SHIPTECH 2012 Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended
ShipTech 2012 will be held on February 14-15 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, FL. Deadline for Abstracts has been extended to October 28th 2011. ShipTech 2012 is currently accepting abstracts for presentations on technology initiatives that improve U.S. shipbuilding and repair efficiencies and reduce total ownership cost through the use of innovative systems, processes or technologies. ShipTech 2012…
New Retractable Tunnel for Inland Shipping
The Inland WaterWays division of Van der Velden Marine Systems in the Netherlands has introduced an innovative new retractable tunnel specially developed for inland vessels. Using a unique construction, the Van der Velden® Flex Tunnel offers major benefits to ship owners and operators in terms of speed, loading capacity, manoeuvrability and reduced fuel consumption. Moreover, an overall propulsion efficiency of 10% can be achieved.
Statement by Owners and Managers of RENA
Costamare Inc., Owners and Managers of the containership RENA thank authorities, salvors and the experts on site, who have been working tirelessly in order to salvage the vessel…
Marine Management Services Selects Globe iFusion for their Fleet
Globe Wireless, a leading provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, today announced Marine Management Services (MMS) of Piraeus, Greece has selected the Globe iFusion as the communication solution for its fleet. Globe iFusion incorporates an Inmarsat FleetBroadband 250, a dual firewall, highly optimized IP connections and multiple least cost route gateways, allowing the user to make voice calls using GSM, send and receive email, and browse the Internet.
Quigley Named President of US Fab
Kevin Quigley, who built VIGOR’s Everett Shipyard into one of the largest dockside repair centers in the Pacific Northwest, has been named president of VIGOR’s US Fab division. Quigley will oversee all of VIGOR’s new ship construction including ferries, advanced Coast Guard cutters, barges, fishing and cargo vessels. As US Fab president, he also will direct the company’s growing land-based and alternative energy fabrication projects.
Milestone for DNV Navigator
DNV Navigator certificate no. 2000 has now been installed on the HS Chopin. The event took place while the 3,500 TEU container vessel visited the port of Hamburg today. Navigator is a software package that simplifies port clearance procedures and ensures that the crew have the information needed for any port in plenty of time before the ship arrives at it. The system has been recognised by the industry as the tool that offers the most comprehensive and all-in-one database…
Keppel Appoints New CFO
In a move towards succession planning, the Board of Directors of Keppel Corporation Limited ("Keppel" / the "Company") announced that Mr Teo Soon Hoe will relinquish…
Hapag-Lloyd Launches Emissions Calculator
The EcoCalc is one of the few emissions calculators in liner shipping to cover not only the ocean leg, but also the emissions of the other modes of transport for the pre-carriage and on-carriage.
Big Rig Orders to Noreq
During recent weeks, Noreq has been awarded several major contracts with Asian yards. Both Korea and Singapore is growing to be very important markets for Noreq. Some weeks back it was made official that Noreq was awarded the contract for Lifeboat packages for Maersk drillships being built with Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea. This week, even more rig orders have been landed by Noreq. At Jurong Shipyard in Singapore…
NATO Disrupts Pirate Mother Ship
NATO disrupts pirate mother ship responsible for the attack on MV Montecristo. Following NATO's successful release of the pirated Italian merchant vessel, MV Montecristo, earlier last week, the naval units contributing to NATO's counter piracy operation succeeded in locating and disrupting the suspected pirate mother ship responsible for the attack. Successful coordination of military assets and information…
Denison Yacht Sales Acquires Generation Marine
Industry Leader Continues Strategic Path of Growth. Denison Yacht Sales is pleased to announce its acquisition of Generation Marine, a Fort Lauderdale-based yacht brokerage and service company. Generation Marine's reputation in the trawler and explorer yacht categories helps strengthen Denison's position in this segment of the yachting market. "We feel strongly that the trawler and expedition markets will continue their steady growth," said Bob Denison, owner of Denison Yacht Sales.
MMS Selects Globe iFusion for Fleet
Marine Management Services Selects Globe iFusion for their Fleet. Globe Wireless, a leading provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, today announced Marine Management Services (MMS) of Piraeus, Greece has selected the Globe iFusion as the communication solution for its fleet. Globe iFusion incorporates an Inmarsat FleetBroadband 250, a dual firewall, highly optimized IP connections and multiple least cost route gateways…
Stratos Introduces StratosMAX II Nomadic
Stratos Introduces StratosMAX II Nomadic, a New Broadband Service for the Energy Community in the Gulf of Mexico. New service offers voice and high-speed data in Vessel and Transportable versions. Bethesda, Maryland (October 20, 2011) – Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today introduced StratosMAX II Nomadic, a new version…
Maritime Academy of Toledo Educates Community Leaders
Need to Educate More People for Maritime Jobs Stressed at Meeting with Community Leaders. Officials with the Maritime Academy of Toledo met with area community leaders Wednesday and stressed that more has to be done to call attention to job opportunities in the maritime industry, ahead of a predicted shortfall by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Representatives from Toledo City Council; the Board of Community Relations for the City of Toledo…
WESMAR Introduces Precision Beam Stabilization
Advanced design holds sonar beam steady even in rough seas adding effective distance and increasing search coverage. WESMAR, long the leading U.S. sonar manufacturer has never lost sight of the need for electronic soundbeam stabilization. Today, after four years of intensive design, drawing on the company’s five decades of sonar leadership, President Bruce H. Blakey announced the introduction of a new sonar, the HD860 series, with Precision Beam Stabilization.
ACP Reaches Milestone in Canal Expansion
Panama President and Canal Authorities Commemorate New Milestone in Canal Expansion Work. Panama President Ricardo Martinelli witnessed a new milestone at the Canal Expansion with the filling of a segment of the new access channel that will allow the transit of Post-panamax vessels between the new Locks and the Culebra Cut. Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors Chairman and Canal Affairs Minister…
Maersk Uses Emsys for Navy Biofuel Trials
W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) has been asked to supply its EmsysTM laser‐based Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) for the purpose of emission verification for an ongoing fuel trials on‐board the AP Moller‐Maersk vessel Maersk Kalmar. WRSystems was asked to provide the EmsysTM system installation as part of a wider project between Maersk Line Limited (Maersk) and the US Navy to test biofuels for their long‐term suitability for maritime applications.
Huntington Ingalls Explores Options for Conversion
With State and Federal Assistance, Huntington Ingalls to Explore Options for Avondale Conversion; Save Our Shipyard Coalition Hails New Developments. "This is good…
H2O Names Joseph VP of Electrochemistry Division
H2O, Inc., a leading water system equipment provider, has named Marlon Joseph Vice President of its new Electrochemistry Division, announced H2O President Jess Fike. Joseph, based in H2O’s Houston office, will work with clients worldwide to expand the Electrochemistry Division and become a major player in the offshore biofouling and sewage treatment markets. In addition, Joseph will educate customers on the application of the electrochlorination process.
Cargotec Receives Order for Cargo Cranes
Cargotec receives EUR 25 million order for MacGregor cargo handling cranes from China. Cargotec has confirmed a contract worth around EUR 25 million from a Chinese…