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Heindenreich Marine Develops Product Tanker Pool

Heindenreich Marine has created a new global clean petroleum product tanker pool - Dorado Tankers - to be managed from Heidmar's new office in Darien, Conn. The focus of the new company will be to operate product tankers under a common umbrella - similar to the Star Tankers' panamax pool. Heidmar also reported that it has elected David G. Palmer as vice president of the company, as well as managing director of Dorado Tankers. Palmer previously served as CEO of the International Product Carriers Pool and as senior executive with Stolt-Nielsen.


Geodis Wilson Appoints New Global Director

Global freight management company Geodis Wilson has announced the appointment of Mark Ness as new Global Industry Director – FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods). Mark’s appointment reflects the importance to Geodis Wilson managing growth in the highly volatile FMCG – Retail vertical - a truly global market sector in constant flux, with ever greater product ranges, faster item turnovers, and an increasing demand for flexible, transparent and seamless supply chain management


Paradox Marine's Larger Facility

Steady growth in U.S. and international markets has prompted Paradox Marine to purchase a larger facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The new location for the boat security systems supplier serves as its new Global Headquarters and houses its corporate administrative, research & development, sales & marketing and manufacturing & distribution operations. "Despite challenging economic conditions, interest in our unique boat security, monitoring


Drydocks World Contracts with Saipem

Drydocks Worlds Dubai Shipyard

Drydocks World’s new global strategy was developed to create additional and increased capacity and efficiencies in all its four important business segments which are; Repairs, Conversion, New building and Engineering. Accordingly, to keep in line with this strategy, it has entered into a Strategic Agreement with Saipem, a subsidiary of the Italian oil company, Eni., an international turnkey contractor in the oil & gas Offshore and Onshore industry.  


Global Ocean Commission Invites Industry Input

The Global Ocean Commission name chairs of a special plenary Sustainable Ocean Summit session to be held in Washington DC, in April 2013. Global Ocean Commission names Costa Rican President José María Figueres and South African cabinet minister Trevor Manuel, to chair Special SOS Session for business input to the Commission. This new ‘Global Ocean Commission - Ocean Industry Forum’ session at SOS 2013 on 24 April will provide a key opportunity for the ocean business


CSL Launches Corporate Sustainability Report

Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin loading cargo in Sechelt, British Columbia (Photo: CSL)

The CSL Group, a global company in marine dry bulk cargo shipping and handling, today released its new Corporate Sustainability Report, featuring highlights of its 2013 sustainability performance and progress. The inaugural report available on the company’s website broadens the scope of CSL’s Environmental Report published since 2008 and includes other priority areas including safety, ethics, employee and community engagement, the workplace, philanthropy and value for customers


ABB Inaugurates New Azipod Manufacturing Base in Shanghai

Azipod improves vessels’ fuel efficiency up to 25%, lowers their environmental impact and provides better maneuvering capabilities.   ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today inaugurated a new global manufacturing base in Shanghai featuring Azipod C, the company’s advanced green marine propulsion system. Located in the Lingang New Development Zone, the new base covers 37,000 square meters with an annual output of 60 units at present


Dolphin Marine's Latest Financial Results Better Than Expected

Dolphin Marine, suppliers of marine geophysical services, presents Q3 and first nine months of 2012 financial results Highlights: · Revenues of USD 61.2 million, compared to USD 43.0  
million in Q3 2011 · EBITDA of USD 28.9 million (47,2%), improved from  
USD  9.1  million in Q3 2011 · EBIT of USD 16.8 million (27,4%), compared to USD  
5.5 million in Q3 2011


Dryad Maritime Intelligence Appoints Commercial Director

David Hunkin

Dryad Maritime Intelligence has announced the appointment of David Hunkin OBE as their new Commercial Director who will be based at their Operations Center in Portsmouth.   In this new role, David will lead Dryad’s commercial business development with some exciting plans for international expansion in 2013.  Supported by Dryad’s Executive Board, his remit will be to ensure that Dryad clients remain fully informed and prepared for current and future security challenges


DNV GL & MMGI Take Global Risk Identification Initiative

Tsunami hazard sign: File photo

The partners inform that a new global initiative launched by DNV GL and Monday Morning Global Institute (MMGI) aims to identify opportunities for sustainable responses to a range of global risks. A series of eight workshops around the globe marks the start of the identification process. The results will be published in the first Global Opportunity Report in January 2015. The Global Opportunity Workshops will identify opportunities related to five global risks: Extreme weather


Global LNG Analytics Services Announced

Illustration of iGIS/LNG global analytics tracking

TerraMar Networks and Energy Perspectives join forces to offer ground-breaking LNG analytics services.   Global GPS asset tracking provider, TerraMar Networks Limited has announced  that it has entered into an agreement with Energy Perspectives


Turning Global Risks into Sustainable Opportunities

A new global initiative launched by DNV GL and Monday Morning Global Institute aims to identify opportunities for sustainable responses to a range of global risks. A series of eight workshops around the globe marks the start of the identification process


Brazil Presidential Candidate Silva Moots Price on Carbon

  Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva plans to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions and implement a national carbon market if elected, according to policy proposals released on Friday. In the document, the coalition behind Silva's candidacy said the measures would help Brazil


VIKING Steps Up Pace of Innovation at SMM

VIKINGs multi-layer flagship immersion suit in hi vis yellow approved without a lifejacke

This year’s SMM in Hamburg will see VIKING release more innovations than at any other point in its 50-year history, including new developments in PPE clothing, safety equipment outsourcing, onboard training solutions, and evacuation systems


Prosperity Marks Craig Group's Anniversary Year

Douglas Craig: Photo courtesy of Craig Group

Aberdeen head-quartered global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group, has marked its 80th anniversary with strong performance as it lodges its accounts at Companies House. The privately owned, family-run business, now employing the fourth generation of the Craig family


London Gateway Terminal: First Scheduled Arrival

London Gateway: Photo courtesy of the operators

Britain’s new global shipping port welcomes its first scheduled vessel, the ‘MOL Caledon’ from South Africa. After more than a decade of planning and construction across three square miles of development, DP World London Gateway deep-sea port is now open & operational.


Capital Campaign Launched for International Oceanic Station

Photo: SeaOrbiter

SeaOrbiter, the first space station of the sea, is launching a crowd funding campaign on KissKissBankBank to finance the construction of the “Eye” of the vessel, to start in spring 2014. The Eye of the SeaOrbiter will be 18 meters (59 ft) high above the surface of the sea


DNV GL Launch New Global Brand

Henrik O. Madsen: Photo credit DNV LR

“The new brand that we launch today reflects our broader service offering aimed at enabling our customers to make the world safer, smarter and greener,” says Henrik O. Madsen, President & CEO, DNV GL Group. The merger of DNV and GL in September 2013, led to the creation of DNV GL


Doyle Votes for Additional Information from G6 Parties

Commissioner William P. Doyle

Citing consumer interests, U.S.-flag international fleet, small businesses, suppliers and third parties such as terminals, vendors and bunker operators, Doyle submits additional questions to the G6 parties. Federal Maritime Commissioner William P


Global Clean Energy Investments Fall Again

New global clean energy investment decreases 20% in 2013 to $212 billion Project finance posts 22% quarterly increase to $34.3 billion - wind dominates Public market issuances reach ten-quarter high of $4.5 billion Clean Energy Pipeline


McMurdo Group Launched for Complete SAR Service

McMurdo Group was launched today as a new global company in end-to-end search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness (MDA) solutions. Comprised of Orolia’s former Positioning, Tracking and Monitoring Division, McMurdo Group combines Boatracs, Kannad, McMurdo and Techno-Sciences, Inc


Inmarsat Maritime Opens Smart Operations Dialogue

Keynote session panel; together with Frank Coles is David Balston, Director - Safety and Environment, UK Chamber of Shipping and Paul McStay, Lead Environmental Specialist, Lloyds Register

Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has staged the inaugural Smart Operations conference, the first in a series of events seeking an open debate in the maritime industry over the operational benefits of integrated thinking on shore and ship communications.


ABS to Class Innovative Moss-type LNG Carriers

Patrick Janssens (Photo: ABS)

To be built in Ulsan, Korea, the ships will feature energy efficient reheated steam turbine engines. ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the maritime industry, has been awarded a contract for the classification of two innovative 'Moss-type' LNG carriers to be built in


Europe to Cut Swath in Vessel Port Formalities Paperwork

Dr. Takis Katsoulakos: Photo EC

The European Commission informs that a new global era for maritime transport will dawn in June 2015 when it will unveil harmonised e-reporting for all vessels entering in or departing from EU ports. Vessels will provide required information electronically via one single entry point – the


ABS to Class the World's First CNG Ship

ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki

ABS announced it has been chosen to class the world's first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia's state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN). The award for the precedent-setting ship






 
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