Hansa Heavy Lift Earns DNV GL Award
HANSA HEAVY LIFT has been recognized with a DNV GL Excellence - Five Stars Award for the high quality of its management systems. The heavy lift and project shipping company, which is one of only nine lines to be recognized in this way, was presented with the certificate by DNV GL at a ceremony at its Hamburg headquarters last week. The award was given for the quality of its management systems including ISO 9001 (Quality)…
CWind Awarded O&M Crew Transfer Contract
CWind, a provider of integrated services to the wind industry, announced it has won a three-year contract to supply crew transfer services during the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase at Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm (OWF) off the coast of Essex. The CWind Challenger will be transferring technicians and equipment to the wind farm for the next three years. Gunfleet Sands OWF has the option to extend this contract for up to two years.
Fouling Release Boosts Hull Performance
A silicone coating that keeps hulls free of marine growth while boosting the vessel’s performance and fuel economy will be featured on the Fujifilm Smart Surfaces stand at Marine Maintenance in Antwerp. The Duplex fouling release system was developed by the U.S. Navy as an alternative to the toxic antifouling products that had been polluting U.S. ports for many years. Now manufactured by part of the giant Fujifilm Corporation…
German Navy Helps Deliver Somali Migrant's Baby After Rescue
German navy staff helped deliver a Somali migrant's baby hours after the mother was rescued from the Mediterranean sea, the German armed forces said on Tuesday.
ACR Electronics Introduces New AISLink CB1
Suited for a range of recreational boaters and commercial vessels across the world, the new AISLink CB1 Class B transceiver is introduced by survival gear specialist ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company. ACR’s easy-to-use and reliable Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS) option sends and receives wireless navigational data to and from nearby boats and vessels including the vessel’s name, position, course or speed over ground, heading and rate of turn.
Meeting New Heated Cargo Vessel Regs
With the publication of the 2015 Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges, ABS has amended the rules to require the submittal of a steady state temperature distribution for Oil Tank Barges that carry heated cargos at temperatures greater than 50°C (122°F) and a structural assessment to determine the resulting thermal stresses in barges where the steel temperature is expected to exceeds 50°C (122°F).
AWO Working Hard for the Domestic Workboat Market
The year 2015 has been a busy year for The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, and for the industry AWO is privileged to represent. It’s a dynamic time for a vital industry that constitutes the largest segment of the U.S. domestic fleet, as companies throughout the industry are investing heavily to meet evolving customer needs; the industry stands on the verge of historic regulatory change…
Cyber Security & the Challenge to Maritime Networks
In the film “Captain Phillips,” a boarding Somali pirate’s statement represents a maritime operator’s worst fear: losing control of his vessel, cargo and crew. This same loss of control can result from cyber criminals and hackers. In the last year, there have been multiple prominent cyber attacks causing serious economic harm to companies and their partners with Sony Pictures being just the latest high profile victim. The maritime industry is particularly susceptible to cyber attack.
Damen Delivers Twin ‘Axe Bow’
Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. This ubiquitous name in global shipbuilding has delivered more than 5,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 vessels annually. Jan-Wim Dekker, is Damen’s Chief Products Officer (CPO), and the executive who is ultimately responsible for the efficient operation of the Damen shipyards.
Seanergy Acquires 7 Bulk Ships
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced today that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire seven secondhand dry bulk vessels, consisting of five Capesize and two Supramax vessels…
Grounded Vessel Creates Delays in the Suez Canal
A southbound vessel ran aground in the Suex Canal at 1430 local time today at KM 101, causing delays and tailbacks, advises Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS). At present…
Trafigura's Impala Terminals Scraps Chinese Joint Venture
Commodity trader Trafigura said its logistics and warehouse unit Impala Terminals has scrapped plans for a metals warehousing joint venture in China and will also…
Oil Rebounds but Still Near 6.5-year Lows
Oil rose more than 3 percent on Tuesday as oversold conditions brought some buyers back to the market, but a lingering supply glut and worries about the slowing…
New Radar Interface for Rose Point ECS
Rose Point Navigation Systems announces the launch of its new Commercial Radar Interface, delivering a solution for interfacing marine radars with Rose Point ECS. The design of the Commercial Radar Interface uses an all-digital interface for data transfer that ensures a high level of image fidelity with the radar's display. The Commercial Radar Interface was designed to combine the benefits of radar images with the navigation tools built into Rose Point ECS.
Where Arbitration Began: Maritime Arbitration in New York
In March 1656, Andrew Kilvert brought suit against Jan Geraerdy in the Court of Burgemeesters of the colony of New Netherland, demanding the release of his vessel…
Ballast Water Treatment: Are You on Course for Compliance?
Joined up thinking from two marine technology suppliers addresses impending legislation for Ballast Water Treatment and offers a practical solution for monitoring and recording the correct discharge of ballast water, in real-time. The International Maritime Organizations 2004 Ballast Water Management Convention lays down strict guidelines for the treatment and discharge of ballast water. Already in force as of January 1, 2015 in U.S.
SUNY Maritime to Host e-Navigation Conference
It is likely that regions like the Baltic, the North Sea, the Strait of Malacca, Torres Strait and other areas will implement e-Navigation services that modern ships…
Ballast Water Treatment Modular and Just in Time
A pair of market entries — one a business of powerful Japanese technology players, the other a newbie with some pedigree — reveal how bold, modular design could pay dividends in a competitive market. Their increments of innovation add up to timely ways to comply with changes, including extra U.S. Coast Guard strictures due out on the eve of an International Maritime Organization meeting in November 2015.
MN 100: Brunswick Commercial and Government Products
Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) group has been in the business of building boats for commercial and military applications for more than fifty years. For patrol boat, rescue boat, military boat, research boat, and workboat applications, BCGP builds a complete fleet of unsinkable commercial-grade Boston Whaler fiberglass models, a comprehensive offering of Impact rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs)…
MN 100: Alternative Marine Technologies LLC
Amtech specializes in ship design integration and construction supervision dealing with new propulsion technologies, niche trades and operational efficiencies. Its South Korea office and staff have delivered over 250 ships and the U.S. offices are well versed in U.S. construction, Jones Act applications and the domestic workboat markets. Amtech boasts $450 million of ships under construction in Korea until 2017.