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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
Telsa NanoCoatings Wins Ohio Innovation Award
An Ohio technology start-up fund, The Innovation Fund, has awarded Tesla NanoCoatings of Massillon, Ohio a $100,000 grant to help the new company develop and manufacture its line of corrosion control coatings. It is the third time this year the company has been honored for its groundbreaking technology. Tesla NanoCoatings provides corrosion control coatings with fullerene carbon nanotubecathodic protection of metal to the aerospace/military…
Shale Gas Risk Management: DNV Leads the Way
DNV has launched a recommended practice (RP) for the entire life cycle of shale gas extraction, based on risk management principles. The recommended practice provides…
Fugro's Geoscience Division Acquired by CGGVeritas
CGGVeritas announces acquisition of Fugro’s Geoscience Division (excluding its Multi-Client library and nodes businesses) & the creation of strategic partnerships.
CEO's to Discuss Challenges to Dutch Offshore Industry
Goof Hamers (CEO, IHC Merwede), Jan-Pieter Klaver (CEO, Heerema Marine Contractors) & others to discuss the challenges that the industry faces in realizing its full potential.
Integraph Releases Pipe Stress Analysis Software Update
Intergraph Releases CAESAR II 2011 R1 for advanced integration with Smart 3D & SmartPlant Review for data transfer from piping design to the engineering environment.
New Freight Ferry Grounds on First Trip
Huelin Renouf Shipping Limited's new freight ferry briefly aground offshore Alderney, UK Channel Islands then limps to Falmouth for drydock repairs. The 88.6 m freight ferry 'Huelin Dispatch' touched ground SW of Alderney, while on costal passage from Southampton, UK, and was holed in the after part. After the crew carried out damage control the ship was floated off and headed for drydock in Falmouth. The owners confirmed that crew and cargo were safe and sound.
China – Australia Maritime Safety Exchange Program
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) welcomes 6 delegates from the China Maritime Safety Administration in a 12-week maritime safety exchange program. The group had a very busy first week in Canberra, where they were able to meet with AMSA's Executive and most of the divisions at AMSA’s head office where they were briefed by AMSA's CEO Mr Graham Peachey on upcoming changes to Australian maritime legislation and future priority issues for AMSA.
Thai Navy Looking to Buy Two Warships
The Thai governmen approves the purchase of two medium-sized frigates with a budget of US$1-billion. The ships are needed to beef up the capability of the Thai maritime…
Seafarer & Docker ITF Activists Meet in Casablanca
The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) gives a voice to a new generation at a new style 'Maritime Round Table' (MRT) conference in Morocco. The MRT…
LNG Export Strategies on Agenda at London 'Russian Day'
The role of Russia as a key global supplier of natural gas will be amplified at upcoming 'Russian Day' event. The Russian Energy Minister, Alexander Novak, confirms…
Tankship Time Charter to Generate US$20-million for Tsakos
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) announce a three-year time charter extension for the 2007 built, 163,216 dwt, double hull suezmax tanker, 'Arctic'. The charter with the same South American state oil company incorporates minimum and maximum levels and a 50:50 profit split for rates in between. The minimum gross revenues from this fixture are estimated in the region of $20.0 million. "The principal…
US Navy to Name Research Vessel in Honor of Neil Armstrong
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announces that the first Armstrong-class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) ship will be named 'Neil Armstrong'. Mabus named the future R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27) to honor the memory of Neil Armstrong, best known for being the first man to walk on the moon. Armstrong was an aeronautics pioneer and explorer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) serving as an engineer, test pilot, astronaut and administrator.
OW Bunker Launches Global QC Standard
OW Bunker, suppliers of marine fuels and lubricants worldwide, launch a new standard to ensure the quality of products supplied by its physical division. The move is part of strategy to drive annual global claims below 1%, an unprecedented figure in the bunker industry. In order to achieve this, customers will now be provided with a specification analysis on a minimum of 90% of all physical product orders…
Scientists to Brief on Cutting-edge Maritime Related Research
The NATO Centre for Maritime Research & Experimentation participates for the first time in the Science Festival 2012 in Genoa, Italy. How can science help fight piracy?
Scholarship Fund Launched by US Coast Guard Foundation
The non-profit Coast Guard Foundation establishes the Walter Joseph Hickel, Jr. Scholarship Fund at its recent Alaska Awards dinner. “I am very honored to announce the establishment of the Walter Joseph Hickel, Jr. Scholarship Fund,” said Robert J. Flynn, chairman, Coast Guard Foundation. “This fund will provide scholarship assistance for Coast Guard families stationed in Alaska. The funds raised through the dinner helped build the Coast Guard Foundation Family Recreation Center in Kodiak…