Warships Protect Drifting Tanker in Pirate Waters
WHILE Royal Navy ships protect the London Olympics others have rushed to prevent a pirate attack in the Middle East. The minehunters HMS Middleton and HMS Pembroke were in the Gulf of Aden on their way home when they received a distress call from the MV New Delhi Express on July 27th. The 40,000-tonne merchant ship, laden with valuable containers, contacted HMS Middleton to say she was 12 miles to the south west and had suffered an engine failure.
Jones Day Advises J.F. Lehman on Acquisitions
Jones Day has advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection…
Wärtsilä Hamworthy Strengthens Offshore Waste Treatment Business
Wärtsilä Hamworthy, the global leader in environmental and liquid cargo handling solutions for the marine and oil & gas markets, has won a contract to supply sewage…
Energy Sector Taps Ex-Military Personnel to Bridge Talent Gap
Oil and gas industry offers ex-military personnel chance for a challenging second career. A former soldier has swapped foreign battlefields for the oil and gas industry, highlighting the vital role transferrable skills can play in addressing talent shortages within the energy sector. Duncan Harwood spent five years in the armed forces, leading soldiers on tours of Iraq and Northern Ireland, along with managing construction sites in the Falkland Islands.
AWT Readies Captains with ECA Zone Calculator
Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) announced its BVS onboard software provides Emission Control Areas (ECAs) and calculation tools to evaluate the most cost effective voyage track.
Voith Gets Things Moving at Olympic Games
London. 3,000 tubes, 1,500 double-decker busses, the Eurostar, the Javelin shuttle and several ferries on the Thames all have two things in common: they are all fitted with Voith technology and will ensure that millions of spectators and over 10,000 athletes get safely and soundly where they want to go during the Olympic Games. Voith drive technology as well as various technical services for numerous…
Intelsat Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
Satellite investment program progresses with three launches planned for third quarter; Intelsat EpicNG high performance satellite platform establishes leadership with long-term commitments.
USCG Proposes Great Lakes Pilot Rate Adjustment
The US Coast Guard proposes rate adjustments averaging approximately 1.87% for pilotage services on the Great Lakes. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by 1 October. 77 Fed. Reg.
IMO Reminder on North American ECA Controls
North American emission control area comes into effect on 1 August 2012. The North American Emission Control Area (ECA), under the International Convention for the…
Training & Education: At the Leading Edge
Arguably the best equipped and most environmentally sound maritime campus in the country, Mass. Maritime also finds itself (not by accident) at the leading edge of a fundamental change in how maritime academies deliver education in a changing marketplace. At the heart of that effort is a comprehensive workboat simulation and training program. Clinging tightly to its maritime roots and firmly anchored in the crystal clear waters that surround its picturesque campus…
GAC Bunker Fuels Strengthens HQ Team
GAC Bunker Fuels Limited has appointed two new UAE-based bunker traders as part of its regional expansion plan. Georgia Paravalou will trade and broker marine fuels in her new role.
AWT Offers ECA Zone Calculator
Applied Weather Technology, Inc. today announced its BVS onboard software provides Emission Control Areas (ECAs) and calculation tools to evaluate the most cost effective voyage track.
Typhoon Disrupts Taiwan Shipping
Typhoon Saola closes ports in Taiwan and causing severe disruption to shipping. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider…
Maersk Container Ship's Lucky Escape
While unloading 'Maesrk Kinloss' dockers in Iliychevsk, Ukraine, spotted several containers damaged by explosion. The container, which caused the explosion was…
Scana Wins Kleven Propulsion Systems Contract
Scana Propulsion to supply propulsion systems for type SALT 100 PSV for shipowners Ugland Offshore. The vessel is designed by Salt Ship Design and the propeller…
Russian Shipyard Cuts First Metal for Mistral-class Warship
Baltic Shipyard cuts metal for the hull of first Mistral-class amphibious assault ship for construction in France. Russia and France signed a US$1.2-billion contract on two French-built Mistral class ships, including the transfer of sensitive technology, in June 2011. Under the contract, STX France will carry out the final assembly of the hulls from 24 blocks produced in Russia. STX France handed…
Modus Link Gains Logistic Supply Chain Security Accreditation
U.S. based ModusLink certified for stringent supply chain security standards for customs procedures & logistic trade-related initiatives. Certified Authorized Economic…
Box Ships Inc. Issue Q2 & !H 2012 Financial Report
Box Ships Inc, container ship owners & charterers, issues dividend on its first anniversary as a public listed company. Mr. “This quarter marks our one-year anniversary as a public company.
General Dynamics Completes Acquisition of Earl Ship Repair
Completion of this transaction expands General Dynamic's capabilities in ship-repair market. General Dynamics has completed its acquisition of the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries…
'Open Ocean' Addresses ISO Maritime Security Conference
ISO 280007 conference puts spotlight on Maritime Security Companies & 'Open Ocean' advocates an holistic approach. (Open Ocean, a comprehensive maritime security system, was launched last month in London, and enthusiastically received by the global maritime community). Attendance at the recent ISO conference to establish the framework and content of the new ISO PAS 28007 in Lyon gave OpenOcean another…