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Shipbuilding

Drydocks World-Dubai expands yard space with new FPSO quay

Drydocks World - Dubai, UAE, the ship repair, conversion and building subsidiary of Drydocks World, has added two new berths to its facility, significantly increasing its conversion capacity.

 

27.05.2009
Shipping

ODIM gets closer to Asian customers

Offshore specialist ODIM, Hareid,Norway, is continuing the strategic development of its Asian operations through the acquisition of Marine Services & Engineering Pte Ltd in Singapore for NOK 10 million.

27.05.2009
Shipping

ACFM subsea inspection training

The Underwater Centre in Fort William, Scotland, is set to become the first diver training centre in the world to offer Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) courses.

26.05.2009

Contracts from Bangladesh

Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) has been awarded contracts totalling about S$12m by the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), Bangladesh, to supply, install, test and commission a Container Terminal Management System (CTMS) and a Management Information System (MIS).

26.05.2009

CMA CGM and Maersk to launch a joint service between North Asia and Black Sea

The new Bosphorus Express of CMA CGM will be operated in partnership with Maersk Line, with ten containerships of 6500 TEUS, of which five are CMA CGM vessels.

25.05.2009

Sea trials of Iridium OpenPort™ on a number of vessels completed

The worldwide rollout of Iridium OpenPort™ is as per Iridium Satellite LLC, Bethesda, USA, now underway.

25.05.2009

Lubmarine develops biodegradable range for shipping

One of the leading international marine lubricants supplier Total Lubmarine has developed a comprehensive range of high-performance biodegradable products which will enable companies in the shipping industry to significantly improve their environmental footprint without compromising either performance or safety.

 

22.05.2009

Contract for Royal Boskalis Westminster

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., Papendrecht, The Netherlands, has acquired a contract for the expansion of the harbour of Gijón, Spain.

21.05.2009
Shipping

Brazilian offshore operator expands its fleet of Rolls-Royce vessels

CBO (Companhia Brasileira de Offshore) has purchased two further Rolls-Royce offshore vessel design and equipment systems.

20.05.2009

Charleston Port Project

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) plan the development of a container terminal at the former Navy Base. The project is estimated to support almost 720 local jobs.

20.05.2009

Joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign on lifeboat launching arrangements

The 43 Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda on Port State Control will begin a joint concentrated inspection campaign with the purpose to ensure compliance with SOLAS Chapter III – Life-Saving Appliances and Arrangements with regard to lifeboat launching arrangements.

19.05.2009

New service between Rotterdam and Norway

Unifeeder offers a new service between Rotterdam and Norway, thereby expanding their Benelux network.

19.05.2009

Type approval for Northrop Grumman ECDIS

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Sperry Marine business unit, Charlottesville, has been awarded type approval for its electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) by the U.K. certification authority, QinetiQ.

12.05.2009
Shipbuilding

New vessel under Danish flag

Nordic Tankers A/S, Holstebro, has taken over the 73,000 dwt product tanker "Nordic Anne" built at New Times Shipbuilding yard in Jing Jiang in China.

08.05.2009

London Club continues to build on quality growth

The London P&I Club’s mutual entry has continued to increase despite a period of unprecedented economic turmoil and turbulence in the shipping industry, and now stands at over 39m gt.

08.05.2009
Shipbuilding

Alliance agreement between BP Shipping & Navantia Shiprepairs

BP Shipping Ltd and Navantia SA, based in Madrid, signed a European Shiprepair Alliance established between both companies whereby Navantia Shiprepairs will undertake all drydocking, repairs and maintenance of BP's fleet in the Atlantic and Mediterranean areas.

07.05.2009

Joint venture

Heidmar Inc., Norwalk, USA, and W-O Shipping Group B.V., Groningen, will enter into a joint venture to commercially manage small tankers.

07.05.2009

Start of Prince Rupert 2009 cruise season

The 2009 cruise season of Prince Rupert Port at the West coast of Canada begins May 7 with the arrival of the 2,240-passenger "Norwegian Star", which will visit the port 17 times over the course of the season.

06.05.2009

Seafarer competence

NYK Shipmanagement, member of the NYK Group, is to implement a crew appraisal and training system developed together with DNV.

06.05.2009
Shipbuilding

Crowley receives new Alaska tug

Crowley Maritime Corporation, a USA based provider of transportation services, took delivery of the "Nachik", a newly-designed shallow draft tug, from Diversified Marine in Portland, Ore.

05.05.2009