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New UK Ferry Service Charters Austal Trimaran

Euroferries' express Ramsgate – Boulogne cross channel service to launch in 2013 with the Austal hi-speed 102m trimaran. The vessel will arrive in January 2013, with the service becoming fully operational between Boulogne and Ramsgate during February 2013.

Port of Los Angeles to Develop Marine Research Center

Environmental and Project Approvals Advance Visionary Concept.   The Los Angeles Harbor Commission today certified the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed redevelopment of City Dock No.

Oceanex: Flensburger to Build Largest Canadian Flag Con/Ro

Representatives from Oceanex Inc., were in Flensburg, Germany last week for the cutting of first steel of what will become the largest Canadian flag container/roll on roll off (Con/Ro) ship. This twenty knot,

Videotel's New Training Program

Maritime investigations are a fact of life yet it’s all too easy to assume that they are about finding fault. In fact they are about protecting the seafarer, protecting the crew and of course, protecting the company from liability claims.

BIMCO Publishes the Poolcon Tramp Ship Pooling Agreement

After nearly three years of development work, BIMCO has released the industry’s first standard pooling agreement for use by tramp pools operating in dry and liquid bulk trades primarily on a COA or spot basis.

Contruction Starts on World's Biggest Offshore Floating Facility

At 1601 ft. long  x 242.7 ft. wide, the Prelude FLNG facility will be the largest offshore floating facility ever built.  A new milestone was reached in the world’s use of LNG as fue, as Shell celebrated

Austal Gets Turbine Transfer WFSV Order

Austal to design & construct three wind farm support vessels (WFSV) for UK's Turbine Transfer. The 27 metre catamarans will be used by UK-based Turbine Transfers to support wind turbine installation and maintenance activities in European waters.

Subsea Ultra-Deepwater Market Alliance

Technip and Heerema Marine Contractors sign a worldwide alliance agreement to share in offshore sector activities. The two companies intend to combine their capabilities to help their clients best address the fast growing subsea ultra-deepwater market.

ABB's Michel Demaré To Step Down as CFO

ABB announce that Michel Demaré is to leave & will become Chairman of the Board of Syngenta beginning in April 2013. Demaré , 56, joined ABB in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer and acted as interim CEO for part of 2008.

BSM to Manage Thenamaris' New LNG Carriers

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) gets contract to manage three TFDE 160,000 cu m capacity LNGC's. The vessels are due for delivery from Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd, Korea, in 2013, following which BSM will be responsible for the technical management,

China Shipyard Gets Two Hi-speed Ferry Orders

Afai Southern Shipyard (Panyu Guangzhou) Ltd. win contracts to construct two 40m high speed passenger catamarans. The ferries have been ordered by Shenzhen Pengxing Shipping Co.,Ltd. in Shenzhen. The basic design and detailed design of the vessels will be made by CoCo Yachts B.

US Shipyard Lays First Aframax Tankship Keel

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard holds ceremonial keel-laying for first Aframax Tanker for SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. The ceremonial keel-laying was for the first of two Aframax tankers that it is building for SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.