Strategic Marine Moves into Alternative Energy
Strategic Marine, a specialist shipbuilder operating in Singapore and Vietnam, has delivered the Njord Curlew, a high-grade crew transfer and service vessel for Njord Offshore, the UK fleet operator specialising in supply services for the growing offshore windfarm sector. Today’s delivery is the third in a series of eight vessels for Njord Offshore, underscoring Strategic’s recent move into a new market sector, one in which it sees significant growth opportunity.
Port Restrictions and High Barge Charges: Causing Costs to Spiral
Port delivery restrictions to ships are forcing ship suppliers to use barges for the supply of ship stores – resulting in hundreds of pounds of increased logistic costs, warns the UK’s leading ships chandler Hutton’s. Restrictions are enforced for a number of reasons, including security, safety and weight limits. Meanwhile barge costs are rising with the charges becoming prohibitive at some ports.
Dynamic Oil Appoints New Bunker Trader
Dynamic Oil Trading, a global trading company for marine fuels and lubricants, appointed Charles Dai as a Bunker Trader. The appointment further strengthens Dynamic…
Keppel Secures $200 Million in Contracts
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd's (Keppel O&M) subsidiaries - Keppel FELS Brasil S.A. (Keppel FELS Brasil) and Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) - have secured…
Revmar Named Exclusive Distributor of C-Bird in Greece and Cyprus
Maritime Broadband Inc. announced Revmar Dynamics has been named the exclusive distributor of Maritime Broadband’s C-Bird VSAT in Greece and Cyprus and a non-exclusive distributor for the global maritime market. The agreement establishes Revmar Dynamics as a full-service distribution partner in two of the most important markets in commercial shipping. On the heels of this agreement, Revmar has agreed with premier Greek shipping company…
SPx Simulator Solution for C2, ECDIS & VTS Systems
Cambridge Pixel unveils SPx Simulator to test and validate complex primary radar display applications. The sophisticated SPx Simulator software builds on Cambridge…
Russia Starts Arctic NSR Surveillance Flights
Russia to patrol the Arctic on a regular basis, overflying international waters above the Arctic Ocean & along the Northern Sea Route. Russia will now be patrolling the Arctic on a regular basis.
NASSTRAC Sets Agenda for 2013 Conference Expo
The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, NASSTRAC, announces agenda for 2013 Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo. This event, which is developed…
Scania Join UN Global Compact
Scania takes the next step in its longstanding commitment to sustainability by signing the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is an initiative…
Survey Ship Discovers Red Sea 'Grand Canyon'
Naval survey ship 'HMS Enterprise' nets stunning images of a Grand Canyon-style ocean floor hidden deep under the Red Sea. Discovering the 250 metre deep canyon after leaving the Egyptian port of Safaga the ship used her sophisticated EM1002 Multibeam echo sounder to create the 3D images, allowing the ocean floor to be seen for the first time. Commanding Officer of HMS Enterprise, Commander Derek Rae…
Justice Dept to Consider Shell Arctic Rig Shortcomings
The Coast Guard found serious safety & environmental violations on 'Noble Discoverer' used in Arctic waters off Alaska. The Coast Guard found 16 violations on the Noble Discoverer, one of Shell’s two drilling rigs for Alaska’s Arctic waters. The company’s other rig, the Kulluk, has its own troubles, reports the Anchorage Daily News. The Noble Discoverer is a converted log carrier owned and operated by Noble Corp. for Shell’s Arctic efforts.
Kim Pedersen Promoted at Geodis Wilson
Kim Pedersen, 47, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Geodis Wilson, heading up the Freight Forwarding Division. “In Kim Pedersen we have a person at the top of our freight forwarding activities who brings the capabilities, the experience and most importantly the right mindset to lead this important business unit of Geodis further into areas of strong and sustainable growth on a global scale”, says Marie Christine Lombard, CEO of Geodis.
AECOM Wins W. African Gas Infrastructure Contract
AECOM awarded US$15.6-million first year of renewable contract for Ghana’s Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Development Project. The contract from the Ghana National…
Product Tanker in Improved UK Drydock
A&P Falmouth's modified dry-dock No. 4 accommodates a Bernhard Schulte-owned product tanker for survey. Bernhard Schulte’s product tanker Bomar Senda (formerly Ditte Theresa) entered the newly modified drydock (which has a pit excavated to facilitate thruster and sonar removals) for its first special survey. A&P Falmouth’s No 4 dock is of length 172.50m, breadth at entrance 26.21m, with a newly-excavated pit 8.5m long x 6m wide x 2m deep, offset 1m to the east.
Container Ship Owner Hammered for Pollution Misdeeds
DC Federal Court plea agreement requires Singapore-based Pacific International Lines, to pay US$2.2-million. The offenses relate to the operation of the company's container shilp M/V Southern Lily 2 in June 2012. The company previously pleaded guilty to three felony charges that it made false statements to the U.S. Coast Guard and violated the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by concealing illegal…
CIGI's New Man to Lead Arctic Governance Project
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) appoints John Higginbotham as senior fellow. At CIGI, an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance, Mr. Higginbotham will play a key role in leading CIGI’s global security project on Arctic governance. Mr. Higginbotham is also a senior distinguished fellow at Carleton University, where has he been working on the Arctic…
Maersk Drilling Profit $358-million in 2012, Eye on a Billion
Maersk Drilling release its financial summary statement for year 2012. With high contract coverage for the coming years and the delivery of seven new large rigs in 2013-2015, Maersk Drilling says it is on track towards to reach its target of a profit of USD 1 billion by 2018. The full year result for 2012 was, however, negatively impacted by costly start-up issues on two drilling rigs. Maersk Drilling’s…
Maritime Broadband Appoint Greece & Cyprus Distributor
Revmar Dynamics appointed an exclusive distributor of Maritime Broadband’s C-Bird™ VSAT. The agreement establishes Revmar Dynamics as a full-service distribution…
Greene's Energy Promote Jaret Garber
Jaret Garber has been promoted to the position of Financial Manager of Testing and Services. Based in Lafayette, La., Garber will manage financial reporting and analysis of testing and services. This includes management of invoices, financial planning, analysis and division financial performance and monthly closing. Additionally, Garber will be responsible for cost control management; bonus plans and earn-outs; mergers and acquisitions; and balance sheets.
IMO Begins Updating Ship GHG Information
International experts are meeting at IMO Headquarters with the aim of providing current & reliable ship Green House Gas emission information. This information would be used by IMO , through its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), to base its work on further measures to reduce GHG. The Second IMO GHG Study 2009 estimated that international shipping emitted 870 million tonnes, or about 2.7% of the global man-made emissions of CO2 in 2007.