Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has taken delivery of the Sauger III, a custom floating pump station by Damen Shipyards Group for supporting dredging operations. Situated 110 km inland on the River Elbe and with a tidal range of 3.6 metres, the Hamburg Port requires regularly dredging like most ports.
Archives for May 2016
Traditions dating to seafarer days centuries ago to bring good luck remain alive and well with coins for “divine protection,” godmother blessings for new ships, no whistling in the wheelhouse and spilled rum for Neptune. And for good measure, step aboard the ship with your right foot first.
Maritime and oil and gas unions affiliated to global federations IndustriAll and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) met in Aberdeen 19-20 May 2016 to begin development of an industrial and political strategy to challenge the replacement of quality jobs with cheap labour by employers in the North Sea.
The hunger strike by around 200 seafarers of the state-run Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) entered 3rd day, demonstrating against SCI’s failure to increase their wages.
On Thursday, May 25, General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a keel laying ceremony for the Liberty, one of three ECO Class tankers under the same construction contract with SEA-Vista LLC, a partnership between SEACOR Holdings, Inc. and Avista Capital Partners.
Crowley Maritime Corporation was presented with the prestigious Ship Operator of the Year (Ocean-Going) Award during the Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards ceremony and dinner held in New York last week. Accepting the honor before more than 300 people from Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean was Crowley’s Karen Dempsey, director, port operations.
Maersk Drilling has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the newbuild harsh environment jack-up rig, formerly named Hercules Highlander, from a subsidiary of Hercules Offshore (Nasdaq: HERO) and with immediate delivery from Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd (Jurong) in Singapore.
A joint development project (JDP) between DNV GL, Statoil and Farstad Shipping has demonstrated that offshore supply vessels (OSV) can save up to 21.000 Euros on their annual fuel bill, by running the vessel at optimal trim.
The adjusted Asia-Europe network will offer a more reliable product and enhance transit times in key corridors.