Shipbuilding: Navigator Holdings Orders Two LPG Carriers
Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NVGS) announced that it has ordered two 22,000 cubic meter semi-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in South Korea at a construction cost of $51 million each. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered in January and March 2017 respectively. These two LPG vessels will operate on agreed time charters for an initial term of five years from delivery…
World Maritime University Graduates Largest Class
On Sunday, November 2, the Chancellor of the World Maritime University (WMU) and IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu conferred postgraduate degrees on the WMU's Class of 2014. Compiling the largest class in the 31-year history of WMU, 124 students graduated from the Malmö-based M.Sc. program in Maritime Affairs, 47 from the M.Sc. program in Dalian, China, 36 from the M.Sc. program in Shanghai, China, and 19 from the distance-learning Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance.
Strike Averted at St. Lawrence Seaway
St. The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that it has reached agreement with UNIFOR, which represents the corporation’s 460 unionized employees…
LNG on the Rise
As the world’s economies search for sustainable, reliable, renewable energy sources, they are also more closely examining a range of fossil fuels to find the cleanest…
China Pledges Mergers, Private Investment in Shipping Industry Reform
China has issued further guidance to support and modernize its shipping industry, saying it would encourage mergers and private investment as well as develop its cruise industry.
Recent Vessel Sales: October 2014
Vessel sales for October 2014 (as of November 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.
Going Big for Sustainability
Orkot Marine Bearings, developed and manufactured by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, contribute to the build of one of the world’s most efficient and largest containerships, the Maersk Triple E class family, built by Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding. Orkot TXMM and TLMM bearings were developed to meet the requirements of ever changing markets. The synthetic composite bearing materials incorporate solid lubricants to provide exceptional wear resistance…
National Response Corporation Acquires Emerald Alaska
National Response Corporation (NRC), a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company, announced today the completion of the acquisition of Emerald Alaska, LLC from Emerald Services, Inc.
Rodriguez Appointed Deputy Maritime Administrator
Mike Rodriguez, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alum, was sworn in as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD). Rodriguez has more than 35 years experience as a maritime industry professional in both the public and private sectors. He joins MARAD from the Navy’s National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office. Prior to that, he served in the Military Sealift Command and in other active duty tours in the Navy.
PCCI Wins Skimmer Boats Consulting Contract
PCCI, Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a contract to provide consulting services for the design/build process of debris skimmer boats for the Department…
Fuel System Modifications Lead to Fire
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued a safety alert to raise awareness regarding the importance of using proper replacement parts and equipment in accordance with their intended purpose. Recently, a casualty occurred on a passenger vessel operating about a mile offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. A crewmember, while making a round in a machinery space, noticed that a small fuel spray fire had developed above one of the four propulsion engines.
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.
Davie Inks Two Ship Repair Contracts
Chantier Davie Canada Inc. announced the signing of two new contracts, one with CSL Group and the other with the Canadian Coast Guard. Davie’s contract with CSL Group will see CSL Group’s MV Baie St. Paul arrive in the shipyard in January for a period of six weeks to perform repair and maintenance activities. The Canadian Coast Guard awarded Davies the contract for the vessel CCGS Des Groseilliers, carried out with the cooperation of Babcock Canada Inc.
Emissions Reductions Persist at Port of LA
The Port of Los Angeles continues to make strides in cutting pollution from ships, trucks, trains, cargo-handling equipment and harbor craft, according to the latest annual inventory of emissions from port-related mobile sources. The Port’s 2013 Inventory of Air Emissions shows the Port has set new records with diesel particulate matter (DPM) down 80 percent, nitrogen oxides (NOx) down 57 percent and sulfur oxides (SOx) down 90 percent over eight years of aggressive clean air measures.
Quebec Eyes Exports of Oils Sand Crude, LNG
Canada's Quebec province could start exporting crude from oil sands and also liquefied natural gas to Asia and Europe from 2017-2018, as buyers search for alternative suppliers to Russia, Quebec's energy minister said. The standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine has increased Europe's quest for alternative suppliers of oil and gas and Canada's exports to Europe have already started to pick up in the last few months.
Search Continues for Trawler Crew
Humber Coastguard is coordinating the search for the missing skipper and four crew of the trawler, Ocean Way. The trawler was last heard from about 100 miles east of the Farne Islands.
Dryad Maritime Earns ISO Certification
UK maritime intelligence provider Dryad Maritime has achieved ISO certification to ISO 9001:2008, covering the provision of vessel management intelligence and maritime security advice.
Ambrey Risk Acquires Drum Cussac Security Unit
Drum Cussac and Ambrey Risk have agreed the sale and purchase of Drum Cussac’s maritime transits security division. Drum Cussac’s transits security division provides security consultants in all marine environments to protect commercial shipping from seaborne piracy threats, predominantly in the Lloyds of London High Risk Area (HRA) of the Indian Ocean. Drum Cussac has provided this service to a large number of clients since 2008.
Repower Gives New Life to '80s Supply Vessel
As the drilling industry increasingly returns to shallow water operation, Laborde Products is poised to help offshore transportation companies command the best use of their fleets. Laborde's Mitsubishi engine lineup offers a choice for upgrading older-model small utility boats. Repowering Gulf Ranger, a 150' mini-supply vessel owned by Cape Coastal Marine, brought this 1985 build into compliance with Tier 3 regulations.
KOTUG Assists LNG Vessels at Brunei Terminal
As from the start of October 2014, KOTUG is assisting all LNG vessels at the Brunei LNG Terminal with three powerful Rotortugs. Brunei Shell Petroleum Company awarded KOTUG as its exclusive towage provider with a 24/7 operation, supported by local management. Three 80-ton-plus bollard pull strong tugs of the Rotor concept are in charge for the berthing and unberthing operations of LNG tankers, standby services during loading, oil spill response and firefighting duties.