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.
New Standard for LNG Cargo Containment Systems
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) said it has successfully completing the gas trial for the first LNG carrier built to a Boil Off Rate (BOR) of 0.08% per day. WTS subsidiary company Ti Group completed the test on the LNG carrier Seishu Maru, currently under construction at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan for NYK Line. Ti Group was responsible for supplying the cargo tank insulation system on Seishu Maru, one of six LNG carriers to be delivered in this order.
Nordic American Offshore Declares Dividend
Nordic American Offshore Ltd. today announced that its board of directors has declared a dividend of $0.45 per common share for the third quarter 2014. This is the same as for the second quarter 2014.
Missouri River Basin is Booming
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division is maintaining above normal releases at the four lower dams on the Missouri River.
Bollore Africa Logistics Sees Profit Plunge in H1
First half 2014 profit at shipping company Bollore Africa Logistics plunged to 5.89 billion CFA francs ($11.48 million) from 9.45 billion CFA francs in the same period last year…
Twin Disc Offers Virtual and Real EJS Experience
Visitors to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30–November 3, 2014, can experience what it’s like to control a diesel-powered, conventional driveline boat using Twin Disc's Express Joystick System (EJS). Twin Disc's booth will feature a unique, hands-on simulator where visitors can maneuver and dock a virtual boat using the fingertip control of the EJS. Offering intuitive control over a boat while docking…
IMO’s MEPC Addresses BWM Convention Issues
Measures to assist in accelerating the entry into force and implementation of the key international convention designed to eradicate the global spread of harmful organisms in ships’ ballast water were adopted by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), when it met for its 67th session (October 13-17, 2014). The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments…
Cargill: 50,000T of Sugar Affected by Brazil Fire
Approximately 50,000 tonnes of sugar were stored in a warehouse affected by fire in the Teag terminal in Brazil on Monday, Cargill Inc said in a statement. The terminal…
Messer to Debut MetalMaster Xcel
Messer Cutting Systems said it has answered the call from manufacturers that have been demanding a faster, more accurate way of producing cut parts. Messer’s MetalMaster Xcel features traversing speeds of 3,000 IPM, a robust design, with high acceleration drives. Multiple tools can be added including plasma beveling, oxyfuel, combination plasma/fiber laser cutting, drilling and marking coupled with OmniWin software. The MetalMaster Xcel is two machines in one.
SOSI Delivers Mooring Winches; Completes Test Pad
Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. (SOSI) announced the delivery of two unique mooring winches, both tested on its newly constructed test pad at its primary manufacturing facility in Sultan, Wash. SOSI recently delivered two all-electric, custom designed, VFD controlled large mooring winches developed for Oregon State University and the University of Washington. Although configured differently, both the 175…
Performance by Design: Hydrodynamics for High-Speed Vessels
The new book “Performance by Design: Hydrodynamics for High-Speed Vessels” will be introduced on October 30 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Donald L. Blount, founder of Donald L. Blount and Associates, announced. A limited number of books will be available at Booth 685 for purchase and signed by the author. The hardback book may be preordered prior to the boat show through online book sellers.
Corvus Gains Support from WINN Initiative
Corvus Energy announced today the award of $1.3 million in repayable assistance from the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative for its project to further develop the Corvus Energy Storage System.
Ocean Rig, Petrobras Agree to $1.1b Drill Ships Lease
Cyprus-based Ocean Rig UDW Inc said on Monday that it signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, to extend…
Cruise Ship Returns to Texas after Ebola Concern
The Carnival Magic cruise ship was en route back to the United States on Saturday with a passenger from Texas who might have handled specimens of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States but is considered at low risk, a company spokeswoman said. The Dallas health care worker, who is said to have no symptoms and according to standards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is at the end of the 21-day maximum incubation window for Ebola…
GAO: Ending Crude Export Ban Could Ease 'Price at the Pump'
As the energy profile of the U.S. continues to improve and evolve daily, fresh debate in favor of exporting oil and gas products -- which would have a significant impact on the U.S.
MEPC Approves Draft Polar Code
A key step on the way to a mandatory Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters has been reached with the approval by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the environmental provisions in the draft International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the Polar Code), together with associated draft amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL)…
NMRA Awards Scholarship to Yacht Design Students
The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) awarded two scholarships to students pursuing careers in the field. Noah Luff of Ventura, California is one of the recipients of the association's $500 scholarship. Keith LaMarr and Chris Martorana of Macaroni Marketing made the presentation. In Fall 2014, Luff will attend California Maritime Academy and study marine transportation. Growing up in a coastal town…
Thrustmaster Announces Factory Expansion
Thrustmaster of Texas, a manufacturer of commercial marine propulsion products, signed a deal last week to expand its Houston-based production facility by 100,000 sqft (93,000 sq m). Thrustmaster said the multimillion dollar investment has been in the making for two years and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015 by Third Coast General Contractors. The project includes plans to double the size of the product testing area…
Ocean Training Launches Blended Learning Course
Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (The STCW Convention) came into force in 2012. The “Manila Amendments - 2010” were adopted at a diplomatic conference at Manila, in the Philippines in 2010. These aim to establish a Global standard for Training and Certification of seafarers to ensure operation of technically advanced ships of the future.
CMA CGM Acquires 7,000 Reefer Containers
The CMA CGM Group announced it has acquired more than 7,000 of last generation 40’ High Cube Reefer containers including 6,000 low consumption engines. The CMA CGM Group said regularly invests Reefer containers that reduce carbon print by 60% compare to the first generation’s Reefers, allow a precise controlling of the cold chain and optimize the atmosphere control, operate a phytosanitary cold treatment needed for perishable goods and lengthen significantly their shelf life.