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Grimaldi roro carrier
Shipping

Grimaldi Group expanding shortsea services

A new maritime connection, Salerno-Cagliar-Valencia, was added to Naples based Grimaldi Group's liner services. It opens up the Sardinian Island to the whole network of shortsea links.

 

28.11.2008
Shipping

GAC opens office in Mozambique

The Dubai based provider of shipping, logistic, marine and offshore services, Gulf Agency Company Ltd. (GAC), is now operational in Maputo, Mozambique, with a second office to follow in Beira. The company's focus is on supporting the country's...

28.11.2008
"Taisun"
Shipbuilding

YRS celebrates "Taisun's" first commercial lift

Yantai Raffles Shipyard in Shandong, the largest rig builder in China, started the commercial use of its 20,000 t gantry crane. The "Taisun" lifted the massive 14,000 t deckbox of the semi-submersible drilling rig, the ‘COSL Pioneer’ for COSL...

28.11.2008
Shipbuilding

Three new tugs in Le Havre

SNRH (societe Nouvelle De Remorquage Du Havre), the French subsidiary of the fast growing European tugboat company Kotug, expanded its fleet by three new tugs. They were christened during a ceremony which took place in front of their office at Le Havre.

 

27.11.2008
Shipping

Jump of container traffic

Fairview Terminal's accumulative container throughput to the end of the third quarter 2008 totalled 102,775 TEU.

26.11.2008
Shipbuilding

US Defence JHSC contract

Australia's shipbuilding company Austal has won the contract to design and build the US Department of Defence's next generation multi-use platform, the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV).

26.11.2008
Shipping

First Hamworthy onboard LNG regasification plant delivered

UK based Hamworthy plc delivered an onboard vaporiser system to be installed on the 145,000 cum LNG shuttle regasification vessel (SRV) "Suez Neptune". "Suez Neptune" is the first to two SRV under construction at Samsung in South Korea for Höegh LNG...

25.11.2008
Shipbuilding

Namegiving of Odense newbuilding L215

On 22 November the latest newbuilding at Odense Steel Shipyard, a 7,000 TEU container ship for the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, was named "Marit Maersk".

 

25.11.2008
Shipping

Port Security

California based VeriTainer Corporation, California, and Erudite, Inc., Tacoma, Washington, will cooperate to safely detect nuclear shielding materials hidden in cargo containers.

25.11.2008
Shipbuilding

CMD comes Of age With production milestone

MAN Diesel and CMD held a joint ceremony in Shanghai on 17 October last to mark the occasion of the young engine manufacturer reaching the significant milestone of one million produced bhp, comprised exclusively of MAN B&W engines.

 

19.11.2008

Fleet of Kalmar terminal tractors to Port of Salalah

Cargotec's Kalmar business area has been awarded a contract to supply terminal equipment for the expansion of the Port of Salalah, located in the southern region of Oman.

 

19.11.2008

Netherlands signs Wreck Removal Convention

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has become the fourth country to sign, subject to approval, the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, joining Estonia, France and Italy, which signed subject to ratification.

30.10.2008
Shipping

First LNG Terminal transported to Italy’s coast

Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that the world’s first offshore liquefied natural gas or LNG terminal arrived at its final location off the Italian coast, where it will be capable of supplying about 10 percent of Italy’s natural gas requirements. ...

24.09.2008

Kongsberg acquires Achilles(T) Satellite System

As part of a strategic plan to prepare for increasing cyber threats, KONGSBERG acquired the Achilles(T) Satellite test system from Wurldtech(T) Security Technologies. The system will ensure a higher level of security by providing resilience against...

24.09.2008

Oil/chemical tanker reflagged

The Hellespont Group has emphasized ist commitment to the German shipowning community by electing to switch the registy of one of its vessels to the German flag. The decision to reflag the 2007 built, 13,000 dwt oil/chemical tanker “Hellespont Credo”...

22.09.2008
Shipbuilding

New office in Veracruz

Lloyd’s Register Central  and South America Ltd recently celebrated the opening of its new Veracruz office. After 16 years in its original Veracruz location Lloyd’s Register moved to a new larger facility underscoring the significance of Mexico in...

18.09.2008
Shipping

Aker solutions invests in Brazilian operation

Aker Solutions will make significant investments into the company's manufacturing plant for subsea trees in Curitiba, Brazil, in order to increase manufacturing capacity ahead of the future wave of subsea developments in the Brazilian pre-salt...

18.09.2008

Commitment to best practice

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has re-emphasised its commitment to best practice in bunkering operations throughout the world. Following recent reports of alleged difficulties encountered by certain bunker surveyors and quality...

18.09.2008
Shipbuilding

ZF 9000 Series - application in China

A new Chinese rescue tug boat named “Nan Hai Jiu 101” has been put into service in the Guangzhou region for China Rescue and Salvage.

12.09.2008

Strong growth for Guangzhou container volume

Guangzhou port container throughput growth in the first half of this year now ranks first in the world, Xinhua reports.

03.09.2008