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ClassNK to Cut Engine Data Monitoring Workload

ClassNK to Cut Engine Data Monitoring Workload

Japanese classification society ClassNK will participate in a joint project together with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and MES Technoservice Co., Ltd.  ClassNK will support research into the development of condition-based engine monitoring systems for the Mitsui MAN B&W engine.   The developed systems will assist in the early detection of abnormalities in electronically-controlled […]

Grounded Hong Kong-Flagged Freighter Refloated

Grounded Hong Kong-Flagged Freighter Refloated

The Federal Rideau, a 656-foot freighter that had been hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair since early Sunday morning, was refloated early Tuesday morning and is now safely anchored in the Detroit River at the Belle Island Anchorage, the US Coast Guard said.   Divers are scheduled to conduct a […]

Mitsui Lines ISO Certified

Mitsui Lines ISO Certified

MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd., has obtained certifications from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), for Energy Management Systems (ISO50001) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001).   NK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara presented the certificates to Molship President Kazunori Furukawa in July 29 ceremony at NK headquarters. Molship’s certifications, which cover ship management of dry bulkers, car carriers, and […]

Saipem Snares Multiple Contracts

Saipem Snares Multiple Contracts

Saipem has been awarded new drilling contracts in Indonesia, Nigeria, the Arabian Gulf and Latin America worth approximately USD 850 million of which USD 540 million are related to offshore activity and refer to four different units of Saipem’s fleet.   Saipem has signed with Eni Muara Bakau B.V. a contract for the utilization of the Scarabeo […]

Australia: Search for Seafarer Fallen Overboard Called Off

Australia: Search for Seafarer Fallen Overboard Called Off

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has ceased search operations for a 41 year-old seafarer who fell overboard from the vessel MT Sigma Integrity in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 27 July 2014.   On Sunday 27 July, AMSA was alerted to a man overboard from the Liberian registered oil tanker MT Sigma […]

ESC Delivers AEO Manifesto

ESC Delivers AEO Manifesto

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) presented its Authorised Economic Operator manifesto (AEO manifesto) to the European Commission.   With this manifesto, the ESC aims to give an indication of how, five years after the introduction of the AEO programme, this status is regarded by European Shippers and what the experiences are in practice. The aim […]

Quingdao Port Contests CIVIC’s USD 108m Claim

Quingdao Port Contests CIVIC’s USD 108m Claim

Qingdao Port International Co. Ltd. voiced its intention to dispute a demand from a unit of Citic Resources Holding Ltd. asking for that delivery of copper and alumina or pay $108 million in compensation.   Qingdao Port International disclosed that on July 28, 2014, Dagang Branch of Qingdao Port Group (QDP Dagang) received a writ of […]

Peters & May Introduce USA to Australia Vessel Shipping Service

Peters & May Introduce USA to Australia Vessel Shipping Service

Peters & May boat transport operator has announced the departure schedule of its newly introduced sailings from USA and Europe to the East Coast of Australia.   The first sailing is scheduled from Newport and Fort Lauderdale in early October with a return trip from Sydney and Brisbane to West Palm Beach, which will start […]

Ocean Acidification Threatens Alaskan Fisheries

Ocean Acidification Threatens Alaskan Fisheries

Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research that will be published online in Progress in Oceanography.   Many of Alaska’s nutritionally and economically valuable marine fisheries are located in waters that are already experiencing ocean acidification, and will see […]

RS Turns to Baku Shipyard for Newbuilds

RS Turns to Baku Shipyard for Newbuilds

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a contract with Baku Shipyard LLC for the construction of three 38М high speed crew boats (designer – SHIPTECH, Singapore) for Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Company. Construction is set to begin in August 2014 and the boats should be delivered to the customer by May 2016. […]

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