April 27, 2015 3:33 PM ET
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has designated three new Marine Highway Projects.
The Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, previously designated as the M-55 and M-35, connecting Chicago and Minneapolis to New Orleans, will serve as the primary
April 27, 2015 2:20 PM ET
A consortium led by France's Bollore failed to make the final shortlist of firms vying to manage a new container terminal in Cameroon's southern port of Kribi, according to a commission report seen by Reuters on Monday.
The government commission,
April 27, 2015 2:13 PM ET
To help offshore operators and contractors get more out of their assets and develop projects more cost-effectively, Bureau Veritas has supercharged its reliability, availability and maintenance (RAM) software suite Optimize.“Low and falling energy prices focus attention onto the reliability,
April 27, 2015 2:09 PM ET
SpecTec will work with Mercy Ships to migrate its current system Business Suite to AMOS Enterprise Management Suite (EMS). Mercy Ships’ Africa Mercy, the world’s largest hospital ship, will receive a new update of the latest version of AMOS EMS, installing the Quality Management module.
April 27, 2015 2:04 PM ET
To help shipowners meet strict new emission mandates, ExxonMobil expanded its range of fuels for use within Emission Control Areas (ECA) with the introduction of ExxonMobil Premium Advanced Fuel Marine ECA 200 (AFME 200). The fuel joins ExxonMobil Premium
April 27, 2015 2:02 PM ET
At Sinaval-Eurofishing in Bilbao, Spain, Sener will present enhancements in the shipbuilding CAD/CAM system FORAN, in all disciplines (forms, naval architecture and general arrangement, hull structure, machinery and outfitting, electrical design and drafting).
April 27, 2015 2:00 PM ET
ABB has released details on its latest generation Azipod thruster, a unit which ranges in power from 1.6 megawatts to 7 megawatts (MW) and is intended to serve a growing electric propulsion market. (According to Clarkson’s Research, the number of vessels
April 27, 2015 1:58 PM ET
Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup issued a statement addressing the status of picketing truckers at the harbor, pointing out that the demonstration is not a strike.
“The Teamsters union started informational picketing this morning at the Port of Long Beach.
April 27, 2015 1:55 PM ET
Ballast water treatment technology developer Ecochlor Inc. presented a project case study at CMA Shipping 2015, a case study which covered the retrofit of Ecochlor’s ballast water treatment system (BWTS) aboard the 2007-built RoRo car carrier vessel
April 27, 2015 1:53 PM ET
Earlier this year GEA won the first contract for equipping cruise liners with its UV ballast water treatment system, BallastMaster marineX, powered by Trojan Marinex. The contract is to equip two new vessels with one BallastMaster marineX each, as well as an option for equipping a third.
April 27, 2015 1:49 PM ET
ACO Marine launched a new water recovery system that is designed to give vessel owners greater capacity to reuse the treated effluent from wastewater treatment plants.
The ACO Water Maker WM3 converts treated wastewater into pure distilled technical
April 27, 2015 1:43 PM ET
Scienco/FAST has introduced a new way to deal with sludge with its standard MarineFAST Marine Sanitation Device, which meets MEPC.159(55) or providing secondary treatment, incorporating about one month of internal sludge storage or three months with larger systems.
April 27, 2015 1:38 PM ET
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, remained flat on Monday on muted shipping activity.
The overall index, which factors in average daily earnings of capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize dry bulk transport vessels,
April 27, 2015 1:33 PM ET
Specifying for ballast water treatment systems can be a difficult process. Ian Hamilton, sales manager for marine electrical wiring control and instrumentation specialists CMR Group, offers guidance.
Ballast water, which is used to maintain balance and stability when a ship is empty of cargo,
April 27, 2015 1:21 PM ET
Marine Procurement Solutions (MPS) has built an electronic platform that aims to enhance the purchasing cycle for the maritime industry. MPS provides software, consultancy services and other customized solutions through its Direct Connect e-procurement
April 27, 2015 11:52 AM ET
A three-day Stakeholders Forum will be held April 27-29 to review draft guidelines for the establishment of a Somalia Maritime Administration, coordinated and funded by the International Maritime organization (IMO), is being hosted by the Kenya Maritime
April 27, 2015 11:26 AM ET
Spreading the word on ballast water management – new free online tools launched
A new online learning portal including a free e-learning course on the Operational Aspects of Ballast Water Management (BWM) was launched today by the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast
April 27, 2015 11:07 AM ET
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) elected Jim Quinn, president and CEO of New Brunswick, Canada’s Port Saint John, to serve as the international trade association’s chairman of the board for the 2015-16 activity year.
Elected at AAPA’s 2015 Spring Conference on April 21,
April 27, 2015 10:51 AM ET
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) informs it is currently completing the detail design phase of a 399’ x 74’ x 30’ 80,000 BBL double hull oil tank barge and a 120’ x 40’ x 18’- 6” twin screw ocean service tug. Both vessels are currently being built under ABS survey at Conrad Shipyard, L.
April 27, 2015 10:51 AM ET
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced that it has entered into agreements to sell three newbuild dry bulk vessels, including two Capesize ships and an Ultramax ship, for approximately $111 million in aggregate.
The Capesize vessels are currently being constructed in China and South Korea,