GTT’s Bunker Ship Cargo Handling System Earns AIP
GTT announced that it has received an Approval in Principle (AIP) for the cargo handling system on a LNG Bunkering Ship concept, suitable for both Mark III and NO96 technologies.
New ICE Sugar Deal to Include Fewer Eligible Ports
Intercontinental Exchange's new contract for white sugar shipped in containers will feature fewer eligible delivery ports than the current break bulk contract, an…
Sturrock Dry Dock Puts Operation Phakisa into Action
The Sturrock Dry Dock in the Port of Cape Town has been a hive of activity recently with a number of interesting vessels berthing at the facility for repairs and maintenance. The mining vessel, mv Debmar Atlantic, owned by De Beers Marine Namibia (Pty) Ltd, recently underwent routine work at the dry dock, carried out by contracting firms. Built in 1978, mv Debmar Atlantic features its own diamond processing plant on board the vessel.
Prince of Wales' Final Section Sails for Rosyth
The final section of aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales began its delivery voyage from Glasgow to Rosyth today, 10 weeks ahead of schedule. As part of the the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier program, newbuilds HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales will be the Royal Navy’s largest and most advanced ever warships and were constructed in blocks in different shipyards throughout the U.K.
Eos Risk Management Certified to Protect Cypriot Fleets
Security consultancy Eos Risk Management has been certified by The Republic of Cyprus for the provision of security services for vessels registered with its flag administration.
Scaldis’ Crane Vessel Rambiz Meets MERUS Tech
The heavy lift vessel Rambiz, property of Scaldis Salvage, stands out due to her large deckspace, shallow draft, renewed large accommodation facilities and two cranes. Together with other qualities, this arrangement gives the vessel the capability to operate in areas where no other comparable vessel can go. Rambiz’ ability to work in both very shallow and deep waters provides valuable flexibility.
Guam Port Improvement Project Completed
The $50 million Guam Commercial Port Improvement Project, administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) on behalf of the Department of Defense (DOD), has been completed, transforming Guam’s strategic commercial sea port into a world-class facility ready to meet the demands of the future, MARAD announced today. “As Guam’s only commercial port, these facilities…
New Harsh Environment Modules from WAGO
WAGO announced new additions to its XTR line of harsh environment (-40 °C to 70 °C extreme temperature and 5g vibration resistance) I/O, providing added functionality, delivering Performance Class PLCs, Smart Grid technology and energy monitoring. The PFC200 controller is now available in several new harsh environment XTR variants. Featuring modules with varying communication interfaces: Ethernet, RS-232/RS-485…
Soy Transportation Coalition Tours Panama Canal
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) recently hosted members of the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) during a visit to tour Canal facilities and participate in briefings with ACP executives earlier this month. Approximately 80 soybean producers and representatives from 13 soybean producing states attended from the U.S.-based coalition. Together, STC members encompass 85 percent of total soybean production in the United States.
Bollinger Promotes Blackburn
Bollinger Shipyards has promoted Brent Blackburn as Director of Engineering. Blackburn has more than 16 years of experience in the U.S. shipbuilding and maritime industry. He joined Bollinger in 2004 working in various engineering, estimating, and proposal roles mainly focusing on the company’s government programs. Blackburn’s career began as a Project Engineer in Bollinger’s engineering group and rose through the engineering and technical design departments.
Long Beach Sees another Month of Cargo Gains
Strong cargo volume continued at the Port of Long Beach in November with 6.6 percent growth in container trade over the same month last year. It was the fifth straight…
Marshall Islands Adopts New Standards for PMSCs
The Marshall Islands, the world’s third largest registry with a fleet of more than 3,640 ships, is the first flag to implement the new rules following revised interim…
Kelvion Awarded for Collaboration with Technip, Wieland
Kelvion, formerly GEA Batignolles Technologies, was recognize with a 2015 French-German Economy Award, presented in the beginning of December at a ceremony held in the Pavilion Gabriel on the Champs-Élysées to six winners for their French-German collaboration in activities involving industry, environment, innovation, human resources and start-up ventures. The awards ceremony was attended by more than…
Tonon Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Brazil sugar and ethanol producer Tonon Bioenergia SA, which operates three mills with a total capacity to process 8.2 million tonnes of cane per year, has sought court protection against creditors…
Ryba Marine Awards Drydock Work to Great Lakes Shipyard
Great Lakes Shipyard was awarded a drydocking contract for Ryba Marine Dump Scow GL-5 (170’ x 41’ x 15’) and GL-6 (170’ x 41’ x 15’) and Tug Thomas R. Morrish. The maintenance and repairs that include drydocking and major steel repairs will be completed by May 2016, the shipyard said. Most recently, Great Lakes Shipyard completed a drydocking contract for Ryba Marine Tug Kathy Lynn in in April and October 2015 as well as Barge OBE185 in April 2015.
Odfjell Elects Klaus Nyborg Director of the Board
Odfjell SE’s Extraordinary General Meeting, held December 9, 2015, supported the Nomination Committee's proposal and elected Klaus Nyborg as new director of the Board. Nyborg, a Danish citizen, owns no shares in Odfjell SE and has no formal ties to major shareholders of the company, according to Odfjell. Nyborg was recently Interim CEO of DS Norden AS from 2014-2015, where he has also been on the board since 2012, and chairman since 2015.
Damen Unveils Next Generation RHIB
At this year’s Europort event in Rotterdam, the Damen Shipyards Group unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio: the RHIB 1050, a 10.5 x 3.35 meter multimission vessel designed to serve as an independent platform or as support for a larger patrol vessel. The RHIB 1050 was developed at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld – no stranger to such vessels having provided numerous examples to the Royal Netherlands Navy over the years, the shipbuilder noted.
November Cargoes Reflect Diversity of Seaway Shipments
“Agricultural commodities along with dry bulk, general cargo and containerized goods continued to enhance cargo tonnage on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System during the month of November,” said Betty Sutton, Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. The general cargo dock operated by Midwest Terminals had a good month of November at the Port of Toledo. “The ability…
BlueTide Releases app to Manage Wireless Networks
Access Management Portal (AMP) is now available in the Apple app store. BlueTide Communications (BlueTide) has released Access Management Portal (AMP), BlueTide’s second proprietary iOS app, on the Apple app store. AMP allows for control of wireless networks directly from an iPad device. Designed for Ubiquiti WAP management, AMP is like a fuel gauge for bandwidth. With the ability to monitor usage by network…
Palfinger Equipment Package for Kreuz Subsea’s New Vessel
Palfinger Marine has been contracted to deliver lifesaving equipment and a winch package for Kreuz Subsea’s newbuild vessel, a Vard 317 design. The vessel for the Singapore-based integrated offshore subsea service provider Kreuz Subsea is designed and constructed by Vard. The DP2 class vessel, with a total length of 91.2 meters a beam of 21.5 meters, is prepared for remote operating vehicles (ROVs) and will be used to for diving support and subsea construction duties.