Chinese Shipyards Wade In to Offshore Market
The recent Offshore Support Vessel World Forum meeting in Shanghai believes that optimism is returning to global offshore markets. The forum is a platform for oil and gas producers, designers, builders, OSV owners, operators, contractors, classification societies, equipment suppliers and legal/financial service units to discuss and address future opportunities and challenges. The theme of the conference…
DNV's Hull Integritiy System Integrated with AMOS
DNV and AMOS system supplier SpecTec launch an all-in-one planned inspection & maintenance system for ship structures. AMOS is a system that crew and management are already familiar with, and in combination with DNV’s Hull Integrity Management system, the software’s accessibility further simplifies inspection planning, reporting and monitoring. The new combined application uses the DNV vessel-specific…
Fabrication of Aegis Destroyer 'John Finn' Starts at Inglalls
Huntington Ingalls Industries starts work on the 29th 'Arleigh Burke'-class destroyer to be built at its Ingalls Shipbuilding Division. The start of fabrication milestone signifies that 100 tons of steel have been cut for DDG 113. Ingalls uses state-of-the-art robotic cutting machines to ensure the steel is cut and fabricated to exact Navy specifications. John Finn is expected to be delivered to the Navy in the third quarter of 2016.
Semi-submersible Rig 'Erik Raude' Contracted
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has received a Letter of Intent to contract one of its semi-submersible drilling rigs, “Eirik Raude”, from an oil major. The Letter of Intent is for a one-well program…
Fairmount Marine Delivers MSC Flaminia
Fairmount Marine’s ocean going salvage tug Fairmount Expedition, accompanied by tugs Anglian Sovereign and Carlo Magno, have safely delivered container vessel MSC Flaminia in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, after a hair-raising adventure lasting seven weeks. abandoned by her crew at the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. disabled vessel to render assistance. severe risk of explosions. from UK’s J.P. carrying additional salvage experts. the fire. permission to enter a Western European port.
Well Abandoment in the Spotlight at ICoTA Event
The challenges facing well abandonment in a mature province will be the focus of the latest lunch and learn session hosted by leading oil and gas industry body ICoTA European Chapter in Aberdeen on Tuesday, September 18. Representatives from TAM International will start the event with a presentation on how inflatable technology has been successfully used for well abandonment and deployed on slick line…
GL Completes EEDI Certification
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) presented Carisbrooke Shipping with energy efficiency design index (EEDI) certificates for four low emission dry cargo vessels. Built by Chinese shipyard Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, the four 8500 DWT sister vessels, the Vectis Eagle, Falcon, Harrier and Osprey incorporate a number of innovative features, including the distinctive Groot Cross-Bow(r). The four vessels, which have been built to Finnish Swedish Iceclass 1A…
Drydocks World Reaches Agreement with ABB
Drydocks World, the most productive shipyard in the Middle East will have a dedicated service point for ABB turbochargers. ABB Turbocharging will now have a dedicated…
CrewInspector Crewing Software chosen by Lighthaus Pte Ltd
CrewInspector.com an online crew management software provider signs an agreement with Lighthaus Pte Ltd, Singapore based company to provide full package crew management…
Great Lakes Coal Trade Down 3 Percent in August
Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2.9 million tons in August, an increase of 6 percent compared to July, but a drop of 3 percent compared to a year ago. Compared to the month’s 5-year average, loadings were down 25 percent. Overseas shipments continued in August. Coal shipped to Québec City for reloading into oceangoing vessels totaled 196,000 tons. For the season, the overseas trade totals 980,000 tons. Water levels and the dredging crisis impacted the coal trade in August.
Bollinger VP Larry Vauclin to Retire
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced the upcoming retirement of its Vice President Central Division, Larry Vauclin. Vauclin’s retirement was announced by Bollinger Executive Vice President, Ben Bordelon, who said, “Larry has been a critical part of the growth of Bollinger over the past 16 years, and a mentor to many in the shipyard industry over his 52 year career. His attention to detail, hard work and focus on client satisfaction have helped create a solid foundation for us going forward.
Fuel Polishing System by ALGAE-X International
SMART FPS Compact Fuel Polishing System by ALGAE-X International. ALGAE-X International (AXI), a Florida-based manufacturer of diesel fuel quality optimization technology, has announced the release of the SMART FPS Compact Fuel Polishing System. Used in applications where engine reliability is important, like emergency generators and recreational or commercial marine, the SMART FPS Compact stabilizes fuel, keeping it in pristine, “clear & bright” condition.
Thousands Queue at Hospital Ship in W.African Guinea
Over 4,300 people queue for mass screening hoping for an appointment card leading to life changing surgery aboard 'African Mercy'. In drizzling rain several hundred people joined the queue, and by daybreak they started to come in their thousands; this was no grand final, and no rock concert – 'The Mercy Ship' had arrived in the West African nation of Guinea. Guinea is one of the least developed countries in the world, ranking 178 out of 187 on the UN Human Development Index.
Demand Rising to Keep Stuff Cool on Ocean Voyages
Søren Skou, CEO of container shipping giant Maersk Line is keynote speaker at the 4th Cool Logistics Global conference, 24-26 September in Antwerp, Belgium. Mr.
Shell's First Arctic Drill Attempt Suffers a Hiccup
A drill-bit from 'Noble Discoverer' touched sea floor in the US Chukchi Sea, but drilling soon had to cease as sea ice began to encroach. As a precautionary measure…
Cargotec Gets Major Order from DPWorld Brisbane
Cargotec receives an order to deliver 14 Kalmar automatic stackingcranes & 14 Kalmar one-over-one shuttle carriers to DP World Brisbane Pty. The equipment will be…
Semi-submersible Accommodation Rig Order for COSCO
COSCO Singapore Chinese subsidiary COSCO Qidong Offshore wins contract from Axis Offshore. The contract valued over US$200-million from Axis Offshore, a joint venture between Danish shipowner, J.
Diesel Engine Manufacturers in Korea Joint Venture
Hyundai Heavy Industries & Cummins announce a J/V to build mid-range engines in Korea. The engines will extend from 150 hp to 300 hp (112-224 kW) output for application…
APM Terminals Invests in Russia
APM Terminals is entering the Russian market in a strategic partnership with the leading Russian transportation group, N-Trans. By acquiring 37.5 pct. of the public company Global Ports…
Vietnam Port Development Opportunity
Construction of Van Phong International Transshipment Port has ceased, opening door to investors says economic zone official. The $3.6 billion transshipment port…