The Maritime Executive - Latest Press Releases Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:03:14 -0400 The Maritime Executive - Latest News. en-us Hallin Offshore Installation Support Project Hallin Marine, a Superior Energy Services company, announces the start of a new subsea field development project in the Bay of Bengal working in support of Subsea 7. The project began in March and is expected to take three months. It is located in the G1 deepwater region of the highly productive... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:03:00 -0400 EDF Investment in New UK Electricity Generation Officially opens West Burton gas power station and Teesside Offshore Wind Farm EDF has demonstrated its commitment to invest to meet Britain’s energy needs by inaugurating two new electricity generating sites. Both projects are examples of the company’s investment in the diverse... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:54:00 -0400 Total Discovers Oil in Ivory Coast The Total-operated Saphir-1XB exploration well on Block CI-514 proved the presence of liquid hydrocarbons in the deep offshore west of Ivory Coast. “Drilled in an abrupt margin play, this first well is the first discovery in the San Pedro Basin, a frontier exploration area in Ivory... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:45:00 -0400 Intesa Sanpaolo And Vei Capital Take Stake •    The initial investment of the new partners will total 25 million euros •    Possibility of increasing overall investment to 100 million euros •    Ugo Salerno: “The aim is to develop a leading national organisation to compete... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:12:00 -0400 ABS Product Type Approval The Czech Republic based valve manufacturer  - ABO valve  - who is the largest producer of butterfly and check valves for industrial applications in Central Europe, obtained ABS certificate for three its butterfly valve series. The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) who issued the... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:03:00 -0400 Green Locomotives Dramatically Cut Emissions Dramatic reductions in emissions and operating costs are anticipated with Port Manatee’s deployment of two “green” locomotives on the short-line railroad that links the Tampa Bay seaport to the CSX Transportation mainline.  The two diesel-electric locomotives, delivered... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:29:00 -0400 WHO eBooks Available Via Witherby Digital Maritime specific eBooks from WHO (World Health Organization) are now available to view and download via the ‘Digital Publications Manager.’ Witherby Digital is delighted to announce that maritime specific eBooks from a second UN agency will soon be available via the Digital... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:17:00 -0400 Chief of USACE Signs Inlet Report The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) signed the Chief’s Report Apr. 16 on deepening and widening portions of the Lake Worth Inlet, Palm Beach Harbor. The Chief’s Report outlines the major national benefits of the project including transportation cost savings and increased economic... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:07:00 -0400 Shell Announces Gas Discovery Shell today announced an exploration discovery offshore Malaysia. The successful ‘Rosmari-1’ well is located 135 kilometres offshore in Block SK318, and was drilled to a total depth of 2,123 metres.  The well encountered more than 450 metres of gas column. With further exploration... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:57:00 -0400 InterManger Grants Protection for Seafarers InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, has welcomed the adoption of new measures to protect seafarers against abandonment. Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, agreed at a meeting of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva last... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:00 -0400 Piracy in West Africa The Standard Club supports and welcomes “GUARDCON West Africa”, the new contract for use by shipowners when putting in place security arrangements for trading in the high risk areas off the West African coast.   Sam Kendall-Marsden, Director of the club’s Atlantic Syndicate,... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:18:00 -0400 WTS Acquires Integrated Services Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions AB (WTS) has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Integrated Engineering Services Ltd. (IES), strengthening its Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) offering to the offshore market. “This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:39:00 -0400 OceanLED Exceeding Manufacturing Goals OceanLED, the global leader in LED marine lighting technology, announced today that its UK-based manufacturing facility is not only back online but is exceeding its manufacturing capacity goals four-fold with new targets being achieved almost daily.” “The support from both our... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:24:00 -0400 RS at Arctic Shipping Forum Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) took part in the 10th Annual Arctic Shipping Forum in Helsinki, Finland on 8-10 April 2014. Special requirements for Arctic class ships have become one of the most discussed issues within the international maritime community. The potential threats the... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:16:00 -0400 Strategic Agreement for TRANSTEC with EXPOFORUM On 9 April 2014 the Strategic Agreement for TRANSTEC International Conferences and Exhibitions was signed to continue the promotion of the development of Russian Ports and Shipping through 2018.   TRANSTEC will be held in cooperation with the NEVA Exhibitions in... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:42:00 -0400 Director of ReThink and ReUse Center Chalos & Co, P.C. – International Law Firm congratulates Michelle Otero Valdés, the head of the firm’s Miami office, on her appointment and service as Chair of the Board of Directors of the ReThink and ReUse Center, an educational and environmental non-profit organization... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:01:00 -0400 Moxa Introduces MPC-2240 Computer Moxa´s MPC-2240 is a sleek, modular, 24 inch flat marine panel computer for marine e-navigation systems. Powered by an Intel® Ivy Bridge CPU, the MPC-2240 panel computers are built to gracefully handle the heavy graphic computing demands that marine applications such as ECDIS and radar... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:19:00 -0400 Global Terminal Expansion on Target Port of New York/New Jersey’s first semi-automated terminal. The United States’ newest semi-automated facility, Global Terminal, today announced that the latest of ten stacks of additional capacity has been completed on time. Global took delivery of the last 5 of its 20 Rail Mounted... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:07:00 -0400 Marathon Runners Raise Money for Seafarers Sailors’ Society’s 2014 London Marathon team has brought in thousands for the maritime charity and donations are still pouring in.  For 12 of the 20 strong team, this was the first time they had taken on the might of a marathon and what a day to remember! The sun shone down as... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:07:00 -0400 Seacurus Calls for Speedy MLC Amendments Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has welcomed the agreement to include in the Maritime Labour Convention unpaid crew wages in the event of abandonment, and has called for the earliest possible implementation of draft proposals to amend the Convention accordingly Agreement was... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:00:00 -0400 DNV GL Oil & Gas to Expand DNV GL, the leading technical adviser to the oil & gas industry, is relocating its oil & gas head office in Norway from Høvik to Stavanger in order to be even closer to its customers. Local delivery capacity will be expanded in Stavanger and Bergen and operations will continue in... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:53:00 -0400 Technip Heerema Alliance Wins Contract The consortium, comprising Technip and Heerema Marine Contractors (Heerema), was awarded a major lump-sum contract by Total E&P Angola for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and pre-commissioning for the SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) part of the... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:53:00 -0400 Canaveral Tops State List for Funding  The Canaveral Harbor Inlet Sand Bypass Project has earned the top state ranking for 2014/15 inlet management funding. As a result, Port Canaveral is expected to receive $100,500 in grant funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for beach renourishment. To date,... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:45:00 -0400 GeoPortal Aids Rapid Oil Spill Response A secure, login-based GeoPortal built and hosted by the CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) GeoSpatial Services business line has been used for tasks associated with planning, science, and operations for oil spill response. The GeoPortal serves as a tool for streamlining the planning, visualization, and... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:35:00 -0400 Reflex Marine First to Gain Brazilian Accreditation Reflex Marine, a global leader in safe marine transfer solutions to the offshore, marine and renewables industries, has become the first European company to have its technology certified by the Brazilian Navy, the accredited body for offshore safety in the region. The certification relates to the... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:30:00 -0400 Marine Armor System Extends Global Reach Following on from the continued success of the product, Marine Armor System are excited to announce its global launch and updated website.  MAS is an innovative non-lethal  vessel protection system based on ballistic blinds, protecting the vessel or rig against pirate attacks and other... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:23:00 -0400 Hans Jensen Lubricators Closer to Customers Based on a desire to bring their market leading and cost reducing technology closer to customers, cylinder lubrication equipment manufacturer Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S opens new office in Singapore.  Hans Jensen Lubricators A/S, with main office in Denmark, are moving closer to customers by... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:20:00 -0400 Geotrace Strengthens Global Leadership Team Geotrace Technologies Inc. (, an industry leader in high resolution E&P solutions, today announced Ram Srivastav as Chief Metrics Officer. He will be based at Geotrace’s headquarters in Houston. Srivastav has extensive experience in the industrial sector within oil &... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:16:00 -0400 Dron & Dickson Boosts Management Team Dron & Dickson, specialists in design, supply and maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Lenny Collins as HSEQ manager and Bruce McHattie as UK wholesales operations manager.  Lenny Collins will be based at Dron... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:12:00 -0400 APA Acquires General Motors Site Antwerp Port Authority is excited to announce that it can now purchase the Opel site, the location of the former General Motors production plant in the Antwerp port area. The Port Authority plans to develop the entire 96-hectare site so as to attract manufacturing industry in the heart of this vast... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:10:00 -0400 Maersk Line Named Race Partner Copenhagen, 15 April 2014. The world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk Line, is the official shipping partner for the Volvo Ocean Race, the pre-eminent round-the-world yacht race. The race takes place from 4 October 2014 to 27 June 2015. During the nine month race, seven 65-foot... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:04:00 -0400 Seminar on Cruise Ships & Seafarers' Welfare The International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network (ISWAN) is holding a seminar on cruise ships and seafarers' welfare in Venice on Friday 23 May 2014. Cruise ship crews are different from those on other merchant ships. For a start there are far more seafarers on a cruise ship.... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:50:00 -0400 Noble Energy Announces Succession Plan  Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced that Charles D. Davidson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, plans to retire May 1, 2015, and that he will leave the Board of Directors at that time. Mr. Davidson, age 64, has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director since joining the... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:48:00 -0400 Scorpio Tankers Inc. Update Fleet Transactions Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) (the "Company") announced today an update of its fleet. Recently, the Company (i) recorded a gain of $51 million from the previously announced sale agreement of the seven VLCC newbuilding contracts, (ii) took delivery of STI Texas City, (iii) finalized... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:37:00 -0400 Diversified Acquisition Gives EnerMech Cranes Lift Off Oil and gas engineering specialist, EnerMech, has extended its cranes and lifting operation in the USA with the acquisition of Louisiana-based Diversified Oil Field Services Inc (Diversified). Diversified has a 20 year pedigree of providing crane inspections, repairs and maintenance services to... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:30:00 -0400 Great Lakes Shipyard Completes Winter Work Winter layup season is wrapping up at Great Lakes Shipyard.  Repair work took place on the following vessels: -    American Steamship Company’s M/V SAM LAUD, -    Grand River Navigation’s MANITOWOC, -    Interlake Steamship... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:26:00 -0400 Cargotec's New President Roland Sunden Cargotec appoints Roland Sundén to head Hiab business area as of 1 May 2014  Roland Sundén, M.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), (b. 1953) has been appointed President of the Hiab business area as of 1 May 2014. He will be a member of Cargotec's Executive Board and reports to President and... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:00 -0400 ISS Opens in Venezuela 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, to satisfy strong customer demand. Port Manager, Aldo M. Limongelli, who brings thirty eight years of... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:18:00 -0400 Key Appointments at Mastervolt & Marinco Power Products LLC Marine & Mobile business segment, which includes Marinco, Mastervolt and Ancor, global leaders in marine electrical products and systems, is proud to announce key personnel appointments around the globe. Vincent Paalvast has been appointed to the role of EMEA Operations... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:15:00 -0400 Joint Venture Targets Nuclear Industry International maritime logistics expert Cory Logistics, part of Braemar Shipping Services plc, has formed a joint venture with universal supply chain specialist Navarm Limited to create a single source provider for a full suite of maritime and land based services for the nuclear new build... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:28:00 -0400 ConocoPhillips Donates $6 Million ConocoPhillips and Texas A&M University recently announced a $6 million contribution by ConocoPhillips to the university’s Dwight Look College of Engineering. The multi-year donation will support construction of the new Engineering Education Complex (EEC). During an event at the... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:21:00 -0400 MacArtney Presence in Asia Driven by a major strategic expansion of its operations in Singapore, the MacArtney Group is significantly growing its presence and activities in all Asian markets for underwater technology. Over the next few months, MacArtney Singapore is securing several new staff members, implementing a major... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:12:00 -0400 ClassNK New Exclusive Survey Office Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced that it 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... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:53:00 -0400 Rodriguez Shipbuilding Delivers New Tug Rodriguez Shipbuilding Inc. delivered a new multi-service tugboat, SEA CYPRESS, to Sea Cyprus LLC in March. The newbuild will assist in multiple tasks from anchor handling to rig moves. Vessel... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:46:00 -0400 FMC Technologies Awarded $322 Million Contract FMC Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received an order from BP to supply subsea systems for its Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea. The order has an estimated value of $322 million in revenue. FMC Technologies' scope of supply includes subsea manifolds, associated... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:42:00 -0400 Bachmann Opens Additional Office By April 1, 2014 Bachmann electronic has expanded its locations in Germany with another office in Bremen. In order to look after the marine and offshore market more intensively, the development will be supported by another location.  In the marine and offshore sector the automation specialist... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:23:00 -0400 HelWin beta Jacket Leaves Heerema Vlissingen Yard At Heerema Vlissingen, one of the fabrication facilities of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), the HelWin bèta jacket for client Siemens, has been completed and sailed today to its offshore location in the German sector of the North Sea. After the EPC (Engineering, Procurement &... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:10:00 -0400 Decom North Sea to Host Event Recent figures from the Oil & Gas UK Activity Survey indicate that decommissioning could cost around £40.6 billion in the UKCS between now and 2040. In a bid to exploit this potential, Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum, will host a lunch and learn event... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:45:00 -0400 Haifa Port Contract with Zamakona Yards Haifa Port Company (HPC) has awarded the international tender for a new build VOITH SCHNEIDER tug to ZAMAKONA Yards. HPC has tendered a tug which is a sister vessel of the ones already operating in the harbor. The tug has 70 t bollard pull and 31,50 m length by 12,50 m beam. The design has been... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:27:00 -0400 RS Class: New Series RST 22M Two river-sea oil tankers of project RST 22M are to be built to the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) class. A relevant agreement is signed by RS with Armada Shipyard that will construct the ships for the Palmali Group of Companies. At present, RS experts are engaged in the plan approval... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:43:00 -0400 EBDG Welcomes New Staff EBDG proudly welcomes two new Marine Engineers to its team: Nick Bannon to its Seattle office and John T.D. Lair to its New Orleans office.   "We're extremely pleased to have both of these gentlemen onboard with us," stated Vice President of Engineering, Brian King.... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:31:00 -0400 OSI Maritime Systems Signs Contract  OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract to provide in-service-support for its ECPINS-W Sub software - ECPINS is the only ECDIS independently certified against NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564.  The software is in service across the Royal Canadian Navy... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:19:00 -0400 AMC Wins TLISC Award 2014 An innovative training program designed to develop the seafaring skills of the Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people and improve maritime safety in the region has been recognised at a national level. The Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania took out top honours in the... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:11:00 -0400 Saltire Energy Recognized for Growing Profit Saltire Energy, a leading supplier of drilling tools to the offshore oil and gas industry, has secured a position on The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table, in acknowledgment of the Group’s significant rise in profit figures over a three year period.  The 15th Sunday Times... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:59:00 -0400 LUX Assure Strengthens Middle East Ties Oil and gas asset integrity and corrosion management firm LUX Assure has grown its presence in the Middle East with the appointment of two regional agents as well as a new business development manager. The chemical monitoring specialist has partnered with Middle East Oilfield Services (MEOFS), a... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:47:00 -0400 ISS Appointment Develops Global Liner Expertise Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Chris Crookall as Vice President, Liner. Chris will be based in the company’s Liner Division, in Dubai and will report to Eddie Filus, SVP Liner. A graduate of Newcastle... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:39:00 -0400 FoundOcean Wins Multiple Contracts FoundOcean, the world’s largest offshore grouting contractor, has secured two contract awards, on the Solan oil field development to the west of the Shetlands in the North Sea, with Heerema Marine Contractors and Bibby Offshore.  The contracts cover the structural grouting for the... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:28:00 -0400 MERPAC Appoints New Vice Chair Amy Beavers, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance at Maritime Professional Training has been a appointed by Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio  to the position of Vice Chair of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC), a committee that advises the Secretary of the Department of... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:21:00 -0400 Latin American Ports Celebrate Their Summit The Port Community of Latin America is preparing for its next annual Summit, convened by the American Association of Port Authorities - AAPA-, in strategic alliance with the Undersecretariat of Transportation, Ports, Airports and Communication Networks of the Province of Misiones, the... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:06:00 -0400 TSG Extends SDV Agency to Libya Thomas Smith, agents of SDV Logistics in Malta have now also extended representation in Libya. SDV, a member of the Bolloré Group, is a global leader in supply chain management, offering services including logistics, international transport, customs brokerage, warehousing, distribution, and... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:35:00 -0400