Russian Icebreaker Construction Underway
The ceremonial launch of construction of the lead icebreaking support vessel for Gazprom Neft Novy Port was held today at Vyborg Shipyard, a corporate member of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
New Automation Software from WAGO
WAGO’s new software development environment e!COCKPIT supports automation tasks, from hardware configuration, programming, networking and simulation to visualization – in one easy-to-use, intuitive package. e!COCKPIT offers a seamless synchronized platform for automation development, allowing engineers to develop applications quickly and conveniently, slashing their time-to-market. Optimized to work with the PFC200…
Pole Star Launches Cloud-based Platform
Pole Star, a U.K.-headquartered technology company delivering maritime application solutions, has launched its new cloud application platform, designed to facilitate the company’s vision to enable a universal maritime ecosystem. According to its developer, the new Pole Star platform is a highly configurable, extensible and easy-to-use cloud application platform, built upon a powerful, robust and open API, and using enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure.
Sailor Medevaced from Bulker off Cape Cod
U.S. Coast Guard air crews medevac Ukrainian from bulk carrier 130 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass. A Ukrainian sailor in distress was medically evacuated by U.S. Coast Guard Crews Monday…
USNS Brunswick Completes Acceptance Trials
Shipbuilder Austal Limited announced that Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) USNS Brunswick, formerly known as Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV 6), has completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials. The trials, representing the last significant milestone before delivery, were undertaken in the Gulf of Mexico and involved comprehensive testing of the vessel’s major systems and equipment by U.S. Navy. Austal…
De Nora Wins Contract for BWTS Retrofits
De Nora, a supplier of equipment for seawater electrochlorination, said it has been awarded a contract to provide its BALPURE ballast water management system by…
Crowley Christens LNG-Ready Product Tanker
Crowley Maritime Corp. today christened the first of four new Jones Act product tankers at the Tampa Cruise Terminal. The 50,000 dead-weight-tons (dwt), 330,000-barrel-capacity ship Ohio is the first tanker ever to receive the American Bureau of Shipping’s (ABS) LNG-Ready Level 1 approval, meaning Crowley has the option to convert the tanker to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion in the future.
New Barge Fleeting and Switching Operation in Cairo Harbor
American River Transportation Company (ARTCO), a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), today announced plans to launch new barge fleeting and switching operations in the Cairo…
Volvo Penta Debuts Updated D16 Engine
Volvo Penta has launched an updated version of its D16 marine diesel engine, coming 10 years after the launch of its original version. The updated engine arrives at the same time as Europort, held November 3-6, in Rotterdam. The new D16 marine diesel engine is a compact and flexible choice for a complete power package, a multi-engine application, diesel electric or hybrid solution, despite being the largest marine diesel engine in Volvo Penta’s product portfolio, the manufacturer said.
Ukraine Grain Exports at 14 Mln T So Far in 2015/16
Ukraine has exported 14 million tonnes of grain so far in the 2015/16 season, including 7.5 million tonnes of wheat, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. Ukraine…
Med Crude-Urals Stronger in Med, Still Weak in Baltic
Russian Urals crude price differentials strengthened slightly on Tuesday in the Mediterranean while hovering near their weakest in 17 months in the Baltic due to abundant supplies.
First LNG Containership Transits the Panama Canal
The world’s first LNG-powered container vessel, TOTE Maritime’s Isla Bella, transited the Panama Canal October 30, marking a milestone not only for the maritime industry, but also for the Canal as it nears the completion of its expansion scheduled to open in 2016, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced. The 3,100 TEU capacity, 764-foot-long American-flagged Isla Bella is the first of two Marlin Class containerships contracted by TOTE Maritime and built by General Dynamics NASSCO.
DNV GL Issues RP on Offshore Fiber Ropes
The results of two DNV GL led joint industry projects (JIPs) and a JIP pre-study commissioned by Statoil are now captured in a new Recommended Practice (RP) on offshore fiber ropes. With a system perspective on mooring performance, DNVGL-RP-E305 provides new industry guidance for achieving cost reductions of overall mooring operations, by addressing the engineering, manufacture and integration of offshore fiber ropes.
Diana Shipping Acquires Capesize Bulker
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has announced that yesterday it signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary…
Radio Holland, BIO-SEA to Collaborate for UV BWT
Radio Holland and BIO-SEA are partnering to provide global integration solutions for ballast water treatment (BWT): Radio Holland provides the installation and service expertise, while BIO-SEA provides its ballast water treatment UV based system range. The ballast water treatment installations will filter and disinfect the ballast water. This disinfection will be done by means of UV-C light. "This happens at 254 nanometers…
ABS Deems Crowley Product Tankers 'LNG-Ready'
By achieving compliance with the ABS Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels, Crowley has the option to convert the product tankers to LNG propulsion at a later date having already been granted a conceptual review. “ABS has played a fundamental role in supporting the ambitions of the maritime industry as it moves to embrace the opportunity of LNG as fuel,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki.
Greek Shipper Pleads Guilty to Dumping off Texas
A ship management company has pleaded guilty and was sentenced October 27, 2015 for deliberately concealing pollution discharges from the ship directly into the…
Hapag Lloyd IPO Goes Ahead, Priced at Low End of Revised Range
German shipping group Hapag-Lloyd priced its initial public offering (IPO) at the low end of a revised range, giving the group a market capitalisation of about 2.4 billion euros ($2.6 bln) or less than half the original target. Hapag-Lloyd shares were sold at 20 euros ($21.92) apiece, the German shipping company said on Tuesday, confirming an earlier Reuters report. The company had originally targeted a market cap of more than 5 billion euros…
ISS Opens Office in Ukraine
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the marine, cargo and supply chain solutions provider, said it is continuing its expansion program in the Black Sea region with…
STS Cranes For Liverpool2 Arrive
A giant vessel bearing five ‘megamax’ quayside cranes sailed up the River Mersey yesterday destined for the new Liverpool2 container terminal, completing the final stage of its voyage from China. The cranes originally set off from Shanghai in August passing south-east Asia, India, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa via the Cape of Good Hope en route to Liverpool in a journey of over 30,000km (18,000m, 16,400nm).