Fincantieri Active in Megayacht Repair & Construction Sector
Maintenance of megayacht 'Eclipse' at the Trieste San Marco shipyard recently completed, other projects on hand. In the four weeks work, 70 workers were employed in the repairs and refitting of the megayacht 'Eclipse'. With the drydocking of the “Eclipse”, Fincantieri confirms its presence in the high value megayacht sector in which they already boast the delivery in 2011 of 134m MY “Serene", which…
WTS Acquires Novenco Fire Fighting A/S
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions acquires speialist in water-mist technology, Novenco Fire Fighting A/S. “The acquisition of this niche player in water mist technology…
New US Warship 'Anchorage' Homeports for Thanksgiving Day
The amphibious transport dock Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) 'Anchorage' (LPD 23) arrives at her new homeport of San Diego. Anchorage, under the command of Capt. Brian Quin, departed Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. Oct. 30 to sail to its new home port. During its journey, the ship transited the Panama Canal. With a beam measuring 105 feet, Anchorage, a San Antonio-class LPD…
New Tandem Lift STS Cranes for DCT
Port operator Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) made history when it took delivery of three brand new ZPMC tandem lift ship-to-shore (STS) cranes that are the first of their kind in Africa. The state-of-the-art equipment will revive the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) and result in improved efficiencies and reduced service times for vessels calling at the terminal. TPT’s Acting Chief Executive, Pru Archary says…
InterMoor UK Operations Achieves Five-Year Safety Milestone
InterMoor UK Operations, part of Acteon’s foundations and moorings business, has operated for more than five years without a lost time incident (LTI). InterMoor UK Operations includes Acteon companies InterMoor Ltd, InterMoor Marine Services Ltd and ChainCo. This is an extremely significant achievement for a business that has conducted more than 2,000 projects during the period from three bases, five storage yards and numerous quayside locations in the UK and internationally.
NOAA Panel to Discuss GOM Maritime Issues
NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel will meet Nov. 27-29 in New Orleans to discuss hydrographic surveying, nautical charting, tides and current measurements, as well as geodetic and geospatial measurements for the Gulf of Mexico region. The three-day meeting is open to the public, and public comment periods are scheduled in the afternoons. The panel will hear from representatives of the regional maritime community…
Maersk Tankers Exits Handygas With Vessel Sale
Maersk Tankers exits its Handygas segment by selling all 11 vessels to Navigator Gas. The divestment allows Maersk Tankers to focus on fewer segments and releases capital for future investments.
Imtech Marine Opens Office in New Delhi
Imtech Marine opened a new office in New Delhi, giving it a foothold in India’s fast growing maritime industry and will further increase its reach in South-East Asia. Imtech Marine India Pvt Ltd.
Smit Lamnalco Orders Vessels to meet Shell Gabon Deal
Smit Lamnalco renewed its marine support services contract with oil major Shell in Gabon, a deal that has triggered investment in three auxiliary vessel newbuildings, according to the company.
Arctic Policy Brief Issued by CIGI
‘Great Melt’ in the Arctic calls for increased co-operation between Canada and United States, policy brief argues. The “great melt,” an unprecedented geophysical change…
Floating Production Expenditure set to Double
Douglas-Westwood forecast that between 2013 and 2017, $91bn will be spent on floating production systems (FPS) – an increase of 100% over the preceding five-year period. A total of 121 floating production units are forecast to be installed – a 37% increase. This growth is driven by multiple factors, such as a larger proportion of newbuilds and conversions compared to redeployments, a greater degree…
OW Bunker Launches Physical Supply Operation
Vessel Elisalex Schulte to provide bunkering service in the Gulf of Mexico lightering zones. OW Bunker, one of the world's largest suppliers and traders of marine fuels and lubricants, has announced the launch of a new supply vessel in North America; the 2011-built double-hulled Elisalex Schulte, which will operate offshore in the Gulf of Mexico lightering zones. The Elisalex Schulte is a 22,000dwt vessel, which has been taken on a long-term time charter.
Webb Institute, ABS Support Maritime Scholars
Webb Institute awards second ABS scholarship for 2012 for studies in naval architecture and marine engineering. Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing…
Argentinian Ports Hit by Further Strike Action
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, is advising of a 24 hour general strike in Argentina on Tuesday 20th November. The strike will affect…
CMA GCM: Third-Quarter 2012 Results
Very good operating performance, with profitability close to CMA CGM’s historic highs. The Board of Directors of France’s CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping group…
Great Lakes Coal Trade Down 11 Percent in October
Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2.7 million tons in October, a decrease of 11.6 percent compared to September, and a drop of 11 percent compared to a year ago. Compared to the month’s 5-year average, loadings were down 25.3 percent. Loadings at Lake Superior ports rose by 5.5 percent, but shipments from Lake Michigan and Lake Erie terminals decreased by 33.4 and 26.1 percent respectively. There were no overseas shipments from Superior, Wisconsin, in October.
Nautronix Strengthen Sales Force
Nautronix specialists in through water communications and positioning technologies, has announced the appointment of 3 Vice Presidents to their sales team. Experienced subsea development manager, Dan Williams, is serving as the company’s VP Sales, Commercial Acoustics. In his new role, Dan will assume direct responsibility for building the awareness of Nautronix ADS² technology in the global marketplace. He will also facilitate the company’s development in the diver communications market.
UK P&I Club Welcomes Standard & Poor’s Upgrade
It also noted the Club’s improved operating performance as evidenced by the combined ratio, strength of management strategy, and the improvement in its competitive position. Dino Caroussis, Chairman of the UK P&I Club, said: “This is a welcome endorsement by S&P of the UK Club’s efforts to maintain balanced underwriting and a strong capital position in an environment of rising claims costs and volatile investments.
Statoil and Wintershall Sign Gas Supply Agreement
Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO): Statoil and Wintershall have entered into a 10-year gas sales agreement for the delivery of a total of 45 billion cubic meters…
Knud E. Hansen A/S Behind New Double End Ferry
Danish Naval Architecture Firm Knud E. Hansen A/S behind the Basic Design of new Double end ferry delivered by Hvide Sande Skibs- og Baadbyggeri. Hvide Sande Skibs- & Baadbyggeri delivered a 50m ferry to Swedish domestic ferry company Ven-Trafiken. The vessels, which name is Uraniborg, will be operating between Landskrona in Sweden and the Swedish island Hven in the Øresund. Knud E. Hansen A/S has…