Navy Game Solicits Innovative Solutions
The Navy is hosting an online collaborative event to solicit input from a broad, diverse audience in hopes of generating innovative ideas on how to best maintain the capabilities and capacity of the Navy and mitigate risks in an era of constrained resources. The game will be played in two phases: Phase I - an idea discovery phase - will take place Nov. 4 - 10. Phase II, which will focus on further refining the ideas from Phase I, will be played Dec. 2 - 8.
Madelaine-D 2502 Delivered to Argosy Barge Lines
Argosy Barge Lines, LLC of Bellaire, Texas, accepted the Madelaine-D 2502 as the newest addition to their fleet in March 2013. The ABS-classed deck barge was built by Sterling Shipyard of Port Neches, Texas. The barge was designed by Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) of Bristol Rhode Island, and construction of the vessel was overseen by BHGI’s sister company, The Shearer Group, Inc., of Houston, Texas. Madelaine-D 2502, named after Mrs. Madelaine D.
Shearer Group Continues to Expand
The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) announced the continued expansion of its naval architecture and marine engineer practice near Houston. Over the past year the company has made five new additions: Joshua Sebastian, P.E., Engineer Manager; Michael Capitain, Naval Architect; Ronald P. Sikora, Designer; Jacqueline Ellis, Designer; and Jo Ann Pitzer, Administrative Assistant. Joshua Sebastian graduated in 1999 from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a degree in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering.
Kiel Canal Remains Closed
The Kiel Canal remains closed until further notice as the damaged vessel involved in a collision earlier in the week has not yet been stabilised in satisfactorily.
Nontank Vessel Response Plan Final Rule
The "Nontank Vessel Response Plans and Other Response Plan Requirements" (NTVRP) final rule, which was published in the Federal Register on September 30, 2013, requires…
BC Shipbuilding Industry Launches Cash Prize Competition
The B.C. Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Board (SSRB), with support from the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training, is kicking off their Shipbuilders campaign with an online contest.
Port of Hueneme Celebrates Record FY 2013
The Port of Hueneme, on the US West Coast, says it realizes another strong year in FY2013 achieving a record revenue total of approximately $13.4 million in Gross Operating Revenue for a 10.4% increase over FY 2012. The Port’s CEO, Kristin Decas and CFO, Andrew Palomares submitted the auditor’s report to the Port’s Board of Harbor Commissioners at its recent Commission Meeting. Commissioner President…
At Least Viking Profitable for TransAtlantic in Q3 2013
In its interim financial report TransAtlantic states that the Group's liquidity situation is strained and it has been in breach with certain covenants during the third quarter, but it has received waivers from relevant banks. The Group presented a positive quarterly result which relates to Viking Supply Ships operational profit of SEK 100 M. Rederi AB TransAtlantic (STO:RABTB)(OSE:VSS01) entered into…
Google Link With Mystery Barge Confirmed
CNBC reports, citing a Coast Guard spokesman, that the USCG confirms Google is involved or associated with the barge but there is a non-disclosure agreement in effect. And while most of the attention has been on the hulking structure floating in San Francisco Bay, the plot of the mystery is thickening. Another barge that looks eerily similar, and is reported to be registered to the same holding company as the one in San Francisco, appeared off Portland, Maine, just last week.
Scana Industrier CEO Steps Down
Norwegian marine, energy, steel and machinery group Scana Industrier announce that as from 1, November 2013, Rolf Roverud leaves his position as CEO of Scana Industrier ASA and Jan Henry Melhus will act as CEO from the same date. Currently, Melhus holds the position as Executive Vice President / COO of Scana Industrier. "I want to thank Mr. Roverud for his strong efforts through a very challenging period for Scana. Both the Board of Scana and Mr.
China Shipyard Delivers Another Handysize Bulker
COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard has delivered the 57,000 dwt bulk carrier 'Greener' to an Asian buyer. Founded in June 2001, COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, which is a…
International Bunkering Acquires Glander & Re-Brands
Leading bunker and lubricant trading company, International Bunkering, has acquired Glander International, one of the oldest bunker brokering companies in the US.
P&I: UK Club Increases 2014 Renewal Rate 10%
The UK Club Board has decided on a general increase for 2014 renewal of 10 per cent. This across the board premium rating increase is in addition to any increase in the cost of the International Group reinsurance. Overall, the Club’s financial position remains strong with the free reserves and capital standing at US$473 million and total assets of US$1.6 billion as at 20 August 2013. Since these figures were recorded at the half year…
UK Shipyard Invests in Cornwall Apprentices
5 new apprentices have started work at A&P Falmouth shipyard, underlining the company’s long-term commitment to Cornwall (in the extreme Southwest of England) and the future of the dockyard there. The apprentices beat off stiff competition from almost 70 applicants to be awarded the opportunity with A&P, one of the biggest commercial ship repair companies in the UK. They are electricians Dave Blizzard…
IMO Sec-Gen to Address Upcoming Denmark CSR Conference
Danish Shipowners' Association in collaboration with the World Maritime University; BIMCO; The Nippon Foundation and the Japanese International Transport Institute…
Electronic Spectrum: 'We Need to Know What Normal Is', Says Navy CNO
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert was the keynote speaker at a national electronic warfare convention held in D.C. hosted by The Association of Old Crows (AOC), a non-profit organization that promotes all aspects of electronic warfare within the Department of Defense and Industry. Speaking to more than 500 military and civilian electronic warfare and information operations professionals…
ISC Reports Negative Impacts of Sequestration in Q3 2013
International Shipholding Corporation (ISC) reported a net loss of $2.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013, which included a $2.0 million reduction from the impact of sequestration on the U.S. Maritime Security Program and $1.6 million charge from the refinancing of various U.S. Flag vessel collateralized loans into one senior $95 million debt facility. Completed a refinancing of its U.S.
Spent Nuclear Waste Lurks Beneath Arctic Ice
Large-scale Soviet nuclear tests, dumping of spent fuel and two scuttled nuclear-powered submarines are a major source of pollution in the Arctic ocean, reports 'The Moscow Times'. There are 17,000 containers and 19 vessels holding radioactive waste submerged in the Kara Sea, as well as 14 nuclear reactors, according to a report passed by Russia to the Norwegian authorities in 2012, says 'The Moscow Times' citing Bellona, an environmental group that acquired a copy of the document.
Maersk Group Appoint Divisional CEO's
Morten Engelstoft has been appointed CEO of Services & Other Shipping in Maersk, as well as of Maersk Tankers to replace Hanne B. Sorensen who has been appointed CEO of Damco. The four businesses in Services & Other Shipping (Damco, Maersk Tankers, Maersk Supply Service and Svitzer) will remain individual businesses with their own CEO’s reporting to Morten Engelstoft, who will report directly to Group CEO Nils S. Andersen.
Survey: Ship Operating Costs to Rise 3-4%
A new survey from Moore Stephens finds that vessel operating costs are expected to rise by more than three% in both 2013 and 2014, unwelcome news to shipowners that…