New Synergi Pipeline Software Enables GIS Integration
DNV GL Software’s new release of Synergi Pipeline software includes Geographic Information System (GIS) integration, providing pipeline operators better analyses and decision-making based on geographically referenced and visualized data via the web interface. Obtaining and managing correct and valid information about a pipeline’s risk and condition, including linked geographic information, is a constant challenge in integrity management.
Tow Fixed By Marcon Completes 5,233nm Delivery
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington reported that after 52 days, the 2,800BHP twin screw tug Miss Lis (ex-Kari A, Marine Pioneer) successfully completed the 5,233nm tow of the ocean crane barge Thomas W from Long Beach, California through the Panama Canal to the Hudson River in New York. The 225’ x 78’ x 15’ depth, ABS +A1 Ocean crane barge, outfitted with a 400T Whirley with a 150’ boom…
BV to Class Largest China-Built Containerships
International classification society Bureau Veritas will class three Ultra-Large Container Ships (ULCSs) to be built for China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and chartered to French operator CMA CGM. The ships are due for delivery in 2015. The 16,000 teu vessels will be the largest container ships built in China to date. One will be built at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) yard, and the other two at Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry…
Caterpillar, Peterson Repower Harley Tugboats
Replacing the prime engine in a seafaring vessel to meet modern emissions laws can be a major challenge. For many vessel owners, the option to retrofit existing…
USCG Extends Mariner Credentials due to Government Shutdown
The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday that mariners whose credentials expire between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 will receive an extension due to the current lapse in appropriations. The Coast Guard is currently unable to process all mariner credentials in time to ensure that all mariners receive their renewed credentials before their current documents expire. Under the authority of 46 United States Code 7507, the Coast Guard, will be granting extensions to national endorsements until Dec. 31, 2013.
Agribulk, Ro/Ro Lead Brunswick to Banner Year
Outstanding trade in agribulk and roll-on/roll-off cargo at the Port of Brunswick led to an impressive 47 percent increase in total tonnage for fiscal year 2013. “Our deepwater ports provide vital support to our agricultural, forestry and manufacturing sectors,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “Because American-made goods are able to reach the global market efficiently through Georgia’s ports, these products are more competitive in international trade.
FURUNO Collects Three NMEA Awards
Furuno, a manufacturer of marine electronics, won three more National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) awards at the prestigious 2013 NMEA Convention in San Diego, Calif.
FMC Chairman, Commissioner Meet with MARAD
US- China Transportation Forum, Proposed P 3 Alliance, SISI Briefing, U.S.-flag International Fleet. FMC Chairman Mario Cordero and Commissioner William P. Doyle…
My-Villages Purchases DockMaster
My-Villages, a marine mobile technology company, has acquired DockMaster, an information management solution provider for marine retailers, marinas and service centers.
Buckeye to Acquire Liquid Petroleum Terminals From Hess
Buckeye Partners, L.P. signed a definitive agreement with Hess Corporation and its subsidiaries to acquire 20 liquid petroleum products terminals with total storage…
Bouchard Transportation Promotes Vice-President
America's largest independently owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, Bouchard Transportation, has promoted Michael S. Brady to Executive Vice-President. Mr.
Offshore Rig's Canada Deployment Costs Seadrill
Seadrill Limited subsidiary, Seadrill Partners, as part of a settlement agreement, has agreed to non-payment for 37 days hire of the semi-submersible rig 'West Acquarius'. The 37 days off hire were required for the ultra-deepwater harsh environment semi-submersible West Aquarius to complete modifications and repairs in order to meet the regulatory requirements for operations in Canadian waters and for the operator to receive authorization from the Canadian authorities to commence operation.
Marine Oil Spill: Canadian Province Releases New Preventive Study
A comprehensive study assessing current marine-spill preparedness & response capabilities has been released by British Columbia. The study also outlines necessary improvements to achieve a world-class system to ensure B.C.'s coast is protected from potential marine spills. Nuka Research, an international expert in spill preparedness and response, had been commissioned by the provincial government to undertake the study so B.C.
Treasure Hunters, Seafarer, Gets Florida Operations Extensions
Seafarer Exploration Corp. has been granted a two-year extension to the environmental permit for the Juno Beach site to December 9, 2015. Kyle Kennedy (Seafarer CEO) said: " We continue to see progress on the Juno Beach project. We have located some interesting artifacts which may further help to determine the time frame of this potentially sizable colonial era shipwreck. Mr. Kennedy continued, "We…
ABBRA Registration 2014 Conference & Speaker Panel
The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) announces its line-up of topics and speakers for the 2014 ABBRA Boatyard Business Conference. The event…
New Study Defines Port of Seattle as 'The Green Gateway'
The "Carbon Footprint Study of the Asia to North America Intermodal Trade," was conducted by Herbert Engineering Corp., which looks at CO2e emissions of intermodal shipments from Asia to North American markets.
UK Club Best in Intercargo Port State Control Benchmarking Study
Bulk carriers entered in the UK Club have the lowest number of Port State Control deficiencies when inspected according to the latest edition of “Benchmarking Bulk Carriers” published by Intercargo, and reported in the UK Club''s news. The dry cargo shipowners association report states that UK Club ships average only 1.42 deficiencies per inspection compared to an average across the International Group of 2.16. The report also shows the individual P&I club market share of Intercargo membership.
Invizeon Hires Kevin Walker to Lead Two Subsidiary Firms
Invizeon Corporation has appointed Kevin Walker as the Chief Operating Officer for two of its subsidiaries: Seafaring Security Services, LLC and Slipstream Resources, LLC. Mr.
Denmark's Port of Aalborg Invests for New Growth
The Port's Board of Directors has approved an investment budget of 500 million kroner (about US$ 90,735,000) for the Port of Aalborg Group in the period 2014-2016. An analysis prepared by the City of Aalborg Business Office and Business Network 9220 shows that companies in Aalborg East generally made it through the crisis, and that many of them are planning further growth already . "The analysis has…
UK Navy Submarines to Get OSI Portable AIS System
Vancouver-based OSI Maritime Systems has been contracted to provide a portable Warship-AIS and Situational Awareness System for immediate deployment across the entire UK submarine flotilla. Under the terms of this contract, OSI will provide a portable system that will allow a submarine to benefit from the AIS picture as well as providing an advanced situational awareness and navigation system deployable in the conning tower of all UK submarines.