CNOOC Mulls LNG Vessel Orders
CNOOC has it in mind to order 14 medium & small-sized LNG ships from Chinese shipyards. The Group is China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas…
Korea's Big Three Shipbuilders on Bumpy Road
Recent studies by Korea's International Trade Association & Hyundai Research Institute see major exporters facing a tough year ahead. The International Trade Association…
New Maritime Security Book Published
The Nautical Institute publish a guide to making a vessel truly secure with a security culture that works both onboard & ashore. Written by Steven Jones MSc BSc (Hons) MNI, Maritime Director of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI), the book examines the threats to maritime trade, and to specific ship types, before discussing in detail how the ISPS Code came into being and its underpinning principles and requirements.
Vendee Globe Race Yachts in Albatross Seas
The first five in the Vendee Glove single-handed race 2012-13 have passed the Gate of Aiguilles The gap widens between the front and back of the fleet. Only 30 minutes. This is the gap that separated the first boat through the Gate of Aiguilles, François Gabart (MACIF) and the third boat, Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire); a metaphorical photo finish in a race that covers 24,000 miles. It is incredible that the boats are racing so tightly.
Bangladesh Shipyard Lays Down River Passenger Ship Keels
Western Marine is building two 750-passenger vessels, the first passenger ships of this capacity by a local Bangladeshi shipbuilder. The keel-laying for the ships…
First North American Ferry gets Wärtsilä's LNG Solution
Wärtsilä gets propulsion order for the first LNG powered ferry in North America. Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the gas powered propulsion machinery and corresponding gas storage and handling systems for a new passenger ferry. The vessel has been ordered by Canadian operator Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), and will be the first North American ferry to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The Scania Marine Engine Solution Showcased at Workboat
Scania introduces a new range of marine propulsion units consisting of engine, transmission and type-approved instrumentation at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 13-liter marine engines range from 400 hp for continuous use up to 750 hp for patrol craft use. The Scania marine engine solution, consisting of a new 13-liter marine engine is the first in a new line of engines for propulsion and auxiliary use designed for maximum reliability and durability…
DNV Anchors Graduate Commitment with Launch of UK Scheme
DNV, the multinational provider of risk management and sustainability services, has established a UK graduate program to develop new talent in the energy and maritime industries.
Scania’s New 1,000 hp V8 Engine Launched
Continuing the success of Scania’s new global engine platform, enters the latest 16-liter marine V8, delivering up to 1,000 hp and 2,460 Ib/ft for patrol craft applications. While passing this new threshold, the new V8 builds on a long tradition of amazingly compact power packs that shares both technology and architecture with Scania's truck and bus engines. The high power-to-weight ratio of Scania's engines makes for easy installation and exceptional performance.
UTEC Announces Acquisition of Geomarine Ltd
Leading independent offshore survey company UTEC has announced the acquisition of Geomarine Ltd. UTEC – which is based in Houston, Texas and has offices around the world including Aberdeen…
FONASBA Highlights Complexity of Ship Agents’ Role
Shipowners, port users and regulators have been provided with a comprehensive and detailed overview of the many activities undertaken by port agents by The Federation…
AXSMarine Releases Version 3.1 of AXSTanker
Shipping software company AXSMarine has announced the release of AXSTanker 3.1, an enhanced version of its AXSTanker product. New options will enable Tanker brokers…
Rickmers Group and Oaktree Form Strategic Partnership
Funds advised by Oaktree Capital Management, LP and the global shipping major Rickmers Group are joining forces to invest in eight plus eight eco designed newbuild container vessels.
MTU Series 4000 Engine at Workboat Show
Upgraded MTU 8V 4000 is world’s first EPA Tier 3 commercial marine engine in its class. Continuing its long tradition of reliable and efficient commercial marine power and propulsion systems, Tognum will display its upgraded MTU 8V 4000 M54 Ironmen workboat engine—the world’s first EPA Tier 3 solution in its class—at the International Workboat Show, booth 2601, Hall C, in the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Dec. 5-7, 2012. Designed for compliance with U.S.
Transocean Completes Sale of Rigs to Shelf Drilling
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) has announced that it has closed on the previously disclosed transaction to sell 38 shallow water drilling rigs to Shelf Drilling Holdings, Ltd.
Hapag-Lloyd Connects First Ship to Shore Power
Connection in US Port of Oakland, California / Initially a total of 15 Hapag-Lloyd ships receive environmentally-friendly technology / Intelligent, flexible solutions retrofitting existing fleet.
BAE Systems Lays Keel for Dump Scow
BAE Systems has completed another milestone in the construction of the first of two dump scows for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. When complete, both vessels will be used to support dredging operations in the United States. Employees and executives from both companies recently gathered at the foot of the 98 ton keel block as Steve Becker, vice president of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, drove the ceremonial wedge and welded his initials in the keel of the first vessel, Hull 107.
NRF Renews Call for Obama to Intervene in Port Strike
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay regarding the strike that has shut down most terminals at…
Nicolaisen Joins TWG
TWG said that Kirk Nicolaisen has joined its sales team, taking on the role of Offshore Energy Account Manager. Kirk is based out of Gulfport, Mississippi, and brings…
FEI Deliver Offshore Drilling Core Analysis Onsite
FEI QEMSCAN WellSite expands to onsite core analysis with system delivery to Kirk Petrophysics. The QEMSCAN® WellSite analysis system is an advanced onsite core analysis system that provides fast support for critical decisions in formation evaluation and drilling operations. Core analysis is an essential component of formation evaluation used by geologists and engineers to determine the production potential of a well and to manage drilling and completion operations.