China: No Cover-Up in Ship Sinking Probe
President calls meeting of top body to discuss disaster; rescue operation to start righting ship. China has pledged that there would be "no cover-up" of an investigation…
LNG-fueled Bulker Design Approved by DNV GL
DNV GL has presented Oshima Shipbuilding Company with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a LNG-fuelled Kamsarmax bulk carrier at the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Oslo today. The new design has been found to comply with DNV GL class rules and all current and upcoming regulations, including the new emission control regulations and the draft IGF Code for fuel with a low flashpoint. As regulations on harmful ship emissions such as sulphur become stricter…
Mexican Fishing Boat Seized Following 30-mile Chase
U.S. A Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, was seized by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in the waters off South Texas, Monday. At 11 p.m. Sunday, an Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew aboard an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane located a lancha 20 miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border and 30 miles offshore. The aircrew vectored in the Coast Guard Cutter Seahawk and a 33-foot law enforcement boat from Station South Padre Island…
ABS to Class 45,000 cbm LNG Carrier
ABS, a provider of classification services to the maritime and offshore industries, has been chosen to class a new design of medium-sized LNG carrier to be built in China for Landmark Capital.
Samskip Charters Box Ship to Boost Norway Capacity
Samskip has increased capacity on Norway by chartering the 657 TEU container vessel MV Alk, built in 2004 and measuring 132.60 x 19.20 metres. Caesar Luikenaar, Trade Director Scandinavia Trade says the company has deployed the 8,015 DWT vessel on the weekly Norwegian West Coast service which is experiencing significant traffic growth. “This vessel first departed last Monday and is well equipped for the weekly route between the Norwegian West Coast and Europe…
Ionada Completes Membrane Scrubber Sea Trials
Ionada has announced completion of Membrane Scrubber Sea Trials on Bulk Carrier. "The initial results from our successful sea trials exceeded our target performance objectives, with our SO2/CO2 ratio ten times lower than the 0.1% S equivalent regulatory standard. We have completed a major milestone in our commercial development - demonstrating the performance and seaworthiness of our Membrane Scrubber.
Ingalls’ Gets $20m for 'Shipyard of the Future' Project
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant visited Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division May 28 to participate in a ceremonial signing of a $20 million bond bill supporting Ingalls' "Shipyard of the Future" project. The investment will go toward current building improvements, new covered facilities providing better work areas for shipbuilders, and enabling more work to be accomplished out of the weather.
Study Shows Rise of Performance Monitoring
Only about one third of shipping companies were aiming for energy savings of 5 percent or more, suggests the new DNV GL Energy Management study. It is based on the input of 80 shipping companies and includes ship managers, owners and operators in 24 countries. Although energy saving enjoys a high priority within most of the companies questioned, with three quarters of the participants naming fuel savings as a topic of high importance…
Barge Master Aids Shell Project in the Philippines
Barge Master informs it used its BM-T700 motion compensation platform to support the installation of the permanent connection bridge (151mT, 42.5x3.5x3.5m) between a newly installed depletion compression platform (DCP) and an existing gas producing shallow water platform (SWP)for the Shell Malampaya production platform in the Philippines. The project was executed by Boskalis for Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.
Karpowership to Present Ghana Powerships Project
The forum will also provide a unique for Karpowership to share information on upcoming projects on the African continent. The Forum, which Karpowership will sponsor for the fifth year running, brings together ministers, government officials, sector leaders and investors to enhance cooperation toward finding energy solutions for Africa. With its expanding Powership Fleet, Karadeniz Holding continues to garner interest from visiting delegations to learn more about the cost-efficient…
Cairn Energy Drops Ibiza Oil Drilling Plans
Oil explorer Cairn Energy has dropped plans to drill near Spanish holiday island Ibiza, the company said, as it wants to focus on developing potentially huge reserves offshore Senegal.
Seaperch Underwater Robotic Championships
This year the SeaPerch Program will celebrate a half decade of national underwater robotic championships. On the last Saturday in May, the fifth National SeaPerch Challenge will be held on the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD) campus where 150 teams of middle and high school students from across the country will compete on the national stage. The phenomenal growth of the event is evident with a simple look back to the inaugural National Challenge…
ABS Issues LNG Bunkering Advisory
Report explores the benefits and challenges of natural gas power from the perspective of fuel providers and operators. Classification society ABS published a new…
Failure to Manage Risk Posing Larger Threat to Shipping
Levels of sound enterprise and business risk management are currently satisfactory in the shipping industry, a new survey from Moore Stephens has revealed. But the…
No Signs of Life as China Starts Righting Capsized Ship
Chinese authorities began late on Thursday to right a cruise ship that capsized on the Yangtze River, after divers sent to search for survivors found no signs of life inside.
SUNY Maritime Ranked a Top College
SUNY Maritime College has been ranked by a national think tank as the top public college in the nation in graduate earnings, and for providing the highest value-added in mid-career earnings. A recent study by the Brookings Institution found that SUNY Maritime College graduates earned, on average, more than $121,000 a year in the decade following the completion of their degrees, more than their counterparts at national institutions such as Harvard and Yale.
DNV GL Examines Safety, Sustainability of Alternative Fuels
Trends in pricing are an obvious factor to consider when examining the feasibility of new fuels, but sustainability and safety also have an impact on the ultimate affordability of change. DNV GL has released a position paper that presents a methodology for evaluating alternative fuels, adding sustainability and safety considerations in the discussion. “The Fuel Trilemma: Next Generation of Marine Fuels” looks at the rapidly diversifying fuel market from the perspective of affordability…
Legislation Targets US Ship Recycling Reform
Legislation to reform the U.S. domestic marine recycling industry, the Ships to Be Recycled in the States (STORIS) Act, was introduced today by U.S. Senators David…
Mobile App Aims to Boost LA’s Port Efficiency
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that Cargomatic, a Los Angeles-based, privately-owned technology company that matches trucking capacity with shipments, is testing its mobile app to speed up the flow of containerized cargo at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA). Cargomatic has developed a peel-off shipping concept that it calls the “Cargomatic Free Flow” program, a web-based solution that optimizes container moves for cargo owners, terminals, and trucking companies.
Topaz Selects ABS Fleet Management Software
Offshore support vessel company Topaz Energy and Marine has selected ABS as its fleet management software provider. Topaz will install the ABS Nautical Systems Fleet…