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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Collaboration Tackles Sea Spray Icing Challenges
Sea spray icing is one of the major challenges when operating in Arctic conditions. DNV GL is now launching an industry collaboration which will develop a simulation model that bridges functional winterization requirements and real physical conditions for drilling rigs, production platforms and vessels. Experts from both the maritime and oil and gas industries are invited to join the new Joint Industry Project (JIP) ‘RigSpray’.
Rolls-Royce Acquires Power Systems Unit
Rolls-Royce today announced the completion of its acquisition of Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS). The move follows an announcement made on March 7, 2014 that the Board of Management of Daimler AG had decided to exercise the put option relating to its 50% equity interest in RRPS and the announcement on April 16, 2014 that Rolls-Royce and Daimler had agreed on a fair market valuation for the shareholding of €2.43 billion.
DNV GL’s Arctic Map Shows Complex Risk Picture
The world’s need for energy is driving interest in further industrial activity in the Arctic, yet the region’s conditions are highly variable depending on the type of activity, location and time of year. This creates a complex risk picture. DNV GL, a technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has therefore developed an interactive Arctic Risk Map to present the risks associated with offshore and maritime activities in the Arctic.
US, China Officials Meet After Navy Jet Intercept
U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior at the Pentagon on Tuesday and Wednesday, a U.S. official said, days after the United States…
Strategic Marine Debuts Crew Transfer Vessel
Strategic Marine, a specialist shipbuilder for the oil and gas sector, has unveiled its Generation 3 crew transfer vessel for the international offshore markets. The Strategic Marine Gen 3 40-meter boat is the latest model produced from a long background of designing and refining personnel transfer vessels currently servicing clients all over the world. Succeeding the popular Generation 2, the new design has been in development since 2013.
MN 100: Fincantieri Marine Group LLC
3301 S. Fincantieri Marine Group LLC (FMG) is the United States division of Europe’s largest shipbuilder, Italian group Fincantieri. FMG is one of America’s leading midsized shipbuilders for commercial and governmental customers. FMG runs three facilities in the Great Lakes region for shipbuilding, repair, outfitting and conversion: Marinette Marine, Bay Shipbuilding and ACE Marine. The Marinette Marine shipyard centers on design and production of U.S.
MN 100: ESRG
Since 2000, ESRG has provided leading edge data analytics and remote monitoring technology to support commercial and defense marine engineering operations. ESRG’s OstiaEdge, is a Platform as a Service, which combines onboard data acquisition, qualification and analysis, shore based analytics and workflow management as well as business intelligence features. OstiaEdge, based on Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) principles…
Pskov Gas Carrier Construction Nears Completion
On August 25, 2014, the naming ceremony for the Pskov high-tech liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier was held at the South Korean shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The ceremony was attended by Aleksander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Evgeniy Ambrosov, Senior Executive Vice-President of OAO Sovcomflot, Nikolay Grigoriev, Director of Global Shipping & Logistics of Gazprom Marketing and Trading…
MN 100: Crowley
Chairman & CEO: Thomas B. Crowley Maritime Corporation is a U.S.-owned and operated marine solutions, transportation and logistics company providing services in domestic and international markets through six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services; Latin America liner services; logistics; marine contract solutions; deep sea petroleum transportation; and petroleum transportation, distribution and sales in Alaska.
Statoil Claims Mokul Nordic for North Sea Charter
Nordic Maritime’s latest fleet addition wins first work with energy giant. Nordic Maritime has announced its newest DP2 vessel, Mokul Nordic, has been contracted for a 30 days firm plus an optional 15 days charter in the North Sea by international energy provider Statoil. “At Nordic Maritime, we are delighted to have won our inaugural contract with Statoil in 2014, the year in which we celebrate our 15th anniversary,” said Kjell Gauksheim, Nordic Maritime CEO.
US to Set Anti-subsidy Duties on Mexican Sugar
The United States is set to slap anti-subsidy import duties on Mexican sugar after a preliminary decision expected to be formally annouced later on Tuesday, the…
Ulstein Adds ‘X-STERN’ to its Design Portfolio
Ulstein Group introduced the X-STERN, a design feature increasing vessel operability through positive effects on station keeping, wave response, comfort and safety in harsh conditions. An X-STERN vessel can stay on position in harsh weather with the stern towards waves, wind and current. For vessels where the best possible motion characteristics are vital, positioning the X-STERN towards the weather instead of the bow will be the captain’s natural choice.
GPE Secures MARS Tanker Power Contract
Gresham Power Electronics (GPE), the Salisbury-based defence and commercial power conversion specialist, has secured a £1.18 million order to supply uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to be fitted to Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) tankers currently being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). To be delivered to the U.K. MoD, each MARS tanker requires a total complement of eight UPS systems of various power ratings.