GAC Bunker Consolidates Asian Presence
The expansion of GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd global network continues with the opening of a new dedicated office in India and the appointment of an additional trader in Singapore. The opening of the Cochin office reflects the company’s commitment to its operations in the Indian Subcontinent, where they are already represented by a team based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Shipping veteran Captain Sathya Chandrashekar has been appointed to run the new Cochin operation.
Boston Doctor's Dramatic Surgery Aboard Mercy Ship
A volunteer surgeon from Boston saved a child’s life in an urgent and complex surgery performed onboard the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, the 'Africa Mercy'. Dr. Mark Shrime performed the surgery to remove a 'fist sized' tumor from the throat of a four-year-old boy who was slowly suffocating. It was performed in one of the five operating rooms on the hospital ship with a team of professional medical volunteers from five countries.
Shanghai-based EasyCargo Acquired by Amber Road
Global trade management (GTM) solutions provider Amber Road has acquired EasyCargo, a Shanghai-based company in the same field specializing in complex Chinese trade regulations.
GPS Signal Jammers Stymied by Exelis
Exelis' Signal Sentry 1000 device detected and located GPS interference sources in 3-D by using longitude, latitude and altitude, during recent field tests at the Vidsel Test Range in Sweden.
Virginia Ship Repair Association - Portsmouth Path of History Dedication
The Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) is preparing to celebrate its 35th Anniversary and held a dedication of a new memorial to the private ship yard industry on the Portsmouth Path of History. This National Historical Landmark is a one mile walking timeline representing the birth of the industrialized US Naval fleet. In his remarks to the more than 240 member companies of the Association, CAPT.
NCS Survey Wins Multi-Year Contract with Aker
NCS Survey, an Acteon company, has been awarded a five-year contract with AKOFS Wayfarer AS, a Norwegian marine contractor, for the supply of positioning and survey services aboard the Aker Wayfarer. Since January 2011, NCS Survey has been aboard the vessel via a contract with Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) contractor, Oceaneering, working on several projects including Wellstream’s OSX-1 in Brazil in 2011 and 2012, and with Subsea 7 last year.
ZF Marine Propulsion Systems
ZF is a $20 billion, foundation-held industrial colossus with a strong reputation of providing engineered solutions in the diversity of fields that it serves. While the company reaps the majority of its sales in the automotive sector, it is making a concerted push through its Marine Propulsion Systems unit to expand its offering and presences in the commercial maritime business. Wolfgang Schmid, Head of Marine Propulsion Systems Regional North America and Central America…
Shale Oil Is it a Threat to Future Deepwater Development?
In general the floating production sector looks healthy and growth remains strong. But the sudden expansion of shale oil and tight oil production could disrupt the…
Troy Container Announces Atlanta / Singapore / Hong Kong Leg
NVOCC Expands Presence in South Atlantic Market; Adds Ninth New Service in 2013. Troy Container Line, one of the world’s largest American-owned NVOCCs, has announced the launch of new, direct services from Atlanta to Hong Kong and Singapore. The weekly service to Singapore will commence with a maiden voyage out of Charleston on the MOL Proficiency 50w on September 21, 2013. Troy Container Line’s first…
Classification Societies Take Center Stage at ShippingInsight 2013
Executives from major classification societies will be sharing their expertise with maritime industry colleagues at the 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 23-24 in Stamford, Conn. The keynote speaker Oct. • Dr. “The conference serves as a forum for stakeholders from all segments of the maritime industry to come together and address the challenges of operating ships more efficiently in the difficult economic climate faced by today’s shipping companies…
Panama Canal Pre-Arrival Information
The Panama Canal Authority would like to remind its customers of the requirement to submit the 'Ship Due Information' through the Electronic Data Collection System (EDCS) at least 96 hours prior to the vessel's arrival at Canal waters. The timely submission of this information is crucial to the implementation of the pre-arrival inspection process. Failure to provide accurate, timely and complete information may classify the vessel as "not ready"…
GE's Power Conversion Business at Your Side
GE’s Power Conversion Business Can’t Control the Weather but Allows the Mariner to Control the Ship. As much as we hate to admit it, success is based on how well we adapt to situations we simply can’t control. That’s why, when it comes to holding a drillship on-site, as winds whip the sea and the underwater currents into a frenzy, oil companies and their contractors turn to GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE). It’s what we do.
CFOA Conference to Showcase Ferry Sector’s Role in Driving Canadian Economy
September 23 -24, 2013, the Canadian Ferry Operators Association will be hosting its 2013 AGM and Conference in St. John’s, NL. Industry experts from across Canada will present on their strategies to enhance customer relations throughout the two-day conference, which will provide an opportunity to connect with businesses and industry leaders from across the ferry sector. CFOA 2013 will feature the presentation of a report highlighting the socio-economic importance of the ferry sector in Canada.
Invenia Technologies LLC – Officially Launches Medical Division
Invenia Technologies LLC Provides Medical Kits, 24/7 Doctors Service, Telemetry – Worldwide Carmen Foy, CEO of Invenia Technologies LLC, announced today the launch of Invenia Technologies Medical Division. “Invenia’s Medical Division now provides another option in the marketplace for vessels to obtain their required medical kits and supplies, 24/7 doctor access and state of the art telemedicine equipment.
CWind to Expand Presence in Operations & Maintenance Phase
CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, is expanding its services in the operations and maintenance phase of offshore wind farms. The company, which has supported the construction of close to 20 offshore wind farms over the last four years, has announced the appointment of Tim Smith as Sales Manager. Mr Smith joins CWind from Fendercare Marine, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, where he held the position of Business Development Manager for the past four years.
AWO's Allegretti Touts Merits of Domestic Maritime Industry
During an address today in New York City at the TradeWinds 2013 Jones Act Shipping Forum, American Maritime Partnership Chairman and American Waterways Operators President & CEO Tom Allegretti hailed the nation’s domestic maritime industry as a crucial element of America’s economic, national and homeland security, calling the Jones Act, which serves as the industry’s foundation, both a commercial and a public policy success. In his remarks, Mr.
Lloyd's Register Alert: BNWAS Requirements for Ships Built Before July 2002
Classification News No. 23/2010 detailed new SOLAS requirements* for BNWAS which entered into force on 1 January, 2011, and which apply according to ship type, gross tonnage and keel laying date. The requirements were intended to apply to all vessels. However, an omission in the amendments to SOLAS meant the requirements technically did not apply to vessels constructed (having their keels laid) before 1 July, 2002.
Ecochlor BWTS for International Shipholding Ships
Ecochlor, Inc. said that International Shipholding Corporation (ISH) 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. With new ballast water regulations taking effect in the U.S.
Intertek Awarded INPEX Ichthys Dimensional Control Package Contract
Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has been awarded the dimensional control contract for INPEX Ichthys FPSO (Floating Production…
AWT Appoints New CEO Haydn Jones
Seasoned Maritime Executive Has Deep Industry Experience and Strong Focus on Ship Efficiency Systems. Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) appointed Haydn Jones as Chief Executive Officer. From AWT’s headquarters in the Silicon Valley, Jones will lead AWT’s 10 offices to deliver industry leading products and services to the company’s 800 shipping clients. Most recently, Jones served as AWT’s director of international operations, overseeing sales, marketing and business development.