RN Aircraft Carrier Christened by Queen Elizabeth
Her Majesty The Queen has officially named the HMS Queen Elizabeth in front of a crowd that included shipbuilders, the Prime Minister and the Defence Secretary, informs the UK Ministry of Defence. The naming ceremony concluded with the smashing of a bottle of whisky over the bow of the ship. Whilst traditionally a bottle of champagne is used to smash against the bow, given the carrier’s Scottish roots, it seemed most fitting for a bottle of Islay whisky to be used instead.
EMGS - Vessel Update and Activity for 2Q 2014
Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) releases information on vessel activity and utilisation 4-5 working days after the close of each quarter. The Company defines "vessel utilisation" as the percentage of the vessel charter period spent on contracted or multi-client data acquisition. Vessel utilisation for the second quarter 2014 came in at 75% compared with 78% for the second quarter 2013. In the second quarter this year…
Search for Possible Missing Kayaker Near Kauai
The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing kayaker in the Kaulakahi Channel off Kauai, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received notification from the charter vessel HOLO HOLO that reported sighting an unmanned 15-foot yellow, two-person inflatable kayak adrift approximately seven miles seaward of Barking Sands Beach, Kauai. The only marking is a Pacific Extreme label. A red life jacket and a black and yellow paddle towel were found aboard.
IBM Signs Up to Help Fight China's War on Smog
IBM Corp has signed an agreement with the city of Beijing to use advanced weather forecasting and cloud compting technologies to help tackle the Chinese capital's persistent smog.
ST Engineering Streamlines Its Entities
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that Visiontech Investment Pte Ltd (Visiontech Investment), a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering’s aerospace arm, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd, has applied to the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority in Singapore to strike off its name from the Register of Companies pursuant to Section 344 of the Companies Act, Chapter 50.
SPNM Strategy for Higher growth trajectory
Striving to grow mutually with other organizations has been a strategies of Shipping Professional Networking (Mumbai) which has seen its membership swell rapidly every since it was established three years ago. This was evident at SPNM's 9th Networking event held on 4th July at the Acres Club, Mumbai the day Americans celebrate their Independence Day. It welcomed the U.S. India Importer’s Council (USIIC)…
U.S. Navy Surgeon General Visits the Peace Ark
The U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, embarked the People's Republic of China medical ship Peace Ark (T-AH 866) for a tour, while it is in port for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 in Pearl Harbor July 2. Not only is this the People's Republic of China's first time participating in RIMPAC, this also marks the first year that the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is participating.
KVH Industries Acquires Videotel
KVH Industries, Inc., acquired Videotel, a producer of high-quality training films and e-Learning services for the commercial maritime industry. Servicing over 11,000 vessels, Videotel is a market leader in the provision of maritime training services, offering video, animation, e-Learning computer-based training (CBT), and interactive distance learning courses. “The acquisition of Videotel is an important…
Rolls-Royce & Hispano-Suiza MoU for Transmission Systems
Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza (Safran) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an exclusive long term joint venture (JV) for the development of world-leading accessory drive train transmission systems. The new business will be a 50:50 JV which addresses the entire product lifecycle of Rolls-Royce civil aero engine applications. The JV will have activities in France, UK and Germany, as well as a competitive production facility. The headquarters will be in France.
Dopeless® technology debuts in Alaska
An important European national oil and gas company successfully drilled the first complete Dopeless® technology well in Alaska in March 2014. The operation took place at Alaska’s North Slope, located on the northern part of the Brooks Range on the coast of the Arctic Ocean. Due to the extreme environment where the running took place, the customer chose Dopeless® technology since it arrives rig ready, making operations more efficient while minimizing environmental impact.
Nature Conservation & Economic Activity Co-exist in Antwerp Port
The Antwerp port area is one of the most important habitats for European endangered species. No fewer than 90 protected species of plant and animal live within the port area. Furthermore, a significant proportion of these plants and animals are specific to ports, being dependent for their continued existence in Flanders on habitats that typically occur in and around ports. When protected species are…
New Procedures for Guanabara Bay Olympic Sailing Event
Port Authorities at Rio de Janeiro are preparing to introduce new procedures for the upcoming Olympic Sailing event to be held in the south and east side of Guanabara Bay in July and August. Sailing teams from around the world will take part and the Brazilian Olympic Committee expecting over 450 craft will participate. Guanabara Bay will be closed for all type of navigation between 11am up to 5pm for both the first stage (28 July-2 August) and the second stage of the event (2-9 August).
Total CEO Calls for Increased Use of the Euro
French oil giant Total's chief executive officer (CEO) Christophe de Margerie said on Saturday, although they can not do without the dollar, but the euro should play a more important role in international trade. BNP Paribas was after U.S. regulators astronomical fines, some have called on the EU level to find ways to enhance the euro in international trade. Margerie was in answer to questions related to this.
Hurricane Arthur Weakens to Tropical Storm
Hurricane Arthur weakened on Saturday to leave New England and was felt in parts of southeastern Canada with heavy rains and winds, where he left some 250,000 homes and business premises without power. Arthur weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday morning after landfall in the Outer Banks islands of North Carolina on Thursday night as a Category 2 hurricane, spoiling the plans of tourists on a long weekend for the holiday of Independence Day in the United States.
Ravi Capoor, Jt. Commerce Secretary Meets FFFAI
Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI) convened conference and a meeting at FFFAI – Mumbai office of its members with Mr. Ravi Capoor, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce to brief members on International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC). FFFAI is doing a dry run study of the bottlenecks on the INSTC route. Mr. Ravi Capoor in his briefing said that there are 4 emerging markets in the world, namely ASEAN, LATIN, AFRICAN and CIS countries.
Vard Holdings acquires STX Canada Marine Inc
Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, has acquired STX Canada Marine Inc., a leading marine engineering and design company with more than 30 years history in North America, for approx. NOK 65 million. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with branch offices in Ottawa and Houston and a workforce of over 75 employees, the new acquisition will be fully integrated with Vard Marine Inc.
m.v. Roerborg launched Successfully at Shipyard Ferus Smit
On July the 4th, m.v. Roerborg was launched successfully at Shipyard Ferus Smit GmbH at Leer. This ice-classed multipurpose vessel with a cargo capacity of 23.000 tons, measuring nearly 170 meters in length and 20,40 meters in width, is the largest vessel Wagenborg ever owned. This is also the largest vessel ever built at Shipyard Ferus Smit. After m.v. Reestborg and m.v. Reggeborg, m.v. Roerborg is the third and last vessel in a series of three.
Maersk Triple-E Ships Upgrade with Hull Performance Solutions
Jotun, the global leader in marine antifouling coatings, has signed a landmark agreement with Maersk Line to supply Hull Performance Solutions with SeaQuantumX200 for the Triple-E new build project. The Triple-Es are the world’s largest ships - renowned as much for their energy efficiency as their size. By upgrading to HPS with Jotun’s top-of-the-line SeaQuantum X200 antifouling coating, the Triple-E ships are expected to reinforce their energy efficiency advantage.
Offshore Wind Turbines for MHI Vestas Offshore
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S, a JV between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Vestas Wind Systems A/S, has reached a conditional agreement with Skovgaard Invest ApS and Energicenter Nord for the purchase of four V164-8.0 MW offshore wind turbines for the Velling Mærsk project in Western Denmark. The agreement allows for phase two (0-series) of development for the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine to commence.
Mitsui's Subsidiary Develops Compact Induction Heaters
MES Power-Electronics Industry Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding (MES) has developed a compact induction heater for heating before forging that can be shipped via container transport. Designed for use in the automobile industry, since the launch of sales the company has received numerous orders and already has delivered several units. In the past, conventional…