Maritime Life Historical Anthology Free Offer
BiblioLabs & the British Library make hundreds of historic works from the popular 19th Century Historical Collection available. BiblioBoard is a free iPad® app that offers a platform to explore places, events, people and themes from across the centuries. Three British Library Anthologies are being offered for free with every BiblioBoard download, including Trains: The History and Pleasures of Railroading…
U.S. ONR-funded Researchers Recognized by President
Six researchers funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) honored with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. “ONR has always had an excellent ability to identify and foster young talent by keeping current with the most innovative research being done in various fields,” said Dr. Michael Kassner , ONR director of research. Honorees funded by ONR include: David M. Blei, Princeton University; Alejandro L. Briseno, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Lee R.
Telmar to Supply Broadband SatCom for Essberger Fleet
Telemar Group through its German subsidiary Telemar GmbH to provide broadband satellite communication for the 37-strong fleet. The Essberger Group, operating a fleet of35 vessels currently, is a diversified group with activities in t shipowning and shipmanagement, liner shipping and maritime related services. The contract encompasses satellite airtime through Telemar’s partner Vizada until 2015. Moreover…
British Warship Home from Middle East
Portsmouth-based 'HMS Westminster' returns home from a Middle East deployment which included a £14-million drugs bust. During seven months away - clocking up more than 44,000 miles (71,000km) - the ship disrupted three groups of suspected pirates who were targeting merchant shipping and conducted security patrols in the Gulf and Indian Ocean. The Type 23 frigate also seized more than 70 bales containing pure heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean.
Water in Fuel Sensor Launched by Gems
Gems Sensors & Controls launch of the WIF-1250, a no-moving-parts device to detect presence of water in fuel. US manufacturer Gems® Sensors & Controls™ (Gems), a provider of liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems launch a new conductivity based sensor to detect the presence of water in fuel and lubricating oil within a broad range of applications. The WIF-1250 is specifically designed to detect the presence of water in fuel.
Can U.S. Measure Up to Panama Canal Expansion?
Panama Canal expansion will bring higher volumes, larger vessels, new trading patterns, trends analysed in a new report. As the completion of the Panama Canal expansion nears…
Grove Crane for Chauncy Maples Project
The 'Chauncy Maples' project aims to bring health care to Lake Malawi's poor by renovating Africa's oldest motor ship. The charitable trust announce the purchase of a reconditioned Grove crane with 25 ton lifting capacity to lift the engine, generators, fuel and freshwater tanks into the hull. It will soon be on its way to Monkey Bay from Durban. Ross Girdler, the project manager, conveys his thanks…
Petrobas Contract OSX for Tankship Conversions
Petrobras signs a $900 million contract with OSX Brasil SA to convert two oil tankers into FPSO's. According to Reuters, OSX, controlled by Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista…
Automated Mooring Systems Order for Cavotec
Cavotec wins order to supply 18 MoorMaster automated mooring units for a Mediterranean Sea port. MoorMaster is a vacuum-based automated mooring technology that eliminates…
U.S. Navy Issues Update on Hormuz Collision
Update: No Injuries in Strait of Hormuz Collision. No one was hurt when a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer and a large Japanese owned merchant vessel collided near the Strait of Hormuz Aug. 12. The collision between USS Porter (DDG 78) and the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. local time. Porter transited under its own power to Jebel Ali, UAE and is now pierside for assessment and repair. The incident is under investigation.
Dockwise Ltd : Q2 & H1 Results 2012
DOCKWISE Ltd. today publishes results for the three month and Half Year periods ended June 30, 2012. Cash flow generated from operating activities of USD 45 million…
Rickmers-Linie Appoints Navitrans as its Agent in Turkey
Rickmers-Liniehas appointed Navitrans as its agent in Turkey with immediate effect. Navitrans' head office is based in Istanbul. Branch offices are located in Iskenderun, Izmir and Izmit.
EU Policies Improve Air Quality in Harbors
Sulphur dioxide emissions from shipping have sharply decreased in EU ports thanks to an EU policy which limits sulphur content in fuels for ships at berth or at anchor in ports.
WindFloat: Portugal’s First Offshore Wind Turbine
Classification society ABS has provided certification services for the design, fabrication and installation for the first WindFloat facility. The WindFloat Aguçadoura…
Clay Maitland to Keynote SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference
Joins More than 30 International Maritime Industry Speakers. Clay Maitland, managing partner of International Registries, Inc., which administers the Marshall Islands Ship Registry, the third largest registry in the world, will be the keynote speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight 2012 Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 8-10 in Stamford, Conn. As keynoter, Maitland, a distinguished veteran in the shipping industry…
Harvey Gulf Wins Charters & Orders Drydock
Harvey Gulf Awarded Four Long Term OSV Charters and Orders 9,000 Long Ton Drydock. Today, Harvey Gulf International Marine announced that it has signed long term charters for 3 of its LNG powered Offshore Supply Vessels, making Harvey Gulf the first company to build and contract Liquefied Natural Gas powered Offshore Support Vessels for Deepwater Exploration and Production in America. The HARVEY ENERGY…
Saab Sea Giraffe Naval Radar
Users of the Saab Sea Giraffe naval radar are meeting this week in San Diego to share their experiences with the operation and support of the Sea Giraffe family of naval surveillance radars. The radar is well suited for small combatants, and has been installed aboard corvettes and frigates, patrol boats, and the littoral combat ship, and is in service or selected for installation with 12 navies around the world.
Shipbuilders STX Europe Report Good Earnings in Q2
STX Europe report increased operating revenues, but cruise & ferry sector showed lower than expected activity in Q2 2012. STX Europe achieved operating revenues…
Integrated Maritime Operations System Upgraded by Veson
Veson Nautical announce IMOS7, an update to its maritime business software. US-based Veson Nautical, founded in 1979, is a provider of maritime commercial management and trading software solutions.
Jensen Maritime Opens US Gulf Office, Hiring Staff
Jensen Maritime, subsidiary of Crowley Maritime, opens an office in New Orleans giving to access U.S. Gulf, West and East Coasts. Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants…