US Coast Guard Schedule TWIC Public Meetings
The U.S. Coast Guard public meetings concern the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) proposal. The meetings are scheduled in accordance with the…
Seawater Battery Key to Renewable Energy Storage
A battery that solves the load-leveling problem of renewable energy AND generates value-added by-products? Too good to be true? It appears that Dr. Schubert, Professor…
Seattle First U.S. W.Coast Port to Join Green Marine
Port of Seattle has signed-on as a participant in Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America. Port of Seattle state that it is the first U.S.
ACT 2 Sludge Devouring Device Installed in Drill Ship
A Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) by ACT2 Technologies, of Ft. Lauderdale Florida has been fitted to Transocean's 'Discoverer Enterprise'. The Discoverer Enterprise is leased to BP and owned by Transocean. ACT2 say that they are also working on additional units for Transocean in the 200 person range. BP, Transocean, and ACT2 Technologies are committed to reducing sanitation pollution to zero while existing 159(55) regulations still allow many pollutants to be discharged.
Bulk Carrier Catches Fire, Sinks off Oman
The Liberian-flag bulker 'Atlantik Confidence' reported an engine room fire and sank over the Easter week-end. Rescue of the 21-member Turkish crew was supervised by USS Nicholas which was dispatched from routine NATO Task Force counter-piracy operations in the area. The U.S. warship took command of the rescue operation and sent its helicopter to cover the 80 miles to the vessel to assess the immediate needs.
Maritime Crane Simulators Launched by Liebherr
The Liebherr simulators increase port safety & productivity by providing a cost-effective, highly efficient crane operator training solution. Liebherr say that the development of this advanced training tool was driven by their extensive experience in highly intensive crane driver training. Approved by training experts, the range of simulated cranes includes ship to shore, rubber tyre gantry, mobile harbour and offshore cranes.
P&O Introduce Irish Sea Fast Ferry After Overhaul
Ship refurbishment specialists Blu Marine complete the £500,000 contract, and P&O has begun operating the ship on its Troon to Larne service. Blu Marine carried out the work in Belfast Harbour, which mainly involved fitting the P&O Express with a new Club Lounge designed to meet the needs of business travellers. The 90-capacity lounge will offer complimentary news-papers, magazines, drinks and snacks, with facilities in place to allow passengers to use laptops, tablets and mobile phones.
China RoRo Equipment Contracts for Macgregor
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, wins orders worth around EUR 10 million for cargo access equipment for 4 car carriers to be built in China. The orders are for the equipment of four 6…
Foss Maritime Expanding Ocean Tug Fleet
Responding to new oil and gas industry opportunities, Foss Maritime Company is building the first three tugs in an innovative Arctic Class of tugs, a fleet expansion that broadens its capacity to take on large projects in extreme environments. Construction on the first tug starts in early 2013 at the Foss’ Rainier, Oregon shipyard, which will be expanded by an additional 10,000 square feet, and will require additional staff, in part to accommodate this project.
U.S. Shipyards Competing – and Succeeding – Overseas
Foreign Demand For U.S. Military And Commercial Vessels Is Brisk; For Now. In the heavy shadow of possible sequestration-induced federal budget cuts, some U.S. companies are busy supplying vessels to overseas customers under the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales program and through private contracts to foreign government and firms. Demand for offshore oil vessels is strong. A big chunk of overseas business now is under the U.S.
Port of Galveston Selects Mariner for Security and Operations Project
The Mariner Group, LLC announced that the Port of Galveston selected CommandBridge as the cornerstone of its Maritime Command and Control and Situational Awareness project.
KVH Expands Mini-VSAT Broadband Network in Brazil and Africa
In the latest stage of its ongoing expansion of the global mini-VSAT Broadband network, KVH Industries, Inc. has more than doubled the network’s capacity in the Brazilian and African regions. The ongoing global network upgrade involves deployment of Variable Coding, Spreading, and Modulation (VCSM) technology provided by ViaSat, Inc., KVH’s partner in the mini-VSAT Broadband network. This is the third major capacity increase in less than five months…
LBO Cofferdam Online Riser Repair
LBOs cofferdam concept for riser repair is tailor made for each project. Repair works can be executed while the riser is in operation, maintaining production and therefore saving cost. LBO skills and equipment are applied on specific projects for the repair of risers using a cofferdam solution. The LBO cofferdam concept was first used in 2002 on the Heidrun platform in the Norwegian Sea. Since each project may require different specifications…
Toyota Recognizes Crowley with Logistics Excellence Award
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner and logistics group was recently presented with its eleventh-consecutive Logistics Excellence Award for export quality – an honor given in recognition of Crowley’s ongoing efforts to safely and efficiently transport Toyota vehicles to Puerto Rico from the U.S. East Coast. Crowley’s Peter Noyer, vice president, national accounts and John Kelley, director, national accounts…
GE Wins More Than $600m to Expand Brazil’s Pre-Salt O&G Fields
In the last 12 months, GE has won contracts valued at more than $600 million to provide propulsion systems with customers in the pre-salt oilfield expansion off Brazil’s east coast.
SENER Opens Office in Brazil
The engineering and technology group SENER has opened an office in São Paulo, Brazil. SENER thus establishes an operating and permanent division in this Latin American country, made up of about 300 Brazilian professionals specialized in engineering and construction that will carry out projects in the fields of Power and Process, Civil engineering and Architecture, Aerospace and Marine engineering. Furthermore, SENER premises in Brazil also include an office in Rio de Janeiro.
Lineage Logistics Acquires Seattle Cold Storage
Lineage Logistics, a warehousing and logistics company sponsored by Bay Grove Capital LLC, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Seattle Cold Storage…
Northwind NV To Build Wind Farm off Belgian Coast
Northwind NV received statements of compliance for site assessment and site specific design assessment from GL Renewables Certification (GL RC). The Northwind Offshore Wind Farm will be located on the Bank Zonder Naam (Lodewijkbank) off the coast of Zeebrugge, Belgium. Construction of the wind farm, which includes 72 Vestas V112 turbines, begins this year, with completion scheduled for 2014. The statements of compliance were presented to Frank Coenen…
Senergy Makes Several Shifts in Senior Management
Energy services company Senergy added a number of appointments to its senior management team with to consolidate its position for future growth. The company, which provides fully-integrated project and asset development services across the energy industry, anticipates creating up to 80 new positions by the end of May, as a result of increasing demand for its services. Senergy applies its expertise…
ITFShow Support for Striking Hong Kong Dockers
The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) spoke out against a temporary injunction that throws out striking dockers from Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, Port of Hong Kong.