Charter Extended on Seabird's 'Hawk Explorer'
SeaBird Exploration Plc announce that the contract for 'Hawk Explorer' has been extended by Spectrum ASA for a minimum of 2 months. Hawk Explorer is a 2D seismic survey vessel of LOA 66 m, breadth 14.5 m. and draft of 5.8 m with a transit speed of 12 kts. SeaBird is a global provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry.
Scientists Strive to Make Fuel from Seawater
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is developing the chemistry for producing jet fuel from renewable resources. Refueling U.S. Navy vessels, at sea and underway, is a costly endeavor in terms of logistics, time, fiscal constraints and threats to national security and sailors at sea. In Fiscal Year 2011, the U.S. Navy Military Sea Lift Command, the primary supplier of fuel and oil to the U.S.
Fuel-Saving New Tidal Model of Malacca Straits
A new high-resolution tidal model for the Malacca and Singapore Straits will potentially save ships thousands of dollars in bunker fuel costs. Simulations have shown that transit time savings of between three and 12 per cent can be made depending on vessel type, speed and tidal phase. The high-resolution (up to 800m) Malacca and Singapore Straits commercial tidal model, developed by applied oceanography specialist Tidetech…
Energy Supply Not Sustainable for Next Three Generations Says BP CEO
In a speech at the Kansas Renewable Energy Conference the President & CEO of BP's wind energy business advocates energy supply alternatives. "The rules for energy…
Offshore Living Quarter Modules Delivered by SAL Heavy Lift
SAL Heavy Lift recently transported two living quarter modules from the fabrication yard in Stord, Norway to their destination in Onne, Nigeria. In addition to the sea transportation of the modules, SAL arranged a multi-modal pre-carriage from the manufacturer to the berth where MV “Lone” loaded the Living Quarters. For the pre-carriage, SAL and Norwegian agents Alex Birger Grieg mobilized a 9,000…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.