Final Days to Apply for the MN100
Is your firm a top workboat, brown water or inland enterprise? Apply now for Marine News' annual MN100 awards edition – and hurry! The last day to apply is July 3, just a few days away. Each year the August 2017 edition of Marine News magazine, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, features 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators, builders and repairers, and product and service providers.
SunRui BWTS Earns USCG Type Approval
The Chinese manufacturer SunRui and classification society DNV GL celebrated last week, as Sunrui became the fourth manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to obtain type approval from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Its BalClor system treats ballast water in three steps: Filtration, seawater electro-chlorination for disinfection and neutralization. The company is the first Asian manufacturer to be awarded the USCG type approval certificate for BWTS.
UN Resolution Targets Libyan Fuel Smugglers
The U.N. Security Council has extended sanctions on illegal oil exports from Libya to cover refined petroleum products as well, in a bid to stem rampant smuggling of subsidised fuel by sea.
It All Flows Downstream
Oil spills, trash, debris, sediment, chemicals: how do we keep our waterways clean? If an oil spill happens on water, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90) has very clear rules on who is responsible for paying for cleanup costs. Most oil spills can be traced to the spiller – a pipeline owner, oil tanker, shipper, railroad or trucking company. “Pointing a finger” at the alleged party may be why this…
ABS Wins Royal Canadian Navy Service Contract
Canadian Department of National Defense selects ABS for classification and certification services for its entire non-combatant fleet. ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, said it has been awarded the Non-Combatant Class Society (NCCS) contract by the Canadian Department of National Defense to provide classification and certification services for the Royal Canadian Navy’s non-combatant vessel fleet.
Damen Completes Keppel Verolme Takeover
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), a part of Damen Shipyards Group, said it has finalized its acquisition of the Keppel Verolme shipyard from Keppel Offshore & Marine. DSC’s acquisition of the yard follows an initial agreement made between the two parties in April of this year. From July 1, the Keppel Verolme shipyard, including its 250 staff members, will continue operations under the Damen flag.
DryShips VLGC Commences Time Charter
DryShips Inc., an owner of ocean going cargo vessels, announced that on June 29, 2017, its first very large gas carrier (VLGC) commenced its time charter on a fixed…
US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for First Week since January
U.S. oil drillers cut rigs this week for the first time since January and the pace of additions slowed this quarter due to declines in crude prices despite an OPEC-led effort to cut production and end a multi-year supply glut. Analysts, however, noted the weekly decline in the rig count was likely just a brief pause in a drilling recovery expected to continue through at least 2019. Drillers cut two oil rigs in the week to June 30…
Landay Joins Gibbs & Cox Board of Directors
Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc. said that William E. "Bill" Landay III, President of W.E. LANDAY Consulting LLC, has been elected…
Ferus Smit Launches Arklow Cliff
Dutch shipbuilder Ferus Smit said it has launched M.V. Arklow Cliff, the fifth vessel in a series of 10 to be delivered to Irish ship owner Arklow Shipping. The vessel…
Maersk Expects Client Business Back to Normal by Monday
Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk expects client-facing operations to return to normal by Monday and is resuming container deliveries at its major ports following a cyber attack on Tuesday. 'We expect that by Monday we'll be back to something that looks a lot more like a normalised state of business again,' Vincent Clerc, chief commercial officer at the company's shipping unit Maersk Line, told Reuters in a telephone interview.
CSSC Launches New Marine Service Business
China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) said it has formally launched a new business CSSC Marine Service Co., Ltd, to coincide with the inauguration of its new…
Leadership Changes at Newport News Shipbuilding
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced several leadership changes at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Lucas Hicks has been promoted to vice president of construction for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), and Charles Southall has been promoted to vice president of engineering and design. Southall succeeds Jennifer Boykin, who previously served in the role before being named president of Newport News Shipbuilding.
Port Co-operation, Maritime Security Meet of Argentina
A regional workshop focusing on this year’s World Maritime Day theme - Connecting Ships, Ports and People – has been held in Buenos Aires, Argentina (26-29 June). The event, organized by International Maritime Organization (IMO) in collaboration with the Argentine Maritime Authority (Prefectura Naval Argentina), aimed to promote cooperation between ports and designated authorities of participating…
Australian Navy Begins Talisman Saber
Australia's largest military exercise, Talisman Saber, was officially opened on 29 June aboard the United States Landing Helicopter Dock Bonhomme Richard off the Sydney coast. Minister for Urban Development, the Honourable Paul Fletcher MP, representing the Minister for Defence, and the US Charge d'Affaires, Mr James Carouso, officially announced the start of the combined military exercise taking place thorought July.
APL Rolls out Aloha Express Service
APL has unveiled its Aloha Express (AEX) service, a new fortnightly service directly connecting Central China, Korea, Japan to Hawaii. The AEX service promises cargo delivery from Shanghai, Busan and Yokohama to Honolulu in 19, 15 and 12 days respectively. “The AEX service introduces a new sea route in our portfolio to directly serve Asia and Hawaii. Instead of routing via the U.S. mainland, shippers with Hawaiian-bound cargo will find a faster shipping alternative in the AEX service…
Perama Ship Repair Zone Floating Dock Getting Ready
Perama Ship Repair Zone dock maintenance works completed and the new floating dock is expected to get ready by November 2017. P. Kouroumplis, Minister of Shipping and Insular Policy, S. Pitsiorlas, Deputy Minister of Economy and Development, the Mayor of Perama, I. Lagoudakis, the Secretary General Ch. Lampridis, I. Angelopoulos, Chairman of Regulatory Authority for Ports (RAL), Piraeus Members of Parliament etc have visited the Zone. Capt.
Piracy Situation Serious in Gulf of Guinea
European shipowners are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and particularly off Nigeria. According to the latest International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy report in total 33 vessels were boarded and four fired upon in the first three months of 2017 worldwide. During the same period, of the 27 seafarers kidnapped for ransom, 63% were in the Gulf of Guinea.
Cochin Shipyard Delivers 2 RoRo Vessels
The Cochin Shipyard Limited in India delivered two RoRo vessels to the Kochi Municipal Corporation (KMC), Press Trust of India reported. The vessels with modern equipment are expected to provide a great relief to the transportation problems in Kochi, the report said quoting company officials. With a length of 27 metres and 8.25 metres breadth, the vessels can achieve speeds of six knots, it said. The vessels are provided with ramps on either side…
BIMCO Names Philip Tinsley as Head Of Maritime Security
BIMCO has appointed Philip Tinsley as its new Head of Maritime Security. Tinsley joined the association in 2015 and assumes his new position after the sad and untimely death of his colleague, Giles Noakes, earlier this year. Before joining BIMCO, Tinsley spent 31 years with the Royal Marine Commandos – an elite specialist unit of the British Royal Navy, where he reached the rank of Major. His time…