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Blackmon Announces Boat Yard Liquidation

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Thursday, March 1 / 9:00AM / Greenville, MS By order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Mississippi Case No. 09-15836-NPO Greenville, Mississippi. Blackmon Auctions has been in business since 1938 and conducts auctions all over the U.S. Specializing in On-Site auctions of Construction, Marine and Other Industrial Equipment. Blackmun has been been ordered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to liquidate assets of Superior Boats Works, a family owned company in the business of ship building and ship maintenance since the 1970’s. The auction will be at the Superior Boatworks headquarters on the shore and water of Greenville, Mississippi on Thursday, March 1 at 9:00AM   Selling:   1977 Superior Boatworks M/V Capt. Stovall River Type Towboat, 600HP, 60’x20’x5’6” 1974 Apex Corp Steel Construction Dry Dock with a capacity of 1,250 Tons, Twelve Floatation Compartments, with Wing Walls of 16’x5’x100’ and 60’ between wing walls 1981 Superior Boat Works Steel Construction Dry Dock with a capacity of 1,200 Tons, Twelve Floatation Compartments, with Wing Walls of 14’x5’x86’ and 60’ between wing walls 1975 Marine Concrete Structures Dry Dock with a capacity of 1,500 Tons, Nine Separate Watertight Compartments, with Wing Walls of 16’x10’x102’ and 60’4” between wing walls


Kalmar Negotiate Agreement for STS

Kalmar Industries and Lubbers’ Constructiewerkplaats en Machinefabriek Hollandia BV, are negotiating an agreement concerning the production of steel structures for ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. In the proposed partnership, Hollandia will be responsible for the steel fabrication and assembly of Kalmar STS cranes. Kalmar Industries BV, Kalmar’s Dutch subsidiary, will focus on marketing, R&D, project management and servicing of STS cranes.


Germanischer Lloyd Opens Lab in Hamburg

The examination of metallic materials and failure analysis for the sectors of ship operation systems, civil engineering, plant technology and machinery will now also be offered in Hamburg by GLP, the testing laboratory of Germanischer Lloyd. To complement the branches in Mülheim, Herne and Stuttgart, the operating area of materials testing and failure analysis is being expanded into the North German region. The service spectrum of routine materials testing includes destructive and


Siemens Supplies Propulsion for Survey Vessels

Siemens Marine Solutions has received an order from China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) to equip two special deep-sea vessels with propulsion equipment and integrated automation and control systems. The new vessels – one will be used for deepwater seismic research and the other for engineering surveys – will enhance COSL’s working capabilities in waters of up to 3,000 meters in depth. The order is worth about $32.5m


Shipdock Lands Jack-Up Upgrade Contracts

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Secret weapon’: dedicated on site steel construction and machining facility.   The skyline of the Amsterdam harbours has been visibly altered in the neighbourhood of Shipdock, Amsterdam’s premier ship repair and conversion yard. The company has recently secured four major contracts for the upgrading and maintenance of the jack-up vessels GMS Endurance, GMS Endeavour, Seajack Leviathan and Seajack Zaratan


Navigation Campaign Launched at Vankorneft

Navigation Сampaign Has Been Launched at Vankor

  Rosneft subsidiary Vankorneft has launched the navigation campaign on delivery of nearly 400 thousand tons of cargoes via the Bolshaya Kheta River (left tributary of the Yenisei). This year, in addition to traditional cargo transportation at the Vankorskiy production site and the Priluki terminal, the delivery at the Suzunskoye field is also planned. The Suzun will become a new discharge terminal as in November 2013 the enterprise was confirmed to be the operator in the developing of


3.MAJ Implements Tribon System

3.MAJ Shipyard, Croatia, has purchased the Tribon Shipbuilding system for design and production of ships at its shipyard in Rijeka. To increase the yard’s automatization and efficiency, 3.MAJ Shipyard will in the first phase implement the Tribon system to achieve a highly efficient steel construction site. To support a faster interaction between the shipyard’s designers and suppliers in order to reduce man-hours and costs when searching for equipment, 3.MAJ Shipyard has signed up for Tribon


ESAB Acer DX Precisions Cutting Machine

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ESAB Cutting Systems introduces its new Acer DX High Speed Precision Cutting Machine. The Acer DX is designed to provide high-speed, high-precision plasma cutting for any size fabrication shop and features a compact footprint and easy installation. The machine also features ESAB’s m3 precision plasma system that allows the machine to cut and mark with the same plasma torch. Available on Acer DX in 200 or 360 amps


First of 10 Utility Vessels Delivered

Photo: Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced the first deliveries of a 10-boat order for 42m Infield Utility Vessels to Brunei’s PTAS Marine. Developed in conjunction with builder Strategic Marine, the project called upon Incat Crowther’s track record in steel crew boats to meet strict performance criteria. PTAS has been contracted by Brunei Shell Petroleum to build and operate nine vessels to support their offshore platforms for a period of ten years


New Insulation Range for Marine and Offshore

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ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation has introduced a range of lightweight stone wool fire boards suitable for maritime and offshore applications. This product range, new generation SeaRox FB 6000, has been tested and approved for main A-class rated steel constructions especially targeting passenger ships, naval ships, offshore modules and supply vessels, where weight savings are essential.   The SeaRox FB 6000 product range makes it possible to create solutions that are up to 40 percent


China Steel, Iron Ore Slip Deeper into Bear Territory

Chinese steel and iron ore futures fell deeper into bear market territory on Thursday, as the country's exchanges unveiled more measures aimed at dampening the type of speculative trading behind a powerful rally last month.   The aggressive steps to limit speculative buying have helped fuel


Conrad Declares Dividend

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Conrad Industries, Inc. which provides both repair and new construction services at its five shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock


ClassNK Updates Steel Ships Survey/Construction Guide

Classification society ClassNK has released printed versions of its 2016 Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships.   ClassNK regularly reviews and revises its technical rules and guidance in order to ensure that they are relevant and up-to-date.  


Damen's Oranjewerf Yard ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Photo: Damen)

Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (DSO) has become the latest Damen ship repair yard to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification, demonstrating that the yard fulfils the requirements of the defined management system standards to consistently provide a high quality service that meets all customer


Modulift Below-the-Hook Equipment for Bern Bridge Project

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Two 70t Modulift spreader beams were integral to the reinstallation of a bridge, lowered back into position by two mobile cranes lifting in tandem. Swiss crane rental company Senn AG used two Liebherrs, each rigged with below-the-hook equipment


Seaspan Building 2nd OFSV

Employees at Vancouver Shipyards witness the first cut of steel on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). Courtesy Seaspan

Seaspan Shipyards, announced today the start of construction on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV).   “Seaspan is now full-steam ahead on the production and delivery


Increased Norwegian Content for Johan Sverdrup Platform

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Today, Kvaerner and its sub-contractors cut the first steel plates for the utility- and living quarters (ULQ) topside for the Johan Sverdrup field. The topside construction starts on schedule and budget. The Johan Sverdrup development is being executed with a high degree of Norwegian value creation


Hiab Introduces MULTILIFT Optima

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Hiab, part of Cargotec, is introducing MULTILIFT Optima, a smart hooklift for customers who need the right performance and value for money for their everyday loading tasks.   "There is a strong demand in the market for cost-efficient hooklift solutions featuring the relatively basic


West Calcasieu Port to Undergo Waterfront Upgrade

West Calcasieu Port officials have awarded a $1.6 million construction contract to Orion Marine Construction, Inc. for the replacement of bulkheading along the port’s waterfront on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.   “The West Cal Port Board of Commissioners was impressed with the


Austal Lines up Long-term Patrol Boat Work

Austal Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Design (Image: Austal)

Australia based shipbuilder Austal Limited has been awarded preferred tenderer status by the Commonwealth of Australia for the Pacific Patrol Boats Replacement (PPBR) Project involving the construction of up to 21 steel-hulled patrol vessels and through life sustainment over 30 years in a total


POSCO Plans Port Plant at Indiana-Jeffersonville

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POSCO, a multinational company headquartered in Pohang, South Korea, and the fifth-largest steel producer in the world, has announced plans to build a wire rod processing center at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, creating up to 60 high-wage jobs by 2018


Nauta Yard Cuts First Steel for Trawler Newbuild

Photo: Nauta Shipyard

Newbuilding Department of Nauta Shipyard has begun construction of fully equipped fishing vessel - Ocean Star with a steel cutting ceremony held on April 26. The ceremony was attended by representatives of shipowner, DnV and Warthill Design .


Aging Seaborne Steel Products

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 In 2015, seaborne steel products trade accounted for around a fifth of minor bulk trade, having grown on average by 6 percent per annum since 2010, according to Clarksons Research.   Recent growth has largely been driven by Chinese exports, which reached a record 113mt in 2015


IRClass Releases IR-HULL Software

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Indian classification society IRClass has released its new technical software, IR-HULL, which evaluates strength and scantling compliance for seagoing steel ships.   IRClass said it specifically developed IR-HULL to verify all aspects of ship design compliance to its established rules and


US-flag Lakers Cargo Movements Up in April

U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 7.3 million tons of cargo in April, an increase of 9.7 percent compared to a year ago and 7 percent above the month’s five-year average, according to the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA).  






 
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