Siwertell Shiploader Keeps Cement Handling Clean
Adelaide Brighton Cement's new enclosed Siwertell system from Cargotec will ensure minimal environmental impact when loading cement and clinker at its plant in South Australia. Cargotec has won an order to supply Adelaide Brighton Cement with a Siwertell SSL 700 screw-type shiploader. A leading supplier of cement, lime and pre-packaged dry blended products into the South Australian market, and an exporter of cement to Victoria and clinker to Queenland…
Optimarin Signs BWTS Agreement with DOF
Optimarin signs a BWTS frame agreement with DOF, one of the largest offshore-shipping companies in the world. Optimarin, a provider of simple and flexible Ballast…
New Sales Manager at Mar-In-Controls
Mar-In-Controls B.V. has recently appointed ing. Gerard S.J. Schrama as International Sales Manager. Gerard replaces Jan Willem Zomer who has left the company earlier, and will be reporting directly to the General Manager of the company. He will be responsible for the worldwide marketing and sales of the instruments and engineered measurement & control systems of the company. The scope of supply comprises a.o.
Senergy Appoints Broughton VP of Resources
Energy services company Senergy has appointed a vice president (VP) of resources to further strengthen the company’s commitment to building and developing its global talent pool. Taking up the role is Vivien Broughton who, through her broad oil and gas career, has established an impressive track record in delivering effective business solutions that improve retention and attract new talent. Vivien…
STX Building Ferry at Finland Shipyard
Start of Production of Double Ended Ferry at STX Finland Rauma Shipyard. On Tuesday, 13 December 2011, STX Finland Oy's Rauma Shipyard started a production of a Double Ended newbuilding no. 1380 for Finferries. The vessel will be delivered at the end of 2012. Construction of the 65-metre ferry will bring 100 man-years of labour to STX Rauma shipyard per-sonnel and the personnel of its supplier network.
LNG Solutions for Large Container Vessels
LNG Solutions for Large Container Vessels the Focus of GL and IHIMU Joint Development Project. LNG as ship fuel is already a proven alternative for short sea shipping, but what about the primary engine of global trade - the boxship? To investigate and develop solutions for large LNG fuelled container vessels classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and IHI Marine United Inc. (IHIMU) signed an agreement for a joint development project (JDP).
HMMarine Secures Debt Facility
Hyundai Merchant Marine Secures US$500 million debt facility from banks led by DNB. South Korean shipping group Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has secured a USD500 million debt facility from a syndicate of financial institutions led by DNB Bank. A signing ceremony to close the facility was held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The facility will be used by HMM to fund the construction of five mega container…
Great Lakes Shipyards Eying Busy Winter
Investment Averages $1.4 Million Per Vessel Maintaining and Modernizing U.S.-Flag Lakers Will Keep Great Lakes Shipyards Busy This Winter. More than 1,200 boilermakers, welders, electricians and other skilled craftsmen will be hard at work this winter maintaining and modernizing U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters when they lay up between late December and mid-January. The major U.S.-flag operators will…
Kongsberg, DNV & IBM Developing Environmental Monitor
Kongsberg to head up major Norwegian Consortium with DNV and IBM to develop integrated Environmental Monitoring System. In order to reduce the environmental risks from oil and gas operations, a consortium consisting of KONGSBERG, IBM, and DNV will now develop a real-time environmental monitoring solution together with their client Statoil. The 150 MNOK project is led by KONGSBERG and will use integrated…
Seagull Donates Training Software to Mercy Ships
Norwegian seafarer training specialist, Seagull, has donated software to Mercy Ships, the operator of the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. Mercy Ships provides free health care, community development, health education and agriculture projects, mental health programmes and palliative care. “The donation from Seagull increases the skills of our crew, and the onboard training programmes will allow us to direct even more of our resources to the people of Africa…
Gulf Firms Moving Cargo, Staff To Distant Rigs
More than a decade ago, deepwater oil production in the Gulf of Mexico surpassed shallow water output for the first time ever. These days, rigs are found hundreds of miles offshore. Companies need to get equipment, employees, fuel and mud to those sites economically and usually on a tight schedule. Gulf marine companies are trying to meet those requirements by increasing the speed, size and energy efficiency of their vessels--though not necessarily all at once.
On This Day in U.S. Naval History:
From the Navy News Service. 1775 - The Continental Congress authorizes the building of 13 frigates. 1941 - Cmdr. William A. Sullivan designated the first supervisor of salvage…
LNG-fueled Tanker Delivered to LR Class
World’s first LNG-fuelled tanker newbuilding delivered to Deen Shipping by Rotterdam's Shipyard Trico to Lloyd’s Register class. Chemical tanker MT Argonon to emit less Sox, Nox and particulates across Europe's inland waterways. The world's first new LNG-fuelled tanker has been delivered in Rotterdam to Lloyd's Register class, heralding the start of a new era of cleaner shipping for Europe's local waterways.
Salazar to Open Western GOM Lease Sale 218
Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will open Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 218 in New Orleans today at 9 a.m. CST at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with brief remarks.
U.S. Lakers' November Cargo Up 12 PCT
U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 10 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in November, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to October, and an increase of 11.9 percent compared to a year ago. The November float was also 3.8 percent above the month’s 5-year average. Iron ore cargos for the steel industry increased 14 percent compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos for construction, steel production…
INTERTANKO launches PhD Fellowship
INTERTANKO launches PhD Fellowship in Marine Pollution Law at World Maritime University. INTERTANKO is to fund a three-year PhD study into the emerging law and policy on criminal liability for marine pollution and the effects of this on seafarers. INTERTANKO will be working with the World Maritime University (WMU) and with the individual student chosen to undertake this important work. INTERTANKO’s Council has identified criminalisation as a high priority item for the INTERTANKO Work Plan.
EnerMech Turnover Up 100%
Mechanical engineering services company, EnerMech Ltd, will finish the year with a 100% increase in sales, with 2011 turnover expected to top £103 million compared to £49.5 million last year. The Aberdeen-based company forecast for 2011 will deliver a £10 million profit (EBITDA*) and said turnover next year would increase to £142 million with profits expected to double to £20 million. The company also announced that Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to provide additional funding of £20 million…
IHC Merwede secures €200million in New Orders
IHC Merwede is pleased to announce that it has recently secured orders for advanced vessels and equipment in its core markets of dredging and offshore to the value of €200million.
Hinder The Rust With HinderRUST
Fluoramics Inc. has developed a revolutionary, rust-inhibiting lubricant that is solvent free, non-aerosol based, and odor free. Frank Reick, the inventor of HinderRUST has many credits to his product portfolio. He is the original developer of Tufoil, which holds the title of “The World’s Most Efficient Lubricant” by the Guinness Book of World Records. In addition, while working with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Brunswick…
GPA Appoints Payne as Electrical Dept. Manager
Joseph E. Payne, P.E. has joined Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) as the Electrical Department Manager and Chief Electrical Engineer. At GPA, Mr. Payne is responsible for the complete design and systems integration of all main and emergency power, lighting, HVAC controls, hazardous area classification, interior communications & alarm systems.