Top News of the Week September 9 – September 15, 2013


Norway: Siem Offshore Acquires Pct 50 of Secunda Canada

Siem Offshore and Birch Hill Equity Partners Inc., together the “Parties”, have entered into an agreement whereby Siem Offshore today has acquired 50 percent ownership in Secunda Canada LP at a purchase price of CAD 16.25 million paid in cash.

ABB: Maneuvering World’s Largest Cruise Ships with Decimeter Accuracy (VIDEO)

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won the prestigious “red dot award” 2013 for product design in recognition of its innovative Azimuth lever that steers giant ships with decimeter accuracy.

Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Blazes Trail of Record Productivity at Ports

The 18,000 TEU Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller has blazed a trail of record productivity as the world’s largest ship has visited a number of container terminals in the APM Terminals network.

Costa Concordia Parbuckling Starts Next Week (Italy)

The first date useful for the rotation of the Concordia is fixed at six o’clock in the morning of Monday, September 16th.

DNV GL Merger Approved by Competition Authorities

DNV GL will be the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society to the maritime industry, a leading provider of technical assurance and risk management services to the oil & gas industry and a leading expert in wind and power transmission and distribution. DNV GL also takes the position as one of the top three management system certification bodies in the world.

September 15, 2013