Vard Holdings' 3Q & 9M 2014 Results
Vard Holdings Limited will release its results for the third quarter and nine months ended 30 September 2014, before market opens on Tuesday, 11 November 2014. *…
Drillsearch Acquires Ambassador Oil & Gas
Drillsearch Energy Limited announced having successfully completed compulsory acquisition of the outstanding shares in Ambassador Oil & Gas Limited (Ambassador).
Kalmar Bags 9 RTGs Order from Piraeus Container Terminal
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a repeat order for nine all-electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) with Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) S.A. in Greece, a wholly-owned subsidiary of COSCO Pacific Limited. The cranes, four of which are the world's widest, will help the port meet its twin goals of increasing both capacity and savings. The deliveries are scheduled for 2015. This order further consolidates Kalmar's partnership with the terminal…
Schlumberger Debuts StingBlade Bit
Smith Bits, a Schlumberger company, announced today the introduction of StingBlade* conical diamond element bit. StingBlade bits increase run length and rate of penetration (ROP) while delivering improved steering response in directional applications. “In the continuous drive for increasing efficiency and lowering costs while drilling, our customers expect that each section is drilled from shoe to total depth with one drill bit at a high rate of penetration…
British Wheat Heads to US for First Time in over 2 Years
Britain has sold a shipment of feed wheat to a buyer in the United States, marking the first significant volume in two-and-a-half years, two traders said on Monday.
US Inspecting Vessels of ‘High Risk’ for Ebola
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) are actively vetting all vessels arriving which have previously visited a port in a country where the Ebola virus is present.
WESMAR Delivers Thruster to another Fireboat
WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) delivered one of its bow thruster systems to another fireboat this month. This systems will be installed on a ‘super pumper’ for the city of San Francisco. The new fireboat is being built by Vigor Fab, Seattle, a subsidiary of Vigor Industrial, and is scheduled for delivery next year. Per specifications her ability to maneuver and dock in tight situations and to…
Davie, Aecon Announce Cooperation Agreement
Chantier Davie Canada Inc. and Aecon Atlantic Inc. announced the signing of a cooperative agreement to work on marine-related projects. Skills and knowledge sharing on joint programs.
Tarabochia Joins EBDG as CFO
Elliott Bay Design Group hired Peter Tarabochia as its new Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Tarabochia, formerly of Vigor Industrial, brings more than a decade of experience to his new role as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Throughout his career, he has played a vital role as an experienced financial leader for a number of fortune 500 enterprises. His background includes expertise…
Burger Boat Delivers R/V Arcticus
Burger Boat Company delivered the R/V Arcticus, a 78-foot research vessel for the United States Geological Survey (USGS), on Friday, October 17, 2014. The Arcticus replaces the 38-year-old R/V Grayling and brings the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) large vessel fleet up-to-date. The Arcticus will be stationed at the USGS base in Cheboygan, Michigan and incorporates modern marine standards and state-of-the-art technology to more safely and effectively conduct fisheries research.
ART 80-32 Rotortug Delivered in Malta
RT Discovery, the first of the next generation Rotortugs, was delivered by Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd. to her new owner Elisabeth Ltd. in Malta. The new Robert Allan Ltd. designed 80 tons harbor/escort tug features the Rotortug propulsion configuration. RT Discovery’s maneuverability and strength provide operators with maximum tugboat safety during operations and enhance the operational possibilities enormously, Rotortug said.
Wallem Adds Three Ship Simulators in Ukraine
The Wallem Maritime Training Center in Odessa, Ukraine added three training simulators: bridge simulator (Transas NT-PRO 5000 5.25), engine room simulator (Transas Techsim 5000 8.3) and liquid cargo handling simulator (Transas LCHS 5000). The equipment will be used to simultaneously train deck and engine officers in handling all types of vessels including tankers, container and bulk carriers and car carriers.
Latvia Authorizes Korean Register Statutory Services
Korean Register (KR), an IACS member classification society, has been authorized as a “recognized organization” of the Latvian government to deliver statutory services.
Great Lakes Shipyard to Build Two Tugs for NYPA
The Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio, has been contracted by New York Power Authority (NYPA) to build and deliver two new tugboats for the Niagara Power Plant’s winter operations in Buffalo, N.Y. The new tugs will augment and replace aging vessels that are used for the installation, removal and maintenance of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom and various associated marine construction projects.
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.
MOL Drill Prepares for Offshore Incident
Under cooperation with Japan's Coast Guard, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has conducted a tabletop drill based on a scenario in which fire occurred in the engine…
iXBlue Gyrocompass Chosen for the French Navy
PIRIOU selects iXBlue’s QUADRANS as reference gyrocompass for the French Navy B2M multi-mission ship program as iXBlue QUADRANS sales tops 400 units since launch. For each vessel, iXBlue will supply the complete navigation suite, including QUADRANS gyrocompass, NETANS data distribution and processing unit, and the warfare navigation software. iXBlue is a global provider of navigation, positioning and imaging solutions and services for civil and defense applications.
Maritime Terrorist Attacks ‘Increasingly Likely’
Shipping in general and oil tankers in particular should increase levels of security to counter the threat of an increasingly likely terrorist attack, maritime security company MAST has warned.
Eastern's Columbia on Display in Fort Lauderdale
Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s reengineered Columbia, built from the original design plans of the classic 1923 Essex-built schooner, will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30-November 3, 2014. The original Columbia, a 141’ classic Gloucester Fishing Schooner designed by William Starling Burgess, built at the historic A.D. Story shipyard of Essex, Massachusetts and launched April 17…
Great Lakes Ore Surge Continues
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes topped 7 million tons for the third straight month in September, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) said, adding that the 7…