Historic Yacht Club Awards Contract to GAC Pindar
GAC Pindar is appointed official shipping and logistics services provider to the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. The contract is to run from July 2012 through to December 2015. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club will host a number of international sailing regattas over the next couple of years, including the World Sailing Championships for the Flying Fifteens and Etchells classes in 2013 and 2015. Under the agreement…
North American Emission Control Area Now in Effect
The North American Emission Control Area (ECA), under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), is in effect from 1 August 2012.
Crowley Maritime Introduce LCL Logistic Services to Colombia
Crowley Maritime provide LCL (Less than Container Load) ocean & air cargo lifts plus customs brokerage to Cartagena, Colombia. Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics group has expanded its logistics services to include LCL ocean and air cargo lifts along with customs brokerage services to Cartagena, Colombia, from several points within the U.S., including the company’s Miami; San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Colon, Panama, distribution centers.
Adjustable Small Boat Chock System Introduced by UMT
The challenge for the yacht owner is to find a safe and secure method to bring on board and effectively stow and secure rigid inflatable boats (RIB), rigid tenders, light weight dinghys and jet-skis. To meet this challenge UMT introduce for 2013 their new “AU” Adjustable/Universal Chocks. The new design with adjustable mounting bolts allows adjustment of the supports to accommodate the different hull patterns on the various tenders and watercraft.
US-based 1EM Triple Capacity After French Acquisition
1 Engineering & Manufacturing (1EM) is an engineering and manufacturing company in the United States specializing in the provision of advanced manned and unmanned…
MOL Financial Highlights Latest Quarter 2012
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) records a loss in its recent quarterly financial report. MOL recorded a loss in its business performance over the first quarter, despite…
Dockwise Offers Southbound Superyacht Discount Deliveries
DYT offers an attractive discount on southbound shipping for the 2013 as well as 2014 and 2015 editions of the popularNew Zealand Millenium Cup superyacht event. The discounted DYT voyage for 2013 will sail from Palma de Mallorca, Spain at the end of November and stop in Le Marin (Martinique), Port Everglades (Florida) and Golfito (Costa Rica) in December before arriving in Auckland in perfect time for the regatta’s February 14 start.
Drew Marine Completes Acquisition of Chemring Marine
Affiliates of Drew Marine (Drew Marine) completed of the previously announced acquisition of Chemring Group PLC’s (Chemring) maritime interests for cash consideration of £32 million.
NOIA Urges Senate Action to Facilitate Expanded Offshore Access
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) joined with the American Petroleum Institute (API), the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)…
Sustainable Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE Units
The PrimeLINE unit from Carrier Transicold has achieved a new distinction in sustainability, becoming the first container refrigeration system with a UL Environment validation for recyclability. As validated by UL Environment using its Environmental Claims Validation Procedure 2789, the PrimeLINE unit is 93 percent recyclable. Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks…
Aker Arctic to Design Chinese Research Icebreaker
A plan has been organized by State Oceanic Administration (SOA),China, Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA) and the Polar Research Institute of China…
CMA CGM Upgrades BRAZEX Service
Following the end of its cooperation with Maersk Line on the South America East Coast - Caribbean Trade, CMA CGM has decided to maintain and upgrade its fixed-day…
Trai Thien Announces Singapore Hub
Trai Thien USA Inc (OTC Markets:TRTH), through its subsidiary Trai Thien Logistics, announced that it is planning to establish Singapore as a new Shipping and Trade…
Bayley Tapped as President, CEO Celebrity Cruises
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. said that Michael Bayley has been promoted to President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, replacing Dan Hanrahan, whose departure was recently announced.
SENER's Innovative HMD for Shipbuilding
With a strategy focused in innovation, SENER is going ahead in the Virtual Reality (VR) applications for shipbuilding. After the development of the second generation of a viewer, FORAN FVIEWER VR, for the virtual navigation through the ship 3D model, SENER has recently presented a new and innovating application in a Head Mounting Display (HMD). The recent FORAN Users Meeting in Toledo was the venue for this new experience…
SevenCs Appoints New Sales Director
Hamburg based SevenCs has appointed Bjoern Roehlich as Sales Director. Bjoern, who started his career as a German Navy Officer, brings extensive experience in the ECDIS, VTS and simulator-markets to SevenCs. Most recently he was Managing Director of a leading European ECDIS training provider. Commenting on the new appointment Jochen Rudolph, Managing Director of SevenCs, said: "We are delighted to have Bjoern joining the team.
Fire, Rescue and Safety Service Expansion in China
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is expanding and upgrading its service stations in Shanghai and Guangzhou in direct response to market demand for Fire, Rescue and Safety (FRS) services says Jason Chew, General Manager China. “As demand for professional Fire, Safety and Rescue services in China continues to grow at a fast pace, we are recruiting and training a team of qualified technicians to service our customers.
Inchcape Shipping Services Wins Major UN Contract in Somalia
Inchcape Shipping Serviceshas been awarded a major three year contract with the United Nations to supply food and bottled water to thousands of AMISOM troops in Somalia.
Odfjell Orders Four Newbuildings
Odfjell has signed a ship building contract with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard., Ltd for construction of four chemical tankers of 46,000 DWT design draft with 22 coated cargo tanks.
Fleet Management & Operations Software – and Communications, too …
Connectivity and Communications Complete the Package. The complex task of operating any marine enterprise isn’t getting any easier. Financial, regulatory, operational, environmental and human resource pressures all increase over time. In the brown water, workboat world, these problems are exacerbated by the sheer number of smaller operators struggling to catch up with business requirements that have become increasingly sophisticated, and over a very short period of time.