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New SNAME Ship Geometry Book

The Geometry of Ships, now available from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), presents the theoretical basis for these hull modeling systems and the procedures for computing hull geometric, buoyancy and other properties by mathematical methods utilizing such models. Written by SNAME Life Member John S. Letcher, Jr., author of over 30 publications on computer-aided design and analysis of boats, ships and marine structures, this new book emphasizes the nomenclature and fundamentals underlying several different methods of hull geometrical modeling to provide the understanding needed to use intelligently both existing and future tools. The Geometry of Ships can be ordered online at www.sname.org/publications_catalog.htm (and click the “Go To New Titles” button) or by calling 1+(800) 798-2188 (in the U.S. & Canada) or 1+(201) 499-5068. $40.00 ($35.00 for SNAME members, $30.00 for student members), plus shipping.


Discover Welding with the Weld Force

Operation: ARC

Contemporary book project opens the door to welding and all its uses, in an easy-to-understand and entertaining way Entitled 'Operation: ARC', this new book just brought out by Fronius takes a radically new approach to acquainting outsiders with welding technology. It introduces the basics of welding and its uses to a broad public, on nearly 90 easy-reading pages packed with exciting and informative cartoon stories


New Book on Legal Aspects of Bunkering

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Petrospot Limited has recently published Legal Issues in Bunkering: An Introduction to the Law Relating to the Sale and Use of Marine Fuels: a new book by barrister and legal consultant Trevor Harrison. The book offers an accessible overview of the legal aspects of bunkering, distilling salient points and summarizing the more arcane elements of the subject. The book is not intended as a substitute for professional help or casebooks on shipping law


New SNAME Book

The latest research developments covering aspects of ship powering prediction and the performance of unconventional propulsors are highlighted in Marine Powering Prediction And Propulsors, now available from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). Written by Neil Bose, Professor of Maritime Hydrodynamics and Manager of the Australian Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Centre at the University of Tasmania, this new book includes descriptions of propeller-ice interaction


First International Marine Forensics Symposium Announced

April 3 – 5, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel near Washington, DC   Join us for the largest gathering of world renowned scientists, archaeologists, oceanographers, engineers and authors, led by ‘Titanic’ Director and Deep Sea Underwater Explorer and Inventor of Autonomous Underwater 3-D Cameras, James Cameron Discover how underwater exploration, technology and marine forensics have changed history


Panama Canal Debuts Revised Measurement, Pricing

Following a recommendation from the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), the Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama today approved a new measurement and pricing system for full container vessels and other vessel types with on-deck container carrying capacity. “The bottom line is that we simply closed a loophole that prevented us from charging for containers carried on-deck,” said Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta


Life at Sea in Container Ships Extraordinay Says New Book

Cover of the book: Image courtesy of Amazon

Author Horatio Clare joined two container ships for voyages that led to the recent publication of his book 'Down To The Sea In Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men', available from Amazon for Kindle, or as a hardback. Amazon introduce the book as follows: For millennia, the seaways have carried our goods, cultures and ideas, the terrors of war and the bounties of peace - and they have never been busier than they are today


New Book Examines DNV's 150-year History

Historic ship registers. (Photo courtesy DNV GL)

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) began in 1864 as a small Norwegian classification society, and in the 150 years since, has grown into one of the world’s largest enterprises of its kind with the formation of DNV GL in 2013. As part of the group’s anniversary celebration, DNV GL launched a book entitled “Building Trust: the History of DNV 1864-2014,” telling the tale of the organization’s development throughout its 150-year history


Trade Ship Offers Compact SeaLiner C

Trade Ship, Inc. announces a new version of SeaLiner Enterprise (Enterprise), its flagship software. SeaLiner Enterprise is a comprehensive, integrated shipping line solution targeted at running the world's largest shipping lines. This newest version, SeaLiner C, is designed for smaller shipping lines that want mature, highly available systems, but without all the features the multi-trade lines require. SeaLiner C is the ideal solution for many smaller sized shipping lines


NCV Uses Moore Stephens

Specialist cruise operator Norwegian Coastal Voyage has improved its booking management and customer satisfaction by installing new software tailor-made by Moore Stephens Consulting Limited. The system has recently been implemented in NCV’s New York office and has run successfully in the London office since 2003. NCV is a travel company that caters to the individual requirements of its customers. It delivers a range of package


ABB wins Brazil $30 mi Wind Farm Order

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  ABB has won orders worth around $30 million from Casa dos Ventos, a leading renewables company in Brazil, to provide substations and related power infrastructure enabling the efficient integration of power from two new wind complexes (comprising 13 wind farms) into the country’s


Vessel Forebody Launched for Rand Logistics

Video screenshot (courtesy of Rand Logistics)

Vessel introduction on track for fourth quarter of 2015   Rand Logistics, Inc. announced the launch of its new vessel forebody. The new forebody, built by Chengxi Shipyard Co., will be affixed to the aft section of the company's recently acquired Danish-flagged vessel and is set to become


Kalmar RoRo forklifts for Messina Line

RoRo forklifts

  Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has clinched a further order to supply seven new Kalmar DCE330-RORO units to the leading Italian shipping firm Messina Line (Ignazio Messina & C S.p.a). The expansion of Messina's fleet has been made in preparation for larger vessels soon coming to their


MacGregor Inks Deal with Grupo CBO

Triplex shark jaws and guide pins help to ensure safe working deck operations on the new vessels. The combination of Triplex cranes will provide very flexible, safe and reliable lifting capabilities

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract with the Brazilian shipowner and shipbuilder Grupo CBO. The contract is to supply Triplex deck handling equipment and cranes for four customised Havyard 843 anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS)


AIDA Cruises’ New Flagship Receives Signature Paint Job

Photo: AIDA Cruises

At the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises is now receiving its beaming smile.   At the end of March, preparatory work began on the 300 m long white hull of AIDAprima to apply the painting to the bow that is typical for AIDA: kissing lips, eyes, and waves


Refineries Revolution Spurs Product Supertankers

The rapid growth of mega refineries is prompting a new class of oil products supertankers, mirroring an earlier revolution in crude oil shipping, as traders look for scale that was previously not economically viable. In the early 1970s, ships capable of carrying 2 million barrels of crude oil


China Vessel Exports Up 38.5% y/y

Pic by China International Marine, Port & Shipbuilding Fair

 China’s vessel exports rose 38.5% year on year (y/y) to USD6.1 billion in the first two months of 2015, says China National Association of Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI).   Since the new orders placed at Chinese shipyards have been tumbling since late 2014


ONS Norway Cancelled Due to Market Situation

Photo: ONS Norway

ONS Norway has been cancelled by its organizers, as low oil prices, low activity and great uncertainty in the industry have meant that too few exhibitors have registered, the ONS Foundation announced.   The exhibitor registration was good until early in the year before it stagnated


Can Shipping Lines Survive?

Image: World Shipping Council

 The world's shipping lines risk bankruptcy and will have to shed assets in order to stay afloat. The outlook for the global container shipping industry remains challenging for the remainder of 2015, according to the new report from AlixPartners.   


U.S. Submits Formal Plan for Paris Climate Talks

The United States on Tuesday formally submitted its climate change strategy to the United Nations, outlining domestic measures it is taking to achieve up to a 28 percent greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2025. The submission lays out how the United States "will roughly double the pace"


Transit Waiting Times for Panama Canal

  Non-booked regular sized vessels wishing to transit the Panama Canal face a wait of approximately 5-6 days. There has been a dramatic increase in the transit backlog as a result of several factors, including heavy arrivals in February/March, averaging 35


Swiber Gains $405.6 mi Contracts

Courtesy Swiber Holdings

  Business momentum is fast picking up at Swiber Holdings Limited despite the downturn in the oil and gas industry as the Group clinches a total of US$405.6 million for a series of contracts, including its latest US$333 million contract for Engineering, Procurement


Icebreaker Murmansk Launched at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

Icebreaker Murmansk Courtesy Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

  The 16 MW Icebreaker for the Russian Ministry of Transport was launched at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard on March 25th, 2015. Before floating the vessel, she was given the name ceremonially by breaking of a champagne bottle on the bow of the vessel


Condor Sets Sail from Weymouth for the Last Time

Condor Liberation by Condor Ferries

 Condor Ferries have made their final sailing from Weymouth. Cross-channel ferry services from Weymouth have come to an end with the final sailing to Guernsey.   Condor is to operate a new and larger ferry on a single service from Poole instead as Weymouth's port is deemed too small


Golden Ocean CEO: Dry Bulk Shipping Market May Rebound

Herman Billung (Photo courtesy of Golden Ocean)

Dry bulk shipping charter rates remain well below break even levels, pushing vessel scrapping to record highs, though some market improvement is expected in the second quarter, Herman Billung, the CEO of shipping firm Golden Ocean said. Dayrates have plunged as China's slowdown reduced its iron






 
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