Analytic Systems Certifying Products to ABS Standard
Analytic Systems has announced that it has responded to its commercial marine reseller network in North America and started the process of certifying their marine specific power conversion products. The first models to be certified to ABS standards are the new BCA1505 (1500W AC charger); the BCA310 (300W AC charger); the IPS300 (300W DC/AC Puresine inverter) and the VTC315 (Isolated DC/DC voltage converter).
Horizon Lines Expands Board of Directors
Board to expand to eleven from eight; seven New Board Members Join Four Existing Directors; Four Directors Retire. Horizon Lines, a domestic ocean shipping company, today announced that it will expand its Board of Directors to 11 members from eight, effective November 25, 2011. In conjunction with the expansion, seven new directors will be appointed and four of the existing eight directors will retire. • Jeffrey A. Brodsky, Kurt M. Cellar, Carol B. Hallett, James LaChance, Steven L.
Metal Shark Awarded $192M Coast Guard Contract
Louisiana Manufacturer will Replace Coast Guard's Small Response Boat Fleet. Metal Shark Boats has been awarded a contract to replace the U.S. Coast Guard's fleet of Response Boat - Small (RB-S) vessels. Up to 470 boats will be delivered across the Coast Guard fleet, with an additional 20 boats will be available to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, with another ten slated for purchase by the U.S. Navy.
CrewInspector.com: Change Crew Management Software
CrewInspector.com an online crew management software provider conducted an online survey asking its corporate website visitors crewing agents, vessel owners and managers to answer question if they are happy with their current crewing software they utilize within their company. Survey results provide interesting pattern, more than sixty percent of surveyed revealed they are not satisfied with the software…
Alaska Awards Crowley Environmental Contract
Crowley's Ocean Rangers Have Protected Alaska's Environment Since 2008. The State of Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has announced that it has awarded a contract to Crowley Maritime Corporation to continue administering the State of Alaska's Ocean Ranger Program, effective November 2011. The contract directs Crowley to recruit, hire, train and organize the logistics of placing…
Webasto Launches FCF 24,000 Btu AC Unit
Self-Contained Air Conditioner. Webasto Product North America, Inc. (WPNA) has announced the arrival of the all-new Webasto FCF 24,000 Btu Air Conditioner, the only self-contained 115 Volt / 24,000 Btu air conditioner on the market today. The FCF 24,000 will be joining the already popular FCF (“Feel Cool Fast”) family of marine self-contained air conditioners. The HVAC experts at Webasto have engineered this product utilizing a compact design to it fit in small places on board.
15,000 Exchanges for WSS LRE Program
Liferaft Exchange concept continues to expand globally. Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s (WSS) market-leading global Liferaft Exchange Programme (LRE) is set to hit 15,000 exchanges since its launch just over two years ago and continues to expand, according to Dave Evans, WSS product marketing manager for liferafts. The LRE concept, which exchanges service-due liferafts and life-saving appliances for operational ones…
Great Lakes Coal Trade Down in October
Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 3 million net tons in October, a decrease of nearly 11 percent compared to September, and a drop of 9.6 percent compared to a year ago. The trade slumped even more – 20.7 percent – when compared to the 5-year average for October. Loadings at Lake Superior ports fell to 1.5 million tons, a decrease of 21.6 percent compared to a year ago. Shipments from Lake Michigan terminals rose 40 percent for the second straight month.
Record Contract Awarded to Rapp Hydema
Rapp Hydema and Triplex were awarded a record-sized deck machinery contract for Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO). CSIRO selected Teekay Holdings Australia and Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd. to carry out the design, build and commissioning of the vessel. Sembawang and Teekay appointed RALion (a joint-venture between Alion Science and Robert Allan LTD) to carry out the vessel basic design.
Port of Hamburg Reports Tonnage Increase
At 99 million tons, in the first nine months of the year throughput in the Port of Hamburg advanced by around 11 percent. This excellent, above-average result on…
Newest MSC T-AKE-class Ship Christened
USNS Medgar Evers, the newest ship in the U.S. Navy's Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships operated by Military Sealift Command, was christened Nov. 12 during a morning ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. With the traditional words, "I christen you USNS Medgar Evers," Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of the ship's namesake, broke the traditional bottle of champagne against the bow of the ship. Evers was launched Oct.
NAT: Newbuilding Suezmax Tanker Delivered
Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) has taken delivery of its second suezmax newbuilding tanker of 158,000 deadweight tons built at Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., South Korea.
Containership Cutbacks on Asia to Mexico/South America Route
Hamburg Süd and CCNI on the one hand and China Shipping, Hanjin and Hyundai on the other have reached agreement on optimizing their service offering during the forthcoming…
New CFO for the Rickmers Group
Dr Ignace Van Meenen has taken up the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Rickmers Group effective 1 October 2011. In this function, Dr Van Meenen will press ahead with the realignment of the group of companies to enable it to respond faster and more flexibly to the demands of changing shipping markets. Holding a doctorate in law, Dr Van Meenen began his professional career in the investment division of Deutsche Bank in the USA and Germany.
GL Garrad Hassan supports Kawasaki Tidal Project
According to official studies, the theoretical worldwide generation potential of tidal energy has been estimated at over 7,800 TWh/year. Working to support the growth…
Technip Win Brynhild Subsea Contract
Technip was awarded by Lundin Petroleum a lump sum contract, worth approximately €100 million, for the Brynhild field development. This field, previously known as Nemo…
California Air Resources Board Marine Notice 2011-2
Advisory to Owners or Operators of Ocean-Going Vessels Visiting California Ports. Nature of Marine Notice: Changes to the Regulation on Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational…
Car Carriers Have All-electric Cargo Equipment
MOL’s new generation of ‘eco-friendly’ efficient PCTCs are entering service; they feature MacGregor RoRo access outfits from Cargotec and are the world’s first car carriers to have all of their RoRo equipment electrically-driven. Cargotec’s growing electric-drive RoRo reference portfolio now includes the first vessel to have all-electrically-driven RoRo access equipment entering service. The 4,000-unit pure car truck carrier (PCTC)…
CDLSE Reaches Full Operational Capability
On the 23 July 2011 CDLSE (Clearance Divers Life Support Equipment) entered into Full Operational Capability (FOC) with the UK Royal Navy. Designed and built by Divex – world leaders in diving equipment technology – CDLSE was introduced into service in 2010 after performing well in extensive trials. CDLSE has been used in various exercises in global locations proving its capability and as a result is now in use with clearance diving units and minehunters deployed operationally around the world.
Global Seatrade to install se@FLEX
Heavy-lift specialist is first customer to sign up for new flat-rate global coverage VSAT service package. Globecomm Systems Inc., a global provider of communications solutions and services, announced today that Global Seatrade, a unit of the Hartman Marine Group, has awarded it a contract for unified maritime communications. Services will be provided by Mach6, a unit of Globecomm Maritime, using its global VSAT platform…