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Shipping Operating Costs Rise 2.1%

Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry increased by an average 2.1% 2011, driven by crew costs, reports Moore Stephens The findings are set out in OpCost 2012, Moore Stephens’ unique ship operating costs benchmarking tool,

New Version of Popular Marine Computer by CSS-Inc.

CCS-Inc introduce Globestar® (GS) Odyssey III, latest version of its marine computer ideal for navigation, shipboard monitoring & control systems. The GS Odyssey III is a 3U rackmount industrial computer that is fully compliant with the IEC 60945:2002 standard for marine use.

Business 'Doctors' Honored for Work on Deep Ocean Group

Business advisory specialists, AlixPartners, honored by TMA for 'International Turnaround of the Year' for their work at DeepOcean Group. AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, has been honored by the Turnaround Management Association for its work,

Live-fire Weapons Shoot by USS Cowpens

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser 'USS Cowpens (CG 63)' carries out a live missile shoot in the W. Pacific. Standard Missiles (SM) 2 were fired at an airborne drone during the live-fire weapons shoot.

Charter Extended on Seabird's 'Hawk Explorer'

SeaBird Exploration Plc announce that the contract for 'Hawk Explorer' has been extended by Spectrum ASA for a minimum of 2 months. Hawk Explorer is a 2D seismic survey vessel of LOA 66 m, breadth 14.

Scientists Strive to Make Fuel from Seawater

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is developing the chemistry for producing jet fuel from renewable resources. Refueling U.S. Navy vessels, at sea and underway, is a costly endeavor in terms of logistics, time, fiscal constraints and threats to national security and sailors at sea.

Fuel-Saving New Tidal Model of Malacca Straits

A new high-resolution tidal model for the Malacca and Singapore Straits will potentially save ships thousands of dollars in bunker fuel costs. Simulations have shown that transit time savings of between three and 12 per cent can be made depending on vessel type, speed and tidal phase.

Energy Supply Not Sustainable for Next Three Generations Says BP CEO

In a speech at the Kansas Renewable Energy Conference the President & CEO of BP's wind energy business advocates energy supply alternatives. Extracts from John Graham's speech follow: "The rules

Offshore Living Quarter Modules Delivered by SAL Heavy Lift

SAL Heavy Lift recently transported two living quarter modules from the fabrication yard in Stord, Norway to their destination in Onne, Nigeria. In addition to the sea transportation of the modules,

C.H. Robinson Worldwide to Acquire Phoenix International

C.H. Robinson Worldwide to acquire Phoenix International for $571.5 million in cash & about $63.5 million in newly-issued C.H. Robinson stock. Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions,

Halt Arctic Oil Drilling Urges UK Parliamentary Committee

The Environmental Audit Committee has published the report of its inquiry into Protecting the Arctic. The Environmental Audit Committee calls for a halt on oil drilling until:     •    A pan-Arctic

New Offshore Turbine Service Catamaran Joins CTruck Fleet

The third CTruk 20T multi-purpose catamaran to join the expanding Offshore Turbine Services fleet is now operational on the London Array. The new vessel, named Admiral P,  joins sister workboats Cardinal P and Captain P,