Lerwick Port Strengthening Top Deck
The Board of Lerwick Port Authority is strengthening its senior management team in support of continuing activity and development at the busy harbour. The move follows an external organisational review, particularly looking at the staff resource required to sustain the high level of activity in all areas including marine operations and managing its extensive property portfolio. Recruitment to a new position of Commercial Director will commence in the new year.
Long Beach Port Helps Fund Westside “Livability” Study
The public is invited to attend the first community workshop to discuss the Livable West Long Beach Plan and Green Terminal Island (TI) Plan on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St. “The goal of both plans is to improve the quality of life in West Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. The City of Long Beach has begun two key planning efforts that will have a major impact on enhancing the quality of life in West Long Beach.
Swire Pacific Wins Sustainable Business Award
Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) was presented the Sustainable Business Award (SBA) for Business Responsibility and Ethics at the inaugural Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development held in Singapore on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. “SPO is honoured to receive the award from the respected and expert panel of judges. The Company will continue to deepen the integration of sustainability as an essential part of how we manage and operate our business.
Gazprom to Upgrade Gas Supplies to Kyrgyzstan
The development of gas transmission and distribution infrastructure of Kyrgyzstan was discussed during a meeting held at the Gazprom headquarters hosted today between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Djoomart Otorbaev, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. It was pointed out that the relevant facilities in the Republic were well rundown. In this regard, Gazprom is working out the General Gas Supply and Gasification Scheme of Kyrgyzstan until 2030.
True Heading Bags Lockheed Martin Contract
True Heading, a leading manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) and telematics solutions, announced today they will fulfill a major order from the world’s largest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin. Building on a longstanding partnership, True Heading has been selected by Lockheed to supply the AIS RX PRO special receiver. Lockheed will use the receiver as part of its contract with the United States Navy to develop the BLQ-10 system. An electronic warfare support system for U.S.
Dan Johnson is Info Systems-Tech Gr. EVP at General Dynamics
The board of directors of General Dynamics has elected S. Daniel Johnson to be executive vice president, Information Systems and Technology, effective January 1, 2015, to succeed David K. Heebner, who has informed the company of his intention to retire on December 31, 2014. Johnson will also continue in his role as president of General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics. In announcing the board's action, Phebe N.
Petrobras Makes Discovery in Colombian Caribbean Waters
The Petrobras Orca–1 exploratory well (Tayrona Block) has revealed a natural gas accumulation in Colombian Caribbean deep waters, 40 km off the coast of La Guajira. This is the first discovery in the history of the deep water exploration of this region of the Caribbean. Petrobras is the operator (40%), in partnership with Ecopetrol (30%), and Repsol (30%). Well drilling ended in September, reaching 4,240 meters. The water depth is 674 meters.
Caterpillar to Equip 4 AHTS for Grupo CBO
Caterpillar Marine informed that its Cat® power and propulsion solutions have been selected to power four AHTS vessels for Grupo CBO, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Each AHTS vessel will be equipped with 4 x 6 M 32 C propulsion engines rated at 3000 bkW and Cat Propulsion controllable pitch propellers. Additionally, Cat will again power the third PSV in a series for Grupo CBO with 4 x 3512C…
Mundra Port Handles Largest Bulk Carrier
Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd, India’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, today said its Mundra Port successfully berthed the largest bulk carrier to call at any port on the west coast of India, thereby making history in the Indian maritime sector. MV Orange Phoenix, a Panama registered vessel, with overall length of 299 meters and draft 16.7 meters, was berthed at Mundra Port’s West Basin Coal Terminal on 2nd December 2014 by the port’s marine team.
Petronas Delays Canadian LNG Project
Petronas, Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company, delayed giving the final investment go-ahead on Wednesday for its $11 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal in British Columbia…
Maritime Guns For Hire Adapt to Changes in Sea Piracy
Somali pirate attacks down by 95 pct since 2011 -Maritime bureau. Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to…
The McAllister Towing Legacy
In 1864 Abraham Lincoln was president, and the U.S. was embroiled in the midst of civil war. In 1864, McAllister Towing was established (originally as the Greenpoint Lighterage Co.) in New York City. McAllister Towing has persevered, and at times, served, through nine wars, 28 presidents, at least three catastrophic stock market crashes; collapsing oil prices, generations of advances in ship technology and vessel construction and design; and an explosion in maritime regulation.
OilCraft’s TwinBow Challenge
There’s a new vessel design needling this competitive little shipping town. Still unknown in design circles, the “porpoise-nosed” TwinBow is brainchild to local start-up OilCraft and its wunderkind chief exec, Stian Teige, a self-taught computer renderer. His year-old outfit is going all out presenting designs to the savvy offshore shipping community centered on this picturesque fisheries town with a channel through it.
ZF Geared up for a Commerical Maritime Push
A walk through the ZF Friedrichshafen AG marine propulsion system manufacturing plant in southern Germany does nothing but confirm the commonly held perceptions of German engineering prowess: the facility is clean to a fault; the equipment is modern and well-maintained; the employees are orderly and efficient. While the ZF marine propulsion systems business – which generated a turnover of $336 million in 2013 – is but a sliver of the company’s overall 2013 sales of $22.4 billion…
Pension Funds Take Nautical Turn in Hunt For Higher Returns
Pension funds, squeezed by low interest rates, are exploring investments in shipping in their hunt for higher returns, hoping to benefit once this industry starts…
Schlumberger to Take $1 bln Restructuring Charge in Fourth Quarter
Schlumberger Ltd, the world's No.1 oilfield services provider, said it would take a $1 billion charge related to jobs cuts and the writedown of some seismic vessels…
300th Anniversary of Historic Fleet Sinking
2015 will mark the 300th anniversary of the sinking of a dozen Spanish ships known as the 1715 Plate Fleet; plata being the Spanish world for silver. On the 30th of July 1715 twelve galleons, overloaded with Mexican gold and silver, left Cuba and sailed north carried by the Gulf Stream. Just off the coast of Florida between present day Sebastian and Fort Pierce they were struck by a ferocious hurricane.
MTU Powers Ice-Capable Research Vessel
MTU, a Rolls-Royce brand, was chosen to power the Sikuliaq, a U.S. academic research vessel tailor-made for oceanographic research. The Sikuliaq, one of the most advanced university research vessels in the world, is owned by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks as a part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System’s academic research fleet.
Successful Sea Trials of S4 Waterjets
Rolls-Royce has successfully completed seatrials of its first S4 series of waterjets, designed to give higher efficiency at lower speeds. The trials aboard the recently upgraded Tangalooma Jet, a 350 passenger-carrying high-speed catamaran, indicated a 3% increase in thrust when compared to the previously installed waterjets. The ferry takes passengers to and from the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort on Moreton Island, about 75 miles off the coast of Brisbane, Australia.
New Research Vessel Taps Hybrid Power
Battery hybrid provides clean, quiet, fuel‐efficient research platform on Long Island Sound. Corvus Energy, Northern Lights and BAE systems now power Spirit of the Sound, a floating marine education classroom and research vessel. The vessel, a 65‐foot catamaran, will operate in Long Island Sound for The Norwalk Aquarium in Connecticut. The Corvus Energy lithium battery will provide the high-density energy storage for propulsion and house loads.