Barge-mounted Natural Gas Liquefaction
EDF Trading with EXMAR intend to seek small-scale LNG export opportunities in North America using barge-mounted natural gas liquefaction. The mobile gas liquefaction plants are developed by EXMAR…
Wärtsilä Secures Finance for R&D Work
Wärtsilä and Nordic Investment Bank sign a EUR 50-million loan agreement to support Wärtsilä's R&D activities. The contract for this 10-year loan was signed in Helsinki, Finland on 13 February 2013.
Carnival Decides on Automatic Fuel Management System
Carnival Corporation contracts with JOWA Technology & JOWA WFE for equipment supply, installation & product training throughout its cruise fleet. Carnival representatives believe that the automated fuel switching system by JOWA Technology can save fuel by optimising fuel changeover time when transiting in or out of emission control areas, and that the system has proven to be reliable, consistently accurate, and to reduce the potential for crew error.
State of the Union Address 2013: AAPA Comments
Kurt Nagle, president & CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), comments on President Obama's address. Mr. “AAPA was extremely pleased that President…
GFTC Showcases Sustainable Logistical Practices
Logistics industry leaders detail important shifts in sustainable practices at the recent 2013 Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC). From major retailers to trucking and shipping…
Ralf Kraemer Named Klüber Lubrication (N. America) CEO
Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, appoint Ralf Kraemer chief executive officer (CEO). Kraemer assumes the role of CEO from Dieter A. Becker, who returns to Klüber’s global headquarters in Munich, Germany, after leading the North American operations for nearly three years. Born in Germany, Kraemer brings more than 15 years of sales, marketing and management experience in the metal cutting…
MacArtney Enable DCN Diving Project
DCN Diving recently contracted MacArtney to build & deliver a range of underwater technology equipment for use on a major project. DCN Diving had been called upon to perform a diver-habitat based inspection and repair of the inlet channels at a large European power plant. Critical projects like this often come with a challenging timeframe and this instance proved no different. One of the challenges related to the project was the extensive length of the actual inlet tunnels…
Boskallis' Wooing of Dockwise Culminates in Success
Dockwise supports combination with Boskalis and recommends the Boskalis Offer to shareholders. The Board of Directors of Dockwise has unanimously resolved to support…
WTS Open Houston Office
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) opens an office in Houston to service their increased offshore business. WTS is targeting increased business from the local offshore industry in the Gulf of Mexico and an expanded focus on Brazil, where deepwater offshore production is entering a new and dynamic phase. WTS Vice President, Americas Region, Philip Bannerman says the company is well placed to provide the mix of skills and competence in demand in these regions.
Bouchard Orders Articulated Tug Barge from VT Halter
VT Halter Marine, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., announced a new contract to build an Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) unit with an option unit for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchard).
The Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) Quandary
Inconsistent Rules Create Uneven Application of Standards. (Captain) Jeff Cowan explores the how and why of the safety gap that comes as a direct result. Oil tankers and cargo vessels face a number of oil spill prevention regulations especially along the U.S. coast. Surprisingly, many of the regulations governing T-2 and T-3 sized tankers which carry between 120,000 and 146,000 barrels of oil do not apply to the new Articulated Tug Barges (ATBs) that may carry as much if not more (400…
Beam Receives $1m Order from MCN
Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited, has entered into an agreement with Beijing Marine Communications & Navigation Company (MCN) for the supply of an initial $1M of Beam Inmarsat marine satellite terminals. This initial order follows the trial and now acceptance of the Beam terminals after MCN committed in July 2012 to undertake a trial deploying 200 Beam Oceana 400 and Oceana 800 marine communications terminals on fishing vessels in China…
Purchasing Equipment or Services
The Devil is in the Details: a Contract Management System Can Save Your Company From Unwanted Surprises. Nine out of ten MarineNews readers operate a business that has a seemingly insurmountable number of logistical problems. Quite possibly, you are one of them. Your vessels are working a long way from the office, with crews that can’t be directly supervised, working on projects that change daily for customers that have different contractual and operating requirements.
For more than 35 years, Advanced Subsea (AS) has been deeply involved in marine technological innovation. Through steady research and partnerships with research institutes in France and Brazil, Advanced Subsea has been developing new tools, procedures and methods for monitoring oceanographic and meteorological parameters. AS is an independent French company specialized in deep water subsea construction support and services with its head office in Paris and support offices in Houston…
Phoenix Launches MidLev LED Floodlight
Phoenix Products Company, Inc. launched the instant-on, surface mounted MidLev Series, an LED fixture designed to replace low to mid-level wattage HID floodlights.
MSI to Train NOAA Officers
Maritime Simulation Institute to Provide Professional Maritime Training to NOAA Officers; Instruction to Include Critical Simulator Experience in Shiphandling at Institute Headquarters.
Harold Eugene Doc Edgerton
Harold Eugene ‘Doc’ Edgerton was born in Fremont, Nebraska, on April 6, 1903. He was one of three children born to Frank and Mary Edgerton, and from an early age Edgerton like to see what made things tick, spending hours taking things apart and putting them back together. He first became interested in photography through his uncle who was a studio photographer, and his uncle would spend time with the…
Plastics in the Ocean
Aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans last November, 1,500 miles from land, 38 researchers from Sea Education Association (SEA) studied a Brobdingnagian swath of Pacific Ocean that has become the temporary resting spot for thousands of tons of plastic. Commonly called the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” the area has attracted significant media attention in the last decade but a surprising dearth of scientific attention.
F6F Hellcat WWII-Era Aircraft Discovered off Coast of Florida
OceanGate Inc. discovers Grumman F6F Hellcat off the coast of Miami using manned submersible, 2D and 3D sonar technologies. OceanGate discovered a World War II-era Grumman F6F Hellcat plane off the coast of Miami Beach. The plane was found during one of an ongoing series of dives in which OceanGate has been using its Teledyne BlueView high-frequency sonar and high-definition photo and video equipment to gather data pertaining to the artificial reefs in Miami-Dade County waters.
Schneider Announces New Esprit SE IP Networked Camera System
Schneider Electric released its Pelco Esprit SE IP Integrated PTZ Camera System including both standard and pressurized models for video surveillance and IP network connectivity.