ECDIS Training Course Welcomes 2,500th Participant
Five years after the inception of its MET (Maritime Education and Training Center), Interschalt maritime systems AG has received its 2,500th course participant. The participant, Piers Edward Duncan Boileau-Goad comes from Great Britain and took part in an ECDIS training course. The 27-year-old holds the position of Second Officer in the service of Oceania Cruises. The cruise company regularly sends its nautical officers and captains to Schenefeld for training.
SAL Heavy Lift Now Operates Global Fleet from Hamburg
SAL Heavy Lift has opened the doors of its new head office at Brooktorkai 20 in HafenCity, Hamburg. The premises sprawl over the 6th floor, and 116 employees are working there.
Scottish Government Approves EOWDC Project
The project partners behind the ground-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Center (EOWDC) welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to approve consent for the project.
NKUA Selects Unique System FZE as Middle East Partner
Unique System FZE, a Unique Maritime Group Company, an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution provider, said it has been appointed as an authorized partner of NKUA for the Middle East region for Atmospheric Modeling and Weather Forecasting Group activities. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is the oldest (Established 1836) and biggest University of Greece. The Atmospheric…
Drewry Predicts Multipurpose Shipping Resurgence
The Multipurpose sector faces a difficult couple of years, but its long-term prospects are good, according to Drewry Maritime Research’s latest Annual Multipurpose…
Evergreen Line Strengthens Intra-Asia Service Network
Evergreen Line will launch its new CPM service linking South China, Philippines and East Malaysia in mid-April 2013. In addition to providing regional transportation…
Tsakos Celebrates Twenty Years as a Public Company
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited a product, crude and LNG tanker operator, announced that on Friday, March 22, 2013, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr.
Underwater Bow Thruster Removal
A Hydrex diver/technician team mobilized to Rotterdam last month to remove the bow thruster of a 300-meter container vessel. The unit needed to be overhauled. Hydrex performed the operation underwater using the company’s own workboats based at the Antwerp depot. This made it possible for the owner to keep his vessel out of drydock. The team mobilized from the Hydrex headquarters in Antwerp after all…
Shark Marine Technologies to Distribute for SEA CON
Shark Marine Technologies Inc. said they have formalized an agreement with SEA CON to distribute a complete line of underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors. The relationship with SEA CON allows them to stock and distribute SEA CON connectors across Canada, excluding British Columbia. Included in this line are the optical and electrical bulkhead and in-line connectors in dry-mate, wet-mate and underwater mateable configurations…
Chiarello to Keynote 2013 SHIPPINGInsight
Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of TOTE, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 22-24 in Stamford, Conn. Prior to TOTE, Inc., the largest of five operating groups owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, Inc., which includes five companies organized in maritime, logistics and ship management lines of business, Chiarello, was the COO and executive vice president at NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc.
New Aveva Automated Plate Nesting
Aveva announced the release of its new Automated Plate Nesting, a plug-in module to Aveva Hull Detailed Design software. It automatically nests parts into raw steel plates, maximizing the usage of the material and drastically reducing the scrap ratio associated with this process. Aveva said shipyards can achieve savings of up to 13% on raw material requirements by minimizing production waste in this manner,when compared to using semi-automatic nesting or other third-party systems.
Survey: Shipping Confidence Reaches Highest Level for Two Years
Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry recovered to their highest level for two years in the three months ended February 2013, according to the latest…
MOL Training Ship Retired
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the training ship Spirit of MOL has recently completed its final training voyage. Since its first training voyage in 2007, more than 2,200 cadets from such countries as India, the Philippines and Russia have been trained aboard the ship. It also made important contributions to society through activities such as relief efforts after typhoon disasters, and received an award from House of Representatives of the Philippines…
Transas Debuts Remote Worker Tracking System
Transas Marine launched a Remote Worker Tracking System (RWTS), enabling clients to substantially increase OHS levels in construction works on offshore structures such as wind and wave generators or any other offshore platform, by offering an innovative and easy-to-use personnel tracking system. RWTS makes it possible to monitor and control personnel movements to/from offshore facilities and detect their location. The system is easy to deploy.
New Guide to Safe Management of Asbestos
The guide takes a wider look at asbestos, exploring its history, composition and health effects to underline the vital importance of correct management. It also details asbestos-related regulation and suggests tools that can be used to achieve best practice in asbestos management. Despite better management and reduced production of asbestos, there remains considerable room for improvement, primarily to reduce the number of deaths.
Port of Long Beach Begins Rail Expansion Project
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator David Matsuda attended a ground breaking ceremony today for the Green Port Gateway, a major port…
Cruise Ship 'Regal Princess' Launched in Fincantieri Shipyard
The largest ship ever built by the Italian group, & the future Carnival flagship, is launched at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard. Delivery is scheduled for spring 2014, while sister ship, “Royal Princess”, launched in August 2012, will be delivered in the first half of this year. Attending the ceremony for Princess Cruises were Rai Caluori, Executive Vice President Fleet Operations, and Stuart Hawkins, Vice President Newbuilding.
Harley Tractor Tug 'Robert Franco' Launched
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders has launched the first of two tractor tugs they have contracted with Harley Marine Services. The new tugboat will be delivered to…
Damen Deliver Twin-Axe OSV to Marineco
The ‘Marineco Thunderbird’ is UK-based Marineco’s fourth FCS 2610 Twin Axe to join its windfarm support fleet of vessels. Marineco was the first customer to buy one of these vessels nearly two and a half years ago, based on a design for an Offshore and Offshore Wind support vessel which Damen really believed in. The recent purchase of Thunderbird, Damen say, is proof of the concept and its future.
Piracy Threat Still a Real Concern Finds SHADE Conference
Piracy, Private Security Companies, & Best Maritime Practice discussed at 27th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE') conference. Military officers, government…