Dynamic Positioning Takes Control at Sea
Growing reliance on DP technology, a burgeoning global market and the focus on offshore safety means that DP capabilities are no longer optional. The requirement for Dynamic Positioning (DP) capabilities on offshore tonnage is growing in leaps and bounds; directly related to the offshore drilling boom in many parts of the globe. And, says Michael C. Ford, Vice President of Commercial Operations for L-3 Dynamic Positioning and control Systems, “The global market is larger than you would think.
DMCA: Maritime Industry Workshop in Dubai
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority in charge of regulating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, has held today (Monday, June 25, 2012) the first-ever maritime industry workshop in Dubai attended by key maritime industry partners in the emirate. The workshop was organized in line with the strategic cooperation and collaboration between DMCA and its…
INSIGHTS: Sean T. Connaughton
Sean Connaughton, Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia, oversees seven state agencies with more than 9,700 employees and combined annual budgets of $5 billion. But this transportation professional is perhaps best known to MarineNews readers as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator during the second Bush Administration. As U.S. Maritime Administrator…
Wärtsilä Hamworthy Wins Fincantieri Order
Wärtsilä Hamworthy has won a contract from Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. to supply two Membrane BioReactors (MBRs) to the 141,000gt newbuilding under…
VAdm Salerno to be BIMCO’s US Liaison Officer
BIMCO said that the organisation’s new US Liaison Officer is to be Vice Admiral Brian Salerno, who has retired from the United States Coast Guard as its Deputy Commandant for Operations in USCG Headquarters, Washington DC. He will join BIMCO on 1 August 2012. Vice Admiral Salerno took up his final USCG appointment in May 2010, following assignments as the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship.
Sea Level Rise Accelerating in U.S. Atlantic Coast “Hotspot”
Rates of sea level rise are increasing three-to-four times faster along portions of the U.S. Atlantic Coast than globally, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey…
Bahrein Shipyard Signs Maersk Ship-Repair Deal
With 35 years experience in the shipbuilding and repair business, ASRY will repair Maersk ships operating in the Persian Gulf as required. In 2011 the yard repaired nine Maersk ships.
DCNS, India's Pipavay Shipyard, Forge Strategic Partnership
The partnership is expected to boost India’s drive for self-reliance in the field of defence manufacturing and to create a large number of local jobs. It will further…
Marine & Hydrokinetic Power Holds Promise
In many ways marine and hydrokinetic power systems offer one of the most promising areas for renewable energy development. Marine and hydrokinetic resources – including ocean waves, tidal streams, river flows, ocean currents, and ocean thermal differences – are abundant, the technology is improving rapidly, and countries that have strong marine resources, such as the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, South Korea, Spain, and Portugal, have committed to supporting the industry.
Insurance Advice for Marinas & Shipyards
Third party service providers can pose serious risk and liabilities for marina and shipyard owners. Without the proper due diligence these marine companies could…
Mandatory Container Weighing Superfluous Says ESC
According to the European Shippers Council (ESC) extra regulation of container weights will not solve the safety issues in container transport, is superfluous and hardly feasible.
China's Taizhou Sanfu Yard Launches Bulker
Taizhou Sanfu Ship Engineering Co. The builders say that this was the first PSPC compliant vessel ever built in their yard (referring to IMO's 'Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) which applies to dedicated seawater ballast tanks in all types of ships and double-side skin spaces of bulk carriers. The vessel is 230.0 m LOA, with a molded breadth of 38.0m, and a design draft of 12.50 m. Speed is 14.90 knots. The new bulk carrier is classed by ABS .
NYK Gets Japanese Pilots' Best Quality Ships Award
The NYK-owned containership NYK Arcadia, and the LNG carrier Pacific Eurus, managed by NYK LNG Shipmanagement, an NYK Group company, (Operator: LNG Marine Transport…
Russia's United Shipbuilding Wins US$1-billion Order
"This is a series of four ships we will build in pairs, the contract is worth over one billion dollars," said OSC's Roman Trotsenko at the St Petersburg Economic Forum.
Five-year Contract for Pacific Drilling Vessel
Pacific Drilling S.A. Pacific Sharav is scheduled for delivery by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea in the fourth quarter of 2013, upon completion of construction and client requested modifications.
Topaz Wins Sharjah Ferry Contract
The UAE-based full service ship building, ship repair and engineering services company, Topaz Marine Engineering confirms it has been commissioned by the Government of Sharjah – Al Diwan Al Amiri to build and deliver one Catamaran passenger ferry boa. With a focus on passenger luxury and efficiency, the catamaran will be designed to accommodate 40 people, with passengers all seated on the main deck.
China's Submersible Dives to 7,000 Meters
'Jiaolong's fourth successful dive below 7,000 meters, proved that the submersible was stable in function and the performance of the team improved gradually, said…
Volva Penta Helps Coast Guard Save Fuel
With its Volvo Penta’s innovative propulsion system the ships are to reduce fuel consumption by approximately 30% compared to traditional installations. To give the vessel the best overall performance the highly efficient Volvo Penta IPS 1050 complete propulsion system was selected. The system consists of triple Volvo Penta IPS 1050 based on 3 x D13-800 rated at 588 kW each, giving total propulsion power of 1764 kw.
Bunker Prices Double-Digit Drop
IFO380 has made double-digit drops in Singapore, Rotterdam, Fujairah, and Houston, and all four ports once again reached new lows for the month reports 'Ship & Bunker'.
OECD Considers Shipbuilding Market Distortion
This special session of the WP6 held on 21, June 2012, was intended to take a fresh look at market distorting factors, so that future efforts can be directed towards those that are the most important…