Playing Catch: Northern Europe Fisheries Fleet Review
Record hauls of wild fish, an unprecedented return on farmed salmon, finance and subsidy garner new orders, new designs and emboldened suppliers. In Scandinavia, particularly Norway, rich, carefully managed fisheries raise just one question for the commercially minded — which wave of business to ride. A growing number of large and small players are in on the action, as historic profits are heralded up and down the supply chain.
Tokyo, Paris MOUs Launch Navigation Safety Push
The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on safety of navigation. The aim of the CIC is to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention, the overall status of the vessel’s navigation safety, and the competency of crew involved in navigation operations.
Seaspan Enlists DNV GL for EU-MRV Verification
Seaspan Corporation enlists help from DNV GL as a partner for EU-Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of their entire fleet. EU-MRV regulation aims to quantify…
Dometic Names Hickinbotham Product Manager EMEA Marine
Dometic has appointed 18-year company veteran Paul Hickinbotham as its Product Manager EMEA Marine. In this newly created role, Hickinbotham is tasked with helping to drive product innovation and customer responsiveness by channeling the latest consumer feedback and market intelligence for each specific region in both the OEM and after-market sectors through to Dometic’s product development and sales teams.
Baltic Index Buoyed by Capesize, Panamax Rates
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Wednesday on stronger rates for capesize and panamax vessels. The overall index — which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels — was up 28 points, or 2.9 percent, at 993 points, touching its highest in more than two months. The capesize index gained 144 points, or 10.82 percent, at 1,475 points.
ClassNK Issues EU MRV Monitoring Plan Approval to Iino Marine Service
Classification society ClassNK has issued approval certification to Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd. on assessment of an EU MRV Monitoring Plan for its chemical tanker Chemroad Wing as an EU MRV verifier on July 28. The issuance of this approval certification is a first for ClassNK. EU MRV is an EU regulation on the monitoring, reporting, and verification of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from vessels.
Liebherr Bolsters Its Australia Maritime Business
Liebherr Maritime said it will establish full service, spares and sales activities in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region to create better support for maritime customers using factory trained and locally recruited engineers. Additionally, Liebherr representative Morrow Equipment Australia will focus on the purchase and rental of tower cranes in the future. Liebherr has been present in Australia since the early ’70s, leasing its first premises in Kilkenny in 1983.
WFSA's Annual Ferry Design Competition Kicks Off
The WORLDWIDE FERRY SAFETY ASSOCIATION (WFSA) has announced that entries will be now accepted for its annual student competition for the design of a safe and affordable ferry. The upcoming contest is focused on designing a passenger ferry for the Singapore Strait between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. This narrow waterway sees dense vessel traffic, with numerous vessel anchorages creating additional challenges for safe navigation.
Italy Gives Green Light to Libya Naval Mission
Italy to send two boats to help Libya coastguard; plans for larger operation thwarted by Libya. Italy's parliament authorised on Wednesday a limited naval mission…
Great Workboats of 2017
Will your vessel be honored as a “Great Workboat of 2017” in the December 2017 edition of MarineNews? Every year, MarineNews profiles the most outstanding vessels built in shipyards in North America, recognizing builders, owners and designers as leaders in their field. This edition — the much anticipated end-of-the-year edition — generates much excitement, as your work is profiled and delivered to the largest audited b2b maritime industry audience in this genre.