KOTUG Celebrates Silver Jubilee, Extends Globally
Over the past 25 years KOTUG has been transformed from a European to a global player in the maritime industry. As a fast growing towage company KOTUG is expanding its innovative services to ports and terminals in Europe, West-Africa and Australia. With a young and powerful fleet of 40 tugs, KOTUG operates in a variety of markets, including towage services in ports and at sea as well to the salvage, offshore and dredging industry.
Hamburg Süd's 'Santa Cruz' Now Flying Luxembourg Flag
Previously operated under the Liberian flag, the 7,100 TEU container ship has been re-registered with the EU-member nation. The Santa Cruz, which sails in the Europe South America East Coast liner service, is the first Hamburg Süd vessel to be entered in Luxembourg's shipping register. The move brings Hamburg Süd a step closer to its aim of operating 60 per cent of its owned ships under European flags.
Diesel Engine Injection Specialists in J/V
Switzerland's Hoerbiger technology group & Germany's L’ Orange GmbH establish a new company, D'Blue, to serve the Asian market. Hoerbiger and L’Orange GmbH, Stuttgart…
James Cameron Gifts 'Deepsea Challenger' to Woods Hole
The Explorer and filmmaker James Cameron partners with Woods Hole Oceanographic Intitution to accelerate technology development. The partnership aims to stimulate advances in ocean science and technology and build on the historic breakthroughs of the 2012 Cameron-led Deepsea Challenge expedition exploring deep-ocean trenches. The announcement comes on the one-year anniversary of Cameron's unprecedented solo dive to 35…
China Imports More Oil Than U.S. for First Time Ever
China reached this milestone in December 2012, as its net petroleum imports surpassed those of the U.S. In a recent press release NYC-based PIRA Energy Group reports…
Russian Maritime Security Firm Protests Nigeria Detainment
In September 2012 Moscow-based crew members of the arms-carrying 'MV Myre Seadiver' were arrested in Lagos & detained without trial. In September 2012 Moscow-based…
UK Search & Rescue Contract for Bristow Group
Bristow Group awarded a new Department for Transport contract to provide civilian Search & Rescue (SAR) services for all of the UK. The SAR services contract has…
China Rongsheng Report 2012 Revenue Cut by Half
China Rongsheng Heavy Industries release financial results for the twelve months ended 31, December 2012. In 2012, the Group recorded approximately RMB 7.96 billion in revenue…
European Ship Recycling Fund Called For
NGOs support EU Parliament Environment Committee call for ship recycling fund and off-the-beach stance. NGOs have applauded a breakthrough vote by a large majority…
Big Navy Refit Job Begins in San Diego
The Navy's amphibious assault ship 'USS Essex' is dry docked at General Dynamics NASSCO for at least $150 million in repairs and upgrades. USS Essex, which displaces more than 40,000 tons when loaded for combat, is the biggest Navy ship that can fit into dry dock at NASSCO, the last major shipbuilder on the West Coast, reports U-T San Diego. The money for the ship's overhaul was appropriated before sequestration kicked in, so the work is expected to go forth without interruption.
Donald Trump Angered by Scotland Planning Decision
Consent for an offshore wind farm off Aberdeen, opposed by Donald Trump, has been granted by the Scottish government. The £230m development consists of 11 wind turbines.
FPSO Charter & Operation Contract for SBM Offshore
SBM Offshore has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the 20-year charter & operation of two FPSOs from BM-S-11 subsidiary Tupi BV. The FPSOs will be deployed at…
Navy Training, Testing & Marine Mammals
Rear Adm. Kevin R. The Navy is renewing authorizations that will enable us to continue to train and test live sonar and explosives at sea for another five years (2019). The process of renewing authorizations involves analyzing the possible effects of training and testing and making that data publicly available in the form of the Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing environmental impact statement…
Damen to Build Robert Allan Designed Rotor Tugs
Two new ART 80-32class Rotor tugs, the first vessels designed for KST B.V. under the recent agreement naming Robert Allan Ltd. as the exclusive designer of Rotor tugs, are to be built by the Damen Shipyards group for owners Elizabeth Ltd. This is the first time that the Damen Group will build a design from Robert Allan Ltd. Kotug has provided significant input into the requirements for this design, and Robert Allan Ltd., has developed a unique, customized design optimized for their operations.
Braemar SA Recruits for the Future
Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association), announces important new additions to its worldwide team of marine surveyors and consultants, as well as the opening of two new locations. In the New York office, John Walker will be joining Braemar SA as Chief Surveyor, P&I and Legal Services Manager for the Americas, bringing with him experience in marine consultancy at a senior level. Also new to the New York office is Luca Bruga, a naval architect, who will be joining as a Staff Surveyor.
EnerMech Secure £16 Million Contract
Mechanical engineering services company, EnerMech, has been awarded a process services contract by BG Group which could be worth up to £16 million. The three year contract (+1 year option) covers all BG Group’s U.K. North Sea assets including the Lomond, North Everest and Armada platforms. The workscope includes the provision of topside process, flange management and nitrogen services and is the first contract EnerMech has secured with BG Group.
Aker Solutions Awarded Frame Agreement
Aker Solutions has entered a frame agreement with Petrobras to provide subsea equipment for the oil company's deepwater pre-salt field developments in Brazil. The…
ClassNK Approves Duplex Stainless Steel Tankers
ClassNK announced that it has approved the first application of duplex stainless steel (NSSC 2120) on vessels in Japan. Tankers built by the Japanese shipyards Sasaki Shipbuilding Co.…
MV Finch Arrow Delivered
The Largest Deadweight / Cargo Hold Capacity with Box-Shaped Cargo Holds. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 72,800 dwt type Open Hatch Jib Crane General Cargo Carrier MV Finch Arrow (MES Hull No. 1837) at its Chiba Works to 311 Rainbow Shipping S.A., Panama on March 27, 2013. This is the second vessel of its series which has a large cargo hold capacity of more than 86,600 m3 with eight box-shaped cargo holds.
Monalisa 2.0 - Moving Maritime into the Digital Age
The Swedish Maritime Administration has initiated an extension of the ongoing Monalisa project, called Monalisa 2.0, through a renewed application to the European Commission's TEN-T program.