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Prince Rupert Port, Fairview Container Terminal

Prince Rupert welcomes 100th container vessel

In February the Fairview Container Terminal welcomed the 100th container vessel to call at the 16-month-old facility with the arrival of the 5,446-TEU (20-foot equivalent units) "COSCO Hong Kong".

05.03.2009

Co-operation on the Intra-Asia trades

Taiwan's two leading carriers Evergreen Line and Wan Hai Lines have concluded co-operative agreements on Intra-Asia trades covering Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan and Korea. First sailing was end of February.  The…

05.03.2009
Shipping

Deltamarin to design heavy lift vessel for Chinese customer

The China Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd (COOEC) has awarded the Finnish engineering company Deltamarin Ltd, Raisio, Finland, the basic design and engineering contract for their 50,000 dwt semi-submersible self-propelled heavy lift vessel (SSHLV, 50,000 dwt).

04.03.2009

GAC ship lay-up solutions

More and more ship owners/operators are opting to lay-up ships, awaiting orders or improved market conditions. To assist with documentation, safety & security matters, maintenance, inspections, crew transfers, ship supplies and regular status reports…

04.03.2009
Shipbuilding

Sperry Marine European facilities certified

Northrop Grumman Corporation, headquartered in Charlottesville, USA, has received International Standards Organization (ISO) certification for the environmental management systems at the company’s Sperry Marine facilities in Europe.

 

03.03.2009
Shipbuilding

12 million £ deal for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce, a world leader in marine systems, has won a £12 million order to supply fuel-efficient manoeuvrability systems for four new cement carrying vessels.

02.03.2009
"Al Sheehaniya"
Shipbuilding

New vessels for Nakilat

Another Q-Flex LNG carrier, built in South Korea at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., was delivered to Nakilat (Qatar Gas Transport Company). The "Al Sheehaniya" with a capacity of 210,000 cum will be used to ship LNG produced by…

27.02.2009
Shipping

Ian Adams appointed Chief Executive of IBIA

Ian Adams has been appointed the first ever Chief Executive of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) following the decision to change from a 25-member Council of Management to an executive structure headed by a Board of Directors. …

27.02.2009

MAN Diesel North America

MAN Diesel North America has appointed Philip Wasinger as Director Government Relations and Business Development.

26.02.2009

Hanjin Shipping's Busan New Port Terminal has started operation

Hanjin Shipping's Busan New Port Phase 2-1 Terminal has recently started its operation.

26.02.2009
"Minerva"

Sea-Cargo – major system upgrade from 01 February

Norwegian Sea-Cargo AS, offering European liner services between Scandinavia, UK and mainland Europe, has started a new twice weekly service between Esbjerg and Amsterdam (and visa versa). In addition

25.02.2009
Shipbuilding

Design contract for Mobile Landing Platform Ship

General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $3.5 million design contract for the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Landing Ship (MLP) program.

25.02.2009
Shipbuilding

Malta orders patrol vessels

Austal has secured its first European defence contract with an order for four 21.2 metre inshore patrol craft - including training and spares support - with the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). The vessels will be built at Austal’s Australian facilities…

20.02.2009

Increasing naval presence at the Gulf of Aden

The National Assembly Defence Committee of Korea has approved a motion which will pave the way for deploying a warship (the 4,500 tonne "Munmu") to the region to patrol shipping lanes until 31 December. Meanwhile, ten Chinese and three-non Chinese…

20.02.2009

The European Sea Ports Conference ESPO 2009

With only a few remaining speakers to be confirmed, the programme of the ESPO 2009 conference reaches completion. This year’s event will be held in Marseilles on 14 and 15 May and will focus on the sustainability of the European port system in the…

19.02.2009

Michelangelo Neri appointed Division Country Director for Thales UAE

Thales, the France based electronics and systems group for the defense, aerospace and security market, has appointed Michelangelo Neri as Division Country Director in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

18.02.2009
Shipbuilding

Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessel prepared for the North Atlantic

After delivery from Karstensens Shipyard, Denmark, the second Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Danish Greenland operation entered official command under the Royal Danish Navy.

17.02.2009
Shipping

Panama and Norway ratify Maritime Labour Convention

Panama as the fourth and Norway as the fifth flag state have now ratified the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).

17.02.2009
"RT Margo"
Shipbuilding

Next Tug for Kotug

The "RT Margo", which arrived in Rotterdam from Singapore at the end of last year, was christened in the Port of Rotterdam.

16.02.2009
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi renew co-operation agreement

Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd have signed a ten-year renewal of the existing co-operation agreement for the sale, manufacturing and servicing of Wärtsilä low-speed marine diesel engines.

16.02.2009