Teekay Tankers Order Four Tankships from Korean Yard
Teekay Tankers orders 4 LR2 product tankships from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding with options for 12 more. The agreement is for STX of South Korea to construct four fuel-efficient 113,000 dwt Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker newbuildings for a fully built-up cost of approximately $47-million each. The agreement also includes fixed-price options for up to 12 additional LR2 newbuildings that can be declared over the next 18 months.
U.K. Shipping Sector More Confident, Survey Finds
The survey indicates freight-rate improvements and greater likelihood of new investment in the next 12 months. Overall confidence levels in the international shipping…
GD to Take Next Step in 'Knifefish' Development
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems completes the critical design review for 'Knifefish', the surface-mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle (SMCM UUV).
Two Arabian Gulf Contracts for McDermott
A McDermott International subsidiary has been awarded two projects valued at approximately US$ 900-million. The first project includes engineering, procurement,…
Alfa Laval Win Big Korean BWTS Order
Alfa Laval to supply its PureBallast systems to a leading shipyard in South Korea. The order has a value of approximately SEK 50 million, and delivery will start in 2013 and be finalized in 2014.
KVH Introduce New TracPhone Equipment
KVH's new maritime terminal features integrated CommBox Modem with built-in network management functionality. As part of its commitment to bringing reliable, fast…
US Ports' Retail Imports Predicted to Rise Despite Sequestration
The monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation & Hackett Associates, predicts a 2.7% April 2013 retail import rise. With US Customs…
Fitch Affirms U.S. Port Ratings
As part of its peer review process, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings for its U.S. ports. The affirmation is the culmination of a detailed review of all of Fitch's U.S.
InterMoor to Construct Service Base at Açu Superport, Brazil
InterMoor do Brasil Serviços Offshore de Instalaçao Ltda (InterMoor), an Acteon company, was awarded a construction license to build facilities at the new Industrial Complex of Açu Superport located in São João da Barra in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Construction of the Service Base will commence in April 2013. The facility will be built on a 52,300 square-meter plot at the right bank of the terminal’s inland channel (TX2).
USCG Accepting Applications for TSAC Vacancies
The United States Coast Guard is requesting applications from qualified candidates seeking consideration for appointment as public members to the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Applications for TSAC membership must include a cover letter and resume. By mail: Alternate Designated Federal Official (ADFO)of TSAC, Commandant, (CG-OES-2)/TSAC U.S.
Surge Protective Devices Onboard Vessels
Surge protective devices (SPDs), more commonly known as surge protectors or power strips, help protect electronic devices from being damaged from excessive currents…
ABS Releases Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Guide
ABS released the ABS Guide for Building and Classing Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Installations to provide the most comprehensive requirements to date. Based on the results of case studies and existing technologies, the new guide provides criteria for the design, construction, installation and survey of permanently sited floating offshore wind turbines and includes specific guidelines for areas subject to cyclonic storms.
Safety Drives Digital Plant Upgrade, Says Aveva
Aveva’s new business paper examines how 3D laser surveying technology can transform brownfield asset information. Aveva announced its publication of a new business paper, Seeing Through the Fog, describing how recent advances in both 3D laser surveying and Information Management technology combine to enable the capture and use of an accurate digital counterpart of a brownfield plant. It explains how…
Pole Star Upgrades Marine Asset Tracker Software
Pole Star Space Applications, a provider of realtime asset tracking and monitoring systems, has announced the launch of Marine Asset Tracker (MAT) 2.0, the first product released on its next generation Purplefinder Pro software platform. MAT 2.0 is targeted at owners and operators of coastal and inland workboats, tugs and barges and the offshore oil and gas market. It allows users to monitor mixed fleets of tugs…
EvoLogics to Showcase at Ocean Business 2013
EvoLogics GmbH, a manufacturer of underwater communication and positioning systems from Berlin, Germany, will showcase its recent developments at the Ocean Business…
Ocean Exchange Seeks Solutions Submissions
The third annual Ocean Exchange, to be held in Savannah, Georgia, has selected the theme of Leap to Zero+ as it continues its search for entrepreneurs from around the globe with innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Solutions submitted should have the potential to generate economic growth and increase productivity while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste production.
Ingalls Gulfport Facility Reaches Milestone
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced its Ingalls Shipbuilding division achieved a milestone in the construction process of the composite hangar that will be used on the U.S. Navy's second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). Recently, the shipbuilders at the company's Gulfport, Miss., facility turned the inverted hangar to an upright position, or ship-shape, which is an important and necessary feat in the construction schedule of this component.
Appointment at A.S.A.P. Supplies
Worldwide Distributor of marine equipment and spares, A.S.A.P. Supplies Ltd, appointed Tom Edwards as Sales Manager. Formerly Supervisor of the Sales department, Mr. Edwards’ promotion is welcomed by the Board. The Company based in Beccles, Suffolk have seen Mr. Edward’s progress over the last few years with great leadership skills. His valued work has contributed to the Company’s growth, including meeting and exceeding strategic targets.
DNV Software Launches Risk Management Solution
Structured and analytical risk management has direct effects on a company’s ability to build a competitive advantage. To support organizations with one complete solution for managing operational, project and enterprise risk DNV Software has now incorporated the risk management tool EasyRisk Manager with the Synergi Life risk and QHSE-management solution. It provides a real time snapshot of a company’s risk picture.
Composite Carries Savings for Offshore Turbine Services
Hereford-based Offshore Turbine Services reported savings from choosing composite over aluminum craft in the offshore wind market. As the company takes delivery of its fourth CTruk 20T multi-purpose cat, Commander P, and eagerly awaits Commodore P, the fifth, this May, chairman Phil Collins commented on this decision, “We are very pleased that in under a year we have managed to establish ourselves in such a dynamic and innovative industry.