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Panama Canal Goes Live with EDCS

The Panama Canal Authority issued an Advisory stating that the Electronic Data Collection System (EDCS) has gone live. All electronic forms are available. Through June 30, vessels may continue to submit certain information by non-electronic means, but priority will be given electronic submittals. Advisory 22-2004 (HK Law).


ASAP Supplies Celebrates 25 Years

Image: ASAP Supplies

On April 1, 2014, it will be 25 years since Peter Edwards & Mark Reynolds officially started trading as ASAP Supplies. At 36 and 26 respectively, they were working for a marine engine supply company, and when the company stopped promoting the smaller engines and spares, they found they greatly missed spending time working with customers and solving their technical problems. Their aim and passion was to bring value to customers through technical support and knowledge


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


John S. James Closes the Information Gap

John S. James Co. Closes the Information Gap with IES Technology.     IES, Ltd., a leading provider of logistics and compliance software solutions to the global marketplace, announces the rollout of its Forwarder Suite at international freight forwarder and customs broker John S. James Co. The software was selected to provide the company with one central point of connectivity, streamline operations and realize productivity improvements.    


MarineCFO raises the bar for OMC

Offshore Marine Contractors to implement MarineCFO Enterprise Software. MarineCFO Inc., a provider of Marine Software including On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel, Fleet Maintenance and Financial Management Software Solutions to the Marine Transportation Industry, announced today that Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc. has chosen to implement the full MarineCFO Enterprise software suite. Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc


Konecranes in Global Supply Chain Collaboration

E2open selected by Konecranes, as its collaborative execution platform, which has gone live with Konecranes’ supply base. The E2open Business Network provides Konecranes and its suppliers with a cloud-based multi-enterprise platform for automated information exchange, collaborative order and inventory management, and real-time insight into supplier commitments and issue resolutions. “We have already onboarded over a fifth of our major suppliers in less than two months


M/S Zuiderdam Goes Live with Fidelio Cruise

Following inaugural events in Fort Lauderale during December 2002 during where Holland America Line showcased the new vessel to more than 13,000 travel agents, guests and alumni, m/s Zuiderdam has now commenced its year-round Caribbean Cruise program. M/s Zuiderdam, with a capacity of 1848 passengers, is the first of the Vista class vessels to be installed with the latest version of the Fidelio Cruise Ship's Property Management System offering an integrated management system to the vessel


CIBER Delivers Harbor Safety Initiative

CIBER, Inc. is delivering a Harbor Management and Security (HMS) packaged application solution for the US Coast Guard and the State of Hawaii to simultaneously improve port safety and security, maritime commerce efficiencies, and maritime domain awareness through a centralized, "one-stop shopping" Internet-based system. In a public/private partnership approach, CIBER's HMS system provides the engine for sharing port safety, security and commerce data.


Eco-friendly Fish Wellboat to be Built by Havyard

Formal Signing: Photo credit Havyard Ship Technology

Herøy-based shipping company orders a specialised live fish transport vessel from Havyard Ship Technology's yard in Leirvik, Norway. Delivery of the first ship is due in January 2014 with the option for delivery of a similar ship six months later. Each wellboat has an estimated value of NOK 250 million. The Havyard 587 design has three large cylinder tanks for live fish with a capacity of 3250 cubic. The wellboat is nearly 85 metres long and has accommodation for 12 persons.


Port of Portland Chooses NetSuite Software

NetSuite Inc., provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced that Victoria's Port of Portland has gone live with NetSuite. Port of Portland replaced its existiny systems for financial; shipping, accounts payable and receivable; payroll and maintenance, projects and operations, with a single instance of NetSuite for financials, payroll, project management, asset management and shipping.


Seafarers Charity Aids Crew, Families of Fatal Ship Collision

Photo: Apostleship of the Sea

The dangers of shipping and fishing should not be underestimated, said seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea, following the collision of a car carrier and a fishing boat in Spanish waters. Media have reported that three crew are confirmed dead after the Baltic Breeze


US Senator John Warner Visits Namesake Submarine at NNS

Warner visit: Photo courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries inform that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has hosted a visit by former U.S. Sen. John Warner and ship's sponsor Jeanne Warner today to see the steady progress being made on the Virginia-class fast attack submarine bearing his name.


CNO Addresses Payloads, Platforms at Sea-Air-Space

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

The Navy's top admiral joined his sea service counterparts to discuss the importance of the sea services at the Sea-Air-Space Service Chief Update Panel today. Speaking to members of national and international defense industries, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm


New E2S System Signals Lifeboat Launch

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U.K. signalling manufacturer E2S Warning Signals has designed and developed a bespoke siren system to alert people nearby when an RNLI lifeboat is launching.   The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the charity that saves lives at sea


DP World's Rio de la Plata Terminal Switches to Navis N4 TOS

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Cargo movement technology experts Navis inform that DP World’s Terminales Rio de la Plata (TRP), the largest container facility in Argentina, successfully went live on the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS). A Navis SPARCS and Express customer since 1994


Scientists Train Students on Oil Spill Research

WHOI researcher Catherine Carmichael works alongside high school science teacher Shawn Walker to collect oiled sand patty samples for analysis. (Photo by Danielle Groenen, Deep-C Consortium)

As part of ongoing research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will team up with a group of high school students in Florida to collect remnants of oil from Gulf Coast beaches this week.


Two Years after Concordia Wreck, Captain Returns Aboard

Schettino's first visit aboard since 2012 shipwreck; Former captain accompanying investigators as defendant as new probe into unauthorized visit by Costa officials unfolds. The captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, went back on board on Thursday for the first time since the huge


Today in U.S. Naval History: February 27

Today in U.S. Naval History - February 27 1942 - Battle of the Java Sea, Allied Naval Force attacks Japanese invasion convoy 1973 - First airborne mine sweep in a live minefield took place in the Haiphong, Vietnam ship channel by helicopters from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron


New Shipbuilding Orders Threaten Fragile Sector Recovery

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Reuters –  Overcapacity threatens to derail a fragile recovery in the global shipping sector as ship owners and investors place orders for new vessels betting on better times, according to a recent survey. Ship owners ordered large numbers of vessels between 2007 and 2009


Bottled Water Sales to Shippers on the Rise

Photo courtesy Hutton’s Group

Hutton’s Group, a ship supplier in the U.K., reported sales of bottled water are up 30% on last year’s figures. The Hull-based supplier to the international shipping industry said it sold almost 40,000 large bottles of still water and nearly 20,000 small bottles this January alone


Floating hotel draws workers to NW Canada boom town

Hundreds of construction workers in booming northern British Columbia will take up residence this week in unique digs on board a cruise ferry revamped into a floating luxury hotel. The aging ship will help relieve a housing shortage in one busy Canadian port town already bursting ahead of a


Australian Warship Returns from Billion-Dollar Drug Interdiction

Arrival HMAS Melbourne: Photo credit RAN

Families, friends and well-wishers joined Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert and Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome home HMAS Melbourne from a successful Middle East mission.


Otto Marine Send Two AHTS to GoM, One to W. Africa

AHTS Redfish 4: Image courtesy of Otto Marine

Offshore marine services firm Otto Marine informs it has obained a total of US$24.9 million in charter contracts for three offshore vessels – Redfish 4, Go Canopus and Go Altair. Details as follows: Redfish 4, an 8,000bhp Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel equipped with dynamic


Court Finds NZ Fishing Boat 'Easy Rider' Owner Guilty

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Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says it welcomed guilty verdicts against Gloria Davis and AZ1 Enterprises Limited on charges relating to the sinking of the 'Easy Rider' with the loss of eight lives off Stewart Island in March 2012. Ms Davis is the sole director of the company that operated the


Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference

Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III, president of SEL

Thomas Alva Edison, who is considered to be one of the most prolific inventors in history, once said, “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.” His invention of the long-lasting electric light bulb was exactly what the world needed and has revolutionized


 
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