Safe Affordable Ferry Competition
Call for Entries: Safe Affordable Ferry Competition, Open to Students Worldwide. Registrations are now being accepted for the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association…
DaccR for Development, Comparison of Fast Boats
New product intended to meet requirements of EU Legislation on Whole Body Vibration (WBV). The Dyena Acceleration Recorder came about from listening to delegates at successive conferences where the professional industry discussed the future problems of meeting the EU Legislation on Whole Body Vibration (WBV) that is now in effect. Whilst there were plenty of people investigating wave impact effects on boats and crews…
ICS Protests Suez Canal Toll Increases
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) - the principal international trade association for shipowners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – has voiced serious concerns about toll increases just announced by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), to be implemented on 1 May 2013. For all but the smallest ships, the Suez Canal toll increases range from about 3% to 5% according to tonnage and ship type.
Alnmaritec makes Discovery
Boat builder Alnmaritec launched the latest of its windfarm support vessels (WFSV) recently for long time client North Sea Logistics. The 19m Wave Captain class boat is powered by 2 x 880bhp Doosan engines and reaches over 25 knots. She has demonstrated exceptional sea keeping characteristics and superb handling when approaching and pushing up on the wind turbines. Finished with the innovative ‘Intersleek’ paint system designed to provide fuel and environmental benefits…
Drew Marine Completes Aqcuisition of Alexander Marine & Safety
Drew Marine has completed the acquisition of Alexander/Ryan Marine and Safety Inc., and it will join the organization under the name Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety division of Drew Marine. With locations in the United States (Louisiana and Texas) and in the United Kingdom, the division brings 82 new employees to Drew Marine. Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety is a manufacturer and distributor of fire, safety and rescue equipment to the Offshore and Marine markets.
Keppel FELS Implements Modern Welding Upgrade
Keppel FELS’ existing panel line shop is upgraded with PEMA Welding Automation. PEMA Welding Automation has been appointed by rig builder Keppel FELS to implement the latest in modern welding automation system for their production facilities. The solution is first-of-its-kind enabling Keppel FELS to have the world’s most technologically advanced panel line and supportive micro panel line for manufacturing the oil rigs.
Sarawak Slipways Builds in Aluminum
Sarawak Slipways have recently launched an aluminum crew boat. Built to a design by Singapore-based Naval Consult Pte. Ltd., the 38 by 7.85-meter vessel has a molded draught of 1.75 meters. With seating for 50 personnel and accommodation for a crew of eight, the vessel is powered by three Cummins engines turning fixed-pitch propellers. The port and starboard engines are Cummins KTA38M2 models delivering 1350 HP at 1900 RPM to five-blade propellers with 1050-centimeter diameters.
GAC USA Expansion continues
GAC USA expansion continues with ground breaking of new Houston warehouse; Construction to start on LEED registered building in Central Green Business Park. GAC, a provider of integrated services to the shipping, logistics and marine industry, has announced the official start of construction of its new office and warehouse building in Houston's Central Green Business Park. GAC will consolidate its existing warehouses with the new LEED (Leader in Energy and Environment Design) registered 181…
Buckley McAllister named President of McAllister Towing
McAllister Towing is pleased to announce that Buckley McAllister has been promoted to the position of President. Captain Brian A. McAllister, President of the Company since 1984, will remain as Chairman. Buckley McAllister joined McAllister Towing in 1998 and has served as the company’s Vice President and General Counsel since that time. Prior to joining McAllister Towing, Buckley was an Associate at Hill, Betts and Nash LLP.
AAPA to Honor Hahn, Poe
U.S. Reps Janice Hahn & Ted Poe to Accept AAPA’s ‘Port Person of Year’ Award at March 19 Event in D.C.; AAPA’s 2013 ‘Spring Conference’ to focus on key seaport priorities: infrastructure, security, trade. U.S. Representatives Janice Hahn (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) will be honored on March 19 as the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2013 “Port Persons of the Year” during the association’s annual Spring Conference event, March 18-19, at The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.
Incat Crowther Design NZ Lake Ferry
Australia's Aluminium Marine is building an Incat Crowther designed environmentally responsible passenger catamaran. The 26m long vessel has been commissioned by Southern Discoveries of New Zealand’s South Island to operate out of Queenstown, transferring passengers to isolated destinations on Lake Wakatipu. It will be constructed with a removable wheelhouse, allowing it to be carried overland by truck to the lake.
Transas Installs Jordan VTS System
Transas Middle East instals & commissions standalone AIS solution at the Port of Aqaba, Jordan. Transas standalone AIS solution incorporates the latest VTS technology…
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Net Arthur Kill Contract
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) contract is for deepening NY/NJ Arthur Kill Channel to 50 feet. The contract area for this project is along Newark Bay, New Jersey and the Arthur Kill, Borough of Staten Island, New York, N.Y. Its value is $41,368,100, cost-shared with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The project includes drilling, blasting, dredging, and disposal of rock. contract will not adversely affect the surrounding communities.
Ultra-Deepwater Drilling: Technology Design Alliance
BP signs agreement with Maersk Drilling to develop designs for a new breed of advanced technology offshore drilling rigs. The agreement is part of BP’s Project 20KTM…
Crowley Open New Miami Cold Storage Facility
Crowley Maritime Corp. & Customized Brokers, its Miami-based Customs brokerage company, open 'Crowley Fresh' facility. Crowley Fresh features multiple humidity and temperature-controlled coolers and is open 24/7 to store and handle perishables arriving from Latin and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Far East in South Florida for import and export. The state-of-the-art facility is ideal for perishable storage or may be used as an in-transit consolidation/deconsolidation point.
Tony Duncan Joins McDermott Subsea Division
McDermott International announce that Tony Duncan is to join the company as Vice President & General Manager, Subsea. Tony has a broad offshore oil and gas industry background, including holding senior and executive management roles for the last 15 years, after progressing through engineering, project and operations management positions. He has served in various positions with global marine engineering and construction contractors Subsea 7, Technip, CSO and Aker Maritime.
HII Declares Quarterly Dividend
Huntington Ingalls Industries Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 28, 2013. Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe.
FMC Win BP Subsea Equipment Contract
FMC Technologies to manufacture and supply subsea equipment for BP's Thunder Horse Field in the Gulf of Mexico. The Thunder Horse oil field is located in the Mississippi…
SMD Integrate SeeByte Software in ROV System
Soil Machine Dynamics & Seebyte announce successful integration of SeeTrack CoPilot to SMD's work-class ROV system. The integration and trials, which took place in Fort William, Scotland, in mid-January, saw SeeByte’s SeeTrack CoPilot Software system for dynamic positioning and real-time monitoring of work class ROVs, successfully carry out a number of survey missions using the software’s easy to use, point-and-click interface.
Ohio Senator Co-sponsors Harbor Maintenance Act
U.S. Senator Rob Portman supports legislation to help ensure funds for harbor maintenance etc. are used as intended. The Senator co-sponsored the Harbor Maintenance Act…