“Ottantacinque” Wins German Design Award
“Ottantacinque”, the concept of the latest-generation luxury mega yacht developed in partnership between Fincantieri Yachts and Pininfarina, introduced last year at the Monaco Yacht Show, won the prestigious annual award of the German Design Council in the category “Transportation” . “Ottantacinque” is a turnkey project, ready to be built, not just a simple concept, a merge of simplicity and functionality…
LR Joins Collision Avoidance Research for Autonomous Ships
LR is participating in the MAXCMAS project, a £1.27million collaborative research project that aims to investigate, develop and implement real-time collision avoidance algorithms for autonomous maritime vessels. The MAXCMAS project aims to develop COLREGs (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972) compliant collision avoidance navigation for autonomous ships and other Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs).
Navig8 Tankers Add New Vessel
Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. an international shipping company focused on the transportation of chemicals, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Navig8 Stellar, a 25,000 DWT stainless steel chemical tanker from Kitanihon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The Navig8 Stellar is the fourth of six vessels contracted at Kitanihon to be delivered to the Company and is the second and final vessel to be delivered under the sale and leaseback arrangements entered into with subsidiaries of SBI Holdings…
SA Ports Gears for Cruise Season
South Africa’s ports are ramping up for another busy cruise season with at least14 luxury cruise lines and 20 vessels of varying sizesset to ferry international and domestic tourists across the country’s port cities. The 2016/17 South African cruise season kicks off on 1 November.MSC SINFONIA – the largest and most popular cruise ship in the local cruise calendar –will be a highlight when she arrives in her homeport of Durban in the early hours of Tuesday…
Reliance Inaugurates New Ethane Carriers
In a ceremony held in Geoje (South Korea), Indian's largest private sector company Reliance Industries Limited (Reliance) inaugurated its very first two VLEC (Very Large Ethane Carrier), in the presence of the shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and other key partners of the project. These vessels, Ethane Crystal and Ethane Emerald, are the world's first ethane carriers to feature GTT's membrane technology.
Hyundai Heavy Turns to Black in Q3
South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries emerged from the third quarter with a black bottom line, although with a smaller profit than in the previous quarter, thanks in part to reduced costs and improvement in its non-shipbuilding business. Revenue fell by nearly one fifth during the period. Net income came to 334 billion won (US$295 million) in the July-September period on a consolidation basis, a turnaround from a loss of 618 billion won a year earlier.
Port Security Training Drills in Argentina
The Naval Prefecture Argentina, following the guidelines of the Ministry of National Security, held this morning the annual exercise PEMADOCK (Plan Major Emergency Area Port Dock Sud) in order to achieve rapid and effective response to a potential loss of the extent that the activity proposed. The crack of a pipe was simulated following maintenance work on the spring, aggravating the box by an explosion, followed by fire and hydrocarbon spill. The scenario led to the launch of PEMADOCK.
Arctic Indigenous Leaders Meet IMO Secretary-General
The safety and environmental impact of arctic shipping was on the agenda as International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim received a delegation of arctic indigenous leaders at IMO Headquarters, London (25 October). In the first meeting of its kind, a wide-range of issues surrounding climate change and the subsequent increase in number of ships operating in arctic waters were discussed.
MSC Updates 5 Services between Asia and N.America
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced revisions to its five services operating between Asia and USA West Coast/Canada. In an effort to provide improved services to our customers, MSC is pleased to announce revisions to its five services operating between Asia and USA West Coast/Canada. All changes will come into effect from the middle of December, with departures from Asia. MSC’s Pearl and Jaguar services will remain unchanged.
Statoil Aims for at Least 10% of Coming Brazil Gas Market
Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA hopes to have 10 to 15 percent of Brazil's natural gas market in coming years, Pal Eitrheim, the company's most senior executive in the country…
US Awards $4.85 Mln for Waterways Projects
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced $4.85 million in grants to six Marine Highway projects along the waterways of 17 states and the District of Columbia.
De Nora Bags Repeat BWTS Order from OSG
Electrochlorination equipment supplier De Nora has received an order from tanker company Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) for its BALPURE ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). OSG will retrofit the proprietary slipstream electrochlorination BWTS on four 69,000 DWT chemical and oil product tankers within the first half of 2017. De Nora will supply its BALPURE BP3000-C system, which can treat up to 3…
Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down in September
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 5,258,269 tons in September, a decrease of 5.6 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association reported. Shipments trailed the month’s five-year average by even more, 15.3 percent. Shipments from U.S. Great Lakes ports totaled 4,916,787 tons in September, an increase of 60,544 tons, or roughly one load in a 1,000-foot-long U.S.-flag laker.
Obama Taps Foss VP for USMMA Board
Susan Hayman, Foss Maritime VP of HSQE & External Affairs, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to the United States Merchant Marine Academy's (USMMA) Board of Visitors. This key administrative post is for a term of two years, commencing at the beginning of each Congress. The board is made up of Congressional representatives and Presidential appointees, including two alumni. It provides oversight, advice and recommendations on matters relating to USMMA.
Northern Lights, HUG Engineering Partner on Clean Power
Marine generator sets manufacturer Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) has formed a partnership with exhaust after-treatment equipment manufacturer HUG Engineering to provide…
Maritime Trivia is Coming to MarineLink
MarineLink.com will soon begin posting a monthly maritime trivia question courtesy of The Marine Art of J. Clary. When a question is posted on MarineLink.com, simply email your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first person to answer correctly will receive a J. Clary collector print. All are welcome to guess, though only participants in the continental U.S. are eligible to receive the prize. Check back next week for the first trivia question!
New Industrial Four-speed Mag Drill
Hougen Manufacturing, Inc. has released a new model of portable magnetic drill, the HMD934, offering increased power and performance for holemaking in serve industrial applications. The HMD934 was developed to give metal fabricators more strength and torque to drill large deep holes in steel, and is able to drill holes up to 4” deep and up to 3-1/16” in diameter. the HMD934 has a number of features and innovations that provide convenience and ease of use for the operator, the manufacturer said.
Gulf Navigation Orders 6 Tankers from Wuchang
Dubai's Gulf Navigation Holding has signed a deal with China's Wuchang Group to expand its company's fleet, it said on Wednesday. Dubai's only listed crude shipper…
China Plans More Military Drills in South China Sea
China will carry out military drills in the South China Sea all day on Thursday, the country's maritime safety administration said on Wednesday, ordering all other shipping to stay away.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Launches Trainee Program
Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) has launched a training and development program which is designed to prepare young Emiratis for careers in the shipbuilding and repair industry. There are currently 40 trainees enrolled in the first class of the technician development program which provides young Emirati talent with the skills to become professional mechanical and electrical technicians. It includes both technical English and technical development skills.