BAE Starts Support Work on British Navy Patrol Boats
BAE say that work is underway on the new £22m contract to support and provide maintenance to the Royal Navy’s River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). Following a successful track record of supporting these Portsmouth based ships for over a decade and after a competitive tender process, BAE Systems was awarded the contract in September, 2013 guaranteeing the work for the next five years. The maintenance…
Kleven to Build Another Rem Arctic Conditions PSV
Norway's Kleven says it has signed a contract with Rem Offshore for the building of a Wärtsila Ship Design PSV specially designed to operate in challenging arctic conditions. They explain that the type VS 485 MK III ARCTIC design includes a number of features for ice prevention and de-icing, and hull and propulsion systems will have ICE-1B class. 'We highly appreciate the close cooperation we have with Rem Offshore…
Unmanned Systems & Autonomy Are Force Multipliers, Says Admiral
Focus Area Forums, are an initiative of Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the chief of naval research. The goal: bring together experts and find new and low-cost ways to support Navy and Marine Corps priorities, and advance disruptive technologies for our Sailors and Marines. The first Forum was on unmanned systems. "The lifeblood of scientific research is generating new ideas and sharing information," said Klunder.
Coast Guard Maritime Reconnaissance Radar Contract for Excelis
Exelis say they have received a $32 million, 5-year IDIQ (indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity) award to supply airborne surveillance radars, spares, support equipment and technical services to the U.S. Coast Guard. The company explains that integrated on the U.S. Coast Guard’s HC-130J Super Hercules long-range surveillance aircraft, the AN/APY-11 multimode radar is designed to support the service’s maritime reconnaissance mission…
Transportation Club of Tacoma's Person of the Year 2013 – Terry Thomas
The Transportation Club of Tacoma (TCT), the largest Transportation Club Chapter in North America, has chosen Terry Thomas, president and one of the founders of his company PNW Equipment Inc., as their 'Person of the Year 2013'. TCT explain in a brief biography that Terry Thomas, founded his company, PNW Equipment Inc. in 1980, and it has since then become a recognized leader in the design, manufacture…
Belgium's CMB Claws Back Lost Ground in Q4 2013
CMB, Compagnie Maritime Belge, is a maritime group with its registered offices in Antwerp. Next to holding activities, the Group's main participating interests are active in the transport of dry cargo (Bocimar) and aviation (ASL Aviation). The group notes in its fourth quarter 2013 financial result that its executive committee has discussed the results recorded for the fourth quarter and the preliminary results for the full year 2013.
Tanker Market Outlook: Emerging Signs of Recovery Says New Analysis
As we start 2014, signs of a recovery are starting to emerge. On the back of lower energy costs, the US economy is set to grow and unemployment levels have been falling, reads the '2014-2018 Tanker Market Outlook' by McQuilling Services. The imbalance of tanker supply in relation to ton-mile demand will have an impact on spot rates. While 2012 saw deliveries and deletions under/over our projections by 20%, history was unable to repeat itself.
Port Everglades Named 'Best US Homeport' by Magazine
For the second consecutive year, Port Everglades has received the 'Editor-In-Chief Award' award from Porthole Cruise Magazine as the best departure port in the country. Porthole’s 2014 Editor-in-Chief Awards are presented to companies in the cruise and travel industry that have gone above and beyond in terms of service, quality, and excellence. The awards are featured in the February 2014 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine, and online.
Volvo Penta Appoints US Mid-Atlantic Power Center Agency
Volvo Penta of the Americas says it has appointed Johnson & Towers as an authorized Power Center for the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. The company will be responsible for sales and service of Volvo Penta leisure & commercial marine engines for New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania and Bermuda. Johnson & Towers is a family-owned business focused on distribution and service of heavy diesel engines and transmissions for on-highway…
Coast Guard Reports No Sign of “Ghost Ship”
Global newswires are flooded with reports that an abandoned cruise vessel, Russian-registered Lyubov Orlova, dubbed the “rat-infested ghost ship,” is nearing the western shores of Europe after being set adrift early last year. The vessel has reportedly been drifting in the Atlantic Ocean since it was cut free while in tow from Canada to the Dominican Republic almost a year ago among problems with scrapping arrangements.
Prestige Files for an IPO
Moody's Investors Service said Prestige Cruises International, Inc. , the indirect parent company of Oceania Cruises, Inc. (Oceania - B3, positive) and Seven Seas Cruises S. DER.L.
Moro Accentuates Growth in Port Address
High-tech cranes, bigger ships, cleaner skies and more jobs ― that’s the way Al Moro, Acting Executive Director of the City of Long Beach Harbor Department, summed up the Port of Long Beach’s 2013 and the expectations for the year just started, at Thursday morning’s biggest-ever State of the Port address. Harbor Commission President Doug Drummond introduced Moro with his own hopeful outlook for 2014 during the annual event…
IYC Names its Brokers of the Year
International Yacht Collection (IYC) iannounced that Frank Grzeszczak and Barbara Stork Landeweer are the company’s 2013 Yacht Broker and Charter Brokers of Year, respectively. Representative of a banner year for IYC, both brokers played a pivotal role in promoting the superyacht lifestyle and helping their clients achieve results in the global market. “I have the privilege to again congratulate Frank and Barbara on their exceptional performance,” said Bob Saxon, IYC President.
London P&I Club Renews Warning on Cargo Liquefaction
The London P&I Club said the lifting of an iron ore ban in India, together with the recent total loss of two ships, has put the spotlight once again on the problem of cargo liquefaction.
Ice Warning Issued on the Delaware River
The Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay is notifying mariners that Ice Condition II has been set. This means there have been reports of ice formation that may…
USCG Urges Caution along California Coast
The Coast Guard is warning boaters to exercise extreme caution while operating along the northern California Coast from Thursday through Friday evening as the National…
Rederiet Stenersen Orders Solasolv Screens
U.K. based Solar Solve Marine received two orders to supply SOLASOLV class approved roller screens from Stenships KS, a subsidiary of Rederiet Stenersen AS, headquartered in Bergen, Norway. Rederiet Stenersen transports liquid products with 17 chemical/product tankers ranging from 17-19,000 DWT deployed in North West European Trade. In December and January the company placed two orders for the M/T Sten Suomi and M/T Sten Bothnia.
State Aid to Saremar Ruled Illegal
After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has concluded that part of the support measures that Sardinia had granted to the maritime company Saremar…
Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry, with a circulation of more than 35,000 worldwide, including ship and boat owners, ship and boat builders, naval architects and marine engineers. Today Maritime Reporter heads a group of four print and 10 websites serving the global maritime, offshore and subsea sector.
Bolideck Future Teak on Deck for Luxury
Standards set by yacht owners for stylish decking that is also environmentally responsible are being matched in the yacht support vessel market. Dutch flooring and…