Carrier for Kansai Electric Power Named LNG FUKUROKUJU
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today took part in a naming ceremony for the newbuilding liquefied natural gas carrier LNG FUKUROKUJU, which is co-owned by MOL and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. at Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Among the many guests on hand were KEPCO President and Director Yagi, who named the new vessel, and his wife, who cut the rope. The LNG FUKUROKUJU will serve a broad range of projects including the Australia/Pacific LNG Project after the delivery.
MOL's Barge Terminal in Bangkok
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement with SahaThai Terminal Co.,Ltd., a container terminal operation company in Thailand, to establish a new barge terminal operation company in Bangkok. The new company, called Bangkok Barge Terminal Co., Ltd. (BBT), will have its head office in Bangkok. Due to shallower water depth at the Bangkok river port, Laem Chabang…
Statoil 2Q 2015 Earnings Slip
Statoil delivered Adjusted earnings of NOK 22.4 billion and adjusted earnings after tax of NOK 7.2 billion in the second quarter. Statoil reported Net income in accordance with IFRS of NOK 10.1 billion, including gains from divestments. "In the second quarter, Statoil delivered encouraging operational performance with good production growth and high regularity, whilst continuing to reduce cost. Our financial results were characterised by gains from divestments and lower prices.
Scorpio Tankers to Acquire Product Tanker
Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an MR product tanker. The Company reached an agreement with an unrelated third party to purchase an MR product tanker that was built in 2014 at SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. of South Korea for approximately $37.1 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered in August 2015.
NewLead Holdings Announces Commercial Competency of MT Sofia
NewLead Holdings Ltd.announced today a review of the commercial competency of one of its bitumen tanker vessels, the MT Sofia since the vessel was delivered to NewLead's fleet. The Sofia is a 2008-built bitumen tanker vessel of 2,888 dwt and is one of the five bitumen tanker vessels that were delivered to NewLead's fleet during the fourth quarter of 2014. Since the end of November 2014, when NewLead took delivery of the Sofia…
Two Rescued Near Hug Point, ORE.
A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria aircrew assisted Clatsop County Sheriff Department personnel with the rescue of two hikers stranded by incoming tide near Hug Point, Monday. The two hikers, both 20-year-old females from Canby, were safely hoisted at 2:45 a.m. and brought to local emergency responders on scene. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center received the request…
CMMI’s Maritime Potpourri Focuses on Raising the Bar
The growing popularity of “Maritime Potpourri” Conference organized by the Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI) was evident yet again on 25th July, 2015 when a bigger turnout of participants ensued at the well-known venue, the Maritime Training Institute Auditorium of the Shipping Corporation of India, Mumbai. One major reason being that vital and pertinent issues are focused at these events, issues that have a strong bearing on the day-to-day operations of mariners.
ABB hands over Germany’s DolWin1
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned and handed over the DolWin1 offshore wind grid connection to the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT. The 800 megawatts (MW) High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link connects offshore wind farms around 75 kilometers off the German coast in the DolWin cluster, with the country’s transmission grid. The DolWin1 grid connection can integrate 800 MW of offshore wind power…
Mersey Maritime, Liverpool Football Club at LISW15
Mersey Maritime, in association with some of its key members, is hosting what will be one of the most exciting events at London International Shipping Week (LISW15) on 9th September at The Walkie Talkie Building, 20 Fenchurch Street. Senior Liverpool Football Club (LFC) members will be present at this invitation only reception designed to showcase the amazing opportunities that exist for doing business with one of the Worlds’ most iconic port cities.
China's Navy Drills in South China Sea
China said it conducted air and sea drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbours.
Singapore MPA Wants LNG Bunkering Options
Singapore's Maritime Port Authority is seeking proposals on liquefied natural gas bunker supplies as it shifts away from fossil fuels towards gas while trying to…
Damen Delivers First Twin Axe FCS for O&G
Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam have a decade-long relationship with the family-run Groen Offshore, Guard & Support, having built seismic research vessels and completing a majority of its repairs in the past. On July 17, the two parties were united again in an event marking the naming of the newly purchased Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier 2610 to be customized with offshore oil and gas standby capabilities.
Transas' iSailor App Gets Android Debut
Transas’ chart plotter and AIS Viewer navigation app iSailor, available to iOS device users since 2010, is now also available in an Android version. Described as an easy-to-use navigational system for amateur seafarers, Transas said iSailor is used by hundreds of thousands of sailors around the world. Intended for use on boats and yachts, the app presents navigation information, electronic charts and other content.
Work Begins on $1.6 bln Container Terminal at Jebel Ali Port
DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem announced the start of construction work on a brand new container terminal at Jebel Ali Port, Dubai. Phase 1 of the Container Terminal 4 (T4) project will deliver new capacity of 3.1 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) by 2018, taking Jebel Ali Port’s total capacity to 22.1 million TEU. The port complex will be equipped with at least 110 cranes with a total quay length of around 11,000 meters by that time.
Diana Containerships Sells Panamax Ship
Diana Containerships Inc. Diana Containerships Inc. today announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to…
Offshore Wind Shift to Drive Vessel Services Cooperation
Evolving procurement processes for U.K. Round 3 offshore wind farms will require a greater number of work streams, personnel with new and differing skills, and the ability to provide a larger suite of services, according to offshore energy support firm Seacat Services. As project developers look to manage cost bases, offshore wind vessel procurement packages will likely demand specialist expertise from operators that include a range of services encompassing not only offshore crew transfer…
Rolls-Royce Power Package for USS Zumwalt
Rolls-Royce announced delivery of the twin fixed pitch propellers to Bath Iron Works for installation on the U.S. Navy’s most modern surface combatant, the future USS Zumwalt, the first ship of the DDG 1000 multi-mission destroyer class. The provision of the twin fixed pitch propellers marks the completion of the power and propulsion system delivery from Rolls-Royce, following the MT30 main turbine generator sets and the RR4500 auxiliary turbine generator sets…
Barcelona Yacht Repairer Adds New Shiplift
Yacht service, refit, repair and maintenance yard Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92) has awarded a contract to Pearlson Shiplift Corporation (PSC) for the design and supply of a new shiplift and transfer system as part of an expansion project underway at the Barcelona shipyard. The first phase of the Shiplift project will provide a platform of 81 meters by 20 meters with the capability to lift and transfer mega yachts of up to 105 meters length.
BSEE Updates Hurricane Reporting Requirements
BSEE is providing updated guidance for the current and future hurricane seasons through a Notice to Lessees (NTL) released July 27, 2015. NTL 2015-G02 clarifies…
New Load Measurement Solution for Port of Dampier
Strainstall designs and delivers a load measurement solution for the world’s largest floating wharf at Port of Dampier. Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, was commissioned to design and deliver a load monitoring system for the Dampier Floating Deck - the world’s largest floating wharf at the port of Dampier, Western Australia. The wharf, located in some of the most challenging marine operational conditions…