Cruise Travel Agent Training Offered at Conference
Upcoming Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific Conference organizers announce travel agent training program at Singapore conference. Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific – conference…
Great Lakes Coal Carrier Aground
US Coast Guard responds to grounding of 1000-ft long freighter hard aground in downbound channel of St. Mary's River. The vessel is carrying approximately 62,000 tons of coal. The motor vessel Paul R.
British Warship Exercises with Middle East US Carrier Strike Group
'HMS Diamond' joins with 'USS Enterprise' to demonstrate the Type 45 destroyer's outstanding air defence capabilities. During the exercise warfare specialists in Diamond's operations room helped to choreograph sorties of F-18 Super Hornets and other aircraft, which add to the Carrier Strike Group's potency. As her sister ship Daring did just a few months ago, Diamond joined forces with the 'Big E'…
U.S. Coast Guard Academy Establishes Center for Maritime Policy & Strategy
The new center aims to promote education, research and policy innovation on contemporary challenges to America’s maritime interests. The center’s primary mission…
Boskalis Reports Record Revenue & Order Book
Dredging & maritime works specialists Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. reports a 12% increase in revenue in first half year report 2012. Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.
Container Ship Casualty Still All at Sea, 'General Average' Declared
There is still no permission for MSC FLAMINIA to enter a sheltered area or a subsequent emergency port says the ship manager's update. Reederei NSB and the salvage…
Heavy Lift Cargo Companies Merge
Intermarine & Scan-Trans unite to head for a leadership position in project & heavy lift cargo transportation. Danish Scan-Trans Holding A/S and U.S. based Intermarine…
Three Tankships Chartered by BAHRI
Saudi Arabia's National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (BAHRI) & National Chemical Carriers Company Ltd. (NCC) ink long term charter deal. The National Shipping…
Arctic Ocean Free of Ice in Summer Perhaps in a Few Years
Sea ice in the Arctic is disappearing at a far greater rate than previously expected according to latest dedicated satellite data. Preliminary results from the European…
Wärtsilä to Power Four Svitzer Tugboats
Wärtsilä contracted to supply power systems of four modern diesel-electric tugs building for Australian owner Svitzer. The vessels are being built at the ASL shipyard in Singapore and are scheduled to be in operation by early 2014. Each of the four 80 Ton Bollard Pull (TBP) harbour tugs will be fitted with two 9-cylinder and one 8-cylinder in-line Wärtsilä 20 engines. The use of the Wärtsilä 20 engines as diesel-electric generating sets is a new development in the tugs market.
Container Ocean Freight Rates Hold Steady on Main Routes
Freight rates hold on to a healthy level on the main routes according to the latest BIMCO Market Analysis Report. Freight rates hold on to a healthy level on the main routes…
Ship Management Software by GL for Held
German shipping company Held chooses GL Shipmanager System for its technical ship services division. The GL ShipManager software facilitates maintenance activities…
US Wind Farm Project Not a Hazard Confirms FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration has again ruled that the Cape Wind wind farm off the Massachusetts coast poses no hazard to local airplanes. According to source WSLS10…
Singapore Offshore Company's Executive Appointment
Jaya Holdings appoints George Horsington as the company’s first President for Business Development. Jaya Holdings is a leading Offshore Energy Services Group, headquartered in Singapore. The Jaya Group provides a wide range of services and solutions to the offshore oil and gas E&P domain. Mr Horsington, 38, is set to join Jaya on September 6, 2012 after more than 10 years in various senior management positions with Swire Pacific Offshore Operations.
Diana Shipping Receives New Bulk Carrier
On August 14, 2012, Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, took delivery of the m/v "Amphitrite", a 98,697 dwt newly built Post-Panamax dry bulk carrier.
Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers Third Tiger Shark Vessel to Harvey Gulf
Eastern Shipbuilding Group Delivers Third “Tiger Shark Class” Vessel to Harvey Gulf International Marine. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the early delivery of the HARVEY CHAMPION, the third of three (3) 292 ft. Tiger Shark Class, Offshore Support Vessels being constructed for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC of New Orleans, LA. The HARVEY CHAMPION was delivered on August 7th, 2012 after successfully completing dock trials, sea trials and DP trials.
Knud E. Hansen A/S Behind New CONRO Design
Danish Naval Architecture Firm KNUD E. HANSEN A/S behind the coordination for Basic Design of new Roll-on Roll-off/Containerships for Hudong-Zhonghua. On the 10th of August 2012, the Atlantic Container Line (ACL) announced their contract with the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (group) Co. Ltd. China for the construction of five new RoRo/Container (CONRO) vessels. The vessels will be the world’s largest and most innovative CONRO vessels ever built.
New ITF Secretary-General Takes Office
Internationally renowned academic José Viegas of Portugal is new chief executive of global transport policy body. José Viegas, a Portuguese national, has taken office as Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum. The International Transport Forum at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 54 member countries that acts as a strategic think tank for global transport policy and organises an annual summit of transport ministers.
ASD Opens State-of-the-Art Production Center
New State-of-the-Art Shipbuilding Production Center Opens For Business In Ketchikan, Alaska. Alaska Ship & Drydock Already at Work on the First Vessel to be Completed in the Facility, a 136’ Longliner. The outlook for building new ships at Alaska Ship & Drydock (ASD), a Vigor Industrial company, just got a lot brighter, warmer, and drier with the opening of the Ketchikan Shipyard’s state-of-the-art assembly hall designed to build ships up to 500 feet in length.
CPE Certified Port Executive Program Welcomes New Members
Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, Chairman of the United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s National Maritime Security Advisory Committee, and former Chairman of the US Coast Guard’s National Maritime Safety Advisory Council, completed the first seminar for US port executives at the Philadelphia Maritime Exchange in Pennsylvania. This was the first program offered in the US by Canadian interests. Capt.