Evergreen Line's Newest Containership Named
Ever Lambent Named in Korea. Ever Lambent, the first L-type containership in the Evergreen Line fleet, was christened by Evergreen Group Chairman and founder Dr. Chang Yung-fa at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. The ceremonial rope cutting for the new 8,452-TEU vessel was performed by Mrs. Lee Yu-mei. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries from Taiwan and abroad. Ever Lambent, meaning shining or sparkling…
BSEE Completes GOM Containment Drill
BSEE Announces Successful Completion of Deepwater Well Containment Exercise in the Gulf. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today announced the successful completion of the first-ever, full-scale deployment of critical well control equipment to exercise the oil and gas industry’s response to a potential subsea blowout in the deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico. BSEE Director James A.
Shell Launches Breakthrough Engine Oil
Shell today launched Shell Alexia S4, its most innovative marine engine oil in a generation. Unlike conventional cylinder oils, it can be used across a wide range of vessel and engine types, fuel specifications, loads and climates– from the Antarctic to the Amazon to the Suez Canal. This means vessels no longer need to carry multiple oils. Shell Alexia S4 also works effectively at any vessel speed…
Job Vacancies in China's Merchant Marine
According to statistics from the Qingdao human resource and social security department, high-level shipping personnel’s average annual salary in China has climbed to around RMB200…
Danes Seek Proof North Polar Area is Theirs
The expedition will be aboard the Swedish icebreaker “Oden”, as it leaves from Svalbard with 46 Swedish and Danish scientists who will gather seismic and depth data to substantiate a future possible claim to the United Nations before November 2014, reports 'Barents Observer'. Denmark has identified five potential claim areas off the Faroe Islands and Greenland - both parts of the Kingdom of Denmark.
McDermott Gets Fixed Offshore Platform Contract
McDermott International. Inc. The project is to deliver new junction facilities for Discovery’s Keathley Canyon Connector™ pipeline system with a 3,300-ton, four-leg platform in 350 feet of water.
Fugro Takes Delivery of Newbuild Survey Vessel
Designed to Fugro specifications and fitted with the latest survey equipment all three are among the most advanced vessels of their type. The new vessel will have…
Chinese Shipbuilder's Shares Tumble
Shares of China Rongsheng Heavy Industries tumbled 17 percent to a record low yesterday after its chairman Zhang Zhirong was accused of insider trading by the US Securities and Exchange Commission…
Italian Shipbuilders Wins Canadian Ferry Order
The contract, awarded following a public tender in which major competitors took part, is worth CAD$ 148-million. Deltamarin/Navtec, a Finnish-Canadian consortium…
MHI Shipbuilding Orders Up in Past Quarter
MHI announces outline of FY 2012 first 3-month financial results ended June 30, 2012 (consolidated). Overall, orders declined from a year ago, reflecting decreases…
Shipbuilders 'Get on Your Marks' as Cruise Line Ponders New Order
Royal Caribbean chairman hints that new ship order is possible. During the Royal Caribbean second quarter 2012 financial results conference call, Royal Caribbean…
IMCA Advises on Mooring Offshore Vessels
'Mooring Practice Safety Guidance for Offshore Vessels when Alongside in Ports and Harbours' published by International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). Ships enter and leave ports regularly.
Tankship Charter Rates Slump on Persian Gulf to Asia Route
According to Bloomberg, VLCC's on the Saudi Arabia-to-Japan voyage are losing $5,529 a day, according to data accessed by Bloomberg from the Baltic Exchange in London.
'Exxon Valdez' Can be Scrapped by Alang Decides Supreme Court
The ship may now be dismantled at the Alang Ship Recycling Yard in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. The Supreme Court, however, also ruled that in future no vessel should be dismantled in the country in contravention of the Basel Convention, an international treaty on cross-boundary movement of hazardous wastes that, among others, insists on prior consent by the host country and prior decontamination of vessels in the country of origin.
Deiulemar Shipping Prefers Liquidation to Bankruptcy
Italian dry freight group Deiulemar Shipping is trying to avoid formal bankruptcy proceedings. Italian dry freight group Deiulemar Shipping Company SpA (Deiulemar Shipping) is seeking liquidation to avoid formal bankruptcy proceedings after Italian prosecutors seized assets totaling 323 million Euros ($399.5 million) which included 10 of its vessels, according to a Reuters report accessed by 'Ship & Bunker'.
Arctic Waters Hydrographic Survey by NOAA
NOAA Ship 'Fairweather' to conduct hydrographic work in the Arctic updating depths measured in the 18th century. NOAA Ship Fairweather begins a 30-day survey mission in the Arctic, scheduled to check a sparsely measured 1,500-nautical mile coastal corridor from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, north through the Bering Strait and east to the Canadian border. The mission will collect needed information to determine…
Fincantieri's First Half 2012 Results Confirm Positive Strengths
Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are pleased with these results, giving cause for optimism to the company and its employees. The ongoing reorganization process…
Australian NSW Ports to be Privatised
The New South Wales State Government plans to privatise Port Kembla & Port Botany to increase funds for infrastructure projects. Of the $500 million expected to…
USCG to Celebrate 222nd Anniversary Aboard Historic Destroyer
The United States Coast Guard, one of the country's five armed services,is a unique agency of the federal government. The service was founded on August 4, 1790 when the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and prevent smuggling. Known variously as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service, the Coast Guard expanded in size and responsibilities as the nation grew.
TSIMS US Navy Support Contract for AMSEC
Huntington Ingalls Industries Subsidiary AMSEC LLC wins U.S. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) task order contains a base period with two one-year option periods which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to approximately US$ 8.2-million. SeaPort-e is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas, including engineering, financial management and program management.