Orion Marine Wins Caribbean Offshore Mooring Contract
Orion Marine Group, Inc. headquartered in Houston, Texas, announce award of a contract which is worth approximately US$14-million. The contract is for the design…
China Shipbuilder Delivers Two VLOC's
China Rongsheng Heavy Industries delivers two 380,000 dwt Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOC) to Vale S.A. & Oman Shipping Co. Christened as “VALE HEBEI” and “VALE SOHAR”, the latter new-building passed all inspections and surveys after just one week of sea trials. Despite the ongoing challenges on the shipbuilding industry brought about by the global financial crisis and the European debt crisis, China Rongsheng Heavy Industries’ delivery plan has not been readily impacted…
Historical Society to Salute Maritime Leaders
The National Maritime Historical Society will host its 2012 Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 at the New York Yacht Club in New York City. The NMHS Distinguished Service Award, for outstanding contributions in the maritime field, will be presented to Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB DL, Captain Brian A. McAllister, and Captain Don Walsh, USN (Ret.), PhD. The David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award…
Dr. Henry Chen Chief Naval Architect, Jeppesen
The term “Fleet Optimization” means many things to many people. What does it mean to you? Dr. Chen Fleet Optimization encompasses many aspects of shipping operations ranging from finding the best deployments and schedules for maximizing the fleet revenue/profit to minimizing total fuel consumption on a particular passage given the loading conditions and forecast weather to arrive on-time. Historically, such decisions are derived from years of experiences with hit or miss results.
SUNY Maritime, Marad & ConocoPhillips Sponsor WOW Conference
The State University of New York Maritime College in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration and ConocoPhillips invites you to the 6th Annual Women on the Water Conference November 1 – 3, 2012. The 6th annual Women on the Water conference will bring together Cadets from the Federal and State Merchant Marine Academies and Colleges with professional mariners who are leaders in different sectors of the maritime industry.
US Joiner Announces Acquisition of Infinity Marine Offshore
Affiliates of US Joiner ("US Joiner") announced today the acquisition of Infinity Offshore Marine, LLC ("Infinity"). Infinity is a provider of turnkey marine joiner solutions to the offshore oil and gas market. The company's headquarters is in Houston, TX and it has operations in Brazil. This acquisition will enable US Joiner to further establish its position in the offshore oil and gas market segment and provide it a presence in Brazil.
New Safety Milestone for EnQuest
EnQuest PLC, the largest UK independent production company in the UK North Sea, has reached a new North Sea safety milestone by recording five years free of Lost Time Incidents (LTIs) on drilling operations in the Thistle field. The LTI achievement covers a period of major operational activity which saw EnQuest bring Thistle drilling back online to drill its first new wells in 20 years. EnQuest’s drilling team…
Aker Solutions Signs Contract with Dong Energy
Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Dong Energy to provide well intervention services for the oil company's assets offshore Norway and Denmark. Under the contract Aker Solutions will deliver electrical wireline logging services and wireline tractor services at the oil and gas fields where Dong Energy operates on the Danish and Norwegian continental shelves. The contract is valid for two years plus an optional two-year extension (2+2).
LNG Mooring Lines Made with Dyneema
The introduction of new and larger vessels, Q-Flex and Q-Max, and new, often more exposed terminals becoming operational have changed mooring dynamics. The need…
Neda Maritime Achieves ISO 50001 Certification
Neda Maritime achieves ISO 50001 certification to join an elite group of tanker owners who are managing their energy use more effectively. After months of close work with Lloyd’s Register, Greek shipowner gains international standard. The Piraeus-based Neda Maritime Agency Co. Ltd has joined an elite group of ship operators who have certified their systems and processes against the ISO 50001 standard…
Report Sheds Light on Seafarers Affected by Piracy
SCI publishes first report from its clinical study to help the maritime industry examine the impact of piracy on seafarers. While incidents of piracy decline off the Horn of Africa…
Africa Seeks to Make Maritime More Economically Important
Plagued by low sources of revenue in their economies, African maritime stakeholders are meeting in Mombasa, Kenya to look into ways the industry could add to national revenue base. Key debate issue on the first day revolved around whether Africa should adopt an open or closed ship registry system. While maritime experts and industry players yearn for an open form of registry, viewed as a means to boost the number of ships in the continent…
DT&F: Expanding New Yacht Construction Business in U.S.
Following its assessment of activity at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, Dwight Tracy & Friends Yacht Sales announced expansion of its program for representing new construction shipyards, both in the U.S. and Europe. “The current strength of the euro against the U.S. dollar, and the current situation in our domestic new yacht market, makes this a time of opportunity for European yacht buyers in search of first-quality vessels.
Transas: Draft Information System
At the St. Lawrence Seaway is one of the most important transportation links in North America. To maximize the efficient use of the seaway, in 2001, the Seaway authorities started to a study which would determine the maximum load ships can carry while maintaining a safe Under-Keel Clearance (UKC). Over the years the maximum draft of vessels transiting the Seaway in the MLO Montreal to Lake Ontario and the Welland Canal has been gradually increased.
BMT Secures Contract for Rio Tinto
BMT JFA Consultants (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, a international engineering and risk management consultancy, has been commissioned by Pilbara Iron Company Pty Ltd (part of the Rio Tinto Group) to provide specialist dredging consultancy services. The primary objective of this work is to prepare a Maintenance Dredging Plan (MDP) for Rio Tinto’s iron ore export operations at the ports of Dampier and Cape Lambert on the North-West coast of Western Australia.
IHMQ Certificate Awarded to IHC Merwede
IHC Merwede has received a silver certificate for its health policy for employees. This prestigious certificate was issued by the International Institute for Health Management and Quality (IHMQ) following an extensive health audit of the company. Health management at IHC Merwede refers to the rules, measures and arrangements that are set up in order to enable employees to work well, in a healthy and responsible way, and has long-term benefits.
Petrotechnics to Lead Workshop at HSE Froum
Petrotechnics, executive vice president, Iain Mackay will lead an interactive workshop at the 8th Annual HSE Forum in Energy, Doha, from the 8 – 11 October. The workshop, which is the first of its kind, will give delegates an understanding of how frontline data can be used to develop predictive risk trends and facilitate proactive management of risk and its cumulative effects. Recent high profile incidents…
FSL Trust Provides Update on TORM Charters
FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (“FSLTM”), as trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust (“FSL Trust” or the “Trust”) refers to its earlier announcement “FSL Trust…
ICS Disappointment at IMO Fuel Study
Switch to Low Sulphur Fuel has Implications for Shore Based Industry Too says ICS. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners’ associations represent more than 80% of the world merchant fleet, has expressed disappointment and concern at a decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reject its call to accelerate a critical study into the global availability of low sulphur fuel for ships.
Solace Global Maritime Gains Certification
Maritime security services provider, Solace Global Maritime Ltd, has been awarded the ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for its success in implementing an effective environmental policy throughout the company. The internationally accepted standard awarded by ISOQAR provides a set of strict criteria for putting in place a successful Environmental Management System that helps to reduce a company’s impact on the environment.