Marine Travelift Gains Exposure in S America
Marine Travelift Inc. recognized Ribeca Equipment Inc. as its newest dealership in South America. Created by Roberto Rizo Benedetto, along with his wife and two sons, the new company seeks to advance the Marine Travelift products throughout Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. Rizo worked with Marine Travelift products for twelve years as the special projects manager with a South American machinery and equipment company.
Northrop Grumman $25M for Submarine Maintenance
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a fixed price contract valued at $25m from the U.S. Navy for the preparation and completion of a dry dock continuous maintenance availability of USS Albany (SSN 753). The company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News is the prime contractor and will provide advance planning, design, engineering, procurement, ship-checks, fabrication and preliminary shipyard work as well as all necessary alterations…
U.S. Navy Supports Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Spin-Off
The Department of the Navy announced that it is now in a position to support Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NGC) spin-off of its shipbuilding business. The Navy…
Crescent City, Calif. Tsunami Damage Report
In a fact sheet released by the U.S. Coast Guard, it was reported that the tsunami from the earthquake in Japan resulted in the sinking of 16 vessels in the Port of Crescent City, Calif. In addition, 47 vessels incurred some damage and there was significant damage to moorings and docks. • Harbor closed to all personnel at night, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. until further notice.
Fugro Survey Limited Presentation To The RNLI Aberdeen
In order to reduce its impact on the environment, Fugro Survey Limited has been sending out electronic Christmas cards to its friends across the industry over the last few years. Not only does this reduce resources of paper and emissions, it also reduces costs. As a result of the above exercise Fugro Survey Limited was pleased to donate £500 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute in Aberdeen for the fifth consecutive year.
RINA Develops CNG Rules & Guidelines
International classification society RINA has used its offshore gas expertise to develop rules and guidelines for the exploitation, transport and storage of Compressed Natural Gas. Angelo Lo Nigro, Oil and Gas Manager, RINA, says, “Compressed Natural Gas offers an alternative way to move natural gas where volumes do not support a liquefaction plant or a pipeline. A significant amount of the world’s gas reserves fit these criteria…
Bothelo Joins Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Clarence Bothelo has been appointed as Ships Spares Logistics (SSL) Manager in the Customer Services Department at Wilhelmsen Ships Service for the Africa, Middle East and Black Sea (AMB) regions. Located at the company’s Dubai, UAE office, Clarence is responsible for driving the sales of Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s SSL offer in the AMB region and for building SSL expertise in Customer Services. Ships…
Danaos Corporation Reports Q4 & Full Year Results
Athens, Greece, March 17, 2011 – Danaos Corporation ("Danaos") (NYSE: DAC), an international owner of containerships, reported unaudited results for the period ended December 31, 2010. * We took delivery of one 3,400 TEU containership in October 2010, and two more newly built vessels with an aggregate carrying capacity of 13,500 TEU during 2011. * Operating revenues of $100.5 million and $359.7 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2010, respectively.
Transocean Ltd. to Present at Howard Weil Energy Conference
ZUG, SWITZERLAND, Mar 17, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today announced that Steven L. Newman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, will address attendees at the Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Newman is scheduled to present on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 9:15 a.m., CT. A copy of the presentation materials will be available on the company's web site prior to the start of the discussion on March 28…
Frosch - Marine & Offshore Specialty Team
FROSCH, a Travel Management Company in the US, with dual headquarters in Houston and New York, has recently created and hired a Marine and Offshore Specialty Team with a combined 100 years of experience in crew rotation management (Led by Managing Director and Industry Veteran – Gina Crawford). Through the combination of the FROSCH Corporate and Offshore Teams, we are offering a centralized solution to travel management for the energy market. Source: Frosch
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 17
1863- The cutter Agassiz defended the Union-held Fort Anderson at New Bern, North Carolina, from a Confederate attack. 1902- All but one of the members of the crew…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 17
1898 - USS Holland, first practical submarine, launched 1942 - United States Naval Forces Europe established to plan joint operations with British 1958 - Navy Vanguard rocket launches 3.25 pou
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Marine Fuel and Lubricants Trader
London, 18 March 2011 – KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global bunker broker and trader has appointed Mr George Belekos as Marine Fuel and Lubricants Trader in its New York office. George Belekos has obtained a Bachelor degree in Maritime Studies from the University of Piraeus. He has several years professional experience in sales and marine lubricants trading and has spent 3 years working for a well known lubricant trader in Greece.
First FPSO Approved for Gulf of Mexico
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today provided the final approval necessary for Petrobras America, Inc. to begin oil and natural gas production at its Chinook-Cascade project using a Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) facility. This will be the first time this technology is used in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. BOEMRE approved the project’s Production Safety System permit and Supplemental Deepwater Operating Plan (DWOP)…
Kongsberg Offshore Vessel Simulator Instructor System Wins Award
Kongsberg Maritime's New Offshore Vessel Simulator Instructor System has received a prestigious Award for Design Excellence from the Norwegian Design Council (NDC). The award was presented to Kongsberg Maritime during the NDC's Design Day, which took place in Oslo on Wednesday 16th March 2011. The Award for Design Excellence is a leading award for design in Norway and is given to both manufacturers and designers that have cooperated on the development of new products.
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Admin Executive for Singapore
London, 16 March 2011 – KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global bunker broker and trader has appointed Miss Fion Chia as Administration Executive in its Singapore office. Fion Chia has extensive admin and secretarial experience from various trading companies. Fion, 30, is Singaporean and fluent in English, Chinese and Cantonese. The appointment follows recent expansion of the trading department in KPI Bridge Oil Singapore.
Lankhorst Ropes Invests Euro 2M in Fibre Rope Test Machine
Leading deepwater rope manufacturer, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division has invested Euro 2M in a synthetic fibre rope test machine that, for the first time, will…
Lankhorst Ropes opens first Arabian Sales Office in Dubai
Leading maritime ropes supplier, Lankhorst Ropes is opening its first branch office in the Arabian Peninsula at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, at the beginning of April. The new office will provide sales and technical support to the growing number of Lankhorst customers in the region. The Dubai office brings to eight the number of Lankhorst Ropes sales offices globally. Lankhorst Ropes supplies both synthetic and steelwire rope to maritime companies.
Sinopacific Shipbuilding Kicks Off Construction
(By Ding Xiaobing) Yangzhou Dayang Shipyard, an affiliated yard of Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group, started building two lead ships in March. One of them is the bulk carrier Crown 63 (63,500DWT), classified under BV register and self designed by Sinopacific; Another is the LPG vessel Tiger 12000 (12000m3) built for an Iranian ship owner, which is classified under Norway’s DNV register and China’s CCS register.
Aker Solutions Enters Into an Agreement With Intergraph
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 17, 2011 – Aker Solutions has entered into a contract with Intergraph using Intergraph’s Smart 3D technology. A multiyear contract, which includes SmartMarine® 3D, was signed in Oslo, Norway, yesterday with the first project deployment expected during the second half of 2011. “Intergraph’s Smart 3D Technology will help Aker Solutions to continuously work to improve productivity and quality through standardization and knowledge-based engineering.