UASC Poised for Expansion, Appoints New Executives
The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announce two senior executive appointments to further position the company for its next phase of growth. The company says its major transformation and investment program which is underway, calls for a new operating model to support the business. The appointments provide the depth and breadth to UASC’s Executive Management team to deliver on ambitious growth plans.
Illinois River in Flood: Dam Struck by Barges
A Unified Command of U.S. Coast Guard & the Ingram Barge Company say the Marseilles Dam is structurally sound after 7 barges broke loose nearby. On Friday night the U.S.
Maersk Move to Suez Route Temporary Says Spokesman
The modification of two Maersk shipping routes to pass through the Suez Canal rather than Panama is temporary, says a Maersk spokesman. The diversion from the Panama Canal to an alternate route has contributed to a decline in revenue for the canal administration, The Maersk Line, has used the waterway for over 90 years to transport goods to different continents, reports 'Newsroom Panama'. Since April 1, 2013 the line has temporarily suspended its Panama Canal service between Asia and the U.S.
Multi-purpose St. Lawrence River Ferry Christened
Relais Nordik conduct the christening of new multi-purpose ferry 'Bella Desgagnés' for service at Anticosti Island & the Lower North Shore. Julie Boulet , MNA of Laviolette and former Minister of Transport of the Government of Quebec, was the godmother and ceremonially named the ship. The Bella Desgagnés, 97.1 meters long and 19.35 meters in beam, has operational and maximum drafts of 4.2 m and 4.6 m respectively. She can comfortably accommodate 381 passengers with her aircraft-type seats.
Thai Speedboats Collide: 18 Injured
18 South Korean tourists were injured, two critically, when two speedboats ferrying them to Pattaya's Koh Larn collided. The crash took place about 800 metres offshore from Koh Larn's Tawaen beach and 10 injured tourists were sent to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital and 8 to Pattaya Memorial Hospital reports the 'Bangkok Post'. The two most seriously injured were identified as 51-year-old Myung Be Kim, whose legs were nearly severed, and 63-year-old Gihwa Song, whose leg was torn off.
U.S. Vets' Licensed Mariner Program
NavTeach.com to deliver USCG captain's license introduction and tutorial service to U.S. Training and experience on the water during military service can be translated…
Petrobas Contracts For 23 New OSV's
Petrobras has signed contracts with Brazilian shipbuilders as part of its 3rd 'Fleet Renewal Plan for Offshore Support Vessels (OSV's). The units, type PSV 4500 and OSRV 750…
Is This a Record? Three Monopiles Installed in 35 Hours
Specialised subsea construction jack-up vessel 'Seajacks Zaratan' continues installation at a rapid pace at the North Sea Meerwind Offshore Park. Seajack Zaratan collected the three 675t steel structures from the construction port of Cuxhaven on the evening of Thursday 11th April. After completing the 110km transit to the German Bight site in 7 hours, Zaratan was jacked up at the first location ready…
Alfa Laval Aalborg WHR Systems Ordered for UAS Fleet
Alfa Laval Aalborg to supply XS-TC7A auxiliary engine waste heat recovery (WHR) economizers to all 48 ships in the United Arab Shipping (UAS) Company fleet. With its small footprint and the lowest possible weight to output ratio, the Aalborg XS-TC7A economizer optimizes the use of waste heat from the auxiliary engine exhaust gases during voyage and port stays. When used in combination with a waste heat recovery system installed after main engine…
Dubai Maritime Cluster Introduced to Ship Owners
Dubai Maritime City's facility & services were introduced at a specially convened Ship Owner’s meeting at The Capital Club at the Dubai International Financial Centre. The recent meeting was attended by Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, Nikolas Veniamis, President of Hellenic Shipping Association, Greece and also the Owner & Chairman of Golden Union Shipping in Greece…
Marine Urea Supplier Offers World-wide Delivery
UK-based EcoAdBlue offers world-wide delivery of its marine urea, a liquid used in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SRC) systems for marine diesel engines. EcoAdBlue…
New Port of Montreal Tugboat Christened
Océan Remorquage Montréal Inc. tugboat 'Ocean Pierre Julien' christened at the Ocean Industries shipyard, Isle-aux-Coudres. The construction of this tug cost $ 10.6 million, and the vessel is the 3rd of the Intrépide series to be built at Ocean Industries. The traditional christening ceremony was held in the presence of the President and First Vice- President and General Manager of Ocean, Messrs. Gordon Bain and Jacques Tanguay, of Ms.
Danfoss Offers Online Ordering
Danfoss announced Peerless Electronics, Inc. will now offer Danfoss pressure transmitters and pressure and temperature switches for marine and marine-related industries on its website. The addition of the following four families of Danfoss products to Peerless Electronics’ online store will help to simplify and streamline purchases by customers throughout the United States. •Danfoss MBS 5100 Series Block Pressure Transmitter – The ship-approved…
New STS Base Open in Bahamas
Fendercare Marine launched a new STS location, operating approximately 15nm offshore Freeport, Grand Bahamas. The fully equipped STS base will offer 24/7 operational cover for all requirements. The area is fully approved by local authorities and all operations are conducted strictly in accordance with OCIMF guidelines. www.fendercare.com
Eni CEO Meets with Tunisian Prime Minister
The Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Tunisia, Ali Laareyedh, the Tunisian Minister of Industry, Mehdi Jomaa, and Eni’s CEO, Paolo Scaroni, met today in Tunis for an exchange of ideas aiming to take all necessary and appropriate measures to ensure the efficiency and safety of the Transmed gas pipeline that crosses Tunisia for 300 kilometres and reaches Mazara del Vallo in Italy. During the meeting…
First of Two DFDS RoRo Vessels Leaves Assembly Hall
The lift gate of ship assembly hall 290 at the Volkswerft shipyard in Stralsund (Germany) opened for the roll-out of the first of two RoRo special ships for the Danish shipping company DFDS. The construction phase “ship hull assembly” of the new vessel with the shipyard job number 500 has now been completed. The special transporter left the hall on the shipyard’s rail-based transport system towards…
Innovation Driven by Demand - Oil Spill Response
Oil spill equipment manufacturer Elastec brings new and sophisticated tools to a market in need of better, faster, more efficient and environmentally sound tactics. Just what the doctor ordered. Elastec/American Marine may well be the largest manufacturer of oil spill and environmental equipment in North America, but it is technology and innovation that are quickly propelling the firm to the top of the markets. With six U.S.
The Macondo Spill Trial
Offshore U.S. Gulf energy operators have already paid a steep price; more pain could come. Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is now close to levels seen before the April 2010 Macondo spill that took 11 lives and caused the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Almost two years after the disaster, companies operating in the Gulf are trying to comply with safety requirements finalized last year, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
Falvey Announces New Pollution Insurance Division
Falvey Insurance Group has formed a new division, Safe Harbor Pollution Insurance. Offering some of the broadest terms available in the commercial market, Safe Harbor's…
First Voyage for CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt
CMA CGM Marco Polo's sistership, enters CMA CGM’s Asia - Europe Trade. The CMA CGM Group announced that the CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt, second of the world's…