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OOPS and Ulysses Systems Sign Joint Agreement

O'Brien Oil Pollution Service, Inc. (OOPS) and Ulysses Systems, Inc. have signed an agreement to jointly market their maritime consulting services and Ulysses' Task Assistant(TM) applications software for the marine industry. OOPS will continue to provide clients with vessel management plans, procedures and best practices that enhance the quality, environmental and safety operations on-board. Implementing these plans with the Task Assistant(TM) will make them much more readily available and accessible to the people who need to see them on a daily basis. "From our perspective, Ulysses' technical solutions will assist our clients in becoming more efficient and productive in managing the large amount of information necessary to meet today's regulatory requirements for vessel operations," said Jim O'Brien, president of OOPS. Ulysses Systems offers a suite of applications including Planned Maintenance, Purchasing, Crewing, and Quality & Safety, based upon the company's innovative Task Assistant software. Customers have found that Ulysses Systems applications built on this unique platform are much more likely to be used by shipboard staff, because they require very little training to use and are designed to work within the existing framework of an organization. In contrast with software packages that force customers to modify operations around the capabilities of software


Aker Finnyards Delivers Unique Ferry

Irish Continental Group has taken delivery of its newest vessel, the $92 million cruise ferry m.v. Ulysses, from Aker Finnyards. With 2.6 miles (4 km) of deck space for commercial vehicles and cars, and accommodation for 2,000 people, the Ulysses is the largest ferry of its kind in the world, ICG said. The vessel, which is expected to arrive at Dublin port on Sunday, will enter service on ICG's route between Dublin and Holyhead in Wales in a month's time, it said


Navios Maritime Takes Delivery of Navios Ulysses

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. took delivery of the Navios Ulysses, a 2007-built, 55,728 dwt Ultra Handymax vessel. The Navios Ulysses commenced a five-year time charter at a net daily rate of $31,281.


CSX Lines Picks Ulysses

CSX Lines announced today its decision to deploy the Task Assistant™ Quality and Safety package from Ulysses Systems on all 17 vessels and in land-based offices. A detailed review of all major Safety Management Systems (SMS) available to the maritime industry found that Task Assistant was not only the most effective, but could also provide the most significant cost and time savings. "We chose Task Assistant primarily because of its potential to reduce confusion and help focus our


Heavy Capacity Barge from Gunderson

Gunderson Inc. has launched a high-capacity deck cargo barge from its side-launch ways along the Willamette River. The barge, Signet Ulysses, was delivered to Signet Maritime of Houston. Signet Ulysses is an ocean-going, 300 x 100 x 20 ft. barge with an extremely high load capacity of 4,100 lbs. per sq. ft. of deck area. Signet designed its parabolic bow and specified corrugated bulkheads for strength and ease of cleaning


Innovation on the Irish Sea

Nordic prowess in ferry technology, coupled with Irish business verve, is set to take the sector to a new highpoint as regards the concentration of wheeled freight capacity in a RoRo passenger vessel. Built in the cruise ferry mold, Irish Ferries' 50,000-gt Ulysses embodies 4,100 lane-meters of garaging for trucks on four decks. The vessel is an eloquent testament to the operator's robust traffic development, and its perception of new opportunities arising from unprecedented growth in the


BP Shipping Goes Live with Task Assistant

Ulysses Systems and BP Shipping have announced that Task Assistant(tm) has gone live. Task Assistant(tm) will be rolled out to the fleet as each new building enters service. BP Shipping is using Task Assistant(tm) to re-engineer its information systems in order to support a proposed doubling of its fleet size. Task Assistant(tm) will be used to integrate documentation, implement new procedures resulting from recent mergers and new regulations such as ISM, STCW 95 and ILO 180


Irish Ferries Dock with A&P Group

A&P Group announces the successful dry dockings of three Irish Ferries vessels. Ulysses, one of the world’s largest car ferries, was the first to dry dock at A&P Southampton in January. This 50,938 grt vessel, which operates between Holyhead (North Wales) and Dublin City (Ireland), has capacity for 2000 persons and up to 260 articulated vehicles on or 1,342 cars on four decks and has the equivalent of 4km of roadway for articulated vehicles onboard


Golar LNG Invests in System to Promote Safety

Responding to global demands for heightened environmental responsibility, ship safety and the desire to drive increased efficiency and profitability, Golar LNG will install the Task Assistant TM suite of maritime software from Ulysses Systems on all company vessels and in land-based offices. Task Assistant TM will provide planned maintenance, purchasing, crewing, and quality and safety applications to Golar. The move follows a reference directly given by one of the leading industry


Ultra Slow Ships to Reduce Emissions

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From January 1,  2011, 13 partners from nine European countries have been working on the project ULYSSES, funded by EU's Seventh Framework Programme, in order to develop environmentally friendly concept of ultra-slow ships. The budget for this EU project is over € 3.5 million. With climate change coming to the forefront of society's perception, there is increasing pressure on all industries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the efficiency and the maritime


UK Shipyard Spotlights Ferry 'Bespoke Eco-Packages'

Ferries: Image credit Northlink Ferries/Cammell Laird

Cammell Laird says it has developed one of the most advanced ‘bespoke environmental’ packages for ferries in the shipyard industry, following its strongest year of trading in the sector. Cammell Laird technical manager Paul Ashcroft  said ‘a massive challenge and


Cammell Laird Environmental Package Targets Ferry Market

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Birkenhead shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird said it has developed an advanced shipyard environmental package for ferries, following its strongest year of trading in the sector. Cammell Laird said it has docked 24 ferries between 2013 and the beginning of 2014 and


Heavy Cargo Barge 'Prometheus' Launched at Gunderson Yard

Scots Pipers at Launch: Image credit Marcon

Brokers Marcon International were in attendance and inform of the launch of the 300’ x 100’ x 20’ heavy deck cargo barge “Prometheus” (Hull No. 104) built and designed by Gunderson Marine, Portland, Oregon, for Ulysses LLC.


Irish Ferries Increase Dublin-Holyhead Capacity

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Irish Ferries has chartered the Epsilon (built in 2011) to supplement its existing Ireland to Britain services. The ship will provide two additional departures per day in each direction which will result in an increase in the company’s schedule to a maximum of twelve sailings between Dublin


This Day in Coast Guard History – Oct. 6

1881-At daylight the crew of Station No. 1, First District (Carrying Point Cove, West Quoddy Head, Maine), sighted a schooner at anchor some four miles east-southeast of the station. She did not appear to be in distress, and as no signal was made it was supposed she had simply anchored to await


Navios 3Q, 9 Mo. Report

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NM) , a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company, today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2008. "We believe that Navios' flexible business model and conservative strategy


Film Offers Modern Looks at Underwater Life

The Silent World will expose discoveries that are as vibrant and beautiful today as they were when first exposed 50 years ago. At the film’s beginning, viewers follow a group of scuba divers wearing a new Aqualung technology to their destination, a motion-picture studio 65 feet under the sea


Celebrating 75 Years of Ship Design

In 2005, Robert Allan Ltd will celebrate its 75th year of continuous business as a firm of Consulting Naval Architects. From its base in Vancouver, the company serves the international marine community with a wide range of specialized workboat designs, as it has done since its inception


A&P Busy in the Ferry Refit Season

The various yards in A&P are well into the ‘ferry refit’ season, with the latest contract being Irish Continental Lines’ 50,938 grt passenger/car ferry Ulysses, which is currently in A&P Birkenhead. This yard is also currently repairing NorseMerchant Ferries’ 9,368 grt Merchant Bravery.


Lyras Urges for Transparency

"A massive decrease in the number of tanker operators is highly likely in the future as oil companies become increasingly exposed to liabilities related to their transport supply chain," Dimitris Lyras, advisor to the board of Ulysses Systems


Industry Pays Tribute to Innovation Awards Winners

Winners of the Lloyd’s List-SMM 2002 Awards for innovation in shipbuilding and marine technology were announced in the Hamburg Congress Centre last night (September 24) at a gala ceremony which brought day one of the world’s biggest maritime fair to a glittering conclusion.


Irish Ferry Emerges from Refit at A&P Falmouth

On the evening of June 7th, A&P Falmouth welcomed the Irish Ferries passenger vessel Isle of Innisfree to its dry docks for repairs. This vessel represents the fourth Irish Ferries vessel to dock with A&P Group during 2002, following the dry docking of the Ulysses and Isle of Inishmore in


Northrop Grumman Names Retired Rear Adm. Yount To Head Operations At Avondale Facility

Grumman Corporation announced today that Rear Adm. George R. Yount, USN (Ret.), has been named vice president of the company's Ship Systems sector, with responsibility for operations at the Avondale facility. Rear Adm. Yount, 55, will join Ship Systems' senior management team in mid-January


Trinity Yachts Signs Contract To Build 192 ft. Yacht

Trinity Yachts, Inc. will build for a New Zealand client a 192 ft. global explorer yacht to be delivered in the fall of 2001. This yacht will be the first of Trinity Yachts Explorer Series and features large capacities for fuel, water, provisions and tenders in order to allow cruising for extended


Plug & Play

Cruise lines, perhaps more than any other segment of the shipping market, have eagerly adopted advanced integrated bridge systems to help protect not only passenger, crews and reputations, but also the more than half-billion dollar homes within which they reside. Furuno






 
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