MARAD Opens California Green Trade Corridor
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) today dedicated the California Green Trade Corridor. The Corridor will help take freight…
Nicholas Brothers Contracted for New Ferry
Nicholas Brothers Boat Builders has been awarded a new vessel contract to build a 115’x47.5’ 23-Car, 100 passenger ferry for Wahkiakum County. The ferry will operate between existing ferry terminals to Puget Island in Cathlamet, Washington and Westport, Oregon. Designed by Elliot Bay Design Group of Seattle, Wash., the steel hull, aluminum superstructure vessel will be powered by two diesel Cummins QLS 9…
Bibby Ship Management 'Girl Power'
Intrepid trekkers – Jess Kramer, Sarah Ryan, Nicky Davenport and Sandra Corrigan have just arrived home from a trip of a lifetime. All four Bibby Ship Management (BSM) Isle of Man employees took part in the Bibby Line Group ‘Giving Something Back’ Dalai Lama Trek in India, in October. The five day trek saw the team reach an altitude of 3,500 meters, camping in some extreme weather, however with such a fantastic support crew keeping the team firmly on the ground the trip was a great success.
USCG Overseas Damaged Vessel Transport in GoM
The Coast Guard and state and local authorities began working to ensure the safe transport of two troubled vessels being towed to a Brownsville scrap yard after one began listing into the other Thursday. At approximately 8 a.m. Thursday, the captain of the tug with the vessels in tow called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to request assistance as one of the vessels was listing heavily into the other approximately two miles offshore and South of the Mansfield Jetties.
Today in U.S. Naval History: November 1
Today in U.S. 1841 - "Mosquito Fleet" commanded by L.Cdr. J. T. McLaughlin, USN, carries 750 Sailors and Marines into the Everglades to fight the Seminole Indians. 1941 - President Franklin D.
LOC Expands to Australia's East Coast
London Offshore Consultants (LOC), a global marine and engineering consultant for the shipping and offshore energy sectors, announces plans to increase its presence in Australia. Identifying a strategic growth plan which allows the group to maintain quality and improve client response time, satellite operations, firstly in Sydney, and then the surrounding region, will be opened to support the existing operation in Perth.
Russia Fails to Lift Arctic 30 Piracy Charges
Prosecuting authorities in Russia were under fire today after it was revealed that they have failed to lift charges of piracy against the Arctic 30, despite pledging to do so.
Ulstein Sells All Six Blue Ship PSVs
Newly-established offshore shipping company Nordic American Offshore (NAO) has agreed to acquire six platform supply vessels from Blue Ship Invest ( BSI ). The vessels are of the PX121 type, and were designed and constructed by Ulstein in 2012-13. NAO has its source from the international tanker company Nordic American Tankers (NAT). Gunvor Ulstein, CEO, Ulstein Group, said, “We invested in these ships…
Hoover Container Solutions Acquires Tote Systems LLC, Liquid Division
Hoover Container Solutions, a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., has acquired the assets of Tote Systems LLC, Liquid Division, a provider of stainless steel intermediate bulk containers (IBC) in the United States. Headquartered in Fairhope, Ala., with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Burleson, Texas, Tote Systems’ assets include a fleet of 350 and 550 gallon stainless steel IBC’s as well as various custom designed stainless steel units.
Ocean Rig Announces 2013 Shareholders Meeting Results
Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, has announced the results of its 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The election of Messrs. Savvas D.
New Trader with Dan-Bunkering
A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. announced that as from September 23, 2013, Jesper Wendel Thomsen has been employed as Bunker Trader in Dan-Bunkering’s Copenhagen office. Jesper has spent 12 years working for a leading Danish shipping company; including postings in Tanzania and the US.
Coast Guard Statement Regarding Barge BAL0010
The Coast Guard regulates commercial maritime commerce and ensures compliance with applicable safety, security, and environmental protection requirements. In this capacity, the Coast Guard conducts hundreds of inspections across the region on a wide variety of commercial vessels. During the course of these activities, Coast Guard personnel are often exposed to sensitive proprietary information, new technologies, and other trade secrets.
Head of ABB Power Systems Leaving
Brice Koch, head of the Power Systems division at ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has decided to leave ABB to become chief executive officer at Oerlikon, based in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland. Koch joined ABB in 1994 and held a number of roles in Switzerland before taking over as global head of the Transformers business unit in 2002. In 2007, he became head of ABB in China and North Asia, and joined the Executive Committee in 2010 as head of Marketing and Customer Solutions.
Canadian Coast Guard Accepts New Hero-class Cutter
“Our Government is proud to accept the CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet,” said Minister Shea. The CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. is a Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel that will be based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It was built in Halifax, Nova Scotia, by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. A formal naming and dedication ceremony will follow. The Hero Class vessels are 43 metres in length with a displacement of 257 tonnes and a top speed of 25 knots.
In-Tank BWTS Under Development by Bawat
The Danish company Bawat A / S has developed an in- tank system to treat ballast water on ships where the treatment is conducted while the ship is under way, unlike the existing in-line systems where processing is carried out when the ship is in port. " We decided to develop a system that is competitive on all parameters – especially on price – which has now been achieved . The current operation is easy , and there is almost no maintenance," says Kim Diederichsen, director of Bawat A / S.
Shapiro Appoints William Borden to Mid-Atlantic Team
Long established logistics company, Shapiro, welcomes William J. Borden, a 15-year industry veteran, to its headquarters in Baltimore, MD. In his new role, Borden will support a rising customer base and growth plans in the Mid-Atlantic as a Regional Director of Commercial Development. No stranger to the logistics industry, Borden will spend his first few months lending his expertise to the company’s Pricing department while acclimating to Shapiro’s systems and culture.