Canada Ill-Placed to Ensure Safety of Arctic Shipping
Canada will have trouble ensuring marine safety in the Arctic as climate change melts the sea ice and shipping increases, Parliament's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday. Canada, said Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand, had "no long-term national vision" to cope with more shipping in the region, where firms are trying to exploit reserves of oil, gold, diamonds, iron ore, zinc and other commodities. Gelfand said many high-risk areas in the Arctic had been inadequately surveyed.
Piracy Expected to Increase Ahead of Nigeria's Election
Piracy will increase in the Gulf of Guinea as Nigeria prepares for an election next February in order to funnel ransom money into campaign financing, intelligence…
Netsco Appoints Flores
Netsco announces Jan M. Flores, as Sr. Director of Business Development. Flores comes to Netsco from OSG (Overseas Shipholding Group) where he headed the FSO Group and was responsible for Business Development in the Offshore market. Prior to his assignment with the FSO Group, Flories was the OSG Technical Project Manager overseeing the development of the MT Overseas Cascade and the MT Overseas Chinook.
Maritime Robot on Mission South of England
The ASV C-Enduro embarked on a robotics mission along with six other unmanned marine vessels off the southwest of England. Selected to take part by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), C-Enduro is fitted with a range of meteorological and oceanographic sensors to collect scientific data about ocean processes and marine life. The project, coordinated by NOC, is the most ambitious of its kind in Europe. The vehicles are aiming to travel up to 300 miles over the next 20 days.
Knightsbridge Tankers Changes Name to Knightsbridge Shipping
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited (Nasdaq:VLCCF) has announced that it changed its name to Knightsbridge Shipping Limited. Also, the company's web address has changed…
ROVOP's Gray Garners UK Entrepreneur Award
The managing director of rapidly growing subsea specialist ROVOP last night (October 2) received prestigious industry recognition after being named as the UK’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 for international business growth. Judges singled out Steven Gray from a shortlist of the nation’s most successful and innovative business leaders, for his outstanding achievement in building an organisation that has experienced exceptional global growth since its inception in 2011.
Polarcus Insiders Scoop up Shares
- Peter Rigg, Chairman of the Board, has on 07 October 2014 acquired 150,000 shares at a price of NOK 1.40 per share. Following the transaction he owns 434,880 shares. - Hege Sjo, board member, has on 07 October 2014 acquired 111,429 shares at a price of NOK 1.40 per share. Following the transaction she owns 461,309 shares. - Tore Karlsson, board member, has on 07 October 2014, through his wholly owned company Kepelia Enterprises Company Limited…
ACP, Port Everglades DiscussPartnership
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) received a delegation from Port Everglades led by Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief and Deputy Port Director Glenn Wiltshire. During the meeting, the Panama Canal Administrator provided an update on the Expansion Program and its impact on U.S. East Coast ports. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and Port Everglades renewed their strategic alliance in 2011 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Transas, MDS Win Taiwan's Coastal Surveillance Contract
Transas Marine Pacific and its local partner Mercuries Data Systems (MDS) have secured a multi-million contract from the Taiwan Coast Guard Administration for installation and commissioning of the National Coastal Surveillance System. The mission-critical system is based on the Transas Navi-Harbour software employing advanced features for accurate detection, tracking and identification of small and high-speed targets.
Rio Tinto rejects Glencore Merger
Glencore approached Rio Tinto about a merger in July. A tie-up would have created the world's biggest miner. No further talks with Glencore after rejecting bid-Rio.
Kvidal Named Yara Int'l Acting CEO
Torgeir Kvidal is appointed Acting CEO effective 7 October 2014, and Jørgen Ole Haslestad has resigned as Yara CEO. "Yara's Board have concluded that Haslestad is not the right person to lead the company going forward, also in light of the on-going talks with CF Industries. Haslestad would not have a role in a potential merged company," says Leif Teksum, Chairman of the Yara Board of Directors. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jørgen for his contribution to Yara…
South, North Korea Exchange Naval Fire
A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots on Tuesday after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed sea border off the peninsula's west coast and fired shots back before retreating…
Cairn's JV Discovers Oil Offshore Senegal
Cairn together with its joint venture partners have announced that the FAN-1 exploration well, offshore Senegal, has discovered oil. The well, located in 1,427 metres (m) water depth and approximately 100 kilometres offshore in the Sangomar Deep block, has reached a Target Depth (TD) of 4,927 m and was targeting multiple stacked deepwater fans. As stated prior to the commencement of operations there are no plans for immediate well testing.
Workers End Strike at Haifa
Workers at Israel's state-owned Haifa Port ended their strike on Tuesday, a day after they walked off the job in protest at a government plan to build private, competing ports.
3D Survey off Malaysia for EMGS
Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a letter of intent worth USD 6.8 million from an International Oil Company for 3D EM data acquisition in Malaysia. EMGS did not disclose the name of the contractor. "We are pleased to announce the first of several new projects in Asia. Due to increased demand for our EM services among new and existing customers we anticipate to keep one vessel operating in this region for most of or all of 2015," says CEO of EMGS, Roar Bekker.
Kalmar Electric Straddle Carriers for Eurofos
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to continue its long-standing relationship with Eurofos, France's largest terminal, with delivery of twelve new electric straddle carriers. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2014 third quarter order intake, with deliveries scheduled for February 2015. Situated in the Port of Fos, close to Marseille, Eurofos is investing heavily in future growth. The new electric straddle carriers were chosen for their excellent reliability…
Launch of “SwachhBharat Abhiyan” in JNPT
In response to the Nation’s call by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, followed by the communication from the Ministry of Shipping, Jawaharlal Nehru Port (INPT) has launched the “Swachh BharatAbhiyan” (MyCleanIndia – Of Dirt and Cleanliness) at the Port. The Abhiyan was formally inaugurated by JNPT Chairman, Mr. N.N.Kumar, IRS in the presence of the Deputy Chairman, Mr. Neeraj Bansal,IRS; the Chief Vigilance Officer…
NOAA, NASA & BOEM to Monitor Biodiversity
NOAA, NASA and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have joined together to support three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to monitor marine biodiversity at scales ranging from microbes to whales. The projects, to be funded at approximately $17 million over the next five years, subject to the availability of funds…
XL Offers KRE Cover to Yacht Owners
To help yacht owners navigate increasingly risky waters, XL Group is adding a Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion (KRE) Crisis endorsement to ShipShape, and ShipShape Plus, its recreational marine insurance coverages. "Crisis events like kidnapping, disappearance and hijack are increasingly real threats, especially on open seas," explained Denise Balan, Country Manager of XL's US Crisis Management business which developed the KRE endorsement.
APM Named 'Best Inland Service Provider'
8th Annual Express Logistics & Supply Chain Conclave, prominent Indian-based business gathering recognizes service excellence. APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. was named “Best Inland Service Provider” for the third time in three years at the recently concluded 8th Annual Express, Logistics and Supply Chain (ELSC) Conclave, 2014 held in India’s maritime and commercial capital of Mumbai. The award was presented among the categories of ELSC Service Excellence on September 25th.