SCI's Worldwide Agents Meet
The Shipping Corporation of India’s (SCI) Worldwide Agents Meet 2015 was this year held in the Auditorium of it's Maritime Training Institute at Powai. The meet was attended by about 102 delegates from various agency houses representing Far East, Indian Subcontinent, Persian Gulf, Western Europe, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Red Sea, USA etc. The two day meet began with auspicious lightening of lamp by the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Shri. Arun Kumar Gupta.
Philly Tankers Lines Up Charters
Philly Tankers AS announced today that its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Philly Tankers LLC, has entered into binding long-term time charter contracts with a domestic end-user for the two 50,000 dwt product tankers it has on order with Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (AKPS). The charters will commence after delivery of the vessels in 2016 and 2017. "This is an important milestone for Philly Tankers and…
Aker Philadelphia to Pay Dividend
The Board of Directors of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA yesterday resolved to pay a dividend to the shareholders of AKPS as of expiry of 3 March 2015, of USD 0.25 per share, in aggregate USD 3,026,975.25. The dividend is classified for accounting purposes as a repayment of previous paid in share premium. The resolution was made pursuant to an authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting of AKPS on 9 April 2014.
Christensen, Farren Join Port of Long Beach
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week appointed port industry veterans Michael Christensen and Glenn Farren to newly created management positions to enhance cargo flow and service at the Port of Long Beach. Christensen, who most recently was Deputy Executive Director at the Port of Los Angeles, was appointed Port of Long Beach’s Senior Executive for Supply Chain Optimization, reporting directly to Chief Executive Jon Slangerup.
Greek Banks Mull Cutting Shipping Portfolios
Greece's leading banks are considering offloading part of their portfolios of shipping debt worth billions of dollars in a bid to shore up their capital, according…
Atlantic Gas Swings Keep LNG Traders Guessing
MILAN, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Atlantic natural gas markets are seeing some of the biggest price swings in years as volatile European trade, freezing U.S. weather and…
Port of Seattle Hires Director of Strategic Initiatives
Port of Seattle CEO Ted J. Fick appointed Dave Caplan as a member of the port’s executive team as director of the new Office of Strategic Initiatives. Caplan will be responsible for exploring, developing and implementing initiatives to support performance within organization. He will work to ensure the port’s metrics are aligned with strategies, that programs support a high performance organization, and that the LEAN philosophy is incorporated into all aspects of the port’s business processes.
CGG to cut Vessel Fleet Further
French seismic group CGG said on Thursday it would further cut its fleet of seismic vessels after declining demand from oil and gas clients hit by the falling oil…
UK's Dragon LNG Port May Have Booked Two Cargoes
Britain's Dragon liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal shows only two unused import slots available over the next 13 days, compared with four slots advertised earlier this week…
Tall Ship Docked for Repairs
The largest brig to be built in the U.K. in a century sailed into in a Greenock dry dock yesterday for general maintenance and essential winter repairs. The Stavros S Niarchos has arrived at the Garvel Clyde site, which is owned by Aberdeen-based Dales Marine Services, after a Liverpool to Glasgow youth voyage by the Tall Ships Trust. The sail training vessel, which has an 18th Century-designed brig with 18 sails on two masts and was commissioned in 2000…
Dutch Chief Mate Sentenced for Fatal Collision
Gerardus Chapel, the chief mate at the helm of the dredger that collided with a sailing yacht at the entrance to the River Orwell in Suffolk last summer, has received a six-month sentence.
Rolls-Royce to Power Zhuhai Ferries
Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply waterjets and high speed MTU diesel engines to power two new aluminium catamaran fast ferries for Chinese ferry operator Zhuhai High-Speed Passenger Ferry Co Ltd. The ferries will be some of the first to feature the highly efficient Rolls-Royce Steel S71-4 waterjets signifying the company’s growing presence in the marine market of South China. Richard Wang, Rolls-Royce…
Van Oord, Falck Ink Safety Training Deal
Van Oord has signed a two year contract with Falck Safety Services for the provision of safety training. Van Oord, a contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects, including oil, gas and wind, said it has invested in a trainee program for its employees for many years. The new contract will see Falck provide Van Oord with the majority of necessary safety training. Alongside safety training for the offshore…
Containership Becomes Largest to Sail the Thames
The Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as it called at DP World London Gateway, the U.K.’s newest deep-sea port hub. The 399-meter-long, 60-meter-wide, 195,000-ton Triple-E class vessel – equivalent in length to almost four football pitches and capable of carrying more than 18,300 TEUs – is one of the largest container vessels in the world, operating on Maersk’s new East-West Network.
MMK Boosts Steel Shipments to Shipbuilders
OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) supplied 78,000 metric tons of metal products to shipbuilders in 2014, which represents a 37.2% growth year-on-year.
RoRo Ship Enters Operation for WWL
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics welcomes into operation the M/V Thermopylae, the first of its new generation of Post Panamax HERO (High Efficiency RoRo) PCTC vessels. Measuring in at 36.5 m wide and 199.99 m long the Thermopylae provides the right capacity and fulfils WWL’s frontrunner commitment to the environment. The Thermopylae features five liftable car decks, allowing for more configurations for cargo of various sizes and hence increased capacity for cars, trucks, equipment and breakbulk.
Keels Laid for Two Aluminum OSVs
UAE-based shipbuilder Triangle Marine Services has laid the keels of two new 45-meter Aluminum Fast Offshore Support Vessels, awarded in November 2014 by UAE-based client Marine Core & Charter LLC. The new builds mark the company’s first shipbuilding project to signify their entry into the offshore market. The ceremony took place at Triangle Marine’s facility in Dubai Maritime City, and was attended by representatives from Triangle Marine…
Electronics Retrofit for Taiwanese Research Vessel
L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to retrofit propulsion control and automation systems aboard the Taiwanese Navy’s Ta Kuan hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel. The 93-meter-long vessel, built by Fincantieri at its shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, Italy in 1995, carries out operations in domestic waters as well as the South China Sea on behalf of Taiwan’s governmental National Science Council and other research institutes.
NATO Maritime Commander Visits IMO Antipiracy Training
NATO Maritime Commander Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, CBE Royal Navy, visited the two-week Advanced Maritime Law Enforcement/Training of Trainers course taking place at NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC), in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. The course is being conducted from February 23 to March 6 under the auspices of the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) and the Djibouti Regional Training Centre with the support and supervision of the IMO Secretariat’s Kiruja Micheni…
Drying Cabinets Handy On Board Nexus
In 2014, Pronomar equipped Van Oord’s offshore cable laying vessel Nexus with three drying cabinets, each responsible for the drying of eight sets of workwear. Nexus, a 126-meter Damen Offshore Carrier (DOC) 8500 cable laying vessel was delivered to Van Oord in December and is currently being finalized at Damen Shiprepair at Vlissingen, where Van Oord is building and installing the additional cable laying equipment.