Boskalis Wins Dutch 'Room for the River' Contract
Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a contract by the Vallei en Veluwe district water board for the construction of the Veessen-Wapenveld high-water channel in the province of Gelderland, the Netherlands. The project is one of the more than 30 measures that make up the Dutch national Room for the River program, which is aimed at providing better flood protection for areas close to the country's rivers.
Coastguard Detains Superfast Ferry in Miami
The Resorts World Bimini SuperFast cruise ship has been docked for days at PortMiami, where it will remain until it gets the all-clear from the U.S. Coast Guard. Though the multimillion dollar SuperFast already passed clearances overseas, where it was built and sailed for years, it still must meet the Coast Guard's strict criteria before it can be cleared to transport passengers to and from U.S. ports.
Greece's Cruise Port Gets EU Extension Grant
The European Commission has found a €113.9 million Greek support for an infrastructure project of €120 million at the Port of Piraeus to be in line with EU state aid rules. The EU's official gazette 'Europa' reports that the EU Commission found that the project will further the objectives of EU transport policy and cohesion without unduly distorting competition in the internal market. In September 2012 Greece notified plans to support an investment project by OLP…
Hong Kong's OOCL Name Korea-built Mega-Containership
The 13,208 TEU containership was christened 'OOCL Chongqing' at a ceremony in the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Geoje Island, South Korea. The OOCL Chongqing will be serving the Asia-Europe trade on the Loop 5 service where her port rotation is: Kwangyang / Busan / Shanghai / Ningbo / Yantian / Shekou / Singapore / Suez Canal / Rotterdam / Hamburg / Southampton / Suez Canal / Singapore and back to Kwangyang in a 77-day round trip. Among distinguished guests was the vessel Sponsor Mr.
Sea Star Line Enhances 'Fridge Cargo Monitoring
Sea Star Line, LLC announce that its refrigerated cargo monitoring service, StarGuard Elite Service, has been enhanced to provide refrigerated cargo shippers, especially pharmaceutical companies, full visibility of the refrigerated container’s progress, 24/7. Customers can now manage and monitor their refrigerated containers directly in real-time from any Internet-connected personal computer, tablet or mobile device.
MCPO Navy: 'Please Remember Our Navy Families' July 4th
"As we take time to celebrate 237 years of independence, let us remember to reaffirm our own commitment to liberty and freedom. Let us remember the meaning of the 4th of July, the meaning of the Independence Day. Take a moment to reflect on a portion of the Declaration of Independence . . . "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 3
Today in U.S. Naval History - July 3 1898 - At Battle of Santiago, Cuba, RADM Sampson's squadron destroys Spanish fleet 1950 - USS Valley Forge and HMS Triumph participate in first carrier action of Korean Conflict. VF-51 aircraft (Valley Forge) shoot down two North Korean aircraft. The action is first combat test of F9F Panther and AD Skyraider. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at history.navy.mil.
$195 Million Bond Refinancing of LNG Tanker
Milbank represented Meridian Spirit ApS, as issuer, in a $195 million bond refinancing for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker vessel, the Meridian Spirit. Meridian…
Canada to Fund Short Sea Shipping Project
The Honorable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of the Honorable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway…
American Club Elects First China Director
Members of the American P&I Club have elected the first director to come from The People’s Republic of China (PRC). At the annual meeting in New York, Lianyu Zhu…
Alnmaritec in Air Supported Vessel Tie Up
Alnmaritec announced that it has recently signed a collaboration agreement with the Norwegian Company Effect Ships International (ESI) to exploit the technological and market opportunities related to the commercial application of ESI’s patented Air Supported Vessel (ASV) technology. The agreement gives Alnmaritec the rights in the U.K. to the manufacture and sales of vessels utilizing this technology…
Imtech to Provide Air Conditioning and Ventilation on EGV Bonn
Imtech Marine (division Schiffbau-/Dockbauttechnik) has provided the German Navy vessel Einsatzgruppenversorger (EGV) Bonn with engineering, material delivery, installation and commissioning of the innovative HVAC-system, the hot and chilled water plant, the refrigerating plant for provision- and waste-cooling as well as the chilled water units. The EGV has been ordered by the German Federal Ministry…
TT Club Expand Claims Network in India
In a move designed to further enhance its service to its Members TT Club, the specialist insurer for the international transport and logistics industry, has appointed a network partner in India.
Scandlines, STX Finland Sign Letter of Intent
Scandlines and STX Finland Oy have today signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for building two new ferries for the route Rostock (Germany) – Gedser (Denmark) for delivery in spring 2015.
Keppel FELS Sells $210 Million Jackup Rig
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is pleased to announce that PV Drilling Overseas (PVDO) is acquiring from the company a KFELS B Class jackup rig for approximately $210 million.
Wärtsilä to Supply Gas Systems for New Teekay LNG Carriers
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a combined inert gas generator and gas combustion unit for two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers being built at the DSME yard in South Korea. The ships will be owned by Canada based Teekay Corporation, one of the world's largest marine energy transportation, storage and production companies. The contract was signed in May 2013. The concept of combining the two systems was developed by Wärtsilä in cooperation with DSME…
Aker to Deliver Drilling Package in the North Sea
Aker Solutions won a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to deliver a drilling equipment package for the production platform at the Mariner oilfield in the U.K. North Sea. The parties agreed not to disclose the value of the order, which includes a complete topside equipment package. Aker Solutions will also provide necessary support services at DSME's shipyard in South Korea and during the offshore installation phase.
Reflex Marine Reports 52% Growth
Reflex Marine reported 52% growth in the last year through expanding global markets. Reflex said it has reached £5.8 million turnover, almost double its forecasted growth of 27% - with a profit before tax of around £1 million. Reflex Marine will donate 7.5% of its net profits (a record c.£56,000) to charitable causes via its not-for-profit Reflex Foundation. Reflex Marine supplies crew transfer devices and associated services.
CSA, GSI Partner on Ballast Filtration Tests
The members of the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) have partnered with Great Ships Initiative (GSI), a project of the Northeast-Midwest Institute, a regional…
ShipConstructor 2014 Released
With the release of its new ShipConstructor 2014 software, SSI said it has dramatically enhanced ShipConstructor's user experience to promote more efficient workflow. Major new products have been added to the software suite containing improved capabilities for the design and construction of piping systems along with enhanced capabilities for the reuse of design work. Most noteworthy of all is an innovative…