LNG Tanker Shipbuilders Avoid Slump
According to Bloomberg Business Week, prices for tankers able to hold 160,000 cubic meters of gas have held steady at about $202 million since 2010, based on Clarkson Plc data…
Germany's First Operations Centre for Wind Farms
The 24/7 centre’s first customer is municipal utility Trianel who will use the base for the under-construction 200MW Borkum West 2 wind farm in the North Sea inform '4C Offshore'.
Masdar CEO Receives UN Eco Award
The award recognises Masdar's work in deploying renewable energy projects including Shams One, a 100MW concentrated solar power plant in Abu Dhabi; London Array…
Indian Aircraft Carrier to Sea Trial Shortly
Indian Navy's aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Russian Admiral Gorshkov) will depart for the White Sea on June 8 at 2 am to start sea trials, according to a Sevmash shipyard spokesman. The carrier's sea trials will last 120 days. If any defects are detected, the ship will stop trials and return to Sevmash to put them right. The Indian Navy was planning to begin trials of the carrier in late in May 2012. Sevmash shipyard is due to deliver the ship in Dec 2012.
Castrol Marine Extends Cylinder Oil Range
Castrol Marine has extended its cylinder oil range to address concerns about engine damage and performance as slow steaming and fuel sulphur content restrictions bite. The specialized marine lubricant supplier has launched Cyltech 80 AW, an 80 BN (base number) cylinder oil. The Cyltech range has been developed for optimum engine protection in 2-stroke crosshead engines and specifically to match engine performance with the demands of varying sulphur fuels and the impact of slow steaming.
InterManager Announces New Members
InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, has boosted its membership with several new members joining its ranks during the first quarter of this year.
Cruise Industry Growth in Greece
Senior representatives of the European Cruise Council (ECC) told the Posidonia Forum, meeting in Athens today, that the growth of the cruise sector in Greece is being maintained…
2nd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum
The Minister of Development Competitiveness and Shipping, heads of international cruise sector bodies, senior officials from Greece’s port authorities and representatives…
Greek Shipowners Visit Posidonia 2012
A strong delegation of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) led by Chairman Theodore Veniamis visited the 23rd Posidonia Exhibition today where they met with many…
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions and Wilhelmsen Ships Service Team Up
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) and Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) have joined forces to offer complete lifecycle portfolio of safety solutions for newbuildings and existing vessels.
Intelsat Announces the Intelsat EpicNG Satellite Platform
Intelsat S.A has introduced the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform, a new series of satellites based upon a high performance, open architecture design. Intelsat…
Global satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal has announced the latest step in the continued development of their DVB2-RCS Network; with new coverage areas increasing the footprint of the network in East Africa and South America. The new coverage areas are provided by the SES-4 satellite. Two new beams will be operated out of NSSLGlobal’s Jacksonville Hub; the first providing comprehensive coverage around South America…
STX Marine attends CSS Derwent’s Launching
STX Marine is pleased to report the launching of Hallin Marine’s Compact Semi-Submersible, CSS Derwent. The event took place at Drydocks World Nanindah’s yard in Batam, Indonesia. The CSS Derwent was launched on 5 June 2012 and has an expected delivery at the end of 2012. The CSS concept has been developed by STX Marine, in partnership with Hallin Marine; Minnow Marine Projects Limited and M3 Marine…
BAE Commences Construction of Hopper Drdge
BAE Systems Cuts Steel, Begins Construction on Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge. BAE Systems has begun construction on the MV Magdalen, an 8,500 cubic yard capacity trailing suction hopper dredge for Weeks Marine, Inc. Executives from the two companies gathered this week at the BAE Systems Mobile shipyard to oversee the initial cutting of steel for the vessel’s first module, which will weigh 130 tons.
Record Breaking Month for Drug Seizures
The Coast Guard and partner agencies seized 11,300 pounds of marijuana before it reached U.S. shores in May, breaking a single-month record set a decade ago. "The Coast Guard and our interagency partners have already interdicted more marijuana near the U.S. maritime border with Mexico in the first two quarters of fiscal year 2012 than it did in all of 2011,” said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp.
Harvey Gulf Acquires Bee Mar's Assets
Harvey Gulf International Marine’s CEO, Shane Guidry, announced that, on June 4, 2012, Harvey Gulf signed an agreement with Bee Mar, LLC to purchase all of Bee Mar’s vessels and assets. The purchase will include 10 Offshore Supply Vessels, which will increase Harvey Gulf’s fleet to a total of 32 vessels – with 24 deepwater, new generation Offshore Support Vessels and 8 deepwater towing vessels. Upon closing, Harvey Gulf will have operations in the U.S.
U.S. Navy Pursues Better Weather Forecasting
Navy Researchers Seek to Improve Weather Prediction for Global Operations. With the Atlantic hurricane season officially beginning this month, the Office of Naval…
Chelsea Demonstrates 'FastOcean' System
Applications for FastOcean include fish survival assessment studies, coastal monitoring, iron fertilization experiments, algal bloom monitoring, water contamination detection, ballast water monitoring and laboratory culture monitoring. The participants took part in the deployment of the FastOcean Profiling System from the University of Maryland’s unique 155’ Mobile Test Platform. They also tried out the sensors in a laboratory setting.
Ship Financing Under Posidonia Spotlight
A few days after Aggelikousis Group’s US$1.25 billion credit facility with six banks for the financing of nine LNG carriers was made public, delegates of a shipbuilding…
Great Lakes Agencies Discuss Contingencies
Hosted by the US Coastguard, about three dozen Great Lakes agency leaders from the U.S. and Canada participated in a binational multi-agency meeting, at the Anthony J.