UK Shipyard Orders Second Tube Bender

A second state-of-the-art tube bending machine has been ordered by BAE Systems Submarine Solutions to support the construction of the UK's Astute class nuclear-powered submarines. The new tube bending machine is an all-electric model with precision software-controlled servomotor movement,

Chinese Shipyards: Tough Times Navigating Economic Turmoil

While China has spent more than a decade building the world's largest capacity, it is today faced with an economic downturn that proves to be the first true test of how it will navigate a serious downturn in new ship orders.

Dutch-Belgian-Trading GmbH acquires SevenCs GmbH and ChartWorld GmbH

Dutch-Belgian-Trading GmbH (DBT) has acquired Hamburg based SevenCs GmbH and ChartWorld GmbH from Admiralty Holdings Limited (AHL), a wholly-controlled subsidiary of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO).

Maersk Tankers: 13% Employment for 2012

According to Bloomberg report, Maersk Tankers, the oil and gas shipping unit of A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, has secured employment for about 13%of its fleet’s earning days next year, compared with 24 percent for the remainder of 2011.  (Bloomberg)  

The Will to Help...

Maritime Organization Claims Smaller Charities are Suffering from Fall in Legacy Giving Ahead of Make a Will Month.   Surrey based Maritime charity the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, which provides vital residential,

Seafarer Heroism Honored at AOTOS Event

Five separate episodes of heroism and bravery on the high seas were recognized at the 42nd annual United Seamen's Service Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) dinner.   The AOTOS event itself honored James L.

Maritime Academy Foundation Receives Grant

The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation Receives $25,000 First Energy Job Training Grant from City of Toledo. Ms. Renee A. Marazon, CEO, The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation today announced that The Foundation’s Cruise Ship Professional Development and required U.

RINA Acquires D’Appolonia Engineering

INTERNATIONAL classification society RINA has taken control of the D’Appolonia Group, a global engineering consultancy headquartered in Genoa. The acquisition of an 80 per cent holding in D’Appolonia

W&O Incorporates in Brazil

W&O Supply, a supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products, valve automation and data management systems, has established operations in Brazil, with the first office located in Rio de Janeiro.

se@FLEX from Globecomm Maritime

Globecomm Maritime launched se@FLEX, a new global maritime VSAT package combining best of breed Ku-band coverage with mission-critical L-band back-up is the result of the fusion of services from Globecomm Maritime companies,

Tolani Shipping selects MARIS VDS

 Tolani Shipping’s Singapore arm, Tolani Shipping (S) Pte Ltd, has opted to use the Voyage Decision Support system developed by Maritime Information Systems AS, Norway (MARIS). Tolani Shipping owns a fleet of bulk carriers ranging in size from 50,

Greencarrier Launches a New Direct Service

Together with its UK-based subsidiary Greencarrier PTS, Greencarrier is expanding the range of services it offers the Nordic market with a new direct service to Finland. The new link comes less than six months after Greencarrier acquired the Ipswich-based company PTS UK Ltd.