New High-efficiency Ship Power & Propulsion System Patented
E-MS receives protection-rights by the European patent office for its power supply systems for ships & offshore platforms. The company develops and realizes diesel…
UK University & Lloyds Register Campus 'Topped Out'
New University of Southampton marine technology & research centre incorporates the Lloyd’s Register’s Group Technology Centre. The UK’s largest university-business collaboration has reached a huge milestone with the “topping out” of their new state-of-the-art marine technology and research centre of excellence at the University of Southampton, which incorporates the Lloyd’s Register’s Group Technology Centre.
Dubai Maritime City Development Gains Momentum
Dubai Maritime City infrastructure development speeds up as 35 percent companies agree to begin immediate plot development. Maritime World, the umbrella body constituting Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and other maritime entities, announce that the development of the Business District of Dubai Maritime City, the global Marine and Maritime Clusters in this region, had received an emphatic boost as 35 percent of developers signed-off and agreed this week to begin immediate development of their plots.
Boat Transport: Ocean Trade Lines Fix US/Far East Delivery
Florida-based boat transporters Ocean Trade Lines orchestrate transport of two Zyvex Marine vessels, Seattle to Malaysia. Last month Ocean Trade Lines, operating out of South Florida, USA, announced that their cargo-yacht-boat shipping services would expand to now service most of the Far East ports of call. Since the announcement was made, the company has seen a major influx in requests for boat transport services to the region.
Aberdeen Harbour Steps Expansion Plan Forward
Scotland's Aberdeen Harbour Board submits its 'Directions for Growth' document to the National Planning Framework. In response to a call for candidate developments the document outlines the findings from an ongoing feasibility study, which was launched in September to assess the viability of potential expansion options for a new or improved harbour facility. Three potential locations out with the existing harbour have been considered North Beach…
Beijer Electronics Machine Interface Terminals ABS Classified
Beijer Electronics' 7" QTERM-A7 & 12" QTERM-A12 interface terminals now American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certified for marine applications. With the recent ABS classification, US-based Beijer Electronic's, QTERM-A7 and QTERM-A12 terminals can now be used in many challenging marine applications including ballast water treatment and propulsion. Known for being built for demanding environments, the QTERM-A7 and QTERM-A12 are also Class I Div 2 certified for hazardous conditions.
WSF Soon Back to Normal Service
Washington State Ferry (WSF) service disruptions should diminish soon, as three ferries return to service from shipyard. The expected return to service of three ferry vessels over the next two weeks will help alleviate temporary service disruptions occurring now on two major ferry routes. The 202-car Tacoma, in for routine maintenance, is expected to return to service Friday evening, Dec. 14. That will be followed Monday, Dec.
CEACT River Navigation Software Updated
SevenCs and CEACT Information Systems Inc. have announced the latest development of their inland navigation system CEACTTM. The new version includes two new major functionalities. The new version will be available in November 2012. Multiple CPA enables the user to track several AIS targets simultaneously. The operator can toggle between the most relevant targets without re-acquiring. Dangerous targets don’t get lost and the situational awareness is significantly improved.
Blank Rome LLP Named “Best Law Firm” for Admiralty and Maritime Law
U.S. News and World report released the results for 2013 “Best Law Firm,” naming Blank Rome LLP as the top firm for Admiralty and Maritime Law. “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.
Ports Association Formed 100 Years Ago
From humble beginnings, AAPA now represents over 135 Western Hemisphere port authorities. Today marks the actual anniversary of the founding of the American Association of Port Authorities, headquartered in Alexandria, Va. One hundred years ago yesterday, December 10, 1912, a meeting of public port officials from throughout the United States convened in New York City to "exchange ideas relative to port organization…
ISF Launches New Guide
In order to help employers ensure compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), which will enter into force in August 2013, the International Shipping…
Engine of the Future is Already Available
First commercial ME-GI engine revealed at major event in Korea. At a large customer event in Korea on 9 November 2012, Hyundai revealed the first, commercial MAN B&W ME-GI engine.
Clock Continues to Tick, Time for Action is Now
In response to the December 6 letter from Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy to Senator Richard Durbin providing an analysis of the impact of additional Missouri River releases to sustain navigation traffic on the Mississippi River, The American Waterways Operators (AWO) and Waterways Council, Inc. We reiterate that barge operators and shippers throughout the nation that rely on safe and efficient water transportation need the U.S.
Serenade of the Sea Emerges
New Dining Options and Entertainment Concepts Introduced Onboard. Royal Caribbean International’s Serenade of the Seas has reemerged from its three week $29 million…
Lakes November Limestone Down 11.4 PCT
Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.9 million tons in November, a decrease of 1.7 percent compared to October, and 11.4 percent below the level of a year ago. The November stone float was also 12 percent off the month’s 5-year average. Shipments from U.S. ports fell 12.3 percent in November. Loadings at Canadian quarries slipped by 7 percent. Shipments were impacted in the first days of the month by some delays related to Hurricane Sandy.
New ECDIS Course Allows Captains to Train Own
Training the trainer introduces significant cost and time efficiencies. Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new ECDIS Instructor Training course designed to train Captains and senior personnel…
InterMoor Opens New Mooring Equipment Yard
InterMoor, an Acteon company, has opened its new mooring equipment yard at Loyang offshore supply base in Singapore. The new facility provides mooring equipment storage and an ideal support location for maintenance, preparation and mobilization. Allowing easier access, this purpose-built yard will meet customers’ needs better and will provide a safer working environment for InterMoor staff. It will…
Cargotec's Kalmar SmartPort Automation is Key
Global Container Terminals in New Jersey plans to implement Cargotec's Kalmar SmartQuay solution for six quay cranes as part of an ongoing automation project. The…
New Bunker Trader at Dan-Bunkering
Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. has appointed Michael Moschos as Bunker Trader as of 15 October 2012. Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. opened for business earlier this year and has been very well received within the business. The employment of Michael Moschos is part of Dan-Bunkering’s long-term objective which implies strengthening the company’s position on the American market and continuing to recruit more traders to expand the newly opened office in Houston, Texas.
Expro Appoints Jim Renfroe
Expro International Group Holdings Ltd (Expro) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jim Renfroe, as a Non-Executive Director. A graduate of Harvard's Advanced Management Program, Mr Renfroe brings a wealth of experience in his 39 years working in oilfield services, including a range of strategic management and executive leadership roles. Prior to joining Expro, Mr Renfroe was a Director of Wood Group plc, responsible for its Well Support division.