BAE Ships Last Two RAN Destroyer Blocks
A further two Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) blocks manufactured by BAE Systems in Williamstown have been shipped to Adelaide. The final blocks make nine altogether since the first block was delivered in August 2011. With this shipment, BAE Systems has completed work on all AWD Ship 1 and Ship 2 blocks that they have been contracted to complete. Block 415 is a hull block and weighs 117 tonnes. Block 111 is a keel block weighing 112 tonnes.
Greece's TEN Charters Out One Ship, Sells Two
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) charters out ice-class aframax product tanker 'Propontiss', & sells two oldest vessels. The company announce the charter of its 2008-built 1A ice-class aframax product tanker Propontis to Northern European end-users for two years, which is expected to generate $14.5 million of revenue over its duration. In addition, the sale has been completed to third party interests of its two oldest vessels…
Seismic: The Motion Picture
Shell technology creates sharper pictures of underground rock formations to find new oil and gas fields more cost effectively. Shell has found a way to use tiny…
Port Metro Vancouver Gets Asia-Pacific Gateway Funds
Canadian government partners with Port Metro Vancouver to improve movement of exports through the Asia-Pacific Gateway. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Member of Parliament for Delta, Richmond East, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, announced that the Government of Canada is funding an important new project in Delta, B.C., which builds…
'Rule of the Road' Bridge Prompts
North P&I Club publish a new loss prevention guide for watchkeepers on how to avoid collisions at sea. Designed specifically for use on ship's bridges, the guide…
Great Lakes: US, Canada, Eliminate ENC Overlap
To comply with internationally agreed practices, Canada & the U.S. are eliminating overlapping coverage of electronic navigational charts (ENCs). New changes will soon take effect in the Great Lakes. Under the new ENC coverage scheme, each country is changing their areas of coverage so that only one country’s ENC is available for any given area at a particular scale. These changes come into effect 0000 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), on 22 February, 2013. The U.S.
Matson Pays Out First Quarter Cash Dividend
Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, declares a first quarter 2013 cash dividend of $0.15 per share. "The strong cash flows generated from our core…
Austal in Sembawang Shipyard Strategic Alliance
Austal, & Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard enter strategic partnership to provide ship repair, maintenance, for US Navy ships. Austal and Sembawang Shipyard believe…
Distress Call Hoaxer Sentenced
The U.S. Coast Guard & U.S. Attorney Office announce sentencing in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Former Coast Guard man Shane Coxon…
Zero Emissions Ship a Step Closer
German Greens MEP Michael Cramer welcomes news that development of the world's first hydrogen-fuelled ship has come a step closer. Cramer was speaking at the presentation of "project zero", an initiative designed to develop the first ship generating zero greenhouse gas emissions. , reports The Parliament. Scandlines, the Danish-German ferry company, wants to develop a ferry servicing a short, 100km route between the two countries, which would be powered, in a sense, by wind.
Wärtsilä Back to Growth, Stable Profitability in 2012
Wärtsilä has issued its financial statement and bulletin for the period January to December 2012. “I am pleased with our result for the year 2012, which was a year…
Reef Grief for USN Ship
The mine counter-measures ship 'USS Guardian' (MCM 5) still sits on the Tubbataha Reef. Operations to safely recover the ship while minimizing environmental effects are being conducted in close cooperation with allied Philippines Coast Guard and Navy. Prior to leaving port in Subic Bay, Guardian canceled a scheduled fuel stop to Puerto Princesa, thus the Guardian departed Olongapo City en route to Indonesia and was transiting the Sulu Sea when the grounding occurred at approximately 2:25 a.m.
Juggernaut Valemax to Deliver Rotterdam Cargo
Iron ore carrier 'Berge Java', chartered by Vale, will discharge its cargo, for company customer ArcelorMittal, in the Port of Rotterdam. The Berge Jaya, chartered by Vale, is scheduled to berth at Rotterdam's EMO dry bulk terminal this week. This is the second voyage of the vessel, built by Chinese shipyard Bohai. The Valemax ship has a capacity to transport up to 400,000 tons of iron ore and allows for 35% less carbon emission per ton of ore transported compared to earlier generation ships.
Rolls-Royce Installs 36MW Gas Turbine
Rolls-Royce installed the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland. The MT30, at 36 MW (around 50,000 hp), is reported by the company to be the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine. Two MT30s will be installed in each ship and will provide two thirds of the 109 MW needed to power the 65,000 ton ships. The MT30s…
Maersk Line Reaches 2020 CO2 Target
Maersk Line announced that it reached its 2020 target of reducing CO2 emissions by 25% from its benchmark 2007 levels. “We are proud to hit this mark 8 years ahead of schedule.
Study to Evaluate New Fuels
The European Union will support with almost €2 million from the TEN-T Program a study looking at the potential beneficial effects of using alternative fuels for port operations.
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Delivery of M/V Myrto
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, took delivery of the M/V Myrto, a 82,131 dwt newly built Kamsarmax dry bulk carrier that…
Globe Wireless Satellite Communications Conference
Globe Wireless announced the first of a series of Globe Wireless Satellite Communication Conferences to be held this year. The first will be in Hareid Norway, March 5 & 6, 2013. Dave Kagan, President & CEO of Globe Wireless, will provide opening remarks and will be joined at the event by representatives from Inmarsat, SpeedCast, Jotron and others in the field of satellite communications. The conference…
Hepburn Appointed to Lead ASSA
On November 15, 2012 the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association Board of Directors appointed Rick Hepburn, PE, CAPT, USN (Ret) as the second President of ASSA.
Great Lakes Crude Oil Shipping Feasibility Study
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Announces Feasibility Study for Crude Oil Shipping. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) ("Calumet")…