ISS Appoints New GM for Central America
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Sigmund Rismyhr as General Manager for Central America. Sigmund began his career in the shipping industry on liner vessels, starting with Barber Lines, in 1972. Since then he has gained extensive shipping and logistics experience working in managerial roles around the world, particularly in Asia, the US and South America.
T&T Responds to Fire Off of Galveston Island
A Galveston-based firefighting team was dispatched to an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the USCG, the unmanned platform was believed to be…
Statoil: Divesting and Refocusing Portfolio
Statoil ASA has signed an agreement to divest minority interests in the Gullfaks and Gudrun fields offshore Norway and exit the non-core, non-operated Schiehallion and Rosebank fields…
WISTA Forum Highlights Personal Cost of Piracy
A Chief Engineer who was held by Somali pirates for eight months will be the main speaker at a session on piracy at the WISTA UK Forum, running as part of London International Shipping Week, 9-13 September 2013. Chirag Bahri, now the India and South Asia regional representative for the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Program, who will give a unique insight into his experience of surviving captivity by Somali pirates.
John Porcari Confirmed for WTS Transportation Policy Symposium
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari will deliver the keynote presentation at the 2013 WTS Policy Symposium next month. The symposium, which will take place on Sept. 17, 2013, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, will bring together high-profile transportation leaders across all modes, from both the public and private sectors, to discuss topics such as technology, public-private partnerships…
Clarksons PLC Maintain Profits in H1 2013
Clarkson PLC (Clarksons) a leading worldwide shipping services group, releases its unaudited interim results for the 6 months ended 30, June 2013. "Clarksons has…
Liverpool Shipyard Back in Action
Big name UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird, of Birkenhead, Liverpool was proud to announce the naming of the first complete ships to be built there for 20 years. The ceremony marked the completion of a multi-million pound contract which has seen Cammell Laird build two new car ferries for Western Ferries MV Sound of Seil (Cammell Laird keel number 1387) and MV Sound of Soay (keel number 1388). The vessels continue Western Ferries tradition of naming its vessels after Scottish sounds.
ABB's Part in Great Mediterranean Gas Project
ABB has supplied a uniquely integrative multisystem automation solution for the new Medgaz gas pipeline that connects North Africa’s largest gas producer with the gas transmission networks of Europe. The 210 kilometer pipeline connects the gas fields of Algeria, the region’s largest gas producer, with the gas transmission networks of Spain and southwestern Europe. It delivers up to 8 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year…
Siemens Charter Newbuild Offshore Wind Service Vessels
Siemens Energy has signed a chartering agreement with ship owner Esvagt A/S for two new offshore wind service vessels commissioned specifically for Siemens' service operations at the Butendiek and Baltic II offshore wind power plants, Germany, both of which are scheduled to come online in 2015. Rather than the floating hotels that use smaller vessels or helicopters to access the turbines, the new vessels…
What Falls Down Must Come Up Again: DARPA Place Contract
Sparton Corporation has been awarded a Phase 1 contract for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Upward Falling Payload (UFP) program. Sparton, under the UFP program…
Navy Awards Design Contracts for UCLASS Carrier Development
The Navy has awarded four Preliminary Design Review (PDR) contracts for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) air vehicle segment. UCLASS will be the first deployed carrier-based unmanned air system. It will provide persistent, unmanned, semi-autonomous, carrier-based Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting (ISR &T) with precision strike capability to support 24/7 carrier operational coverage.
China Government Approves First FLNG Project
The CNOOC Gas and Power Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC, China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, informs that its first floating liquified natural…
IMO Sec-Gen Up North in NSR Icebreaker
Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of IMO is aboard the Russian icebreaker '50 Lot Pobedy' in company with Russian Deputy Minister Olersky to see for himself developments concerning the Northern Sea Route. I woke up at 07:00 this morning to the sound of the hull hitting ice. I realised that it was the ice and jumped off the bed to take a photo from my cabin window. The sea was not extensively covered by ice. We had left Dixon just a half day ago and we were navigating well into the Kara Sea.