Royal Caribbean Cruises Added to NASDAQ Sustainability Index
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) recognized as one of the top 100 companies in the world for its sustainability practices. The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index is designed to track the performance of companies that are taking a leadership role in sustainability performance reporting. These companies have voluntarily disclosed their carbon footprint, energy usage, water consumption, hazardous and non-hazardous waste…
Floating LNG Collaboration Agreed by Shell, Technip, Consortium
Shell Gas & Power Developments B.V. (Shell) & the Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC) agree on FNLG development & operation. The companies have signed a heads of agreement…
World's Largest Container Ship Flies Red Ensign
The 175,343 gt 'CMA CGM Marco Polo' owned by CMA CGM Group joins the UK ship register. The first in a series of three new 16,000 TEU container ships, for the CMA CGM group to serve on the Asia-Europe routes, the ship was built in Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd, and is almost a quarter of a mile long. The new vessel is also designed with cutting edge technology for high levels of performance, safety and environmental protection.
East & Gulf Ports Longshoremen Strike Authorized
The vote by the ILA's 200-member wage scale committee moves East and Gulf coast ports closer to their first coast wide strike in 35 years. The International Longshoremen's…
Norsea Wins Total E&P Norge Offshore Base Contract
NorSea AS signs new contract for the supply of base services related to the development of the Martin Linge oilfield and Total’s oil exploration. Under the contract…
Chinese Ship Breaker Gets Class NK Compliance Certificate
ClassNK issues world’s first statement of compliance for a ship recycling facility to Jiangmen Zhongxin Shipbreaking & Steel Co. The Statement of Compliance issued by ClassNK certifies that the facility and its recycling procedures are fully in compliance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (Hong Kong Convention). This marks…
Briggs Marine Wins London Ferry Contract
UK marine contractor Briggs Marine wins 7-year contract worth over £50 million with Transport for London (TfL) to operate cross-Thames ferry. The contract will see Briggs Marine undertake operation and maintenance of the Woolwich Ferry service from 1st April 2013. Working with London River Services Limited (LRS), a subsidiary of TfL, Briggs Marine will be responsible for daily operation of the ferry service…
New Samson ASD Harbour Tugboat
Samson Tug Boats Inc. launch the 'Kootenay', a BC-locally built tugboat for operations on the Fraser Fiver. Not only is she a local design – she is locally built. The 5,000hp tug, designed by AG McIlwain, was launched from the North Vancouver shores at ABD Shipyards. While it is not uncommon to find 5,000hp tugs in harbours across the globe, the Kootenay is remarkable in that she is less than 20 metres long.
IACS Council Will Strengthen EEDI Implementation
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Council met in London under the chairmanship of Tom Boardley of Lloyds Register. IACS agreed to…
'Logos Hope' Sails Following Long Refit
After 8 months maintenance and improvements to prepare the vessel for future service, charitable ship 'Logos Hope' sets sail from Subic Bay, Philippines. OM Ships International’s vessel Logos Hope has set sail from the Philippines for Hong Kong, SAR China following eight months of maintenance and technical upgrades to engine room systems. “We rejoice in another milestone moment for OM Ships as Logos Hope sails out of Subic Bay,” said Peter Nicoll, CEO of OM Ships.
Crowley & Jensen Maritime Win IWS 2012 Boat Awards
The companies were honored with two significant awards at the recent International Workboat Show (IWS) in New Orleans. Together Crowley Maritime Corp. and subsidiary Jensen Maritime , the company’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm, were honored with two of the top 10 Significant Boat awards during the seventh-annual International Workboat Show 2012. The first award was for the design of two Crowley-owned ocean class tugboats , the Ocean Wind and Ocean Wave.
ABB Wins Subsea HVDC Finland Contract
ABB wins USD$130-million HVDC order for subsea power transmission link from Kraftnät Åland AB. The contract requires the supply of a new power transmission link between the Finnish mainland and Åland…
Panama Canal Expansion Tripartite Meeting
A Panama Canal Authority (ACP) delegation met with International Chamber of Shipping & IMO representatives for canal expansion talks. The ACP delegation was headed by Administrator Jorge L. During these meetings, Canal officials presented a progress report on the waterway's Expansion Program and the requirements for new Panamax vessels to transit the new lane once it is completed, including a conceptual framework to change the waterway's toll structure after 2014.
Teekay LNG Partners Orders Two LNG Newbuilds
Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG or the Partnership) (NYSE:TGP) entered into an agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering CO., LTD., (DSME) of…
Durbin: Demolition of Rock Pinnacles Could Begin Next Week
At the request of Midwest Senators, Army Corps fast tracked process to keep water and goods moving on the Mississippi River. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) praised the news that a contract has been awarded for the demolition of rock pinnacles in the Mississippi River and the work could begin as early as next week. In a November 29 meeting with Durbin and five other Midwest Senators, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works…
Kongsberg Offshore Vessel Simulator Expands Training
Integrated vessel training to secure supply of highly skilled offshore crew. A state-of-the-art new training center outfitted with the latest Kongsberg Offshore Vessel Simulator was opened by Ukrainian crewing company Lerus Ltd in Odessa on 3rd December 2012. Established to meet growing training demand in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania and other European countries, the new Lerus…
HATLAPA and LOEWE MARINE Establish Premium Partnership
New partnership to offer cost-effective repair and maintenance services for all makes and models of steering gear and rudder systems worldwide. HATLAPA Uetersener Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG and LOEWE MARINE GmbH & Co. KG will be collaborating closely in the area of steering gear and rudder system maintenance and repairs. The new partnership was announced at the SMM tradeshow in Hamburg in September.
Cat Marine Engines Chosen
American Commercial Lines (ACL) has selected Cat C280 marine engines for repowering six of their towboats. Bill Foster, ACL vice president Boat Maintenance, commented…
BWT Stakeholders Meet in Korea
Representatives of the leading worldwide Associations of Shipbuilders, Classification Societies and Shipowners met in Busan, Korea for their annual Tripartite meeting hosted by the Korean Register of Shipping and KOSHIPA, the national shipbuilders association. The meeting was united in expressing its serious concern with the obstacles that all three parties face as the Ballast Water Management Convention moves closer to ratification, eight years after its text was adopted.
Caterpillar Extends Focus on LNG Engines
Caterpillar, Inc. is continuing its focus on LNG engine technology as part of its ongoing commitment to develop environmentally clean, fuel-efficient engines for the marine industry.