• BP teams up with Quaybridge to develop offshore wind business
    BP has joined forces with Quaybridge, a UK-based renewables and offshore wind consultancy business, to accelerate the development of BP’s global offshore wind portfolio. As part of the new agreement, members of the Quaybridge team will work closely with BP’s Renewables Growth business development team, a key element in BP’s ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 23.07.2021By Andrew Cox
  • TMN picks up Eastern Pacific aframax
    Thailand’s TMN has dived into the secondhand market, adding its biggest ship to date. Sources tell Splash that the privately owned Thai tanker player has added a 12-year-old aframax, named Marmara Sea, from Idan Ofer’s Eastern Pacific. The newly delivered ship has repainted its name to earlier this month and ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 23.07.2021By Hans Thaulow
  • Quay crane decked out to look like a giraffe
    The southern Japanese city of Fukuoka is adding a touch of nature to its container port, repainting a quay crane to look like a giraffe with five more cranes set to get a makeover. The giraffe paint job (see artist’s impression above) will be finished next February with a decision ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 23.07.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Union Pacific to restart container shipments from west coast to Chicago next week
    A temporary halt by Union Pacific to rail shipments of international containers from the US west coast ports in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland and Tacoma will come to an end early next week, said UP Chief Executive Lance Fritz. The pause on shipments to UP’s Global IV facility in ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 23.07.2021By Kim Biggar
  • FMC Chairman requests increased budget to enable carrier audits
    US Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel Maffei presented this week a request for extra funding for fiscal year 2022 to the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The FMC is seeking an additional $800,000 to support its operations. Maffei noted that ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 23.07.2021By Kim Biggar
  • 74 bids received in ScotWind offshore wind auction
    The race to secure seabed for Scotland’s next generation of offshore wind farms has attracted over 70 applications. Crown Estate Scotland has received 74 applications from developers looking for the rights to build projects across the 15 areas of seabed available for development through the Scottish Government’s Sectoral Marine Plan ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Lomar Shipping sets up scholarship in memory of late CEO Achim Boehme
    Lomar Shipping has established a scholarship programme in Bremen, Germany to support young people pursuing careers in shipping in honour of Achim Boehme, the late CEO, who died from cancer in July 2020. Boehme’s legacy will be carried forward through the Achim Boehme Scholarship programme, which will initially help shipping ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Transocean awarded several new contracts and extensions
    Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has reported several new contracts and extensions, taking the company’s total backlog to approximately $7.3bn. In the US Gulf of Mexico, Transocean confirmed that Hess has contracted the 2010-built drillship Discoverer Inspiration for a nine-well campaign, while BHP exercised a one-well option on the 2014-built drillship ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Borr Drilling scores Mexico deal
    Norwegian jackup rig owner Borr Drilling has received a letter of award from an undisclosed international oil company for additional work in Mexico. The New York and Oslo listed firm said it expects the project to commence in the second quarter of 2022. The campaign should last for approximately 150 ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Boskalis and Van Oord awarded Harwich Haven dredging contract
    Dutch dredging and subsea specialists Boskalis and Van Oord have secured contracts worth €70m each for the Harwich Haven approach channel and inner harbour deepening by the Harwich Haven Authority. The project covers the deepening of the approach channel and inner harbour to allow unimpeded access of the latest generation ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Solstad Offshore secures CSV contract with DeepOcean
    Norway’s Solstad Offshore has secured a new contract from subsea services player DeepOcean for the 2014-built construction support vessel . The contract should commence in the first quarter of 2022 and have a firm period of hire until the end of 2023. The vessel will be utilised for DeepOcean’s inspection, ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Seismic trio set for Malaysia survey
    A seismic consortium comprising PGS, TGS and Schlumberger’s WesternGeco has secured pre-funding for a 6,400 sq km multi-client 3D survey commencing in October in the Sarawak Basin, offshore Malaysia. The survey is the first phase of a multi-year contract awarded by Petronas in 2020 through competitive bidding to acquire and ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Floatel International seals Equinor contract in Brazil
    Offshore accommodation platform operator Floatel International has been awarded a contract by Equinor Brasil to provide maintenance and safety unit services alongside the Peregrino floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) offshore Brazil. The contract is for the 2013-built semisub vessel , expected to commence on site in the third ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Seaborne energy trades across Asia Pacific recast as Japan slashes use of LNG and coal
    Seaborne energy trades across Asia Pacific are set to be recast once again with news that Australia’s biggest coal and gas customer, Japan, will slash thermal coal and LNG use by 2030. The Japanese government yesterday tightened its green goals for the electricity sector, announcing new 2030 targets with a ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Panamax boxships experience some of the sharpest price appreciation in the history of shipping
    Prices for sought after panamax boxships have more than doubled in the space of just three months, one of the sharpest vessel appreciations recorded in the history of shipping. As a result of the increased S&P market and soaring freight and charter rates, 15-year-old 4,250 teu tonnage has leapt from ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Yangzijiang takes full ownership of key yard
    Singapore-listed Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, China’s largest private shipbuilder, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Sanfu Shipbuilding Holdings to purchase the remaining 20% stake in Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu Shipbuilding for RMB650m ($100m). “The further acquisition signifies a huge investment in one of Yangzijiang’s key business units and in our ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Sam Chambers
  • TS Lines books another boxship at Huangpu Wenchong
    Taiwanese feeder boxship operator TS Lines is back for another 1,900 teu boxship at Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding after signing up for the construction of four ships in September last year. The vessel will feature Huangpu Wenchong’s bangkokmax design, the same as the other four ships. No price was revealed, but ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Green hydrogen in a box – is this shipping’s future fuel?
    Could the humble container house shipping’s fuel of the future? Germany’s Wenger Engineering is pursuing a novel green hydrogen project on land at Bremerhaven with the kit for the fuel packed in a teu and a feu. The complete test field led by Wenger Engineering will consist of a pressurised ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Maritime employers get thumbs up from shoreside staff for Covid response
    Shipping’s employers have responded well in looking after their shore-based teams during the ongoing Covid pandemic, according to the results of a new survey of maritime employees, in contrast to the experiences of seafarers during the pandemic. Further action is needed to confront discrimination and to support diversity and inclusion ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Ammonia supply chain from Australia to Japan under the microscope
    Woodside Energy, together with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, Hokuriku Electric Power Company and the Kansai Electric Power Co, have signed a joint agreement to establish a clean fuel ammonia supply chain between Australia and Japan. The signatories have agreed to study the entire supply chain, ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 22.07.2021By Andrew Cox
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