U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Top Rank Again
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy listed as a top institution of higher education by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review & Forbes Magazine. The U.S. News &…
Volvo Acquires a Quarter Holding in Deutz
AB Volvo finalizes acquisition of shares in Deutz AG to increase its shareholding in Deutz AG from 6.7% to just over 25%. In total, AB Volvo has acquired 22,117…
Japanese LNG Carrier Adds to Ocean Studies
NYK LNG carrier 'Broog' recognized by Japan Coast Guard for long-term contribution to oceanography by taking sea-water samples. Every year on September 12th, the…
Shipping Fairways NW Australia Discussed at AMSA Meeting
The third meeting of the Navigation Safety Advisory Group (NSAG) recently met to consider safety of navigation concerns in Australian waters. (NSAG is the peak consultative body for matters relating to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's (AMSA) responsibilities for the safety of navigation in Australian waters). The meeting attracted 24 navigation practitioners and representatives from the Australian Hydrographic Service…
IMCA Appoints New Chief Executive
Chris Charman is appointed Chief Executive of IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) taking over from Hugh Williams who is retiring. Chris Charman is greatly looking forward to his new role: "IMCA will bring together so many of my professional skills and capabilities – my working life began in the Royal Navy as an officer where I gained invaluable marine experience," he explains. "I have worked with a number of trade associations and 'not-for-profit' organisations…
U.S.-Flag Lakes Float Down
U.S.-Flag Lakes Float Down 8.6 Percent in August. U.S.-Flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 9.5 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in August, a decrease of 10.1 percent compared to July, and 8.6 percent less than the volume recorded a year ago. The August float was also 7 percent below the month’s 5-year average. Iron ore cargos for the steel industry in August totaled 4.5 million tons, a decrease of 5.2 percent compared to a year ago.
Smit Lamnalco Secures Major O&M Contract in Iraq
Smit Lamnalco has secured the turnkey contract to support Single Point Mooring operations for The Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP). The scheme, 20 km off the Al Fao Peninsula, looks to triple oil exports from Iraq. The SPM contract covers operations and maintenance of four SPM systems and runs for up to three years, a term that would generate over US$200 million for Smit Lamnalco. The agreement involves the full scope of maritime support services for the export facilities.
Dachser USA Names New Director of Ocean Freight
Dachser Transport of America Inc. (Dachser USA), the U.S. division of one of the world's leading global logistics service providers, today announced it has appointed…
SpecTec Continues to Grow in Middle East
SpecTec in The Middle East has announced the signing of a first contract with Mubarak Marine LLC. The contract which was agreed early in July is for the supply of AMOS2 Software.
August Seaway Cargo Shipments Up
August Seaway cargo shipments up nearly 7 percent. The St. Lawrence Seaway reported a 6.78 percent increase for total cargo shipments in August – 4.3 million metric tons – compared to August 2011. For the period March 22 to August 31, year-to-date total cargo shipments were 21.3 million metric tons, up 1.50 percent over the same period in 2011. “With four months remaining in the 2012 Navigation Season for the Great Lakes-St.
Navy to Christen Second Joint High Speed Vessel
The Navy will christen the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) Choctaw County, named for three U.S. counties, located in Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma, which share the county's name, during a ceremony in Mobile, Ala., Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. CDT. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Women from Ackerman High School's class of 1966, 29 in all, will serve as the ship's sponsors, with Theresa Pitts designated as the lead sponsor for the classmates.
GPA Posts Double-Digit Growth for August
The Georgia Ports Authority saw a strong August, with increased business across all categories, both month-over-month and fiscal year to date. Totals for all terminals hit 2.3 million tons…
FRC Test Coxswain Course For RIBs & High Speed Craft
FRC International has developed a unique training course and qualification for the professional maritime sector. The Test Coxswain course is designed for both experienced crew members and technical staff who support both the specification and Test & Evaluation (T&E) of high performance craft. As the complexity and cost of high speed craft increases it has become more important that these craft are fit-for-purpose. Assessment needs to be objective, valid and reliable.
Webb Institute Names Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, announced the selection of Don Rickerson ’13 and Justin van Emmerik ’13 as the 2012 – 2013 Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarship recipients. Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program is awarded annually to one or two students, who, in the eyes of the Scholarship Selection Committee at Webb Institute…
Coast Guard Cutter Delivered by Bollinger
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the 'William Flores', a third Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The 154 foot patrol craft WILLIAM FLORES is the third vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger Shipyards used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. The cutter has a flank speed of 28 knots…
ABB Turbocharger Service Facility for Dubai
ABB Turbocharging to open a dedicated service point in the Drydocks World facility in Dubai. This new cooperative agreement was marked formally by signing a Memorandum…
UK Offshore Wind Firm Appoints Retired Admiral to Board
Offshore wind service and solutions company CWind, welcomes Sir Tim McClement KCB OBE to the board of directors. Sir Tim joins CWind as a non-executive board director with a specific interest in fleet management and operations, supporting Ralph Jensen, the manager of CWind’s charter fleet. He brings insights plus marine and management expertise gained not only from a distinguished 35 year naval career…
WWl Submarine Mystery Disapearance Honored
The Royal Australian Navy pauses to honour those who died in one of the RAN’s most enduring maritime mysteries. On 14 September 1914, one of Australia’s first submarines AE1 was conducting a routine patrol to the east of the Duke of York Island group, near Rabaul, when she vanished. Despite three days of searching, no trace of oil, debris or any of the 32 sailors and three officers on board was found.
Oil Drilling at World Record Depth in GofM
Petrobras's floating production, storage and offloading platform, FPSO BW Pioneer begins production from record depth. FPSO BW Pioneer, moored some 250 kilometers off the coast of the State of Louisiana in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, is the first FPSO to produce oil and gas in the Gulf, with processing capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil and 500,000 cm3 gas per day, and storage facilities for 500,000 barrels of oil. It is moored at a world-record water depth of 2,500 meters.
Marine Engine Parts & Repair Program Launched by CAT
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems announces a new Repair and Exchange Parts (REParts) program with cost savings. MaK REParts are original used parts rebuilt to the…