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New ClassNK Surveyor Office in Cardiff

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) announced the official opening of a new surveyor office in Cardiff, U.K. The new office becomes the fourth new office to be opened by the Society this year, following the establishment of new offices in Malaysia, Syria, and Peru earlier this month. The new Cardiff Office is also the Society’s fourth office to be opened in the United Kingdom joining offices in London, Newcastle, and Milford Haven. Since opening its first international surveyor office in 1962, ClassNK has grown to have a global presence, with more than 170 million gross tons on its class register and 113 exclusive surveyor offices around the globe.


ClassNK Opens New Office in Casablanca

Classification society ClassNK established a new exclusive survey office in Casablanca, Morocco, which began operation on January 1, 2014. Located on the Atlantic Ocean in northern Africa, Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and one of North Africa’s largest ports. The new ClassNK Casablanca Office will strengthen ClassNK’s service network in the region, and cover surveys at ports across Morocco, as well as support clients and shipowners in northwestern Africa and the


ClassNK Opens Office in Cadiz

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ClassNK has opened a new exclusive survey office in Cadiz, Spain with operations beginning today. Cadiz is a port city located in south-western Spain home to well-established shipyard facilities. The Cadiz Office joins an existing network of five survey offices throughout Spain in Bilbao, Algeciras, Barcelona, Ferrol, and Las Palmas. Through the opening of the Cadiz Office, ClassNK will respond swiftly to its clients in the region and provide shipowners with further improved services.


Marine Transport Lines RRF to Relocate S.C.

Marine Transport Lines' Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ship management group, a unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation's petroleum services segment, is relocating from Secaucus, N.J., to offices in Charleston, S.C., effective July 1. Previously at 100 Lighting Way, Suite 402 in Secaucus, Marine Transport Lines RRF Group will now be managed from 2075 Thompson Avenue, North Charleston, S.C., 29405.The main telephone number for the Charleston office is (843) 747-8045.


ShipNet Expands Local Presence

ShipNet is embarking on an aggressive expansion strategy to establish and develop regional branch offices worldwide. Branch offices are subsidiaries of one of the three ShipNet companies (ShipNet AS, ShipNet USA, ShipNet Asia). The intention is to enable higher levels of proactive Account Management, Customer Support and the provision of local Consultancy Services. The first two of these offices will be established in Athens and London


Sea IT Inks ICT Deal with Veritas Tankers

Sea IT has signed a long-term ICT agreement with Veritas Tankers including installation of the BlueCLOUD Office platform at Veritas Tankers’ headquarters. BlueCLOUD Office is a cloud-based solution which fully integrates the fleet and the office communication as a one-stop-shop.   BlueCLOUD Office is a dynamic service that enables Veritas Tankers management to instant access where they can easily add and remove users or change user rights


Simplex Opens in Australia

John Wade, Manager of the new Simplex office.

Simplex opens in Australia The Simplex office in Australia is now up and running – in spite of builders still being on site. The office is run by Australian John Wade, whose extensive experience includes over ten years with Wärtsilä as well as four years at our head office in the UK. He is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport of Australia and a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.


New Headquarters for Offshore Marine

One of the UK’s marine management and engineering solutions companies, Offshore Marine Management (OMM), has moved to new larger headquarters following a period of exceptional growth over the past 12 months. Despite the economic climate, OMM has continued to grow during the last year as it has improved its national and international market position in the offshore renewable energy, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries.


Ampelmann Opens Office in Houston

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Ampelmann announced that it will open a new office in Houston, Texas as the next step in the company’s continued expansion.   Ampelmann said the new office strengthens its presence in the Americas and confirms the company’s commitment to the global oil and gas industry. The company, which is headquartered in Delft (The Netherlands) and has offices in Qatar and Singapore has taken up residence in the Two Allen Centre, in downtown Houston


Herbert-ABS Opens Korea Office

Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC, a company in marine regulatory, load management, salvage and ship design software, said it has opened an office in Busan to reinforce support for Korean-based shipyards, as well as improve the quality of service to this key market. Herbert-ABS also has an office in Shanghai and earlier this year expanded into Singapore. The Busan office will be led by Arnold (Woo-Sung) Cho, Marketing and Sales Manager


Wood Group Wins Subsea Contract Supporting CNOOC

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 UK-based energy services company Wood Group has been awarded a new contract by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to support the Lingshui 17-2 gas development in the Qiongdongnan basin of the South China Sea.   Subsea and flow assurance services will be provided under


Palau Ship Registry Reaches Panama

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) said it has expanded its global reach into 29 countries with a total of 42 Deputy Registrar offices around the globe. The maritime hub of Panama is one of the PISR offices to deliver state of the art registration services and has now appointed Melyssa


US Navy Buoys into the Arctic Ocean

An Air-Deployable Expendable Ice Buoy is deployed in the high Arctic near the North Pole from a Royal Danish Air Force C-130 aircraft operating out of Thule Air Force Base in Greenland, as part of the International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP). Photo: United States Navy

 The U.S National Ice Center (USNIC) in coordination with the Office of Naval Research, Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, the Danish Joint Arctic Command, Environmental and Climate Change Canada and University of Washington deployed buoys into the Arctic Ocean during a joint mission


Rickmers to Continue Ship Management under New Owners

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German shipping group Rickmers, which filed for insolvency in June, said on Thursday its ship management unit had the all-clear to continue business after it was bought by Bremen-based Zeaborn Group and owner Bertram Rickmers. The company said in a statement that a consortium consisting of


Torqeedo Opens Bangkok Office

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Torqeedo said it has opened a new office in Bangkok, Thailand, to accommodate its rapid growth in Asia and the Pacific (APAC) region.   The company reports an expanding focus on marine preservation, sustainable tourism, ecofishing and the electrification of commercial vessels have created a


CMA CGM Major Player in US Economy

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 The United States represent a major focus for the CMA CGM Group’s international development, said a press statement from the company.   CMA CGM, in a blog said that to cover this huge market, the company has been solidly established since 1995 in the United States with a head


Austal Opens Adelaide Office

L-R: Thomas Sass (Fassmer), Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith - Minister for Defense Industry (SA), David Ridgeway MLC - Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Vickie Chapman - Deputy Leader of the Opposition, David Singleton (Austal), Senator David Fawcett and Senator Alex Gallagher (Photo: Austal)

 Austal Australia has opened its Adelaide office, which will support the design and production for the $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program.   Officially welcoming Austal’s expansion into Adelaide were Martin Hamilton-Smith, Minister for Defense Industry (SA)


Vestdavit Opens US Office

Rolf Andreas Wigand (Photo: Vestdavit)

Facing “sustained positive trend in North American business levels” Bergen-based supplier of davits and other boat launching equipment Vestdavit said it is opening an office in Seattle.   According to the company, direct representation will help it build on its existing strong


K-Fleet Voyage Application Verified for EU MRV

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K-Fleet Voyage gives KONGSBERG customers a simple, cost effective way to meet new CO2 reporting requirements   Qualifying shipping companies must have CO2 Monitoring, Reporting and Verification plans prepared by August 31, 2017


OSM Officially On Board Statoil’s Peregrino

From right to left – OSM crew members Giliard Damasceno Miranda (Deck Operator), Wilton Pereira Gomes (Deck Operator) and Alex Fabiano de Figueiredo Oliveira paying attention to the instructions that Bruno Araujo (back) is going through (Photo: OSM)

Efforts in Brazil are reinforced for OSM with more than 90 specialized offshore positions officially on board the Peregrino.   “OSM Brazil have successfully mobilized our crew on board the FPSO Peregrino,” says Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director of OSM Crew Management. 


MOL Joins Blockchain Consortium

MOL Logistics (Hong Kong). Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced its determination to participate in the "Consortium to develop trade data sharing platform using blockchain technology," in which NTT DATA Corporation serves as the administrative office.   


Keel Laid for Australia's New Antarctic Supply/Research Vessel

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Construction of Australia's new Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) has taken an important step forward with an official keel laying ceremony carried out at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. Damen is building the ASRV for Serco Defence on behalf of the Australian Department of the


UKHO Supports HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth

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The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has supported the safe arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth by providing specialist marine geospatial and hydrographic expertise and data capabilities.   Following initial dredging operations to make Portsmouth’s navigation


HII to Pay $9.2 Mln in False Billing Settlement

File photo: Chris Oxley / HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII) has agreed to a $9.2 million settlement of allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for labor on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships at its shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss


Vryhof Expands Its Global Footprint

Mo Tafazzoly (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof, a provider of anchoring and mooring solutions, said it is expanding its global footprint with its companies Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) opening a new office in Aberdeen and Vryhof Anchors appointing Singapore-based Franklin Offshore as its exclusive representative for selling Vryhof solutions






 
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