Two New Hybrid RTGs for Port of Shanghai
Corvus Energy informs it will provide the battery systems for an additional two hybrid solutions for new rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) that will be produced…
USCG Investigates Oil Slick off California Coast
The U.S. Coast Guard was investigating a large oil sheen off the California coast west of Santa Barbara on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the agency said. The slick…
INTERSCHALT VDR Earns CCS Certification
INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the provider of maritime software, services and systems for navigation and communications systems (NavCom) and manufacturer of Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) systems, announced that its new generation VDR G4[e] has been type approved by the China Classification Society (CCS), effective July 1, 2015. By granting the type approval, CCS certifies that the VDR G4[e] complies with the international regulations and performance standards of IMO Resolution MSC.333(90).
Puget Sound Reports Container Volume Growth
Less congestion and efficient cargo movement helped international container volumes through the Puget Sound gateway improve 14 percent in June compared to June 2014, the port reported.
Coxreels Introduces Three-way Brake for 1600 Series
Hose, cord and cable reel manufacturer Coxreels announced the addition of an optional accessory to improve efficiency and safety of its 1600 Series reel, adding a three-way brake feature to the array of available components, configurations and accessories. Drag brakes are a standard feature on hose reels to prevent free-spooling when momentum continues to spin the reel after the desired length of hose is extracted, Coxreels explained.
Redesigned LaGuardia Airport to Include Ferry Terminal
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Delta Air Lines are set to overhaul New York’s notoriously outdated and publically criticized LaGuardia Airport, replacing four separate terminals with a single, connected one that will include a ferry terminal. The first phase of the $4 billion construction project, announced Monday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, is scheduled to break ground in early 2016 pending Port Authority’s approval.
Four Rescued from Boat Fire in California
U.S. Coast Guard and firefighter crews helped rescue four people from a boat fire Tuesday afternoon in Alameda, Calif. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center…
Major Ivorian Cocoa Buyers Boycott Local Exporters Scheme
Major cocoa buyers are boycotting a scheme in Ivory Coast aimed at guaranteeing local firms a share of the lucrative export market, arguing that these players lack…
Arctic Range of Liferafts Introduced
Ship operators working in polar regions can now equip vessels with liferafts from the SurvitecZodiac range that have been manufactured to meet Arctic operating conditions. This follows SurvitecZodiac’ development of a heating system that can be specified to keep any one of the nearly 60 different liferaft models in its range fully operational at temperatures down to 50 degrees below Celsius. The Arctic…
Nautilus Awards Contract for Dewatering Plant Design
Nautilus Minerals Inc. has awarded a contract for the design of the Solwara 1 dewatering plant to be used on the company’s production support vessel to the Brisbane office of engineering specialist DRA Group. Nautilus CEO, Mike Johnston, commented, "The project team has been working closely with DRA for several years on studies and early engineering. DRA has extensive experience with similar floating dewatering/mineral processing facilities in related offshore industries.
Mexico to Postpone Deep Water Auction
Mexico, which has started to open its nationalized oil industry to additional private investment, will postpone auctions for deep-water oil exploration and production…
Oregon Bridge Danglers Hope to Delay Shell's Arctic Drilling
Protestors rappelled off a bridge in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday hoping to delay Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic oil exploration this summer by blocking the return…
CWind Supports Ballast Nedam at Butendiek OWF
CWind, a provider of integrated services to the wind industry, announced today that it is providing corrosion protection services to Ballast Nedam at Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm (OWF).
The Marine Engineering Handbook
MarEngine English Underway by Wieslawa Buczkowska is a marine engineering English handbook that can be used as a practice teaching tool or for self-studying. The book helps students to visualize and organize thematic content of marine engineering vocabulary. All the readings are followed by a number of practice tasks which are provided with answer keys. The book is also intended for novice teachers of marine engineering…
Engine Refit for Mersey Pilot Boat
Merseyside-based engine specialist James Troop & Co has secured a deal to supply and install two Volvo Penta D9 engines to extend the service life of one of Liverpool’s River Mersey pilot boats. The firm said it was approached by Peel Ports to replace the engines onboard the Fulmar – one of eight Mersey pilot boats. James Troop immediately sent technical manager Alan Railton and engine sales executive Anthony Ward to work with the customer to perform all the necessary onboard checks…
DSM Dyneema Names President’s Successor
Gerard de Reuver has elected to step down as President of DSM Dyneema on August 1, 2015 after five years in the post, the company announced today. He will be succeeded by Golnar Motahari Pour, a German national with extensive global management experience. The transition will begin immediately, and be completed by the end of next month. As of August 1, 2015, Gerard will take on a new role in a corporate culture project, reporting to Dimitri de Vreeze, member of the DSM Managing Board.
Dometic Debuts Engineering Team for Ship-wide Ventilation
Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, has unveiled its new…
Brazilian Police to Probe Nuclear Submarine Program
Brazilian federal police are investigating potential irregularities in a military program that aims to build a nuclear-powered submarine in partnership with France by 2023, newspaper Folha de S.
McMurdo Introduces Real-time Fleet Management
McMurdo has announced PRISMA Connect, a web-based integrated fleet management system that connects ship to shore in real-time for improved communication and operational efficiencies, as well as increased crew productivity with two-way messaging and electronic forms capture. The innovative system, which is based on proven Boatracs BTConnect and BTVessel software, is the first product announcement under McMurdo’s new suite of PRISMA (Preparation…
Matson Pumps $30 Million into Alaska Operations
Ocean cargo shipper Matson, Inc. said it is moving quickly to fund improvements in its new Alaska operations following its May 29 acquisition of Horizon Lines' Alaska services. The company expects to invest more than $30 million in new equipment planned by Horizon prior to its acquisition. According to the shipper, equipment upgrades to be made over the next three months include 2,000 new standard 40-foot dry containers for general cargo…