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March 26, 2015
Rolls-Royce to power seabed mining vessel
MARCH 26, 2015 — Rolls-Royce is to supply six of its new B33:45 medium-speed diesel generator sets to China's Fuijan Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd. for the seabed mining vessel that Marine Assets Corporation (MAC) is to charter to Nautilus Minerals...
March 26, 2015
Hull Vane yields fuel savings for super yacht
MARCH 26, 2015 — The 42-meter displacement motoryacht Alive, recently delivered by Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands, is the first luxury yacht equipped with a Hull Vane, a fixed foil located below the stern that influences the stern wave...
March 26, 2015
ITF task force backs Latin American, Caribbean cabotage
MARCH 26, 2015 — Unions affiliated with the ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) have launched a new Americas Region task force group dedicated to protecting the rights of Latin American and Caribbean workers in the offshore oil...
March 26, 2015
Maersk Line orders seven 3,600 TEU box ships
MARCH 26, 2015 — Maersk Line today signed a newbuilding order with COSCO Shipyard Co., Ltd in Zhoushan China. The order is for seven 3,600 TEU container ships. The vessels will have a length of 200 m, width of 35.2 m, and a 10 m draft. They...
March 26, 2015
AWT in collaboration with Veson Nautical
MARCH 26, 2015 — Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), a StormGeo Company, is to collaborate with Veson Nautical to simplify how captains report to shore-based managers. Headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, AWT is a leading...
March 26, 2015
Carnival Corporation makes two key appointments
MARCH 26, 2015 — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company has named Julia M. Brown to the newly created role of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and James Chedgey as vice president of global...
March 25, 2015
Jones Act tied to crude oil exports
MARCH 25, 2015—In maritime attorneys Winston & Strawn LLP’s MaritimeFedWatch blog, Charlie Papavizas writes that the U.S. Congress is considering whether to reverse the 1975 ban on crude oil exports prompted by the U.S. shale oil...
March 25, 2015
Relief fund set up for Vanuatu, after devastating cyclone
MARCH 25, 2015—Thousands are homeless and at least 17 people are dead in Vanuatu, in the wake of the deadly Cyclone Pam that struck the tiny nation on March 13. Relief efforts are underway to rebuild Vanuatu, which is an archipelago of 83...
March 24, 2015
ABS updates guidance on LNG bunkering
MARCH 24, 2015 – Classification ABS has updated its guidance on LNG Bunkering in North America to support the transport sector's increasingly rapid transition to the use of cleaner fuels. The second edition of ABS' "Bunkering of Liquefied...
March 24, 2015
Davie celebrates 190th anniversary
MARCH 24, 2015 – Canada's largest shipyard, Chantier Davie Canada Inc., Levis, Quebec, is celebrating its 190th anniversary this year. Today, Mr. Jean D'Amour, Quebec's Minister for Transport and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy,...