New GAC Bunker Trader for Bergen Team
GAC Bunker Fuels says it has further consolidated its position in the North Sea by appointing Per Steffen Bolstad to the bunker trading team in Bergen, Norway, where he joins bunker trader Christer Benjaminsen. Nicholas Browne, Global Director of GAC Bunker Fuels says “Per Steffen has eight years’ shipping experience, and was mostly recently Branch Manager in Bergen. The company adds that GAC Bunker Fuels has expanded rapidly in the last two years…
Commandant Signs USCG Coast Guard Strategy Document
The US Coast Guard informs it has released the 'Coast Guard Western Hemisphere Strategy' under the signature of Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul F. "This morning I signed the Coast Guard Western Hemisphere Strategy. It addresses transnational threats and maritime challenges that threaten the security of our Nation, markets and oceans over the next 10 years. The Coast Guard is globally deployed, but our primary operating area remains in the Western Hemisphere.
Catcher Update by Cairn
Cairn is pleased to announce that it has entered into a farm out agreement for the sale of a 10% interest in the Catcher development and adjacent acreage in the UK North Sea. With effect from 1 January 2014 Dyas UK Limited (Dyas) shall acquire 10% in each of the following UK Continental Shelf licences P1430, P2040, P2070, P2077 and P2086 by funding Cairn’s exploration and development costs in respect of the licences up to a cap of $182million (m).
BHP Billiton & Pemex Agree to Exchange Deepwater Expertise
BHP Billiton and Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) today signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation (MOU) to exchange technical knowledge, information, experiences and practices in activities related to the oil and gas industry. On signing the MOU, BHP Billiton Petroleum and Potash President, Tim Cutt said: “We see considerable opportunity in Mexico following the recent economic reforms, and we are excited about the deepwater and the extension of the Paleogene play into the Perdido play.
Hydro Deck Delivers Ichthys LNG Project Modules
AG&P ALE Ventures Pty Ltd., an Australian-based consortium says it has successfully deployed its proprietary mobile port solution, the Hydro Deck, to deliver the first modules to the Northern Territory’s largest-ever construction project, the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project. Over the course of the project, the Hydro Deck will offload more than 200 large, pre-fabricated modules from sea to ground, overcoming Darwin’s twice-a-day, up to eight metre tidal variations.
DNV GL Pledges to Help Reduce Offshore Wind Costs by 25%
DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts today share the findings of its latest report “Offshore wind: a manifesto for cost reduction” at WindEnergy Hamburg 2014. Industry action on reducing offshore wind costs is widely regarded as essential to secure the future of this strategically important energy source in Northern Europe as well as in new markets in Asia and North America.
Holland America Line Wins 8 Magellan Awards
Travel Weekly magazine announced the recipients of its 2014 Magellan Awards, and Holland America Line received eight of the prestigious honors. The line won five gold awards in the categories Restaurant Design for Canaletto Small Plates, Television Commercial for “Breathtaking Meet Impeccable,” Blog for the Holland America Blog, Direct Mail for the 2014 Winter Mariner Magazine and Advertising/Marketing Campaign for Discover HAL’s Alaska.
Maersk Line, Keystone, Awarded MSC Contract Modifications
The US Department of Defense informs that Maersk Line and Keystone Prepositioning Services, have each been awarded vessel operation & maintenance contracts. 1. Maersk Line Ltd., Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $33,016,247 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price award fee contract (N00033-11-C-3110) to exercise the fourth option period of this contract for the operation and maintenance of five USNS Bobo-class ships, which support the U.
Preventive Measures at Panama Canal Against Ebola
The Panama Canal Authority, in coordination with the country's Ministry of Health (MINSA), is taking the following measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and protect Canal workers and customers. The Maritime Sanitation Unit of MINSA is the authority responsible for investigating and authorizing the necessary clearance to board vessels with suspicious or reported EVD cases.
IMTRA Agrees to Distribute Entire ROCA Wiper Line
IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products, announced today an exclusive distribution agreement for the full range of Roca windshield wipers. To cement this relationship, IMTRA is expanding its catalog with the introduction of the largest wiper model that Roca manufactures, the W50. This new unit rounds out the line; offering the full spectrum of wiper needs from small boats to large yachts, as well as commercial and industrial applications.
ISS Chile Advising on Oil spill at Quintero Bay
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) Chile is advising of an oil spill at Quintero Bay, Nr Valparaiso, Chile, following an incident on Thursday 24th September at the Monobuoy Terminal when the MT Mimosa cut off hoses and cargo connection, resulting in a spill of around three cubic metres at sea. Following the incident, ENAP (terminal owners) in coordination with the National Maritime Authority of Chile deployed a team of expert environmental personnel to mitigate the impact on the environment…
US River Freight System Near Breaking Point as Huge Harvest Looms
With a record U.S. harvest just coming in, the river transportation system that is at the heart of the nation's farm economy is overstrained by rising demand for shipping capacity…
Gibdock Wraps Up Repair Work for Grimaldi
The Grande Angola left Gibdock on Tuesday following the on-time completion of a scheduled package of repair works, the shipyard reported. The project covered work on the second vessel in a two-vessel contract between Gibdock and Grimaldi Group, the multinational logistics group specialized in the operation of roll-on/roll-off vessels, car carriers and ferries. The 26,881dwt ro-ro multipurpose vessel, built in 2008, underwent a full hull blasting and new silicone application.
Oil Spill at Quintero Bay, Chile
An oil spill occurred at Quintero Bay, Nr Valparaiso, Chile, following an incident on Thursday, September 24 at the Monobuoy Terminal when the MT Mimosa cut off hoses and cargo connection…
Evergreen Expands Asia-South Africa Network
To offer a more comprehensive service on the Asia-South Africa trade, Evergreen Line will adjust its existing joint service with COSCO as well as contribute vessels…
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.
Happy World Maritime Day!
Established in 2005 by a UN resolution on a recommendation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Maritime Day is an annual celebration – usually during the last week of September – that aims to draw attention to the challenges and importance of maritime issues in the management of the global economy. “At a time when the world is beset by conflict and crisis, it is easy to forget that…
Euroseas Announces $5m Share Repurchase Program
Euroseas Ltd., an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, has announced that its board of directors has approved a share repurchase program for up to a total of $5 million of the company's common stock. The board will review the program after a period of 12 months. Share repurchases will be made from…
New Filter Option for PureBallast 3.0
In conjunction with the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Alfa Laval released an alternative filter option for PureBallast 3.0. The compact new Filtrex filter lets the system operate in fresh, brackish and marine waters with a UV transmittance as low as 42%. With the launch of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.0 in 2013, Alfa Laval said it has set new standards for the energy efficiency, compactness and flexibility of its chemical-free ballast water treatment system.
Intermodal Short Sea Barge Operation Completed
The Great Lakes Towing Company completed an Intermodal Short Sea barge move utilizing the Port of Cleveland’s Rail Loop and the Port’s switching line, Cleveland Harbor Belt Railroad. Norfolk & Southern interchanged the rail car carrying the 114 metric ton transformer to Cleveland Harbor Belt Railroad to bring the railcar via the loop to the dock-face under the Port’s heavy lift crane. The cargo was transferred to a barge and was towed by the Tug OHIO to Marysville…