P3 Shippers Pleased with EU Affirmation
The P3 Network – the long-term operational vessel sharing agreement proposed by CMA CGM, MSC and Maersk Line is subject to regulatory review in jurisdictions in North America, Europe and Asia. In the European Union (EU), the P3 Network was required to conduct a self-assessment. Since its conclusion, the P3 partners have been in voluntary discussions with the European Commission to confirm the P3 partners’ view of P3 being in compliance with EU competition law.
Marine Towing of Tampa to Debut Tractor Tug
Marine Towing of Tampa, LLC will host a private dedication ceremony on Thursday, June 12 to debut its new tugboat, Patriot, at Port Tampa Bay. The Patriot is one…
Pemex Selling 7.86% of Repsol Worth $3B
Mexico's national oil company Pemex is selling a 7.86 percent stake in Spanish oil firm Repsol, worth about 2.2 billion euros ($3.0 billion) at current market prices…
LUSCHI Acquires Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger
LUSCHI announced an acquisition of a 1,330 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger - TSHD to its fleet. The equipment named Recreio do Bandeirantes will become LUSCHI X after formalizing purchase between LUSCHI and BIC Bank, this Wednesday, June 4. The vessel has 77.5 m length, 13 m width and dredging depth up to 22 m. Moreover, it is equipped with waterjet in the cutter head, waterjet at the doors of cisterns…
Damen Expands Rix Sea Shuttle Offshore Fleet
U.K.-based Rix Sea Shuttle will shortly take delivery of their first ever Damen vessel – a Fast Crew Supplier 2610 – to support its growing involvement in the offshore crew transfer market. The new vessel, the Rix Lion, is due for delivery on July 4, six weeks after the contract was signed. “Our yards in Singapore and Vietnam build the FCS 2610 as a stock model,” said Damen Sales Manager United Kingdom & Ireland Arjen van Elk.
Hijacked Tanker Found, Crew Unharmed
The hijacked oil tanker which was reported missing off Indonesia last week has been found, according to the Royal Thai Navy. GAC said in its daily Hot Port News…
Tug Strike Possibility Looms in Vancouver
Unions representing members working for Seaspan, one of the two tug companies serving the port of Vancouver, are meeting today and tomorrow, June 3 and 4, to vote on whether to take strike action…
DNV GL Leads New LNG Carrier Concept Project
DNV GL announced the initiation of a new joint industry project (JIP) to define the state-of-the-art next-generation LNG carrier. According to DNV GL, the aim is…
Helicopter Operators Set for Take-off as Oil Drilling Picks Up
A pickup in offshore drilling is swelling the orderbooks of the handful of helicopter operators that shuttle oil workers to and from remote rigs. Their stock prices…
Liebherr Takes Chilean Order for 3 STS Cranes
Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso in Chile recently purchased three Ship-to-Shore container cranes (STS) from Irish based Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. These cranes have an outreach of 62 m and a safe working load of 65 t under twin lift spreader. These are the largest container cranes that Liebherr has ever manufactured for the west coast of South America. The cranes allow the terminal to meet shipping companies’ newest requirements…
EU Antitrust Regulators Will Not Probe Maersk Alliance
European Union antitrust regulators have not found any anti-competitive impact relating to an alliance of world No. 1 container shipping company AP Moller-Maersk with two of its peers, the European Commission said on Tuesday. "At this stage, the Commission does not intend to open proceedings in relation to P3 or G6," said Antoine Colombani, Commission spokesman for competition policy, referring to two shipping alliances, one of which was formed by Maersk.
Brennan Expands Inventory Capabilities in Canada
New facility and positive customer response spur inventory growth in hydraulic and instrumentation product lines. Brennan Industries, Inc., an international supplier of hydraulic fittings and adapters, announced it is more than doubling its inventory in Canada at its distribution facility, located in Mississauga, Ontario. “We’re in the process of bulking up our product inventory in Mississauga,” said Bill Jarrell, vice president of marketing and operations at Brennan Industries.
Thoma-Sea Launches Two TAI Designed Ships
Technology Associates, Inc. (TAI) of New Orleans, La., announced that two derivatives of vessels built from TAI’s EnviroMax designs were both launched this week. Another EnviroMax OSV built from its design was also delivered a week earlier. Thoma-Sea Shipbuilders, has launched the Regulus, a DP 2, FiFi I Offshore Supply Vessel from its Houma, La. shipyard on May 27. The 272' OSV was built to service deep water oil and gas exploration.
Claxton Wins its Biggest Riser Contract Offshore Norway
Claxton, an Acteon company, has been awarded a multiyear contract with Det norske oljeselskap ASA of Norway: the largest single riser contract in Claxton’s history. Running from January 2014 until June 2020 (with optional periods of 1+1 year), the contract includes high- and low-pressure risers, auxiliary equipment and services offshore Norway. The scope of work includes the procurement of high and low-pressure surface risers for the lvar Aasen field development…
RSC Bio Solutions, AEGIR-Marine Begin EAL Partnership
AEGIR-Marine and RSC Bio Solutions recently signed a partnership confirming their collaboration concerning stern tube seals running on readily biodegradable lubricants under U.S. EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) restrictions. AEGIR and RSC Bio Solutions will adopt joint responsibility for the combined performance of the AEGIR-Marine PRIME Seals with the readily biodegradable EnviroLogic lubricants made by RSC Bio Solutions.
CMA CGM Reducing Fleet CO2 Emissions
The CMA CGM Group confirms its objective to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by the end of 2015 (compared to 2005). On the occasion of the June 5 World Environment Day, the CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company and number one in France, confirmed its objective set at 50% reduction CO2/teu-km between 2005 and 2015. In 2013, the global operated fleet CO2 performance has been improved by 4%, and even 8% for the owned fleet, thus a 40% reduction achieved since 2005.
DBR Generatorsets Wins Large Repeat Order
DBR will supply emergency/harbor diesel generator sets for six new pipelaying vessels under construction at IHC Merwede in the Netherlands for Subsea 7 and SapuraKencana. The order for the custom engineered units, generating up to 1,875 kVA, follows DBR’s successful delivery of three similar generator sets for IHC Merwede in 2013. For each of the six new generator sets, DBR selected Mitsubishi diesel engines and either 800 kVA Leroy Somer or 1,875 kVA AvK generators.
Pon Power Supplies Engines, Gensets for ALP, Ulstein
Pon Power Scandinavia, a supplier of marine power and propulsion systems, announced that the company has been contracted by ALP Maritime Services and Ulstein Design…
ACP Charters Post-Panamax Ship for Pilot Training
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will charter a Post-Panamax vessel before the opening of the expanded Canal to be used for training purposes in the Third Set of Locks.
British Shipbuilder Lands Thames Barge Contract
McTays, the shipbuilding subsidiary of HS Ocean Group (HSOG), was awarded a contract to design and build four barges by waste management company Cory Environmental. The barges designed by McTays will be lighter and offer greater flexibility in order to meet Cory’s requirements. The 12 month contract will underpin 60 jobs within the company’s shipyard for 12 months and will benefit the local supply chain.