New Features Added to Revamped XChange
Airbus Defense and Space has added new features to its XChange communications management platform with the release of version 3.1 at SMM 2014. Headlining the new…
MTU, Fairplay to Test Diesel Genset with SCR for IMO Tier III
The Rolls-Royce brand MTU and Fairplay Towage are to test an MTU diesel genset with SCR exhaust aftertreatment in a harbor tug in order to verify compliance with IMO Tier III emission requirements that come into force as of 2016. The nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will be cut by 90% compared with the IMO Tier I regulation that was introduced in 2000. “This is one of the world’s first tests of high…
Calnetix System Converts Waste Heat into Electric Power
Calnetix Technologies today announced the introduction of a revolutionary new system that produces up to 125 kW of power for the ship’s electric load from heat recovered…
Moog Supplies Camera System for WHOI Research Vessel
Moog Inc. Space and Defense Group has supplied the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) with a new, rugged camera system for launch and recovery of the Alvin submarine aboard the research vessel Atlantis II. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command mandates that the crew of Atlantis II be able to see the latch pin, which is part of the launch and recovery system (LARS) for use with Alvin. When WHOI upgraded and returned its Alvin submarine to service…
Recent Vessel Sales: August 2014
Vessel sales for June 2014 (as of September 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 8
Today in U.S. 1939 - President Franklin D. 1954 - U.S. 1958 - Lt. R. H. Tabor, wearing a Navy developed pressure suit, completes 72-hour simulated flight at altitudes as high a 139,000 feet.
Lloyd's Register Extends Heightened Attention Surveys
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has a longstanding ‘heightened attention’ initiative where surveyors attending on board LR classed ships give increased attention to areas…
KVH, Transas Team Up for Electronic Charts Update
KVH Industries, Inc., and Transas announced today a strategic relationship designed to ensure vessels at sea receive affordable, timely updates of mandatory electronic chart data.
Shell Offers Complete Lubricant Lineup for ECA-bound Vessels
Today, Shell Marine Products (SMP) introduced Shell Alexia S3, its solution for large vessels with two-stroke engines entering into waters where the revised emission control area (ECA) regulations will come into force on January 1, 2015. Shell Alexia S3 will be available to customers from December 2014 in major ports across SMP’s network of more than 500 ports in more than 40 countries. SMP now offers a complete suite of lubricants for all types of engines.
Total Lubmarine Introduces ECA Compliant Lubricant
Global marine lubricant provider Total Lubmarine has introduced TALUSIA LS 25, a low alkaline lubricant specifically designed for slow speed two stroke engines running…
Brazil Exports 2.71m Bags Green Coffee in August
Brazil exported 2.71 million 60-kg bags of green coffee in August, nearly unchanged from July shipments of a revised 2.70 million bags, the Council of Green Coffee Exporters (Cecafe) said on Monday.
China's Unipec Books Megatanker to Store Crude
Chinese oil trader Unipec has booked one of the world's largest ships to store crude off Singapore, trade sources said on Monday, hiring a 3.2 million barrel capacity…
Another Strong Month for US Lakes Fleet
U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 11 million tons of cargo in August, their second-highest monthly total in two years. The August float, while down 3.2 percent from July…
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.
Shell's Marine & Power Innovation Center Enters Second Decade
Shell Marine Products (SMP) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Marine & Power Innovation Center (MPIC) in Hamburg, Germany, marking a decade of its innovative approach in developing lubricant technology for the marine industry. Established in 2004 within Shell Technology Center Hamburg, the center has been pivotal in SMP’s ability to meet the fast-changing demands placed on cylinder oil performance in today’s maritime landscape.
ABS Aids Selection of Ballast Water Management Systems
ABS has announced the launch of its Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) Selection Service to assist designers, shipyards, owners and operators in selecting the…
Finding Wheat Buyers Proving a Challenge for Britain
Britain's wheat crop is on track to be its highest in at least six years, ensuring the country's return as a net exporter after a two-season hiatus, but selling…
Scorpio Orders Marlink VSAT for 75 Newbuilds
Scorpio Ship Management (SSM) has chosen Marlink’s WaveCall Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services for 75 newbuild tankers and bulkers to be delivered throughout 2015 and 2016.
Danelec Introduces VDRConnect at SMM14
At SMM 2014, Danelec Marine is unveiling VDRConnect, a Web-based remote access service available with the Danelec DM100 Voyage Data Recorder (VDR). VDRConnect is a module that provides selective transmission of data from the Danelec DM100 via satellite to the home office. The module directly connects to the ship’s IT and satellite communication systems with no need for a separate PC. With VDRConnect…
Seajacks Hydra Commissioned Within 10 Days by Damen
The Seajacks Hydra, a jack-up vessel owned by Seajacks UK Ltd., was commissioned within 10 days at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, which is part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. In late July, a heavy-lift vessel shipped the Seajacks Hydra platform into the port of Rotterdam. Seajacks Hydra was towed to the repair yard. It was a time-constrained project since the platform had to be delivered to a project of Seajacks which started in August. In spite of the tight schedule, Hydrawas delivered on time.