Chile Miner to Reopen Patache Port after Quake
Chilean copper miner Collahuasi said on Tuesday that it has received authorization to reactivate its Patache port in the country's north following a massive 8.2…
SHIPPINGInsight Open for Online Registration
Online registration is now open for SHIPPINGInsight 2014, North America’s premier maritime industry technical forum, scheduled for Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Stamford, Conn.
Mobile Ship Channel Reopens Following Ship Grounding
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reopened the Mobile Ship Channel to all deep-draft commercial vessel traffic at approximately 5 p.m. Monday. The USCG restricted vessel traffic at about 3 a.m. Monday, after the container vessel MSC KYOTO grounded outside the channel. MSC KYOTO's owner contracted the towing vessels Hawk and Escambia to assist in freeing the vessel. In combination with high tide, the two tugs were able to tow the vessel back into the channel after more than 12 hours aground.
Kongsberg Engine Room Simulator for NMIT
Kongsberg Maritime will deliver the latest version of its leading Engine Room Simulator (ERS), K-Sim Engine, to a new Applied Technology Facility at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in New Zealand. Taking place in June 2014, this will be the first Kongsberg Maritime ERS delivery to a customer in New Zealand but one of many to leading maritime training institutions in the Southern hemisphere.
Today in U.S. Naval History: April 8
Today in U.S. Naval History - April 8 1925 - First planned night landings on a carrier, USS Langley, by VF-1 1950 - Unarmed Navy patrol aircraft shot down over Baltic Sea by USSR 1951 - First of four detonations, Operation Greenhouse nuclear test For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
Strainstall Supply Load Pins for Shell Stones Project
Strainstall UK Limited has been selected to work alongside SBM offshore on the prestigious Shell Stones project, which is an ultra-deep Oil and Gas development in…
Reduce Fuel Bills without Going to Drydock
Propeller buffing is a new technique that aims to keep propellers in optimum condition. The process is not conventional propeller polishing, but a service developed and delivered only by Hydrex. Routine propeller buffing can save 5% from the fuel bill, Hydrex said, adding that the service is very easy to schedule and carry out regularly. This offers extraordinary ROI in terms of instant fuel savings. Very low outlay for very high returns and an extremely rapid payback.
IPS Completes Insulation and Fabrication Contracts
Birkenhead based engineering firm IPS Marine Fabrications has completed a series of contracts for three ship operators. IPS director Paul Smith said the contracts with Whitaker Tankers, and ferry operators Seatruck and Stena showcased the broad range of fabrication and insulation skills IPS can provide. “The job spec of these contracts was really varied and shows how we can save customers time and money,” he said.
US Retail Imports to Increase in April
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 6.1 percent in April, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “With winter over, retailers are stocking up in anticipation of a busy spring and summer,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “A busy time is expected over the next few months…
Golden Energy Offshore Selects Ulstein PSVs
Golden Energy Offshore has entered into a shipbuilding contract with Nantong Rainbow Offshore & Engineering Equipments Co., Ltd. (ROC) in China for the construction of two Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) of the PX121H design from Ulstein, with the option to build two more vessels of the same design. The two confirmed vessels are due for delivery from yard in Q1 and Q2 of 2016. The vessels of the PX121H design are customized with an extra deck.
Staten Island Ferry Safety Statistics Released
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) sets the standards passenger vessels, such as the Staten Island Ferry, must meet and then inspects the vessels regularly to ensure that they are in compliance. For large passenger vessels, the Coast Guard conducts four safety inspections each year. These inspections, at a minimum, include examination of the vessel structure, lifesaving equipment, machinery installation, navigation equipment, personnel, and vessel security.
Rolls-Royce Engines, Equipment for Bourbon
Rolls-Royce is to deliver deck machinery and engines to an arctic Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel (AHTS) to be built by Vard for Bourbon Offshore Norway. The contract has a value in excess of £17 million for Rolls-Royce. The deck machinery delivery from Rolls-Royce will consist of anchor handling winches, secondary winches, auxiliary winches, anchor handling cranes and a wide range of safer deck operation equipment.
Transas Names Pfeiffer Navigation Director
Transas Marine has announced the appointment of Jens Pfeiffer as a Business Division Director, Navigation, Transas Marine. Jens Pfeiffer first joined Transas as a Sales Manager, Navigation in the company’s German office in 2005 where he worked for two years. Afterwards, he moved to a position of a Managing Director of the German subsidiary of a stock listed Norwegian Ship Supply Company, where Jens was later on promoted to a Vice President, Northern Europe before joining Transas again.
Intellian FleetBroadband Terminals for 38 Containerships
Intellian has won the contract to supply Hanjin Shipping of South Korea, with FleetBroadband FB500 terminals for a fleet of 38 container ships. The installation process has already commenced and will be completed by Intellian over the coming months as the ships arrive into port. The FB500 is the largest of Intellian's FleetBroadband product range and provides the fastest and most cost-effective FleetBroadband service available.
Offshore firm's IPO may give Singapore market shot in the arm
This would be only the second mainboard IPO in Singapore this year. Singapore's IPO market lacklustre in recent years, but oil and gas related offerings find favour in Singapore.
As Iraq sells more oil to Asia, quality issues emerge
Asia to buy nearly 60 percent of Iraq's Basra Lt exports. Export facilities upgrade, new fields to boost volume in second half, but Buyers remain wary of quality issues, loading delays.
Australian LNG investment is at risk, but not as much as feared
The Australian oil and gas industry is telling everybody that a second wave of investment in liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants is at risk unless labour and regulatory costs are cut.
Russia's Gazprom: Ukraine did not pay for gas on time
Gazprom and Ukraine locked in gas price dispute; Russian gas transit to Europe via Ukraine stable. Russian natural gas producer Gazprom said on Tuesday Ukraine had…
Brazil's Petrobras resumes output from Campos Basin's P-20 rig
Petroleo Brasileiro SA resumed production on Monday from offshore oil platform P-20 in the Campos Basin, the state-run oil company known as Petrobras said in a securities filing.
IMCO Purchases NAUTIS ECDIS
A classroom of NAUTIS Desktop Trainers and a NAUTIS Instructor Station was purchased by the International Maritime College Oman (IMCO). The simulators allow the IMCO to add certified ECDIS Model course 1.27 training to its curriculum. The classroom was delivered and installed by VSTEP engineers at the IMCO premises in Sohar, Oman. IMCO purchased twelve NAUTIS Desktop trainer units and a NAUTIS Instructor Station to provide the complete range of ECDIS Model Course training for its students.