Containership to Become Gigantic Artwork
The CMA CGM Group announced that CMA CGM Magellan, a 365-meter containership, will be covered by a collage made by French artist JR on more than 150 containers as part of “Terre d’Eaux” festival. For the first time, a containership will be turned into a work of art welcoming on his front side a JR‘s monumental collage. Thanks to the technique of photo collage, French artist JR exhibits on walls throughout the world…
Women Engineers Play Key Role in Submarine Races
MOre than 100 young people from 11 universities from six countries on three continents gather to take part in the European International Submarine Races. The event organizers are celebrating National Women in Engineering Day by highlighting the strength the involvement of women had in teams. “Twenty percent of the participants are women, and we celebrate the complete equality of roles in the teams,” says Race Director, Prof William Megill.
Legislation Aims to Boost US Infrastructure Investment
Representative Daniel Webster (Fla.-10) issued the following statement after introducing new transportation legislation, H.R. “America’s transportation and infrastructure system is the backbone of our economy and is a critical element for growth and job creation. By prioritizing investable infrastructure, TIFIA 2.0 will improve access to affordable infrastructure financing for states and local governments…
Today in U.S. Naval History: June 23
Today in U.S. 1972 - Navy helicopter squadron aids flood-stricken residents in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and Pittstown area of Pennsylvania. For more information about naval history…
GAC EnvironHull Reaches Third UAE Port
Following the expansion to Fujairah and Gothenburg, GAC EnvironHull is now offering its HullWiper underwater hull cleaning service at the UAE port of Sharjah. The HullWiper, a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) underwater hull cleaning unit, uses adjustable pressure sea water jets for cleaning, rather than brushes or abrasives, causing minimal damage to the antifouling surface. Residues and harmful marine growths captured during cleaning are discarded in an environmentally-friendly manner…
Ivory Coast Rains Threaten Cocoa Crops
Heavy rains last week in the coastal and southern regions of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing zone threatened the last stage of the April-to-September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday, though conditions remained good elsewhere. The marketing season for the mid-crop in the world's top cocoa grower opened on April 1 and harvesting is expected to decline from mid-July. Farmers said the focus of growers' concern over the weather was switching to the main crop. "There is too much rain.
MacGregor Hatch Covers for 10 Newbuild Bulkers
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order from Sungdong Shipyard in South Korea for side rolling hatch covers for ten 180,000dwt bulk carriers with electrically-operated opening and closing system, MacRack. The ships are being built for the New York listed Scorpio Bulkers Inc. The majority of the ships will be delivered during 2015. Scorpio Bulkers Inc, had previously ordered other ships with MacGregor side rolling hatch covers with MacRack opening and closing system.
MAN Propulsion System for New GEFO Tanker
MAN Diesel & Turbo has supplied a complete propulsion system comprising a 7L32/44CR engine, Renk gears and an Alpha adjustable CP propeller for an ultra-modern chemicals…
Crude Falls Below $114 as Iraq Supply Fears Ease
U.S. Brent crude dipped below $114 a barrel on Monday as worries about disruptions to Iraqi crude supplies began to look overdone given that exports have so far been unaffected by a Sunni Islamist insurgency. Brent was down 90 cents at $113.91 by 1336 GMT, off an intraday high of $115.66. U.S. crude for August delivery was down 54 cents at $106.29, after touching $107.45 earlier in the session. The July contract expired on Friday.
Danelec Opens Office in China
Danelec Marine has opened an office in Shanghai to serve its growing business in China. The company also said it has received orders for 48 of its next-generation DM100 Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) from nine Chinese shipyards. The orders were placed through four Danelec licensed distributors in China. The shipyards are Jiangdong, Sanfu, China Merchants Heavy Industry (Shenzhen), Fujian Mawei, Chengxi Shipbuilding, Cosco Dalian, Zhejiang Ouhua, Zhejiang Yangfan and Zhejiang Zengzhou.
Vard to Build Two PSVs for NAO
Further to Vard’s announcement on June 2, 2014 that it signed a letter of intent with Nordic American Offshore, Vard Holdings Limited confirmed that the contracts for the design and construction of two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) have been made effective. According to NAO, the ships will cost about $43 million each. NAO said the newbuilds will have essentially similar design and capabilities as its current fleet…
British Rower Resucued After Four Days
British solo rower, Daryl Farmer, who was taking part in the Great Pacific Race rowing from California to Hawaii, was forced to call for assistance four days after his start, having become dangerously dehydrated from sea sickness. Support boat OPA located Farmer and took him and his boat, ‘Bojangles’ (Bo), under tow on Saturday June 21 approximately 20nm off the coast of California. Heavy seas and high winds unfortunately snapped both ropes…
Sewol Ferry Major Shareholder Lodges Receivership Application
The major shareholder of the South Korean operator of the ferry on which hundreds of high school students drowned in April has applied for receivership, a court said on Monday. Chonhaiji Co Ltd, a ship block maker and the major shareholder of ferry operator Chonghaejin Marine Company, lodged its application at the Changwon District Court last week, a court official said. Chonghaejin Marine owned the Sewol…
Canada Announces Franklin Search, 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition:
The Govermnent of Canada announces that with an unprecedented number of organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors it will partner together, using state-of-the-art technology, to locate the historic ships of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition. The 2014 Franklin Expedition will also have the added benefit of furthering our knowledge in a number of priority areas, including through the collection of important scientific information about Canada's most remote region.
Doosan Deliver First MAN DF Engine for TOTE Containership
MAN Diesel & Turbo inform that licensee Doosan Engine has confirmed delivery of the world’s first dual-fuel, low-speed ME-GI engine to the American National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego, USA. The new engine is capable of operation on LNG and/or bunker C oil and will power the first of two 3,100-teu container ships ordered by TOTE, the American marine transportation company.
China to Release Northern Sea Route Pilot Book
The guide will offer comprehensive, practical and authoritative information for Chinese cargo ships for sailing through the Northern Sea Route, or Northeast Passage, to Europe, reports China Daily, citing Zhai Jiugang, deputy head of the Ministry of Transport's Maritime Safety Administration. The new route can save Chinese cargo ships 5,186 kilometers and nine days from the traditional voyage to Europe, which goes through the Malacca Straits and the Suez Canal.
BALTOPS 14 Nation Baltic Sea Naval Exercises End
Forces participating in Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, including the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship, 'USS Mount Whitney' (LCC20), have arrived in Kiel, Germany, after the successful completion of the multi-nation exercise in the Baltic Sea. BALTOPS is an annual, multinational exercise to enhance maritime capabilities, interoperability and support regional stability. This year's BALTOPS…
New West Australian Deepwater Port Plan Unveiled
The Western Australian Government has unveiled a master plan for a multi-user, multi-commodity deepwater port in the Pilbara, which has the potential to be the biggest port in Australia…
Supreme Group Acquires EMS Seven Seas
Supply chain solutions provider in challenging environments, Supreme Group (Supreme), says it has completed its purchase of EMS Seven Seas ASA. Headquartered in…
Port of Tacoma Container Volumes Continue Growth
The Port of Tacoma informs that its container volumes increased 17 percent in May, 2014, marking the third straight month of year-over-year growth. Volumes continue to grow as shippers move cargo and equipment ahead of the traditional summer peak shipping season, in part to avoid possible supply chain disruptions as contract negotiations continue between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association. The current contract with U.S.