China ConRos Order for MacGregor
Cargotec receives another large order for MacGregor cargo access packages for 5 Container/RoRo (ConRo) in China. Cargotec's MacGregor has received another large order…
Amy Beavers Appointed to MERPAC
Maritime Professional Training V-P of Regulatory Compliance, Amy Beavers, appointed to serve on Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). Maritime Professional Training announced that Amy Beavers has received a federal appointment from Secretary Napolitano to serve in the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). The committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), via the Commandant and U.S.
Vietnam, Australia, Dredging Contracts for Boskalis
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) wins dredging contracts with a combined contract value of approximately EUR 70 million. In Melbourne, Australia, Boskalis…
Keeping European Shipping on the Straight & Narrow
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) explains its role in support of marine safety, pollution, maritime security & vessel monitoring in a new brochure. EMSA operates maritime information systems to support the maritime monitoring activities of the Commission and Member States. • detect oil pollution and vessels through satellite images. EMSA operates the European oil spill and vessel detection service CleanSeaNet.
Shipbuilding Capacity: Still Too High
In a market where shipbuilders are forced to accept new contracts below cost levels, a significant share of the building capacity has been withdrawn or removed.
New Ship-based System Takes Out GPS Jamming Threat
With GPS jamming a growing worry for UK shipping, a new device seamlessly switches systems to counter the navigational menace. In development since 2005, the ACCSEAS…
Irving Shipbuilding Embarks on AOPS Design Stage
Canadian Government ministers attend the shipyard to mark start of work on the design of new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOCS). Irving Shipbuilding welcomed the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence to Halifax Shipyard today to mark the start of the Definition (Design) phase of work for the first set of new naval combat vessels for Canada, the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).
Shanghai MHI Begin Diesel Engine Production
Shanghai MHI Engine Co., jointly established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) & Shanghai Diesel Engine Co. (SDEC) now manufacturing. Shanghai MHI Engine…
POLB Gives New Oil Terminal a Green Light
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners inks Letter of Intent to study development of a a 28-acre site on Pier T. The project is to construct a deep-water terminal for crude oil and petroleum products including gasoline, and the port has chosen Vopak Terminals North America Inc. to study the development. The preliminary agreement between the Port and Vopak sets basic deal terms and green-lights an environmental impact study of a “liquid bulk” terminal for petroleum tanker ships.
Kiel Canal Shuts: Major European Disruption Expected
The Kiel Canal, one of Europe's most vital shipping waterways, shut down after two neglected locks finally gave up the ghost. It's the world's most heavily trafficked man-made shipping lane, but since Wednesday few ships have been seen on the 100-kilometer (62-mile) long Kiel Canal, which cuts through the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein to form a roughly 450-kilometer shortcut between the North and Baltic Seas, reports Spiegel Online International.
Cruise Ship Passengers Hit by Virus Outbreak
Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Vision of the Seas' hit by virus; 105 passengers, 3 crew sick. The 108 people on board fell sick with a gastrointestinal illness believed…