Major Development For Fishing Industry At Lerwick Harbor
The fishing industry will be the main beneficiary of the next major project in the continuing development of Lerwick Harbor where the construction of a large new jetty at Holmsgarth North is due to begin in the third quarter this year. It will provide deeper berthing and more working area for the fishing fleet, while the outer arm of the L-shaped jetty will create a dock sheltering a planned new white fish market. The outer arm will also be suitable for offshore industry vessels.
KVH to Transmit AWT Weather Data
KVH says it plans to offer affordable delivery of AWT’s global weather data to subscribing vessels over the mini-VSAT Broadband network. KVH Industries explains that it has become the WEATHERlink launch partner for KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service. KVH will use IP-MobileCast multicasting technology, to deliver AWT’s high-resolution weather and ocean data to ships at sea for a low fixed monthly fee. AWT is a marine industry leader in weather forecasting and ship routing.
HAL's Volendam To Add 21 Lanai Staterooms, Mix Bar Area
When Holland America Line’s ms Volendam completes dry-dock in December 2014, the ship will feature 21 new exclusive lanai staterooms, the contemporary bar area Mix and updated bathrooms in all suites and select other stateroom categories. With the conversion of existing outside staterooms to the new lanai accommodations, Volendam’s guest capacity of 1,432 will not change. The unique lanai accommodations…
New Olympic-class Ferry Joins WSF Fleet
Washington State Ferries says that the Olympic-class 'Tokitae' has joined its ferry fleet and will embark on its maiden public voyage on the Mukilteo/Clinton route this summer. When Washington State Ferries has accepted the Tokitae from builder/contractor Vigor Industrial, crews will begin operational drills, including training and familiarization aboard the vessel. Christened Tokitae (rhymes with ‘Polka-tay’)…
Award For EMGS From Statoil for Norwegian Sea Data
Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS), electromagnetic (EM) technology market leader, has received a Letter of Award from Statoil Petroleum AS worth USD 5.3 million for 3D EM data acquisition in the Norwegian Sea. EMGS, uses its proprietary EM technology to support oil and gas companies in their search for offshore hydrocarbons. EMGS supports each stage in the workflow, from survey design and data acquisition to processing and interpretation.
Rosneft Tie Up With Russian National Library for Science & Technology
Rosneft and Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology signed a long-term cooperation agreement, which provides for implementation of joint humanitarian projects aimed at harmonization of relations between business community, scientific establishments, and educational institutions. The partnership includes implementation of a joint project aimed at the creation of electronic archived catalogue of Rosneft Museum holdings.
Seaspan Takes Delivery of 2nd 10000 TEU SAVER Containership
Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) announced today that it accepted delivery of a 10000 TEU containership, the Hanjin Namu. The new containership, which was constructed at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. using Seaspan's fuel-efficient SAVER design, is Seaspan's second of five 10000 TEU SAVER design containerships scheduled for delivery in 2014. The Hanjin Namu will commence a ten-year, fixed-rate time charter with Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. ("Hanjin").
Sunny Thomas appointed Director (Technical), Cochin Shipyard
V. Kala, the Company Secretary of Cochin Shipyard Ltd., in India has in a press release informed that Sunny Thomas, assumed charge as Director (Technical) of Cochin Shipyard Ltd w.e.f 01 Jun 014.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Charges To Increase
A 12% increase in marine related charges, a 40% increase in bulk and cargo related charges and a marginal higher increase on certain miscellaneous tariff items will come into effect on 18 June at for Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT). As the revised rate will come into effect from midnight on 17 June, all vessels berthed up to 2400 hours on 17 June shall attract port dues and pilotage at old rates, and for berth hire beyond 2400 hours on 17 June…
Russia, Ukraine Examine Gas Plan To Avoid Winter Supply Crisis
Russia and Ukraine agreed on Monday to examine a payment plan to settle Kiev's multi-billion gas debts and fix a price for supplies until June 2015, offering the…
Ingram Barge Names New CEO
Ingram Barge Company announced today that Orrin H. Ingram is the new Chief Executive Officer of the company, succeeding Craig Philip who is retiring effective June 30, 2014. Ingram has been the Chairman of Ingram Barge Co. since 1998. He also is the President and CEO of the barge company’s parent company, Ingram Industries Inc. “Craig’s valuable guidance has played an integral part in the success of the barge company during his 28 years with Ingram,” Orrin Ingram said.
Artemus to Hold Weeklong Trade and Transport Course
Artemus Transportation Solutions, a company in the web-based trade compliance software industry, will hold its biannual Global Commerce- International Transportation…
Schwarz Joins ZF Marine North America
ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar LLC, the North American arm of ZF Friedrichshafen AG Marine Propulsion Systems, announced that Ed Schwarz has joined the team as Business Development Manager for the Commercial and Fast Craft product line in North America. In his new role, Ed will be responsible for working closely with both the sales and aftermarket organizations to develop strategies that best align ZF’s products with industry needs.
World’s Largest Liftboat Up for Delivery
SUDA 450-L3T, a 450-foot (137.25-meter) truss-legged liftboat, designed by A. K. Suda, Ltd. and built by Triyards Marine, Saigon Shipyard in HCMC, Vietnam, reported to be the world’s largest liftboat, is being delivered to its owners, EMAS Offshore of Singapore at the end of 2nd Quarter 2014. This state-of-the-art vessel is a three-legged, self-propelled, self-elevating general service workboat, known as the BH-450, and is suitable for operation in the North Sea.
Wavelink Maritime Institute Selects Transas Simulators
Wavelink Maritime Institute has launched a new maritime simulation center in May powered by Transas simulators. The Wavelink Maritime Simulation Center is a training arm of the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and one of the first few maritime institutes in Singapore to house four different types of simulators in one location. The center, which costs $4 million, has a class of 16 workstations to train ECDIS operations.
Inlecom, Danaos Launch eMar Software Platforms
Inlecom and DANAOS announced that their e-Maritime compatible collaboration platforms enabling interoperability in shipping software solutions are now available commercially as beta versions, following successful trials with eMAR partners including DNV and Port of Valencia. The platforms have been developed as a result of the EU-funded eMAR project which supports DG MOVE with a specific focus on the EU e-Maritime initiative facilitating Information Exchange for efficient…
Students Compete in Ferry Design Competition
Student teams from six maritime universities and schools have submitted proposals for the Second Annual Design Competition for Safe Affordable Ferries sponsored by the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association. A panel of five judges will review the submissions and will announce the winners by early Fall 2014. The top prize is $5,000 with second and third prizes also to be awarded. The student teams were…
Trident Alliance on Track for launch
Trident Alliance, the shipping industry initiative for enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations, is on track for launch after its exploratory meeting in Copenhagen last week.
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.
Bollinger Hires Remont as Program Management Director
Bollinger Shipyards announced that Chris Remont has joined the company as Director of Program Management. Remont will oversee all aspects of Program Management for Bollinger Shipyard’s Lockport new construction facility, with an emphasis on the present U.S. Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter program. The announcement was made by Ben Bordelon, Bollinger executive vice-president and chief operating officer, who said, “Mr.