CMB Cancels Order with S.Korean Shipbuilder
Belgian dry bulk shipping group CMB said on Tuesday it had cancelled an order for four vessels with South Korean shipbuilder Samjin set to be delivered in 2014. CMB, which added that the shipbuilder was not able to deliver the four handysize vessels on time, said Samjin had returned $30 million in advances, including interest. In late 2011, CMB's unit Bocimar signed a deal with Samjin for the delivery of six vessels, with two options for another two.
Webb Institute Selects Crowley Scholarship Recipients
Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2014-2015 recipients of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship today. The school’s scholarship selection committee chose Erin McElroy, of Groton, Mass., and Brian Mills, Sanford, N.C., for their remarkable leadership qualities, academic excellence and an unprecedented commitment to the maritime industry.
Van Oord Dredger Returns to Gibdock
Part of the Van Oord fleet, the 137-meter-long trailing suction hopper dredger, Lelystad, has been through an extensive program of works at Gibdock in Gibraltar. The vessel was in dock for an initial 26 days and then went alongside the South Mole before redocking for a further 11 days. The project included steelwork, pipe, mechanical and painting work. The steelwork required inside the hopper tanks proved particularly challenging due to limited space for access.
Gazprom, Sovcomflot Expand LNG Transport Cooperation
Gazprom and Sovcomflot named the new state-of-the-art 170,000m³ liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC) Pskov, after one of the oldest Russian cities. The ship will…
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.
ClassNK: Annual Report on Port State Control
Classification society ClassNK announced the release of its annual Port State Control (PSC) report. Port State Control inspections have proved to be a highly effective tool for eliminating substandard ships that may be in operation, ensuring maritime safety as well as reducing maritime pollution, ClassNK said. In recent years, a large number of port states have signed and accepted a Memorandum of Understanding…
Electric Boat Powered by Aluminum-air Battery
Alcoa, clean technology company Phinergy and HEIG-VD University, today debuted a zero-emissions electric demo boat powered by an aluminum-air battery at Lake Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Alcoa and Phinergy announced earlier this year that the companies are collaborating on new materials, processes and components to commercialize the aluminum-air battery for various applications, including electric cars, electric boats and stationary energy.
Trojan Marinex BWTS Earns USCG AMS Acceptance
Trojan Marinex ballast water treatment system receives U.S. Trojan Technologies’ Trojan Marinex ballast water treatment (BWT) product suite is one of the few to receive United States Coast Guard (USCG) Alternate Management System (AMS) acceptance, in accordance with the USCG’s final rule for Standards for Living Organisms in Ships’ Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. waters, for all water qualities: freshwater, brackish water and marine water.
Mexican Economy Ministry Slams US Sugar Decision
Mexico's Economy Ministry said on Tuesday a preliminary decision by the United States to impose anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar was a setback in trade…
Two Rescued from Disabled Boat near Niagara Falls
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG ) rescued two people from a disabled boat near Niagara Falls late Monday night. At about 9:15 p.m., a search-and-rescue (SAR) coordinator from USCG Sector Buffalo…
Today in U.S. Naval History: August 26
Today in U.S. 1839 - Brig Washington seizes Spanish slaver, Amistad near Montauk Point, N.Y. 1861 - Union amphibious force lands near Hatteras, N.C. For more information about naval history…
Kongsberg Holds Subsea Photo Contest
Searching for the best images and videos taken using its leading underwater SD and HD cameras, Kongsberg Maritime’s ‘The Full Picture Photo and Video Competition’ starts today, Tuesday, August 26, and runs through to November 30, 2014. All users of Kongsberg Maritime subsea cameras are invited to submit their best underwater still photos, SD or HD videos for a chance of winning an iPad, an iPod or Digital Camera…
USCG Small Boat Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Vessel
A U.S. Coast Guard boat operating in international waters in the Arabian Gulf fired on an Iranian dhow in what U.S. military officials described as a defensive move after the crew of the Iranian vessel trained a machine gun on the Americans with hostile intent, informs the US Department of Defense. A statement issued by the U.S Fifth Fleet in Bahrain said the incident occurred as the Coast Guard was conducting a routine maritime security operation.
Transnet National Ports Authority Orders 9 Voith Water Tractors
In South Africa’s largest local shipbuilding contract Transnet National Ports Authority has ordered nine new Voith Water Tractors (VWT) for use in several ports across the country. This is also the largest order in the history of Voith marine technology. The VWT will be built by South African Shipyards in Durban over the next 42 months. Eight of the tugs will be identical in construction with a length of 31 meters and a beam of 12.5 meters.
Last Call for Netherlands Marine Propulsion Course
The Marine Propulsion Course this autumn is almost sold out. In this course you will be trained to understand the specific characteristics of ships, engines, transmission systems, electrical systems and propulsors and what to look for when they are matched, says Christina Syropoulos at 'Netherlands Maritime Technology. "The course consists of 5 separate modules and takes place at a university level. Theoretical laws and design regulations are related to practical applications.
Wood Group Kenny Wins 2 Contracts from Petrobras
Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has won two contracts with a total value of over $2 million with Brazilian operator Petrobras. In the first, WGK has begun a conceptual engineering…
Crane Operator Alert: Certification Requirement
Although OSHA Stakeholders have voted to extend the final deadline in four different meetings, the deadline has not been officially extended by US Government agency OSHA as of yet, say the experts at Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB). Consequently crane operators need to be certified by November to be in compliance with OSHA Rules. As specified in the ruling (OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1427) non…
CEVA Expanding Presence in Southern California
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, today announced plans to expand its presence in the San Diego market with a new Freight…
Persistence Pays Off For First Female Dragline Trainee Operator
Marianne Finch may only be a rookie at the controls of Dragline 13 but as Saraji’s first female Dragline Trainee, she has a strong message for her female colleagues in the mining industry: “Don’t take no for an answer”. Employed within the mining industry for almost 10 years, Marianne commenced her career driving trucks at BMA Peak Downs Mine in 2005. However it wasn’t long before she began looking for the next challenge and through sheer persistence…
Port of Long Beach Chooses APS Crane OCR System
APS Technology Group, a member of the ABB Group and a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and process automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal container terminals, says that that International Transportation Service (ITS) has selected the APS Crane OCR solution for its terminal in Long Beach, Califormia. APS explains that ITS chose its solution to improve system accuracy, resource utilization and ultimately customer service of the terminal.