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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Maersk Line to acquire Hamburg Süd

Dr. Ottmar Guest Photo Hamburg SĂĽd Group

Maersk Line and the Oetker Group have reached an agreement for Maersk Line to acquire Hamburg Süd, the German container shipping line. The acquisition is subject to final agreement and regulatory approvals. Hamburg Süd is the world's seventh largest container shipping line and a leader in the North - South trades. The company operates 130 container vessels with a container capacity of 625,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent). It has 5,960 employees in more than 250 offices across the world and market its services through the Hamburg Süd, CCNI (based in Chile) and Aliança (based in Brazil) brands.

Moore Joins AdvanTec Global Innovations

Charlie Moore Photo AdvanTec

AdvanTec Global Innovations, parent to the Diamond Sea Glaze, Steelhead Marine, Pacific Coast Marine and Freeman Marine Equipment brands, today announced the following business development appointment that will enhance the company’s ability to provide local representation to the marine industry. Charlie Moore assumes the position of Industry Specialist, Cranes/Yacht, with responsibility for business development and growth of the Steelhead and Pacific Coast Marine brands within the marine products portfolio.

Hutton's Unviels New Product Guide

Hutton’s, a U.K. ship supplier, will unveil its new Product Guide at this week’s IMPA trade show in London from September 11-12, 2013. The new Product Guide is available online, downloadable from the web and in electronic format on USB sticks – a clear sign that Hutton’s is keeping up with the latest advances in technology and remains at the forefront of the U.K. ship supply industry. Technical data sheets containing essential technical specifications such as conversions, flange guides etc.

Michael Else & Company Launch New Insurance Cover

Michael Else & Company, manager of the Charterers P&I Club and Transmarine, has launched a new product to provide innovative insurance solutions worldwide for small and medium-sized multimodal transport operators and shipping intermediaries such as freight forwarders, NVOCCs and ship agents. The new product, Portside Insurance Management Services operates as a brand within Michael Else & Company’s existing structure and the security is provided 100 per cent by Torus Insurance (UK) Ltd, rated A M Best A- (Excellent). Christopher Else, Managing Director of Michael Else & Company, says, “We are excited to be launching a new product that fits so well with our existing brands and which will immediately benefit from our established network of clients, brokers and suppliers.

Airmar Acquires Marport Commercial Fishing Division

Airmar Technology Corporation, a company that designs, engineers and manufactures ultrasonic transducers and sensor technology, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Marport Deep Sea Technologies’ Commercial Fishing division, a leading developer of advanced sonar technology. Airmar will also acquire the Marport name and the web domain as a part of the transaction. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Airmar began collaborating with Marport approximately eight years ago and has a history of working together to develop products that have been commercialized. Airmar and Marport will continue to jointly develop new products in the same manner…

New AVEVA Bocad Software Offers 30-40 Percent Project Savings

AVEVA has announced  its release of new products and improvements in its AVEVA Bocad range of structural steel detailing software. The new products will increase structural detailing capability and enable more design standardization and automation. Together, by enabling more effective decision-making and increasing project transparency, these new features offer potential project time and cost savings of up to 30-40 percent. In addition, AVEVA Bocad has benefited from better integration with AVEVA’s 3D design products - AVEVA Everything3D, AVEVA PDMS and AVEVA Outfitting. Engineering contractors and fabricators working in the Process Plant and Marine industries will therefore be able to achieve greater productivity and project quality.

New Antifouling Products from Hempel

Building on the GLOBIC and DYNAMIC range of antifouling systems, marine coatings manufacturer Hempel launched two new antifouling products for drydockings and newbuildings. According to Hempel, the new antifoulings aim to deliver fuel savings up to 3% and provide added flexibility to shipowners and yards. GLOBIC 8000 is a new hydrolysing self-polishing antifouling product that fits between the existing GLOBIC 6000 and GLOBIC 9000 antifouling systems. It builds on GLOBIC technology and incorporates Hempel’s nano acrylate technology which delivers a fine polishing control mechanism to bring the integral biocides to the surface at a stable rate ensuring a clean hull.

Enhanced Delta Plasma Rotator Launched

Photo: Messer Cutting Systems

Messer Cutting Systems announced its new product launch, the Delta plasma rotator. The launch of the Delta is scheduled for the 2013, Fabtech Show in Chicago, Il., North America's largest, metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. With over 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors this provides an excellent platform for the market launch of the Delta rotator. The Delta features new robust compact design, drives, along with a new Messer designed torch holder assembly, coupled with our OmniBevel software, creates the best cut parts available on the market.

Tank Vessel Construction Assistance Program Launched

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is soliciting competitive proposals for construction in the United States of new product tank vessels necessary to meet commercial and national defense needs of the United States and to be built with assistance under Subtitle D of the Maritime Security Act of 2003. Any U.S. citizen or U.S. shipyard may submit a proposal. Under the National Defense Tank Vessel Construction Program, the new product tank vessels must be not less than 35,000 and not greater than 60,000 deadweight tons. The tank vessels must meet the requirements of foreign commerce; be capable of carrying militarily useful petroleum products…

Dometic to Debut New Product Line at Workboat

Dometic Thermoelectric Cup Cooler

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, will launch a range of new equipment, including products reported to be the first of their kind for the marine industry, at this year’s International Workboat Show, December 3-5 in New Orleans. Among the new products on display will be the Dometic Cup Cooler, the marine industry’s first thermoelectric cup holder, the Smart Touch Integrated Intelligence Control (STIIC) software for remote monitoring and the Dometic Sea Xchange line of watermakers.

Si-Tex Expands its Americas HQ, Long Island Facility

Roughly one year after re-launching Si-Tex Marine Electronics, industry veterans Allen Schneider and Ted Bodtmann have announced the Long Island, N.Y.-based company is expanding its headquarters.  By taking over a facility adjacent to its original offices, Si-Tex will be able to consolidate its sales and technical service operations at one location. Schneider, Vice President/Sales for Si-Tex said Si-Tex has also continued to expand its line with new products, such as the new EC-Series multifunction navigation system, SP36 autopilot, SVS-650 6.5” sounder and CVS-1420 1kw 10.4” sounder.  More new products are in the works for Fall 2010 and 2011, said Schneider. www.si-tex.com

Marine Software Adds to Marine Planned Maintenance Line

Marine Software Ltd., has launched the Marine Planned Maintenance for Windows Lite & Marine Storekeeper for Windows Lite versions. Both new products contain all the core features needed for Planned Maintenance & Stock Control operations and are capable of being run using our existing multiple-ship office systems. These versions are aimed at ship owners or managers looking for a simple robust solution, which is competitively priced, without the need for complicated functionality. These new products are now added to the Marine Planned Maintenance, Marine Storekeeper and Marine Purchasing for Windows, all of which have been specially designed with simplicity in mind, easy to use and operate, robust, low cost with minimal training requirements.

Ulstein Posts Profit Results

2007 was a hectic year for the Ulstein Group, with all of its companies running at full capacity. The Group had NOK 1.97 billion in turnover and an operating profit of NOK 194 million, the best cumulative profit result since 1999. In recent years the Ulstein Group has spent a great deal of time developing new products and work processes. In 2007 the Group delivered comprehensive design and equipment packages to shipowners in , and . It also built three ships, one of which, the Normand Seven, was named Ship of the Year for 2007. The Electro department has used great resources in the development of new products, but achieving revenue growth here has not been easy.

ACL GE Energy New Product Introduction Award

American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLI) (ACL) announced that it has received the 2010 GE Energy New Product Introduction Award. The award is provided to the company that introduces the most innovative solution to GE Energy's commercial transportation supply chain. ACL was recognized for bringing a water-based, environmentally friendly, economical, and safe solution to GE Energy as an alternative to land-based transportation options.Commenting on the award, Gabe Forir, ACL's Director of Sales, Midwest Region, stated, "We are excited to receive the 2010 GE Energy New Product Introduction Award for our work, along with partner TMO Global Logistics, in developing a barge transportation solution for GE. Transporting wind turbine blades and towers in barges via the U.S.

Navico Reports 2012 Profitability and Market Share

Navico — selling under the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands — announced its operational performance results for the fourth quarter and the year ending December 31, 2012. Revenue in the fourth quarter increased by 27% compared to the same period in 2011, ending the year on the same strong note as earlier quarters in 2012. Overall, the revenues for the year were up 15% to MUSD 256.0 in a flat market. This resulted in Navico increasing its global market share by around 4 percentage points, which further strengthens its position as the undisputed leader in recreational marine electronics. The 2012 revenue performance demonstrates increasing strength across all three brands and continues the trend of the previous two years…

Transas Elects New Business Manager

Transas Marine Limited, Worldwide Headquarters, U.K. has appointed of Malcolm Hughes as business development manager, Navigation Products. Hughes comes to Transas with many years experience in the marine industry in a variety of roles covering the development, marketing and management of an extensive range of products. In his new role, he will work closely with Transas hubs, agents, customers and development teams to maximize opportunities both from the identification of new products and the development of existing ranges.

Hatteland Display Appoints Sales Agent in China

Hatteland Display (HD) has appointed Alphatron Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. as its sales agent in China. The company will act as the support office for customers in China, in addition to providing sales facilities for all HD products. The introduction of a new product range (Series X) in spring of 2012 by Hatteland Display enhances the product offering for current and new markets. “We are looking forward to much better support for our customers in the region going forward," said Goetz Vogelmann, Sales Director CEE & ASIA of Hatteland Display.  

Mouvex Celebrates 110 Years

Mouvex, part of PSG, a Dover company and manufacturer of positive displacement pumps, is celebrating its 110-year anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Auxerre, France, Mouvex was founded in 1906 by engineer André Petit when he identified the challenges that gear and lobe pump users were facing in optimizing their process and invented the eccentric disc pump as a result. Since that time, Mouvex has become a worldwide leader in positive displacement pumps and compressors for the transfer of liquids and dry bulk products within the hygienic, chemical, energy, military and transport industries. Mouvex became part of PSG in 2008, and now has operations on five continents with a global network of distributors and original equipment manufacturers.

Tanker for Sovcomflot Delivered

STX Shipbuilding delivered the new product tanker, SKF Neva, to Sovcomflot JSÑ. The first product tanker of the series, the keel was laid on May 30, 2006. The 600 x 106 ft.-tanker is 46.520 tons dwt. The tanker, to be deployed from Primorje, including Vladivostok, to the ports of the South-East Asia, will transport crude oil, oil products, vegetable oils and coal oils. Source: SeaNews

Expanded Kelvin Hughes Product Range on Display

Kelvin Hughes is launching and demonstrating a host of new products and services at SMM 2014, including a port security radar system, specialist mission radome radar and displays, Voyage Data Recorders and the latest version of ChartCo PassageManager software. Co-exhibiting with Lammers Schiffselektronik GmbH who represent Kelvin Hughes in Germany for radar and navigation equipment sales and service. This is the biggest and broadest set of new products and offerings that Kelvin Hughes has ever brought to SMM, the company said.

Shipvertical Internet Group To Partner With Marine Digital

ShipVertical Internet Group has signed an agreement to enter into partnership discussions with Marine Digital, the Korean-based global maritime marketplace for shipbuilding, ship cargo, ship bunkering, ship sale & purchase, and fishery markets. The agreement enables both parties, ShipVertical Internet Group and Marine Digital, to exchange products/service platforms on the web, to mutually benefit from each party's distribution network, to develop new products for niche markets jointly and to do businesses of both parties via a shared global network of suppliers and ship managers/operators.

Aries Maritime Takes Delivery of Tanker

Aries Maritime Transport Limited announced it has taken delivery of the second of two new products tankers it acquired from the Stena Group. Upon delivery, the 72,750 dwt 2006-built double-hulled Panamax products tanker entered into a 2.5 year bareboat charter agreement with the Stena Group at a rate of $18,700 per day, which is equivalent to a time charter rate of approximately $24,500 per day. In addition, the bareboat charter with the Stena Group has a profit sharing component with a 30 percent share for Aries.

Samson Ropes and JHRG Develop New Chafe Gear

JHRG has teamed with Samson Rope Technologies in the design, development and marketing of chafe gear products. The new product line made of patented materials offers significant advantages over other chafe gear materials currently on the market in terms of extending the durability of high-performance ropes, in-field installation and reduced weight.


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