Typhon Launch Private Naval Service
Typhon's new service combines a convoy escort with comprehensive intelligence for ships transitting piracy risk areas. This service, described by UK-based Typhon as a naval-grade service to the commercial market, enables ship operators to transit the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean in safety while saving time and money. The company is now opening discussions with potential clients and negotiating long term contracts.
State of Emergency Declared in Suez Canal Zone
Due to political unrest & public demonstrations a State of Emergency & curfew declared in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez. According to GAC, navigation in the Suez Canal is running normally…
Evergreen to Launch GTM Feeder Service
Evergreen Line to launch a new container ship feeder service linking Greece, Turkey & Malta (GTM). In addition to meeting regional transportation requirements, the…
Vietnamese Fisherman Salvage 'Marie Celeste' Ship
Fishermen discover abandoned fully loaded cargo ship, and successfully tow it to their home base. The ship, Hai Dong 27, was discovered abandoned and adrift by fishermen from Hoang Hoa district of Thanh Hoa province, subsequently a dozen fishing boats towed it over 140 nm to the shore of Hoang Truong commune, Hoang Hoa district. Seven fishing boats were involved in the towage operation. Light was cast on the mystery by an earlier report by the Vietnam News Agency that on the night of January 20…
NASSCO to Design TOTE LNG Propulsion Conversion
General Dynamics NASSCO, contract with Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) to design the conversion of two Orca-Class trailerships. The contract is to design the conversion of the company’s two existing Orca Class, diesel-electric trailerships to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. This design contract is in addition to the new-construction order that TOTE Shipholdings placed with NASSCO last month for the construction of two new LNG-powered containerships.
Export of US LNG: Company to be Formed
Shell US Gas & Power & Kinder Morgen subsidiary Southern Liquefaction Company to exploit LNG export opportunities. The two companies have announced their intent…
Legal End to Presidential Yacht Wrangle
New York Supreme Court Judge dismisses legal complaint against owners of Presidential Yacht 'Sequoia'. The Supreme Court of the State of New York has dismissed a frivolous legal complaint against FE Partners, LLC, that alleged it tried to improperly wrest control of the former Presidential Yacht, the U.S.S. Sequoia. The Hon. Charles E. Ramos ruled that a complaint filed by the owner of the U.S.S. The judge's order came the day after FE Partners filed its response in the case…
World's No.3 Shipbuilder Profits Plummet
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) net profit fell 82% in 2012. The loss is primarily attributed to the decision DSME made in 2009 to book orders for…
Chart Agent, ECS Provider, Move Office
ChartWorld & SevenCs have moved offices to the heart of Hamburg opposite the BSH (German Hydrographic Office). “As the companies are growing, we now have enough space to accommodate the team now and in the future. The new office and its location are a big step forward for us and will help us to ensure high quality products and services to our customers.” Jochen Rudolph, Managing Director, comments.
China to Build 2,500 Ships for Indonesia
Indonesia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Kadin) to import 2,500 short sea service ships from China starting this year. Natsir Mansyur, Vice Chairman of Kadin's Trade, Distribution and Logistics division informed Xinhua, the officeal China News Agency, that Kadin has signed the agreement with China and a total of 2,500 coastal and short sea ships worth US$5-billion will be delivered gradually within 5 years starting 2013.
USMMA Commissions New Deputy Superintendent
Rear Admiral Susan L. Dunlap commissioned into the United States Maritime Service by Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari. The ceremony was conducted in the presence of administration, faculty, staff and the Regiment of Midshipmen. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda also attended the commissioning ceremony along with Marlise Streitmatter, chief of staff for the Department of Transportation.
Aker Solutions Acquire UK Subsea Company
Aker Solutions has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Aberdeen-based Enovate Systems Ltd. Enovate Systems Limited is a leading technology company within the subsea well control equipment sector.
Boat Manufacturers Anticipate China Boatshow
China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) participating companies preview China's boating market. On April 11th 2013 the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) comes of age to shows itself a key player in the Chinese water leisure market. CIBS has grown virtually every year since its birth in an underground car park 18 years ago and 2013 is no exception with its exhibition area up by 37% to 48…
UMaine Developing Offshore Wind Turbines
Universtiy of Maine's Advanced Structures & Composites Center granted up to $4 million to fund offshore windmill project. Habib Dagher, the director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, is busy planning the first phase of a “potential $93.2 million deepwater offshore wind demonstration project by the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE held a competition to screen proposals for clean energy that would jumpstart wind farms in the United States.
Storms Cause Australia Bulk Rates to Dip
Iron ore and coal shipping rates slid for a fifth day amid speculation storms in Australia are curbing demand for vessels. Australia is the world’s largest exporter…
Meet the new IHC Packhorse OSV
IHC Merwede extended its product range with the introduction of a new series of IHC Packhorse offshore support vessels at an official launch event in Singapore, organized by IHC Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of IHC Merwede. This latest development reinforces the company’s internationalization strategy, which aims to provide a choice of designs and build locations to its customers on a global basis. The…
LNG for the Maritime Sector Closer to Reality
The European Union will support with over €1.2 million from the TEN-T Program a study aimed at identifying and addressing the potential barriers to the construction…
ABS Grants Energy Management Certifications
ABS announced the certification of several maritime industry leaders for adopting energy management systems. Gaslog LNG Services Ltd., Consolidated Marine Management…
Steve Hankins Joins Globe Express Services
Globe Express Services , one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers with a market presence in over 80 countries, proudly announces that Steve Hankins has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Hankins, who will report directly to President and CEO Michael C. Hughes, has successfully managed all aspects of Finance and IT during his 21 year career with Tyson Foods, a multi-billion dollar organization.
PT Batam Maritime Center signs MoU
PT Batam Maritime Center – a member of Drydocks World Group- a maritime service provider in the region, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesia based PT Bina Bangun Bahari, a company engaged in engineering, fabrication, construction and infrastructure to implement a cooperation agreement for management of land in Batam, Indonesia. Commenting on the sustained interest in contributing to the development of Indonesia…