Port of Hamburg Receives Eight Newbuildings
The Port of Hamburg receives the first of a total of eight 13,380-TEU COSCO newbuildings at HHLA’s Container Terminal Tollerort. Delivered at the end of February, the completed containership Cosco Belgium will berth in Hamburg on April 11. Operating under the Hong Kong flag, this ULCC is 366 meters long, 51 meters wide and when fully loaded has a draft of 15.5 meters. She is the first of altogether eight 13…
LOC Group Acquires SCUA Middle East Consultancy
LOC Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of SCUA Middle East Consultancy with effect from April 1, 2013. This acquisition combines LOC Middle East and SCUA Middle East to form a team of nearly 30 staff, including marine engineers, master mariners, naval architects and civil/structural engineers with wide-ranging skills and knowledge. SCUA Middle East will become part of LOC Middle East, which will continue to respond to all types of marine insurance claims…
Rolls-Royce, Drydocks World to Cooperate on LNG Tugs
Rolls-Royce plc has signed a memorandum of understanding with Drydocks World Dubai to provide systems for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) powered tugs for the Middle East market.
DOT's Marad: Small Shipyard Grant Program
Under the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration Small Shipyard Grant Program, there is currently $9,457,986.00 available for grants for capital…
DNV Launches Risk Management Software
Structured and analytical risk management have direct effects on a company’s ability to build a competitive advantage. To support organizations with one complete solution for managing operational…
Alfa Laval Freshwater Generator Now Onboard New Constellation
Pronomar received an order from Expedo Shipping Corporation Monaco, owners and operators of tankers, bulkers and general cargo ships trading worldwide and operating, both ashore and onboard, in accordance with the shipping industry’s highest standards. Expedo Shipping Corporation Monaco commit foremost to every aspect of safety and protection of the environment. This is where Pronomar came into play…
Fitch: U.S. Ports Remain a Low Credit Risk
U.S. ports continue to maintain strong investment grade ratings, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. Out of Fitch's rated ports, 69% are rated 'A' or above.
Dryad Maritime Welcomes Japanese Plans
Dryad Maritime, a U.K. commercial maritime intelligence company, welcomed the Japanese government’s plans to submit a bill to the National Diet which will permit…
Castrol Challenges Scavenge Drain Oil Analysis Methodology
Concerns over corrosive wear risk in cross-head engines led Castrol Marine to question the rigour of some widely used scavenge drain oil analysis (SDA ) techniques.
CSC Jinling Shipyard Collaborates with Aveva Net
Aveva announced that CSC Jinling Shipyard in Greater China has signed a new contract for Aveva Net software, upon which an integrated design information management system will be deployed.
Eighth and Final Royal Navy Frigate Upgraded with Sonar 2087
Following an extensive refit, HMS Portland has become the final Royal Navy Type 23 frigate to be fitted with Thales U.K.’s Sonar 2087, a towed array sonar system that enables warships to hunt submarines at considerable distances and locate them beyond the range from which they can launch an attack. Portland has now returned to service, with a rededication ceremony on March 21. The 12-month multi-million pound refit in Rosyth Royal Dockyard of Portland’s sensors…
Martek Releases Updated iECDIS
Martek Marine will launch its iECDIS with built-in GSM mobile connectivity technology. iECDIS provides wireless updates ranging from simple daily Notices to Mariners to the full chart downloads required each month by law. This is the first ECDIS system which doesn’t rely on physical disc updates or VSAT or broadband downloads. Martek’s chart correction service takes Notices to Mariners and applies them to a chart overlay, which is automatically downloaded and updated.
ABS Announces Investments in Singapore
ABS announced investments in Singapore that will strengthen engineering and survey capabilities and lay the foundation for strategic global initiatives. Recognizing the growing role played by Singapore in the marine and offshore industries, ABS is expanding its operational workforce, increasing research and development (R&D) efforts and establishing a Global Performance Center in Singapore. "ABS has worked alongside industry…
Agaia, First Choice Sign Distribution Agreement for Evolve
Agaia Inc., creators of Evolve, a natural, green cleaning technology to significantly outperform chemical cleaners, announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with First Choice Marine to make Evolve products available to ships and maritime facilities throughout the Americas. Evolve is an all-natural, nontoxic cleaning technology. The manufacturer claims it measurably outperforms chemical-based cleaners, degreasers, laundry detergents and solvents.
LNG Carrier Longevity Study Contract for LR
Hyundai Ocean Service contract Lloyd’s Register Marine Consulting to assess the service lifetime of their vessel 'Hyundai Utopia'. The study concerns the 1994 built, 273m long, 71,909 dwt, LNG Carrier Hyundai Utopia (IMO 9018555). The President of HDOS, Taek-Gyu Lee, met with Lloyd’s Register’s Korea Chief Representative, Soo-Young Lee in Busan to sign the contract during a special ceremony at the HDOS office at Busan, Korea.
AXYS Deliver Newfoundland Oceanogrphic Buoys
AXYS Technologies Inc. deliver 8 oceanographic buoys to the Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland (Marine Institute ). The buoys will expand the existing ocean observing network, known as “SmartBay ”, located at Placentia Bay along Newfoundland’s southern coastline. The data provides fishermen, vessel operators, weather forecasters and other stakeholders near real time access to a variety of marine meteorological and oceanographic data.
AAPA Judge the FY 2014 Budget a Support 'Potpouri'
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) consider the FY 2014 Administration Budget contains mixed blessings for the industry. With the release today…
Reef Subsea Wins Offshore W. Africa Contracts
Reef Subsea has secured two contracts for offshore operations in the West Africa region with a combined value of more than US$15-M. The firm’s IMR and Construction division, based in Bergen, Norway, is working with two major oil and gas companies on the projects in The Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea. For both projects, Reef Subsea, which also has a presence in Aberdeen, Houston, Mandal in Norway and Surrey and Stockton-on-Tees in England…
Russian Navy Submarines to be More Anonymous
Russian navy will reintroduce Soviet practice and remove control tower emblems and markings to make identification more difficult. The huge and highly visible emblems…
Latest DoD Navy Contracts
Comtech EF Data of Tempe, Ariz. Comtech EF Data, Tempe, Ariz., is being awarded a $7,548,254 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract…