Ampelmann Names New CEO
Developer of motion compensation solutions Ampelmann announced that its supervisory board has appointed Jim Craig as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Craig brings more than 25 years of energy industry experience to the role, having previously served as the managing director of Centrica Storage. Ampelmann's inventor and founder, Jan van der Tempel, decided to step down from the position of CEO to dedicate more time to teaching and technology development.
Port of New Orleans Leads Clean Water Effort
U.S. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality presented an Environmental Leadership Award to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans at a ceremony held recently at DEQ’s headquarters in Baton Rouge, La. The award recognizes environmental achievement for voluntary pollution prevention efforts, community environmental outreach initiatives and environmental management systems that are above and beyond regulatory compliance.
USCG Orders 8th National Security Cutter
The Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was awarded a $499.8 million fixed-price incentive contract from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to build an eighth National Security Cutter (NSC), Midgett (WMSL 757). Ingalls has already delivered four NSCs to the USCG and currently has three more under construction: James (WMSL 754), Munro (WMSL 755) and Kimball (WMSL 756), scheduled for delivery 2015, 2016 and 2018, respectively. Midgett is expected to be deliver in 2019.
Canada’s Ferries Call for Infrastructure Investment
Industry Minister James Moore told CTV’s Question Period, yesterday, that Canadians will soon be seeing “very large-scale [infrastructure] announcements in every…
Willard to Build Riverine Boats for Nepal Army
Willard Marine, Inc. has been awarded a contract to supply the Nepal Army with two newly designed aluminum riverine boats. Under the contract, issued by the U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sales (FMS) office, Willard Marine is producing two 31.5-foot aluminum riverine boats, each powered by Yanmar engines and Hamilton water jets. Willard Marine will also provide comprehensive onsite crew training regarding the design, operation, maintenance and repair of the boats.
Tug Upgrade at Tianjin Port
As a part of its tug fleet upgrade program, Tianjin Port of China retained Robert Allan Ltd. in early 2012 to develop several new tug designs to suit its operational requirements. The program involved five tugs of three distinct designs. The recent delivery of the RAstar 3500 class tugs Jin Gang Lun 28 and Jin Gang Lun 29 marked the conclusion of this program. The two latest vessels were constructed by a local shipyard, CCCC Bomesc Marine Industry Co. Ltd. in Tianjin city.
BHGI Wins USACE Naval Architecture Contract
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) informs it was awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite…
CMA CGM Takes Delivery of its Largest Ship
The CMA CGM Group last week received the largest vessel of its fleet, a 17,722 TEU containership CMA CGM Kerguelen, to be christened May 12 in Le Havre. CMA CGM Kerguelen measures 398 meters long and 54 meters wide, making it the largest container ship in the CMA CGM fleet. It has capacity for 17,722 twenty-foot equivalent containers. CMA CGM KERGUELEN will be positioned in the shipper’s French Asia Line, which links Europe to Asia.
LNG Import Terminal Opens in Pakistan
On March 28, 2015, officials from Engro Corporation, Excelerate Energy and the Government of Pakistan were present for the inauguration of Pakistan's first LNG import terminal in Port Qasim.
Oil Tanker Free after Grounding off Texas
An oil tanker has been refloated after running aground last Tuesday 35 miles east of Galveston, Texas. The SN Federica, a 750-foot Italian flagged oil tanker carrying more than 400,000 barrels of crude oil (nearly 17 million gallons), ran aground while transiting into the Galveston Fairway. The grounding caused the ship to incur damage to the forepeak of the vessel, leading to an ingress of water which was later determined to be ballast water and the ship was not leaking.
USCG Rescues 4 from Capsized Vessel
A rescue crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, New Jersey saved four people after their 20-foot pleasure craft capsized near the Shrewsbury River Entrance…
HHI Orders Refrigeration, Cold Stores for FPSO
Goliat, the first cylindrical floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel on the Norwegian Continental Shelf built for Eni Norge and partner Statoil at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), will feature ALMACO’s cold stores and refrigeration machinery. Hyundai Heavy Industries awarded the contract to ALMACO Group in July of 2011, and ALMACO finalized the commissioning work at the end of 2014.
Crowley Joins the Trident Alliance
Crowley Maritime Corp. announced its membership in the Trident Alliance, a coalition of shipping owners and operators that share a common interest in robust enforcement of existing maritime sulphur regulations. In joining, Crowley said it has signed a statement of commitment, certifying that the company agrees to comply with sulfur regulations and support the robust and transparent enforcement of these regulations.
Hundreds Return in Philippines, Typhoon Weakens
Hundreds of people in the north of the main Philippine island of Luzon left evacuation centres and returned home on Sunday after a typhoon weakened significantly as it made landfall…
Italy Rescues 1,500 Migrants in Just 24 Hours
Italian navy and coast guard ships rescued around 1,500 migrants aboard five boats in the southern Mediterranean in less than 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.
No Refuge but the Sea - Fleeing Yemen by Boat
The rocket that tore through a minivan outside the Aden Grand Hotel last week killing nine men, women and children was a clear message that it was time to leave.
Pemex: 2015 Output Unaffected by Platform Blaze
Mexican state oil giant Pemex expects to meet its 2015 output target of 646,000 barrels per day (bpd) for the oil-producing region where a platform exploded last week…
Fuel Storage Tank Fire at Santos Port Continues
A fire at a fuel storage facility near Brazil's largest port Santos entered its fourth day on Sunday as 110 firefighters worked to stop the flames from spreading further…
North Korea Declares No-Sail Zone
North Korea has declared a no-sail zone for its ships off its east coast, South Korean media reported on Monday, suggesting more missile launches are possible before the U.S.
Cleveland Coast Guard Continue Investigation, Cleanup Operation
Crews are continuing their response and investigation Saturday for an unknown substance that was released Friday into Lake Erie at the Forest City Yacht Club in Cleveland. The spilled product coming from an outflow pipe near the marina appears to have ceased. Late Friday evening, Clean Harbors contractors placed boom at the yacht club basin entrance to keep the substance from spreading further into the lake.