Thomas Gunn Unveils New Digital Chart Management System
With chart and nautical publication management highlighted as one of the most common reasons for deficiency detentions by Port State Control (PSC), ship operators are calling for new and effective navigation solutions. The features of Thomas Gunn’s new Voyager 4 digital chart management system, launched this month following successful sea trials, provide ship owners and ship managers with the tools…
Fjord Wins Nor-Shipping Environmental Award
Rolls-Royce congratulated the Norwegian Ship Owner and Ferry operator Fjord Line on the environmental efficiency award presented to the two passenger ferries Stavangerfjord and Bergensfjord during the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Oslo. The two ferries will be the first international service passenger ferries in the world to run on pure LNG engines. Both vessels are equipped with LNG based power and propulsion systems delivered by Rolls-Royce.
New Trader with Dan-Bunkering, Middelfart
A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. announced that as from April 2, 2013 Søren Emil Dam, has been employed as Bunker Trader with Dan-Bunkering in the company’s head office in Middelfart, Denmark. Søren holds a Master in Interpersonal Organizational Communication from the University of Aalborg and has previously been working with sales. www.dan-bunkering.com
CMA CGM Jules Verne Inaugurated by French President
CMA CGM Jules Verne, the world’s largest containership (16,000 twenty-foot equivalent units), and sailing under the French flag was officially inaugurated by French President François Hollande in Marseille, on June 4. The CMA CGM Jules Verne arrived on June 3 at Marseille for an exceptional call and was welcomed by thousands of local people and employees from CMA CGM’s Head Office. Her inauguration…
Harvey Gulf Announce $1 Billion Credit Facility
New Orleans based Harvey Gulf International Marine CEO Shane Guidry announced his company’s first public rating from Moody’s for a new $1 billion credit facility. Harvey Gulf CEO, Shane Guidry, said the rating will help increase the company’s EBDITA to over $500 million in 2016, through additional new builds and acquisitions. Moody's Investors Service assigned a first time corporate family rating (CFR) of B1 to HGIM Corp (Harvey)…
GE to Equip Latest Hornbeck MPSVs at Eastern Shipbuilding
GE’s Power Conversion business was awarded a contract by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Fla., to supply integrated diesel-electric power, propulsion and vessel control systems for two multipurpose supply vessels (MPSVs) with installed horsepower of 12,070 BHP (9,000 kW). Eastern will build the MPSVs for Hornbeck Offshore Services of Covington, La. Over the last four years, GE has signed seven contracts with Eastern, equipping a total of 24 vessels.
Autronica Launches New Gas Detection System
Autronica Fire and Security AS debuted its new gas safety system for liquid and chemical tankers at Nor-Shipping 2013. The new AutroSafe Maritime Gas Panel Solution…
Autronica Highlights Gas Detection for Dual Fuel LNG Vessels
With the number of vessels using dual fuel/LNG propulsion systems growing steadily, Autronica Fire and Security is focusing on the importance of gas detection in this sector during Nor-Shipping 2013.
New Alfa Laval T35 Heat Exchanger
Alfa Laval announced the addition of the new T35 gasketed plate heat exchanger to its broad portfolio of marine products and solutions. With patented features, the T35/TS35 introduces changes to today’s marine coolers and cooling systems in order to deliver unrivalled thermal efficiency, greater temperature flexibility, minimized fouling and reduced usage of raw material, the manufacturer said, adding…
USCG, BSEE Sign Agreement for Regulating Mobile Offshore Drilling Units
U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for regulating mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). “The Coast Guard and BSEE share the goal of keeping our oceans clean and offshore workers safe,” said Servidio. Under the current regulatory system, both the U.S.
Makai Receives ISO Certification
Makai Ocean Engineering received ISO 9001:2008 certification which is the internationally recognized quality management standard that helps monitor and optimize an organization’s overall performance. The certification standards published by the International Organization for Standardization provide a rigorous system for measuring and evaluating quality management systems (QMS) by an accredited, independent agency with periodic audits to ensure ongoing compliance to the QMS standards.
C-Nav Launches Tide Measurement Package
C-Nav, a supplier of international GNSS Precise Point Positioning services, announced the launch of its latest GNSS Real-time tide measurement package, C-Tides.
Today in U.S. Naval History: June 4
Today in U.S. 1942 - Battle of Midway (June 4-6) begins; during battle, the four Japanese carriers which attacked Pearl Harbor are sunk; this decisive U.S. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.
USCG Welcomes Cutter Margaret Norvell
She was a leader. She was a trailblazer. She was a lifesaver. She’s the namesake of the Coast Guard’s newest cutter – Margaret “Madge” Norvell. The Coast Guard welcomed their newest fast response cutter to the fleet this weekend as Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell was commissioned in Miami. The cutter is the first in its class to be named after a Coast Guard heroine. Norvell, a member of the U.S.
Astrium Opens New Brazil Office
Astrium Services, a global provider of satellite enabled telecom solutions, has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. The new office will focus on sales and support…
Stolt Upgrades VSAT Connectivity Across Tanker Fleet
Stolt Tankers has chosen Marlink to upgrade its entire fleet of deep sea and regional tankers to the Sealink Global Ku-band VSAT service. The contract, signed in April 2013, covers the provision of Sealink to 90 tankers, resulting in significant bandwidth enhancements across the fleet, meeting Stolt’s changing connectivity requirements for operational and crew communication. As the owner of one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated global tanker fleets…
CaroTrans Bolsters Service with New Philippines Partnership
CaroTrans, a global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces a strategic alliance with Multifreight Consolidator System, Inc.
Cargotec Make Deal on Technology & Competence Center
W. P. Carey Inc., a provider of corporate sale-leaseback financing, has acquired the R&D and class-A office facilities of Cargotec Corporation in Tampere, Finland. The premises are subject to a 20-year triple-net lease with the company. The total acquisition cost of the 183,569 square foot facility was approximately $52 million (€40 million). The facility was completed in December 2012 as a "Technology and Competence Center" dedicated to research and development of energy-efficient…
MARIS & Orange Agree to Combine ECDIS Services
MARIS and Orange Business Servicesa sign agreement to facilitate integrated and digital maritime navigation services. Maritime technology specialist MARIS and Orange…
Simrad Launch Entry-level Autopilot
Simrad Yachting introduce its AP60 entry level commerical autopilot complementing their AP 70 amd AP 80 range. Unlike many other entry-level commercial autopilots…