FPA Customs Brokers Acquired by Livingstone International
Toronto-headquartered Livingston International says it has acquired New York-based FPA Customs Brokers, Inc. “We look forward to welcoming the FPA team and their clients into the Livingston family…
ST Engineering 2Q 2014 Unaudited Results
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced today that the Group posted quarterly revenue of $1.59b for the second quarter ended 30 June 2014 (2Q2014), which is comparable with the prior year’s revenue in the same period. The Land Systems sector saw lower revenue due to fewer deliveries in its Automotive business group in the second quarter. The other three sectors - Aerospace, Electronics and Marine registered growth of between 6% and 12% year-on-year.
Scottish Jobs Boosted by £348-M OPV Shipbuilding Contract
The offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which will be used by the Royal Navy to undertake various tasks in support of UK interests both at home and abroad, will be built at BAE Systems’ shipyards in Glasgow, informs the UK Ministry of Defence. Featuring a redesigned flight deck to operate the latest Merlin helicopters as well as increased storage and accommodation facilities, the OPVs build on the proven capability of the Royal Navy’s current River-Class vessels.
COSCO to Build Four Subsea Service Vessels for MSS
COSCO Corporation (Singapore) says that its subsidiary COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard has secured the 4 ship construction contracts from Maersk Supply Service AS (MSS) which are worth over US$470-M (excluding owner furnished equipment). MSS has also secured options for two additional subsea supply vessels. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 4Q2016 and 1H2017 respectively. COSCO adds that barring any unforeseen circumstances…
Port of Long Beach Honors Contractors
Ten building contractors were recognized Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners for hiring the most Long Beach residents for construction jobs at the Port of Long Beach’s Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project. The companies received the Port of Long Beach’s first “Community Partner Awards” for their work at the $1.3 billion terminal project. The Port started encouraging…
100 Yrs Since Departure of Australian Expeditionary Force from Sydney
On 19 August 1914, an Australian expeditionary force sailed out of Sydney Harbour bound for German New Guinea. The departure was barely 15 days after Britain's declaration of war on Germany. Enlistment of the infantry based Army contingent was completed at Victoria Barracks, Paddington and further preparation and training occurred at the nearby Agricultural Showgrounds. The over 1,000 strong contingent of soldiers would later march down Oxford…
Tenth Ulstein Designed PSV for Seatankers
‘Sea Surfer’, the 10th of twelve platform supply vessels designed by Ulstein for Seatankers/Deep Sea Supply, was delivered from Zhejiang, China, on 18 July 2014. All twelve vessels carry the PX105 design. The vessels are 88.9 metres long and 19 metres in the beam and equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system. The cargo deck area is approximately 1,000 m2 and the vessels each have a dead weight of 4,500 tonnes.
Ship Master Collects Donations for a Piracy Survivor
An Indian Master, Capt Sukhvinder Bhamra, was sailing onboard the MSC Vanessa when he received an email from Mr Abdul Gani Serang of the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) on the hardships faced by Mr Aman Sharma, recently released from captivity as part of the MV Albedo crew. The Master and his crew started to collect money amongst the crew members of the ship. When he signed off, Capt Bhamra called Mr Sharma and informed him that he will try to collect about INR100…
Hornblower Cruises Hires Special Projects Manager
After graduating from the California Maritime Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation, Scott began a sea-going career with Chevron Shipping. He continued with Chevron in various at-sea positions until July of this year when he joined Hornblower Cruises & Events. In his new position, Scott will work on a number of special projects ranging from feasibility studies, energy and cost savings…
Indonesian Miners Demand Longer Transition for New Rule
Coal miners have called on the government to extend the transition period for implementing a new coal-export rule that creates longer procedures before shipment. In a change to previous arrangements, from Sept. 1 Indonesia, the world’s biggest exporter of thermal coal, will require miners to be registered exporters to allow them to ship the commodity overseas. To submit applications for the license…
MTU's New Generation Series 2000 Yacht Engine
MTU will be presenting its propulsion and system solutions at the International yachting “Festival de la Plaisance” in Cannes from September 9-14, 2014. Visitors will be able to discover the extensive portfolio of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary at Stand JAS-025. An advanced Series 2000 M96 yacht engine which meets US emission stage EPA Tier 3 (for leisure craft) will be on view for the first time.
Hapag-Lloyd Advice on the Ban for Imports to Russia
Hapag-Lloyd informs that the Russian government has signed an order to ban import of agri, meat and alimentary products originated from EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia and Norway for one year.
Danelec to Show VDR Tech at SMM2014
Danelec Marine, supplier of Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs), will showcase its DM100 VDR at SMM2014, located at Hall B6, Booth #623. It is the first VDR to be type approved and wheelmarked by BSH for compliance with the new IMO standard, which came into force July 1. The DM100 VDR features Danelec Marine’s SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) technology, which stores all programming data and configuration files on a hot-swappable memory card.
US Refineries Cease Purchase of Kurdish Oil
U.S. refiners will refrain from buying Kurdish crude oil until a long-running dispute between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan is settled, while Washington urges both…
Monroe County to Conduct Maritime Security Exercise
Scheduled for Thursday and Friday, federal, state, local and Canadian law enforcement partners will be brought together in a multi-agency exercise designed to prepare for and prevent cross-border terrorist and criminal activity on the Niagara River, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. There are no known threats against the area, but boaters may notice increased assets of law enforcement on the water. Organized by The Monroe County Emergency Management Office…
Global LNG Analytics Services Announced
TerraMar Networks and Energy Perspectives join forces to offer ground-breaking LNG analytics services. Global GPS asset tracking provider, TerraMar Networks Limited has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Energy Perspectives, expert consultancy in natural gas based in Norway, to collaborate on an innovative global analytics services for the LNG (liquefied natural gas) market. iGIS/LNG is the first…
AUS40 Propels ECOUREA into Marine Industry
ECOUREA, manufacturer of AUS40, known as Marine Urea, is entering the marine markets. The liquid is used to reduce emissions, known as Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems for marine diesel engines. This technology recently began its incorporation into the marine sector. ECOUREA internationally distributes from over 23 of its production sites, supplying businesses with marine vessels that have installed the new SCR technology.
Fitch: West Coast Labor Delay Sending Cargo North
The ongoing risk of a strike or work slowdown at West Coast ports may already be diverting cargo to other distribution methods and setting the stage for broader economic impacts, Fitch Ratings says. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) workers are currently working without a contract and could strike at any time. However, Fitch notes that recent negotiations between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are said to be amicable…
NCS Survey, Ceona Ink 5-Year Pact
NCS Survey, an Acteon company, has been awarded a five year contract for positioning services with SURF Company, Ceona. Mobilization has been completed on the first vessel, Ceona’s DP3 multi-purpose vessel, the Normand Pacific. Succeeding its initial work in the Gulf of Mexico, NCS Survey will be supporting Ceona with further subsea work in Nigeria at the ABO and OYO fields.
Capital Product Taps Christodoulou as CEO, CFO
Capital Product Partners L.P. (CPLP) announced the appointment of Petros Christodoulou as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. His appointment will be effective beginning September 1…