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Major New Barge Operation

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The Ferguson Group, a supplier and manufacturer of modules and containers for the energy industry around the world, has launched a new operation to offer accommodation barges in a significant development for the offshore market. Ferguson Modular, a division of the Ferguson Group, is currently marketing the AMT Explorer for charter and negotiations are currently underway to purchase a second barge to be on offer from later this year. The AMT Explorer barge will be available for charter from Ferguson Modular from August 1, offering a fully flexible accommodation solution to the needs of customers. The launch of the new operation is part of the Ferguson Group’s growth strategy, with $98.9m being invested across the group over a three year period in expanding its ranges of units and containers. The set up on the AMT Explorer will be tailored to the needs of individual customers, offering accommodation and facilities for between 66 and 132 POB, depending on configuration, with the option to add further modules. The second barge will be available for up to 240 POB. Both will have complexes that can be built up or stripped back to suit the exact needs of their project. They will be suitable for use in all major oil and gas provinces, as well as by the renewables sector. The accommodation modules are designed to DNV 2


SCI Hires New Sales Head, Opens 12th Office

Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI), a global provider of emergency marine evacuation systems, has made a new appointment and announced the opening of its 12th office. Jos Lems, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the maritime sector, has joined Survival Craft Inspectorate as Head of Global Sales. He will also lead the opening of the company’s new operation in Rotterdam, Holland. Survival Craft Inspectorate is on track to increase turnover for its year-end in 2014 to


ISS Launches Operations in Saudi Arabia

Joint venture with Al Bakri Group set to create leading maritime and cargo services business in the region. Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, today announced the launch of new operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  The move provides ISS with a significant presence in one of the largest industrial and project-orientated economies within the Middle East.


Matson Expands Savannah Operation

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Part of regional boom in third-party logistics providers.  Matson Logistics, a leading provider of multimodal transportation, warehousing, and distribution services throughout North America, has established new distribution center space in Savannah.   “Our new operation expands on our ability to move retail goods in through the Port of Savannah,” said Mark Ferzacca, assistant vice president of sales for Matson Logistics Warehousing


Upgraded MaK Engine Gets Power Boost

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To help commercial marine customers better adjust to new operation profiles and evolving emissions regulations in the global marine industry, Caterpillar Marine announced the development of new features and increased power ratings for the MaK M 25 C propulsion engine, a commercial marine engine platform with over 1,000 installations in marine applications and vessels. According to the manufacturer, updates include reduced part load fuel consumption


Satcom Provider ITC Open Singapore Office

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Provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, ITC Global, says it has appointed industry veteran Ashok Rao to open new operations in Singapore, and expand its business across Asia. The new Singapore office extends ITC Global's existing presence in Asia Pacific, which is headquartered in Perth, Australia, by placing additional facilities and personnel closer to customers in the offshore energy and commercial maritime markets


Sherborne Sensors New North American Ops

Sherborne Sensors Limited announced the establishment of Sherborne Sensors, Inc., a fully dedicated sales, marketing, logistics and support entity, now serving a growing number of customers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. From its offices in Mahwah (Bergen County), N.J., USA, Sherborne Sensors, Inc., is providing a number of enhanced local service offerings, including reduced product lead times and freight costs; real-time order fulfillment and applications engineering


Mariner Concept Presented

The concept chosen for the Mariner heavy oil project on the UK continental shelf includes a production, drilling and quarter (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket, with a floating storage unit (FSU). Statoil expects a final investment decision in late 2012 and first oil in late 2016. The Bressay heavy oil project on the UK continental shelf is also progressing according to plan, one year behind Mariner, to ensure transfer of learning and synergies


STATOIL Mariner Concept Presented

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cut 08Sep_Mariner468 Mariner field illustration (Photo Courtesy www.statoil.com) cut 08Sep_Mariner225b Peter Mellbye, Statoil’s executive vice president for Development and Production International. (Photo Courtesy www.statoil.com) The concept chosen for the Mariner heavy oil project on the UK continental shelf includes a production, drilling and quarter (PDQ) platform based on a steel jacket, with a floating storage unit (FSU).


Intermarine Open Houston Ship Channel Operations Center

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Intermarine, LLC, has officially opened its state of the art Operations Center at Industrial Terminal, the leading breakbulk terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. They say that this landmark building is the only office building of its kind on the Ship Channel and houses Intermarine's entire technical, operations, traffic and terminal teams.   The Operations Center is located at 14035 Industrial Road in Houston, Texas, and is a five story, 13


Ship Repair Specialist Goris to Join ASRY

Jos Goris

New Operations General Manager, Jos Goris, to bring 20 years of experience with top firms including Damen, Maersk and Shell. ASRY, a ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has appointed Jos Goris as the new General Manager of the Operations division, effective October 1


Weathernews Opens Manila Operations Center

Weathernews’ Manila Operation Center in Makati

Filipino marine professionals employed to meet demand for service from the shipping industry Weathernews Inc. announced it has established a new operations center in the Philippines in response to the shipping industry’s demand for the company’s risk communication services


Inchcape Inks Another Liner Contract

The long-standing business association between Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has resulted in a significant contract covering agency representation in Indonesia from United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a global shipping company based in the Middle East.  


CSV Delivered to Bibby Subsea

Olympic Ares

Bibby Offshore’s Houston-based division, Bibby Subsea, welcomed the Olympic Ares, a multifunctional subsea construction support vessel (CSV) which is due to arrive in the port of Galveston on December 16, 2014.    The 115-meter Olympic Ares features a 250-metric-ton heave


New Operations Manager at Coretrax

Jim Hepburn

Aberdeen-based oilfield services firm Coretrax Technology Limited appointed an operations manager to focus on the planning, development and execution of wellbore cleanup and displacement. In his new role, Jim Hepburn is responsible for the pre- and post-job analysis of wellbore cleanup


New Operations Manager at SENER

Rafael Martínez-Abarca, new Operations Manager of SENERs Marine SBU

Rafael Martínez-Abarca was appointed Operations Manager of the Marine Strategic Business Unit (MaSBU) of SENER, an engineering and technology group that has a workforce of about 5,500 professionals and offices in four continents. Rafael Martínez-Abarca replaces in this position


Dynamic Oil Trading Plans Dubai Expansion

Lars Møller, CEO, Dynamic Oil Trading

Dynamic Oil Trading, the global trading company for marine fuels and lubricants, has unveiled plans to launch a new operation in Dubai later this year to meet growing customer demand in the Middle East. The expansion into the UAE, one of the world's most important bunkering hubs


WESMAR to Introduce New Trawl Systems

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WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) announced today they will introduce two new trawl systems and five new sled options at Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle November 20-22 at Century Link Field Event Center. The TCS785 and TCS 385 trawl systems, with sled options


PPG Greece Holds Coatings Customer Training

George Petkovski (3rd from left), PPG technical training manager, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and Tassos Kaklamanis (2nd from right), PPG marine sales manager, Greece, welcomed 55 customers from 25 Greek shipping companies to PPGs first marine coatings training initiative at its new operation in Acharnai - Athens, Greece.

PPG Industries’ new operation in Greece has conducted its first-ever customer training initiative, with 55 customers from 25 Greek shipping companies attending the one-day event last month. Held at the new facility in Acharnai - Athens


OW Bunker Launches Columbian Operations

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Fuel distributor continues global expansion with launch of fifth office in Latin America. OW Bunker, a reseller and physical distributor of marine fuel, announced the launch of a new operation in Cartagena, Colombia. The move into the Colombian bunker market builds upon OW Bunker’s


Pulse Hires Campbell as Operations Director

Mike Campbell

Pulse Structural Monitoring, an Acteon company, has appointed Mike Campbell as its new operations director. Based in the U.K., he will lead the production, project management and offshore departments and help to manage Pulse’s recent geographical expansion.


OW Bunker Expands North America Distribution

OW Bunker, a physical distributors and resellers of marine fuel, announced the launch of physical distribution operations in Los Angeles and Long Beach, further expanding its presence in North America. The move comes less than 18 months after launching a physical offering offshore in the Gulf of


Hijacking for Product Theft is Business as Usual in Southeast Asia

Well-established local criminal syndicate diversifying its targets rather than undertaking new operations says Denmark-based security advisory and intelligence company Risk Intelligence. The recent hijacking cases of coastal product tankers in Southeast Asia for the theft of their cargos


MacGregor Wins Stena RoRo Conversion Job

MacGregors conversion team is no stranger to the vessel, originally altering the ferry in 2008.

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from Stena North Sea Ltd. to convert the 29,800gt RoPax ferry Dieppe Seaways to optimize it for its new route between Dublin and Holyhead in Ireland. The order further strengthens MacGregor's position as the first choice supplier for RoRo


EU to Help Italy Cope with Boat Migrants

The European Commission said on Wednesday it would launch an EU version of Italy's sea rescue operation to help it deal with the droves of migrants crossing the Mediterranean in crowded boats from North Africa, something Italy has repeatedly called for.






 
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