Panama Canal Expansion Lock Gates Arrive
In a major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the first four gates for the new locks have arrived from the port of Trieste, Italy to the waterway's Atlantic side on board the semi-submersible vessel 'STX Sun Rise'. "This is an exciting moment for the Panama Canal - the arrival of the new gates marks a great progress for this engineering project," Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano said.
Danish Inland Ferry to be Wärtsilä DF Engine Powered
This order is for the first Danish ferry to be operated on LNG fuel. The ferry project sets an environmental benchmark for inland ferries, and according to Wärtsilä is being closely followed by other municipalities and governmental bodies in Denmark and abroad. Wärtsilä is to supply the main propulsion generating sets for a new, environmentally sound, double ended ferry. The ship, which is the first gas fuelled ferry for a domestic route in Denmark…
Bulk Carrier Abandoned Near Port of Richards Bay, S. Africa
The 230m long, Panama-flagged bulk carrier 'Smart' with a full cargo of coal ran aground within a few hundred meters of South Africa's major coaling port of Richards Bay, and the crew (with pilot) were taken off by helicopter as the vessel's hull began to split apart in the heavy swell. Three Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) tug boats were in attendance of the outbound coal cargo ship…
South Carolina Ports Record Profitable 2013 Operations
On the heels of announcing its fiscal year 2013 volume results, including a nine percent gain in container volume and a more than 14 percent increase in non-containerized cargo at its two ports…
Navy Divers Salvage F-16C Aircraft From GofM
Navy sailors and divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, embarked aboard the Navy's rescue and salvage ship 'USNS Grasp' (T-ARS-51), find and salvage a downed F-16 aircraft off the coast of Virginia. The downed aircraft was one of two F-16 fighter jets from the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard that clipped wings mid-air during a routine training mission 35 miles southeast of Chincoteague, Va., on 1, August 2013.
Offshore Wind Major, Dong Energy, Trims Sails, Ups H1 2013 Profit
Profit after tax was DKK 0.4 billion, down DKK 0.3 billion on the first half of 2012. First-half 2013 net investments amounted to DKK 3.2 billion against DKK 6.1 billion in the first half of 2012. As part of DONG Energy’s 2020 strategy, which was presented on 27 February of this year, a number of measures were initiated to streamline and improve the efficiency of structures and processes with a view to enhancing the company’s competitiveness.
Latest DofD Navy Drydocking Contract
BAE Systems Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, is being awarded a Department of Defense, Navy, $12,820,427 modification to previously awarded contract (N0024-06-C-4408) for repairs to the 'USS Chafee' (DDG 90). This repair modification consists of 106 work items for the USS Chafee scheduled fiscal 2013 dry-docking availability. Work will be performed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is expected to complete in February 2014.
Port of Vancouver Welcomes Maiden Voyage Car Carrier
The Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the 'Metis Leader' commanded by Capt. Nicanor V. Alcala of the Phillippines on her maiden voyage to the United States, informs Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS). The vessel was built in July of this year and was launched July 23, 2013. The Metis Leader is owned by Cyprus Maritime S.A. of Panama and is one of approximately 100 vessels the NYK Line currently has in service. The vessel is 656 feet in length and has a deadweight capacity of 18,200 metric tons.
Eastern Shipbuilding Deliver OSV, Launch Another
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced delivery of M/V HOS Red Dawn and the launch and christening of M/V HOS Renaissance, both vesssels for Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC. Attending from Hornbeck was William “Bill” Krewsky, Director of Engineering and Project Management. He spoke about the long term commitment and partnership of both companies, the quality of workmanship, noting that “HOS Red Dawn has been delivered, several days early and on budget”.
Kongsberg Rename Crane Simulator Subsidiary
Kongsberg Maritime has officially renamed GlobalSim Inc., its wholly owned on-shore and offshore crane simulator subsidiary, to Kongsberg GlobalSim Inc. The name change is part of GlobalSim's on-going incorporation into Kongsberg Maritime's corporate structure. Acquired by Kongsberg Maritime in 2008, Kongsberg GlobalSim, Inc. is a world leader in the development of advanced simulation training systems.
BAE Systems' Leader Linda Hudson Set to Retire
Linda P. Hudson, president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. since 2009, has announced her plan to retire from the company following a distinguished career in the defense industry. To ensure a seamless transition, Hudson has agreed to remain in post through the first quarter 2014. At that time, she will also step down from her positions as executive director of the BAE Systems plc Board and as a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. She will remain on the BAE Systems, Inc.
GasLog Marks Up a Good Q2 2013 Financial Result
GasLog Ltd. an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, report its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Contracted 2 LNG newbuildings at Samsung Heavy Industries for delivery in 2016. Vessels chartered out to BG Group for minimum 7 years with charterer’s option to extend. Delivery of GasLog Sydney in May and GasLog Skagen in July ahead of schedule with concurrent delivery to the charterer.
Mississippi River Deepening Study
The Big River Coalition and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development commissioned economist Dr. Tim Ryan to calculate the economic impacts that deepening…
Marco Launches New Website
Marco Group International, a service and equipment provider for the surface preparation industry, has launched its redesigned Marco.us website. The focus of the website’s redesign was to simplify navigation and enhance functionality. The site includes a new, modern visual design, redefining the Marco brand. The site also includes expanded product information, including part number listings and schematic drawings…
IMO Secretary-General Welcomes MLC 2006
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu today welcomed the entry into force of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labor Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO. “The entry into force of the MLC convention marks significant progress in the recognition of seafarers’ roles and the need to safeguard their well-being and their working conditions. This is a truly important landmark for seafarers; and for shipping, on which the global economy relies,” Mr.
Jensen Adds Eight Employees
Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, continues its hiring boom with the recent addition of eight new naval architecture…
New Captain Aboard USCG Cutter Stratton
A Change of Command Ceremony is scheduled for U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton at Coast Guard Island, Alameda, Calif., Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. During the ceremony Capt. Andrew M. Sugimoto will relieve Capt. Charles L. Cashin III, as Stratton’s commanding officer. Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Commander, Pacific Area and Defense Forces West, will preside over the ceremony. Cashin is a native of Chelmsford, Mass., and has served aboard seven cutters, commanding three of them.
Navy Hosts NASA Space Craft Recovery Tests
After three days of practice, NASA conducted a stationary recovery test of their latest space craft, the Orion, in the well deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) while berthed at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 12 on Aug. 15, 2013. This successful test of the four-man, 16-foot capsule paves the way for future testing of NASA's Orion Program, including a West Coast underway recovery test in January…
Maritime Speciality Lending Firm Launched by KKR
KKR has formed Maritime Finance Company, a new specialty $580-million company created to lend to the maritime industry & fill void left by exit of traditional lenders.
Sparton to Acquire Aydin Displays
Sparton Corporation subsidiary, Sparton Aydin, has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire certain assets and liabilities of Aydin Displays, Inc.…