Friday, April 17, 2009 Maritime News

Journal of Commerce Poll on Economic Recovery

Apr 17, 2009

A majority of the attendees at the ninth annual Journal of Commerce Trans-Pacific Maritime conference do not expect a recovery from the global economic downturn

Ballistic Net System Stops Small Boats

Apr 17, 2009

Moscow Mills Manufacturing and Foster-Miller, Inc. of Waltham, Mass., have announced a new non-lethal system for stopping small boats such as those used by pirates, drug traffickers and terrorists.

Track & Turntable System for Panama Canal

Apr 17, 2009

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) updated its track and turntable system located in the Canal’s Gatun Locks. The system continuously transports locomotives through

Navionics Chart Support Added to iPhone

Apr 17, 2009

Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced that its popular Fugawi X-Traverse online map collection for use with iNavX marine software for the Apple

Electronically Controlled Cargo Pump Engines

Apr 17, 2009

For many years, cargo pump engines on weather decks of Subchapter D & O tank barges had mechanical-type start and control systems.  The installation of electronically

ABB, ZPMC to Develop Efficient Propulsion

Apr 17, 2009

ABB has signed an agreement with ZPMC (Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Co.Ltd), a manufacturer of cranes and steel structures, to jointly develop more efficient

Skelton Urges President to Fight Piracy

Apr 17, 2009

In a letter to the President, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) urged the administration to protect U.S. interests by denying safe haven

Hellespont Launches Chemical Tanker Pool

Apr 17, 2009

Hamburg-based Hellespont has launched a pool for modern IMO 2 chemical/product tankers. The Seatramp Intermediate Tanker Pool will initially consist of three KG-financed and Hellespont-operated 13,

ABB $15m Order to Power Chinese Vessels

Apr 17, 2009

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $15m from Shanghai Salvage Company and Guangzhou Salvage Bureau for the supply of electric power

Carriers Need to Act Now to Combat Recession

Apr 17, 2009

Drewry Shipping Consultants, maritime consultants, in a new report “Capacity Management – surviving the container crisis,” concludes that Carriers need to act now to combat the global recession.

Wärtsilä 32, 6000 Engines Delivered

Apr 17, 2009

The Wärtsilä 32 engine reached an important milestone in March as the 6000th engine rolled out of the Wärtsilä factory in Vaasa, Finland. This engine is efficient,

Another Feeder Service from Hamburg

Apr 17, 2009

A new regular feeder service of the Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) shipping company now links Hamburg with St. Petersburg. Every 14 days the feeder ship Robert puts

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Jazan and Farasan

Apr 17, 2009

Austal has successfully completed its largest individual ferry contract to date following the delivery of two 226.4 ft vehicle-passenger catamaran ferries Jazan

Intertanko & ITF, Young Seafarers’ Workshop

Apr 17, 2009

Intertanko and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) this week organized over three days in London a Workshop for young serving seafarers to express

This Day in Naval History –April 16

Apr 17, 2009

1778 - Sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig (Source: Navy News Service)

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