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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

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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


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


New CMA CGM eBusiness Platform

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The new CMA CGM eBusiness platform offers numerous innovative solutions and allows each user to have powerful tools adapted to his needs. Among the innovations, the customers of the group will have access to: Booking: the customer can submit bookings by choosing his quotation reference. To facilitate this entry, all the information from these quotes are in the pre-filled form. In addition, the client may reuse previous booking or create templates;


Signed Confessions

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Convictions have been obtained for false entries in garbage record books and ballast water management records.  What’s Next? Some years ago, I wrote an article lamenting the fraudulent entries made in many oil record books and the increasing use of those entries as signed confessions in the prosecution of ship owners and operators and senior shipboard personnel (particularly chief engineers) for making false statements to the US Coast Guard


Wärtsilä Reports Healthy Ship Power Sector in Q1 2014

Engine control room: Image courtesy of Carnival

In its interim financial report January to March 2014 Wärtsilä notes healthy development in ship power and services offsetting challenges in power generation markets. Highlights of period January-March 2014 Order intake decreased 16% to EUR 1,142 million (1,352)


Great Lakes Shipyard Completes Winter Work

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Great Lakes Shipyard announced winter layup season is wrapping up at the yard after completing repair work on the following vessels: American Steamship Company’s M/V Sam Laud Grand River Navigation’s Manitowoc Interlake Steamship Company’s articulated tug-barge


Europe Gasoline Cracks Strong on US Demand

Gasoline prompt cracks in northwest Europe slipped on Monday but remained at eight-month-highs supported by strong demand from the United States, where inventories are low and refinery maintenance has curbed supply. Stocks on the U.S. East Coast, a major export destination for European gasoline


KVH Film Considered for Maritime Safety Award

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“The Human Element,” produced by KVH Media Group under the TRAININGlink brand, is a finalist in the “Safety at Sea” category of the Seatrade Awards. KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) is pleased to announce that its 2013 film “The Human Element” has been


Maritime Security handbook: Stowaways by Sea

Improvements in security have not reduced the number of stowaways or the number of incidents and it is seafarers who have to cope with the extra work, delay, uncertainty and possible violence. This is why The Nautical Institute has today (Wednesday, April 9


60 MacGregor Cranes Ordered for Chinese-built Bulkers

Range of MacGregor cranes from well-proven electro-hydraulic versions to highly-efficient low-energy new-generation VFD electric cranes.

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a run of orders for bulk versions of its cargo handling cranes from five Chinese shipyards. The cranes are destined for 15 bulk carriers for various owners. The orders were booked in the first quarter 2014 order intake and include:


IHC Merwede Reveals Healthy Orderbook

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IHC Merwede successfully increased its orderbook in 2013 across the main sectors of its business: offshore and dredging. The company received almost € 1.8 billion worth of new orders in the past year. At the end of 2013, the order book was valued at over € 1


Europe Gasoline Stronger, Exports Brisk

Gasoline barge prices in northwest Europe rose on Friday, boosted by brisk cargo exports as demand builds ahead of the peak summer driving season. "Things are perking up," said one trader. "Big slugs of reformate are heading to Asia again


Today in U.S. Naval History: April 3

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives)

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 3 1797 - Capt. Thomas Truxtun issued first known American signal book using numerary system 1942 - Adm. Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet


COSCO Shipyards, Like Most Others, Found 2013 Challenging

Mr. Li Yun Peng: Photo courtesy of COSCO

China shipbuilder and repairer COSCO group in its financial report for year ending 31, December 2013, informs that operating conditions for most of 2013 continued to be difficult. The Group’s turnover was $3.5 billion, lower by 6% from $3.7 billion for the year before


Thain Joins HVAC Board

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HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Ltd., a provider of manufacturing, design and engineering services in hazardous and harsh environment products, has appointed a new member to its board of directors as the company looks to maintain its current strong growth.


VAVE Promises New Digital Reality

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Maritime Communications Partner (MCP), the Telenor-owned on-board communications specialist, has announced the launch of VAVE, a unique digital business enablement platform for the cruise and ferry industry. The news follows the successful completion of an eight-month technical trial on the


Boskalis Posts Record Net Profit in 2013

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Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) reports an increased revenue of EUR 3.5 billion in 2013 (2012: EUR 3.1 billion). Net profit rose sharply to EUR 366 million (2012: EUR 249 million), partly due to a number of extraordinary items amounting to EUR 97 million post tax


Insider Novel Sheds New Light on Oil Spills

The Golden Tide, by John Guy

A new novel, The Golden Tide, written by global shipping industry insider John Guy, is now available on Amazon as a paperback and ebook for Kindle. The fast-moving book is easy to read and puts a well-informed and human context on what happens when a coastal community confronts an oil spill.


SFL Acquires Two Containerships, Settles Bulker Claim

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) has announced the agreement to acquire two 5,800 teu post-panamax container vessels built in 2001/2002 in combination with long-term charters. The vessels are expected to be delivered to SFL over the course of the next few weeks


 
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