APM Maasvlakte II Terminal Opens
APM Terminals Maasvlakte II held a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the world’s most automated container terminal. The event that was attended by Dutch King Willem-Alexander and 500 representatives of the port industry and governments from around the world. This is claimed to be the most technologically advanced and most durable container terminal in the world. Built on land reclaimed from the…
Norwegian Car Carriers to Buy Two from Hyundai Samho
Oslo-listed Norwegian Car Carriers (NOCC) has signed a contract with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for the construction of two 6500 ceu Pure Car Truck Carrier (OCTCs). Delivery from the South Korean shipyard is scheduled for between the fourth quarter 2016 and first quarter 2017, and there is an option included for two additional vessels. NOCC’s strategy is to grow its business as a tonnage provider serving the global car carrier operators, says a company statement.
Double Order for Super Gloria Reachstacker
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order for two Super Gloria reachstackers from Tadarsa Logistics S.L. in Aviles, Spain. The largest reachstackers ever built, the Kalmar Gloria DRG1300-92ZX will have the capability of lifting 130 tonnes and will be utilised specifically to lift heavy wind turbine sections, which can weigh up to 260 tonnes. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2015 first quarter order intake with delivery scheduled for November 2015.
5th Floating Accommodation for Lerwick
A further accommodation ship, Ocean Atlantic, is due at Lerwick on Monday 27 April 2015 and is on its way from Portland in Dorset. As with the other floating accommodation at the port, Petrofac will use it for workers constructing the Shetland Gas Plant project. Around 200 people will be accommodated onboard. The 140 metre long vessel, a former ro/ro ship, will berth at Victoria Pier in Lerwick until June and will be required to move off the berth on occasions to suit other vessel movements.
Grounded Bulker Refloated on St. Marys River
The grounded 603-foot Canadian bulk carrier Mississagi was refloated on the St. Marys River following operations to offload approximately 2,000 tons of stone, Saturday. The motor vessel, carrying more than 17,000 tons of stone, was transiting downbound the St. Marys River from Bruce Mines, Ontario early Wednesday when it ran aground in the Potagannissing Bay, approximately four miles northeast of De Tour Village. Lightering operations began at 8 a.m.
Royal IHC Congratulates the King in a Special Way
Royal IHC is very honored to be part of the program on the King’s Birthday. Among other activities, the King and his family will be viewing a ‘Grande Maritime Parade’ in Dordrecht. The last ship in this spectacular show is the offshore vessel SEVEN SUN which was built by Royal IHC for offshore contractor Subsea7. Especially for this day the crew carries an exceptional load: a message in a bottle for the King. The SEVEN SUN brings a Royal salute to the Royal couple.
Golden Ocean Reshuffles Fleet, Delays Newbuilds
Golden Ocean Group Limited has entered into several agreements concerning its fleet. Golden Ocean has agreed with Ship Finance International Ltd ("Ship Finance") a sale leaseback transaction of eight Capesize vessels currently owned by Golden Ocean. The vessels are named Golden Beijing, Golden Zhoushan, Golden Magnum, Battersea, Belgravia, Golden Zheijang, Golden Future and KSL China and were built in Korea and China between 2009 and 2013.
DMA Announce New Requirements for Refresher Courses
On 1 January 2017, new regulations enter into force on refresher courses in the areas of maritime safety and fire-fighting. Therefore, the Danish Maritime Authority has issued a new order. The Danish Maritime Authority has issued an order describing a number of new requirements for refresher courses in basic maritime safety and fire-fighting. The requirements have their base in the STCW Convention.
Hiab to launch MULTILIFT Futura - a new-generation skiploader
Hiab, part of Cargotec, is set to launch a new generation skiploader, MULTILIFT Futura. The new skiploader with over 100 smart innovations is designed to lift the customer's business to new levels of productivity, safety and flexibility. Jussi Katajainen, Product Manager, MULTILIFT Demountables, comments: "We offer our customers smart and safe solutions that ensure the growth of their business. The new MULTILIFT Futura has been designed especially to meet the customer needs.
Drydocks World Wins Dubai Chamber CSR Label
Drydocks World group the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors has received the Dubai Chamber Corporate Social Responsibility Label in recognition of their efforts and contribution to excellence in various areas of social responsibility. This award honors Drydocks World’s integrated approach that incorporates economic, environmental, and societal imperatives to create a thriving workplace and community.
MPHRP at Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy
Chirag Bahri, MPHRP Regional Director for South Asia was invited by Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy in Karjat, India, to interact with the cadets undergoing pre sea training at the prestigious nautical college. During the presentation, Mr Bahri advised seafarers on the attacks in the West Africa region, South East Asian waters and that there is a sharp decrease in attacks in the Indian ocean. He informed them that…
USCG Searching for Missing Boaters in Mobile Bay Area
The Coast Guard continues to search for at least five people in the Mobile Bay area Sunday. Rescuers searched throughout the night for the missing boaters and have covered a total of 1,773 square miles as of 11:00 a.m., Sunday. More than 40 people have been rescued by a combined effort of multiple agencies and good Samaritans. One boater was rescued by a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island rescue crew at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday.
PSA Commissions new Dammam Terminal
Saudi Global Ports LLC (SGP), a joint-venture company formed between the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and PSA International (PSA) started its commercial operations this month, at the second container terminal in the King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, a key gateway port on the Arabian Gulf. On 23 April 2015, SGP handled the first commercial vessel, M/V NIARA, owned by Orient Express Line. 1,011 TEUs were handled on this 2,000-TEU capacity vessel.
Lagos Port Drags on Africa's Top Economy
Ruling party reforms improved Apapa port; shippers still face delays and corruption. The road leading to the Lagos port, which handles nearly everything that Africa's biggest economy imports…
JSMEA Offers Access to Japan’s Offshore Suppliers
The Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA) has compiled a list of Japanese-made ship machinery and equipment products for offshore units, publishing this information on a dedicated website and corresponding print brochure. The website and brochure offer access to information on a variety of products and companies spanning the Japanese offshore supply chain, from machinery and equipment manufacturers to maintenance and service providers.
Maritime Tension Dominates Southeast Asia Summit
Southeast Asian leaders edged closer to open criticism of China's land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit on Monday, as the Philippines…
Truckers to Strike Four SoCal Shippers
Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers planned to notify the companies of their intent to strike at 6 a.m. Pacific time, with picket lines going up immediately at the companies' truck yards, Teamsters spokeswoman Barb Maynard told Reuters.
Six Washington Students Earn Maritime Scholarships
The 11th annual Norm Manly Puget Sound Maritime (PSM) / Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) Maritime Educational Scholarship competition was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Compass Course Maritime Training. Bethany Shimasaki from Des Moines and attended Seattle Christian School, volunteers at Seattle Aquarium, and is planning to attend the University of California San Diego, majoring in marine science received a $2,000 scholarship sponsored by Ocean Peace, Inc.
Intelligent Fender System Completes Offshore Trial
Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, announced the completion of the world’s first Intelligent Fender System (IFS) trial with energy companies SSE and RWE at Suffolk-based wind farm, Greater Gabbard. The IFS is an in-house developed technology which aims to provide accurate and recordable data to improve safety and increase operational efficiency for vessel and offshore wind farm operators during transfer operations.
Shipoweners Warned to be Prepared for Migrant Rescues
The North P&I club has warned its shipowner members of the need to be properly prepared to meet their moral and legal obligations to rescue migrants at sea. In a…