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06 Mar 2020

KR Certifies First Cyber Security Compliant Vessel

left to right, Capt. Kyaw Myint (SONGA HAWK master), Mijo Banicek (Songa Ship management electrical superintendent), Jeoung-kyu Lim and Sang-hoon Choi from KR’s Cyber Certification Team.  (Photo: KR)

Korean Register (KR) has completed a comprehensive cyber security survey of the chemical/oil tanker SONGA HAWK and has certified the ship to be fully compliant in all areas, the very first ship to achieve the certification.Songa Ship management manages and operates 18 chemical/oil tankers and five semi-submersible vessels. The company signed a cyber security contract (valid for five years) with KR in 2018, covering its fleet of 23 vessels.KR conducted a cyber security audit of Songa Ship management and certified the company to be fully compliant in all areas in 2019…

19 Feb 2020

Excelerate to Manage FSRUs In-house

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Houston-based Excelerate Energy’s unit, Excelerate Technical Management (ETM) has been authorized to operate as ship manager for its parent company’s entire fleet of floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs).The Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Government of Belgium have awarded Interim Documents of Compliance (DoC) under the International Safety Management (ISM) Code to ETM.The Interim DoC is the result of an audit of ETM’s safety management system, confirming…

28 Jan 2020

Miros RangeFinder Achieves Certification

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The Miros RangeFinder sea state monitoring sensor has been certified with Atex IEC Ex  for use in Zone 1, clearing it for use in explosive atmospheres. This breakthrough opens for unrestricted use of RangeFinder in offshore oil and gas production environments. The motion compensated version of the Miros RangeFinder, WaveFinder, is also certified for use in Zone 1.The RangeFinder is said to offer up to 15% higher operational availability and increased operational safety, the Miros sensor is a high-frequency vertical microwave radar that provides sea level…

26 Jan 2020

Seaspan Adds to Fleet

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Hong Kong-headquartered containership lessor Seaspan Corporation has closed its previously announced purchase of a fleet of six containerships.According to a press note from the independent charter owner and operator of container-ships with ship management services, its global fleet now approaches one million TEU, with a total fleet size of approximately 975,000 TEU.Bing Chen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan, commented, "With the acquisition of the six high-quality containerships and approaching 1 million TEU…

15 Jan 2020

Crowley Realigns Its Marine Services Group

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US-based Crowley Maritime Corp. announced on Wednesday that it has realigned its marine services organization and introduced new leadership.In a move that aims to provide better support to customers, Crowley Marine Services, part of the company’s shipping arm, will now be comprised of three distinct, yet interrelated business segments: offshore services, ship assist and tanker escort and engineering services – those provided by Crowley and subsidiary Jensen Maritime Consultants.Jeff Andreini…

12 Jan 2020

CSMC Takes Delivery of M/T ‘Aitolos’

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The Greek oceangoing vessel operator Capital Ship Management Corp. (CSMC) took successful delivery of the newbuilding vessel M/T ‘Aitolos’.The 115,000 dwt, eco-type crude oil tanker is built by Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, S.Korea, said a press note from the ship management services provider.M/T ‘Aitolos’ is the first of two sister ships to be delivered in 2020.Capital Group currently operates a fleet of 78 vessels including 48 tankers (10 VLCCs, 4 Suezmaxes, 7 Aframaxes, 26 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker)…

22 Nov 2019

Maersk Tankers to Add 11 Vessels to Fleet

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Danish tanker owner and operator Maersk Tankers is set to add 11 ships to its managed fleet in a deal with BP Shipping and ICBC Financial Leasing.Under the terms of the agreement, Maersk Tankers will take each vessel from the owner under a bare-boat charter arrangement, which it will then hire out to BP under a time charter deal for a period of three years. Therefore, Maersk Tankers will assume full responsibility for operational risks and the technical management of the vessels.“We…

18 Nov 2019

Euroseas Acquires Four Containerships

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Greece-based provider of seaborne transportation for containerized cargoes Euroseas  announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire four 4,253 teu containerships built in South Korea, three in 2009 and one in 2008.The owner and operator of container carrier vessels said in a press release that the vessels are being acquired from companies controlled by Synergy Holdings Limited for a total consideration of approximately $40 million.The acquisition will be financed by bank debt…

28 Oct 2019

Crew Members: the Key to Greater Efficiency

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Ship operators are placing greater recognition on the role crew members play as the key to reaching higher efficiency goals, according to crew specialist Danica, which is expanding to meet the growing demand for quality crew services.As part of its expansion plans, the company will shortly open a new office in Riga, Latvia, and more are set to follow. Danica Managing Director Henrik Jensen said: “Shipping companies are beginning to realize that they have 8-10 seafarers on board…

20 Oct 2019

Damen, Maris Join Forces to Tackle Seaweed

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Dutch shipbuilding giant and Maris Projects, a player in marine and oceanographic data management services,  have joined forces to tackle the issue of invasive Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean region – including the Dutch Caribbean Islands.The partners are working towards the developments of a holistic solution. The work of the two companies is expected to greatly increase knowledge of bio-processing, leading to the design of efficient and scalable technologies with the capability to deliver both environmental and socio-economic benefits.A significant – and to date…

11 Sep 2019

V.Group to Manage ADNOC's 93 Offshore Vessels

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Ship management and services major V.Group has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi-based ADNOC Logistics & Services to provide crew management services to 93 offshore support vessels.The ship management company said that to support the contract, and to enable further expansion in the region, it has opened a new Abu Dhabi office, which began operations in early August.The office and service function was successfully delivered within a 90-day period, as part of a formal agreement between…

06 Sep 2019

Hill International to Develop Thessaloniki Port

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A consortium led by Hill International has won a contract from Thessaloniki Port Authority (THPA) in Greece to support major expansion works at Thessaloniki port.Hill International, a player in managing construction risk, announced that it has signed an agreement with THPA as leader of a consortium including Rogan Associates SA, to provide design and project management services for the planned expansion of the marine works infrastructure of Pier 6.The Port of Thessaloniki is the…

24 Jun 2019

Orsted to Build NJ's First OWF

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Denmark’s Ørsted won New Jersey’s first offshore wind solicitation with a 1.1-gigawatt project Ocean Wind, the largest offshore wind project to secure a development deal with a U.S. state to date.The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced in a press note that it has selected Ocean Wind, an offshore wind energy project proposed by Ørsted with support from Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), to negotiate a 20-year offshore wind renewable energy credit (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1…

30 May 2019

Bechtel Bags Rio Grande LNG EPC Deal

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US project management services provider Bechtel has won the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts totaling $9.565 billion for the LNG export project developer NextDecade-led Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the US.The fully wrapped lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) EPC contracts include cost, schedule, and performance guarantees, NextDecade said in its statement.The EPC contracts are for the first phase of the Rio Grande LNG project, which consists of three liquefaction trains…

13 Aug 2019

LGL Announces Retirement of Robert G. Wellner

Robert G. (Bob) Wellner and David R. Minetti (CREDIT: Liberty Global Logistics)

Liberty Global Logistics LLC (LGL) announced today that Robert G. (Bob) Wellner, its current President, will retire effective December 31, 2019. Mr. Wellner is a widely respected industry veteran with more than 46 years of experience in the U.S.-flag shipping and logistics industry and was a key player in the formation and growth of LGL.Mr. Wellner joined forces with Philip J. Shapiro in 2003 which led to the formation of LGL. LGL commenced operations in 2004. Mr. Shapiro had previously formed Liberty Maritime Corporation in 1988…

31 Aug 2019

Navios Sells Ship Management Division

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The Greek seaborne shipping and logistics company Navios Maritime Holdings sold its ship management division and certain general partnership interests to N Shipmanagement Acquisition Corp. (NSAC), affiliated with company’s chairman and chief executive officer, Angeliki Frangou.The provider of transport and transshipment of drybulk commodities received aggregate consideration of $20.0 million (including assumption of liabilities) and new five-year service agreements under which NSAC will provide technical and commercial management services at fixed rates and administrative services…

08 Aug 2019

Helm Partners with ACTion for subM Compliance

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Helm Operations and the ACTion group of Channelview, TX have signed a new partnership agreement to help inland marine companies address the challenges of SubM and implement new software to reduce the costs of compliance. As part of the agreement, the ACTion group will begin offering safety management services via Helm CONNECT and provide consulting and training to companies moving to the industry standard platform.Based in Channelview, the ACTion group is one of the inland marine industry’s leading safety management and certification companies. Since its founding in 1999 by Capt. David A.

25 Jun 2019

Navig8 Adds LR2 Tanker

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Navig8 Product 2020, an international shipping company,  has announced that it has taken delivery of the Navig8 Promise.Its the seventh 110,600 DWT scrubber-fitted LR2 tanker from New Times Shipbuilding.The Navig8 Promise will be entered into and operated in Navig8 Group’s Alpha8 commercial pool.The crude oil tanker built in 2019 will sail under the flag of Marshall Islands.Navig8 is a fully integrated provider of shipping management services and the world’s largest independent pool and commercial management company.

17 Jun 2019

Japanese, Australian Firms Join for FLNG Project

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Australia's Transborders Energy  announce it has entered into a Joint Study Agreement with Japanese utility  Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. and its affiliate Kyushu Electric Australia Pty Ltd (Kyushu). The Joint Study Parties will work together to develop a Floating LNG (FLNG) Solution and pursue the deployment on a range of stranded offshore gas resource opportunities.Transborders’ FLNG Solution is a pre-determined FLNG and wells tie-back development concept with a package of streamlined commercial and regulatory approval frameworks.Transborders’ Chairman Jack Sato says…

28 Jun 2019

Titan LNG Christens FlexFueler001

Niels den Nijs, CEO Titan LNG, Ronald van Selm, COO Titan LNG, Yvonne Brouwer, the partner of Niels den Nijs. Photo: Port of Amsterdam

Netherlands-based service supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Titan LNG has christened its liquefied natural gas bunkering barge, the FlexFueler001, in the port of Amsterdam.The event marks the official commencement of safe, efficient and cost-effective inland waterway LNG bunkering in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.At the event in the Port of Amsterdam a mix of LNG fellow travellers gathered, including customers, business partners, and manufactures of the FlexFueler.

03 Sep 2019

V.Ships Manages REV Ocean Expedition Ship

V.Ships Leisure has been appointed as ship management company for REV Ocean, the world’s largest research and expedition vessel.

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Norwegian ocean research organization REV Ocean has appointed V.Ships Leisure as ship management partner for the world’s largest research and expedition vessel.V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, will provide a tailored suite of ship management services for the new vessel, which is scheduled for completion in 2021. The ship will be equipped for conducting research that covering the whole of the marine ecosystem using advanced technology developed by Norwegian knowledge clusters…

21 Jul 2019

TecnoVeritas Wins Approval for UOPV

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TecnoVeritas, a marine engineering consultancy company, announced that its UOPV (Unmanned Oceanic Patrol Vessel) project was approved by the Fundo Azul, run by the Directorate-General for Sea Policy of the Ministry of the Sea, Portugal.According to the provider of the energy management services and products for the maritime industry, the project itself is focused on maritime safety.UOPV is wave propelled and performs equally well on all headings including directly into wind and waves.

31 Jul 2019

KBR Wins Aramco Offshore Contract

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American engineering company KBR, Inc., announced that it has been awarded a project management contract by Saudi Aramco to provide project management services for Saudi Aramco's offshore program.KBR will provide project management and engineering services for existing and new offshore facilities to maintain and increase crude production levels to meet Saudi Aramco's maximum sustained capability for production under the company's capital program under the terms of this six-year contract.KBR's Saudi joint venture company…

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