Vandenberg Air Force Base: New Offshore Drilling Site?
The U.S. Air Force will consider leasing land on Vandenberg Air Force Base for private companies to extract offshore oil and gas from the central California coast, according to a Los Angeles Times report. The proposal would allow oil companies to use onshore equipment with new extended reach “slant drilling” technology to access deposits several miles offshore. Sunset Exploration and Exxon Mobil recently…
SSA Terminals Invests in Oakland's Future
SSA Terminals (Oakland) announces the expansion of its Port of Oakland marine terminal facilities. SSA Terminals (Oakland) is expanding its Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) operations to meet the growing needs of the maritime industry. With the expansion, OICT is the largest container terminal in Northern California, providing a 271-acre facility and servicing 20 international carriers.
London Officer Cadet Meets Princess at Cathedral
UK P&I Club, Thomas Miller, sponsored cadet Vicki Boltitho met Princess Anne at Winchester Cathedral's annual 'Shipping Festival Service'. Princess Anne’s visit was a tribute to those working in the country’s shipping industry. At the cathedral service she read the lesson – from John 21.1-14, where Jesus appears to his disciples while they are fishing. The service was conducted by the Bishop of Southampton the Rt Rev Jonathan Frost and was also attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire…
UANi Surveillance Points Up Swedish Iran Sanction-buster Tankship
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has called on Sweden’s Stoc Holding AB to explain and cease its business to and from Iran with the tankship 'Persia'. According to UANI…
Kongsberg Embed Attunity in New IMS
Kongsberg Maritimes's OEM agreement to embed Attunity replication technology as part of its new Information Management System (K-IMS) enables a solution projected…
GPA Prepares for Disasters
Mobile HQ can operate from any location in emergency situations. In the case of a hurricane or any other natural or man-made disaster Georgia Ports Authority’s new Mobile Command Center ensures that data is safe and port operations can continue. The Georgia Ports Authority recently unveiled a new Mobile Command Center (MCC). The MCC is a deployable unit from which the GPA can manage its entire operation.
Underwater Hull Protection to Arctic Vessels
When it comes to protecting the hulls of ice-going vessels, the glassflake reinforced surface treated composite (STC) Ecospeed has proven to be remarkably durable, typically outperforming many specialized ice class paints. The fact that the coating is non-toxic is also particularly important for ice trading vessels where toxic AF coatings are rapidly scraped off and deposit their toxic ingredients in what are often particularly sensitive environments.
The Ultimate Project: Inai Kenanga
Vulkan Couplings supplies the largest MESLU clutches for one of the largest suction dredgers in the world. One of the largest suction dredgers in the world, Inai Kenanga, is to be launched by Inai Kiara SDN BHD, the Malaysian shipping company. Vulkan Couplings has supplied six MESLU clutches for the shift gearboxes of the powerful sand pumps - these couplings are the largest that the company has ever built. The TSHD Inai Kenanga is designed for a capacity of 32,000 m3.
JRC Joins ETC, the ECDIS Training Consortium
JRC has significantly expanded its ECDIS training coverage by signing an agreement with ETC, the ECDIS Training Consortium, a group of globally trusted and valued training organizations. As a result, ECDIS type-specific training on JRC systems is now available in 30+ countries covering 6 continents. JRC and ETC have thereby increased their support to the shipping companies in the efficient utilization…
LLamasoft and Drewry Announce Partnership
Drewry’s Global Ocean Container and Air Freight Rate Benchmarks Available to LLamasoft Customers for Use in Supply Chain Modeling. LLamasoft, a global leader in supply chain design software solutions…
Diana Shipping Enters Time Charter Contract
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) entered into a time charter contract with Cargill International S.A., Geneva, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels…
Two LPS 600 For Efficient Bulk Handling In Gdansk
The recent installation of two LPS 600s in Poland underlines the strong demand for Liebherr’s tailor-made portal solution. Booth machines are equipped with the unique Pactronic hybrid power booster and strengthen Liebherr’s market-leading position. Two LPS 600s for dedicated bulk handling have recently been delivered and installed in the center of the southern Baltic coast. Both cranes will soon start operation in the port of Gdansk, Poland.
Wärtsilä Make Two Board of Management Appointments
Pierpaolo Barbone (55) MSc (Eng.) has been appointed President of Services, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Management, effective 1 October 2013. Mr Christoph Vitzthum, who currently heads the Services business, will leave Wärtsilä to become President & CEO of Fazer Group. Mr Barbone joined Wärtsilä in 1996. He has held several management positions within the Services business,…
LR to Review Titanic ll Safety & Design Features
Blue Star Line Chairman Clive Palmer appoints Lloyd’s Register to review design and safety features for the Titanic II project. Mr Palmer said Lloyd’s Register had more than 250 years’ experience with passenger ships and would review key design drawings, calculations and studies for Titanic II. He said the appointment of Lloyd’s Register further strengthened the team that had been assembled to deliver Titanic II in 2016.
Keppel Charts The Next Lap Of Growth
The Board and Management of Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corp) has announced the Group's holistic succession plan in charting its next lap of growth. On 1 January 2014…
Training Matters To The Bottom Line
Shipowners considering their future training needs would be well advised to ensure they view Videotel’s very latest video - Training Matters. Demonstrating that good training makes sense to the bottom line, it details how ship operators can receive a tangible return on investment with more efficient operations; fewer accidents; less off-hire time; lower insurance premiums; improved compliance with legislation and a more motivated workforce.
CrewPlan Fullfills Requirements MLC
HMC supports objective of the ISM to ensure safe operations. When the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) of 2006 comes into force it will replace and update more than…
Underwater Bow Thruster Reinstallation In Tacoma
Three months after Hydrex diver/technicians removed the bow thruster of a 294-meter container vessel in Tacoma, a Hydrex team once again mobilized to this location to reinstall the overhauled unit underwater with the use of the Hydrex flexible mobdock. The superintendent of the ship was very satisfied with the first part of the operation. The job was completed well within the available time frame thanks to good team work of the Hydrex divers, the ship staff and the floating crane operator.
Wärtsilä Interim Report
"The second quarter development was reasonable considering the current economic situation, with net sales increasing by 5% and profitability at 9.6%. We continue…
Port Hosts 2nd Annual Career Day
The Port of Hueneme held a Maritime Career Exploration Day at the Port on Wednesday. Attendees came to meet and talk with representatives of a half dozen companies doing business at the Port…