Strike Club Results Reflect Growing Labor Unrest
The early months of 2013 have been marked by damaging labor strike action in several countries which has punished shipowners and charterers even though they are innocent parties…
Southco Partners with Seacosast
Southco, Inc. announced its partnership with Seacoast Associates, Inc., who will act as a strategic growth partner for Southco’s Marine hardware business. Established in 2010, Seacoast Associates brings a strong foundation of industry experience and expertise to Southco’s Marine customer base. Led by three established sales representatives with existing long-term relationships in the Marine industry, Seacoast Associates will cover Southco U.S.
GE Unveils Marine Application Solutions at OTC
Improved performance, efficiency and sustainability all figure strongly in the new solutions that GE’s Power Conversion business is unveiling at OTC 2013, the Offshore…
Alfa Laval Tumba AB at Nor-Shipping 2013
Taking place June 4-7 at Norges Varemesse in Oslo, Nor-Shipping is an international forum for Northern European maritime industry. At the Alfa Laval stand in Hall E, visitors will find a comprehensive approach to easing financial and regulatory pressures, with solutions for energy efficiency and extending performance at the forefront. Today’s marine industry faces difficult and conflicting challenges, especially when it comes to energy.
A Tailored Approach to VSAT for Workboats
ESSI Corporation and Hughes team up to address the unique requirement of this hardworking maritime sector. When ESSI Corporation and Hughes teamed in 2009 to deliver broadband VSAT services to the workboat industry, they quickly discovered that not only was this a unique industry, but also that when it came satellite communications, several important requirements had to be satisfied to keep these customers happy. As a service provider, a customized service tailored to those needs evolved.
Bulk Carrier Wind Project Concluded
Zodiac’s bulk carrier Cape Flamingo was the focus of a wind energy monitoring project, as the project partners investigated the potential to improve fuel efficiency.
Caterpillar’s Marine Center of Excellence
Highly automated, fully variable assembly process allows Cat to provide uniform service to a myriad of marine customers. But, MCOE is only one part of Cat’s new business strategy. In August of 2007, the first Cat marine engine left Caterpillar’s new Marine Center of Excellence (MCOE) in Greenville, South Carolina. In the ensuing years, countless engines have gone through the same process. Caterpillar…
Using Mediation: Eliminate Risk and Conserve Litigation Expenses
When doing business in the maritime industry, someone will inevitably file a legal claim against your company, or you will file a claim against someone else. Although litigation is always good for your legal team, it is often not good for the litigants. Litigation forces a company to utilize resources that could be working on more productive areas of your business. While the litigation process progresses…
JK Fabrication’s Emergency Towing Reel
You’ve got an emergency towing wire. Of course you do. It’s rusted beyond belief, probably retired from primary service two years ago when it developed that kink and those nasty fishhooks. And, it’s deployed where it should be; out on deck, in the open and exposed to the elements. Will it perform when you need it most? Probably not. It doesn’t have to be that way. According to JK Fabrication, the current…
Strachans Launches Alternative to Refrigerated Containers
Strachans, a specialist distributor of food and chandlery supplies to the offshore and marine industry, announced the pilot of a new container capable of maintaining…
Weizhou 6-12 Oil Field Starts Production
CNOOC Limited announced that Weizhou 6-12 oil field has recently commenced production. Weizhou 6-12 oil field is located in Beibu Gulf Basin in the north part of…
General Dynamics Awarded $20 Million for Submarine Maintenance
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $20 million contract modification for nuclear-maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.
Large BC Fishing Boat Orders WESMAR Sonar
WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) has announced an order for their powerful Model HD860 sonar for installation on 44-meter factory trawler FV Raw Spirit, the second largest fishing vessel in British Columbia. Built in 1998 in Norway and refitted in Iceland, the FV Raw Spirit is billed as fuel-efficient by her owners, Andersen Seafoods Ltd., Fisher Bay Seafood Ltd, and Canadian Fishing Company. Her Captain…
Construction Update: Mein Schiff 3 and Mein Schiff 4
TUI Cruises President and CEO Richard Vogel is in Finland this week reviewing the status of the construction of the company’s two ship orders, Mein Schiff 3 and Mein Schiff 4, and provided an update. Mr. Vogel noted that construction on Mein Schiff 3 at STX Finland is now 25% complete, and the main engines have completed their acceptance testing. Formal keel-laying has been set for Friday May 24, 2013 with delivery almost exactly one year later.
Omega Introduces KFH Series Prewired Strain Gages
Omega introduced its new series of prewired strain gages. Each gage for the KFH series has 50 mm of PTFE cable before transitioning to AWG 28 leads to prevent leads from adhering during installation.
Maersk Deepwater Rig's Incident Free Year
The crew of the 'Maersk Deliverer' has achieved a ‘One-Year Free of Accidents’ award during operations offshore West Africa. Maersk Deliverer has been operating in six different countries in West Africa for eight different clients over the past two years and is currently on a two year contract with Chevron, Angola. Maersk Offshore say that the crew received the award due to a relentless pursuit of keeping a safe and incident-free environment on-board the rig.
UAE Navy Receives Fincantieri Patrol Boat
Fincantieri Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard in Italy has delivered the patrol boat 'Salahah' to the United Arab Emirates' Navy. The new ship's sister the Ghantut was delivered last January together with an "Abu Dhabi Class" corvette. The two patrol vessels – whose names come from an area of the Emirates near Abu Dhabi – were ordered in 2010 within the “Falaj 2” program. The contract provides for an…
Catherwood Buys Tugboat, Side-swaps Engines
Catherwood Towing's owner, Ernie Catherwood, adds another tugboat to his 14-boat fleet that operates in and around Canada's Fraser River. The 39-year old boat was at a shipyard undergoing a scheduled Canadian Steamship Inspection. Ernie had marine surveyor Mark McAllister and his port engineer Trevor Sexton check the boat out, and they reported the boat sound with excellent 1/2-inch hull plating. But the old 12V149 Jimmies were tired…
U.S. Earth Day Award for Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach wins Federal Maritime Commission 'Earth Day' Award in recognition of its mitigation & sustainability efforts. The Port has been named one…
MAN & Statoil Sign Turbo-machinery Agreements
MAN Diesel & Turbo, Switzerland, signs to provide Norway's Statoil with new subsea compressor equipment & maintenance services. The Zurich-based MAN Diesel & Turbo…