Wärtsilä Expands Genius Services Offering
The Wärtsilä Genius service offering now further supports customers' business with the newly launched Wärtsilä Offline vibration analysis service monitors the health of propulsion and other rotating equipment. In addition, Wärtsilä Engine efficiency monitoring service is now available for dual-fuel engines. Wärtsilä Condition based maintenance service has been updated to allow daily follow-up of equipment condition…
Lifeboat Donated to Hellenic Rescue Team
A new lifeboat has been donated to the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) by fellow International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) members the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (RS), and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ‘Norway II’ is the second lifeboat to be donated to HRT and follows ‘Norway I’ that has operated since September last year in the Aegean Sea around Kos. In her speech on Lesvos, the ‘godmother’ of the boat, Mrs.
Canadian Con-Ro Pair Drydocked in Gibraltar
Gibdock's ro-ro and container ship repair work continues, following the drydocking of two con-ro vessels operated by Canadian shipowner, Oceanex. Oceanex provides intermodal transportation services to the Canadian Atlantic provinces of Labrador and Newfoundland. Gibraltar-based Gibdock was selected by St John’s, Newfoundland-based Oceanex to carry out wide-ranging work on the 2013-built, 1300 teu Oceanex Connaigra, and the 1977-built, 1125 teu capacity, Oceanex Sanderling.
Eastern Delivers Escort Tug to Bay-Houston Towing
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced the delivery of the Escort Tug ZYANA K for Bay-Houston Towing Co. on May 5, 2016. This series of Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) designed Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs is currently under construction at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility. The ZYANA K (ESG Hull #238) is the second in a series of four Z-Tech Class Terminal & Escort Tugs being constructed for Bay-Houston Towing Co. The H.
Experts Expect Lively Hurricane Season
AccuWeather reports experts are calling for an above-normal hurricane season this year with 14 named storms forecast for the Atlantic basin. Of those, eight are predicted to become hurricanes and four are predicted to become major hurricanes. Due to a combination of factors, this season is expected to be more active than any season in the past three years. Experts warn that those living along the Atlantic coast should be on alert.
Ship Simulator Installed at City of Glasgow College
Transas has completed the installation of Scotland's most advanced integrated ship simulator suite in the City of Glasgow College, the country's largest college. The simulation solution from Transas forms a core part of the new Riverside Campus, Phase One of the City of Glasgow College's super campus development. The installed simulator suite includes a full mission engine room simulator and four simulator labs for studying electronic navigation systems…
Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates Firming on Cargo Volumes
Tough measures needed to achieve profitability -BIMCO. Freight rates for large capesize dry cargo ships on key Asian routes are likely to hold around current levels or nudge slightly higher next week on buoyant cargo volumes, likely supported by a raft of off-market charters, ship brokers said. "The market is plodding along - it's been a quiet week. It's not going to change massively," a Singapore-based capesize ship broker said on Thursday.
Marine Harvest Seeks to Farm Fish on Old Bulkers
Oeyvind Oaland, Global Director of R&D at the world's top fish farmer Marine Harvest , says firm has applied for 6 development licenses from Norwegian authorities…
Kalmar Straddle Carriers for DP World's Terminal, Melbourne
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received orders for 10 diesel-electric straddle carriers from DP World for their West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne, Australia. One order for five units was booked in Cargotec's 2015 fourth quarter order intake and the other five units were booked in 2016 first quarter order intake. The machines will be delivered during the third quarter of 2016. Max Kruse, Chief Operating Officer…
BV launches My VeriSTAR Mobile Application
Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has developed a one-stop- shop mobile application which will allow marine professionals to easily perform daily class and statutory actions through a user-friendly interface. With My VeriSTAR, shipowners and managers will be able to monitor their fleet, plan their surveys and stay informed, anytime and anywhere. Philippe Donche-Gay, Executive Vice President and Head of Bureau Veritas Marine &…
SSA President Poulsson Elected ICS Chairman
The President of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) Mr Esben Poulsson has been elected as the new Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). Mr Poulsson was elected at the ICS Annual General Meeting in Tokyo today (2 June). He takes over from Mr Masamichi Morooka, who has stood down after four years in office. Speaking about his new role Mr Poulsson expressed his honour at being elected as the next ICS Chairman.
Inmarsat Unveils Fleet One Global
Inmarsat has launched Fleet One Global, a service designed to offer basic voice and data connectivity to the maritime market. Fleet One Global is part of the Fleet One range of satcoms services developed for flexibility, reliability and simplicity, aimed at customers with low data needs looking for basic functionality, greater cost and usage control, with the reassurance of a trusted global commercial satellite network.
Bibby Steers to Offshore Cable Installation
Bibby Offshore announced its decision to move into the offshore wind array cable installation market. The company has purchased a power cable lay carousel from Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), which will enable Bibby Offshore to lay power cables for offshore wind projects from its vessels. Bibby Offshore and ESS have also entered into strategic alliance by way of a framework agreement. Under this alliance…
DP World to Develop, Operate $442 mi hub in Somalia
DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Mr Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has met the President of Somaliland, Mr Ahmed Mohamed Mahamoud, during a visit to the country following the signing of a term sheet agreement in Dubai earlier this month to invest in the multi-purpose Port of Berbera. Mr Bin Sulayem and senior executives from DP World were hosted in the Presidential Palace in the capital Hargeisa where they also met government ministers and officials including Foreign Minister…
Update on Roger Blough Salvage
The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Wednesday, after the vessel ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. Plans continue to progress to safely free the Blough from Gros Cap Reef through the combined efforts of Canadian partners, company representatives and the U.S. Coast Guard. DonJon-Smit salvage divers have…
G E Shipping Acquires Secondhand VLGC
The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) took delivery of a Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “Jag Vidhi” (1996 built) of about 76,931 cbm. The company had contracted to buy the vessel in April 2016. With the inclusion of the vessel, the Company’s current fleet stands at 32 vessels, comprising 23 tankers (7 crude carriers, 14 product tankers, 2 LPG carrier) and 9 dry bulk carriers (4 Kamsarmax, 5 Supramax) with an average age of 10.3 years aggregating 2.4 mn dwt.
CMA CGM Rolls Out SOLAS Electronic Submission Platform
"In order to ensure complete visibility and a seamless transition when adapting to the new SOLAS regulation, we have created a dedicated page on our website to guide you through the new Verified Gross Mass (VGM) regulation," says a statement from CMA CGM. From July 1st 2016, the Verified Gross Mass will be applied for better container stowage onboard vessels to avoid incident. CMA CGM Group expect to receive the weight prior to planning.
China Launches New 98,000-ton Heavy-lift Mega Ship
The Guang Hua Kou, one of the world's largest heavy lift semi-submersible ships, was launched last month at Guangdong Shipyard International. At 98,000 tons, it's one of the largest vessels of its size, anywhere in the world. Though the ship is formally built for COSCO Heavy Transport, a state-owned civilian firm, it will likely be made available for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) for peace and wartime operations, reports Popular Science.
HMM to Join New Shipping Alliance
Korea Times says that Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will join a new global shipping alliance, as the cash-strapped shipper has successfully reached a debt-rescheduling deal with its bondholders. HMM announced that it has reached a resolution with holders of all five bond issues that are maturing in 2016 and 2017. South Korea’s second largest shipping line had held meetings with holders of the 177-2, 179-2 and 180 issues on 31 May, and holders of the 176-2 and 186 issues on 1 June.
Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Subsidiary Rebranded as SAFEEN
Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has renamed its subsidiary, Abu Dhabi Marine Services, as ‘SAFEEN’ –meaning ships in Arabic- in a bid to rebrand itself. The announcement was followed closely by the brand winning the prestigious International Safety Management (ISM) certification from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).