Carnival, China Merchants Sign MOU
MOU will explore both Port & Destination Development and Ship-Owning joint ventures with the goal of potentially launching China’s first world-class domestic cruise brand.
Bollinger Promotes Remont to VP
Bollinger Shipyards President and CEO Ben Bordelon announced today another key internal promotion designed to enhance the strategic value of the Company. “I am pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Remont to Vice President and General Manager of our Lockport New Construction division (BLN). Bordelon went on to say “Chris joined Bollinger in May 2014 as Director of Program Management overseeing all aspects of Program Management at BLN.
Greek Government to Halt Piraeus Port Sale
The new Greek government led by the left-wing Syriza party will halt the sale of a majority stake in the port of Piraeus, Greece's biggest, begun by the previous government…
Northeast Winter Storm Disrupts Shipping
Winter Storm Juno, which has brought snow and gale force winds to the North East Coast of the United States, is causing severe disruption to shipping across the entire coastline.
Hellman & Friedman Sells Out of GTT
Gaztransport & Technigaz S.A. (GTT) announces that H&F Luxembourg 1 S.à.r.l., an affiliate of Hellman & Friedman, has completed the sale of its remaining holding…
GE Powers Diadema Cruise Ship
Fincantieri shipyard to equip in-board propulsion for Carnival and Costa vessels, GE’s Power Conversion business has helped the shipyard successfully deliver the…
Tanker with Kurdish Crude Leaving U.S. After 6-month Dispute
After being stuck in legal limbo for six months, a tanker loaded with 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude headed east on Tuesday to leave U.S. waters after Baghdad…
CakeBoxx, Globe Tracker Partner for Asset Tracking
Globe Tracker International, a company in global autonomous asset tracking, monitoring, remote management and data sharing services, and CakeBoxx Technologies, developer…
Matiss Backs European Shipping Week
The Presidency of the Council of the European Union has granted official patronage to the forthcoming European Shipping Week (ESW) which will be held in Brussels during March 2‐6, 2015.
CORIMA Orders a Damen ASD Tug 2810
CORIMA, part of the Italian Gesmar Group, has ordered a Damen ASD Tug 2810. The Damen ASD Tug 2810, which has a 60 metric tons bollard pull, will be deployed in the port of Ancona. With the official signing ceremony taking place on January 12, the new tug is due to be delivered at the end of the year. Riccardo Vitiello, CORIMA President and Managing Director Gesmar Group, said, “We already have a Damen ASD Tug 3110 and have always thought Damen is a very good, high quality shipbuilder.
Partnership Targets Waste Conversion Solutions
Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with Green Marine Capital (GMC) in an effort to enable off grid sustainability…
The Next Step in Fuel Efficiency
‘Landmark Year’ for RS in 2014
For Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), 2014 marked the 101st year of its activities. The classification society said 2014 also marked a landmark year, as…
NOIA: Draft Offshore Lease Program Both Hits and Misses
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Randall Luthi issued a statement on the 2017-2022 Draft Proposed OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program, stating the U.S.
Blue Sky Network Updates SkyRouter Web Portal
Blue Sky Network (BSN), a global provider of satellite tracking and fleet management solutions for land mobile, maritime and aviation assets, announced upgrades to SkyRouter’s extensive Alert Notification system. SkyRouter is Blue Sky Network’s cloud-based web portal and mapping solution, which communicates with remote devices over the Iridium Satellite Network. It provides a secure interface for tracking, managing and communicating with globally dispersed assets in real-time.
SKF Expands Electric Motor Repair Network
Electric motors are among the highest in reliability incident reports, said SKF Canada, noting that for many companies, electric motor failures lead to a continual…
NewLead Expands Fleet to 10 Vessels
NewLead Holdings Ltd. announced that it recently added five bitumen tanker vessels, expanding its fleet to 10 vessels in less than a year while performing on its…
US Proposes Allowing Oil, Gas Drilling off Atlantic Coast
The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed allowing for the first time oil and gas exploration in a wide swath of U.S. waters off the Atlantic Coast. The 2017…
Tauber Oil Opens West Calcasieu Port Operations
Tauber Oil Company of Houston has become the West Calcasieu Port’s newest tenant. “Tauber Oil is a service-oriented wholesale energy marketing company with a reputation for reliable performance and untarnished character,” said Lynn Hohensee, port director. Tauber Oil becomes the sixth tenant of the port and is providing ultra-low-sulfur diesel to inland marine vessels. This service enhances vessel stops at the port that already provides the following marine services – barge fleeting…
Libya Returns Fuel Tanker to Rival Government
Libya's recognized government has released a tanker forced to dock at a port under its control after originally banning it from delivering fuel to its rival administration…