Tanzania's Port Authority Head Suspended
The acting director of Tanzania's port authority has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations he violated procurement procedures, officials said on Tuesday. The suspension comes at a time when the Indian Ocean port of Dar es Salaam, a major gateway to east Africa long plagued by inefficiencies, is due to receive a major facelift as part of a push to become a regional trade hub. Director Madeni Kipande…
Shipping Should Explore Private Equity Funding
International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens says the time is right for shipping to seek financial backing from the private equity sector to help fund investment in innovative products and services designed to keep the industry competitive and achieve regulatory compliance. Alison Jarabo of maritime efficiency specialist Fathom Shipping told the recent Moore Stephens Opportunities in…
Hamburg Süd, CCNI Ink Sale and Purchase Deal
Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (Hamburg Süd) has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the container liner activities of Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica S.A. (CCNI) including the related general agency functions of Agunsa Agencias Universales S.A, (Agunsa), with headquarters in Valparaiso and Santiago de Chile. The take-over of the CCNI / Agunsa business is…
Offshore Energy Course Earns RTN Recognition
Leading the way for client representative training in offshore renewables industry . An operational offshore energy course, providing training in the running and delivery of offshore renewables projects, has received industry recognition from the Renewables Training Network (RTN). The Client Representative Course, run by Offshore Marine Academy (OMA), received the ‘RTN Recommended’ status earlier this month…
EU to Support Studies on Upgrading the Port of Hamburg
The EU's TEN-T Program will invest over $767,000 in a study on introducing an intelligent traffic management system in the port of Hamburg in Germany. The study is to contribute to an optimized use of the port's infrastructure, reduced traffic-related pollution, faster transport and cargo handling and improved road safety. The study will look into ways to improve the utilisation rates and cost-effectiveness…
Royal IHC, Tompkins UK Launch TI Geosciences
Royal IHC (IHC) has joined forces with Tompkins UK to enter the deep and ultra-deep water, oil and gas geotechnical survey and site investigation market under the banner of TI Geosciences. TI Geosciences will initially provide cone penetration test (CPT)/gravity coring services. These will be based on Tompkins’ deep-push, buoyancy stabilized, deep-water CPT system – equipped with AP van den Berg’s…
West Coast Ports Reopen, Labor Sec. Arrives for Talks
U.S. West Coast ports that were closed to incoming cargo vessels during the holiday weekend reopened in full on Tuesday as Labor Secretary Tom Perez arrived in San…
First Ship with Fire Safety Adapted to Methanol
The world’s first ship to run on methanol will soon sail international waters after the fire risk assessment by SP Fire Research was approved. Methanol has long been handled with traditional fire protection in cargo pump-rooms on tankers, but a deeper understanding of the fuel called for a new approach to design fire safety. The Stena Germanica is a ro-pax ferry that brings vehicles and passengers across the Baltic Sea.
Puerto Caacupe-mi Successfully Deploys N4 TOS
Paraguay's Puerto Caacupe-mi successfully went live with the N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS), the operating system's developer, Navis, announced today in a press release. “The implementation process went smoothly because of the combined efforts of the Caacupe-mi and Navis teams,” said Fernando Leri Frizza, President of Puerto Caacupe-mi. “We had a team of approximately 16 people who were dedicated…
Greenland Builds New Research Vessel
Greenland has an intense interest in maritime research and survey for the near coastal waters, thanks in part to a growing seafood sector, an extensive coastline and some 250 different species of fish. To meet the nation’s emerging need, Greenland had a fine 32.3-meter research vessel built at the Karstensen’s Shipyard in Skagen, Denmark. The vessel was named R/V Sanna by Helle Siegstad, Head of the Department of Fish and Shellfish, in a ceremony at Nuuk, Greenland in April of 2012.
Vietnam Seeking Private Investment in Ports
Vietnam's Ministry of Transport is seeking private sector investment for construction of seaports, Vietnam Briefing reported last week. The Vietnam Maritime Administration will announce a list of 42 maritime infrastructure projects, including 18 seaports, looking for private investment, said Do Duc Tien, Deputy Chief of the Vietnam Maritime Administration. The privatization of Vietnam's ports is part…
Corvus Energy Names Hauso Executive VP
Corvus Energy has appointed Halvard “Hal” Hauso as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Hauso brings more than 30 years of industrial marine business development experience to this role, most recently serving six years as senior vice president at Rolls-Royce Marine, leading the power electric system department and as CEO at Scandinavian Electric Systems before it was bought by Rolls-Royce.
Schottel Hydro Launches New Turbine Generation
The SIT Schottel Instream Turbine allows the harvesting of hydrokinetic energy for commercial projects at a reasonable cost. SIT makes hydrokinetic energy commercially viable for utility-scale and community-scale network applications. According to the designer, the SIT design purposely avoids complex subsystems: SIT features passive-adaptive composite blades with no need for any active pitch mechanism. Its drive train is standardized with a two-stage planetary gearbox and an induction generator.
GBSL to Drydock 23 Crowley Vessels
One of the largest exclusive ship repair fleet agreements in Caribbean history, worth more than $10 million, signed between GBSL and Crowley which will extend to mid – 2017. Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL), the ship repair and refurbishment yard in Freeport Grand Bahama, Bahamas has signed a ship repair fleet agreement with Crowley Maritime Corporation for a maintenance program for 23 vessels over the next 12 months.
Deadliest Catch: The Quest to Coat Cornelia Marie
Josh Harris and Casey McManus, a pair of 31-year-olds who respectively own and run the fishing boat Cornelia Marie – made famous on the Discovery Channel’s cable television show Deadliest Catch – discuss with Maritime Reporter & Engineering News their decision to protect the Cornelia Marie with Sherwin-Williams marine coatings. It goes without saying that commercial fishing boats take a beating, particularly the boats working in the Alaska Bering Sea crab business.
TS Lines Seeks to Restart Shipbuilding Plan
T.S. Lines, Taiwan's fourth largest container carrier, is seeking to restart its dormant shipbuilding plan in 2015, the company announced Monday. In 2011, the company suspended a plan to order four 1,800 teu and four 4,700 teu box ships due to the belief that new building prices would continue to decrease, IHS Maritime 360 reported. But due to slumping oil prices, economic recovery in Asia and the U.S.…
Calecore Bags Norwegian Contracts
Calecore has been contracted by ABB to supply a pre-lay survey of the Martin Linge PFS (Power from Shore) cable route to be conducted from the DP2 class vessel Seabed Worker with survey sensors mobilized to a 150HP Schilling HD WROV. The Martin Linge Field is located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and the vessel will be mobilizing from Bergen, Norway in March 2015. The pre-lay survey consists of an ROV visual and magnetic survey along the 163 km center line.
Chinese Captain Fined for Entering Great Barrier Reef
The senior captain of a Chinese coal carrier was fined $8000 AUD ($6,252 USD) for sailing into a restricted section of Australia's Great Barrier Reef without a pilot…
SSI Webinar: ShipConstructor P&ID DesignValidation
SSI will host a free webinar covering its ShipConstructor P&ID DesignValidation on February 25, from 8-9:30 a.m. PDT. The technical sales webinar, which aims to introduce end-users to the product…
DeepOcean Deep Water Operations in Brazil
DeepOcean was established in 1999 and is dedicated to subsea services and operations in deep waters, able to take on deep-water assignments anywhere in the world. The company is an integrated service provider for the subsea industry. DeepOcean has a global track record of subsea services including Survey and Seabed-mapping, Subsea Construction and Installation, Seabed Intervention, IMR, and Decommissioning.