Port Industry Held Back by Unscheduled Downtime
The latest Barometer Report from Trelleborg, which discusses the issues impacting ports and terminals around the globe, has revealed that 74% of port owners and operators are still suffering unscheduled downtime. Fender damage was the most frequently cited cause, with 20% of owners and operators having suffered downtime due to damage to their systems. Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine systems operation…
MES Launches Two After-sales Service Companies
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., (MES) has established service companies in Doha, Qatar and Ankara, Turkey, to perform after-sales service business, which includes supply of spare parts…
Parker Hannifin Launches Rapid Service Unit
Motion and control technologies company Parker Hannifin announced the introduction of its new rapid service unit as a part of the existing custom manufacturing operation.
Record-breaking Ship Arrives in Aberdeen Harbor
Aberdeen Harbor has welcomed the largest vessel to have docked in the city, as its latest plans for the proposed expansion at Nigg Bay continue on public display. The MV Pacific Adventure, a general cargo and container vessel, which is 160 meters in length and 27 meters wide, now holds the record at the port with a gross tonnage of 19,128 metric tons, beating previous record holder, the diving support vessel, Skandi Arctic, by 488 metric tons.
Eastern's Columbia on Display in Fort Lauderdale
Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s reengineered Columbia, built from the original design plans of the classic 1923 Essex-built schooner, will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30-November 3, 2014. The original Columbia, a 141’ classic Gloucester Fishing Schooner designed by William Starling Burgess, built at the historic A.D. Story shipyard of Essex, Massachusetts and launched April 17…
Great Lakes Ore Surge Continues
Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes topped 7 million tons for the third straight month in September, the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) said, adding that the 7…
Maritime Terrorist Attacks ‘Increasingly Likely’
Shipping in general and oil tankers in particular should increase levels of security to counter the threat of an increasingly likely terrorist attack, maritime security company MAST has warned.
iXBlue Gyrocompass Chosen for the French Navy
PIRIOU selects iXBlue’s QUADRANS as reference gyrocompass for the French Navy B2M multi-mission ship program as iXBlue QUADRANS sales tops 400 units since launch. For each vessel, iXBlue will supply the complete navigation suite, including QUADRANS gyrocompass, NETANS data distribution and processing unit, and the warfare navigation software. iXBlue is a global provider of navigation, positioning and imaging solutions and services for civil and defense applications.
MOL Drill Prepares for Offshore Incident
Under cooperation with Japan's Coast Guard, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has conducted a tabletop drill based on a scenario in which fire occurred in the engine…
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.
Great Lakes Shipyard to Build Two Tugs for NYPA
The Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio, has been contracted by New York Power Authority (NYPA) to build and deliver two new tugboats for the Niagara Power Plant’s winter operations in Buffalo, N.Y. The new tugs will augment and replace aging vessels that are used for the installation, removal and maintenance of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom and various associated marine construction projects.
Latvia Authorizes Korean Register Statutory Services
Korean Register (KR), an IACS member classification society, has been authorized as a “recognized organization” of the Latvian government to deliver statutory services.
Wallem Adds Three Ship Simulators in Ukraine
The Wallem Maritime Training Center in Odessa, Ukraine added three training simulators: bridge simulator (Transas NT-PRO 5000 5.25), engine room simulator (Transas Techsim 5000 8.3) and liquid cargo handling simulator (Transas LCHS 5000). The equipment will be used to simultaneously train deck and engine officers in handling all types of vessels including tankers, container and bulk carriers and car carriers.
ART 80-32 Rotortug Delivered in Malta
RT Discovery, the first of the next generation Rotortugs, was delivered by Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd. to her new owner Elisabeth Ltd. in Malta. The new Robert Allan Ltd. designed 80 tons harbor/escort tug features the Rotortug propulsion configuration. RT Discovery’s maneuverability and strength provide operators with maximum tugboat safety during operations and enhance the operational possibilities enormously, Rotortug said.
Burger Boat Delivers R/V Arcticus
Burger Boat Company delivered the R/V Arcticus, a 78-foot research vessel for the United States Geological Survey (USGS), on Friday, October 17, 2014. The Arcticus replaces the 38-year-old R/V Grayling and brings the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) large vessel fleet up-to-date. The Arcticus will be stationed at the USGS base in Cheboygan, Michigan and incorporates modern marine standards and state-of-the-art technology to more safely and effectively conduct fisheries research.
Tarabochia Joins EBDG as CFO
Elliott Bay Design Group hired Peter Tarabochia as its new Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Tarabochia, formerly of Vigor Industrial, brings more than a decade of experience to his new role as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Throughout his career, he has played a vital role as an experienced financial leader for a number of fortune 500 enterprises. His background includes expertise…
Davie, Aecon Announce Cooperation Agreement
Chantier Davie Canada Inc. and Aecon Atlantic Inc. announced the signing of a cooperative agreement to work on marine-related projects. Skills and knowledge sharing on joint programs.
WESMAR Delivers Thruster to another Fireboat
WESMAR (Western Marine Electronics) delivered one of its bow thruster systems to another fireboat this month. This systems will be installed on a ‘super pumper’ for the city of San Francisco. The new fireboat is being built by Vigor Fab, Seattle, a subsidiary of Vigor Industrial, and is scheduled for delivery next year. Per specifications her ability to maneuver and dock in tight situations and to…
US Inspecting Vessels of ‘High Risk’ for Ebola
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) are actively vetting all vessels arriving which have previously visited a port in a country where the Ebola virus is present.
British Wheat Heads to US for First Time in over 2 Years
Britain has sold a shipment of feed wheat to a buyer in the United States, marking the first significant volume in two-and-a-half years, two traders said on Monday.