Maritime Security Firm AdvanFort Opens Hamburg Office
The AdvanFort Company has opened an office in Hamburg, Germany, as part of its growing worldwide customer service network, particularly for clients in Europe. “AdvanFort has made a substantial investment in the future of our clients in Germany and the rest of Northern Europe by inaugurating our office in Hamburg, the maritime crossroad in that region, thus ensuring that we are closer to our customers,” said company President William H. Watson.
Grimaldi Restarts Regular HAROPA/Baltic Sea Service
The Italian shipping group Grimaldi is expanding its presence on the HAROPA terminals with a new liner shipping service covering the Iberian Peninsula, Scandinavia / Baltic and the UK. Finnlines – a subsidiary of the Italian group since 2006 – offers from the Radicatel Terminal a weekly shipping service direct to Santander - El Ferrol (1/ 2) - Radicatel (HAROPA-Port of Rouen) - Hull (UK ) - Helsinki - Saint Petersburg - Kotka (Finland) - Rauma (Finland).
Greencarrier Rebrands Subsidiary, Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics
Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics AS is changing its name to Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics AS with effect from 2, September 2013. Greencarrier Group, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately-owned transport companies, acquired Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics in 2011 as part of its long- term strategy to expand its services, both in the region and globally. Øyvind Lygre, CEO of Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics AS…
DNB Bank Appoints Senior Asia Region Execs
DNB Bank, the leading international shipping and energy bank, has appointed Vidar Andersen its new Head of Asia, based in Singapore with immediate effect. In a related move, Mats Wermelin has been appointed the bank’s new Head of China based in Shanghai, a post which was previously held by Mr Andersen. Group Executive Vice President (Large Corporations and International), Harald Serck-Hanssen, welcomed Mr Andersen and Mr Wermelin into their new positions.
Wärtsilä Win Siem Offshore LNG Power Package Contract
Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to supply the design & an integrated solution for a new large platform supply vessel (PSV). The ship will operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and is owned by Siem Offshore. The contract's scope of supply includes the Wärtsilä VS 4411 LNG PSV initial, basic, and detailed ship design, as well as the complete diesel electric system with Wärtsilä dual-fuel generating sets…
Russian Bulker Transits NSR Arrives Tianjin, China
The bulk carrier 'Inzhener Trubin' which is part of a pilot Northern Sea Route (NSR) trade expedition on the Tyumen-Sabetta-China route, has arrived after a 9-day voyage. After discharging cargo will load Chinese goods for the return voyage to Russia, reports Arica-Info. Since departing Sabetta InzhenerTrubin has been at sea for 32 days, and the vessel has covered over 11,000 kilometers. In the Kara Sea the bulk carrier was joined a convoy of ships escorted by nuclear icebreaker Vaygach.
Three Maersk Lookalike Container Ships Shifted
The 3 former Maersk ships, Maersk Vigo, Maersk Valetta, and Maersk Vancouver were left anchored in Bremerhaven when abandoned by their former Moroccan owner, but…
Response Boat Evacuates Casualty From 1,000-ft Laker
The Coast Guard has conducted an emergency medical evacuation of a sick crewmember from the 1,000-foot laker 'Edwin H. Gott' operating approximately 40 miles northwest of Bayfield, Wis. in Lake Superior. The laker reported that a crewmember aboard was experiencing symptoms of a stroke and the captain later reported that the 60-year-old man's medical condition had been deteriorating rapidly throughout the early morning.
Khalifa Port: Beach to Busy Terminal in One Year
In just one year, Khalifa Port has gone from a pristine stretch of reclaimed land four kilometers out to sea, to busy hub port serving 17 shipping lines, offering 18 direct services with direct links to more than 40 ports. Khalifa Port which was delivered on time and under budget, commenced commercial operations on 1 September 2012 and was officially inaugurated by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, on 12 December 2012.
Container Fire-fight Continues Aboard 'Maersk Kampala'
The 'Maersk Kampala', situated south of the Suez Canal, continues to fight a fire in the two foremost cargo bays of the vessel. Crew are all accounted for and safe in the accomodation area with no injuries reported. The owners report that the ire originated in one container at the bottom of a stack before spreading to a second container. On Friday evening into Saturday late morning weather conditions prevented fire fighting tugs from getting close enough to have maximum effect.
ABB Appoint New Head of HR
Jean-Christophe Deslarzes has been appointed by ABB to its Executive Committee as Head of Human Resources as of Nov. 15, 2013. He succeeds Gary Steel, 60, who will retire at a date that is still to be determined. Deslarzes, a 49-year-old Swiss national, has served for the past three years as Chief Human Resources and Organization Officer and member of the Executive Board at the global retail group Carrefour. From 1994 to 2010, he worked at Rio Tinto Alcan and its predecessors Alcan Inc.
DP World Profits Up Significantly in H1 2013
DP World Ltd. announces 26% increase in like-for-like profit for the six months ended 30, June 2013. “Despite tough market conditions, we have reported an excellent…
GAC USA Appoint New Business Development V-P
Reggie Gray, the president of Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce (HICC) has joined GAC Energy and Marine Services LLC as Vice President of Business Development. GAC Energy and Marine Services is the Houston-based oil and gas subsidiary of the GAC Group, one of the world’s largest service providers to the logistics, shipping and marine industry. In his new role Reggie is responsible for growing new business…
Canadian Warship Collision Forces Return to Port
HMCS 'Algonquin' and HMCS 'Protecteur' return to Esquimalt harbour following their collision while conducting exercise manoeuvres en route to Hawaii. There were no reported injuries. “The Royal Canadian Navy will be conducting an investigation into this unfortunate incident in order to determine exactly what happened,”said Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, Commander of Canadian Fleet Pacific. The two warships were conducting towing exercises…