ABS Drives Game-changing Tech through Research
University Partnership Symposium spotlights research that aims to contribute to sustainable solutions for industry. Classification society ABS has revealed technological…
Vard to Build Gillnetter for Breivik AS
Norway-headquartered vessel designer and builder Vard Holdings Limited announced it has secured a NOK 60 million contract for the construction of a coastal fishing vessel for Norway’s Breivik AS. The new gillnetter vessel will be built at Vard Braila in Romania and is scheduled to be delivered during the third quarter of 2016, securing work for the yard in all stages of production. The vessel is of the Seacon SC34 design and is equipped with a factory and freezing plant, Vard said.
At Least 50 Dead in Chinese Port Blast, 700 Injured
Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 50 people…
Ohio River Reopened
A section of the Ohio River near mile marker 939 has been reopened by the U.S. Coast Guard. The river, closed yesterday by the Coast Guard for construction at Lock and Dam 52 in Paducah, Ky.
Search for Containership Crewman Suspended
The search for a crew member missing from a containership between Bayonne, N.J. and Ocean City, Md. was suspended, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. The crew member was last reported aboard the 600-foot…
July Surge Leads Long Beach to Record Volumes
Cargo container volumes surged through the Port of Long Beach in July, with an 18.4 percent increase over the same month in 2014, making July a record month in the port’s 104-year history. Previously, the port’s best year was 2007, just before 2008’s recession. Now, after a slow start at the beginning of 2015, the gains in July mark the fourth time in the last five months that cargo totals have climbed significantly higher, the port said.
Protesters Face Fines for Dangling from Oregon Bridge
Five Greenpeace protesters who dangled from a Portland, Oregon, bridge for two days in a bid to block a Royal Dutch Shell ship headed to the Arctic to drill for oil are each facing $5,000 fines from the U.S. Coast Guard, authorities said on Thursday. Three of the protesters dangled from the 200-foot-high St. John's bridge in Portland last month while two were on the bridge offering support, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class George Degener said.
Buyers Reach Agreement on Imtech Takeover
Pon Holdings and Parcom Capital announced they have agreed to buy Imtech Marine, the marine division of Dutch engineering services company Royal Imtech who has been declared bankrupt.
W. Africa Crude: Tenders Brighten Dull Market
Tender deals helped to liven up a lacklustre West African crude oil market on Thursday, though overall demand remained weak. Indian Oil Corporation bought four cargoes of West African oil…
Imtech Bankrupt, Parts Sold to Investors
Dutch engineering services company Royal Imtech has been declared bankrupt and its Marine and Nordic divisions are being sold to private investors, the company and its administrators said on Thursday.
First Offshore Reference for ACO's New Clarimar MF
ACO Marine announced it has signed a contract to supply a bespoke version of its new Clarimar MF wastewater treatment plant to the CFT 623 wellhead platform under construction for Dubai’s Dragon Oil. The specially adapted Clarimar MF-2 has capacity to treat 3.5 cubic meters of black and grey wastewater per day and features a sludge tank for liquid discharges from drilling operations. “The offshore oil and gas sector is an important market for ACO Marine…
Tianjin Chemical, Oil, LPG Terminals Closed Following Explosion
All chemical, oil and LPG terminals in Tianjin port are closed following immense warehouse explosions that left dozens dead and hundreds more injured yesterday in Tianjin…
RWO Presents New Sewage Treatment Plant
The portfolio of Bremen-based water treatment manufacturer RWO has a new family member. CleanSewage Bio is an attack on the wastewater treatment market, one-side-access to the system gives significant space savings while great efforts were put into an easy and understandable handling concept, the developer said. Together with a very compact system design, the one-side-access of CleanSewage Bio offers space savings in the engine room…
First US Offshore Wind Workboat Build Underway
Atlantic Wind Transfers, Blount Boats and Deepwater Wind welcome key U.S. Atlantic Wind Transfers, the commercial wind support services arm of Rhode Island Fast Ferry, joined boat builder Blount Boats and offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind on August 12 for an official Ribbon Cutting ceremony and to tour the first offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel in the U.S currently under construction. The event at the Blount Boats yard in Warren…
Diverse Seaway Cargoes Keep U.S. Ports Bustling in July
While July Seaway traffic fluctuated across the various categories, U.S. ports handled a wide range of cargoes in July. “It was a solid month for our U.S. Great Lakes St.
Greek Privatization Agency Sets Deadlines on Port, Railway Tenders
Greece's privatizations agency on Thursday announced deadlines for bids on tenders for the country's two largest ports and state railways TRAINOSE, assets Athens…
Speedcast Selected by Gulf Marine Services
SpeedCast International Limited (SpeedCast), a global satellite telecommunications service provider, announced that it has been awarded a multi-year communications…
UASC Implements Container Stowage Software
INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG announced it will equip the fleet of the liner shipping company United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) with the stowage planning software StowMan[s]. Developed in cooperation with the IT University of Copenhagen and launched in September 2014, the stowage planning software particularly stands out with the unsurpassed speed with which it can create multiple plans for optimizing container stowage on board, INTERSCHALT said.
Strike Ends at Mumbai's GTI Container Terminal
Contract workers at an Indian port in the commercial capital Mumbai have called off their nearly a week-long strike that backed up more than 25,000 containers of commodities such as sugar…
BMT Nigel Gee Reaches 1,000th Project
BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, and an independent naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy, is celebrating its latest achievement in securing its 1,000th project which will involve the delivery of detailed production engineering for a ferry machinery conversion. John Bonafoux, Managing Director of BMT Nigel Gee commented, “Reaching our 1,000th project is a massive achievement.