Canada's First LNG Export Terminal Seen as One-off
Woodfibre LNG, Canada's first liquefied natural gas export project, will be a "nice-to-have" fillip for the country's gas producers but does not signal the start of a west coast LNG boom…
Retlif Celebrates US Aircraft Carrier Month
Retlif Testing Laboratories, a provider of independent EMC and environmental testing, said it is celebrating National U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Month at all of its locations and laboratories. “U.S. Navy aircraft carriers have been deployed in every major conflict since World War II,” said Walter Poggi, Retlif President. “They have served as a cornerstone of the U.S.A.’s ability to protect its citizens and project its strength. We recognize the accomplishments of U.S.
Long Beach, LA to Track Maersk Line’s Emissions
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are partnering with shipping company Maersk Line to measure the environmental benefits of a $125 million upgrade for 12 Maersk containerships. The initiative will involve the installation of high-tech equipment to track vessel emissions and energy efficiency over the next three years, enabling more transparency and ultimately reducing the environmental impact of vessels calling at the San Pedro Bay port complex.
New Watermaker Tailored to O&G Operations
FCI Watermakers said its new Neptune+ OG is designed and built specifically for the severe conditions of offshore oil and gas operations, whether on a platform, tanker, carrier or PSV. The unit will make from 3,400 to 10,000 gallons of pure, fresh water a day, enough for production operations, equipment wash down, laboratory use, cooking and drinking, according to the manufacturer. The Neptune+ OG’s…
Eagle Bulk Snaps 6-year Order Drought
U.S. based ship owner and operator Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. has bought its first vessel in more than six years, acquiring a 2016-built dry bulk vessel constructed…
Carisbrooke Joins Forces with Nova Marine
The commercial short sea bulk activities of traditionally shortsea ship owners Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd and Nova Marine Carriers SA will be expanded and consolidated effective January 1, 2017. Notwithstanding both groups’ commercial networking offices, the coordination of all chartering and operation activities will be channeled from Nova Marine’s HQ in Lugano, Switzerland. This will include the effective control of both groups’ vessels and contracts.
Charter Owners, Operators Confront Container Market’s ‘Great Divergence’
The latest Container Shipping Forecaster from Maritime Strategies International highlights the contrasting fortunes of liner operators and tonnage providers. The entire container shipping industry remains under significant pressure. Whilst freight rates have improved marginally from the extreme lows seen over the middle of the year, most liner companies are now at best breaking even, with weaker lines still probably in a loss-making position.
SCHOTTEL Now Offering Custom Training
With SCHOTTEL’s new training program, the participants determine the date, location and content. The spectrum extends from courses on individual products to in-depth training with a specific focus, either at company headquarters in Spay or directly on board the trainee’s vessel. The new program covers product- and application-oriented topics. In the product seminars, technical crew members and maintenance personnel acquire expert know-how on individual SCHOTTEL propulsion systems.
SFL Sells 18-year-old VLCC
Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) has agreed to sell the 1998 built VLCC Front Century to an unrelated third party, and has simultaneously agreed to terminate the corresponding charter party for the 18-year old crude oil carrier with a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd. The vessel is expected to be delivered to its new owner in the first quarter of 2017, and the net sales price will be approximately $24 million, including a compensation from Frontline for the early termination of the charter.
Political Issues Wrap Nickel Ore Trade
Peter Modev, Senior Loss Prevention Executive at UK P&I Club, and the Club’s local correspondent (Pandiman Philippines) provide an update on the risks in transporting nickel ore from the Philippines.
ENGIE, Wärtsilä to Develop Small Scale LNG Markets
ENGIE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wärtsilä, a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and…
Kongsberg Maritime Opens South African Facility
Kongsberg said it has opened its first office and warehouse facility in the Republic of South Africa on Friday, November 4, 2016. Located in Cape Town’s airport zone, the new Kongsberg Maritime South Africa facility joins the company’s global network of first party sites, consisting 64 offices located in 20 countries, employing more than 4,000 people. Kongberg's expansion in South Africa comes as the…
Telenor Maritime Extends Service to Color Line Fleet
Telenor Maritime has a longstanding relationship with Color Line, and has now announced an expansion of the communications services on board the entire Color Line fleet, deploying connectivity platforms supporting the complete digital value chain that aim to enhance the customer experience. “Telenor Maritime is a mobile company at sea, placing the mobile in the center of all we do. With our connectivity platform…
Investors Call for Moratorium on Arctic High Seas O&G Activity
A group of investors representing more than 5 trillion euros ($5.53 trillion) in assets under management have called on oil and gas companies to observe an unlimited…
Nakilat Transitions LNG Mekaines to In-house Management
Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Max LNG carrier Mekaines from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.) with effect from November 7, 2016, as part of the planned and phased transition announced on October 19, 2016. With a cargo carrying capacity of 266,476 cubic meters, Mekaines is wholly-owned by Nakilat and chartered by Qatargas. The vessel built in South Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries was delivered in March 2009 and has been in service ever since.
Canada Oil Spill Program Hit by Cheap Crude
The two-year oil price crash has hurt a Canadian government program that funds research on oil spill cleanups, resulting in fewer applicants than expected, a senior federal official said.
Cargo Owners in Flight to Safety after Hanjin Collapse
Evergreen Marine says has assured large U.S. customers, while Maersk Line says "strongly hopes" M&A will continue. Cargo owners are becoming more concerned about risks and are shifting their business to shipping lines deemed more financially stable after the collapse of South Korea's Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd, top shipping executives said. Robbert van Trooijen, Asia Pacific chief executive of AP Moeller-Maersk's container shipping arm…
Woodhead Appointed Sr V. P., Training & Content, KVH
KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that Mark Woodhead has been named to the newly created position of KVH senior vice president for training and content, effective on the first of January 2017. In this position, Mr. Woodhead will direct KVH’s market-leading maritime crew welfare, safety, and productivity services, which include Videotel maritime training packages – currently in use on more than 12…
Third Terex Gottwald Crane for LORENZINI & C. S.R.L
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has again strengthened its business relations with a leading Italian terminal operator. Lorenzini & C. S.r.l. (Lorenzini) will put another diesel-electric Terex Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbour crane in the G HMK 7608 two-rope variant into operation mid-November. The machine is the third Terex Gottwald Model 7 crane that Lorenzini acquired in the past two years. In autumn 2014…
Six SAR Boats from Damen Shipyards Antalya
Damen has signed a contract with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Ankara, Turkey for the supply of six, state-of- the-art Search and Rescue (SAR) vessels for delivery in 2017. The boats are being financed by the European Union and will be operated by the Turkish Coastguard (TURCG), to support the refugees and migrants rescue operations. The award-winning Damen SAR 1906 is a state-of- the-art SAR craft and is the result of a five-year R&…