Petrobras Executive Extends Leave Amid Investigation
Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA extended a leave of absence for the head of its tanker and pipeline unit, Transpetro, for 30 more days according to a filing on Friday.
Danish Maritime Takes Center Stage
The inaugural Danish Maritime Days was held with the goal of providing an open platform for a diverse range of industry stakeholders to collaboratively address some of the largest issues facing the maritime sector; but the event also showcased a resurging maritime nation asserting itself on the international radar. From October 6-10, 2014, maritime stakeholders from across the globe convened in Denmark for the inaugural Danish Maritime Days (DMD)…
American Club Strengthens Asia Presence
Katherine Wang, who is well known in Asian P&I circles, has joined the American Club as assistant vice president and marketing manager for Greater China and Northern Asia.
New Ferry Enters Service in Auckland
Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the delivery of Te Kotuku, a 34m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Fullers Group Ltd, the operator of the Auckland ferry network. The vessel, constructed at New Zealand builder Q-West, is the result of a thorough review of the network requirements, in which Incat Crowther worked closely with Fullers to develop an optimized vessel that suits the network requirements and existing infrastructure as well as offering operational flexibility.
Russia Plans to Sell Sovkomflot Shares in New York
Russia hopes to place shares of shipping company Sovkomflot in New York as part of its privatisation plans, a deputy minister of transport told reporters on Friday…
Special Vessels “Built by Flensburger”
Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, FSG, was founded in 1872 by a group of five local ship owners who previously had all their steamboats built in England as most German ship owners did in the 19th century. The first ship, the iron tall ship Doris Brodersen, was delivered to one of the founding partners in 1875. The cargo steamer Septima was commissioned a year later. In 1892 a floating dock, with a capacity of 2,300 tons has been built.
Two Scandlines Ferries Take Shape
The completion of the two new vessels, M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen, at the Danish shipyard FAYARD is progressing according to plan. It is expected that the two new passenger ferries can be put into operation on the Rostock-Gedser route in the second half of 2015. The vessels start to resemble what they are supposed to be, two modern traffic machines with lots of light, air and space. During the last months…
Gazprom & UniCredit Sign Agreement
Gazprom and UniCredit Bank signed a bilateral credit agreement worth a total of EUR 390 million in Vienna yesterday. The agreement is of great historical significance both for promoting the mutually beneficial relations between the two companies and for wider cooperation of Gazprom with financial communities of Italy and the entire Europe. Gazprom's delegation was led by Andrey Kruglov, Head of the Department for Finance and Economics.
USS Fort Worth Arrives in US 7th Fleet
Littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Dec. 4, marking a key initial milestone in its 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance. Building on USS Freedom's (LCS 1) inaugural 10-month deployment from March to December 2013, Fort Worth will expand LCS operations while in 7th Fleet, to include visiting more ports…
Metal Shark to Build Damen Designs
Vessel manufacturer Metal Shark has reached an agreement with Damen Shipyards to market Damen designs, which the company will construct at its Franklin, Louisiana shipyard. “We are proud to offer globally proven Damen designs as we expand our footprint in new markets,” said Metal Shark president Chris Allard. The Damen announcement caps off a busy year for Metal Shark, which announced the acquisition of its new Franklin shipyard in January.
New Antifouling Products from Hempel
Building on the GLOBIC and DYNAMIC range of antifouling systems, marine coatings manufacturer Hempel launched two new antifouling products for drydockings and newbuildings.
Shell Time Charters 5 Newbuild LNG Carriers
Subsidiaries of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG) (NYSE:TGP) and a wholly owned company of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has announced that they have entered…
Asia-Europe Container Freight Rates Fell 2.7 pct
Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe fell 2.7 percent to $719 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday…
Houston Ship Channel Resuming Traffic as Fog Lifts
Ship traffic was starting to resume on Friday along the Houston Ship Channel as dense fog that halted movements on Thursday began to lift, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Update on Timing of Wressle-1 Well Testing
Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, the AIM quoted oil and gas exploration and development company with a combination of producing and exploration assets in Europe…
Shell to Put Teekay’s LNG Newbuilds into service
Subsidiaries of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. and a wholly owned company of Royal Dutch Shell plc today announced that they have entered into time-charter contracts for five newbuild LNG carriers. The vessels will operate as part of Shell's global LNG fleet under time-charters ranging in duration from six to eight years, plus extension options. Delivery of the vessels will start from the second half of 2017 into 2018.
SAL Heavy Lift Handles Ichthys LNG project
SAL Heavy Lift GmbH, the leading Heavy Lift operator, has successfully completed a series of complex and sensitive shipments totalling more than 100,000frtts for the Ichthys LNG Project near Darwin, NT. SAL Heavy Lift was contracted by the Project’s freight forwarder SDV, Asia for five shipments performed on a consecutive basis from load-ports Sattahip, Masan, Busan and Shanghai. Each of the shipments…
ClassNK Launches Technical Reviews
Accessing the latest research findings or information on new technologies and incoming regulations as they emerge can prove challenging. To help make access easier…
Kalmar Gloria Reachstackers for Associated British Ports
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver two Gloria reachstackers to the Hams Hall Rail Terminal in Birmingham, operated by Associated British Ports (ABP). The order was signed in August 2014 with delivery in December 2014. The deal will enable ABP to continue to meet key performance indicators for its blue chip customers, including a tight 30-minute turnaround time. Both machines will be supplied with Kalmar's unique integrated ground-stabilizer system…
Keppel Listed on Global Sustainability Indices
Driven by a firm commitment to continuously strengthen its environmental, social and governance (ESG) management and strategy, Keppel Corporation's sustainability efforts have gained momentum…