Classification Society BV Sharpens Ice Tools
Bureau Veritas has responded to demand for safe LNG transportation in the Arctic regions by developing new high-level tools to assess cargo sloshing in ice conditions. It has also developed a cutting-edge probabilistic method for assessing ice loads on structure which will reduce the time and data needed to assess the structure of vessels and units designed for heavy ice operation. Pierre Besse, Director of Innovation…
Veka Deliver Hi-Speed WFSV Catamaran
The first high speed VEKA Catamaran for the Offshore Wind Farm industry has been delivered to Royal Wagenborg. The new catamaran will supply remote wind farms in the North Sea with crew, equipment and supplies. Later this week VEKA say they will launch a second catamaran for its shakedown cruise, and it will not be long before this one will also be heading out for the same kind of work. Last year, VEKA engaged in a collaboration with BMT Nigel Gee…
Maritime Security ISO Debate: Dryad Offers Guidance
Maritime intelligence provider, Dryad Maritime Intelligence, has issued guidance to seafarers on the latest framework of standards to be issued by the maritime security industry. Dryad's advisory considers and comments upon the three main proposed standards that are currently hot topics of debate in the maritime security industry; the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) PAS 28007,…
KS Appoint Mark Cencer to Coastal Engineering Group
KS Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and land surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, has appointed Mark P. Cencer, P.E., to the firm’s Coastal Engineering Group. The Group provides engineering solutions for all types of waterfront and water-related infrastructure, helping clients plan, design and manage the construction of projects along Lake Erie and its watershed. Cencer is a Professional Engineer…
BIFA Makes U-turn, Supports Shipborne Container Weighing
The British International Freight Association has given qualified support to last week’s decision by a sub-committee of the International Maritime Organization to…
Offshore APAC Electrical Equipment Market: New Survey
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan 'Electrical Equipment and Solution for Marine and Offshore Markets in Asia-Pacific', finds that the market earned revenues of…
ABS Awarded Military Sea Lift Command Contract
Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is being awarded a contract with a cumulative value of US$ 25,000,000 by the Department of Defence's Military…
Deep-sea GofM Oil Spill Rehab May Take Decades
The deepsea soft-sediment ecosystem in the immediate area of the 2010’s Deepwater Horizon well head blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will likely take decades to recover from the spill’s impacts, according to a scientific paper reported by the online scientific journal PLoS One, and cited by NOAA. The paper is the first to give comprehensive results of the spill’s effect on deepwater communities at the base of the Gulf’s food chain…
Marina In San Francisco Upgrades Docks
Located in the heart of San Mateo County, Oyster Point Marina, offers San Francisco boaters direct access to the bay. The City owned marina recently completed replacement of piers 8 and 11. Bellingham Marine, world renowned marina builder, was contracted to perform as the general contractor. Oyster Point’s existing 20 plus year old glu-lam, timber system was replaced with Bellingham Marine’s concrete floating docks fitted with upgraded utilities and accessories.
Mease Named to Houston Port Commission
Roy Mease was appointed to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority by the City of Pasadena today. Port Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay. Mease was named to the seat previously held by Steve Phelps. Phelps had served as Port Commissioner since 1997. Mease has a private law practice in Pasadena. A member of the State Bar of Texas, he received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from the South Texas College of Law.
Finances Very Strong; Steel Drives Tonnage Growth
PHA Signs Memorandum of Friendship & Trade Cooperation With Port of Marseille-Fos, Provence Promotion Economic Development Agency. Finances are very strong for August, Executive Director Len Waterworth shared in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its monthly meeting today. "I am very pleased to announce that we had another $20 million+ month, that's four out of eight this year, extremely good," Waterworth said.
Beijer Opens New U.S. Headquarters
Beijer Electronics (BELE), a Sweden-based global technology company, is proud to announce the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. Beijer Electronics has been experiencing rapid growth and has now moved into a state-of-the-art research and development/manufacturing facility totaling over 44,000 square feet located at located at 1865 West 2100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119. The date for the open house is Friday, September 27, 2013 from 2:30-5 p.m.
Jotun Reports Earnings Increase
In the first eight months of 2013, the Jotun Group reported sales of paint and powder coatings of NOK 8 174 million. This is an increase from NOK 7 686 million in the same period last year.
Novacavi Launches Aquancable Range
Novacavi launched Aquancable, a range of specialist cables for maritime and underwater technologies. These include ROV cables, Fiber Optic hybrid cables, umbilicals…
GAC Hosts Open House at New Facility
GAC is hosting an Open House giving its customers and all oil and gas companies the opportunity to view its new warehouse in the Central Green District of Houston, Texas. The 180,000+ sq. ft.
HM Coastguard Modernization Program Update
The timetable for completing the modernization of Her Majesty’s Coastguard has been announced. The new national network is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015…
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 25
Today in U.S. 1941 - In first successful U.S. Navy escort of convoys during World War II, Navy escort turn over HX-150 to British escorts at the Mid-Ocean Meeting Point. All ships reach port safely.
Arctic Prowler to be Christened Oct. 5
Alaska Longline, LLC, and Alaska Ship & Drydock (ASD) will christen the F/V Arctic Prowler on Oct. 5, 2013. The ceremony for the new 136 ft. freezer longliner will be held at the Ketchikan Shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska. F/V Arctic Prowler, the first large commercial fishing vessel to be built in Alaska, is an Ocean going Factory Longliner, capable of processing and storing catch aboard. The vessel is to be Load Lined and classed by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and will be U.S. flagged.
Hansa Orders Interschalt's TROP Module for 30 Vessels
Hansa Shipping has successfully been using Interschalt's MACS3 loading computer for its own container fleet for several years now. In order for the shipping company to be able to operate its vessels even more efficiently, Managing Director Peter Mackeprang has opted for a system upgrade to improve efficiency. As a result, the General Manager for technical and nautical issues at Hansa Shipping has placed an order for 30 TROP modules for the loading computer.
Alion Awarded $43 Million to Support Navy Tests
To assist the Navy’s Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR) program with effective planning, conducting and reporting of operational test and evaluation tasks…