More than 100 Shipbuilders Lose Jobs at ASC
South Australian defence shipbuilding company ASC has axed 101 blue collar jobs from its facility at Osborne near Port Adelaide. The submarine and shipbuilder ASC has let go 101 contractors from its facility in Adelaide in a move it says will increase productivity on its air warfare destroyer program. "This contractor management activity is normal practice for projects of this nature and has, and will, occur several times over the life of the project," it said in a statement.
Frøy Server: Mono-Hull Innovation
When it comes to innovation in new boats, few hold a better record than the Norwegians. As pioneers in the salmon farming industry they have several decades of innovation in maintaining the farms and in transporting fish from farm to market as well as developing work vessels to support the farms. Currently drawing attention in Norway’s fjords is the recently delivered Frøy Server. The 25 by 10.6-meter vessel has a molded depth of 4.1 meters.
'Challenging Time' for Shipping Industry - North P&I Chairman
Unpredictable markets and continuing marine claims volatility means the international shipping industry is facing a particularly challenging time, says Pratap Shirke, chairman of North P&I club. His comments are published today (16 July 2015) in the 170 million GT, ‘A’ rated club’s 2015 Management Report. ‘Shipowners continue to operate in unpredictable shipping markets and the economic climate shows little signs of improvement,’ he says.
WSDOT Ferry Fleet Banks on Back-up Vessels
In order to meet demand and keep the system moving, all available back-up Washington State Ferries vessels will be called into service while two larger ferries are out for emergency repairs between Monday, July 20, and Wednesday, July 22. WSF today announced the 202-vehicle Puyallup will be out of service for three days while crews inspect an engine that broke down Saturday, June 20. Additionally,…
SINOPACIFIC Wins Bid for 9 AHTS
SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group was recently successful in winning the bid for the construction of 9 AHTS vessels for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, ESNAAD. ADNOC firstly launched bids for this new-building project in 2013 and then handed it over to ESNAAD, its wholly-owned subsidiary for follow up. The above contract was signed by both parties in Abu Dhabi and SINOPACIFIC will deliver all 9 vessels in 2017.
Platts acquires Petromedia
Platts, a leading global energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information provider, announced today that it has acquired Petromedia, a specialist provider of news and analysis for the shipping and oil industries. The purchase helps extend Platts coverage beyond traditional marine fuels and market fundamentals. Founded in 2001, Petromedia provides customers with access to up-to-date news, daily prices and analysis on the global shipping and oil markets…
Baku Calls Upon Antwerp’s Port Expertise
The port of Baku on the Black Sea is Azerbaijan’s largest port. Now to support its further development it is calling on the know-how and expertise of the port of Antwerp. For this purpose the management of Baku International Sea Trade Port recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with two subsidiaries of Antwerp Port Authority, namely Port of Antwerp International (PAI) and Antwerp Port Training Centre (APEC), for them to provide consultancy and training.
Bugsier's First Order with Damen
BugsierReedereican look back on a history that spans over a century. The company, with the largest tug fleet under German flag,will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2016, and will also mark the delivery of the newly purchased Damen ASD 2411. The tug, to be delivered from Damen Shipyards Sharjah, will be named Bugsier 22 and serve as a harbour tug in German ports. With a strong tug fleet, Bugsier…
Kværner ASA in Board Changes
Trine Sæther Romuld has informed Kværner ASA that she resigns from her position as non-executive Director and Chair of the Board's Audit Committee of the Company with immediate effect. This is due to change in employment to a position without opportunity to hold directorships. According to Kværner ASA's Articles of Associations, the Board of Directors shall consist of six to ten members. Following the resignation of Ms Romuld…
MOL Bulk Carrier Rescues Castaways
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that on July 5, 2015, the MOL-operated bulk carrier Spring Zephyr safely rescued all three survivors clinging to driftwood 165 km east of the island of Mindanao, the Philippines. ・ At 12:20 (all times were in local time) on July 5, 2015,the Spring Zephyr,sailing from the Port Walcott, Australia, to Port of Oita, Japan, spotted three persons clinging to driftwood and immediately changed course to approach the castaways, and started rescue operations.
Gemeco Partners to Refit the Impossible Dream
Gemeco Marine Accessories, world-leading experts in the selection, placement and technical support for marine transducers and NMEA networking products, announced today its partnership with non-profit organizations, the Impossible Dream and Shake-a-Leg Miami in the refit of the universally accessible 60-foot sailing catamaran, Impossible Dream. The organizations are developing the Impossible Dream as a flagship vessel to promote sailing as a way to improve the health…
ENSCO DS-9 Drillship Contract Update
ConocoPhillips today for its convenience provided a notice of termination for the three-year ENSCO DS-9 drillship contract. Under the terms of the contract, ConocoPhillips is obligated to pay Ensco termination fees monthly for two years equal to the operating day rate of approximately $550,000, which may be partially defrayed should Ensco re-contract the rig within the next two years and/or mitigate certain costs during this time period while the rig is idle and without a contract.
Wärtsilä Cuts 600 Jobs, Cites Weak Market
Wärtsilä announced a realignment of its Ship Power business, now renamed Marine Solutions. The reorganization, triggered by “sluggish global marine market situation” will see the reduction of approximately 600 jobs across Wärtsilä Marine Solutions' global operations, of which some 160 will be in Finland. Wärtsilä says it hopes the realignment will bring annual savings of around €40 million, the effect of which is expected to gradually materialize beginning from the third quarter of 2015…
Hapag-Lloyd Modifies West Africa, Northern Europe Service
Standalone West Africa Express service (WAX) offers improved transit times, connection to Hapag-Lloyds global service network. Effective August 10, Hapag-Lloyd will offer its customers an improved service between West Africa and Northern Europe, the company announced today. The new West Africa Express service (WAX) provides transits to and from key markets, for instance 13 days from Antwerp to Dakar, and from Abidjan to Antwerp in only 11 days.
Iran Offers India Bigger Role in Strategic Port
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has asked India to invest in infrastructure projects worth $8 billion, including an expanded role in developing a strategic port…
MES Delivers Ninth Eco-Ship Bulk Carrier
Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) announced it has completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Draftvader (MES Hull No.1881) at its Tamano Works on July 17, 2015 to Solaris Marine Ltd., Liberia. The vessel is the ninth ship of the builder's "neo66BC" series, the wide beam shallow draft vessel of its “neo series” lineup. Service Speed abt.
Draft Reef-net Tender: A Unique Vessel for a Unique Fishery
“We use 10,000 pound anchors on the nets,” said Keith Carpenter as he explained the complexities of this traditional salmon fishery. Carpenter is the president of Lummi Island Wild, the organization that manages and markets the catch from several reef nets. Carpenter was explaining the need for the 12-inch moon pool and heavy winch located forward and midships on the deck of the newly launched Galactic Ice. “When we have to move an anchor we will send down a diver to attach a line.
New 43m DSVs Designed by Incat Crowther
A pair of 43m Monohull Dive Support Vessels has been designed by Incat Crowther, with input from the builder and operator, to meet RINA class requirements for special service, diving and dynamic positioning. The vessels are currently under construction at Arpoadar Engenharia, in Guaruja, Brazil and will be delivered to Oceanica Offshore for service in Brazil with Petrobras. The aft main deck features a large working deck to house the Hyperbaric Chamber…
Salvors Remove Debris Left by Environmental Protesters
Dive and salvage teams worked to remove debris used as anchor blocks by environmental activists protesting Shell’s Arctic drilling aboard a barge in Seattle’s Alki Seacrest Park on May 19. A dive team from Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., along with divers from Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) Seattle, collaborated to remove several concrete blocks and thick steel mooring cables that held barge Solar…
Delfin LNG Submits Application for Deepwater Port Export Facility
Delfin LNG has applied to construct, own and operate an offshore deepwater port export facility located approximately 50 miles south of the Texas/Louisiana border in the Gulf of Mexico.