US Navy Awards $78M Submarine Procurement Contract
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $78 million contract to buy long lead-time material for the Virginia-class submarine SSN-792. Electric…
Onboard Aplications Software – Eniram Opens Singapore Office
The Finland-headquartered company develops onboard applications, performance management and analytics solutions that help fleet owners and captains better operate…
SatCom Communications Solution by Delta Wave
Delta Wave Communications, LLC, announces that it is offering a new global dispatch solution that provides Push to Talk (PTT) and dispatch facilities over satellite, with global coverage utilizing the Inmarsat satellite network. Thrane BGAN terminals are portable, very easy to set up, and require minutes to deploy in the field and to acquire internet connectivity. Additionally, the equipment also allows the field personnel to access the internet…
Cruise Ship News – Media Tie-up Announced
Cruising Authority, the Internet's leading cruise-related talk show, and CruisesOnly, America's largest cruise agency, are joining forces. A division of World Travel Holdings…
Iraq – Swedish Transport Academy Inaugurated
Sweden’s Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling and ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government today inaugurated the Swedish Transport Academy in Erbil, northern Iraq. The training is targeted at young unemployed Iraqis with a secondary school background and offers occupational skills demanded in the transport sector. The establishment of the school is the result of close cooperation between Scania…
Royal Caribbean Choose ABB Azipods for Two Newbuildings
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth more than $60 million to provide complete power and Azipod propulsion systems for two new cruise ships to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL). The new ships are the first vessels in Royal Caribbean’s new class of cruise ships, currently named “Project Sunshine.” The 158…
VLCC Delivered to Oman Shipping Co. by Daewoo
Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C. (OSC) took delivery of a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) “BUKHA”, at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME), Okpo, South Korea. “BUKHA” is designed and constructed according to the latest international standards, and it has advanced ballast water treatment technology to comply with international conventions on the protection of the environment from the effects of transportation of ballast water and sediments around the world.
This Day in Naval History - April 18
1848 - A Navy expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan, commanded by Lt. William F. Lynch, reaches the Dead Sea. 1906 - The Navy assists in relief…
Germany’s KfW to Make New Loans to Shipping Industry
KfW Group, Germany’s state-owned development lender, may make 1.5 billion Euros ($2 billion) of new shipping loans this year, even as rivals scale back operations in the crisis-hit industry.
Poland Gets Permits to Build 3 Baltic Wind Farms
Polish state-controlled power company PGE said that it had won permits to build three wind farm projects on the Baltic Sea with a combined potential capacity of 3.45 gigawatts…
Panoro Energy Will Drill Three Wells in Brazil’s Offshore
RIO DE JANEIRO - Independent driller Panoro Energy (PEN.OS) expects to drill three wells in Brazil's offshore Santos Basin in coming months, the company's chief executive said Wednesday.
Sunstream Releases Next Generation Boat Lift
Sunstream Boat Lifts has released the Sunstream V-Lift, the newest addition to its range of marina- friendly lifts. leak-resistant solution for most sport, ski, pontoon and fishing boats.
Denison Yacht Sales Adds to its Team of Brokers
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Marina Del Ray, Calif. - Denison Yacht Sales, a full-service global yacht brokerage and yacht charter firm, recently hired eight new yacht brokers and a charter fleet manager. The new hires will expand the company's presence at its Florida and California offices. Joining the Fort Lauderdale brokerage are Skip Denison, Juan Pasch, Peter Quintal, and Gene Echols. Pasch will specifically be assisting in the sale of new Beneteau G.T.'s.
Statoil Awards Aker a Contract for New Type of Rig
Statoil is awarding Aker Solutions a contract today for hiring of an entirely new type of rig, which represents an important technological advance for the industry. The category B rig will represent an important contribution toward increasing recovery from existing fields. The rig with associated integrated services is expected to reduce operating costs for well intervention by as much as 40 percent.
Sigma Offshore Exhibiting at FPSO Event in Singapore
Sigma Offshore, the international FPSO moorings and marine engineering services business, will be exhibiting at Asia’s 3rd Annual FPSO Summit in Singapore. The event at the Raffles Convention Centre on April 24 and 25 is part of Singapore Maritime Week. As well as exhibiting, Aberdeen-headquartered Sigma Offshore is one of the sponsors of the event for industry leaders and decision makers. The conference features speakers…
CMA CGM Reshuffles ASIA-South Africa and Mozambique Services
CMA CGM announced the reshuffling of its services on the ASIA-South Africa and Mozambique trades in partnership with Maersk Line (ML). • New SHAKA2: A service…
Paradigm Drilling Services Secures Contracts
Paradigm Drilling Services has had a strong start to 2012, securing over £1 million of new contracts in the UK and overseas. The Aberdeenshire-based firm has signed a five-year lease on a 3,000 square-foot building adjacent to its headquarters on Thainstone Business Park, including workshop and office space to expand its research and development facilities with new drilling technology to be launched later this year. A recruitment drive is underway.
Nv-Charts Launches New Chesapeake Bay Chart Sets
Newport, Rhode Island – Nv-Charts, a global supplier of charting products for mariners and cruising sailors, has now extended its coverage and produced new chart regions for Chesapeake Bay, just in time for the 2012 cruising and boating season. The coverage is divided into two regions, North and South. The North region includes Delaware Bay and the Chesapeake-Delaware canal, coverage from Cape May…
Port Terminals Risk Millions with Lame Grant Strategies
Forget 2012; work on the funds already awarded. Port terminals risk losing their one last shot at millions in FEMA/DHS Port Security Grant Funds if they don’t act decisively before Sept. 2012. As of Jan. All of the $1 billion that is still sitting in the federal treasury has been dedicated to thousands of security projects and equipment approved at the highest levels as essential to protect ports against terrorist attacks from 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Port Security Grants (PSG).
Hydrex Repairs Save Time
Hydrex diver/technicians carried out three separate repairs on a 118-meter general cargo vessel while the ship was at anchorage off the coast of Port Gentil, Gabon. These on-site repairs allowed the customer to save precious time and money. The entire operation was supervised and coordinated by the Hydrex team leader from inside a monitoring station. A detailed inspection of both the outside and inside of the bulbous bow revealed that the entire area had been damaged.