Videotel Launches New Ports and Pilots Catalogue
A new catalogue from Videotel will be launched at the UK Marine Pilots Association (UKMPA) Conference in London. With its 40 year commitment to the maritime industry, Videotel provides the range of training materials demanded from those undertaking pilotage and port operations and has created a wide portfolio of specialist training which is covered in its new Ports and Pilots catalogue. Ports and Pilots…
BAE Yards Busy with PSV Newbuilds, Ship Repairs
BAE Systems continues to support the offshore energy market as it expands new construction efforts and maintenance, repair, overhaul and conversion operations at its shipyards in Mobile, Ala., and Jacksonville, Fla. Earlier this year, BAE Systems began construction on the first of two platform supply vessels for GulfMark Americas, Inc. The 300-Class DP2 vessels are designed by MMC Ship Design and Marine Consulting, Ltd.
Damen Debuts Quick Docking/Fuel Saving Package
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has developed a new innovative product, the Quick Docking/Fuel Saving package. This offers owners a fast and low-cost additional docking with the sole aim of reducing fuel consumption in between the five-year statutory survey period. The first vessel booked under the new concept has docked at Damen Shiprepair Brest (France). It is the capesize bulker Castillo De Catoira operated by Spanish company Empresa Naviera Elcano.
AtoBviaC's LNG Review Sets New Industry Standards
With two major LNG conferences taking place this week on opposite sides of the world - the third annual LNG Global Congress in London and the World LNG Series Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore - AtoBviaC, the specialist maritime route provider, has carried out a thorough review of all LNG trades to ensure that key ports and vessel manoeuvres in this important sector remain covered. LNG vessels are some of the most expensive in the industry…
Maersk Drilling Order Ultra-harsh Jack-up Rig
The new ultra harsh environment jack-up rig, 'XL Enhanced 4', is to be built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea with delivery scheduled for mid-2016. The total project cost for the rig is USD 650m including a turnkey contract with the yard, owner furnished equipment, project management and capitalised interest. The contract with DSME includes priced options for delivery of up to two additional units with delivery in 2016/2017.
Aegean Marine Petroleum Secure US$1-billion Credit Facility
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. state they will make use of this line of credit for working capital in connection with the purchase, transportation, storage and sale of fuel and gas oil.
Offshore Hotel Ship Kept Steady by 'Built in Waves'
This accommodation vessel makes it easier for offshore industry workers to find their sea legs, thanks to opposing waves created in specially-designed tanks fitted in the hull. It is designed by the Stord-based maritime design company SALT, and is being built under contract for ship owner Østensjø. “This concept provides an alternative to the semi-submersible platforms commonly used at present. The…
Cruise Giants Donate to Alaska U. Foundation
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line have joined forces to donate $1 million to the University of Alaska Foundation. The gift will provide funding in three main areas: research and education critical to the health of the sea; training programs that prepare Alaskans for the tourism and hospitality industry; and scholarships that support Alaskans seeking higher education at the University of Alaska.
Carnival Release Q3 2013 Results, Look to Asia for Growth
Carnival Corp profits slipped-year-on-year according to its third quarter 2013 financial report: non-GAAP net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.38 diluted EPS for the third quarter of 2013 compared to non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2012 of $1.2 billion, or $1.53 diluted EPS. Carnival Corporation & plc President and Chief Executive Officer Arnold Donald noted that during the third quarter…
Merchant Bank Invests in New BWTS Project
Capital Corp Merchant Banking, a U.S.-based merchant banking group, say they have been working on an environmentally friendly ballast water treatment system (BWTS) project with a client and have entered into USD $41-million funding agreement with them. This patent-pending project makes better, more energy-efficient use of existing ballast water treatment technologies, resulting in a smaller energy footprint of the system and decreasing the ship's power-capacity needs.
Integrated Vessel Control System Contract for Kongsberg
Nordic Yards in Wismar, Germany, has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract to deliver an Integrated Vessel Control System for a newbuild 80m Wind Turbine Service Jack-Up Vessel, owned by Danish offshore services specialist, DBB Jack-Up. The integrated 'Full Picture' solution covers navigation, automation and manoeuvring systems, and will be one of the first to feature Kongsberg Maritime's recently launched LAN-based Radar system.
Latest DofD Navy Contracts
US Department of Defense contracts issued include a US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District dredging contract, for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock. Secondly a Navy contract to Electric Boat Corp.
Teekay Buy Newbuilding LNG Carrier, Charter Out
Teekay LNG Partners L.P. is to acquire a second 155,900 cubic meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier newbuilding from Awilco LNG ASA, a Norway-based owner and operator of LNG carriers.
Scorpio Bulkers' Stock Placement Raises US$300-million
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has completed their private placement of 33,400,000 new ordinary shares of $0.01 par value at a subscription price of NOK 53.50, raising approximately $300 million in gross proceeds. The proceeds from the Private Placement, say Scorpio, will be used to part finance construction of a series of fuel efficient dry bulk vessels and for general corporate purposes. RS Platou Markets AS acted as Sole Manager in the Private Placement. www.scorpiobulkers.com
Arctic Protest Ship Arrested, Due Murmansk
Greenpeace's “Arctic Sunrise” is nearing the Russian port on tow from the Pechora Sea, accompanied by a Russian Coast Guard vessel (with the protest crew locked up on board) after an attempt to board the Gazprom drilling rig Prirazlomnaya. The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is close to arriving in the port of Murmansk after being boarded by Russian authorities last week following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.
Port of New Orleans: Varied Third 2013 Meeting Agenda
The port informs that its meeting no. 3 of fiscal year 2013-2014 is to be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m. in the main auditorium at 1350 Port of New Orleans Place…
RS, NAPA Strengthen Cooperation
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), an IACS-member classification society and NAPA, a leading software house for ship design and operation today announced…
Elastec/American Named Distributor for OceanEye Oil Spill Aerial Surveillance System
When Elastec/American Marine managed the controlled burn operation in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the response operation was more efficient when aerial surveillance was available. Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters were frequently employed in the search for oil, but those alternatives proved costly and were also unavailable at night. In other scenarios, limitations such as fog, heavy rains or snow may make flying impractical and unsafe for the flight crew.
Tsakos VLCC Charter to Generate US$11.5 Million
Greece-based Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) has time-chartered out the 301,171 dwt, double hull VLCC 'Millennium', with a state oil company for a period of 18 months.
Brazil, Russia, India, China, Container Trade Grows
Although Brazil, Russia, India and China are suffering from overheated economies, the BRIC region is still generating attractive cargo growth, finds Drewry Shipping…