Tropical Storm Erika Heads for Florida
Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with heavy rain and fierce winds on Friday, moving across the Caribbean and apparently heading for the Dominican Republic, northern Haiti and eventually South Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Due to some likely weakening over the Dominican Republic, Erika was no longer forecast to make U.S. landfall as a hurricane. It could still smack the Miami area with sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (97 kph) on Monday…
Oman Drydock Company Expands Rapidly
Oman Drydock Company (ODC) is growing fast. In January, the yard hit an important milestone - its 300th drydocking. Harnessing the power of its new $1.8 billion, 1.3 million sq. m. shipyard it aims to become a leading shipyard in the Gulf over the next five years. A key selling point for ODC is its geographical position. ODC is in poll-position for the Asia – Europe shipping routes and critically, saving ship owners time…
NASSCO Invests in Facilities, Equipment and People
General Dynamics NASSCO has invested several hundred million in capital projects as part of its efforts to increase efficiencies via modular shipbuilding, including: two 300-ton cranes allowing shipbuilders the ability to increase the size of the erectable blocks; a block assembly line to optimize construction of commercial ship blocks; inverted block and grand block outfit areas to more fully install components and equipment on blocks…
Thordon Bearings Names New China Distributor
Thordon Bearings Inc. of Canada announced that CY Engineering Co. Ltd. will take over as the new authorized distributor for the People’s Republic of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, effective August 28, 2015. With this agreement, CY Engineering becomes Thordon’s stocking distributor for manufacturer of nonmetallic marine bearing systems. A company with over 25 years’ experience in seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems…
Three More Workboats for Jordan
Sanmar Shipyards delivered three more vessels to the Aqaba Port Marine Services Company (APMSCO) for the Sheikh Subah Al Ahmad Al Subah LNG terminal at Aqaba, Jordan. The overall contract comprises four 80-tonne bollard pull specially modified Terminal RAstar 2800 ASD tugs, two conventional twin screw Rascal 1500 line-handling tugs, all designed by Robert Allan Ltd of Canada, and a pilot boat designed by Camarc Ltd in the UK.
LUKOIL Marine Lubricants Opens Gothenburg Warehouse
LUKOIL Marine Lubricants informs it has opened a new warehouse in Gothenburg. The marine lubricants supplier said it constantly strives to expand its global supply network…
General Ship Repair: A Family Affair
The General Ship Repair Corporation, a fixture on the Baltimore water front for nearly a century, continues to build a strong business while preparing for fourth generation ownership. General Ship Repair Corporation is as ubiquitous of a presence on the Baltimore waterfront as Under Armour, Domino Sugar and “Natty Boh.” General Ship Repair has stood strong for nearly a century since its founding by Charles “Buck” Lynch in 1924…
Eniram Expands Training Services, Onboard and Onshore
Eniram Ltd, a provider of energy management technology and analytic services to the shipping industry, today announced the addition of in-depth training services for its Eniram platform and associated products. According to Eniram , the training portfolio is aimed at ship officers as well as staff onshore. Training modules are provided in a variety of formats that complement each other and have been developed to be both time- and cost-effective.
ClassNK Verifies lino Marine Service GHG
Classification society ClassNK has carried out the independent third-party verification of Iino Marine Service’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory based on a reasonable level of assurance. ClassNK’s verification was performed according to the requirements specified in ISO 14064 and under the observation of a registered accreditation body. Recently, as concern surrounding global warming heats up, environmental management is no longer limited to investors.
ASL Shipyard Secures S$140mln Build Contracts
ASL Shipyard Pte Ltd. a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., has secured new shipbuilding contracts worth approximately S$140 million for the construction…
ClassNK to Issue Guidance on Composite Propellers
Classification society ClassNK announced it will release the world’s first Guidelines on Composite Propellers (Part on Manufacturing/Product Inspection) on August 31.
Sunken Towboat Lifted from Neches River
A towboat that sank in Texas' Neches River August 21, and caused a temporary closure of the waterway, was lifted out of the water Wednesday Evening. T&T Marine, a contractor hired by the towboat company, refloated and towed the vessel Louise to Bolivar Barge Cleaning Service. The vessel was dry-docked and is awaiting inspection and potential repairs. A small amount of residual oil on the water was removed by oil spill responders using oil spill containment and absorbent booms.
Iranian Ship, Crew Escape Captivity off Somali Coast
An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on Friday, but it…
The Maritime Person of the Year
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s annual salute to ‘the person of the year’ this year spotlights McAllister Towing and Transportation Co. and its leadership team.
Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya; 200 Feared Dead
A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara…
Oil Steadies as Equities Rally
Recovering stock markets boost oil prices; U.S. crude on track for first weekly gain in nine weeks. Oil prices steadied on Friday after bouncing back from six-and…
Wärtsilä Scrubbers for Finnlines Vessels
Finnlines, a Ro-Ro and passenger vessel operator with services in the North and Baltic Seas, has contracted Wärtsilä to supply three vessels with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems.
Dutch Green Ports to be Model for Turkey
Netherlands will be a model for Turkey’s ports within an environmentally-friendly Green Port implementation, says Daily News. Port of Amsterdam and Dutch officials…
Bollore Bags Contract for Kribi Container Port
France's Bollore-led consortium has been awarded the contract to develop and operate a container terminal in Cameroon's deep-water port of Kribi, says a report in Reuters.
Maersk Group Optimistic on $4Bln Profit Target
AP Moeller Maersk Group has continued to fix its eyes on its forecast of a $4 billion profit for 2015, despite the challenges it is facing in its operating environment, according to Thisday Live.