Combat Cold Corrosion via Condition Monitoring
The recent trend in favoring newer generation engines which offer improved fuel consumption by using a longer stroke reflects the marine industry’s focus on energy efficiency. While this design does aid operators in reducing fuel consumption, it has also created the new issue of cold corrosion. The longer stroke allows the cylinder walls to cool more than with older engine designs, allowing water condensation…
Company Fined for Oil Spill Near Anacortes
Ecology issues $112,500 penalty for sunken vessel. American Gold Seafoods faces a $112,500 penalty for an oil spill caused by the accidental sinking of its vessel…
The Martitime Security Focus Is Shifting
Former Vice-Admiral and Commander-in-chief of the German Navy Hans-Joachim Stricker, President of the German Maritime Institute (DMI), believes that in terms of security the industry is headed in the right direction. But challenges remain. Safety First: Shipping is no exception. Keeping people and property out of harm's way not only means complying with onboard technical safety regulations, training ship crews and providing rescue equipment.
Voith to Exhibit High Efficiency and DP Systems at SMM
At this year’s SMM in Hamburg, Voith will showcase propulsion systems and vessel concepts focusing on high efficiency and dynamic positioning even under challenging conditions. In hall A4, booth 203, a Voith Schneider Propeller as well as the Voith Inline Thruster 850, which can also be used as a bow thruster, will be on display. The Voith Linear Jet, an electric control stand, and various ship models with Voith propulsion systems round off the trade stand presentation.
XtendFRESH Now Available from Carrier Transicold
The XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, which preserves quality and extends shipping distances for perishables shipped in refrigerated containers, is now available from Carrier Transicold. In concert with the commercial release of the XtendFRESH system, the company produced a video demonstrating its operation and benefits. Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks…
Petroecuador Tenders to Buy 3.84m bbls of Naphtha
State-run oil company Petroecuador has launched tenders to buy a total volume of 3.84 million barrels of naphtha for delivery in the coming month at Esmeraldas, La Libertad or Punta Arenas ports…
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.
Regulations Threaten Superyacht Innovation
To increase innovation within the superyacht industry, designers need to work with flag states, classification societies and naval architects to ensure regulations are workable, as said by experts. Mark Staunton-Lambert, RINA’s Technical Director, explained, “Depending on the size of the yacht (usually defined by length or tonnage), the maximum number of ‘passengers’ to be carried and whether the vessel will be engaged in international sea going voyages or restricted to inland or costal voyages…
Rohr Dredge Continues European Expansion
Rohr International Dredge Holdings, Inc. announced that it acquired Eurl Rohr France, including its current backlog, inventory and all associated intellectual property (IPR), on July 23, 2014.
LUSCHI Begins Dredging at ArcelorMittal’s Canal
LUSCHI announced today it will mobilize its vessel Giovanella to Espírito Santo to assist in the dredging and final disposal of accumulated sediments in the seawater storage canal of ArcelorMittal, one of the world's leading steel and mining companies. The canal has approximately 600 meters long and sedimentation volume in the order of 46,000 m³. The project aims to use a trailing suction hopper dredger…
Iraq's Kurds Have Right to Sell Oil While Squeezed by Baghdad
Iraq's Kurdish region has the right to keep selling oil as long as the Baghdad government keeps cutting its budget, the head of the Kurdish parliament's energy committee said on Tuesday…
Charter Boat Crew Rescued in Gulf of Mexico
U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews worked throughout the night to find a missing charter boat with four people aboard as far as 70 miles off Galveston. A Coast Guard HC-144 aircrew located them about 40 miles offshore as they started the last leg of their search Tuesday at 10:33 a.m. Logan Foster, operator of the 29-foot fishing charter Reel Deep, departed Galveston Yacht Basin with three other people toward Clay Pile Bank at 5:40 a.m., Monday.
Messer's CEO Norville Announces Retirement
Gary Norville started at Messer Cuttings Systems Inc. in September 1980 selling and installing cutting machines. Norville worked in many different departments during his career with Messer, gaining vast knowledge of the company while working his way up the corporate ladder, eventually earning the position of President and CEO in 2007. Messer announced today that Norville’s last day will be August 29, 2014.
Bollinger Fourchon: 13 Years Without a Lost Time Accident
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announced that their Bollinger Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked 13 years without a lost time accident. Building on a philosophy that starts at the top, Bollinger Shipyards strives for zero accidents. Workforce, contractors, and customer safety is priority and an evident core component of facility operations. Through dedication of top management, a proactive workforce, and comprehensive safety program, Bollinger Shipyards continues to achieve high safety objectives.
Huge Waves Measured for First Time in Arctic Ocean
As the climate warms and sea ice retreats, the North is changing. An ice-covered expanse now has a season of increasingly open water which is predicted to extend across the whole Arctic Ocean before the middle of this century. Storms thus have the potential to create Arctic swell – huge waves that could add a new and unpredictable element to the region. A University of Washington researcher made the first study of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean…
2 Post Panamax Cranes for Port Freeport Arrive
Port Freeport announced the arrival of their two Post Panamax Cranes. “The Gantry cranes departed from Shanghai, China on May 7th and arrived at Port Freeport on July 19th,” Executive Port Director/CEO Glenn Carlson said. The Zhen Hua 28, delivered the two 100-foot gauge container cranes completely erect for Port Freeport. Being approximately 80 feet wide each, both cranes will occupy a portion of Berth 7 at Velasco Terminal.
General Dynamics gets $25 mi GPS Contract from Lockheed Martin
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S.
Better Coolant Recycling a Big Saving for Caterpillar
The coolant collecting and recycling system is projected to save Caterpillar Undercarriage Xuzhou Ltd. (CUXL) nearly 600L of coolant each year and reduce hazardous…
BP Reports Better Second Quarter 2014 Results
BP today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014. Underlying replacement cost profit for the quarter of 2014 was $3.6 billion, 34% higher than the $2.7 billion reported for the same period in 2013 and 13% higher than the $3.2 billion result for the first quarter of 2014. The company also announced a quarterly dividend of 9.75 cents per ordinary share, the same level as the previous quarter but 8.3% higher than a year earlier.
Resolve Maritime Academy's New Wet Trainer Facility
Resolve Maritime Academy informed it has started building a new, two-story wet trainer, larger and more expansive than its original, the L/V Gray Manatee. “We are incredibly proud to offer a course that combines stability and damage control using our new two-story wet trainer,” said Denise Johnston, Resolve Maritime Academy Director. Utilizing props meant to simulate flooding from breaches, broken pipes…