Whether their job is in the international transport of goods, the extraction of oil or gas, or in the cruise business – ships operating at sea or on inland waterways are exposed to high stresses. Many factors work simultaneously toward the degradation of vessel and systems, factors such as extreme cold or heat, high mechanical loads, corrosion, rising and falling temperatures, micro-movement, and the contact with salty air and sea water, all make maintenance and repair a perpetual task.
Lube Oil: Less Can be More
Ever tightening environmental regulation in the maritime sector means that effective fuel and lube management onboard ships will become a defining issue for vessel owners; a bigger factor in profit versus loss. With new international and regional regulations come new technologies, and when a company the size of ExxonMobil talks, people tend to listen. We sat with Iain White, field marketing manager…
Engineering a New Path
WR Systems, long renowned for its prowess in delivering innovative engineered solutions to the U.S. Navy, is making waves in commercial maritime circles. WR Systems is a rare bird by many accounts. While the Norfolk, VA-based engineering firm earns the lion’s share of its business from the U.S. Navy, it was never fashioned specifically as a “defense contractor.” While it houses an enviable stable of technical talent…
Using the Right Tool Can $ave
Situated in the far southwest corner of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, sits a top ship and boat building company, Horizon Shipbuilding. For more than 15 years, Horizon has been building an array of impressive vessels, ranging from 30-ft. boats for the U.S. Navy to 200-ft. supply vessels. The family run business covers 12 acres with every available space dedicated to building, repairing and maintaining boats.
DLBA Promotes Jeffrey Bowles
Donald L. Blount and Associates, Inc. (DLBA), a naval architecture and marine engineering company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeffrey Bowles to the position of Technical Director. Jeff graduated from Webb Institute in 2000 and went on to attain his Masters degree (with distinction) at Newcastle University. He is an accomplished Professional Engineer (P.E.) and PMI Project Management Professional.
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints new Managing Director
KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has appointed Mr. Andrew Cheah as Managing Director of its Singapore operations, KPI Bridge Oil Singapore Pte Ltd. Andrew has more than 17 years experience in the Bunker and Shipping industries. Amongst a number of positions in the bunker industry, he has served as Group General Manager for large independent supplier…
SSC Re-Soliciting Research Project Recommendations
The Ship Structure Committee (SSC) is re-soliciting research project recommendations for fiscal year 2013-2014. We are looking forward to your insightful project…
NNS Executive Wins Achievement Award
Alma Martinez Fallon, HII's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) director of supply chain procurement receives achievement award. Alma Martinez Fallon, director of supply chain procurement for the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division, is a recipient of an Inside Business 2012 Women in Business Achievement Award. Fallon was presented with the award during a banquet held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.
Higher Tide Imminent in Ports of New York, New Jersey
The Captain of the Port of New York/New Jersey warns mariners, waterfront facilities & the public of imminent abnormal tide range. The warning concerns the Battery Park…
'Boat of the Year': Bavaria Vision 46
Bavaria Vision 46 named Cruising World’s 2013 'Boat of the Year' in the competitive full-size cruising class. The first of Bavaria’s recently launched Vision Series, the all new 46 caught the eye of Cruising World’s panel of judges because it "more than met its stated objective (of being) the ultimate ‘couple’s’ cruiser, easy to sail and operate and possessing lavish appointments and accoutrements.”…
Aker Wins Shell Global Frame Agreement
Aker Solutions' agreement with Shell is for delivery of subsea umbilicals and cables globally. The size of the frame agreement is dependent on call-offs and the…
Scorpio Awards Six Newbuild Tankship Contracts
Scorpio Tankers Inc executes options with Korean shipyards Hyundai Mipo Dockyard & signs intent with SPP Shipbuilding Co. Two MR product tankships are to be built by Hyundai Mipo anf four with SPP Shipbuilding. The six newbuildings are scheduled to be delivered to Scorpio in the second and third quarters of 2014. The Company also has fixed-price options to construct eight additional MR product tankers.
Barge Bunkers LNG: First Ever in Port of Antwerp
The motorized barge 'Argonon' owned by Deen Shipping, was fuelled-up from a truck in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. This operation represents a further significant step towards more environment-friendly shipping in the port of Antwerp. Antwerp Port Authority continues to lend support to those seeking to switch to this more environment-friendly fuel, and so to make the logistics chain yet more sustainable.
China Offshore Giant Orders Four Havyard Design OSV's
China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) choose Havyard 832 design for renewal supply vessel fleet, & order Havyard designs for 4 new vessels. COSL has the largest fleet of oil rigs and offshore vessels in China owning 34 drill rigs, 2 accommodation rigs, 4 module rigs and 8 land-based drill rigs as well as 75 supply vessels, 8 seismic vessels and 5 standby vessels. Havyard won this international tender…
Singapore's Sembcorp Marine Becomes RCL Favoured Shipyard
Sembcorp's Sembawang Shipyard gets ship repair Favoured Customer Contract (FCC) from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL). The contract, signed in Miami, Florida, USA, by Mr.
Korean Company Extends Port of Seattle Berthing Lease
The Port of Seattle Commission approves lease extension with Total Terminals International (TTI), a J/V subsidiary of Hanjin Shipping & Terminal Investment Limited (TIL). The ten-year lease extension will secure continued volume and revenue at Terminal 46 for the next 13 years, through 2025. Hanjin Shipping, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, is a subsidiary of the Hanjin Group, a large transportation conglomerate that includes Korean Air Lines.
Classification Societies Establish EU Presence
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) re-opens its Brussels office within the EU maritime community. Representatives from EU Institutions…
Shift in Global Energy Predicts New Report
ExxonMobil’s 'Outlook for Energy' forecasts new opportunities for international trade and economic growth. The global energy landscape will evolve significantly…
New Savi Cargo Tracking System Introduced
The latest software release from Savi Technology dramatically improves insight into cargo shipments and logistics. Shippers, logisticians, customs agents and supply chain professionals can now dedicate more time to action and less time gathering data with today’s introduction of Savi Mobile Tracking System 2.2. The latest release from Savi Technology gives professionals greater detail on real-time…
Dockwise Reports Multi-million US$ Backlog
Dockwise Ltd. has 6 new contracts, letters of intent and contract extensions with a total value of almost US$ 60 million. Dockwise, headquartered in Breda, the Netherlands…