Speaking at Newport News, Trump Calls for Navy Buildup
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants a U.S. military buildup of more ships and planes to "project American power in distant lands," making his case for a proposed $54 billion increase in defense spending that has U.S. lawmakers squabbling. Wearing an olive military jacket and hat aboard a new aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford, in Newport News, Virginia, Trump said he wanted the U.S. military to have the finest equipment in the world.
Mynmar Naval Delegation Visits Indian Naval Base
A Myanmar Navy (MN) Delegation comprising three officers: Lt Cdr ThureinTun, Lt Cdr Kyaw Zeya Oo and Lt Ye WintTun, has completed a four-day official visit to Southern Naval Command (SNC) Kochi on 02 March 2017. The visit was primarily aimed at familiarizing the MN officers on Indian Naval Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) operational / training facilities and exploring avenues for defence co-operation in the field.
Maiden Anti-Ship Missile Launch by Kalvari
The Indian Navy has successfully conducted the maiden firing of an Anti-Ship missile from the first of the indigenously built Kalvari class submarines, during a test firing in the Arabian Sea. The missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing. This missile launch is a significant milestone, not only for the Kalvari, which is the first in a series of Scorpene class submarines being built in India…
European Social Dialogue on Ports: Employers Bullish
The European social dialogue on ports was established in June 2013 by port employers and employees to identify challenges faced by the sector, improve health and safety conditions and raise awareness about the essential contribution of port stakeholders to the EU economy and its growth. No less than 2.2 Million ships have called EU Ports in 2012. More than 300.000 workers are directly employed by port employers who are committed to ensuring a high level of efficiency, health and safety.
JNPT to Support Direct Port Delivery Facility
Indian government is exhorting importers to use the Direct Port Delivery (DPD) facility, an initiative aimed at reducing dwell time and transaction costs, reported PTI. According to Ministry of Shipping, the Direct Port Delivery (DPD) is a major initiative of the Centre under programmes like Make in India and Ease of Doing Business and very important drive for reduction of dwell time and transaction cost.
d’Amico Delays Delivery of LR1 Tankers
Tanker shipping company d’Amico Tankers agreed with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co.Ltd. – South Korea to postpone the delivery of its first newbuilding LR1 (Long Range – 75,000 dwt)from April 2017 to October 2017. This agreement follows a specific request of an oil major and a key customer of the Company, which will take the vessel on a 18 month TC contract upon her delivery from Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard Co. Ltd. – Vietnam.
Algoma, Nova Marine Form JV
Canada-based Algoma Central Corporation and Switzerland's Nova Marine Carriers SA have announced that they are exploring an expanded partnership that is expected to lead to the creation of a global company specializing in short-sea dry bulk shipping. Creation of the partnership is subject to completion of appropriate due diligence and finalization of definitive documentation. The new company, which is to be called NovaAlgoma Short-Sea Carriers…
ZIM is Back to Profit in Q4 2016
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd (ZIM) generated a net profit of $4.6 million and adjusted EBITDA of $43.9 million in Q4 2016, a significant improvement over Q3 2016. ZIM carried 2.4 million TEUs in 2016, a 5.2% increase compared to 2015 ZIM continued to record improved results and outperform the industry, through increased efficiency and cost reductions achieved against a background of volatile and rapidly changing market conditions.
Diana Charters OOCL Box Ship
Diana Containerships Inc., through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, has entered into a time charter contract with Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. (OOCL), Hong Kong…
Barge Breakaway on Ohio River
The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of a barge breakaway at the Racine Lock and Dam on the Ohio River near Huntington, W.Va., Thursday. Watchstanders…
AlphaBridge Delivered to the RT Trident
Alphatron Marine has handed over the turnkey AlphaBridge tugboat console solution onboard the RT Trident to Seabulk Towing Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. This tug bridge concept has been fully equipped with a JRC/Alphatron Marine navigation and communication package. The bridge is comprised of two ergonomically designed consoles with a central, rotatable, captain’s chair mounted on sliding rails. The layout of the consoles was designed in cooperation with the intended users.
Metal Shark Puts First Two Citywide Ferries on the Water
Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark said it has put the first two passenger vessels for New York's new Citywide Ferry Service on the water, having splashed the new builds at its Franklin, La. shipyard late last week. At 7:30 a.m. on February 24, operators from Berard Transportation began the process of moving the first of two 86' x 26' catamaran-hulled aluminum passenger vessels from Metal Shark's final assembly building to the waiting cranes from H.
Top 10 Carriers of Iranian Crude
Spotlight on Iranian Crude VesselsValue senior analyst William Bennett has put together a short report on Iranian Crude, specifically analyzing overall shipment trends (which are on the upswing). With new sanctions looming, what will the future hold? The chart shows the Top 10 companies carrying Iranian Crude in 2016.
Memorial Fund Set Up for Families of Lost Fishing Crew
Joining members of the maritime community to assist families of the six crew members of the FV Destination that went missing in the Bering Sea on February 11, 2017…
Industry 4.0 on the High Seas
Werner von Siemens’ mission to lay 50,000 nautical miles of transatlantic cables might not have been destined to fail – but at least one business rival tried to make sure that it would. It wasn’t enough to merely execute a risky project that had never been done before. The crew aboard the Faraday, the ship that Siemens and his brothers commissioned, also had to move faster than saboteurs who planted false reports in the press and even broke cables.
Cruise Shipping's Rising Star
Genting Hong Kong is a rapidly growing global travel brand, spreading its wings – literally and figuratively – into ocean cruise, yacht, river cruise, air and shipbuilding. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News speaks with key executives at Genting Hong Kong: Mona Lai, SVP Corporate Communication; Gustaf Gronberg, SVP Shipbuilding & Marine Operations; and Jarmo Lakso, Managing Director, MV Werften, for insights on the future growth strategy.
NASSCO Delivers Final Tanker for SEA-Vista
U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO has delivered the third and final ship for SEA-Vista LLC as part of the builder’s larger eight-ship ECO Class tanker program. The LNG-conversion-ready Jones Act tanker Liberty was delivered on March 1, and is the last of three 610-foot-long, 50,000 deadweight-ton product carriers ordered by SEA-Vista in 2013. The construction program began in November 2014, and the first two ships…
Injured Tanker Crewman Medevaced off Texas
An injured crewman was medevaced from a Belgian-flagged tanker in the lightering zone between Freeport and Galveston, Texas on Thursday morning. At approximately 6:35 a.m.…
Langh Tech Water Treatment for EGR Systems
Having established its position in the market for supplying scrubbers and water treatment systems, Langh Tech is now expanding its water treatment technology to new areas. Langh Tech said it has been working in cooperation with MAN Diesel & Turbo (MDT) to develop a water treatment system to be used for cleaning the process water of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems. EGR is a method to reduce NOx emissions to meet Tier III requirements.
Marlink Announced as Telenor Satellite’s Platinum Partner
Telenor Satellite has announced that Marlink, a worldwide satellite communications provider, has been assigned Platinum Service Provider status for the provision of services on the THOR 7 satellite.