Port Security

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


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.



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.



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.


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. …


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…


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”…


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…


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…


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…


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.


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.


Delivery of port cranes

China’s Zhenhua Port Machinery co. (ZPMC) has been awarded the contract to manufacture seven quayside post panamax gantry cranes for the Israeli Port of Haifa.


Groundbreaking ceremony

US operation of Australia based shipyard, Austal, celebrated the start of work on its Modular Manufacturing Facility (MMF)in Mobile, Alabama. The state-of-the-art facility will be capable of constructing six large aluminium vessels such as the Navy´s…


Singapore cement terminal to be refurbished

Cargotec won a substantial new refurbishment contract from major cement importer Sin Heng Chan Cement Terminal in Singapore, which will see the company's local bulk handling services branch upgrade Sin Heng Chan's Siwertell ST-490F ship unloader.



ClassNK gets authorisation from German flag

The Japan-based classification society ClassNK has announced that it has obtained authorisation from Germany’s BG Verkehr to carry out surveys on behalf of the German Government.