MOL Recognized by CDP
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) has announced that it has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP, *1) as one of the leading…
Newly Christened ATB Marks Milestone
Crowley Maritime Corporation recently welcomed a new addition to its American-made and operated fleet of petroleum tank vessels, the 750-class articulated tug-barge (ATB) Legend/750-2. The milestone came exactly five years after Crowley first announced plans to build the 750-class, which is considered one of largest, fastest and safest in the industry. The latest vessel is the second of three in the class, and will transport petroleum products – including gasoline – along the U.S.
Crowley’s First Ocean Class Tugboat Performs Inaugural Job in Cuba
The first of four Crowley Maritime Corporation ocean class tugboats, Ocean Wave, completed its inaugural project earlier this month by removing a grounded containership…
AWO Releases Best Practices on Mariner Credentialing
The American Waterways Operators (AWO), a 350-member trade association representing the nation’s tugboat, towboat and barge industry, has released recommended best…
NOIA Congratulates Shell
“Today we congratulate Shell on the completion of a successful and historic drilling season offshore Alaska. This is an important achievement for Shell, for the offshore industry and for the nation.
LAGCOE Education Fund Announced
Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE), one of the world's pioneer oil and gas expositions, recently announced the creation of the LAGCOE Education Fund, a fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), according to Angela Cring, Executive Director of LAGCOE. Contributions to the newly instituted fund, managed by CFA, are tax deductible. “LAGCOE has been serving the industry and our community for nearly 60 years through various industry-related, educational and philanthropic avenues.
ClassNK Holds PrimeManagement Seminars
ClassNK has, for the first time, held ClassNK PrimeManagement seminars in Europe. The seminars convened in Constanta, Romania, on 24 October and in Split, Croatia, on 26 October 2012.
Cargotec Secures Large MacGregor RoRo Order
In October, Cargotec received a large order to deliver MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment for four 45,000 dwt container/RoRo vessels for Italian container shipping specialist, Ignazio Messina & C.
Penguin Delivers Crewboat
Delivered in October 2012, Penguin’s Flex-38S series crew boat, the MV Abba is fast and versatile. With capacity for up to 90 workers in reclining seats the boat also has an 80-square-meter open deck with a 55-ton capacity. The deck is strengthened for up to two MT per square meter. At 38 x7.6 m(124.7 x 25-feet) with a molded depth of 3.65 m (aprox. 12 feet) this is a big boat built to Penguin Shipyard International Pte Ltd’s proprietary design.
Aker Solutions Secures Extended Agreement with Statoil
Statoil has exercised a two-year contract option with Aker Solutions for provision of mechanical wireline services on Statoil operated fields and mobile drilling…
Jensen Hires Jianjun Qi
Jensen Maritime Consultants hired its third naval architect, Jianjun Qi, in the company’s new office in the New Orleans business district, reporting to Jensen General Manager Sergio Fifi. Qi brings to Jensen a decade of naval architecture, marine engineering and shipyard expertise. Before joining Jensen he worked as a naval architect at Incat Crowther, of Morgan City, La., a diversified naval architecture group, and served as a senior naval architect for Derecktor Shipyard in Bridgeford, Conn.
Rand Logistics Commences Service of Barge
Rand Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLOG) announced the christening and commencement into service of the Jones Act compliant tug Defiance and the self-unloading barge Ashtabula.
Alphatron Delivers Comprehensive Electronics Package
With the christening of the new pilot station vessel Polaris Alphatron Marine of Rotterdam has completed the design, installation and commissioning of one of the most comprehensive deliveries since its founding in 1991. In close cooperation with Fysergo, a Dutch company specialised in ergonomic workspace design, an Alphabridge wheelhouse concept was designed in order to comply with the severe demands of the Dutch pilots association in regards to sitting and standing vessel operations.
SCF Liquids Chooses Helm Marine Ops Software
Edoc has confirmed that SCF Liquids (SCF) has chosen Helm Marine Operations software (Helm) to run itsoperations. SCF Liquids is part of Seacor Holdings Inc.'s Inland River Services business segment and a sister company to SCF Marine Inc. Together, the business segment owns, operates, invests in and markets inland river transportation equipment. “We are thrilled to welcome SCF Liquids to the Helm family,” said Ron deBruyne, CEO and Founder of Edoc Systems Group, developers of Helm.
Bourbon: Liberation of Crew Members Abducted in Nigeria
Bourbon confirms that the 7 crew members, 6 Russians and 1 Estonian, abducted during the boarding of the Bourbon Liberty 249 off the coast of Nigeria, on October 15, 2012, were released today.
Rutter Acquires OceanWaveS GmbH
Acquisition combines leaders in marine radar signal processing. Rutter Inc. (TSX: RUT) is pleased to announce it has acquired OceanWaveS GmbH of Lüneburg, Germany…
Keel Laying Ceremony for Global Marine Three Aluminum Crew Boats
On November 1, 2012, Grandweld Shipyards has celebrated the keel laying of the three new 42M Aluminum Crew Boats for the repeat client Global Marine. The contract…
ABS Signs Agreements in Korea with KOGAS, Universities
ABS signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with several Korean entities to advance local research and development (R&D) efforts. On October 219, 012, ABS President and CEO Christopher J.