World Maritime Day
On 26 September, the maritime community celebrates the World Maritime Day established at the initiative of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). In his annual address on this occasion…
Kirby Corp. CEO Joe Pyne is "No Ordinary Joe"
When Joseph H. Pyne joined Dixie Carriers in 1978, little did he know the maritime juggernaut he would help to create. When he took over as president in 1984, the company owned about 20 boats and 50 barges, with a value of about $35m. Today, after nearly 30 years, 50 acquisitions, it has a market cap well in excess of $4B, and its fleet hovers around 350 boats and 950 barges, commanding approximately 35% of the U.S. market. Joseph H.
Successful NORSOK Qualification for Sandvik
Successful NORSOK qualification of Sandvik 254 SMO hydraulic and instrumentation tubing increases opportunities in the oil and gas sector. Adding to its extensive capability in supplying material to the oil and gas industry worldwide, Sandvik has successfully been qualified according to NORSOK M650 edition 4 for the MDS R18 and MDS R11 standard for its seamless austenitic stainless steel hydraulic…
Floating Production Systems: A Big Opportunity for Shipyards
Since the beginning of this year, orders have been placed for 17 floating production systems. The combined value of the fabrication contracts exceeds $16 billion. By year end there will likely be another five to eight contracts awarded and the overall contract value for the year will exceed $20 billion. Stated in terms of conventional ships, fabrication of floating production systems in 2013 will equate to orders for 220 VLCCs, 360 Suezmax tankers or 800 Panamax bulk carriers.
Damen Trading Delivers Several Vessels
Trading in preowned vessels continues to be a popular choice for many customers. Damen Trading facilitates the sale and purchase of both Damen and third-party vessels. Recent deals highlight how trading in vessels results in a win-win situation for buyer and seller. Under these arrangements vessels have been sold in Australia and bought by clients in Uruguay, U.K. vessels have gone to Zanzibar, Colombian vessels to Jamaica, with customers worldwide seeing the benefits of trading in.
HMAS Newcastle Steers for Home
HMAS Newcastle has handed over security operations for Operation SLIPPER in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Middle East to HMAS Melbourne. Newcastle has provided maritime security around the Horn of Africa, conducted counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations in the Gulf of Aden and executed counter-terrorism activities since May 28, 2013. The Guided Missile Frigate handed over to sister ship HMAS Melbourne on September 24, 2013.
Maritime Security Association SAMI Looks to the Future
Typecasting can be the curse of many an actor – they become so immersed and associated with one kind of character that the wider audience cannot seemingly accept them in any other role.
SATs to Acquire Singapore Cruise Center
SATS announced it has through its subsidiaries, SATS Airport Services and SATS-Creuers Cruise Services (SATS-Creuers), entered into a share purchase agreement to…
Moxa MC-7000 Marine Computers Receive Official ABS Approval
Moxa, a provider of industrial network, computer and display solutions, is pleased to announce the MC-7000 series of marine computers has been formally approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Moxa’s MC-7000 computers are powered by the latest third-generation Intel Core processors, and deliver a full range of native shipboard networking interfaces with eight NMEA 0183 ports, two NMEA 2000 ports, four serial ports, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, six USB 2.0, and two USB 3.0 ports.
Willard Provides High-speed Umpire Boat for America’s Cup
Those who have been watching the America’s Cup races in San Francisco Bay may have noticed the high-speed umpire boat racing alongside the sailboats. The 43-ft. interceptor craft was provided by Willard Marine, a 56-year-old boat builder based in southern California. The boat is based on an offshore racing design and was originally built by Willard Marine for military special warfare missions, such as interdicting and boarding vessels in the open ocean.
RS Reaches Several Agreements at Neva
During the maritime Neva exhibition, taking place this week in St Petersburg, Russia, a number of agreements were signed promoting use of advanced IT solutions and…
ABA Book Explores Ocean Zoning Management
With oceans considered by many as one of the last frontiers, a new American Bar Association book will help experts and government planners use zoning as a vehicle for ocean development and management. “Zoning the Oceans: The Next Big Step in Coastal Zone Management’’ is the first book to focus on new and emerging state ocean zoning programs in the context of recent developments in offshore coastal zone regulation at the state and federal levels.
WSS Opens Marine Safety & Training Academy in Atwerp
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) opened a new FRS (fire, rescue & service) Center and Safety Training Academy in Antwerp, Belgium. “The opening of new safety service training facilities around the world will play a vital role in the growth of our total safety offer,” said. Andrew Sheriff, Business Director Safety. “Centers also housing a Safety Academy, such as this one, allow us to focus on specialized training alongside the ongoing development of our safety technicians.
Drydocks World Send Off First Shell Prelude Turret Module
The first module, the bogie support structure, standing 22 metres high, with a diameter of 30 metres and weighing 1300 tonnes will be transported to Korea to integrate with the Prelude FLNG vessel. Other modules will soon follow. The Prelude FLNG unit will be 488-metres long and when fully loaded will weigh more than 600,000 tonnes. It will be the largest structure ever sent to sea displacing as much water as a fleet of six aircraft carriers.
MARAD's Jaenichen Reminds Students 'Logistics Matter'
In a speech at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, Acting Maritime Administrator Paul "Chip" Jaenichen reminded students that "logistics matter." The business of moving, supplying, and maintaining our joint forces is critical to their success. Acting Administrator Jaenichen also made it clear to students that, when it comes to logistics, MARAD has their backs. He explained that MARAD works with the U.S.
Vroon Receives Striking New Livestock Carrier
'Galloway Express' is the first of 4 livestock carriers being constructed at the Cosco Shipyard in Guangdong for Vroon. The remaining three vessels are scheduled for delivery later this year and early in 2014. These livestock carriers are next‑generation livestock vessels, boasting a cargo capacity of approximately 4,500 sqm and a cruising range of around 18,000 nm. They are fitted with animal-welfare…
Neoen Marine Joins Offshore France Wind Consortium
GDF SUEZ and EDP Renewables have been joined by French coastal region experts Neoen Marine to tender for a new offshore wind farm development, and at the same time…
Putin Pronounces on Greenpeace Arctic Fracas
According to media reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the 30 Greenpeace International activists detained by Russian authorities after an Arctic drilling protest are ‘obviously not pirates’, but has suggested that they may have broken international laws. He made these remarks at an Arctic forum in Salekhard. All 30 activists remain under arrest near Murmansk, apparently in different locations.
Coast Guard to Acquire 6 More Sentinel-class Boats
The Coast Guard has received approval to move forward on the production and eventual deployment of up to 30 fast response cutters (FRC). The decision means the Coast Guard may continue to acquire the FRC as the budget allows and that new plans are in place to support new cutters as they are commissioned. Seven FRCs have been delivered to the Coast Guard, to date, beginning in 2011 and six are commissioned.
Dutch Maritime Lab Offers Free Tank-Test Slots
MARIN has launched an intitiative offering 6 free basin slots of two weeks (80 basin hours including advice by a qualified test engineer) to qualified 'small & medium enterprise' (MKB) clients. This initiative is launched to stimulate innovation in the Dutch maritime sector and to lower the threshold for MKB (Small & Medium Enterprise) clients to test their new ideas/concepts. These tests allow…