New Electronics from Moxa at SMM
The MPC-2240 is a 24-inch flat marine panel computer for marine e-navigation systems. Powered by an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, the MPC-2240 panel computers are built to handle the heavy graphic computing demands that marine applications such as ECDIS and radar systems require. In addition to their new Marine computer MC-7270, Moxa will be presenting their latest marine displays of the MD-22/ 219 series and the marine panel PCs of the MPC-2240/ 2190 series at SMM 2014.
AMSEC Wins Two US Navy Contracts
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded two contracts in support of the United States Navy. Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington…
Private Equity Firms Double down on Venari's Offshore Drilling
Gulf of Mexico deepwater oil explorer Venari Resources LLC said on Wednesday it had raised $1.3 billion from original backers Warburg Pincus LLC, Kelso & Co, the Jordan Company and Temasek Holdings…
General Atomics Wins Contract for US Aircraft Carrier
U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded General Atomics (GA) an initial sole-source contract for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced…
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.
Weak Drybulk Market Hurts VLCCF Results
Knightsbridge reports net income of $6.3 million and earnings per share of $0.14 for the second quarter of 2014. Knightsbridge reports EBITDA of $10.5 million and…
New Partnership to Evaluate Dual Fuel Applications
American Power Group Corporation (APG) announced they will be working with Marine Fuel Conversions, LLC (MFC) to evaluate potential applications and opportunities…
BIMCO: Key Indicators for Shipping Demand
New data on three of the key indicators followed by BIMCO’s shipping market analyst sheds light on near-term and future market developments. The news follow up on BIMCO market reports and comments to commercial developments for the three main shipping segments. 1. China’s industrial production (IP) grew by 9% in July over the same period last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics in China. This is a minor decrease from 9.2% in June, which was a three-month-high.
GEA’s CatFineMaster to Debut at SMM
A solution for separating dangerous catalyst fines (cat fines) from fuel with one touch of the button: This is the new product GEA Westfalia Separator Group will be showcasing this year at the SMM 2014 in Hamburg. The company is continuing its clear line as a competent and innovative partner for the maritime industry. Stricter regulations and rules mean that ship operators constantly have to face new challenges.
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 13
Today in U.S. 1777 - American explosive device made by David Bushnell explodes near British vessel off New London, CT. 1870 - Armed tug Palos becomes first U.S.
Chemical Tank Overloaded Near Elizabeth River
U.S. Coast Guard, state and local first responders are responding Wednesday to an overloaded tank containing sodium hydroxide in Norfolk along the Elizabeth River. Norfolk Fire Department contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center personnel at approximately 7:30 a.m., reporting a chemical tank was overloaded at a Kinder-Morgan terminal on the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River. Coast…
W&O’s Emerson Elected Propeller Club VP
W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions, announced that Senior Account Executive Tammy Emerson has been elected as vice president of programs of the Jacksonville Propeller Club. Emerson’s marks the first time in Jacksonville Propeller Club history that there is an all-female Executive Board. “Tammy has been an outstanding ambassador at W&O for many years…
July is Best Month for US-flag Lakers in 2 Years
U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 11,365,550 tons of cargo in July, their highest monthly total in two years. The industry’s July total also represented increases of 8.6 percent compared to June and 10.2 percent compared to a year ago. Iron ore for steel production totaled 5.3 million tons, an increase of nearly 15 percent compared to a year ago. Higher water levels did allow for some cargos to approach 70,000 tons, but even so, the vessels were still less than full.
Remotec Awarded US Navy Repair Contract
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc. an $8.8 million contract to repair and upgrade 103 MK3 Series Remote Ordnance Neutralizations Systems (RONS), increasing the capabilities and availability of the explosive ordnance disposal robots. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Indian Head, Maryland, awarded Remotec a sole-source…
Israel-Palestinian Sea Feud Harms Gaza Fishermen
After hours casting their nets close to the Gaza shore, Palestinian fishermen sift through their catch in the dim dawn light, managing to scrape together a few piles of puny fish.
Emergency On-site Repairs Keeps Vessel Sailing
Hydrex offers fast on-site repairs in emergency situations. Its fast response team are ready to mobilize immediately to locations around the world for a wide range of operations. There are many events that can stop a ship from sailing. Ships with a leaking stern tube are often not allowed to enter ports. A vessel can be tied up after a collision or a malfunctioning rudder can prevent safe maneuvering. Going to drydock is obviously not an option in such cases.
Savannah Achieves Container Cargo High
GPA records 19.2 percent jump in containers. The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 twenty-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year. “Improved confidence among U.S. retailers, newly added port customers, and shifting cargo from U.S. West to East Coast are all fueling the growing cargo volumes at Georgia’s deepwater ports,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz.
Calnetix to Display Waste Energy Converter at SMM
At SMM 2014, Calnetix Technologies will showcase a new system developed with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery and Engine Company (MHI-MME) that captures heat from marine engine jacket water and converts it to electricity for shipboard consumption. The Hydrocurrent system produces up to 125 kW of power for the ship’s electrical load, while still leaving sufficient heat in the jacket water for the fresh water maker.
Paris MoU Posts Performance Highlights
Following a three-year record of improved results from Port State Control (PSC) inspections, the London-headquartered St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) has moved up to Grey List ranking on the Paris MoU performance lists covering Europe and the North Atlantic. With 24 detentions from 307 inspections in the period 2011-2013, the registry now sits midway in a spectrum ranging from…
Coast Guard Restricts Mississippi Traffic Following Collision
The U.S. Coast Guard said it restricted traffic to one way in the vicinity of the International Matex Tank Terminals near Gretna, Louisiana, on the lower Mississippi…