GLDD to Widen Freeport Harbor Ship Channel
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) says it has been awarded a a dredging contract valued at over $30 million to widen the entrance and jetty channels of the Freeport Ship Channel near Freeport, Texas. Approximately 4.5 miles of channel will be widened by 200 feet, enabling larger ships to safely navigate the 600 feet-wide channel. A portion of the dredged material is planned to be beneficially used to nourish the coastline in Quintana, TX.
Canadian Maritime & Supply Chain Coalition Formed
Leaders of the new coalition say they are fighting for the survival of the Canadian Maritime Industry, and explained their significant worries concerning the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and the lack of transparency that government has had when making this deal. This free trade agreement will allow EU beneficially owned Flag of Convenience (FOC) vessels and so-called…
DoD Awards Military Ocean Terminal Contract Modification
US Deptartment of Defense informs that Marine Terminals Corporation-East, Savannah, Georgia, was awarded an estimated $6,561,822 modification (P00013), extending the period of performance on previously awarded contract W81GYE-10-D-0002 for stevedoring and related terminal services. DoD explains that this is a fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Work will be performed at the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, North Carolina, with a Feb.
Oil Spill Response in Seattle's Salmon Bay
The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology continue to oversee the cleanup and investigate the cause of an oil spill that appeared earlier this week in the Ballard Mill Marina, on Salmon Bay, along the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The Coast Guard and Ecology received reports Monday morning of oil, accompanied by strong petroleum odors in the waters. No one has come forward to take responsibility for the spill…
Oil Inventories Higher, Crude Demand Lower: PIRA
NYC-based PIRA Energy Group reports that oil inventories are higher and crude demand is lower. In the U.S., stock surplus to last year is roughly flat. In Japan, crude stocks draw amid peak run rates. Oil inventories are higher, crude demand is lower and PIRA is beginning to question the expected 2H 2014 and 2015 lift off in economic activity. Also, add in unrelenting upward revisions to U.S. oil supply…
Dun & Bradstreet Names Technology Veteran Curtis Brown New CIO
Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB), the world's leading provider of commercial business intelligence, today announced the appointment of Curtis Brown to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO), reporting to Chief Operating Officer Josh Peirez, effective immediately. Brown, who most recently served as Global Chief Technology Officer at AOL, assumes global responsibility for Dun & Bradstreet's expanding portfolio of technology, proprietary data and related intellectual property.
Cargotec's Kalmar Wins Order for Melbourne's Container Terminal
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a significant contract to deliver container handling equipment and related automation technology worth of more than EUR 40 million to Port of Melbourne's new container terminal, operated by Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd (VICTL). The order includes 12 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated shuttle carriers and they will be delivered during 2016.
Denmark's 'State of Green' Spotlights Green Maritime Solutions
Denmark’s official green brand, State of Green, is launching a new theme on its website focusing on green maritime solutions, informs the Government's 'Blue Denmark'. As a nation, Denmark has become well-known internationally in the green maritime field and now it intends to become even better at getting this across by means of State of Green’s new initiative that focuses on sustainable, green maritime transport and technological solutions.
Mongolian Citizens to be Trained in Rosneft Partner Universities
Rosneft Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and Minister for Education and Science of Mongolia Luvsannyam Gantumur signed an Agreement to arrange the training of citizens of Mongolia in partner universities of Rosneft. The signing ceremony was led by Russian president Vladimir Putin and the president of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in Ulan-Bator. Rosneft will assist to organization of teaching process for Mongolian citizens at Russian universities…
Holland America Line’s Hosts Luncheon for Children’s Hospice
Holland America Line hosted a luncheon for the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice aboard ms Volendam Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event was attended by Victor De Bonis, chief operating officer of the Vancouver Canucks National League Hockey team, and John Garrett, sports commentator and former Canuck goaltender, who participated on a question-and-answer panel for attendees.
“In situ” Machining Together with the Nicol & Andrew Group
Zamakona Yards in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, are conducting together with the group Nicol & Andrew an “in situ” machining of the crankshaft of a main engine Bergen. Specifically we are machining the four supports of the crankshaft (main journals) 1mm undersize. The group Nicol & Andrew is the pioneer of this technology that requires craftsmanship with practice and experience. Zamakona Yards, as an authorized service…
ABB Partners with Salesforce.com
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has signed a global agreement with Salesforce.com for sales and cloud-based services, offering more flexibility and real-time exchange of information in order to drive sales performance. The agreement will enable a new level of collaboration across ABB’s global sales and service teams as well as in interaction with customers and partners, through an open, shared ABB platform.
2 Well-intervention Vessels to Feature MacGregor's Access Equipment
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract from German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG) for the complete delivery of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) access doors and hatches for two well-intervention vessels (WIVs). The WIVs are destined for service with the Norwegian offshore operator, Siem Offshore. The order was booked into the second quarter 2014 order intake. "MacGregor…
Rowan Viking Rig Upgrade Completed on Schedule
Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has completed a major upgrade of a Keppel Fels ‘N’ Class drilling rig, one of the largest in the North Sea, in thirty days less than was initially projected by the client. Owner Rowan Companies plc. projected that the work on the Rowan Viking would require 130 days, but through the application of innovative project planning techniques and highly specialised equipment Damen was able to reduce this by nearly 25 percent.
Giga Maritime Group Expands to Hone Competitive Edge
Automotive shipping and logistics provider Giga Maritime Group (GMG) has announced plans to invest in new IT infrastructure, the expansion and replacement of fleets…
Disputed Kurdish Oil Tanker Moving for 1st Time Since End-July
The tanker carrying $100 million worth of disputed Kurdish crude oil is moving for the first time since July 27, AIS ship tracking data showed on Wednesday. The status of the tanker…
Vancouver Shipyards Begins Building New Cable Ferry
Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) announced today it has officially started construction on a new Cable Ferry for BC Ferries. The 78.5 meter ferry, slated for delivery in Spring 2015, will accommodate up to 50 vehicles and 150 passengers, while servicing the Buckley Bay to Denman Island route. This newbuild will engage all VSY unions, including Marine and Shipbuilders Local 506, International Association of Machinists Lodge 692…
SSI Webinar: ShipConstructor Electrical Product
The SSI Technical Webinar Series' ShipConstructor Electrical Product webinar will be held Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 8-9 a.m. Electrical is a 3D modeling and production system for wireways, cable trays, supports, cables and transits. It features an associative 3D model connecting allocated space to individual wireways, cable trays, supports and subsequent cables. Associative production documentation can be generated from the model including cable pull schedules and reports.
BALPURE Systems Ordered for BP Tankers
Global Energy Giant BP Confirms Severn Trent De Nora’s BALPURE Ballast Water Management Systems as its Preferred Solution with Large Contract Win Contract calls for 14 BALPURE systems to be installed aboard BP crude oil tankers being constructed by one of the world’s largest shipbuilders, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. Severn Trent De Nora, a supplier of equipment for seawater electrochlorination, has…
Coast Guard to Open Cutter Eagle for Tours
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Eagle, America's tall ship and seagoing classroom for future officers in training, is scheduled to be open for tours Saturday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. Tours will be held from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Eagle is the largest tall ship flying a U.S. flag and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg…