PPG by the Numbers: 580, 690 & 700
PPG caps a busy 2013 by launching three separate coatings; each intended for a specific application. As regulatory and operational requirements drive coatings decisions, it’s increasingly clear that, on the water, one size does not fit all anymore. You can get there, nevertheless, by the numbers. It has been a busy year for PPG Protective and Marine Coatings (PPG). With at least three new marine product releases and even a new production plant in Poland…
UASC, HHI, FutureShip Team Up for New Containerships
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have recently announced they will expand their fleet with new super-efficient container vessels. Constructed to DNV class, the designs have been optimized through a productive cooperation between FutureShip and Hyundai Heavy Industry (HHI). Setting its sights on competitive slot cost, UASC, one of the world’s fastest growing container carriers, has ordered five 14,000TEU vessels with six options and five 18,000TEU vessels with one option.
Onboard Testing Services Emerge
As increasingly strict government and international maritime regulations are phased in to reduce harmful emissions produced by workboats and tugs, the need for onboard, in-use testing services capable of delivering accurate, continuous emissions data needed has also come about. Monitoring emissions such as NOx, SO2 and particulate matter is fast becoming not just the right thing to do; it will soon become a requirement, as well.
The Versatile PI 65 Coastal and Offshore Craft
Euro Marine Ltd. answers the call for small, Long-range offshore High-Speed Patrol, Interdiction and Surveillance Vessels, capable of operating in severe sea and weather conditions. These hulls come with an added propulsion twist. The PI-65 is a tactically sized Coastal and Offshore Craft, designed to be a highly reliable combatant craft capable of operating from land or maritime platforms. The general…
New Maritime Bank Targets 2Q 2014 Operations
An experienced team of shipping, offshore and finance professionals are pleased to announce the intention to establish Maritime & Merchant Bank (M&M) a niche financial institution dedicated to meeting the funding needs of owners active in the shipping and offshore industries, worldwide. The newly formed project company, Maritime & Merchant AS (M&M AS), will file a banking license application on behalf of M&M during the autumn of 2013.
Dalian to Produce and Sell Kappel Propellers in China
On August 30, 2013 MAN Diesel & Turbo signed an agreement regarding the production of its Kappel propeller portfolio with Dalian Marine Propeller Co., Ltd (DMMP) – part of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) Group – at its facility in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The deal allows DMMP to produce and sell MAN Alpha Kappel design propellers in China. MAN Diesel & Turbo subsequently announced that DMMP has signed a Kappel design propeller contract with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co.
Satellite Monitoring Captures Tanker Pollution
At a hearing today at Truro Magistrates Court, the owner of a tanker paid a total of £22,500 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a breach of U.K. maritime pollution legislation. On February 25, 2012 a satellite operated by European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) detected a ship trailing a slick in the waters between Lands End and the Scilly Isles. A report was made to the MCA. The alert level was given as RED, i.e. high confidence.
Scott Jones Named VP at TOTE Services
Scott Jones has joined TOTE Services as Vice President for Business Development and Strategy. In this position Scott is responsible for developing new business portfolios in the government and commercial sectors, strategic planning and contract management. Scott is a retired Navy captain who commanded three destroyers and a destroyer squadron during his 33-year active duty career. After ten years in the enlisted ranks…
FSL Trust Executive Tenders Resignation
Vijay Kamath, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust), will depart the company October 4, 2013 to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. Kamath was responsible for new business development and oversaw short-term deployment and management of the trust's vessels, which include seven containerships, 11 product tankers, three chemical tankers, two dry bulk carriers and two crude oil tankers. Mr.
Naval Fleet Review Begins in Sydney
Australian Minister for Defense Senator David Johnston announced the entry of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet into Sydney Harbor for the International Fleet Review. Senator Johnston said the International Fleet Review was planned in partnership with the NSW Government and the City of Sydney and will draw around 40 warships, 16 tall ships, more than 60 aircraft, 10 military bands and 8,000 sailors from 17 nations around the world.
Today in U.S. Naval History: October 4
Today in U.S. 1821 - Lt. Robert F. Stockton sails from Boston for Africa to carry out his orders to help stop the international slave trade. 1943 - Aircraft from USS Ranger sink five German ships and damage three in Operation Leader, the only U.S. Navy carrier operation in northern European waters during World War II. 1952 - Task Force 77 aircraft encounter MIG-15 aircraft for the first time. 1976…
Port Everglades to Receive $16.5M in State Funds
The Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) Council approved $16.5 million in allocations to Port Everglades to lengthen a cruise berth and to extend the port’s Southport Turning Notch to allow for more cargo berths. These allocations, which were approved under two different state funding sources, will become part of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) 2014/15 Work Program that comes before the Florida Legislature for approval this next legislative session.
Nautican Under New Ownership
Canadian entrepreneur Elizabeth Boyd has purchased Nautican, a manufacturer of high-performance integrated propulsion units and hydralift skegs. Ms. Boyd is a naval…
Port of New Orleans: Tropical Storm Update
Cargo operations at Port of New Orleans terminals continued uninterrupted today, despite the closure of Southwest Pass at the mouth of the Mississippi River in anticipation of affects from Tropical Storm Karen. “The entire Port community continues to monitor the storm and we have implemented Phase II of our Hurricane Preparedness Plan,” said Gary LaGrange, Port President and CEO. “Phase II includes…
Tsavliris Salvages Immobilized Cargo Vessel
On September 17, Tsavliris dispatched salvage tug Uranus, from Las Palmas, to the assistance of general cargo vessel Hagen (11,927 GRT, 16,825 DWT), laden with about 14…
Fender Allision on Arkansas River
The Coast Guard is responding to a fender allision involving the 23-meter motor vessel Bill Rodgers and the Interstate 30 bridge at mile marker 118.5 on the Arkansas River, Thursday.
Eleven Pirates Convicted in the Seychelles
On October 2, 2013, eleven pirates were convicted in the Seychelles Supreme Court of committing acts of piracy and operating a pirate vessel from May 7-11, 2012. Their sentences ranged from 18 months to 16 years. The pirates had been apprehended by the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate, HNLMS Van Amstel, on May 11, 2012, after the warship’s Lynx helicopter sighted a suspicious fishing dhow towing two skiffs, 400 nautical miles off the Somali coast.
Ocean Safety Appoints New Production Manager
U.K. independent safety supplier Ocean Safety appointed Gary Chant as Production Manager at its Southampton base. Gary will be responsible for leading the manufacturing and production facility of Ocean Safety’s liferafts, lifejackets and a full range of other safety equipment. The facility has recently seen a significant expansion, in particular as a result of a contract to supply liferafts to the RNLI’s fleet.
Nobeltec App Wins 2013 NMEA Award
National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) annually recognizes companies that have demonstrated innovation and excellence by selecting products that have stood out from competitors in terms of functionality, usability and quality. Nobeltec was represented at the NMEA conference in San Diego last week by its Chief Technical Officer Iker Pryszo, as well as our Sales Manager Rodell Razor. Iker accepted the NMEA award for Computer Based Software on behalf of Nobeltec…
Recent Vessel Sales: September 2013
Prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.