Report Reveals Missing Value Link Offshore
A recent survey conducted by Trelleborg’s offshore operation paints a positive industry outlook with decision makers taking a long term ‘value-add’ view. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) rated product quality, responsiveness and skills above cost as the most important supplier attributes. In fact, only 4 percent cited cost as a primary driver in determining preferred partners. However, there is a missing value link, as in practice cost savings appear to be taking priority.
SCHOTTEL Pumps €45 Million into New Factory
SCHOTTEL, a German manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, has invested a total of €45 million to open a new state-of-the-art Rudderpropeller factory, increasing the company’s production capacity by roughly 30 percent. The factory, near its headquarters in Spay, Germany, was officially opened in the summer of 2015 following a construction period of about two years. It features four production shops (up to 270 meters long and 18 meters high) and a three-storey building for administration…
Sea Trials Delayed for Gerald Ford
The sea trial schedule for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford has been delayed six to eight weeks after shipboard tests fell behind schedule, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday. The aircraft carrier, being built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc, is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy on March 31, 2016. "The exact impact on ship delivery will be determined based on the results of sea trials," the Navy said in a statement.
Kenya: Weapons, Drugs on Norway-flagged Ship
Kenyan security agents have found an unspecified amount of weapons and drugs on a Norwegian-flagged ship they intercepted last week, a senior police officer said.
Hollande, Sissi Agree on Mistral Warships Deal
French President Francois Hollande and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi have agreed on the purchase by Egypt of the two French Mistral helicopter carriers…
MH370 Search Discussed at EAS Seminar
Lessons learned from recent international search and rescue operations, including the ongoing search for MH370, were discussed during an East Asia Summit (EAS) seminar in Sydney this week. Co-chaired by Australia and Thailand, the EAS Rapid Disaster Response: Search and Rescue Lessons Learned Seminar considered the challenges of coordinating search and rescue operations in response to mass-casualty disasters, drawing on the experiences of EAS member states.
10 Optimarin BWT system for Asian Shipowner
Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has secured a fleet agreement for the installation of 10 of its flexible, reliable and environmentally friendly systems with an unnamed Asian shipowner. The contract, covering a group of 6,700 TEU container vessels, was secured thanks to the firm’s retrofit expertise and market proven technology. The first of the Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) units has already been installed…
Papal Visit to Impact Marine Transportation System
The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, is notifying mariners that vessel traffic transiting the Delaware River and Schuylkill River, in vicinity of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from September 25, 2015 to September 28, 2015 will likely experience delays. As a preventative measure, we ask maritime stakeholders in the region, ranging from large vessels to uninspected passenger vessels, to provide advanced…
MacGregor Cargo Handling for HL Newbuilds
MacGregor has received an order worth USD 21 million for optimised cargo handling systems for five 10,500 TEU container ships currently under construction at South Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for German operator Hapag-Lloyd. The ships are under construction at South Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and are being built for German operator Hapag-Lloyd. They are planned…
Shanhaiguan Books Order for Six Containerships
China’s Shanhaiguan Shipbuilding Industry has booked an order to build up to six feeder containerships for Dalian Port Wantong Logistics and Dalian Jifa Ship Management. The newbuilding contract will see the affiliate yard of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) construct two 1,100 teu boxships, plus an option to build four more similar vessels. The container vessels are expected to be deployed in domestic waters and along the Yangtze River.
VARD Secures PSV Charter from DOF
Vard Holdings Limited announced it has secured a bareboat charter contract for the first of two vessels whose original shipbuilding contracts were terminated earlier during the year. The vessel, a platform supply vessel (PSV) of VARD 1 08 design, was delivered from Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam and sold to Vard Shipholding Singapore Pte. Ltd., a newly established wholly-owned subsidiary of Vard Holdings Limited.
Unsafe Ship Banned from Australian Ports
An Indonesian flagged general cargo ship has been banned from entering or using any port in Australia for three months. The vessel Noah Satu (IMO9313620) has been…
Iraqi Kurds Reassert Right to Export Oil to US Despite Court Ruling
Kurdistan reasserted its right to export oil independently to the United States and other countries on Tuesday despite a court ruling in favour of the Iraqi federal government…
New President, CEO at Rickmers-Linie America
Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for liner services in breakbulk, heavy lift and project shipping, has appointed Wouter Huybrechts as the new President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc. Huybrechts took over for CEO and President Waldemar Poulsen, who left the company on September 18. As the new President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc, Huybrechts will manage and coordinate the development of Rickmers-Linie’s U.S.
GTT’ Mark V Earns DNV GL General Approval
GTT, a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), announced that its new containment system…
Vigor Hires Senior VP of Public Affairs
Jill Mackie will join shipbuilder and repairer Vigor’s executive team as senior vice president of public affairs, the company announced today. In her new role, Mackie will provide leadership and oversight of strategic communications, community and government relations at the local, state and federal level for all Vigor companies. Mackie officially joins the Vigor team October 14. Previously vice president of public affairs for The Seattle Times Company…
US Regulators Revise Proposal on Commodity Position Limits
U.S. derivatives regulators are revising their proposal to limit the positions that traders can hold in commodity markets to make it easier for some hedge funds and banks to keep large trades.
US Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Fisherman
A 46-year-old man is receiving treatment in Oahu after being medevaced from Midway Atoll, Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. A Coast Guard airplane crew flew more than 1…
ECSA, ICS and BIMCO urge EU to ratify the 2010 protocol
In a joint position paper submitted by ECSA, ICS and BIMCO to EU member States’ maritime attachés, member States have been urged to ratify or accede to the Protocol of 2010 to the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 1996 (the 2010 Protocol). In its paper, ECSA, ICS and BIMCO highlight a number of reasons for their call to member States…
Singapore Navy Rescues Five Crew from Capsized Trawler
A patrol vessel of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has rescued five crew members from a Malaysian-registered fishing trawler that had capsized in Singapore waters, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The trawler, PAF 4658, had capsized 7 nautical miles north-east of Pedra Branca. All five crew members onboard were rescued by the Republic of Singapore Navy patrol vessel, RSS Independence. Two crew members had sustained minor injuries.