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Expansion of UK’s Largest Container Port Begins

Expansion of UK’s Largest Container Port Begins

Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK’s largest container port. VSBW Joint Venture, a consortium of VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been appointed as the lead contractor to extend the port’s Berth 9 by 190 metres. The work will increase the combined lengths of Berths 8&9 to […]

ClassNK Approves New Super-Efficient Fillet Welding Consumable

ClassNK Approves New Super-Efficient Fillet Welding Consumable

Leading classification society ClassNK has granted type approval for the new MX-200F welding consumable, developed by Kobe Steel Co., Ltd. (KOBELCO) to greatly improve welding efficiency and coating quality in commercial vessels. Up until now, shipbuilders using conventional fillet welding consumables had to make two welding passes for the required weld leg lengths of around […]

Slight Dip in Port of Rotterdam’s Throughput in Q1 2014

Slight Dip in Port of Rotterdam’s Throughput in Q1 2014

The Port of Rotterdam’s throughput in the first quarter of 2014, at 109 million tonnes, was 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year. Split up by goods type, less crude oil (‑2%), mineral oil products (‑14%) and other liquid bulk cargo (‑14%) were transferred. On the positive side, iron ore and scrap […]

Luka Koper Takes the Helm of NAPA

Luka Koper Takes the Helm of NAPA

According to presidency rotation, from the 14th of April until the end of the year 2014, the presidency of NAPA is taken over (from Venice Port Authority) by Luka Koper and its recently appointed president, Mr. Andraž Novak. Confirming that there is a very challenging year ahead, especially in terms of European issues, starting with […]

SCPA Reports Increase in Pier Container Volumes

SCPA Reports Increase in Pier Container Volumes

South Carolina Ports reported March pier container volumes were the highest since August 2008. Last month the Port handled 85,616 boxes, totaling 692,338 pier containers fiscal year to date. “March is traditionally a seasonally strong month,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “The SCPA saw an 11 percent year over year increase in pier […]

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Adopts Shanghai as Her Homeport

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Adopts Shanghai as Her Homeport

Royal Caribbean International announced that its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, bringing the company’s most innovative ship to the world’s fastest-growing cruise market. The ship will reposition to China in May 2015, following her inaugural winter season sailing out of New York Harbor to the […]

OSD-IMT Presents New Design, the IMT972 SOV

OSD-IMT Presents New Design, the IMT972 SOV

Based on the outcome of four years of extensive discussions with wind farm developers, operators and maintenance companies, OSD-IMT has developed innovative new design of offshore wind farm service operation vessel, the IMT972 SOV. The design fulfills the operational demands of the wind farm maintenance industry and can also provide logistics support services to transformer […]

Intesa Sanpaolo and VEI Capital Invest in RINA S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo and VEI Capital Invest in RINA S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo – through the Merchant Banking Management of its Corporate and Investment Banking Division – and VEI Capital – investment company of Palladio Finanziaria in the Private Equity Mid-Cap segment – have agreed to buy a stake in RINA S.p.A., parent company of the RINA Group. The initial 25 million euros investment by Intesa […]

McDermott to Operate Hartlepool Spoolbase

McDermott to Operate Hartlepool Spoolbase

McDermott International, Inc., through one of its subsidiaries, has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase to serve projects in the North Sea. McDermott expects to have the facility available for projects in early 2015. Located in Hartlepool, in northeast United Kingdom, the spoolbase is […]

EU Sets Up Sustainable Fishing Model

EU Sets Up Sustainable Fishing Model

Operating rules for European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) aid to help fishermen to comply with new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) requirements were endorsed by the Parliament on Wednesday. EMFF aid will help fishermen to observe the discard ban, e.g. by buying more selective fishing gear, but will also be used to improve safety and […]

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