Boatracs Announces Fleet Wide Installation for United Barge Lines
San Diego, California, April 5, 2011: Boatracs Inc., a leader in providing integrated communications and software solutions to the maritime industry, announced today it has completed the installation of BT Forms, an electronic forms product, on 14 vessels for United Barge Lines (UBL), the inland transportation division of United Maritime Group. The project entailed the conversion of UBL’s Master’s Daily Log into an electronic form that captains can complete with their on-board PC…
Cargotec Delivers Its First Zero Emission(TM) RTGs to Asia
Cargotec has completed the delivery of six Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes featuring Zero Emission(TM) technology to Vietnam's terminal operator Saigon Newport (SNP) and its subsidiaries, Tan Cang Logistics Joint Stock Company (TCL) and Tan Cang Warehousing Joint Stock Company (TCW). The machines boast major environmental and economical advantages, such as no local emissions, low operating costs and reduced maintenance.
Stolt-Nielsen Reports Unaudited Results Q1 2011
LONDON, April 7, 2011 - Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) today reported unaudited results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2011. Net profit attributable to shareholders in the first quarter was $31.2 million, with revenue of $458.7 million, compared with $33.0 million and $459.4 million, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2010. * Stolt Tankers reported an operating loss of $1.0 million, compared with an operating profit of $11.0 million.
Training on Z-Drives with Jeff Slesinger
I asked a friend at Seattle’s Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI) if she thought someone like me could successfully complete just one maneuvering task in their tug simulator after a couple hours of training. Ten years ago I’d run a cutter aground in San Francisco Bay when my Officer Candidate class was let loose in the Coast Guard Academy’s simulator, but that was the extent of my shiphandling experience, real or virtual.
Konrad Marine: Small Town Manufacturer, World-Wide Reach
Hudson, Wis., on the border of Minn., with a population just over 12,000, is home to Konrad Marine, a manufacturer of stern drives for commercial applications such as patrol boats, fishing vessels and water taxis. “We do the design right here in Hudson,” owner and founder Ken Konrad said. “I’m a mechanical engineer myself. Konrad, a local to the area, saw some of the world before returning to his stomping grounds to build his business.
NY State Canal Corporation Boosts Earth Day Event
Volunteer groups and individuals are invited to join the New York State Canal Corporation staff for the annual Canal Clean Sweep, scheduled for the weekend of April 15-17, 2011.
Counter Piracy Group Meets at UN in New York
The United States joined more than 60 nations and international organizations at the United Nations in New York on March 21, 2011, for a meeting of the Contact Group…
Ultra Anchor Gets ABS Superior Holding Certification
Quickline, an importer and distributor of quality marine gear and accessory products, announced that its Ultra Anchor meets the highest level of holding power as…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - April 7
1938- Congress passed HR 8982, an amendment to the Alien Fishing Act (50 Stat. 639). The amendment clarified the earlier laws on salmon fishing in Alaskan waters…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 7
1917 - Navy takes control of all wireless radio stations in the U.S.
Danaos Corporation Adds Largest Vessels Using New Facility
Athens, Greece, April 6, 2011 - Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) a leading international owner of containerships, announced that on March 10, 2011 and April 6, 2011, it took delivery of two newly built containerships, the Hanjin Germany and the Hanjin Italy, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 53 containerships aggregating 243,529 TEU. The Hanjin Germany and the Hanjin Italy, built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co.
Chemical Transport by Face Lifted Ships
Ferichloride (FeCl3) has been transported since some months via European channels and rivers, from Lille to Paris. Brand new here are the special double liners in thermoplastic material that are being installed inside the ships by the company Comenco Belgium. FeCl3 is a strong acid and is very corrosive towards steel. The plastic material used in this new system is resistant against all main acids and alkali. The tailor made plastic tanks have double walls.