US Chart No. 1 Goes Electronic
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Chart No.1 has described the symbols used on paper nautical charts for 65 years. Mariners have had a standard guide for understanding the symbols, abbreviations and terms used on paper nautical charts since 1948. In a major step forward, a new edition of that guide also describes the symbols specified by the International Hydrographic Organization for the display of electronic navigational charts (ENC) on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
Diamond Offshore Order New Rig, Charter it Out
Diamond Offshore Drilling order Moss CS60E design harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rig from Hyundai Heavy Industries, & charter it out to BP subsidiary. The 10,000 ft.
MHI Consolidates Marine Engineering Business
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to form a company dedicated to its marine machinery & marine diesel engine business as from October 1, 2013. The new entity…
Maersk Tankers Sells its Entire VLGC Fleet
Maersk Tankers exits Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) segment by selling its fleet to the BW Group. The BW Group buys Maersk Tankers five owned vessels and takes over the five existing time charter commitments, which Maersk Tankers explains is part of its divestment strategy to focus on fewer segments. Hanne B. Sørensen, CEO Maersk Tankers: “This transaction supports our strategy to focus on fewer segments.
OSI to Supply Newbuild Indonesia Submarine Equipment
OSI Maritime Systems contracted to deliver integrated navigation systems to DSME for Indonesian Navy Type 209 SSK Program submarines. OSI's contract is with Daewoo…
ICS Launches Annual Review of Shipping Developments
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy and regulatory developments, in advance of its Annual General Meeting, which is being hosted by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in Oslo from June 5-7. The 2013 Annual Review, which covers the wide-ranging scope of ICS’s activities as the world’s principal international trade association for ship operators, can now be downloaded free of charge from the homepage of the ICS website.
Petrotechnics Secures Investment From BGF
Petrotechnics, a global software solutions company, announced the completion of £6 million investment from Business Growth Fund (BGF). The investment will help fuel the next stage in the company’s aggressive global growth strategy in new geographies, new talent acquisition and ongoing innovation, including the continued global roll out of its enterprise operational performance and predictive risk software platform, Proscient.
Viking Spotlights In-Demand Products
Viking Life-Saving Equipment said it will take advantage of Nor-Shipping 2013 to help shipowners make safety equipment and servicing a smooth and problem-free experience. Having revolutionized the safety equipment servicing world with far-reaching, customizable agreements that have reduced unpredictable, fluctuating costs, Viking is now focusing its attention on further fine-tuning its workflows and…
Shipping Experts to Discuss Arctic Opportunities
Minister Trond Giske, Secretary General Koji Sekimizu, Chairman Masamichi Morooka and Director General Sturla Henriksen will meet the press at on Wednesday, June 5 at 2 p.m. to discuss at a major Summit in Oslo, where the Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will meet with political leaders from major shipping nations and the Secretary General of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) to discuss sustainability and shipping in the Arctic.
Craig Group Launches New PSV
Family owned shipping firm The Craig Group launched its latest Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), the Grampian Sceptre this week at the Balenciaga Shipyard in Northern Spain. The vessel was officially christened by Mrs. Frances Murray, wife of Alistair Murray, Logistics Team Lead at Talisman Sinopec Energy U.K. Ltd. Craig Group committed £50M to the construction of this vessel, and it’ sister vessel the Grampian Sovereign.
ABB Systems Onboard Three Nor-Shipping Award Nominees
ABB, a power and automation technology group, ponted out that it has systems onboard three out of the four ships shortlisted for Nor-Shipping’s prestigious Energy Efficiency Award.
Portable Oil Analysis Instruments
The United States Naval Ship (USNS) Watson is one of the large, medium-speed, roll-on, roll-off (LMSR) ships that have significantly expanded the nation’s sealift capacity. The Watson has a considerable amount of machinery including main engines, generators and cranes that need oil tested on a regular basis to detect potential problems and eliminate the possibility of a catastrophic failure. The test kits used in the past were time-consuming and their accuracy was questionable.
MHI Forms Company to Manage Machinery and Engine Businesses
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced the organization of a company dedicated to the handling of marine machinery and marine diesel engine business as of October 1, 2013.
Reusable Oil Filter Technology
High fuel prices, increasing emissions regulations and environmental concerns are driving fleets to cut expenses, emissions and waste disposal using new filter technology. With ship fleets facing spiraling fuel prices and new tougher environmental regulations from the EPA and IMO, fleet managers have had to look for new technology to control costs and emissions. One of the most promising areas to considerably…
Tero Marine Acquires Close Competitor
Norwegian maritime software house Tero Marine AS has taken a controlling stake in rival company Teomaki AS. Norwegian maritime software house Tero Marine has acquired 95 percent of the shares in one of its closest competitors, Teomaki. Both companies develop IT control and management systems for offshore and maritime companies. Jan Erik Hårvei, CEO of Tero Marine, is delighted with the acquisition.
Pumps and Piping: A Curious Turn to the Right
Owners and shipyards come to the realization that alternative composition piping and pumps represent the way forward. You cannot put a vessel to work without pumps, valves and piping. Too often, product selection is left to the discretion of those who view these items as inconsequential decisions, driven primarily by not much more than initial cost. That mindset, in an atmosphere of cost-cutting, the quest for fuel economy and reduction in total lifecycle costs…
Ferguson Announces New Accommodation Module
Ferguson Group Singapore, specialists in the rental of containers, refrigeration/chiller containers, accommodation modules and engineering modules to the offshore energy industry, announces a new 6-meter accommodation module to its fleet at the 14th Asian Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Engineering (OGA) Exhibition and conference in Malaysia from June 5, 2013. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet…
New Product: Parker's icountBSplus
Motion and control technology specialists, Parker Hannifin, recently introduced the compact, icountBSplus. The icountBSplus is a fully contained, portable bottle sampling system that uses laser particle counting technology to ensure fast and accurate detection of contamination in hydraulic oils and hydrocarbon fuels. The icountBSplus is designed to help improve the reliability, productivity and profitability of key equipment and processes.
USACE IENC Buoy Overlay Available in Small Download Files
ChartWorld and CEACT released the USACE IENC buoy overlays. The convenient download button within CEACT software allows for updating all river charts plus the new buoy overlay at a fingertip, most cost-efficiently while using the smallest data volume on the market. As the only official value added reseller of USACE and NOAA, ChartWorld is checking all data prior to its conversion into small size packages and automatic distribution.
Hyundai Heavy Wins $750 Million Drilling Rig Order
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced that it won a $750 million order to build a semisubmersible drilling rig for Diamond Offshore. The drilling rig, measuring 123 meters in length and 96 meters in width, can operate in waters 3,000 meters deep with a drilling range of 12.2 kilometers from the sea’s surface. The rig is scheduled to be delivered by November 2015. english.hhi.co.kr