SoftBank Mobile Utilizes Intelsat's Hybrid Solution in Japan
Intelsat S.A. entered an agreement with SoftBank Mobile Corp. for the provision of managed network services in Japan. SoftBank Mobile signed a multi-year, multi…
Environmental Innovation Award to Volvo Penta
Volvo Penta´s marine drive system IPS has been awarded Best Innovation 2012 by the International Powerboat Association (UIM). The Inboard Performance System (IPS)…
BMT Completes Berth Capacity Study
BMT Isis (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international engineering, maritime and risk management consultancy, has recently completed a berth capacity study…
USCG Guidance on Maritime Security Program Released
Guidance Regarding Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program; A Notice by the Coast Guard on 02/28/2013. Dates: NVIC 01-13 is effective as of February 28, 2013.
Intelsat Reports 4Q and Full Year 2012 Results
Intelsat S.A. reported financial results for the 2012 fourth quarter and full year. Intelsat S.A. reported revenue of $672.4 million and a net loss of $3.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012. The company also reported Intelsat S.A. EBITDA1, or earnings before net interest, loss on early extinguishment of debt, taxes and depreciation and amortization, of $520.0 million, and Intelsat S.A.
TerraMar Networks Partners with Orbcomm
TerraMar Networks Limited has entered into an agreement with Orbcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global satellite data communications company, to create one of the broadest and most complete maritime asset tracking offerings on the market. Orbcomm’s satellite AIS service receives a ship’s identification, position and other critical data. This data can be used to assist in vessel tracking, maritime navigation and safety.
EU to Support the Upgrade of Swedish Maritime Infrastructure
The European Union will co-finance with over €2.5 million from the TEN-T Program a project to improve the maritime infrastructure in Lake Mälaren in Sweden to increase…
Iron Ore Carrier Ore Salvador Completed
Ore Salvador will Sail under long-term transport contract with Vale International S.A. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced completion of the 297,000-ton iron ore carrier Ore Salvador at Japan Marine United Corporation’s Ariake Shipyard. MOL will operate the ship under a long-term contract, transporting ore from Vale S.A. of Brazil. Among those on hand for the naming and delivery ceremonies were Vale International Director Gurinder Singh…
Grandweld to Build Four Crane/Workboats for KOC
Grandweld Shipyards has signed a contract with Kuwait Oil Company to design and build a series of four crane/workboat class vessels. The contract is valued at a total of USD $50 million over the duration of the build. Grandweld’s crane/workboats are designed and built in-house to meet the specific needs of KOC's requirements; these state of the art vessels are designed to undertake tasks such as lifting and moving heavy equipment…
Alexander Kocherscheidt to Become Managing Director at Atlas Elektronik
On 1 March 2013, Alexander Kocherscheidt (39) will commence his duties as Managing Director of Atlas Elektronik. As Chief Financial Officer, he will be responsible for the Finance Division as well as for the Human Resources, Legal and Compliance Divisions. With a degree in business law, he currently holds the position of CFO at Regional Centre British Islands of ThyssenKrupp Elevator, which has its headquarters in London.
CD-adapco Release New Engineering Software Update
CD-adapco release STAR-CCM+ v8.02, a major new version of its integrated solution for multidisciplinary engineering problems. CD-adapco is the world's largest independent CFD focused CAE provider.
Port of LA Names Janna Sidley General Counsel
She will supervise the City Attorney’s Port operations & serve as in-house counsel to Port management and the Los Angeles Harbor Commission. Janna Sidley replaces Tom Russell, who retired from the position last year. “Janna will lead a talented legal team already in place at the Port, providing strong leadership and experience in her new role,” said Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. Sidley…
Sequestration to Hit Maritime Economy, Affect Coast Guard
Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation ranking member Garamendi warns resources will be severely slashed, significantly hampering maritime commerce. During the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee hearing yesterday, Ranking Member Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield) exposed that cutbacks to basic maritime services caused by the sequester will significantly hit our economy. Under questioning from Congressman Garamendi, U.S.
USS Guardian Update
Ship's funnel removed, mast section to be lifted off next. As weather conditions seem to be fine near Tubbataha Reef, salvaging operation of the USS Guardian that ran aground last month along a portion of the UNESCO World Heritage reef continues as the team starts to prepare for level 2 section lifting. Commodore Enrico Efren Evangelista, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Palawan district commander…
Shell Announce Pause in Alaska Drilling Program
Royal Dutch Shell plc will pause its exploration drilling activity for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. Shell inform that the time out this season will…
Singapore & Malacca Straits Tide Models Released
Recently developed commercial tidal models developed by applied oceanography specialist Tidetech for online viewing. The online viewer – OceanView – is an entry-level version of the company’s tidal models, viewable on any internet browser and on internet capable mobile devices. OceanView offers a highly detailed and accurate tidal current atlas featuring tidal current predictions at 1km resolution for every 30 minutes.
Master Forgets to Raise River Ferry Bow Ramp
A ferry operator escapes prosecution after a vessel flooded when its bow ramp was left open as it crossed Scotland's River Clyde. The potential disaster happened as the Clydelink-operated Renfrew ferry was crossing the river between Renfrew and Yoker in Glasgow with its bow access door ramp open, reports 'The Scotsman'. Those on board were forced to scramble to the far end of the boat or jump on to seats after it started taking in water.
Sweden's Ship Registry Cannot Compete
The Swedish Register of Shipping is not competitive, and it will probably never be, according to a new report. The report from the governmental Trafikanalys recommends…
Coast Guard Commandant Delivers Annual SoCG Address
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivers State of the Coast Guard Address. U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivered the 2013 State of the Coast Guard Address at the National Defense University at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The Commandant highlighted the Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Sandy, emphasizing the preparedness of Coast Guard Captains of the Ports working with U.S.
Expert to Address Annual Petcoke Conference
Marty Forson, Director of Sales, Gulf Shipping Agencies, keynote speaker at the conference. This presentation will give an overview and insight into the shipping of petcoke: "Petcoke Logistics: Costs & Concerns". It covers the role of the steamship agent, including their interaction with all parties involved in the transaction, to expedite the logistics process and minimize costs. Marty Forson has…