CMA CGM FIGARO Makes Maiden call in LA
The largest CMA CGM containership ever to call at a U.S. port, the 8,500-TEU* CMA CGM FIGARO, arrived today in Los Angeles on its maiden voyage in the Bohai Rim service linking China and the U.S.
USCG/ASME Workshop on Marine Technology Standards
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in coordination with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine…
Drydocks World Builds Second 3-D Seismic Vessel
Drydocks World – has built the seismic vessel NB65 for its client WesternGeco. A naming ceremony for the vessel, now called ‘WG Cook’ was held at the yard on July 1, 2010. The ultra modern high capacity 12-streamer 3-D seismic vessel is the second built at the yard for WesternGeco, a business segment of Schlumberger and one of the world's leading geophysical services company. The first vessel, WG Tasman was handed over in the first quarter of 2010.
Electric Boat Wins Navy Deal
Electric Boat Corp., , is being awarded a $171,856,353 contract for lead yard services, development studies and design efforts related to Virginia Class submarines.
Trinity Launches Deck Barge Jean-M 2501
Designed by Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., (BHGI), , , under contract by Argosy Transportation Group, Inc., , the Jean-M 2501, a very built inland deck barge, was launched this week and is set to enter service next week. The 250 x 54 x 12-ft. barge is designed to transport large, over-dimensional cargo on the inland waterways. A 3/4" thick deck and substantial longitudinal stiffeners will allow her to not only carry a 3,000 lbs / sq. ft. deck load, but to do so anywhere along her length.
$52m for Maintenance Work on USS New Mexico
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $51.8 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to plan and perform the post-shakedown availability (PSA)…
NAVSEA Reviews Required Preventative Maintenance on Ships
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced, July 1, efforts to ensure surface ships are properly maintained are continuing through a pilot initiative onboard two Norfolk-based ships.
The Recovery Continues: A Fearless Forecast
I hope that this headline, if you saw it, scared you as much as it did me. Although I have some confidence about the future of shipping, or I wouldn’t be here, my topic today is about forecasting.
IEEE Touts Navy Scientists
Navy scientists rank No. 1 when it comes to newly patented discoveries and inventions, according to a June report published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
SHI Inks Orders for 5 Ships at Posidonia
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) apparently found no troubles in Greece this year, as the company reports inking a deal for five ships at Posidonia 2010, meaning its…
CMA CGM Takes Two New Vessels
The CMA CGM Group announced the delivery of the CMA CGM LAMARTINE (6,500 TEU) and CMA CGM CALLISTO (11,400 TEU) in . Built by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co shipyards…
Odfjell Orders Ships
Odfjell signed an agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) to build one fully IMO II 75,000 dwt chemical tanker with 31 coated tanks…
Evergreen Group Orders Ten 8000 TEU vessels
Evergreen Group has placed orders with Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd in Taipei for ten 8,000-TEU L-class environmentally advanced container vessels. The first…
Topaz Acquires MSV
Topaz Marine recently confirmed the acquisition of the Multipurpose Support Vessel (MPSV) Ocean Commander in . The vessel has been renamed Topaz Commander and joins Topaz Marines’ fleet of around 100 vessels. Built in 1999 in Myklebust as a 84 m UT 745 Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), the addition of a 50t knuckle boom crane makes the Topaz Commander a highly competent MPSV. She is classed as a DP2 vessel and features twin thrusters aft, a tunnel thruster and drop azimuth forward.
IACS Meeting Focus: Common Rules, Surveyor Safety
The 61st Council Meeting of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) at Germanischer Lloyd's head office in Hamburg achieved a number of significant developments. Dr Hermann J.
Stark to Head GICA
James Stark was named Executive Director of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA), effective July 6, 2010. GICA’s mission is to ensure the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is maintained, operated and improved to provide the safest, most efficient, economical and environmentally-sound water transportation route in our nation. Stark most recently has been consulting on the response and recovery operations associated with the Deepwater Horizon Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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An Alternative Route to Greener Shipping
The management of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from shipping has been widely talked about and extensively reported on over the past six months. The disappointment…
BV Classes Powerships
Bureau Veritas has been chosen to class a series of unique floating dual fuel power generation units. Converted from existing bulk carriers, the powerships are self…
A Valuable Tool for Flow Measurements
Stereo Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is an advanced measuring technique for obtaining 3D velocity information in a plane. PIV can be used to investigate the spatial structure of a flow by efficiently measuring in multiple planes. It is an important tool for the experimental validation of CFD calculations and for obtaining flow field information. This information can then be used for appendage or propeller design for instance.