Washington State Ferries Explores LNG as Fuel
“WSF burns more than 17 million gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel each year – and it’s our fastest growing operating expense. LNG has the potential to significantly reduce emissions and the cost of fuel,” said Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Assistant Secretary David Moseley. LNG as a fuel is a promising, but new technology. To ensure that the safety, security and operational challenges of such a move is handled in a responsible manner…
Clipper Vessels Certified by Lloyd’s Register
Danish shipping company joins vanguard of ship operators using the 50001 energy management standard. On Friday in Copenhagen, Lloyd’s Register presented Clipper Fleet Management with ISO 50001 certification issued by LRQA, Lloyd’s Register’s provider of independent business assurance. “To us, the ISO 50001 certification is a valuable recognition and documentation that we’re doing the right things within fuel efficiency and energy management,” says Kristian Morch, Group CEO, Clipper Group.
P&I Club Correspondents Under Pressure
ITIC says P&I correspondents are coming under increasing pressure from clubs and from third parties to ensure that they have taken out professional indemnity insurance. In the latest issue of its newsletter, The Wire, ITIC says it is aware that at least one International Group P&I club is considering asking all its correspondents to obtain professional indemnity cover, and anticipates that a number of other clubs will follow suit.
GAC Bunker Fuels Expands in Norway
GAC Bunker Fuels Limited has announced the opening of its newest office - in Bergen, Norway - in a move to further strengthen its marine fuel and lubricant trading operation across the Nordic region.
Bi-national Study Highlights Green Advantages
A comprehensive report released today has defined the modal and environmental advantages of using marine shipping to transport goods in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway region. A study titled The Environmental and Social Impacts of Marine Transport in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Region was conducted by Ontario transportation consultants Research and Traffic Group, and peer reviewed by independent experts in the U.S. and Canada.
Royal Caribbean Cuts Steel, Names Ships
Cruise Line Celebrates Project Sunshine milestone, Steel Cutting and Reveals Names of Newest Ships. Royal Caribbean International took a major step this week in the development of the cruise line’s next generation of cruise ships when the first piece of steel was cut for the first of two Project Sunshine ships. The steel cutting took place at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, where the two ships will be built.
Dan-Bunkering Appoints Folmann
Dan-Bunkering (Monaco) S.A.M. appoints Danish Bunker Trader. Dan-Bunkering (Monaco) S.A.M. has appointed Kristian Folmann as Bunker Trader as of 24 January 2013. Kristian is originally from Aarhus, Denmark and has a Master of Science in International Business from Aarhus School of Business.
Canada Commissions Maritime Pollution Risk Study
Harper government announces pan-Canadian risk assessment study on marine safety. The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced that Transport Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Coast Guard and Environment Canada, is commissioning a pan-Canadian risk assessment study on readiness to respond to ship-source spills in Canadian waters. “Our government is working to protect the safety of Canadians and the environment,” said Minister Lebel.
Ocean Rig Announces Financing, Contract Developments
The Company announced that it has received firm commitments from lenders for a $1.35 billion syndicated secured term loan to partially finance the construction costs of the Ocean Rig Mylos…
Kalmar Wins Large Order
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an order for 11 automatic stacking cranes with Europe Container Terminals (ECT) in the Netherlands. The order is part of ECT's investment program…
Paramarine SeaWeigh Selected
Paramarine SeaWeigh, the on-board stability management system and part of the Paramarine suite of advanced marine design software developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been…
Tecnitas Launches Energy Management Software Tool
Tecnitas, the consultancy arm of Bureau Veritas, has launched a powerful new software tool, E2, aimed at optimising energy usage for both individual ships and across fleets.
Haydn Jones Tapped to lead AWT International Ops
Experienced Marine Industry Executive to Lead Worldwide Management of Sales, Marketing, Strategic Business Development and Channel Partnerships. Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), is pleased to announce the appointment of Haydn Jones as the company's Director of International Operations. In this role Jones will be responsible for sales, marketing and business development of the company's range of maritime ship routing services and onboard system…
US LNG Exports: Pangea Project Gets Green Light
US Department of Energy grants Pangea LNG Project permission to export LNG from its South Texas LNG Project, Corpus Christi Bay. The U.S. Department of Energy has granted Pangea long-term…
Dubai's Ports Container Throughput Milestone
DP World celebrates the 100 millionth container to pass through DP World, UAE Region terminals in ten years. The 100 million TEU record was achieved between January…
ABB Wins Italian Offshore Oil Terminal Contract
ABB wins a contract worth about US$40-million to extend the export terminal of the eni (Energy Rifinery Co.) refinery in Taranto. The eni refinery is located in…
Suezmax Tankship Named in Korean Shipyard
The last in a series of 7, the Stena Bulk tankship was named 'Stena Sunrise' at the Samsung Heavy Industries' shipyard. The Stena Sunrise is a third generation, fuel-efficient Suezmax and, like the other tankers in the series, will be employed on the spot market via Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool. This ship is the last vessel in a series built at SHI and ordered at the beginning of 2010. Known as “The seven sisters”, with each representing an investment of just under SEK 500 million.
UK Tax Break Rejuvinates Elderly Offshore Field
EnQuest PLC, UK North Sea oil producer, has secured a brownfield tax allowance to fully exploit its Thistle oilfield. David Heslop, general manager for EnQuest in Aberdeen, explained: “Before EnQuest acquired Thistle in 2010, production was declining and, coupled with ageing infrastructure, it was approaching the point where production may have stopped. As a result of our investment so far, which has included facilities and safety systems upgrades…
Latest on 'Emma Maersk' Suez Incident
Maersk Line’s largest container vessel, had an ingress of water into the engine room & terminated the voyage at Suez Container Terminal. According to a statement issued by Maersk, the vessel had just commenced its southbound voyage through the Suez Canal en route to Asia when water began flooding the engine room, and the captain decided to terminate the planned voyage and go alongside the nearby Suez Canal Container Terminal.
Korean Yard Delivers First of Six New Ships for Bahri
The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) receives the 'Bahri Abha' from South Korea's Hyundai Mipo shipyard. The new ship, of 26,000 dwt, was built…