More TRACE Recognition for GAC in Cyprus and Greece
Following the announcement that GAC Egypt has received TRACE international certification, two more GAC Group companies in the Eastern Mediterranean (Cyprus and Greece)…
Safety Data Sheets for Chemical Tankers
Intertanko, the International Parcel Tankers Association (IPTA), the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI), the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and the…
ClassNK Releases New Hull Design Software
ClassNK announced the release of a new version of its PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) ship design support software. In addition to a variety of new features, the new version includes in the new second draft of the IACS Harmonized Common Structural Rules, or H-CSR, for bulk carriers and oil tankers released on April 1, 2013. Initially released in July 2012, ClassNK’s PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) was the world’s first…
EPCSA Conference on Port Process Simplification
Two years after its official launch, the European Port Community Systems Association (ECPSA) will host a conference focusing on the simplification of port processes and trade facilitation. What are the key strands of European Union policy relating to port processes? How are they viewed from the differing perspectives of the European Commission and the shipping and ports community? And what is needed next to drive forward trade facilitation within and beyond Europe?
Shell Geelong Refinery for Sale
Shell Australia announced its Geelong Refinery is for sale. The proposed sale of the 120 kb/d refinery is in line with Shell’s global strategy to concentrate investment on large scale sites, such as the company’s world scale Pulau Bukom refinery in Singapore. The announcement underpins Shell’s local strategy to grow its retail and bulk fuels business, along with terminals and pipelines. Shell recognizes that other parties…
Stolt-Nielsen Limited Reports Results
Stolt-Nielsen Limited reported unaudited results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2013. Net profit attributable to SNL shareholders in the first quarter was $1.5 million, with revenue of $519.4 million, compared with $18.2 million, with revenue of $510.9 million, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2012. The Stolt Tankers Joint Service Sailed-in Time-Charter Index was 1.12, down from 1.14.
METS Invites Charities to Apply for DAME Fundraising
METS organizer Amsterdam RAI invites government-approved, marine-related public charities to apply for the registration proceeds from the Design Award METS (DAME) competition.
IHC Merwede Reveals Healthy Profit Margin
IHC Merwede has revealed a healthy net profit margin of 4.1% in 2012 and a positive sales forecast for the year ahead. The company develops and builds vessels, equipment and life-cycle support services for the dredging, mining and offshore industries, which have been performing well – despite the global economic situation and the knock-on effect for the maritime industry. In 2012, IHC Merwede reached a revenue of €895 million and a net profit of €37 million.
MTU Expands in India with Engine Test Cell Facility
The Tognum Group company MTU India opened a new engine test cell facility at its MTU India Service Center in Tathawade, Pune (India). The test cell’s dynamometer system is capable of testing all MTU engines up to Series 4000 engines in the range from 300 to 4,300kW, as per MTU test protocol, and for all applications. In February 2010, MTU India opened its new head office for sales and service operations in Pune.
East Coast UK Wind Farm: Final Turbine Installed
The 75th and final turbine has been installed at the Lincs Offshore Wind Farm. The installation marks a major milestone in the development of the 270MW project,…
Life-like Robotic Jellyfish Unveiled
As part of a US Navy-funded project Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish. The jellyfish, the size and weight of a grown man, is 5 foot 7 inches in length and wieghs 170 pounds. The project aims to develop self-powering, autonomous machines that support various missions such as surveillance and monitoring the undersea environment, as well as studying ocean life, mapping ocean floors and monitoring ocean currents.
Arctic Russia LNG Plant Contracts Awarded
Japan's JGC Corporation with France's Technip to carry out the EPIC & commissioning of an integrated facility for natural gas liquefaction at the Yamal Peninsular.
'Carnival Triumph' Blown off Berth in Repair Shipyard
Strong winds parted the cruise ship's moorings in the BAE shipyard, setting her adrift in the Mobile River until assisted by tugs. One shipyard worker reported missing and is being searched for by Coast Guard Sector Mobile, while one other employee was recovered safely. The tug New Wednesday was on scene stabilizing the Triumph, and four additional tugboats were en route to assist. The Coast Guard…
Mariner Chosen by Port of Galveston
The Mariner Group has been chosen to supply CommandBridge™ as the cornerstone of its Maritime Command and Control & Situational Awareness project. Galveston will deploy CommandBridge…
NOL Names Its Largest Container Ship
The 14,000-TEU container ship was named 'APL Temasek' by Mrs Mary Tan, wife of the Republic’s President at a Singapore ceremony. APL Temasek is the first in a series of ten 14,000-TEU vessels on order by the Singapore-based shipping and logistics group. She is also the largest container ship to be registered in Singapore. “Today, we celebrate a landmark in NOL’s history,” said NOL Group Chairman Mr Kwa Chong Seng.
Neighboring California Ports at Loggerheads
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners to support the city’s appeal against a proposed Port of Los Angeles rail yard project. The city’s appeal is of the Southern California International Gateway rail yard project approved recently by the Port of Los Angeles. The 153-acre facility proposed by BNSF Railway Co. sits just outside West Long Beach, alongside the Terminal Island Freeway on land owned by the Port of Los Angeles.
Greece's Navios to Buy 5 Product Tankships
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp. to acquire 5 MR2 Product Tankers wth options for two more. The company which owns and operates tanker vessels, announce that it…
Offshore Equipment Contract for HB Rentals
HB Rentals wins an A60-ABS-approved, 10-building package to accommodate 58 personnel on a fixed platform off the coast of Trinidad. In addition to the 58 beds, HB Rentals also supplied the galley…
Jumbo Set to Offload Heavy-lift Tunnel-boring Machine
'M/V Fairpartner' is due to discharge the largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) ever made at the port of Seattle, Friday, 5, April 2013. The tunnel boring machine was built by Hitachi Zosen Corporation and loaded at Osaka, Japan. It consists of total 48 pieces weighing 7,777 metric tons and measuring 31.606 cubic meters; the heaviest item is close to 900 metric tons. The tunnel boring machine was named ‘Bertha’ after Bertha Knight Landes, Seattle’s first female mayor.
Bluefin Completes DARPA UUV Deep Testing
Bluefin Robotics has successfully completed deep-water testing of a specialized Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The system was developed under a Phase II subcontract from Applied Physical Sciences Corp. (APS) for the Deep Sea Operations (DSOP) Program. DSOP is part of DARPA's Distributed Agile Submarine Hunting program (DASH), which aims…