Royston Completes Overhaul of P&O Ship Engines
Diesel technology specialists from Royston Australia completed a three-week overhaul of the engines of the P&O Southern Supporter while it was docked in Henderson Fremantle, Western Australia. The project required the eight-man Royston team to work 24 hours a day, seven-days a week to service and re-build the ship’s three Cat 3516 engines. This included a complete strip-down of the engines, replacing the main bearings…
Graig Order Launches Generation of "Super Feeders"
The Cardiff-based Graig Group has ordered a series of up to 26 fuel-efficient new generation MARLIN 2000 Blue design container feeders to be built at the major Jin Hai shipyard complex in China. The first two vessels are scheduled for delivery in August and September 2013 with subsequent vessels to be delivered in pairs every two and half months. Discussions on charters for the vessels are advanced with a number of global liner companies.
Guangxin Shipbuilding Selects AVEVA MARS
AVEVA (LSE:AVV), announced that GUANGXIN Shipbuilding & Heavy Industry Co. Ltd (GSHI) selected AVEVA MARS, AVEVA’s enterprise resource management system. GSHI, formerly…
SENER Opens Busan Office
SENER recently opened a new office in Busan to provide technical support to its FORAN customer base in South Korea and neighboring countries. Located at the Centum IS Tower, a landmark building in Busan’s beachside Haeundae district, the new SENER office is staffed by a team of naval architects, including (pictured from right) Country Manager Mun-Seob Cho, Technical Manager Doo-Jin Lee and Consultants Min-Bong Park and Yeong-Ho Kim.
Navis to Supply Dynamic Positioning System to STX Finland
Finnish dynamic positioning system developer Navis Engineering has won a contract from STX Finland Oy to supply its NavDP4000 DP technology to Aura II, currently under construction in Turku…
Tromsø Maritime School Chooses Kongsberg Maritime
Tromsø Maritime School has selected Kongsberg Maritime to provide Polaris simulators for navigation and Dynamic Positioning training. The established Northern Norway…
FMTA to Offer Classes This Fall
Florida has a new facility to develop and train Merchant Mariners. Florida Maritime Training Academy has submitted Basic Safety Training and Able Bodied Seaman courses to USCG National Maritime Center (NMC) for approval and expects to hold classes this coming fall. The training center is located near the Indian River Terminals in the Port of Fort Pierce. With access to the waterfront, the school will be able to conduct relevant…
Ex-USNS Vessels to Depart for Texas
The ex-USNS Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191) and the ex-USNS Henry Eckford (T-AO-192) are scheduled to depart from the James River Reserve on July 12 and July 19, respectively.
OPEX Sees Opportunity for Growth
Aberdeen-based Operational Excellence (OPEX) Group Ltd, a company that serves the oil and gas industry, has won new business worth more than £500,000 ($791,700) in the last month and is targeting turnover exceeding £1 million (nearly $1.6 million) in its first year of trading. The company was inaugurated in August 2010 after receiving a seven-figure commitment from entrepreneurial investment company Enerco Venture.
Middle East Workboats 2011 Returns to Abu Dhabi
Middle East Workboats 2011, the region’s main event for workboat operators, builders and equipment suppliers, returns to Abu Dhabi at a time when the maritime industry…
US Navy Selects Sherwin-Williams Coating
Saltwater is the ever-present, costly enemy of Navy ships – a major cause of corrosion. A new weapon in the anti-corrosion arsenal, Sherwin-Williams Polysiloxane XLE-80 HAPS Free, was showcased at Mega Rust 2011, held June 6-9 in Norfolk, Va. A Navy project using the coating was reported on during the presentation, “Time & Cost Savings Associated with the Application of MIL-PRF-24635 Type V Polysiloxane to the Freeboard of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6),” delivered by Gordon Kuljian, U.S.
Jayne Matthews Joins BMT Group
BMT Group Ltd, a maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy firm, has appointed Jayne Matthews Manager, Operational Risk. Matthews will be responsible for leading and managing risk and risk support activities, as well as the internal audits of BMT Group and BMT subsidiary companies. She will also control BMT’s Sustainability Management System (SuMS). Matthews has over 20 years’ experience working in quality management. She also holds a BA in Biochemistry, a Ph.D.
MHI Launches New-Generation LNG Carrier
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of a new-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier. The vessel, dubbed "EXTREM," is part of the newly-developed "Sayaendo*2" Series, which features a peapod-shaped continuous cover for the Moss spherical tanks that is integrated with the ship's hull, in lieu of a conventional hemispherical cover. The new configuration enables greater structural efficiency and size and weight reductions…
Container Census Predicts Limited Box Availability
After the critical shortages of containers of last year, production has picked up again, but high container prices and a tight ratio of containers to vessel slots…
ACP and SCPA Sign MOU
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which owns and operates the Port of Charleston, renewed their ties today with the…
DDG 1000: Milestone at U.S. Navy Test SIte
Converteam in partnership with the U.S. Navy have successfully tested the DDG 1000’s high voltage Integrated Power System (IPS)(1) to full power at the Land Based Test Site located in Philadelphia…
BBC Report: Cyprus Navy Chief Killed in Blast
The head of Cyprus' navy, Andreas Ioannides, was reportedly among 12 people killed when seized containers of gunpowder exploded at its main base, according to a report from the BBC.
Passenger Vessel Safety Under Russian Microscope
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev vowed a complete review of passenger ships after a deadly accident left as many as 129 people dead on an unlicensed cruise vessel, according to a Bloomberg report.
Ingram to sell its Materials Unit
Ingram Industries Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee, and Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Co. of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, announced today they have entered into an agreement for…
McDermott Wins Subsea Contract in Malaysia
McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) (“McDermott”) announced theaward of a subsea contract to its Malaysian subsidiary for deepwater offshore engineering and construction…