Wrecked Container Ship 'Rena' Salvage & Cargo Recovery Update
The first steel fore sections cut & removed from 'Rena', with the Bell 214 heavy-lift helicopter completing 14 separate lifts to the barge Kapua. • The barge made its first landing in Tauranga with an estimated 40 tonnes of steel, which included deck equipment and pieces of winches from the fo’c’sle. • Work is continuing with the modifications to the helicopter landing platform, and pre-cutting of upper decks, fo’c’sle deck, and equipment.
North Norway Port Booms as Arctic Ocean Base
Kirkenes is becoming an important port for vessels conducting seismic surveys in the Arctic search for fossil fuels. Geographical proximity to the oil and gas fields and developed infrastructure draws companies to this North Norwegian town. One of the companies making a profit on the increased activity in the Arctic is Henriksen Shipping. Since the Agreement on Delimitation of the Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean came into force…
Longshoreman's Union Sues US Port of Portland
The International Longshore & Warehouse Union ILWU file a federal lawsuit against the Port of Portland & Bill Wyatt, its Executive Director. The ILWU filed a federal…
Baltic Sea Shipping Company Increases Profits in Q1 2012
AS Tallink Grupp announce unaudited net profit in second quarter 2012 increased by 47%. AS Tallink Grupp is one of the largest ferry companies in the region, operating six routes between Finland…
Yangtze River Delta Shipbuilders Floundering
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reports that orders in first half 2012 are down by 50.3% year-on-year. The volume of handling orders was…
New Zealand Checks Jet-boat Drivers' Competency
The first jet boat drivers in the country to be licensed under a change to maritime rules receive their licenses in Queenstown. The New Zealand jet boating industry…
Botany Bay Container Terminal Construction Contract Awarded
Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) awards Laing O’Rourke the civil works contract for Australia's new Port Botany Terminal 3. The contract marks the start of the on-ground…
Rolls-Royce Thrusters to Power Scottish Ferries
Rolls-Royce wins contracts to supply thrusters for two Scottish operators, Western Ferries and Orkney Ferries. Western Ferries recently announced the construction of two new ferries which will operate on the Dunoon to Gourock route, across the Firth of Clyde. The 50-metre, double ended car ferries will each be equipped with a pair of Rolls-Royce Aquamaster US 105 CRP thrusters, which rotate through 360 degrees and are particularly suited to the quick turn-round operations of these vessels.
US Census Bureau Today Features Fulton's Steamboat
Young America got the motive power it needed to expand beyond the capacities of the horse on this day in 1807. On this day in history the public got its first glimpse of a steam-powered boat.
Canada's Fednav Orders Six New Great Lakers
Fednav Limited announce contracts with Japanese shipbuilders Oshima Shipyard. The environmentally advanced vessels will be built in Japan and are destined to become…
Shipdock Lands Jack-Up Upgrade Contracts
Secret weapon’: dedicated on site steel construction and machining facility. The skyline of the Amsterdam harbours has been visibly altered in the neighbourhood of Shipdock, Amsterdam’s premier ship repair and conversion yard. The company has recently secured four major contracts for the upgrading and maintenance of the jack-up vessels GMS Endurance, GMS Endeavour, Seajack Leviathan and Seajack Zaratan.
ABS, SCUT to Coordinate Research Projects
Signed letter of intent lays the groundwork for collaboration on educational, outreach activities related to shipbuilding, offshore and marine engineering. ABS has…
INSIGHTS: from Crowley's Todd Busch
Todd Busch: SVP and General Manager, Technical Services at Crowley Maritime Corporation. Todd Busch joined Crowley as an ordinary seaman in 1986, earning his masters’ license working aboard company tugboats before coming ashore in 1994 as a tug dispatcher. Since then, he has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility within the firm. Today, the 24-year Crowley veteran is a member of the company’s senior leadership team, reporting directly to Crowley CEO Tom Crowley.
TWMA Appoints New Global Technical Advisor
TWMA has announced the appointment of Tom Trigg as Global Technical Advisor. Based at TWMA’s Houston office, Trigg will help advance improvements in oil and gas drilling waste treatment and footprint reduction. He will also support the global sales and technical team with his in depth technical knowledge about current industry practices. Trigg has 42 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas…
Maritime Training Leads to Career Opportunities
With just a fraction of the maritime workforce younger than 25 years of age, the industry looks to garner more interest for jobs up for grabs as the nation's largest…
Fifth Circuit Decision Defines Scope of Jones Act Employment
An important decision affecting vicarious liability for Jones Act employers for the acts of their employees was issued August 14, 2012 by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Elastec/American Marine Acquires Scandinavian Technology
Elastec/American Marine, headquartered in Carmi, IL, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the BoomVane technology, expanding its range in the manufacture of innovative pollution control equipment. Developed and patented by ORC of Sweden, the BoomVane is an aquatic paravane system that enables oil recovery and debris containment booms to be towed by a single vessel, as well as to deploy booms in rivers and tidal waters without boats or anchors.
Ron Huibers New President of Volvo Penta Americas
Ron Huibers, currently President of Sales & Marketing North America within Volvo Trucks Americas, will assume his new position on September 1, 2012. Huibers has been with Volvo Group for 20 years. He has held various North America and International executive positions within Volvo Group including Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Financial Services, Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks. In his current position…
Greene Named VP at TOTE, Inc.
Retired Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Philip H. Greene, Jr., has been named vice president of TOTE, Inc. Greene will join TOTE, Inc. in early September 2012, leading…
Marco Polo Seatrade Exits Chapter 11
Marco Polo Seatrade and its affiliated companies have obtained final approval of their Plan of Liquidation from the New York Bankruptcy Court overseeing the Chapter 11 case.