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Seabulk Signs Global E-Procurement Contract With SeaSupplier

SeaSupplier Ltd. (SeaSupplier), the marine e-procurement subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announced it has been chosen by Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., based Seabulk International to provide its total SeaManager e-procurement solution to Seabulk International's three global divisions: Seabulk Offshore, Seabulk Tankers, and Seabulk Towing . The SeaSupplier solution will consolidate the purchasing activity of Seabulk's three management centers into one common platform and standard and will include: · Spare parts and consumable data base rationalization to reduce on-board and warehouse inventory and procurement costs · Automated tendering to increase competitive quoting · Sourcing enhancements to increase number of qualified suppliers quoting · Automated contract management to increase utilization of pre-negotiated contracts · Logistics solution to manage complex delivery programs · Performance measurement to ensure buyer and shipboard compliance with the SeaManager process and supplier compliance with contracts · Automated supplier connectivity via Internet to reduce transaction cost and time. Gerhard E. Kurz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seabulk, commented, "This is a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to lower costs and improve service and response time to our customers. We have evaluated several e-procurement solutions to streamline our purchasing process and reduce our costs


Marine Software Delivers Marine Planned Maintenance System

U.K. based software house Marine Software Ltd has delivered its DNV Type Approved Marine Planned Maintenance System to Saga Shipping for its 580 passenger capacity cruise liner, the MS Sage Rose. Marine Software imported all job descriptions, PM schedule and historical records from Saga Rose’s existing MS-DOS AMOS D system into their Marine Planned Maintenance for Windows system. The vessel was therefore able to continue using their PM system in the new format after only a short interval.


Seabulk Completes Stock Issuance and Refinancing

Seabulk International, Inc. announced the completion of the issuance of 12.5 million shares of common stock at $8.00 per share to a group of investors led by entities associated with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.P., an affiliate of CSFB Private Equity, and Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund I, L.P, an affiliate of The Carlyle Group of Washington, D.C. The stock issuance was previously approved by the company's shareholders at a Special Meeting held on September 5


SEACOR Announces Increase in Securities Repurchase Authority

SEACOR Holdings Inc. said that its Board of Directors has increased by $82.6 million its authorization for repurchases pursuant to its previously announced securities repurchase program. With this increase, SEACOR has approximately $100 million available for such purchases. The securities covered by the repurchase program include SEACOR's common stock, its 7.2% senior notes due 2009, its 5 7/8% senior notes due 2012, its 2


Seabulk Agrees to Sell Product Tankers

Seabulk International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement to sell the Seabulk Trust, a 48,000-dwt foreign-flag double-hull product tanker. Delivery of the Seabulk Trust to its buyer is expected in August. In a separate transaction, an agreement was signed to sell the Seabulk Reliant, a 48,000-dwt foreign-flag double-hull product tanker. Delivery of the Seabulk Reliant to


10,850-HP AHTS Joins Seabulk Offshore Fleet

The Seabulk Offshore group of companies last week added a new UT-710 Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) to its fleet, making the 226-ft. Seabulk South Atlantic the fifth newbuild vessel in Seabulk's 2003 fleet renewal program. Built by Brevik Construction AS in Norway, the 10,850-hp Seabulk South Atlantic joins the Seabulk fleet on a five-year bareboat charter agreement that includes a purchase option at the end of the contract. Larry D


Seabulk Pride Leaves Bay

The Seabulk Pride, a tanker that was anchored in Kachemak Bay last week after it ran aground, departed Kachemak Bay about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The 600-foot double-hull tanker had been in Homer about a week as it was inspected and repaired after ice pushed the ship away from its dock in Nikiski and it was grounded. The Seabulk Pride pulled into Port Angeles, Wash., on Feb. 14. Because the tanker had lost one anchor, it was escorted by a tug as it came into port


Seabulk Announces Agreement On $100M Equity Investment

Seabulk International, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.P., a CSFB Private Equity fund, and affiliated entities, and Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund I, L.P. for the private placement of 12.5 million shares of newly issued Seabulk common stock at a cash price of $8.00 per share. The $100 million investment would give the new investors approximately 51% of the pro forma


Seabulk to Hold Double Christening

Seabulk Towing is scheduled to christen the sister tugs Buccaneer and Gasparilla at its Tampa, Fla. facility on Thursday, January 24. Sponsors are Lorraine Gontarski, to christen tug Buccaneer on behalf of her husband, Joe Gontarski, who is Senior Director and special assistant to the Executive Director for Port Manatee and has served both the Port of Tampa and Port Manatee for over 30 years. The career of tug Gasparilla’s sponsor, Ms


Latest Ocean-going Shipbuilding Orders

Bow Image CCL

A relatively quiet week in the shipbuilding sector according to the latest report Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin. Dry Bulk Carriers Henghou Industries have contracted two further vessels in a series of 250,000 dwt ore carriers at Guangzhou Longxue. Pricing remains undisclosed, however delivery of these latest vessels is planned for 2016 and takes the total series to four firm. Knightsbridge Tankers are reported to have placed an order for two firm 180


Seabulk Contracts NASSCO for Up to Two More Tankers

Artist’s rendition of Ecotanker (Photo: NASSCO)

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has entered into a contract with Seabulk Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., for the design and construction of one 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carrier with a 330


NASSCO to Build Seabulk Jones Act Tankship, Plus Option

Product Tankship for Seabulk: Image courtesy of NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has entered into a contract with Seabulk Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. for the design and construction of a 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carrier with a 330


Murray & Associates Hosts Third Fishing Challenge

Photo credit: Shane Roeser, Trans Marine Propulsion Systems

A group of industry professionals from the commercial maritime sector gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. at 8 a.m. on February 8 to participate in Murray & Associates LLC’s 2014 Fishing Challenge. The naval architect and marine engineering group hosted the tournament for the third


Donjon Shipbuilding Gets Tank Barge Order

Image courtesy of Donjon Shipbuilding

Erie, Pennsylvania shipyard, Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair, reported that Seabulk Tankers has placed an order with them for a petroleum and chemical barge. The wholly owned subsidiary of Donjon Marine Co. Inc. whose main office is in Hillside, N.J


Tanker Incident Raises Concerns

Concerns about pollution from disabled tankers anchored in Kachemak Bay is generating pressure for greater tanker safety measures in Cook Inlet after a cracked oil tanker, the Seabulk Pride, was escorted here by a tug, the Pacific Challenger, from the upper inlet


Tanker to Arrive in Port Angeles

A 601-foot tanker that was refloated last week after it ran aground in Alaska is due in with escort to Port Angeles Harbor. The Seabulk Pride left Alaska's Kachemak Bay Feb. 8 after the Puget Sound captain of the port cleared it to sail down the coast first to Port Angeles


Trico Marine Names New Senior VP

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announces the appointment of Larry D. Francois as Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Trico, Francois served as President of Seabulk Offshore, a subsidiary of Seabulk International, Inc., for approximately three years where he was responsible for


Seacor Repowers Vessels

Conrad's aluminum manager Todd Babin shows the "tweaked" props. The 300-ton travel lift at Conrad Industries Morgan City facility is a major attraction to Gulf Coast crew boat operators. Shallow waters in the area add to the heavy usage that crewboats receive contributes to a steady demand


Francois Named CEO of Delta Towing

Hercules Offshore, Inc. has appointed Larry Francois as Chief Executive Officer and President of Delta Towing effective August 20. Delta Towing, a subsidiary of Hercules Offshore, operates a fleet of 96 marine vessels, including 42 inland tugs, 18 offshore tugs and 36 crew boats


National Maritime Day Dinner, AMVER Awards

On May 23rd at the National Press Club in Washington DC, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)  and IHS Fairplay will be hosting a dinner to commemorate National Maritime Day, which is held on May 22nd to honor merchant mariners


American Phoenix

BAE Systems joined with Mid Ocean Tanker Company (MOTC), Mid Ocean Marine and Alterna Captial Partners earlier this year to commission the American Phoenix, a U.S. Flag/Jones Act-qualified product-chemical tanker. Measuring 616 x 105 ft. with a laden draft of 36 ft


JonRie Marine Winches Introduces its New Series

Seabulk DD 001.JPG

JonRie Marine Winches introduces its new Series “220” Double Drum Escort / Assist Winch  currently be installed on the twin ship sets for Caribbean Tug-Z and the new Twin ASDs for Seabulk Towing. JonRie delivered its first 3 ship sets last year to Caribbean Tug-Z and Seabulk


NASSCO to Construct Two Product Tankers for Seabulk

Photo: NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has entered into a contract with Seabulk Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., for the design and construction of two 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product carriers each with a 330


Latest Global Shipbuilding Orders

Shipbuilding orders were rather less the past week, but there were notable contracts for specialised heavy-lift carriers from Chinese shipbuilders, according to the Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin round-up. Dry bulk carriers Limited ordering to report this week in dry say Clarkson


Commissioner Doyle: LNG "Blossoming" as Marine Fuel

FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle

FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle issued this morning’s opening remarks at the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) 6th Sino - American Logistics Conference in Chicago, Il, where he addressed the use of LNG as a marine fuel.


 
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