Shipping Industry Issues Ebola Virus Red Alert
Three global shipping organisations have issued guidance to their members on the risks posed to ships’ crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus, and similar alerts have been issued by the P&I clubs, according to trade organization Maritime London. 1. The master should ensure that the crew are aware of the risks, how the virus can be spread and how to reduce the risk. 2. The ISPS…
Port of Long Beach to the Rescue of Birds
The Port of Long Beach announced Tuesday that it is expanding its partnership with International Bird Rescue, a global expert in oiled wildlife emergencies and aquatic bird care, a partnership that was unofficially established during an animal cruelty case that made Southern California headlines earlier this year. The Port has committed a total of $20,000 during 2014 to support International Bird Rescue’s primary mission to care for injured wildlife…
Asia–U.S. Container Lines to Introduce Freight Increase
The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) informs that member container shipping lines are proposing an across-the board general rate increase (GRI) of at least US$600 per 40-foot container (FEU) to all destinations, effective September 1, 2014 Carriers had filed increases in their individual tariffs in late July and subsequently began notifying customers directly. TSA lines said the planned GRI follows strong cargo demand and high vessel utilization levels in recent months…
Mærsk Putting Valuable Experience to Good Use
The Mærsk Deliverer rig team has initiated seven local acceleration programmes in Angola. The goal is to train and develop local talent to take on increasingly challenging positions on-board the rig. To do so, experienced employees play a key role. In 2014, the rig team on Mærsk Deliverer initiated seven local acceleration programmes as part of a localisation plan focusing on employing, training and educating local talent in Angola.
CIMC Raffles' COSLInnovator is "Rig of the Month"
In July 2014, the CIMC Raffles North Sea semisubmersible drilling rig unit, COSLInnovator, was awarded as "Rig of the Month” again by STATOIL. It is the fifth time that the CIMC Raffles semisubmersible drilling rig unit acquired this accolade after COSLPioneer being awarded as “Rig of the Month” in June. 2. COSLPioneer in Feb.
North Sea OSVs Liable to Detention if MLC Non-compliant
The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), an international agreement which safeguards the employment rights, working conditions and health care of seafarers, came into force in the UK on 7 August. Shipping and maritime law expert Katie Williams of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that although most UK operators were already compliant, vessels operating or passing through UK waters under other national flags could now be at risk of enforcement action.
MTU Exhibits at Innotrans 2014
MTU Friedrichshafen, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, will be exhibiting its drive and service solutions at the international trade show for railway technology Innotrans from 23 to 26 September in Berlin in hall 18, booth 301. The company will be celebrating an anniversary on this occasion: Products from MTU have been driving the rail industry for 90 years. The exhibits include a historical…
CEVA Expands Presence in Los Angeles Market
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, today announced the expansion of its Los Angeles (LAX)/Torrance freight management operation. One of the largest operations in CEVA’s global network, the company’s LAX/Torrance station now comprises three facilities totaling more than one million sq. ft. (92,903 sqm.) and 170 dock doors. The latest facility to be added to the LAX/Torrance campus features 319,000 sq. ft. (29,635 sqm.) of warehouse space and 50,000 sq.
OSV Hull Arrives at Havyard's Leirvik Yard
Havyard says that newbuild number 118 has arrived from Turkey at the yard in Leirvik, being the first of two vessels that will be outfitted to provide service and maintenance for offshore wind power installations. After a month on tow from Turkey, where the hull was built, build number 118 was assigned a place in dry dock when it arrived. It is the first of two vessels to be built for the shipping company ESVAGT…
First Oil in Salamander FSO at Bualuang Field
Salamander announces that first oil has been received in the tanks of the newly converted Suksan Salamander Floating Storage and Offtake Vessel (“FSO”) at the Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand. This is the culmination of the planned upgrade to the field’s facilities which targets a reduction in operating costs of up to $25 million per annum. New power and processing modules were loaded out to the Bravo platform in the first half of the year.
Delivery & Naming of Atlantic Offshore´s ERRV – Ocean Marlin
On August, 13th the delivery and naming ceremony of our last construction, the ERRV C722- Ocean Marlin - for Atlantic Offshore was performed. The event was held in the Norwegian town of Stavanger, where Mrs. Apeland H. Anni acted as godmother. On this day, the ship was opened to guests and employees of Total E&P. The Ocean Marlin was built in our Zamakona Yards shipyard in San Sebastián and among its main features we find 66.8 m length by 16 m beam…
First Container Ship Call at Duke Point Terminal, Nanaimo
The arrival of the 'M/V Westwood Pacific' at the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point terminal marks the first such berthing at the Port’s facilities and will provide a direct link to Asia. Westwood Shipping Lines operate a dedicated break bulk and container service to Asia and have been evaluating the Vancouver Island market for some time. This trial call, with express service to Japan, Korea and feeder service to other Asian ports…
Scorpio Tankers on Major Fleet Expansion
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) (the "Company") announced today that it has reached an agreement with an unrelated third party to purchase an MR product tanker that is currently under construction at SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. of South Korea ("SPP"). The purchase price of the vessel is $37.1 million with delivery expected in September 2014. The Company recently took deliveries of two MR product tankers, STI Dama from SPP and STI Olivia from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard of South Korea.
Aircraft Carrier Hull Ready for Delivery
A large section of HMS Prince of Wales has been loaded out of its dock hall in Portsmouth ready for delivery to Rosyth for final assembly of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier to begin. The 6,000-metric-ton section, called Lower Block 02, forms the distinctive forward hull section of HMS Prince of Wales and is comprised of cabins and machinery space. It was rolled out of the dock hall this morning using 2304 wheels guided by a single remote controlled.
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.
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 19
Today in U.S. 1812 - USS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere. 1818 - Capt. James Biddle takes possession of Oregon Territory for U.S. For more information about naval history…
Evergreen Line's Ital Lunare to Make Maiden Call in Boston
As part of the new service linking North Asia and the U. S. East Coast (NUE2), Evergreen Line's containership Ital Lunare will make the first ever direct call into…
FARO 3D Documentation Conference
The FARO 3D Documentation Conference, to be held October 13-15, 2014, was created as a forum for sharing knowledge, best practices and insight into the world of laser scanning and 3D documentation. Over the course of two days at Disney’s Swan & Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., attendees will hear from respected visionaries on current issues and the future of our industry in the keynote sessions and learn hands-on from expert instructors in our workshop sessions.
Elco Launches Electric Outboard Motor Line
Elco Motor Yachts, a company in electric and hybrid marine propulsion for more than 120 years, is applying its expertise to the electric outboard motor category. The company is launching a new line of 5- and 7-horsepower motors, with an additional model offering 9.9-horsepower later this year. The outboards are designed to meet the growing interest in clean, quiet and fuel-efficient propulsion among both recreational and commercial boaters.
Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition
More than 15 tugboats are expected to participate in the Working Harbor Committee’s annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition Sunday, August 31 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The race features nose-to-nose pushing contests and a line-throwing competition by tugboat crew members. Immediately following the water competitions will be a spinach-eating contest and a tattoo competition on Pier 84 in Manhattan.