Congress Should Enhance OPA 90 Responder Provisions
The Benefits to the Scope of Coverage in an Expanded Responder Immunity Regime are many. The response industry has been extremely supportive of a coalition effort…
Victaulic Valves Type Approved
Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, has received Type Approvals from DNV (Det Norske Veritas) for its Vic-300 MasterSeal butterfly valves - Series 761 and Vic-Check check valves - Series 716 and 716H. The approval certificates are valid until the end of June 2017 and cover Class III piping systems for fresh water cooling, condensate return, non-essential systems, sanitary drains and nonessential service air.
AVEVA Upgrades Engineering Software
AVEVA announced productivity improvements in its latest release of AVEVA Engineering, the multi-discipline software that enables engineering teams to work collaboratively on plant or marine projects. Responding to customer feedback, the new enhancements to AVEVA Engineering means it is the only product which combines powerful features such as datasheets, project breakdown structures with 2D and 3D visualization, the developer said.
Long Beach Container Terminal Goes Live with Navis TOS
Navis announced that Pier F at Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) has gone live with Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS). This implementation allows LBCT…
CNOOC: Two New Oil Fields Start Production
Hong Kong - CNOOC Limited (NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883) announced that, Wenchang 19-1 North and Weizhou 12-8 West oil fields have recently commenced production. Wenchang…
LeBeouf Celebrates Double Christening
Last month a special pair of towboats were celebrated, as LeBouef Bros. Towing of Houma, La., welcomed to its fleet the MV Karl Senner and MV Dickie Gonsoulin in a festive ceremony at the home of Jon Gonsoulin, President, Lebeouf Bros. Towing. While the boat represent many things – a continued boom in the U.S. energy transport business; a nod to the modern mariner as both are seamlessly outfitted for…
Amber Coast Logistics Hosts Coaching Workshop
The EU-subsidized logistics project Amber Coast Logistics (ACL) has made its first appearance at Belarusian Transport Week, which was held just recently in Minsk.
Sofware Solutions Picking up Steam
A new study from Germany show rapid expansion in the maritime fleet management software sector. While shipowners are generally classified conservative in the uptake of new technology…
Port Operations Halted as Baltimore Strike Continues
Multiple sources reported that a longshoremen labor strike at the Port of Baltimore Wednesday morning has forced the closure of the port’s major terminals. All cargos at the port's public marine terminals continue to be affected and no ships are operating. The strike was brought into effect by a vote held Tuesday night where the International Longshoremen's Association Local 333 rejected a local contract with the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore…
Kongsberg Launches Laser-based Reference System
Kongsberg Seatex launched SpotTrack, a multi-target laser based relative position reference system. SpotTrack delivers accurate range and bearing measurements and is primarily intended for Dynamic Positioning (DP) operations. Kongsberg Describes SpotTrack as a robust, lightweight, motion stabilized rotating laser sensor offering precision range and bearing readings to one or multiple retro-reflective targets.
Piracy at Sea Falls to Lowest Level in Seven Years
The International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world's seas is at its lowest third-quarter level since 2006…
Nations Seek Protected Marine Areas in the Southern Ocean
Australia, the European Union, France, New Zealand and the United States jointly call for the establishment this year of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean…
Overturned Boat Kills Four off Miami Coast
Four people were killed and 11 rescued after a boat capsized off the Miami coast early Wednesday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. Watchstanders at Coast Guard…
American Legion Thankful Shutdown Halted, But Condemnatory
American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger expressed relief after a 16-day partial shutdown of the U.S. government came to an end at midnight. The shutdown had idled thousands of Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Offices throughout the country and threatened to suspend disability payments to veterans at the end of this month. “On behalf of our nation’s veterans, I am thankful that the U.S. government has reopened,” Dellinger said.
Statoil Director Appointed to Top Norwegian Government Post
Børge Brende leaves the Statoil board of directors. He has informed the company that he will resign from his position as member of the board of directors in Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) with immediate effect, having been appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Norwegian government.
Rotterdam Containers Re-Consigned Due to APM Work Stoppage
Maersk Line informs that due to the current CLA (CAO) negotiations for the new facility of APM Terminals in Rotterdam, work at the current facility of APM Terminals in Rotterdam has been stopped and accordingly customers are requested to pick-up/ deliver containers in Antwerp instead. Maersk Line add that at this moment they do not know how long these work interruptions will last. They are not a party in this dispute, but unfortunately their service is impacted by this current situation.
Jeppesen Update VVOS & FleetManager Software
Jeppesen has launched updated versions of its Voyage and Vessel Optimization Solution (VVOS) and FleetManager software. The functionalities added to Jeppesen’s VVOS Version 2.3 and Jeppesen FleetManager Version 1.4 are a direct result, say the company, of listening closely to and working hand-in-hand with its customers. Jeppesen has enhanced its VVOS Version 2.3 voyage optimization product by incorporating Emission Control Area (ECA) boundaries, and adding restricted RPM zones.
Martek Meets Unique FSRU Emissions Monitoring Challenge
Martek Marine has delivered what it describes as the most sophisticated emissions monitoring system ever built for marine use to Daewoo for the world’s largest Floating…
Maersk Line America President/CEO to Retire
John F. Reinhart has announced his retirement as President and CEO of Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. He will continue to lead the company until the end of January 2014. “I have been blessed to be part of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group for almost 23 years, and it has been my privilege and honor to work together with you for the past 14 years,” Reinhart wrote to MLL colleagues. “MLL will always be present in my heart and thoughts.
Knightsbridge Tankers Offer Shares, Intend to Order New Ships
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited has announced a public offering of common shares. The Company also intends to grant the book-running manager a 30-day option to purchase…