By The Numbers: Tug Boat Market Report
Easily one of the more interesting statistical comparisons and compilations that reach our desk every year is the periodic Marcon International Tug Boat Market Report. We’ve examined this type of report before and it is worth doing so again. Chock full of data on the availability and make-up of tugs for sale here and abroad, the report also drills much deeper than that. We’ve highlighted some of the more interesting aspects of their latest effort (November 2012).
Insights: H. Elder Brown, Jr.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fidelis Group Holdings LLC and Continental Underwriters, Ltd. For those in the marine insurance and underwriting communities, H. Elder Brown, Jr. needs no introduction. That’s because over the course of the past 27 years, Brown has taken Continental Underwriters Ltd. (CUL) from a small family business to one of the largest brown water marine underwriters in the United States.
German Shipbuilding: Ships being built again at the Two Shipyards
On January 17, 2013, insolvency administrator Berthold Brinkmann gave a report about current developments at the P+S WERFTEN in Stralsund and Wolgast to the meeting…
Japan Authorizes ABS as Recognized Organization
ABS was granted authorization by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to serve as a Recognized Organization of the State of Japan. This authorization allows ABS to provide statutory certification services to Japanese-flagged vessels on behalf of the government. “This authorization strengthens our global coverage and allows vessel owners and operators greater operational flexibility,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, President and CEO, ABS.
Mobile App Boosts Navigation Safety
Conrad Blucher Institute Develops Mobile App to Increase Navigational Safety along Nation’s Second-Largest Port. Researchers have designed and are implementing a new mobile application to provide ship captains and pilots with real-time predictions of ocean water levels and currents along the Houston Ship Channel, which services the second-largest port in the United States, the ports of Houston and Galveston.
Statoil: In Amenas situation update
Algerian authorities carried out a military operation today against the hostage takers at the In Amenas plant. Statoil confirmed yesterday that five of its 17 employees were safe.
Shale Gas Risk Management: DNV Launches Recommended Practice
DNV has launched a recommended practice (RP) for the entire life cycle of shale gas extraction, based on risk management principles, industry best practices and standards.
Philip Maguire Appointed V-P Wärtsilä Quality
Wärtsilä’s group-wide quality programme and the quality organisation will become Mr. Maguire's responsibility from 1, Feb 2013. Mr Philip Maguire, BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, will be a member of the Wärtsilä PowerTech management team and report to Lars Hellberg, President, Wärtsilä PowerTech. He succeeds Mr Osmo Härkönen who will retire at the end of January 2013. Mr Maguire joins Wärtsilä from Tetra Pak where…
Rolls-Royce Deliver USV/RHIB Launch & Recovery System
Rolls-Royce supply two launch & recovery systems for unmanned surface vehicles (USV) & manned Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) to an international navy. These systems have been retrofitted aboard frigates and utilize a custom articulating davit with a telescopic boom. Jeff Langsner, Managing Director – Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Canada (RRNMC) said: "This contract highlights Rolls-Royce is the supplier of choice for marine vehicle launch and recovery systems.
IMO Bodies Urge Continued Anti-piracy Measures
IMO and shipping industry bodies urge continued application of anti-piracy measures despite decrease in pirate attacks. The International Maritime Organization,…
Talks to Avert US Port Strikes Continue
Update on United States Maritime Alliance and International Longshoremen's Association labor contract negotiations. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H.
Great Lakes Shipyard Winter Season Contracts
Great Lakes Shipyard contracted by Interlake Steamship Company to perform winter work services on two vessels. Two more vessels have arrived: Interlake Steamship vessels, the ATB Dorothy Ann and the Pathfinder, are in Cleveland and docked at Great Lakes Shipyard's facility. A variety of work is to be done, including: miscellaneous steel work, generator maintenance, main drive unit maintenance, and other miscellaneous tug and barge repairs and maintenance.
Port Everglades' New Intermodal Project
Governor Scott breaks ground on Port Everglades' intermodal container transfer facility. The new facility will combine an on-port international and domestic cargo rail facility. Florida East Coast Railway is investing $53 million to build and will operate the ICTF. Broward County's Port Everglades Department, which is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund that does not rely on local tax dollars, contributed 42.5 acres of land for the ICTF which is valued at $19 million.
New President, Naval Business, at Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce appoints Don Roussinos as President Naval - Marine, succeeding Andy Marsh. Don, who holds a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering from Wentworth…
Drilling Activity Resurgance on UK Continental Shelf
Increased UK drilling and deal activity leads the way back to health in North West Europe says new report. A broader range of tax allowances and a sustained high…
New Tampa Bay Cargo Shipment Service
Naviera Master Line selects Port Manatee for new container & breakbulk service to Caribbean, Central & South American destinations. Expected to commence with a sailing from Port Manatee Mar. 8, 2013, Naviera Master Line, a division of Miami-based Master Line Shipping Company, will transport a variety of breakbulk and containerized cargo from Port Manatee to destinations in Colombia, Panama, Venezuela and Trinidad.
Rig Fleet Status, Contract Update, from Transocean
Transocean's current status & contract information for the company's entire fleet of offshore drilling rigs. The value of new contracts or extensions since the December 17…
ABF Logistical Chain Now Includes S. America
Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru & Uruguay are now included in the expanding ocean transport portfolio of ABF. "With an established presence in Europe, China…
UK & Australia to Explore Mutual Warship Design
A new treaty formalizes defence co-opertation between the UK and Australia, parties agree to consider mutual frigate design. The recently signed treaty in Perth sees the two countries working together in areas such as cyber security, defence reform, personnel exchange, equipment, and science and technology. During the trip, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond visited the Australian Naval Base and BAE…
Canadian Maritime Link Cable Project
Maritime Link, is an electrical transmission project to link the island of Newfoundland with Nova Scotia for the first time. NSP Maritime Link Inc, a wholly-owned…