Belgian Sea Lock to be partly Financed
The construction of a sea lock in the Port of Antwerp in Belgium will be partly funded via the TEN-T Program. The project will receive €5 million in contribution…
SeaRobotics Delivers Autonomous Hull Cleaning System
SeaRobotics has delivered the first HullBUG (Hull Bio-inspired Underwater Grooming) System to the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. This will be tested and further developed at the newly commissioned Large Scale Seawater Facility , which is located at Port Canaveral and funded by the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR). The HullBUG system…
Belgium Allows Private Armed Guards on Ships
With the publication of the law on various measures concerning the fight against maritime piracy in the Belgian official journal, the use of private security on board Belgian flagged ships is allowed.
Damen Introduces New Anchor Handler Design
New deepwater AHTS offers over 200 t Bollard Pull and an extended winch package. Damen Shipyards Group introduces its newly designed Damen AHTS 200, a versatile deepwater Anchor Handling Tug Supplier able to operate in water depths in excess of 3,000 m. The AHTS 200 is the latest addition to the ongoing Damen Offshore Series. Following the company’s ambitions to increase its market share in the offshore industry…
Leevac Wins Deal to Build PSV Pair for Aries Marine
Leevac Shipyards Jennings LLC, Jennings, La., signed contracts with Aries Marine, Inc of Lafayette, La., to build two LEEVAC Design Services “LDS” 270 DE PSV, a 270 x 56 x 21.5 ft. diesel electric Platform Supply Vessels (PSV). “We are very excited to have this opportunity to begin this partnership with a company like Aries Marine” said Christian Vaccari, President of LEEVAC. The LDS 270 DE PSV will have a deadweight capacity of 4000 LTsw and will carry more than 13,000 barrels of liquid mud.
Hamburger Lloyd Name Container Ship
Hamburger Lloyd holds Singapore naming ceremony for the China-built 5000 TEU container ship 'RHL Fidelitas'. The 5000 TEU container vessel RHL Fidelitas, was built by Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industries shipyard and is the third ship of this kind in Reederei Hamburger Lloyd’s fleet. The vessel was named with the traditional bottle of champagne smashed by Jennifer Ritter the wife of Mr Michael Brandhoff, Technical Director at Hamburger Lloyd.
Dubai Trade Award for WSS
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) awarded 'Freight Forwarder of the Year' prize at the Dubai Trade awards ceremony. The awards recognise the achievements of the region’s most active online performers and were attended by representatives from DP World and Dubai Trade as well as key dignitaries from the government and private sector and executives from manufacturing and trading companies and supply chain service providers. Wilhelmsen Ships Service AS is part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh.
Evaluating Alarmed Property Risks: IMUA Seminar
The Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA is to hold a New York seminar covering key issues for underwriters. · The role of testing/listing parties and certificated vs.
New Staff Member at Hydroid
Kathy Forrester joins Hydroid, Inc., manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), as Marketing Coordinator. Forrester will support Hydroid’s marketing efforts by assisting in the planning, development and execution of the company’s marketing plan, with the goals of increasing sales and promoting the Hydroid brand and corporate culture. She has more than twenty years of marketing experience at firms including Sotheby’s International…
Crowley Maritime Tankship Christened
Crowley Maritime Corporation christen its newest US-flag tanker, 'Florida', at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. More than 100 guests, including Chairman, President and CEO Tom Crowley; friends and employees from Crowley; representatives from the customer, shipyard, and labor along with other industry dignitaries, gathered to celebrate the vessel’s christening, which was performed by Nina Glende Johnsen, the wife of Aker President and CEO Kristian Rokke.
Lower Mississippi Oil Spill Update
The unified command continues response to a crude oil spill near mile marker 436 in Vicksburg, Miss. The tow-barge that is on scene has started removing fuel from the damaged barge MOC-12…
Dredger Builder Delivers Workboats Too
IHC Beaver Dredgers, known for standard cutter suction vessels, continues to deliver workboats to complement its dredgers. For example, the company has supplied another Delta Multi Craft (DMC) 1050 to support an IHC Beaver® 1200 for its operations in Nigeria. The workboat was supplied from stock to ensure a minimum lead time and it has now formed the perfect working partnership with the dredger. The versatile DMC 1050 will assist the dredger in its daily operations.
'Kulluk' Update: Preparations for Tow Progressing
The 'Unified Command' continues to oversee preparations for the next steps in the 'Kulluk' response. Multiple entities remain involved including: the U.S. Coast Guard, Shell, the State of Alaska, Smit Salvage and Det Norske Veritas. Unified Command’s priority continues to be the safety of all personnel and the environment. Tow equipment has been secured and is currently in Kodiak. The Kulluk’s openings on the main deck (i.e.…
World's First Hi-speed Amphibian's Miami Debut
The GIBBS Quadski, will make its Miami debut at this year's International Boat Show. The dream of two visionary entrepreneurs -- Alan Gibbs and Neil Jenkins -- the Quadski is the product of millions of research dollars and years of development work in the U.S., New Zealand and the UK. It is being assembled at a 54,000-square-foot assembly plant in Auburn Hills, Michigan. "Quadski represents an entirely new form of transportation…
OW Bunker Buy Two Bunker Barges
OW Bunker acquire two bunker barges for Nordic operations: 'OW Copenhagen' and 'OW Aalborg'. Prior to the acquisition, OW Bunker operated both vessels on a bare…
Dong Energy to Build Westermost Rough OWF
DONG Energy to build this offshore wind farm (OWF) located in the North Sea off the British east coast. The construction will represent a total investment of approximately…
SHI Profits Eroded by One-Off Costs
Samsung Heavy Industries (HII) Q4 3012 net profit fell 59% due to costs related to an oil-leakage accident in 2007. Net profit for the three months ended December…
IMO Sec-Gen Visits IMSO HQ
International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) visited by International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General. The purpose of the visit was to discuss matters of mutual interest, in particular in the field of the future of maritime communications and how new technologies would support the sustainability of the maritime sector. IMSO Director General, Captain Esteban Pacha-Vicente, said:…
Doyle Joins FMC
On Tuesday, January 1, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed President Obama’s nomination of William P. Doyle, of Pennsylvania, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner.
DOJ: Former Liner President Guilty in Price-Fixing Conspiracy
Former Executive Convicted for Role in Price-Fixing Conspiracy Involving Coastal Freight Services Between the Continental United States and Puerto Rico. Following a two-week trial…