Senators Murray, Cantwell Introduce American Port Legislation
U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell introduced today The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, new legislation that would support the American trade economy and significantly strengthen American ports. The legislation would replace the outdated Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT), which is designed to fund the operation and maintenance of American ports, but currently incentivizes shippers to bypass American ports and move U.S. bound goods through Canada and Mexico instead.
Shell, DMC Sign MoU to Explore Alternative Energy
Dubai Maritime City signed an MOU with Shell to explore the diverse business options related to promoting alternative sources of energy such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The primary focus would be on exploring opportunities that would enable the adoption of LNG as a fuel in markets including marine transportation, road transportation, power and industries in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the wider Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region.
QinetiQ’s Paramarine Selected by the Australian Maritime College
QinetiQ Maritime’s Paramarine ship and submersible design software has been selected by the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to use as part of their maritime engineering training program.
Contract: Additional Mission Modules for LCS
Northrop Grumman received a $25.2m contract from the U.S. Navy for additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules. The company will deliver three mission module packages - two for surface warfare missions and one for mine countermeasures. "Northrop Grumman continues to demonstrate that, as the mission package integrator, we are delivering high quality, fully integrated mission modules," said Doug Shaffer…
TCV Stevedoring Gets New RTG
TCV Stevedoring Company, a stevedoring company in the Port of Valencia belonging to Grup TCB, last week took delivery of the components of its four new Konecranes RTG cranes. The new machinery, part of an ambitious investment program at the terminal, will be erected on the Muelle de Levante dock in the coming months. The components of the four RTG cranes arrived in Valencia on Thursday on board the Medazov Julia, consigned by A.
Tidewater Chooses Martek’s “Full Compliance” BNWAS
Martek Marine has supplied 125 Navgard Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) to Tidewater’s fleet on the coast of Africa, in a significant six figure contract. Martek’s Navgard was reportedly chosen because it is particularly easy to install and fully complies with the fleet’s classification society’s requirements. Martek said that its Navgard is the only system available which has type-approval from all major classification societies…
Pipe Joining: Testing Times for Seaworthy Products
For shipbuilders, Type Approval by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is a key criterion in the selection and installation of products and systems for a wide range of shipboard applications. For manufacturers, meeting IACS standards is a major factor in the design, development and qualification of products to ensure the highest levels of safety, fitness for purpose and reliability Len Swantek…
Discovery Channel to Air Special on Raising Costa Concordia
What does it take to lift a ship bigger than the Titanic? On January 13, 2012, the Costa Concordia -- one of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships ever built…
Veson: Cloud-Based ImosLive Hosted Solution
Veson Nautical offers a hosted option for IMOS (Integrated Maritime Operations System), its flagship solution. The new IMOSLive option eliminates up-front IT infrastructure investment and management…
Nationwide Survey Shows Need for Critical Infrastructure Investments
Majority Say U.S. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons joined today with Building America’s Future (BAF) Co-Chair and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell to unveil a new survey that highlights manufacturers’ concerns about America’s roads and bridges, transit and aviation systems and ports. According to the survey of more than 400 manufacturers, a majority believe American infrastructure is in fair or poor shape, while roads in particular are getting worse.
SOCP Annual Fall Meeting and 20 Year Anniversary Event
20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry. This event will be held at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090 on November 6-7, 2013. A high caliber line up of speakers have been invited to this exciting event, including Mr. Paul N.
Firestorm 32 Delivered to Stamford Fire Department
MetalCraft Marine announces the delivery of the new FireStorm 32 to the Stamford Fire Department. Horsepower: 420 hp. Speed: 38 kts.
Shipping Costs Set to Fall
Container shipping costs have continued to rise, but the trend has not been uniform across all trades and Drewry is expecting rate levels to fall in the final months of the year. Pricing on Asia origin trades has been buoyed by peak season volumes, but as the trade enters the shoulder season still plagued by overcapacity rates will come under renewed pressure. Drewry’s Global Freight Rate Index, a weighted average across all main trades excluding intra-Asia…
Dometic Marine Partners with Livos
Dometic to offer Livos machinery ventilation equipment to its yacht and workboat customers, providing them with a single source for their air conditioning and ventilation needs.
Austal USA Wins Safety Award
Austal USA earns 3rd annual Equity Underwriters' (AEU) large shipyard safety & health award . (AEU insures 68 shipyards nationwide). AEU has honored Austal USA, a member of the American Longshore Mutual Association (ALMA), with the presentation of their 2012 Safety and Health Award for a large shipyard. Jimmy Burgin, AEU Senior Vice President and Director of Loss Control, presented Austal USA president…
SCC to Sponsor Upcoming Cruise Conference
Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific extend their welcome to Singapore Cruise Centre (SCC) as the Gold Sponsor for the 2013 conference and tradeshow, taking place Oct 9-10, 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. "We are delighted to have Singapore Cruise Centre be such a prominent part of our event," said Portfolio Director Daniel Read of UBM, the show's organizer. Singapore Cruise Center (SCC) is the island republic's premier cruise terminal operator…
Seattle Seawall Construction Contract for Jacobs
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been awarded a contract from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) for Construction Management Services on the Elliott…
Costa Wreck Uprighting: TRIAXYS Wave Buoy Plays Part
The TRIAXYS wave buoy supplied by AXYS Technologies has been deployed near the wreck since the beginning of the year to provide real-time directional wave data to the salvage crews performing the operation. Data from the buoy has helped the salvors understand the wave conditions of the site and enables them to make informed decisions on whether technicians are safe to work on the water near the salvage site.
Caterpillar Volunteers Build Thailand Houses for Disadvantaged
The company had more than 100 of Caterpillar's personnel volunteer to help build homes for low-income families in Rayong Province, Thailand. The home building project is part of Caterppillar's commitment to communities where ther employees live and work. The Caterpillar Foundation invested in Habitat for Humanity Thailand, a non-profit organization, which funded the construction of 12 homes for low-income families in three locations in Rayong Province (Nong Lalok Sub-District…
WNY Shooting Tragedy: SECNAV Orders Security Review
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has directed a rapid review of Navy and Marine Corps' security procedures at military bases in the United States. "Our Sailors, Marines, and civilians are familiar with the dangers of service, but our security is something we can never take for granted," said Mabus. Adm. William E. Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, will lead the review for the Navy. Lt. Gen. Rick Tryon, commander, U.S.