Marine Materials

Thordon Bearings Names New China Distributor

Thordon Bearings Inc. of Canada announced that CY Engineering Co. Ltd. will take over as the new authorized distributor for the People’s Republic of China, including Macau and Hong Kong,

ClassNK to Issue Guidance on Composite Propellers

Classification society ClassNK announced it will release the world’s first Guidelines on Composite Propellers (Part on Manufacturing/Product Inspection) on August 31.

MHI, SBG Invest in Wind Energy Startup Altaeros Energies

  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ("MHI") and the Suhail Bahwan Group ("SBG") have invested in Altaeros Energies, a Massachusetts-based technology company, to

Ecopetrol, JX Nippon Team Up to Explore Brazil Offshore

  Ecopetrol reports it has established an Alliance with Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration through its affiliate in Brazil, Ecopetrol Óleo e Gás to explore the FZA-M-320 block,

MacGregor to Lay Off 100 Staff

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany to restructure the operations to the weak market demand. The market

VIKING Expanding Australasian Activities

  VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has acquired a part of Australia-based Wiltrading Pty Ltd.’s maritime safety equipment activities effective 1 September. The

Break Bulk in Rotterdam on the Way Up

  The opening of a new break bulk terminal is one of the many developments and investments in the break bulk sector in the port of Rotterdam; a sector that has

Ulstein Verft Launches its Largest Ship to Date

On August25, shipbuilder Ulstein Verft launched from its dock hall a special offshore construction vessel, Yno 302, for Island Offshore and Edison Chouest Offshore.

Bal Seal Adds Low-friction Seals Test Service

Test service enhances Bal Seal offering for low-friction seals, verifies friction and leak rate for seals up to 22 in. diameter   A new test service introduced by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.

Fouling Release Boosts Hull Performance

A silicone coating that keeps hulls free of marine growth while boosting the vessel’s performance and fuel economy will be featured on the Fujifilm Smart Surfaces

GMS Supports DSA Stance on Beaching

GMS, a buyer of ships for recycling, has voiced its support of the Danish Ship Association (DSA) which refuses to ban beaching outright following the recent announcement

USN Announces Innovation Awards Program

  Across the Department of the Navy our talented Sailors, Marines and civilians are continually creating innovative solutions to our most complex problems. Ray Mabus,

Welding/Cutting Contest Seeks Students ‘A Cut Above’

ESAB has launched its 2015 “A Cut Above” student contest open to students in welding, cutting and related programs (e.g., Ag Mechanics) at secondary and post-secondary schools.

MN 100: Editor's Note

The second annual edition of MN100 – MarineNews’ yearly review of the most compelling companies serving the workboat, brown water, inland and coastal markets –

Thordon's Compac Ordered for 2 EcoCoasters

Thordon Bearings’ Swedish distributor, Duwel Sweden, has signed a contract with Caterpillar Propulsion for the supply and installation of Thordon COMPAC seawater

WeatherMAX Technical Fabric Available in 80" Widths

A third wider, high-performance WeatherMAX from Safety Components is now available in an 80" width. The introduction stems from international demand and OEM programs.

Fugro's GeoWing Trial Successful

  Fugro has undertaken successful trials of its new GeoWing, a system designed to detect low ferrous content unexploded ordnance (UXO) items in challenging marine environments.

USCG Reopens Neches River, Restrictions in Place

  The Coast Guard has reopened the Neches River with restrictions to all vessel traffic, Saturday. Vessel traffic is restricted from meeting or overtaking one another 1,

Northern Finland Leads in Wind Energy Usage

  Wind power in the northern regions of Finland is developing most rapidly than other parts of the c Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula. According to data collected

INTELLIAN v60Ka, v100Ka Approved for THOR 7

  Intellian, the leading provider of stabilized marine satellite antenna systems, has partnered with Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) to deliver next generation

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