NSR Traffic May Increase 8-Fold by 2020
The Deputy Head of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Viktor Olersky, accompanied by the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization…
Autonomous Surveillance PowerBuoy Deployed Off NJ Coast
Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) have deployed the buoy 35 miles off the coast and in 43 meters of water depth, to perform in-ocean tests on its proprietary APB to further validate the technology's capacity for expanded ocean surveillance. This latest deployment is in connection with a previously-announced Cooperative Research and Development Agreement ("CRADA") with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") Science & Technology Directorate ("S&T").
Latest Global Shipbuilding Orders
The focus this week being on the Ultramax and Handysize sectors. It was reported this week that that d’Amico Ireland Ltd have placed an order for four firm 64…
Russian Cargo Ship Transits NSR to China
The cargo ship 'Inzhener Trubin' has left Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, where it had made a stopover on the way from Yamal’s Sabetta port through the Northern Sea Route to China. The voyage, part of the Tyumen-Sabetta-China expedition, will see the vessel deliver products from domestic SME's to the Asia-Pacific region. For the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region and Tyumen Region, this is the first practical experience in delivery via the Northern Sea Route.
CNO Sets Out Fleet Navigation Plan
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, charts the course for the US Navy 2014 – 2018. The CNO explains that Sailing Directions assist mariners in planning a long voyage by describing the destination, providing guidance on which routes to take, and identifying the conditions, cautions, and aids to navigation along the way. CNO’s Sailing Directions likewise provide a vision, tenets, and principles to guide our Navy as we chart a course to remain ready to meet current challenges…
High Fuel Prices Draining Global Economy Says New Report
The forecasts and business strategies of carriers and manufacturers of transport-oriented capital goods indicate the industry is bracing for an era of higher energy prices and increased regulations…
Saudi Shipbuilding Yard Development MOU Signed
Sembcorp Marine has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saudi Aramco and the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), with the objective of…
NES Win New Jackup Rig Propulsion Contract
Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) is to supply Gulf Marine Services’ latest E-Class vessel 'GMS Enterprise' with a new state-of-the-art diesel electric propulsion system. Details are explained by Paul Winson, Vice President Sales at NES. Gulf Marine Services (GMS) is the largest provider of self-propelled self-elevating jackup barges in the world. The rigs are highly versatile and support the offshore oil and gas industry as well as the offshore wind industry.
ABB's Pekka Tiitinen Appointed Head of DM Division
Pekka Tiitinen, the global head of ABB’s Drives and Controls business, has been appointed to ABB’s Executive Committee as head of the Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division as of Sept. 15, 2013. He succeeds Ulrich Spiesshofer, who is taking over as ABB CEO. Tiitinen (46), a Finnish citizen, has been responsible for ABB’s Drives and Controls business since it was formed in January 2013. Before that he was head of the global Low Voltage Drives business for 10 years…
Port of Houston Records Upward Monthly Revenue
Monthly operating revenue exceeded $20 million again in July 2013. The achievement was high on a list of positives that Executive Director Len Waterworth shared in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its recent monthly meeting. Dredging projects have also been put in hand. The Port Authority generated $21 million in July operating revenue, surpassing July 2012's performance by $1.4 million or 7 percent.
China Marine Services: New Research & Markets Report
This new offering 'Marine Services in China' from Research and Markets covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors.
Safe Bulkers Financial Report Reflects Market Optimism
Greece-based Safe Bulkers, Inc. report second quarter and first 6 months 2013 losses, but also reveal an increasing market optimism with new ships on order. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2013 decreased by 12% to $41.4 million from $47.0 million during the same period in 2012. Net income for the second quarter of 2013 increased by 14% to $24.6 million from $21.5 million, during the same period in 2012.
Dutch Authorities Release Online Onboard MLC 2006 Complaint Form
The Dutch Authorities have launched an online Maritime Labor Complaint Form for seafarers, on the day of the entry into force of the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 on August 20, 2013.
Russian Navy Expands Rescue Fleet
The Russian Navy will receive 10 advanced search and rescue vessels by the end of the year to boost its sea rescue capabilities, a Navy official said Wednesday.
W&O Merges European Facilities
W&O Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of W&O Supply, a supplier of pipe, valves, fittings as well as actuation and engineered solutions to the maritime and upstream oil and gas industries, announced it is combining its Antwerp and Rotterdam facilities into one central location in Bergen op Zoom, strategically positioned between the two largest Ports of Europe. “The new European office will allow us to collaborate more effectively with our suppliers…
Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner from Cargo Vessel
An Air Station Kodiak Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed to the Bering Sea region, medevaced an ill crewman from the bulk carrier Jamaica Bay 92 miles west of Dutch Harbor…
Navios Group Forms Navios Europe
The Navios Group, composed of Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM), Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp.(NNA) and Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NMM), announced the formation of Navios Europe Inc.
New Zealand Charges Fishing Co. for Oil Discharge
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has laid three charges against Sanford Ltd. after an investigation into alleged illegal dumping of oil into the sea of New Zealand’s Exclusive…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 21
Today in U.S. 1800 - U.S. Marine Corps Band gave its first concert in Washington, D.C. 1883 - Installation of the first electric lighting on a U.S. Navy Ship completed on USS Trenton. 1920 - Radio station built by U.S. Navy and French Government transmits first wireless message heard around the world. At time it was the most powerful radio station in the world. 1951 - First contract for nuclear-powered submarine awarded.
RSC Bio Solutions Hires Technology VP
RSC Bio Solutions, developer of readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners, has added Bernie Roell as vice president of technology. RSC Bio Solutions said it is aggressively addressing the needs of the biobased chemical industry for new innovative solutions for a wide range of applications. Roell will work to gain even more application approvals for company products and lead other quality, technology…