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May 26, 2017 2:24 PM ET

Asian Maritime Sector Ready for More VSAT

Market survey shows Asian shipping companies ready to move to “always on” maritime broadband for both operational and crew welfare purposes     A Marlink commissioned survey of Asian ship owners has confirmed that many shipping companies are ready

May 26, 2017 2:07 PM ET

Bulk Carrier Rescues Fishermen off Peru

The commercial bulk carrier Global Vega rescued seven fishermen in distress on May 21 off the coast of Peru.   While Global Vega was sailing from the port of Acajutla, El Salvador, to the port of Callao, Peru, the vessel came upon a fishing boat having engine trouble.

May 26, 2017 1:08 PM ET

Flex LNG signs deals to buy six new vessels

Oslo-listed Flex LNG has signed contracts to buy six new liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels for its fleet by 2019, as it bets on increasing fuel demand from Britain and other countries, its chief executive told Reuters.   The gas shipping company

May 26, 2017 1:01 PM ET

New Simulator Operators Training Course

eMaritime group have written a new five-day Simulator Operators Training Course (SOTC) and will launch it with a free one-off session from June 19-23, 2017 at eMaritime Group HQ, Whiteley, Hampshire.   The SOTC course has been written to give those

May 26, 2017 10:59 AM ET

Volvo Penta Appoints Midwest Marine Sales Partner

Further building its network of Power Centers and distribution partners to support its commercial marine business in North America, Volvo Penta of the Americas has appointed Interstate Power Systems as a strategic commercial marine partner for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and upper Michigan.

May 26, 2017 9:55 AM ET

LUKOIL Marine Cylinder Oil Approved by MAN and WinGD

Ready for the 2020 sulphur cap? There is a big change in fuels ahead of us and the fuel suppliers are busy looking into several options. However, regardless of whether de-sulphurisation, MGO or distillate blends or any predominantly hydrocarbon blend with a maximum of 0.

May 26, 2017 9:46 AM ET

Eltorque Offers Failsafe Valve Control

Manufacturer of electric valve actuators Eltorque has unveiled its new ‘Safe Intelligence’ concept, a prototype line of battery-assisted failsafe valve actuators that will guarantee full functionality in the event of power or signal loss.   A robust

May 26, 2017 9:29 AM ET

Rapp Marine Deck Equipment Rounds out New Harley Barges

Rapp’s workboat market offerings span the full range of operator requirements. Their latest contract provides a turnkey package.   Long known for delivering innovative and custom deck machinery solutions to a wide range of marine stakeholders, Rapp

May 26, 2017 9:25 AM ET

Global Maritime Makes Two Hires in Asia Pacific

Global Maritime, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has made two important hires to support its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations.   Mei Ling Chan has been appointed as Regional Finance

May 26, 2017 9:14 AM ET

Plenty Ships Wins Chinese Ferry Order

CoCo Yachts – Plenty Ships has won an order with Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company to build two aluminum high speed ferries.   Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company has several fast ferries in its fleet, including two CoCo Yachts designed Coastal Cruiser 288, which are

May 26, 2017 8:35 AM ET

Wärtsilä to Replace OSV’s Generator with Batteries

Wärtsilä informs it has signed an agreement with Norway’s Eidesvik Offshore to install a hybrid system with batteries on board of its offshore supply vessel (OSV) Viking Princess.   Batteries will reduce the number of generators on board Viking Princess,

May 26, 2017 8:23 AM ET

VLCC Rates to Stabilise as Owners' Resolve Stiffens

VLCC's likely to struggle to break even for next two months; three-tier VLCC market weighs on sentiment.   Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) are likely to become steady around the current levels as owners resist charterers' attempts

May 26, 2017 8:09 AM ET

US Delivers Ship to Vietnam Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a high-endurance cutter to its Vietnamese counterpart in Honolulu, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said on Friday, in the latest effort to deepen ties with its former foe.   The move follows an increase in exchanges between the two countries,

May 26, 2017 12:27 AM ET

Diana Shipping Annouces Time Charter for Bulker Pair

 Diana Shipping announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam, for one of its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Astarte.    The gross charter rate is US$9,

May 26, 2017 12:27 AM ET

Port of Hamburg Volumes Up 1.7% in Q1

 In the first quarter of 2017, the Port of Hamburg’s total throughput was up by 1.7 percent at 35.4 million tons.    Growth in Germany’s largest universal port was therefore slightly above the average 1.6 percent for the other major North Range ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Bremen/Bremerhaven.

May 26, 2017 12:25 AM ET

StealthGas Achieves High Revenue

 StealthGas, ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, registered  an operational utilization of 97.3% in Q1 2017 (91.1% in Q1 2016), best performance since the beginning of 2014.

May 26, 2017 12:24 AM ET

Parade Of Ships Kicks Off Fleet Week in New York

 U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton held a salute to the participating ships of 2017 Fleet Week New York (FWNY) during the official Parade of Ships kickoff May 24.    Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) rendered a seven-gun salute with U.S.

May 26, 2017 12:22 AM ET

Pacific’s Wild Weather Challanges in Search

 The Pacific’s wild weather and vast distances make it a challenging location for search and rescue, said Keith Manch, Director Maritime New Zealand, in his opening address at the Pacific Regional Search and Rescue workshop in Auckland, New Zealand (22-26 May).

May 26, 2017 12:22 AM ET

Global Shipping Regulations for a Level Playing Field

 The relationship between global shipping regulation, through  International Maritime Organization (IMO), and regional implementation can be strong and very effective.    This was the message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, speaking at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon,

May 26, 2017 12:20 AM ET

Spring Restored - Coast Guard Finishes Buoy Operations Early

 The U.S. Coast Guard completed operation Spring Restore Tuesday, five days ahead of schedule.   Spring Restore involves the re-installment of 1,216 federal navigational aids, including lighted and unlighted buoys and beacons.   Due to a light ice year,



 
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