G&D Launches US Subsidiary
German KVM company Guntermann & Drunck GmbH (G&D) announced it will distribute its equipment from new U.S. subsidiary G&D North America Inc. in Miami, Fla. With the founding of its new subsidiary, G&D said it aims to increase its presence in the North American, South American and Canadian markets as G&D North America’s team will work to further expand the company’s existing partner network internationally.
BG Group's Australian Project Helping to Double LNG Supplies
A smooth start to operations at BG Group's Australian project in Queensland is expected to help the British company to roughly double its liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies in 2015/16…
VT Halter Launches ATB Tug for Bouchard
VT Halter Marine launched ATB tug Kim M. Bouchard for Bouchard Transportation at Moss Point Marine facility on February 26, 2015. Measuring 150 feet long, the 10,000hp twin screw ATB tug is classed by ABS as A1 Towing Vessel, Dual Mode ATB, USCG Subchapter M, is equipped with Intercon Coupler Systems, and will pair up with Barge B. No. 270. The barge measures 625 feet by 91 feet by 47 feet and has a 250,000-barrel capacity.
E-marine Begins Fleet Expansion
E-marine, a provider of submarine cable installation and repair solutions in the Middle East and Sub-Continent region, has unveiled plans to expand its fleet of cable ships in 2015, with the first ship, the CS Maram, beginning dock trials ahead of its maiden voyage this year. The CS Maram, which was built in Abu Dhabi, UAE has been designed to manage the installation and maintenance of all types of submarine cables, including fiber optic telecommunications cables and energy cables.
Access to Brazil's Itajai Port to Open as Truck Protest Ends
Protesters have agreed to open access to Brazil's main poultry exporting port of Itajai in Santa Catarina state, the port said on Wednesday, ending a lingering flashpoint…
Sunken Japanese WWII Battleship Found
Seventy years after the conclusion of World War II, philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen has located the Musashi, one of the two largest and most technologically advanced battleships in naval history. Allen and his team of researchers began their search for the Musashi more than eight years ago. Using historical records from four countries, detailed undersea topographical data and advanced technology aboard his yacht…
INTERSCHALT Expands Africa, Asia Service Networks
INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the provider of maritime software, services and supplier of Voyage Data Recorders (VDR 4G[e] and s-VDR) has expanded its network…
CaroTrans Adds New Asia-US Service
CaroTrans, a global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, announced a new all-water LCL (less than container-load) import service from Shanghai to Atlanta via the Port of Savannah. It is a 32-day transit. Freight is deconsolidation at CaroTrans’ Atlanta CFS (container freight station) for timely cargo availability. Expedited distribution services are available to Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.
Harbor Police Rescues Stranded Sea Lion
Sea lions are a common sight in San Diego Bay, but a sea lion wandering a busy roadway and then ending up in the back of a patrol car is slightly rarer. The San Diego Harbor Police Department received a call on February 18 of a sea lion in the roadway of Harbor Island Drive, near a local restaurant. Encountering the uninjured sea lion, responding officers Christine Sperry and Luis Martinez used salmon to lure the adult female sea lion into the water.
Ten Migrants Die in Mediterranean, a Thousand Rescued
At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while almost a thousand more from a total of seven vessels…
Damen Begins Construction of Second Facility at Antalya Shipyard
Damen Shipyards has refurbished a second 12,000 square meter shed at its Antalya, Turkey shipyard for the production of the Damen Fast Crew Supplier 5009, the company announced today. Antalya II will be dedicated to the construction of Damen’s 50-meter FCS 5009. The hulls and superstructures are built in steel and aluminum by a nearby subcontractor, and the fitting out takes place in Antalya II. Four…
Caterpillar to Deliver Highest Horsepower Tier 4 Solution
Edison Chouest Offshore has selected Caterpillar Marine's Cat Tier 4 Final C280-16 generator sets for two new vessels, Caterpillar announced today. The generators are the marine industry's highest horsepower Tier 4 solution, as well as one of the largest diesel electric propulsion (DEP) configurations in company history. Four Cat C280-16 generator sets, each rated at 5060 bkW @ 900rpm will power each vessel, which are being constructed at Edison Chouest’s La Ship shipyard in Houma, Louisiana.
IACS and European Commission Hold Joint Workshop to Kick Off European Shipping Week
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) held a joint workshop in Brussels with the European Commission to kick off European Shipping Week, the association announced today. The joint workshop featured speakers from the European Commission's Transport, the Environment and the Climate Action departments. IACS speakers covered topics that included LNG as a fuel, the importance of harmonious regulations, and new IACS post Panamax Containership structural regulation.
Wheelabrator Opens Ontario Location
Surface preparation company Wheelabrator Group (Canada) Ltd. celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and luncheon after moving to a new location and office complex in Burlington, Ontario. The brand new office facility offers spacious conference rooms and modern work stations for engineering and sales to help the team offer technology for standard and custom wheel and airblast equipment.
Pronomar, ELA Cooperation Continues
In October 2014 Pronomar shared news about its cooperation with German based company ELA Container Offshore GmbH and developing the concept of drying containers. Following a collaboration at Offshore Energy in Amsterdam, the companies team up again for EWEA in Copenhagen, Denmark from March 10-12, 2015. The ready-to-plug-in 20-foot offshore drying container will be showcased, including the installed Pronomar drying systems.
Cargo Vessel Grounded on Scottish Coast Towed Today
The towing of the DFDS cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways began today at 1:00pm local time, the UK's Maritime Coast Guard Agency announced. The vessel ran aground at…
LISCR Appoints New Managing Director for Hong Kong
The Liberian Registry has appointed shipping executive Gerry Buchanan as managing director of its dedicated Hong Kong office, the registry announced today. As the recently retired president of Genco Shipping & Trading, Buchanan has experience in the management and operation of a wide array of ships. After careers with Denholm Ship Management and Canada Steamship Lines, Gerry was appointed as the managing director of Wallem Ship Management in Hong Kong.
Fire Aboard US Navy Ship
A fire broke out aboard a U.S. Navy amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) at approximately 2 p.m. yesterday while the ship was undergoing maintenance at NASSCO/Earl Industries shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. Sailors aboard the vessel and the Portsmouth, Virginia, Fire and Rescue Department responded, declared the fire out at approximately 5:25 p.m. According to the U.S. Navy, initial reports indicate that the fire began in an unmanned storeroom below the main deck.
Tennessee Chill Box Expands Industry Reach
Air conditioned respirator supply systems supplier Tennessee Chill Box, LLC (TCB) launched a new air-supply, mask and hood system designed to expand the industry-reach of its air conditioned respirator supply systems to include all those that would normally require a respirator or hood to safely perform their duties. This system will supply cool, fresh, breathable air to a respirator mask or hood for two men operating up to 200 feet away from the system…
NORDEN Publishes CSR Report
Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S has published its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report 2014. Entitled, “On track”, the CSR report presents an overview of NORDEN’s CSR strategy, performance, achievements and future goals. This is the second year of the CSR strategy “On the right course” and NORDEN is on track. “We have reached the majority of the targets which we have set. The main CSR focus area for NORDEN in 2014 has been anticorruption, the company said.