Liebherr Commissions UK Terminal RMG's
Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. install & commission two Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes (RMG) for Freightliner, Southampton Maritime Rail Terminal. Both Liebherr cranes were launched by Freightliner Ltd at a ceremony in Freightliner’s Southampton Marine Terminal. The cranes have been named Freightliner Fortis 15-10-2012 and Freightliner Agilitas 15-10-2012. The names represent strength, power, easy of movement and efficiency that the new cranes bring to Freightliner Ltd.’s operations at Southampton.
MASTECH Sharjah Conference 2013
Industry rofessionals will confer at ‘MASTECH 2013’ on naval architecture, shipbuilding, oil & gas during the Gulf Maritime Trade Fair in UAE. For the second consecutive edition…
HII Yard Christening of LHA 6 'America'
Lynne Pace, wife of retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, served as the ship's sponsor. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) built by Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division. is the first in a new class, and the fourth U.S. Navy vessel to be named America, extending a legacy dating back to 1861. Ingalls has…
Globe Express Opens Saudi Terminal Yard
Globe Express Services (Overseas Group) opens terminal yard in Dammam to complete logistics facilities in Jeddah & Riyadh. The company's Dammam Terminal Yard, is a 23,000 sqm facility that includes an open storage area, warehouses, and office buildings that will house the Dammam Branch management and the Transportation Division. While GES (Overseas Group) has had an office in Dammam since 1995, the new terminal yard…
Brunswick Deliver Law Enforcement Boston Whaler
Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) deliver a Boston Whaler 27' Vigilant patrol boat to the Ottawa County (MI) Sheriff's office. The Sheriff's office is tasked with law patrol, law enforcement, and fire suppression activities for the local river, which includes three harbors and a power plant, and to fulfill these tasks, the Sheriff's Office chose a commercially built Boston Whaler walkaround cabin model.
MARAD Steps Up
The U.S. The paradigm for global transportation security underwent a dramatic shift in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In the years that followed, industry and government worked together to add layers of security to mitigate risk while maintaining the flow of commerce. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) has since developed security initiatives…
Convictions have been obtained for false entries in garbage record books and ballast water management records. What’s Next? Some years ago, I wrote an article lamenting the fraudulent entries made in many oil record books and the increasing use of those entries as signed confessions in the prosecution of ship owners and operators and senior shipboard personnel (particularly chief engineers) for making false statements to the US Coast Guard.
CIMAC Shanghai 2013
Ship owners and operators with a mind to hear all the latest on global emissions compliance, new fuels and developments in engine and turbocharger products have a golden opportunity to do just that in Spring 2013. From 13 to 16 May 2013 in Shanghai, China, experts across several industries from CIMAC's 28 member countries worldwide, including engine manufacturers, engine users, component suppliers…
Think GLOBAL Act LOCAL
As any maritime power supplier could surely attest, resting on one’s laurels is not an option in today’s market: a generally stagnate global industrial situation, mixed with environmental regulations and fuel prices that are simultaneously spiraling higher. In tandem, vessel owners of every genre make demands that inherently at odds with one another: competitive pricing and seamless performance; reduced emission and reduced fuel consumption…
Seaspan Breaks Ground on $200m Shipyard Modernization Project
A groundbreaking ceremony today at Vancouver Shipyards, in North Vancouver marks a significant milestone in the re-development of the shipyard into a world-class facility that will build a new generation of vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Construction will result in the completion of four new fabrication buildings, a shipbuilding gantry crane and a load-out pier. Seaspan…
Saipem Wins $1.1B E&C Offshore Contracts
Saipem has been awarded new E&C Offshore contracts worth $1.1 billion in Brazil, Angola and the Caspian Sea. In Brazil, Saipem has signed an EPIC contract with Petrobras…
ABB Pods for Wind Turbine Install Vessels
Azipod C propulsion system from new regional ABB factory for two Wind Turbine Installation Vessels built by Samsung Heavy Industries. ABB recently delivered four Azipod C propulsion systems for the Blue Ocean II Wind Turbine Installation Vessel built by Samsung Shipyard in Korea. This is a repeat order from Samsung Shipyard, following a similar scope for the first Blue Ocean Wind Turbine Installation Vessel delivered in September, 2011.
Delta Wave, KVH Team
Delta Wave Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have signed a wholesale distribution agreement with KVH Industries, Inc., offering its V3 (the world’s smallest maritime VSAT terminal, V7, new V7IP and V11 broadband solutions, as well as direct billing and support capabilities. KVH Industries, Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air.
Guerzon Joins Global Diving & Salvage
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. hired Stephanie Guerzon as the Senior Safety Specialist, based out of the corporate headquarters in Seattle. As part of the Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Compliance Group, Mrs. Guerzon will assist project managers with safety planning for projects company-wide, manage, develop, and maintain training schedules to ensure consistency with internal and external regulations and policies.
EU: New Inland Waterways Protection Guidelines
The Commission is issuing new guidelines on inland navigation and nature protection to assist this important sector in applying EU environmental legislation. The guidelines – "Inland waterway transport and Natura 2000 – sustainable inland waterway development and management in the context of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives" – explain how best to ensure that activities related to inland navigation are compatible with EU environmental policy in general and nature legislation in particular.
APA & NOAA Cooperate to Keep Charts Current
NOAA and American Pilots’ Association (APA) sign Memorandum of Agreement to advance safe navigation in coastal waters. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan , NOAA Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation & Prediction, signs an agreement that recognizes the longstanding working relationship between marine pilots and NOAA’s navigational services. Coast Survey has a long-term working relationship with the American Pilots’ Association…
FIS Bunker Digitalizes Fuel Oil Trading
Freight Investor Services launches a live bunker fuel pricing service that for the first time makes bunker hedging practical for its biggest users. Firm bids and offers…
Tugboat Skipper, GM, Get Crowley Honors
Capt. Kenneth Graybill and Sal Menoyo, general manager of Crowley’s Port Everglades terminal, presented with Company’s Thomas Crowley Award. Kenneth Graybill, captain of Crowley Maritime Corporatio n’s articulated tug-barge (ATB) Legend/750-2, and Sal Menoyo, general manager of Crowley’s Port Everglades terminal, were each presented with 2011 Thomas Crowley Awards, the company's highest honor, at an offsite ceremony held yesterday in Jacksonville.
DOF Subsea Win Multiple Offshore Contracts
DOF Subsea AS secures contracts in Asia, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions with total value of about US$50-million. In the Asia Pacific Region DOF Subsea have secured several new contracts and extension of existing contracts with a total contract value of about US$ 20-million. The contract award will increase the utilisation of the region’s vessels Geobay, Skandi Singapore and Skandi Hercules. In…
Cash to Reduce California Container Port Pollution
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants $1.34-million to a Port of Long Beach project to deploy cleaner cargo-handling equipment. The funds will help two terminals…