Viking Ocean Cruises Makes Maiden US Call
Viking Ocean Cruises made its first ever call on a U.S. port when Viking Star docked at Cruiseport Boston. Viking Star began her voyage in Montreal, travelled the St.
World’s Largest LNG Bunker Supply Vessel Chartered
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier Bomin Linde LNG said it has secured a capacity of 7,500 m3 LNG bunker supply vessel, the largest of its kind to date, via a time-charter contract signed with ship owner Bernhard Schulte on September 30, 2016. The vessel is chartered by a joint venture, established in November 2015, in which Bomin Linde LNG holds 90 percent. The remaining 10 percent are held by Klaipėdos Nafta, the owner and operator of the Klaipeda LNG import terminal.
Roundtable Discusses Nigeria’s Maritime Future
The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) together with the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) have co-hosted an event on “The Future of…
Master Marine Delivers Z-Drive Tug to Marquette
Marquette Transportation Co. has taken delivery of a new 2,000-hp Z-drive towboat from Master Marine, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala. The 78'x 34’x11' St. Simon was designed by Entech Designs, La. for Marquette’s river division, based in Paducah, Ky. Master Marine is continuing to build Z-drive towboats, with one more underway for Marquette with an increased crew capacity of nine in five staterooms with 3.5 bathrooms. The steel-hulled St.
Construction Set to Start on Jacksonville LNG Facility
JAX LNG said it has executed the remaining engineering and procurement contracts required to begin construction of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction…
Wyndham Cruises Launches Spirit of Elston
A brand new vessel is now plying the waterways of Gold Coast, Queensland following the launch of Wyndham Cruises’ multimillion-dollar, purpose-built dining vessel, Spirit of Elston. The new vessel replaces the company’s current vessel, the MV Entertainer, which has operated on the Gold Coast waterways since the 1980s, and is a first of its kind on Gold Coast waters, according to Wyndham Cruises general manager, Dean Griffin.
Post-Brexit, Lawmakers Call for Royal Yacht's Return
As Britain sets sail in uncharted waters on the lookout for post-Brexit trade deals, lawmakers and a former diplomat have earmarked two key weapons: the Duchess of Cambridge and a new royal yacht. Following the vote in June for Britain to leave the European Union, and with the government facing the tricky task of securing new trade agreements, some 100 lawmakers from Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party have called for ministers to back the commissioning of a new royal yacht.
Gibdock Performs Quick Freight Ferry Repair
Gibdock has redelivered the Seatruck Ferries container/ro-ro vessel Clipper Point on-time, after a fast turnaround 11-day renewal project for the Clipper Group-owned operator. The ship has subsequently been introduced to Seatrucks’ Irish Sea operations. Returning Gibdock customer Seatruck scheduled the 5,193dwt Clipper Point to arrive in the yard on September 18. The 142m long (23m beam) freight ferry left the yard after the job’s completion on September 30.
New Saudi Arabia Shipyard to be ‘World’s Largest’
Developers of a new shipyard in Saudi Arabia say the facility will be the largest maritime yard in the world providing a range of services, including large shipbuilding, large ship repair, offshore rigs fabrication and offshore support vessel repair. The new facility, a joint venture between state oil giant Saudi Aramco, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, Lamprell and Hyundai Heavy Industries…
German Multi-Mission Warship Project Delayed
A tender worth around 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) for four warships for the German navy has been delayed by around six months to ensure quality standards are met…
Winson Oil buys VLCC for Med Storage
Buys VLCC to store gasoil in Mediterranean. Hong Kong-based trader Winson Oil has bought a very large crude carrier (VLCC) to store oil in the Mediterranean as it…
Agile Network Enhances Global Shipping Solutions
Agile Network, a provider of multi-carrier and multi-modal transportation execution technology in North America, announced it has reached an agreement for the acquisition of Pantechnik International, a leading provider of transportation execution technology in Europe and Asia. "Expanding Agile Network's reach into Asia and Europe is a key component of the Agile Network long term strategic plan. Pantechnik International has operated in Singapore…
Swissco Unable to Make Coupon Payment
Singapore-listed offshore firm Swissco Holdings could not pay out a $2.85 million coupon due next Friday and had no plans for its next course of action, says a report in Straits Times. Bond holders who had each sunk about $250,000 into the notes two years ago were told that Swissco faced a US$147.5 million (S$202.7 million) bank debt maturing from now until 2020. They also heard how the firm has cash holdings of just US$1.2 million and a monthly cash burn of US$1.5 million.
Matrix PDM Signs Licensing Deal with GTT
GTT's Houston-based US subsidiary, GTT North America (GTT NA), has signed a license agreement with the American engineering company Matrix PDM Engineering. The agreement was signed at the Matrix Service Company headquarters in Tulsa, OK, in the presence of John Hewitt – Matrix Service Company CEO, Joe Montalbano – Matrix Service Company COO and Matrix PDM Engineering President; and Aziz Bamik – General Manager, GTT NA.
MacGregor in JV with China State Shipbuilding
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and China State Shipbuilding Corporation's (CSSC) Nanjing Luzhou Machine Co Ltd (LMC) signed a joint venture contract to form CSSC Luzhou MacGregor Machine Co Ltd. Subject to all relevant authority approvals, expected within this year, LMC will own 51 percent and MacGregor 49 percent of the new joint venture company. As a first step, the joint venture will cover the transfer of Hatlapa marine air compressor technology over a two-year period.
Globus Maritime Mulls 1-for-4 Reverse Stock Split
Globus Maritime Limited, a dry bulk shipping company, announced that its Board of Directors has determined to effect a 1-for-4 reverse stock split of the Company's common shares. At the Company's annual general meeting of shareholders on September 8, 2016, the Company's shareholders approved the reverse stock split and granted the Board the authority to determine the exact reverse split ratio and proceed with the reverse stock split.
Togo Ratifies High Seas Intervention Treaty
Togo has become the 89th State to ratify International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s International Convention Relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties of 1969. The Convention affirms the right of a coastal State to take necessary measures on the high seas to prevent, mitigate or eliminate danger to its coastline or related interests from pollution by oil following a maritime casualty.
Finnish Shipyard wins Ship Deal from Royal Caribbean
Miami-based cruise line operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Meyer Turku shipyard signed a memorandum of agreement for two next generation cruise ship orders to be delivered in 2022 and 2024. The around 200,000 gross ton large cruise ships under the project name “Icon” will mark the beginning of a new generation of LNG powered cruise ships with a number of innovations such as an application of fuel cells for power generation.
Singapore Strengthens Maritime Ties with Norway
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), represented by Chief Executive, Andrew Tan, signed a Joint Statement with the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries on October 10 during the State Visit by President Tony Tan Keng Yam to Norway. Norway’s signatory was State Secretary Dilek Ayhan. The signing was witnessed by President Tony Tan and His Majesty King, Harald V of Norway.
Kalmar Bags Gulftainer Order
Kalmar signed an agreement with Gulftainer Lebanon SAL to supply six Kalmar T2 terminal tractors and one Kalmar DCF80-45E7 empty container handler. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2016 third quarter order intake and the first delivery will take place in October 2016. The rest of the order will be delivered during the first quarter of 2017. Established in 1976, Gulftainer is a privately owned, independent port management and third-party logistics company based in the United Arab Emirates.