DFDS Utilizes KRAL Fuel Consumption Measurement
The United Steamship Company DFDS Seaways (Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab) from Denmark, a Northern Europe shipping group, has equipped three of its RO-PAX ships (Dover, Delft and Dunkerque-Seaways) with the fuel consumption measurement from KRAL. RO-PAX ships are combined ferries that transport both passengers and freight. In each ship the consumption of all four main motors, the power generation units and of the two burners are measured.
Clay Maitland Delivers Keynote Address in Stamford, CT
SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference kicks off as Maitland weighs in on how best to profitably operate a ship. Here we are, early in the morning, before the coffee has kicked in, and I am tasked with a “keynote speech”. You, in turn, have the job of being suitably inspired by my words of wisdom. So, here is my theme, for the next two days: we are out to define how to profitably operate a ship. The system, and how to select it, are a big part of the decision.
Best Foote Forward at SF Fleet Week
Chief Musician Scott Foote leads the Navy Region Southwest Band in the Italian Heritage parade during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. San Francisco Fleet Week brought together recently more than 2,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Gaurdsmen from four ships to the city of San Francisco in order to highlight the personnel, technology and capabilities of the sea services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee)
Singapore's ASL Marine Holdings Reports Increased 2012 Revenue
Total revenue for the Singapore-based group increased by 7.7% year-on-year to $391.2-million in financial year ended 30, June 2012. ASL Marine Holdings Ltd. is a…
CGGVeritas Reports Seismic Fleet Well Employed Q3 2012
CGGVeritas provides its seismic survey vessel utilization & fleet allocation updates for the third quarter 2012. CGGVeritas is a leading international pure-play…
Articulated LNG Barge Proposal Gets Class AIP
ABS gives Approval in Principle (AIP) to a newly proposed LNG articulated tug & barge re-gasification vessel that facilitates the use of cleaner burning fuel. The concept vessel…
Survey Ship Major Refit Contract Awarded to A&P Falmouth
Major refit works on the British survey ship 'HMS Echo' start at A&P Falmouth Shipyard, on the SW coast of England. David Daniel A&P Falmouth Commercial Director said: “We are very familiar with HMS Echo, having carried out her previous refit five years ago and it’s great to have her back. We will carry out survey and maintenance works and upgrade of ship systems on behalf of BAE Systems. HMS Echo is expected to be with us until the end of October.
'Blue Belt' Package to Foster Inter-European Maritime Trade
The European Commission commits to establish a true single European market for maritime transport by spring 2013 with its 'Blue Belt' package. In this way, the Commission intends to promote maritime transport by no longer subjecting EU goods transported between EU seaports to administrative and customs formalities, which apply to goods arriving from overseas ports. Administrative simplification will…
Broken-legged Sailor Evacuated to Oman Hospital
EU Naval Force Flagship, 'ITS San Giusto' provides urgent medical help for a merchant seaman off the Horn of Africa. The sailor, a crew member of Bahamas flagged merchant vessel MV Anna Victoria had broken both his legs following an accident at sea and the EU flagship, which was conducting counter-piracy patrols nearby, was able to respond quickly by sending her helicopter, with a medical team onboard.
Meyer Werft Delivers Cruise Ship 'Celebrity Reflection'
Celebrity Cruises take delivery of their new cruise ship in the Dutch port of Eemshaven. The 126,000 gt Celebrity Reflection is the fith ship out of a series of five cruise ships the German shipyard is building for Celebrity Cruises. The owners and the shipbuilders have developed and built another extremely eco-friendly ship with highly energy-efficient systems, a solar power system, optimised hydrodynamics…
DP3 Offshore Construction Vessel 'OSA Goliath' Sold
Oceanografia completes agreement to acquire 'OSA Goliath' from CarVal Investors. Oceanografia S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest leading vessel operators specializing in underwater survey, diving, pipe laying construction and maintenance operations has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the OSA Goliath from CarVal Investors. Oceanografia has successfully operated the OSA Goliath under charters from CarVal Investors since 2009.
Big Wilmington Harbor Dredging Contract for GLDD
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) gets Wilmington Harbor anchorage basin deepening contract from Army Corps of Engineers. The contract, worth US$16.4-million, is for the deepening of the anchorage basin portion of the existing navigation channel on the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. This project was awarded to by the Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District and involves the excavation of sand, gravel and rock seabed material.
Clipper Group's Bulk Ship Success Story
Clipper Group grows from a small ship owner/operator to a substantial size & celebrates 40 years in shipping. Clipper started primarily as an operator in the dry cargo segment. In the 1990's, the company grew to be a shipowner as well, and has since then taken delivery of 179 vessels. Today Clipper is a leading shipping group with a strong fleet and offices in 11 countries. Frank G. Jensen, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Clipper, joined the company in 1992.
SEEMP Manual Published
BIMCO releases ‘The Step-by-Step Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) Manual’ in association with Fathom. The manual, which can be utilized as a ship’s official Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), has been developed to enable ship owners to plan, manage and document the energy efficiency performance of their ships. SEEMP regulation becomes mandatory from January 2013. “BIMCO supported the SEEMP regulation to enable ship-owners to better optimise their energy consumption.
Alang Ship-Scrapping Fire Kills Five
Fire broke out in tankship 'Union Brave' while being cut up for scrap in the Alang, India, ship-breaking yard. Five migrant workers were burnt alive, while two critically…
USS Ponce Crew Honored, Command Pins Unveiled
Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, commander, Military Sealift Command, honored 89 members of USS Ponce's crew, presents new in-command pins. The ceremony held aboard Ponce, underway in the Arabian Sea, highlighting accomplishments associated with bringing Ponce into service and on station. Current and past members of Ponce's combined crew of MSC civil service mariners and U.S. Navy Sailors were recognized with…
Ingalls Delivers 'Zumwalt' Core-Composite Deckhouse Module
Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding delivers the 900-ton deckhouse structure to house the ship's bridge, radars, antennas & intake/exhaust systems. The deckhouse is designed to provide a significantly smaller radar cross-section than any other ship in today's fleet. Ingalls is building the composite deckhouse and hangar for the DDG 1000 class at the company's Composite Center of Excellence in Gulfport.
LNG Containment System Upgrade DNV Qualified
GTT’s Mark III LNG cargo containment system reduces the boil-off rate from LNG carriers by one third. Mark III is GTT’s well-established containment system. This…
Puerto Rico Beach Salvage Operation Complete
Coast Guard, Unified Command response crews complete grounded freighter 'Jireh' removal from Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The Jireh ran aground on Mona Island June 21, 2012 with 84 passengers and crew. The final cut-off-sections of the Jireh’s hull were lifted and transported by barge to the Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, where all other sections of the freighter’s hull have been staged for further cutting and transfer to recycling companies.
Chinese Ship Recyclers Attend GL Seminar
Chinese National Ship Recycling Association (CNSA) delegates attend Germanischer Lloyd’s (GL) workshop in Hamburg. Participants met for a workshop which focussed on standards, training, and research and development. The CNSA delegation was headed by its president, Mr Xie Dehua, whose address examined the approach China industry was taking to improve standards and promote environmentally friendly ship recycling.