Marinvest Undertakes Second NSR Passage
On the 15th of August M/T Marilee LR1 Ice Class 1A, successfully completed her first Northern Sea Route Passage, safely escorted by Rosatomflot's nuclear ice breaker Vaigach. The savings compared to a voyage through Suez were 18 days and 580 tons of bunker resulting in a significant cost benefit for the Charterer and reduced emissions. The M/T Mariann, sister vessel to Marilee, embarked mid September as the second vessel under Marinvest management…
Michael Else & Company Launch New Insurance Cover
Michael Else & Company, manager of the Charterers P&I Club and Transmarine, has launched a new product to provide innovative insurance solutions worldwide for small…
KEP Marine Introduces Marine-Grade Computer Series
Innovative Electronics Company Debuts Line of Powerful Marine-Grade Computers with Space-Saving Design for Convenient and Flexible Installation. Kessler-Ellis Products (KEP) Marine, the manufacturer of industry-leading marine sunlight readable displays, and high-quality marine hardware and software products, announced today its new line of powerful marine-grade mini-rack computers, the Barracuda series.
Kvichak Delivers Rapid Response Oil Skimmer
Kvichak Marine Industries has recently delivered a 30' Rapid Response Oil Skimming Vessel to Argus Limited of Rockville, MD to provide front line spill response capability in the Russian Federation. The rapid-response, shallow-water vessel is ideally suited for use on oil spills in waterways, bays, and harbors. The all-aluminum skimmer is 30’–3” long by 9’-8” wide with a draft of 2’-6" and is easily trailerable.
Crowley Acquires 400 Additional 53' Containers
Increases Company Equipment Fleet to More than 45,000 Units. To better serve customers shipping cargo between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, Crowley Maritime Corporation has acquired 400 53-foot (102' wide) dry high-cube containers and 375 53-foot chassis, adding to the company's already robust equipment fleet of more than 45,000 modern units. The containers, which have a capacity of 3,931 cubic feet and 42,660 pounds, were delivered in Jacksonville last week.
Liberty Maritime Corporation Announces Change in Union Affiliation
Liberty Maritime Corporation (Liberty Maritime) of Lake Success, New York today announced that it has entered into a new collective bargaining agreement with the American Maritime Officers (AMO) union under which the AMO will provide U.S. citizen licensed deck officers and engineers to Liberty Maritime for the operation of five U.S.-flag dry bulk carriers effective October 1, 2011. Those vessels had…
SLSMC Reaches Tentative Agreement With Union
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced today that it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers which represents the Corporation’s 475 unionized employees. The agreement, which was reached following bargaining which extended through the weekend, is subject to ratification by the union membership. Details of the agreement will not be released pending ratification.
Shipdex Steering Committee and Maintenance Group meetings
On 20-21 September 2011 the Shipdex Protocol Steering Committee (SPSC) and Maintenance Group (SPMG) met in La Spezia (IT) at SpecTec Head office premises. The meetings were attended by the founder members Alfa Laval, Grimaldi Group, MacGregor, MAN Diesel & Turbo, SpecTec Group, Yanmar and Capt. Eugen Henning Adami that was unanimously elected to the Group as one of the founders of Shipdex. SPSC and SPMG meet on a quarterly basis to discuss the Shipdex Protocol policy…
ICS Pushes CO2 Compensation Fund
ICS Says CO2 Compensation Fund Could Help Sea Ports Adapt To Climate Change. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners' associations represent more than 80% of the world merchant fleet, has participated at a special UNCTAD (United Nations Committee on Trade and Development) meeting in Geneva (29/30 September) to explore how the world's sea ports should prepare for adaptation to the threat of dangerous climate change.
New Hand-Held Industrial Combustion Analyzer
The NEW E1100 Hand-Held Combustion Analyzer is a rugged unit for boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. Pre-calibrated and field replaceable sensors allow for easy diagnostics and replacements to reduce “down-time” and costly repair charges.
Ocean Towing with Z-Drives
Western Towboat leads the way with tractor tugs. For a first-hand look at how tractor tugs are used for ocean towing on the West Coast, I took a ride on the first Titan class vessel built by Western Towboat out of Seattle, Wash. The 108-ft Western Titan was built in 1997 with stern Azimuth drives. She pulls a container barge the size of a football field on a tow line from Seattle to Skagway, Alaska…
AVEVA acquires LFM Software
AVEVA expands laser scanning software offering for brownfield project execution and asset operations. AVEVA announced the acquisition of Z+F UK Limited. The strategic acquisition includes only the division of Z+F which produces the LFM software suite. This follows a long and successful partnership with Z+F UK Limited and allows AVEVA to secure an industry leading software technology that significantly expands its offering in the 3D data capture market…
Kalmar Forklifts to Move Cargo for Messina Line
Cargotec has announced an order to supply eight dual purpose Kalmar heavy forklifts to leading Italian shipping firm Messina Line (Ignazio Messina & C S.p.a). Messina Line…
Mann: New Engine Order
MAN L27/38 Workhorse is Chosen for Heavy-Duty Offshore Propulsion. Dubai-based Grandweld Shipyards has been appointed to build two Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels for undisclosed offshore operators. The AHTS newbuildings, will each be powered by two 8 cylinder MAN L27/38 main engines delivering a total of 2 x 2,720 kW in a standard twin screw propulsion layout for the drive of two ducted cp propellers. The calculated bollard pull is 90 ton.
Stratos Opens Global Installation & Service Centers
New Centers provide complete managed-communications services worldwide. Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has expanded its maritime service-delivery capabilities by opening Global Installation & Service Centers (GIS Centers) in four major maritime regions. The Stratos GIS Centers in Rotterdam, Hong Kong…
Maersk Celebrates Name Giving of MAERSK PEARY
Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) and its guests celebrated the naming of its fourth U.S. flag tanker, the MAERSK PEARY, last Friday at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk. The freshly painted, 591-foot ship sat pier-side in downtown Norfolk and was adorned with red, white and blue bunting as distinguished guests, customers, partners, and colleagues welcomed the vessel into MLL’s U.S. flag fleet. The vessel is ice-classed and is aptly named after Rear Admiral Robert E.
Naval Academy Training Craft Runs on Biofuel
The Naval Academy's Waterfront Readiness Department refueled yard patrol (YP) craft 692 with a biofuel blend Sept. 15 at Naval Support Activity Annapolis, demonstrating…
Nobeltec and Taylor Marine Announce Partnership
Nobeltec is pleased to announce a new partnership with Taylor Marine of Australia. As of October 1, 2011, Taylor Marine, also known as JN Taylor & Co. Ltd., will…
Coast Guard, NOAA Nab Drift Net Violator
The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday that, in cooperation with federal and international partners, it has seized a fishing vessel and crew suspected of large-scale illegal high-seas drift net fishing in the North Pacific Ocean and is delivering them to the Alaska Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Law Enforcement for the investigation. Renegade large-scale high…
SLSMC Receives 72-Hour Strike Notice From CAW
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) was served with a notice by the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) at 12:00 noon today of its intent to begin strike action on Monday, October 3rd at 12:00 noon. The CAW represents the Seaway’s 475 unionized employees.If the unionized workers proceed with strike action, the St. Lawrence Seaway will be closed to all traffic. A contingency plan provides for the orderly shutdown of the system in the event of a labour interruption.