FURUNO NavSkills Network Issues ECDIS Certificate 10,000
This June FURUNO’s NavSkills network of training centers issued the ECDIS type specific training certificate No. 10,000. The certificate was issued to a Russian…
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 2
Today in U.S. 1923 - Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 1926 - Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress. 1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific. 1945 - USS Barb (SS-220) bombards Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan; first successful use of rockets against shore positions. 1946 - Establishment of VX-3 to evaluate adaptability of helicopters to naval purposes.
SHIPPINGInsight Award Entries Deadline Extended
Entries will be accepted until Aug. 1, 2014 for the inaugural SHIPPINGInsight Award. The annual award will honor a ship operating company and its technology partners…
Genco Shipping Cleared to Exit Bankruptcy
A U.S. bankruptcy judge said on Wednesday he will approve Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd's plan to exit its Chapter 11 bankruptcy after he overruled objections from shareholders. Judge Sean Lane of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan said he found that the company's value was not higher than Genco's $1.48 billion estimate. Shareholders objected to the plan because they said the company was worth more and they deserved a bigger payout.
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.
London International Shipping Week Set for 2015
The British Government has once again thrust its weight behind London International Shipping Week with an official visit to the LISW2015 stand at Posidonia in Greece by the British Ambassador in Athens followed by public shows of support at additional events by the head of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Sir Alan Massey, and U.K. Shipping Minister Stephen Hammond MP. More than 70 guests gathered…
Raytheon Anschütz to Debut New Radar at SMM
The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announced the launch of a new generation navigation radar for this year’s SMM. The new radar is distinguished mainly by two innovations on the transceiver: Network technology replaces analog data transmission, and a pedestal which is newly constructed electrically and mechanically reduces cost of ownership and simplifies service. The new NautoScan…
Turkey Ferry Auction Attracts Multiple Bids
Private equity firm KKR & Co LP has attracted binding bids from Danish shipping company DFDS A/S and an alliance of PE players Esas Holding AS and Actera Partners LP for its Turkish ferry unit…
Container Shippers Battle Falling Rates
As freight rates keep declining, cost reductions are the top priority for box carriers. Drewry’s 2Q14 Container Forecaster highlights that there is a widening gap between the positive financials of the few carriers really focused on cutting costs and the rest of the top 20 lines, as they battle with the pressure of falling freight rates. Drewry forecasts that once again, average freight rates will be lower than in the previous year.
SloShield Monitors LNGC Tank Sloshing
Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) and its partner Cryovision announced the launch of a monitoring system to help reduce the effects of liquid motion in Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs)…
China M&A Rulings Create Hot Competition for Antitrust Lawyers
China's increasing regulatory influence over international mergers and acquisitions has helped to create the hottest new commodity in its legal industry: anti-trust lawyers.
Kongsberg Lift Simulator Chosen in Montreal
Kongsberg GlobalSim has been awarded a contract with the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) of Montreal, Canada to supply several K-Sim Lift Training Simulators for heavy lift port equipment. The simulator system will include training modules for seven different types of heavy lift equipment, and will feature three different student-training stations to expand the training program in Montreal. “The simulator will be the first step of every training program…
Vigor Fab to Build Fireboat for San Francisco FD
Vigor Fab has been awarded a contract to build a fireboat for the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD). Construction of the 88’x’25x’14’ vessel is scheduled to begin this fall in Seattle. Designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants, the fireboat will have a top speed of 11.5 knots in full load condition and accommodate up to three crew members and four firefighters aboard the vessel. The fireboat engines are EPA Tier III certified Cummins QSK19-M…
Top 5 Start-Ups Present at DP World's Turn8
Five start-ups presented at round two of the TURN8 Seed Accelerator initiative recently, which was attended by more than 70 delegates, including investors and media professionals at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai. A DP World initiative that was launched last year, Turn8 encourages and supports the realising of innovative ideas from entrepreneurs around the world. The programme also entails an expert mentoring component to help develop their ideas into viable business opportunities.
Danelec DM100 VDR Type Approved to New IMO Standard
Danelec Marine A/S announced introduction of their new-generation DM100 VDR, the first VDR on the market to be type-approved and Wheelmarked under the new IMO standard. The DM100 VDR has been type approved by Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) in Germany. The BSH type approval certifies that the Danelec DM100 VDR meets all the revised International Maritime Organization (IMO) performance standards and technical requirements…
Port of Tallinn invests in Paldiski South Harbor
The council of Port of Tallinn approved an investment of 1.8 million euros for deepening the aquatory of Paldiski South Harbor in order to enable the harbour to accept bigger vessels with total tonnage up to 75,000 GT. With the help of the investment aimed to increase the competitiveness of Paldiski South Harbor the channel and turning circle of the aquatory will be deepened from current 13.5 meters to 14.5 meters.
Private Maritime Security: SAMI Secretariat Update
"Initially the doors within the shipping industry had been closed to private maritime security companies, and there was a definite “them and us” divide. SAMI has joined the United Nations Contact Group on piracy, and this has allowed the maritime security industry a voice at the highest levels, and a conduit for information to be channelled. For a long time there was antipathy towards PMSCs – but now…
Ships Calling at Dubai to Comply with Environmental Norms
Ships calling DP World/PCFC ports in Dubai are required to strictly comply with PCFC-EHS Ports and Maritime Regulations and IMO Marpol Annex VI –Regulations for…
Use of Tug Boat Services in Bangkok Port
Request for PAT tug boat service must be made for berthing at: East Quay Berths (No. - Vessels with LOA exceeding 250 ft. must use at least one tug boat of 1200 HP up. West Quay Berths (No.
New Director-General Appointed at Gazprom Export
Gazprom informs that due to a considerable increase in the day-to-day business and its geographical expansion, as well as product diversification within the Company’s international activities, Elena Burmistrova has been appointed Director-General of the Russian energy major's Gazprom Export subsidiary. Gazprom explains that Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee will supervise the international business sector as well as social development and sports programs.