NOAA Study Investigates El Nino Effects
Coastal communities along the U.S. East Coast may be at risk to higher sea levels accompanied by more destructive storm surges in future El Niño years, according to a new study by NOAA.
Germanischer Lloyd Appoints Nikeel Idnani
Germanischer Lloyd has appointed Nikeel Idnani as Business Development Manager for the Area Middle East / Africa, based in Dubai. Idnani has been in Dubai for eight years and brings with him Sales and Marketing experience from the ship repair, ship building and design industries. While at the Australian Maritime College, Idnani stood first in the Advance Diploma of Marine Engineering, which he completed in July 2000.
Blount Boats to Manufacture US-flagged Catamarans
Blount Boats, Inc. has been appointed by South Boats Special Projects, Ltd., based at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, England, to be the exclusive shipyard to manufacture U.S.
Two months after a Canadian shipowner applied Ecospeed for the first time to one of his ro/ro vessels, he decided to send a second ro/ro ship into drydock in Las…
Rockwool Marine & Offshore Opens Shanghai Office
As a result of the ongoing shipbuilding activities in the Far East region, Rockwool Marine & Offshore has established a sales office in Shanghai center. The Rockwool Group, a stone wool insulation producer, has been active in the region for many years, mainly within the marine and building segment. So far the marine activities have been coordinated from the Hong Kong based sales office. The new Shanghai sales office gives the company the opportunity to operate closer to its customer base.
GL Garrad Hassan and GL Academy to Offer Joint Training Program
GL Garrad Hassan and GL Academy are merging their expertise to offer joint training seminars. With GL Garrad Hassan’s skilled trainers working within the GL Academy…
Datema Appointed Ocean Safety Distributor in The Netherlands
Ocean Safety has appointed a new distributor in the Netherlands to supply the company’s range of equipment including the Kru range of lifejackets, Ocean Safety liferafts and lifebuoys, first aid kits, survival suits and Aquaspec lights. Datema, which is part of the Nautical Safety Group, is prominent in the field of nautical safety and nautical data, (including Enc Track), in the Netherlands. The company and its 45 employees are based in Delfzijl and Rotterdam…
Liebherr Group Reports Financial Growth
In 2010, the international economy grew by approximately 5% and largely overcame the consequences of the financial and economic crisis. This recovery, however, varied…
Cat Unveils New Glycol Pumps
Cat Pumps has introduced a new series of glycol pumps designed to supply triethylene glycol for natural gas dehydration systems. According to the company, these TEG triglycol pumps have been field proven in the most rigorous dehydration systems. The electric-engine-driven pumps were designed to reduce HAP's compliance and regulatory costs. They were also designed for performances from 2.3-25 gpm (8.7-94.6 lpm), pressure from 100-2500 psi (7-175 bar) and Temperatures up to 240°F (116°C).
Report: OMERS to Buy V. Ships
According to a report posted on Reuters, Canadian pension fund Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Scheme (OMERS) is reportedly set to buy V. Ships, one of the world's biggest ship managers…
Group Eyes Davie Yard
According to a report on CanadianBusiness.com, SNC-Lavalin formed a joint venture with prospective new buyers of Davie Yards in order to bid on federal shipbuilding contracts.
Hatteland Display Appoints Singapore Agent
Hatteland Display (HD), the leading technology provider of specialized display and computer products to the international maritime and industrial market, has appointed Jason Electronics Pte. Ltd. (Jason) as its sole agent in Singapore. The Agreement was signed during Nor-Shipping in Oslo and is a strong foundation for future growth, based on easier and faster access for customers in Singapore. The…
Marine Safety Alert: Fuel Switching Safety
A Marine Safety Alert was issued to increase awareness and reiterate general guidance on fuel systems and fuel switching safety in an effort to prevent propulsion losses.
ABS Guide for Design & Operation of High Voltage Shore Connections
The use of shoreside power is becoming increasingly popular among ports and terminals seeking to reduce local air pollution emissions. While work to develop internationally…
Tognum Inaugurates New Research Facility
Tognum is conducting research on diesel and gas engines of the future at its `SKL Motor´ subsidiary in Magdeburg. Saxony-Anhalt‘s Minister-President Dr. Reiner Haseloff presided over a symbolic ceremony at which four new single-cylinder test stands went into operation. The facilities will be used by the company’s specialists to develop new combustion processes, fuels and combustion chamber geometries for the development of engines at the Friedrichshafen location of the Tognum brand MTU.
This Day in Navy History
1813 - Lt. John Gamble, the first Marine to command a ship in battle (prize vessel Greenwich in capture of British whaler Seringapatam). 1853 - Commodore Matthew…
SeaEnergy Maritime Regains NASDAQ Compliance
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIPD; SHIP.W) announced that the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) has confirmed that the Company has regained compliance…
Port Aransas Ferries Begin Service
The first two of a new class of vessels designed by Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) and built for the Port Aransas Ferry Service went into operation on July 1. EBDG was selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Corpus Christi District, to prepare the design for this new 160-ft, double-ended ferry serving as a continuation of Texas State Highway 361 across the Corpus Christi Channel, between Port Aransas and Harbor Island. The new vessels, the Michael W.
HHI Ingalls Wins $98.6m in Navy Funds
The U.S. Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) a $98 million cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract modification for long-lead materials for LPD 27…
Maritime Exhibition: Greek Humanity at Sea
South African Arts International announces plans to mount a photo exhibition during the WMRC 2011 in Shanghai, China next month. "Greeks are the guardians of the sea. Their long history of saving lives at sea is extraordinary", said Victor Mooney from his home in Queens, New York, an invited speaker for the the World Maritime Rescue Congress 2011 (WMRC 2011) and founder of South African Arts International (SAAI).