$ 10 mi Infusion to Fuel Growth of Satcom Global, AND Group
Broadband Satellite Services Ltd (BSS), parent company of satellite communications provider Satcom Global and marine engineering firm AND Group, has received a $10m investment from UK based organisation, Business Growth Fund (BGF). This significant investment will allow BSS to accelerate its long-term growth strategy, enabling expansion and development within the Mobile Satellite Services market, further strengthening Satcom Global’s position as a top tier distributor of services to maritime…
Jaccar Inks Gas Carrier Financing Deal with ICBC leasing
JACCAR Holdings informed that Mr. Li Keqiang – Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China - during his recent state visit to France signed Memorandam of Understanding with Mr. Manuel Valls, Prime Minister of France , for a 900 M$ financing of gas carriers with ICBC leasing. Jacques de Chateauvieux, as Chairman and CEO of Cana Tera and JACCAR Holdings declared “we are extremely honored to…
GOST Donates EZ-Tracker for 'Impossible Dream'
GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), celebrating its 10th year as a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that it has donated a GOST EZ-Tracker to provide location information as part of the refit of the universally accessible 60-foot sailing catamaran, Impossible Dream. The Impossible Dream is fully operational by a person in a wheelchair. She was designed by Nic Bailey and built by Multimarine Manufacturing of Cornwall, UK.
Ross to Drive New Business Lines at LOC Singapore
Rutger Bierman, Managing Director at London Offshore Consultants (LOC) Singapore, has confirmed that Don Ross, who previously established and headed LOC Thailand, is stepping up to assume responsibility for the Group’s Fixed Object Damage and Port Development business lines in Singapore, including surveys and audits. "Don’s 40 years in engineering and construction on international, multi-disciplinarymarine projects…
Europort’s Masterclasses in Leadership
Recognising that effective leadership and collaboration are fundamental elements in the future success of the maritime industry, Europort 2015 will feature a series of masterclasses as part of this year’s conference programme. Each masterclass will address the leadership challenges currently facing the industry across the areas of design, technology, efficiency and human capital. Domino’s recently made headlines with pizzas being delivered to doorsteps by drones.
Lukoil Dismisses Money Laundering, Tax Evasion Claims
PJSC LUKOIL has strongly denied accusations of money laundering and tax evasion brought against Petrotel-LUKOIL and its employees by the Prosecution Office under the Board of Appeal of the city of Ploesti, Romania. LUKOIL has been operating on Romania’s territory since 1998 and is one of the biggest fuel-and-energy companies on its market. LUKOIL is a prompt payer to the state budget and a supplier of quality products to the Romanian consumers.
Simrad Debuts Maris ECDIS900 MK5, MK15
The Simrad Professional Series has launched a new lineup of professional-grade Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)– theSimrad MARIS ECDIS900 MK5 and MK15.Available in 19-, 24-, and 26-inch widescreen monitors, the ECDIS900 Series is IEC61174:2008 Ed3type-approved for use on all SOLAS vessels operating under the ECDIS Carriage Mandate. The ECDIS900 MK5 and MK15 are based on a standard Windows interface using common controls including toolbars…
USCG Repatriates 15 Migrants
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. This repatriation is a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea. "Coast Guard missions and operations in the Southeast remain unchanged. The Coast Guard strongly discourages attempts to illegally enter the country by taking to the sea," said Capt. Mark Gordon, Coast Guard 7th District chief of response enforcement.
Strike call at Necochea Port, Argentina
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of pending strike action by customs staff at the Port of Necochea, Argentina. The ‘pen down’ strike (staff will attend their place of work but not perform any duties) is pay-related and scheduled to take place on the following dates: July 10, July 16 and July 17 2015. ISS Argentina is working to co-ordinate berthing for its clients to avoid the strike and minimise impact where possible.
UN Urges EU to Help With Med Migrants
Island communities unable to cope with migrant flow, UN says. The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that Greece urgently needed help to cope with 1,000…
Tanzania: Dar es Salaam 2015 Port Volume to Increase
Cargo volumes at Dar es Salaam port are expected to rise as much as 25 percent this year, helped by expanded capacity and improved efficiency, Tanzanian president…
Tanker Training Solution Installed at Makarov
IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu inaugurated the new Transas technological simulation complex for tanker personnel training installed at the Makarov Training Center, part of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping. Admiral Makarov State University is a Russian high school for education of maritime and inland professionals. With the new simulation complex from Transas…
Double Milestone for Ellicott Dredges
The employees of Ellicott Dredges LLC in Baltimore had two reasons for celebration this week, the company announced. First, Ellicott's Baltimore plant recorded a safety milestone of 1,000 consecutive working days without a lost time accident. In addition to this achievement, Ellicott is celebrating its 130th year of business. Founded in 1885, Ellicott first gained global recognition in the dredge business by building all the dredges used in the original construction of the Panama Canal.
Conrad Industries Appoints Leonard as VP
Conrad Industries, Inc. announced the appointment of Rene J. Leonard as Vice President of Business Development and Engineering. "Rene has been in the shipyard business…
Maersk Interested in Greek Ports Lined Up for Privatisation
APM Terminals, part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Friday it is interested in buying into Greek ports Piraeus and Thessaloniki, slated for privatisation if a new bailout deal is agreed between Athens and the European Union. "Yes, we are interested in the Greek ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki and are pursuing them as part of our growth plans. Our interest has been consistent throughout the economic and political cycles of the country…
Redwood City Proposes Port Deepening Project
A recommended $73 million plan to deepen the Redwood City Harbor and San Bruno Shoal channels, the navigation corridors essential for commerce and the Port of Redwood City, has been issued in draft by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers' San Francisco District. The port is conducting a public hearing on what is called the "Redwood City Navigation Improvement Project" August 10 at 7 p.m. at Redwood City…
TT Club Urges Immediate Action on Box Weighing
Provider of insurance and related risk management services to the transport and logistics industry TT Club said it welcomes the initiative of the World Shipping Council (WSC) in its recent publication of guidelines to the industry in relation to implementing the SOLAS requirements that become mandatory on July 1, 2016. Unlike the CTU Code, which forensically seeks to identify the chain of responsibility for everyone involved in the movement of freight…
Two LNG Cargo Exports Planned from Dutch Terminal at End-July
Two liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes are to be exported from the Gate terminal in the Netherlands at the end of the month, trade sources with knowledge of the matter said.
Horizon Shipbuilding Delivers Third 80’ Towboat to FMT
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. announced it has delivered another 80-foot inland river towboat, the M/V Michael Akiu #86, to Florida Marine Transporters. Inc. (FMT) of Mandeville, La. The 2,100 horsepower M/V Michael Akiu #86 is the final vessel for FMT as part of a order for three 80’ X 33’ X 10’-6” twin propeller towboats awarded to the a Bayou La Batre, Ala. shipyard in 2013. The Project Manager for the construction of the M/V Michael Akiu #86…
Search for Missing Fishing Vessel Concludes
The search for the missing fishing vessel JMT was called off at 5:30 p.m. after debris was found and confirmed as coming from the vessel, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.