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TMPS Appointed US Agent for ABC Diesel Engines

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, (TMPS) appointed agent by Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) Diesel Engines. TMPS has locations in Seattle, Washington and Tampa, Florida, and services most makes and types of diesel engines, including medium-speed and slow-speed engines for the marine industry and for diesel power plants.  TMPS is one of the world's few service facilities that offer this range of experience. Anglo Belgian Corporation has been manufacturing diesel engines since 1912 and is headquartered in Gent, Belgium.  The company has a century of engine-building expertise, founded in 1912 by a group of Belgian entrepreneurs soon after building the first licensed Rudolf Diesel engine.  ABC has the reputation of building robust and simple engines, with low fuel and lubricating oil consumption, long lifetime, low maintenance cost and easy accessibility. "We are very excited about our new partnership with ABC," stated Shane Roeser , President of TMPS.  "For close to three decades TMPS has represented various diesel engines lines, and has a strong customer base to showcases the features and benefits the ABC line has to offer."   "ABC is proud to be working with TMPS. This partnership provides our current and future ABC clients a 'one call does it all' feature," stated Jean-Christophe Van Acker , Sales Director of ABC


ABC: Powering Up for the Next 100 Years

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Belgian power maker celebrates 100-year anniversary and jumps into a higher power class with a new diesel engine On the occasion of its centenary, a new engine type, the DL36, has being launched to meet the future emission directives of 2016. The new range combines a small environmental footprint with the ability to deliver more than 10,000 kW. ABC’s power range will thus more than double, opening up new markets and segments


Passenger Missing after Indonesian Ferry Sinking

All but one person on an Indonesian ferry that sank in eastern Indonesian waters are safe, ABC Online reported. The ferry had 66 people onboard- 60 passengers and six crewmembers. The Indonesian navy had dispatched one ship and an airplane to search for the boat, which ran into problems near Roti Island, 1,900 kilometers east of the capital Jakarta. It is often difficult to determine how many passengers are aboard Indonesian ferries


P&O To Float Bulk Carrier Unit For $190M

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. (P&O) expects its Associated Bulk Carriers unit to carry a price tag of around $190 million when it floats on the Oslo Stock Exchange in July. Shares in ABC, one of the world's largest independently owned operators of Capesize bulk carriers, will be priced at between 40 and 65 Norwegian crowns, according to the prospectus for the issue. Peter Smith, P&O director of corporate affairs


Kissee Joins TMPS Leadership Team

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. (TMPS) announced that Chuck Kissee has joined its leadership team as the Director of Business Development to support Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) diesel engine sales. "TMPS is excited to have Chuck leading our expansion in our diesel engine sales division," stated Shane Roeser, TMPS President. “Chuck has years of strategic partnerships and experience selling diesel engines


ABC Diesel Gasses Ahead With Dual Fuel Ferry

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A new ferry is under construction in northern Spain to serve the Dutch island of Texel. The vessel is powered by four main engines from Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) and split between two independent engine rooms, each of which can provide sufficient power to ensure normal service at least up to Beaufort 9 wind force. Two of the ABC engines are of diesel/CNG dual-fuel type, running at a maximum 1,000 rpm, and two are 750 rpm diesels, and each has a rated maximum output of just over 2


Australian Government Discusses Kimberley LNG Project

The Western Australian Government has clarified its stance on liquefied natural gas (LNG) developments in the Kimberley, saying they would be beneficial to the region, ABC reported. State Resources Minister Eric Ripper was commenting on a national media campaign challenging the developments by the Broome-based lobby group Cultural Heritage Environmental Advocacy for the Kimberley (CHEAK) this week. The group believes the Kimberley should be preserved as one of the world's last wilderness


P&O To Delay ABS Stock Floatation

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. is indefinitely postponing the planned flotation of its Associated Bulk Carriers (ABC) unit because of stock market conditions. Shares in the business would have been listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in an initial public offering next month, valuing it at around $187.9 million. But the group said in a statement it had decided not to go ahead with the flotation for the time being, because of market conditions in Oslo.


P&O Plans Associated Bulk Carriers IPO

An initial public offering of Associated Bulk Carriers on the Oslo stock exchange is expected to take place later this year, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. officials said. P&O said it bought the 50 percent shareholding of joint venture partners Shougang Holding (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Shougang Concord International Enterprises Company Ltd. for a nominal sum, and would hold 100 percent of ABC until the IPO, when it will sell the majority of its holding.


Nigeria Navy Takes Gloves Off Against Pirates

The pirates engaged the navy in a gun battle late Sunday off the coast of Calabar in Nigerian and Cameroonian waters, according to ABC News/AP citing Delta state navy spokesman Lt. Delightsome Yohana. Nigeria's navy fired back, killing the six pirates, and wounding one other who is in custody. The operation is the latest in a string of victories for the Nigerian navy that has ramped up its presence offshore and bolstered it with support from its air forces


Taiwanese Captain Arrested in Australia

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The Australian Federal Police have arrested the captain of a Chinese coal ship -China Steel Developer- for sailing through part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park without a pilot.    Sources said that the captain — a Taiwanese national by the name of Lu — will plead


First Deep Sea Exploration of the Perth Canyon Begins Today

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  The first deep-sea exploration of the Perth Canyon, Australia's largest undersea valley, will launch today, Phys.org is reporting. The 12-day expedition is backed by Google billionaire Eric Schmidt and will study the conditions and marine life inside the canyon


Australia Favored Foreign Submarines

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 The Australian Government was in favour that most submarine building would be done overseas, says a report in ABC.   Cabinet’s national security committee last October favoured Australia’s new submarine fleet being mostly constructed overseas with the Australian Submarine


Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Delaware River (Link to Video)

  Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is investigating a ship aground in the Delaware River near the Burlington Bristol Bridge, which connects Burlington, NJ and Bristol Township, PA.   The Liberian-flagged 600-foot bulk carrier, Agia Irini


The ABCs of EALs for the EPA’s VGP

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How Ester-Based Oils Handle Hydrolysis to Remain the Top EAL for VGP When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the new Vessel General Permit (VGP) in December 2013, lubricant and fluid manufacturers were prepared to give vessel owners a number of environmentally acceptable lubricants


Streamlined Service for the Offshore Sector

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In a business where time is money, Signal Ship Repair’s niche ‘high blocking’ repair methods have significantly reduced repair times and increased shipyard efficiencies. If Signal Ship Repair’s (SSR) primary business can generically be described simply as ship repair and


U.S. EPA Chief: Carbon Rules To Lower Consumer Bills

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  Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy said on Thursday that newly proposed rules to slash carbon emissions from U.S. power plants will cut electricity bills after 2030 by forcing power plants to become more efficient.


The Rise of Primary and Secondary Maritime Schools

Maritime Academy offers the only elective class in small engine repair which is unique to public school education in Philadelphia (Photo courtesy Maritime Charter High School in Philadelphia).

Education for the next generation, employment for life. A new source of talent emerges for maritime stakeholders everywhere. Primary and secondary maritime schools are sprouting up across the country, inspiring K-12 students to learn about the exciting, yet sometimes obscured domestic waterfront


Marine News July Editor's Note

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I couldn’t possibly kick off this edition of MarineNews without first acknowledging – and applauding – the passage of the long-awaited, much needed Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Signed into law by the President on June 10th


LR to Class Unique Energy Efficient Ferry

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Large ferry to trade between the Dutch islands of Texel and Den Helder will have an advanced energy management system – operating principally on gas but also with batteries, solar auxiliary power and the capability to run solely on diesel.


FMC Recovers $503,000 in Penalties

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Chairman Mario Cordero announced that the Federal Maritime Commission has completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $503,000 in civil penalties. The agreements were reached with five non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs)


PIRIOU Delivers 53-meter FSIV

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French boat builder PIRIOU has delivered the 11th of its 53- by 10-meter Fast Supply and Intervention Vessels (FSIV) to Suisse Outremer AG, to be operated by ABC Maritime AG. Built at the PIRIOU yard in Vietnam, the Karol W was turned over to the owners in October 2014


P&O Pulls out of Australian Icebreaker Tender

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P&O Maritime, which operates the Aurora Australia, has quit the tender process to build a new Antarctic icebreaker by the Federal Government, reports ABC. The reason cited for P&O's pulling out of the long-running tender process after three years of work, an unusual procurement process.


Hull Form Optimization Yields Fuel Savings

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Hull form optimization and hydrodynamic design contribute to fuel consumption savings to be achieved by a new generation coastal general cargo ship.   Finnish owner Meriaura Group signed for two 4,700DWT Ice Class 1A VG EcoCoasterTM general cargo newbuilds at Dutch yard Royal Bodewes in


Scepticism, Confusion over Australia Submarine Tender

Officials in Australia and Japan on Monday expressed scepticism and confusion over a pledge by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to give an Australian state-owned shipbuilder the option to tender for a major submarine contract, heightening the uncertainty around the project.






 
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