November, 2012 Maritime News

SAIC Gets USN $21-million Contract

Nov 30, 2012

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to provide operational & environmental support to United States Fleet Forces Command (USFF). The contract

Belarus Joins Baltic Sea Logistics Project

Nov 30, 2012

Republic of Belarus signs up to  the EU-funded logistics project – Amber Coast Logistics (ACL – to enhance the country's transport & logistics sector. In the Amber

Wind Turbine R&D Funding for Gamesa

Nov 30, 2012

Gamesa raises €260-million in funding from European Investment Bank for its on & offshore wind turbine R&D+I investment programme. The funding will be used:

New Cummins EPA Tier 3 Marine Diesels

Nov 30, 2012

Cummins brings its U.S. EPA Tier 3 certified new QSK19 & QSK60 marine diesel engines to market. Cummins Tier 3 solutions apply advanced combustion technology

Wärtsilä on ‘Entering a New Marine Era for Gas’

Nov 30, 2012

At upcoming International Workboat Show Wärtsilä’s John Hatley PE, Americas VP Ship Power to enlarge on marine gas fuel developments. At the show the company will

JW Fishers’ ROV’s ‘In Depth’ Solutions

Nov 30, 2012

US-based supplier JW Fishers reminds that ROV deployment may prove safer & cheaper than diving. The company quote many examples to back up their statement, including

Moroccan Seafarers' Union Leader Freed

Nov 30, 2012

ITF applaud release of Mohamed Chamchati, general secretary of the Moroccan merchant seafarers’ union. Like his colleague Said Elhairech, who was freed in October,

Movement of $7 Billion in Commodities in Jeopardy

Nov 30, 2012

The American Waterways Operators and Waterways Council, Inc. continue to warn Congress and the Administration of the economic effects that the nation’s midsection

Insights: Cost of Compliance & the Oversupply of Tonnage

Nov 30, 2012

Compliance Costs Collide with Oversupply of Tonnage and a Challenged Economic Climate. Can operators cope? And, what will it cost them if they can? MarPro’s Barry Parker weighs in.

Insights: The Rest of the Story

Nov 30, 2012

No Foreign 100% Scanning of In-bound Cargo Containers While some call it a long road to nowhere, the outcome was predicted, and the security of the U.S. with respect

Latest Vendee Globe Race Update

Nov 30, 2012

Race groups into two packs with Armel Le Cléac’h  still in lead. It was a resolute ‘Armel Le Cléac’h’ (Banque Populaire) that appeared on the live Visio video link up on Vendée Globe Live.

First Steel Cut for Liftboat ‘Seajacks Hydra’

Nov 30, 2012

A ceremony marked the event at Lamprell’s Hamriyah Dubai facility. The self-elevating, ‘Seajacks Hydra’ has been specifically designed for installation and

Strike Shutdowns Ports of Long Beach, & LA Terminals

Nov 30, 2012

Longshore clerks at the ports in a staffing issue dispute  gain support from other workers. The strike is the largest shutdown at the combined ports since 2002.

Petrobas Changes Course of Drill Rig Contract

Nov 30, 2012

Petrobas decides not to proceed with 5 ultra-deepwater Ocean Rig leasing contracts. Petrobras has cancelled the process of contracting five drilling rigs, capable of drilling in up to 3,

Sneed Shipbuilding: An (Extended) Family Affair

Nov 30, 2012

When Martin M. Sneed embarked in the business of building for the demanding workboat market in the mid-60s, he likely did not imagine that four decades later, his

OSV Tech Today

Nov 30, 2012

Modern Offshore Service Vessels come in a variety of shape, size and technical outfit, dependent largely on their intended area of operation. But as offshore assets are constantly mobile and global,

Core Slings Introduce Lifting Products on New Website

Nov 30, 2012

Core  Slings Specialize in Custom Nylon Slings, Polyester Round Slings, Wire Rope Slings, & Chain Slings. E-commerce company, Core Industrial Lifting Slings

ICOMIA’s Latest Book Has China Statistics

Nov 30, 2012

The book provides reliable global statistics to the recreational marine industry. Representing the global marine industry since 1967, ICOMIA now has 35 marine industry association members (MIAs),

Poor Conditions, Better Communications

Nov 30, 2012

Industry and the federal government continue to work together to improve less than optimal conditions on the U.S. inland waterways. Measurable, although slow progress is being achieved.

Floating Production

Nov 30, 2012

Expenditures are Set to Double Douglas-Westwood forecast that between 2013 and 2017, $91bn will be spent on floating production systems (FPS) – an increase of


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