Oman Shipping Names Two New Tankers
Oman Shipping Company (OSC) has performed the naming ceremony for two new product and chemical tankers – the Muscat Silver and Rustaq Silver. The ceremony took place at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea. OSC will now take delivery of the Muscat Silver as part of a deal which will see 10 MR tankers delivered to it over the next year. All the vessels will be chartered to Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd for its Project Silver, which consists of 50 new-builds.
Governor Cuomo Vetoes Port Ambrose LNG Port
NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has vetoed the Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port, citing security and economic concerns along with the potential to negatively…
Cavotec Wins Port Equipment Orders
Press release- Global engineering group Cavotec has won five separate orders with a combined value of more than $9.6 million for some of its key innovative technologies, including the Group's MoorMasterTM automated mooring system and the new Automatic Plug-in System (APS), highlighting the strength and diversity of Cavotec's portfolio. The largest of these orders is for a number of MoorMasterTM MM400E automated mooring units at the Port of Salalah in Oman…
Columbia Group Opens NJ Intermodal Depot
The Columbia Group of Companies will open a new intermodal chassis depot located in Bayonne, NJ on November 16, 2015. Trac Intermodal will be the first customer to join the depot.
BMT Inks Contract with Witteveen+Bos
BMT ARGOSS, (BMT) a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has secured a new contract with Dutch-based engineering consultancy, Witteveen+Bos (W+B), to provide specialist knowledge for the new ‘stay overnight’ harbour near Giesbeek, along the IJssel branch of the river Rhine. The new harbour is part of Rijkswaterstaat’s (the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment) aim to develop a number of similar resting facilities for inland vessel crews on the river Rhine…
Gibdock Wins Exhaust Scrubber Project
Gibdock has secured an exhaust gas scrubber retrofit project covering five vessels operated by ship management major Norbulk Shipping and owned by global shipping group Vroon. The contract represents a sizeable debut in specialized EGS work. With all five ships also undergoing special survey drydocking, the job is the Gibraltar yard’s largest single assignment in 2015. The landmark project is also the first ship-series SOx abatement technology retrofit win for any Southern European yard.
Marlink Inks Broadband Deal with BP Shipping
Marlink will provide BP Shipping with global multi-band high speed VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) services to support operational efficiency and crew communication across its tanker fleet.
Donors to Bangladesh: Raise Infrastructure Spending
Bangladesh should raise spending on infrastructure to $12 billion annually, particularly in energy, transport and ports, development partners have told it, Finance…
Damen, Frøy Vest Sign Multi Cat, Stan Pontoon Deal
On 28 October 2015, the contract was signed between Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and Frøy Vest AS from Norway, for delivery of a Stan Pontoon 4113 (YN 523702) and a Multi Cat 2712 (YN 571725). The event took place at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, the Netherlands. The Multi Cat 2712, with a length of 27.27 meters, a beam of 12.50 meters and a maximum bollard pull of 34.8 tonnes, is a new type of workboat featuring considerable innovation.
EBDG Hires HR Expert de Rubertis
EBDG announced the hiring of Human Resources Generalist, Carolyn de Rubertis in its Seattle office. De Rubertis brings more than 20 years of experience to her role, as well as a proven track record of strong leadership. De Rubertis' broad-ranging background encompasses expertise in operational management, human resources management, strategic planning and process improvement. A graduate of Occidental College…
Crowley Vessels Win Environmental Awards
101 Crowley Vessels Honored with Environmental Awards in Recognition of 984 Combined Years of Safe Operations. More than 100 Crowley Maritime Corporation-owned and -operated vessels were honored with Certificates of Environmental Achievement for years of safe operations during the recent 12th-annual Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) awards ceremony, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C.
Norautron Group AS acquires Hatteland Display AS
Norautron Group has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Hatteland Display from Herkules Capital. Hatteland Display's history dates back to 1989, and the company is now a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end rugged displays, panel computers, and computers for all segments of the professional marine industry. The company has established strong relationships with major systems integrators through a growth strategy based on technological leadership and innovation.
NTSB: Sunken Cargo Ship El Faro "Black Box" Still Missing
The video documentation of the cargo ship El Faro and the associated debris field has been completed but the vessel’s voyage data recorder was not located, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. “Over the years we’ve completed many investigations without the aid of recorders and other investigative tools,” said NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart. The 790-ft. ship went missing on Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin and was located on Oct.
Davao to Open Second Berth Mid-2016
Davao International Container Terminal (DICT) will start the operation of its rehabilitated second berth by July next year as it prepares to handle bigger cargo volume, reports Edge Davao. Anflocor president and CEO Alexander N. Valoria said the company invested a total of P1.8 billion for the rehabilitation of the eight-hectare port in Panabo City, Davao del Norte. The rehabilitation started this year. “We’re almost finished with the rehabilitation of the second berth,” Valoria said.
Italian Ship Owners Accused of Poor Shipbreaking Practices
Italian shipping companies Grimaldi Group, Ignazio Messina and Vittorio Bogazzi & Figli are facing strong criticism from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform for reported poor shipbreaking practices. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of 19 environmental, human rights and labor rights organizations working to end polluting and dangerous shipbreaking, denounced the companies, calling upon them to take action to ensure the sustainable recycling of their end-of-life fleet.
Diana Adds Capesize Dry Bulk Vessel
Diana Containerships Inc., through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has taken delivery of the m/v Hamburg, a 2009-built Post-Panamax container vessel of approximately 6…
STX Offshore in Deep Financial Crisis
The South Korean shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding is apparently close to a bankruptcy if not yard soon find new vendors who are willing to pump huge sums into the yard. Otherwise, there is the prospect of a collapse in the first half of the 2016th. STX Shipbuilding CEO Lee Byung-Mo recently sent a message to its employees, saying, “If we operate our company the way it is without special countermeasures, we will be short of funds worth hundreds of billions of won in the next three years.
Sembcorp Upgrades of Pacific Eden and Pacific Aria for P&O Cruises
Sembcorp Marine, a global leader in cruise ship repair, refurbishment and conversion work, has successfully upgraded the Pacific Eden (formerly Statendam) and the Pacific Aria (formerly Ryndam) at its Admiralty Yard. The concurrent drydocking of these two cruise vessels at the same shipyard was a first for its operator P&O Cruises (Australia), which is part of the Carnival Corporation and a long-term partner of Sembcorp Marine.
Port of Rotterdam Attracts Offshore Wind
Up to now, the port of Rotterdam, the largest seaport in Europe, has played a negligible role in the construction of offshore wind farms in Europe. But that is about to change. On Maasvlakte 2, Sif Group and Verbrugge International are building a dedicated offshore terminal and a production site for monopiles under the name Offshore Terminal Rotterdam. A unique combination that will play an important role in the construction of offshore wind farms in the North Sea and elsewhere.
Guang Jun Collides with Ji Xin 9 in Taiwan Strait
The Guang Jun and the Ji Xin 9 were in collision on Nov 14, 2015, at 3 a.m. near Nanpeng island off Shantou in the Taiwan Strait. According to the report, Guang Yun’s crew of 26 were ordered to transfer aboard Ji Xin 9, from where they boarded the Shantou Coast Guard salvage vessel. The salvage team managed to stop the water leak and commence salvage operations. The two ships were proceeding on crossing…