Barents Sea Watch Web Portal Launched
BarentsWatch is much more than a web portal for information from the 27 different governmental and research institutions with responsibility for Norway’s management…
Kenyan Warship Bombards Somali Port Kismayu
Kenya's military spokesman Cyrus Oguna verified that his forces had shelled the town after Al-Shabaab militants opened fire at Kenyan warships patrolling Somali coast.
World's Longest Offshore LNG Pipe – Divers Ready
The gigantic Nord Stream pipe, with two same-sized parallel ones, runs from Vyborg in Russia through the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea to Lumina in Germany. It will be able to secure supplies of electricity and heat to 26 million households in Europe for 50 years to come. The 1,224 kilometre-long pipe (approximately 760 miles) is currently located on the bottom in three lengths. Norwegian subsea expertise will be called upon to weld together the lengths of pipe on the seabed.
Awards for Best Supply Chain Performance – Entrants Invited
“The Alliance will profile shippers and their alliance partners who have successfully and dynamically collaborated to drive supply chain excellence,” said Sarah Harding…
Crowley Doubles Size of Puerto Rico Distribution Center
Crowley nearly doubles size of Puerto Rico Distribution Center to better serve customers shipping to and from U.S. The expansion brings Crowley’s total warehouse space on Puerto Rico to 119…
Russian Ammunition Ship Did Dock in Syria Say Rights Group
According to Reuters, Washington condemned the reported weapons delivery. "Today's updated shipping databases show that the cargo ship Professor Katsman did in…
Australian Warship in Japan for Bilateral, Trilateral Exercises
The ANZAC-class Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has arrived in Japan on the final stage of its North East Asian deployment after completing a successful series…
Keppel Get Third Jackup Order from Maersk
Scheduled for delivery in 1Q 2015, the rig will be deployed in Dagny field in the Norwegian North Sea for Statoil when completed. The CJ70 rigs are designed for…
Sunken Treasure Recovery Operation Mounted by Odyssey
Historical records indicate the Gairsoppa was carrying up to seven million ounces of silver and the Mantola was carrying approximately 600,000 ounces of silver when each sank. Odyssey discovered both shipwrecks in Q3 2011 and conducted a series of reconnaissance dives to both sites in March and April 2012. Both the Gairsoppa and Mantola projects are being conducted under contract with the UK Department for Transport.
LA Port Chief Wins Conservation Award
Port of Los angeles Executive Director Receivs Peter Benchley ‘Excellence in Solutions' Ocean Conservation Award. Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., has been named the 2012 recipient of the Blue Frontier Campaign’s Peter Benchley Ocean Award for “Excellence in Solutions.” The Blue Frontier Campaign is a national marine conservation activist organization working to improve ocean policies in coastal states.
Contract Awarded for First FLRSU
Wison Offshore & Marine Announces Award for construction of World’s First Floating LNG Liquefaction Unit. Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, announced today the successful award of a contract by the Exmar group for engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the world’s first Floating LNG Liquefaction, Regasification and Storage Unit (FLRSU).
Supplying Brazil's Booming OSV Market
Local equipment suppliers reap dividends, but there’s room for foreign businesses – if they know how to play. After huge oil finds in recent years, Brazil's need for offshore vessels continues to expand and could double between now and the end of the decade. Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras wants to extract billions of barrels of oil while also developing its shipbuilding and service industries to create jobs.
RINA Launches Management Shareholding Scheme
International classification society RINA has introduced a management shareholding scheme which will increase group capital by Euro 12 million and give managers across the group the opportunity to share in RINA’s growth. In the first tranche almost 50 per cent of the available shares have been taken up by 90 managers, who have paid Euro 6 million for 2,840 shares, around 5 per cent of the group capital. A further tranche of 3,000 shares will be released to staff over the next four years.
Liberian Registry to Use Advance Vessel Screening
The Liberian Registry has introduced a sophisticated programme to screen advance notice of ship arrivals as part of a detention prevention plan to help maintain its independent ranking among the safest and most efficient ship registries in the world. The overall objective is to maintain and strengthen the already excellent safety record of the Liberian flag, and to further reduce detention rates, especially in Australia, China, the EU and the United States.
Gibdock Wins Container Ship Contracts
Reederei Hans Peterson & Sohne is the latest German owner to select Gibdock as a repair location for a container ship, a vessel type that the Gibraltar-based yard has identified as generating high levels of workflow through the first part of 2012. The 188m long, 1997-built Westerburg operates in the Mediterranean and West African trades. As such Gibdock was an ideal location for the owners to carry out the work required.
Greek VLCC Ballast Water Treatment Contract Goes to OceanSaver
Greek oil tanker operator, Almi Tankers S.A. has chosen OceanSaver Ballast Water Treatment solutions for its VLCCs currently under construction at Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.
Strategic Marine Partners with Testbank
Western Australian ship builder Strategic Marine has signed a Sales & Service Agency agreement with UK-based marine and repair company Testbank Ship Repair Ltd. This is the first in a number of Sales & Service Agents which Strategic Marine announced it was developing in February 2012. This partnership has been formed as Strategic Marine and Testbank work together to provide marine, ship repair and through-life support services to the emerging offshore wind sector.
Society of Maritime Industries Appoints New Director
The Society of Maritime Industries is pleased to announce that Malcolm Clements will be joining the organization in June in the dual role of Director of the Association of British Offshore Industries (ABOI) and Ports and Terminals Group (PTG). John Murray, the Society’s Chief Executive, in welcoming Malcolm’s appointment said “Malcolm brings a wealth of experience in supporting the marine industry and will be a valued new addition to our team”.
CMA CGM Logistics to Open New Office in New Jersey
After opening offices in Germany, Jordan, Vietnam and Malaysia, the turn has now come to the USA for a new CCLog office. CMA CGM Logistics (CCLog), a subsidiary of CMA CGM Group…
Austal Awards Alu Design Major Contract
Alu Design & Services (Alu Design) has secured a substantial contract with Austal, a world leader in the manufacture of fast ferries and naval vessels, to provide…