Today in U.S. Naval History: August 27
Today in U.S. 1917 - Squadron of minesweepers departs U.S. 1944 - USS Stingray (SS-186) lands men and supplies on Luzon, Philippines to support guerilla operations against the Japanese. 1945 - Pacific Fleet ships enter Sagami Bay, near Tokyo, Japan. 1959 - Off Cape Canaveral, Fla., USS Observation Island (EAG-154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.
GreenSteam Optimizer to Display at SMM
As a developer of marine fuel efficiency and optimization systems, GreenSteam will showcase its fuel saving GreenSteam Optimizer in the Danish pavilion at SMM in Hamburg, September 2014. Making good decisions on board based on sound and accurate data is the basis for efficient operation of any vessel. GreenSteam Optimizer is an onboard decision support system that is an adaptive, data-driven solution, helping the master to make the right decisions.
MacGregor Wins Stena RoRo Conversion Job
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from Stena North Sea Ltd. to convert the 29,800gt RoPax ferry Dieppe Seaways to optimize it for its new route between Dublin and Holyhead in Ireland. The order further strengthens MacGregor's position as the first choice supplier for RoRo conversions and was booked into the second quarter 2014 order intake. MacGregor's RoRo conversion team is no stranger to the vessel…
MES-UBI Begins Operations in Vietnam
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (MES) and UBI Tower Sole Member Limited (UBI Tower) established the joint venture company named MES-UBI Heavy Industries…
Port of New Orleans Sponsors Agricultural Summit
The Port of New Orleans has signed on as a sponsor for the 9th annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, taking place here October 7-9, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The Summit is reportedly the largest annual industry event that convenes buyers, sellers and global leaders in the oilseed, protein meals, vegetable oils and feed grains sectors, and includes discussions on the challenges and opportunities of logistics and transportation in the agriculture sector.
Governors Write Obama for Mississippi River Funding
The Governors of the five Upper Mississippi River States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin are seeking President Obama’s support for critical…
SeaProcurement Version 2 Now Available
iMarine Software announced today the release of SeaProcurement (SeaProc) Version 2, the next generation of eProcurement systems specifically targeting the marine industry.
MN 100: Donjon Marine Co., Inc.
President & CEO: J. Donjon Marine Co., Inc. offers the marine community full-service solutions to meet every need in the field of marine salvage, dredging, material recycling and related services. Founded in 1964, Donjon Marine’s principal business activities were marine salvage, marine transportation, and related services. Donjon’s controlled expansion into related businesses such as dredging, ferrous and non-ferrous recycling and heavy lift services are a natural progression…
MN 100: gplink
gplink is the most capable remote diagnostic tool available for high horsepower systems. Globally, gplink helps vessel owners and fleet managers by remotely plotting asset locations while also monitoring engines & critical systems. gplink also helps to secure & protect high horsepower assets. Customers receive instant notification of alarm conditions or unauthorized movement. Proactive diagnostic & repair services keep customers assets on the water.
MN 100: Scania USA Inc.
121 Interpark Blvd. Ste. Scania U.S.A. Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scania CV AB with its North American Headquarters located in San Antonio, Texas. The firm’s National Parts Distribution warehouse is centrally located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Worldwide, Scania operates in some 100 countries and has 38,600 employees. Of these, 3,300 work with research and development – mainly in Sweden, close to the company’s production units and global head office.
Livanos Becomes Euronav Chairman
On 22 July 2014, the Board of Directors of Euronav NV unanimously appointed Peter G. Livanos as Chairman of the Board, with immediate effect in replacement of Marc Saverys who was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Saverys said, “I am pleased to step down after one of the busiest times the company had in its history and give the chairmanship to Peter for a period that promises to be very exciting, as the expected tanker shipping markets recovery seems in sight. Peter G.
Storm Surge Halts Vessel Operations at Long Beach
Two cargo terminals at the Port of Long Beach announced Wednesday, Aug. 27, that they were suspending vessel operations for the day because 10- to 15-foot high wave surges powered by Pacific Hurricane Marie endangered longshore workers. Total Terminals International on Pier T, with two Mediterranean Shipping Co. container ships at berth, and Crescent Terminals on Pier F, with two break-bulk ships including a MOL roll-on, roll-off vessel at berth, stopped working the ships late Tuesday.
EU to Help Italy Cope with Boat Migrants
The European Commission said on Wednesday it would launch an EU version of Italy's sea rescue operation to help it deal with the droves of migrants crossing the…
Seaborne Ethane and Demand for a New Ship Type
Lloyd's Register report looks at the commercial landscape, regulatory issues and technical realities of a new trade in ethane emerging as a result of increased U.S. U.S. ethane production capability, as a byproduct of total increased U.S. gas production, is underutilized. The potential exists for annual exports of 1 million metric tons of ethane to provide employment for 0.18 million cubic meters of shipping capacity if shipped to North Europe…
Euronav Books Profit from Sale of Chartered Ship
The owner of the 157,258 dwt containership Cap Isabella (built 2013), a vessel which Euronav had on bareboat charter, decided to sell the vessel to an unrelated third party.
Reflex Marine to Bring FROG-6 into Mexico
Reflex Marine has been granted approval by the Mexican Merchant Marines to sell its crane transfer device, the FROG-6, in Mexico. The certification is a result of Reflex Marine working with the Mexican government’s testing agency, the Centro de Normalizacion y Certificacion de Productos (CNCP) for over a year, as well as the national oil operator PEMEX with the help of its local partner GINEMEX. The…
ESG Replicates Historic Schooner 'Columbia'
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) informs that a steel hull replica of the historic Gloucester Fishing Schooner COLUMBA has been launched at its Panama City, Florida, shipyard with employees, dignitaries and guests in attendance. The original COLUMBIA was a 141’ classic Gloucester Fishing Schooner built at the historic A.D. Story shipyard of Essex, Massachusetts, which was the center for North American Fishing Schooner construction.
Textron Awarded $22-M Navy LCAC Contract Modification
The US Department of Defense informs that Textron Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana, is being awarded a $21,904,620 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-2401) for the construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101 of the ship-to-shore connector (SSC) program. DoD explains that the SSC program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of LCAC vehicles, which are nearing the end of their service life.
Big Increase in Port of Houston Steel Cargoes
More steel moved across the docks in July than any month since 2008, Executive Director Roger Guenther reported at the recent meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. Guenther also noted that PHA has achieved a record, with operating revenues in July 2014 of more than $24 million. Steel and bulk cargo support a solid 5 percent growth in tonnage, he said. More than 22 million tons of cargo moved across Port Authority docks during the first seven months.
Disabled Tankship 'Pine Galaxy' Arrives San Francisco
According to the US Coast Guard, the disabled mixed-products tanker 'Pine Galaxy' has arrived in San Francisco for repairs. Commercial tugs towed the ship safety into the Port of San Francisco with an escort by the Coast Guard Cutter Pike and the crew of a Coast Guard Station San Francisco 45-foot Response Boat — Medium. The Pine Galaxy will undergo repairs and inspection at a shipyard in San Francisco. There are no reports of damage to the ship’s cargo tanks, fuel tanks or hull.