Flinders Adelaide Orders Liebherr Container Cranes
Liebherr Container Cranes has recently signed a contract for the supply of two ship to shore container cranes to Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal in South Australia. The container cranes were purchased as part of a 30-year strategic plan to boost service levels at the Port Adelaide Terminal. The cranes have an operational outreach of 50m and a safe working load of 65 metric tons under twin lift spreader and 80 metric tons under hook beam.
Today in U.S. Naval History: April 1
Today in U.S. 1893 - Navy General Order 409 of February 25, 1893 establishes the rate of Chief Petty Officer as of this date. 1917 - Boatswain's Mate 1/c John I. Eopolucci, a Naval Armed Guard on board the steamship Aztec, died when the vessel was sunk by a German U-boat. He was the first U.S. Navy sailor killed in action in World War I. 1966 - The command, U.S. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Seminar Stresses Port Security to Reduce Stowaways
Port facilities need to further strengthen their capacities for surveillance and access control, in order to reduce the incidence of stowaways, participants at a…
Hamburg Süd: Business is Well Despite Market Conditions
Growth in the global economy and containerized transportation by sea in 2013 was slightly below the level of the previous year. Once again, available global slot capacity outpaced container transport volume as deliveries continue to exceed the level of scrappage, which also increased. As a consequence of the continuing overcapacity, freight rates in most trades remained under pressure or declined still further.
Mexican Navy Orders another Damen Patrol Boat
The Mexican Navy and Damen Shipyards Group signed another contract for a license, material package and technical assistance of a Damen Stan Patrol 4207. The agreement also includes crew training in the Netherlands. As all five previous vessels, this vessel will be built in the Mexican Navy Yard ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico, a city and port on the Gulf of Mexico. According to Damen, this contract, the sixth patrol vessel of the Tenochtitlan class…
Incoming President Celebrates IMarEST’s 125th Anniversary
Protecting the world and its oceans remains the focus of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as it celebrates its 125th anniversary, says its new president, Richard Vie, VP Technical Development and Quality Assurance, Corporate Shipbuilding, Carnival Corporation. Addressing more than 400 leading marine professionals from around the world at the IMarEST’s Annual Dinner at London’s Guildhall on Friday…
Trelleborg Opens Houston Office
Trelleborg’s marine systems operation announces plans to open a new sales and business development office in Houston, Texas, U.S. Trelleborg said it will establish…
AVEVA to Hold Safety Presentation in Houston
Dr. Sam Mannan, safety expert and director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) will be presenting his research ‘Development of an Effective Framework for Shift Handover’ at the Houston Petroleum Club on April 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The research highlights the importance of a formal communications framework and efficient information management technology in improving safety during shift handover operations.
Training Will Help Women Thrive in Maritime Sector
Women have a significant role to play in the development of the maritime sector in the Caribbean, region but in order to survive and thrive they need access to professional training and education systems backed by internationally recognized and enforced employment standards. This was the message two leading Caribbean shipping industry executives delivered to the “Maritime Women: Global Leadership 2nd International Conference” held by the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo…
ABB Turbocharging Service Point at Drydocks World
Drydocks World, the international service provider to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors announced today that ABB’s first-ever Middle Eastern Turbocharging Service Point is now in operation inside its Dubai-based facility. The new Turbocharging Service Point will promote sharing of mutual benefits to enhance business of both companies, ensure enhanced turbocharger service to customers in the yard, and offer one-stop ABB turbocharger solutions at Drydocks World and Maritime World.
New Courses Fill Catering Knowledge Gap
A survey of officers and crew by a leading tanker owner suggests catering and galley staff throughout the industry may be in urgent need of training, according to Seagull. The computer-based training provider draws attention to a thorough survey of all ranks undertaken by Finaval S.p.A, a tanker owner, in cooperation with CIRM (International Radio-Medical Centre Rome) and UNICAM (Centre for Clinical Research…
Rickmers Maritime Report Fair Sailing in 2013
In a letter to unitholders introducing its 2013 financial results, the chairman and the CEO of Rickmers Maritime, state that its commitment to long-term, fixed-rate container ship time charter agreements has provided insulation from the continued pressure on time charter rates, and 2013 saw an excellent operational performance, with a 99.7% vessel utilisation rate. "The decisions taken on the Rights Issue…
Second HNA Vessel Arrested Within a Fortnight
Hong Kong company Shagang Shipping informs it has successfully obtained an order for the arrest of the HNA Group controlled 1999 built, 163,346 gt crude oil tanker M/V ‘GC Guangzhou’ at the Port of Gwangyang (Yeocheon) in South Korea. According to Shagang Shipping this second arrest of an HNA controlled vessel in two weeks is part of a long-running legal campaign in which they seek USD$66.4m plus interest from HNA Group…
COSCO Shipyards, Like Most Others, Found 2013 Challenging
China shipbuilder and repairer COSCO group in its financial report for year ending 31, December 2013, informs that operating conditions for most of 2013 continued to be difficult. The Group’s turnover was $3.5 billion, lower by 6% from $3.7 billion for the year before. Excerpts from chairman Mr. "Gross profit amounted to $321 million, from $485 million in 2012. Net profit attributable to shareholders was $30.6 million, a decline of 71%. Diluted earnings per share was 1.4 cents.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Get Seventh USCG Legend-class Contract
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) informs that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $497 million fixed-price, incentive-fee contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to build a seventh Legend-class National Security Cutter (WMSL 756). "We have a hot production line with this class of ships, and we continue to get better—a tangible result demonstrating the value of serial production," said Ingalls NSC Program Manager Jim French.