Former Seafarer Encourages Surrey Youngsters
A Royal Navy Veteran visited a Surrey school to encourage youngsters to consider important professions in the Royal and Merchant Navy, ahead of World Maritime Day on Thursday 27th September. Roy Ticehurst is a resident at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society; a Surrey based nursing home which provides dedicated accommodation and care to former seafarers and their dependants. The visit to Woodmansterne…
Videotel Delivers STCW Compliance
The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) aims to achieve for the shipping industry what increased technology has so far failed to deliver, namely a reduction in the 80% of accidents on board ship attributable to human error. Proper training and evaluation can make a real difference to these damning statistics and Videotel‘s newly launched…
Schat-Harding Strengthens North Sea Support
The world’s leading lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has strengthened its support for North Sea operators by opening new offices and service centres in Bergen and Stavanger. Both bases will focus on delivering in-service support and maintenance for lifeboats and davits in the North Sea. “Our clients are the major North Sea oil and gas operators and they don’t just want to buy boats and davits,” says Petter Hernaes, Vice President, Nordic region, Schat-Harding Services.
Customs Control Zone at Yanino Logistics Park
Terminal’s links extended to ports of neighbouring states including EU and APEC countries. Global Ports has announced that a Permanent Customs Control Zone (PZTK) has been put into operation to join the sidings of the Logistics Park at Yanino (“Yanino” or the “Logistics Park”) and Zanevsky Post, the adjacent station of the St. Petersburg branch of Oktyabrskaya Railway. The relevant license for operation has been signed by the Baltic Customs of the Russian Federation.
ABB to Enable Remote Control of Ship-to-Shore Cranes
ABB, a power and automation technology group, recently won contracts from two major container terminal operators, APM Terminals and Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) to provide automation systems for their new ship-to-shore cranes. ABB’s delivery will enable the cranes to be operated remotely, without a driver on board, for improved overall efficiency. The two new terminals that will open in 2014 in Rotterdam…
HMAA Introduces Fast Track Arbitration Rules
Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association has introduced additional rules providing for Fast Track Arbitration. HMAA recognizes that the cost of arbitration can become…
NSRP: U.S. Navy, Industry Partner for Research
Navy, Industry partner for research; sharing costs, risks, and rewards to reduce total ownership costs . America’s shipyards are fierce competitors, but they can also be close collaborators. The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) is a cooperative effort for American shipbuilders and the U.S. Navy, with the aim of improving efficiency and economy to reduce the cost of Navy ship construction and repair in American shipyards.
Signal Invests in the Future
Signal invests $40m in Orange, TX shipyard; Building ATBs currently for Kirby Ocean Tranporation Co. A ubiquitous presence in the Gulf of Mexico ship construction and repair market is Mobile, Ala.-based Signal International, a Marine and Fabrication company which employs about 1800 in its four production facilities across Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. Signal specializes in new construction, ship repair, and rig repair.
Postal Service to Honor Barge Fleeting
U.S. Postal Service to dedicate Earthscapes Forver stamps to include "Barge Fleeting," an aerial view of towing vessels. WHAT: The United States Postal Service will dedicate a series of Forever Stamps entitled “Earthscapes,” one which features an aerial view of Kirby Corporation’s Apollo and Enterprise Marine Services LLC’s Taurus commercial tow boats positioning themselves against liquid tank barges in the Old River Barge Fleeting area near the Houston Ship Channel in Texas.
Visual Communications and Maritime Safety
Working on the high seas exposes all marine workers to life-and-death situations that landlocked individuals rarely face. One brief mistake or equipment failure can literally sink the ship. To prevent catastrophic losses, international rules and regulations, port authorities and insurance companies govern maritime safety for all types of vessels. Proper sea vessel and marine labeling improves safety by clearly marking all hazards, pipes and equipment.
The New Normal for GOM Offshore Vessels?
Offshore vessels in the Gulf of Mexico have become more energy efficient in recent years and are polluting less because of changes in engines, bunker fuels and building materials. At the same time, Gulf of Mexico builders have responded to meet new regulations, customer needs. At Harvey Gulf International Marine in New Orleans, Environmental Compliance Coordinator Nicole Eddlemon said “adoption of energy-saving vessels in the U.S.
Panama Canal Expansion 5-Year Update
Five years ago, the Panama Canal Expansion broke ground at Paraiso Hill & the latest update shows progress estimated at 44.5%. "The Panama Canal Expansion Program is moving forward at a good pace.
Troy Container Line Partners with Spain's International Forwarding
Troy Container Line, one the world’s largest American-owned NVOCCs, announce a new partnership with International Forwarding S.L. (IFS) of Spain. Founded in 1984 as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Troy has become one of the largest companies in its industry. From 21 strategically placed warehouses, Troy Container Line serves the needs of thousands of customers with 700 destinations on six continents. Troy’s COO of exports, Patricia L.
US Coast Guard Hero Wins AFRAS Gold Medal
The Association for Rescue at Sea, Inc. (AFRAS) will hold its annual awards ceremony and reception on 4 October 2012 on Capitol Hill. The event will be co-hosted by the Honorable Howard Coble…
DP World Orders Operating System for Jebel Ali Terminal
CyberLogitec, a Korea-based IT company to provide its OPUS Terminal Operating System (TOS) for Terminal 3, at the expanding port complex. OPUS TOS has modules to support the sophisticated operational requirements of the new terminal as well as interfaces to other existing systems at the port to provide seamless services to customers. Container Terminal 3, with a quay length of 1,860 metres, a draft of 17 metres…
Rolls-Royce to Sell Tidal Generation Ltd to Alstom
The sale is expected to complete within the next few months, subject to closing conditions. About Tidal Generation Ltd. 1. Rolls-Royce will sell TGL to Alstom UK Holdings Ltd…
Siem Car Carriers at Houston Texas Break Bulk Expo
Siem Car Carriers to exhibit at upcoming Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference & Exhibition. Siem Car Carriers operates a transpacific liner service, specializing in the movement of cars, roll on roll off (RO-RO), high, wide and heavy (OHW), break bulk & project cargo to provide a North America Pacific Asia (NAPA) liner service between Mexico, the US West Coast, China, Japan, Korea and Russia.
New Offshore Turbine Service Catamaran Joins CTruck Fleet
The third CTruk 20T multi-purpose catamaran to join the expanding Offshore Turbine Services fleet is now operational on the London Array. The new vessel, named Admiral P, joins sister workboats Cardinal P and Captain P, all resin-infusion composite vessels designed and built by CTruk at its base in Brightlingsea, Essex, UK. Offshore Turbine Services’ aim was to enter and make their mark on an increasingly competitive offshore wind support market.
Halt Arctic Oil Drilling Urges UK Parliamentary Committee
The Environmental Audit Committee has published the report of its inquiry into Protecting the Arctic. "The oil companies should come clean and admit that dealing…
C.H. Robinson Worldwide to Acquire Phoenix International
C.H. Robinson Worldwide to acquire Phoenix International for $571.5 million in cash & about $63.5 million in newly-issued C.H. Robinson stock. Founded in 1905, C.H.