Intermodal Carrier Extends Service
A combi train will be pulled by ’through going’ locomotives, guaranteeing a transit time of only 15 hours between Sweden & Gernany. The intermodal container network of Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal will be expanded as from the 2, May 2013, with a shuttle service between Duisburg in Germany and Älmhult in Sweden. The operators say that the new combi train Älmhult will strengthen the presence of Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal in the Swedish market.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Wins Battenberg Cup
Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded the Battenberg Cup in recognition of outstanding achievements during 2012. The Battenberg Cup is awarded annually to the best all-around ship or submarine in the Atlantic Fleet on the accumulation of the crew's success. For IKE, the award adds to a list of honors that have been given to IKE within the past year. "It is a proud moment and an honor to represent the fleet by receiving the Battenberg Cup," said Capt.
China Shipyard Delivers Another Bulk Carrier
CIC Lixin Shipyard has named and delivered the 'MV Yangtze Oasis' to New Yangtze Navigation (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. The new type of 34,000 dwt bulk carrier is the…
Dual-fuel MAN Marine Engine Excites Japanese Interest
One of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s oldest licensees, Mitsui, hosts a demonstration of the ME-GI marine diesel engine at its Tamono works. A large assembly of guests attended the demonstration and the following reception where, among others, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Dr. René Umlauft, CEO, and Thomas Knudsen, Head of the Low Speed business unit, gave commemorative speeches. In his speech, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Dr.
Great Lakes/Seaway in New Cruise Ship's Schedule
Pearl Sea Cruises' 'Pearl Mist', now in final outfitting, will cruise the Great Lakes/St. The brand-new, 210 passenger capacity Pearl Mist has arrived in Maryland for final outfitting before going into service in 2014. to operate various 7, 10 and 11-night North American cruises. The operators say that the Pearl Mist defines a new style of Luxury Adventure ™ small-ship cruising, offering the most beautiful getaways on a brand-new luxury ship…
New Bulker Design Introduced by Imabari Shipbuilding
Japan's Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. introduce a new class of 33,000 dwt bulk carrier designated 'IS' TRI-STAR. The shipbuilders say that its share of the handy-size bulk carrier market is ranked among the highest in the world. Since 2010, over 30 vessels of the "IS" BARI-STAR, 38,000 dwt-type bulk carrier have been delivered, and over 200 vessels of the 28,000 dwt-type have been delivered since 1990.
Siem Offshore Order DP CLV from Remontowa
Siem Offshore contracts Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. of Poland to construct a dynamically positioned Cable Lay Vessel (CLV). The associated gross project cost for the first vessel…
Bahri Receives New General Cargo Ship
The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) receive the 'Bahri Hofuf' from the South Korean shipyard Hyundai Mipo. The new 26,000 dwt general cargo ship…
ABB Turbocharging at Shangai CIMAC World Conference
ABB Turbocharging to attend upcoming 27th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology in Shangai, China. The World Congress, from 13-16, May 2013, is held…
Saint-Gobain Announces Renewable Energy Initiatives
An early glimpse into the 2013 Annual Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reveals that increased generation from renewable energy is expected to account for 32% of the overall domestic growth in electricity generation from 2011 to 2040. With this insight and reports of global growth forecasts in renewable energy from both financial and market analysts in mind, Saint-Gobain…
Thome Group Expands Senior Management Team
Thome Group announced the appointment of Allinger Lim Eng Oon as Senior Manager, Operations Finance. Ms. Lim is based in Singapore and is responsible for all aspects of finance, controlling and accounting for vessels under management within the ship management and offshore management segments of the group. She will also assume responsibility for the group’s shared services centre located in Manila. Ms. Lim joined the Thome Group as Vessel Accounting Manager in 2009.
Incat Crowther to Design New Generation Rocket
Incat Crowther has worked closely with Sealink to develop a vessel that offers exceptional value to the operator with tangible measures taken to reduce both capital investment and running costs. In addition to low fuel usage, machinery selection and systems design has focused on reducing ongoing maintenance costs. The vessel will feature a main passenger cabin with seats for 116 passengers. A further 31 seats are located on the aft deck.
Aker Enters TRS Agreement
Aker ASA entered a TRS (Total Return Swap) agreement with exposure to 1,500,000 shares in Aker Solutions ASA. The expiration date of the TRS agreement is November 1…
KPI Appoints Vice CEO and New Managing Director
KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, appointed Rob Atkinson as Vice CEO for the group and Jesper Rasmussen as Managing Director for its North American operations. Rob Atkinson has held a senior position in the company since joining Kristensons-Petroleum, Inc. (KPI) in 1993, latest as Managing Director for KPIBO Americas, and he…
A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. Appoints Managing Director
The worldwide supplier and bunker trading company, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., appointed Kasper Fulton Stiedl as Managing Director of the office in Dubai, which is expected to open in July 2013. Kasper has been with Dan-Bunkering for 17 years and started as a trainee in Copenhagen, Denmark, back in 1996. Thus he has many years of experience in the bunker industry as well as several years of experience as a team leader.
ClassNK Certifies Vietnamese Recruitment Center
Classification society ClassNK announced that it certified the Ho Chi Minh-based Southern Crewmanning Center (SCC), in accordance with the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006). This is the first Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service (SRPS) certification that ClassNK has issued in Vietnam. MLC 2006 is a new international convention adopted by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in February 2006 to improve working and living conditions for seafarers.
Kongsberg Maritime Outfits New PGS Vessels
Two new state-of-the-art Ramform Titan-class seismic vessels under construction at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries yard in Japan for Norway headquartered Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) will feature a delivery from Kongsberg Maritime including integrated navigation, Dynamic Positioning and an extensive back-deck handling systems package. The contracts, valued at more than $50 million, were signed by Kongsberg Maritime and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries…
New Operations Manager at Coretrax
Aberdeen-based oilfield services firm Coretrax Technology Limited appointed an operations manager to focus on the planning, development and execution of wellbore cleanup and displacement. In his new role, Jim Hepburn is responsible for the pre- and post-job analysis of wellbore cleanup activities, ensuring maximum value to client offshore operations. He joins the company with 12 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Coretrax, Mr.
ABS Releases Exhaust Gas Scrubber Advisory
ABS released the ABS Advisory on Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems, which will aid vessel owners and operators in assessing the viability of utilizing exhaust scrubbers to meet current and forthcoming environmental requirements. As the industry seeks solutions for increasingly stringent low sulfur fuel requirements, owners and operators should fully understand the impact of the regulations and properly assess available technologies.
Lankhorst Increases Ropes Supply Range
Ropes manufacturer Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division expanded its range of high performance mooring and anchoring ropes to include steel wire ropes for the offshore market. The company is now able to offer both synthetic and steel wire ropes for mooring and anchor systems, as well as towing, crane lifting, riser tensioners and drilling applications. Initially, Lankhorst will supply six-strand, eight…