ACP Touts Major Milestone - Arrival of New Gates for Canal Expansion
The first four new gates for the Panama Canal’s Third Set of Locks will be arriving to Panama from Italy on August 19th; one of the biggest milestones of the Expansion Program. The Third Set of Locks has a total of 16 rolling gates (eight for each new lock complex).The new gates weigh an average of 3,300 tons each. They were constructed in Italy by subcontractor Cimolai SpA. They will be unloaded in the Atlantic side of the Canal and rolled off the ship onto a special reception dock.
NAVFAC Atlantic Cancels 2013 Industry Forum
Because of budget constraints due to the sequestration, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Atlantic has cancelled their annual Industry Forum conference for 2013.
MTS Houston Luncheon
The August MTS Houston Section luncheon will be held on August 22 and will feature a presentation by Carlos Mastrangelo, SBM Offshore’s Senior Vice-President on Floating Production Units.
Phoenix Products Moving to Advance International Presence
Phoenix Products Company has partnered with two internationally recognized organizations to serve ports and terminals. By joining with these new distributors in Europe…
Doedijns Receives Order for Sub-Assembly for RIS
Doedijns from the Netherlands has been awarded for the delivery of a major part of the Rig-less Intervention System for the BC-10 FPSO production facility by SBM Offshore Malaysia.
Coast Guard Rescues F-16 Pilot After Plane Crash
The Coast Guard rescued an Air National Guard pilot Friday after his plane went down approximately 35 miles southeast of Chincoteague. Coast Guard 5th District Command…
STX Finland’s Rauma Shipyard Launches OPV
The offshore patrol vessel UVL10, currently being built for the Finnish Border Guard at STX Finland Oy’s Rauma shipyard, was named Turva at a festive naming and launching ceremony on Friday 2 August. Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen acted as godmother for the ship, wishing the vessel and its crew luck and success in their future maritime operations. In her speech as the ship’s godmother, Minister…
International Bunkering Appoints New Country Head of India
International Bunkering, a leading supplier of bunkers and lubricant solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chandan Samaiyar as its new Country Head of India. Mr. Samaiyar replaces Capt. Virendra N. Mishra, who departs International Bunkering to pursue a career outside of the bunker industry. Mr. Samaiyar takes on the role of Country Head of India from the 1st August 2013. With more than 30 years’ experience within the industry…
A/S Dan-Bunkering Appoints New Trader
A/S Dan-Bunkering announces that as from 1 June 2013 Christian Andreasen has been employed as Bunker Trader. Christian will be a part of the trading department in A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd.'s department in Copenhagen, Denmark, currently consisting of 15 traders.
Swedish Coastal Radio Network Modernized
The Swedish coastal radio network is a cornerstone of search and rescue activities in Swedish waters and is considered to be the mariner’s communication lifeline. The Swedish Maritime Administration is now investing some SEK 50 million to improve and modernise the system. “The coastal radio network is a fundamental part of our maritime infrastructure. The planned investment will improve its stability and increase maritime safety even further”…
JonRie Rolls Out New Auto Tow System
JonRie introduces its New ATS (Auto Tow System) for all its Series 500 Towing Winches. The new ATS (Auto Tow System) offers tug owners a complete solution to modern Open Ocean Towing. The JonRie ATS is an advanced compliment to the existing line of Towing Winch now offering a Constant Scope Tension Limiting device which will relieve tension on the tow line and when the tension is reduced the scope of the line will reclaim back to its original set scope point.
CIC on Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery
A Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on “Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery” has been announced by the Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU and will commence on 1st September 2013.
Keppel FELS Delivers Another Premium Rig
Keppel FELS has delivered a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Constructora y Perforadora Latina (CP LATINA), a private Mexican company in the energy sector. The rig was…
NTSB Opens AK Collision Probe
NTSB investigating collision between tug/barge and US Coast Guard vessel. The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the collision between two vessels in Cordova, Alaska, on Sunday. On July 28 at about 7:00 am AKDT, the integrated tug/barge Krystal Sea was maneuvering its attached barge, the Cordova Provider, into the harbor when the forward section of the barge struck the moored US Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore.
LNG Capital Expenditure to Double
A strong recovery in expenditure on LNG facilities now underway worldwide driven by a growing demand for natural gas. The new eighth edition of Douglas-Westwood’s…
GL Shares Ship Management Study Results
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) will introduce the results of a joint global study on 'Best Practice in Ship Management', conducted with the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML), to the Hong Kong Shipping community on August 7. This will be the first in a series of events where GL and Fraunhofer will share with maritime stakeholders insights into what shipping companies across the globe consider best practice in their industry.
New River Cruiser on Burma River
The new river cruiser, Orcaella, has joined its sister ship, Road To Mandalay, on the mighty Ayeyarwady River. Plus, say the owners, it is venturing into new waters along the river's more mysterious tributary, the Chindwin. Named after the dolphins unique to the Ayeyarwady, this elegant, four-deck ship takes passengers to the very heart of Myanmar on leisurely seven- and 11-night voyages. Orcaella cruises between Yangon and Bhamo…
COSCO Turnover Down on Most Fronts in Q2 2013
The Group achieved net profit attributable to equity holders of $12.0 million on turnover of $890.3 million in Q2 2013, 8.7% down on the same period last year. Group…
New Book: 'Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping ...'
'Eye-opening and compelling', according to Amazon where the book is on sale, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilization. On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy. We buy, so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, food, paper, or fuel.
Extensive New Changes in North Sea Shipping Routes
New routes and Traffic Separtation Schemes in the Dutch part of the North Sea came into force at midnight on 1, August 2013. The Dutch part of the North Sea is one of the busiest shipping routes in the world. Moreover, it is now also being used more and more intensively for other purposes, such as wind energy, nature protection and sand extraction. In order to keep the waterways safe for maritime traffic and to ensure a more efficient use of the available space…