US & China Warships in Joint SAR Exercises
As part of a broader advancement in cooperation between the United States and China, the guided-missile cruiser 'USS Lake Erie' (CG 70) and the People's Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)] have joined in training scenarios off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. The three participating PLA(N) ships, a Fuqing-class fleet oiler Hongzehu (AOR 881), a Lulu-class destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113) and a Jiangkai-class frigate Linyi (FFG 547), had just completed a port visit at Joint Base Harbor Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept.
EPA Fines Shell for Clean Air Act Permit Violations during Offshore Oil Exploration in Alaska
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. for violations of their Clean Air Act permits…
Supply/Demand: Med-North America
Trade from the Mediterranean to North America is picking up, but off a very low base, so the second quarter’s 8% growth over the first three months of the year could yet turn out to be another false dawn. Cargo growth from the Mediterranean to North America remained promising in 2Q 13, albeit off a low merchandise base. Container traffic increased by 8% compared to 1Q 13, up to 320,000 teu, much of which will have been seasonal, but year-on-year growth in the first half of the year was still 7%.
EU Designates €124 Million for Security in Somalia
The EU has announced that it will provide additional support of more than €124 million to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). This new financial support…
Geometry at the Heart
Computational geometry is at the heart of much of MARIN’s day-to-day business, which includes the hull, appendages and propulsion design and optimization, to the milling of models and detailed CFD calculations. And computational geometry is also set to play a key role in longer-term research and development carried out by MARIN, its clients and partners. In 2012, MARIN started a new, long-term project to update and expand its geometry capabilities for hulls, appendages and propellers.
From ShipConstructor to SSI
On the sidelines at Norshipping 2013 in Oslo, Maritime Reporter caught up with Darren Larkins, a 14-year veteran of Ship Constructor, serving the last two years as CEO. The topic: the evolution of the company from that of an engineering tool supplier to a more consultative role, an evolution culminating in the changing of its name from Ship Constructor to SSI. Why the rebrand from Ship Constructor to SSI?
Alion Ramp Makes for Safer Ship-to-Ship Transfers
The ability to readily transport personnel and equipment from one ship to another is vital to the success of many U.S. Navy operations, particularly when it comes to seabasing. But tumultuous waters and weather conditions can make the transfer process extremely difficult, placing both the crew and mission in harm’s way. Under contract of the Office of Naval Research, Alion Science and Technology began work on a solution to make the process safer…
Thamesport’s Woes Signal U.K. Ports Shake Up
Following Evergreen’s recent consolidation of its U.K. cargo handling needs at Felixstowe, the news that Hapag-Lloyd, OOCL and NYK intend to switch their transatlantic services to Southampton will leave Thamesport with no deep sea services. Whilst a return of some deep sea traffic might occur, Thamesport appears to be the first casualty of the impending shake up in U.K. deep sea container ports brought about by the combination of bigger ships…
ECOSHIELD Rudder Protection Launched
After more than 10 years of testing, Subsea Industries, a Hydrex company, has launched the rudder protection coating, Ecoshield, for permanent protection against cavitation damage for rudders.
Naval Ship Classification Guidance Issued by Lloyd’s Register
Lloyd’s Register’s new publication describes naval classification and how LR can support naval projects worldwide, from the earliest user requirement and concept stages…
Trailer Bridge Hires New Financial Director
Trailer Bridge, Inc. is announced the appointment of Chad Switzer to the position of Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. Chad has over fifteen years of professional…
Triton Appoints New Sales Representative
Triton Overseas Transport, an industry-leading Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier and provider of international freight services, announced the appointment of Lindsey…
AES Compliance Seminar in Washington, D.C.
The Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) will host an Automated Export System (AES) Compliance Seminar and an AESPcLink Workshop in Washington, DC on September 26-27, 2013. U.S. Census Bureau experts will cover the filing requirements of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), how to classify your commodities by providing an understanding of the Schedule B classification requirements, and provide a thorough overview of the AES.
Industry, Government Collaborate on Long Island Sound Casualty Simulation
On September 17, McAllister Towing and Reinauer Transportation will be partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound and Sector New York in a major…
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 10
Today in U.S. Naval History - September 10 1813 - In Battle of Lake Erie, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, flying his "Don't give up the ship" flag, defeats British squadron and says, "We have met the enemy and they are ours..." 1925 - Submarine R-4 rescues crew of PN-9 10 miles from their destination of Hawaii For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
GE to Propel Maran LNG Carriers
Induction-based electric propulsion motor technology from GE’s Power Conversion business will be used to power four new LNG carriers that Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries will build for Maran Gas Maritime, the gas shipping unit of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group. Contracts for the propulsion systems were signed in late May. Hyundai Heavy Industries will deliver the vessels over a 15-month period beginning in July 2015.
Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Offers $2 Million Award
XPRIZE announced the launch of its next major competition: the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. On the heels of the successful Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup XCHALLENGE…
Maritime Satellite Markets on Cusp of Bandwidth Revolution
NSR's Maritime Satellite Markets report projects the market is entering the next phase of development aided by higher bandwidth offerings, increased regulations…
UASC Challenges Top Players
Although the top 12 ocean carriers in the world today look set to continue dominating the market up to at least the end of 2014, UASC’s recent newbuild order will…
Panama Canal Expansion Update: 3 Million Cubic Meters of Concrete Poured in New Locks
The Panama Canal Expansion Program has made a significant stride forward as it reached 3 million cubic meters of concrete poured in the construction of the new lock complexes for the Expansion Program. “This signals the progress of the construction of the new locks, which is the most important project of the Expansion Program,” Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano said. The milestone was registered during the construction of the new locks in the Atlantic side…