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Plecdist: Paperless Navigation with new ECDIS

The CS68 ECDIS from Simrad is based on the newly developed, marine dedicated MC50 computer, designed to provide SOLAS vessels with fully approved (Wheelmark) ECDIS. Simrad has coined the phrase PLECDIST - or Paper Less ECDIS for CS68 – to demonstrate that the system really does enable the ability to travel without paper charts. The fully approved and redundant nature of the CS68 ECDIS means that no paper charts are required on board. Additionally, automatic updates for new charts and corrections means that the latest chart version is always available. Tim Ryder, Senior Product Manager, Simrad, said, "We launched new chart systems, the CS Series, across the board last summer and the CS68 ECDIS is the culmination of our CS technology, providing fully approved ECDIS. PLECDIST describes the fact that with the CS68 ECDIS onboard it is possible to sail without any paper charts whatsoever." The system is feature packed, with voice alarms giving early warning of imminent navigation danger. The system also uses RAID for approved backup solutions, and a 24 VDC power supply enables more cost effective installation combined with better reliability over other power systems.

Damen Delivers two Multi Cats

Following delivery by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld of two shallow draft Multi Cats 1908 to Coastal Shipping, these versatile workboats were named by Miss Marina van Oord and Mrs. C. Ybema on the 6th of September 2005. Named CS Marine and CS Carmen the vessels will be used for anchor handling, supply duties, towing, hose handling and survey activities. The 19 m vessels will be deployed in the Caspian Sea on a long term contract, supporting the local oil- and gas industry

Aker Yards to Build Container Vessels for König & Cie

Aker Ostsee in Germany, a part of Aker Yards, has been awarded contracts to build four container vessels of the type Aker CS 2700 for König & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg (Germany). The total contract value is approximately EUR 160 million. The vessels are due for delivery between the first and third quarter of 2007. The vessels of the type Aker CS 2700 are 221.6 m long and 29.8 m wide, with a deadweight of 37.570 t

BC Ferries Releases 3Q Results

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (BC Ferries) today released its third quarter results for fiscal 2007/08. The company reported a net loss of $7.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2007, compared to a net loss of $1.8 million in the same quarter last year. Net earnings before extraordinary gain for the nine-month period ended December 30, 2007 were $67.7 million, down from $82.0 million for the same period in the previous year.

INTERTANKO Launches ECA Bunker Surcharge Clauses

Photo: Teekay Tankers

INTERTANKO’s documentary committee has launched bunker surcharge clauses for Emission Control Areas (ECA).   Rising bunker prices due to rising oil prices and volatility in global politics can have a dramatic effect on trade as they fluctuate not just day to day, but also port to port. Bunker fuel costs today form the largest part of owners’ expenses, ranging from 40-60% of the overall operating costs of a ship.  

CMA CGM Updates European, African Services

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The CMA CGM Group announce the specialization of its EURAF 1 and EURAF 2 services to meet the needs of its African and European clients. Accordinng to the shipping company, the services will offer two weekly services from Europe and the Mediterranean to Africa instead of one; improved reliability and punctuality, with a new calls distribution between the different EURAF services; and strategic calls in Hamburg and London Gateway ports to Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal

DSU Tests New Submarine Rescue System with Chilean Submarine

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Alexia M. Riveracorrea, , Pacific The Navy's Deep Submergence Unit tested a new system known as the submarine rescue diving and recompression system (SRDRS) with the Chilean submarine CS Simpson (SS-21) Sept. 17-18. The SRDS is designed to be rapidly deployed to any location in the world via air or ground and can be installed on military or commercial vessels when a call for assistance is received

Recent Ship Sales

Bulk Carriers 04/15/10              THOR TRANSIT                  23,930                                  

CargoWise Continues North American Expansion in Canada

Chicago — CargoWise is continuing its expansion into Canada with the implementation of its  ediEnterprise solution for the Canadian-based C.S World Cargo 2000 Ltd and CAN ASL Inc. CargoWise’s rapid expansion into the Canadian market is centered on providing solutions specifically tailored to the needs of Logistics Service Providers (LSP’s) in the Canadian marketplace, particularly with regard to customs brokerage.

Custom Ro-Pax Delivered in China

San sha No. 1 (Photo courtesy of Knude E. Hansen A/S)

The first Ro-Pax cruiser designed and built in China for the Chinese market has entered into service on January 1, 2015.   The ship, named San sha No. 1, can carry wheeled cargo, containers, trailers as well as passengers, and was delivered to China's southernmost city Sansha in Hainan Province to tackle the city's lack of transportation capacity.   The vessel is a conventional propulsion Ro-Ro Passenger vessel designed to transport vehicle and containers on a single cargo deck

Three USACE Vessels Drydocked at Great Lakes Shipyard

Photo: Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Shipyard announced it has been awarded a contract from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Detroit District for the drydocking and repairs of the Floating Plant, based at the Detroit Field Station.   The shipyard will perform routine drydocking

Recent Vessel Sales - October 2015

Vessel sales for October 2015 (as of November 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.   Date Reported - Vessel Name - DWT - Built - (Age) - Price in Millions USD   Bulk Carriers 10/29 - SIR HENRY - 18,315 - 97 - (18) - $3.2

Helm Announces Maintenance & Compliance Release


In line with the Subchapter M waterways rules which are due to come into effect in 2016, Helm Operations will introduce the full capability of it’s latest Maintenance and Compliance solution, Helm CONNECT, at this year’s International Workboat Show (IWS).  

Wärtsilä's' Digital Services for Performance Enhancement

Genius services courtesy Wartsila

  Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, launches a new service portfolio, Wärtsilä Genius services to help Wärtsilä's customers seize the opportunities from digitalisation.

GE Inks Turbine Service Deal for Fastest Commercial Ship

Shown is Francisco, the world fastest commercial ship, powered by two GE LM2500 dual fuel marine gas turbines. (Photo: GE)

GE to provide Buquebus with customized service agreement for LM2500 gas turbines that power Francisco, the world’s fastest commercial ship   GE Marine announced it will provide Buquebus, Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a customized service agreement for the two GE LM2500 gas turbines

Work Maintenance Vessel Delivered to Otto Marine

Nautical Aliya (Photo: Otto  Marine)

Otto Marine Limited, an offshore marine company, announced that further to a long-term bareboat charter contract that was secured in June 2015, it has taken delivery of a 238-man work maintenance Vessel to fulfill that charter.   The delivery ceremony for the vessel, Nautical Aliya

Renewable Energy Battery Solutions Ready for Ships

FC38-12 Battery (Photo: EMP)

A range of marine battery solutions has received approval for use on-board ships or marine related applications such as offshore platforms and renewable energy projects.   Now available from Eco Marine Power (EMP), a developer of renewable energy solutions for ships

Fouling Release Boosts Hull Performance

Bulk carrier being sprayed with Duplex in Chinese yard

A silicone coating that keeps hulls free of marine growth while boosting the vessel’s performance and fuel economy will be featured on the Fujifilm Smart Surfaces stand at Marine Maintenance in Antwerp.   The Duplex fouling release system was developed by the U.S

Hydropath Marine: Scaling-Be-Gone

Green technology provides chemical-free solution to combat lime scale, bacteria, algae and biofouling in ships’ various water systems

Shipowners seeking to combat the harmful effects of lime scale, bacteria, algae and biofouling inside their vessels’ various water systems needn’t look any further than Hydropath Marine, a chemical-free technology for onboard water treatment.

ABB Turbocharging Inks Service Deals Covering 400 Units

Photo courtesy of ABB

Press release - ABB Turbocharging has signed long-term service agreements with three marine and offshore transport firms covering a total of 400 turbochargers globally.  The service contracts span a period of several years and include turbocharger monitoring

Wärtsilä to Optimize GasLog's LNG Carriers

GasLogs Santiago vessel (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä informs it has signed a maintenance agreement with the GasLog LNG Services Limited that aims to ensure the reliability of operation of GasLog's seven LNG carriers, each having a cargo capacity of 155,000 cbm.   According to Wärtsilä

Norsafe Introduces Maintenance Agreements

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Norsafe, a  leader in marine life-saving equipment, is the first supplier in its sector to introduce a tiered service management system for its clients following an in-depth study of ship owners and operators maintenance strategy. Called the Norsafe CARE Plan

Learn a Lasting Lending Lesson

Richard J. Paine, Sr.

Two key lending practices and today’s workboat market conditions collide on the waterfront. Which course you choose depends on where you sit. Unless you are involved with your company’s borrowing and credit issues, you may not be well versed in the two principal types of commercial

Fincantieri Endorses ExxonMobil EALs

Image: ExxonMobil

Mobil SHC Aware H 46 and Mobil SHC Aware H 68, part of ExxonMobil Marine Fuels and Lubricants’ range of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL), have received approval from Fincantieri Marine System Division, the marine equipment manufacturer of the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.

GLS Wins Multi-Vessel USACE Contract

Photo courtesy of Great Lakes Shipyard

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Detroit District for the drydocking and repairs of the Floating Plant, based at the Detroit Field Station. The shipyard will perform routine drydocking

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