Goltens, Bactest Sign Distribution Agreement
Goltens Green Technologies, independent ballast water treatment service provider, today announced that it has signed an exclusive global distribution agreement with U.K.-based Bactest Ltd. for the award-winning portable fast contamination testing product, Speedy Breedy. Through this agreement, Goltens Green Technologies, with its range of experience in supporting shipowners in implementing ballast water treatment systems…
Imtech Wins Northern Lighthouse VSAT Contract
Remote monitoring enables early detection of problems and correction of system faults. Imtech Marine has been awarded a three-year contract by Northern Lighthouse Board to provide VSAT systems with connectivity and value added services. The contract also includes maintenance services for the five vessels operated by Northern Lighthouse Board and Trinity House in the U.K. The five vessels maintain safe shipping lanes around the Scottish and English sectors of the British Isles coastline.
The Swedish Club Makes Arctic Trade Safer
According to a new publication issued by the Swedish Club, operators transiting the polar regions are not always fully prepared for the unique challenges that they will face. Yet informing their P&I Club and Underwriter allows the owner to get access to hands-on advice that will reduce their exposure to these increased risks. As longer ice free summers and increased offshore operations focus attention on the polar regions, transits to and from the arctic ports are set to increase significantly.
Cammell Laird Dazzles Ship for WWI Centenary
Painters from British shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird have started work transforming a pilot boat into a camouflage dazzle design to mark the centenary of the First World War, in which the company played a key role. One of the world's leading contemporary artists Carlos Cruz-Diez has been commissioned to design the dazzle pattern for the Edmund Gardner vessel situated in dry dock near Liverpool’s Albert Dock.
Damen to Debut Containerized BWT System
Damen Shipyards Group announced it will unveil a new mobile ballast water treatment (BWT) unit at the Posidonia exhibition in Athens next week. The new in-house technology bolsters Damen’s Ballast Water Center of Excellence, which advises fleet managers on total BWT solutions for retrofits and newbuilds worldwide. Developed in-house, the fully containerized, mobile Damen InvaSave BWT unit provides ship owners with a cost-effective alternative to retrofitting fixed BWT systems.
New Book Examines DNV's 150-year History
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) began in 1864 as a small Norwegian classification society, and in the 150 years since, has grown into one of the world’s largest enterprises of its kind with the formation of DNV GL in 2013. As part of the group’s anniversary celebration, DNV GL launched a book entitled “Building Trust: the History of DNV 1864-2014,” telling the tale of the organization’s development throughout its 150-year history…
DMC Partners to Develop "The Dolphin Residence"
Dubai Maritime City (DMC) announced its partnership jointly with Sharaf Investments and Al Ali Property Investment (API) to develop “The Dolphin Residence” within the City, into a high-end Freehold mixed use development complete with offices, private residences, a four star hotel, shopping mall, mosque, parking lot and leisure facilities. The partnership deal was signed by Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman…
HPCL to Expand Mumbai, Vizag Refinery Capacity
India's Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) aims to increase its Mumbai refinery's capacity to 200,000 barrels per day from 130,000 bpd, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
OW Bunker Outlook Unchanged Despite Q1 Profit Drop
Danish ship fuel supplier OW Bunker kept its full-year outlook unchanged after reporting a 31 percent drop in first quarter pre-tax profits. "We expect to continue to develop the business, strengthen our market position and further gain market share, and based on current market conditions and outlook, we believe we can grow volume by approximately 10 percent compared to 2013," it said in a statement.
Aker Gets BP Offshore Norway Contract
Aker Solutions says it has secured a framework agreement to provide engineering, modifications and maintenance services for BP-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway. The contract has a period of up to two years valued at maximum NOK 1.8 billion, with options to extend the work by as many as four years. The agreement starts on June 1, 2014, following the expiration of an existing framework contract for similar services.
Seadrill Steers a Steady Course in Q1 2013
In its first quarter 2014 financial results Seadrill reported revenues were US$1,221 million compared to $1,469 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. The decrease is primarily due to the deconsolidation of the Seadrill Partners and downtime on the West Alpha, West Phoenix, West Pegasus, and West Polaris. Offsetting these items was the inclusion of the West Auriga, West Tellus, West Vela, West Castor, and West Telesto for a full quarter.
South Korean Shipyard to Build Two More LPG Carriers
Leading South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., has won a US$102-million order from a Singaporean company to build two LPG carriers, according to Yonhap News Agency. Hyundai Mipo, a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., said it will start building the vessels from March 2016 and deliver them a year later. Principals of Eastern Pacific is a subsidiary of Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte., an international ship management company headquartered in Singapore.
Disabled Freighter Anchored in St. Lawrence Seaway
The US Coast Guard Ninth District has responded to the Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship 'Federal Kivalina' which lost its steering while transiting the Seaway in the vicinity of Wellesley Island, New York. The Federal Kivalina, a 656-foot, Hong Kong-flagged freighter carrying 23,000 metric tons of canola seeds, reportedly dropped three anchors to bring the vessel to rest. The Coast Guard notified the New York State Bridge Authority of the situation…
Ship Managers, PVEC, Look to Eco-Cruise Market
Global shipping management company, PV Enterprises International, Inc. "We realized people are the most profitable cargo," said Mr. Peter Villiotis, CEO of PVEC. "We are very excited about our focus on tourism in undeveloped areas, a much larger market where my unique experience as Chief of Technical Operations for two major Cruise lines for 25 years can be effectively utilized. "PVEC has recognized the huge potential in specialty cruises coupled with ecotourism.
Global Ocean Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders
The past week was a relatively quiet one in the world's deep-sea shipbuilding market, reports Clarkson Hellas S&P in its latest 'Weekly Bulletin'. Santoku Senpaku are understood by Clarkson Hellas to have declared two further options for 81,500 dwt Kamsarmax at Tsuneishi Zhoushan, taking the total series to five firm vessels. Delivery of the latest orders is planned for the later part of 2016 and into early 2017.
Working with Maritime Security Guards: New Course
Videotel, in association with Steamship Mutual, has launched a new training programme developed in conjunction with the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) and BIMCO, informs UK trade association Maritime London. Videotel points out that it is easy to forget that the use of Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) has only become commonplace in the last few years and that the selection and deployment of armed guards is still an unknown quantity for many operators and crew.
New Port of LA Executive Director Nominated
Mayor Eric Garcetti has nominated Gene Seroka, an executive with APL shipping line, as the next Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. The Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider Mayor Garcetti's nomination at its June 5th meeting. Seroka's nomination is subject to confirmation by the Los Angeles City Council. "I'm proud to nominate Gene Seroka to be the next Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's top container port," said Mayor Eric Garcetti.
U.S. Energy Panel Plans More Oversight Of Gasoline Reserve
U.S. House Republicans will continue delving into the Obama administration's creation of an emergency gasoline reserve in the Northeast, after a briefing by the…
Safe Deposit Of On-Board Weapons At Yemen Ports
A fee of USD 2000 is being charged for the safe deposit of weapons on board trading ships during entry to Yemeni ports, to be deposited 72 hours prior to arrival.
USCG Medevacs Man From Cruise Ship Off NC Coast
The Coast Guard medevaced a 64-year-old man yesterday from a cruise ship approximately 160 miles east off Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Crewmembers aboard the Carnival Splendor, a 950-foot cruise ship, contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, notifying them a man was experiencing chest pains and in need of medical attention aboard the ship approximately 450 miles southeast of Elizabeth City, North Carolina.