ABS Nautical systems Expands Again
ABS Nautical Systems Expands Presence in Europe and the Middle East. ABS Nautical Systems has signed five new contracts in Europe and the Middle East. These new agreements signify the continued growth experienced in this region and the demand for the organization’s’ fully integrated asset management software, NS5 Enterprise. Piraeus-based companies Aegean Bunkering Services Inc. and Atlantic Bulk Carries Management Ltd.…
BSEE, NOAA Enhance Response Mapping
BSEE and NOAA to complete Arctic oil spill response mapping tool. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today they are partnering to enhance the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA®) for the Arctic region by summer 2012. ERMA® is the same interactive online mapping tool used by federal responders during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Purfresh Technology Notches Record Year
Purfresh Achieves Fifth Consecutive Year of Record Growth for its Ocean Transport Technology. With its new CE mark, Purfresh accelerates production of its new Purfresh Transport system to meet worldwide market adoption. Purfresh, Inc., a provider of ocean transport and supply chain management technologies that optimize the quality and safety of fresh produce as it moves around the world from the farm to the consumer…
ADIL Inks Oil & Gas Contract with Iona
Energy consultancy ADIL announces six-figure contract win with Iona Energy. ADIL, the Aberdeen-based independent energy consultancy, announces a £500,000 contract win with oil and gas company, Iona Energy. ADIL will provide management support, enabling its client to develop a recently purchased field in the UKCS. Iona completed the acquisition of North Sea Block 3/8d, containing the Kells (formerly Staffa) Oil Field, earlier in January.
Jotun Passes IMO PSPC for COT Tests
Jotun reports that it successfully completed testing of coating systems consistent with the new IMO PSPC rules for cargo oil tanks (COT), scheduled to come into force next year. The new IMO PSPC rules for cargo oil tanks (COT) will go into effect January 2013. Focused on maintaining the long-term integrity of tanks, the new standard requires that all coatings used in the tanks must provide long-term protection against the corrosive effects of crude oil.
Containership Alliance Launches Asia-Europe Service
Members of the G6 Alliance announced today that their groundbreaking cooperation in Asia-Europe container shipping will begin operation in the first week of March – one month ahead of schedule.
GL Renewables Certification Appoints VP
GL Renewables Certification appointed Rüdiger Urhahn as Vice President Project Management & Sales, with responsibility for worldwide customer management in the area of certification services…
TOTE, Inc.: The New look of American Shipping Group
On January 1, 2012 American Shipping Group underwent a dramatic transformation. The company, formerly known as ASG, became TOTE, Inc., and experienced a makeover in logo, look and structure. Seeing opportunity for market growth, TOTE, Inc. organized its five independently managed businesses in to three groups: Maritime, Logistics and Ship Management. For now, each company will retain their name, logo and independent branding.
Diana Shipping Takes Delivery of Newcastlemax Bulk Carrier
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) took delivery of the newly-built m/v "Los Angeles", a Newcastlemax dry bulk carrier of 206,104 dwt that was contracted in April 2010.
Teekay to Offer 15m Shares
Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:TNK) announced today that it plans to offer 15,000,000 shares of Class A common stock of the Company in a public offering. Teekay Tankers…
MHI System Enhances Stability, Reduces Risk
MHI Develops System to Enhance Damage Stability of Ships To Reduce Capsizing Risk: Response to Revised SOLAS Convention; First Order for Vessel with New System Placed by Nippon Shipping. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has developed a system to enhance the damage stability of ships, enabling reduction in capsizing risk, as well as a roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) ship* equipped with the new system.
Technip Nets Petrobras Equipment Agreement
Technip was awarded a 5-year frame agreement contract from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for the supply of around 1,400 kilometers of flexible pipes. The…
GE Gas Turbine-Powered Patrol Boats Complete Sea Trials
GE LM500 Gas Turbine-Powered PK(X) Patrol Boats Successfully Complete Sea Trials. GE Marine reports successful performance of its LM500 aeroderivative gas turbines during sea trials on the eighth and ninth PK(X) patrol boats in the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy’s fleet. Each of the PK(X) patrol boats use LM500 gas turbines, rated at approximately 5,600 shaft horsepower, in a combined diesel and gas turbine arrangement, with diesel engines.
RINA's Logmarin Converts VLCC
Vale uses Logmarin to develop the world’s largest floating bulk terminal. Genoa-based Logmarin Advisors, part of the RINA Group, has enabled Brazil’s Vale SA to convert the Ore Fabrica (the former VLCC Front Duchess) into the world’s largest transhipment vessel. It will shortly come into operation at a site in Subic Bay, the Philippines, where it will operate as a platform for the transhipment of iron ore cargoes from Vale’s 400…
SUNY Maritime's 7th Annual Groundhog Day
Global Business and Transportation Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping Conference. It was a good day for New York City’s most famous groundhog, Staten Island Chuck. Groundhog Day, 2012 proved to be an even better day for the more than 150 men and women from the international shipping community, along with hundreds of SUNY Maritime College students, who attended the 2012 SUNY Maritime College Cutting-Edge Issues in Shipping held on the SUNY Maritime College campus in Throggs Neck…
Sea Star Names New President
Veteran in Puerto Rico trade accepts top leadership role for Sea Star Line. Industry veteran, Peter Keller has been named president of Sea Star Line. Keller served Sea Star Line as a consultant and key advisor during the recent restructuring of the company. His extensive experience in the Liner industry, intermodal operations and supply chain economics and strategies, coupled with over 40 years associated with the Puerto Rican trade, made him a natural choice to lead the organization.
Tool Conserves Paint, Simplifies Pouring
Snap N Save Paint Can Transfer System Saves Paint And Eliminates Mess With A Uniquely Designed Lid and Spout. Created to improve the way paint is poured and saved, General Development Laboratories of Morro Bay, California has recently released Snap N Save, a universal solution for traditional paint cans. It utilizes durable plastic in a unique design that fits snugly on one-gallon cans. A centered…
Mack Manufacturing Hydraulic Grab
From heavy and oversize structural iron to loose steel turnings, Mack Manufacturing has the right solution to every material handling requirement. The Mack OPSIHCR-200-4 independent-tine scrap grapple is purpose-built for heavy-duty use on all types of hydraulic cranes and mobile scrap-handling equipment. This standard 4-tine unit is designed for maximum load retention with a 2 yard lifting capacity and continuous hydraulic rotation for ease of control.
Ready to Lift 370 Tons in 10 Minutes
A newly developed hydraulic lifting yoke from Danish based Fyns Kran Udstyr has been tested in the world’s largest offshore wind turbine park, London Array. The new way of handling offshore wind turbine foundations is much faster, cheaper and more secure. It no longer needs to take an hour to get ready to lift the 370 ton heavy offshore wind turbine foundation parts, also called Transition Pieces or TP’s, from dock to vessel – and from vessel on to the offshore monopiles.
This Day in Naval History - February 8th
1862 - A Union joint amphibious force captures Roanoke Island, N.C., opening the entire North Carolina coast to the Federals. 1890 - USS Omaha Sailors and Marines assist the city of Hodogary…