Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Maritime News

Towers Joins EBDG Engineering Team

Feb 25, 2014

Elliott Bay Design Group, a Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, has hired seasoned marine professional Jim Towers.

Mexico Sells 1M Barrels of Light Crude to Japan

Feb 25, 2014

(Reuters) - Mexico's state-run oil giant Pemex said on Tuesday it is selling crude to Japan for the first time in 11 years, opening another Asian market as an export

Valve Train Halves Idle to Full Load Time

Feb 25, 2014

One of the  new tools that engine builders are using these days to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions is Valve Control Management (VCM), ABB’s variable valve train system,

Unmanned Ships Now a Reality

Feb 25, 2014

Drones do it and spacecraft have too, for many years. Recently, also, automobile makers and small boat makers have introduced their first autonomous vehicles on the streets, and waterways.

NOAA Nautical Charts Now Permanently Free

Feb 25, 2014

After a three-month trial period, PDF versions of NOAA nautical charts will become a permanent product, free to the public. The free PDFs, which are digital images of traditional nautical charts,

New BWM Regs Cometh - Are you ready?

Feb 25, 2014

The global market for BWT systems is predicted to grow to over $34 billion through 2020 in response to IMO and USCG-based ballast water discharge regulations (Frost and Sullivan, 2012).

Siemens System Controls Filter Biofouling

Feb 25, 2014

The U.S. Patent Office awarded Siemens Water Technologies a patent for a system and method to control biofouling of filters used as a first stage of treating ballast

Oily Wastewater Transformed with WETT-O

Feb 25, 2014

Terragon Environmental Technologies has been developing the Wastewater Electrochemical Treatment Technology for oily water, or simply WETT-O, for the past six years.

Alfa Laval: Green & Efficient Shipping

Feb 25, 2014

When Gustaf de Laval read in 1877 an article in the German periodical ”Milchzeitung” (Milk News Paper) about centrifugal separators, he certainly did not expect

Scientists Train Students on Oil Spill Research

Feb 25, 2014

As part of ongoing research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will team up

SNAME Report Covers SOx Emissions Reduction

Feb 25, 2014

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has published a new technical report that provides recommendations on technologies, practices and fuels

MSC Preziosa: The Ultimate in Cruise Ship Tech

Feb 25, 2014

MSC Cruises recently added a new state-of-the-art liner, the MSC Preziosa, helping the Italian company, truly a family business, attain the status of third largest cruise line in the world.

New Yacht Broker at Pacific Boats & Yachts

Feb 25, 2014

As a newly appointed yacht broker at Pacific Boats & Yachts, Captain Tom Britton brings a wealth of experience to his new position, including owning a yacht dealership in Washington for ten years,

Brekelmans Joins Marina Port Vell

Feb 25, 2014

Marina Port Vell (MPV) announced that Marcel Brekelmans will join MPV as Managing Director effective March 10, 2014. A Dutchman, Brekelmans has spent many years

SS United States: Leading Lady to Damsel in Distress

Feb 25, 2014

Once queen of the express liners, and the fastest, safest and biggest passenger liner in history, the SS United States today quietly awaits rescue from a pending cruise to the scrapyard.

ABS Pleased with Innovative Metals & Materials Award

Feb 25, 2014

Class society a member of institute awarded funds for next-generation materials research In response to today's announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama regarding

Hijacked Tanker Returns Minus $8M of Diesel

Feb 25, 2014

Reuters - An oil tanker hijacked for a week off Angola in January has been returned to the country's authorities, a board member at state oil firm Sonangol said on Tuesday,

Port Strike to Bring Delays in Vancouver

Feb 25, 2014

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) warned that this week’s industrial action by truck drivers serving Port Metro Vancouver is expected to severely impact Canada's largest and most diverse port.

Double Top for Exova Experts

Feb 25, 2014

Phil Dent and John Carter, corrosion specialists with Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, have been appointed as chairmen of

First Valemax Ship to Discharge in Malaysia

Feb 25, 2014

Reuters - Brazil's Vale SA will launch in March the first phase of its iron ore storage and distribution center in Malaysia that will improve its access to China,

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