G6 Announces Asia-North America Winter Program
Members of the G6 Alliance today announced the Winter Program for Asia – North America services in response to traditional seasonal changes in market demand. The first sailing of the combined service will start with the Week 44 sailing (ETA Xiamen October 29, 2015). The G6 Alliance will temporarily suspend the Central China 2 (CC2) service between Asia and the North America West Coast during the winter period starting from Week 44.
MOL's Vessel Safety Campaign Launch Tomorrow
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the launch of its biannual vessel safety campaign on October 1, targeting all MOL-operated vessels. The current campaign centers on prevention of onboard fires. MOL positions safe operation as a social commitment and the highest priority in all of its business activities, as the company forges ahead to become the world leader in safe operation. As part of these efforts…
IRClass Sets up Advisory Committee in Singapore
The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) held the first meeting of its Advisory Committee in Singapore. The purpose of the committee, which draws members from Singapore’s leading maritime and offshore companies, is to give expert guidance to IRClass in strengthening its relationship with the Lion Republic’s maritime cluster and across South East Asia. “In our relatively short existence to date, we have gone some way beyond the simple provision of classification services,” he said.
Steel Processing for largest Sail Boat Begins
Processing of steel for Hull 483 started on sheet-cutting machine in Shipbuilding Industry Split on 22 September 2015. It is the largest square-rigged ship contracted for a Monaco buyer…
Completed GMS Scirocco Gets first Contract
Gulf Marine Services the provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, informed that the newly-built GMS Scirocco has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget and has been awarded its first contract. The vessel will commence a four-month contract (three months firm with a one-month option) in October for an engineering…
SulNOx, LR Join Forces to Promote SulNOxEco Fuels
SulNOx Fuel Fusions Plc. (SulNOx), the leading global producer and supplier of fuel emulsion technology, and Lloyd’s Register (LR), a leading technical, business services organisation and maritime classification society, today signed an agreement that will see LR provide verification, testing, technical support and consultancy services throughout the process of SulNOxEco Fuels’ commercial deployment.
Qatar – World's Biggest LNG Exporter
Qatar has retained the crown of the biggest exporters of natural gas and the biggest exporter of liquid gas or LNG in the world, reports The Peninsula. The country exported nearly 77 million tonnes (MT) of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in 2014 which was approximately one-third of global supply, according to International Gas Union report. Malaysia and Australia — the world’s second and third largest LNG producers respectively — saw LNG exports reach an all time high.
Mitsui Shipbuilding Acquires TGE Marine
Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding (MES) has bought 99.36% of the outstanding ordinary shares in German designer and manufacturer of gas tanks and gas handling systems TGE Marine AG to expand its foothold within the market for medium sized multi-gas carriers. MES acquired 1,209,489 ordinary shares in TGE from Caledonia Investments plc, Gasfin Investment S.A. and Dr. Küver GbR…
LNG Cement Carrier Greenland Ready for Launching
LNG-powered M.V. Greenland, a dedicated cement carrier, will be launched on October 31 at Ferus Smit Westerbroek Yard in the Netherlands. The vessel will be one of the first ever dry cargo vessels with an LNG fuelled propulsion system. This unique design incorporates a pressurised LNG tank positioned in the foreship. M.V. Greenland is a dedicated cement carrier build for the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with KG Jebsen Cement from Norway.
Mobile Dredging Bags Shark River Contract
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded a $7.6 million contract to dredge the Shark River in Monmouth County after the effects of Superstorm Sandy created a greater need to complete the long-delayed project. Mobile Dredging and Pumping Co. of Chester, Pa. will remove approximately 102,000 cubic yards of sediment comprised of sand and silt to "restore the state channels to allow safe passage for recreational and commercial traffic," according to a state release.
Atlantis Chief Joins Ocean Energy
Tim Cornelius, CEO of global tidal developer Atlantis Resources has taken a seat on the Board of Directors of Ocean Energy Europe – the industry group for ocean renewable energy – by becoming a Lead Sponsor of the organisation. The move reflects Atlantis’ position as a leading developer of commercial tidal power projects and underpins its commitment to driving the market for ocean renewable energy.
Sinotrans Orders Four Boxships
Sinotrans Shipping has ordered four new energy-saving containerships of 1,900 teu in capacity each at CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company for $98.2mln. The four newbuildings, each costing $24.55m, are scheduled to be delivered from the shipyard in May, June, September and November 2017, respectively. A 10% deposit has been placed by Sinotrans with the balance payable in four instalments. The…
IMO Only Place for Global Debate on Shipping CO2
As world leaders prepare for key negotiations on climate change in Bonn and Paris later this year, IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu has issued a strong call for any discussion on shipping’s contribution to global CO2 emissions to be held at IMO. IMO is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for regulating the safety and environmental performance of international shipping. In a statement issued during a conference in Singapore…
Québec, Indiana Partner for Great Lakes Shipping
Québec Minister of International Relations and Francophonie Christine St-Pierre and Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced that the Province of Québec and the State of Indiana will launch a new partnership to intensify their collaboration in Great Lakes/St. Lawrence System shipping and maritime economic development. Recent studies have shown that for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region…
USCG Icebreaking Tug Returns from Midlife Overhaul
Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returned to homeport in Cleveland Tuesday following a 14-month service life extension project (SLEP) at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, the U.S. Coast Guard announced. SLEP is a major midlife overhaul which is expected to extend the cutter's service life 15 years. Morro Bay is one of nine 140-foot WTGB icebreaking tugs built between the late 1970s and early 1980s in Tacoma, Wash.
Seaspan Unveils Massive Barge in Canada
Seaspan Marine unveiled the newest addition to its marine fleet, a 16,000-metric-ton barge named Seaspan 252, during an official commissioning ceremony at Seaspan’s North Vancouver Barge Maintenance Terminal today. The 114-meter-long by 27.5-meter-wide bulk barge is the largest of its kind in Canada, and can carry the equivalent of 1,454 standard dump truck loads of limestone. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C. and constructed by Seabridge Marine Contractors Ltd.
Commodity Slump Sends Exporters' Eurobonds to Multi-year Lows
Prices for Eurobonds from many commodity-exporting emerging markets have fallen sharply this week on fears that the latest metals price reversal will hit the ability to repay debt…
India Takes Nigerian Oil Despite Shipping Concerns
India's HPCL awarded another tender to buy with Nigerian crude oil despite its concerns about shipping from the West African nation. The refiner awarded a tender…
Fishermen Accuse Chevron of Oil Spill, Demand Compensation
About 500 fishermen in Angola's Cabinda province are demanding compensation from Chevron Corp, saying it was behind an oil spill that prevented them from catching fish for nearly two weeks…
Envirologic Gets Becker Marine Systems Approval
absorbents, announced that its EnviroLogic 3032 readily biodegradable hydraulic fluid and EnviroLogic 802 multipurpose, lithium-complex biodegradable grease have…