CSA Honors 80 Foss Vessels for Environmental Excellence
The Arthur Foss, the Justine Foss and many other Foss Maritime vessels have been free of environmental mishaps for the past 20 years. In fact, 80 tugs and barges owned by the Seattle-based company, which has one of the nation's largest coastal tug and barge fleet, are being recognized this year by a major maritime organization for their outstanding environmental safety records. The Chamber of Shipping…
Damen Shiprepair Books 7th LNG Carrier
Damen Shiprepair Brest (France) received her seventh LNG booking for the drydocking, maintenance and repair of the LNG carrier BachirChihan. The Hyproc Shipping owned and managed vessel will arrive November 25. The work scope on the BachirChihaniis extensive and reaches close to 30,000 man-hours. The vessel is expected to stay close to a month in drydock nr 3. damen.com
NATO Demonstrates Defense Against Terrorism
On November 21-22, 2013 the NATO Center for Maritime Research and experimentation, in collaboration with the Italian Navy COMFORDRAG, hosts the TALON 13 demonstration…
Osiris Projects Launches New Survey Vessel
Specialist seabed mapping company Osiris Projects has this week launched the fifth vessel in their fleet, the 14m GRP catamaran MV Proteus. Designed to provide an excellent working platform for coastal survey operations, MV Proteus can work up to 60 miles from a safe haven under MCA Category 2 and has a maximum speed of 24 knots. The vessel benefits from a shallow draft of just 1m making her ideal for inshore operations…
ShipMoney Expands Customer Base in Norway
Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC – Program Manager of ShipMoney for Crew and ShipMoney for Captains announced that it has signed a Norwegian Ship Management Company that operates a fleet of dry cargo vessels, offshore supply vessels and bargesadding to a growing list of ShipMoney clients across Europe. ShipMoney is a prepaid Visa card program developed for the commercial maritime industry to reduce onboard cash while offering a new and unique crew welfare benefit for crew and captains.
Regal Motors Win Russian River Register Approval
Global motor maker Regal has won type approval for its RN and RF series marine motors from the Russian River Register, one of the biggest classification societies in the world for inland waterway vessels. This complements approvals already granted from the other ship and vessel standard organizations including Bureau Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyds Register, Germanische Lloyds, Det Norske Veritas, China Classification Society and Russian maritime register of shipping.
Harkand Ramps up Activity in Asia Pacific
Harkand has increased its presence in the burgeoning Asia Pacific region by securing a clutch of multimillion dollar contracts for execution in 2013/14. Under a deal with PTSC Offshore Services, the ROV support vessel Harkand Harmony has been deployed on its first charter since joining the fleet in August and is carrying out flexible lay operations in the Ruby Field, offshore Vietnam, with the charter expected complete in late November.
EnerMech Sets $452 Million 2014 Sales Target
Oil and gas services group EnerMech Ltd. has predicted 2014 turnover will increase to more than £280 million ($452m), a jump of £80 million ($129m) on the current year’s forecast and double the £144 million ($232m) revenue recorded in its 2012 annual accounts. The Aberdeen-based company’s 2012 group accounts showed an £11 million ($17.7m) profit (EBITDA) on revenue which grew 41% from £102 million ($165m), and it expects 2013 EBITDA to break the £20 million ($32m) barrier.
ISS Wins EUKOR Global Service Award
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a maritime services provider, has received a global award for best agency from EUKOR, a shipping company specializing in car transportation and other rolling cargo. The award for ‘Best in Vessel Operation’ to ISS Philadelphia followed a full supplier evaluation and was awarded for its quality of port captain service, operations, logistics and outstanding contribution to EUKOR. ISS provides agency services for EUKOR across the U.S. Gulf, East Coast and Canada.
Nautis OSV Simulator Delivered to Miclyn
Miclyn Express Offshore Singapore purchased a Nautis Offshore Supply Vessel Simulator and Instructor Station for training of OSV activities within the Miclyn fleet. The simulator was delivered and installed by VSTEP. Miclyn Express Offshore has followed up this initial purchase with an order for an identical simulator destined for their Joint Venture Thailand Training Facility. The simulator deal for…
B.Delta Bulk Carrier Delivered to China Navigation
Deltamarin and Lloyd’s Register announced that on October 18 China Navigation Company (CNCo) took delivery of MV Wuchang, first of the 39,000 dwt B.Delta37 bulk carriers of Deltamarin design built under Lloyd’s Register’s approval and survey at Chengxi Shipyard in China. Deltamarin’s B.Delta37 design has attracted significant attention in the industry due to the best in class (handysize segment) performance in terms of a range of parameters such as low fuel oil consumption…
HHI Orders MHI-MME Ultra Steam Turbine Plants for LNG Carriers
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received orders from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) of Korea for four Ultra Steam Turbine (UST) plants to be installed in four LNG (liquefied natural gas) carriers HHI is to construct for Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the state-owned oil and gas provider in Malaysia.
GL RC Certifies CG Transformer
Transformer manufacturer CG has received certification from GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) for its liquid immersed SLIM and “Bio-SLIM distribution transformer.” The hermetically sealed transformer is also available with a bio-degradable transformer fluid which reduces the risk of pollution at environmentally sensitive locations, such as offshore. The certification was carried out according to GL’s Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines, Edition 2012.
China PLA Hospital Ship Sails for Philippines Disaster Support
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's hospital ship, the 'Peace Ark', has set sail for a typhoon relief mission to the Philippines, reports Xinhua. The 300-bed ship with eight operating rooms sounded its horn as it set off from a navy port on Zhoushan island in east China's Zhejiang Province, and is expected to take three days to reach the devastated Samar Province in the Philippines. The…
Latest Ocean-going Shipbuilding Orders
A relatively quiet week in the shipbuilding sector according to the latest report Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin. Henghou Industries have contracted two further vessels in a series of 250,000 dwt ore carriers at Guangzhou Longxue. Pricing remains undisclosed, however delivery of these latest vessels is planned for 2016 and takes the total series to four firm. Knightsbridge Tankers are reported to have placed an order for two firm 180…
Crowley Maritime Awards Scholarships to UNF & UW Students
Crowley Maritime Corporation has awarded six Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships: Firstly for two students at the University of North Florida (UNF), and secondly to four students at University of Washington’s (UW) Foster School of Business. Crowley’s Jim Gillen, vice president of engineering, petroleum services, presented the scholarships to Brandon Little and Aquiles Rodriguez for their academic excellence and enrollment in UNF’s transportation and logistics program.
China & Korea Compete for Winter LNG Cargos
In the key Asian growth markets of Korea and China, the competition is on for incremental winter LNG cargos, with the former showing growth related to fuel substitution (lower nuclear capacity) and seasonal use, while the latter will come from new import infrastructure opening up new markets, according to Pira Energy Group's latest weekly Natural Gas Power and Coal Market Recap. Demand indicators from October show no decrease in the pace of incremental buying by Korea…
Latest U.S. DofD Navy Contracts
Amongst the listing of new Department of Defense, Navy contracts. Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Ore., is being awarded a $12,954,046 firm-fixed-price contract for a 120-calendar day post shakedown availability, regular overhaul and dry-docking availability of missile range instrumentation ship the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM 25). Work will include fuel oil fill; transfer and overflow systems modifications…
DP World Australia Implement Navis TOS Operating System
DP World Australia completes next phase of TOS standardization & centralization with Navis N4 Go-Live in Melbourne, following on from successful implementations at Port of Botany & Fremantle, with a fourth scheduled for Brisbane in Q1 2014. Navis inform that DP World Australia has reached a major milestone, completing Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) upgrades on three of four planned DP World sites.
IMO Set to Adopt Global Mandatory Audit Scheme
The Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), meeting for its 28th session in London, is expected, amongst other matters, to adopt key resolutions and amendments relating to the Organization’s mandatory audit scheme, paving the way for the scheme to come into effect by 2016 once amendments to mandatory instruments have entered into force. The mandatory audit scheme is seen as a key…