CaroTrans Launches US-Japan LCL Export Service
Global non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and ocean freight consolidator CaroTrans announced a new weekly less than container load (LCL) service from Atlanta…
Burger Boat Launches Wendella Passenger Vessel
Burger Boat Company announced the launch of P/V Lucia, an 89-foot steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Inc. Lucia, designed by Timothy Graul Marine Design of Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., was launched into the Manitowoc River Friday, May 29 with her owners, the Burger staff and the Manitowoc community in attendance. Lucia is styled after other vessels in Wendella's fleet and will be used for its Combined Lake and River Tour…
Second 18,000TEU Ship Joins CMA CGM Fleet
The 18,000 TEU capacity containership the CMA CGM Georg Forster was delivered to the CMA CGM Group on June, 2 in South Korea. With its 1,305 ft. (398m) length and 177 ft. (54m) width, the CMA CGM Georg Forster is the group’s second 18,000 TEU capacity vessel to be delivered. Six vessels will compose this series of vessels named after great explorers, that will have the CMA CGM Group’s largest containership capacity. This gigantic vessel has a 18,000 TEU (twenty feet equivalent) capacity.
Sonardyne, NDI Partner for US Maritime Security
As part of its continued business expansion and long-term commitment to the region, underwater technology specialists, Sonardyne International Ltd, U.K., has entered into a nonexclusive agreement with Northern Defense Industries (NDI) to become its strategic partner for maritime security and defense projects in the U.S. Virginia-based NDI supplies integrated security solutions for maritime, energy and critical infrastructure applications both in North America and around the world.
Fire Aboard US-flagged Car Carrier
A car carrier vessel has suffered a fire on one of its decks, approximately 40 miles off Harwich, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported. The U.S.
DNV GL, Jotun Cooperate on Hull Performance
DNV GL and the Norwegian paint manufacturer Jotun signed a cooperation agreement to work on improving hull performance at Nor-Shipping today. The project will bring together two performance management services, Jotun’s Hull Performance Solution and DNV GL’s ECO Insight solution, to collect and analyse data on hull degradation. This will enable customers to cut their fuel bills and reduce emissions.
USCG Approves LR for BWTS Testing
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been approved as an independent laboratory (IL) and will begin testing of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) to meet the United States Coast Guard (USCG) requirements.
Rotterdam Court Can Order Ship Arrests Throughout the EU
Rotterdam-based law firm AKD says a recent revision of the Brussels I Regulation makes it possible to quickly attach assets anywhere in the EU if parties include in their contracts a choice of forum clause conferring jurisdiction on the Rotterdam court. The Brussels 1 Regulation provides uniform rules throughout the EU on international jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of civil and commercial judgments.
Vassenden Wins WISTA LeaderShip Award
Eli Vassenden, COO Ship Management in Grieg Star, has been awarded the WISTA LeaderShip Award 2015 by WISTA Norway as recognition of her contribution the maritime industry, her competency and leadership skills within the traditionally male dominated role of COO. The award is handed out at Nor-Shipping’s Opening Conference on June 2. "Eli Vassenden has lived up to WISTA’s core values and contributed…
Ulstein Launches Discovery Series
Originating from an offshore design platform, Ulstein Group presents its Discovery Series concept, which includes three different vessels in the exploration, cruising and coastal patrolling categories. “70 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by oceans. 80 percent of the ocean is deeper than 3,000 meters. Norway alone administers an ocean area whose surface is six times greater than the mainland,” said Tore Ulstein, deputy CEO of Ulstein Group.
Nor-Shipping Run Benefits Mission to Seafarers
A 5-kilometer fun run to benefit The Mission to Seafarers was held at Norway’s Nor-Shipping conference on June 1. Representing Maritime Reporter & Engineering News at the charity race was Greg Trauthwein, Associate Publisher and Editor, and Dawn Trauthwein, Advertising Sales Manager. Starting in Oslo’s city center, the race course took runners along the Oslofjord, finishing at the Norwegian Maritime Museum, the site of a post-race reception.
SIU Honors Thomas B. Crowley Sr.
SIU Piney Point building dedicated in honor of the late Thomas B. Crowley Sr. The Seafarers International Union (SIU) recently honored the late Thomas Crowley Sr. during a dedication ceremony that named a new administration building in his memory. The new Thomas Crowley Sr. Center for Maritime Services, located at the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education in Piney Point, Md., commemorates the legacy of Crowley, who owned and operated Crowley Maritime Corp. until his death in 1994.
New Interceptor Systems for Commercial Vessels
Volvo Penta has developed a series of interceptor stabilization systems optimized for workboats, patrol boats and other commercial vessels. The stabilizers provide three-axis trimming to meet dynamic acceleration and cruising phases of operation. The system can be controlled either automatically or manually. In the automatic mode, it is activated by boat speed. The Volvo Penta interceptors are electrically controlled with no hydraulics.
Families March to China Shipwreck Site as Survivor Hopes Fade
Dozens of people broke through a police cordon on Wednesday as they marched towards the site of a sunken cruise ship in the Yangtze River to demand news of missing relatives.
Grimaldi Places 10th PureSOx Scrubber Order
Alfa Laval reports its scrubber solution PureSOx has been the subject of many repeat orders. One of the major returning customers is the Grimaldi Group, which has now ordered its 10th installation of Alfa Laval’s exhaust gas cleaning system. The Grimaldi Group is a multinational logistics group specialized in the operation of RoRo vessels, car carriers and ferries. Through the maritime services of Atlantic Container Line…
LGH’s Kansas City Warehouse Relocates
Lifting Gear Hire’s (LGH) Kansas City, Mo. warehouse has relocated to a new facility within the city. The new warehouse will help LGH provide faster equipment rental turn-around times for customers in and around the Kansas City area, the company said. In addition, the new warehouse will also provide an expansive selection of rental equipment, larger scale rental equipment choices and more dock space for convenient equipment loading and unloading.
Rolls-Royce LNG Engines Reach 25 Million Operating Hours
Rolls-Royce engines powered solely by liquefied natural gas (LNG) have completed 25 million hours of operation on land and at sea, since their introduction in 1991. More than 650 Bergen lean burn gas engines are in service today, with a power output up to 9,600kW. The engines are used for a variety of applications ranging from powering ferries, cargo ships and tugs to a wide range of land-based power generation throughout the world. Dr.
Statoil Awards Cranes Contract to Palfinger Dreggen
Palfinger Dreggen has been awarded contract for crane delivery to the Johan Sverdrup field with a total order value of approximately MNOK 285. The delivery includes seven large offshore cranes and the contract was signed with Statoil in May, in strong competition with other international crane suppliers. The cranes will have a lifting capacity of 60 tons and an outreach of approximately 60 meters and shall be delivered with full-electric drive.
Binsfeld Launches Torque Monitoring System
Binsfeld Engineering Inc. announced the release of the new TorqueTrak TPM2 torque and power monitoring system featuring a digital output signal. Targetting the marine, automotive, energy and power generation markets, the TPM2 model features a RS422 full duplex, point-to-point serial interface communication. According to Binsfeld, TPM2 setup and configuration is easy and convenient with BEI- supplied software. System changes can safely be made away from the shaft.
Tuco Debuts 10m Wind Farm Service Boat
Tuco Marine Group of Denmark discloses the newest vessel in the ProZero series of Fast Rescue Boats, Daughter Crafts and Workboats; The New 10m WIND FARM SERVICE BOAT. The new design is released shortly after Tuco won the order for two 11m Wind Farm Service Boats that have been ordered for the Two Ulstein X-stern vessels that German based Bernhard Schulte affiliate WINDEA Offshore GmbH, have ordered for their contract with Siemens Wind Power.