Archive for the ‘Shipmanagement’ Category

Maersk Line, Limited brings the first of two Project Cargo ships under the US Flag

Norfolk, VA, January 10, 2012 – Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) completed the reflagging under US registry of “Maersk Illinois”, its newest multipurpose heavy-lift vessel. The ship is one of two sister vessels that MLL acquired in September 2011 and which will sail for Maersk-Rickmers US Flag...
January 10th, 2012 | Flags, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Acquisition expands GAC’s European operations

Acquisition expands GAC’s European operations
The GAC Group has further expanded its Nordic ship agency, liner agency and project logistics network with the acquisition of all the shipping subsidiaries of the Lehmann Nordic Group (LN), one of the region’s oldest transportation groups. The move brings to the GAC team more than 45 staff at 5...
January 10th, 2012 | News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

GAC opens new office in the Republic of the Congo

GAC has opened a new office in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo. GAC Shipping and Logistics Congo Sarl will provide ship agency, husbandry and freight forwarding services for customers operating in the Congo, as well as providing additional support for GAC’s customers in Angola. The new office...
January 10th, 2012 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

ABS to Class Harvey Gulf’s Dual Fueled OSVs

(Houston, TX— 06  January) Harvey Gulf International Marine has selected ABS as the class society for its two new dual fueled LNG-powered offshore supply vessels (OSVs) being constructed at Trinity Offshore LLC. The vessels will be among the first to be classed under the ABS Guide for Propulsion...
January 9th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

Brookes Bell draws on inner strength

Brookes Bell draws on inner strength
  Colin Kershaw Brookes Bell Group – the marine, scientific and technical consultants and surveyors – has laid out a new strategy that will enhance its existing wide-ranging expertise with recent acquisitions and ventures that have significantly broadened its capabilities. Within the last...
January 9th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, People and Places, Technical | Read More

Shareholders of Hamworthy voted in favour of acquisition by Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä Corporation, Company Announcement, 9 January 2012, at 4.50 pm (EET) – Wärtsilä is pleased to announce that, at both the Court Meeting and General Meeting of Hamworthy plc held earlier today in relation to Wärtsilä’s recommended acquisition of Hamworthy by way of Scheme of...
January 9th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

LRQA chosen by the Direct Marketing Association to audit its DataSeal information security standard throughout the United Kingdom

Business Assurance experts appointed sole auditors of the DMA’s data security management standard  – Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) has been selected by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) to act as the sole auditor of its DataSeal standard, which promotes and enhances data...
January 8th, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

Gibdock digs deep to repair Pullmantur Zenith

Gibdock digs deep to repair Pullmantur Zenith
Pullmantor Zenith at Gibdock Gibdock’s growing reputation as one of the leading cruise ship repair and refurbishment centres in the Mediterranean has been enhanced by the docking of the 42, 255 gt, 1992-built Pullmantur Zenith. The vessel arrived in Gibraltar on November 7th for work that had to...
January 6th, 2012 | Cruise Industry, Shiprepair | Read More

ClassNK Issues World’s First Approval for Alternative Coating System for Ballast Tanks under PSPC

Tokyo – ClassNK announced today that it had awarded type approval for the world’s first alternative coating system under PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) for ballast tanks to a single coating system manufactured by Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. This approval is the...
January 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More

ClassNK Releases New Version of PrimeShip-HULL Software –

Version 2.5 of Direct Strength Assessment Software for Container Carriers Free to Industry Tokyo – ClassNK announced today the release of a new revised version, version 2.5.0, of its leading direct strength assessment program for container carriers, PrimeShip-HULL (DSA)/Guideline for Containers....
January 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

InchcapeShipping Services completes Northern Mediterranean expansion with opening in Algeciras

I Michael van Hemert Inchcape Shipping Services completes Northern Mediterranean expansion with opening in Algeciras 05 January, 2012 – Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s leading maritime services provider, has this week opened its doors in Algeciras– Spain’sbusiest port. It is one of...
January 5th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies | Read More

MOL Orders for High-efficiency Cape-size Bulker based on Advanced ISHIN-III Technologies

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that it has ordered a new cape-size bulker that will adopt element technologies of the next-generation ISHIN-III vessel program to achieve high fuel efficiency. Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (President: Shinjiro Mishima)...
January 5th, 2012 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

MOL President Muto’s 2012 New Year Message

MOL President Muto’s 2012 New Year Message
MOL President Muto’s 2012 New Year Message “Do Not Quarrel with Providence, or Blame Others” A Happy New Year to everyone in the MOL Group. Looking Back on 2011 2011 has been a year of momentous events. We have witnessed the Jasmine Revolution, the floods in Thailand, and the sovereign...
January 4th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, People and Places, Quote of the Day, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris*

Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris*
Navios Sagittarius: behind the scenes at a major salvage operation with Tsavliris* – A world’s first in underwater repair: the insertion of a complete, prefabricated replacement hull section in a badly damaged ship at anchor. On Friday 22nd July, 2011 the Tsavliris Salvage Group urgently dispatched...
January 4th, 2012 | Logistics, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shiprepair, Underwater Shipping | Read More

ClassNK Issues First Ever Statement of Fact for Tier III NOx Emissions for an SCR-equipped Diesel Engine

ClassNK Issues First Ever Statement of Fact for Tier III NOx Emissions for an SCR-equipped Diesel Engine
m/v Santa Vista Tokyo – ClassNK announced yesterday that it had awarded its first ever Statement of Fact for Tier III nitrogen oxide (NOx) reductions to a marine diesel engine incorporating a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. The document, issued on 1 November 2011, verifies that...
December 30th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Environment | Read More

Germanischer Lloyd Names New SVP Global Sales

Christian Freiherr von Oldershausen (right) with GL COO Torsten Schramm Hamburg, Germany, 29 December 2011 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has appointed Mr Christian Freiherr von Oldershausen to the newly created position of Senior Vice President Global Sales. In his new position, Mr von Oldershausen...
December 30th, 2011 | Classification Societies | Read More

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?

Greece: should the shit hit the fan?
WITHOUT PREJUDICE By John Faraclas I will start with Edmund Burke’s cliché: “for the evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing.” Time and again I have warned in writing, and in particular ever since the millennium summer, of the coming economic situation on all fronts,...
December 29th, 2011 | Banking, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, European Union, Featured, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Fraud, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Story of the Year, Taxation | Read More

ICS reminds shipowners to comply with STCW in 2012

ICS reminds shipowners to comply with STCW in 2012
ICS is advising shipping companies to ensure they comply with the Manila amendments to STCW, particularly in relation to seafarers’ rest hours and the more stringent requirements for preventing drug and alcohol abuse that will apply worldwide from January 1st 2012. The International Chamber of...
December 26th, 2011 | Maritime Education and Training, Shipmanagement | Read More

DNV and KEMA create a world-leading energy and sustainability company

DNV and KEMA create a world-leading energy and sustainability company
Henrik O. Madsen, DNV’s CEO Oslo/Arnhem: DNV has acquired 74.3% of KEMA’s shares, creating a world-leading consulting and certification company within the cleaner energy, sustainability, power generation, transmission and distribution sectors. DNV and KEMA will form a world-leading energy...
December 24th, 2011 | Classification Societies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment | Read More

GL certifies Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service Providers

Photo (L-R): Jebsens Maritime Inc. (JMI) Quality Representative (QR) Romyde Asis, Selandia Crew Management Philippines, Inc. (Selandia) AVP Capt. Robert Bandivas, Aboitiz Jebsen Managing Director Ole Stene, GL Philippines Country Manager Holger Manzke, Selandia QR Capt. Terence Uytingban. GL certifies...
December 23rd, 2011 | Classification Societies, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Germanischer Lloyd accredited for Energy Management Systems certification

Hamburg, Germany, 22 December 2011 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has been accredited by DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle), the national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany, to provide worldwide certification of energy management systems according to  DIN EN ISO 50001:2011....
December 22nd, 2011 | Classification Societies, Energy | Read More

ShipConstructor Executive Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chairman

Patrick Roberts  – ShipConstructor Executive Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chairman – Patrick Roberts, Director of Operations for ShipConstructor USA, has once again been re-elected Vice Chairman of the Business Process Technologies Panel for the United States National Shipbuilding Research...
December 22nd, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

Are you ready for the ECDIS regulations?

The Admiralty team recently returned from Marintec China 2011 in Shanghai, where over 100 maritime professionals attended our Digital Integration Workshops. Entitled ‘Are you ready for the ECDIS regulations?’, the Workshops are designed to help ship managers effectively plan for the integration...
December 22nd, 2011 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

+ShipConstructor Part of $1.4 Million NSRP Research Project

 ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) continues to expand its involvement in the US National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), created to advance technology and help shipbuilders increase efficiency. Alongside six other industry partners, SSI USA will participate in a $1.4 million project entitled...
December 22nd, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Wartsila to supply new design for state-of-art pipe laying vessels opearating in Brazil

An artist's impression of the pipe-Laying vessels Wärtsilä to supply new design for state-of-the-art pipe laying vessels operating in Brazil. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, is to supply the design and propulsors/positioning system for a series of two new flexible...
December 22nd, 2011 | Energy, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oil Industry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More