US Marine Consultancy EBDG Expands, Employs Marine Engineers
Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) says it has welcomed two new Marine Engineers to its team: William Summers (Bill) in its New Orleans office and Eileen Tausch in its Seattle office. Summers is a seasoned marine professional with more than three decades experience in the offshore and oilfield industry. His varied background encompasses the development and planning of marine engineering vessel modifications and new construction vessel operations.
Aecon Report Strong Q2 2014 Energy Sector Results
Canada-based Aecon Group Inc. Revenue was $590 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $698 million for the same period of 2013, largely due to lower revenue in Mining (as a result of lower volume of site installation work following the substantial completion of a significant project in 2013, and lower demand for contract mining services largely driven by temporary client production shutdowns in the oil sands during the second quarter).
Matson Ship Rescues 3 From Hurricane Stricken Sailboat
A container ship's crew rescued three people on Monday from their disabled sailboat after it took on water when it got caught in Hurricane Julio and encountered 30-foot waves hundreds of miles from Hawaii, a U.S. Coast Guard official said. The crew of the cargo vessel Manukai brought the three people from the 42-foot sailboat on board shortly before 8 a.m. local time after previous attempts to rescue them failed because of rough weather, U.S.
Kawasaki Robots in TRANSFORMERS 4 Movie!
If you've seen the fourth installment of the Transformers film series - Transformers: Age of Extinction - you may have noticed some star turns from the other "transformer" robots. All told, 13 Kawasaki robots - four different models from two different series - make appearances in the film. The robots were used on 3 different sets in upwards of 6 scenes, all of which take place at the Chicago headquarters of a corporation called KSI.
OneSubsea, Helix and Schlumberger to Form Alliance
OneSubsea™, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. and Schlumberger today announced that they have entered into a letter of intent…
Overseas Shipholding CEO Capt. Robert Johnston to Retire
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. announced today that Captain Robert Johnston, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire from the company effective immediately. He will continue to advise the company as a consultant through mid-2015. “Bob’s contributions to OSG’s success over the past 45 years cannot be overstated,” said John Ray, Chairman of the Board of OSG. “He is an incredibly skilled shipping operator and industry leader…
Woodside Acquires Exploration Acreage in Gabon
Woodside has acquired a 40% participating interest in an exploration, exploitation and production sharing contract (EEPSC) for Block F15 in the Gabon Coastal Basin. Block F15 is located 140 km off the south-western coast of Gabon and covers over 2,700 km². Water depths range from 2,300 to 3,000 m. Noble Energy has a 60% participating interest in the EEPSC and will be the Operator. The EEPSC has a seismic commitment and option for future drilling.
New NPK Pilot Plant Up & Running
A new NPK pilot plant at the Innovation and R&D Center in Porsgrunn has been successfully in operation since this spring. Yara’s Innovation and R&D department has been quite busy lately. In an effort to continuously improve Yara’s operations and processes, Yara’s research center in Porsgrunn, Norway, has successfully initiated a new NPK pilot plant. It’s designed to improve operations significantly while providing more flexibility.
Sovcomflot Orders 3 Icebreaking Vessels from Arctech
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard signed a contract for building of three icebreaking stand-by vessels for Russia´s largest shipping company Sovcomflot. Vessels will be built for the North East Sakhalin Offshore region oil and gas field where they will serve the operator of Sakhalin-2, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (SEIC). The contract was made in May 2014 and the total value of the order is about USD 380 million.
EBDG Welcomes 2 New Marine Engineers
EBDG welcomes two new Marine Engineers to its team: William Summers (Bill) in its New Orleans office and Eileen Tausch in its Seattle office. Summers is a seasoned marine professional with more than three decades experience in the offshore and oilfield industry. His varied background encompasses the development and planning of marine engineering vessel modifications and new construction vessel operations.
U.S. Container Ports Anticipate Pinnacle Import Volume
Import volume at U.S. container ports is expected to hit a record high this August. The anticipation results from the absence of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract. Concerned retailers, therefore, are swiftly bringing holiday season merchandise into the country, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “The negotiations…
Cutter Vigorous Arrives at New Home Port
Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous marked its official arrival at its new homeport at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Friday. Vigorous is the first of two Medium Endurance Cutters from Cape May, New Jersey to be relocated to Little Creek. The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable is scheduled to arrive in 2015. “Cape May was a wonderful home for Vigorous over the past 21 years and we thank the community for its steadfast support,” said Cmdr.
Axeon: No Additional Kurdish Crude Buys
U.S. refiner Axeon Specialty Products said it won't buy or accept delivery of any cargoes of disputed Kurdish Shaikan crude oil for its Paulsboro, New Jersey refinery…
Chevron Introduces New Line: Clarity Synthetic EA Oils
Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, unveiled a new line of Clarity Synthetic EA Hydraulic and Gear Oils for the marine industry and other applications…
Van der Velden Marine Systems at SMM 2014
Van der Velden Marine Systems BV, specialist in the field of manoeuvring and propulsion efficiency, will exhibit at the SMM 2014 International Trade Fair in Hamburg, which will be held from 9 until 12 September. Van der Velden can be found at stand Hall A4 – booth 208. The stand will display models of several rudders and shows on a touch screen a highly sophisticated digital 3D presentation of the latest innovative developments brought to the market.
Artemus Transporation Solutions Hold 3rd Training Course
Artemus Transportation Solutions will be holding its Global Commerce- International Transportation & Trade Shipping 101 Course on September 15-19 in the Seattle-Tacoma area.
"Bhagwan Pride" Arrives at Bhwagwan Marine
Two months post-contract signing, Australia’s Bhagwan Marine received the delivery of Damen ASD 2310. The tug, named Bhagwan Pride, will begin her duties with operations at an LNG development near the Barrow Island Marine Park, off the Australian West Coast. The Damen ASD 2310 is a mainstay of coastal and harbour towing and push-pull operations. The Bhagwan Pride has an ahead bollard pull of 48.7 ton and 46.5 ton astern – the total output of 3,000bkW provided by two Caterpillar 3512C TA engines.
Port of Pittsburgh Taps Martinko as Executive Director
The Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) announced today that Mr. Stephen Martinko will be the Commission's new executive director. Since January, 2013, Martinko has been the deputy staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and previously served as chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA). Martinko was instrumental in the development…
BWVI Makes 1715 Shipwreck Discovery
Blue Water Ventures International, Inc.(BWVI) revealed that its salvage vessel, the M/V Endeavor, recovered a gold coin, numerous silver coins and other shipwreck related artifacts while working off the coast of Ft. Pierce, FL last week. Though a majority of its work is done in virgin territory on one of the 1715 Fleet wrecks site, known as Douglas Beach Wreck, BWVI’s Captain John Brandon and the M/V Endeavor crew made the discovery during the exploration of an excavated area of the site.
Nordic American Tankers' 2Q Report
Cash dividend of $0.12 and dividend-in-kind of NAO shares declared (worth $0.16/sh). Operational performance remains strong as fundamentals improve. The strong…