Pakistan Shipyard Cuts Keel of Navy Tugboat
Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KS&EW) say they have cut the keel of a 12-Ton Bollard Pull Pusher Tug being built for the Pakistan Navy at a ceremony attended in the shipyard by officials & dignitaries from Pakistan Navy, Government Authorities and KS&EW. The tug is 16.89 meter in length overall with a gross tonnage of 63 tons. It is fitted with a robust fendering arrangement for all round tugging operations for submarines ships and crafts.
China COSCO Turns its Financial Ship Around in 2013
China COSCO Holdings Co. Ltd, the country's largest shipper, indicates a profit turnaround in 2013 after suffering heavy losses for two consecutive years, reports Xinhau. According to COSCO's earlier, 2013, financial report, the Shanghai-listed company made cutting operational costs a major task for 2013. The Group carried out various measures to overcome the difficulties, including the disposal of its interest in COSCO Logistics and COSCO Container Industries and stringent cost control.
Ship Safety Core of IMO Sec-Gen's New Year Address
Speaking at the first meeting of the newly-formed IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has delivered his New Year Address outlining some of the targets, challenges and priorities the Organization in year 2014. Mr. Sekimizu recalled that he was speaking on the day of the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the first ever Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS), which was a direct response to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
Huge New Northern Sea Route LNG Carrier Named
The new Russian-flag liquefied natural gas (LNG ) carrier was named 'Velikiy Novgorod' at the STX O&S shipyard in the city of Jinhae (South Korea) and becomes the fifth in Gazprom's tanker fleet. Gazprom explain that the Velikiy Novgorod is a gas carrier with membrane cargo tanks and a cargo capacity of 170.2 thousand cubic meters. It has dual-fuel diesel-electric propulsion, which can be powered by LNG, fuel oil or gasoil.
Clarkson Asia Appoint Maher to Head Drybulk Operations
Shipping services provider, Clarksons, say they have appointed long time Asia expert, Jonny Maher, as Head of Dry Cargo for the Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, he will head up Clarksons' drybulk operations in the region. The move, they say, is a response to both Clarksons' growing presence in the region and the huge growth in clients now operating out of Singapore. Jonny was previously Head of Asia for Arrow Shipbroking and has lived in the region for 18 years…
Fincantieri to Build Seabourn Cruise Ship
Italy-based shipbuilders Fincantieri say they have been contracted to build the new ship by Seabourn, the ultra-luxury cruise brand of Carnival Corp. The shipbuilders inform that the ship, due to join the Seabourn fleet in the second half of 2016, will be built according to the standards and technical solutions that make Seabourn one of the most prestigious brands in the ultra-luxury segment and will continue the fleet modernization that began in 2009.
Ireland's Ardmore Continues Tankship Fleet Expansion
Ardmore Shipping Corporation says it has taken delivery of the newbuilding product & chemical tanker 'Ardmore Seavantage' and also of the 2006-built 'Ardmore Seamariner' as it continues its fleet expansion programme. Cork, Ireland-based Ardmore informs it has taken delivery of the Ardmore Seavantage, a 49,999 Dwt IMO 3 Eco-design MR product and chemical tanker built at SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in South Korea.
Newport News Shipbuilding Opens S.C. Office
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announce that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has opened a field office in Aiken, S.C., as part of its continuing efforts to expand the company's business in the Department of Energy and commercial energy markets. NNS leadership joined community leaders to officially open the office with a ribbon-cutting event (see photo). HII explain that the Aiken…
Glimpses of AIS Trends in the PortVision 2014 Crystal Ball
Houston, Texas-based PortVision, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, shares its projections for the top vessel-tracking trends that it believes will have the greatest impact on the maritime industry during 2014. Trend #1: Improving real-time visibility and decision-making. Advances in AIS-based vessel-tracking tools and technology that move the industry…
MarineNav Launches its New Line of Displays
MarineNav Ltd. has developed its cost-effective Mariner Series specifically for commercial vessels requiring dedicated single-input marine grade displays. Ideal for use with Engine Management, Advanced Vessel Monitoring, radar and ECDIS systems, our Mariner displays feature optically-bonded AR glass, 300-400 nits brightness, IP 65 water-resistance (front), and dedicated backlit front controls. All…
2014 Freight Market Analysis
Consultancy and sales company in the transport and logistics industry, CarrierDirect, released its semiannual freight market perspective this month, giving guidance on what to expect for 2014 and how company leadership should be shaping their strategies to compete in the everchanging marketplace. CarrierDirect said coming from a somewhat better than anemic 2013, the transport and logistics industry has gotten some wind back in its sails as freight tonnage has gone up.
Vessel Allision near Newport, Ore.
U.S. Coast Guard air and boatcrews assisted three men after a 55-foot commercial fishing vessel allided with a jetty near Newport, Ore., Monday evening. The crew…
Lockout Uncertainty Looms at Port of Baltimore
Some shippers have reportedly begun diverting cargo from the port of Baltimore due to uncertainty about the ongoing labor contract standoff with the largest dockworkers' union, despite assurances there won't be another strike or a lockout. Members of Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association met Thursday night to discuss the latest local contract proposed by the Steamship Trade Association…
Severe Weather Closes Widuri Terminal
The port of Widuri in Indonesia closed at 7 a.m. local time today, January 21, due to recorded wind speeds of 27-30 knots and swell above 2 meters. The maximum allowable…
Damco Wins Two BIFA Awards
Held on January 16, 2014 in London, Global freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco has won two awards at the event of the British International Freight Association – BIFA Awards. The Damco U.K. team was chosen best in two categories - The Environment Award and Young Freight Forwarder Award. The jury chose Damco, as the team exhibited a range of initiatives that scope extends beyond their own organization…
USS Mesa Verde Undergoes INSURV
the U.S. Navy's amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Friday morning following a brief underway as part of the ship's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Sailors aboard Mesa Verde have spent months preparing for the upcoming deployment and those preparations have included extensive and exhaustive checks, equipment testing and, of course, cleaning.
Examining Hull Pressure on the Staten Island Ferries
For the first time an investigation into Voith Schneider Propulsor-induced hull-pressure fluctuations has been carried out. This investigation was part of a New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) study to retrofit the Molinari Class Ferries, which operate to the world-renowned Staten Island, with Voith Schneider Propulsion (VSP). One of the objectives was to investigate the modification in terms of energy efficiency.
Sekimizu Launches Maritime Day Theme
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has launched this year’s World Maritime Day theme, “IMO conventions: effective implementation”, expressing the hope that the year would see genuine progress towards effective and global implementation of all IMO conventions. Speaking at a reception to mark the launch of the theme, at the end of the first day of the first session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC)…
Port of New Orleans January Meeting Agenda
The Porrt of New Orleans announced the agenda for the January 2014 Board of Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, January 22. Regular Meeting No. Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:00 A.M. II. III. IV. VI.
MES Delivers M.V. Siskin Arrow
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 72,800 dwt type Open Hatch Jib Crane General Cargo Carrier Siskin Arrow (MES Hull No. 1839) at its Chiba Works to Misuga S.A., Panama, on January 21, 2014. This is the fourth vessel of its series which has a large cargo hold capacity of more than 86,600 m3 with 8 box-shaped cargo holds.