ICS Slams Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has expressed serious concern about the online database of efficiency data for 60,000 individual merchant ships, published by Virgin Atlantic airlines’ boss Sir Richard Branson’s self styled ‘Carbon War Room’, ostensibly to allow customers to compare the carbon footprint of the ships they are using to move the 90% of world trade that is transported by sea.


GDFSUEZ GDF SUEZ Enters the Exploration in Greenland Waters

GDF SUEZ has signed its official entry in two exploration gas and oil licenses with the Greenlandic Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources. The consortium between GDF SUEZ, Shell (operator) and Statoil has been granted two exploration offshore licenses in Blocks 5 and 8, located in the Baffin Bay, west of Greenland. GDF SUEZ’s share in each of the two licenses is 26.25%.

Antarctic Cruise Ship Limping To Port In Argentina

Officials say an Antarctic cruise ship with 160 passengers aboard has lost an engine in high seas, but is limping safely to its scheduled port. The Argentine Navy says the Clelia II is heading for the port of Ushuia at the extreme south of the country at 4 knots (about 5 mph). It says all…

Swissco Orders New Offshore Support Vessel

Swissco Holdings Ltd (“Swissco” or together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Swissco Offshore Pte Ltd has recently placed orders for two offshore support vessels for a total value of S$20 million.

Kongsberg Simulators for New Australian Maritime College

A state-of-the-art Dynamic Positioning (DP) Operator Training Facility, featuring an extensive simulator suite developed by Kongsberg Maritime was opened in Northbridge, Western Australia on 22nd November 2010. Owned and run by the Australian Maritime College (AMC), the new facility is ideally positioned to serve the growing Western Australia oil & gas business from its centre in Perth.

Ship’s Officer Dies in Fall into Cargo Hold

Police and the Coast Guard are investigation the death of a ship’s chief officer who was fatally injured Sunday night when he fell into an empty cargo hold aboard the freighter docked in South Philadelphia. Officials said the 46-year-old Croatian seaman, identifief as Denis Seretinek, was unhooking a container from an overhead crane about 8:15…

Cargotec Strenghtens Executive Board Presence in Asia

Cargotec informed in September that as part of its refined strategy, the company will prioritise actions and allocate resources to emerging markets and strengthening customer focus globally. At the beginning of 2011, Pekka Vauramo, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Deputy to CEO will relocate to Hong Kong to drive Cargotec’s development initiatives in Asia-Pacific (APAC).…