TRIYARDS Buys into Aluminium Shipbuilding Expertise
TRIYARDS Holdings Limited, an offshore vessel fabrication and engineering solutions provider to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, has added new capabilities, products and clients with its latest acquisition of experienced shipbuilding and fabrication companies, Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd and Strategic Marine (V) Co. Limited (collectively termed Strategic Marine). Strategic Marine has been building…
Offshore Oil: Lamprell Completes Caspian Sea Drilling Unit
UAE-based Lamprell said that it completed construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, Mercury, for service in the Caspian Sea. "I am delighted to report that we have completed the second drilling rig for use in the Caspian Sea, not only because of the significant beneficial impact on this year's results but also because of the exemplary safety record on a highly complex project in a remote location," said Jim Moffat, CEO of Lamprell.
Statoil: New Oil in the Grane Area
Statoil has together with PL169 partners proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea. Well 25/8-18 S, drilled by the rig Transocean Leader, proved an oil column of 25 m in the Heimdal Formation. The estimated volume of the discovery is in the range of 30-80 million barrels of recoverable oil. "We are pleased with having proved new oil resources in the Grane area," said May-Liss Hauknes, Statoil vice president for exploration in the North Sea.
USCG Reopens Port Allen Post Hurricane Ana
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened Port Allen in Kauai Monday morning after surveying crews deemed it safe for transit. The maritime public is advised to be vigilant when entering ports and harbors and to cooperate with the direction of the Coast Guard and local harbor masters. Mariners seeking additional information on port and harbor openings should contact Sector Honolulu at (808) 842…
Good News from China on GDP, Industrial Production
The economic news from China this morning were somewhat comforting but highlights that the economy activity in the world’s largest economy is certainly slowing down, reports BIMCO. Behind the headline GDP, other economic indicators such as industrial production, electricity consumption, credit growth and real estate investments suggest that things are still settling down at a slower pace going forward, from what have seen in recent years.
Total CEO Killed in Moscow Runway Accident
Private jet collided with snow plow during takeoff; Total's CEO a defender of Moscow policies. Insiders Boisseau and Pouyanne long seen as potential successors. The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night. De Margerie's death leaves a void at the…
B COOL Acquires MEMAC
With the acquisition of MEMAC, B COOL A/S now offers customers one entry to multiple maritime systems – both refrigeration solutions and monitoring of the engine rooms and other technical plants of the ships. B COOL A/S said it has acquired MEMAC, which specializes in software solutions for monitoring systems that are typically used in the ship’s engine rooms. For the customers this means that B COOL A/S is able to offer sales…
New Intermodal Rail Service from PortMiami
Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) and PortMiami, through a strategic alliance, are offering the Sunshine Gateway service, which includes on-dock intermodal rail capabilities. This seamless ship to rail transfer allows the port to handle additional volumes and ensures that shipments move more quickly and efficiently with the potential to reach 70 percent of the United States population in four days or less.
Renewable Energy: Schottel Tidal Turbines Ready For Use
In the last months Schottel successfully tested its hydrokinetic turbines in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The full-scale tests included 260 operating hours under realistic conditions. The result: One turbine with a rotor diameter of four meters generates 50 kW per second at a rated water velocity of 2.75 meters per second. 10 hours of operation provide enough electricity to supply an average household for a month.
Catamaran Passenger Ferries Delivered in Angola
Incat Crowther announced the delivery a pair of 30m catamaran passenger ferries, Macôco and Panguila, to Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola. The vessels, built by Astilleros Armon in Spain, will be operated by subsidiary TMA Express. Macôco and Panguila are the first deliveries in an aggressive infrastructure-building project that also includes a pair of 36m ferries – also constructed by Astilleros Armon - to be delivered shortly.
Maritime Broadband Opens Office in Greece
Maritime Broadband has expanded its worldwide footprint by opening an office, Maritime Broadband Hellas, in Athens, Greece. The new office addresses the growing international demand for its C-Bird VSAT communications solution and spearheads sales and service support in the region. Maritime Broadband Hellas, which is headed by Managing Director, Thanasis Giamas, employs a four-person staff fluent in English…
Continership Alliance Expands to US Trades
The CKYHE Alliance (COSCO, "K" LINE, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping, and Evergreen Line) has announced they will expand their cooperation scope to U.S. Trades and CKYHE files an Agreement and reports to related regulators to comply with their regulations. Regarding the expansion of the cooperation, CKYHE already submitted a formal letter to Ministry of Transport (MOT) of PRC, filed with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) a Filing Agreement to cover U.S.
WWII Wrecks Found off North Carolina
A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were found approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Lost for more than 70 years, the discovery of the two vessels, in an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, is a rare window into a historic military battle and the underwater battlefield landscape of WWII.
Long Beach Cargo Continues to Climb
Cargo container traffic rose 7.3 percent in September at the Port of Long Beach compared to the same month last year, making for the Southern California seaport’s busiest September since 2007, the Port’s peak year. A total of 629,771 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) was moved through the Long Beach Harbor in September. Of those, 339,343 TEUs were imports, up 10.2 percent compared to September last year. Exports declined 12.1 percent to 118,412 TEUs.
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.
Weak Oil Threatens US Export of LNG
Plunging global oil prices may turn hopes for cheap liquefied natural gas supplies from the United States into a costly disappointment for Asian buyers who have…
Sunken Barge Salvage Stops Traffic on Chicago River
The U.S. Coast Guard said it is restricting vessel traffic on the Chicago River to allow for salvage of a sunken barge. All cargo has been removed from the sunken…
Coast Guard Foundation to Honor USCG in Miami
The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard Seventh District will take place on November 13 at the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. During the event, emceed by Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, chairman and CEO of Active Interest Media…
PES to Begin Operating Benzene Terminal in November
Philadelphia Energy Solutions plans to start operating a new benzene offtake terminal next month at its 335,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Philadelphia, two people familiar with the plans said.
NMEA Awards Top Electronic Makers
Marine electronics experts named 11 products in nine categories as winners of the 2014 NMEA Product Awards. Once again, Furuno USA was named Manufacturer of the Year--Support.