Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Delaware River (Link to Video)
Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is investigating a ship aground in the Delaware River near the Burlington Bristol Bridge, which connects Burlington, NJ and Bristol Township, PA.
Largest All-Electric Pipe Bender Starts Operations at Newport News Shipbuilding
Unison has commissioned what is believed to be the largest all-electric tube bending machine ever produced. The machine has started operations at Newport News Shipbuilding…
Hess Selects BMT for Stampede Marine Monitoring System
BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT), an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been selected by Hess Corporation to supply…
ABS CEO Lays Out Vision for Technical Leadership at CMA Shipping
During the recent CMA Shipping 2015 conference in Stamford, Connecticut, ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki provided the conference's keynote address to set the agenda for discussion over the following two days. CMA Shipping is an annual meeting of nearly 1,300 leaders of the maritime industry from around the world, the largest gathering of maritime executives in North America. Wiernicki…
BMT Comments on Recent Barge Casualties
Recently, BMT was consulted in a number of cases/casualties involving the breaking and subsequent salvage of inland navigation barges. The incidents all occurred during loading operations. Since old barges were involved, questions immediately arose about the cause of the incident. Did the barge give way due to poor construction, or was the collapse caused by faulty loading or something else? Some older barges may indeed suffer from degraded sections in their construction.
Oceanex Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Oceanex Inc. was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard Members in 2014. This national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, and recognizes Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and efforts of the entire organization. “I would like to congratulate Oceanex Inc. and its entire workforce.
FSL Trust Signs Charter Agreement with US Oil Company
FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (FSLTM), as trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust, has entered into a two-year time charter agreement with a prominent US domestic oil company for the FSL Hong Kong, a 115,000 dwt crude oil tanker built in 2007. The new employment is anticipated to generate approximately $16.8 million in revenue over the next 24 months, the company said. This represents an increase…
Canadian Government Unveils 3D Model of HMS Erebus
A partnership between Canadian government and private industry today unveiled high precision 3D printed models of HMS Erebus, Sir John Franklin’s lead ship found last year in Canada’s Arctic waters as part of Parks Canada’s search for the vessels of the lost 1845 expedition. The model was unveiled in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Officials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada joined with Canadian geospatial…
Navy Awards Austal $691M for Two Littoral Combat Ships
The U.S. Navy has ordered two new littoral combat ships from Austal, the shipbuilder said in a press release today. The two orders, worth $691 million, are part of the Navy's expansion of a previous block buy contract with Austal to 10 total ships, with the option to award an eleventh ship in FY 2016. The Navy also awarded a $441 million contract to Lockheed Martin for one LCS, U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) News reported.
Hapag-Lloyd Improves Safety of Dangerous Goods Transportation
Last year, Hapag-Lloyd discovered 2,620 cases of incorrectly declared dangerous goods that were prevented from being shipped. Dangerous goods experts at Hapag-Lloyd investigated over 162,000 suspicious cases which were recorded using a newly developed watchdog software. The watchdog program continuously examines Hapag-Lloyd’s cargo data to identify anything conspicuous and has a database of more than 6,000 keywords that is constantly being added to and refined.
Baltic Sea Freight Index Down on Lower Rates
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Wednesday, pulled down by a fall in rates across all vessel segments.
Blaze hits Mexico Oil Platform, 300 Workers Evacuated
Mexican state-run oil company Pemex said on Wednesday that it was fighting a fire on oil platform in Campeche Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, home to the country's biggest oil field…
Donjon-SMIT Relocating to Houston
Alexandria, VA- Donjon-SMIT, the unique provider of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) services established by Donjon Marine Co., Inc. and SMIT Salvage Americas, Inc. will be moving its company headquarters from Alexandria, VA to Houston, TX, effective April 1st. The joint venture has been headquartered in Alexandria, VA to facilitate communication with the U.
BMT Partners with Aage Hempel
BMT SMART (BMT), has announced that Aage Hempel has become an accredited service partner. This agreement will provide both organizations with the opportunity to enhance their proposition in helping to optimize shipping operations worldwide. As part of a two day workshop at Aage Hempel’s head office in Algeciras, Spain, BMT will deliver both hardware and software training on its SMART range of fleet and vessel performance management software and services to a number of engineers.
SeaZip Takes Delivery of Damen Crew Suppliers
On 28 March, SeaZip Offshore Service named two new Damen Fast Crew Suppliers (FCS) 2610 at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem. The two vessels, named SeaZip 3 and SeaZip 4, will expand their owner’s offshore wind farm support capacity in the North Sea region. SeaZip 3 and SeaZip 4 can be described as the Mark II version of Damen’s renowned FCS 2610. Responding to industry feedback, Damen has lengthened the wheelhouse and located the accommodation closer to the stern.
Damen Delivers Stan Patrol Vessel to RBDF
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) has taken delivery of the fourth and final Stan Patrol 4207, named HMBS Rolly Gray. The four Stan Patrol 4207s form part of the six-year Sandy Bottom project. The Stan Patrol 4207s carry a 24-person crew, have a range in excess of 2000 nm and can achieve speeds of 20 knots. As well as their weapons systems each carries two RHIBS for fast interception and boarding.
Tanker Backlog Builds at Basra
Ships face up to a three week wait; bad weather in February delayed loading, created backlog. SINGAPORE, April 1 (Reuters) - A backlog of over 30 oil tankers has…
U.S. Port Delay Boost February Air Freight
Global air freight volumes rose 11.7 percent year-on-year in February, driven by the Chinese New Year, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday.
S.Korea to Pay $380,000 to Ferry Victims Families
The South Korean government said on Wednesday it would pay about 420 million won ($380,000) as compensation for each of the 250 students who died or remain missing from last year's ferry disaster…
Largest Vessel to Call ICTSI, Rijeka
Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container handling facility in the Port of Rijeka, Croatia, recently serviced the largest vessel to call in the country, the 10,000 TEU-capacity Gerda Maersk. The 367-meter Gerda Maersk, is part of the 2M Alliance by two of the world’s megaliners Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Co. The alliance, which connects Rijeka and the Far East…