Monday, September 08, 2008 Maritime News

Downloading a Solution

Sep 08, 2008

Stricter environmental regulations and soaring fuel prices have vessel owners and operators looking for innovative means to drive their vessels more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Q&A: ShipDecision's Al Carbone

Sep 08, 2008

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News recently caught up with Al Carbone, creator of ShipDecision, a shipmanagement tool designed to help operators save time and money.

Piracy and Armed Response on Ships

Sep 08, 2008

Modern day piracy, it seems, is rather like plugging a badly leaking pipe with one finger — just when you think you might have stemmed the flow from one area, another

Speed & Control @ MACH2

Sep 08, 2008

Speed. When Zodiac unveiled its Hurricane MACH2 earlier this year, its eye-popping 60+ knot speed caught the attention of potential military and port security clients.

From Canines to Liquefied Natural Gas

Sep 08, 2008

Maritime Security and the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2008 For the past several years, maritime security has been on everyone's mind.  From the halls of Congress

Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System

Sep 08, 2008

Understanding the maritime threat requires an historical review of criminal and terrorist elements. A closer look at the methodologies of terrorism gives greater

Crude Terminals: Platforms for Iraqi Recovery

Sep 08, 2008

Iraq's recovery depends on oil revenues, and the Khawr Abd Amaya Oil Terminal, better known here as KAAOT and the nearby larger Al Basra Oil Terminal (ABOT), are

Are you LRIT Compliant?

Sep 08, 2008

LRIT is approaching fast and with penalties expected for non-compliance the next few months will see a rash of activity as vessel's scramble to find out if their

Implications of the Jho Doctrine

Sep 08, 2008

On June 30, 2008, in the case of United States v. Jho, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a ruling of the US District Court for

Shipyard files Chapter 11, but Derecktor Maintains its Course to Grow

Sep 08, 2008

Derecktor Shipyards Conn., LLC last month filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The company said

NOAA Site Helps Users Prepare for Big Storms

Sep 08, 2008

As the coastal population continues to grow, so do the hazards when big storms approach. Now, an on-line tool, Historical Hurricane Tracks, helps users get a quick

USCG Issues Marine Safety Alert

Sep 08, 2008

The Coast Guard strongly reminds the towing industry of its responsibility to properly man their vessels with adequate numbers of qualified and licensed crewmembers.

Sector Key West Changes Port Conditions

Sep 08, 2008

Effective 6 p.m. Saturday, Hurricane Condition X-RAY (sustained Gale Force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 48 hours) is set for the Port of Key West, Fla.

Baker Hughes Announces August 2008 Rig Counts

Sep 08, 2008

  Baker Hughes announced that the international rig count for August 2008 was 1,087, down 5 from the 1,092 counted in July 2008, and up 78 from the 1,009 counted in August 2007.

Certex Launches New International Offshore Division

Sep 08, 2008

Certex International is launching a new offshore division.  Certex International Offshore Services brings together five companies from the Foranka International

Navios Acquires Capesize New Building Vessels

Sep 08, 2008

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. has entered into agreements to acquire two capesize new building vessels scheduled for delivery in 2009. Both vessels have secured long term charter-out employment.

LR Opens Office in Veracruz

Sep 08, 2008

Lloyd’s Register Central and South America Ltd., celebrated the grand opening of its new office with more than 100 clients, employees and local government officials in attendance.

Aker Yards Names New COO

Sep 08, 2008

Aker Yards has appointed Sang-Ho Shin as Chief Operating Officer (COO).   Shin comes from a position as vice president of STX Shipbuilding in , where he has been chief for the Jinhae shipyard.

Maersk Chooses DCT Gdansk

Sep 08, 2008

Maersk Line announced that with effect from December 1, it will switch its Polish operations from BCT in to the new deepwater container terminal DCT Gdansk. Maersk

This Day in Naval History - Sept. 08

Sep 08, 2008

1923 - In disaster at , seven destroyers run aground through faulty navigation. 1939 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims a limited national emergency and


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