Latest Offshore Rig Count
Baker Hughes Incorporated announce the international offshore rig count for January 2013 was 307, up 8 from the 299 counted in December 2012. The count is unchanged…
Stiletto Craft Trials Assessed by NECC
The Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program has conducted its first capability demonstration for the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). The Stiletto is a unique, maritime demonstration craft developed by the Defense Department to test littoral warfare concepts. Engineers and technicians with specialized expertise in maritime technology from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock's Norfolk detachment maintain and operate the 88-foot-long, composite-bodied, m-shaped vessel.
US MMA Pier Construction Begins
Construction work has begun on the United States Merchant Marine Academy's new Mallory Pier. Construction crews from Russell Marine have had a barge on-site in Hague Basin since early January focused on the first phase of the project, which required preparing the old pier to help support the new construction. Last week the first pre-cast concrete piles arrived by barge, and after much anticipation, the first test pile of the new pier was driven into the Long Island Sound seabed.
Guam Port Improvement Underway
Construction begins on a $50-million project to improve the Port of Guam. The port improvement project will add ten acres to the container and break bulk yards…
U.S. Rigging Supply to Distribute for Omega Pacific Products
U.S. Rigging Supply Corp. reported today its appointment as a master distributor for Omega Pacific's product lines. Omega Pacific is a U.S. manufacturer of state…
Gulf Energy Maritime Expands; adds Aframax
Delivery of second Aframax Vessel cements GEM’s optimistic stance in oil tanker industry. Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) continues to expand its fleet to better serve its regional and international customers with the delivery of Gulf Valour, its second Aframax vessel. After two months since the delivery of Gulf Vision, their first Aframax vessel, GEM received Gulf Valour, which was also built by Samsung Heavy Industries.
Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program hosts Capability Demonstration
The Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program conducted its first Capability Demonstration, Jan. 14-27. The initial demonstration was hosted for the Navy Expeditionary…
U.S. Flag Great Lakes Cargo Down in 2012
U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters carried 89.5 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in 2012, a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to 2011. The 2012 float was 1.5 percent off the five-year average for U.S.-flag lakers. U.S.-flag lakers carried 45.2 million tons of iron ore in 2012, or 73.3 percent of the total volume of iron ore moved on the Great Lakes last year. The 45.2 million tons of iron ore carried by U.S.-flag lakers represented a decrease of 4.3 percent from 2011. Coal cargoes moved in U.S.
DPS Offshore is now Forum Subsea Rentals
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET) recently announced the rebrand of its DPS Offshore product line to be known as Forum Subsea Rentals. With an extensive…
Harvey Gulf Continues to Expand Capabilities
5 Vessel Stretch Order highlights a flurry of new activity for the Gulf coast-based marine operator. Harvey Gulf International Marine - announces that the company signed an agreement with Bollinger Shipyard to stretch five (5) of its recently acquired OSV’s from 230 feet to 270 feet in length, increasing their deck space to 10,000 square feet and cargo capacities to 10,000 Barrels of Liquid Mud plus 10,000 cubic feet of Dry Bulk.
RIB & Hi-speed Craft: CSI 2013 Conference
FRC International to host the upcoming Crew Systems Integration (CSI) conference in Poole, UK. The international conference includes over 20 presentations focussing on 9 integrated topics for the RIB and high speed craft sector. Keynote speakers include former Royal Navy Rear Admiral Chris Parry, now a noted strategic consultant and geopolitical forecaster. Human Systems Integration (HSI) is a recognised requirement for many maritime organisations.
WISTA USA Keynote: 'Bringing Youth into the Maritime Industry'
Birgit Liodden of YoungShip International to keynote WISTA USA lunch at CMA's Shipping 2013 conference. “We are pleased that fellow WISTA Norway member Birgit Liodden will be sharing her experiences bringing youth into our maritime industry with us at the luncheon”, stated WISTA USA President and Blank Rome LLP Partner Jeanne Grasso. “Birgit was the recipient of the 2012 WISTA Norway Leadership Award, and is the Secretary-General of YoungShip International.
HII President Addresses BEYA STEM Conference
Huntington Ingalls Industries' President & CEO Mike Petters keynote speaker at 27th Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Conference. Petters spoke at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Engineering Deans' Power Breakfast, held recently in Washington, DC, which honors leaders in the STEM fields. BEYA is the nation's largest annual gathering…
Port of Hamburg 2012 Throughput Tonnage Down
At 131 million tons in 2012, total throughput in the Port of Hamburg remained slightly below the previous year. Hamburg nevertheless remains the second largest container port in Europe and consolidates its 14th place among container ports worldwide. For the Port of Hamburg, the reluctance to consume and invest apparent in Europe in the second half of 2012 especially affected throughput of imported goods. At 73.9 million tons, these were down by 3 percent.
NAT Weathering a Weak Shipping Market
Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) publishes its Q4 2012 financial report. In 2012, NAT improved its relative position within the industry despite a weak market.
USA Maritime Applaud Caucus Launch
USA Maritime & its member organizations applaud the launch of a new bipartisan Congressional Maritime Caucus. The organization also thanked the new Caucus Co-Chairs…
TT Club Spots Innovation Trend in Logistics Sector
Insurance specialist in the global freight industry, TT Club, sees proliferation in technological capabilities & tailored supply chain processes. A long-term supporter…
Dryships to Raise Stockmarket Cash
Greece's DryShips Inc. is to offer the public 5-million of the common shares it holds in Ocean Rig UDW. Following the completion of the offering, DryShips is expected…
Keeping Seafarers Fit for Purpose
A new website, Training on Board, aims to improve the physical fitness of seafarers. The website has been developed by the Norwegian Maritime Authority for the International…
Navy's First JHSV Visits St. Petersburg
Military Sealift Command's (MSC) joint high-speed vessel, USNS 'Spearhead' visits the Port of St. Petersburg, FLA. U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, Mayor Bill Foster and other distinguished visitors from St. Petersburg joined Navy Chief of Information Rear Adm. John Kirby, Capt. Sam Norton, commander, MSC Atlantic, and Capt. Doug Casavant, the ship's civil service master, during an arrival ceremony in honor of the ship, its crew and the Navy.