"Hamburg has the facilities — and the drive — to develop into the most important North Sea/Baltic port for handling United States cargoes," according to Helmut F.H. Hansen, executive director of port commerce, Port of Hamburg. That was the message
Increasingly, environmental demands from governments and groups - large and small - will continue to shape the way in which the marine business is conducted. Pressure on ship and boat owners to keep the waters in which they work as pristine as possible has been building for years,
Around the world, people involved with shipping are booking flights to Greece and preparing to do business at the Posidonia 2002 International Shipping Exhibition, held on the Piraeus waterfront from June 4-7. 2002. With the Greek market worth a conservative $16 billion per annum,
At the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Xantic displayed many new products and services aimed at making marine communications more seamless and cost-effective. A new web-based tool designed to make it easier for ship managers to manage vessel mailboxes from the office.
O & U Drilling, Inc. of Beaumont, Texas, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont shipyard recently commissioned an offshore jackup drilling rig and announced the ordering of two other rigs. One of the new rigs will be built at the Beaumont yard, and the second at the Singapore shipyard.
Floating production has evolved to a mature technology that opens for development oil and gas reservoirs that would be otherwise impossible or uneconomic to tap. The technology enables production far beyond the depth constraints of fixed platforms, generally considered to be 1,400 ft.
An increasing number of Greek vessels are now being classified with Det norske Veritas and at the last turn of the year, the figures were 166 ships totaling 1.75-million gross tons, or 11 percent of the fleet registered in Greece. As a consequence
Part of the curse of corporate consolidation comes in the combining of or complete re-naming of the new entity. The quandary: maintaining critical market awareness of individual brands while adequately communicating the entirety of the new organization's capabilities.
Vosta LMG won a contract for components and engineering package for an 18-in. Cutter Suction Dredge for Cottrell Contracting, a U.S.-based dredging company. The dredge will be built in co-operation with Cottrell Contracting at a shipyard in the U.