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Maritime World Announces Reduced DMC, Jadaf Tariffs

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Reduction in rates aimed to benefit small vessel owners.   Maritime World has announced the reduction of tariff rates along all aspects of the business at Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and Jadaf from January 2013. This is in light of Drydocks World – Dubai’s 30th Anniversary celebrations in 2013. The reduction by from 2012 rates is aimed at facilitating the growth of the industry at the micro-level and increasing the repair and maintenance options available to small to medium size vessel-owners.   “We are able to play our part in the growth and development of the industry, especially the small scale vessel owners, and offer greater value by enhancing the quality of service delivery. We have pledged our support to the small boat-owners and to organizations such as the Dubai Fishermen’s Cooperative Association and other such association which benefit small commercial fishermen. They represent our rich maritime heritage and are in danger of being phased out by the great technological strides taken by the industry. Vessel owners registered with the Dubai Fishermen’s Cooperative Association will be entitled to a further 10 percent discount on certain services,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.   DMC and Jadaf offer ship lift operation and technical support to vessel owners

Ships' lifting Apparatus at Abu Dhabi Ports

Photo courtesy Abu Dhabi Ports

  Abu Dhabi Ports have informed that they reserves the right to refuse the use of ships' lifting apparatus without valid certification and / or if the apparatus is assessed by the HSE inspectors to be substandard due to, amongst other things: - Crane malfunctions that includes the crane hydronic system and pneumatic system. - Outreach of crane is not fulfilling the operational requirement. - Failure in control systems. - Failure in emergency stop function.

Stimulus Floods German Waterways

According to a March 23 report from Bloomberg, German Transport Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee laid the foundation stone for Europe’s longest ship lift today, the first step on a program of economic stimulus spending that makes inland waterways the surprise winner. More than $2.5b will flow into German waterway projects this year and next, double the amount in the previous two years. (Source: Bloomberg)

Dubai Maritime City Showcases Capabilities

Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the maritime hub in the Middle East, is showcasing repair and maintenance capabilities at the Dubai International Boat Show March 13-17 at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi. A dedicated yacht repair and maintenance division at DMC has progressively improved its capabilities over the years, having repaired over 61 vessels in 2011, and has several sophisticated and high-value jobs to its credit.  

London P&I Club Issues Warning


The London P&I Club has warned that failure to maintain a proper record of the inspection and testing of onboard lifting equipment can jeopardize owners’ position in the event of a claim. The cub’s inspection program has recently highlighted several instances of negative findings regarding the ship’s lifting equipment register. In the latest edition of its StopLoss Bulletin, the club says, “Anyone procuring lifting equipment should ensure that they are buying

BMT Delivers Port Engineer Training

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BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, has delivered its training program to assist Port Engineers (PEs) with maximizing investments in the repair and sustainment of their maritime assets. With the complex management of ship repair constantly changing, PEs are tasked with understanding many challenging requirements. These include surface preparation and preservation, drydock evolutions and safety, propulsion system alignment

Northrop Grumman Paints '77' Designation on Carrier's Island

On June 15, Northrop Grumman Corporation employees Charles Pierce and Jimmy Shoulars painted the carrier designation "77" onto the island of the nation's newest aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), in preparation for its crane lift onto the carrier's flight deck July 8. Pierce and Shoulars have both worked at the company's Newport News sector for 34 years and said they were proud to paint the numbers for what will be the tenth and final ship of the Nimitz-class.

Siemens Wins Navy Contract

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Siemens Industry, Inc. (NYSE: SI) wona contract to equip two U.S. Navy Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessels with its unique diesel electric propulsion solution at Dakota Creek Industries Inc. (DCI), located in Anacortes, Wash. Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) will design the ships. The total order value is more than $10 million. "Siemens' dedication to supporting Dakota Creek Industries exemplifies a

BMT Develops Program for Port Engineers

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BMT Designers & Planners (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has developed a unique training program to assist Port Engineers (PEs) with maximizing investments in the repair and sustainment of their maritime assets.   With the complex management of ship repair constantly changing, PEs are tasked with understanding many challenging requirements

Damen, Albwardy Open Sharjah Shipyard

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Monday, January 13 witnessed the official opening ceremony of Damen Shipyards Sharjah FZE – the newest shipyard of Albwardy Marine Engineering. In a joint venture between the Damen Shipyards Group and Albwardy Marine Engineering, the core activities at DSS will continue along the tried and trusted course of Damen newbuilds and Albwardy’s conversions, drydockings and repairs. Damen Shipyards Sharjah is located in the SharjahHamriyah Free-zone

Giant Harbor Crane Delivered in Port Bronka

The LHM 800 on the specialized RoRo vessel (Photo: Liebherr)

Multipurpose Sea Cargo Complex Bronka took delivery of a LHM 800 mobile harbor crane from Liebherr Maritime Cranes on September 26, marking delivery of the first LHM 800 in heavy lift configuration.    Located at the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland

White House Does Not Support Efforts to Lift Oil Export Ban

The White House does not support efforts by the U.S. Senate to lift the ban on oil exports, despite provisions in the legislation allowing the president to halt exports if he deemed them not in the interests of national security, a spokesman said on Wednesday.  

Allowing US Oil Export Could Push Crude Prices Higher -CBO

Lifting the ban on U.S. crude exports could push the price of domestic oil up roughly $2.50 a barrel in the coming decade, a report from the Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday.   "CBO estimates that authorizing exports of domestically produced crude oil without restrictions

More Democrats Needed to Repeal Crude Export Ban

Lawmakers who want to ditch the 40-year-old U.S. ban on exporting oil will likely enjoy a victory on Thursday in the Senate banking committee - but they are struggling to garner enough Democratic support to pass the bill in the full chamber.

Jan De Nul Acquires Jack-up Heavy Lift Vessel

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 The dredging and maritime management company Jan de Nul Group signed the acquisition of the offshore facility vessel Vidar, which previously worked for the German company Hochtief.   The facility vessel Vidar, which is less than two years old

LGH Expands Equipment Rental Fleet

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Lifting Gear Hire (LGH), a company providing lifting and moving equipment for rent and sale, announced the addition of several new products to its equipment rental fleet.   Joining the company’s rental portfolio is a 4x4x2 Gated Material Basket, as well as several new rigging rollers

Wireless Crane Camera System: BlokCam

A new wireless crane camera system called BlokCam delivers live video from the hook block to the operator in the cabin.   Manufactured by 4Site Technology exclusively for BlokCam Limited, BlokCam will be distributed by Compact Lifting Group.  

AAL Canada Opens Vancouver Office

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Press release - AAL has announced the opening of a new office in Vancouver, Canada.    This continues the company’s global expansion strategy, which has, in the same month, seen the opening of AAL Korea.  The move strengthens the company’s on-the-ground presence and

New President, CEO at Rickmers-Linie America

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Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for liner services in breakbulk, heavy lift and project shipping, has appointed Wouter Huybrechts as the new President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc.    Huybrechts took over for CEO and President Waldemar Poulsen

SAILOR VSAT Antenna Systems Unveiled

Photo: Cobham SATCOM

Press release - The team at Cobham SATCOM is unveiling a new generation of 60cm Ka-band VSAT antenna systems at Monaco Yacht Show this week.   The new SAILOR 60 GX and SAILOR 600 VSAT Ka are based on a lightweight, high performance Ka-band VSAT platform designed for Inmarsat Global Xpress

Barcelona Yacht Repairer Adds New Pearlson Shiplift

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Yacht service, refit, repair and maintenance yard Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92) has awarded a contract to Pearlson Shiplift Corporation (PSC) for the design and supply of a new ship lift and transfer system as part of an expansion project underway at its Barcelona shipyard.

Protea Launches Heavy-Lift Cranes


Protea, a manufacturer of offshore handling equipment, launched two types of heavy lift cranes at Nor-Shipping in Oslo earlier this year. “The target of any marine crane design is to provide high lifting performance whilst minimizing overall weight,” said Tomasz Paszkiewicz

Heavy-lift Ship Transporting 22 Vessels from Asia to Rotterdam

Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Press release - The Damen Shipyards Group is shipping a total of 22 vessels from several Damen shipyards aboard the heavy-lift vessel Happy Star. This is Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date. Upon arrival in Europe later this month

New Cranes for Felixstowe Port

Three new cranes have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe’s Berth 8&9. The Berth 9 extension will be operational during the fourth quarter of 2015.

  Three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain. Built by ZPMC in Shanghai, the new cranes will be operated on the port’s Berth 8&9 which are currently being extended to increase the port’s ability to handle the

US Coast Guard Medevacs Cruise Ship Passenger

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A 68-year-old man who reportedly suffered a seizure was medevaced from a cruise ship 180 miles off of Southwest Pass, La., Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard District 8 directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New

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