Liberia is the Flag of Choice for Greek Operators
Liberia has become the flag of choice for Greek ship owners and operators, securing the leading position for the first time in more than forty years since the early seventies. Figures produced by the Greek publication Shipping & Finance, which bases its findings on data from the Marine Information Services database for Greek and Cypriot shipping companies, confirm that the Greek merchant fleet now includes 800 Liberian-flag ships…
Kraft Power Named Distributor for Scania USA
Continuing its North American service network expansion, Scania has named Kraft Power as its newest marine distributor. Kraft Power is now a Scania marine distributor for Florida, Georgia, Bermuda and the Bahamas, representing Scania’s latest marine engine platform: 9-, 13-, and 16- liter engines used for propulsion and auxiliary applications. Kraft Power will also distribute Scania industrial engines in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida.
Port of Amsterdam to Reward Green Barges
The cleaner the vessels, the larger the discount on Inland Harbour Dues. Port of Amsterdam will be joining the Green Award program for inland barges on January 1…
GE Gas Turbine Powers Australia’s Largest Warship
GE Marine’s LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbine now powers the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) recently commissioned HMAS Canberra Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, the first of two LHDs to be introduced into the RAN fleet. According to the RAN’s website, “Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett said that the commissioning was a step towards developing the future of the Navy. ‘HMAS Canberra is an exciting addition to the Royal Australian Navy.
FPSO Trio Receives Side Shell Protection
SPS Overlay has yet again been used for side impact protection on three FPSOs for a major player in the offshore industry. The work was carried out at Enseada do Paraguaçu S.A. Shipyards (EEP) in Brazil and COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard, China. These projects were undertaken during the course of 2014, with the final project being completed in December 2014. A total 2,824m² of SPS Overlay has been installed on the three vessels.
Rig Moves: Mobilized for Performance
The operation of an oil field involves moving rigs or jackups in a maneuver referred to as a rig move. These complex operations require experience and the coordination of all stakeholders. Explanation by Pål-André Malø, superintendent for new construction, and former AHTS captain (Anchor Handling Tugs Supply) with Bourbon Offshore Norway. "Generally speaking, this operation mobilizes between 3 and 4 vessels tasked with pulling the anchors of the rig to position it.
Liebherr Expects Turnover Dip
For the 2014 business year, the Liebherr Group is currently anticipating an overall turnover of 8,866 million euros (2013: 8,964 million euros). In the area of construction machines and mining, a decline is expected. For the other areas, the 2014 figures are higher than the previous year’s. The Liebherr Group’s overall turnover is expected to be 8,866 million euros in this business year. Compared with the turnover from 2013, this is a slight drop of about 98 million euros, or 1%.
Becker Marine Delivers Rudder for Largest Containership
At 19,000 TEU, the largest container ship in the world is now picking up speed – with a high-performance rudder from the Hamburg-based company. The christening of the CSCL GLOBE containership from China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) at the end of November drew a great deal of attention in the shipping industry, because, with space for 19,000 standard containers (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit or TEU), it is the largest one in the world.
USCG Commandant to Address PVA Convention
Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Paul F. Zukunft will attend the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2015 in Long Beach, Calif. and deliver a keynote address for attendees during the General Session on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. "We are honored and delighted to have Admiral Zukunft address our convention," said PVA President Terri Bernstein. Admiral Zukunft assumed command of the Coast Guard in May.
Damen Delivers Survey Vessel to Fugro
Three months after its last delivery, Fugro has received the third of a series of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen on December 12, 2014. Like her sisters, Fugro Frontier is a compact, diesel-electric FOCSV designed for a variety of tasks. However, Fugro Frontier has benefited from tailoring to the conditions she will meet in its chosen market off the coast of Africa.
Obama Urged to Help Resolve Port Negotiations
In a letter today to President Barack Obama, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) urged the president to take the necessary steps to assign federal…
NASSCO Opens New Facility for Naval Repair
General Dynamics NASSCO opened a new location yesterday in Bremerton, Wash. to support the company’s recently-awarded contract to repair and maintain U.S. Navy aircraft…
Container Volumes on the Rise in South Carolina
The SC Ports Authority announced another month of double-digit container growth, with fiscal year-to-date volumes up 13 percent year over year. The port handled 144,218 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in November, an increase of 8 percent over the same month last year. Fiscal year to date TEU volumes are 11 percent ahead of plan, with 777,566 TEUs handled since July. As measured in pier containers, SCPA handled 82,466 boxes last month, an increase of 10 percent over November 2013 volumes.
PIRIOU Delivers 53-meter FSIV
French boat builder PIRIOU has delivered the 11th of its 53- by 10-meter Fast Supply and Intervention Vessels (FSIV) to Suisse Outremer AG, to be operated by ABC Maritime AG. Built at the PIRIOU yard in Vietnam, the Karol W was turned over to the owners in October 2014. She is a sister ship to the FSIV Kacey delivered from the yard in May of 2014. The Kacey was on charter in Venezuela by September of this year.
Transpacific Box Shippers Plan Freight Rate Rise
A container shipping organisation urged companies on Wednesday to raise Asia-U.S. freight rates by at least $600 per 40-foot container (FEU) from Jan. 15, corresponding to an increase of 26.6 percent from the current level. The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) said the planned increase was part of an ongoing effort by members to reverse a decline in spot rates in the Asia-U.S. freight market.
Los Angeles Container Volumes Drop
Overall containerized cargo volumes in November 2014 have decreased 3 percent at the Port of Los Angeles compared to November 2013. Total cargo for November was 663,346 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs). For the first 11 months of calendar year 2014, overall volumes (7,681,498 TEUs) have increased 6.5 percent compared to the same period in 2013 (7,215,224 TEUs). Container imports decreased 2.7 percent, from 342,247 TEUs in November 2013 to 333,153 TEUs in November 2014.
Duffy Named President of Carnival Cruise Line
Christine Duffy has been named president of Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Corporation & plc. announced today. Duffy, currently president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), will assume the new role on February 1, reporting to Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc. Duffy has more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry and started her career as a travel agent in Philadelphia at McGettigan Partners.
Maaskant Shipyards Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certificate
Maaskant Shipyards (Stellendam), part of Damen Shipyards Group, has received certification from Bureau Veritas for aligning its quality and management systems with…
Damen Responds to Evolving Fishing Practices
As European fishing policies evolve, so fishing techniques advance. One of the latest technologies available is electric pulse fishing. In line with European Union regulations, a proportion of the Dutch fishing fleet is currently permitted to utilise this innovative method. With a view to supporting a sustainable North Sea fishery, Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam, part of the Damen Shipyards Group, is meeting market needs by offering conversion services to trawlers still using traditional methods.
Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon
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