Algeria Orders 20 Liebherr Mobile Harbor Cranes
Liebherr Maritime Cranes has received an important order for its mobile harbor crane range from Algeria, Africa. A purchasing association of Algerian port operators has opted for 20 Liebherr mobile harbor cranes (LHM). The purchasing association consists of seven Algerian port companies, which decided to invest in innovative and high-quality port equipment. The mobile harbor cranes will be delivered to various destinations at the Algerian coast…
The Broadband of Competitive Advantage
Inmarsat Maritime President Frank Coles said the efficiency gains of the “Maritime Industrial Internet” are at hand, if only shipowners can grasp the potential for competitive advantage. The first satellite in the Global Xpress fleet will complete all of its testing by July of this year, with the second and third satellites on schedule to be launched by the close of 2014. The Global Xpress Maritime service is expected to become globally available from the end of the first quarter of 2015.
BMT Expands in Queensland and Western Australia
BMT JFA Consultants, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced plans for new offices in both Perth, Western Australia and Brisbane, Queensland in order to better support its clients’ requirements and provide space for expansion. The new Perth office will combine BMT’s strategic ports and harbors and machinery consultancy…
Louisiana LNG Energy Gets Terminal Funding
Louisiana LNG Energy said on Friday it has secured funding for its natural gas liquefaction facility being developed in Louisiana, which is expected to begin operations in late 2017.
Great Lakes’ Ice Halves Ore Trade in April
Heavy ice formations on the Great Lakes continued to slash iron ore shipments in April. Shipments totaled only 2.7 million tons, a decrease of 52 percent compared to a year ago.
SUNY Maritime Honors Bouchard's CEO
President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation, Morton S. Bouchard III accepts the Admiral’s Award from Maritime College Interim President Dr. Michael A. Morton S. Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., President and CEO Morton S. Bouchard III was honored at Maritime College’s Annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner for his continued support of the College and its students. In recognition of the occasion, Mr.
Ferus Smit to Launch Cargo Ship Arklow Beach
On Friday, June 6, Ferus Smit will launch Nb. 411 at Westerbroek. Nb. 411, to be christened Arklow Beach, is the third vessel in a series of six that will be delivered to a client from the city of Arklow, Ireland. The design is a bulk oriented general cargo ship that will be mainly employed in the shipment of wheat, corn and other bulk commodities in European waters. As hull form it was chosen to adapt the ‘bulbless’ principle, creating a slender bow without bulb, the ship’s builder said.
Trident Alliance Exploratory Meeting Announced
Trident Alliance, the shipping industry initiative for robust enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations, will hold an exploratory meeting in Copenhagen on May 28.
First Great Lakes Shiprider Patrol of 2014
A U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police law enforcement boat crew conducted the first Shiprider patrol of the 2014 Great Lakes boating season, Thursday, in Lake Erie. The Shiprider Program allows U.S. and Canadian maritime law enforcement officers to embark together on joint patrols to integrate operations on and near shared maritime borders. Law enforcement officers from Coast Guard Station Belle Isle…
Salvage Operations Begin on Grounded Tug
The U.S. Coast Guard continues to oversee salvage efforts of the towing vessel Kimberly Selvick in Lake Michigan off of Burnham Park, Friday afternoon. The Kimberly Selvick began taking on water and became partially submerged while trying to retrieve two barges that broke free during a tow, Monday afternoon. The Kimberly Selvick remains partially submerged. A dive survey of the hull has been completed.
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.
Today in U.S. Naval History: May 9
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 9 1926 - L.Cdr. Richard Byrd and Chief Machinist Mate Floyd Bennett make first flight over North Pole; both receive Congressional Medal of Honor. 1942 - USS Wasp in Mediterranean launches 47 Spitfire aircraft to help defend Malta For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Obama Announces Actions On Renewable Energy
President Barack Obama announced steps on Friday to increase the use of solar panels, boost energy efficiency in federal buildings and train more people to work in the renewable energy field. "It's the right thing to do for the planet," Obama said, standing in the outdoor lighting display section of a WalMart store that features roof-top solar panels and a charging station for electric vehicles, among other energy-saving retrofits.
EMGS expands cooperation with TGS in Barents Sea
EMGS and TGS have agreed to further expand their companies' agreement of cooperation in the Barents Sea. Currently, TGS has a 30% ownership in the multi-client EM data over 17 blocks in the Hoop area. The agreement will be expanded with four new blocks in the Hoop area and 14 blocks in the southeastern area of the Barents Sea. TGS will take a 50% ownership in the EM data over all the new 18 blocks.
Newcastle Coal terminal extension project evaluation
Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) has commenced the evaluation of an extension to its Kooragang coal terminal at the Port of Newcastle. The proposed Terminal 4 (T4) Project expansion has reached Feasibility Study level and environmental approval is expected within 2014. It seeks to meet the increasing overseas demand for energy, ongoing expansion of the coal industry in the Hunter Valley, and PWCS obligation to clients.
U.S. Lawmakers Call Chinese Actions In South China Sea 'Troubling'
Six U.S. senators urged their colleagues on Friday to support legislation reaffirming U.S. support for freedom of navigation, saying they consider China's recent actions in the South China Sea troubling. China this week accused Vietnam of intentionally colliding with its ships in the South China Sea after Vietnam asserted that Chinese vessels used water cannon and rammed eight of its vessels during the weekend near an oil rig China deployed in a disputed area.
Oil-By-Rail Refiners Say Regulators Will Have Data By End Of May
U.S. regulators seeking data from refiners in the effort to gauge the volatility of North Dakota Bakken crude being shipped by rail will have the information by the end of May, according to the industry's trade group. Seventeen companies have anonymously submitted data from more than 1,000 samples to an undisclosed third-party auditor hired by the American Fuel and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM), the U.S.
Judge For U.S. Regulator Strikes Committed Rates On Seaway Pipeline
A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission judge annulled committed shipper rates on the Cushing-to-Texas Seaway pipeline on Friday, despite objections from energy companies…
New techniques for foundation installation reduce cost of offshore wind farm
As part of a development project related to the future offshore wind farm ”Parc éolien en mer de Fécamp” in France, MT Højgaard is to install a deep water concrete foundation employing new techniques that will reduce cost of offshore wind farm. The newly developed prototype foundation is based on proven technologies known from the oil and gas, tunnel and bridge industry and in combination with the installation method.
Gernamy's Kiel Canal Lock chamber to close for repairs
The New Big South Lock Chamber at Kiel-Holtenau will be out service for repairs from 0800 hours on 13 May until about 1600 hours on 14 May. During this period, the…