Liebherr Cranes Ordered in South Africa
Liebherr Africa announced the awarding of a contract for the supply of four STS and 18 RTG cranes to Transnet Port Terminals. The order will be fulfilled with the assistance of Liebherr Container Cranes in Ireland. In the last two years, Liebherr delivered nine mobile harbor cranes to Transnet, which brought their fleet to 13. In addition Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. delivered two ship to shore container cranes to Ngqura Container Terminal in 2012.
DHT Enters Contract for 3 VLCC Newbuilds
DHT Holdings, Inc. announced that it has entered into firm contracts to construct three VLCCs at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) in South Korea with a contract price of $97.3 million each…
Third Shipment of Chemical Materieals Exits Syria
The Danish-led maritime Task Group participating in Operation RECSYR successfully shipped out the third batch of chemical materials from the Syrian Arab Republic. The third shipment of chemical materials from the Syrian Arab Republic was successfully shipped out by the participating international maritime forces in support of the UN-OPCW Joint Mission to the Syrian Arab Republic as mandated by UN Security Resolution 2118.
Eastern Delivers Towboat Newbuild
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of the M/V Capt. Troy J. Hotard (Hull 186) to Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, La. On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 the 56th Inland Towboat constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding was delivered to Florida Marine. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced on January 23, 2013, that Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. had exercised more options for up to five additional 90’x32’x10’ Inland Towboats.
Icebreaking Research Vessel to Transit Lake Michigan
The Coast Guard is alerting residents of ice-breaking activities scheduled to begin Tuesday and last into the weekend. The nearest towns to Pere Marquette Lake are Ludington and Scottville, Mich.
OSG Withdraws Authorization to Sell Assets
On February 4, 2014, Euronav announced that it had formed a joint venture with GSO Capital Partners LP (GSO) for the purpose of potentially purchasing some vessels from certain subsidiaries of Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) who are currently in bankruptcy proceedings under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. On 12 February 2014, OSG made a filing announcing that its debtors entered into…
Navios to Ring NYSE Closing Bell
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. announced that Chairman and CEO Angeliki Frangou, along with members of the Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. management team, will commemorate…
Aberdeen Harbor Expansion Gains Support
Plans by Aberdeen Harbor Board to create additional berthing facilities at Nigg Bay have received a double boost. An independent report has estimated the economic benefit of the development to the local and national economies to be nearly £1 billion per annum. This report has been published in the same month that the Scottish Government, in their National Planning Process, has named the Nigg Bay Development as one of only 14 projects that they consider to be of national importance to Scotland.
Proposed Coal Terminal Under Environmental Review
Environmental review for a proposed coal terminal near Longview is about to begin now that a scope of study has been initially set by Cowlitz County and the Washington…
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.
CrowleyFresh Handles 100,000 Boxes of Flowers for Valentine’s Day
For the second consecutive year, CrowleyFresh, Miami’s newest cold-chain warehouse and logistics service, jointly offered by Crowley Maritime Corporation and subsidiary Customized Brokers, showed a little love to customer Sunshine Bouquet Company, a flower supplier based in Miami, by storing 1,027 pallets of fresh Colombian and Ecuadorian roses in advance of Valentine’s Day. The colorful, fragrant and perishable cargo was handled in CrowleyFresh’s 19…
Coast Guard, Navy Partner for Helicopter Training
The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship and U.S. Coast Guard medium range recovery helicopters trained together in several ship and helicopter exercises Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, while transiting the Gulf of Mexico. During the training, two Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters based out of Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile in Mobile, Ala., flew parts and supplies to the pre-commissioning unit USS Somerset…
Longshoremen Reject Port Contract – Again
Unionized longshoremen at the Port of Baltimore have voted to reject a contract proposal from their employers, again extending a labor standoff that has destabilized…
Wärtsilä Pumps Chosen for North Sea FSU
Wärtsilä said it signed a contract in late 2013 for a range of pumping solutions for a new Floating Storage Unit (FSU) which will operate on the Mariner oilfield in the North Sea. Wärtsilä's contract was signed with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) which will build the FSU in South Korea on behalf of Statoil, the Norway based international energy company. Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for spring 2015, and the FSU is expected to be in operation in 2017.
ASNE to Host Gala and Navy Yard Tribute
Join the American Society of Naval Engineers on Thursday, February 20, for the Annual ASNE Honors Gala. A reception will open the night in the exhibit hall from 6-7, p.m., followed by the Awards Ceremony from 7-8:30. The event will recognize the 2013 award winners and pause to remember the victims of the Navy Yard tragedy that took place in September. • Frank G. Presented by CAPT Glenn M. Presented by ADM John M. Richardson, USN to Mr. Matthew J. Presented by RDML Bryant Fuller, USN to Mr.
Today in U.S. Naval History: February 14
Today in U.S. 1778 - John Paul Jones in Ranger receives first official salute to U.S. Stars and Strips flag by European country, at Quiberon, France. 1813 - Essex becomes first U.S. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Shell Employs Concordia P-MAX Tankers
Concordia Maritime has signed an agreement with Shell Tankers Singapore Private Ltd. covering the employment of the P-MAX tankers Stena Penguin and Stena Progress. “Generally speaking, the product tanker market is developing well and in accordance with our planned fleet disposition. We are of course happy to have concluded this business,” said Kim Ullman, CEO of Concordia Maritime. The Stena Penguin…
Simrad Introduces ForwardScan
Simrad has announced its new ForwardScan forward-looking echosounder transducer. Unlike traditional sonar that will only show boaters where they have been, the…
Bosch Rexroth Hydraulics Training Courses Available
Bosch Rexroth is accepting registration for all courses in its popular training program designed for industrial and mobile hydraulics systems engineers. Rexroth’s Hydraulics Technical Training is targeted toward individuals who maintain hydraulic systems, design new systems or want to upgrade existing systems with new technology. Rexroth provides on-site training for specific hydraulic installations…
MOL Pays $1.275 Million Penalty
The Federal Maritime Commission announced a compromise agreement reached with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) and its corporate affiliate, Nissan Motor Car Carrier Co. (NMCC). Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., is a vessel-operating common carrier based in Japan. As a separate line of commerce, MOL and NMCC operate pure car carriers (PCCs) and roll on/roll off (RO/RO) vessels in U.S. inbound and outbound trades. Under the agreement, MOL agreed to pay $1,275,000 in penalties.