Underwater Robotic Championship
In a few weeks, SeaPerch, a national educational outreach program using underwater robotics, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), will hold its 2013 National SeaPerch Challenge. Hosted by the Indiana State Regions this annual competition will take place on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the University’s Natatorium housing the Olympic pool.
L.A. Port Director Receives USC Alumni Award
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., has been honored by the University of Southern California Alumni Association with the prestigious Alumni Merit Award. Knatz earned a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering and a doctorate in biological science from USC. “The Alumni Merit Awards are given to individuals whose remarkable accomplishments speak well for the range and quality of a USC education,” said Patrick E.
Mississippi Port Names New Executive Director
Following a national search, the Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport selected Jonathan Daniels as the port’s new executive director. Daniels comes to the Port of Gulfport from the Port of Oswego in upstate New York where he served as executive director since 2007. Prior to joining the Port of Oswego he served as the president and chief executive officer of Eastern Maine Development Corporation…
Vale’s Valemax Ships Regain Admittance to Asian Ports
Vale SA of Brazil said it has increased access of its Valemax iron ore carriers to Asian ports. The company even docked one of its ships in China where a ban on…
Finland Finances Two TUI ships
Arrangements have been made to ensure that the Turku shipyards of STX Finland will be able to deliver two ships ordered by the German TUI cruise line, Finland’s…
Wabona Awarded Maritime Newcomer Accolade
Durban's Wabona Group was among the winners in one of the nine award categories, during a Maritime Industry Awards function held on April 28, 2013 in Cape Town. The event, held to celebrate contributions to the South African Maritime Industry, was a culmination of a nationwide nomination process. Wabona Group was awarded a Maritime Newcomer accolade at the 2012/2013 Maritime Industry Awards, Organized by Colleen Jacka of Maritime Review Africa.
Canarias Multinautica Gains IMCI Certification
Canarias Multinautica S.L. located in the Canary Island has been successfully certified by IMCI in all four required business certification areas: boat specialized trade, accessories specialized trade, boat service specialized trade, engine sales and service specialized trade (three levels). The certification of Canarias Multinautica S.L. was commissioned on behalf of Yanmar. IMCI has an advanced corporate certification approach which focuses on quality.
Liebherr Confirms Repeat Crane Orders
Liebherr container cranes verified a number of orders from existing clients which are due for handover this year. Exolgan Container Terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina purchased a further ship to shore container crane from Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. The commissioning of this crane which is due to be completed in the coming months will bring to nine, the number of Liebherr ship to shore cranes at Exolgan Container Terminal.
Ulstein Delivers PSV Designs to Kuma
Kuma Shipping has ordered two ships of the new P128 design, a design developed to serve the general PSV market related to work-over barges and jack-up rigs. “This is a design that combines low fuel oil consumption with high carrying capacity at an attractive price,” said Ove Dimmen, area sales manager in Ulstein Design and Solutions. Dimmen and his team developed the Ulstein P128 with input from Kuma Shipping.
RMA selects Transas Engine Room Simulator
Resolve Maritime Academy (RMA) has ordered the Transas Techsim 5000, DNV approved, Class A, Full Mission Engine Room Simulator for their new simulation facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The new engine simulation systems currently being deployed will facilitate the conduct of a wide range of courses for the training of marine engineers, including operational and emergency procedures and crew resource management training with Resolve’s existing Transas Full Mission Bridge Simulators.
Ultrapetrol Appoints New CFO
Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited, an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (river business, offshore supply business and ocean business)…
EnerMech Appoints QHSE Director
Mechanical engineering specialist, EnerMech, appointed its first director of QHSE. Ian Pym takes charge of global quality, health, safety and environment functions as part of a drive to enhance performance across the Aberdeen oil and gas services group’s 25 international locations. EnerMech employs 1,500 staff and specializes in providing integrated services to the energy industry which includes cranes and lifting…
Kirk Petrophysics Cuts to the Core
Global leaders in the oil and gas industry will descend on the U.K. for an annual technical day organized by Reservoir Group member company Kirk Petrophysics. Experts from across the field will lead the discussions at the event, which is being held at the firm’s newly expanded Core Center in Guildford next month. Specialists from leading international firms including Schlumberger, Dhahran Carbonate Research Center, SGS and Empirica will be among those attending the event.
U.K. Government Ministers to Speak at LISW
The U.K. Government has put its support firmly behind the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW) by confirming two of its Ministers as main speakers…
Bramear Seascope Opens Oslo Office
Braemar Seascope will add to its shipbroking division by opening a new tanker chartering office in Oslo. Following the recent establishment of a deep sea tanker chartering desk in Houston…
ABB HPT Turbochargers Taken Up by MAN
ABB Turbocharging's high-pressure tuning (HPT) has been added to MAN Diesel & Turbo’s two-stroke marine diesel engine tuning options. HPT is a new engine tuning…
British Private Navy Warship Held in Spain
An ex-Royal Navy officer’s converted warship has been seized by Spain amid fears he is a mercenary planning to fight pirates in Somalia. Former lieutenant Chris…
TransEuropa Ferries Goes Into Administration
Belgian firm TransEuropa has suspended all sailings between Ramsgate (UK) and Ostend (Belgium) amid fears over its future. TransEuropa had run passenger and freight ferry services between Ramsgate and Ostend for the last 15 years, and was the only passenger service out of the Port of Ramsgate, reports BBC News England. Owners of the Kent port, Thanet District Council, has had confirmation of the company's difficulties and cessation of its ferry services…
Aker Solutions Slow Out of the Blocks
"The slow start to 2013 is truly disappointing," says Øyvind Eriksen, Executive Chairman of Aker Solutions ASA. Aker Solutions decided to disclose preliminary information…
IMO's STW 44 Committee to Consider ISM Code Amendment
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Standards of Training & Watchkeeping (STW 44) agenda items. The meeting is held from 29 April to…