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SD Builds Tractor Tug Replica Model


San Marcos, California-based SD Model Makers delivered three replica models of a 100-foot tractor tug to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland, Wash. The 24-inch scale model ship replicated the Nichols Brothers lasts build -- the second of two new 100' x 40' Z-drive ship assist tractor tugs. The tugs are the most technically and environmentally advanced equipment available. "SD Model Makers has provided Nichols with a fine-crafted model of our tractor tug. The attention to detail has captured the vessels complexity and characteristics. Using this model at our future tradeshows will illustrate to potential customers the vessels aspects and features. Captain Brad and his team were very accommodating and were a pleasure to work with," said Lacey Greene, Sales and Marketing Representative of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders.   SD Model Makers owner, Captain Brad Poulos explained, "We specialize in making museum quality replica ship models. We have built scale ship models of all types of workboats -- container ships, tug boats, LNG carriers, OSVs - even offshore oil platforms. Customers use them as gifts, office displays or trade show exhibits in any size or scale for ship builders, boat yards and vessel owners. This is a core competency of our business."

New Model LNG Carrier at Port Revel

Photo courtesy Port Revel

In 2009, Sogreah, a firm of consulting engineers working in the fields of water, energy and the environment, launched the Otello, a 1:25 scale model of one of the world’s largest container carriers. This event was part of the celebrations to mark the extension of its shiphandling training center, Port Revel. On March 29, to open the 2010 season, Sogreah will launch the latest addition to its fleet, the Q-Max, a faithful reproduction of a 1

Mandatory Future for Ship Recycling

Elements of the voluntary Guidelines on Ship Recycling will now be considered for mandatory implementation following a decision made by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine and Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). After some general discussion on the issue of ship recycling, the Committee established a working group and asked this group to identify elements of the IMO Ship Recycling Guidelines which may be suitable for mandatory implementation

"140 Years of Hamburg Süd" Exhibition Opens


From 15 November 2011 to 25 March 2012, the special exhibition “140 Years of Hamburg Süd” can be viewed at the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg. It allows a unique glimpse into the history of the shipping group – with a host of  historical paintings, posters and model ships. The occasion for the special exhibition is the 140th anniversary of Hamburg Süd, which was founded on 4 November 1871 by eleven eminent Hamburg merchants and ship owners

First 3-D Printer Ship Model

3-D Printer Model USNS Comfort: Photo credit NSWC

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock complete a fabricated model of the hospital ship 'USNS Comfort'. The state-of-the-art 3-D printer, which is one of four in the United States, provides Carderock with the capability to deliver large, complex ship models. Additionally, the ship models require less assembly time and can be fabricated unattended, 24 hours a day. "3D printing technology is currently being used in industry to produce parts

Tidetech to Supply NAPA Ship Tidal Prediction Data

Singapore-Malacca Straits: Image credit Tidetech

Tidetech and NAPA have agreed the supply of tidal current prediction data for ship optimisation fuel saving, initially for South East Asia and UK–Europe. Tidetech applies the science of oceanography to create data models that benefit commercial shipping – cruise ships, ferries, container ships, tankers – and offshore operations. Following a successful three-month trial aboard a 8,530DWT cruise ship – using Tidetech’s Singapore and Malacca Straits models

CAD/CAM: Producing Better, More Cost Efficient Ships

The advent of software solutions has infiltrated nearly every sector of the maritime market - from propulsion performance monitoring packages to personnel. It arguably has had no greater impact, though, than in the design and construction of new vessels. CAD/CAM/CAE programs are invaluable assets to the designer, builder and operator of vessels of all sizes and dimensions. Not only do advanced programs allow for the creation of the an efficient and cost effective ship structure and

Engine Room Simulator Upgrade, Bodin Maritime School

Photo courtesy Saltwater PR

Kongsberg Maritime's Simulation division has recently signed a new contract with Bodin Maritime School for an extensive upgrade of its existing engine room simulator. The upgrade will make the school the most modern and comprehensive engine room simulator facility in Norway, with the ability to offer a range of exercises for training and courses on different levels. As part of the upgrade, the existing engine room simulator will be extended to include an additional full mission engine room

Transas Develops Sim Model of World’s Largest Bulk Carrier

Transas Marine has developed a ship model of a 400,000 DWT Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC), the largest bulk carrier in the world. The model was developed for Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM). With advanced visualization engine in Transas Navigational Simulator and high fidelity modelling effects of Transas' Virtual Ship Yard modelling software, new VLOC model guarantees a realistic perception of seafaring conditions.

Rapp Marine Equips Pelagic Fleet Trawlers

Image: Rapp Marine

Rapp Marine has received two new orders for the supply of complete electrical deck machinery packages for the two pelagic trawlers, Rockall and Themis, announced Morten Stenkjær, VP Sales Fisheries Rapp Marine.   Rapp Marine signed the contract in March 2016 with the shipbuilder Karstensens Skibsværft in Skagen, Denmark, for these two newbuildings. Astrid Fiskeri AS in Skagen owns Rockall, while Themis is owned by Themis Fiskeri AS in Thyborøn.  

ABB Turbocharger PM Model Demonstrates RoI

Approximately 200,000 ABB turbochargers are in operation across the globe on ships, power stations, gen-sets, diesel locomotives and large, off-highway  vehicles. Image ABB

Independent study demonstrates that ABB’s Preventive Maintenance model for turbochargers achieves significant cost and operational benefits ABB announced study results which show a 202% return on investment (ROI) from using ABB Preventive Maintenance

Eagle Bulk and Partners Receive SHIPPINGInsight Award

Photo: Eric Haun

The 2016 SHIPPINGInsight Award was presented to Eagle Bulk Shipping, and its technology partners Veson Nautical and Accuritas Global Solutions, at the SHIPPINGInsight 2016 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition in Stamford, Conn.  

Overcoming the Propeller Supply Bottleneck

Image: Hydrocomp

Hydrocomp’s ProCad facilitates in-house Process Control of Propeller Design and Manufacture.   Maritime Tactical Systems Inc. (MARTAC) is a Florida-based company building next-generation unmanned vessels for military applications

Inmarsat’s LISW17 set stage for Digital future of Maritime

Image courtesy LondonInternational Shipping Week2017

Inmarsat has announced plans in support of its diamond sponsor commitment for London International Shipping Week, 11-15 September 2017 (LISW17) by staging three key events focusing on the maritime industry’s digital future. To coincide with the official launch of LISW17 on October 19th

Norsafe Eyes Military Sector

Photo: Norsafe

Following on it success in the military and professional sector, Norsafe said it will exhibit at Euronaval in Paris Le Bourget, from October 17-21, 2016. “Our business in the military sector is growing year on year and we want to capitalize on this so by exhibiting at Euronaval we can

Chinese Leasing Companies Role in Ship Finance

Graph: Clarksons Research

 Clarksons Research takes a look at Asian shipping finance that has increased in prominence globally with finance from the traditional lending base more difficult for many to access since the global financial crisis.   Within this wider trend

World's First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships: Shell to Supply Fuel

(Photo: Shell)

Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) signed a supply agreement with Carnival Corporation & plc (Carnival) to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel two of the world’s largest passenger cruise ships. Under the agreement, Shell will supply LNG for the world’s first LNG-powered cruise

Measuring Noise Levels of Cavitating Propellers

Figure 1: Cavitation pattern on the propeller of the research catamaran

As underwater radiated noise levels in the oceans increases, MARIN has investigated just how much cavitating propellers are to blame.   Traditionally, underwater radiated noise is mainly of interest for naval vessels and fishery research ships

Maersk Supply Service Names Karstensen CEO

Steen S. Karstensen (Photo: Maersk)

Steen S. Karstensen has been appointed CEO of Maersk's offshore services arm, Maersk Supply Service, with effect from October 24.   Karstensen comes from a position as Chief Procurement Officer and takes over from Jørn Madsen

Consolidation, Greater focus on Risk Management and Higher Finance Costs - BIMCO


BIMCO has today published the next in its series of reports looking at the “road to recovery” for dry bulk shipping beyond the current market difficulties. The foundation for the new report follows the conclusion of BIMCO’s previous analysis – that due to the severity of

Bimco Publishes Dry Bulk Crisis Report

Philippe Louis-Dreyfus. Photo: BIMCO

 BIMCO has published the next in its series of reports looking at the “road to recovery” for dry bulk shipping beyond the current market difficulties.    The foundation for the new report follows the conclusion of BIMCO’s previous analysis – that due to the

Interview: Todd Schauer - President, American Salvage Association

Todd Schauer

Todd Schauer is Director of Operations at Resolve Marine Group, as well as President of the American Salvage Association. After graduating from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a degree in Naval Architecture in 1991, he followed that up with graduate degrees in Naval Architecture

Lifetime Assessment for Deepwater Moorings

Photo: SBM Offshore

Mooring integrity is an important concern in the offshore industry [1]. Mooring leg failures can have  significant consequences, such as temporary shutdowns and require unplanned, thus expensive, repairs. On the other hand, an over dimensioned design leads to higher loads acting on the

BIMCO Raises Concern on Global Sulphur Cap Implementation

Graph:  International Chamber of Shipping

 BIMCO raises serious concern over data on available fuel ahead of MEPC decision on global sulphur cap implementation date.   BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, has today voiced serious concerns about some of the conclusions of the official study that

DNV GL Brings Wind Industry Leaders Together in “Validation of Turbulence Models”

Photo: DNV GL

 Together with global partners, DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and renewables certification body, has launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to develop a new Best Practice for the validation of turbulence models.   

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