BAE Systems Awarded Significant US Navy Contract
BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair contracted for 'USS Porter' (DDG 78) extended dry-docking work by the Department of Defense. The value of the firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal 2013 US $49,435,634.
Suez Canal Toll Rise Takes Effect
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) raises toll fees by 5% for oil tankers & petrochemical products, 2% for container ships & car carriers effective 1, May 2013. News of the latest rise in tolls follows last year's SCA increase of a 3% rise for all ships passing through the canal. Suez Canal revenues have become more important because the country’s foreign currency reserves have shrunk from $36bn since the eve of the 25 January Revolution to $13.5bn, reports the 'Daily News, Egypt'.
Iron Ore Carriers Head for Port of Long Beach
Iron ore exports start up at Long Beach: Western U.S. mines supply the raw material for shipment to Asia. Officials gathered dockside to celebrate the exporting of iron ore from the Port of Long Beach – a promising new line of business developed by SA Recycling, a longtime exporter of scrap metal. SA Recycling is working with CML Metals Corp. to send iron ore from mines in Utah, California, Arizona and Nevada to meet the growing demand for raw materials in Asia’s booming steel industry.
Financial Aspects of Piracy Explained
Release of 'MV Leopard' crew hostages by Somali pirates, prompts Denmark researchers 'RiskIntelligence' to give general ransom & pirate 'investment' insights. Economic terminology such as “market” is used in the below to describe the criminal activities of hijacking and ransom. During February 2011 a total of 37 ships were held along the shoreline of Somalia, compared to only two in 2008. The average…
Jeppesen Cover ENC Major APAC Shipping Routes
Jeppesen agrees with Indonesian Navy Hydrographic Office to distribute Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) for Indonesia including Straits of Malacca. With the completion of this agreement, Jeppesen says it will provide the worldwide commercial shipping industry with comprehensive ENC coverage for Indonesian waters — waters encompassing major Asian Pacific (APAC) trade routes critical to the flow of international commerce.
Keeping Maritime and Offshore Cranes Ship Shape
ALATAS Americas is a global company with strong roots in maritime and fast growing branches in the offshore sector. MR visited Robin Thomas, VP, for his take on emerging trends in both sectors. ALATAS is a global company with roots in the maritime sector, but there has been a decided move toward offshore oil and gas business. Why? Historically, our business has been predominantly fueled by the maritime industry, over the last five years we have increased our customer base in the offshore market.
Nor Crane Powers Ahead
At less than 10 years old, Nor Crane is a relatively new name in deck machinery. While short on years, it is long on experience, with an impressive order book, too. Nor Crane is not unlike a number of other Norwegian technology companies in that it has a history strongly rooted in the country’s offshore and fishing fleets, espouses the mandate of quality over costs, and is truly global in its scope and reach. Nor Crane was established in 2004 by Finn M.
Markey’s Mark on the Deck Machinery
105 years young, Markey Machinery has a strong history in the workboat and oceanographic market, and according to Blaine Dempke the orderbook is full and the future is bright. Blaine Dempke, President, Markey Machinery, is somewhat like the company he leads: long-term and steady, as the 30+ year veteran explained. “I began my career at Markey Machinery in 1978 as an entry level drafter and worked my way up through engineering,” Dempke said.
For enhancing the draft in ports or undertaking major dredging projects, India still relies on foreign dredging giants, a situation not likely to change unless the government comes out with a policy encouraging investment in the dredging industry. European dredging giants continue to make a clean sweep of all major Indian dredging projects, a market condition largely attributed to the lack of an environment conducive to encouraging Indian companies into large scale dredging.
Mitsui Publishes FY2012 Results.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. released its FY 2012 financial results. The full report can be viewed here. www.mol.co.jp
Ports of Auckland Selects Navis Terminal Operating System
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, announced that New Zealand-based Ports of Auckland (POAL) has selected the Navis SPARCS N4 terminal operating system (TOS) as part of a strategic technology investment. With SPARCS N4, POAL will optimize vessel and yard planning, as well as leverage the TOS as a driver for other key process improvement technologies at the terminal.
Gladding-Hearn Launches Vessel for Northeast Pilots
The Northeast Marine Pilots took delivery of a new Chesapeake-class launch from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The vessel joins the pilots’ four-boat fleet…
Director Watson Leads Deepwater O&G Containment Exercise
As part of the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the oil and gas industry’s ability to respond in the event of a deepwater blowout and ensure that offshore oil and gas production can continue to expand safely and responsibly, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Jim Watson launched an unannounced exercise to deploy critical pieces of state-of-the-art well control equipment to the ultra-deep seabed of the Gulf of Mexico.
Surge Protective Devices Onboard Vessels
Surge protective devices (SPDs), more commonly known as surge protectors or power strips, help protect expensive electronic devices from being damaged from excessive currents and allow us to simultaneously deliver power to multiple devices. This safety alert addresses the use of certain electrical protection devices onboard vessels and the inherent risks they may cause. Most commercially available SPDs are designed for use ashore and will interrupt only the hot conductor when a surge occurs.
Smit Lamnalco Celebrates 14 Years Without Incident
Smit Lamnalco passed a milestone in Oman after celebrating 14‐years of continuous marine and offshore support services with no Lost Time Incident (LTI). The 5,100 day record covers support to Single Point Mooring operations 10 km off Muscat Cove for the Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO). The services, which have run since 1998, are offered by a joint venture between Smit Lamnalco and Omani partner Suhail Bahwain Group.
Astrium Upgrades SkyFile
Astrium Services released an update for its SkyFile Mail software, which provides more user flexibility and cost reductions on regular maintenance in addition to offering more possibilities to “Bring Your Own Device” on board. The new monthly update of SkyFile Mail Anti Virus improves security and features a new automatic notification that prompts the Master to update the Anti Virus software over the air.
DuraPoly Delivers Plastic Workboat to Back Bay Marine
DuraPoly Boats delivered a 10'x32', 100% plastic powerhouse workboat to Back Bay Marine Service. It features a tunnel hull design, a 5,000 crane, is powered by twin 200 Yamaha motors, attains a top speed of 40mph and can run in 12 inches of water. The vessel will be used for site clearance, pipeline repair and as a dive platform in the oil fields south of Venice. www.youtube.com/user/DuraPolyBarges www.facebook.com/pages/Durapolyboats/119122088105270 www.durapolyboats.com
Gardline and OceanPact Enter Joint Venture
Gardline Marine Sciences, an independently owned survey group, and OceanPact, a Brazilian oil spill response company, have announced the establishment of a joint venture.
M.E.B.A. Calls for Recognition of U.S. Cruise Industry Mariners
The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association Raises Awareness of U.S. The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) will represent U.S. Merchant Mariners on the only U.S.-flagged and U.S.
EPA Report Highlights Benefits of Emissions Reduction Program
More than 50,000 older diesel powered engines were upgraded or replaced between 2008 to 2010 because of Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding which resulted…