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Icom to showcase products at virtual Seattle Boat Show

(KIRKLAND, Wash.) — With the world still amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person trade shows remain on pause. But this doesn’t mean that boaters have to stay cooped up. Since this event is virtual, everyone can register to attend the 2021…

Seably takes next step into blended maritime training

(GOTHENBURG, Sweden) — The maritime industry has taken a further step into online and blended training with the appointment of Andrea Lodolo as the new CEO of Seably, a marketplace for maritime training. The online platform has already reached more…

RAL z-drive tug delivered to Svitzer Australia

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Svitzer Australia recently took the delivery of the Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) designed RAstar 3000-W series ASD tug, Svitzer North, from ASL Shipyard, Singapore. The design was developed in close co-operation with Svitzer’s operations team, to…

Frank Coles resigns as CEO of Wallem Group

(HONG KONG) — The board of Wallem Group has announced that Chief Executive Officer Frank Coles has resigned and will be leaving the Wallem Group shortly. Coles has been very active in highlighting the plight of seafarers during the COVID-19…

Great Lakes bulker retrofitted for automated dock-to-dock sailings

(HELSINKI) — Wartsila Voyage has introduced Wartsila SmartMove Suite to the global shipping market. This flagship offering for semi-autonomous sailing features the industry’s most advanced sensors and high-accuracy ship control systems, effectively taking the concept of automated dock-to-dock operations to…

ABS joins International Windship Association

(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the nonprofit organization that promotes and helps facilitate the uptake of direct wind propulsion solutions for commercial shipping. ABS has become increasingly involved with…

Schottel to drive two Norwegian autonomous electric ro-ros

(SPAY, Germany) — Schottel has been awarded a contract to deliver EcoPellers and pump jets for two new autonomous roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) cargo ships. They will be operated by ASKO Maritime AS, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler, and built at Cochin Shipyard…

Imtra adds Robert Lowther to commercial sales team

(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) — Imtra, a leading manufacturer and importer of high-quality solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, has committed additional resources to the Gulf of Mexico market with the hire of Robert “Laef” Lowther. In…

Carnival awards Shell Marine global lubricants contract

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Shell Marine has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide marine lubricants to cruise line operator Carnival Corp.’s global fleet of 89 ships. Carnival will also offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the marine lubricants it…

Four Harvey Gulf OSVs to receive Corvus batteries

(BERGEN, Norway and VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Corvus Energy has announced an order from Wartsila for four Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for the offshore support vessel fleet operated by Louisiana-based Harvey Gulf. The orders follow the successful sea trial of…

Caterpillar launches C32B triple turbo engine

(HOUSTON) — Following the successful launch of the C32B 2,025-hp engine, Caterpillar Marine has announced the release of the new Cat C32B triple turbo 2,433-hp high-performance marine engine, with a rated engine speed of 2,300 rpm. With a 20 percent…

Will Roberts named president of Foss Maritime

(SEATTLE) — Foss Maritime has announced the appointment of Will Roberts as the organization’s next president. Roberts brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and an array of experience in the maritime industry, on a local, national and global…

Crowley forms New Energy division focusing on offshore wind, LNG

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley Shipping has formed a New Energy division strategically focused on diverse services supporting the emerging energy sectors in the U.S. and adjacent regions – concentrating in offshore wind and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The new division…

Teledyne to acquire FLIR Systems in $8 billion deal

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and ARLINGTON, Va.) — Teledyne Technologies and FLIR Systems jointly announced Monday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Teledyne will acquire FLIR in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8 billion.…

EBDG supports O'Hara with vessel modernization

(SEATTLE) — Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) is supporting O'Hara Corp. as it modernizes a 204-foot factory trawler, Alaska Spirit. The vessel has been successfully fishing Alaska's Bering Sea since 1989 when it was converted from an offshore supply vessel…

Centerline acquires Saltchuk's California bunkering business

(SEATTLE) — Centerline Logistics, a leading national provider of marine transportation services, has acquired Saltchuk Marine Services’ California ship refueling business, currently operated by subsidiary Foss Maritime Company. This major acquisition brings together the combined capabilities of two of the…

Thordon Bearings questions proposed VIDA changes, omissions

(BURLINGTON, Ontario) — Thordon Bearings has raised concerns over proposed changes to Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) requirements, citing far-reaching environmental consequences if clauses in the existing document are removed. In a statement submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…