Maritime Fuel of the Future: Training to an Uncertain Standard
Despite its unquestionable allure, LNG as a fuel carries with it as many risks as it does answers to the problems it promises to solve. As industry and OEM’s work to remove any doubt, the collaborative effort outpaces the slow-moving regulatory machine. Even as Lloyds Register predicts that LNG will reach a maximum 11% share of marine propulsion solutions in 2030, it also says that segments with higher proportion of small ships will see the highest LNG uptake.
More Norway Oil Projects Being Delayed
Oil firms are purposefully delaying the development of oil and gas fields off Norway, the head of the agency tasked with managing the country's oil and gas resources told Reuters on Thursday.
Perils of Heavy Ship Containers Debated
Maritime experts are torn on how to curb the menace of overweight shipping containers, which cause severe accidents at sea and on the roads. The difficulties of resolving false declarations of the weight and content of boxes were underlined during a panel discussion at the WISTA-UK Liverpool Forum. WISTA-UK is encouraging debate on the critical question of container weight. The forum audience was informed that insurers estimate that 20% of containers crossing seas and highways are overweight…
DNV GL Celebrates Twin Milestones
Some 650 dignitaries, customers and industry stakeholders joined DNV GL, ship classification society and risk and sustainability service provider, for a night in Hamburg. Held at the Fischauktionshalle Halle, the event celebrated the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Det Norske Veritas and the first year of operation of the newly formed DNV GL Group. The evening looked to both the past and the future of the company…
Ivory Coast Aims to Boost Cotton Output
Ivory Coast is aiming to boost its seed cotton output to 600,000 tonnes in the next two years, the head of the country's industry regulator said on Thursday, marking…
MCTAYS Invests $1.7m in Facility Upgrade
A shipbuilder has invested more than $1.7million (£1million) at its headquarters, including upgrading a slipway which is now capable of accommodating vessels up to 2,000 metric tons. MCTAYS, the shipbuilding subsidiary of HS Ocean Group of Companies, opened the upgraded slipway at its yard in Birkenhead on the banks of the River Mersey to coincide with its 40th anniversary. Peter Breslin, Managing Director of MCTAYS…
First of 28 New Ships Enters CMA CGM Fleet
CMA CGM Group announced that the maiden voyage of the CMA CGM Danube will begin on June 30 in China. The 9,400 TEU vessel is the first of a series of 28 ships from 9,400-10,900 TEU which will be delivered through the third quarter of 2016. Sailing under the Malta flag and chartered bareboat to CIMC, it is the first ship of this class built at the Chinese construction site DSIC (Dalian PRC) and delivered to the group.
Allegretti Addresses API Tanker Conference
Appearing before the American Petroleum Institute’s Tanker Conference in Austin, AWO President & CEO Tom Allegretti affirmatively stated that the domestic maritime industry is fully committed to serving its customers and the country as the nation’s energy economy grows, highlighting the significant investment American marine transportation companies have made and are continuing to make in state-of-the-art vessels to meet near-term and long-term transportation needs.
US, Germany World Cup Match Honored with Trade Statistics
In honor of today’s World Cup match between the United States and Germany, a new graphic from the U.S. Census Bureau shows foreign trade statistics for the top five exports and imports between the two nations in 2013. In 2013, top U.S. exports to Germany included $5.7 billion in civilian aircraft, engines and parts and $5 billion in passenger cars, while Germany sent $25.8 billion in passenger cars and $9.4 billion in medicine and dosage form to the United States. census.gov
House GOP Spearheads Bill to Expand Domestic Drilling
Today, the House passed H.R. 4899, The Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act by a vote of 229-185. If enacted the bill would expedite oil and gas leasing on federal lands…
Concordia Wreck Preparing for Tow to Genoa
In three weeks, the Costa Concordia wreck will be towed to Genoa for demolition and recycling. At the end of the Conferenza dei Servizi meeting held yesterday, June 25, in Rome, Costa Crociere reaffirmed the motivations for the choice of the transportation of the Concordia wreck in Genoa for its dismantling and recycling, stating Genoa is the only Italian port in which demolition and recycling activities…
Institutional Part in Fincantieri IPO Still Not Fully Covered
The part reserved to institutional investors in the initial public offering of Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri was still not fully covered as of Wednesday evening, two sources close to the matter said on Thursday. The company is likely to increase the percentage of shares it has reserved for retail investors which have shown big interest in the IPO so far, the sources added. "There's been very good demand from retail investors...
Today in U.S. Naval History: June 26
Today in U.S. 1959 - Twenty-eight Naval vessels sail from Atlantic to Great Lakes, marking the formal opening of Saint Lawrence Seaway to seagoing ships. 1962 - NAVFAC Cape Hatteras makes first Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) detection of a Soviet diesel submarine. 1973 - Navy Task Force 78 completes minesweeping of North Vietnamese ports. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
US Dredging Needs Growth as Army Corps’ Budget Shrinks
Spend dollars up on dredging, cubic yards moved down. Combined with a reduction in the USACE federal budget, the situation threatens a perfect storm for domestic requirements. U.S. dredging this decade, measured in cubic yards, is only half as active as it was in the early 1960s, with maintenance down slightly since then and new work off considerably, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or USACE.
The Rise of Primary and Secondary Maritime Schools
Education for the next generation, employment for life. A new source of talent emerges for maritime stakeholders everywhere. Primary and secondary maritime schools are sprouting up across the country, inspiring K-12 students to learn about the exciting, yet sometimes obscured domestic waterfront. The goals of these maritime school programs are many and multifaceted, but at the core they motivate and…
Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry, with a circulation of more than 35,000 worldwide, including ship and boat owners, ship and boat builders, naval architects and marine engineers. Today Maritime Reporter heads a group of four print and 10 websites serving the global maritime, offshore and subsea sector.
New Cut Shims from Christie & Grey
Now available from Christie & Grey are precision cut factory supplied shims. Part of an integrated approach to load management and alignment, shims allow precise adjustment that is both fast, repeatable – and if necessary, directly reversible. When combined with the DS096 mount Height Data Collection Form and expert guidance from Christie & Grey’s factory application engineers, shim adjustment is an accurate way to adjust and maintain equipment for improved performance and service life.
USCG Presents William M. Benkert Awards
Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger presented the 2014 Rear Adm. William Benkert Awards at the American Petroleum Institute's…
China Looks to Join Big US-led Pacific Naval Drills
A giant U.S.-led naval exercise began off Hawaii on Thursday with China joining its Asia-Pacific rivals for the first time, but analysts doubted the drills will…
New USCG Policy on Tank Cargo Transfer
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Houston-Galveston has established a policy governing the transfer of cargo by foreign tank vessels in advance of overdue safety…