Engine Refit for Mersey Pilot Boat
Merseyside-based engine specialist James Troop & Co has secured a deal to supply and install two Volvo Penta D9 engines to extend the service life of one of Liverpool’s River Mersey pilot boats. The firm said it was approached by Peel Ports to replace the engines onboard the Fulmar – one of eight Mersey pilot boats. James Troop immediately sent technical manager Alan Railton and engine sales executive Anthony Ward to work with the customer to perform all the necessary onboard checks…
DSM Dyneema Names President’s Successor
Gerard de Reuver has elected to step down as President of DSM Dyneema on August 1, 2015 after five years in the post, the company announced today. He will be succeeded by Golnar Motahari Pour, a German national with extensive global management experience. The transition will begin immediately, and be completed by the end of next month. As of August 1, 2015, Gerard will take on a new role in a corporate culture project, reporting to Dimitri de Vreeze, member of the DSM Managing Board.
Matson Pumps $30 Million into Alaska Operations
Ocean cargo shipper Matson, Inc. said it is moving quickly to fund improvements in its new Alaska operations following its May 29 acquisition of Horizon Lines' Alaska services. The company expects to invest more than $30 million in new equipment planned by Horizon prior to its acquisition. According to the shipper, equipment upgrades to be made over the next three months include 2,000 new standard 40-foot dry containers for general cargo…
McMurdo Introduces Real-time Fleet Management
McMurdo has announced PRISMA Connect, a web-based integrated fleet management system that connects ship to shore in real-time for improved communication and operational efficiencies, as well as increased crew productivity with two-way messaging and electronic forms capture. The innovative system, which is based on proven Boatracs BTConnect and BTVessel software, is the first product announcement under McMurdo’s new suite of PRISMA (Preparation…
Brazilian Police to Probe Nuclear Submarine Program
Brazilian federal police are investigating potential irregularities in a military program that aims to build a nuclear-powered submarine in partnership with France by 2023, newspaper Folha de S.
Dometic Debuts Engineering Team for Ship-wide Ventilation
Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, has unveiled its new…
Côte D’Ivoire Invests in O&G Safety Training
Thegrowth in oil and gas activity in Côte D’Ivoire has seen investment in standardized safety training in the region far outstrip that of other hydrocarbon-rich West African countries…
Sea Trucks Returns to the Gulf of Mexico
Offshore installation services provider Sea Trucks Group announced it has been awarded a charter contract for its accommodation construction vessel Jascon 31 to operate in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the groups return to the region. The contract will see Sea Trucks provide accommodation support services, lifting operations and installation work to Permaducto S.A. de C.V. for works on the KMZ68/69 project from Pemex for a period of 95 days, plus options.
General Dynamics Tops Q2 Estimates
General Dynamics Corp, a maker of ships, tanks and business jets, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenues on Wednesday, and sharply raised its outlook for full-year profit. Net profit increased 16.4 percent to $752 million for the second quarter from $646 million a year earlier. Earnings per share jumped over 20 percent to $2.27 a share from $1.88 a year earlier, while revenues rose 5.5 percent to $7.88 billion from $7.47 billion.
Next Wave of FLNG Projects on the Horizon
There will be significant growth in both investment and activity in the FLNG market over the next seven years, with Douglas-Westwood (DW) forecasting total expenditure…
Eastern Launches Second MPSV for Hornbeck
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has launched the second of two 302’x76’x26’ multipurpose service vessels in the HOSMPSV 310ES series for Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC., the shipbuilder announced. The new vessel, HOS Woodland (Hull 242), was launched at Eastern’s Allanton facility on Friday, June 19 at an event with hundreds of Eastern employees and guests in attendance. HOS Woodland is the second…
Philippine Port Project Draws Multi-National Attention
MANILA, July 29 (Reuters) - A 18.99 billion pesos ($417.91 million) project to modernise a port in the southern Philippines has attracted interest from five groups…
Philippines Mulls Massive Military Spend
Philippine generals on Wednesday asked Congress to almost triple annual defence spending over the next five years to upgrade equipment amid an escalating marine dispute with giant neighbour China.
Nigeria LNG to Receive Four Ships in 2015
Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG) expects to take delivery of four LNG carrier ships before year-end and another two next year, its chief executive said…
IRSHAD Acquires Damen Shoalbuster 2308
Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company (IRSHAD), a part of the ADNOC Group of Companies, has taken delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 2308, named Al Marfa 1. During a ceremony at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, the Netherlands, the company received the new vessel 3 weeks ahead of schedule. The delivery was attended by Zeid Zakaria, Senior Vice President, IRSHAD, Khalfan Ali Al Ali, Ship Building Projects Manager…
NYK Vessel Rescues 336 in the Mediterranean
On July 14, Hermes Leader, a car carrier operated by NYK Line, rescued 336 people in the Mediterranean Sea. On July 14, the vessel received an emergency call for help while sailing to port of Gioia Tauro, Italy after transiting the Suez Canal. The vessel immediately set a course for the given position and rescued 336 people in the afternoon. After that, all of them were handed over to the coast guard at the port of Augusta in Sicily island in Italy on July 15.
Gazprom Earmarks RUB 10.8 bln for R&D
Gazprom Group continues earmarking considerable funds for financing research and development (R&D) activities. In 2014 a record-breaking amount in the whole Company history – RUB 10.82 billion – was devoted to these purposes. Gazprom is one of the leading Russian investors into innovations. More than a half of these funds were channeled to priority engineering projects. Thus, for the first time a comprehensive…
Anderson Appointed Chairman of Lerwick Port
Brian Anderson has been appointed Chairman of Lerwick Port Authority at the board’s Annual General Meeting in July. Formerly Deputy Chairman, Brian succeeds the late Harry Jamieson who was Chairman for the past four years until his untimely death in June Ronnie Gair has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Authority. The Authority has decided to recruit a new Member to fill the vacancy on the Board from the business sector.
Keppel Makes a Clean Sweep at WSH Awards
Keppel Group has clinched 35 awards at this year's Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards, organised by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore. It is the highest number of awards won by a single organisation this year. Of the 35 awards, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) bagged 31 awards under the Safety and Health Award Recognition for Projects…
Sembcorp Marine: No Sete Brasil Payments This Year
Singapore's Sembcorp Marine has not received payment from Sete Brasil on drillship projects this year and may slow down the projects if the situation persists, a company executive said on Wednesday.