PMS 1386: First of Two RAstar 3200 Tugs
PM Coast Maritime Pte. Ltd. completed sea trials of PMS 1386, the first of two RAstar 3200 tugs to be built by its own shipyard in Singapore. The RAstar class of tugs is intended for operations in exposed areas such as many new LNG terminals where a high standard of sea-keeping is required. With Fi-Fi 1, oil recovery and escort notations, this particular vessel is able to fulfill a wide variety of duties in adverse conditions.
Grandweld Delivers Aluminum Crew Boat
Grandweld Shipyards delievered “Zamil 101” the first of three fast aluminum crew boats to Zamil Offshore. The vessel was part of a contract, which was signed in November 2011, to build and deliver three sister crew boats. The 33.5m fast crew boat is powered by 3 high speed diesel engines driving 3 fixed pitch propellers to produce a speed of 27 Knots. The vessel is designed and built according to the classification rules and requirements of Bureau Veritas for Aluminum vessels.
Port of Hamburg Results: Exports Up, Imports Down
The Port of Hamburg’s overall results for the first nine months characterized by export growth and an import downturn. In the first nine months of 2012 the Port of Hamburg achieved total throughput of 98.1 million tons (down 0.8 percent). General cargo throughput at 69.2 million tons was just ahead of last year’s figure (up 0.2 percent). Bulk cargo throughput at 28.8 million tons stayed behind the previous year’s (down 3.3 percent).
Griswold Awarded Webb, ABS Scholarship
Webb Institute awards second ABS scholarship for 2012 for studies in naval architecture and marine engineering. Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, has recognized the second ABS Scholar for 2012. The ABS Scholarship Program provides financial support to deserving engineering and naval architecture students based on GPA, class rank, leadership ability, faculty recommendations and service to Webb Institute. Dean Richard P.
WCI Endorses American Waterworks Act
New Waterways/Ports funding proposal will create jobs, relieve traffic congestion, increase exports. At its Board of Directors meeting held yesterday in Houston, Waterways Council, Inc.’s Board of Directors unanimously endorsed the American Waterworks Act, proposed in late October by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to modernize America’s inland waterways and ports.
ABS Nautical Systems Signs Wins OSV Fleet Contract
Oceanografia S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest offshore vessel operators specializing in underwater survey, diving, pipe laying construction and maintenance operations…
Michel Named 15th President of Webb Institute
Dr. George Campbell Jr. R. Keith Michel, Chairman of the Board of the Herbert Engineering Group of Companies, has been appointed President of Webb Institute, the…
Drydocks World Holds Discussions with Indonesian Defense Minister
Chairman of Drydocks World holds discussions with Indonesian Defense Minister on co-operation on naval projects. Drydocks World has announced that Chairman Khamis Juma Buamim had highly productive discussions with the Indonesian Defense Minister HE Prof. Dr. Purnomo Yusgiantoro on wide ranging issues of mutual co-operation within the maritime industry with a primary focus on potential partnership on projects for the coast guard and navy. Mr.
Navgathi Engineering Acquires FORAN
Navgathi Marine Design and Constructions signed a contract with SENER for the use of FORAN in their design and shipbuilding activities in the town of Kochi, India.
Retlif's Poggi Receives iNARTE Certification
Walter A. The certification is awarded to those who demonstrate knowledge, proficiency, education and experience in Electromagnetic Compatibility and the employment of EMC/EMI principles in Electronics and Electrical Design. Poggi has long been a leading advocate of continuing electronics industry education with particular emphasis on EMC/EMI training. His accomplishments include authorship of EMC/EMI publications…
Delaware Port Community Supports 'Sandy' Victims
Delaware River Port Community schedule a one-day donation drive. Organizers from private and public sector port businesses and agencies throughout the tri-state…
Port of LA Container Volumes Increase
Port of Los Angeles report that container volumes Increased .82% in October this year; up 4.69% compared to October 2011. Imports decreased 1.07 percent, from 368,842 Twenty-Foot Equivalent (TEU) containers in October 2011 to 364,881 TEUs this October. Exports decreased 7.10 percent, from 193,547 TEUs in October 2011 to 179,810 TEUs in October 2012. Combined, total loaded imports and exports for October decreased 3.15 percent, from 562,390 TEUs last October to 544,692 TEUs in October 2012.
Nor-Shipping Launches 'Venture Initiative'
The intitiative is aimed to provide new opportunities for finance professionals and capital hungry maritime companies from around the world. To highlight more of…
Dolphin Marine's Latest Financial Results Better Than Expected
· Dolphin successfully enters into and completes the first 3D Multi-Client survey in Norway. Atle Jacobsen, Dolphin Group CEO, commented: "There is strong market…
Survey Shows Some Unaware of SEEMP Fuel Saving Potential
A NAPA Group survey shows SEEMP acknowledged as an industry priority, but knowledge gaps exist, smaller owners & operators lag behind. Software house for ship design and operations…
USS Anchorage Maiden Voyage Panama Canal Transit
Amphibious ship 'USS Anchorage' (LPD 23) transits the Panama Canal while in 4th Fleet's area of operations for the first time. USS Anchorage departed the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. Oct. 30, 2012 to sail to her future homeport of San Diego. With a beam measuring 105 feet, Anchorage, a San Antonio-class LPD, is among the largest class of ships able to safely pass through the canal, whose locks measure 110 feet. She completed the transit in 13 hours.
Shipham Valves' New Range of Wafer Check Valves
Wärtsilä subsidiary, Shipham Valves, completes development of a range of composite single plate wafer check valves. The new valves will be introduced to the market place at the Valve World Exhibition to be held in Düsseldorf at the end of November. Available in sizes from 3” – 12” / DN80 – DN300 and rated at 16 bar (230psi), the single plate Wafer Check Valve adds to Shipham Valves existing range of composite valves.
ROV Contract for Forum Energy
Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies contracted by Cummings Consulting to supply two Sub-Atlantic Mojave Systems ROV's. Both of the Mojave ROVs (Remotely Operated…
New Offshore Construction Vessel Joins Multraship Fleet
Multraship takes delivery of Multrasalvor 3 built by Damen Shipyards for work offshore UK. Multraship continues to invest in its diverse fleet of towage and salvage vessels to help provide the highest levels of responsive service to the international shipping industry. The company has taken delivery of Multrasalvor 3, a new Multi-Cat 2409 from Damen which is a bigger and better version of their old Multrasalvor, which has now been sold.
Craig Group Predicts Strong 2013 Growth
Aberdeen (Scotland) based global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group, has announced healthy results for the year ending April 2012. The privately owned, family-run business has reported turnover of £123.3 million with operating profits of £14.8 million. This is an increase on their 2011 turnover of £11.4 million and a £1.7 million increase on operating profit from the same time period. EBITDA has risen from £19.1million in 2011 to £21.3millionin 2012.