MN 100: Teufelberger Fiber Rope Corporation
Teufelberger is a dynamic group of companies working with three key technologies in three divisions with 220 years of experience. In addition to Synthetic Fiber Rope, Teufelberger produces Steel Wire Ropes as well as Extrusion. The firm’s towing, mooring, and general purpose marine lines provide an array of options for commercial marine industry professionals. Whatever your need, Teufelberger has a line for it – on time and on budget.
MN 100: TerraSond Limited
539 N. TerraSond is a leader in precision geospatial solutions providing professional survey and geophysical services in both terrestrial and marine environments safely, effectively and economically. TerraSond employs ACSM Certified Hydrographic Surveyors, staff hydrographers, marine geophysicists, geologists, oceanographers, cartographers, GIS / CADD specialists and IT and professional mariners. Clients include oil and gas…
The Lowdown on Lifting
Telehandlers and aerial work platforms (AWPs) have long been staples of the construction industry, favored by contractors for their safety and efficiency when working at height. As the equipment evolves, these machines are becoming more versatile and moving into other industries, including the marine market. Telehandlers allow for flexibility in handling goods and materials, particularly in shipyards and shipyard warehouses…
SmartGrip: An ‘Evolution’ in Bulk Handling
Liebherr Maritime Cranes launched what it is calling a ‘game-changing’ technology: SmartGrip for its mobile harbor crane product range. This technology is designed to operate as an intelligent system which optimizes grab filling rates in a self-learning manner, aiming for better performance and zero overloads. SmartGrip’s development is based on recent turnover analyses in various ports around the world, as data showed that, on average, only 70% of the grab capacity is used.
Shippers Must Reduce Costs, Boost Efficiency
So what’s keeping ship operators awake at night these days? Plenty, it seems. Sluggish recovery from a lingering worldwide recession, unsustainable debt loads, endemic overcapacity in most shipping trades, punishing freight rates, rising costs of fuel and regulatory compliance and a lingering sense that ships are not running as efficiently as they could. The last two topics – reducing fuel costs while…
Fight Piracy – Intelligently
While global piracy is constantly changing, modern technology adapts to exploit the weaknesses in the pirates’ mode of operation. Intelligence gained from such technologies enables voyage planners and navigators to steer clear of harm – but what kind of information is required? While the image of the Somalian pirate is still high in the public’s mind as the number one piracy threat, the reality is not as straightforward.
Keep it Clean & Green
When dealing with oil and other hazardous contaminants on vessels and in marine facilities, there are some common misconceptions about the way hydrocarbons biodegrade. “The words biodegrade and bioremediate are not interchangeable,” said Jay H. Murland, CEO of EnviroLogic Biobased Technologies Inc. who manufacturer a line of over 30 EPA-approved bioremediation products. To explain further, let’s look at the difference between the processes of bioremediation, bioaugmentation and encapsulation.
USCG Rescues Fisherman off Massachusetts
A fisherman was rescued by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) after his 40-foot fishing vessel became caught in the surf on the Chatham Bar in Chatham, Massachusetts, Wednesday. USCG Watchstanders at Sector Southeast New England received a notification from a good Samaritan informing that the fishing vessel Never Enough was stuck in waves and needed assistance. Coast Guard Station Chatham rescue crews arrived on seen with two 42-foot fast response boats to assist.
Growing American Shipping Act Gaining Support
Legislation promotes revitalization of maritime industry through export of liquefied natural gas on U.S. Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member John…
GAC Pindar to Add Quality to Volvo Ocean Race
With just one month to go to the start of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, GAC Pindar is in the thick of ensuring the provision of a seamless logistics support package for the 12th edition of the race that has been nicknamed the 'Everest of Sailing'. As the official logistics provider for the Volvo Ocean Race, the mammoth task that faces GAC Pindar includes logistics and customs clearance of entire race villages and gear for the crews…
Dedicated Recruitment Day at SMM 2014
SMM, Hamburg, Expo says it recognises that the competitiveness of a company depends largely on its employees, and consequently has dedicated 12, September as a recruiting day, providing a venue to bring potential employers and employees under one roof. Companies and institutions provide information on the special skills they need and the training and education they can offer. This is an ideal opportunity…
License Agreement Signed by MAN Diesel & Turbo at SMM
On Tuesday September 9, 2014 at Hamburg’s SMM Marine trade fair, MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a new license agreement with QMD, a member of the CSIC Group together with Dalian Marine Diesel Co., Ltd. and Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. In the process, QMD became MAN Diesel & Turbo’s 12th Chinese licensee. QMD (Qingdao Haixi Marine Diesel Co., Ltd) can boast of a modern facility dedicated to the production of large, two-stroke engines in NE China.
Two Piracy Survivors Back to Sea - MPHRP
Since MPHRP started their Programme they have discovered that seafarers are resilient people. Also the ones who were attacked by pirates, taken hostage or captured. Most of them went back to sea after a period of recovering from the trauma. They were assisted by their families and friends and only a few needed extra counseling or therapy. Very few decided, for obvious reasons, to look for another job ashore. However, a small number of seafarers faced greater problems of getting re-employed.
GD Electric Boat Gets Potential US$1.5-Billion Navy Contract
The Department of Defense informs that General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $234,229,426 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $1,537,500,654. affordability/cost reduction technical support.
Enhanced Fidelis XPS Collector Capabilities Accelerate Incident Detection
General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions has enriched its network security analytics solution, Fidelis XPSTM Collector, with new capabilities that enable security analysts to more quickly detect and remediate threats. Fidelis XPS Collector’s real-time, automated application of threat intelligence to current and historical metadata provides the information necessary to identify and react to malicious traffic, reducing the time from infiltration to remediation.
New Versatile McDermott CSV Christened
McDermott International, Inc. informs of the christening of its new Construction Support Vessel 108 (“CSV 108”) at Metalships & Docks shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The shipyard hosted a naming ceremony attended by Tony Duncan, Executive Vice President, Subsea for McDermott and Manuel Rodríguez, Chairman of Metalships & Docks, SAU, local dignitaries and project staff. “We expect the CSV108 to join the fleet in 2015, once the final deck equipment has been installed,” said Duncan.
Domestic American Maritime Industry Booming
The U.S. House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation today heard first hand about America’s booming domestic maritime industry from Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of the Board of Saltchuk, one of the country’s most recognized transportation and distribution companies, who was testifying on behalf of the American Maritime Partnership (AMP). Tabbutt told Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rep.
Look No Hands! Concept Short-sea Trader
DNV GL say that the increasing stress placed on land based logistic networks is driving the search for alternatives, and one of the most promising is short sea shipping. In response their researchers have developed “ReVolt”, a vessel they claim is greener, smarter and safer than conventionally fuelled and operated vessels. Autonomous, fully battery powered and highly efficient – “ReVolt” is a new shipping concept that offers a possible solution to the growing need for transport capacity.
Holland America Line Offers Diverse Options in Premium Cruising
Travelers looking for an intimate, mid-sized cruise experience in the Caribbean have 126 itineraries to choose from during Holland America Line’s 2014-15 Caribbean season. well as partial transits of the Panama Canal. The diverse itineraries visit 30 ports and give discerning guests more options than any other premium line exploring the region. From October 2014 through April 2015, ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam…
Clarksons Dry Cargo Grows its Team in New York
Clarksons, the world's leading shipping services group, is delighted to announce that it has expanded its Dry Cargo team in New York with the recent appointment of Stefano Udarelli. Stefano has considerable experience in the US market, having worked there for seven years with SSY. He has forged strong relationships with the local chartering community and his background will further enable Clarksons to develop the Atlantic cargo base.