Davie Shipyard Float-out the First for Two Decades
The traditional smashing of a champagne bottle on the first ship built at Canada’s oldest and biggest shipyard marked the christening ceremony and float-out of the 'Cecon Pride' in front of some 1,000 guests at the Davie Shipyard, also signalling the resurgence of shipbuilding in Quebec, informs the Gazette Montreal. The Cecon Pride is the 717th vessel to be built at the Davie shipyard, which was itself launched in 1825.
Canada Commits to Coastal Protection, Tanker Safety
The Minister of Transport reintroduced in the House of Commons the Safeguarding Canada’s Seas and Skies Act, an important piece of legislation first tabled in Parliament on March 18…
Superyachts Shift to LED Lighting
Less than three years left of halogen bulb production sharpens focus for designers and yards. The hitherto gradual shift from traditional lighting technology to the new, environmentally efficient formats has, for the superyacht industry, taken on a new sense of urgency. With the deadline for production ceasing for the popular halogen bulbs now less than three years away (September 2016), Lumotics Marine…
North P&I Issues Oily Discharge Penalties Warning
The 170 million GT North P&I club has warned its members of the importance of being "above suspicion" when port authorities allege an oily water discharge due to…
3sun Invests in Future Growth
Great-Yarmouth based 3sun Group, a specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry, has reported a turnover of £13.7 million for the financial year 2012/13. The company’s turnover increased almost threefold from 2010/2011, going from £2.4million to £6.5million, and almost doubled from 2011/2012 with an increase to £11.4million. Its projected turnover for the 2013/14 financial year is on track to be £25million…
Anything but Standard: Damen Newbuild and Repair Group Targets Global Growth
From a single newbuild and repair yard near Rotterdam in 1927, the family-owned Damen Shipbuilding group has expanded to 38 shipyards and related companies involved in new construction as well as repair and maintenance activities. Now with more than 8,000 employees and a presence in 34 countries, the Netherlands-based Damen group has become one of the world’s most successful shipbuilding businesses, thanks largely to its production methods and ever-expanding design portfolio.
Automated Container Crane for TraPac Rail Terminal
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Pres. Takao Tanaka) has received an order for two automated container cranes for railroad terminal from TraPac, Inc.. which is Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.’s U.S. affiliated company, through MES’s U.S. affiliated company, PACECO Corp. At the container terminal that TraPac Inc. operates in Port of Los Angeles, is now being constructed for extension and alongside that, the automation of container handling equipments is being carried on as well.
U.S. Bill Allows Port Everglades to Deepen, Widen Channels
Port Everglades officials are encouraged after the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) this week by a vote of 417-3, including the Manager’s Amendment which would allow Port Everglades to move forward with its critical harbor deepening and widening project prior to formal congressional approval. Now that both the House and Senate have passed their respective pieces of water resources legislation…
NAVTOR Reports Norwegian Market Breakthroughs
NAVTOR, a company that delivers e-navigation solutions, announced market breakthroughs in the Norwegian offshore shipping segment. According to NAVTOR, a flurry…
Barge Master Provides Stable Platform for Crane, Offshore Ops
Innovation is a theme rippling through Holland’s robust maritime industry. From ropes and winches to hull and crane design, Dutch marine engineers repeatedly answer the call for safe, efficient marine operations. An exemplary display of genuine Dutch innovation can be found at Barge Master, a company that develops and produces motion compensation platforms designed primarily for cranes and supply barges in the marine offshore and nearshore construction sectors.
Subsea Vessels Poised for Increased Global Demand
In its latest subsea vessels report Douglas-Westwood (DW) forecast more than $100b of expenditure on subsea vessel operations over the next five years – with global demand is expected to increase by 23%. The increase in expenditure is expected to be higher than the growth in vessel days, due to the move towards higher specification vessels to cater for deeper and more complicated field development programs.
IHC Merwede Demonstrates New MaXine 50
IHC Vremac Cylinders, part of IHC Merwede, officially introduced the MaXine 50 heave compensator to its Dutch, Belgian and German offshore partners on October 8. The group of lifting specialists responded enthusiastically to the dynamic launch and demonstration of the innovative new product. The hoisting and lowering of loads under maritime conditions have to overcome the peak forces that stem from the oscillation of waves.
Ardmore Announces Acquisition of MR Product Tanker
Ardmore Shipping Corporation announced the acquisition of a 45,726 Dwt MR product tanker built in October 2006 at Minami Nippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Japan, for…
Oman Navy to Receive New Warship
Al Rahmani, the second of three Khareef Class corvettes designed and built by BAE Systems, will be handed over to the Royal Navy of Oman in a ceremony at HM Naval Base Portsmouth Wednesday…
Imtech Marine Introduces SeaPilot 76
Imtech Marine introduces the new multifunctional SeaPilot 76. The variety of standard options in the SeaPilot 76 results in a very complete sea pilot. The SeaPilot 76 can be turned into a fully approved combined sea and river pilot and can be connected to both proportional and on/off valves. This makes the modernized Seapilot 76 a good addition to the Sigma-line of Radio Zeeland. The SeaPilot 76 is suitable for the fishing industry as well as inland, coastal and deepsea shipping.
WatchStander Nonlethal Antipiracy System Ready for Market
Maritime Security systems company WatchStander LLC announced that it has completed development of a fully automated system designed to prevent gangs of pirates and other unwanted individuals or groups from boarding ships. The object of the system is to make it more physically intolerable for the criminals to approach the ship and to persuade them to abort their attacks. The video and data from all…
USCG Christens Fourth National Security Cutter
The U.S Coast Guard christened its fourth National Security Cutter Saturday, during a ceremony at Ingalls Shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss. The cutter's sponsor, Linda Kapral Papp…
Braemar Brings LNG Expertise to China
As the demand for LNG grows, the Chinese government has recognized that in expanding its LNG capabilities, it must build-up the skill set of its maritime professionals in this vital sector. A new course created by Braemar Engineering aims to support this growing demand for LNG expertise in China and increase understanding of STCW amendments concerning operation and management regulations for liquefied vessels.
Torqueedo Sweeps Electric Motor Race
Torqeedo recently won first, second and third places in the 13th annual Wye Island Electric Boat Challenge in St. Michaels, Maryland. This is the second time Torqeedo-powered boats have swept the 24-mile, electric motor-only race. In all the years of the race, any boat with a Torqeedo motor has always finished the marathon and this year was no exception. All Torqeedo-powered vessels crossed the finish line after completing the circumnavigation of Wye Island.
Trellborg Delivers QRH for Herb Elliott Port Expansion
Trelleborg met a tight time frame to deliver its state-of-the-art Quick Release Hooks (QRHs) with load monitoring, remote release and a central monitoring system to the Herb Elliott Port in Australia. By delivering ahead of schedule and avoiding the need to equipment by air freight, Trelleborg said it save its customer, Fortescue Metals Group Limited (FMG), a substantial amount of money. After initially winning the contract to supply four units back in late 2011…