Two Cruise Lines Sign Up to Sail Out of Port of Houston
The Port of Houston Authority partners with two cruise lines, PrincessCruises & Norwegian Cruise Lines, to use Bayport Cruise Terminal. Princess Cruises will make passenger cruise calls during the 2013-2014 cruise season, while Norwegian Cruise Lines has committed to begin service in 2014. The Port Commission authorized entering into agreements with both lines after meeting in executive session. The Port Authority's agreement with the lines is significant.
TBS Appoint Gregg McNelis Permanent CEO
TBS Shipping Board of Directors appoint the Company’s co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, Gregg McNelis, to Chief Executive Officer & President. TBS Shipping Limited…
US Ship Structure Committee Funding Research Projects
The Ship Structure Committee (SSC) is re-soliciting research project recommendations for fiscal year 2013-2014. The strategic goal of the SSC, which is composed…
Big Ships Can Lose Big Money on Pumps
A project by pump maufacturer Grundfos aboard a Lauritzen Bulkers cargo ship shows that large vessels could be losing money on wasted energy. The project, carried out on the 19,889-ton Durban Bulker, focused on efficiency in ships pumps. The Durban Bulker project focused on the energy used in cooling off the ships engines. The ship uses pumped seawater to cool its engines, but the previous system did not take into account the temperature of the water.
New Evergreen Container Ship Christened 'Ever Lawful'
The seventh L-type containership for Evergreen Line, launched and named at Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. The new ship was christened by S.S. Lin, the Evergreen Group's First Vice Group Chairman, and the ceremonial rope cutting for the new 8,452-TEU vessel was performed by Mrs. Lai Chao-Yin, wife of Mr. Shiu Kuang-Si, the president of Mega International Commercial Bank, in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from Taiwan and abroad.
Signet Maritime Promotes Captain Cliff Porter
Signet Maritime Corporation, vessel services & logistics providers, promote 31-year veteran as General Manager, Traffic & Business Development. Previously Senior Manager of Traffic and Business Development for Signet’s Pascagoula Division, Porter will assume the responsibilities for vessel utilization, job direction and business revenue maximization for all seagoing fleet vessels in the Brownsville, Ingleside and Pascagoula divisions.
WISTA UAE Group DP World Event
WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) UAE Chapter announce forthcoming meeting, port tour. WISTA is an international organisation for women…
Conrad Profits Up in Q3 2012
US-based shipyard Conrad Industries Inc. announce third quarter and 9 months ended 30, Sept. 2012 financial results and backlog. For the quarter ended September 30…
Markey Deck Machinery on Canadian Ice Class Tugs
Markey Equipment Selected For New Canadian Super Ice Class Tugs. Markey Machinery is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the order for a complete suite of deck machinery for the most powerful Harbor Class Tugs ever to be built in Canada. The tugs will be operated by Group Ocean of Quebec, Canada for harbor operations, ship escort services, short and long distance towing, as well as rescue operations and wreck removals.
USDOJ: BP Guilty in Deepwater Horizon Case
BP Exploration and Production Inc. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Felony Manslaughter, Environmental Crimes and Obstruction of Congress Surrounding Deepwater Horizon Incident…
Crowley Mariners Recieve Heroism Award
Crew of Crowley-Managed Ocean Titan Awarded for Heroism at Sea with 2012 AOTOS Mariners’ Plaque. Officers and crewmembers of the Crowley Maritime Corp.-managed M/V Ocean Titan were recently honored with a 2012 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Mariners’ Plaque for demonstrating heroism at sea during the United Seamen’s Service’s (USS) annual AOTOS awards ceremony in New York. The mariners were recognized for their December 2011 rescue of the seven-member crew of the M/V Florece…
First Nuclear-Powered Carrier Completes Last Deployment
“Nearly everything that can be said about this ship must be done in superlatives or in terms of the first, the largest, the fastest, greatest striking capability and highest operational flexibility.” - Secretary of the Navy John Connally, USS Enterprise commissioning ceremony, Nov. The USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is used to being first, biggest, fastest, and best. Now she can add “last” to her impressive list of accomplishments…
BAE Sytems Agrees to Acquire Marine Hydraulics Intl.
BAE Systems entered into a definitive agreement with American Maritime Holdings, Inc. to acquire Marine Hydraulics International, Inc. (“MHI”), a privately held company that operates a shipyard…
Approved Fire Detection Systems from Fireboy -Xintex
Fireboy-Xintex Inc. has recently announced their new line of USCG Type Approved Fire Detection Systems for commercial vessels and recreational yachts. Marine Elite RSM Analog Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panels are available for hosting up to 256 fire detection devices on all Commercial and Recreational Marine applications. These control panels can also be expanded and networked to become part of larger systems.
Global Tech goes for Drying Systems
With the wind farming industry growing more important every year, we see more and more potential in this market also for our efficient drying systems. We are therefore extra pleased about an order we got from Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH, based in Hamburg, to supply drying systems to their wind park Global Tech I in the North Sea, approx. 180 km off Bremerhaven, running an impressive 80 wind turbines that manage to supply about 445.000 households per year.
STX Europe Q3: OSV Keeps Good Margin
Cruise & Ferries remain challenging. STX Europe achieved operating revenues of NOK 4 480 million in third quarter 2012, a decrease of NOK 763 million compared to…
Wrist Ship Supply Strengthens Global Progam
World's largest ship supplier continues to expand customer management network. Wrist Ship Supply has appointed another dedicated global key account manager, based in Norway…
ISF Disappointment at Slow Implementation of ILO 185
The International Shipping Federation (ISF), which represents maritime employers globally, says that the low level of implementation of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 185…
ClassNK Releases New Rule Amendments
ClassNK is pleased to announce that the release of the latest amendments to the ClassNK Rules. As a leading classification society, ClassNK constantly reevaluates…
Kritzman Joins Fowler White Burnett
Corporate Attorney Kritzman Joins Firm as Shareholder. Fowler White Burnett, P.A. said that Mr. Robert Kritzman has joined the firm as a Shareholder at the Fowler White Burnett downtown Miami office working in their general practice group. Kritzman has an extensive background in corporate transactions, including financings and mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate investigations, government relations and a broad range of maritime matters.