'New Tango' Brings More Post-Panamax Ships to Charleston
The SC Ports Authority today received the first ship call of a new consolidated East Coast South America service that brings additional post-Panamax vessels to Charleston. The newly-formed "New Tango" weekly service includes Hamburg Süd/Aliança, Hapag-Lloyd/CSAV, as well as two carriers new to this trade in the Port of Charleston, NYK and Yang Ming. The deployment of larger ships in the service provides the opportunity for Charleston to grow container volumes in this trade.
Video: E-Class Edith Mærsk on the Thames
The largest ship ever to enter the Thames arrived at DP World London Gateway, the U.K.’s new deepwater container port. The 397-meter-long, 56-meter-wide Edith Mærsk has a draught of 16 meters and carries up to 15,500 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units). A time-lapse video of Edith Mærsk at DP World London Gateway is available here. “The arrival of the Edith Mærsk is a historic moment,” said DP World CEO Simon Moore.
Rolls-Royce Expands in the Canary Islands
Rolls-Royce announced it has signed a cooperation agreement with the Astican Shipyard in Las Palmas, Canary Islands that it said will enhance the service capabilities…
Smith Brothers Chrtisten New Tug
Smith Brothers, Inc., Chesapeake Bay-based barge and marine equipment charter company, recently added the tug Capt. Kenneth to its fleet of inland and truckable tugs. With the 99-year-old namesake looking on alongside his son, Jeffrey Smith, company president, Eleanor Smith christened the vessel after her grandfather, Kenneth. "This boat reflects the hard work and commitment of the Smith Brothers team," said Jeffrey Smith. The Capt. Kenneth is 50' x 19' x 7.5" with an operating draft of 6'.
LNG America, Buffalo Marine to Design LNG Bunker Fuel Network
LNG America announced it has entered an agreement with Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. (Buffalo Marine) to cooperate on the design of an LNG bunker fuel network for the U. S. Gulf Coast region. LNG America is developing a hub-and-spoke delivery system for LNG as fuel for the marine market and other high horsepower applications. Ultimately, LNG America will establish delivery infrastructure for the delivery of LNG as fuel in major U.S. ports.
KOTUG’s Hybrid Rotortug Arrives in Rotterdam
RT Evolution, KOTUG’s new hybrid Rotortug, has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam on Saturday, Oct. 18. In the coming weeks, Damen Shipyards Group will complete the final outfitting and testing of this next generation Robert Allan design: the ART 80-32 Hybrid. According to the builder, the 32.9m ART 80-32 Hybrid (13.2m beam) has a max bollard pull of 84t and max speed of 13.7kts. Its total power is 5,295BKW.
Falmouth CGOC Joins National Network
Falmouth Coastguard Operations Center (CGOC) will become part of the new Coastguard national network for the first time this week. Work has been carried out at the…
Navico Acquires MARIS; Expands Portfolio
Navico Holding AS, parent company to the Simrad brand of navigational marine electronics, has reached an agreement to acquire MARIS (Maritime Information Systems A/S) from The Grieg Group. MARIS is a supplier of data solutions to the commercial maritime sector related to navigation, voyage optimization and voyage monitoring. With well more than 10,000 navigation systems delivered, MARIS is a supplier of ECDIS systems globally.
Rolls-Royce to Design, Equip Stern Trawler for Ramoen
The Armon shipyard in Gijón, Spain has entered into a contract to build a new Stern Trawler for the Norwegian fishing company Ramoen. The vessel will be a Rolls-Royce design, type NVC 372, and the contract value is £6.5 million to Rolls-Royce. The 75 meter long vessel will carry out traditional fishing operations for whitefish and shrimps, and will be equipped for both bottom and pelagic trawl. To achieve the best possible operating economy and environment-friendly profile…
Frontline appoints Macleod as new CEO
Crude oil tanker firm Frontline, part of shipping tycoon John Fredriksen's business empire, appointed Robert Hvide Macleod as chief executive to replace Jens Martin Jensen, the firm said on Monday.
Autonomous Technology for Offshore Wind Farm
ASV Ltd in association with Planet Ocean Ltd, have received funding from the GROW:OffshoreWind initiative to investigate how the use of Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) could reduce the costs of offshore wind farm support. The project will look at using ASVs to reduce the cost of tasks related to the construction, operation and maintenance (O&M) of offshore wind farms. Together ASV and Planet Ocean will look at scour monitoring…
BHP Bullish on Caval Ridge's Prospects
Yesterday BHP Billiton Coal President, Dean Dalla Valle, was joined by the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, and joint venture partner Mitsubishi in a ceremony to open the US$3.4 billion Caval Ridge Mine, which has created around 500 jobs in Queensland. Caval Ridge Mine is the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA)1 eighth operation in the region and will initially produce up to 5.5 million tonnes per annum of premium quality metallurgical coal.
India to Develop Iran's Chabahar Port
India will float a company to develop Iran's Chabahar Port, a government statement said on Saturday, as New Delhi aims to take advantage of a thaw in Tehran's relations with world powers. The port of Chabahar in southeast Iran is central to India's efforts to circumvent Pakistan and open up a route to landlocked Afghanistan where it has developed close security ties and economic interests. Iran and…
Vice Presidents Rejig at Caterpillar Inc
Following the previous announcement regarding two group presidents’ retirements and new responsibilities for another group president, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT)…
Keppel Logistics Expands in Australia
Keppel Logistics Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T), has expanded its logistics capabilities down under with Keppel Logistics (Australia) Pty Ltd. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Logistics will manage a 10,000 square metre warehouse in Brisbane, Australia. Located 10 kilometres from Brisbane City, the Stafford facility recently commenced…
Simushir Under Tow by Barbara Foss
Foss Maritime's ocean-going tug, the Barbara Foss, is towing the Russian cargo vessel, Simushir, which lost power late Thursday night off the west coast of Haida Gwaii. The Barbara Foss is currently traveling at 5.5 knots and is expected to arrive at the Port of Prince Rupert, BC with the Simushir in tow at approximately 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time tonight, where two assist tugs and a pilot will be on hand to help the ship dock.
Northrop Grumman Sponsors Maritime RobotX Challenge
Northrop Grumman Corporation is expanding its support for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across the globe by sponsoring the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Singapore, Oct.
USCG Search For Boater Missing 50 miles South St Marks, Florida
The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater 50-miles south of St. Marks, Florida, Sunday. Missing is George Taylor, 60, from Tallahassee, Florida, who was reportedly sailing his 27-foot Catalina sailboat from St. Marks to Carrabelle Florida. A friend of Taylor’s called Coast Guard Sector Mobile to report him overdue at 4.p.m.Saturday. The caller’s last contact with Taylor was Thursday morning via social media; he reportedly stated his intentions were to be in Carrabelle Friday evening.
Austal Launches 5th CCP Boat
Austal launched yesterday its fifth in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia. Cape Jervis is the fifth of eight 58-metre patrol boats that are being delivered to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) by Austal as Prime Contractor under a design, build and in-service sustainment contract, valued at approximately $330 million.