The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD), has designated particular ports around the United States as “strategic seaports.” Strategic seaports are designated because of their ability to support major force and material deployments in times of war and national emergency, based on their proximity to deploying military units and their transportation links close to those units…
Seaway Cargo Shipments Up 3%
Continued demand for iron ore, coal, and general cargo for the industrial and manufacturing sectors lifted the tonnage numbers along the Great Lakes-Seaway System to the positive column.
BOEM: Potential Research Lease Offshore Virginia
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) received an unsolicited request for a research lease in the Wind Energy Area (WEA) off Virginia identified for commercial wind leasing.
LNG Fuelled Bulk Carrier Design Developed
‘Clean Sky’ design Kamsarmax project moves industry far beyond the concept stage for gas powered bulk carriers. Lloyd’s Register has provided approval in principle (AIP) for the new ‘Clean Sky’ bulk carrier design incorporating an LNG-as-fuel system. COSCO, Golden Union and Lloyd’s Register started the project in June 2011 to investigate the potential to develop a commercially viable bulk carrier design based on an existing COSCO conventional design, but employing gas powered propulsion systems.
Advanced Navy Ship, DDG 1000, Progresses
On December 14, 2012, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), erected the composite deckhouse for Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the U.S. Navy’s next generation destroyer, and in the process achieved two new milestones in the company’s 128-year history: a 900-ton, four-crane, static lift of the deckhouse module for DDG 1000, and a record-breaking movement of the ship and deckhouse on the shipyard’s Land Level Transfer Facility…
MARIN CD Propeller Series
The open water characteristics for a large systematic series of Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) were recently measured at MARIN, including ducted propellers. Around the world people involved in ship and propeller design have been working with the open water thrust and torque characteristics of the WAGENINGEN B-series for fixed pitch propellers. However, increasingly today CPP are being used both in open configuration and in nozzles.
Five Minutes with Kevin Lord, Chet Morrison Contractors
In conjunction with the Underwater Intervention exhibition MTR set forth to find an excellent source to speak in the first person on the diving industry, and more specifically the balance today between deploying man and machine. Kevin Lord is the Subsea Operations Manager within the Marine Construction Division of Chet Morrison Contractors. He began his commercial diving career in the Gulf of Mexico after serving four years in the United States Navy.
COSCO Shipping Company, Ltd. establishes Joint Venture
After more than twenty-five years of close and productive cooperation in providing safe and efficient world-wide ocean transportation for a wide variety of offshore and onshore industry cargoes…
Coast Guard: Tanker Runs Aground on Hudson River
NEW YORK - The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a motor tanker running aground on the Hudson River near Stuyvesant, N.Y. Coast Guard Sector New York was notified just after 9 a.m.
German Offshore Wind Farm: Iberdrola Chooses Areva Turbines
Iberdrola chooses Areva Wind as preferred supplier for its Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in German waters. Under the terms of the agreement, with construction scheduled for 2016 and 2017…
Cleveland- Cuyahoga County Port Bonds Uprated
Standard & Poor has raised the long-term rating on the Cleveland- Cuyahoga County Port Authority’s development revenue bonds to ‘BBB+. The outlook is stable. In September…
Iraqi Navy Receives Two US Navy OSV's
The Iraqi navy and the U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command mark delivery of two 60-meter Offshore Support Vessels (OSV's). The delivery ceremony was held recently at the Umm Qasr naval facility in Iraq. The two OSVs, procured as part U.S. Navy's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program, will help reconstitute Iraq's ability to enforce maritime sovereignty and security in the Northern Arabian Gulf. "This…
Subsea Tie-in Connectors: Aker to Deliver for Ichtys LNG Project
Aker Solutions contracted by a subsidiary of McDermott for the delivery of subsea tie-in connectors to the Australian Ichthys LNG Project. The scope of work in the contract, valued at NOK 500-million, includes the delivery of 6"-18" horizontal and vertical diverless tie-in connectors to be included in the McDermott umbilicals, risers and flowline scope for the Ichthys LNG Project. Engineering, procurement…
TDW Opens First Korea Office
T.D. Williamson (TDW), a leading provider of pipeline equipment and services, announced that it opened its first office in Korea. This new office will enable TDW to provide customers in the region with technical solutions based upon its specialist pipeline intervention and isolation technologies. The opening of its first office in Korea marks an important milestone in the company’s plans to further expand into the Far East.
'Three Men & A Dog' Amver Rescue
Amver participating cargo ship CAP Domingo save 3 sailors & 1 dog from sinking 34-ft catamaran west of Jamaica. The crew of the catamaran activated their Emergency Position Indicating Locator Beacon (EPIRB) after their boat struck a submerged object and began taking on water. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami received the alert and notified a maritime patrol aircraft in the region. A U.S. Navy…
IMF Launches Asian Drive to Improve FOC Conditions
Union activists in India & Sri Lanka inspected flag of convenience vessels at ports across South Asia to help improve seafarers’ pay & conditions. Riding on the…
LNG-fuelled Bulker Design Developed
LNG-fuelled bulk carrier design developed by COSCO Shipyard Group, Golden Union & Lloyd’s Register moves industry along. Lloyd’s Register has provided approval in principle (AIP) for the new ‘Clean Sky’ bulk carrier design incorporating an LNG-as-fuel system. COSCO, Golden Union and Lloyd’s Register started the project in June 2011 to investigate the potential to develop a commercially viable bulk carrier design based on an existing COSCO conventional design…
Wärtsilä Establish China Engine Manufacturing J/V
Wärtsilä & Yuchai Marine Power Co to establish a 50/50 joint venture for manufacturing medium-speed marine engines in Zhuhai City. The joint venture will serve the increasingly dominant Chinese shipbuilding industry, with the focus being on the assembly and testing of Wärtsilä 20, Wärtsilä 26 and Wärtsilä 32 engines. Operations are planned to start in 2014. The value of Wärtsilä's investment in the joint venture is approximately EUR 17 million.
Eco Marine Power Set to Measure Aquarius MRE System
Eco Marine Power (EMP) to use the KEI 3240 Data Logger to verify fuel savings & measure the performance of its Aquarius MRE System. The Aquarius MRE System is a wind & solar power solution for sustainable shipping, and the data logger is to be supplied by KEI System Ltd (KEI) of Osaka, Japan. The use of the KEI 3240 Data Logger will provide a ship's crew with real time information regarding how much fuel consumption is being reduced through the use of Aquarius MRE System.
Fincantieri to Take Controlling Interest in STX Offshore
Fincantieri signs agreement for the acquisition from STX Europe of 50.75% of STX OSV, leading offshore vessel constructors. With 21 shipyards in 3 different continents…