Italian Terminal Operators to Implement Navis TOS
Contship Italia Group to implement Navis SPARCS N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS) at five of its terminals. Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation announce that…
First of Series LCS Stops Off in Pearl Harbor
Navy's First Littoral Combat Ship, 'USS Freedom' (LCS1) visits Pearl Harbor en route to Far East deployment. The ultra- modern U.S. Navy ship, bearing a four-color camouflage combination of flat black, haze gray, haze white and ocean gray, arrived at Pearl Harbor after departing her homeport of San Diego to deploy to the Asia-Pacific region. Following a brief port visit, USS Freedom will deploy to Southeast Asia and Singapore for approximately eight months.
UK Port Apprentices Get Jobs
PD Ports has announced the creation of 13 full time permanent positions for Teesport based apprentices. The new dock operations roles in both bulks and container related areas of the business will commence at the end of April, after the existing apprenticeship programme completes. The programme took over 18 months of training and is on track to achieve 100% success rate with all 13 apprentices achieving a NVQ Level 2 in Dock Operations.
Bank President Visits Panama Canal Locks
President of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, visits the construction site of the new locks in Colon province. The new locks, situated on the Atlantic side, were visited by Moreno, accompanied by IDB delegates, who are in Panama to participate in the Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors which takes place from March 14 to 17, 2013. During the visit, Panama…
Eniram Presents New Products at CSM 2013
Eniram demonstrate 2 new products to help cruise ship operators with optimum speed & engine load management. At the Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM) Expo, March 11-14…
Hydrex Divers Repair Hulls in Europe & W. Africa
Hydrex teams of diver/technicians recently mobilized to vessels berthed in Zeebrugge (Belgium), Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Douala (Cameroon). The teams performed insert repairs on a roro vessel and two tankers, carried out according to the Hydrex class-approved procedure for the welding of inserts in a vessel’s shell plating while afloat by using an external cofferdam. A 560 mm crack in the bottom…
GE Capital Provides $16m in Marine Fleet Financing to the Dutra
GE Capital Corporate Finance provided $16 million in equipment financing to the Dutra Group, Inc. The funds refinance existing debt used to support the company’s marine fleet. Headquartered in San Rafael, CA, the Dutra Group focuses on dredging and marine construction along the west coast, and produces and distributes aggregate materials to support construction projects primarily in northern California. www.gecapital.com
Tsakos Deliver Greek DP2 Shuttle Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited – product, crude and LNG tanker operator – delivered the fully-coated DP2 shuttle tanker, the first of its kind internationally to fly the Greek flag…
ISS Appoints New VP, Operations for Europe and North Africa
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) appointed Clive Lane as Vice President of Operations for Europe and North Africa. In his new role, Clive will be responsible for delivering exceptional services to ISS customers and ensuring optimal operational performance in the region. Prior to joining ISS he was Ports Liaison Policy Lead for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Clive has also worked as a Port Director…
AtoBviaC Upgrades Distance Tables
A recent upgrade to AtoBviaC’s end user applications for the BP Shipping Marine Distance Tables now means that users can adjust routes and obtain distances to match their own operations. The changes make it possible for the user to produce deviation reports following changes in voyage destinations. AtoBviaCs’ new interfaces for the BP Shipping Marine Distance Tables are ‘Port to Port –Online’ and ‘Port to Port v4’. Both applications allow users to edit routes to meet their particular needs.
New 35W T5 LED Driver from Thomas Research Products
Thomas Research Products introduced a line of 35W LED drivers that feature a form factor matching T5 fluorescent ballasts. These 35W drivers are an expansion of TRP's standard LED series. Being sized to match T5-style ballasts offers the flexibility of use them in existing fixture designs. OEM's can use them in new offerings, or they can be utilized for LED retrofits in the field. Input voltage ranges from 120Vac to 277Vac. They are IP65 rated.
Marine Systems Inc., ZF Marine Support Inland Waterway Business
ZF Marine announced a new partnership with Marine Systems Inc. (MSI) will be responsible for sales and service support of ZF Marine commercial craft products to the inland waterway region.
Washington Governor Makes Weld on State’s Second Ferry
Washington Governor Jay Inslee officially kicked off the construction of M/V Samish, the state’s newest 144-car ferry, by making the first weld on the vessel at Vigor Industrial’s Seattle shipyard Friday. Earlier in the week US Fab, the Vigor company building the ferries, hit a major project milestone on the first vessel, the M/V Tokitae, when the company successfully transferred the 1110-ton superstructure onto the hull.
Water Injection Dredging Facts
A relatively new technique for dredging is slowly growing in popularity: Water Injection Dredging (WID). Water Injection Dredging is not the answer to every dredging…
DNV, Statoil Cooperate to Enhance Arctic Competence
DNV and Statoil are launching a competence program that aims to enhance the two organizations’ knowledge about particular Arctic challenges. “Due to Arctic-specific risks such as remoteness, darkness, ice and low temperatures, it is utterly important to take a stepwise approach in which we learn and improve from the experience gained. Our complementary roles as operator and risk-management expert in…
McDermott Acquires DeepSea
McDermott International, Inc. announced that certain of its subsidiaries have entered into an agreement in which McDermott has acquired all of the outstanding shares of the DeepSea operating companies. Terms of the purchase are not being disclosed. Headquartered in London, England, with engineering offices in Houston, Europe and Asia Pacific, DeepSea’s specialty services encompass subsea engineering and project management and extend from the wellhead to fixed…
GSP to Provide Services for Gazprom Neft
Operations are scheduled to start at the beginning of June and will be carried out in Dolginskoye oil field, located in the Pechora Sea, in the south eastern part of the Barents Sea, the continental shelf of the Russian Federation. MODU GSP Jupiter shall perform the drilling, logging, completion and testing of North-Dolginskaya № 3 well. A fleet of four offshore support vessels including two owned by GSP will assist the rig during the drilling operations scheduled in the Pechora Sea.
BV Close in Offshore Wind Agreement
Bureau Veritas says an innovative decision support system for the structural maintenance of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) is close to being finalised. The initiative could result in significant cost and energy saving for all types of renewable marine energy farms. The system has been developed within the framework of Eurogia+, the Eureka cluster for low-carbon energies. The partners in this project - Bureau Veritas…
ABS Nautical Systems signs PT. Sumatra Wahana Perkasa’s
PT. Sumatra Wahana Perkasa has agreed to implement ABS Nautical Systems’ NS5 Enterprise software suite. The Indonesian-based company did not have a current system…
New Brazilian Warship Departs the U.K.
The latest addition to the Brazilian Navy’s fleet departed the UK in the snow for her new home in Rio de Janeiro where she will strengthen Brazil’s maritime security. Apa is the second of three Amazonas Class Ocean Patrol Vessels being delivered to the Brazilian Navy by BAE Systems. Her sister ship, Amazonas, completed the crossing last year, while the final ship, Araguari, will be handed over in June.