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December 01, 2011

Container giants cosy up

The world's second and third-largest container shipping companies have announced the signature of a major agreement. The two family-owned companies, the Swiss-Italian MSC and France's CMA CGM, today agreed to form a broad-based operating partnership…
A wide range of resolutions was adopted by the 27th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which met at IMO's London Headquarters November 21 to 30. Besides resolutions urging Governments to continue efforts to…
The U.S. Maritime Administration says that it has  released a report detailing new designs for shipping vessels specifically engineered for America's Marine Highways. Unfortunately a link provided to the report by Marad actually leads only…
Estonian shipyard BLRT Marketex is to build four wind farm service catamarans for Sure Wind Marine of Hexham, Northumberland, U.K. Designed by Incat Crowther, the catamarans will be available for projects throughout Europe and built…
Those still hoping that Avondale Shipyards can have some sort of a future building ships may derive some comfort  from a joint study conducted by researchers at Loyola University New Orleans and the University of…
Siemens Industry, Inc. says that it has improved upon its popular Siship Blue Drive with the launch of its Blue(TM) Drive Plus C system, a new diesel electric propulsion system now available in the United…
STX OSV Holdings Limited reports that it has secured a new contract for the construction of one research vessel for the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization ("NDLO"). The contract value is approximately NOK 1.2 billion (about…
Carrier Transicold has debuted the world's first container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant CO2, exactly one year after the company announced it had developed and begun testing the technology. The new NaturaLINE(TM) design…
Rolls-Royce has received an order from Singapore-based offshore company, PaxOcean, to design and equip two oil platform supply vessels. The vessels are to be built at PaxOcean Engineering's shipyard in Zhuhai, China.The GBP10 million contract…
Damen Shipyards and SeaZip Offshore Service have signed a contract covering two Fast Crew Suppliers of Damen's  2610 Twin Axe catamaran type. The vessels will be built at Damen Shipyards Singapore and delivery is set…
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