Seminar: LNG for Marine Fuel
Spurred by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) emissions standards effective from January 2015, liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel is one of…
Port Canaveral Receives ‘A’ Bond Rating
With $617 million in capital projects planned and under way for expansion of its cruise and cargo operations moving forward, Canaveral Port Authority has received Fitch’s ‘A’ rating for $26.9 million of outstanding revenue bonds, series 2005 and 2006 A&B, and a rating of ‘stable’ for all Port bonds. Fitch attributed the rating affirmation to Port Canaveral’s established operating history, recent…
ISU Honors Costa Concordia Salvors
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Houston-based subsidiary TITAN Salvage and Italian engineering partner Micoperi were honored with the International Salvage Union (ISU) Meritorious Service Award during the organization’s Associate Members’ Day Conference in London. The award was presented by ISU President Leendert Muller in recognition of TITAN and Micoperi’s outstanding service to the salvage industry during…
Fifth National Security Cutter Passes Builder’s Trials
The fifth National Security Cutter, James, completed builder’s trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi, marking the next step in preparing the cutter for delivery to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). "James’ successful completion of builder's trials means it’s one step closer to joining the Coast Guard fleet and executing some of the most challenging maritime security missions facing our Nation. The men and…
Naval Experts, Students to Examine Littoral Challenge
The 2nd Annual Wargame Planning Session is being conducted by the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Littoral Operations Center (LOC) in Monterey, Calif., on April 23, 2015; followed by a Surface Warfare - Littoral Combat Innovation Workshop on April 25, 2015. “The purpose of our wargame planning session is to share the expertise of defense leaders, tactical and technical experts and security analysts to increase the resolution of wargame scenarios set in the littorals.
ONS Norway Cancelled Due to Market Situation
ONS Norway has been cancelled by its organizers, as low oil prices, low activity and great uncertainty in the industry have meant that too few exhibitors have registered, the ONS Foundation announced. The exhibitor registration was good until early in the year before it stagnated, organizers said, adding that there have also recently been a number of cancellations by companies that are struggling.
Access to Brazil's Largest Port Restricted after Fire
Trucks delivering grains and other goods to Brazil's largest port of Santos will be restricted through at least Wednesday, the port authority said on Tuesday, as…
DBR Container Gensets for Jan De Nul Vessel
DBR are currently putting together a 40 foot DNV 2.7-1 container generator set for a vessel owned by Jan De Nul Group. After delivery in Q3 2015, the customized generator set will be put into action on offshore trenching operations. DBR will divide the standard container into three separate compartments – to hold the generator, switchboard and radiator components respectively. The generator room will also house an A-60 enclosure for the system’s built-in FiFi unit.
UASC Streamlines Fuel Purchasing
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a global shipping company based in the Middle East, has implemented Shiptech, an end-to-end fuel management system developed by global cloud software company Inatech. Shiptech provides the company with an automated, cloud-based, fuel management system that transforms the way UASC buys bunker fuel. Using Shiptech’s procurement, contract management and advanced reporting applications…
DOF Subsea to Launch AUV Service
Integrated subsea services provider DOF Subsea will stage the European launch of a new addition to its suite of services next week. During the Ocean Business event at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, U.K. from April 14-16, the company will showcase its newest service, utilizing three Slocum Gliders, named the DOF Skandi Explorers, a technology which has previously only been seen in academic and defense circles.
Zamakona Inks Agreement with Subsea Masters
Zamakona Yards has signed a partnership agreement with British company Subsea Masters, a specialist in drilling equipment maintenance and repair. With this agreement the Basque-Canarian Group expands its range of services adapted to the offshore industry. The Subsea Masters is a subsidiary of the GEV Offshore group based in U.K. They will permanently be based in Zamakona Yards´ facilities and dedicate primarily to the maintenance and repair of drilling equipment…
Western Port Industry Leaders to Meet
Port authority CEOs and senior staff from throughout the Western Hemisphere, along with maritime industry leaders, influencers and policymakers are expected to converge on Washington, D.C., April 20-21, to attend the 2015 Spring Conference of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) – the collective and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas. The annual event will feature discussions on the energy industry…
Ecochlor BWTS Selected for 8 Bulk Carriers
W Marine, Inc. has selected Ecochlor, Inc. to provide ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for installation on two newbuild 82,000 DWT bulk carriers that will be constructed in China by Sainty Marine Corporation, Ltd. In addition, W Marine has secured an option for six additional systems to be retrofit onto its existing fleet. Ecochlor’s president, Tom Perlich, said, “We are very pleased to be awarded a fleet agreement with W Marine.
Lower Vessel Rates Pull Down Baltic Sea Freight Index
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell on Tuesday on lower vessel rates. The index, which…
CMA CGM Launches MEDGULF Service
The CMA CGM Group has launched of MEDGULF Service linking the Mediterranean to the U.S. Gulf and Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Jamaica). This new service will offer weekly sailings from the Mediterranean to U.S. Gulf and Caribbean, a unique and direct rotation from Houston to Tangiers and the best transit time on the market between Mexico and Houston, to Spain and Italy, that represents a strong advantage on the Reefer market, CMA CGM said.
Condor Ferries Orders Open Loop SOx Scrubbers
DuPont Sustainable Solutions, through its subsidiary BELCO, has been awarded a contract to supply DuPont Marine Scrubber systems to two vessels owned by Condor Ferries, a Guernsey-based company that operates year-round freight, car and passenger ferries between the Channel Islands, United Kingdom and France. DuPont will provide four, single-stream, open-loop, gas-cleaning units for Commodore Clipper and Commodore Goodwill.
New Arctic Tanker Class Builds Underway
Construction has begun on a new series comprising six Arctic shuttle oil carriers (project 42K Arctic Shuttle Tanker) in South Korea. The steel cutting ceremony for the first ship was held on April 1…
Evergreen Launches India-Gulf Service
Evergreen Line announced it will partner with Simatech, a feeder operator based in Dubai, in launching a joint Chennai-Colombo-Gulf Service (CCG) service next month…
Njord Odin Completes Sea Trials
Njord Odin, the first of a series of advanced 26m windfarm support vessels (WSV) for Njord Offshore, has completed sea trials, designer BMT Nigel Gee announced. Developed from BMT’s range of WSVs, these are the largest BMT-designed vessels built to date. Built by Strategic Marine, Njord Odin is also the first to be fitted with a quadruple installation of the Volvo Penta IPS system, with the forward-facing, twin counter-rotating propellers and individually steerable pods under the hull.
Fire Still Restricts Trucks from Largest Brazilian Port
A fire at a fuel-storage facility at the Port of Santos, the largest port in Brazil, burned for a sixth day on Tuesday, restricting access to trucks delivering grains and other goods.