Goeke Appointed COO of Seakeeper
The worldwide leader in gyroscopic boat roll stabilization, Seakeeper, Inc. appointed a new chief operating officer. Tom Goeke most recently served as chief executive…
Smooth Sailing for Pole Star and Absolute
Newly merged company will track and monitor half the world’s ships. Pole Star Space Applications Limited (“Pole Star”), Absolute Software Inc. and Absolute Maritime Tracking Services Inc. (“Absolute”) today announced that the merger of the three organisations has been completed. The enlarged global business, headquartered in West London, will provide a combination of monitoring and security related services to more than 35,000 vessels - half the world’s international fleet.
Upgraded SAILOR 90 for Revolutionized Maritime TV
New technologies enable cost-effective satellite TV for vessels sailing globally. Global maritime satellite TV has become a reality with the launch of the new Thrane & Thrane SAILOR 90 Satellite TV World. An extensive internal development program has resulted in a number of ground-breaking upgrades for Thrane & Thrane’s already popular flagship satellite TV antenna that enables it to provide satellite TV reception for vessels sailing globally…
LPG Market Rebounds in 3Q: Exmar
EXMAR NV today gave its trading update for the 3Q 2011, numbers which show broad improvement in shipping rates and prospects. The operating result (EBIT) of the…
ABS Strengthens Presence in Korea
ABS is strengthening its ties to the Korean maritime industry by establishing the ABS Korea Energy Technology Center (KETC) in Busan in early 2012. This is ABS’…
BIW Moves 4,000-ton DDG 1000 Section
On Saturday, October 22, the shipbuilders of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), completed the largest and most complex ship module movement ever executed at the shipyard. The mid-forebody section of Zumwalt, the lead ship of the DDG-1000 class of guided missile destroyers, was transported 900 feet from its assembly position inside the shipyard’s Ultra Hall construction facility to the largest of the company’s three shipbuilding ways.
NWF Study: Many Beneficiaries of Waterway System
Barge Transport Claims Only a Portion of the Benefits Our Navigable Waterways Make Available to the Nation. The National Waterways Foundation (NWF) has produced a new brochure – “Waterways: Vital to the Nation” – capturing the key findings of the January 2011 study, “Toward a Full Accounting of the Beneficiaries of Navigable Waterways,” by the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research.
Baker Lyman Announces CORSAIR TVR Pre-Release
Baker, Lyman & Co. announced their long anticipated pre-release of CORSAIR TVR Software with interactive product demonstrations held at the USCG Sub-Chapter M Public Hearing in New Orleans yesterday. The USCG and AWO have sought scalable & affordable solutions for the proposed Sub-Chapter M rules and CORSAIR TVR is Baker Lyman's version of an electronic Towing Vessel Record which meets or exceeds safety, assessment, inspection, and training recordkeeping & documentation requirements.
ACP CEO Honored with Latin Trade Award
Top award acknowledges outstanding service in the Western Hemisphere. CEO of the Panama Canal Authority, Alberto Alemán Zubieta, will be awarded the Latin Trade BRAVO Business Award for Distinguished Service in the Hemisphere on October 28. With nine categories, including a Lifetime Achievement Award and Dynamic CEO of the Year, the BRAVO Business Awards are given to those playing a key role in improving Latin America’s economy, business and education.
Law Enforcement Captures Underwater Search Equipment
The tools law enforcement agencies use to investigate crimes and ensure public safety are critical to their success. Police departments and sheriffs offices around the country are adding underwater search equipment to ensure their dive teams have the proper equipment to safely and effectively do their jobs. The two high tech tools in greatest demand are the side scan sonar and ROV. Sonar is one of…
Parker and CASL Open Caribbean Office
Racor Division, of Parker Hannifin Corporation the global leader in motion and control technologies, is pleased to announce that Caribbean Analytical Services Limited…
Cory Logistics Ships Pilot Boat to East Africa
Cory Brothers has just completed a pilot boat manoeuvre from Pembrokeshire to Kenya for commercial boat builder Mustang Marine. The boat was loaded directly from water onto a OXL heavylift vessel with 300te lifting capacity. Cory logistics project managed the full spectrum of services for the client including heavylift vessel agency, customs documentation, warranty surveying, insurance and managing technical issues.
AMOT Adds Korean Registry of Shipping Approval
The AMOT XTS-W Bearing Wear Monitor, which provides real-time protection of large 2 stroke engine crank bearings by detecting wear before major damage occurs, has received Korean Registry Approval…
Statoil Makes Tender Offer for Brigham Exploration
Statoil ASA and Brigham Exploration Company (NASDAQ: BEXP) announced that an entity controlled by Statoil, Fargo Acquisition Inc., has commenced the previously-announced…
MHI Wins Order to Build LNG Tanker Pair
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has agreed with Osaka Gas International Transport Inc. (OGIT), a group company of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd to build two new-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The event will represent the first construction of the "Sayaendo" Series, which significantly improves fuel consumption and maintainability through various features, including enhancement of ship structure efficiency.
Hornblower Hybrid Sails into NY Harbor
Hornblower Hybrid, the first vessel powered by diesel, hydrogen, batteries, wind and solar energy, arrived in New York Harbor. After nearly two years of construction and the work of more than 300 individuals, the Hybrid will service New York City upon completion of United States Coast Guard sea trials and certifications. The innovative vessel reduces emissions, uses minimal diesel, and features several recycled and reclaimed materials, LEED-certified carpet and energy-efficient LED lighting.
SAILOR 90 Sat TV World
Global maritime satellite TV has become a reality with the launch of the new Thrane & Thrane SAILOR 90 Satellite TV World. An extensive internal development program…
RBG Appoints New Finance Director
RBG, the leading provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was recently acquired by Stork Technical Services (STS), has appointed Sandeep Sharma as its new finance director. Mr Sharma is responsible for leading RBG’s global financial management, planning, controls and reporting, as the company enters a period of growth and integration with STS. A qualified chartered accountant with an MBA from London Business School…
CARB Taps CMA to Assess Ship Fuel Regs
The California Maritime Academy (CMA) was contracted to evaluate issues associated with the implementation of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) ship fuel regulation.
AMP Awards 2011 AOTOS to James Henry
Most Prestigious Award Given in the Transportation and Maritime Industry. The American Maritime Partnership congratulated its Chairman James Henry for receiving…