Stevens to Host 2013 Innovation Expo
Stevens Institute of Technology will host its 2013 Innovation Expo on April 24, 2013, allowing the public a peek at innovative technologies, products and services developed by students and faculty throughout the year, and introducing a new lecture series on business and entrepreneurship. The Stevens Innovation Expo is an annual, one-day, campus-wide event which displays the extensive research and innovation accomplishments of faculty and students.
Type 45 Destroyer Duncan Delivered to the Royal Navy
The sixth and final Type 45 destroyer, Duncan, has been delivered to HM Naval Base Portsmouth by BAE Systems and will be handed over to the U.K. Ministry of Defense at a ceremony. Duncan arrived into her new home of Portsmouth for the first time this morning with a combined BAE Systems and Royal Navy crew. The official handover ceremony will take place on the ship’s flightdeck with the crew raising…
MES Determines Board of Directors
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd (MES) said the members, directors, corporate auditors and their respective roles have been unofficially been decided. The positions will be resolved formally at the board of directors’ meeting to be held after the close of the 110th annual general shareholders meeting. A table listing the directors and their roles can be viewed at www.mes.co.jp/english/press/2013/20130401.html.
Drydocks World Hosts Jamaican Industry Minister
Drydocks World, a shipyard in the Middle East engaged in ship repair, conversion, new building and offshore construction, hosted a delegation from the Government of Jamaica led by The Hon. G. Anthony Hylton, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce. Other members included Mr. Clive Fagan, Chairman of Factories Corporation of Jamaica; Dr. Eric Deans, Chairman, Jamaica Logistics Task Force; Dr. Dana Morris Dixon, Interim President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and Mr.
Geodis Wilson Appoints New Managing Director
Geodis Wilson appointmented Santiago Jimeno as the new Managing Director of Colombia with immediate effect. Santiago will have full responsibility for all Geodis Wilson operations in the country and will report directly to John Gallahan, Regional Vice-President – Americas. Santiago is replacing Leif Voelcker who has relocated to India to accept the position of Cluster Managing Director – South Asia.
USCG and CMTI Warn of Counterfeit Fire Extinguishers
Beware of counterfeit U.S. Coast Guard-approved portable fire extinguishers. The U.S. Coast Guard announced that it was made aware of counterfeit extinguishers said to be manufactured by Amerex Corporation and Buckeye Fish Equipment. “Both companies are major producers of genuine approved fire extinguishing equipment,” the U.S. Coast Guard said in a marine safety alert issued in March 2013. “Counterfeit portable fire extinguishers pose a safety hazard for any vessel that has one on board…
Next Generation OWSV
Essex-based CTruk boats began the build of a new wind farm support vessel. As offshore wind farms move further out to sea, demands made on support vessels are changing. CTruk Boats recently initiated the build of a 50-ton payload support vessel designed to meet the tougher requirements of the next phase. Powered by four Cummins 610hp engines and Rolls-Royce waterjets, the first CTruk 50T will join sister company CWind’s charter fleet.
China Shipbuilding Giant: 2012 Turnover Down, Profit Increase
COSCO Chairman Ma Ze Hua comments on the group's 2012 annual financial report. It has been a challenging year for the Group. Turnover declined 10.3% to $3.7 billion, from $4.2 billion a year ago. Gross profit grew 27.3% from $380.8 million the previous year to $484.9 million for the year under review, mainly due to higher profit contributions from shipyard operations. Net profit attributable to shareholders amounted to $105.7 million, a decrease of 24.3% from $139.7 million in 2011.
Taiwan Commissions First of 37 Naval & Coast Guard Ships
President Ma Ying-jeou vows to safeguard the nation's sovereignty & fishing rights as he presided over the commissioning of 2 new Coast Guard Administration ships.
Greek Seamen's Union on Protest Strike
ISS Greece is advising that sailors associated with Greece’s Panhellenic Seamen's Union (PNO) are likely to strike 3rd April 2013. The strike is set to commence at 06:00 local time…
Port of Houston Upcoming Youth Maritime Expo
The third annual Maritime Youth Expo will be held at the Port of Houston's Bayport Cruise Terminal, Saturday 6, April 2013. Hundreds of area high school maritime…
U.S.'s Eastern Shipbuilding Christen, Launch Hornbeck OSV
Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) 'Red Dawn' has been launched from the Eastern Shipbuilding Group's Allanton facility. Attending from Hornbeck was Todd Hornbeck, President & CEO, and Carl Annessa, Executive Vice President & COO, along with 12 senior members of the Hornbeck Team witnessing the launch of the first of ten HOSMAX Offshore Supply Vessels under contract with Eastern. Captain Billy Haugh, who will be taking the vessel to sea as Master once it delivers later this year…
DSV Chartered by N-SEA, Wide Range of IMR Devices Fitted
N-SEA charters DP2 DSV 'Northern River' from Serco’s Marine Services for the 2013 season, equipped for its expansion in the subsea IMR market. N-SEA will install…
River Cruise Growth Spurs Dutch Shiprepair Orders
In response to growth in the inland waterwaty cruising market, De Hoop's Lobith shipyard has recently expanded its repair and service facilities. This year De Hoop Shiprepair anticipates an impressive series of vessels to visit the yard for major or minor modifications. Amongst the line-up are: River Discovery II, River Navigator, Bizet, River Melody, River Harmony, River Rhapsody and River Concerto as well as the Amadeus Symphony…
Taiwan Greets German Gas Hydrates Research Ship
The research ship 'Sonne' has arrived in Kaohsiung to help Taiwan scientists explore for gas hydrates off the country's SW coast. The research ship docked at the Port of Kaohsiung, where local experts led by National Taiwan University oceanography professor Saulwood Lin and researchers from the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in Germany shared ideas on the potential energy source, reports Focus Taiwan.
OMM Contracted to Keep Trawlers Off Subsea Cable
Offshore Marine Management Ltd (OMM) to keep the fishing community advised about the new 96 fibre subsea telecom cable linking Ireland and Wales. Offshore Marine Management Ltd (OMM)…
New HHI HiMSEN Diesel Engine Gains Class Approvals
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) has won type approval for the new 35,300 bhp HiMSEN H46/60V engine from 9 classification societies. The type approval test completion of the IMO Tier III compliant HiMSEN H46/60V expands Hyundai Heavy’s medium speed marine engine line-up to cover output from 780 bhp to 35,300 bhp. The HiMSEN engine (Hi-touch Marine & Stationary Engine) was originally developed by Hyundai Heavy in 2000.
Evergreen Line Extends Indian Ocean Network
Evergreen Line is teaming up with United Africa Feeder Line (UAFL) to extend its service network in the Indian Ocean. Evergreen announce a new ISC-Mauritius-Mozambique…
Bureau Veritas Acquires Another NDT Firm
Classification society BV acquire LVQ-WP, a German group specializing in non-destructive testing (NDT) and industrial inspection services. Founded in 1994, LVQ…