Energy Action Month Reinforces Navy's Energy Resiliency
Through a presidential proclamation, October has been designated as Energy Action Month to stress the importance of energy for our nation's economic vitality today and for a sustainable future. The Department of Navy's Energy Action Month theme for 2016 is "Power. Presence." This theme illustrates the strong connection between the Navy and Marine Corps' wise use of energy and our ability to be when and where we're needed for national security and humanitarian assistance missions worldwide.
Maersk Not Interested in Hanjin, Hyundai
There has been reports that Danish conglomerate A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S , the world’s No. 1 shipping company, could seek to take over Hanjin Shipping Co. and Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. However, WSJ, quoting sources says that Maersk Line isn’t likely to move to buy either Hyundai or Hanjin contrary to industry speculation that it would take over either one or both of the troubled Korean cargo ship operators.
MPA Academy Trains Over 110 Global Maritime Leaders
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) training arm, the MPA Academy (MPAA) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), jointly organised the 6th MPLP from 3 to 7 October 2016, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) under the Singapore Cooperation Programme. Since its launch in 2011, the programme has now trained more than 110 senior maritime officials from more than 50 countries.
Inland Water Transport Terminal to Come up in Kolkata, Patna
Inland water transport terminals will come up in Kolkata and Patna under the public-private partnership (PPP) model with the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) having identified development and operation of Kolkata Terminal’s GR Jetty -I, GR Jetty-II & BISN and Patna Terminal’s Gaighat & Kalughat on the river Ganga. According to an official statement, after invitation of bids, nine firms have…
Iranian Delegation visits JNPT
An Iranian delegation headed by Dr. Abbas Akhoundi, Hon. Minister of Road and Urban Development visited JN Port (Jawaharlal Nehru Port) to see the Port facilities and know about the future development plans. Dr. Akhoundi and his delegation were received by Shri Anil Diggikar, Chairman, JNPT, Shri Neeraj Bansal, Dy.Chairman, JNPT and senior Port officials. The delegation was taken around the Port operational area to show the Port infrastructure and facilities.
NYK Celebrates Its 131st Anniversary
NYK president Tadaaki Naito marked the 131st anniversary of NYK’s founding by addressing company employees at the NYK head office in Tokyo on October 3. He encouraged employees to demonstrate courage and conviction for change in a new era. "NYK Group has been making progress up to the present day by applying the group’s creativity and ingenuity in pursuit of its own distinct path. While we, too, have our own strengths and weaknesses…
Is Container Shipping World Shrinking?
Drewry says that the container shipping world is shrinking as M&A and carrier failures increase. Is reduced competition the real cost of low rates? The container shipping world is getting smaller. Hanjin Shipping may continue as a regional Intra-Asia carrier if its survival plan is successful but its days of being a leading global player in the Top 20 are over. Other brands that have effectively disappeared…
South Korean Ports to Invest $13.3bn in Infrastructure
The South Korean government, in collaboration with the private sector, will provide Won14.7trn ($13.3bn) for port upgrades and infrastructure investment by 2020 , according to data released by South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF). MOF hopes to expand 140 cargo berths and 49 passenger berths to cater to the increasing sizes of container ships and growing arrivals of cruise ships by 2020.
Great Lakes Launch Hopper Dredge Ellis Island
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced today the successful launch of the Ellis Island, the barge component of its Articulated Tug & Barge (ATB) hopper dredge currently under construction. The launch occurred on September 30, 2016 at Eastern Shipbuilding’s shipyard in Allanton, Florida. After two years of construction and hundreds of thousands of man hours, the launch marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of the vessel.
Over 6,000 Migrants Plucked from Sea in a Single Day, Nine Dead
About 6,055 migrants were rescued on Monday as they tried to reach Europe on about 40 boats, one of the highest numbers in a single day, Italy's coast guard said.
HMS Westminster Undergoes Extensive Refit
A multimillion pound refit has been carried out on Portsmouth-based Type 23 Frigate, HMS Westminster, to return her to the forefront of naval capability. Her extensive maintenance period, as part of the £600 million Maritime Services Delivery Framework (MSDF), has been carried out by a team of more than 800 people at Portsmouth Naval Base, U.K. The upkeep program on the 24-year-old Duke Class frigate…
Ailing Crewman Medevaced from Bulk Carrier
A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 34-year-old man from a 600-foot bulk carrier 10 miles offshore in the Brownsville Anchorage, off South Padre Island, Texas on Monday morning. At approximately 9 p.m. Sunday, the vessel shipping agent contacted Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported a crewmember on the Global Andes was experiencing symptoms from a preexisting heart condition. The ship's…
Hendry Marine CEO Aaron Hendry Passes Away
Aaron W. Hendry, husband, father and grandfather, as well as Florida business leader, died today at the age of 80. Aaron passed away peacefully in his home after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Aaron leaves behind his wife Barbara, six children and three grandchildren. “Aaron Hendry was a wonderful businessman, and a giant in the maritime industry,” said Dennis Manelli, General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer at Hendry Marine.
NYK Steams Ahead
Tokyo-based Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) Group is not only one of the world’s largest ship owners with a diverse fleet of more than 800 ships, it is a growing global maritime logistics powerhouse. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News visited with Yasuo Tanaka, Senior Managing Corporate Officer, Naval Architect, in Tokyo for his insights on the company’s continued efforts to invest in operational efficiency.
Choke Points are Flash Points
The world is closely watching several contentious flash points that have potential to ignite. The behavior and rhetoric of China and Russia regarding vital shipping lanes in international waters have been alarming. Disputed sovereignty claims and efforts to enforce them have the maritime world on edge. China’s nine-dash line claims about owning the entire East and South China Sea have created a dilemma for themselves and the other nations in the region. The Philippines v.
Silence Your Ships
Anthropogenic (manmade) sound is creating havoc among marine mammals and other aquatic species. These creatures have very sensitive hearing, which they rely on to find food and mates and (for some) to communicate and navigate. Sound waves can travel much further and with much less loss of strength in water than in air. In pre-industrial times, the oceans were relatively quiet. Sailing ships generated almost no subsurface noise.
New Lobster Boat Under Construction in North Carolina
Custom Steel Boats, Inc. of Merritt, N.C., in collaboration with Ted & Todd’s Marine of Beaufort, N.C., announced a new construction project. Custom Steel Boats is building a 70-foot steel hull lobster boat, Two Dukes, for Captain Eric, Inc of Seaville, N.J. The vessel will be used in the waters off of New Jersey as well as North Carolina to catch lobster. The vessel was designed by DeJong and Lebet in Jacksonville, Fla. to meet the needs of the customer.
PBES Lithium Energy Storage for HH Ferries
Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) said it has secured the energy storage supply contract for the two largest battery-powered ferries in the world. Each of the two Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör ferries will have 4.16 MWh batteries to provide power for primary propulsion. The fully electric ferries will carry their part of more than 7.4 million passengers and 1.9 million vehicles annually with zero emissions.
Inland Marine Service Appoints New Leadership
Four corporate professionals have recently joined Inland Marine Service (IMS), announced Dave Hammond, President of Inland Marine Service. The new hires are Kristina Luna, HR Manager; Moses Garza, Tankerman Supervisor; Caleb King, Manager SHEQ/Compliance Director; and Brian Howell, Assistant Port Engineer. Reporting to Jason Adams, Luna will be based out of the Hebron office and will be responsible for all of the company’s human relations needs.
CARB Powers Clean Air in California
California Commercial Marine Operators Take Advantage of Grant Money to Repower with Eco-Friendly Engines. Capt. Joe Nazar recently repowered his whale watching excursion vessel in San Francisco with twin Volvo Penta Tier 3 diesels, and he couldn’t be happier with the results. Since the new engines were installed, he is seeing dramatic improvements in fuel efficiency, lower emissions, reduced noise levels and better performance. He has another good reason to be happy.