CMA CGM Launches 396-meter Container Ship, Jules Verne
The CMA CGM Group announced the CMA CGM Jules Verne (16,000 containers twenty-foot equivalent), sailing under the French flag, will be inauguratedJune 4. The CMA CGM Jules Verne, among the largest container ships in the world, will begin its first rotation Friday, May 3rd, in Pusan, South Korea. Operated on the emblematic line of the Group, the French Asia Line , the CMA CGM Jules Verne will call at Pusan…
Wison’s Juan Guarin to Speak at Offshore Colombia Forum
Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, announced that Latin America Sales Manager, Juan Guarin, will present the EXMAR FLRSU…
Marine Industry Employs Boat Towed Detectors
Many marine service companies are acquiring boat-towed metal detectors and magnetometers to assist in salvage operations and geophysical surveys. These devices can locate a variety of targets including sunken vessels, ship anchors and propellers, pipelines, cables and metal debris which must be removed from an area before dredging. The two primary pieces of equipment used in these operations are a magnetometer and the pulse induction (PI) metal detector.
David Williams Awarded Emery Medal
David Williams, CEO of the Noble Corporation, was honored as the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s “Salute to the Maritime Person of the Year” at the Petroleum Club in Houston. Mr. Williams was awarded the Emery Rice medal, the Academy’s highest award presented for leadership excellence in the maritime field. The event is the Academy’s major scholarship fundraiser, with all proceeds going toward student financial aid.
Cygnus Begins Jacket Fabrication
The ceremonial first cut of steel for the construction of the jackets on the Cygnus gas field project was celebrated today by operator GDF SUEZ E&P U.K. and partners Centrica Energy and Bayerngas at Burntisland Fabrication’s (BiFab) Methil yard in Fife, Scotland. This latest project milestone involves BiFab’s manufacturing facilities at Methil, Burntisland and Arnish and is expected to create 100 new jobs at Methil and 15 apprentice positions will be created at Methil and Burntisland.
Thordon Appoints New Regional Manager
Sam Williams was appointed Regional Manager for China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam for Thordon Bearings, INc. The position is effective from May 1. www.thordonbearings.com
Port of Pittsburgh Seeks New Technology Partners
The Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) is building an innovative wireless broadband network along the rivers in Pittsburgh and is seeking partners to explore new applications for transportation…
Lloyd's Offers ISM and the DPA Training
Lloyd’s Register offers in-depth knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the DPA. Attendees of this course will gain the knowledge and skills required by the IMO MSC-MEPC7 / circ.6 (October 19, 2007). The two-day course was designed to provide the knowledge and skills required in accordance with the guidance and recommendation given by the IMO. Through a highly participative combination of presentations…
USS Porter Repair/Modernization Contract Awarded
Naval Sea Systems Command awarded a $49,435,634 firm-fixed price contract contract for the maintenance, modernization and repair of USS Porter to BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair. The fiscal year 2013 chief of naval operations (CNO) extended dry-docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA) was competed on a coast-wide basis to maximize competitive pricing and best-value to the government. The scope of work includes damage repairs resulting from the Aug.
Big Ship Orders Keep Focus on Carrier Supply Pressures
Attempts by carriers to tackle the capacity overhang are being undone as new orders for Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) continue to make the headlines, according…
AKA Contracted for Diesel-Electric Propulsion System
Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA) was awarded a contract to supply a Diesel-Electric Power and Propulsion System for Bhagwan Marine’s Dive Support Vessel (DSV) that will be constructed in Singapore. With headquarters in Western Australia, Bhagwan Marine services the oil and gas industry with its fleet of support vessels and landing crafts. Designed by Australian naval architects, Incat Crowther, the vessel will be a 56-meter…
Descartes Acquires KSD Software
Descartes Systems Group, a global company in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, acquired KSD Software Norway AS (KSD), a Scandinavia-based provider…
GE to Power Seadrill’s West Mira Semisubmersible
GE’s Power Conversion business signed a multimillion dollar contract with shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of Ulsan, South Korea. GE will supply electric power…
Star Bulk Proposes $75 million Backstopped Equity Rights Offering
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced that its Board of Directors approved a backstopped equity rights offering, which will allow the company to raise equity capital through the sale of its commonshares.
Goltens Facility Opens at Dubai Maritime City
Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the mixed-use development for maritime business, announced the Grand Opening of the new Goltens facility at the City. The ultra-modern facility seeks to support Goltens’ operations worldwide. Dubai Maritime City project is built over 2.27 million square meters in area and offers a multi-use environment for commercial, industrial, residential and recreational use,. This manmade…
Huntington Ingalls Industries Declares Quarterly Dividend
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share, payable on June 14, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 31, 2013.
Aberdeen Harbor Reports Record Results in 2012
Aberdeen Harbor Board’s annual results have revealed record vessel activity in 2012 and record levels of cargo passing through the port. Overall vessel tonnage handled by the port increased by 8%, from 25.91 million tons in 2011, to 28.19 million tons in 2012. The Harbor also saw an 8% increase in cargo handled, increasing from 4.76 million tons in 2011 to 5.14 million tons in 2012 - another record for the Port.
Thomas Allegretti Takes Helm as Chairman of AMP
The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) announced the election of Thomas Allegretti as its new Chairman. Allegretti is President & CEO of The American Waterways Operators. He succeeds James Henry, Chairman and President of the Transportation Institute. Henry will now serve as AMP’s Vice Chairman. As AMP Chairman, Mr. Allegretti leads a coalition to represent the domestic maritime industry. Its 450-plus members span the country and its territories and include vessel owners and operators…
EMAS AMC Secures $75 million SURF EPCI Statoil Contract
EMAS AMC, the subsea services division of EMAS, a global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry and the operating brand of Ezra Holdings Limited…
MOL Launches Mozambique Express Service
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced its new Mozambique Express Service (MZX), departing Singapore on June 7, 2013. MZX is a weekly service operated by PIL with seven vessels.