JMS Hires Business Development VP
Justin Manley has joined Juliet Marine Systems (JMS) as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, the company announced today. Manley brings over 20…
CMA CGM Kerguelen to Be Christened in Le Havre
CMA CGM has chosen HAROPA - Port of Le Havre to christen its new sea giant container vessel, the Kerguelen. As the largest container port for the external trade of France, HAROPA enjoys recognized expertise by shipping companies and main alliances. The container traffic, rising by 2 percent in 2014, is in the heart of the strategic project of HAROPA, whose target is to reach 4.8 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent) by 2020.
Kestrel Liner Agencies, SSL Extend Logistics Cooperation
Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics (SSL) and Kestrel Liner Agencies / Tropical Shipping have agreed to extend their cooperation to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Safebridge Adds Kelvin Hughes ECDIS Training
Online simulation training specialist Safebridge will launch a new training course for Kelvin Hughes MantaDigital Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
US Approves Shell's Plan to Drill for Oil in Arctic
Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil drilling in the U.S. Arctic for the first time since 2012 took a big step forward on Monday when the Obama administration approved the company's exploration plan. The Department of Interior conditionally approved Shell's plan to explore for oil in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska. Shell has already spent about $6 billion on exploration in the Arctic. The Arctic is estimated to contain about 20 percent of the world's undiscovered oil and natural gas…
Troy Container Line VP to Retire
Walter Gimbert, vice president of Troy Container Line, will retire from the company as of May 14, 2015, after more than 20 years of service, the company announced today. “An inspiration to the entire team, Walter’s imprint on the company will continue to influence the company for years to come,” commented Patricia Fitzgerald, Troy’s COO of exports. “Walter’s immeasurable contributions to Troy Container Line have led to the establishment of new services and growth of personnel…
Delta SubSea Secures New Build Olympic Delta
Delta SubSea, LLC has entered into an agreement with Olympic Shipping AS for the Olympic Delta, a newly built multipurpose subsea support and construction vessel. The Olympic Delta is a GREEN Vessel designed according to DNV class, with high focus on reduced fuel consumption, which also means lesser emission to the environment. The vessel is equipped with two Delta SubSea Schilling HD 150 HP work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from DSS’s fleet.
NASSCO Starts Building APT’s 4th ECO Tanker
Ceremony signaled the start of construction for APT-4 ECO Tanker, the fourth of five Jones Act tanker ships to be constructed at NASSCO for American Petroleum Tankers. General Dynamics NASSCO signaled the start of construction of the fourth of five “ECO” tankers to be built for American Petroleum Tankers (APT) at a steel cutting ceremony on Friday, May 8, at NASSCO’s San Diego shipyard. U.S. Rep. Susan…
Higher Capesize Rates Perks Up Baltic Index
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, edged higher on Monday, supported by increased demand for capesize vessels.
Bourbon Says 3 Kidnapped Crew Members Released
French oil services company Bourbon said on Monday that the three Nigerian crew members kidnapped after one of its speedboats was boarded off the Nigerian coast on April 8 had been released.
Libyan Military Shells Turkish Cargo Ship, Crewman Killed
Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government said on Monday they shelled a Turkish ship off the Libyan coast after it was warned not to approach…
Ghana, Ivory Coast Leaders to Discuss Maritime Dispute
The presidents of Ghana and Ivory Coast agreed on Monday to negotiate an amicable end to issues around their maritime dispute, former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan…
Crowley Invests in Puerto Rico Port Infrastructure
Crowley Puerto Rico Services, Inc. announced today that it has executed a $48.5 million construction contract for a new pier at its Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico, further solidifying its commitment to the region, the company announced today. In conjunction with the investment, the company and the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) have also concluded a 30-year lease extension for the Isla Grande property. The construction contract was awarded to L.P.C.& D.
ECDIS Joins FURUNO Training Network
“It is with great pleasure to have ECDIS Ltd. join the FURUNO NavSkills training network. FURUNO has already signed up with multiple high performance training centers around the world and with the introduction of the well reputed ECDIS Ltd., FURUNO can now offer high quality ECDIS type specific training in U.K. as well,” said Mads Friis Soerensen, Manager of FURUNO INS Training Centre, which is responsible for the operation and management of the Navskills training network. ECDIS Ltd.
Ghana, Ivory Coast Presidents Resolve Maritime Dispute
The presidents of Ivory Coast and Ghana reached a deal on Monday in talks on a maritime border dispute that had frozen new oil drilling in a contested area, mediator Kofi Annan told Reuters.
GUARDIAN Antipiracy Barriers Available to Lease
Guardian Maritime announced that GUARDIAN antipiracy barriers are now available to lease. A passive solution against the threat of piracy, GUARDIAN ship protection system provides worldwide 24/7 protection against stowaways, robbery and piracy for vessels, crew and cargo at sea, anchor or in port, as well as static installations such as oil rigs. Offering an affordable solution, with no initial outlay…
German Navy Frigates Get New Firefighting Tech
On April 16, 2015, the second of four ordered Type F125 frigates for the German Navy was christened by the name of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Hamburg. Hamburg-based Noske-Kaeser, technology producer in the fields of firefighting, CBRN defense, climate, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, has further developed its fire extinguishing technology for the new frigate class F125 that was now installed on the first German Navy ship.
Hiltwein Joins Rand Logistics as VP, CFO
Rand Logistics, Inc. has welcomed Mark Hiltwein as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Rand's President and Chief Executive Officer, Edward Levy.
Seminar Highlights Freight Liability in Russia
International freight insurer TT Club convened a special seminar at the recent conference on transport and logistics, Trans Russia in Moscow. Lead by TT Club’s General Manager, EMEA, Kevin King and Kirill Berezov from the insurer’s long-established Russian network partner Panditrans, the seminar outlined both the changing nature of the transport operator’s liability in Russia and the idiosyncratic nature of insurance conventions applicable in the region.
Cummins: New Environmental Sustainability Goals
Cummins Inc. announced two new environmental sustainability goals for its products in-use and the logistics of the company's managed freight. These new goals are…