Sensors Sailor Relishes Operational Role
Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Andrew Dingle is realising his career aspirations onboard HMAS Arunta as part of the Royal Australian Navy team sailing to the Middle East. Able Seaman Dingle deployed recently as part of a 191 member crew bound for Operation MANITOU - Australia’s contribution to counter terrorism, counter piracy, narcotics interdiction which contributes significantly to stability in the region.
HMAS Darwin Completes Earthquake Relief
HMAS Darwin has completed her mission in earthquake ravaged Kaikoura, New Zealand. In the space of 36 hours, Darwin evacuated more than 60 civilians by sea boat to local ship, HMNZS Canterbury, and delivered approximately 13,500 kilograms of food, water and emergency supplies by helicopter. Commanding Officer Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry said working in a humanitarian and disaster relief effort as part of an international naval task group was breath-taking.
Vessel Oversupply to Persist in the VLGC Shipping Sector
High scheduled deliveries and low demolition prospects will drive unwanted fleet growth of very large gas carriers (VLGC) in 2017 putting additional pressure on freight rates, according to the latest edition of the LPG Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. VLGC rates remain under pressure on account of ample vessel supply and weak arbitrage opportunities caused by low LPG fuel prices.
DryShips Delivers M/V Sorrento
DryShips Inc., an international owner of drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels, has announced that on November 22, 2016, it has successfully delivered the 2004 built Panamax bulk carrier M/V Sorrento to an unaffiliated third party buyer for a gross price of $6.7 million. Following this delivery the Company has now completed all of the five vessel sales previously announced on October 31, 2016.
Shaw Appointed Chief Executive, ASRY
ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has announced that Andrew Shaw will be the new Chief Executive of the shipyard, effective early January 2017. He re-joins the company after previously holding the position ofGeneral Manager of the ASRY Offshore Services division from 2009 to 2014. ASRY Chairman, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, confirmed the selection: “With the current challenges facing the Middle East ship repair market…
Sovcomflot Inks $180 Mn Credit for Two Shuttle Tanker
On 23 November 2016, Sovcomflot and Sberbank signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) paving the way for a new USD 180 million long-term credit agreement with a term of up to 15 years. On behalf of the parties the MOU was signed by Sergey Frank, Chairman and CEO of Sovcomflot, and Herman Gref, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank. The credit facility agreement, the subject of the MOU…
UK P&I Club, Safinah Focus on Vessel Coating
UK P&I Club, in conjunction with marine coating consultants Safinah, advise on the importance of hull and cargo tank coatings. The primary role of coatings is to…
ExxonMobil Inks Deal to Collaborate on Caledonia LNG Project
ExxonMobil, Babcock International Group, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), Calor and Orkney Islands Council have signed an agreement to collaborate in the “Caledonia LNG ” project. The aim is to develop the infrastructure, storage and technical support needed to enable safe liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations for customers in the north of the UK and North Sea, including bunkering. The parties…
Stolt-Nielsen Acquires Jo Tankers
Stolt-Nielsen Limited announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the chemical tanker operations of Jo Tankers, consisting of 13 chemical tankers and a 50% share in a joint venture with eight chemical tanker newbuildings, representing an enterprise value of $575.0 million.
Sundblad is MD, Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics
Pär Sundblad becomes the new Managing Director of Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics. He joined the company in 2015 as a Business Development Manager. From November 1st 2016 he has taken over the role as Managing Director of Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics. Sundblad has 23 years of experience in both container and break bulk carriers. “Pär has a strong customer perspective and customer satisfaction is something that always comes first.
Horizon Towboat for Florida Marine
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Alabama has delivered the M/V A.B. York, a 120’ towboat, to its longtime customer Florida Marine Transporters (FMT).This is the nineteenth vessel delivered to FMT by Horizon and the ninth 120’ towboat. Travis Short, President of Horizon Shipbuilding, stated, “After the delivery of the A.B. York this brings the total horsepower delivered to FMT by Horizon to nearly 100,000 and counting! It is hard to grasp that nearly a decade has passed.
MOL Smart Ship Project Launched
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the launch of the ISHIN NEXT ~ MOL SMART SHIP PROJECT ~, a new technological development project that builds on the success of the Senpaku ISHIN project (Note 1) , announced in 2009. Through the project, MOL will share its technological development policies with customers and other stakeholders, and therefore collect diversified needs and various seeds of technologies.
Investigation Report for the Grounding Incident of MV Sea Prince
On 29 November 2015 at about 7.50 pm, the Indonesian registered, Batamfast passenger ferry MV Sea Prince, while enroute from Nongsapura Ferry Terminal, Batam, to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Singapore, was immobilised at about 0.24 nautical miles (444 metres), northwest of Nongsa. Investigation revealed that the Master of Sea Prince had deviated from his original planned route after leaving the demarcated navigational channel and went aground.
India Identifies 12 Major Ports Under Sagarmala for Future Cargo Handling
Port Master Plans for 12 major ports have been prepared keeping in view the requirements for cargo handling till 2035. A total of 142 Port Modernization and 30 Port Connectivity projects have been identified in the Master Plans. The objectives of these projects are to promote port led development and to provide infrastructure to transport goods to and from ports quickly, efficiently and cost effectively and efficient evacuation to and from hinterland.
India Takes Steps To Prevent Attacks On Vessels
Gulf of Aden (East Coast of Africa), Malacca Strait and West Coast of Africa are shipping routes which suffer incidents of pirate attacks. (i) Guidelines for anti-piracy measures issued through Merchant Shipping Notice No.1 of 2011 dated 14.1.2011 to be implemented by Indian Ships. The guidelines provide for elaborate anti-piracy measures (Best Management Practices), including safe house/citadel for vessels.
MSC New Kiwi Service – Upgraded Port Rotation
Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC) is pleased to inform clients of recent upgrades to our New Kiwi Service operating between Australia, Noumea and New Zealand. MSC’s New Kiwi Service has been running in its current format since February 2015, with fixed weekly port calls into Bell Bay, Tasmania. Due to growing market demand, MSC has further enhanced our service by adding an additional weekly port call into Bell Bay.
E-business in Forwarding - Threats and Opportunities
In this white paper, Drewry consultants investigate the drivers behind the accelerating use of new e-business models and online platforms in international shipping transactions and assess the implications for freight forwarders, ocean carriers and those investing in the technology and systems enabling this change. Download White Paper. Disruptive new e-business models and innovative online platforms…
Solemn Seas for Warramunga
HMAS Warramunga transited the Sunda Strait on Remembrance Day, where Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth I was lost in 1942.. Ship’s company fell silent to reflect on the loss and the sound of the engines and the crashing of the waves could be heard. Commanding Officer Warramunga, Commander Dugald Clelland led the at sea commemoration. “We are within 17 nautical miles of where HMAS Perth I, was lost and 375 of her 680 strong crew,” he said.
Australian Navy Bases See Red
Navy members from around the country have been working hard for the last three months saving more than 3,200 lives during the Defence Blood Challenge. Teams from HMA Ships Cairns…
Effler Appointed Business Manager, Alfa Laval PureBallast
Beginning December 2016, Kristina Effler will assist marine customers navigating ballast water treatment alternatives as the new Global Business Manager for Alfa Laval PureBallast. Effler assumes the role just as the global shipping industry prepares for the implementation of the IMO BWM Convention’s entry into force in September 2017. Effler brings 12 years of experience in various positions throughout the Alfa Laval organization.