Haun, Eric

Haun, Eric

Eric Haun is editor of Marine News. He has covered the commercial maritime and offshore industries for MarineLink.com and Maritime Reporter & Engineering News since 2013, and was previously managing editor of Offshore Engineer and Marine Technology Reporter.
New York, USA • Email: [email protected]

G6 Alliance to Maintain Service Structure through 2016

Dec 11, 2015

Container shippers of the G6 alliance intend to maintain current service structure and operate as aligned through 2016, following news of CMA-CGM’s potential takeover of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) announced earlier this week.Singapore-based NOL…

Finland's New Icebreaker Polaris Named in Helsinki

Dec 11, 2015

A naming ceremony was held today for Finland’s new-generation icebreaker, Polaris, built at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. Presently under construction at Helsinki Shipyard, the vessel is designed especially for icebreaking operations in the…

Cal Maritime Ranks High for Graduate Earnings

Dec 10, 2015

California State University Maritime Academy alumni rank very high on the nation’s pay scale, according to a new study examining the earnings of recent graduates. Among 1,400 four-year colleges and universities across the U.S., Cal Maritime…

Odfjell Elects Klaus Nyborg Director of the Board

Dec 10, 2015

Odfjell SE’s Extraordinary General Meeting, held December 9, 2015, supported the Nomination Committee's proposal and elected Klaus Nyborg as new director of the Board. Nyborg, a Danish citizen, owns no shares in Odfjell SE and has no formal ties to major shareholders of the company…

Video: Navy's New Destroyer Underway

Dec 08, 2015

The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) has departed departed Bath Iron Works to set sail for the first time, conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 7.A video of the ship underway is available here.The Navy said the…

DSME Ordered to Halt Production After 2nd Fire

Nov 11, 2015

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) has received orders from government officials to cease production on five of its ships presently under construction, following a series of deadly shipyard incidents…

SBM Offshore CEO Signs on for 4 More Years

Nov 04, 2015

Floating production services provider SBM Offshore N.V. announced that its chief executive officer Bruno Chabas has been reappointed to serve a second four-year term on the company’s management board.Chabas was reappointed today during a shareholders meeting for a term running into 2020…

Wreckage Confirmed to Be El Faro

Nov 02, 2015

Wreckage found on the ocean bottom off the Bahamas has been confirmed by the National Transportation Safety Board to be the lost cargo ship El Faro, which sank with 33 crew aboard October 1. Wreckage consistent with the 790-foot El Faro was discovered upright and intact by a U…

Fishing Crew Rescued After Engine Fire

Oct 26, 2015

A crew of 36 fishermen was rescued Sunday from a Papua New Guinean ship after an engine fire left the fishing vessel disabled roughly 200 miles off Tokelau, a territory of New Zealand in the South Pacific. The rescue was coordinated by the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ)…

Ulstein Verft Launches its Largest Ship to Date

Oct 21, 2015

Ulstein Verft launched from its dock hall a special offshore construction vessel, Yno 302, for Island Offshore and Edison Chouest Offshore. The newbuild measures close to 160 m in length with at beam of 30 m, making it the largest offshore vessel built at Ulstein Verft to date…

Louisiana Shipbuilder Fined for Worker Retaliation

Oct 16, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice has reached an agreement with a Louisiana shipbuilder resolving a complaint filed with the department’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), claiming the company…

Polar Code Will Force Big Operator Investment

Oct 16, 2015

Experts predict a higher level of shipping activity through polar sea routes for the years to come. Aiming to limit the impact of this activity on the region’s fragile environment, the IMO’s Polar Code sets standards that are likely to affect operators in a big way when they come into force in 2017…

Crowley Orders BWT System Retrofits

Oct 15, 2015

Crowley Maritime Corporation has entered into strategic partnership agreement with South Korean-based green technology developer Panasia Co., Ltd. for ballast water treatment systems to be installed during retrofitting of its ATB fleet. The agreement also includes technical services…

Voith Turbo CEO Reinhardt Resigns

Oct 13, 2015

Carsten J. Reinhardt, President and CEO of Voith Turbo and member of the Corporate Management Board of Voith GmbH, has resigned Tuesday in order to pursue other interests, the company announced.Dr. Uwe Knotzer will become the new Chairman of the Board of Management of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co…

Chiarello: TOTE Continues Support to El Faro Families

Oct 08, 2015

Anthony Chiarello, President & CEO of TOTE, owner of the cargo ship presumed to have sunk with 33 mariners aboard last week amid Hurricane Joaquin, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon promising continued support to the families of the mariners lost aboard the missing El Faro…

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