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Deepening of Houston Port Authority’s Terminals About to Start

Deepening of Houston Port Authority’s Terminals About to Start

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has furnished the Port Authority its draft permit for the Bayport Channel Improvement project, Executive Director Roger Guenther reported to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday. The draft permit for Barbours Cut channel dredging will follow soon, he said. The projects at the Port […]

Damen Delivers PSV CMM Gravity

Damen Delivers PSV CMM Gravity

CMM (Compagnie Maritime Monégasque S.A.M.) has taken delivery of a Damen Platform Supply Vessel 3300. The 80-metre long, 3,300t deadweight vessel CMM Gravity will be deployed in the Brazilian waters from June 2014 on a 4+4 year contract with Petrobras. The vessel will be compliant to Petrobras specifications, including Petrobras Annex V. Next to the […]

HB Grandi’s New Fishing Vessels to Feature Wartsila NOx Reducer

HB Grandi’s New Fishing Vessels to Feature Wartsila NOx Reducer

The new Wärtsilä NOx Reducer will be fitted to two new fishing vessels under construction at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey. The ships are owned by HB Grandi, one of Iceland’s largest fishing vessel operators. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for the second and fourth quarter of 2014. The Wärtsilä NOx Reducer (NOR), an […]

SINOPACIFIC Christens Its Newbuild AHTS ‘SPA80′

SINOPACIFIC Christens Its Newbuild AHTS ‘SPA80′

SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC) held a christening ceremony for a newly built AHTS SPA80 at its Zhejiang Shipyard on April 22nd 2014. Guests from the Export-Import Bank of China, ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. and BOURBON were present at the ceremony to celebrate the delivery of the new SPA80, which is an embodiment of the […]

Greencarrier AB Pools Its Strengths

Greencarrier AB Pools Its Strengths

Greencarrier AB, which until now has operated as two separate organisations in Norway for its freight forwarding and logistics activities, has decided to merge them as one entity. The new combined organisation will form a part of the Greencarrier Freight Services division. Peter Nevhagen, CEO, Greencarrier Freight Services said: “By pooling our strengths, we can […]

Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes Eye Subsea Production Advancement

Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes Eye Subsea Production Advancement

Aker Solutions ASA and Baker Hughes Incorporated have agreed to form an alliance to develop technology for production solutions that will boost output, increase recovery rates and reduce costs for subsea fields. The non-incorporated alliance will combine Aker Solutions’ strengths in subsea production and processing systems with Baker Hughes’ expertise in well completions and artificial-lift […]

Singapore-Owned Tanker Raided in Malacca Strait

Singapore-Owned Tanker Raided in Malacca Strait

Armed pirates raided a Singapore-owned tanker in the Malacca Strait stealing several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying, as informed by Malaysian marine police on Wednesday. According to the reports, ten armed pirates stopped the vessel, en route from Singapore to Myanmar, on early Tuesday off Klang port. After the pirates boarded the […]

Georgia Ports Authority Gives Back to Community anent Earth Day

Georgia Ports Authority Gives Back to Community anent Earth Day

The Georgia Ports Authority celebrated Earth Day by unveiling nearly 14 acres of recently created wetlands. The 2.5 year, $3.7 million project treats 100 million gallons of water annually and creates natural wildlife habitat in the heart of the nation’s fourth busiest container terminal. “Our mission is to grow our business in environmentally responsible ways,” […]

Farstad Bags Over USD 87 Mln in Charter Contracts

Farstad Bags Over USD 87 Mln in Charter Contracts

Farstad Shipping ASA has been awarded several charter contracts for its vessels, the total value of which, excluding options, is approx. USD 87.8 million. The following vessels have secured work in the upcoming period: Total E&P South Africa has awarded the PSV Far Spica (2013, PSV 08 CD, 4.000 DWT) a 4 month contract. The […]

USA: AMSEA Wins Maintenance Deal for MSC’s Fleet

USA: AMSEA Wins Maintenance Deal for MSC’s Fleet

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics’ wholly owned subsidiary American Overseas Marine LLC (AMSEA) a $32.7 million contract modification to operate and maintain seven large, medium-speed, roll-on / roll-off ships (LMSR) for the Military Sealift Command. Under the terms of the modification, AMSEA will provide services including crewing, engineering, maintenance, procurement and provisioning. Initially […]

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