Seaway Cargo Shipments Up 21% in July
Port of Green Bay sees increase in petroleum exports. Washington, D.C. (August 18, 2011) – The St. Lawrence Seaway statistics for the month of July indicate steady traffic with cautious optimism as the economy continues to rebound. Year-to-date total cargo shipments through July were 17 million metric tons, up 7.3 percent over the same period in 2010 due primarily to demand for bulk materials used in construction, salt, petroleum products, and Canadian grain.
U.S. Files Lawsuit Against Shipyards for Material False Statements Made to the Coast Guard
WASHINGTON - The United States has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., against Bollinger Shipyards Inc., Bollinger Shipyards Lockport LLC and Halter Bollinger Joint Venture LLC…
ABB Inaugurates New Azipod Manufacturing Base in Shanghai
Azipod improves vessels’ fuel efficiency up to 25%, lowers their environmental impact and provides better maneuvering capabilities. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group…
New York Cruise Lines Appoints of New President, CEO
New York Cruise Lines, parent company of internationally celebrated tourism companies Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The Beast and World Yacht today announced the appointments of Gus Markou to President and Chief Operating Officer reporting to Samuel Cooperman, Chief Executive Officer. Promoted from Vice President of Operations, Mr. Markou is a 25 year veteran of New York Cruise Lines and has been instrumental in the growth of Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The Beast and World Yacht.
Statement from BOEMRE on Loss of Life
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today confirmed that agency personnel responded on August 16 to a report of a fatality…
ABB Wins Marine Orders Worth $200 Million in Asia
Energy efficient automation and reliable power for 24 vessels for oil and gas industry. Zurich, Switzerland, August 15, 2011 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group…
Ecospeed and the RRS Ernest Shackleton
When British Antarctic Survey’s RRS (Royal Research Ship) Ernest Shackleton was drydocked recently in Denmark, the superintendent, engineers and paint specialists there to check the condition of the hull paint were amazed. After two seasons of battering its way through ice up to 2.5 meters thick with a high content of gravel and volcanic lava adding to its abrasiveness, the hull coating was virtually intact and undamaged.
O&G industry body Decom North Sea acts to try to ease predicted skills shortages
Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil & gas decommissioning forum, has commissioned research into the future labour and skills requirements for the growing decommissioning sector to try to alleviate predicted skills shortages in future. With more than £1billion a year of decommissioning expenditure forecast for the UK North Sea by 2015 and only 7% of projects completed to date, DNS will make its findings available to training bodies to help ensure appropriately skilled people are available.
AVEVA joins OpenHCM Consortium
AVEVA, a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, today announced it has joined the OpenHCM (Hull Conditioning Monitoring) Consortium, an initiative to increase ship safety though transparent electronic processing of assessment data for the in-service operation of ships and offshore platforms. The OpenHCM Consortium was formed to carry on the work started under the EC’s CAS projects to develop a neutral exchange standard.
Rolls-Royce Wins £15m Brazilian Order for Offshore Supply Vessels
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an order to design and equip two UT 735 SE offshore supply vessels for Brasil Supply. The order is worth £15 million to Rolls-Royce.
Marlink Boosts FleetPhone Crew Calling
Marlink, the largest provider of maritime satellite communications, has announced it will provide a major benefit to customers taking its Inmarsat FleetPhone service, Inmarsat’s latest satellite voice, circuit switched data and SMS messaging system. Marlink will provide a terminal at no cost with each one year subscription to the Universal Card, Vizada’s prepaid solution for private calls and crew data.
Transocean Ltd. Announces Management Appointments
Transocean Ltd. announced the following management appointments, effective immediately. Ricardo H. Rosa has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Hendry Corporation Announces Receipt of $1 Million Marad Grant
Hendry Corporation is proud to announce that it received a $1 Million grant under the Maritime Administration Assistance to Small Shipyards Grant Program. Hendry…
Registration Opens for the 2011 Women on the Water (WOW) Conference
The U.S. Maritime Administration and Massachusetts Maritime Academy will host the 5th Annual Women on the Water Conference at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA, on October 27th - 29th, 2011. The conference will focus on career opportunities and issues impacting women in the maritime industry. Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz will be the Keynote Speaker. Registration information is available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/mariners_landing_page/women_on_the_water/WOW2011home.htm.
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…