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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Niagara/Welland-Notice to GL Shipping

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation announced two-Person lockage procedures at Lock 8. Mariners are advised that as of December 2, 2008, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation will be conducting tests using revised two-person lockage procedures at Lock 8. Vessels will be invited to participate in these trials. Mooring wires will be secured in the same order as outlined in the current procedures. Pilots / Masters are asked to convey any comments they have to the lock crew who will record them.

NUS unveils Professorships for Research

Channel NewsAsia has reported that in a boost to the offshore and marine engineering sector, the National University of Singapore has announced two professorships for research and development in the field. Under a memorandum of understanding, Lloyds Register and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore will each commit S$3 million to the Lloyd's Register Professorship and the MPA Maritime Technology Professorship

Tsakos Energy Time Charter for Product Tankers

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) (NYSE:TNP) announced two year time-charters with profit sharing for four 2005-built handymax MR product tankers to an international oil entity starting promptly. The minimum revenue expected from these fixtures is estimated at $32m. Prior to these fixtures, the vessels were operating in the spot market.  

Tesoro Charters Two from OSG Tankers

Overseas Shipholding Group announced that time charter agreements have been signed for two more Jones Act commercial product tankers being built at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. The agreements were made between OSG and Gold Star Maritime Company, an affiliate of Tesoro Corporation (Tesoro), an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Tesoro has chartered a total of four Jones Act commercial product tankers from OSG. of ships chartered of OSG's ten-ship order to eight. Four tankers are currently under construction at the yard, with the first, the Overseas Houston, slated to be named on November 11, 2006. The balance of the tankers will be delivered through 2010.

Tsakos Announces Long Term Time Charters

ATHENS, GREECE – May 9, 2011 - Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (“TEN” or the “Company”) (NYSE:TNP) today announced two long-term fixtures with minimum and profit sharing provisions to a major Far Eastern entity for two suezmax tankers to be delivered in mid-May and mid-July of this year in South Korea. The charters, of eleven and twelve-year periods will commence upon delivery and are expected to generate combined gross revenues, assuming only the minimum rates, of approximately $200 million.

Tsakos Announces New Two-Year Employment

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN), a product, crude and LNG tanker operator, announced two-year plus one year fixtures at charterers option with minimum rate provisions, for two MR product tankers to a major international end-user. The new charters should generate gross revenues of $22.0 million, excluding potential gains over the minimum rates that can apply in the second year and optional year. The total gross revenue to be generated over a three year period for the two vessels, can amount to over $33.0 million. Both charters are expected to commence within the second half of June 2013. George Saroglou, Chief Operating Officer…

Stelmar Shipping Delivers M/T Pearlmar

Stelmar Shipping Ltd., announced that it has taken delivery of the M/T Pearlmar, a newly built 69.2 dwt Panamax tanker from the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company Limited in South Korea. The first of a series of four sister ships being constructed by Daewoo, the M/T Pearlmar vessel has entered into a previously announced two-year time charter with Adam Maritime Corporation. Including these vessels, Stelmar now has twenty vessels on time charter. Including the three other Panamax tankers and the product tanker, which are all scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2002, Stelmar has 27 ships with a total of 1,526,178 dwt cargo carrying capacity.

SNAME Announces Two International Collegia

SNAME announces two international collegia designed to bring technical expertise to an international membership. Planned for October 8, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro and in Oslo, Norway, these collegia stem from the SNAME International Activities Committee’s interest in reaching out to SNAME’s growing International Member community. The planned meetings will provide a forum for members to meet and exchange ideas and technical information in a particular area of interest and geographic region. Enginharia Naval,) will feature presentations and panel discussions on topics including activities related to natural gas in Brazil, advances in the use of loading computers for offshore product units…

G6 Alliance Cancels Two Asia-Europe Voyages

As part of its vessel maintenance program and in connection with the national holiday in China, members of the G6 Alliance have announced two voyages to be cancelled in early October. The void sailings will be made on the following two services:  Loop 7 service in Week 41 (intended ETD Qingdao October 9)  EUM service in Week 41 (intended ETD Pusan October 7) The G6 Alliance, consisting of APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line, said it will continue to offer services between the Far East and Europe covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings, and to make service adjustments where necessary.

W&O Announces New Hires

W&O Supply announced two new hires. In order to develop relationships and partnerships with its clients, W&O Supply has created two new positions: Business Development Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing. With more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience and leadership in multiple industries, Sam Entriken has been hired as W&O Supply’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Entriken will be responsible for growing W&O Supply’s domestic leadership position and providing leadership on the company’s international market growth goals. A leader in sales, marketing and business development, new hire Steve Stafford joins W&O Supply as Business Development Manager.

Elliott Bay Design Announces Promotions

Elliott Bay Design Group has announced two promotions within the firm. Brian King has been named vice president of engineering and Douglas Wolff has been promoted to vice president of operations. Brian King joined Elliott Bay Design Group in 1988 as the Seattle-based firm's Chief Marine Engineer. In the role of vice president, King will oversee and manage the firm's engineering and technical resources, ensuring superior quality and technical excellence. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in the states of Washington and Oregon and is a certified U. S. Coast Guard Chief Engineer of Motor and Gas Turbine Ships, Unrestricted, as well as a U. S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer Steam Vessels, Unrestricted. Douglas M.

Senior Appointments at NOL

Orient Lines Limited (NOL) announced two senior management appointments. Cedric Foo, currently NOL Group Deputy President, will assume the additional responsibilities of President Asia/Middle East for NOL Group. Foo rejoined NOL in May 2005 to head corporate planning, having previously served in the Company from 1985 to 2000, most latterly as Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance. He was Senior Vice President at Singapore Airlines from 2000 to 2002 and has been a Member of Singapore's Parliament since 2001. Mr Foo was Singapore's Minister of State in both the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of National Development from 2002 to 2005. Brian Lutt has been appointed President APL Logistics.

FTMSC Offers New Pricing Programs

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FLIR’s New First Mate Handheld Cameras

FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced two new models of their First Mate line of handheld maritime thermal night vision cameras at the Miami International Boat Show. The new First Mate XP and XP+ feature improved 320 × 240 thermal image resolution, as well as expanded environmental survivability ratings and still image capture capability. The XP+ variant even offers users the ability to capture live thermal video to a removable SD card. Well-suited for use on recreational powerboat, yacht, or sailboat, First Mate cameras are also valuable tools for finding people in the water, providing higher image resolution and better image detail.

Texaco Announces Discovery Off Australia

Texaco announced two new gas discoveries in the Northern Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia by joint ventures comprising Texaco, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell and BP. The Iago-1 well, located in Exploration Permit WA-25-P and the Io-1 well in Exploration Permit WA-267-P follow successful wildcat discoveries Geryon-1 (1999), Orthrus-1 (1999), Urania-1 (2000), Maenad-1 (2000) and Jansz-1 (2000) made by Texaco and its partners in the same area adjacent to the giant Gorgon gas field. The Iago-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 11,100 feet in a water depth of 387 feet. Wireline logs and formation tests have been run and indicate that a hydrocarbon column has been intersected in the Triassic Mungaroo Formation primary objective.

MSC Introduce 'Lone Star Express' and 'Amberjack' to the Transpacific Trade

Photo: Mediterranean Shipping Company

Swiss headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has announced two new services alled the ‘Lone Star Express’ which will operate between Asia and the US Gulf. This new service will become a new Gateway to/from the US Gulf in anticipation of increased demand. At the same time, MSC’s Everglades service will be renamed ‘Amberjack’ and restructured to include a call to New York, this change ensures both services will operate at optimum efficiency. All changes will be in effect from the first week of May 2016 (departing Asia).

UASC Rolls Out New India Subcontinent – Europe Services

Photo: UASC

UASC announced two new Indian Subcontinent – Europe services (IEC1 & IEC2), to better align with its customer's needs, providing a superior service between India Subcontinent and Europe with enhanced reliability and more competitive transit times. These new, fixed day services are set to replace the current IEC1 service. By continuously introducing new and upgrading existing services, UASC can provide its customers with superior service reliability, competitive transit times and improved connections, allowing its customers to avail of new opportunities globally.

Navionics Makes Changes to Sales Team

Navionics announced two changes to its national sales management team. The company has hired Tshombe Moore as the new West Coast Regional Sales Manager and Terry Crockett, the former west coast manager, will relocate to become the Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Moore will support dealers, distributors and retail customers in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, while Crockett will service accounts in Florida and Georgia. A seasoned sales professional with over twenty years of experience, Moore brings a knowledge of marine electronics and customer service skill to the team. Crockett is a twenty-year veteran in the marine industry and has been a strong member of the Navionics team for the last four years.

Candies Announces Two Promotions

Otto Candies, LLC announced the promotions of P.B. Candies and Brett Candies to co-directors of the traffic, sales and marketing departments. Additionally, John Stevenson and Shane Candies have joined the Sales and Marketing Team. Stevenson was a former Senior Sales Representative with McDonough Marine Service. Shane Candies was the former Marketing Manager for Litton Marine Systems. Otto Candies, LLC is a Marine Transportation and Towing Contractor located in Des Allemands, La. Founded in 1942, the company operates a state-of-the-art fleet of Offshore Supply Vessels, Ocean Tugs and Ocean Deck Barges.

Proactive Accreditation for etpm

Subsea and marine recruitment specialist etpm announced two industry accreditations. The Aberdeen-headquartered company achieved its ISI 9001:2008 and 12001:2008 four months ahead of target. etpm also decided to take a proactive approach to gain Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 certification. The MLC 2006, which covers maritime labor law, came into force internationally in August 2013 and will come into force in the United Kingdom next year. While certification is not yet mandatory, recruitment companies can request that they be audited to show that their practices are already MLC compliant. etpm volunteered for audit and has been certified a year before implementation.

Global Ocean Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders

Bulk carrier bow: File photo

No tankship orders noted the past week by Clarkson Hellas in their latest S&P Weekly Bulletin, but no lack of orders in the dry bulk carrier market, all from Far East shipbuilders. Foremost Maritime are understood by Clarkson Hellas to have added a further four 180,000 dwt Capesize to their orderbook at Beihai, taking the series to six vessels. Delivery is planned from end 2015 and through 2016. Reuben Brothers have ordered two 82,000 dwt bulk carriers at JMU Yokohama. The vessels are due for delivery in early 2016…

Global Ocean Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders

Shipyard scene: File photo

China & Japan shipbuilders scoop the pool of international shipbuilding orders according to the latest Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin. Clarkson Hellas says that Pan Ocean has placed an order for two firm 207,000 dwt Newcastlemaxes at New Times, with both vessels due to deliver within the second half of 2016. Also in China, Conti Reederei have extended their order for 64,000 dwt Ultramax to a total of 20 vessels by declaring a further eight options. The first in the series will begin to deliver in the early part of next year, with the latest additions for delivery from 2017 onwards.

Global Ocean Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders

Ship's bow: File photo

Orders for gas carriers placed with Korean and Japanese shipyards figure prominently amongst the latest newbuilding orders noted in the latest Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin. Pan Ocean have placed an order for two firm 207,000 dwt Newcastlemaxes at New Times, with both vessels due to deliver within the second half of 2016. Also in China, Clarkson Hellas mentions that Conti Reederei have extended their order for 64,000 dwt Ultramax to a total of 20 vessels by declaring a further eight options.

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