Raymond Lord Named President of Donjon-Smit
Raymond Lord has been named President of Donjon-SMIT, LLC, effective November 8. A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Lord has more than 30 years of experience within the marine salvage industry, most recently serving as Vice President and Operations Manager for SMIT Americas in Houston. “We are very happy to welcome Raymond Lord to Donjon-SMIT,” said John A. Witte, Jr., Director, Donjon-SMIT. “We look forward to a long and productive future with him at the helm…
Martek BNWAS for MOL
Mitsui OSK Line made a firm commitment to install Bridge Navigational Watch and Alarm Systems (BNWAS) on board its ships ahead of regulatory requirements. The company…
Veripos Appoints Scott as Regional Manager
Aberdeen-based Veripos, the leading supplier of GNSS positioning services to the world offshore industry, has appointed Angus Scott as Regional Manager of its Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) division. Reporting to company Managing Director Walter Steedman, he will be responsible for continued business development and operational aspects of the business on behalf of major operators of seismic, survey, DP, construction support and pipelay vessels.
MOL commits to Martek BNWAS
Mitsui OSK Line has made a firm commitment to install Bridge Navigational Watch and Alarm Systems (BNWAS) on board its ships ahead of regulatory requirements. The company has taken the opportunity of the drydocking of 17 of its vessels so far this year to install the Martek Marine Navgard BNWAS. MOL said it was likely that all of its existing vessels would be fitted with BNWAS before the end of 2011.
Seaplace Acquires New Licenses of FORAN V70
The Spanish engineering company Seaplace has recently acquired new licenses of the CAD/CAM FORAN System, to be used in its marine projects. The scope of the new…
IUMI Welcomes Governmental Piracy Stance
Damage to World Economy. “At last, governments are being stung into taking positive action to put an end to the menace posed by pirates, whether they be from Somalia or elsewhere. Not before time, there is a growing realisation that piracy is severely disrupting and damaging global trade at a time when the fragile world economy can least afford it. These comments were made today in Oslo by Ole Wikborg…
Petersen to Head Naval Ship Classification Association
The Naval Ship Classification Association (NSCA) has elected Lorenz Petersen, Germanischer Lloyd's Business Segment Manager for Navy Vessels, as Chairman of the Association, at their annual general meeting in Rome. The NSCA is the naval counterpart of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). It represents the classification societies to NATO and at the International Naval Safety Association (INSA)…
Georgia Ports Announce 1Q Growth
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the ports saw a growth rate of 5.0 percent in the first quarter of FY2012, moving 6.5 million tons of freight.
ABI Research Issues “Cargo Container Security” study
Increasingly Competitive Container Shipping Market to Boost Security and Tracking Revenues to $690 Million by 2016. Container security and tracking revenues will…
Jerry Nagel Receives Breakbulk Lifetime Achievement Award
Jerry Nagel, chairman of the board at Rickmers-Linie (America) was the recipient of the 8th annual Lifetime Leadership and Achievement Award at the Wed., Oct. 26 kickoff of the 22nd annual Breakbulk Transportation Conference and Exhibition at the New Orleans Convention Center, attended by more than 3,600 breakbulk and heavy-lift industry executives. Nagel, 62, has spent much of the past decade working as president and CEO at Rickmers-Linie (America) in Houston…
AIS Antennas Help Owners Monitor Traffic
When navigating shipping lanes and busy harbors, the ability to monitor speed and direction of other vessels is particularly important. Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology, originating from the shipping industry, has been a great help to recreational boaters in these areas. Shakespeare offers AIS antennas in various styles, specifically designed to meet the broader bandwidth requirements of popular AIS transceivers.
Stolt-Nielsen Secures $600m Credit Facility
Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) has obtained commitments for a $600 million senior secured revolving credit facility, which will replace the Company's two…
Indian order for Enclosed Ship Unloader
Cargotec has received an order for a Siwertell ship unloader type ST790-D from the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO), Paradeep Unit. The enclosed…
VesselsValue adds Containerships to Online Valuations
The online ship valuation service, which already covers tankers and bulkers, is now valuing Containerships from Feedermax (500 teu) up to ULCV (18,000 teu). VesselsValue was launched earlier this year by London based S&P broker Seasure Shipping Ltd. The service provides instant, data-driven ship valuations and market insights for vessels and portfolios which are currently being used by sophisticated players in the commercial banking, investment fund, ownership and broking sectors.
Lloyd's Register Safety alert:
Explosion of refrigerated container compression units and recommendations for recharging - Applicability: Container ship operators and crew, container terminals and stevedores, road haulage firms, maintenance fitters and end users/leasers of refrigerated containers. There have recently been a number of incidents, some fatal, involving explosion of the compressor units fitted to refrigerated (reefer) containers.
Sandigan Selects Stratos for Deployment of FleetBroadband
Sandigan reports improved applications performance and crew productivity. Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has been selected by Sandigan Ship Services, Inc. to deploy the Inmarsat FleetBroadband satellite communications service on Sandigan’s fleet of commercial vessels. Based in The Philippines, Sandigan manages a global fleet that includes bulk carriers and car carriers.
Installation of Boatracs BTForms for United Tugs Completed
Marine Transportation Company Using Electronic Forms to Streamline Compliance. San Diego, California, November 2, 2011 – Boatracs Inc., a leader in providing integrated…
2H Offshore Opens New Houston Office
2H Offshore relocated to new premises within Houston’s Energy Corridor District at 15990 North Barkers Landing, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77079. Close to major clients and less than a mile from the previous location, the new office encompasses 32,000 square feet and includes 9 conference rooms, a training room and dedicated video conferencing facilities. 2H’s Houston base has grown steadily over the past few years as a result of increased project work in the Gulf of Mexico.
Intellian to Debut Pair of 3-Axis TV Antennas
Intellian Technologies announced the upcoming release of two compact 33 inch (83 cm), 3-axis stabilized TV antennas. Shipping in March 2012, the Intellian t80 and…