SOCP to Meet on November 1-3 2011
The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) will be hosting the SOCP Fall 2011 Meeting at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) on November 1-3, 2011. The focus for this meeting is Safety/Security Issues Impacting the Maritime Industry. This meeting will be attended by government and maritime industry representatives. This will provide an opportunity to meet them and discuss your products and services.
Drewry Maritime Research: Reefer Charter Rates Thaw
Reefer market dynamics continue to change. Drewry Maritime Research have just published their latest Reefer Shipping Market Annual Review and Forecast 2011/12, analysing…
Alewijnse installs its 1000th Inland AIS
A significant milestone was passed recently when Alewijnse Marine Systems recorded the 1000th installation of an AIS (automatic identification system) transponder on board an inland vessel based in the Netherlands. A new regulation has recently been introduced that requires inland commercial vessels to have AIS installed before 2013, but Alewijnse is working with operators in the sector to ensure that they are fully compliant well ahead of the deadline.
LNG as Alternative Fuel on Workboats Conference Agenda
Leading maritime services experts to debate key technical, environmental, health and safety issues of adopting LNG marine fuel at Middle East Workboats 2011. The future of LNG as a viable and sustainable alternative marine fuel for working vessels is one of the most eagerly-anticipated sessions taking place at Middle East Workboats 2011, the definitive event for workboat operators, builders and equipment suppliers.
IMO Secretary-General Expresses Sadness at Tanzania Ferry Disaster
The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, has expressed his profound sadness for the loss of life in the sinking of the ro-ro ferry Spice Islander I off the coast of the United Republic of Tanzania on 10 September. “We are shocked at the number of lives lost and have offered any help and technical assistance which may be required,” Mr. Mitropoulos said…
GL Renewables Certification Updates Type Certification for Vestas' V52 Turbine
Vestas Wind Systems has received an update of the type certificate for its V52-850 kW wind turbine from GL Renewables Certification (GL). Vestas Wind Systems expanded its manufacturing portfolio for the V52 wind turbine to its hubs in China. The type certificate has been updated and now includes production of this wind turbine type in Vestas' new manufacturing facilities in China. The Type Certificate…
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight Announces New Handheld LED Spotlight
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com announced today the addition of the HL-7LED-3C Handheld LED Control to its line of LED spotlights. This handheld LED spotlight light with an ergonomically designed solid plastic handle produces 1,596 lumens and uses specially designed LED reflectors to produce a light beam 650' long by 50' wide. Drawing only 24 watts of power @1.7 amps, this LED spotlight provides…
First Buoy Deliveries from FenderCare on Marine Services Contract
Fendercare Marine has recently completed the delivery of 36 mooring buoys to Serco under their Marine Services contract awarded to Serco by the UK Ministry of Defence. Signed in 2008, FenderCare has a 5-year LTA in place with international services provider Serco. The contract is to supply class mooring systems within the context of the Marine Services contract awarded to Serco by the UK Ministry of Defence.
Seakeeper Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager
Expanding its national sales force, Seakeeper named Brook Streit as regional sales manager for North America. Streit will be responsible for generating business in the recreational market. "Brook's great contacts and extensive industry knowledge will help us as we focus on the refit market over the upcoming months," said John Kermet, Seakeeper VP of sales and marketing. Streit formerly served as sales manager for Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Veripos Wins Norwegian Positioning Contract
Aberdeen-based Veripos, a world leader in the provision of GNSS positioning facilities to the offshore oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract by Dolphin Geophysical AS of Bergen…
Focus on Innovation for IHC Merwede at Europort 2011
As a global market leader in dredging and mining vessels and equipment, and a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction, IHC…
CMA CGM Improves US East Coast Port Coverage
CMA CGM improves the US East Coast port coverage of its CAGEMA service. The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the reshuffling of its CAGEMA Main Liner service…
Panama Canal and Port Freeport (TX) Sign MOU
PARTNERSHIP FORMS AN ALLIANCE OF COOPERATION TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC GROWTH. In what is touted to be another one of a series of new agreements with U.S. ports, the Panama…
Lloyd's Register Working to Develop Software for Managing the Risks Associated with Blow-out Preventers
Lloyd's Register working with industry to develop new software for managing the risks associated with blow-out preventers on oil rigs. Lloyd's Register is working with leading owners and operators from the oil and gas sector to improve current methods of monitoring the performance of blow-out preventers (BOP) and reduce the risks for one of the industry's most safety-critical pieces of equipment. ModuSpec BV and Scandpower AS…
Copenship A/S Goes Live on Veson Nautical's IMOS
Copenship Implements Veson's Software to Handle Chartering And Operations; Microsoft Navision And IMOS Financials Integrated To Manage Accounting Functions. Veson Nautical, the premier provider of maritime commercial management and trading software solutions, today announced that Copenship A/S, a privately-owned international shipping company with more than 60 vessels on time charter, has gone live with Veson Nautical’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS).
Lopez Joins T&T Bisso
Oscar Lopez joins T&T Bisso as an Assistant Project Manager and On-Site Coordinator, bringing more than 10 years of experience in Salvage Logistics support and Project Management. After serving on active duty in the U.S. Army, Lopez began his maritime career as a Salvage Diver for Titan Salvage in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., quickly moving to take over the management of Titan's ocean going Jack-Up barge fleet as well as acting as On-Site Project Coordinator on international salvage operations.
Totem Ocean Trailer Express Names Tacoma Terminal
Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. Names Tacoma Terminal In Memory of Legendary Leader. Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.’s (TOTE) Tacoma Terminal has been named the Robert P. Magee Marine Terminal in memory of and tribute to TOTE’s legendary leader. The new name is proudly displayed on signs at each gated entrance to the terminal, as well as in front of the administration building. A formal dedication ceremony will take place on Wednesday…
Asia-Pacific Nations Pledge Cooperation on Clean, Energy-Efficient Transportation
Transportation, Energy Ministers from Asia-Pacific Nations Pledge Cooperation on Cleaner, More Energy-Efficient Transportation. Transportation and energy ministers from 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region today agreed to continue progress on initiatives to make transportation in the region cleaner and more energy-efficient, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today.
Bollinger Safety Program Achieves Milestones
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. continues to achieve safety milestones changing the culture of shipyard safety awareness at its US based facilities. In the last quarter…
Dan Dolson Appointed Operations Manager for TITAN Salvage
TITAN Salvage, a Crowley Maritime Corporation company, has appointed Dan Dolson to the senior management team as operations manager for the Americas. In this new role, Dolson now has responsibility for the operations and profitability of TITAN's U.S. office and depot in Pompano, Fla. Dan will relocate to Florida from Bellevue, Wash., and report to TITAN Vice President Richard Habib. Dan has more than 15 years of experience in the marine and salvage industry.