U.S. Navy to Christen Military Vessel at Austal USA
U.S. Navy Christens New Military Vessel in Mobile, Alabama at Austal USA. The Navy will christen the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) Spearhead Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony in Mobile, Ala. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kenneth Wahlman, U.S. Army (Ret.) will serve as ship’s sponsor. His daughter Catherine, a Staff Sgt. in the Army ROTC attending Virginia Tech University, will assist her father in the christening, Mr.
MARAD Hosts Public Outreach Meetings
MARAD Hosts Public Outreach Meetings for the Panama Canal Expansion Study and America’s Marine Highway Program. Maritime industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a series of day-long outreach sessions sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD). The morning sessions will focus on the potential impacts of the Panama Canal Expansion on U.S. ports and infrastructure…
Lawal Reappointed to Port Authority Commission
Top Business Leader Starts Seventh Term as City of Houston Appointee. The Houston City Council today unanimously reappointed businessman Kase Lawal to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority for a seventh term. He was initially appointed in June 1999. Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay. Lawal, who is the chairman of Port Authority's Small Business Development Task Force, indicated this will be his last term on the commission.
Stratos Activates New FleetBroadband Pricing Plan
Stratos is First to Activate New FleetBroadband Pricing Plan for Single-Vessel Operators and Small Fleets.New plans meet high data-usage requirements of yachts and other vessels. Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it is the first Inmarsat Distribution Partner to activate Inmarsat’s new FleetBroadband Large Money Bundle for single-vessel operators and fleets with fewer than 10 vessels.
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Enhances SeaFox Systems
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK enhance capabilities of its SeaFox Systems with EOD tool COBRA. Bremen/London, 13 September 2011 - ATLAS ELEKTRONIK has recently teamed with ECS Special Projects Ltd. to exclusively provide the EOD tool COBRA for the ATLAS SeaFox Sys-tem. The COBRA (Clip-On BX-90 Re-loadable Assembly) can be fitted to the re-usable SeaFox vehicle offering Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) capability from surface to 300m.
Intermanager: Freedom of Choice in Deploying Ship's Armed Guards
InterManager members have called for more proactive methods to be developed in the protection of ships transiting pirate-infested trade lanes by launching a campaign to allow owners and third party managers the freedom of choice in employing armed guards onboard ships they manage. The InterManager campaign, which has received more than 90% support from its members, proposes to lobby Flag States and…
AMOS2 Full Suite for Sentek Marine & Trading Pte Ltd
SpecTec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has been chosen by Sentek Marine & Trading Pte Ltd to design and develop an electronic system, which will attend to their asset & fleet management requirements. With SpecTec’s 26 years of expertise and support in the maritime industry, Sentek Marine is confident that a total end-to-end solution can be provided to assist in the operations of their vessels. Sentek Marine…
Corsica & Sardinia Ferries Award Onboard Communications Contract to MCP
Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) has strengthened its foothold in the Mediterranean through a major turnkey telecommunications contract with Corsica & Sardinia Ferries…
IHC Merwede Rents Out First IHC Beaver Dredger
IHC Merwede has entered the international rental market with its standard IHC Beaver dredgers and DMC work boats. The company has identified a demand in the market for vessels and equipment that may only be used for a relatively short period of time. In August, the first dredger – an IHC Beaver® 40 – was rented out to a contractor in Europe. The dredger was easily loaded on to trucks and transported to the dredging site, where it was quickly deployed by a team of IHC Merwede engineers.
Hamburg Süd, GL Team on Emission Management System
Hamburg Süd and Germanischer Lloyd are jointly developing an innovative data management system for systematically capturing all environmentally relevant ship operation information.
FPSO OSX-1 Mooring System Enroute to Brazil
The disconnectable buoy that comprises the mooring system of the FPSO OSX-1 (floating production, storage and offloading unit for oil and gas) belonging to OSX, an EBX Group company…
Eckart Joins HS Marine Propulsion
John Eckart has joined HS Marine Propulsion, LLC as the Principal Engineer. Eckart has worked in the marine industry for 25 years in the areas of hydrodynamics and ship propulsion. He spent the past 15 years as a principal engineer with Rolls-Royce Naval Marine, Inc., where he was responsible for propeller and waterjet design and analysis. In that time John designed propellers for hundreds of commercial and military applications.
Momentum Completes Offshore Install for PCPP
Momentum recently completed the offshore installation of the DANA LWS (Light Weight Structure) for PCPP. PCPP is a joint venture between Petronas Carigalli, PetroVietnam and Pertamina of Indonesia. Momentum loaded the structure on to a Barge and installed the structure using a Jackup drilling rig. Traditionally, the installations of these structures are done using a Derrick Barge at a far greater expense to the client.
Ernst Russ Ends Rudder Cavitation Problems
Founded in 1893 Ernst Russ is a Hamburg based, family owned shipping company. For close to 120 years, Ernst Russ has been offering customers the highest standards in ship management. The ER Fleet Manual, introduced by Ernst Russ long before international standards were developed, is continuously updated and exceeds all standard requirements and regulations. The company has a fleet of ten vessels including five ro-ro cargo ships.
Noreq AS Creates Subsidiary in Dubai
Noreq AS continues to expand. The increasing demand for our products has resulted in a new company etablishment, NOREQ FZE, a subsidiary with an office in Dubai…
Hempel Focussed on Fire Protective Coatings
With the extensive expansion of R&D in Spain, Hempel’s new state-of-the-art center focuses on bringing high performing fire protective coatings solutions to the global market.
REPORT: Luerssen Bids for ThyssenKrupp Ship Yards
Germany's Luerssen has reportedly made a bid for all of ThyssenKrupp's (TKAG.DE) shipbuilding unit Blohm + Voss, German daily Hamburger Abendblatt reported on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
Marco Polo Seatrade Gets Bank Backing
Marco Polo Seatrade has received court approval to obtain fresh financing from Royal Bank of Scotland, one of its senior lenders. The New York Court supervising…
Aircraft Carrier: Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Hits Contstruction Milestone
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) said that the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division placed an 825-ton superlift on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Sept. 12, completing the ship's stern. Gerald R. Ford is being built using modular construction, a process where smaller sections of the ship are welded together to form large structural units called superlifts.
NOAA: Air Pollution Plummets when Ships Shift Fuels
New clean fuel regulations in California and voluntary slowdowns by shipping companies substantially reduce air pollution caused by near-shore ships, according to…