Italy: 200,000 Migrants Could Come by Sea in 2015
Ships carrying rescued migrants arrive in Italian ports; Eight more suspected of human trafficking detained in Sicily. As many as 5,000 migrants a week could arrive…
‘Beware the Big Ship Hype’ -TT Club
TT Club’s Phillip Emmanuel has put into perspective some of the “sensationalism” surrounding the recent growth trend in containerships. Speaking during a plenary session of the TOC Asia Conference in Singapore on Tuesday, he advised ports and terminals to take a measured approach to the risk management of their operations, looking carefully at the ramifications to their own facilities of potential larger ship calls.
Newcastle Coal Port Reopening as Storm passes
Australia's Newcastle port, the world's biggest marine coal export terminal, will reopen later on Thursday after shutting down earlier this week due to a heavy storm, according to the port.
GE Gas Turbines Earn LR Design Appraisal to Marine NVR
GE Marine’s LM6000 aeroderivative marine gas turbine PC and PG models have received Lloyd’s Register’s Design Appraisal Document to the Marine Naval Vessel Rules (NVR). According to Ge, the fuel-efficient LM6000 simple-cycle gas turbine delivers over 40% thermal efficiency. The GE LM6000PC marine produces 42 megawatts (MW)/59,900 shaft horsepower (shp) and the more powerful PG model has an output of 52 MW/70,275 shp.
AMI Maritime, BMT SMART Sign Partnership Agreement
BMT SMART (BMT), the specialist fleet and vessel performance management company of BMT Group, announced that Singapore-based AMI Maritime Pte Ltd has become an accredited service partner. The 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, a number of engineers from AMI Maritime…
Rolls-Royce to Power Ice-class MPV
Rolls-Royce informs it has secured a contract to supply a power and propulsion package for an ice-class multipurpose vessel under construction at Keppel Singmarine for Singaporean ship owner New Orient Marine Pte Ltd. The propulsion package includes a 1,650kW and two 3,000kW tunnel thrusters, two US ARC 0.8 main azimuth thrusters and a single 3,000kW retractable thruster. As well as four Bergen B32…
Chinese Warship Warns Philippine Patrol Plane in Disputed Sea
A Chinese warship stationed near a reclaimed reef in a disputed part of the South China Sea aimed a "powerful light" at a Philippine military plane on a maritime patrol…
Eni CEO Drafts in Former Boss to Pave Way for Saipem Sale
Stefano Cao has been brought back by Eni to turn around the oil service subsidiary Saipem that he spent nearly 25 years working for and prepare it for a sale, according…
Dubai's DP World Eyes Dollar Bond
DP World, one of the world's biggest port operators, wants to issue a dollar-denominated bond and could announce plans to market the deal to fixed-income investors as soon as next week…
USG to Sell 2 GTL Ships for $42m
North American building products company United States Gypsum Corporation (USG) announced that it has entered into agreements to sell two gypsum carrying ships.
FMC Honors Crowley for Green Initiatives
Crowley Maritime Corp. has been honored with the 2015 Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman’s Earth Day Award in recognition of the organization’s companywide environmental stewardship initiatives. The announcement was made during a Professional Environmental Management Association luncheon held in Seal Beach, Calif., earlier this week. FMC Chairman Mario Cordero will present a plaque commemorating the award to Crowley during a future recognition ceremony in Washington D.C.
IMO Joins UN Climate Change Learning Partnership
The International maritime Oranization (IMO) reports it has joined the United Nations One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn). IMO now enters a partnership of more than 30 UN organizations that have an interest in climate change learning. The CC:Learn e-Learning platform aims to provide free e-learning resources on climate change, each course building upon the expertise of relevant UN partners.
Seattle to Host Spill Preparedness Conference
The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology will host a spill preparedness conference May 20-21 at the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle. The two…
Philippine VP Open to Exploring for Oil with China in Disputed Sea
Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay, considered a front-runner for the presidency in 2016, said on Thursday he would welcome a joint venture with China to explore for oil and gas in disputed areas of the South China Sea. Binay's stance is in contrast to President Benigno Aquino, who has opposed business partnerships with China in territory claimed by both countries. China claims most of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea…
Baltic Index Edges Lower as Capesize Activity Decreases
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, slipped on Thursday primarily due to lower demand for capesize vessels.
Iranian Ships Moving Away from Yemen
Iranian ships are moving northeast away from Yemen, a U.S. official said on Thursday after a convoy of Iranian cargo ships prompted U.S. concerns that Tehran was sending weapons into the region.
Shipwreck Refloated Near the Galapagos
Grounded cargo ship Floreana was refloated by T&T Salvage on April 4, 2015 in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Leading operations in the Galapagos Islands World Heritage Site, T&T Salvage ensured all fuel, oil and other pollutants were successfully removed prior to refloating the ship wreck that lie sunk on a rocky volcanic shoreline for over two months. The salvage team’s efforts were credited…
Harkand Haldane DP3 Dive Support Vessel: A New Wave of DSV
The Harkand Haldane is a DP3 dive support vessel currently being designed and built in Europe to reduce downtime in the North Sea’s winter marginal weather months. Along with its well-equipped and logically planned layout, Harkand’s clients looking for increased efficiency to maximize production during these challenging times may well have struck gold. There is no doubt this is a demanding time for the oil and gas industry.
Five Minutes with Halul Offshore CEO, Vivek Seth
Last month Maritime Reporter spent some time with Vivek Seth, CEO, of Qatar-based Halul Offshore Services Company, for his insights on the impact of low oil prices in the Middle East and beyond. What is your background? I became part of the Milaha family when I joined Halul Offshore in February 2014 as CEO. I am a second generation Marine Engineer. After sailing as a C/E I took my first shore job as Technical superintendent in Hong Kong for more than two years.
Fuel Slick Washes Up On Canary Islands After Ship Sinks
Around 120 kilos of shipping fuel has been scraped up off the Spanish Gran Canaria tourist beaches Veneguera, Tasarte and Taurito, the government said on Thursday…