Will Low-sulphur Fuel be Sufficiently Available Asks ICS
The International Chamber of Shipping calls on IMO to speed up study of global availability of low-sulphur ship's bunkers. ICS has been expressing concern for some…
Inaugural Cruise Ship VSAT System Applauded
MTN Satellite Communications & Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) outfits 'Carnival Breeze' with integrated voice & data communications. Services provided enable users to access information from any mobile device from anywhere on the ship while at sea. During her first month in service Carnival Breeze leveraged the telecommunications expertise of MTN and WMS to deliver a "shore-side" experience to more than 4,000 passengers and nearly 1,800 crew members on each sailing.
Rough Weather Legal Claim Against Cruise Line
Holidaymakers who say they endured a nightmare voyage across the Atlantic when their cruise ship was lashed by high winds have taken their compensation claims to the High Court.
Somali Piracy Declines, Gulf of Guinea Attacks Increase
The number of pirate attacks has fallen sharply in the first half of 2012, led by a drop in Somali piracy, but the report warns that these numbers were offset by…
Ship Unloader Signals Start of Richards Bay Improvements
Arrival of a pneumatic ship unloader at Richards Bay, South Africa, bulk terminal marks start of equipment renewal project. Port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has earmarked the biggest slice of its R33-billion budget over the next seven years for new equipment acquisition projects at Richards Bay, the country’s largest bulk export facility. The arrival of one of the terminal’s largest assets…
Time Charters for Two Global Ship Lease Containerships
Global Ship Lease, Inc. signs new time charters with CMA CGM for two 4,113 TEU containerships. $9,962 per vessel per day, commencing upon expiration of the current…
Offshore Energy Lease Sale Announced by US Administration
As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and…
Gladding-Hearn Delivers High-Speed Ferry
Gladding-Hearn Delivers New High-Speed Ferry to Rhode Island Fast Ferry. Rhode Island Fast Ferry Co. has taken delivery of a new high-speed passenger ferry from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, to operate between Quonset Point, Rhode Island and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Designed by Incat Crowther, the new 150-passenger ferry, Ava Pearl, serves the same 52-mile route as the operator’s other 400-passenger fast ferry, Millennium, built by the Mass.-based shipyard in 1998.
Jensen Designing Tenth McAllister Tugboat
Vessel is Third in Series and First Tier 3 Tugboat in McAllister Fleet. Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corporation company, recently began designing a new vessel, the Eric M. McAllister, a 5,150 horsepower, twin Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugboat, for McAllister Towing. This vessel, which will be built by Senesco Marine LLC of North Kingstown, R.I., will be the tenth Jensen-designed and first Tier 3 tugboat in McAllister’s fleet.
CNOOC to Acquire Nexen Inc
CNOOC Limited (SEHK: 00883, NYSE: CEO) and Nexen Inc. (TSX: NXY, NYSE: NXY) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which CNOOC…
Transas St. Lawrence Seaway Draft System Approved
Transas Marine receives approval for Saint Lawrence Seaway Draft Information System. The St. Lawrence Seaway is one of the most important transportation links in North America. To maximize the efficient use of the seaway, in 2001, the Seaway authorities started to a study which would determine the maximum load ships can carry while maintaining a safe Under-Keel Clearance (UKC). Over the years the maximum…
Harris CapRock to Use Intelsat EpicNG Platform
Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, today announced that Harris CapRock Communications, a global provider of fully managed communications…
Bay Diesel Promotes Moore to Service Management
Mandie Moore has been promoted to Service Management. She has been a member of the Bay Diesel family for 6 months. Mandie is responsible for our Government Jobs (NSWG & Coast Guard), special tools, tool room and warranties. Established in 1982, Bay Diesel & Generator is a veteran-owned small business with offices in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Richmond. Bay Diesel & Generator specializes in diesel engine sales and repair for multiple national brands…
ExxonMobil Expands MobilGard Supply in Shanghai
ExxonMobil Marine Lubricants completed the first bulk delivery of Mobilgard 570 cylinder oil in the Port of Shanghai in May. The bulk delivery of Mobilgard 570 was made by Hai Gong You 30, the first double-hulled marine lubricants-delivery barge to operate in Shanghai. Built and owned by China Marine Bunker PetroChina Co. Ltd (Chimbusco), the IMO-compliant barge is 278 deadweight tonnes. It is equipped…
IHC Merwede Signs Agreement with Jaya
IHC Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of IHC Merwede, has signed an agreement with Jaya Shipbuilding and Engineering Pte Ltd, which enables IHC Asia Pacific’s high-specification offshore vessels to be produced by Jaya at its yards in Singapore and Batam, Indonesia. As part of the wide-ranging terms, IHC Merwede will also provide engineering support services to Jaya. The agreement creates the opportunity for future cooperation between the two companies.
Parker Hannifin Acquires Kittiwake Group
Alliance provides total system health management to customers. Kittiwake Group, a leading global provider of asset control and protection technology, has been acquired by Parker Hannifin Corp.…
DMC Business, Commercial OpsThrive in 2012
Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the world class maritime cluster built to further maritime activity in the Middle East, saw an increase in business and commercial activity in 2012. The City’s Industrial Precinct has tailor-made solutions for maritime industrial, commercial and trading companies and offers facilities such as large and small workshops, warehouses, ship repair plots, shops and canteens. Over…
Aker Solutions Secures Contract with Perenco UK
Aker Solutions has secured a three year contract extension worth £18million (GBP) to provide onshore and offshore operations and maintenance services to Perenco UK. The agreement includes provision of operations, maintenance and technical support personnel for Perenco at its on and offshore assets in the southern North Sea. More than 80 Aker Solutions employees are currently involved in delivering work for Perenco UK with the majority based offshore.
SinoPacific Signs Deal for Six OSVs
The SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group signed a newbuilding contract of 4 SPP35 platform supply vessels (PSV) and a Letter of Intention of 2 large SPP50 PSVs with SLOK Nigeria Ltd.
Damen to Build New Boats for Port of Salandha
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) recently awarded Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) preferred bidder status to build a pilot boat and a tug boat for the Port of Saldanha in the Western Cape.