NASSCO Opens New Facility for Naval Repair
General Dynamics NASSCO opened a new location yesterday in Bremerton, Wash. to support the company’s recently-awarded contract to repair and maintain U.S. Navy aircraft…
Obama Urged to Help Resolve Port Negotiations
In a letter today to President Barack Obama, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) urged the president to take the necessary steps to assign federal…
Damen Delivers Survey Vessel to Fugro
Three months after its last delivery, Fugro has received the third of a series of three Fugro Offshore Coastal Survey Vessels (FOCSV) being built by Damen on December 12, 2014. Like her sisters, Fugro Frontier is a compact, diesel-electric FOCSV designed for a variety of tasks. However, Fugro Frontier has benefited from tailoring to the conditions she will meet in its chosen market off the coast of Africa.
USCG Commandant to Address PVA Convention
Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Paul F. Zukunft will attend the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2015 in Long Beach, Calif. and deliver a keynote address for attendees during the General Session on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. "We are honored and delighted to have Admiral Zukunft address our convention," said PVA President Terri Bernstein. Admiral Zukunft assumed command of the Coast Guard in May.
Becker Marine Delivers Rudder for Largest Containership
At 19,000 TEU, the largest container ship in the world is now picking up speed – with a high-performance rudder from the Hamburg-based company. The christening of the CSCL GLOBE containership from China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) at the end of November drew a great deal of attention in the shipping industry, because, with space for 19,000 standard containers (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit or TEU), it is the largest one in the world.
Liebherr Expects Turnover Dip
For the 2014 business year, the Liebherr Group is currently anticipating an overall turnover of 8,866 million euros (2013: 8,964 million euros). In the area of construction machines and mining, a decline is expected. For the other areas, the 2014 figures are higher than the previous year’s. The Liebherr Group’s overall turnover is expected to be 8,866 million euros in this business year. Compared with the turnover from 2013, this is a slight drop of about 98 million euros, or 1%.
Rig Moves: Mobilized for Performance
The operation of an oil field involves moving rigs or jackups in a maneuver referred to as a rig move. These complex operations require experience and the coordination of all stakeholders. Explanation by Pål-André Malø, superintendent for new construction, and former AHTS captain (Anchor Handling Tugs Supply) with Bourbon Offshore Norway. "Generally speaking, this operation mobilizes between 3 and 4 vessels tasked with pulling the anchors of the rig to position it.
FPSO Trio Receives Side Shell Protection
SPS Overlay has yet again been used for side impact protection on three FPSOs for a major player in the offshore industry. The work was carried out at Enseada do Paraguaçu S.A. Shipyards (EEP) in Brazil and COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard, China. These projects were undertaken during the course of 2014, with the final project being completed in December 2014. A total 2,824m² of SPS Overlay has been installed on the three vessels.
GE Gas Turbine Powers Australia’s Largest Warship
GE Marine’s LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbine now powers the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) recently commissioned HMAS Canberra Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, the first of two LHDs to be introduced into the RAN fleet. According to the RAN’s website, “Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett said that the commissioning was a step towards developing the future of the Navy. ‘HMAS Canberra is an exciting addition to the Royal Australian Navy.
Port of Amsterdam to Reward Green Barges
The cleaner the vessels, the larger the discount on Inland Harbour Dues. Port of Amsterdam will be joining the Green Award program for inland barges on January 1…
Kraft Power Named Distributor for Scania USA
Continuing its North American service network expansion, Scania has named Kraft Power as its newest marine distributor. Kraft Power is now a Scania marine distributor for Florida, Georgia, Bermuda and the Bahamas, representing Scania’s latest marine engine platform: 9-, 13-, and 16- liter engines used for propulsion and auxiliary applications. Kraft Power will also distribute Scania industrial engines in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida.
Liberia is the Flag of Choice for Greek Operators
Liberia has become the flag of choice for Greek ship owners and operators, securing the leading position for the first time in more than forty years since the early seventies. Figures produced by the Greek publication Shipping & Finance, which bases its findings on data from the Marine Information Services database for Greek and Cypriot shipping companies, confirm that the Greek merchant fleet now includes 800 Liberian-flag ships…
Scorpio Bulkers Modifies and Sells Shipbuilding Contracts
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has reached agreements with shipyards in South Korea and Romania to modify six newbuilding contracts for Capesize bulk…
BSEE Attends Arctic Council Meeting
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) David M. Moore recently traveled to Seattle, Wash., for a meeting of the Arctic Council Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group. The EPPR Working Group addresses various aspects of prevention, preparedness, and response to environmental emergencies in the Arctic. Working Group members, which include representatives from eight member nations…
VSTEP Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification
VSTEP, global supplier of simulator solutions for commercial, government and military customers in the maritime and public safety and security sectors, has been…
ICS Alters Position on Ballast Water Convention
The global trade association for merchant shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has modified its stance towards the ratification by governments…
YANMAR Debuts EPA Compliant Commercial Engine
YANMAR America has introduced its new EPA Tier III compliant commercial marine diesel engine. Rated at 755 mHP and 1,900 RPM, the new 20.38-liter 6AYAM-ET uses a fully mechanical control system for easy servicing and reliable performance, the manufacturer said. The class-approved four-cycle, in-line six-cylinder 6AYAM-ET offers low fuel consumption and a continuous rating suitable for river push boats, tugboats, trawlers and other applications with uninterrupted operations or load cycles.
Sri Lanka Opposition Vows to Scrap China Port Deal if Wins Election
A leader of Sri Lanka's opposition said he would scrap a $1.5 billion deal with China Communications Construction Co Ltd to build a port city if the challenger to…
INTERTANKO Launches ECA Bunker Surcharge Clauses
INTERTANKO’s documentary committee has launched bunker surcharge clauses for Emission Control Areas (ECA). Rising bunker prices due to rising oil prices and volatility in global politics can have a dramatic effect on trade as they fluctuate not just day to day, but also port to port. Bunker fuel costs today form the largest part of owners’ expenses, ranging from 40-60% of the overall operating costs of a ship.
First ShipArrestor System Delivered in Norway
Following a full product trial in New Zealand, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has signed its acceptance of the first of two ShipArrestor systems from Miko Marine, making Norway the first country with a system that gives it the ability to protect its shores from the danger of drifting oil tankers and from the disastrous pollution that can result when they run aground. The newly manufactured ShipArrestor was put through a complete customer acceptance trial in Tasman Bay…