St. Johns Ship Building to Build Skanska Barge
St. Johns wins barge contract with one of world’s largest construction companies. St. Johns Ship Building of Palatka, Fla. won a contract to construct a custom crane spud barge for Skanska, one of the largest construction companies in the world. This is the first contract St. Johns has signed with Skanska USA, a leading national construction company with 7,000 employees in the U.S. and 2010 revenues of $4.8 billion. “In a highly competitive environment, Skanska chose St.
ABS Nautical Systems Expands to Specialty Cruise Market
ABS Nautical Systems today announced that they have been selected as the asset management software provider for Star Clippers, based in Monaco. Star Clippers is one of the premier specialty cruise lines and the only modern-day cruise line dedicated to re-creating the golden age of tall sailing ships with a “mega-yacht” experience. Operating three of the largest and full-rigged sailing ships in the world…
Evans Cooling Systems Announces New Warranty
Evans Cooling Systems, the developer of the world’s only waterless engine coolant, has released its new Limited Warranty Statement. Evans is confident in its products and stands behind every gallon of coolant it sells. Using Evans waterless coolants will not affect the manufacturer’s warranty. If you install Evans Waterless Coolants in accordance with the appropriate instructions, and engine damage occurs…
Bay Ship & Yacht to Refit Superyacht
Alameda’s Bay Ship & Yacht Wins Contract to Refit Superyacht Bay Ship & Yacht (BSY), located in Alameda, California, has been awarded the contract to lengthen the expedition yacht SuRi by adding a 36-foot mid-body hull and superstructure plug for a new overall length of 208 feet. Additional enhancements will include a complete main engine and generator renewal package and a new underwater viewing room that will allow guests to view the ocean from the comfort of SuRi’s elegant interior.
FMT to Build 4 Barges at Trinity
FMT Industries, LLC, A Florida Marine Transporters Affiliate, Signs Contract to Build Four 30,000 Barrel Fuel Barges with Trinity Offshore, LLC. Order Indicates Florida Marine’s Ongoing Commitment to Customers. FMT Industries, LLC—an affiliate of Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. (Florida Marine)—has signed a contract with Trinity Offshore, LLC to build four 297’6” x 54’ x 12’, 30,000 barrel tank barges. Florida Marine’s Chairman and CEO, Dennis A.
Great Lakes-Seaway Adds $16 Billion to Canadian Economy
Cargo shipments to ports on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system generate $34.6 billion of economic activity and 227,000 jobs in Canada and the U.S., according to a new study released today. That breaks down to 98,000 jobs and $15.9 billion in economic activity in Ontario and Quebec. The study, which is the first to reveal the economic value of the entire bi-national Great Lakes-Seaway System and its more than 100 ports, was simultaneously unveiled today by the Canadian St.
LNG in marine propulsion: Disruption to Maritime Industry?
According a new forecast by MEC intelligence nearly 10,000 vessels could be adopting LNG propulsion by 2020 triggering a huge growth in the market. A ground breaking report published by the maritime cleantech market insight firm MEC Intelligence estimates more than 5% of the world fleet will adopt LNG propulsion by 2020 a huge growth considering less than 100 vessels presently. Strict environment regulations requiring the reduction of SOx…
W R Systems Navigation & Comms Contract Renewed
W R Systems, Ltd. in Norfolk has been awarded the second option year on its navigation and interior communications contract in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. This modification increases the contract ceiling from $54,462,137.76 to $82,562,920 and extends the period of performance through October 7, 2012. WRSystems has supported SPAWAR Atlantic’s requirements for In-Service…
Coast Guard's NMC Reaches Out on Server Problems
Mariner Credentialing Program List Server Issues. Recently the National Maritime Center (NMC) experienced some technical difficulties with the Mariner Credentialing Programs (MCP) information List Server service. Our recent consolidation and simplification to the lists required changes to control settings, some of which inadvertently left the Mariner Credentialing Program Information list open allowing all list serve members to post.
Offshore Marine Academy Trainees Graduate into Jobs
The first group of trainees to complete the inaugural 12-month training program with the UK’s only dedicated academy for the offshore wind industry have all successfully started work in new roles within the industry. In testament to the Offshore Marine Academy’s aim to take people with a familiarity with the marine and coastal environment and prepare them for a new career in the expanding offshore wind industry, each of the four trainees have been snapped up by employers.
NY-NJ Port & Maritime Impact Study
The Significant Economic Impact of the New York-New Jersey Port and Maritime Industry. More than 279,200 jobs generated by activity in the Port of New York and New Jersey…
Addition to DnB NOR’s Asia Energy Team
Omar Sekkat has joined DnB NOR’s energy division at the bank’s Asian headquarters in Singapore. He comes to the role after transferring from DnB NOR in London. Mr Sekkat’s appointment as a Senior Vice President of the energy division at DnB NOR Asia takes immediate effect and his role is to contribute to the bank’s ongoing expansion in Asia Pacific within energy finance. look forward to working with my team to develop further the bank’s client base in Asia.
Nobeltec, 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…
Survey: S&T Big UK Economy Contributor
The Society of Maritime Industries has conducted a third survey focused on UK companies operating primarily in Marine Science and Technology (MST) activities. The…
Lakes Limestone Trade Up Slightly in September
Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 3.5 million net tons in September, a decrease of 6.7 percent from August, but an increase of 2.4 percent compared to a year ago. September loadings were 4 percent off the month’s 5-year average. Shipments from U.S. quarries increased 10 percent compared to a year ago and were only marginally below the month’s 5-year average. However, loadings at Canadian…
Hapag-Lloyd Celebrates East Asia to Australia Milestone
In 1886, the up-and-coming German economy needed regular liner services connecting it with the new growth markets, in addition to efficient postal services around the world. To this end, the German Reich provided subsidies for the first Reichspost steamship liner services to East Asia and Australia totalling five million German mark annually with the aim of quite literally flying the flag in regions important for future growth.
Transocean Orders Kittiwake's Thrusterscan
Kittiwake announced an order for its ThrusterSCAN product from Transocean. ThrusterSCAN marks a new era in online condition monitoring for azimuthing thrusters, helping to predict failure, enabling preventative maintenance and ultimately reducing costly downtime. Kittiwake’s ThrusterSCAN will be installed on Transocean’s eight-thruster Development Driller III rig. ThrusterSCAN delivers early warning of thruster component damage…
Globe Wireless Granted Japan License
Globe Wireless Granted Blanket Wireless Radio Station License by the Japanese Ministry of Information and Communications. Globe Wireless, a leading provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, today announced it has been granted a Blanket Wireless Radio Station License by the Japanese Ministry of Information and Communications. This license authorizes Globe Wireless…
Saipem Wins $1.5B E&C Offshore Contracts
In Iraq, Saipem has been awarded by South Oil Company the EPIC contract for the Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project – Phase 2, within the framework of the expansion of the Basra Oil Terminal, off the Al Faw Peninsula in the Arabian Gulf, approximately 550 kilometres south-east of Baghdad. The contract encompasses the engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of a Central Metering and Manifold Platform (CMMP)…
Braemar Shipping Launches Technical Service
Braemar Shipping Services plc's penetration of the global marine and offshore services sectors continues to develop with the bringing together of its business units…