Container Ship 'MSC Flaminia' Homeward Bound
'MSC Flaminia' has left its holding position 20 miles south of Lands End and is now being towed towards German territorial waters. The tow has been handed over from tugboat Carlo Magno to Fairmount Expedition. The departure of the ship follows approval from the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands for the vessel to travel through their waters. The journey to German territorial waters is expected to take between four and five days.
US Gulf Offshore Energy Tap Being Turned On Again
BSEE Hurricane Response Team monitors offshore oil & gas operators' activities in Gulf of Mexico, post TS 'Isaac'. From operator reports, it is estimated that approximately…
Counter-Piracy Force Boosted by New High-speed Patrol Craft
Specialised Spanish counter-piracy patrol vessel joins EU Naval Force in Gulf of Aden. The EU’s counter piracy task force (EUNAVFOR) has been augmented by the addition of the offshore patrol vessel ESPS RELAMPAGO of the Spanish Navy. The addition of RELAMPAGO to the counter piracy mission heralds a new generations of smaller, highly adaptable vessels which will be able to use their high speed and modern equipment to monitor ever increasing portions of the high risk area.
LNG Carrier for Drydock in Damen's Brest, France, Yard
Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) gets its first order to drydock large LNG carrier for repairs. The Bonny Gas Transport-owned, 79,822 DWT ‘LNG SOKOTO’ has arrived at the yard for maintenance work, including drydocking. Jos Goris, managing director of Damen Shiprepair Brest, says: “We are very pleased with this order and we expect more LNG vessel owners to follow. The yard’s workforce is experienced in repairing LNG vessels and it is good to see this business returning to Brest”.
US Containerized Imports Up 9.7 Percent in July 2012
Faster container import growth forecasted for remainer of 2012 in Journal of Commerce/PIERS market survey. U.S. containerized imports surged 9.7 percent in July from a year earlier…
Technip Acquires Stone & Webster
Technip acquires Stone & Webster process technologies & associated oil & gas engineering capabilities from the Shaw Group. Technip paid cash consideration of around…
New Abu Dhabi Container Terminal Receives First Ship
Khalifa Port commences commercial operations on schedule in support of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Khalifa Port formally received its first ship from a commercial customer on target time set in the original 100 steps construction plan. The ship was the MSC Bari, one of the largest and newest container ships in the world. MSC Bari is 366 metres long, 51 metres wide, has a gross tonnage of over 153,000 tons and is capable of transporting 14,000 containers.