Hertel Signs to Build Hansteen Living Quarter
Hertel Offshore signed a €70 million contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the engineering, design and construction (EPC) of the new accommodation for Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen platform. This is another big Norwegian contract for Hertel Offshore and follows on from the award for Statoil’s Valemon Living Quarter (LQ) project in 2011 and the Shell Norge Draugen Additional Living Quarter project in 2012, both currently under construction in the Rotterdam facility.
Global Container Ports: Shares to Watch
Drewry Maritime Equity Research takes a positive view on the global port sector thanks to an improved outlook for a global economic recovery, driven by areas of favorable supply demand dynamics.
GAC Hong Kong Wins Chairman’s Environment Award
GAC Hong Kong’s multiple eco-friendly efforts were awarded First Prize in the GAC Group Chairman’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 2012. Since 2009, the company has been recycling paper…
Port Canaveral Generates $2 Billion Community Impact
Business activity at Port Canaveral generated $2 billion and 17,000 jobs for the local community in 2012, up 73% in business revenue since the last economic impact analysis three years ago. Leading industry consulting firm Martin Associates of Lancaster, Pa., was commissioned to analyze cruise, cargo, real estate and marina activity at Port Canaveral, the world’s second busiest cruise Port and central Florida’s outlet to the sea for cargo.
Ince Promotes Three New Partners
International law firm Ince & Co. announced the imminent promotion of three lawyers to the partnership. Rania Tadros – Rania has experience in commercial arbitration and litigation within the shipping and energy and offshore markets. She has had experience handling a range of matters for clients in the offshore support and oilfield services sector. Rania has also advised on a number of shipping disputes…
MSC Musica Maiden Call at Port of Kiel
Cruise ship “MSC Musica“ arrived in Kiel for the very first time.Kiel will be the ship’s hub for this year’s summer season. The ship operated in South America during the winter months. This time, the Port of Kiel is the final destination of a transfer cruise which started 21 days ago in Buenos Aires (Argentina). On the occasion of its premiere in Kiel, the mayor Dr Susanne Gaschke welcomed the ship…
Caley Upgrades Saipem Reel Carousel
Offshore handling systems specialist, Caley Ocean Systems completed the refurbishment and upgrade of a 2,500-ton, 25-meter diameter reel carousel for Italian offshore contractor Saipem. The reel carousel will be used to transport umbilicals and flowlines from Norway to China on Big Lift heavy lift vessel Happy Rover, for the deepwater Liwan 3-1 field gas project in the South China Sea. Originally supplied over 15 years ago by Caley…
Coast Guard Suspends Search for Towboat Operator
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search 8:15 p.m. Wednesday for a 34-year-old tow boat operator who went missing Tuesday morning after the Coast Guard received…
Sea Star Enlarges Refrigeration Fleet, Preps for LNG Ships
Sea Star Line, LLC said that it has increased its refrigerated container fleet by 25% in the past year to better serve the Puerto Rico trade. Sea Star is also in…
Rapp Establishes Canada Marine Affiliate
Rapp Hydema formed a new affiliate company, Rapp Hydema Canada Marine Incorporated. The new company will be associated with manufacturing and servicing of company’s lines, including winches and LARS (launch-and-recovery systems). Expanding government research vessel contracts brought about an expansion of both staff and facilities in nearby Seattle most recently, with both a new crane company (Rapp Hydra Pro) and 3,200-sq. ft. warehouse added.
Gateway Technology for Ocean Measurements
Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, in collaboration with two private industry firms, are developing potentially breakthrough technologies to capture vital information from the world’s oceans. Scripps researchers John Orcutt and Jon Berger developed a Memorandum of Understanding with Horton Wison Deepwater (HWD) and John Crane Production Solutions (JCPS) in developing new…
Ports America Announce New EVP Business Development
Ports America CEO Michael Hassing announced the appointment of John Carver to the position of executive vice president of business development, effective May 1. Carver, domiciled in New Jersey, will report directly to President and CEO Michael Hassing and be responsible for expanding Ports America's business interests domestically and internationally, working closely with port authorities and government officials.
Greene’s Energy Promotes Regional Manager
Greene’s Energy Group (GEG) promoted Stuart LeBlanc to Northern Regional Manager for the Testing and Services business unit locations in Imperial and Towanda, Pa., said President Eric Langlinais. LeBlanc will oversee the day-to-day operations for Imperial and Towanda as well as the oversight of GEG locations in North Dakota and Wyoming. Prior to his new role, LeBlanc was the Regional Manager covering the Gulf Coast operations.
Zepol Publishes 2012 Port Report
Zepol Corporation released a report analyzing the trade activity for the top 20 ports in the United States. The annual report provides detailed import information…
Rolls-Royce Lands Live Fish Carrier Contract
Rolls-Royce gets a repeat Sølvtrans AS order for the design & propulsion package of a ship developed specifically for transporting live fish. The first ship is due for delivery in June this year and this latest contract also includes options to build two more vessels of the same type. Monrad Hide, Rolls-Royce, General Manager - Fishing Vessels said: "This new vessel will be built according to the same specifications as the first with a high level of technology and environmental solutions.
Matson to Pay Quarterly Dividend
The Board of Directors of leading US carrier in the Pacific, Matson Inc., declares its second quarter cash dividend of $0.15 per share. "I am pleased to announce…
Navy Contracts for CACI Technologies & HydroAcoustics
Latest Navy contracts issued by the U.S. CACI Technologies Inc., Chantilly, Va. Awarded a $20,150,158 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6322)…
Greece's Box Ships Report Q1 Profit, Look to Growth
Container ship owners Box Ships Inc. release their financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Mr. "Our sector is expected to remain under pressure through the remainder of 2013…
Keeper of New York Harbor's Spring Ritual
As the Hudson River begins to melt the Coast Guard buoy tender 'Katherine Walker' heads north towards Albany, N.Y. The Katherine Walker is a 175-foot buoy tender, homeported in Bayonne, N.J. Its major mission includes the servicing of aids to navigation throughout New York Harbor, Western Long Island Sound, the Hudson and East Rivers, as well as other waters along the Connecticut, New York and New Jersey coastlines.
Rotterdam Port Bunkerers Join to Seek ISO 8217
The bunker sector has entered into close collaboration to better guarantee the quality and quantity of bunkering supplied in the port of Rotterdam. To that aim, Hendrik Muilerman on behalf of the Netherlands Petroleum Industry Association (VNPI), Johan van der Steen from the Dutch Organisation for the Energy Industry (NOVE), Boudewijn Siemons on behalf of the Association of Independent Tank Storage Companies (Votob) and Hans Smits…