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Aker Solutions enters Brazilian installation market

Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Maersk FPSOs to perform the mooring installation work at the Peregrino field offshore Brazil.

17.07.2009
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Membership association for DP operators

The European Dynamic Positioning Conference in London on 29 June was the stage for the introduction of the newly formed International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA).

17.07.2009
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More new members join PEMA

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) continues growth with the incorporation of two new member companies: crane manufacturer Terex Cranes and container logistics solutions designer Loxystem AB.

16.07.2009
"Araon"
Shipbuilding

Korea's first icebreaker

The first Korean-made icebreaking research vessel will in future explore and research the pole and is currently sailing on sea trials.

 

16.07.2009
Shipbuilding

Harris Pye and Sobrena Shipyard sign collaboration MOU

Two major players in the marine industry, the Harris Pye Group, based in Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, and Sobrena Shiprepair Yard, of Brest, have signed a non-exclusive collaboration agreement to work together providing services for refurbishment, repair, upgrade, conversion and life extension of ships and offshore assets across the marine, cruise and oil and gas fields.

15.07.2009

The London P&I Club issues stowaways update

The latest issue of The London P&I Club’s "StopLoss" Bulletin highlights an increase in the number of stowaway cases the Club handled during the last year.

15.07.2009
Shipping

Start of Vietnam-US East Coast Service

CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K"LINE, Yang Ming, and Hanjin Shipping) will start a direct service between Vietnam and the U.S. East Coast by adding Ho Chi Minh City in its current AWE-4 (All Waters East Coast-4) service, which is one of the Alliance’s Far East - U.S. East Coast lanes operated by "K" LINE, effective from the middle of August, 2009.

13.07.2009
Shipbuilding

Expansion

ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) is expanding its presence in Korea, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with the appointment of new dealers, Nova Solution Corporation and Harsha Marine Designers.

12.07.2009
Shipbuilding

Modern Commercial Navy and United Industrial Corporation (OPK) sign a cooperation agreement

Modern Commercial Navy (MCN) PLC and United Industrial Corporation JSC (OPK) have signed a cooperation agreement, anticipating the developmental work of technical and commercial operation factors of the construction of multifunctional supply icebreaker and also tankers for transportation of liquefied natural gas. The tankers’ capacity total 75000 m³.

11.07.2009
Port of Barrow
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Key agreement for the development of Walney Offshore Windfarm

The port of Barrow on the Irish Sea, member of Associated British Ports (ABP), has joined forces with DONG Energy Ltd in handling essential components for more than 100 wind turbines as part of the construction of the Walney Offshore Windfarm off the Cumbrian coast.

10.07.2009

GAC global agency network expands to Italy

GAC Shipping has formed an alliance agreement with Agora Worldwide Shipping Agencies S.c.a.r.L. to provide ship agency services throughout all major ports in Italy, under the common brand "GAC-Agora".

 

07.07.2009
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New simulation and training center

Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA, the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) and the National Offset Company (NOC), Kuwait, have unveiled a state-of-the-art Maritime Simulation and Training Facility at the ACK campus today.

06.07.2009
Shipbuilding

New IMCA regional section for Central & South America

The London based International Marine Contractors Ass. (IMCA) has formed a new Central & South America Section to provide members in this region with the benefits of local meetings, briefing, representation and other work already enjoyed by members elsewhere in the world.

06.07.2009
Shipbuilding

Vessel Motion Monitoring solution

The VMM 200, a new vessel motion monitoring solution from Kongsberg Seatex, is set to improve the safety and efficiency of operations where accurate vessel motion data is critical.

03.07.2009

Fulcrum Maritime Systems offers Iridium-based LRIT Systems

London based Fulcrum Maritime Systems Ltd. Fulcrum is now offering Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) services through the Iridium satellite network.

02.07.2009
"Overseas Nikiski"
Shipbuilding

Seventh product tanker to American Shipping Company

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard delivered its seventh MT-46 Veteran class product tanker (29,200 gt) to American Shipping Company.

02.07.2009

RINA launches new environmental and security standards

Genoa-based classification society RINA (Tegistro Italiano Navale) has introduced new voluntary standards which will allow ships to connect to shore-based electricity while in port, reducing harbour air pollution.

01.07.2009
Shipbuilding

Relationship underlined

An official visit by the Governor of Alabama to Austal’s Western Australian shipyard has underlined the mutually-beneficial relationship that exists between the two parties.

01.07.2009

Design on new offshore workstation

The Norwegian design bureau Hareide Designmill has given Kongsberg Maritime’s new K-Master generation workstation a modern, simplistic and sophisticated expression and form.

30.06.2009
102-metre Trimaran
Shipbuilding

Next generation Austal trimaran

Austal has unveiled its new 102-metre trimaran vehicle-passenger ferry platform, which is currently under construction at its Western Australian shipyard and available for purchase.

30.06.2009