBC KARAN was the first vessel in the new Europe-Asia service of the multi-purpose and heavy-lift cargo shipping company BBC Chartering to berth at C. Steinweg (Süd West Terminal) in the Port of Hamburg. In Hamburg, the new “BBC Euro-Asia Express Line” service will be offering bi-weekly eastward sailings to Asia.
Kongsberg Acquires Jotron Consultas
Fleet management software joins extensive portfolio of marine technology solutions. Kongsberg Maritime, a leading marine technology developer has today (29th March 2012) acquired 100% of the shares in fleet management software specialist Jotron Consultas. A new product group consisting of all previous Jotron Consultas employees and based at Kongsberg Maritime’s premises in Horten, Norway, will be formed as a result of the acquisition.
Port and Coastal Logistics Groups Announce Partnership
Alliance extends geographic reach for both companies and completes Port Logistics Group's national footprint. Port Logistics Group, the nation's leading provider of gateway logistics services, and Coastal Logistics Group, Inc. (CLG), a leading Southeast logistics provider, today announced a partnership that extends geographic reach and service offerings for both companies. The partnership will allow the companies to offer complete logistics solutions at all major U.S. import and export gateways.
DNV Acquires COEX AS
DNV Navigator TM facilitates compliance with the requirements of charterers and port authorities and is often referred to as the “Captain’s Best Friend”. Industry…
New RAmparts 3200 for Signet
Signet Weatherly is the latest RAmparts 3200 Class ASD from the design board of Robert Allan Ltd. Recently delivered to her proud owner; Signet Maritime Corporation, the tug will be based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Named after the 1962 America’s Cup winning 12 metre yacht “Weatherly”, the new vessel will enhance Signet’s Gulf operations, providing ship-assist capabilities along with long range towing.
Buyers Line Up to Buy Sietas Shipyard
A number of prospective buyers have emerged for the companies of the Sietas Group. This is the result of the extensive investor search conducted by Berthold Brinkmann…
Action-Packed WISTA Luncheon at CMA
WISTA Annual Luncheon at CMA’s Shipping 2012 presents action-packed program. Bahamas signs Washington Declaration, lessons learned from Deepwater Horizon, and a Flag Ceremony farewell to USCG Vice Commandant Brice O’Hara. WISTA USA President Jeanne M. Grasso presided over an action-packed program at this year’s WISTA USA Annual Luncheon held at the beginning of CMA’s Shipping 2012 conference in Stamford, Connecticut.
Rolls-Royce Wins $69m OSV Contract
Rolls-Royce won a $69m order to design and equip two advanced offshore anchor handling vessels for Norwegian ship owner Farstad Shipping. The UT 731 CD vessels are designed and equipped to handle anchors for oil rigs, tow rigs to location and also serve as supply vessels. They can operate in extreme climatic conditions and ultra deep waters, undertaking precise rig manoeuvring operations in water up to 3,000m deep. They are also equipped for sub sea construction and installation duties.
North Sea Platform Gas Leak – Source Identified
The leaking hydrocarbons are believed to be coming in the well from a rock å which is above the producing reservoir of the Elgin field. The volume of this gas ingress is therefore difficult to estimate. Reports from Oil Spill Response (OSRL) surveillance flight indicate that the gas cloud is still stable and is heading away from Elgin facilities. Total confirms that the gas leak remains ongoing although the situation is currently stable.
China Shipyard Delivers First Self-designed Offshore Support Vessel
Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group delivered its first self-designed, and the world’s most advanced small AHTS offshore support vessel (OSV) a SPA 80 Diesel Electric…
Shipyard Research & Development Projects – NSRP to Grant Awards
The NSRP is a collaboration of American shipyards working together to reduce the cost of building, operating and repairing US Navy ships by developing…
Cruise Ship Emerges from Shipyard Virtually New Say Owners
After a month-long $54 million dry dock, Royal Caribbean International's cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas has emerged from Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard (a subsidiary…
BWT: the Cost of Great Lakes Invasive Species Damage
Research project shows invasive species cost the Great Lakes millions of dollars. Although there has been growing recognition among researchers and policymakers…
Port Logistics Companies Form Strategic Partnership
Port Logistics Group, a provider of gateway logistics services, and Coastal Logistics Group Inc. (CLG), a Southeast logistics provider, have announced a partnership…
Piracy – Nato Update on Number of Recent Attacks
As it is now the monsoon transition period and the sea states become more favourable for small boats, it is expected that pirate activity will continue to increase.
British Nuclear Submarine Sets Sail after Fuel Replacement, Upgrading
HMS Vigilant was taken in hand by Babcock in 2008 and is the third Vanguard Class submarine to undergo a long overhaul period and refuel at Devonport. Additionally, around 80 major design improvements have been incorporated, including significant enhancements to strategic and combat weapon systems and sensors that will ensure the submarine remains highly capable to meet the exacting demands that…
MHI to Transfer its Meiki Engine to New Subsidiary
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has decided to transfer its small-size, air-cooled, gasoline engine business - its Meiki Engine operations - to Mitsubishi…
Ship Casualty Management Guidelines Book Published
The Nautical Institute and the International Salvage Union (ISU) have launched 'Casualty Management Guidelines', a book aimed at providing practical guidelines to help seafarers during a casualty…