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US Marine Diesel Engineers Sign Strategic Partnership

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. (TMPS) join with Seattle Marine Consulting LLC to support marine diesel repair volume. "This partnership is a win win for all," said Herbert Roeser, TMPS Chairman. Vessel owners and diesel engine operators worldwide will now have streamlined access to the expertise, knowledge base and service teams of both companies. In todays diesel world, it is hard to find the engineering experience needed to spot failures before they happen, expertise that can only be obtained from decades of hands-on experience. TMPS and Seattle Marine Consulting LLC are some of the few in the world that have this experience first-hand, from the top down." "Together, these two companies can utilize our more than 60 years of joint engine experience on 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines and their related equipment to serve our customers the best possible way, and help them ensure proper performance of their equipment," added Jesper Th. Petersen, owner of Seattle Marine Consulting. "One of the keys to our 28 years of success has been the ability to provide our customers with conclusive data as to why an engine or its components have failed, or are not operating to 100% of their potential," said Mr. Roeser. "This information is crucial to vessel owners and can save them millions in repairs, fuel and down time."

BAE Systems Starts Construction on GulfMark PSV

BAE Systems’ shipyard in Alabama has begun construction on the first of two platform supply vessels (PSVs) for GulfMark Americas, Inc. Executives and employees from both companies gathered recently at the BAE Systems’ facility in Mobile to oversee the initial cutting of steel for the vessel’s first module, which is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2014. The BAE Systems-built 300-Class Green DP2 vessels are designed by MMC Ship Design & Marine Consulting

Seacor Smit Announces 4Q Results

Seacor Smit Inc. announced net earnings for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 1998 of $29,246,000 on revenues of $92,791,000. For the 12 months ended December 31, 1998, net earnings were $125,927,000. Seacor Smit and its subsidiaries engage in two primary activities: operation of a diversified fleet of marine vessels primarily dedicated to supporting offshore oil and gas exploration and development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa, the North Sea, Mexico

Marine Security Announces Joint Venture

Marine Security Services, a division of York-Mahar, Inc., announced a partnership with MARSAF, Marine Safety Consulting. Now offering a full range of professional consulting services including maritime security, environmental safety, preparedness training, including NIMS ICS, and contingency planning; our staff of subject matter experts is uniquely positioned to assist our customers with their regulatory mandates. York-Mahar, Inc. has been certified as a participant in the U.S

KPMG To Provide Program Management Support To NAVSEA

KPMG Consulting, Inc., announced that it will provide long term program management support to the Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Undersea Weapons Program Office. KPMG Consulting teamed with Anteon Corporation, a leading information technology and engineering solution company, to win the delivery order, which was competed under a multiple award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. KPMG Consulting will be paid $5.7 million for the first year and could receive up to $48

MOLMC Gains NK Certification for Education & Training

First company in Japan to achieve full conformity with IMO model course of BRM training Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that its group company MOL Marine Consulting, Ltd. (MOLMC) has acquired certification for its Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training program from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), effective May 30. MOLMC is the first company in Japan to upgrade its BRM training program to meet all the requirements of the model course 1

Spinnaker Reports Buoyant Job Market

Maritime recruitment specialist Spinnaker Consulting has reported that despite general reports of a slowdown in the world economy, recruitment in the shipping, offshore and transport markets remains buoyant. Writing in the latest issue of Changing Course, Spinnaker's monthly e-mail newsletter, managing director Phil Parry says, "Contrary to most industry forecasts, 2002 does not look like being such a bad year for the shipping, offshore and transport job markets

Seacor Smit Announces 4Q Results

Seacor Smit Inc. announced net earnings for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 1998 of $29,246,000 on revenues of $92,791,000. For the 12 months ended December 31, 1998, net earnings were $125,927,000. Seacor Smit and its subsidiaries engage in two primary activities: operation of a diversified fleet of marine vessels primarily dedicated to supporting offshore oil and gas exploration and development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, offshore West Africa, the North Sea, Mexico

Tug Automation Control System Helps Eliminate False Alarms

When operators of properly equipped tugboats receive a system alarm, they know there is a real problem. They also know that they're not going to get any help from an on-board engineer because the operator is the only one on board. But Quebec-based Techsol, Inc.'s helps reduce the alarm, thanks to new Marine Automation Control System (MAX) installed in several harbor tugboats designed by Robert Allan Ltd. This state-of-the-art alarm, control


SSI CEO Darren Larkins continues to consult with shipbuilders around the globe on how to leverage 3D Product Data Models using Autodesk technology.   His next presentation on 3D Product Data Models will be October 22 at the shipbuilding and offshore show KORMARINE in Busan.   Larkins will demonstrate the shortcomings of traditional methods such as using drawings, Excel files and supplementary 3D viewers, and will highlight how a better approach utilizes neutral formats and

Moffatt & Nichol Hires Chief Software Architect

Brian Yoder (Photo: Moffatt & Nichol)

Brian Yoder has joined Moffatt & Nichol as Chief Software Architect at its Long Beach, Calif. office to help manage the software product development of FlexTerm, a simulation and emulation tool developed mainly for the container terminal planning, the terminal operating system testing

USCG Alert: Compliance with MARPOL Requirements

The Coast Guard has confirmed several reports it has received stating that main engines may not attain the expected speed when using ultra low sulfur fuel oil.   The Coast Guard has revised its list of recommendations to vessel owners and operators about the importance of establishing

U.S. loses WTO Appeal in Mexican Tuna Dispute

Courtesy WTO

  The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body ruled against the United States on Friday in a dispute with Mexico over tuna labelling, upholding an earlier ruling issued in April that found U.S. rules discriminated against Mexico. "The Appellate Body concludes that the United States

SSI Hires Holder for US Sales

SSI has hired CAD/CAM specialist Robert Holder as part of its sales force in the U.S. market.    According to SSI, the hiring is intended to meet the expanding demand for SSI's design and manufacturing solutions in the shipbuilding and offshore industries.  

Irving Begins Building Canada's First Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship

Kevin McCoy, President of Irving Shipbuilding and hundreds of employees at the Halifax Shipyard mark the start of production of the first Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship today (CNW Group/J.D. Irving, Limited)

Hundreds of employees gathered in Irving Shipbuilding’s new Assembly Hall at the Halifax Shipyard to celebrate the start of production of Canada’s first Arctic Offshore Patrol ship (AOPS). “Today is a milestone we have all been anticipating

Cosco's Ambitious $1.5Bln Megaship Plan

MV Cosco China. Photo: COSCO

Chinese shipping behemoth Cosco Holdings has confirmed it will order 11 container megaships for $1.5 billion, despite an estimated 30 percent overcapacity in container shipping having sent freight rates to levels that at times don't even cover the fuel cost of moving containers across oceans

OSK-ShipTech Puts Polar Operations in Focus

Tackling the risks of polar operations and new challenges for future ship design   Citing an increase of cruise operations in polar waters, naval architects and marine engineers OSK-ShipTech A/S has ventured into new strategic business areas addressing the challenges and needs of ship

D’Appolonia Takes Majority Stake in SeaTech

Photo courtesy of RINA Group

D’Appolonia, the independent engineering consulting company of RINA Group, headquartered in Italy, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Fano-based SeaTech Srl. According to D’Appolonia, the acquisition aims to strengthen its position in the marine offshore oil and gas sector

FleetWeather Opens New Office in Greece

FleetWeather Business Intelligence, a provider of maritime business intelligence solutions and consulting services for global shippers, announced the opening of a new office this October in Athens, Greece.   According to FleetWeather, the office launch is the result of a developing customer

MOL Undertakes CMAXS e-GICSX Test on MAYARO

The Methanol carrier MAYARO

  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has started a demonstration test of a next-generation condition-based engine monitoring system called “CMAXS e-GICSX” (electronic Global Internet Customer Support neXt)(*1) aboard the recently delivered methanol carrier MAYARO

Ingram Wins EPA 2015 SmartWay Excellence Award

 Chuck Arnold, Ingram’s VP of Business & Strategic Development

Ingram Barge Company was honored today with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.   “We’re so proud to be an industry leader in environmental

Trelleborg Launches Annual Barometer Report

Photo: Trelleborg

Trelleborg has launched its fifth annual Barometer Report, which calls on the views of 200 port owners, operators, consulting engineers and contractors. This year’s report takes a look back over the last five years to see how attitudes to investment

China Gets Port of Darwin

Photo: Northern Territory Government

 The Northern Territory (NT) Government in Australia announced the successful bidder for the Port of Darwin – Landbridge Group, based in the People’s Republic of China.    Chinese privately owned energy and infrastructure conglomerate Landbridge Group has won a $A506

Carnival Maritime Opens in Hamburg

Jens Lassen and Michael Thamm at the unit’s opening (Photo: Carnival Maritime)

Digital support, surveillance and planning for all technical and nautical aspects of the 25 vessels of Costa Crociere, Costa Asia and AIDA fleets are implemented in real time by the Costa Group. Now assisting with these operations and risk/safety management is a new marine service unit

OPTION Attracts New Partner for Oil Recovery

This Project combines novel technologies and recent scientific discoveries with the ambition of creating a game changer in the oil field

  OPTION (Optimizing Oil Production by Novel Technology Integration) aims to significantly improve simulation tools for the prediction and control of the flow between the horizontal wells and the reservoir – with a focus on enhancing oil recovery.

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