February, 2013 Maritime News

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Management

Feb 28, 2013

The Great Lakes Ballast Water Working Group (BWWG) has released its 2012 Summary of Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Management. The mission of the BWWG is to

Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Capabilities

Feb 28, 2013

Capt. Jim Downey, DDG-1000 program manager at Naval Sea Systems Command, explains. DDG-1000 is a multi-mission destroyer.  It covers surface, sub-surface, as well as air warfare areas.

LNG Bunkering Found Feasible in Australian Ports

Feb 28, 2013

A DNV-led Joint Industry Project (JIP) concludes attractive payback periods on the required investment are likely. Attractive payback periods from the additional

Scorpio Tankers Ink Six Newbuilding Contracts

Feb 28, 2013

Scorpio Tankers exercise options with Korea's Hyundai Mipo Dockard for altogether six new tankships. The contracts are for the construction of four MR Product tankers for approximately $33.

NASA Flight Controller to Keynote Hi-Tech Engineering Conference

Feb 28, 2013

CD-adapco inform that Gene Kranz will head up 75 engineering experts to address the STAR Global Conference 2013 Mr. Kranz led the effort to save Apollo 13, and

Veteran Maritime Attorney Changes Sides

Feb 28, 2013

George M. Jones joins Los Angeles Maritime Law offices of Charles D. Naylor. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Jones brings to the firm more than 20 years of maritime law experience.

General Dynamics Awarded Navy SUBSAFE Contract

Feb 28, 2013

General Dynamics Electric Boat awarded submarine safety and maintenance contract. The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract to perform

China Shipyards Take the Lead from Korea

Feb 28, 2013

Korean shipbuilders outperformed by their Chinese competitors in 2012 exports, 11 years after Korea in turn overtook Japan in 2001. 
 The Korean Chamber of Commerce

Subsea Icelandic HV Cable Link Contract for ABB

Feb 28, 2013

The High-voltage submarine and underground cable link will bring reliable power to a remote island fishing community. ABB has received an order worth around $10 million,

Singapore's Sembcorp Gets Perisai(L) Rig Contract

Feb 28, 2013

Sembcorp Marine's PPL Shipyard secures a repeat order for a jack-up rig worth US$208-million from Perisai (L) Inc. The second jack-up rig ordered by Perisai (L) Inc.

Canada's Seaspan Confident NSPS On-Track

Feb 28, 2013

Seaspan CEO  addresses concerns raised by the Parliamentary Budget Officer about the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). (Seaspan affiliate companies include Vancouver Drydock,

Kvichak to Build Pilot Boat for Savannah Pilots Association

Feb 28, 2013

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, WA, was recently awarded a contract to build a 64' all-aluminum Pilot Boat for the Savannah Pilots Association of Savannah, GA.

Asahi/America Series 10 Electric Actuators for the Oil and Gas Industries

Feb 28, 2013

Asahi/America, Inc. will showcase their Series 10 electric actuators in booth #8847 at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX. Asahi’s Series

Domestic Maritime Industry Praises Introduction of RIVER Act

Feb 28, 2013

The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the country's tugboat, towboat and barge operators, announced its strong support for

Peene-Werft Wolgast Delivers Vessel to Swedish Coast Guard

Feb 28, 2013

The coast guard vessel (Kustbevakningen Vessel) KBV 033 was handed over to the Swedish Coast Guard with a reflagging ceremony at dock three of the Peene shipyard in Wolgast.

Wison Enters North American LNG Agreement

Feb 28, 2013

Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, announced  agreement with EDF Trading and Exmar NV to support their collective endeavors

25th Anniversary of American Permalight, Inc.

Feb 28, 2013

American Permalight, Inc. celebrates its 25th Anniversary in March 2013.  Since 1988, American Permalight has been known for its photoluminescent safety products

The New Generation of Multibeam Sonars from WASSP

Feb 28, 2013

Multibeam sonar manufacturer WASSP Ltd has announced details of the company’s latest range of multibeam sonar’s, now for all commercial applications. WASSP Ltd parent company,

Caterpillar Introduces Bundled Repair Solutions

Feb 28, 2013

Bundled repair solutions for engine overhauls are now available from Caterpillar Marine Power Systems. The bundled repair solution, the first to be offered for Cat marine engines,

BIO-UV, is now Type-Approved

Feb 28, 2013

BIO-UV went beyond the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements for Ballast Water Treatment (BWTS).   Indeed both requirements were met: the land


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