Denmark Tightens Sulphur Emissions Rules
A new action plan published today by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to strengthen enforcement of regulations on ships' sulphur emissions in both Denmark and the SECA countries for 2016 onward. According to the DMA, the goal of the action plan is to further pursue the experiences gained by the authorities in 2015 through surveillance from the air and control in ports.
Radio Holland Installs NavCom Equipment on US Training Ship
Radio Holland, part of the newly formed company RH Marine Group, has recently completed the installation of new radar and ECDIS equipment on the bridge of TS Golden Bear, the training ship of the California Maritime Academy. Radio Holland was awarded an initial contract from The United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) in March for replacing the gyroscopes and gyrocompass repeaters. Radio Holland then successfully tendered for a second MARAD contract for the radars and ECDIS in June.
Danish Delegation in Iran Eyes Shipping, Energy Deals
Danish companies are eyeing a series of energy and shipping projects in Iran following a visit this week by the country's foreign minister, local news agencies and officials said on Tuesday.
UK-built Mussel Boat for Offshore Shellfish
U.K. based boat builder Alnmaritec announced it has designed and built a new 15.2-meter aluminum Wave Farmer 1400 mussel farming boat, Alysée, for U.K. shellfish farmer Offshore Shellfish. Developed from Alnmaritec’s Wave Train catamaran hull form, Alysée has been configured and customized to meet the specific needs of Offshore Shellfish, including a number of precise pieces of equipment, the builder said.
East-West Shippers See Contract Rates Slide
Ocean freight rates for cargo moving under contracts on the major East-West trade routes saw another reduction in the last quarter of 2015, according to Drewry’s Benchmarking Club…
Mitsubishi-led Group Exiting Stake in Brazil Shipyard
A group of Japanese shipbuilders led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) plans to exit its 30 percent stake in Brazilian shipbuilder Ecovix and declare the investment as a loss…
Baltic Sea Index Slides to New All-Time Low
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying industrial commodities, slumped to an all-time low on Tuesday, as worries over demand…
New Chief of Staff at Odfjell
Øistein Jensen has been appointed as new Chief of Staff at Odfjell, commencing in his new position from February 29, 2016. Jensen is a Norwegian citizen and presently holds the position as Director at PwC. He is a graduate of the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and has among other positions served as submarine commander. He also holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Jensen brings to the position experience within organizational development…
ISS Expands Chembulk Deal into S.America and Asia
Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has expanded its agreement with Chembulk Tankers into South America and Asia, the company announced today.
Sinopec Demurrage Mounts on LNG Delivery Delay
Sinopec's LNG tanker floats off Gladstone for more than 2 weeks; demurrage costs climb to more than $500,000. The Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) project has delayed its first commercial cargo…
Islamic State Targets Es Sider Port Again
Islamic State militants resumed shelling near the Libyan oil port of Es Sider on Tuesday and an oil storage tank in the port was hit causing a fire, a petroleum…
27 Migrants Dead after Migrant Boat Capsizes on Aegean Coast
At least three of dead are children; Coastguard rescues 12 others from rocks. Turkish authorities said they found the bodies of 27 migrants, at least three of them children…
ClassNK: Amendments to Rules of Container Carriers
PRESS RELEASE -- Classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey…
DIN Mount Gateway from SignalFire Wireless Telemetry
SignalFire Wireless Telemetry now offers a Modbus DIN Mount Gateway that combines a high power SignalFire radio with gateway electronics in a compact DIN mounted module with external SMA antenna connections for installation flexibility in remote monitoring applications. SignalFire’s Remote Sensing Systems consist of a gateway and nodes that connect to remote assets and extract data from or send control data to those devices through other nodes and/or the gateway.
MOL Earns Highest Rating for SMBC Sustainability Assessment Loans
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that the company has received the highest rating for SMBC Sustainability Assessment Loans from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. The loan program evaluates corporate actions such as disclosure of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) information and initiatives on sustainability, based on unique assessment criteria developed by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Japan Research Institute…
Statoil's NCS Installation Contracts for Beerenberg, Prezioso Linjebygg
Statoil has awarded two new, long-term contracts with estimated value of NOK 11 billion for insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment services to Beerenberg Corp AS and Prezioso Linjebygg AS. They will provide services to 20 of the company’s 29 installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) when the contracts take effect. Carried out on all installations on the NCS, as well as all onshore plants in Norway, these services have ripple effects in many parts of the country.
VIKING Acquires Edge in Offshore Evacuation
With recent type approval of an 81-meter-high evacuation system, VIKING has answered the needs of offshore fixed and jack-up rigs to handle extreme heights. Leading maritime safety equipment and servicing manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register for its new offshore evacuation chute system, certified to operate at an unprecedented evacuation height of 81 meters to sea level.
DHT Offloads Suezmax
DHT Holdings, Inc. announced having sold the DHT trader on December 30, 2015. The DHT Trader is a 2000 built Suezmax and was sold for $26.5 million. The sale is in accordance with the company's communicated strategy. The entire net proceeds are applied to repay debt under the RBS facility and are in support of the company's announced capital allocation policy. The company will record a book loss of $0.8 million in connection with the sale, which will be recorded in the fourth quarter 2015.
Joint Effort on to Repair Hudson River Cable
Hudson Transmission Partners, LLC (HTP), owner and operator of an electric power cable buried beneath the Hudson River between Edgewater, New Jersey and New York City, is working closely with the U.S.
ClassNK opens Office in Charleston
Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has opened a new exclusive survey office in Charleston, USA with operations beginning 1 January 2016. Charleston is a major port city located in South Carolina and home to one of the fastest growing ports in the USA. It has the deepest channels in the southeast region and plans are underway to increase its depth to 52 feet by 2019 to accommodate the ever-increasing size of containerships.