Aberdeen Harbor Reports Increased Activity
Aberdeen Harbor attracted increased traffic across the first half of 2011, with both vessel numbers and tonnage on the up. Vessel numbers rose by seven percent on the same period last year to 3,746 while shipping tonnage increased from 11.6 million tonnes to 12.2 million tonnes. Total cargo tonnage also increased over the same period by 4.7 percent from 2.2 to 2.3 million tonnes. The port also recorded 590…
Kano Laboratories Develops Kroil Penetrating Oil
Kano Laboratories has recently launched Kroil penetrating oil, developed to solve the aggravation of frozen metal parts. According to the company, Kroil creeps into millionth inch spaces…
NMC Reformats Deck & Engine Examination Guide
The National Maritime Center (NMC) has posted a new format of the Deck & Engine Examination Guide on its website. The examination guide has been rewritten to contain…
SLSDC Awards Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority posted significant increases in international cargo during the 2010 navigation season, earning it the prestigious Robert J.
SBS Worldwide Appoints Gary Hubbard
Gary Hubbard has been appointed as Group Business Development Director of SBS Worldwide. Hubbard, 42, has been tasked with delivering SBS’s new strategic business plan across the operating sites in North America, China, the UK and the emerging economies. His role will focus on supporting SBS’s entry into new countries and industry verticals as well as promoting the new supply chain consulting armof SBS –Virtualized Logistics.
Blue Water Trade Winds Signs Contract with ST Shipping & Transport
Blue Water Trade Winds Pvt. Ltd., a Dehradun, India-based marine consulting firm, has recently signed a three-year contract with ST Shipping & Transport Pte Ltd…
IMCA Publishes New Guidelines
‘Guidance for developing and conducting annual DP trial programs for DP vessels’ (IMCA M 190) has been published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to describe the development…
Braemar Poised for Expansion
Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) is poised to expand its marine surveying and consultancy services following its recent buy‐out by Braemar Shipping Services plc.
EU Supports LNG Study
The European Union will donate almost €10 million (about $14 million) to support a study to analyze the possibilities of switching to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)…
MOL Donates Six Container Ships
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the donation of six 20-foot reefer containers to the Soma-Futaba Fisheries Cooperative Association as part of its support activities for the disaster-stricken areas. The freezing and refrigeration facilities at the fishing port were destroyed by the tsunami following the Great East Japan Earthquake. The reefer containers MOL donated will serve as a temporary refrigerated warehouse for chilled and frozen seafood awaiting transport.
Kvichak Marine Delivers BEB Prototypes
Kvichak Marine Industries of Seattle, WA, recently delivered three Bridge Erection Boat (BEB) prototypes to the United States Army, Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM).
Coast Guard Foundation to Host Awards Gala
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that…
R. Thaddeus Vayda Rejoins Transocean Ltd.
Transocean Ltd. has named R. Thaddeus Vayda Vice President, Investor Relations, effective July 20, 2011. Based in Houston, he will report to Transocean Ltd. President…
SkipperLiner Introduces 'Pride of Cassville'
SkipperLiner of LaCrosse, WI, recently launched a passenger/vehicle barge and towboat ferry. Propellers: Michigan Wheel 32" x 21 pitch, bronze. The PRIDE OF CASSVILLE was built for the City of Cassville WI. She will transport vehicles and passengers across the Mississippi River between Cassville, WI and IA. This service connects two National Scenic Byways: the Great River Road and the Iowa Great River Road.
ASSE Honors Boeing's Mary Armstrong
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group has honored 100 women from around the world for making a difference in the safety…
AAPA and ITA Support U.S. Exports
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) at the Port of Oakland.
EA and TE SubCom to Build Trans-Atlantic Cable System
Emerald Atlantis Limited (EA) and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, have announced the finalization of an Instruction to Proceed (ITP) to build the Emerald…
WHOI Investigates Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Taking another major step in sleuthing the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a research team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has determined what chemicals were contained in a deep, hydrocarbon-containing plume at least 22 miles long that WHOI scientists mapped and sampled last summer in the Gulf of Mexico, a residue of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Moreover, they have taken a big step in explaining why some chemicals, but not others, made their way into the plume.
Magnalights Issues New LED Light Emitter
Magnalights has developed the new LEDP10W-1R LED light emitter. Using only 10 watts of power at less than 1 amp, this single LED emitter produces 860 lumens of light…
Bureau Veritas Cuts CAP Reporting Time
International classification society Bureau Veritas has slashed the reporting time for a Condition Assessment Program report from three months to one month, and at the same time improved the accessibility and usability of the report. Bureau Veritas cut the CAP reporting time by renewing the reporting software used by the surveyor and by the UTM (Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement) service provider. At…