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Finnegan Joins Drew Marine As Manager

The Drew Marine Division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company has elected John C. "Jack" Finnegan as manager of new business development. Finnegan, who comes to Drew Marine from Newport News Shipbuilding, will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities to expand the range of products and services Drew Marine offers to the marine industry. He will also manage start-up operation and global implementation for the company's new business ventures and product lines.


ClassNK Issues New Rules for Inland Waterway Ships

Inland waterways vessel

  Leading classification society ClassNK has released new technical rules and guidance for the survey and construction of inland waterway ships. As a result of ClassNK’s recent expansion of its global activities, in particular across South America, the number of inland waterway ships on the ClassNK register has continued to grow, accounting for 15% of all vessels classed over the past year alone. In order to support this growing market and ensure the safety of the inland


Response Marine Develops New Pilot Boat

The new P-310 pilot boat developed by Response Marine is designed to meet the need for a small, fast pilot and transport boat with a low operating and start-up cost. The P-310 is a relatively deep V hull (18-degree transom) with increasingly steep mid and forward sections, designed to deliver a smooth ride. The first hull was built by Viking Welding in Kensington, NH, for use by Eastern Point Pilots, which provides pilot, transport and tow services along the northeaster coast of Massachusetts


ISS Appoint Romi Kaushai Asia Pacific Operations V-P

Romi Kaushai: Photo courtesy of ISS

International maritime services provider, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), has appointed Romi Kaushal as Executive Vice President of Operations for their Asia Pacific region. With extensive experience in operations and shore based management, Romi has worked in senior commercial and operational positions across the globe. He was also a Principal Consultant for KPMG, CEO for the Emirates Shipping Line in Hong Kong and has held shipping roles in Hamburg, New York, Dubai and Montreal


Intergraph and The Napa Group to Collaborate

Intergraph and the Napa Group will collaborate to improve the interfacing to integrate each other’s shipbuilding and offshore structure software solutions as well as create new capabilities. A mutual arrangement allows the companies to use existing features inherent in their software offerings. Intergraph’s SmartMarine™ Enterprise suite, including its next-generation, data-centric, rules-driven SmartMarine 3D modeling and visualization solution


Evergreen Line Extends Indian Ocean Network

Evergreen Line is teaming up with United Africa Feeder Line (UAFL) to extend its service network in the Indian Ocean. Evergreen announce a new ISC-Mauritius-Mozambique-Africa (IMMA) Service linking the Indian sub-continent, Indian Ocean Islands and Mozambique will be launched in late April.

 Employing three 2,500 TEU vessels, the biweekly service will have its inaugural sailing from Karachi on the 22nd of April 2-13


Stork Reaches Out to Improve Safety

Photo: Stork

Stork Technical Services held its second REACHing Out forum as the company aims to improve safety engagement with its employee community, customers and wider oil and gas industry. More than 70 business leaders and safety experts from across the UK attended the thought leadership event which was held at the Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen. Erik-Jan Bijvank, SVP – UK & Africa, said, “REACHing Out delivered on our key aims for the event – to engage with our peers


Kursiu Linija Joins Forces with Eimskip

Kursiu Linija has sold a fifty percent share of its equity to Icelandic transport company Eimskip. The deal gives Kursiu Linija resources to continue its growth and develop new intra European services, and continues Eimskip’s strategy of becoming a transport leader, offering total services in the North Atlantic through a network linking key ports in Europe. Lithuania-based K ursiu Linija has an expected turnover of approximately $76.6m in 2006 compared to $58.8m in 2005


BG Global LNG Appoints New VP

BG Global LNG appointed David Maxwell to the leadership team of the Global LNG business, according to a Chron.com report. As vice president and general manager, LNG Business Development, Maxwell will be responsible for developing new LNG opportunities in Asia Pacific for BG as well as helping to realize existing opportunities. Maxwell was with Woodside where he was director, Gas and Marketing and was involved in the development of Woodside's natural gas and LNG portfolio


Kongsberg Maritime Presents Green Ship strategy at SMM

With the power to monitor, control and improve environmental performance whilst reducing operational costs, Kongsberg Maritime's integrated ship systems are giving shipowners the tools to go green. Going green is a major focus within the shipping industry right now, so there's no better place than SMM 2008 to present this new Green Ship strategy to the maritime world. Kongsberg Maritime, as a supplier of integrated ship systems, can play a crucial role in the optimal operation of ships


Satellite Images Reveal Ocean Acidification

Pic: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

 Ocean acidification can now be seen from space, highlighting an ongoing danger of climate change and revealing the regions most at risk.   Pioneering techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionize the way that marine biologists and climate


Glasgow-Singapore Green Ship Deal On

(Image: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore)

A new research collaboration between A*STAR’s IHPC, Sembcorp Marine Ltd, University of Glasgow and UGS aims to  make a ship’s voyage more smooth sailing by improving its hydrodynamics and energy efficiency.  The four organizations today signed a memorandum of understanding


UNDP and IMO Chiefs Meet

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark with IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu (Photo: IMO)

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark met International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu at IMO Headquarters on January 20, where the two highlighted common commitment to sustainable development and discussed the important role of maritime


Innovative Financing Increases Infrastructure Unvestment

Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Last July, President Obama announced the Build America Investment Initiative, an Administration-wide effort aimed at boosting private investment in our nation’s infrastructure. And Friday, Vice President Biden announced new steps that federal agencies are taking to bring private sector


Dun & Bradstreet is First SBFE Certified Vendor

Small Business Financial Exchange

 Dun & Bradstreet, the world's most trusted source of commercial data and insight, today became the first certified vendor of the Small Business Financial Exchange, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary SBFE, LLC. As an SBFE Certified Vendor™


India: Shipping Firms Should Consider Loan Restructuring

Nitin Gadkari

Indian minister for shipping, Nitin Gadkari, says that was a dire need for restructuring of shipping companies’ debt and suggested the finance ministry to talk to banks for more flexibility towards the maritime sector.   Nitin Gadkari, the minister for shipping


Training Initiative by BW Offshore & Seagull

BW Offshore & Seagulls Training Initiative

  BWO Offshore and Seagull Oil & Gas are cooperating to develop industry-leading training material for the offshore industry. Building on a training relationship stretching back almost two decades, BW Offshore and Seagull are developing new training material to cover BW


Panama Canal to Develop New Port

Panama Canal Board of Directors Approves Development of New Port

  The Panama Canal Board of Directors this week formally approved the development and construction of a transshipment port in Panama’s Corozal region. Upon completion, the port will have the capacity to handle more than five million TEUs within a 120-hectare area at the Canal’s


Panama Canal Board Approves New Port Plans

Photo: Panama Canal Authority

State-of-the-art facility in Corozal receives green light from canal’s board of directors   The Panama Canal board of directors this week formally approved the development and construction of a transshipment port in Panama’s Corozal region


Westerhoud Steps Down as President of ECT

Jan Westerhoud (Photo: ECT)

Jan Westerhoud, President of Europe Container Terminals (ECT), will step down and retire from the company effective January 1, 2015, the company announced today in a press release.   This decision was made in consultation with main shareholder Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), ECT noted


50 Millionth Ton of Oil from RN-Uvatneftegaz

RN-Uvatneftegaz is a subsidiary of Rosneft. The Uvat project is a cluster of 17 licensed blocks with about 338 million tons recoverable reserves of oil and condensate.

  RN-Uvatneftegaz, a subsidiary of Rosneft, produced 50 millionth ton of oil since the start of Uvat project implementation in 2004. In 10 years of enterprise performance the annual oil output increased almost by 10 times – from 1


WSS Launches New Cleaning Solutions

Photo courtesy of WSS

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has developed a new range of marine cleaning solutions which aim to assist seafarers in meeting standards for safe and hygienic working practices at sea. The Unitor EasyClean Galley and Accommodation range allows shipowners the flexibility to choose the most


Keeping Their Cool – Marine Clutches and Brakes

Wichita provides expertise in such applications allowing it to add value to the design process as well as providing innovative materials and solutions for a wide range of marine applications

The marine environment is extremely harsh and delivering equipment capable of performing reliably and efficiently requires expert design engineers combined with advanced materials technology. Neil Wright, Managing Director of Wichita Clutch, assesses the requirements of modern marine clutches and


BP's New Core Flood Robot EOR Techniques

World’s first Core Flood Robot for EOR

BP announced today that it is now operating the world’s first robotic coreflooding system. The Core Flood Robot is the most recent addition to BP’s programme of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) research facilities. Coreflooding is one of the most important techniques used to identify and


Moroccan Frigate Docked for Maintenance

Tarik Ben Ziyad in drydock, ready for repairs (Photo: Damen)

Dutch-built, multi-mission naval vessel at Damen Shiprepair Brest for first scheduled docking The Royal Moroccan Navy’s frigate Tarik BenZiyad has returned to the Damen Shipyards Group for its first routine drydocking after three years of operation






 
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