Today in U.S. Naval History: June 2
Today in U.S. Naval History - June 2 1861 - USS Perry captures Confederate privateer Savannah 1941 - First aircraft escort vessel, USS Long Island (ACG-1), commissioned, then reclassified as an auxiliary aircraft carrier (AVC-1) on 20 August and finally reclassified as an escort carrier (CVE-1) in July 1943. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Threat Detection and Recognition
Trucks, trains, ships and oil rigs are all potential targets for criminal organizations. Organizations that own, use or transport high value assets recognise the need to protect their goods and employees, especially when they are at their most vulnerable - when in remote or isolated situations, at night and when operating alone. By their very nature, trucks, trains, ships and oil rigs are all potential targets for criminal organisations.
BIMCO: Greek Shipowners Prefer Bulkers
The buying interest from Greek ship owners is focused on bulkers to an increasing extent, BIMCO said. Data from VesselsValue.com reveal that Greek owners were at the buying end of 43% of all bulker sales completed so far in 2014. As of June 2014, the number of Greek bulker purchases so far is 91, compared to 81 for the full year of 2012. The level of activity seen so far in 2014 would suggest Greek owners are on target to top the 199 bulker purchases completed in 2013.
Council Signs Tanker Industry Voluntary Code of Conduct
To demonstrate Members’ commitment to INTERTANKO’s Tanker Industry Voluntary Code of Conduct and their commitment to best practice in general, the vast majority…
Descartes Acquires Customs Info
Descartes Systems Group (DSG), a global company in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce operating the Global Logistics Network (GLN), acquired Customs Info LLC…
NSF Expands Independent Lab for USCG
The NSF International Independent Laboratory (IL), the first designated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to test ballast water management systems (BWMS) for U.S.
DeltaLangh Brings Closed Loop Scrubber to the Market
Deltamarin Ltd. and Oy Langh Ship Ab have come together to offer a cost effective and reliable solution to the sulphur requirements with the scrubber that Langh Ship has developed. The new scrubber is delivered by a joint venture company DeltaLangh Ltd., and it can also be supplied on a turnkey basis. As the new sulphur directive in the Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) comes into force in 2015, shipping companies are forced to choose a method to tackle the challenge.
LNG America, Liquiline Partner for LNG Transport
LNG America and Liquiline announce an agreement to jointly develop commercial offerings for LNG marine fuel markets in the North American Pacific Northwest and the…
Europe: Diesel Slips as Large Imports Weigh
European diesel barge swaps weakened in the week to Monday as huge product inflows from the United States and Russia continue to put heavy pressure on prices. Diesel imports from the U.S.
RINA Tackles Ocean Noise Pollution
International classification society RINA has acted to tackle noise pollution of the seas by developing a voluntary notation which will apply to vessels for which…
Gassing About Ukraine
Ukraine’s oil and gas production appears to have been largely unaffected by the ongoing crisis involving Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the uprising of pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. Most of the Black Sea state’s producing gas fields are located away from the areas of unrest, therefore through geographical location have avoided disruption. However, Ukraine has lost control of…
Alfa Laval Scrubbers to Equip Finnlines Vessels
The order intake for the Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber system continues to intensify as January 2015 approaches. Four PureSOx systems have now been ordered by Finnlines, a leading provider of RoRo and Ropax services, whose Baltic Sea and North Sea operations will soon fall within an Emission Control Area (ECA). RoRo and Ropax vessels from Finnlines offer services from Finland to Germany, North Sea Ports, Spain and via the Åland Islands to Sweden, as well as from Germany to Russia.
Thuraya Launches Broadband Satellite Terminal
Thuraya Telecommunications, a Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, said it has further extended its maritime product portfolio with the launch of Atlas IP,…
PPG Debuts Fouling Release Coating at Posidonia
PPG announced the launch of SIGMAGLIDE 1290, a 100% silicone binder fouling release system that it said utilizes dynamic surface regeneration technology to eliminate…
Abundant Rains, Sun Seen Boosting Ivorian Cocoa Crop
Abundant rainfall and sunny spells last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions are set to improve growing conditions to ensure a strong finish of the April-to-September mid-crop…
Norwegian Aquaculture Workboat Marks Damen Entry
Damen Shipyards Group said it has received an order for a Multi Cat 2712 from Norwegian owner Samba AS based in Os (Bergen). The vessel will be the first newbuild from Damen’s proven range of workboats to operate in Norway’s large aquaculture and oil spot market industry. Living up to Damen’s reputation for fast delivery from stock, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands will deliver the vessel in June after completing a number of client-specified customizations.
CSO Alliance Tackles Maritime Crime
Network will facilitate a coordinated response to a major problem, utilizing the latest interactive web-based tools to offer the maritime sector “security through community”.
Vard, Nordic American Offshore Sign LOI for PSV Builds
Vard Holdings Limited announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Nordic American Offshore Ltd. for the design and construction of two Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), and an option for a third vessel. The vessels are of VARD 1 08 design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. The hulls of the vessels will be built at Vard Braila in Romania. Delivery is scheduled from Vard Aukra in Norway in 2Q and 3Q 2015.
Viking to Upgrade, Service Topaz Life Rafts
Topaz Energy and Marine, an offshore support vessel (OSV) company, and marine and fire safety equipment company VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has jointly announced the signing of a multimillion dollar, 10-year life-raft servicing agreement. Under the terms of the contract, Viking will upgrade all of Topaz’s current life rafts and manage the ongoing servicing and certification of Topaz’s life raft fleet.
Seadrill Ink US$1.1-Bln Total Contract
Offshore driller Seadrill signed a five-year, $1.1 billion contract with Total for work offshore Nigeria, it said on Monday. The contract, for Seadrill's newly built ultra-deepwater West Jupiter drillship, is worth around $600,000 per day, including mobilisation, according to Reuters calculations. The vessel will be delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries' shipyard in Geoje, South Korea in August. (By Balazs Koranyi)