Knightsbridge Completes Vessel Acquisition
Knightsbridge Shipping Limited announce that the second and final stage of its vessel acquisition transaction with Frontline 2012 Ltd. has closed. The company has…
Decision Sciences Awarded $2.1M DoD Contract for Portable Scanner
Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC) today announced it has been awarded a $2.1 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to build a new type of portable-electronics scanner for threat detection. Under the contract, DSIC will deliver an integrated prototype product to detect small amounts of explosive materials within portable electronic devices such as mobile phones and laptop computers.
Ocean Conservancy and NAMEPA Partner to Fight Marine Debris
NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) and the Ocean Conservancy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this month, the two group announced in a press release.
W&O Realigns Leadership Team
W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has promoted two long-time employees to Vice President as part of the company’s continued focus on providing engineered solutions, support and education to the marine industry. Fred Loomis will now serve as Vice President of Technical Sales, and Todd Nestel will serve as Vice President of Engineered Solutions.
Intellian, Kymeta Announce Agreement
Intellian, a global provider of stabilized marine satellite antenna systems, is partnering with Kymeta corporation to commercialize next generation Ku-band maritime satellite terminals. Intellian announced the partnership today at the SATELLITE 2015 conference in Washington, D.C. The terminals, built by Intellian, will integrate Kymeta’s thin, flat, lightweight, electronically beam-steered mTenna satellite antennas, which are built on metamaterial-based technology.
SC Ports Report Cargo Volume Growth
February marked the second consecutive month of 18 percent container growth at the SC Ports Authority, bringing fiscal year container volumes totals to 1.23 million twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs. Last month Charleston handled 152,925 TEUs, a significant increase from 129,747 handled during the same month last year. Since the fiscal year began in July, the port's TEU volume is 14.3 percent higher than the same period last fiscal year.
N. Sea Forties Echo Platform Shut after Collision
The Forties Echo platform in the North Sea has been shut after being hit by a supply vessel, a spokesman for operator Apache North Sea said on Monday. Fifteen workers…
Georgia's Black Sea Oil Terminal under Court Control
A Georgian court has taken control of the Black Sea oil terminal at Batumi after a legal case brought by shipping operators, a port official said on Monday. The…
Damen’s China Yard Expands Build Portfolio
The Damen Yichang Shipyard in China, commencing operations in 1999 as a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Sinotrans CSC, has delivered cargo vessels from the Damen portfolio. Now, Damen announces the yard is rolling out an increased portfolio of vessels to a wider market audience. “Over the years we have achieved a good reputation for delivery time, reliability and quality,” said Executive Director at Damen Shipyards Group Hans Voorneveld about the yard on the Yangtze River.
AVEVA Inspires Korean Ship Designers
AVEVA Marine and AVEVA Bocad software licenses will be deployed in Korean Universities and schools to encourage the ongoing development of the local marine industry. Students will be introduced to the ship design process through hands-on experience with essential engineering and design disciplines. "We welcome AVEVA’s support to bring critical job skills to our students," said Professor TaeWan Kim, Seoul National University.
IMSO Starts the Evaluation of Iridium
On February 4, 2014, the IMSO Director General launched an Consultancy Program inviting appropriate experts to assist in the evaluation of mobile satellite communications systems for the GMDSS.
MTN Launches Live HDTV At Sea
MTN Communications (MTN) has announced another maritime industry first with the launch of its high-definition live television service at sea, MTN Worldwide TV HD (MTN-TV HD).
Offshore Accommodation Market – A Focus on Welfare
The global offshore accommodation market has seen significant growth over the past five years, with PoB requirements increasing by 27% between 2009 and 2014. Although…
Sludge Management System for Marine Sanitation Device
A new method for dealing with accumulated sewage sludge on vessels and offshore platforms. Scienco/FAST has introduced a new way to deal with sludge with its standard MarineFAST Marine Sanitation Device, meeting MEPC.159(55) or providing secondary treatment incorporates about one month of internal sludge storage or three months with larger systems. For vessels requiring a longer period, the MarineFAST…
ABB to Power Tallink's LNG Ferry
ABB has won an order to deliver complete electric power plant, electrical propulsion systems and an energy management solution for Estonia-based Tallink Grupp´s new liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered fast ferry. The large-scale ferry will be built at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland for delivery in the beginning of 2017. The vessel will be about 212 meters in length with a gross tonnage of 49,000.
GNS Announces Senior Appointments
Maritime navigation services group Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) announced the appointments of Phil Stothard as Chief Information Officer and Kieron Abernethy as Chief Revenue Officer.
MES Delivers Bulk Carrier to Lepta Shipping
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Alam Makmur (MES Hull No. 1866) at its Chiba Works on March 16, 2015 to Lepta Shipping Co., Ltd., Liberia. This is the eighth ship of MES’ neo56BC, the new generation eco-ship. According to the builder, this keeps the usability and reliability of Mitsui 56 which has seen more than 160 units delivered by MES.
Management Software Chosen for Fast Cruise Ferries
Italian cruise ferry operator Moby S.p.A. has chosen the RINA InfoSHIP software suite for managing maintenance and purchase processes across its entire 13-ship fleet. RINA InfoSHIP Maintenance and Purchase Module (MP), developed in cooperation with IB Software and Consulting, facilitates and reduces the costs of management of planned and unplanned maintenance, stocking and inventory. The package of…
Observation Pod Gives Passengers a Bird's Eye View
Royal Caribbean International's first Quantum Class cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, will feature a crane and observation gondola to lift guests 91 meters above sea level, giving them panoramic views of the ship, sea and ports of call. Supplied by MacGregor, the system, called North Star, includes a 7.1-metric-ton gondola to accommodate 14 guests and one crew member, as well as a stabilizing system to ensure that it remains level with respect to the vessel's deck…
Tug Sinks off Long Island; One Dead, Three Rescued
A tugboat sank off New York's Fire Island on Saturday, and one crew member died and three were pulled from the icy water by the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel, the Sea Bear…