New Tugboats Serve Petroleos de Venezuela
The first high-specification tugboats featuring ComAp InteliGen NT Marine equipment are now in full operation providing South American oil company Petroleos de Venezula (PDVSA) with fully owned assets capable of quick response to firefighting operations and maneuvering tankers at Venezuelan oil terminals. Previous to the Venezuelan general strike of 2002-2003, PDVSA had a fully leased fleet, leaving it vulnerable in the crude oil loading and unloading operations.
RBG Targets Kazahstan Growth with Appointment
RBG, a provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was recently acquired by Stork Technical Services, has appointed Ian Henderson as president of its Kazakhstan business unit. RBG has operated in Kazakhstan since 2006 and Henderson is responsible for leading and growing the company’s in-country operations. Working with clients such as Ersai, Keppel, Saipem and Bonatti…
GL Strengthens Inland Waterway Focus
Germanischer Lloyd has appointed a new Business Development Manager (BDM), Tom Dorsman, and a dedicated Technical Coordinator, Ruben Roeleveld, specialising in Inland Marine. Mr. Dorsman will provide a dedicated sales specialist for the inland waterway vessel (IWV) market. Mr Roeleveld will be responsible for coordinating activities between plan approval surveyors, field surveyors, business development managers and clients. Mr.
Piracy: Second Red Sea ‘Mass Attack’ Suggests New Trend
Following a report filed on Sunday August 7, 2011, by the IMB Live Piracy Reporting Center, which saw suspected Somali pirates at 13:02N 043:07E attempt to hijack…
Ship Operating Costs Under Immense Pressure
If it wasn’t bad enough that demand in the shipping markets has not recovered, commodity price rises have put more than a little pressure on ship operating costs. Fleet owners and managers are certainly feeling the squeeze in 2011. Drewry has just published its latest annual analysis of ship operating costs, covering 8 vessel sectors and over 35 different sizes of vessel plus detailed operating budgets for a range of oil tankers…
Livorsi Raw Water Flow System
The Raw Water Flow system is a new patented system that indicates your engine’s water flow volume. This system warns you of a potential problem or danger that would otherwise not be indicated by a water pressure gauge alone, thus preventing cosmetic and structural damage to expensive exhaust headers, intercoolers and cooling systems. What is Water Flow? Water flow is a real indication of water surging through a cooling system such as: exhaust headers…
ChSY Finishes Construction of Trawler “General Troshev”
Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard (Nikolaev) finished construction of big factory freezer trawler “General Troshev” for Russian company “Preobrazhenskaya Base of Trawling Fleet”. The vessel is intended for fishery by over-trawling and midwater trawling. The vessel is built on Russian Registry of Shipping and has unrestricted navigation. “It is the first of four trawlers, with which we resume building of given types of vessels.
Incat Crowther Announces Launch of 37m Catamaran Ferry
Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the launch of the 37m Catamaran Passenger Ferry Kilimanjaro III. Built by Richardson Devine Marine (RDM), Kilimanjaro III is the third vessel from the designer builder partnership for Coastal Fast Ferries in Tanzania, Africa. Kilimanjaro III was developed following the success of Kilimanjaro I and Kilimanjaro II. Incat Crowther and RDM were approached by the operator to develop a larger, faster and more versatile vessel.
PD Ports Welcomes Four New RTG Cranes to Teesport
The four new RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes delivered to Teesport today are a key component of the current £16.7million expansion of the container terminals at…
ACP Issues Single Hull Tanker Guidelines for Transit
Conscious of its responsibility to safeguard its waterway, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has determined that effective December 31, 2012, single hull (single side/single bottom…
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Earns Pacesetter Award
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor posted the largest increase in international cargo of all the Great Lakes ports during the 2010 navigation season, earning it the prestigious Robert J.
NUWC Dedicates $11m Facility
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport cut the ribbon and officially dedicated a new $11 million Maritime Subsurface Sensor Operations Laboratory on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Sen.
This Day in Navy History - August 18
1838 - Exploring Expedition under Lt. Charles Wilkes embarks on world cruise. 1911 - First Navy Nurse Corps superintendent, Esther Voorhees Hasson, appointed. 1965…
BAE Mobile Yard Wins Dredge Contract
BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama has been selected by Weeks Marine, Inc. to build an 8,500 cubic yard capacity twin screw trailing suction hopper dredge at its Mobile, Alabama facility.
Shipping Company Sentenced to Pay Penalty for Pollution Cover-Up
Puerto Rican-based Shipping Company Sentenced to Pay $700,000 Penalty for Intentional Cover-Up of Oil Pollution. WASHINGTON – Epps Shipping Company, a Liberian corporation…
Horizon Delivers FMT's M/V BREES
Bayou La Batre, August, 2011 - Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the third in a series of 120’ Towboats to Florida Marine Transporters of Mandeville, LA. The M/V Brees joins her sister ships, M/V’s Capt. W. D. Nunley and Capt. Kirby Dupuis in pushing cargoes throughout the inland waterways of the United States. “This boat is a true workhorse,” said Ben Forrest, Project Manager for the M/V Brees.
ASI Releases New UL489 Hydraulic Magnetic Circuit Breakers
Automation Systems Interconnect is pleased to announce the introduction of brand new UL489 hydraulic magnetic circuit breakers. These circuit breakers are available in AC and DC trip curves. The hydraulic magnetic overload technology protects the circuit in both overload and short circuit. All circuit breakers are ROHS compliant. The NDB3-100 series of circuit breakers are screw mount. The NDB3-100 has a rated current from 1A to 100A, rated voltage AC230V/400V, DC80V, 1, 2 and 3 pole.
Washington Gov. Gregoire to Lead Contingent of Top-Tier Presenters at AAPA’s 100th Annual Convention
Sept. 11-15 conference to also spotlight Port of Seattle’s centennial anniversary. Against the backdrop of one of the USA’s busiest and most picturesque working waterfronts…
Bollinger Responds to JOC Allegations
STATEMENT OF BOLLINGER SHIPYARDS LOCKPORT, L.L.C. Since its founding, Bollinger Shipyards has operated on the principle that “quality is remembered long after the…
Immediate success for XpressLink from Ship Equip
Two independent international shipping companies acted immediately and ordered 28 XpressLink systems from Ship Equip. “XpressLink has been enthusiastically embraced by the market, and customers have been quick to respond says CSO Gilles A Gillesen. The cost/benefit have reached a very attractive level and we are very glad customers now see the benefits in this solution”. Inmarsat XpressLink was announced in July as the bridge to Inmarsat Global Xpress to be launched in 2014.