• Morocco, Indonesia Ratify BWM Convention

    Nov 24, 2015 | 11:05 am

    Morocco and Indonesia have become the latest nations to ratify the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, an international measure adopted in 2004 for environmental

  • Polar research ship contract for Cammell Laird

    Nov 24, 2015 | 10:31 am

    British shipyard Cammell Laird has won a contract to build a new £200m polar research ship.

  • Adrift Cargo Ship Taken in Tow

    Nov 24, 2015 | 09:56 am

    The Barbados-registered cargo vessel Skog, which was adrift off Orkney after encountering engine problems, is now under tow, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.

  • ClassNK Drafts Amendments to Containership Rules

    Nov 24, 2015 | 09:49 am

    Classification society ClassNK has released draft amendments to its rules and guidance for container carriers, with the aim of implementing more comprehensive rules for increased ship safety.

  • Stena Bulk Orders Tankers from China

    Nov 24, 2015 | 09:41 am

    Stena Bulk has placed an order for three 50,000 dwt IMOIIMAX MR tankers with the Chinese shipyard CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (CSSC OME), formerly Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI),

  • Tidal Energy from Deep and Slow Waters

    Nov 24, 2015 | 09:23 am

    Deep Green, an underwater kite construction from the Swedish company Minesto, is set to be deployed in 2017 at the Holyhead Deep site off the coast of Anglesey, Wales.

  • Golden Ocean swaps capesizes for suezmax tankers

    Nov 24, 2015 | 09:18 am

    Golden Ocean has agreed to swap two capesize newbuilding contracts for two suezmax contracts, which it will sell to fellow Fredriksen-led company Frontline for m each. The two tankers are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2017. In addition, the Oslo-listed company says it has further delayed three capesize newbuildings and has suffered […]

  • Shipping's CO2 Reduction Goals Exceed Commitments -ICS

    Nov 24, 2015 | 09:17 am

    The United Nations (UNFCCC) has published a Synthesis Report analyzing the impact of the pledges made by 146 nations to reduce CO2 emissions in advance of next

  • MAN Selects Rud to Head PrimeServ Diesel

    Nov 24, 2015 | 09:12 am

    MAN Diesel & Turbo’s executive board has appointed Per Rud as the new head of PrimeServ Diesel. Rud will assume his new role on January 1, 2016 and takes over from Wayne Jones,

  • Golden Ocean CEO: No Share Issue

    Nov 24, 2015 | 09:04 am

    Dry bulk shipping firm Golden Ocean Group said on Tuesday it did not consider an equity issue to improve its liquidity and balance sheet following challenging markets conditions.

  • Maersk Looks to Raise Asia-Europe Box Rates

    Nov 24, 2015 | 08:56 am

    The world's largest container shipping company, Maersk Line, plans to raise spot freight rates sharply on main routes from ports in Asia to ports in northern Europe, with effect from Dec.

  • North Atlantic Drilling looks to delay rig at Sembcorp

    Nov 24, 2015 | 08:47 am

    North Atlantic Drilling, the majority owned subsidiary of John Fredriksen-controlled Seadrill, has revealed in it’s third quarter report that it is currently in discussions with Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard in Singapore to delay delivery of semi-submersible rig . The 8m rig is scheduled for delivery before the end of the year, and North Atlantic said […]

  • Philippines Takes South China Sea Claim to Hague

    Nov 24, 2015 | 08:34 am

    Could bolster claims by other countries against China; China boycotting proceedings, rejects court's authority.The Philippines asked global judges on Tuesday

  • Stena Bulk orders three MR tankers

    Nov 24, 2015 | 07:57 am

    Sweden’s Stena Bulk has announced today that it has placed an order for three 50,000 dwt MR tankers at China’s CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (CSSC OME). The total value of the order is 0m, and includes an option for an additional two vessels. The first vessel is expected to be delivered at the end […]

  • Concordia Maritime and Stena Weco charter in MR product tanker

    Nov 24, 2015 | 07:42 am

    Concordia Maritime and Stena Weco have jointly chartered in an MR product tanker for two years, plus an optional extension period of up to six months. Stena Weco will operate the vessel, which is a 2014-built tanker with a fuel-efficient design and with IMO2/3 notation. Concordia said the ‘eco’-design will lead to 25% lower fuel […]

  • Deep Green turbine

    Nov 24, 2015 | 07:26 am

    German propulsion and tidal turbine specialist Schottel hydro has announced that it will deliver a customized turbine solution for Deep Green, an underwater kite construction from the Swedish company Minesto in 2016.

  • Cargo ship rescued after losing power off Orkney Islands

    Nov 24, 2015 | 07:16 am

    A palletised cargo ship that lost power while underway off the Orkney Islands is under tow to port, where it will undergo repair work. The Barbados-flagged , which is owned and operated by Norway’s Lorentzens Skibs, made a call to the Shetland Coastguard at 03:10hrs today, reporting it had lost engine power and was taking […]

  • Ecopetrol to explore four blocks in US Gulf of Mexico

    Nov 24, 2015 | 06:55 am

    Ecopetrol America Inc, the US affiliate of Colombian state oil firm Ecopetrol, announced on Monday it will explore for oil in four blocks in the US Gulf of Mexico, according to Reuters. It will share exploration rights with US firm Anadarko US Offshore in three of the blocks, offshore Texas, after both firms paid .4m. […]

  • Icon Offshore charters PSV for work in offshore Borneo

    Nov 24, 2015 | 06:34 am

    Borneo Seaoffshore has today signed a letter of award worth RM 51m (m) to charter a deepwater platform supply vessel from Icon Offshore. The unnamed vessel will undertake support work for Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC) in the Kebabangan Cluster fields in the South China Sea. The two-year contract commenced on November 12 and includes and […]

  • Marco Polo starts legal proceedings against PPL Shipyard over cracked rig

    Nov 24, 2015 | 05:57 am

    Marco Polo (MP) Drilling has initiated legal proceedings against PPL Shipyard, which has declined to give its client a refund on its initial payment on a jack-up drilling rig built at the Singapore yard. MP Drilling says that during two rounds of tests it found cracks on all three legs of a Pacific Class 400 rig […]

  • Report claims shipping could be responsible for 17% of CO2 emissions by 2050

    Nov 24, 2015 | 03:24 am

    Shipping could be responsible for 17% of global CO2 emissions in 2050 if left unregulated, according to a new study. “Any agreement at the Paris Climate Summit must therefore send a clear signal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that CO2 reduction targets and measures for shipping are needed to help keep warming below dangerous […]

  • The Internet of Things is here

    Nov 24, 2015 | 03:19 am

    Mike Smith reckons shipping needs to get up to speed when it comes to harnessing Cloud technologies. In the Maritime CEO Satellite Communication Special Report issued this September, on pages six and seven the future of shipping was discussed. Respected industry veterans such as Dr Martin Stopford were bemoaning how far behind other industries we […]

  • Bomb scare at Limassol port

    Nov 24, 2015 | 02:53 am

    Police combed through Limassol port yesterday after a bomb threat was made in the morning. No explosive device was found and operations quickly resumed as normal. A phone call was made at about 09.30 hrs to transport police by someone who spoke broken English, police said. The call comes at a time when police and […]

  • Strikes to stall container terminals at Rotterdam Port

    Nov 24, 2015 | 02:38 am

    Strikes will be held at three major container terminals at the port of Rotterdam, after the FNV Havens union voted to hold a series of walkouts in protest to possible redundancies. The Europe Container Terminals (ECT), APM Terminals (AMPT) and Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) facilities will see a series of 24-hour strikes for three days in […]

  • Pelindo II outlines port development plans for 2016

    Nov 24, 2015 | 01:20 am

    State port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo II) will build two new ports next year and upgrade Cirebon Port in West Java. The new ports will be in Sorong, West Papua, and in Kijing, West Kalimantan. Pelindo II currently manages 12 ports in 10 provinces. Kijing will be a 1m teu boxport plus it will […]

  • A hospital in a box

    Nov 23, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    Germany’s ELA Container Offshore has delivered its first mobile MEDICBox, otherwise known as ‘a hospital in a box’, to the offshore windfarm industry.

  • Milestone reached in engineering project

    Nov 23, 2015 | 11:37 am

    New engineering methods are being used to cut costs and provide safer navigation. The developments have come about through collaboration between aids to navigation supplier Hydrosphere and ABP Southampton which manages and maintains the navigation lights and buoys in Southampton Water, UK and its approaches.

  • Germans order another eco-ferry

    Nov 23, 2015 | 11:28 am

    The focus is on safety and the environment in the design and operation of a second island ferry just ordered to Germany’s stringent ‘Blauer Engel’ standards from Neptun Werft in Rostock.

  • Hamburg creates more space for big ships

    Nov 23, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Already well advanced in the heart of Europe’s second biggest port – Hamburg - are extensive works to improve accessibility and manoeuverability for big container and cruise ships.

  • Inflatable landing craft

    Nov 23, 2015 | 07:34 am

    Exhibited at Seawork International 2015 by the UK’s Henshaw Inflatables was this capable looking small inflatable landing craft, ideal for a vast range of duties from rescue services to ultra shallow draft load carrying in near shore marine civils projects.

  • Five-engined FSV

    Nov 23, 2015 | 06:31 am

    The US division of naval architects Incat Crowther has announced the delivery of ‘Alya McCall’, the first vessel in a fleet of new class monohull Fast Support Vessels (FSV) for Seacor Marine.

  • Wanjiang Logistics involved in .44bn trading fraud

    Nov 22, 2015 | 23:15 pm

    Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) has publicly denounced Wanjiang Logistics (formerly Wuhu Port Group), a major port operator and commodity trader on Yangtze River, for making several false trades in 2012 and 2013 in order to increase revenue in its annual financial report. According to a release by SSE, Wanjiang Logistics made false transactions with a […]

  • Welsh company secures EU funds for novel wave energy technology

    Nov 20, 2015 | 11:44 am

    In late October, Swansea, UK-based wave energy company Marine Power Systems (MPS) announced that it had secured £2 million of European Union (EU) funds for the development and testing of a scaled prototype of its innovative WaveSub device.

  • MOREDATAS Project

    Nov 20, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Five companies based at locations in Ireland, France and the UK have announced plans to collaborate on an innovative project to help limit the risks faced by developers of tidal and wave energy initiatives around the north western European coast.

  • Puma Energy opens two new tank terminals in Mozambique

    Nov 19, 2015 | 07:50 am

    Puma Energy has offically opened two new terminals in Mozambique for bitumen and fuel, which make Puma’s existing Matola facility the company’s second biggest in Africa with total storage capacity of 275,500m³. The two new tank terminals were inaugurated today by His Excellency Dr Pedro Conceição Couto, Mozambique’s minister of energy and natural resources. The […]