Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Maritime News

This Day in Naval History

Mar 07, 2012

1778 - Continental Navy

Cat Power Solutions Certified to Meet Brazil's Standards

Mar 07, 2012

Caterpillar announced that the RBNA Classification Society has certified the Cat 3500C diesel electric propulsion generator set packages to meet local content regulations in Brazil.

HII CEO Mike Petters Speaks at University of Virginia

Mar 07, 2012

Newport News - Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO Mike Petters spoke at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business on March 6. Petters'

Ports Urge Congress to Support Port Security Grants

Mar 07, 2012

At two separate Congressional hearings, representatives of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) emphasized the need for federal support for seaport

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Starts Construction of Aframax Tanker

Mar 07, 2012

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (AKPS), began production activities today on the first

Thuraya Launches Dual-Mode Phone

Mar 07, 2012

Abu Dhabi – Thuraya has launched a dual mode hand-held phone featuring both GSM and satellite capabilities. The introduction of this phone, branded XT-DUAL, makes

Lankhorst Ropes Announces Cut-Resistant Jacket Research Project

Mar 07, 2012

Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division is undertaking a research project into the development of cut resistant jackets for mooring ropes in the Norwegian and Barents Seas.

Wärtsilä Launches Medium Voltage Power Drive Technology

Mar 07, 2012

Wärtsilä has launched its new Medium Voltage Power Drive. The product will enable the delivery of electro and automation systems for large, electric propulsion vessels,

Weldcraft Introduces Water-Cooled TIG Torch

Mar 07, 2012

Weldcraft has a new option to help meet the needs of demanding water-cooled TIG welding applications. The new WP-280 water-cooled TIG torch has been designed with

Damen Develops Nozzle Spinning Method

Mar 07, 2012

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has developed a pioneering nozzle production method based on a single weld seam on the inner side of the nozzle. This makes the process

CMA CGM Reports Encouraging Outlook for 2012

Mar 07, 2012

CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping group, reported revenue of U.S. $14.87 billion for the year ending December 31, 2011, a 4% increase on 2010.

Signet to Deliver and Christen Newest Tug

Mar 07, 2012

Signet Maritime Corporation announced that its newest tug, a Robert Allan designed RAmparts 3200 Class ocean towing and escort tug, M/V SIGNET WEATHERLY, will be delivered on March 10,

Strong Russian Presence at Oil & Gas Africa '12

Mar 07, 2012

Recent new oil and gas discoveries all over Africa are attracting investors and developers from around the world. Russia is the latest country to show an active

MOL Safety Conference 2012 Held

Mar 07, 2012

Tokyo—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) announced that the company has held the MOL Safety Conference 2012 in Manila, Mumbai, Dubrovnik, and Tokyo. About 210 seafarers

Caledonian Geotech Receives Industry Accreditations

Mar 07, 2012

Caledonian Geotech has received a hat-trick of prestigious industry accreditations. Following a detailed audit conducted by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), the company

Calnetix Technologies Launches Magnetic Bearing Controller

Mar 07, 2012

Calnetix Technologies LLC has announced the commercial availability of its latest technology development, the Insight™ 3600 magnetic bearing controller. These state-of-the-art,

Metso Enters Globe Valve Business

Mar 07, 2012

Metso has strengthened its offering for customers in oil and gas and power by acquiring a globe valve technology and service company, Valstone Control Inc. in South Korea (Valstone).

Red Spider Secures Offshore Order

Mar 07, 2012

Red Spider, the Remote Open Close Technology specialist, has completed its biggest-ever deal with work valued at £1.5million to supply new products for well completion operations.

FIS Makes Bunker Swaps Simple

Mar 07, 2012

London - Freight Investor Services has expanded its rapidly growing commodity broking business into cleared, over-the-counter bunker swaps. The new service – the

Wiper Motor Now Has More Sweep Angles, Torque

Mar 07, 2012

The Heavy Duty 2 Speed Wiper Motor from Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products has been improved in many respects. The wiper motor now has twice as many sweep angle settings─40,


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