Austal Delivers Fast Ferry for Mineworker Commuters
A 41 metre high speed aluminium passenger catamaran, “Vale Grand Sud” has recently entered into operation for mining company Vale Nouvelle-Calédonie, marking the fourth Austal-built vessel to operate in New Caledonia. “Vale Grand Sud” was designed to provide new levels of speed and comfort to members of the company’s 1,000 strong workforce, as they commute between Noumea and the Goro mine site’s Prony Port.
China Shipbuilding Activity Tumbles
China's shipbuilders finished 22.53 million dead weight tons of shipbuilding orders in the first five months this year, a decrease of 10.1 percent year-on-year.
Smit Lamnaico Wins Marine Services Contract
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that its associated company Smit Lamnalco has been awarded a 10-year contract with additional extension options…
Japan's Hybrid Ship for Hybrid Cars
The ship is expected to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 4 percent on a two-month voyage to Europe, officials said. The 199-meter-long vessel can carry 6,400 passenger cars. The 768 solar power panels installed on its deck have an output capacity of 160 kilowatts, enough to power 50 average households. Energy is stored in 324,000 lithium-ion batteries below decks and fed through to the engine. Excess energy is used to power the ship’s radar instruments…
Offshore Support Vessel Shipyard Flourishes
The offshore support-vessels builder has outperformed the FTSE Straits Times Oil and Gas Index, of which it is a component, making year-to-date returns of 38.8 per…
Shipping Benefits from Falling Fuel Costs
The Shipping Industry has recently benefited from falling oil prices. Fuel has always been a major cost for shipping companies, and the recent slide in prices has…
Vantage Gets Contracts for 'Sapphire Driller'
The two contract awards for the Sapphire Driller involve adding an additional well to the Sapphire Driller's current drilling program and three wells from another customer in the Ivory Coast.
Industry Looks to RAMP Act to Meet Dredging Needs
Silt accumulation and dredging that's been postponed for years have prevented the full use of U.S. waterways and ports, maritime industry leaders said last month. Hundreds of U.S. ports and harbors are meant to be maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to foster navigation. But many of the country's channels are not kept at their authorized depths, and last year the backlog of needed dredging projects swelled.
Stricken Liberian Tanker Finds Refuge in Bahrain
The General Organization of Sea Ports (GOP) said that the Liberian vessel -- MV Stolt Valor -- was granted permission to take refuge in Bahrain’s waters. The operation to move the tanker to the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY) began early on Tuesday June 26, 2012), where the ASRY team began preparing it for its onward journey. Prior to the commencement of the tow operation, the GOP submitted…
Moss Hydro Engineers Create Revolutionary Filters
Newly-formed Moss Hydro has been established to address a ballast water challenge that is threatening the entire shipping industry – reliable filtration. Stein Foss, the former CEO and co-founder of ballast water treatment (BWT) business OceanSaver, has set up the independent company with three partners, and an array of engineering, marketing and manufacturing experts. Together they are creating revolutionary filters designed specifically for ballast water treatment.
Laborde Welcomes Marine Salesman
Expanding its sales force, Laborde Products brings on a new salesman. David DiSalvo will handle diesel equipment sales and marketing. He will serve the Gulf Coast and inland rivers territories. "In this position, I hope to establish a presence in new areas, generate new business and grow existing accounts," said DiSalvo. "This is a great opportunity to provide customers with the right product, the right service, and the right support. DiSalvo brings 20 years of marine industry experience.
"Do Not Work for Substandard Companies" Jamaica Urges Seafarers
Seafarers need to take an active role in helping the international community to win the battle against substandard shipping. That’s the message from the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) on the international Day of the Seafarer today (June 25). As the maritime industry celebrates the contribution of seafarers to the world economy and commerce, the MAJ is urging seafarers to assess the quality of…
Synapsis INS for Jumbo Newbuilds
The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has been awarded the contract for the supply of advanced Integrated Navigations Systems of their Synapsis Bridge Control series to new Heavy Lift Carriers for Dutch company Jumbo Shipping. The demanding new vessels are being built at Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia. Jumbo has ordered two Heavy Lift Carriers at Brodosplit with delivery dates in 2013, and holds an option for a third newbuild.
FreeSeas Receives of NASDAQ Non-Compliance Letters
FreeSeas Inc. (Nasdaq:FREE), a transporter of dry-bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of a fleet of Handysize and Handymax vessels, announced that the Company received letters dated June 21, 2012 and June 25, 2012 from The Nasdaq Stock Market stating that for the previous 30 consecutive business days, the bid price of the Company's common stock closed below the minimum $1.00 per share…
Hamburg Süd Aims for 26 PCT Cut in CO2e Emissions
Hamburg Süd is pressing ahead vigorously with its commitment to environmental protection. The shipping group thus decided recently to set itself an objectively measurable…
Russia’s VolgodgradNIPImorneft Institute Implements AVEVA Marine
AVEVA (LSE:AVV), announced today that VolgogradNIPImorneft has implemented AVEVA Marine for jack-up platform projects in the Caspian Sea. In addition to the AVEVA software…
Rolls-Royce to Supply the Republic of Korea Navy
Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new FFX frigate for the Republic of Korea’s Navy. This is the first order for the MT30 in Asia. The FFX frigate will use a single MT30 rather than a pair, which demonstrates that the engine is suitable to power a variety of naval ships. Andrew Marsh, Rolls-Royce, President - Naval said: “We are delighted that the Republic of Korea Navy has selected the MT30 for the first ship in the FFX Batch II programme.
EPA Guidance on Fuel Availability Off N. America
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released interim guidance for ship owners and operators clarifying how the U.S. government will implement fuel availability…
Changing of the Guard at Tidewater Inc.
Dean Taylor bid farewell to his post as Tidewater Inc.'s chief executive officer on May 31, following a prosperous, far-flung career of 34 years at the New Orleans-based company. Chief Operating Officer Jeff Platt, who has worked side by side with Taylor for fifteen years, took the helm. And Jeff Gorski was named the new COO. In his decade as chief, Taylor guided Tidewater's fleet expansion. The company…
U.S. Navy Treading Water on Shipbuilding
Fleet, Force put Warfighting First: U.S. At the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, and with a new Chief of Operations at the helm, the U.S. Navy continues to provide credible combat power with persistent presence around the world. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert has set forth his “Sailing Directions” and “Navigation Plan” for the Navy, which sets forth priorities and informs the budget and acquisition process.