Rickmers Shipmanagement Get DNV GL '5-Star' Recognition
DNV GL inform that Torsten Schramm, COO Division Germany, Middle East & Asia at DNV GL presented the certificate to Björn Sprotte, Global Head of Maritime Services, Rickmers Shipmanagement, at the at the DNV GL booth during the current SMM 2014. “By meeting the 5 Star Excellence requirements Rickmers Ship Management demonstrates its strong commitment to maximising the sustainability, energy efficiency and safety of its ships.
Newest Sub-chapter of WISTA Inaugurated in Kochi
The newst sub–chapter of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association – was inaugurated in Kochi on the 29th of August 2014, making it the fifth chapter in the country. The sub-chapter was launched as a part of the 2nd Hotel, and was attended by eminent personalities from the Indian maritime industry. Mr Umesh Grover, CEO of Indian National Ship owner’s Association (INSA), and Mr Prakash Iyer…
New SENER Directors for Asia and Pacific
SENER has strengthened its presence in Asia with new appointments to head its local premises. The Company has appointed Alfonso Cebollero as new Regional Director for Asia and Pacific…
Nigeria Cadets Train at Havyard Shipyard, Norway
Havyard inform that Marine Platforms Limited, which will soon be taking over a ship from the Norway-based shipbuider, has sent five of its cadets to Havyard as part of their training programme. In April 2013 Marine Platforms ordered a Havyard 857 Subsea ship from Havyard and will take delivery of the vessel from Havyard's shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn this November. A group of young Nigerian cadets who…
CGG Nets Quartet of BroadSeis-BroadSource Marine Contracts
French Firm CGG announced today that it has been awarded contracts for the 3D seismic acquisition of four major surveys using its BroadSeisTM with BroadSourceTM, marine broadband technology. The four surveys represent a total contract value of over 80 million USD. Three of the surveys have been awarded in the Asia-Pacific region, with two offshore Malaysia and one offshore NW Australia, while the fourth is to be acquired offshore West Africa.
Date for Diary: BlueTech & Blue Economy Summit & Expo
The Maritime Alliance promotes the 6th Annual event Novemeber 12-13, 2014 at the McMillin Companies Event Center in San Diego, CA as a unique opportunity to understand trends, network with leaders from the public and private sector, see innovative technologies by the exhibitors, and identify possible partners. Recent studies are helping us understand the size and dynamic nature of the Blue Economy and particularly the BlueTech sector that is enabling us to explore…
Seattle Seahawks Adopt USCG 13th District
The Seattle Seahawks organization formally adopted the U.S. Coast Guard 13th District during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Tuesday. Rear Adm. Richard Gromlich, commander of the Coast Guard 13th District, accepted the honor from the Air Force 446th Airlift Wing, last year’s honored unit. More than a dozen Seahawks players and members of the team’s cheerleading squad, the Seagals, met with hundreds of military members, signed autographs and posed for photographs.
Kelvin Hughes Debuts Port Security Products
Kelvin Hughes is displaying its new combined camera and radar Single Mast Solution (SMS) at SMM 2014 in Hamburg from September 9-12. The company is also demonstrating the associated CxEye display software which provides intuitive command and control for the system. Responding to the market need for a rapidly deployable, all-weather, port and harbor security radar and multi-optioned electro-optical system…
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 10
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Rickmers-Linie Supports Low Sulphur Regime, Expects Cost Hike
Rickmers-Linie has declared its support for the introduction of stricter sulphur regulations but expects that it will inevitably lead to an increase in the cost of marine fuels. “While shipping is already the most environmentally friendly mode of transport, the new regulations help to further reduce the impact on the environment and our health,” said Ulrich Ulrichs, Chief Executive Officer of Rickmers-Linie.
Sea Trucks Signs $130m Facility for Offshore Newbuild
Sea Trucks Group Limited, an international oil and gas marine contractor with a track record in the key oil and gas producing regions, particularly West Africa, announced a $130 million facility to finance the completion of Jascon 18 has been signed. Jascon 18, a 150-meter DP3 multipurpose construction support vessel, will continue the final stages of outfitting at the Kwong-Soon shipyard in Singapore where work on the accommodation blocks…
Tropical Storm Forms off Mexico's Pacific Coast
Tropical storm Odile formed on Wednesday off Mexico's Pacific Coast and is due to strengthen overnight as it moves towards the famous beach resort of Acapulco, which…
US Shippers Seek Role in LNG, Oil Exports
The U.S. government should ensure that international trade of U.S. natural gas, and potentially crude oil, will offer opportunities for the domestic shipping industry, maritime groups said on Wednesday. Booming shale gas production has put the United States on track to become a major exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the next few years. While it would take time for U.S. shipyards to scale up to produce to the vessels needed to transport LNG overseas…
US Approves LNG Exports from Sempra, Carib Energy Projects
The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday approved liquefied natural gas exports from two projects, as lawmakers pressed the administration to move quickly to clear…
Damen Building Walk 2 Work Vessel on Speculation
After making final touches to the Damen Walk 2 Work vessel, a completely new and innovative design for the offshore support vessel market, Dutch shipbuilder Damen decided to start building the vessel on speculation, marked with the start of the basic and consequently detailed engineering of the vessel. The vessel will support and accommodate turbine maintenance crews at sea. Not only provides the vessel on-site work facilities and accommodation for voyages of up to one month…
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.
Gabadi is First Outfitter Licensed by GTT
On the occasion of SMM in Hamburg, Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) and Gabadi S.L. have signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA), making Gabadi the first outfitter licensed by GTT.
MN 100: Reintjes GmbH
President: Dr. Reintjes GmbH is an independent propulsion technology company that manufactures 1,300 gearboxes per year at its headquarters in Hamelin. More than 90,000 units have been supplied to customers worldwide. Over time, Reintjes has expanded its product portfolio of marine gearboxes for engine ratings from 250-30,000 kW. Its maritime applications include dredging gearboxes and step-up gearboxes as well as complex system solutions such as pod drives and hybrid drives.
MN 100: Rapp Hydema U.S., Inc.
The group’s business in the United States is organized under the parent company, Rapp Hydema U.S. Inc., a holding company with three wholly-owned subsidiaries that are controlled from the headquarters in Seattle. Rapp Hydema Northwest operates a workshop and local production. Rapp Hydema AK is the service arm of the Alaskan office and runs an engineering yard in Dutch Harbor. Rapp Hydema Subsea (Houston) is responsible for the offshore market.
MN 100: LeBeouf Bros. Towing, LLC
LeBeouf Bros. Towing, LLC is one of the oldest marine towing companies operating the U.S. inland waterway system. Formed in the early 1940s by brothers Willard and Irvin LeBeouf, and joined in 1946 by Earl Gonsoulin, the company was purchased by the Gonsoulin family in 1968. Today LeBeouf Bros. is privately held and operated by Richard “Dickie” Gonsoulin and his son, Jon Gonsoulin, and continues to…