Beneteau Sailboat Wins Best Boat Awards
Beneteau's 'Sense 55' voted "Best Boat 2013" and "Boat of the Year 2013" by two sailing publications. Two separate panels of judges from two premier sailing publications have confirmed that the Beneteau Sense 55 is one incredible, horizon expanding yacht. Sail Magazine chose the Sense 55 as their "Best Boat" of the year, and Cruising World gave it the "Boat of the Year" award for the best import of 2013.
St Lawrence Seaways: New Vessels, New Technology, Tonnage Up
A number of newly built state-of-the art vessels came into service within the Seaway in 2012, boasting sharp increases in fuel efficiency and reductions in emission levels. “These new vessels, part of a billion dollar fleet renewal effort by domestic and ocean carriers, combined with our marketing efforts which have recorded 10.6 million tonnes in new business over the past five years, underscore the Seaway’s future potential”…
Exhaust Gas Scrubbers, Not MGO, for 'Pride of America'
Green Tech Marine contracted to deliver four of its scrubber units to the Norwegian Cruise Line ship. The scrubbers will be installed in March during a dry dock in Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard. They will replace the ships silencers and clean the exhaust of four, 8 MW engines, in total 32 MW, in what the manufacturers say is the biggest marine scrubber installation in the world at this time. Thanks to the small size of the scrubbers no valuable space for passengers or crew has to be sacrificed.
Nordic American Tankers Mull Expansion Plans
Nordic American Tankers Ltd. is considering expanding its fleet by ordering new vessels or buying second-hand. The company's Board of Directors has declared a dividend…
Logistics Confidence Index Again on the Increase
Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index suggests the current market remains weak, however the outlook is increasingly positive. The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics…
QinetiQ’s Hyperbaric Trials Unit Supports the MOD
QinetiQ is supporting the MOD in testing new composite materials for the UK submarine fleet using its recently re-commissioned and refitted Hyperbaric Trials Unit (HTU).
TORM chooses Transas Marine Dual ECDIS
TORM has chosen Transas Marine as an ECDIS supplier for five of its vessels. Navi-Sailor 4000 Dual ECDIS will be installed on five L-Class Tankers. Along with this…
CMA CGM Receives the Highest Score
In January 2013, the Group-owned CMA CGM fleet was rewarded by state ports (Port State Control), the highest score for its fleet in recognition of the fleet’s compliance…
ATB Dorthy Ann and Pathfinder at Great Lake Shipyard
Great Lakes Shipyard has been contracted by Interlake Steamship Company to perform winter work services on their ATB Dorthy Ann and Pathfinder which arrived in Cleveland and is docked on site at the Shipyard’s facility. The Shipyard will be performing a variety of work, such as: miscellaneous steel work, generator maintenance, main drive unit maintenance, and other miscellaneous tug and barge repairs and maintenance.
Richard Bludworth Bludworth Marine LLC
Running a ship repair business in the U.S. is anything but simple, with the unexpected being the norm and a cavalcade of new regulations. But Richard Bludworth has a penchant for turning the difficult simple. A staple in the Gulf of Mexico, Bludworth Marine LLC was founded by Richard Bludworth in 1998, strictly as a topside repair facility. Today the Bludworth Marine reach stretches to four waterfront facilities on the 103 mile run between Orange to Galveston, TX, with its HQ in Houston.
Not long after specialized tank ships were developed, enabling the carriage of large quantities of oil and petroleum products, groundings, collisions, and other casualties started causing significant oil spills. In those early days, there was no financial incentive to clean up such spills. To the extent that there was a response, it was often by Good Samaritans, a term derived from a parable found in the Bible at Luke 10:25-37 about a stranger from Samaria who…
MSC Supports Operation Deep Freeze
MSC ships underway in support of annual Operation Deep Freeze Antarctica resupply mission. Military Sealift Command-chartered container ship MV Ocean Giant departed Port Hueneme, Calif., loaded with nearly seven million pounds of supplies such as frozen and dry food stores, building supplies, vehicles and electronic equipment and parts, Jan. 17. MSC-chartered tanker ship MT Maersk Peary departed the European area of operations in December…
Jones Act Offshore: Navigating in 2013
Following the hubbub created in 2009-2010 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) proposed modification and revocation of certain Jones Act ruling letters pertaining to offshore operations, all was relatively quiet in 2011-2012 with respect to Jones Act offshore issues. Indeed, in the aftermath of the tragic Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010, which included the implementation of more prescriptive regulatory and environmental requirements and a deepwater drilling moratorium…
JonRie Marine Winches Introduces its New Series
JonRie Marine Winches introduces its new Series “220” Double Drum Escort / Assist Winch currently be installed on the twin ship sets for Caribbean Tug-Z and the new Twin ASDs for Seabulk Towing. JonRie delivered its first 3 ship sets last year to Caribbean Tug-Z and Seabulk Towing. The 4th ship set to be delivered this spring to Seabulk Towing with a 5th ship set being a larger version to be installed on the new Marine Towing of Tampa ASD this summer.
Cargo Movement In U.S.-Flag Vessels Down
U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 89.5 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in 2012, a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to 2011. The 2012 float was 1.5 percent off the 5-year average for U.S.-flag lakers. U.S.-flag lakers carried 45.2 million tons of iron ore in 2012, or 73.3 percent of the total volume of iron ore moved on the Great Lakes last year. The 45.2 million tons of iron ore carried by U.S.-flag lakers represented a decrease of 4.3 percent from 2011.
NOAA and U.S. Power Squadrons Renew Program
This week, NOAA and the U.S. Power Squadrons, a non-profit organization dedicated to safe boating, will renew a 50-year commitment to a cooperative charting program…
VSTEP’s Nautis Desktop Simulation Trainer
VSTEP, a European-based developer of maritime simulators and virtual training software is offering a new option in Maritime Simulation with its Nautis Desktop Trainer. Designed to allow smaller maritime schools, corporate training departments and public educators access to dependable, affordable and portable simulation options, the product comes standard with three screens but can be configured for six or more.
The Nouvoyage Limousine Tender 33
Nouvoyage, LLC – a designer of amphibious craft for luxury and commercial market sectors – has introduced the Limousine Tender 33, the first-of-its-kind luxury amphibious yacht. While also working on military and commercial applications of its technology, Nouvoyage has analyzed marine sectors, with particular attention to the superyacht market in order to identify a compelling application for its amphibious platform.
Boksa Marine Design Hires Jeffrey Kuenning
Boksa Marine Design, Inc. is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jeffrey Kuenning, who will join the Boksa Marine Design team as a naval architect and marine engineer working in the Lithia, FL office. Kuenning will have an immediate impact on the development of a variety of custom yacht and commercial marine design projects for the company. Kuenning comes to Boksa Marine Design with 10 years of…
Daniel Giani Joins Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Giani to regional chief executive of the marine division in the United States and Canada. In his new role, Mr. Giani will be responsible for: profit and loss accountability; identifying growth opportunities; providing technical support and quality monitoring for all marine and offshore endeavors; and ensuring compliance to division guidelines and procedures. Mr.