New Puget Sound Cruises
American Cruise Lines announce the addition of a new itinerary for 2013 – Puget Sound and San Juan Islands . Offered aboard the 100-passenger American Spirit, roundtrip cruises from Seattle will showcase the most beautiful inland waterways on the West Coast. Puget Sound, which will include the San Juan Islands, will be the newest offering in American Cruise Lines’ Pacific Northwest cruise collection, which includes Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Columbia & Snake Rivers.
Father's Day Cruise Deals
Princess Cruises is celebrating Father’s Day with a special five-day cruise sale from June 14-18. Passengers will find cruise deals perfect for Dad to destinations such as Asia…
Pallas Go for 'Cold Ironing'
Pallas Shipping has decided with its customers to connect their vessels to green power when the ships at berth for unloading or loading. They have already begun…
Middle East Port Upgrade
DP World, UAE Region announce completion of the first phase of the Al Hamriya port development plans aimed at modernising and upgrading the port to meet customers and fishermen’s growing needs.
MOL to Scrap, Lay-up, Bulkers
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced plans for scrapping or cold lay-up of 10 to 20 Capesize bulkers in consideration of this fiscal year's worsening market trends.
Korea-built Ro-Pax for Greece
Greek-flagged Blue Star Patmos, represents an investment of more than Euro 70 million, and is the second of two vessels ordered in June 2009 with an overall length 145.50 meters, a speed of 26 knots and the capacity to carry 2,000 passengers and 427 private vehicles or 60 freight units and 145 private vehicles. In the current challenging times facing Greece, Attica’s scope to provide first class sea transportation services with modern…
Box Ships to Acquire Two OOCL Vessels
Box Ships Inc. Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Two Vessels From OOCL And Related Financing Transaction; public offering of preferred shares and warrants commenced. Box Ships Inc.
Hapag-Lloyd Supervisory Board Elects New Chairman
Dr Michael Frenzel, Chairman of the Executive Board of TUI AG, resigned from his position in the Hapag-Lloyd Supervisory Board as planned. Dr Jürgen Weber, formerly Executive Board Chairman at Lufthansa, has been newly elected to the Supervisory Board as his replacement and was subsequently appointed the new Supervisory Board Chairman. Dr Weber is already familiar with Hapag-Lloyd, having been a member of the Supervisory Board from 1992 to 1998.
Descartes to Acquire IES
Descartes Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Integrated Export Systems Business; Adds a Robust Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker Community Specializing in…
Imtech Marine Awarded Second Jack-Up Contract
Imtech Marine (Radio Holland Netherlands) has been awarded an extensive contract from Jack-Up Barge for the communication and IT systems for its newbuild, self-elevating platform JB-118. This follows a similar contract for the JB-117, which Imtech Marine successfully completed earlier this year. Additionally, Jack-Up Barge and Imtech Marine have concluded an Advanced Support Agreement for the vessels, which includes 24/7 remote Monitoring & Maintenance and covers all of the systems onboard.
LR Safety Alert: Turbocharger Safety
Applicability: Operators of ships fitted with TCA33, TCR14, TCR16, TCR18, TCR20 and TCR22 turbochargers. MAN Diesel & Turbo have issued two Alert Service Bulletins (ASB2011/12/10 and ASB2011/12/09) relating to the safety and safe operation of the above turbochargers. We have identified the Lloyd’s Register classed ships fitted with these turbochargers. The operators of these vessels will be advised of actions required by Lloyd’s Register, on a case-by-case basis.
"One Call" Offers SPRO Services in Over 160 China Ports
Shanghai Resolve-Shengmin OSRO Company, Ltd. (SRSOC), a Level 1 Ship Pollution Response Organization (SPRO), has introduced its wide network of Ship Pollution Response Organization (SPRO) partners throughout China. Known as "One Call", the consortium can now arrange China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) certified Level 1 SPRO coverage for ships calling in any coastal port in the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Crowley Sends ATB to Guantanamo Bay
Crowley Sends First Articulated Tug-Barge to Guantanamo Bay to Deliver Fuel at U.S. Naval Base. Crowley Maritime Corporation’s shipping services to Cuba reached another milestone this past weekend with the first delivery of petroleum products to the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay via articulated tug-barge (ATB) tank vessel. The cargo was loaded in San Diego, Calif., and transported to Cuba aboard Crowley’s ATB Coastal Reliance / 550-4.
Jensen Design Longliner Reaches Construction Milestone
Jensen-Designed Commercial Longliner Fishing Vessel, Northern Leader, Achieves Construction Milestone; Environmentally Friendly Vessel is Ahead of Schedule Due to Jensen’s Advanced Production Engineering Services. One of the world’s largest commercial longliner fishing vessels, designed by Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants, has reached the important milestone of having the main deck completed ahead of schedule, only 10 weeks into the construction phase.
New Safer Vessel Transfer System
Scira Offshore Energy, operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, will utilise a new UK-designed vessel transfer system to provide its wind farm technicians with safe and reliable access to wind turbines in a range of weather conditions. The safe transfer of wind farm technicians from vessels to the turbines is a key challenge for the industry. This new transfer system, known as MaXcess and produced by Northumberland-based OSBIT Power Limited…
Incat Crowther Delivers Chinese-Built 35m CAT Ferries
Incat Crowther announced the delivery of two 35m Catamaran Passenger Ferries built by Afai Southern Shipyard in China. Hai Ju and Hai Yao were commissioned by Zhuhai High Speed Ferry Co, following a competitive tender process. Incat Crowther is proud of its partnership with Afai Southern Shipyard in both the successful bid and the construction process. The vessels accommodate 198 passengers, all seated on the main deck in comfortable reclining seats.
MTU Series 4000 Marine Engines Selected by Southern Towing
Tognum America Inc., a Tognum Group subsidiary and manufacturer of marine and off-highway engines, will supply twelve MTU Series 4000 diesel engines to power six push boats operated by Southern Towing Company, an established inland waterways barge operator on the Mississippi River system and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The high-speed diesel marine propulsion engines from MTU will be used to power four new push boats and repower two older vessels in the company’s fleet.
Underwater Propeller Blade Straightening
With all five blades of its propeller severely bent, a 290-meter container vessel needed a fast, on-site solution to restore the propeller’s balance and efficiency.
Greek Owners Sell Bulker, Reduce Debt
The 1995-built, drybulk vessel, built in 1995 fetched a gross price of US$12,118,537. The ship was sold for demolition and has been delivered to its new owners.
Dutch Insurers Want Security Guards
Last year the number of cases of piracy off the coasts of East and West Africa doubled, with 800 crew members being taken hostage, NRC.informs 'Dutch News'. The…