Venta Maersk docks at Bremerhaven after sailing through Northern Sea Route

Venta Maersk, the first container ship that travelled through the Northern Sea Route, docked at Bremerhaven on September 22. The vessel started its voyage on August 23 from Vladivostok and was using ultra low sulphur fuel during the voyage. Venta Maersk left Bremerhaven on September 23, heading to its final destination: St. Petersburg.

The ship is carrying frozen fish and travelled through the Northern Sea Route until the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska, before travelling along the...

https://safety4sea.com/venta-maersk-docks-at-bremerhaven-after-sailing-through-northern-sea-route/

US spends $81 billion a year to protect global oil supplies, report estimates

The United States military spends about $81 billion a year to protect oil supplies around the world and keep fossil fuels flowing into American gas stations, according to new analysis. Securing America’s Future Energy, a think tank that advocates for reducing U.S. dependence on oil, released the...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/us-spends-81-billion-a-year-to-protect-global-oil-supplies-report-estimates/

Interview: Rolls-Royce Power Systems 2030 Strategy Explained

With its Power Systems 2030 strategy "Pioneering Solutions for Marine and Infrastructure" Rolls-Royce Power Systems is setting itself on a clear course for the future: The traditional company with its core brands MTU and MTU Onsite Energy is transforming itself from a classic engine manufacturer to a provider of leading-edge, integrated solutions for customers in the marine and infrastructure sectors.  

Rolls-Royce Power Systems will be following a clear agenda as it moves into the future – with...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/interview-rolls-royce-power-systems-2030-strategy-explained

Daniel Babin Appointed President of Conley Marine Services

Conley Marine Services has announced Daniel Babin has been appointed President of Conley Marine Services following the completion of its acquisition of Kody Marine, including the Drydock and Maintenance Repair Yard situated on the Harvey Canal in metro-New Orleans.

James Conley, Chairman of Conley Marine Services, lauded both Conley's acquisition and the selection of Babin to lead the company. Conley stated, “After a competitive, exhaustive executive search, there is no doubt Daniel Babin is the...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/daniel-babin-appointed-president-of-conley-marine-services

Mid-Atlantic Ports Prepare for Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered merchant ships and ports in the mid-Atlantic region to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to reach shore on Friday. 

On Monday evening, the Captain of the Port for North Carolina warned of tropical storm force winds within 48 hours (condition X-Ray), and the COTP for Virginia and Maryland warned of the same possibility within 72 hours (condition Whiskey). The COTPs form Wilmington, Morehead City, Hampton Roads and Baltimore set...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/mid-atlantic-ports-prepare-for-hurricane-florence