Strike Club Results Reflect Growing Labor Unrest
The early months of 2013 have been marked by damaging labor strike action in several countries which has punished shipowners and charterers even though they are innocent parties…
EPE S.A., First Greek GL Certified IHM Provider
Environmental Protection Engineering S.A.(EPE) has become the first Greek company to obtain certification from classification society Germanischer Lloyd. GL is a certified provider of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) services. EPE becomes one of only a handful of companies worldwide that are able to offer IHM in compliance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the safe and Environmentally…
Island Offshore Extends Contract with BP
Island Offshore has been awarded a major contract extension with BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd. The two-year contract extension, covering 2014 and 2015, has been awarded to Island Offshore and the North Sea RLWI Alliance, which operates three monohull vessels specially designed for well intervention tasks. Island Offshore’s Island Constructor - a 120m long, 8,200 ton, Ulstein built X-Bow vessel – will perform the scope of work for the client.
ACE Secures Queen’s Award for International Trade
ACE Winches, the deck machinery specialists, was awarded British industry’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. This is the second win in that category for the Aberdeenshire-based manufacturer, which first received the award in 2010. Founded by CEO Alfie Cheyne in 1992, ACE Winches operates on a global basis with 75% of its profits generated from international exports. Staff numbers…
Optimera Joins Saint-Gobain Marine Applications
Saint-Gobain Marine Applications welcomed its new member, Optimera Marine. In the Saint-Gobain Marine Applications group since April 2013, Optimera is a supplier and distributor of panels for interior finishing and furniture onboard ships and offshore accommodations. Optimera was founded in 2001 by a merger of three companies in Norway and since 2005 fully owned by Saint-Gobain. Today Norway presents 95 outlets, 2,000 employees and nearly 1,2 billion EUR in revenue.
Permanent Underwater Rudder Repair in Antwerp
At the beginning of March a Hydrex team of diver/technicians sailed out with one of the company’s dive support workboats to a 200-meter vehicle carrier berthed in the port of Antwerp.
Ecospeed Rudder Applications Prevent Cavitation Erosion Damage
Several rudders recently were coated with Ecospeed in China and Latvia. In China the rudder of a 294-meter container vessel was treated in Shangai and a 125-meter…
FSL Trust Reports $23 Million 1QFY13 Revenue
FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (FSLTM), as trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust, announced the financial results of FSL Trust for the quarter ended 31 March 2013.
ISS World of Ports Service Meets Growing Demand
ISS World of Ports is responding to the demand for more collaborative marine assurance data with new feedback features, improved accessibility and online mapping tools.
Dana Gas Expands Presence
Dana Gas, a regional private sector natural gas company in the Middle East, announced a successful bid in the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company 2012 International…
A/S Dan-Bunkering to Expand in Asia
Worldwide supplier of bunker fuels A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. expanded its activities in China with an office in Beijing. The Danish-owned company already has offices in Denmark…
Raytheon Anschütz Wins IBS Contracts
The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz reported a number of contract awards for the delivery of integrated bridge systems to newbuilt vessels for offshore operations. Raytheon Anschütz Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Anschütz, will deliver the bridge navigation system and communication systems to a 4,500 dwt Platfrom Supply Vessel built at Keppel Singmarine Brasil shipyard.
Shipowners, Unions Raise Casualty Report Concerns
Shipowners and seafarers' unions joined forces to express concern at flag states’ failure to submit maritime casualty reports as required under international Conventions.
ARTCO Turns to Class NK's SMSLLC for TSMS Help
SMSLLC to help leading tug and barge operator to prepare for new Towing Safety Management Regulation. Safety Management Systems LLC announced on April 18, 2013 that it has won a contract from American River Transportation Company (ARTCO) to assist the company to establish a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) in accordance with pending U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Subchapter M regulations. ARTCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), is one of the largest U.S.
TEAM Ships Three Passenger Boarding Bridges to Hong Kong
TEAM Ports & Maritime, an Adelte Group company , is transporting by sea three of its five mega PBBs contracted by the Hong Kong Government. TEAM, a company in the design, manufacture and installation of Passenger Boarding Bridges (PBBs) for cruise and ferry terminals, has completed the assembly, implementation and loading of its first three mega boarding bridges, which are on their way to the new Kai Tak terminal in Hong Kong.
Nordic Conglomerate Posts 2012 Loss, Renegotiates Loan Terms
Scana lndustrier ASA, supplier of products & system solutions to energy-related businesses, including the offshore sector has released its 2012 financial report.
Mercy Ships in National Volunteer Week
Mercy Ships pauses during National Volunteer Week (April 21-27, 2013) to salute its volunteer crew on behalf of the more than 2.42 million direct beneficiaries. These beneficiearies have received curative surgical interventions, health care training, dental procedures and community development projects in more than 70 countries. As Scott Pelley of CBS 60 Minutes recently said, “Spend a few days as we did aboard the Africa Mercy…
Tognum Leadership Changeover
The Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO of Tognum AG, Joachim Coers, to hand over to Dr. Ulrich Dohle from July 1st, 2013. The Supervisory Board of Tognum AG regretted the decision taken by Coers, which they have accepted, and thanked him for his exceptional dedication and commitment in the past nine years. In its meeting on April 19th, the Supervisory Board elected Dr. Dohle unanimous as new Chairman…
NZ America's Cup Entrant Hitches Maersk Ride
Emirates Team New Zealand’s ‘AC72’ catamaran is on its way to San Francisco to compete in the America’s Cup regatta, courtesy of sponsor Maersk Line. The Port of Auckland witnessed a spectacular sight recently as the massive 72-foot multihull yacht, named ‘New Zealand’, was hoisted out of the water and placed safely onto the deck of the Maersk Jubail. It’s break bulk cargo to Maersk Line, but to Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ)…
Third Austal JHSV Christened
Austal announce the christening of 'USNS Millinocket; at its Mobile, Alabama shipyard. USNS Millinocket is the third of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as part of an overall 10-ship contract worth over $1.6 billion. The name of the new ship was chosen by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus after the Maine towns of East Millinocket and Millinocket. The ship’s sponsor…