U.S. Shipping Partners L.P announced that it has entered into a long-term charter agreement with BP for a new double-hulled product tanker being built for U.S. Shipping Partners' tanker joint venture by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego. This vessel is due for delivery in early 2009 and will be employed by BP in the U.S. domestic coastwise trade. The ship is the first in U.S. Shipping's new series of nine vessels.
Martin Toyen, formerly chief operating officer, has been promoted to president of Seaworthy Systems. Toyen, who has been with Seaworthy Systems since February 1979, will assume the day-to-day operation of the company and its subsidiary corporations. He will also assist in new product/services development as well as strategic planning issues.
ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) has introduced a product quality guarantee covering all bunkers supplied direct to clients. It will be marked by a new product quality guarantee logo on EMMF delivery documentation. Peter Healey, director of EMMF, says, "We observe rigorous product quality standards in all our refineries and terminals throughout the world. We also set extremely high standards in the industry for both our own and all contracted barge operations
Hempel launches high-solids versions of their Globic, Oceanic and Olympic antifoulings, which offer optimised features and stronger ROI. The new versions, Globic 9000, Globic 6000, Oceanic+ and Olympic+, have been optimised to offer the benefits of high-solids. Reflecting Hempel’s commitment to investment in R&D, they offer optimised binder systems, polishing rates, biocides and solids levels. In addition, they also feature microfibre technology
Red Spider, the Remote Open Close Technology specialist, has completed its biggest-ever deal with work valued at £1.5million to supply new products for well completion operations. The agreement involves Red Spider supplying eRED-FB products with deployment scheduled for this summer in the UK North Sea. The eRED-FBs will be used for a series of subsea dual ESP (Electric Submersible Pump) wells and will allow the removal of all wireline runs from the completions operations.
Great Eastern Shipping Company (GE Shipping) has taken delivery of its new building MR product tanker Jag Payal. The 37,159 DWT product tanker built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co, South Korea has Ice Class 1 A notation. With the induction of Jag Payal, the company’s fleet of 44 vessels comprises 33 tankers (14 crude oil carriers, 17 product carriers, and 2 LPG carriers) and 11 drybulk carriers (1 capesize, 2 panamax, 5 handymax and 3 handysize) with an average age of 12.7 years aggregating 3
Government and business publish a long-term strategy that will strengthen the UK’s position in the offshore wind industry. The multi-million pound investment has the potential to unlock £7 billion in the economy by 2020. The UK currently has more offshore wind power than the rest of the world combined. The offshore wind industrial strategy aims to grow UK supply chain manufacturing so that more of the work and jobs can be done here.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Robert W. Klein vice president of Maritime and Tactical Systems (M&TS). He manages both the diverse range of current products in the M&TS portfolio and the development of new products for this domestic and international market segment. Klein leads a team that integrates sensors, systems, platforms, weapons, and networks into unique products. It is developing and producing several systems that detect or destroy mines at sea or on the
Zodiac recently introduced two new products specifically developed for the cruise ship industry: stacking container design and an extended-service life raft. Zodiac will attend Cruise Shipping Miami 2009 from March 17 to 19, on the French Pavilion, booth 1058. Zodiac has developed a full range of life rafts in sizes from 6 to 150 persons that meet International specifications and standards (SOLAS) as adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Subsea Industries announced a new product for filling and building up a corroded and pitted steel surface to its original form prior to recoating with Ecoshield. According to the manufacturer, Ecofix is as tough as the steel itself, machinable and can be used to repair most pitting or corrosion damage on rudders, stabilizer fins, thrusters and other underwater gear. Ecofix is used in combination with Ecoshield, the ultimate rudder protection coating
The business of ship service has changed mightily in recent years, with many new regulations and technical mandates on modern ships, the continued and rapid consolidation of major players and a historic shift in vessel trading patterns driven by the shale energy revolution in the U.S
On February 24, ULSTEIN announced the shipbuilding contracts for two new platform supply vessels (PSVs) for Blue Ship Invest. The vessels are of the PX121 design and are scheduled for delivery from Ulstein Verft Q1 2015. Ulstein Verft currently has seven vessels on order
Due to new U.S. regulations, almost all ships exceeding 24 meters in length which are operating in U.S. coastal waters are confronted with much stricter environmental protection requirements. The Vessel General Permit (VGP), in effect since December 19, 2013
Regs4ships announced the launch of its 18th flag to Digital Maritime Regulations (DMR) product. From February 18, 2014 Regs4ships will be able to offer an Australian regulations product that contains all relevant flag state documentation along with digital copies of SOLAS, MARPOL and STCW
From Singapore, Gentay Pte Ltd announce the launch of what they claim to be the world’s first Intrinsically Safe Smartphone with ATEX/IECEx Zone 1/21 Approval. They explain that the INNOVATION 2 incorporates Android™ 4.2.1 Jellybean with all the familiar functionality that is in
ESAB, a member of the Colfax group of companies, has announced that Colfax has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Victor Technologies Holdings, Inc. The acquisition brings together two leading organizations with world-class products, technologies and R&D
EnSolve Biosystems announced today that it has developed a new product called EnScrub which treats particulates and petroleum hydrocarbons from the effluent of shipboard sulfur oxides (SOx) scrubber systems. This patent-pending technology, partially funded by a Phase II National Science Foundation
Maven Capital Partners (Maven) announced a £3.5 million Scottish Loan Fund (SLF) investment in energy services business Coretrax Technology Limited (Coretrax). Set up in 2011 by the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise, and managed by Maven
Pelco by Schneider Electric and Oncam Grandeye announced that they have partnered to deliver the Evolution 360-degree camera range to global customers that provides unprecedented situational awareness. The addition of the award-winning 360-degree cameras and technology from Oncam Grandeye is yet
From countries across the globe, including Australia, Canada, the U.S. and Europe, more than 500 exhibitors will be at Seawork International, the commercial marine exhibition and conference, opening on Tuesday, June 10 for its annual three-day run in the ABP Port of Southampton, U.K.
Willard Marine announced the appointment of Karen Jacquelin as director of marketing earlier today. Jacquelin will be responsible for leading Willard Marine’s product and brand marketing strategy, including all advertising, public relations and event marketing initiatives
Trojan Battery Co., a manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, has launched its newly revised corporate website designed to be a source of information for Trojan’s global customers, distributors, dealers and system integrators. The site, trojanbattery
Marine product providers turn to high tech tools to enhance service, information and – yes – their bottom lines. There’s an APP for that. You’ve heard it before and in many contexts. Increasingly, the global waterfront is getting into the act, too
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Miami-based subsidiary Customized Brokers recently cleared the first shipment of Uruguayan citrus to enter the U.S. in nearly 20 years, a major agricultural milestone made possible by the combined, dedicated efforts of the importer
Rising fuel prices, low freight rates and overcapacity point to a challenging year ahead in the marine sector, says Dorit Timmann, head of ABB Turbocharging’s business in Germany, who fleshes out his opinion in the following Q&A: How would you characterize the current climate in the