Norway Oil-well Service Workers Agree Wage Deal, Avoid Strike
Norwegian oil-well service workers and their employers signed a new wage deal late on Thursday, avoiding a strike, said the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG), which represents employers.
An Expanded Canal Means and Expanded Economy
Just two weeks ago, the world watched as the first commercial vessel, M/V COSCO SHIPPING PANAMA, successfully navigated the Panama Canal’s new expanded locks. The inaugural event was broadcast live to a worldwide audience as the Panamanians in attendance cheered and waved flags in celebration of their country’s newest engineering marvel. Along with numerous heads of state and with representatives from many nations…
Submarine Pietro Venuti Delivered to Italian Navy
The newly built submarine Pietro Venuti was delivered at Fincantieri’s shipyard of Muggiano, La Spezia. It is the third of the U212A Todaro class, a series of four sister units which the Central Unit for Naval Armament – NAVARM has ordered to Fincantieri for the Italian Navy. Pietro Venuti, as its twin unit Romeo Romei, launched last year in the shipyard of Muggiano, features innovative technological solutions and is entirely built with amagnetic material…
DNV GL Advises EU on Adoption of LNG as Marine Fuel
As the take-up of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as ship fuel in Europe is still largely in its early stages, DNV GL has provided a report for the EU providing recommendations…
Vigor Delivers ATB Tug to Harley Marine
Vigor’s Seattle shipyard recently delivered a 95’ x 38’ x 16’, 3,000 hp ATB Twin Screw Tug, Dale R Lindsey, to Harley Marine Services Inc. Designed by Elliot Bay Design Group for primary operation in Alaska, the ATB tug utilizes an Articouple FRM-43M coupler system to pair with the 20,000 barrel oil barge, Petro Mariner. It features a raised aluminum pilothouse for optimal visibility built by Kvichak. Dale R Lindsey is the 11th vessel built by Vigor for its long-time customer, Harley Marine.
ASC’s Autoload Onboard Stability Software Turns 25
Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada announced that its onboard stability software Autoload is celebrating 25 years in the marine loading computer market. Installed on thousands of ships, rigs and platforms worldwide, Autoload can be found onboard virtually every type of vessel. ASC said it adopted a simple yet sophisticated philosophy for developing Autoload from the start: the program must be simple to use yet apply accurate mathematical analyses to all calculations.
Diesel Spill Forces Closure on the Mississippi
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed Lock and Dam 25 due to diesel in the water on the upper Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri, Wednesday. An estimated 2…
China Says Wants Peace after Paper Warns on South China Sea Clash
China's government sought to downplay fears of conflict in the South China Sea after an influential state-run newspaper said on Tuesday that Beijing should prepare for military confrontation.
Shipping Sentiment at All-time Low on Trade Slowdown, Brexit Risk
Global shipping confidence is at an all-time low as fears of a global recession and Britain's vote to leave the EU pile pressure on parts of the industry already suffering from its worst downturn, a leading transport survey showed on Wednesday. The global container sector, which transports everything from bananas to iPhones, as well as the dry bulk shipping market hauling commodities including iron ore and coal…
Conrad to Build Young Brothers' New Tugs
Conrad Shipyard of Morgan City, La. has signed a contract to build four Damen Stan 3711 tugs for Young Brothers, Limited of Hawaii, announced Conrad President and CEO, Johnny Conrad. The four new twin-screw tugs are 123-feet in length with a 36.5-feet beam and powered by G.E. 8L250 engines rated at 6,000 horsepower. Designed for high stability and maneuverability, the tug has a maximum bollard pull of 80-metric tons and a top speed of 12.5 knots.
New Bulk Terminals Trade Association Formed
The newly established Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) has been formed to provide the world’s bulk terminals with a united front at governmental level…
This Day In Naval History: July 06
1747 - John Paul Jones is born in Arbigland, Scotland. Originally appointed to the Continental Navy in 1775, he is known for his quote, Ive not yet begun to fight!
JRC Earns Highest DNV-GL INS Type Approval
Japan Radio Company (JRC) has received DNV-GL Integrated Navigation System (INS) type approval for the Multi Function Display (MFD) which also includes the network based ICS suffix. JRC’s flexible system meets and exceeds the new IMO performance standard resolution MSC.252(83) and are approved to be expanded to meet the highest class notations such as NAUT-OC/AW/OSV to ensure the safety of a vessel at sea.
Neptune Lines Appoints Agent in Arabian Gulf
Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has been appointed agent for Neptune Lines’ new Arabian Gulf short sea car transportation service in Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar. As agents for Neptune Lines in these three countries, ISS will provide full port agency, vessel husbandry and liner services, as well as vehicle documentation, on the new Arabian Gulf short sea service.
Partners Spur Smart Shipping Software Development
The world’s largest shipbuilder has launched an initiative with several industry partners that aims to help small and medium-sized ICT companies develop software for smart shipping…
Baltic Index Continues Rise on Stronger Panamax Demand
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, continued its rise on Wednesday on higher demand for panamax vessels…
ClassNK Appoints Certified Laboratory in Japan
ClassNK has appointed the Global Technology Assessment Center (GTAC) of TÜV Rheinland Japan as a certified laboratory at a ceremony held at GTAC in Yokohama. The appointment is in accordance with a worldwide partnership agreement signed in September 2015 that aims to see the two parties expand testing and certification services portfolio and better serve clients. ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland will share…
IEE Certificate for Malaysian flagged vessels
The special treatment procedure to issue International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate for the Malaysian flagged vessels by their Shipping Notice (MSN 09/2012) has already been provided in ClassNK Technical Information No. TEC-1038. This Technical Information provides the relevant information since there are slight changes in the procedure for new ships. The said ClassNK Technical Information No. TEC-1038 is thus revoked, accordingly.
Pacific International Lines Chose HAROPA
Since June 2016, the Singaporean shipping line Pacific International Lines (PIL) has marketed a weekly containerised service (20’/40’/40’HC and reefer) from HAROPA - Port of Le Havre and bound for the South Pacific area. The service notably makes stops in Australia, New Zealand, Papua-New-Guinea, the Vanuatu archipelago, the Guam, Fiji, Hawaii, Wallis and Futuna, Tonga, Samoa and Marshall islands.
National Museum of the American Sailor Unveiled
The Great Lakes Naval Museum was officially renamed the National Museum of the American Sailor during a ceremony and sign unveiling at the museum July 4. The Navy's top enlisted Sailor, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens, was joined by retired Rear Adm. Sam Cox, director of Naval History and Heritage Command, North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham, Capt. James Hawkins, commanding officer of Naval Station Great Lakes…