General Dynamics Completes Metro Machine Acquisition
Transaction expands company’s capabilities in ship repair market. General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today completed its acquisition of Metro Machine Corp., a leading East…
WCI Names New Officers and Directors
Waterways Council, Inc. At its Annual Meeting on October 19 in Pittsburgh, the Board of Directors of Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) elected the following new officers for 2011-2013: Chairman, Matt Woodruff, (Director, Government Affairs, Kirby Corporation); Vice Chairman, Steve Little, (President, Crounse Corporation); General Counsel, Dan Mecklenborg, (Senior Vice President, HR & Chief Legal Officer, Ingram Barge Company); Immediate Past Chairman, Rick Calhoun, (President, Cargo Carriers).
Intermanager Welcomes Call for UK Shipping Guards
Intermanager Welcomes David Cameron's Call for Armed Guards of UK Flagged ships. InterManager (an active member of the Save our Seafarers (SOS) campaign) is, after months of campaigning, delighted to hear the public vilification of piracy issued by the UK Government. The SOS campaign has strived to bring recognition of the horrific and detrimental effect of Somali piracy to both Governmental and public awareness.
WSS Marks 10 months of Successful ACD
Since the start of 2011, Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) Ships Agency has been successfully dealing with the needs of vessels calling in European ports with regard to Advanced Cargo Declarations. These regulations require all carriers to pre-alert customs authorities of goods going in and out of the EU, Switzerland and Norway by providing an Advance Cargo Declaration (ACD). While the American ACD is made through a single electronic portal when entering U.S.
UK Club Tackles Tanker Cargo Claims
A new publication from the UK P&I Club focuses on one of the major sources of cargo-related claims in the tanker sector: cargo contamination. The Club stresses that loading and discharging of a cargo is a joint operation between the crew of the tanker and the terminal staff. Therefore it is essential that the Chief Officer should strive to establish a good working relationship with the key terminal personnel so as to reduce the risk of subsequent problems.
ASTM Seminar on SOLAS and Navy Vessels
The ASTM International seminar, Fire Testing for SOLAS and Navy Vessels: New Test Procedures and Material Approval Process, will be held Dec. 7 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa.
Manila STCW Workshop Held in Jamaica
Amendments to the STCW Convention have been made at the right time to make it relevant for today's and future needs, according to Rear Admiral Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica. Officially opening a regional seminar in Jamaica entitled "Familiarisation With The Manila Amendments To The STCW Convention And Code", Admiral Brady told delegates: "The Convention and the…
Perko's Searchlights Are Spot On
Workboats, emergency vessels and military craft that operate in rough conditions require top-notch searchlights. With superior light output and heavy-duty construction, XR series Xenon Searchlights and Solar-Ray Searchlights from Perko are the top choices of marine professionals. Xenon-filled lamps in Perko's XR series produce an extremely far-reaching, narrow beam of intensely bright white light.
Port Canaveral Soars to Record Year
For the first time in its history, more than 3 million multi-day cruise passengers sailed from Port Canaveral, contributing $40 million in cruise revenue during the fiscal year ending September 30, also a record as newer and larger cruise ships and 66 additional ship calls helped boost passenger totals. Cruise traffic rose 16.08 per percent with 3,100,199 passengers. Overall, Port Canaveral’s total revenues surged dramatically to nearly $57.8 million…
Hamworthy PUMP-FLO Electronic Catalogs
PUMP-FLO Solutions, a provider of software solutions to the fluid handling industry, announced that Hamworthy, a high technology marine pump manufacturer, has chosen…
MHI Announces FY2011 6 Month Financials
MHI Announces Outline of FY2011 First 6 Month Financial Results Ended September 30, 2011 (Consolidated). Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) today announced…
Kongsberg EM2040 dual head at MMT Group
MMT Group announce acquisition of a new Kongsberg EM2040D. The EM2040 dual head system has recently been installed on MMT’s survey and ROV vessel IceBeam. This is the first highly developed multibeam echo sounder to combine all of the advanced features of deepwater echo sounders to the near-bottom sounding environment. By owning and operating an EM 2040 dual head, MMT is further prepared to perform surveys that meet the IHO-S44 special order.
Wärtsilä to Supply Propulsion for Containerships
The environmental sustainability and reduced operating costs of Wärtsilä's integrated propulsion solution were major factors in the winning of these orders. Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply the engines and propulsion equipment for six new Ro-Ro container vessels being built for NSCSA, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia. The ships are being built at the MIPO shipyard in South Korea…
When a Mariner Builds a Tug
Captain Jack Davies is the consummate boatman. Davies wears a number of “hats” in the marine industry, and often he is aboard one of the tugs with which he has some ownership involvement. He can be found twisting wrenches in the engine room, working on deck, or in command on the bridge. Lately he has been overseeing the construction of his latest tug. The new McIlwain-designed Azimuthing Stern Drive (ASD) tug will be 64.75-feet in length, with a 27-foot beam.
Panama Approves Specialized Nickel Ore Bulker
Vessel built by Naikai Zosen for Nissho Shipping will become first NK classed ship to incorporate special construction for carriage of liquefiable cargoes. A new vessel being built at Japanese shipyard Naikai Zosen Corporation for shipowner Nissho Shipping Co., Ltd. became the first vessel to receive approval from the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) in accordance with part 18.104.22.168 of the IMSBC code governing carriage of cargoes which may liquefy on 17 October.
BIMCO’s Hunter Joins ESS Group
BIMCO’s Grant Hunter joins Executive Committee of ESS Databridge Development Group. Addition of shipping documentation and contracts expert will bring further relevant expertise to ESS’s industry user group. Electronic Shipping Solutions announced the appointment of BIMCO’s Grant Hunter to the Executive Committee of the ESS-Databridge Development Group (DDG). An acknowledged expert on bills of lading…
Vessel operating costs expected to rise
Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by 3.8% in 2011 and by 3.7% in 2012, with lube expenditure and crew costs identified as the categories most likely to produce the highest levels of increase, according to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. The survey is based on responses from key players in the international shipping industry, predominantly ship owners and managers in Europe and Asia.
Corpro Secures ENI Contract in Norway
Corpro Systems Ltd., a member of international oilfield services organisation Reservoir Group, has been awarded a significant coring contract in Eni, the largest Italian energy company.
Fugro Awarded NHS Survey Contract
Fugro OSAE GmbH has been awarded a €2.3 million hydrographic survey contract by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service (NHS). The survey is part of the MAREANO project and will encompass an area over 12…
Miller's XMT 450 MPa Simplies User Interface
Miller’s new XMT® 450 MPa multiprocess welder features the reliability and arc performance of the XMT 350 MPa but with more amperage, exceptional power efficiency and additional programs for Pulsed MIG welding with up to .052- and 1/16-inch wires. Rated at 450 amps at 100 percent duty cycle, the new XMT 450 MPA improves productivity, allowing workers to weld or gouge longer, and with larger diameter wires and electrodes.