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Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp of Salisbury, MD delivered the second of six new tugboats to Vane Brothers of Baltimore, Md. this week. Elk River will join Sassafras, the first tug that Chesapeake built for Vane Brothers, in hauling 30,000 barrel tank barges on near coastal routes. Construction is already well underway on the remaining four tugs, each of which will be delivered over the next year and a half. Elk River produces 3,000 hp with twin Caterpillar 3512 main engines through 6:1 reverse reduction gears to conventional shafts. It is equipped with a single drum hydraulic winch from JonRie of New Jersey and has accommodations for seven crew members. Elk River is 94 ft long with a 32-ft beam, and a 13-ft depth. Chesapeake Shipbuilding built Elk River in a controlled indoor environment, in one of their new hull fabrication buildings. The tug was then rolled out to the launch way where it was side launched into the Wicomico River. Chesapeake has upgraded its facility greatly in recent years to increase its production capacity and efficiency. Chesapeake Shipbuilding designs and builds steel commercial and industrial vessels between 90 and 300 ft. The yard has upgraded its production capacity significantly in recent years, by building two new hull fabrication buildings and investing in automated equipment
New IMOS6 (Integrated Maritime Operations System) Bunker Management Solution Helps Enhance Voyage Profitability BOSTON, MA and STAMFORD, CT – March 21, 2011– At the Connecticut Maritime Association 2011 Shipping Exposition today Veson Nautical, the premier provider of maritime commercial management and trading software solutions, announced Phase II of the company’s IMOS6 Bunker Management Module. Veson’s newest offering helps professionals manage their overall
With the recent increases in bunker prices the question of the quantity of received bunkers has re-appeared creating the problems of alleged short deliveries of this costly material. Some of the methods and techniques which are used by the bunker barges delivering fuel to avoid full delivery, or at least make the vessel believe that it has received its full contracted amount, appear to range from at best most devious to the outright scandalous.
The bunker industry is witnessing interesting times. Throughout the last 12 months, prices have doubled for many grades of fuel, reaching unparalleled levels. At the same time, the industry has seen the launch of the first serious Internet-based marine fuels sales operations. While apparently unconnected, both developments have had a similar effect on the industry. They have underlined the importance of training and education for those in the bunker business
OW Bunker confirmed an increase in demand for bunkers across the Pacific Islands, resulting from a further strengthening in trade between Australia, China, Indonesia and India and further growth in the domestic cruise industry. OW Bunker Australia, which acts as the OW Bunker Group's purchasing centre for the region, has reported that the Pacific Islands are experiencing an increase in demand for marine fuel as Australia's commodities markets and marine tourism industries continue on a
Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) considers operational feasibility of LNG bunkering A Joint Industry Project (JIP), co-funded through MPA’s MINT fund, is aimed to provide recommendations to the Singapore government authorities on enabling LNG bunkering in Singapore, ensuring operational safety, alignment with industry expectations and best practice, and compliance with relevant international rules, regulations and standards.
Venezuelan's Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) will begin selling bunker fuel via two Internet sites later this month, its first sales project across the Web, a company official said. PDVSA will offer fuel from its terminal in Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island to shipping companies via two industry Internet sites: www.oceanconnect.com and www.bunkerstem.com. "I believe that before the end of the month, in one or two weeks, we will be selling fuel (over the Internet)," said Rafael Vilagut
Fuel testing agency Lintec says bunker alerts are in danger of becoming junk mail. Rather than being the technical tool they claim to be, the increasing number of bunker alerts shows them up as being quasi-promotional tools which attempt to drum up fuel testing business by needlessly alarming the customer. "Owners should be cautious with respect to automatically generated bunker alerts," says John Dixon, managing director of Lintec Testing Services.
Dutch superyacht builders Heesen unveil their new range at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Presently, at the Monaco Yacht Show , Heesen directors Fabio Ermetto and Hans Boerakker, together with Piet and Perry van Oossanen from Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Frank Laupman from Omega Architects gathered at the Yacht Club de Monaco to present the new Heesen range to the yachting community, informs 'Yachting Pages'. Fabio Ermetto
Earlier this spring, the worldwide bunker trading company, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., announced that they will open an office in the Middle East in July 2013. In this connection Pooja Sangani, who started as a Bunker Trader with Dan-Bunkering in 2011, will join the company’s new office in Dubai, where she will contribute with her extensive expertise within the bunker industry.
The worldwide supplier of bunker fuels, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. will shortly open another office – this time in Dubai. In this connection, Bunker Trader Anders Bønnelykke will relocate from Middelfart to join the new office.
ITIC revealed how an invoicing error led to a shipbroker being asked to foot the bill for a bunker supply amounting to more than three-quarters of a million dollars. In its latest Claims Review, ITIC cites the case of a chartering broker which arranged a fixture for a voyage from the Black Sea
The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) issued a news release stating that four persons are being charged with corrupt practices for conspiring to engage in illegal bunkering activity. A Bunkering Deal Gone Awry The bunkering industry in Singapore is a lucrative business with more
The Dubai office of worldwide bunker trading company, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., will be beneficiated by yet another Bunker Trader, Arjun Sundar, relocating from Denmark. Arjun is originally from India but has been working with Dan-Bunkering in Middelfart since 2011
Worldwide supplier of bunker fuels, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., is now expanding its activities to Dubai. The Danish owned company is already located in all major time zones with offices in Denmark (Middelfart and Copenhagen), Kaliningrad, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore
The bunker sector has entered into close collaboration to better guarantee the quality and quantity of bunkering supplied in the port of Rotterdam. To that aim, Hendrik Muilerman on behalf of the Netherlands Petroleum Industry Association (VNPI)
KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, appointed Rob Atkinson as Vice CEO for the group and Jesper Rasmussen as Managing Director for its North American operations. Rob Atkinson has held a senior position in the company
The worldwide supplier and bunker trading company, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., appointed Kasper Fulton Stiedl as Managing Director of the office in Dubai, which is expected to open in July 2013. Kasper has been with Dan-Bunkering for 17 years and started as a trainee in Copenhagen, Denmark
In his newly published book, industry expert Nigel Draffin answers the key questions about LNG bunker fuel. The publishers, Petrospot, say that Nigel Draffin answers the key questions about LNG bunker fuel in his usual informative and lucid style
International Bunkering Middle East DMCC announced the promotion of Jesper Porsmose to Senior Bunker & Lubricant Trader as from May 1, 2013.
Cape Fear federal pilot launches its first pilot boat and welcomes its latest customer, US Shipping Corp. After years of using a hired launch vessel for boarding ATB's, tugs and ships at the entrance to the Cape Fear River, the Cape Fear Federal Pilots recently launched its first pilot vessel.
In a move that could change the way the maritime industry views propulsion technology, GE’s Power Conversion business increased its offshore systems portfolio with Inovelis, a podded thruster with unmatched fuel efficiency and overall performance.
Odfjell published their first quarter 2013 results, reporting EBITDA of $27 million which they said reflects a slightly better chemical tanker market and higher terminal earnings. Time charter results up 8% compared to last quarter. Odfjell said the chemical tanker market improved slightly the
The Danish owned worldwide supplier of bunker fuels, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., already has offices in Denmark (Middelfart and Copenhagen), China (Shanghai and Beijing), Russia, Singapore, Monaco, and the U.S. and will shortly open their latest addition to the Dan-Bunkering group in Dubai.
Crowley Maritime Corporation's petroleum services group is entering the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market by acquiring Carib Energy LLC. Florida-based Carib Energy, founded in 2011, was the first company to receive a small scale, 25-year, LNG export license from the U.S