London Meeting Urges Early Review of MDO Bunker Avaiability
Governments and industry representatives met in London during the current London International Shipping Week to discuss the future availability of low-sulphur fuel…
New Shanghai Oversize Cargo Facility in Action
Wind turbine blades worth US$3.37 million were recently loaded onto a ship to be exported overseas at the new terminal for outsized cargo at Shanghai's Lingang Industrial Park, reports Xinhua.
Blue North Fleet Gains Siemens Diesel-Electric Propulsion
Siemens SISHIP LV drives and SINAMICS components to power customer’s environmentally friendly, next-generation fishing vessel, saving up to 30% in annual fuel and maintenance costs. Based in Seattle, Blue North Fisheries (BNF) operates five fishing boats called “freezer long liners” in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska and one smaller seiner in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. BNF’s largest vessel is 180-feet long with a crew of 23, while its smaller seiner is 58-feet long with a crew of six.
Competition Authorities Approve DNV GL Merger
The merger between DNV and GL is now approved. The new company - DNV GL - will be operational from September 12, 2013. DNV GL will be the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society to the maritime industry, a leading provider of technical assurance and risk management services to the oil and gas industry and a leading expert in wind and power transmission and distribution. DNV GL also takes the position as one of the top three management system certification bodies in the world.
U.S. Coast Guard Publishes Propeller Guard Test Procedure Report
The U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety Wednesday announced the release of the Propeller Guard Test Procedure report, intended for use by developers…
Brent Barker Named Bollinger Sales Representative
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the addition of Brent Barker as Sales Representative for its 10 shipyards and support services. Along with the entire Bollinger Sales Team, Mr. Barker will focus on quality construction, repair, and conversion products and services to the marine industry, with emphasis on enhancing our fabrication efforts. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana in Agriculture Business. “Mr.
AAPA Commends U.S. T&I Committee for Advancing Water Resources Legislation
Following an announcement today by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President and CEO Kurt Nagle lauded the leaders of these committees for championing legislation that moves the nation closer to a final water resources bill to spur vitally needed maintenance and improvements in America’s seaport-related infrastructure and waterways.
Structurearine Adds Latin America Sales Manager
To capitalize on growth opportunities in the evolving Central and South American markets, Structurmarine said it has appointed Thomas Verriere its sales manager for Latin America. The company's global turnkey services for marina projects include site analysis, engineering and installation. A native of France and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma – Law School and the EM Lyon Business School, Verriere has applied his background in business and law to various industries…
Pacific Radiance Chooses Ulstein PSV design
Singapore based Pacific Radiance Group ordered two platform supply vessels (PSV) of the Ulstein PX121 design for construction at a Chinese yard. The vessels are estimated for deliveries in Q2 and Q3 2015. The contract includes options for two more vessels. The Pacific Radiance Group is currently managing more than 120 vessels. “After researching a few designs we found that the PX121 design suits our targeted markets in the best possible way”, said James Pang in Pacific Radiance.
MTU Diesel Gensets for Type 26 British Combat Ship
Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and Rolls-Royce have jointly been awarded the contract to design the diesel generator sets for the Royal Navy´s future Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
Coast Guard, Partners Complete Arctic Oil Recovery Exercise
Members of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center, under the guidance of the Coast Guard’s recently released Arctic Strategy, worked with partner federal agencies and scientific organizations to successfully complete a simulated spilled oil response and recovery exercise aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy on the Arctic ice field Tuesday. The exercise involved air, surface and underwater assets to simulate the detection and recovery of oil from ice-strewn water.
Sterling Builds Massive Dredger
Vessel’s crane is the centerpiece of this state-of-the-art, technologically advanced workhorse platform. Sterling Equipment, Inc., an East Coast marine construction rental company based out of Quincy, Mass., has more than 135 pieces of floating equipment in commission, but its newest barge, a 180- x 65- x 12-foot crane dredge, will be among its largest and most technologically advanced. In September 2012, Sterling, a subsidiary of Jay Cashman, Inc., contracted May Shipyard on Staten Island, N.Y.
Mainport: People and Business from Ireland to Malaysia
Recently, Mainport, a firm based in Cork Ireland with a range of subsidiaries in diverse marine fields and diverse locations from South Africa to the Caspian and at home in Ireland, extended business to Malaysia where the company is having two new seismic support vessels built at the Shin Yang Shipyard in Miri, Sarawak. The firm sponsored teams to a futsal tournament composed of the shipyard crews building the Mainport Cedar and Mainport Pine.
Proper Engine Maintenance Leads to Significant Cost Savings
Engine Maintenance trumps a tough economy. Bypass oil filtration technology is one way to get there. For the past several years, ferry service and tugboat operators have had one eye on fuel costs and the other on the economy. But worry as they might, there’s not much, if anything, that operators can do to effect change to the economy or to reduce the price of fuel. What they can do, however, is effect…
America’s Tall Ship to Visit Portsmouth, Va.
The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Portsmouth Friday, at 10 a.m. as part of their 2013 officer candidate training deployment. The Eagle will be moored at 100 High Street in downtown Portsmouth, behind Admirals Landing apartments. The Eagle will be open for free public tours on the following dates and times. • Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wärtsilä Power Selected for Two Canadian LNG Ferries
Wärtsilä, a marine industry solutions and services provider, will supply an integrated solution for two dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) Ro-Pax passenger ferries being built on behalf of Canadian ferry services provider Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ). The contract was issued in August by Chantier Davie Canada (Davie), Canada's largest shipyard, the builder of the two vessels. For each of the two vessels…
Delta Named Redaelli Exclusive Distributor
Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc., a provider of of lifting and rigging products and related services in the United States, announced that they have reached an agreement…
Mike Robinson Appointed LR Customer Strategy Director
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has appointed Mike Robinson to the newly created role of Group Customer Strategy Director. He will guide and support the group’s businesses in designing, developing and implementing programs to meet the organization’s business objectives through customer segmentation, customer care and the effective use of key account strategies. Robinson started at LR on September 2, 2013 and brings extensive experience and expertise from a long career with blue chip companies.
Tideland Warning Technology for Offshore Met Masts
Tideland Signal has launched a comprehensive integrated package of warning systems specifically designed to mark meteorological masts in offshore windfarms. The complete package includes both aids to navigation (AtoN) to warn shipping in the vicinity and also aircraft obstruction lights (AOL), all compliant with the relevant IALA (International Association of Lighthouse Authorities) and the UK's DECC standards (Department of Energy & Climate Change).
Palfinger Ned-Deck and Fast RSQ Secure Order from Sentinel
Palfinger Ned-Deck and its subsidiary Fast RSQ received an order from Sentinel Marine Ltd. in Aberdeen to supply UKOOA compliant rescue equipment for four emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs), which will include one 7 m aluminum fast rescue craft, type FRSQ 700 A; one 10 m aluminum daughter craft, type FRSQ 1000 A; one PRH 35H FRC davit and one PRH 75AP daughter craft davit. “This order allows…