Tankship Re-delivered to FSL Trust
FSL Trust has taken redelivery of 'MV Aqua', one of the two crude oil tankers previously leased to the subsidiary of Geden Holdings Ltd. The crude oil tankship will be renamed FSL Hong Kong.
IHC Merwede President Appointed SEA Europe Chairman
The European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe) has announced that IHC Merwede’s President, Govert Hamers, will succeed Lars Gørvell-Dahll as Chairman in October 2013. Mr. Gørvell-Dahll’s will step down midway through his tenure to become the Managing Director of the maritime arm of the Federation of Norwegian Industries. SEA Europe was jointly founded in Brussels last year by European shipbuilders, ship repairers and maritime suppliers.
Ultrapetrol Announces Redemption
Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited, an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (river business, offshore supply business and ocean business)…
Seaspan Accepts Delivery of 4,600-TEU Containership
Seaspan Corporation has announced that it accepted delivery of a 4,600-TEU containership, the MOL Efficiency. The containership was constructed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
China Navigation Orders MacGregor Machinery for Four New Vessels
China Navigation Company's (CNCo) four new Chief Class 22,000dwt multi-purpose vessels ordered from Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Ouhua), on Zhoushan Island in China…
Safety-conscious Interferry Sets Sights on Perfection Myth
The trade association event takes place in Malta from October 5-9 with an agenda dominated by safety issues. Insights on how the aviation industry builds and maintains…
MOL Comfort Casualty Investigation Update
Under the leadership of ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui, the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team continues to cooperate with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL)…
MHI CO2 Capture System Earns Environmental Award
A plant system that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas emissions developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 39th Outstanding Environmental Systems Awards hosted by the Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers (JSIM). The system was highly evaluated for its superlative reliability and economy achieved through ongoing technology improvements carried out over many years…
Peak Re Makes Senior Appointments in Hong Kong
Peak Reinsurance Company Ltd., a Hong Kong reinsurer backed by Fosun International Limited and International Finance Corporation, announced four appointments to strengthen its underwriting and research capabilities in the Asia Pacific region. These new hires are part of Peak Re’s strategic plan to bring world-class reinsurance experience to the region, the company said. Lay-Hui Lim joins Peak Re as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Underwriting and will lead the company’s marine business.
PlanetSolar Continues Scientific Voyage in North Atlantic
After several days of waiting for favorable weather, the MS Tûranor Planet Solar, the largest solar boat in the world, left the city of Boston, carrying three scientific team members from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), and a researcher from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the largest center of its kind in the world, with whom UNIGE is collaborating for this expedition. This important stopover…
Cruise Gondola to Employ MacGregor Technology
Royal Caribbean International's first Quantum Class cruise ship will feature a unique crane and viewing gondola supplied by MacGregor; the North Star will lift guests 91m above sea level to give them panoramic views of the sea and surrounding ports of call. MacGregor has won the contract to deliver North Star, an engineering marvel that takes guests to new heights with a jewel-shaped, glass capsule…
IMO Secretary–General Visits Apostleship of the Sea
On Thursday, July 4, IMO Secretary–General Mr. Koji Sekimizu joined Tilbury’s Apostleship of the Sea port chaplain, Deacon Paul Glock and National Director Martin Foley, for some ship visiting and to see first-hand the work of seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea. Together they visited two container ships that were in the port that day. They spent time listening to the crew who shared their experiences of life at sea in the twenty-first century. Mr.
Diana MV Boston Chartered by Clearlake
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, announced that it has entered into a time charter contract with Clearlake Shipping Pte.…
Liebherr Grows New Zealand Market Share
A recent order from the Port of Lyttleton is the latest in a series of contracts that has seen Liebherr Container Cranes expand on an already significant presence in New Zealand’s North and South Islands, the company said. The Port of Lyttleton’s most recent order for a super post panamax ship to shore crane and four straddle carriers, will see the number of Liebherr straddle carriers in the Port of Lyttelton grow to eight and brings the total number of ship to shore cranes at the port to three.
New Thorplas-Blue Bearings on the Market
Thordon Bearings Inc. has launched the newest addition to their grease‐free polymer lineup: ThorPlas‐Blue. The lifetime lubricated bearing formula is capable of operating pressures up to 45MPa (6,527 psi) and can be easily back‐fit into virtually all deck machinery applications where greased bronze is currently installed. ThorPlas‐Blue was developed as a maintenance‐free solution to replaced greased bronze bearings as well as eliminate a source of pollution.
Crude Oil Tanker Redelivered to FSL Trust
As of July 4, 2013, FSL Trust has taken redelivery of Aqua, one of the two crude oil tankers previously leased to the subsidiary of Geden Holdings Ltd. Aqua will be renamed FSL Hong Kong.
Eni Acquitted of Alleged Tax Offence
Eni issued a release stating that the Court of the Third Instance definitively confirmed the judgment of "no case to answer," issued on June 28, 2012 by the GUP…
Gaussin Wins 100-unit Deal for Electric Terminal Vehicles
Gaussin Manugistique SA, designer and manufacturer of industrial and port transport vehicles, sealed a record deal for its container-handling Automotive Terminal…
MacArtney Introduces LUXUS Brackets and Accessories
The MacArtney Group released a range of brackets and accessories now available for use with MacArtney LUXUS underwater Cameras and Lights. For use with diver helmets, MacArtney holds a wide range of LUXUS brackets in stock. This includes bracket types that are fully compatible with professional diver helmet brands, including industry standard Kirby Morgan models. The range of MacArtney LUXUS diver helmet brackets includes a special click-on dovetail configuration…
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 5
Today in U.S. Naval History - July 5 1814 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures British Stranger, Venus, Adiona and Fortitude. 1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur's squadron arrives at Tripoli to collect reparations for seizure of American merchant ships in violation of Treaty of 1805. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at history.navy.mil.