Heavyweights ITF Back Action on Container Weighing
The ITF is calling on governments and industry bodies to back a proposed amendment that will tackle the dangers posed by unweighed or mis-declared shipping containers.
Ecochlor BWTS Ordered for 7 ISH Ships
International Shipholding Corporation (ISH) has agreed to purchase seven ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) from Ecochlor for installation on certain ISH vessels. These systems are expected to be delivered between 2014 and 2016 and will be installed on several classes of ships including vehicle carriers and bulk carriers. Ecochlor’s President, Tom Perlich, said: “We are very pleased to be working with International Shipholding and their related subsidiaries.
DofD Navy Contracts for UUV's & a NJ Dredging Project
Hydroid Inc has been contracted to deliver the Navy with unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV's) and Great Lakes Dredge Dock by the USACE for placement of dredged materials at the Keansburg…
IMO to Host World Maritime Day Symposium
IMO will host a special one-day symposium on a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System, on 26 September 2013, World Maritime Day. The Symposium has been arranged in order to provide Member States, industry and other stakeholders an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the theme of this year’s World Maritime Day theme: "Sustainable Development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20". As background for the Symposium…
Death Toll Rises: 12 Dead in U.S. Navy Yard Shooting
According to various wire and news reports, at least 12 people were killed in a shooting on Monday at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, where a suspected gunman…
Biden: U.S. Harbors Must be Deepened
In Savannah visit, Georgia officials accompany Vice President. After touring the Port of Savannah Monday, Vice President Joe Biden called for expediting port improvement projects on the U.S. East Coast. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox, Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, Congressman Jack Kingston, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson accompanied the vice president on the tour.
RSC Bio Solutions: Product for VGP Requirement
RSC Bio Solutions said that its EnviroLogic Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs), including hydraulic, stern tube and thruster oils, and Safecare cleaners…
Elimination of Overwelding - NSRP Project Workshop
Overwelding is one of the most widespread problems in shipbuilding, causing significant distortion and associated rework costs in lightweight structural applications. In order to combat this problem, modeling and validation testing was performed by the project to determine possible changes to weld sizing design, as well as identify changes to standards which would alleviate the problems which lead to overwelding.
U.S.-Flag Cargo Movement on Lakes Up
U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) carried 10.5 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in August, an increase of more than 1 million tons, or 10.6 percent, compared to a year ago. The August float was also on par with month’s long-term average and slightly ahead of July’s 10.3 million-ton total. U.S.-flag lakers moved 4.5 million tons of iron ore in August, 77.5 percent of all ore moving on the Lakes/Seaway that month.
St. Lawrence Seaway Shipping Numbers Down
While total cargo movements through the St. Lawrence Seaway in August remained in the negative column (down 9 percent over 2012), the 19.3 million metric tons of…
USMMA Moves Up College Rankings
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) is America’s second best public regional college in the North and third best regional college according to the 2014 U.S. News and World Report rankings.
U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Navy Yard Shooter
The Coast Guard captain of the port has established a temporary safety and security zone Monday in response to a report of a shooter at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The safety and security zone will be in effect for an undetermined amount of time and will limit all navigation on the Anacostia River from Haines Point to the John Philip Sousa Bridge. Entering or operating in the security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the captain of the port of Baltimore.
Siemens: Gigantic Gear Unit Technology
Gigantic records are set by land, sea and air. For them to be set, modern high-tech solutions are needed that in the right combination make the impossible possible. For example, one insider calls gigantic ferry boats “cruise ships with car decks.” By that he is referring to their size and the comfort that size brings with it. The biggest ferry boat ever built was launched in South Korea in 2012. Going along with it was the German-made standard gearboxes that in size…
Schottel Celebrates CPP Milestone
German propulsion giant Schottel looks back at five decades of controllable-pitch propeller (CPP) development. CPPs have been developed and produced on the Baltic coast of Germany since 1962 – initially in Rostock, and then in Wismar from 1964. The first units were manufactured for 86 freezer-trawlers of type Tropik for the Soviet Union. Four additional types were produced for GDR fishery vessels.
GDF SUEZ Gas: Non-Binding LNG Supply Offering
Company plans to supply LNG to the northeastern U.S. GDF SUEZ Gas NA has announced the advanceLNG Project, an initiative to provide attractively priced LNG to a wide array of customers in the U.S. Northeast. Starting today through December 31, 2013, GDF SUEZ Gas NA is accepting non-binding bids for LNG supply from the proposed project. While LNG from GDF SUEZ Gas NA's facility in Everett, Massachusetts…
Report: 10 Shot, Four Dead in Navy Yard Shooting
According to the latest report on http://www.nbcwashington.com, four people were killed and at least 10 were shot at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard Monday morning by more than one gunman.
Tips on Reducing Ship Operating Costs
While there are indications that the shipping industry is starting to emerge from the doldrums of the last six years, signals remain mixed. Moore Stephens reported in June that shipping confidence has risen to its highest point since 2010. Indeed, there are signs of a new wave of speculative ordering of new tonnage, propelled by bargain-basement prices from shipyards desperate to fill slots and a reported influx of capital from private equity sources.
UPDATE: Several Injured, Reports of Fatalities in Navy Yard Shooting
WASHINGTON -- Several people were injured and there are reports of fatalities in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard Sept. 16. An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time). Emergency personnel remain on scene and a "shelter in place" order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel. The Naval Sea Systems Command's headquarters is the work place for about 3,000 people.
Maintaining the Ship of Mercy
International faith-based organization Mercy Ships has used ships as traveling hospitals since 1978, providing health services to millions of people from the world’s poorest countries. Gathering praise from figures such as Nelson Mandella, Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Tony Blair, the organization and its work have had a vast impact globally with more than 2.42 million direct beneficiaries to date and an estimated cumulative work bill near $1 billion.
Post Spill: Analyzing the Water in Honolulu Harbor
Representatives from the Coast Guard National Strike Force, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducted water sampling as part of a joint effort to analyze the effects of the molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor Sunday. The combined team departed Coast Guard Station Honolulu Sunday morning aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium.