Sea-Fire Appoints UK Distributor
Continuing to expand its vast worldwide network, Sea-Fire has appointed a new UK distributor. Based in Southampton, England, Ocean Safety Ltd. specializes in marine safety equipment. "We are delighted to partner with Ocean Safety," said Richard Duckworth, Sea-Fire business development manager for EMEA. "Sea-Fire is a well-established manufacturer of innovative fire suppression equipment," said Mark Hart…
U.S.-Flag Lakers' October Cargo Up 3 PCT
U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 9.8 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in October, a weather-driven decrease of 3 percent compared to September, but an increase of 3.2 percent compared to a year ago. The October float was 5 percent below the month’s 5-year average, but the decrease partially reflects the significant weather-related delays the fleet experienced. Iron ore cargos for the steel industry increased 12.8 percent compared to a year ago.
Nordic Tankers: Weak Rates Drive Revenues Down
In its summary of interim report Q3 2011, Nordic Tankers said that in the third quarter of 2011 the time charter equivalent (TCE) revenue dropped back to the low levels of the first quarter of 2011.
MTU “Ironmen” on Display in New Orleans
MTU’s booth at the 2011 International WorkBoat Show will highlight three of its longtime marine customers as they tell in their own words about their experiences with MTU engines.
DAMEN Opts for Schottel
The new 30-ton harbor tugs of the DAMEN ASD TUG 2009 series are to be equipped with SCHOTTEL propulsion systems. The signing of contracts on November 10, 2011 marks…
Hapag-Lloyd Generates Positive Result
Hapag-Lloyd generated an operating result (adjusted EBIT) of EUR 36.7 million in the third quarter 2011. This took the operating result for the first nine months…
New Fleet Tracking Software
NecesSea, L.L.C., a new private company in Covington owned by Jennifer Comeaux will launch its management solutions software for the Oil & Gas Industry during Workboat 2011 on November 30…
Long Term Charter for MT Achilleas
Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP) secured long term fixed rate time charter employment with profit share arrangements for its remaining spot VLCC, the M/T Achilleas.
Emir of Qatar Inaugurates Pearl GTL Project
His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, The Emir of Qatar officially inaugurated the Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) Project, the largest GTL plant in the world…
Signal Texas Ops Achieves OSHA Milestone
Signal International announced that on November 16, 2011, its Texas Operations in Orange, Texas achieved one full year, working 451,116 man-hours, without the occurrence…
Partners by Design: Gibbs & Cox
Local relationships, backed by 80 years of experience, help this independent engineering and design firm make waves in the competitive Gulf Coast design and build markets. Founded in 1929, Gibbs & Cox naval architects have designed warships and auxiliaries in the U.S. since 1933. In fact, fully 70 percent of the ships built during WWII were built to Gibbs & Cox design. Now fast approaching 7,000 ships in their impressive portfolio…
BIMCO to Draft Standard Security Contracts
With the increasing use of armed guards on ships and the fear that second-rate security firms may take advantage of the piracy situation, BIMCO is forging ahead…
Sub Repair and Tech Contract to General Dynamics
General Dynamics Electric Boat recently was awarded two U.S. Navy contracts worth $56.7 million to perform submarine modernization and maintenance work and develop…
Emsys Selected for 3 Rig Contract
W R Systems, Ltd (WRSystems) have been awarded a contract to supply its laser-based Emsys Emissions Monitoring System (EMS) to a major offshore drilling contractor for three drilling ships/rigs located in the Gulf of Mexico. The EMS will be incorporated into the vessel’s proprietary data management technology, to provide compliance with each vessel’s EPA Air Permit requirements. WRSystems has been working with the drilling contractor for over a year in preparation for these projects.
H2O Names Dixon Project Manager
H2O, Inc., a leading water system equipment provider, has named David N. Dixon Project Manager, announced H2O President Jess Fike. Based in Lafayette, La., Dixon’s responsibilities include project management and scheduling for complex engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects; as well as overseeing day-to-day activities. He will also be tasked with guiding new product development efforts.
Wärtsilä to Acquire Hamworthy plc
Wärtsilä Corporation reached agreement with the Board of Hamworthy plc, a UK listed engineering company focussed on the marine and oil and gas sectors, in regards to a recommended cash offer for the acquisition of Hamworthy. Under the terms of the acquisition Hamworthy shareholders will receive 825 pence in cash for each Hamworthy share valuing Hamworthy's entire issued and to be issued share capital at approximately GBP 383 million.
No Recordable Incidents for Signal Texas
Signal International announced that on November 16th, 2011, its Texas Operations in Orange, Texas achieved one full year, working 451,116 man-hours, without the occurrence of an OSHA recordable incident. This is a significant safety milestone within the United States shipyard and marine fabrication industry, thus representing world-class safety performance. By realizing the goal of a zero OSHA recordable incident…
New Service to Houston's Care Terminal
CaytransBBC has introduced regular sailings of its breakbulk vessels from the Port of Houston Authority's Care Terminal in Houston to Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago twice a month. The service will load oil and gas supplies out of Care Terminal and discharge in Point Lisas in Trinidad. Trinidad and Tobago is the largest oil producer in the Caribbean, and its natural gas production has increased dramatically in recent years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Steam Boiler Delivered to U.S. Factory Trawler
PARAT Halvorsen AS has been awarded an order for an 8000 kgs/h Steam Boiler Plant to be installed in the factory trawler, Northern Hawk, which is owned by the United States fishing company, Coastal Villages Pollock, LLC. Northern Hawk is a Stern Trawler, built by the shipyard Ulstein Hatlø in 1990. PARATs delivery is a retrofit of the existing boiler plant, designed to meet the needs of the on-board fishmeal plant and vessel heating system.