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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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October 17, 2017 4:57 PM ET

Pair of Fire/Rescue Boats Now on Duty

Boat builder Lake Assault Boats has placed two fire and rescue boats into service with the San Bernardino County Fire Department in California. The versatile landing craft style vessels – one 28 feet long and the other 26 feet long – are equipped to

October 17, 2017 3:23 PM ET

Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director

Radio Holland has appointed Steen Brodsgaard Lund as Regional Director Asia. He will be responsible for Radio Holland’s operations in Asia, with offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.   Lund is a Danish national, and developed his career

October 17, 2017 3:06 PM ET

Solstad Farstad Sells 22-year-old PSV

Farstad Marine AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solstad Farstad ASA, said it has sold the 1995-built platform supply vessel (PSV) Far Service.   The 4,683 DWT vessel was delivered to its new owner October 3, 2017.    Solstad Farstad said the sale

October 17, 2017 1:15 PM ET

St. Lawrence Seaway Cargo Volumes Buoyant

As marine shipping continues to support the growth of the Canadian and U.S. economies, St. Lawrence Seaway cargo shipments to-date for 2917 are 14 percent ahead of 2016 volumes.   Total cargo tonnage from March 20 to September 30 reached 24.3 million

October 17, 2017 11:28 AM ET

Search Suspended for Worker Missing in US Oil Platform Blast

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late on Sunday.   Missing is Timothy Morrison, 44, of Katy, Texas, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

October 17, 2017 11:24 AM ET

Newest Outpost for US Crude Exports: India

India is set to emerge as a key market for American crude exports in coming months, as refineries in that country are ramping up "test" purchases of U.S. grades to diversify their imports.   U.S. exports recently set a weekly record with nearly 2 million barrels of crude a day sent overseas.

October 17, 2017 10:50 AM ET

Semi-submersible Crane Vessel Hermod Retired

 Heerema Marine Contractors said its semi-submersible crane vessel Hermod will retire at the end of this year after nearly 40 years of operational performance.   Designed and constructed in the 1970s, Hermod and sister vessel Balder were the first

October 17, 2017 10:42 AM ET

Interferry Conference Reviews Issues with Financial Impact

The challenges and opportunities posed by alternative fuels, safety management and social media dominated Interferry’s 42nd annual conference in Split, Croatia, where a record 370 delegates shared insights on ship technologies, safety issues including cyber security and the customer experience.

October 17, 2017 10:15 AM ET

Liberian Registry Offers Cyber/Ship Security Training

The Liberian Registry has launched a Cyber and Ship Security Computer-Based Training (CBT) program that provides an overview of cyber-security issues, including concepts such as malware, network security, identity theft, risk management and other common threats to maritime security.

October 17, 2017 9:59 AM ET

Panama Canal Sets Record Annual Cargo Tonnage

Following the close of its 2017 fiscal year (FY17), the Panama Canal announced that the waterway welcomed a record 403.8 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) of cargo in FY17, the largest amount of annual tonnage ever transited in its 103-year history.

October 17, 2017 9:34 AM ET

Mackay Communication, Inmarsat Partner

Mackay Communications Inc., a worldwide marine electronics and airtime service provider, has announced it has signed a partner agreement with Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) to distribute its award-winning Fleet Xpress service to the global maritime market including deep sea vessels,

October 17, 2017 9:31 AM ET

Genco Opens Singapore Office

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited said it has opened an office in Singapore and has appointed Ivo Kempenaer as Vice President and Commercial Director, Head of Major Bulks.   “Genco continues to take important steps to optimize our commercial strategy

October 17, 2017 9:24 AM ET

PBES Scores DNV GL Type Approval

Designer and manufacturer of high power lithium-ion energy storage PBES (Plan B Energy Storage) said it has received DNV GL Type Approval of the PBES energy storage system for use in commercial marine, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy applications.

October 17, 2017 9:18 AM ET

AkzoNobel Cargo Tank Coating Wins Innovation Awards

AkzoNobel said it scooped two honors at the recent ICIS Innovation Awards for the Interline 9001 ultra-performance cargo tank coating supplied through its International brand.   As well as being awarded with the overall Innovation Award, Interline

October 16, 2017 8:40 PM ET

Davie Launches Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship

 Davie Shipbuilding announced that during the weekend it launched the largest naval vessel ever to be delivered from a Canadian shipyard – on time, to budget and at an internationally competitive cost.   Commissioning of all onboard systems began in early September and on the 16th November 2017,

October 16, 2017 8:39 PM ET

Shreyas Takes Delivery of Three Vessels

 Indian flagged vessel owning unit of Dubai-headquartered Transworld Group Shreyas Shipping and Logistics (SSL) announced that the company has taken deliveries of its three vessels.   In a stock exchange filing the container feeder owning and operating

October 16, 2017 8:39 PM ET

Venkatraman Sheshashayee Resigns as CEO of Miclyn Express

 Venkatraman Sheshashayee (Shesh), Chief Executive Officer of Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO), will relinquish his position at the end of March 2018.   Shesh joined MEO in 2014. He was responsible for the promotion, development and extension of the business

October 16, 2017 8:38 PM ET

MOL Names Newbuilding LNG Carrier 'Energy Liberty'

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that on October 16, a naming ceremony for a newbuilding LNG carrier, jointly owned by MOL and Tokyo LNG Tanker, was held at the Tsu Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation.  Among the crowd of well-wishers on hand for the ceremony were Tokyo Gas Co.

October 16, 2017 8:38 PM ET

USS Monterey Deploys as Surge Force

 The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) departed Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 16, for a surge deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operation.    Monterey is deploying to support maritime security operations

October 16, 2017 8:36 PM ET

ZIM Seven Stars Express Service to Add a Kaohsiung Call

 ZIM is pleased to announce that starting November 2017, ZIM’s popular Seven Stars Express Service (Z7S) will add a call in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, offering unique advantages to customers, said a company press release.   The service includes: Direct access to New York Maher terminal,

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