Five Vessels Delivered for Qatar’s New Port Project
Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has delivered five vessels as part of an 11-vessel order for New Port Project (NPP). Built entirely at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City, the vessels were launched and delivered to NPP after successful completion of their sea trials. Measuring 15.4 meters long with a beam of 5 meters and a speed of 25 knots, the two Damen Stan…
New Tour Vessel for Mary D Cruises
A new high-end tour vessel is scheduled to be delivered to for Mary D Cruises of New Caledonia in late 2016. Designed by Incat Crowther with styling reminiscent of a yacht, the new vessel is being built by Strategic Marine to replace an existing vessel in Mary D Cruises’ fleet. The main deck is arranged to support the transit operation by day and dinner cruises in the evening to tourist destination Amedee Island.
MN100: BlueTide Communications
BlueTide is a leader in the provisioning, implementation, monitoring and support of satellite equipment. Combining the power of HUGHES proprietary managed network technology with people who fundamentally understand the power of connectivity under extreme circumstances, BlueTide services three of the top five largest OSV workboat companies in the world, as well as liftboats, crew boats, construction barges, and tug boats.
Samskip Acquires Euro Container Line AS
Samskip has completed the acquisition of Euro Container Lines AS, building on a strategy for growth in the Nordic area to make its largest ever acquisitive move in Norway. The ECL acquisition aims to strengthen Samskip’s position in the Norwegian market by enhancing the speed and frequency of services delivering a second-to-none value proposition for its Norwegian client base. In a significant enhancement for regional fishing industry exporters in particular…
Transas to Unveil the ‘Future of Maritime Operations’
Today's maritime industry requires realistic solutions and concepts for a modern, integrated operational infrastructure that delivers a sustainable, viable future, says Transas, a developer and supplier of a wide range of IT solutions for the marine industry. Whether an autonomous ship or not, the maritime sector needs an infrastructure solution that will enhance and support our human element and enable operations.
Passenger Vessel Allides with Pier in Baltimore
Passenger vessel Spirit of Baltimore struck the pier at Henderson Wharf Marina in Baltimore, Sunday morning, causing 60 feet of damage to the pier and cosmetic damage to the vessel’s hull. There were 447 people aboard at the time of the incident. U.S. Coast Guard investigators from Sector Maryland-National Capital Region are investigating the incident and assessing the damage to the vessel and pier. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
USS Freedom Suffers Casualty
The U.S. Navy's first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of its main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) on July 11 reportedly caused by a leak from the attached seawater pump mechanical seal that resulted in seawater entering the engine lube oil system, according to the Navy. The ship’s crew addressed the leak, enabling Freedom to return to homeport July 13 on her own power for repairs on a separate, unrelated issue.
Meyer Turku Continues Shipyard Investments
Meyer Turku shipyard has further enlarged it’s investment package with a new 75 million euro steel storage and pretreatment facility. This is already a third large…
Gasum, Wärtsilä Join Forces to develop Gas Value Chain
New joint co-operation between Gasum and Wärtsilä aims to develop the utilization and distribution of natural energy gases in marine and land markets. Gasum, the…
Damen, Evoqua Team for Innovative BWTS Solution
Two innovators in delivering unique solutions for the maritime sector, Damen Green Solutions and Evoqua Water Technologies will launch the DAMEN BALCON EC 1500 powered by the SeaCURE ballast water management system (BWMS) at SMM Hamburg. The BALCON containerized deck house has been developed as a direct result of customer demand for fast plug and play installation in the yard. BALCON is touted as an ideal ‘plug and play’ solution, with the absolute minimum of downtime for the vessel.
Carriers have Withdrawn Extremely Low Spot Market Freight Rates - Drewry
Drewry’s Global Freight Rate Index, a weighted average of spot container freight rates across all major routes except intra-Asia, swung back in July by 13% to reach $1,403 per 40ft box.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Orders Two Vessels
TUI Group, the world’s number one tourism group, will invest in two new-builds for its Hamburg-based subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The two, new, 5-star expedition…
Hammond New International Sales Manager, Fairline Yachts
British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, announces Robert Hammond as its new International Sales Manager. Robert will be responsible for Fairline's…
Securing the Scorpene: DCNS to Move Court
The French shipbuilder DCNS plans to seek an injunction to prevent further publication of information contained in 22,400 secret documents about stealth submarines built for India…
Austal Dives into Loss
Australia’s largest shipbuilder Austal posted a full year loss of $84.28 million because a program to build war ships for the US Navy took longer than expected.
Russian Shipbuilder Signs $1 bln Oil Rigs Contract with Iran
Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company (TODC) have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling…
284 Ships transit Suez Canal Last Week
Suez Canal traffic data showed that 284 ships transited the canal, with a total load of 14.34m tonnes, from 19 to 24 August 2016, reports Daily News Egypt. Compared to July 2015…
Worldscale Flat Rates to Fall Again
The concept of Worldscale is not an easy principle to grasp, particularly for those outside the tanker industry, says Weekly Tanker Market Report by Gibson. The…
What is Happening to Suezmax Rates in 2016?
Several years ago, the main market for Suezmax tankers was the West Africa to North America trade. When this market dried up in the period from 2012 to 2014/15,…
Coast Guard Foundation Awarded 128 Scholarships
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that…