Elizabeth Ii News

21 Jun 2019

SL Mining Ships First Iron Ore Cargo

Pic: SL Mining

SL Mining, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gerald Group, has announced that its first shipment of iron ore concentrate has set sail from Freetown Port (Queen Elizabeth II) in Sierra Leone, West Africa.The 55,000t of high-grade iron ore concentrate was shipped on MV Cooper vessel under the brand Marampa Blue.The loading of over 55,000 tonnes of high grade >65 percent iron ore concentrate was completed on June 16, 2019, sailing the same day. This maiden shipment will be delivered to customers in China.

21 Nov 2018

Albwardy Damen Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Photo: Albwardy Damen

Albwardy Damen celebrated its tenth anniversary on November 15th by officially opening its new ship repair facility at Dubai Maritime City (DMC). Over 100 guests from both the regional maritime industry and the Dubai government joined the Albwardy Damen management team at their new DMC workshop and Dubai HQ for the opening ceremony, followed by lunch on board the famous Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) ocean liner. Albwardy Damen is a joint venture between Albwardy Marine Engineering and the Damen Shipyards Group…

12 Sep 2018

IMO Open House for London Visitors

Image: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Every year, more than 800 landmark buildings in London throw their doors open to the general public in a scheme called Open House London. The scheme enables the public to witness at first hand buildings of architectural, cultural or other significance that are normally off-limits to them. This year, for the first time, International Maritime Organization (IMO) is participating.The IMO headquarters was purpose-built for the Organization by the UK Government to a design by architects…

18 Apr 2018

Queen Elizabeth 2 Reopens as Floating Hotel in Dubai

Photo: QE2.com

The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) ocean liner has been given a new lease of life as a floating hotel in Dubai, 10 years after the Gulf Arab emirate bought it for $100 million.State-owned Dubai World bought the QE2 from Cunard Line in 2007, but the 2008 financial crisis delayed any plans for the 40-year-old vessel, one of the world's most famous ships.Now the QE2, permanently moored at Mina Rashid port, has been refurbished based on the original design, from its carpets to the theatre…

06 Mar 2018

IMO Celebrates 70 Years with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Seventy years to the day since the treaty establishing the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) was adopted, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked the occasion at IMO Headquarters in London on Tuesday (6 March). Accompanied by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a commemorative plaque and cut an anniversary cake. Her Majesty also met some of the guests attending the event, including representatives of IMO Member States, inter-governmental and international non-governmental organizations, and IMO Secretariat staff.

10 Nov 2017

Port Security: Preventing Stowaways

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Enhanced port security can help the in the facilitation of international maritime traffic and the prevention of stowaways. A national workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone (6-10 November) is one of a series assisting ports with the highest number of stowaway incidents to address these issues. Meetings with key stakeholders responsible for maritime security and facilitation are being used to gauge knowledge of national legislation, port facility security plans, local organization of maritime security and facilitation, and inter-agency cooperation through security and facilitation committees.

22 May 2017

Vancouver: Maritime’s New Home Address

Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein, Executive Director of the VIMC (Photo: VIMC)

The Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) is on a mission to grow the city and port into one of the world’s premiere maritime centers. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News recently spoke with Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein, Executive Director of the newly re-established VIMC, for her insights on the pace and direction of the initiative. Let’s start out easily. Why Vancouver? Why now? Why Vancouver? Projections and studies indicate that global trade will increase and shift to the Pacific due to the demand of resources by China and India.

25 Feb 2016

Maid of the Loch: Historic Rebuild Deal Signed

Maid of the Loch at Balloch Pier [Photo: Loch Lomond Steamship Company]

The first contract to be let in the £5.5 million project to rebuild the Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond’s Paddle Steamer, was signed on Monday, February 22, 2016. The contract has been awarded to OSD-IMT Ltd., of Dundee, and is for marine consultancy services. OSD will provide the necessary naval architecture, engineering, structure, and outfitting expertise to produce all the required calculations, drawings and designs to ensure that the rebuild meets all regulatory requirements.

25 Aug 2015

Liberian Registry Shortlisted for Ship Efficiency Awards

Scott Bergeron (Photo: Liberian Registry)

The Liberian Registry has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Ship Efficiency Awards. The Liberian Registry was selected as one of five finalists for the Initiative of the Year award. The nomination is in respect of Liberia’s Global Eco-Upgrade Financing Program, an environmental initiative to help reduce global carbon emissions and to enhance fleet efficiency and competitiveness. The initiative offers a complete energy-saving solution for ships on a global basis with an add-on specifically crafted for Emissions Control Areas (ECAs).

28 Feb 2015

British Queen to Name New Ship

Britannia (Photo by P&O Cruises)

Queen Elizabeth II will christen P&O Cruises’ new flagship Britannia in Southampton, England, on March 10. She will be accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The naming ceremony of the new 141,000-tonne cruise vessel will take place at Ocean Terminal in Southampton, England and will be of great national interest. David Dingle, Carnival’s UK chairman, gave the following statement: “We are honoured and proud that Her Majesty will name Britannia almost 20 years after she named the P&O Cruises’ ship Oriana.

29 Sep 2014

BMT SMART at Ship Efficiency 2014

Pioneer of fleet and vessel performance management systems, BMT SMART Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd will showcase its performance monitoring portfolio at Ship Efficiency, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. The SMART suite of solutions works by continuously collecting vessel performance data and presenting key information to the crew via the ship’s computer displays. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are presented in a format that has been designed to be easy to understand by the owner…

24 Sep 2014

Ocean Liner Queen Mary Rings in 80 Years

Beloved ocean liner Queen Mary turns 80 on September 26, and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration. The Queen Mary will open her gangways and ballrooms, decks and salons, attractions and eateries to a daylong celebration. There will be no charge for admission to the ship (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.), discounted ship tours and $5 parking. Commemorations will include the reading of letters by King George V at the ship's launch on Sept. 26, 1934, and a recent congratulatory message from Queen Elizabeth II on the ship's 80th anniversary.

19 Sep 2014

Long Beach Public Invited to Celebrate QM's 80th

'Queen Mary' NY days: Photo Wiki

The iconic trans-Atlantic liner Queen Mary turns 80 on September 26 and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration. The Queen Mary will open her gangways and ballrooms, decks and salons, attractions and eateries to a daylong celebration highlighted by a very special event. There will be no charge for admission to the ship (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM), discounted ship tours and five dollar parking. The general public — especially Long Beach residents and families — are encouraged to join the festivities.

10 Sep 2014

Eco Marine Power Short-Listed for Ship Efficiency Awards

Impression of Aquarius MRE System on Eco Ship

Eco Marine Power is pleased to announce that it has been named as a finalist in two categories of the inaugural Ship Efficiency Awards 2014. The Ship Efficiency Awards 2014, hosted by Lloyd's Register and organised by Fathom, will recognise and celebrate the organisations and individuals within the maritime sector that excel in efficient operations, implement fresh thinking, offer proven efficiency benefits and technological innovation. Eco Marine Power has been short-listed in…

24 Jul 2013

Former IMO Sec-Gen Emeritus Passes Away Aged 93

Dr. C.P. Srivastava: Photo courtesy of IMO

IMO Secretary-General Emeritus Dr. C.P. Srivastava, KCMG, Secretary-General Emeritus of the International Maritme Organization (IMO),  has died in Italy, aged 93. IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu expressed his sincere condolences to the Indian Government and Dr. C.P. Srivastava’s remaining family, and also the condolences of the entire IMO membership and staff. ”It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Dr. C.P. Srivastava, the longest-serving Secretary-General of the Organization,” Mr. Sekimizu said. ”Dr. C.P. Dr.

14 Mar 2013

BC Ferries Captain Awarded Medal

Captain Mike Carter has been honoured with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for contribution to Canada's ferry industry. The award was presented by Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Judith Guichon. Captain Carter has been involved in Canada’s ferry industry since 1966 and has served in various capacities within BC Ferries including Senior Master and Executive Vice-President before retiring in 2010. He was also involved in the Canadian Ferry Operators Association (CFOA) for over a decade, serving as President of the Association from 1995 to 1997. “Captain Carter’s remarkable contribution to Canada’s ferry industry deserves this recognition,” said Serge Buy, CEO of CFOA.

04 Mar 2013

Susan Schrempf Receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Susan Schrempf, President and CEO of the Owen Sound Transportation Company was honored with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Throughout Ms. Schrempf’s tenure with the Owen Sound Transportation Company and Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, she has played a key role in Canada’s transportation industry. She is the past-president and 2nd vice-chair of the Canadian Ferry Operators Association (CFOA). “Susan has been an integral part of Canada’s transportation industry for many years, and we are very happy to see her receive this recognition,” said Serge Buy, CEO of CFOA. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne in 1952. The medal honors significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

29 May 2012

Giant Photo Dominates Jubilee River Thames

Photo credit Dearbrook Group

Sea Containers, by Blackfriars Bridge, was covered with the giant picture measuring 100m by 70m and weighing in at nearly two tons. The image was erected by a team of eight people over 45 hours. It is due to remain in place until the end of June. The 'Sea Containers' building was originally built as a hotel in the mid 1970's but opened instead as offices, taking its name from its long term tenants, the 'Sea Containers', a transport and container leasing business. In spring 2011…

25 Apr 2012

Clipper Ship 'Cutty Sark' for Royal Re-opening

Cutty Sark Figurehead: Photo courtesy of Geograph CCL Christine Matthews

The restored Cutty Sark will be re-opened by Queen Elizabeth II five years after the 19th century British tea clipper was ravaged by fire, according to a news report in The Independent newspaper. The three-masted ship, one of Britain's maritime treasures, has been restored to its former glory at a cost of £50 million. She now once again stands proudly in the heart of Greenwich in south London, but the ship has been raised three metres in the air, allowing visitors to walk underneath her hull while protected from rain by a glass roof.

14 Jul 2009

St. Lawrence Seaway's 50th Anniversary, New Book

The culmination of a century-long dream to link the Great Lakes interior industrial hubs to the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project stands as one of the largest public works initiatives of the 20th century. Between 1954-1959, the billion-dollar St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project was the largest waterway and hydro dam project ever jointly built by two nations. It comprised seven locks, the widening of various canals, the taming of rapids, and the erection of the 3,216-foot long, 195.5-foot high Robert Moses-Robert H. Saunders Power Dam. Through the decades the Seaway has seen the transport of 2.5 billion tons of cargo (equivalent to 87 million truckloads) valued in excess of $375 billion. It also produces hydroelectric power for both countries.

08 Jul 2009

Continued Support for GLSLS

Fifty years after the official opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Canadian and U.S. Seaway corporations remain resolute in their commitment to the sustainability of this bi-national transportation system. A recent U.S. and Canadian Government study concluded that the use of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway (GLSLS) saves consumers $3.6 billion per year in shipping costs. In addition, over 150,000 jobs on both sides of the border are dependent on GLSLS shipping.

01 Apr 2009

St. Lawrence Seaway Celebrates 50 Years

The St. Lawrence Seaway celebrated its 50th anniversary on March 31, at the St. Lambert Lock. Inaugurated in 1959 by Queen Elizabeth II and President Eisenhower and proclaimed as one of the ten most outstanding Canadian engineering achievements of the past 100 years, the Seaway stands as evidence of an enduring asset. Since its inception, over 2.5 billion tonnes of cargo valued in excess of $375b has been transported via the Seaway. “The Seaway has been successful for the last 50 years and, despite today’s challenging economic conditions, we are pressing ahead with a number of initiatives to position the system for success during the next 50 years”, emphasized Richard Corfe, President and CEO of The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC). Mr.

03 May 2002

Offshore Survey Training Seminar Scheduled for October

Master Class Seminars has announced the hosting of the Offshore Survey Training Seminar, October 21 through October 25, 2002. The workshop will be held in West Houston, at a venue to be announced shortly. The course is being offered in response to a high level of demand for advanced and hands-on offshore survey training, and will include instruction on the theoretical, operational and data processing aspects of surface and underwater positioning, seabed mapping; geodesy and coordinate systems. There will also be talks on the latest concepts and technologies associated with GPS, inertial systems, and the relevance of GIS for offshore applications.