China on Way to Economic Upgrade Says Maersk CEO

China's decline in exporting this year may be a consequence of it becoming a manufacturer of more sophisticated products. Soren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line, the container unit of the Danish shipping conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk Group,

Marine Personnel Agency Sold by OMM

Offshore Marine Management Limited (OMM) to sell its  agency Main Source Offshore People Limited (MSOP) to Atlas Services Group Energy Limited. Atlas Services Group Energy has been operating in the Energy and Marine industry for more than 30 years.

Jensen Hires Naval Architect, Seek Execs

Scott Ward has joined Jensen Maritime Consultants  as a naval architect in the company‚Äôs new office in the New Orleans business district. Ward comes to Jensen with a wide variety of experience in design review, project management and operations.

Korean Shipyard Launches PIL Container Ship

The first ship of four 2800TEU container ships, 'Kota Gaya', for Pacific International Lines (PIL) launched from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, S.Korea. Navgathi Marine is providing the project management

Boilers Below Par in Latest Indian Aircraft Carrier Trial

Seven out of eight steam boilers of the propulsion machinery were found defective during sea trials of 'INS Vikramaditya', delivery date put back. The Vikramaditya, formerly the Russian Navy's Admiral Gorshkov,

US Coast Guard Cutter Sails Into the Sunset

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 'Jarvis' returns to homeport Honolulu, after completing the final patrol of 40 years in service. The Jarvis holds the distinction of being the first Coast Guard cutter to be commissioned in Hawaii, and has called Honolulu home since being commissioned Aug.

India to Protect Merchant Ships With On-board Military

Concerned over piracy off the Somali coast in the Gulf of Aden, India is readying an initial 100-man team to protect its merchant vessels in the area. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will take on the responsibility of securing the merchant vessels,

Russian Shipyard Booming, Recruits Shipbuilders

By 2013, labor staff of Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding Ltd (affiliate of United Shipbuilding Corporation) will increase by one third. The shipyard's backlog of orders now has grown to RUR 55-million.

Ship Suppliers Launch Victualling Software

Wrist Ship Supply launch 'Xena', to streamline the purchasing of consumable ship supplies, optimising vessel economy & improving health at sea. The Xena software is a menu-planning tool and electronic cookbook which provides ship owners with inventory control,

Immarsat Contracts 'Global Express' Satellite Terminal Manufacturers

Inmarsat signs contracts with initial land satellite terminal manufacturing partners for its forthcoming Global Xpress® service. Cobham Satcom, Paradigm Comm and Skyware Global will manufacture 0.6 to 2.

US Navy CNO Casts Eye on NNS Warship Construction

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division hosted the Chief of Naval Operations for a tour of the shipyard. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert was briefed on the shipyard's current work and capabilities and met with shipbuilders.

Ports & Services Industry to Grow Moderately

Moderate growth over next five years in the global marine ports & services market is forecast in a new market report. The global marine ports and services industry depicted a certain amount of resilience during the 2009 economic slump to stand at an estimated $57.