Solar-Powered Catamaran to Survey Gulf Stream
After completing the world’s first solar-powered journey around the world, 'PlanetSolar' has a marine science mission. The unique ocean-going catamaran has found a new occupation for the New Year. PlanetSolar is intended to be the mode of transport for the Deepwater Project, a scientific mission led by the University of Geneva to collect data on the Gulf Stream’s behavior, the ocean current responsible for maintaining much of Europe’s temperate climate.
NNS VP Boykin wins ASEM 2012 Award
"I work with some of the greatest engineering managers in the world, so I am very humbled by this award," said Boykin, who joined NNS in 1987 and is responsible for all ship design, planning yard and topside construction and test engineering. Prior to being named to her current position earlier this year, Boykin served as vice president of quality, engineering services and process excellence and was responsible for the formulation…
Wärtsilä RT-flex Engines Achieve 1000 Orders Milestone
Wärtsilä has received its 1000th order for the 2-stroke, electronically controlled, common-rail low-speed diesel engine. The 1000th order will power an efficient Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) tanker being built for JX Tanker Company Limited, the Yokohama, Japan based major tanker company. The 310.000 DWT vessel is being built at the IHI Marine United Inc., Kure shipyard, and is scheduled for delivery in 2014. The engine will be manufactured by Diesel United, Ltd.
China's Domestic Coastal Container Trade Takes Off
New market research report reveals China's coastal container trade increased nearly 10-fold over the past ten years. In China, the annual throughput capacity of…
Thrane & Thrane to Trade as Cobham SATCOM
Cobham plc has established a new strategic business unit (SBU) Cobham SATCOM: Thrane & Thrane will form its core. Headquartered in Denmark, Cobham SATCOM is led…
Fednav Orders New Icebreaker
Fednav Ltd. orders ice-breaking bulk carrier from Sumitomo Corporation & Universal Shipbuilding Corporation, Japan. The new vessel has been ordered in order for Fednav to fulfil a long-term contract which provides for the transportation of nickel and copper concentrates from Canadian Royalties' Nunavik Nickel Project in northern Quebec to customers in Europe as well as the import from Europe of mine supplies and equipment.
DNV Authorized to Survey Japanese-flagged Vessels
Classification society DNV has been designated as a 'Recognized Organization' by the Japanese government. A year ago Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) was similarly…
Passenger Ship Management Companies Merge
River Advice & International Shipping Partners establish new ship management company 'FleetPro Passenger Ship Management (FleetPro). FleetPro results from the combination…
Inmarsat Provides FleetBroadband Service to Canadian Navy
Inmarsat has announced that Shared Services Canada (SSC) will deploy FleetBroadB & new Assured Access service for 29 Canadian warships. The contract to provide these…
Superstorm 'Sandy' Navigational Update from NOAA
Restoring fuel flow into the New York area a top priority, but barge deliveries hampered by obstructions. NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson mobilized through the night to New York Harbor where they began surveying at 3:12 a.m. 1, November, looking for the sunken containers, debris, and shoaling that pose dangers to ships and lives. In the darkness, using high tech side scan sonar equipment, Thomas Jefferson conducted the hydrographic survey of the designated areas on the Hudson River.
Lube Oil & Crew Costs Most Likely to Increase Operating Costs
Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by 3.0 per cent in both 2012 & 2013 according to a new Moore Stephens survey. Lube expenditure and crew costs are the categories most likely to produce the highest levels of increase. The survey is based on responses from key players in the international shipping industry, predominantly shipowners and managers in Europe and Asia. As was the case twelve months ago…
UK Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessel Launched
First of five boats ordered by Rix Sea Shuttle launched in Grimsby, NE England. The vessel will be employed in the transport of maintenance engineers to and from offshore wind turbines in the North Sea. Each of the aluminium vessels will be crewed and operated by Rix and are designed to carry up to 12 technicians at a speed of up to 25 knots. The remaining boats are to be delivered next year and in 2014…
Aker Solutions ASA: Q3 2012 Results
Aker Solutions' operating revenues were NOK 11 158 million in the third quarter of 2012. Year-to-date revenues are 32 percent higher than in the first nine months of 2011.
Deltamarin Wins Ship Design Order
The latest additions are for a series of three firm ships plus options of B.Delta37 design as open hatch general cargo ship, which will be built at the Chinese CSC Jinling Shipyard.
Mooring Inspection is Critical for Ageing Assets, says Welaptega
Failures of mooring systems in offshore floating production are not easy to predict, but they do occur, and they will happen more often as infrastructure nears the end of design life.
Bibby Offshore Expands Latest Division Further
Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL) has announced the recent appointments of Lloyd Duncan as Senior Inspection Repair and Maintenance (IRM) Consultant and Andy Inglis to the role of Inspection Manager. BRIL is the latest division of Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore and was initially established with the intention of internalising Bibby’s existing Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) needs and to bring the service provision in-house.
Calls for New Approach to Sea Crime
GAC Protective Solutions has published a new position paper calling for ship owners and operators to adopt a more systematic approach to sea defense that is based…
UK P&I Club: 7.5% Rate Increase
At its annual board meeting on 29 October 2012, the board of the UK P&I Club (the Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, agreed…
Imtra Goes 'Green' with Solar Power Project
Imtra, a manufacturer of advanced LED Solutions, has announced the completion of its ‘green’ initiative to reduce energy consumption at its corporate headquarters.
Update 3: Status of NY, NJ Port, Waterways
The Port of New York is open to all tug and barge traffic carrying petroleum products. New York waterway ferries and taxi service are fully operational on the Hudson and East Rivers.