New Seismic Survey Boat: NAMJet Waterjet Propelled
Norwegian shipbuilder Westplast AS chooses US-based NAMJet propulsion for its latest seismic survey vessel WP950. Designed as a global support platform for oil and gas industry seismographic research, the WP950 will also be used for streamer cable replacements. The boat is powered by twin 295-horsepower (hp) Yanmar diesels paired to twin TRAKTOR® Jet TJ 381 (15-inch) waterjets capable of propelling the 31-foot, 15,653-pound (7100 kg) craft to top speeds of 28 knots.
Transocean Fleet Update Summary
Transocean's fleet update summary includes new contracts, significant changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated OofS time. The value of new contracts or extensions since the November 18, 2012 fleet update summary is approximately US$119=million. Estimated 2012 out of service time (OofS increased by a net 40 days, including 22 days to complete repairs on the Henry Goodrich and 19 days to complete work scope on the GSF Explorer.
Tank Barge Launched for TY Offshore
TY Offshore Launches FMT 3248, the fourth of fourteen FMT Industries Barges built at TY's Gulfport, Mississippi facility. TY Offshore, LLC announce the launch of FMT 3248, the fourth of fourteen 297’6” x 54’ x 12’, 30,000 barrel tank barges for FMT Industries, LLC, one of the several companies within the Florida Marine Group (Florida Marine). FMT Industries has recently exercised its option for four additional barges from its original order of ten.
HII Make New Executive Appointments
Huntington Ingalls Industries announces new executive appointments for Investor Relations and Internal Audit. HII appoint Dwayne Blake corporate vice president, investor relations, and Scott Stabler corporate vice president, internal audit, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Blake, formerly the corporate vice president, internal audit, is replacing Andy Green, who is leaving the corporate staff for a position at HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division (NNS).
USMMA Golf Fundraisers Set 2013 Competition Dates
The Heidmar Blue & Gray Golf Classics are fundraisers for the U.S Merchant Marine Academy and its Department of Athletics. The tour nets over $400,000 annually and is attended by USMMA alumni, parents, friends and members of the international maritime community. In 2012, the tour saw 1,274 golfers which is the third-highest total of all time. Final 2012 proceeds are predicted to be near record numbers as the tour continues to grow in scope and size.
Tognum Appoints New Executive Board Member
Jörg Schwitalla will be the new Executive Board member for Personnel and Integrity at Tognum AG as of 1 January 2013. Tognum has created the new position on the Executive Board on the one hand to meet future requirements – such as the planned integration of Bergen Engines AS and the group’s growth targets – and on the other hand to achieve the aim of bringing the Personnel, Legal Affairs and Compliance…
Italian Shipyared Gains RINA Certification
Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard awarded RINA "Environmental Protection" certification under ISO 14001. The yard in Riva Trigoso (Genoa), which together with Muggiano forms Fincantieri's specialist naval shipbuilding centre, is expected to be certified within the next month. In order to qualify for ISO 14001 certification, applicants must, amongst other things, draw up programs to improve their systems that manage environmental aspects and the related impacts…
FPSO Contract for COSCO
COSCO Corp. (Singapore) secures contract to construct a Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel in China. COSCO Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd., a subsidiary…
Global Supply Chain Security
In this timely work, James Giermanski describes the advent and subsequent development of security operations in the global supply chain, outlining the respective contributions of governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders to this worldwide concern. Global Supply Chain Security explores the potential impact of port-related catastrophic events in the United States and their effects worldwide, concentrating, in particular, on the United States’ contribution to global container security.
Hydrex Antwerp Expands Logistic Possibilities
Last week two dive support workboats arrived at the Hydrex headquarters in Antwerp. Both vessels can be used for a wide range of operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France.
Offshore Get-together in Flushing Port
Last December 12th, Holland Offshore’s newbuild Dutch Blue arrived in Flushing, the Netherlands, towing the pontoon NP 328 which transported 6 hulls owned by Ruyven. This trip has been the maiden voyage of the Dutch Blue; a towing / support vessel built under Dutch flag regulations and owned by Holland Offshore, part of the Holland Shipyards Group. The vessel has a length of 52,8 m, a width of 13,2 m…
Dockwise Encouraged by Increased Offer
Dockwise ltd has taken notice of this morning's release on the agreement between Boskalis Westminster NV ("Boskalis") and Project Holland Fonds whereby the latter…
Aveva Acquires Global Majic’s Simulation Software Suite
Advanced visualization technology complements Aveva’s solutions for plant Owner Operators. Aveva has announced the acquisition of all assets relating to the advanced…
Mr. Peter Evensen Named CMA 2013 Commodore
Award to be presented March 20, 2013 at the conclusion of the CMA's Shipping 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition. Mr. Peter Evensen, President and Chief Executive…
NRF Urges President to Intervene in Port Negotiations
NRF: East and Gulf Coast Strike Would Have Devastating Implications for the Retail Industry. The National Retail Federation today sent a letter to President Obama…
Diana Enters Time Charter Contracts
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) has entered into time charter contracts for three of its vessels. The Company has entered into a time charter contract with Clearlake Shipping Pte.
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies Chosen
Sophisticated simulation tools to ensure efficient production at the Shetland Gas Plant processing terminal. Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary…
Harley Marine Receives Enviromental Awards
Harley Marine Services is a environmental protection and stewardship within the marine industry and has been since its founding in 1987. They have developed a robust, multi-faceted environmental management program that is innovative and designed to have participation throughout each operating area of the company including the offices, shops, tugs and barges and at every level from deckhands and clericals to the CEO.
ClassNK issues World’s First Statement of Compliance
ClassNK has announced that it has issued the world’s first Statement of Compliance (SOC) for a ship recycling facility to Jiangmen Zhongxin Shipbreaking & Steel Co., Ltd. The Statement of Compliance issued by ClassNK certifies that the facility and its recycling procedures are fully in compliance with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (Hong Kong Convention).
Port of Los Angeles Container Volume Drops in November
The Port of Los Angeles has released its November 2012 cargo volumes. Overall volumes decreased 16 percent compared to November 2012. The decrease was due in part…