Category archives for: Americas

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among several provisions, the convention will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners, […]

SHI on Track with CSAV’s Boxships

SHI on Track with CSAV’s Boxships

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) said today that the construction of CSAV’s seven 9,300 TEU container ships is going according to schedule. The shipbuilder announced today in its regulatory filing to the Korea Stock Exchange that CSAV’s $617.67 million worth project is on track. The newbuilds are scheduled to be delivered from the end of 2014 […]

Samsung Heavy Delivers Drillship Maersk Valiant

Samsung Heavy Delivers Drillship Maersk Valiant

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, was delivered Wednesday 16 April 2014 from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage towards the US Gulf of Mexico via Singapore to commence a two year contract with ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corporation. The vessel is the second in a […]

ISS Venezuela Office Opened in Puerto La Cruz

ISS Venezuela Office Opened in Puerto La Cruz

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has expanded its network in Central and South America with the opening of ISS Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz. Port Manager, Aldo M. Limongelli, who brings thirty eight years of experience in maritime operations such as chartering, bunkering, stevedoring, transportation, project cargo, logistics and green […]

Deepwater Horizon Response ‘Not Over’

Deepwater Horizon Response ‘Not Over’

U.S. Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” (“Middle R”) process yesterday and opened active National Response Center (NRC) cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. “Our response posture has evolved to target re-oiling events on coastline segments that were previously cleaned,” said […]

Lockheed Martin’s First LNG Tank Ready for Integration

Lockheed Martin’s First LNG Tank Ready for Integration

Lockheed Martin’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tank has transitioned from the assembly line to the shipyard for integration with the Wärtsilä LNG propulsion system. Weighing in at 250,000 pounds, this LNG tank built with U.S. steel is the first of its kind for Lockheed Martin and will soon be used for marine applications under […]

Port of Guam Modernization Project Enters Final Stage

Port of Guam Modernization Project Enters Final Stage

U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) Acting Administrator Chip Jaenichen joined two days ago Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, Sen. Tom Ada, local official and port representatives to break ground on the final stage of the Port of Guam modernization project. This $50 million port improvement project, administered by MARAD on behalf of the Department […]

Alliance Offshore Selects Caterpillar

Alliance Offshore Selects Caterpillar

Caterpillar’s Cat® C175 and Cat 3512 generator sets have been selected to power the first Zentech R550-D jackup newbuild for Alliance Offshore in China. Five Cat C175 generator sets, each with rated power of 1833 ekW at 1200 rpm, will be used as the prime power for the jackup with 1x Cat 3512 generator set […]

ClassNK Opens New Survey Office in Belem, Brazil

ClassNK Opens New Survey Office in Belem, Brazil

Classification society ClassNK has established a new exclusive survey office in Belem, Brazil. Located on the northeast coast of Brazil adjacent to the Para River, Belem is the second largest city in the northern Brazil. The entrance gate to the Amazon River, Belem also has one of the largest ports in the region. The Belem […]

‘Safe Hibernia’ Secures Contract Extension

‘Safe Hibernia’ Secures Contract Extension

Cotemar group has confirmed that Safe Hibernia has been awarded a contract extension through to 27 July 2014 with unchanged day rate. The contract value of the extension is USD 6.2 million. The Safe Hibernia, an accommodation/service vessel, was built in 1977 at the Rauma Repola yard in Finland to an Aker H-3 design. It has […]

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