Offshore Activity Spurs Scottish Harbour Growth
Aberdeen Harbour records significant North Sea energy sector traffic increase in first half 2012. Continued growth in the oil and gas sector was reflected in the increase in support vessels that used the port over the first six months of the year – up nine per cent from 2,580 in 2011 to 2,814 in 2012 – a further demonstration of the significant role the harbour plays within the energy industry and the benefits it provides to both Scotland and the UK.
Marine Services Provider ISS Appoints New GM for Brazil
Inchcape Shipping Services appoints new General Manager for Brazil, Capt. Mariano Martinoia. Capt. Martinoia will be based in Rio de Janeiro, at the company’s head office for Brazil.
Huntington Ingalls Industries Reports Strong 2Q Results
Huntington Ingalls Industries Reports Strong Second Quarter Results; Significant Progress on Key Programs. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reported second…
ASA, NAMEPA to Sponsor Marine Science Education Competition
ASA and NAMEPA announce marine sciences project awards competition for high schools, colleges, and academies. The Education Committees of the American Salvage Association (ASA) together with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) announce a special awards competition for marine science projects conducted at the high school and undergraduate college levels. This initiative…
Panama Approves Canal Toll Increase
Implementation of new pricing for certain segments moved to October 2012 and October 2013; new tolls said to move Canal's price closer to value of services provided.
PARAT Halvorsen Awarded Boiler Contracts
PARAT Halvorsen AS awarded 4 new boiler contracts from Tersan Shipyard. Parat Halvorsen AS has been awarded in all 4 boiler plant contracts with TERSAN Shipyard in Turkey and their Stern Trawlers ST-116 new buildings. The boiler plants will be equipped with Parat combined oil fired and exhaust gas boilers, type MCS, to comply steam production for the freezer trawlers fishmeal and fish oil factory.
Monico Expands Expertise to Cummins Equipment
Monico, Inc releases a new product, the Custom Protocol Converter - Cummins Version, for monitoring of Cummins Equipment. For more than four years, since the launch of the CDL Gateway, Monico has been known for its exclusive ability to remotely monitor and control Caterpillar engines and gensets. Across industrial sectors, the company is recognized as CAT engine communication experts. Recently, through extensive field development…
MERPAC to Meet in Washington, DC
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee to meet on September 11, 2012 at USCG Headquarters. AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.
MISC Berhad Chooses Immarsat XpressLink for Fleet
Inmarsat wins contract with Malaysian shipping giant MISC to outfit 46 ships with XpressLink SatCom systems. The XpressLink solution from Inmarsat is a fully integrated…
Drillship Contracts Worth US$4-billion Awarded to Sembcorp
Sembcorp Marine secures US$ 4.032 Billion drillship contracts from Sete Brasil. Sembcorp Marine Ltd, through Jurong Offshore Pte Ltd’s wholly-owned subsidiarieshas…
Verreault Navigation Dry Docks French Coastal Carrier
France's Verreault Navigation sees the vessel 'Georges Alexandre Lebel' through its scheduled dry-docking. The Georges Alexandre Lebel was in the Verreault dry dock from July 30, to August 4, 2012 for various steel work and machinery repair and maintenance programs. In addition to sandblasting and repainting the hull, the ship's starboard propellor shaft and rudder were dismantled, machined and replaced. One bunker fuel tank was cleaned by high pressure hose.
Spar Hull Installation Contract for McDermott
McDermott awarded Gulf of Mexico Spar hull installation contract for Williams Partners. McDermott International, Inc. announce that one of its subsidiaries has been…
Defense Shipyard Uses Paramarine Design Software
Spanisch shipyard Navantia uses Paramarine Advance Marine Design Software for naval ship & submarine design. Paramarine software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, is being…
Princess Cruises Publish Annual Relaxation Survey
Wakefield Research nationwide survey reveals generational divide over relaxation habits. The 2012 Princess Cruises Relaxation Report, commissioned in celebration of National Relaxation Day on Aug.
US Navy Completes Testing Cobra Bow Bulb
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division researchers complete testing of bulb bows for DDG 51-class. Partnering with Program Executive Office (PEO)…
Maersk Group Announce Changes in HR Leadership
Senior V-P for Group HR Bill Allen is to leave the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group and return to the USA after seven years in Denmark. His successor will be Lucien Alziari, who brings a strong track record from major global companies, such as Avon and PepsiCo. "The past seven years with the Group has been a fantastic experience for me and a great opportunity to work together with really skilled colleagues and different types of businesses around the world…
US Warship Leaves Builder's Yard for Commissioning
The Navy's littoral combat ship, the future USS Fort Worth sails from Marinette Marine's shipyard for Galveston, Texas. Fort Worth is the third littoral combat ship delivered to the Navy, and the second LCS of the steel, semi-planing, mono-hull Freedom variant is scheduled to be commissioned on Sept. 22, 2012. Prior to sail-away, the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) conducted acceptance trials aboard Forth Worth.
ECA Compliance Waiver Granted to US Shipowner TOTE
EPA and USCG facilitate a move by Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) to convert its vessels to alternative fuels. Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) has received a permit providing a conditional waiver from the current Emissions Control Area (ECA) fuel sulfur content requirements of MARPOL Annex VI regulation 14.4 while the company pursues conversion of its vessels to alternative fuels. The permit…
LNG Bunker JV Project for European Ports Supply
Bomin & Linde outline JV plans to target infrastructure supply of LNG in the European maritime sector. The Linde Group announce a joint venture with Bomin, a subsidiary of Marquard & Bahls…
ABB Launch Tropos 1410-HAZ Communication Equipment
ABB announce the Tropos 1410-HAZ wireless mesh router and wireless bridge, certified for use in hazardous environments. Tropos 1410 wireless mesh routers and wireless bridges create secure…