Lewmar Sponsors Hamble Winter Series Yacht Race
UK yacht equipment specialist Lewmar to sponsor the 2012 Lewmar Hamble One Design Championships, the UK's premier winter sailing event. This sponsorship represents a furthering of Lewmar's commitment to UK competitive sailing, having been a long term supporter of the Hamble Winter Series as a day sponsor. Taking place over two packed weekends; the 13/14th and 27/28th October, the event is organised…
Nigel Pusey Appointed Chief Commercial Officer ISS
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) a leading maritime services provider appoints vastly experienced industry executive to new post. Nigel Pusey has extensive senior…
Sonardyne Acoustic Positioning Saves Technip Time
Technip completes 21 subsea jumper metrology operations using Sonardyne International's Lodestar GyroCompatts & saves 8 days working time. Using the latest Wideband Long BaseLine (LBL) acoustic positioning hardware by optimising its technique, Technip was able to complete each metrology operation in an average of 13 hours, with one such operation conducted in only 8 hours. Subsea metrology requires accurate…
Ship Operators Climb Aboard Higher Dry-bulk Rates
Charter rates for capesizes have risen 50 percent from lows in mid-September. Rates have risen because of increasing demand as well as customers having to pay more…
Bleak Outlook for Asia-Europe Ocean Container Sector
Maersk Line cuts further capacity on the Asia-Europe trade on low demand, cuts AE5 service permanently & suspends the AE9 service. “We do not expect volume growth…
Arctic Research Ship Scientists on Thin Ice
Return to Bremerhaven: The research vessel 'Polarstern' returns with new findings from the Central Arctic during the 2012 ice minimum. After a good two months. Since its departure from Tromsø (Norway) on 2 August 2012 Polarstern has travelled some 12,000 kilometres and conducted research at 306 stations. These included nine ice stations where the ship moored to an ice floe for several days to examine the ice, the water beneath it and the bottom of the sea.
Safety at Sea Delivers First Port Project
Glasgow-based marine safety consultancy, Safety at Sea Limited, has completed its first port project, for the Melones Oil Terminal, (MOT) in Panama. MOT is a 2.1million barrel capacity tank farm facility due to open before the end of 2012 on the Islas Melones, a greenfield development around eight nautical miles from the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. Safety at Sea provided a Marine Safety Assessment covering marine procedures and operational limits around the newly constructed terminal.
Approval for Water Treatment System
Finnish-based Auramarine Ltd. has recently received an IMO type approval for its CrystalBallast ballast water treatment system. The approval was issued by DNV on…
Technicold Selected for Commercial Fishing Vessel
Technicold by Northern Lights, an industry leader in marine HVACR systems, has been selected to supply the cooling and heating system on the environmentally friendly long-liner Northern Leader. Technicold will provide a complete climate control system to the 184 ft.’ commercial fishing vessel. Technicold components include a three- stage 360,000 BTU/hour chilled water system. It incorporates a new two- stage 18kW immersion heating system, uniquely designed for this project.
Boston Whaler Debuts Vantage Series
With a cutting-edge dual-console design, the exciting new Boston Whaler Vantage combines performance, comfort, function and style. The Vantage series debuts with two sizes—23’ and 27’. Fully equipped for everything from leisurely cruising to family watersports to serious fishing, each Vantage suits a wide variety of boaters’ needs and desires, opening up a whole new view on the possible. “This is a true no-compromise boat…
Flag Victor validates WatchStander technology
A NEWLY launched anti-piracy system has been given the thumbs up by maritime security and operations consultants Flag Victor. The WatchStander system was originally developed for the US naval fleet but has been modified and adapted for use by commercial vessels, cruise ships and yachts. The fully automated system detects and identifies pirates before launching a series of non-lethal counter measures.
InterManager Appoints New Team
InterManager, the international trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, has today appointed Gerardo Borromeo as its new President with immediate effect. Mr Borromeo, who was elected unopposed [October 11] InterManager AGM in Copenhagen, succeeds Alastair Evitt, Managing Director of Meridian Marine Management, who has completed his two-year term of office. The AGM also voted in four new Vice Presidents to focus on specific areas of InterManager business.
Crewsure Insurance Launches
A major new Insurance product, which assists shipowners and Managers in protecting the health and wellbeing of their shipboard personnel, and so meet their forthcoming legal obligations under the recently ratified Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), has just been launched. Seafarers deserve the same care and concern, the same rights to benefits, the same access to the best medical treatment, the same security expected and enjoyed by those who work ashore.
Damen to Build 14 Terminal Tugs
Damen and Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) have signed a contract for 14 Damen ASD Tugs. An extensive process of yard prequalification and tender evaluation finally resulted in an award to Damen this summer. The series consist of two types, with 9 tugs of Damen’s recently launched 3212 model and 5 units of the well-known 2810 design, providing 80 respectively 50 tons of bollard pull. While being based on existing Damen designs…
The Shipowners' Club Pegs Premium Rise
A developing trend in the number and quantum of higher value claims has led the smaller tonnage specialist the Shipowners’ Club to announce a general increase in…
Interferry Welcomes EEDI Decision
Trade association Interferry has welcomed the decision at last week’s session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to proceed with a sector-specific methodology for establishing energy efficiency requirements for ro-ro cargo and ro-pax vessels. The Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements for most other ship types – due in force from 2013 – had been agreed during a previous session…
Wärtsilä X72 Engines Selected for Six Vessels
Wärtsilä, a marine industry's solutions and services provider, is to supply its recently introduced Wärtsilä X72 licensed engines to power six new vessels for two Singapore based shipping companies.
CO2 & the Environment: A “Not Guilty” Verdict?
Governments of the world continue to encroach with increasingly stringent emission legislation – of the in no way scientifically proven debate – creating a situation that puts vessel owners and operators of engine driven transport equipments of all kinds under growing legal and financial burden. But, what role does soot and CO2 really play for the environment and the global warming? Maritime Reporter & Engineering News German-based contributing editor Dipl.-Ing.
Carlson Appointed at Port Freeport
Bill Terry, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Port Freeport, announces the selection and appointment of Mr. Glenn Carlson as Executive Port Director and CEO. Chairman Terry noted that after several months of diligent searching and review of a number of excellent applicants, the Board reached a unanimous decision in the selection of the new Executive Port Director and Chief Executive Office for Port Freeport. Mr.
MARAD: $2.3m for State Maritime Academies
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration announced that America's six state maritime academies will receive an additional $2.3 million total…