Norsat Introduce VSAT Communications Package
Norsat International launches Global-VSAT, an equipment & global airtime services package to leverage Norsat MarineLinkTM maritime VSAT terminals. The package is…
BP Contract Jeppesen Voyage Planning
Jeppesen optimization solutions to be used aboard BP's LNG, Product & Crude Oil vessels to increase efficiency, reduce risks & save fuel. The contract will result…
UK FTA Sulphur Directive Marine Fuel Survey
UK's Freight Transport Association (FTA) conducts survey on whether Sulphur Directive could cause modal shift from sea to road freight. The FTA is asking short sea…
Index-Linked Container Contracts Webinar
Drewry & the World Container Index arrange an educational webinar on 5th December 2012 to explain how Index-Linked Container Contracts work . The webinar will examine…
Petrobras Charter FPSO for Offshore Brazil Project
Petrobras with partners BG Group and Petrogal Brasi inks charter of the FPSO from Schahin Petróleo e Gás S.A. and Modec Inc. The Floating Production Storage & Offloading vessel (FPSO) will be used in the production development project of the area known as Iracema Norte, in block BM-S-11, in the pre-salt of Santos Basin. The project includes the interconnection of 16 wells to the FPSO - 8 production and 8 injection wells - and production is expected to start in December 2015.
Hapag-Lloyd Increase Q3 2012 Profits
Container ship owners Hapag-Lloyd report increased revenue and profits in the third quarter 2012. Hapag-Lloyd was able to increase freight rates, revenue and results in the third quarter, although the market environment remains challenging. The average freight rate rose year on year by 8% to USD 1,647/TEU. The rate increases initiated by Hapag-Lloyd in the first quarter and implemented in the second quarter had a tangible effect here.
Thuraya Appoints Regional Director N. America
Thuraya names Joseph R. Francis as Regional Director, North America to support the company's work in the government market sector. Mobile satellite services operator…
ASL Marine Group Buys Out Vosta & CFT
Vosta LMG Group of Companies & CFT International acquired by ASL Marine Group subsidiary Leo Dynamische Investering BV. Vosta LMG’s business is complementary to the Group’s current business segments of shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion and ship chartering. Apart from synergies to be derived on many aspects of the operations and increasing the scope of services to include design and engineering…
Port Vision to Supply TerminalSmart to Sunoco
PortVision to provide Sunoco Logistics with TerminalSmart dock management system and vessel-tracking services software. PortVision® has signed a three-year agreement…
Corvus Batteries to Power Hybrid Ferry Conversion
Corvus Energy to provide world’s largest ever hybrid propulsion marine battery pack for a Scandline diesel-electric ferry conversion. Corvus will provide Scandline with a 2.7MWh power pack consisting of an AT6500 advanced lithium polymer battery system for a conversion in an existing diesel electric ferry that delivers significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved maintenance costs and optimized engine performance.
Seagull Licensed to Utilize ISF Onboard Training Books
Norwegian training specialist Seagull AS signs a licensing agreement with the International Shipping Federation (ISF). The agreement allows Seagull to utilise electronic…
Horizon Shipbuilding Delivers Two Towboats
Both Milestones Met In Same Week. Horizon Shipbuilding has delivered the fourth in a series of 120’ Towboats to Florida Marine Transporters of Mandeville, LA. The M/V Dale Artigue joins her sister ships, M/V’s Capt. W. D. Nunley, Capt. Kirby Dupuis and Brees in pushing cargoes throughout the inland waterways of the United States. “Like the other towboats we have built, the Artigue adds to FMT’s stable of workhorses,” said Ben Forrest, Horizon Project Manager.
USNS Montford Point Floated from NASSCO Building Dock
General Dynamics NASSCO completed the complex float out operation for the first Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ship, USNS Montford Point. Construction of the USNS Montford Point is progressing ahead of schedule, with the ship currently at 91% complete. The ship will now undergo final outfitting and testing pier side before completing sea trials. USNS Montford Point is scheduled to be christened in March 2013 and delivered to the U.S. Navy in May 2013.
Step into the Seafarer's Shoes with Videotel
This year, at the 13th Asia-Pacific Manning &Training Conference, Manila, Videotel will be inviting visitors to step into the seafarer’s shoes and try a hands-on simulation of the training that a seafarer can expect on board a vessel fitted with its brand new state of the art VOD G2 training system. “This is the first time we have demonstrated the new VOD G2 technology to the industry at large,” says Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel Marine International.
Intermanager Supports Seafarers' Survey
InterManager, the international trade association for the shipmanagement and crewmanagement industry, is supporting a survey which aims to identify how much of a burden red tape places on seafarers. The Association is urging its members to encourage their staff to take part in the online survey, being organised by the Danish Maritime Authority. The worldwide study aims to identify seafarers' perception of administrative burdens and how these influence their daily working lives.
Huge Section of HMS Queen Elizabeth Arrives at Rosyth
The Final hull section of aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard. The 11,300 tonne aft section of hull, known as Lower Block 04 (LB04), made its way under the Forth Bridges shortly before 11am on Remembrance Sunday. It left BAE Systems’ yard on the Clyde last Sunday (November 4). The section has travelled all the way around the south coast to reach the Fife assembly site, a journey of more than 1,200 miles.
MTN Extends Strategic Partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line
Renewed Contract Ensures Guests and Crew Have Access to the Most Advanced Maritime Communications Technology Available. MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) has announces…
EIVA and Atlas Services Group Join Forces
The international recruitment company Atlas Services Group and EIVA have joined forces by entering into a collaboration agreement that will include training courses…
Waller Marine to Develop New LNG Terminal Facility
Waller Marine, Inc., through its LNG development subsidiaries, Waller Energy Holdings, LLC and Waller LNG Services, LLC, (the Company) has initiated activities on its first natural gas liquefaction (LNG) facility to be constructed on a 175 acre site the Company has acquired at the entrance point of the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish in Southwest Louisiana. Using small-scale liquefaction technology…
GE Delivers LM2500 Gas Turbines for Royal Australian Navy’s
GE Marine reports it has delivered two LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines to ASC in Adelaide, Australia. The LM2500s will power the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) third Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD). ASC, the AWD project shipbuilder within the AWD Alliance, is constructing all three Hobart-class AWDs. Each ship features two LM2500s configured in a CODOG arrangement with two diesel engines. The RAN’s new…