North American Emission Rules for Ships to Enter Force
On 1 August 2012, enforcement of the North American Emissions Control Area (ECA) is due to commence. This third and largest ECA (the other two encompass the North Sea and the Baltic Sea areas) was first proposed by Canada and the United States on 27 March 2009. France quickly joined in on behalf of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, its territory off the Atlantic coast of Canada. The proposal was approved…
Solstad Offshore Invests iwith SIS
Star Information Systems (SIS) has completed the installation of its Star Information & Planning System (Star IPS) across Solstad Offshore’s fleet of 50 high-specification vessels. Solstad, which operates platform supply vessels (PSV), anchor handling vessels (AHTS) and construction service vessels (CSV) to service the offshore petroleum industry, looked to SIS for an integrated, centralized fleet management system.
AWO: Senate Bill Would Protect Marine Environment
Bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) and nine co-sponsors would establish a strong, nationally consistent standard for ballast water and other vessel discharges, bringing good news for the marine environment and for maritime commerce, the American Waterways Operators (AWO) announced. S. 3332, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, would require the U.S. Coast Guard to implement…
Wärtsilä Hamworthy Wins Contract
Wärtsilä Hamworthy has won a contract from Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. to supply two Membrane BioReactors (MBRs) to the 141,000gt newbuilding under construction for Carnival group member P&O Cruises. Hamworthy has delivered more than 25 MBR advanced wastewater systems to the world’s largest cruise ship operator, Carnival. The company’s MBR system produces the highest quality discharge…
North European Containerport Markets to 2025
The North European container port market bounced back strongly from the economic downturn. Total demand reached 57.9m TEU in 2011, representing an increase of 22 per cent since 2009.
NAMEPA Teams up With America’s Cup
Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced June 25, 2012 it is teaming up with the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project during the upcoming America’s Cup World Series being held in Newport, Rhode Island from Saturday June 23rd through July 1st. NAMEPA will be presenting marine environment education opportunities in the Exploration Zone as an America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project Local Partner.
Shipbuilding in Nova Scotia
Irving Shipbuilding’s successful C$25 billion bid for the combatant portion of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) illustrates the strength of Nova Scotia shipbuilding industry. Under the program, Irving Shipbuilding, Inc. (ISI) will build six to eight Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships and 15 Canadian Surface Combatants for the Department of National Defense (DND) over the next 20-30 years.
LaHood Taps Helis as USMMA Superintendent
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces New Superintendent for U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Says Helis is “ideal fit” to oversee Academy’s future with military, academic experience. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today named Colonel (ret.) James Helis, Ph.D., as the new superintendent for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Helis, a 30-year Army veteran, will begin work at the Academy…
Trinity Offshore Re-Brands as TY Offshore
John Dane III presented TY Offshore to the maritime industries. The re-branding of the company from Trinity Offshore to TY Offshore is intended to provide clear market positioning for the leading Mississippi-based designer and builder of commercial tugs, offshore barges, oil spill response, patrol and oil field support vessels from 10 meters to 95 meters (33’ to 312’) in length. The name change is also intended to delineate the company from Dallas, Texas-based Trinity Industries, Inc.
New Patrol Boats for Russian Coast Guard
The ship, named the Brilliant, was developed by the Severnoye Design Bureau and built at the Almaz shipyard in St. Petersburg. Project 22460 ships are designed to…
Ingalls-built LPD 23 Completes Acceptance Trials
The amphibious transport dock Anchorage (LPD 23) currently under construction at Ingalls' Avondale facility has returned from a three-day testing voyage in the Gulf of Mexico following rigorous testing of most of the ship's systems. The ship is the seventh in the LPD 17 class. During the five-day acceptance trial evolution on land and at sea, the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) observed more than 220 test events demonstrated on the ship by Ingalls' test and trials team.
Rosneft Teams With Statoil to Develop Offshore Arctic
Oil major Rosneft will establish a subsidiary in Norway, which is to develop Norwegian Arctic fields together with Statoil. The documents signed by Statoil and Rosneft during the St.
Engineering Contracts for KBR on FPSO Projects
KBR announced today that it was selected as Höegh’s preferred engineer to execute pre-FEED studies for two of its projects off the coast of Israel and offshore Australia.
World Shipping (China) Summit 2012
China represents one of the fastest growing economies, exercises significant cargo control in the main segments of the shipping industry and is thus of tremendous importance to international shipping.
Libyan Navy Visits British Training Base
The delegation led by Commodore Hassan Ali Bushnak, Chief of Staff of the Libyan Naval Force, forms part of a wider visit by the Libyan delegation to the Royal Navy in the UK to build relations, offer opportunities, and to help understand the enormous challenges Libya faces in creating a modern naval force. During their time at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint the visitors were able to see recruits undergoing their 10-week initial naval training course.
Sailing Yacht Winners at 2012 ShowBoats Design Awards
Alloy Yachts’ 67.2m sailing yacht Vertigo was declared the evening’s big winner, with designers Philippe Briand and Christian Liaigre taking home three Neptunes for Exterior Design & Styling, Interior Layout and Best Recreational Space for Guest Use (for her novel midships lazarettes on the lower deck). Also picking up multiple awards were Peder Eidsgaard and the design team behind Feadship’s 77.7m Tango…
TriStar Plastics Opens Midwest Facility
TriStar Plastics, a leader in engineered plastics solutions, announce the opening of a new, 7,000 square foot facility in Hoffman Estates, IL to enhance service to the Midwest region.
University Names New Director of Marine Sciences
University of New England appoints Barry A. University of New England appoints Dr Costa-Pierce to the new Henry & Grace Doherty Endowed Chair of Marine Sciences…
Shippers Fear US East Coast Port Strike
Stalled contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen's Association and United States Maritime Alliance are scheduled to resume this week, but many…
Retro 'Americas Cup' Regatta Sponsored by Lewmar
All four participants have chosen Lewmar equipment to achieve the combination of elegant styling, cutting-edge materials technology and performance demanded by these classic yachts. Velsheda (JK7) – The only original J-Class on the start line, was designed by Charles Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholson in 1933.Today she is fitted with Lewmar winches as well as Lewmar steering and docking systems.