Scorpio Bulkers Sells Six Ships for $227 Mln
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has entered into agreements with unaffiliated third parties to sell two Capesize dry bulk vessels and four newbuilding Capesize dry bulk vessels…
Rocket Debris Found Near Isles of Scilly
A piece of metal thought to be debris from an American space rocket was recovered from the sea off the Isles of Scilly. The metal – a large section of alloy about 10 meters by 4 meters, was spotted on the surface between Bryher and Tresco and reported to the UK Coastguard November 26. The Coastguard has issued a warning to shipping in the area. Martin Leslie, Coastal Area Commander, said, “The markings show an American flag.
NY/NJ Port Authority Sees Debt Issuance of $1.2 bln in 2016
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sees consolidated debt issuance of $1.2 bln in 2016 compared with $1.5 bln this year, according to its $7.9 billion 2016 budget released on Monday.
Stern Tube Lubricating Options from PANOLIN
PANOLIN America, Inc. announced it is now offering customers more stern tube lubricating options. With the success of STELLA MARIS stern tube lubricant, PANOLIN…
Gulf and Hendry Marine Consolidate Operations
Gulf Marine Repair Corporation, a southeastern tug-barge shipyard, announced it is consolidating operations with Hendry Corporation, its affiliated company and fellow shipyard…
Damen’s Norway Foray
The Damen Shipyard Group’s man in Norway likes picking up the phone these days. With offshore markets in the doldrums, a unique phenomenon is occurring: “Norwegians are talking to me,” said Damen’s Norway sales boss, Remco Hottentot. Three years after opening shop in oil town Stavanger, Hottentot is expanding with a new Aalesund branch. From offshore supply and service to wind parks, fisheries and construction workboats…
The Digital Oilfield Microwave Communication Offshore Brazil
With most offshore wells in Brazil located between 30 and 300 km from the coast, communication with offshore assets has not always been straightforward or reliable. Some operators and service providers still use traditional maritime VSAT services for coverage offshore Brazil, yet the introduction of Microwave radio has led to a much better level of quality and reliability in high-bandwidth voice and data communications.
Big IT: How Fast, How Far Will IT Drive Maritime?
The IT industry doesn’t like to stand still. Upgrades, updates, new versions and enhanced functionality are released on a regular basis. New services are enabled, bottlenecks eliminated, more joined up operations enabled. The underlying platform remains the same but, over time, its capabilities evolve and stretch to meet changing expectations. But then, every so often, something far more dramatic comes along. We are experiencing one of these more dramatic periods at the moment.
Opportunities for Growth as Chinese Economy Evolves
The global breakbulk and heavy-lift markets have had to navigate choppy waters in recent years. Not necessarily due to a shortage of freight, but as a consequence of unsustainably low freight rates. The global economic recovery since 2009 has been slow, and competition for the multipurpose sector has intensified due to bulkers, container lines and RoRo’s making forays into the breakbulk and heavylift market…
When Using CFD Simulations, an Analysis of Anti-Roll Tanks (ARTS)
In 2014, the behavior of anti-roll tanks was studied at MARIN by using ReFRESCO CFD simulations to fully understand the working principles. In 2014, the behavior of anti-roll tanks (ARTs) was studied at MARIN by using ReFRESCO CFD simulations to fully understand the working principles. The roll motion of ships operating in a seaway often limits operations. These limits could be due to the maximum acceleration, green water, capsize risk or just comfort, for example.
Panama Canal Wait Times Back to Normal
Waiting times for ships at the Panama Canal have returned to normal after poor weather and a spike in traffic caused delays for several weeks, the waterway's operator said on Monday. "Today ... the line is 45 ships, which represents a maximum waiting time of two days," the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said in a statement, noting that better weather and extra funding aimed at freeing up the traffic had reduced the bottleneck.
Bauer Gear Motor Hosts Energy Efficiency Tech Forum
Electric motors are estimated to consume 70 percent of all the energy used in industry. Bearing this in mind, it’s no small wonder that there is an ongoing process of legislation requiring new technologies to adhere to ever higher standards of efficiency. Bauer Gear Motor offers a range of energy efficient solutions that meet current IE2, and future IE3 and IE4, regulations; it recently hosted a technology…
Passengers Transferred from Stranded Ferry
Passengers were transferred from Indonesia-registered Sea Prince after the ferry struck a floating object after leaving the Nongsapura ferry terminal in Batam late on November 29.
VT Halter Launches Barge for Bouchard
VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) and Bouchard Transportation Co. announced that Barge B. No. 272 was launched on November 20, 2015. This is the second barge of two Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) units constructed for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Measuring 628 feet by 91 feet by 47 feet, the barge B. No. 272 has a 250,000-barrel capacity, and is ABS and USCG certified for Jones Act service.
Volvo Penta IPS for New Tampa Bay Pilot Boat
The new Chesapeake-class MKII launch delivered this month by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding to the Tampa Bay Pilots Association features integrated engine and drive from Volvo Penta. The new 52.7-ft. 28-knot pilot boat, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, is powered by twin Volvo Penta D11 six-cylinder 503 hp diesel engines with IPS2 drives and Volvo Penta EVC electronic steering and control system.
DNV GL Certifies Ruppel Hydraulik QM System
Ruppel Hydraulik announced it will be able to process future projects in ship, port and offshore technology more efficiently following the certification of its…
Cat C9.3 ACERT to Debut at WorkBoat
Caterpillar Marine has launched the Cat C9.3 ACERT Marine platform, a EPA Tier 3 compliant addition to the manufacturer’s commercial market portfolio. The engines and generators are MCS approved commercial solutions available with optional alarm and protection systems supporting all global marine markets. Ratings are available meeting EPA Tier 3, EU/CCNR Stage II and IMOII regulations. The C9.3 ACERT is a six cylinder…
EuronavSells Suexmax Cap Laurent
Euronav NV announced the sale of its Suezmax Cap Laurent for $22.25 million. The 1998-built 146,145-dwt vessel was wholly owned by Euronav. The vessel was delivered to its new owner on November 26, 2015. The capital gain on that sale of about $11.1 million will be recorded in the fourth quarter. Following the sale, the availability of the revolver under the $750 million facility was reduced by $11.5 million.
Trucks Carrying Turkish Exports Blocked at Russian Border
Around 1,250 trucks carrying Turkish exports have been blocked from entering Russia and are stranded at border posts awaiting clearance, a senior shipping industry…
Seajacks Scylla Delivered
Seajacks Scylla, touted as the world's largest and most advanced wind farm installation and offshore construction vessel, has been delivered by the Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Geoje, Republic of Korea. Based on the Gusto MSC NG14000X design, the ABS-classed Seajacks Scylla, has more than 8,000 metric tons of available variable deck load. Equipped with a 1,540-metric-ton leg-encircling crane and a usable deck space in excess of 5…