U.S. Navy to Demonstrate Ship-based Alternative Fuel
Navy to conduct largest maritime alternative fuel demonstration on Self Defense Test Ship. What: The U.S. Navy will conduct the largest-to-date maritime alternative…
WL Ross Invests in Navigator Holdings LTD
WL Ross & Co. and Navigator Holdings Ltd. have entered into a definitive agreement for WL Ross to acquire up to 19.4% of Navigator's common stock for a total of…
WCI: Abandon Obama's User Fee Proposal
Capital Development Plan Most Comprehensive Solution for Addressing Waterways’ Infrastructure Funding, Construction Reform Needs. In a letter sent yesterday to Representative Jeb Hensarling and Senator Patty Murray, Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Waterways Council Inc. (WCI) President and CEO Michael J. Toohey urged the “Super Committee” to nix the user fee provision in the Inland Waterways Capital Investment Act (IWCIA).
DOT Reminder on New Drug Testing Procedures
DOT Issues another Reminder - December 1, 2011: Mandatory use of the New Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF). DOT wants to remind everyone that use of the new CCF will be required starting December 1, 2011. The DOT’s extension for use of the old form through November 30, 2011, can be found in the September 27, 2011 Federal Register. This reminder involves "Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form.
Marad Responds to Labor Critics
The U.S. Maritime Administration issued a Report Comparing U.S. and Foreign-Flag Operating Costs. The U.S. maritime labor union(s) responded with pointed criticism. Marad issues its own statement in reponse. Text of Marad Chief Matsuda's Prepared Statement: “The U.S. Maritime Administration’s top priority is to promote the growth and sustainability of America’s maritime industry. The first-of-its-kind ‘Comparison of U.S.
Gulf of Mexico Oil &Gas Lease Sale Announced
Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau announced that BOEM will hold the first…
Drewry: Container Schedule Reliability Improvement
Container service reliability improved for the second quarter in a row during the third quarter of 2011, according to Drewry Maritime Research’s latest Schedule Reliability Insight report.
BSEE: Safety Alert on the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Spill
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today issued a Safety Alert relating to the Macondo well blowout. The Safety Alert was distributed to oil…
New Website for Great Lakes Shipping
Members of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping industry have launched a new, one-stop website resource at www.marinedelivers.com to highlight the economic, environmental and safety benefits of the bi-national navigation system. The redesigned site, which is aimed at both U.S. and Canadian audiences, will serve as a platform for industry news and announcements, economic statistics, safety information and environmental success stories.
Jotron Consultas Chosen by D/S Norden
D/S NORDEN A/S selected the Norwegian-based Jotron Consultas AS as their future provider of fleet management software. The two parties have signed an agreement which includes rollout of latest v.4 of the Consultas Fleet Management software suite for fleet and office. The software suite covers the following applications; C-Maintenance, C-Spares, C-Budget and C-Experience onboard, and C-Purchase, C-Budget C-Experience and C-Maintenance (Fleet version) for the office.
BSEE Director Bromwich Addresses IADC Conference
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered remarks today during the International Association of Drilling Contractors’…
Euroseas Announces 3Q, 9 Month Results
Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA), an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes…
Damen Set to Launch New PSV Series
Damen Shipyards will unveil its new Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) at EUROPORT 2011 and will launch a complete PSV range in the next few months. The PSV 3300 E3 is a dedicated supply vessel to transport supplies to oil and gas rigs and is specifically designed to perform safely in adverse weather conditions. The first two vessels will be built at the renowned Damen shipyard in Galati, Romania. Delivery is scheduled for early 2013.
Global Oil Demand Revised Downward
According to the International Energy Agency’s Monthly Oil Market Report, global demand for oil usage has been adjusted slightly downward, as persistent economic…
Dometic Marine Secures Skipper HVAC Order
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) specialist Dometic Marine will supply its Cruisair equipment aboard a 105ft Motoryacht Class which has been built by houseboat and custom yacht builder…
AAPA Lauds Focus of Senate Transportation Proposal
Senate EPW’s 2-year reauthorization proposal includes much of AAPA’s platform. The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) supports a number of the provisions included in legislation marked up today by the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee. S.1813—Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century or MAP-21— would fund highway programs at $85.3 billion over two years, contains no project earmarks…
MTNW Completes Project for USACE
MTNW Completes USACE St. Louis District Dust Pan Dredge Mooring Monitoring Project for US Army Corp of Engineers. Measurement Technology NW’s Mooring Line Monitoring System Retrofits US Army Corp Dredge Potter. Measurement Technology NW (MTNW) announces successful implementation of its running line tensiometer technology with the US Army Corp of Engineers Dredge Potter. MTNW collaborated with C&J Offshore…
APEM Introduces Comtrolmec Switch
Designed for easy activation in indoor, marine and non-dusty applications. APEM Components, a leading manufacturer of quality switches and joysticks, introduces Controlmec, a five position integrated switch solution. Designed for easy activation in indoor and non-dusty applications, Controlmec can be used to control a unit, navigate in a display, or to operate indoor auxiliary equipment on a vehicle or boat. The Controlmec can also be supplied as an IP67 sealed solution.
Grandweld Delivers 41M Crew Boat
Grandweld Shipyards commemorated the delivery of the second of three 41M crew boats in a ceremony held at Grandweld facility in Dubai Maritime City. This marks Grandweld’s seventh delivery in 2011. Global Queen, an advanced version of the 41m crew boat, is the 18th of its type to be built from a series of sister vessels that were initially launched by Grandweld in 2006. This vessel will represent the…
OceanWorks Names Business Development Manager
OceanWorks welcomes Keith La Rose to its team in the position of Business Development Manager – Military in Vancouver office. Acting as Business Development Manager for the military industry, Keith’s primary function will be to expand OceanWorks’ penetration of the military market by further raising awareness of the company’s proven custom engineering, standard products, and service capabilities. Throughout his extensive sales career…