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Korea Shipbuilders Take Firmer Stance on Business Ethics

SHI shipyard: Image courtesy of the shipbuilder

Korea’s big three shipbuilders are committed to making a fresh start with regard to business ethics in 2014 after getting hit with bribery scandals in 2013, reports the Korea Joong Ang Daily.   According to the Korea Joong Ang Daily,  Hyundai Heavy Industries, the nation’s largest ship manufacturer, held an “ethics management resolution” event recently at its headquarters in Ulsan during a management strategy seminar. HHI Chairman Lee Jae-sung and more than 150 high-ranking executives, including CEOs from affiliates, signed a pledge to pursue ethical management. The Ulsan District Prosecutors’ Office announced it detained twelve former employees of HHI for taking bribes from suppliers, while three employees of HHI suppliers were also arrested. They believed that the HHI employees received about 3.6 billion won ($3.3 million) from suppliers since 2007. Some employees received bribes through family members’ bank accounts and even through the account of a bar waitress. Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, and Samsung Heavy Industries have also taken measures to prevent bribery and corruption add the newspaper. Source: Korea Joong Ang Daily

Black Sea Sees Shipbuilding Boom

According to Today's Zahman, Black Sea sees shipbuilding boom, Mediterranean springs a leak More than 90 percent of world trade is conducted through sea shipping, making shipbuilding one of the fastest growing industries in the recent boom in global trade, which has grown on average by more than 5 percent annually. As a natural consequence of Turkey being a peninsula located at a strategically central position close to many wealthy European markets

Generator Manufacturer Installing puraDYN Systems

puraDYN Filter Technologies Inc. announced that one of the largest manufacturers of medium-size power generators (gen-sets) in the world has elected to install puraDYN® systems on their worldwide production of generators. Shipments to this manufacturer in 2002 have exceeded $350,000. Kevin G. Kroger, puraDYN's President and COO, said, “This recent decision to install our systems came after extensive testing which proved that the puraDYN helped this manufacturer safely extend the oil

Korean Shipbuilder Considers Project in Khanh Hoa

A South Korean ship manufacturer is mulling a project to develop a large-scale shipyard in the coastal central province of Khanh Hoa that should be able to build giant vessels of up to 400,000 DWT, a local official said. A source from the provincial Service of Planning and Investment said South Korea’s STX Shipbuilding Co., a member of STX Group, has proposed to develop a shipyard costing $500m at Van Phong Bay. The proposal has received preliminary support from the provincial

Chemline Announces New Marketing Manager

Chemline Incorporated announces the appointment of John Henningsen as Brand Marketing Manager for the industrial coating and resin manufacturer. He will oversee the day-to-day operation of the company's strategic and tactical marketing programs, web site development, public relations and international product expansion. Over the past 15 years, John has worked for several advertising agencies, as well as coating manufacturers such as Futura Coatings, Specialty Products and Volatile Free

Navionics Introduces Larger XL Charts

Navionics, a manufacturer of marine electronic charts, announced the relesase of an entirely new productline, called the XL charts, which consists of larger charts at reduced prices. The new XL charts typically have three times the coverage at a third less the price, compared to the previous product. Navionics charts are used in many popular chart plotters from prominent instrument manufacturers like Furuno, Lowrance, Northstar, Raymarine, Raymarine and others.

Germanischer Lloyd Publishes New Rules for Materials

The revised and expanded Rules for Materials and Components of Germanischer Lloyd are now available. The Rules define the properties of various metallic materials and lay down the requirements for the production processes and the manufacturers. The prerequisites and conditions for the corresponding approvals are also stipulated. For the manufacturers and suppliers of materials and components intended for use on GL-classed ships, the Rules of Germanischer Lloyd form an essential prerequisite

Evans Cooling Systems Announces New Warranty


Evans Cooling Systems, the developer of the world’s only waterless engine coolant, has released its new Limited Warranty Statement.  Evans is confident in its products and stands behind every gallon of coolant it sells. Using Evans waterless coolants will not affect the manufacturer’s warranty. Limited Warranty If you install Evans Waterless Coolants in accordance with the appropriate instructions, and engine damage occurs

MHI Licenses Steering Gear and Deck Machinery to Jiangsu Masada

MHI deck machinery (Photo: MHI).

Tokyo - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) has signed an agreement with Jiangsu Masada Heavy Industries Co Ltd., in Jiangsu Province, China, under which MHI is to license production and marketing of steering gears and deck machinery, based on company technology to Jiangsu Masada. Previously, in 2008, MHI licensed deck crane technology to Jiangsu Masada - then known as Nantong Masada Ship Machinery Co. Ltd. With the latest licensing agreement

INTERSCHALT VDR Earns CCS Certification


INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the provider of maritime software, services and systems for navigation and communications systems (NavCom) and manufacturer of Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) systems, announced that its new generation VDR G4[e] has been type approved by the China Classification Society (CCS), effective July 1, 2015.   By granting the type approval, CCS certifies that the VDR G4[e] complies with the international regulations and performance standards of IMO Resolution MSC

BWM Convention Doesn't Resolve U.S. Issues - ICS

Unwanted Stowaway Courtesy IMO

ICS notes that the IMO Secretary General has announced that the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force worldwide from 24 November 2016, following ratification by Indonesia (subject to IMO’s verification of the gross tonnage data relating to Indonesia’s registered

Available: 300 Free Systems; Wanted: 300 Ships

Which will be the first 300 ships in the world to test and validate Sea Traffic Management (STM) with updated systems free-of-charge?   As the shipping domain is takes steps in information technology, the STM Validation Project aims to demonstrate the STM concept in large-scale test

Horizon Awarded for GORHEAD Software

Photo: Horizon Shipbuilding

 Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala., has been presented with the 2015 “Innovator of the Year” award by the Mobile Alabama Chamber of Commerce for Horizon was recognized for its GORDHEAD collaboration software aiming to revolutionize the way shipbuilders and other

Cat C9.3 ACERT to Debut at WorkBoat

Image: Caterpillar Marine

Caterpillar Marine unveils Cat C9.3 ACERT power solutions for the commercial marine market   Caterpillar Marine has launched the Cat C9.3 ACERT Marine platform, a EPA Tier 3 compliant addition to the manufacturer’s commercial market portfolio

New GM at Perkins Marine Facility in Wimborne

Andrew Goldspink (Photo: Perkins)

Engine manufacturer Perkins hires Andrew Goldspink to succeed retiring general manager Steve Phillips. After 30 years at engine manufacturer Perkins, Steve Phillips has elected to retire from his role as General Manager of the company’s marine facility in Wimborne

Beware the Dangers of Cat Fines

Image: CMT

Horror stories frequently circle the maritime industry portraying tales of onboard damages induced by catalytic fines, or cat fines, used in oil processing.   All cat fines that remain in fuel oil after centrifugal separation have the potential to cause abrasive wear and damage to the engine

Cavotec Wins Port Equipment Orders

Photo: Cavotec

Press release- Global engineering group Cavotec has won five separate orders with a combined value of more than $9.6  million for some of its key innovative technologies, including the Group's MoorMasterTM automated mooring system and the new Automatic Plug-in System (APS)

Norautron Group AS acquires Hatteland Display AS

 We are excited about becoming a part of the Norautron Group, said Trond K. Johannessen, President & CEO of Hatteland Display

Norautron Group has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Hatteland Display from Herkules Capital. Hatteland Display's history dates back to 1989, and the company is now a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end rugged displays, panel computers

Intellian to Debut New Satellite TV Antenna

The latest product to join Intellian’s i-Series antenna range, the i5P, will be unveiled at the METSTRADE exhibition November 17-19 in Amsterdam.   Intellian, a producer of maritime satellite communication antenna technology, will display the newest addition to its TVRO portfolio

New RIB Delivered to Vermont State Police


The Vermont State Police Department Marine Division has taken delivery of a specialized RIBCRAFT 7.8 RIB built by RIBCRAFT, a U.S. manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for safety professionals, law enforcement and military agencies.  

IMCA Report Covers Mini RadaScan System for DP Ops

Richard Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

Reliable and robust methods of positioning are required for safe vessel operations at offshore installations. The development of dynamic positioning (DP) systems has been gradual over the past 50 years and today, various manufacturers’ systems are available around the world

Simrad HALO Radar Wins 2015 Design Award

In October 2015, Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar also won the NMEA 2015

Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar, the world’s first high-performance recreational solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse compression technology, has won the prestigious 2015 Design Award METS (DAME) in the Marine Electronics category at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam

MAN Diesel & Turbo Acquires Cryo’s Marine Fuel & Bunkering Business

MAN-Chief Dr. Uwe Lauber

MAN move signals strong shift into Marine LNG Biz   MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (part of MAN and Volkswagen Group), acquires the marine fuel gas supply system (FGSS) business from the Sweden based Cryo AB

Technology Readiness Levels Defined for Oil Spill Response

Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility Courtesy BSEE

  Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) staff participated in a workgroup meeting at the bureau's Ohmsett facility in Leonardo, N.J., as part of the workgroup’s efforts to define Technology Readiness Levels for use in the oil spill response community.

Vesper Marine Debuts New AIS Transponder

XB-6000 (Image: Vesper Marine)

Marine safety products manufacturer Vesper Marine has released a new Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS), the XB-6000. The black box transponder includes a built-in NMEA 2000 gateway and GPS antenna that integrates AIS, GPS and NMEA instrument data to display vital safety information on

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