N.E.I. Treatment Systems Announces Commissioning of High Capacity Ballast Water Treatment System
N.E.I. Treatment Systems, a global leader in providing Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) to the commercial shipping industry, announced today the achievement of a major milestone – the successful commissioning during sea trial of the world’s highest capacity BWTS installed and operating anywhere in the world. In July 2011, a 6,350 cubic meter per hour Venturi Oxygen StrippingTM (VOSTM) BWTS was…
8,000 Tons of Steel vs. 50 Cyclists
The huge mid section of the UK’s first Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier will leave BAE Systems’ shipyard at Govan today, starting a 600 mile journey by sea to Rosyth, where the aircraft carrier will be assembled. Over 50 cyclists also left the yard , tracing the path of Lower Block 03 on land in an attempt to ‘beat the block’ to its final destination on the Forth and raise money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
Strong Recovery in Vessel Demand
Douglas-Westwood forecasts strong recovery in vessel demand. The World Subsea Vessel Operations Market 2011-2015 details expenditure set to grow 52%, totaling $72bn between 2011 and 2015.
ABS: Approval in Principle for Floating Renewable Energy Plant
ABS has issued its first Approval in Principle (AIP) for a new concept renewable energy design in which a moored spar uses ammonia in a closed-cycle process to produce…
Luna Joins Hempel USA
Hempel USA hired Jose Luna as its new Regional Marketing Manager for the Americas. Luna has more than 13 years of experience in the paint industry, experience gained…
ICS: Flag State Rules on Arms and Private Armed Guards
With the assistance of its members, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in association with the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), has compiled a useful reference document collating the policy and rules of Flag States on the carriage of arms and private armed guards on board vessels. The document, providing tabulated information on Flag States’ rules, has been added to the…
An Argentinian Shipbuilding Revival
According to a blog on the Bulletin Panama (http://thebulletinpanama.com), there is a boatbuilding revival happening in Argentina. The plant, near the city of Rosario, on the Rio de la Plata, is equipped with the latest naval processes using national steel for the construction of boats. The story reports that to date, 21 double-hulled tank barges of 3,000 cubic meters capacity have been delivered and another 21 of 2,500 tons each, for the transport of bulk and dry cargoes.
Hatteland Appoints Korea Agent
Hatteland Display (HD), the leading technology provider of specialized display and computer products to the international maritime and industrial market, has appointed e-MLX Co., Ltd. (e-MLX) as its sole agent in Korea. The company will act as the support office for all customers in Korea in addition to providing sales facilities for all HD products. "We are more then pleased to establish an Agreement with e-MLX, after strong efforts and following success in the past.
DHS Congratulates MTS
The Marine Technology Society was recently honored by the Department of Homeland Security with a letter identifying the content of its May/June 2011 issue of the…
New Cruise Ship to Ply Yangtze River
According to a report on www.chinadaily.com.cn, a new cruise ship will soon set sail to the Yangtze River's Three Gorges Dam. The "Yangtze River No. 2," a 139-m…
Navy Completes Arctic Environmental Assessment
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy released an Arctic environmental assessment and outlook Aug. 15 that will be instrumental in developing future strategic plans and investments…
USS New Orleans, 11th MEU Train to Combat Piracy
USS NEW ORLEANS, At sea (NNS) -- The crew of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) along with an embarked Maritime Raid Force (MRF) from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted its first joint boarding training mission during a pre-deployment exercise, Aug. 14. The operation simulated a non-compliant boarding where MRF Marines boarded a vessel seized by pirates, confiscated weapons and arresting those suspected of piracy.
This Day in Navy History
1812 - USS Constitution recaptures American merchant brig Adeline. 1954 - Beginning of Operation Passage to Freedom, the transport of refugees from Haiphong to Saigon, Vietnam.
Odfjell: Strategic Partnership with Lindsay Goldberg
Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement of 18 May 2011, in which Odfjell announced its intentions to enter into a strategic partnership with Lindsay…
Odfjell SE, Crystal Pool Form Joint Venture
Odfjell announced the formation of Odfjell Euroceanica As, a 50/50 Joint Venture between Odfjell SE and Euroceanica Ltd. The J/V will trade all vessels currently…
BMT Wins Petrobras Cascade & Chinook Contract
BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT) was contracted by Petrobras America Inc., a subsidiary of Petrobras, to provide support maintenance and repair for the Cascade and Chinook Free Standing Hybrid Riser Tower (FSHR) Monitoring System. This agreement includes five years of operation to support maintenance and repair of the FSHR monitoring system, including equipment replacement, change-out of batteries, repair of equipment, preventative maintenance, equipment refurbishment, freight and transport.
A.P. Moller Maersk Reports Interim Results
Revenue for the period increased by 9% to $29.9bn $27.4bn), primarily due to higher oil prices and container volumes. Profit for the period was 8% higher at $2.7bn $2.5bn)…
Laborde Supplies Yanmars to Power Boats for Export
Laborde now has the ability to supply builders on the US Gulf Coast with the complete line of Yanmar 360-1,822 hp commercial engines for export. Laborde recently supplied six Yanmar 6CX-GTYE engines to Neuville Boat Works for crewboats headed for Trinidad. Inland and Offshore Contractors Ltd., a diversified transportation company serving the petroleum industry, will take delivery of three 47' boats to carry crew and cargo to offshore installations.
Philip Brown appointed UK Managing Director for SBS Worldwide
Philip Brown, who has worked in the logistics and freight forwarding industry for over 20 years, has been appointed UK Managing Director for SBS Worldwide. Steve Walker , Group Chairman said ‘ This completes our senior management appointments that will see our change from an A2B forwarder to a Supply Chain driven model, with Phil’s expertise allied with our consultative brand Virtualized Logistics leading the drive’. Philip Brown joins SBS from NYK Logistics Europe where he was a Director.
Horizon Lines Promotes Alherd Kazura to VP International Services
Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ), the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping company, today announced that Alherd Kazura has been appointed to the new position of Vice President of International Services. Mr. Kazura will report to Brian Taylor, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Horizon Lines, Inc. Mr. Kazura was previously Vice President International Planning and Development at Horizon…