Potential US East and Gulf Coasts Port Labor Strike: New Report
A US East & Gulf Coasts port labor strike could further destabilize international trade says a new report. A potential labor strike by longshoremen along the US…
World's First Northern Sea Route LNG Tankship Transit
Gazprom successfully completes world’s first LNG supply via Northern Sea Route in the 'Ob River' carrier. The carrier left the Port of Hammerfest (Norway) to arrive at the regasification terminal in the Port of Tobata (Japan) delivering a Gazprom Group-owned LNG cargo to Japanese consumers. The Ob River LNG carrier was escorted by Atomflot-owned atomic icebreakers led by two ice masters. During the first half of the voyage…
Neptun Werft Wins Viking River Cruises Order
Viking River Cruises orders 10 new river cruise vessels of the 'Viking Longship' class from the Rostock-Warnemunde yard. Two of the ships will be delivered in August and September 2013, and the others by April 2014. This order brings the total number of new vessels to be delivered to Viking to 10 in 2013 and 8 in 2014. In addition options for a further 8 vessels with delivery in the Spring 2015 have been signed.
GE Marine Engines Grab Orders at IWS 2012
GE Marine take 16 orders at the 2012 International WorkBoat Show (IWS) in New Orleans to deliver L250 and V250 engines. A combined total of 16 engines have been…
US Offshore Wind WORKS Campaign Supports PTC, ITC
Managers of the campaign, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) submit letter to key Congressional committee leaders. The letter is in support of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC), federal policies that are crucial for sustained clean energy development. [CESA members’] state-based programs are a major driver of clean energy deployment and investment in the United States.
Luxury Cruise Ship Launch by Fincantieri
Fincantieri launch 'Le Soleil', a super luxury cruise ship for French shipping line Compagnie du Ponent (Bridgepoint Group). The ship will be delivered in June 2013 and will be essentially more like a mega yacht in size and fitting out with a paramount attention to interior detail. Le Soleil, which will fly the French flag, is the third twin following "L'Austral" and "Le Boreal", the two mini cruise ships delivered in May 2010 and April 2011 respectively.
BAE Gains UK Submarine Command System Contract
A £46m contract to support and maintain a new combat system across the Royal Navy's submarine fleet awarded to BAE Systems. The Design Services Arrangement contract will ensure that the system, which is used to navigate vessels as well as gather intelligence and defend against attacks, is maintained and developed over the next decade. The Royal Navy operates three classes of submarine, totalling 10 vessels, which are used to safeguard the UK's interests around the world.
Two US Firms Collaborate on SCR Design
Tenneco and Cormetech sign agreement to design marine engine ultra-large diameter selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalysts. The MARPOL Annex VI and EPA Tier…
US Navy $70-million Contract for General Dynamics
General Dynamics subsidiary Bath Iron Works contracted to provide yard services for newbuilding destroyer, frigate programs. This $70.5 million contract is to provide…
World's Longest HV Subsea Cable Contract
ABB wins US$ 170-million contract to supply Martin Linge oil & gas field in the North Sea with mainland power from Norwegian grid. The contract from Subsea 7, requires…
Seanergy Raise Cash on 'Clipper Glory'
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. sells 'Clipper Glory', a 30,570 dwt Handysize drybulk carrier built in 2007, for US$11.25-million. The Company used the sale proceeds…
There are very few forms of learning which are as effective and personal as mentoring. And nowhere is mentoring more important than it is in the maritime industry. It is with this in mind that a group of volunteers have created the on-line “International Maritime Mentoring Community” at www.MaritimeMentors.com. This is a 100% volunteer/free site that exists only for the betterment of the maritime industry.
Participants at workshop make multiple radar contacts
Naval radar experts met in San Diego to share their expertise and experiences with the operation and support of the Saab Sea Giraffe naval surveillance radar. The workshop enabled the participants to make contacts and develop working relationships with other naval experts involved with the operation and support of the Swedish-made system, and create a clearer picture of the current state of the radar and its development.
Navy Tech in Paris Navy Technolgy Takes Center Stage
Many commercial marine products evolve from military roots. At Euronaval last month in Paris, contractors large and small from around the globe showcased new and emerging technologies. According to General Electric, there is a new era dawning for naval engineering and propulsion. “I’ve seen the future of naval propulsion, and it’s electrifying,” said GE Power Conversion’s Captain Mark Dannatt Royal Navy (retd.), speaking at Euronaval. Capt.
A Boxed Set In Denmark Mine Warfare Capability Comes as a Boxed Set
The Danish Navy is the expert when it comes to flexible, modular combat capability. It created the StandardFlex modules for the Flyvefisken class of patrol vessels in 1995 that was built specifically to operate with the containerized modules. But Denmark is no longer facing a Cold War threat to its waters. Instead, it is assuming a broader role involved in international partnerships and coalitions. The Flyvefisken-class has been retired.
Port Urged to Halt Coal Export Expansion
City of Vancouver calls on Port Metro Vancouver to delay decisions on coal export expansion. In a letter delivered December 3rd, Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver…
Jumbo Wins EnQuest Offshore Contract
Jumbo has been awarded a North Sea FPSO mooring, installation and hook-up contract by EnQuest. EnQuest is redeveloping the Ardmore and Duncan fields as Alma and Galia respectively. The project scope is the mooring spread installation and FPSO tow out and hook up. This will be the first offshore project in which Jumbo will act as the main contractor and not as a subcontractor. EnQuest is redeveloping the Alma and Galia fields…
Ocean Offshore's 'Island Pioneer' Chartered
Island Offshore has agreed a new 2-year contract for the SCV Island Pioneer with Ocean Mexicana SA de CV. The sub-sea construction vessel (SCV) has been working for OM since delivery in April 2006 and the new contract will run in direct continuation with the current contract. Island Pioneer is of P101 Ulstein Design and is equipped with DP II, a 140 ton offshore crane and accommodation for 87 persons. The vessel will perform a variety of subsea and light construction work during this charter.
Important Offshore Contract for Technip
Technip awarded an important EPCI contract for the G1200 to develop the Starfish field in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Technip wins a lump sum engineering…
'Beyond Weather Routing' China Presentation
Tidetech to present ‘Beyond Weather Routing: the role of next generation oceanographic data', at Green Shiptech China Congress 2013. The presentation will highlight the role of integrated…