Interschalt MET Offers New Security Course Dates
Interschalt's Maritime Education and Training (MET) Center has added new dates for Ship Security Officer (SSO) courses to its training program. The courses are aimed at nautical officers…
Belgium Ratifies MLC 2006
The Government of Belgium deposited with the International Labor Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) on 20 August 2013…
Asset Deal: Palfinger Dreggen and MCT Engineering
Palfinger Dreggen finalized the agreement for purchase of the assets in connection with the marine and offshore cranes product areas of the Korean crane manufacturer MCT Engineering Co., Ltd.
Multi-User Offshore Hub Offers Significant Advantages Over Traditional Ports
Bechtel, the global engineering, construction and project management company, has created a design for ports that they say has potential to transform shipping in Africa. The Multi-User Offshore Hub is designed for two or more users and consists of an offshore, smart terminal arrangement and docking system that can accommodate oceangoing vessels and barges. The Multi-User Offshore Hub has the potential…
Huisman Contracted for Huge Leg Encircling Crane
Huisman, a worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has secured a new contract for the delivery of a 1,500mt @ 32m Leg Encircling Crane, reportedly the largest of its kind, for Seajacks new offshore wind farm installation vessel Scylla. The contract for the 1,500mt crane was awarded to Huisman by the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, who received the order to build…
Hydrasun, Parker Spearhead Hydrocarbon Leak Reduction Initiative
Hydrasun, a provider of integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions, is teaming up with Parker Hannifin, a specialist in motion and control technologies, at Offshore Europe 2013 to showcase a range of process control instrumentation products and added value services, which support the industry’s Hydrocarbon Leak Reduction initiative. A practical demonstration area at the Parker Instrumentation technology center (stand X60)…
Jaya Wins $20 Million Contract in East Africa
Jaya Holdings announced it has signed a contract to charter its newbuild DP2 Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) Jaya Vigilant for a long term operation in the Indian Ocean, offshore Mozambique. The two-year contract, which includes charterer’s options, has a value of more than $20 million. Jaya Vigilant, designed as a large PSV, is now being upgraded with additional equipment required for the charter’s work scope prior to delivery from Jaya’s own yard in Batam, Indonesia at the end of September 2013.
Concept 'Offshore Hub' In Lieu of Traditional Port
Bechtel, the global engineering, construction, and project management company, has created a revolutionary design for ports that could transform shipping in Africa. The Multi-User Offshore Hub is designed for two or more users and consists of an offshore, smart terminal arrangement and docking system that can accommodate ocean-going vessels and barges. The Multi-User Offshore Hub has the potential…
Coal-burning Lake Steamship: 'Full Ahead' Regardless
The steamship ' Earnslaw' has been operating on New Zealand's Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown for more than a century, but its future could be in doubt, after ongoing complaints about the smoke from its coal-fired boilers, reports 3News. Real Journeys, which runs the Earnslaw, stated that it does what it can to keep emissions down, including looking at how the coal is burnt and adopting new technology where possible.
Gulftainer Group Looks Beyond Middle East
Peter Richards, Gulftainer Group Managing Director, estimates that the expansion of latest deals will thrust Gulftainer into the world's exclusive group of top port operators. He says Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) has topped industry productivity rankings for the past five years, and that both it and Mina Khalid are used as industry benchmarks by shipping lines. The UAE's largest private port operator has dramatic plans…
Titan Salvage to Sponsor National Salvage Conference
Titan Salvage and OPA 90 partner, Marine Response Alliance will team up as sponsors of the National Maritime Salvage Conference, “Weathering the Storm”, hosted jointly…
OW Bunker Appoints New N. America Regional Manager
OW Bunker, one of the world’s largest suppliers and traders of marine fuels and lubricants, appoint Adrian Tolson to the new role of Regional Manager for the company’s North American operation. Mr.
US & China Join in Counter-piracy Exercises
The guided-missile destroyer 'USS Mason' (DDG 87) personnel participated in a counter piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden with elements of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)), aboard the destroyer 'Harbin' and Chinese auxiliary replenishment oiler Weishanhu (AO 887). Mason joined Chinese destroyer Harbin (DDG 112) and Chinese auxiliary replenishment oiler Weishanhu (AO 887) to conduct a series of evolutions including combined visit…
Fugro Gain Major Middle East Survey Contract
Fugro has been awarded a major hydrographic survey project in the Middle East region which has an estimated value in excess of USD 80 million. The survey will commence in October 2013, utilising a combination of vessels and aircraft and is expected to take 14 months to complete. According to Fugro this is one of the largest commercial hydrographic survey projects to combine both airborne and vessel based techniques ever undertaken.
Dubai to Host Counter-piracy Conference
The United Arab Emirates, in a partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, global marine terminal operator DP World and Abu Dhabi Ports Company, will convene a third high-level, public-private counter piracy conference, in Dubai, on 11-12 September 2013. The conference is by invitation only.
Transatlantic Aims to Become Baltic Sea Bulk Major
Sweden's Rederi AB TransAtlantic has entered into an agreement with AtoB@C Shipping AB where TransAtlantic effectively outsources all the commercial activities of its Short Sea Bulk division…
Australian Warship Sails for Middle East
Family and friends joined dignitaries on the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney today to wave goodbye to 'HMAS Melbourne', as she departed for a tour of duty to the Middle East Area of Operations. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC RAN and Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon, bid the Royal Australian Navy Frigate a safe passage as she began a six-month deployment focussed on maritime security and interception operations as part of Operation Slipper…
Maritime Safety: 'Ghost Rod' Video Wins Prize
A water-based homage to the classic "Ghost Chips" road safety TV advertisement has won this year's Bounty Hunter Fishing Tournament video competition, which was…
Seadrill's Sevan Drilling Controlling Interest Agreed
Seadrill's mandatory offer to purchase all of the shares in Sevan Drilling ASA at NOK 3.95 per share has been accepted. Seadrill has received acceptances of the Offer totalling 47,394 shares.
Great Lakes Shipyard to Build Floating Breakwater
Great Lakes Shipyard was awarded a contract by Whiskey Island Marina to fabricate a new floating breakwater. The Shipyard will fabricate two 150’ long steel cylindrical modules that will be bolted together and anchored in the lake bottom in front of the marina. The project is to be completed by mid-November. The 10-foot diameter breakwater is used for wake attenuation to protect the boats and docks in the marina basin from heavy weather and is ballasted to the 6.5’ waterline.