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PTC & Sener Integrated Shipbuilding Solutions

PTC (Nasdaq:PMTC), The Product Development Company, and Sener announced plans to strengthen their alliance to deliver an integration between Sener’s FORAN system and PTC’s Windchill PLM software.  The integration will enable Sener’s shipbuilding customers to leverage Windchill’s enterprise PLM capabilities while managing FORAN CAD data within the same PLM platform ideally suited for complex, distributed, and large-scale product development. FORAN is Sener’s integrated CAD/CAM/CAE technology solution for the complete design of commercial and naval ships and offshore units, including forms definition, naval architecture calculations, hull structure, machinery, outfitting, electrical and accommodation design and manufacturing. (www.sener.es) (www.ptc.com)


More Layoffs Possible at Bay Shipbuilding

According to an August 25 report from www.wbay.com, Bay Shipbuilding notified the Wisconsin Workforce Development Tuesday it may cut a total of 405 positions. The company laid off 133 employees in the last three months, and those could become more permanent than expected with the company announcing plans for 272 more jobs cut between October 30th and December 5th. (Source: www.wbay.com)  


Damen Seeks Remaining Shares In Romanian Shipyard

Dutch firm Damen Shipyards Group has announced plans to buy the remaining shares it does not already own in Romanian shipyard Santierul Naval Galati and to delist it from the RASDAQ over-the-counter market. Damen reportedly offered $612,400 for 5.107 percent in the shipyard. Last March, Damen Shipyards Group bought a 51 percent stake in the shipyard from the country's main privatization agency, the FPS. Last November, it acquired a further 43.89 percent at a public tender offer.


GE Security to Submit CommerceGuard for Test and Evaluation by CBP

GE Security, Inc.,  announced plans to submit its CommerceGuard container security solution for participation in the next phase of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) testing and evaluation of conveyance security devices (CSD).  CommerceGuard is a solution for global supply chain security, currently helping to protect intermodal shipping containers while they are in-transit by adding intrusion detection to other security measures already in place in the supply chain


This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – November 3

1883-The keeper and crew of the Smith’s Island Station, Virginia (Fifth District), saw a small schooner flying a signal near Isaac Shoal, five miles away from the station. They went out to her and found on board the captain of a sloop that wrecked the night before several miles from land. He had succeeded in swimming to a bar near the beach, where he was picked up by the crew of the schooner. Finding him suffering from exposure they signaled for assistance


SUNY Maritime Honors Bouchard's CEO

President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation, Morton S. Bouchard III accepts the Admiral’s Award from Maritime College Interim President Dr. Michael A. Cappeto at the Annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation, Morton S. Bouchard III accepts the Admiral’s Award from Maritime College Interim President Dr. Michael A. Cappeto at the Annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Morton S. Bouchard III Announces Plan for the Construction of Dormitory to House Visitors to the Tug & Barge Simulation Center at SUNY Maritime College Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc


ACL Announces Proposed Wage Increase for Shipyard Employees

American Commercial Lines Inc. announced plans to increase wage rates for hourly production and maintenance employees at the Company’s Jeffersonville, Indiana manufacturing facility by an average of approximately 11% this year, including a more than 15% wage increase for certified welders. The Company’s proposal increases the hourly wage rate for certified welders to $19.50 per hour. This new wage plan was presented to General Drivers, Warehousemen & Helpers (Teamsters), Local Union No


Dubai Ports, Oracle Announce Joint Venture

Dubai Ports Authority (DPA) and the Jebel Ali Free Zone announced a joint venture with Oracle Corp. to establish the region's first e-business market. The Dubai Electronic Market (DEM) will start operating within 60 days, and would make it possible for businesses to buy, sell and compete on world markets. DPA will operate the project, while Oracle will provide the infrastructure and advanced technology. All purchase orders, confirmations


This Day in Coast Guard History – Nov 3

883-The keeper and crew of the Smith’s Island Station, Virginia (Fifth District), saw a small schooner flying a signal near Isaac Shoal, five miles away from the station. They went out to her and found on board the captain of a sloop that wrecked the night before several miles from land. He had succeeded in swimming to a bar near the beach, where he was picked up by the crew of the schooner. Finding him suffering from exposure they signaled for assistance


Aegean’s New Bunkering Tanker

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW) announced that it has taken delivery of the Zakynthos, a 6,272 dwt double-hull bunkering tanker newbuild from Qingdao Hyundai Shipyard in China. The vessel is expected to be deployed to the company's market located in Gibraltar. E. Nikolas Tavlarios, President, commented, "We are pleased to continue to execute our growth strategy with the delivery of the Zakynthos


EU Lawmakers Reject Call for Ban on Arctic Oil Exploration

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The European Parliament rejected a call to ban Arctic oil and gas exploration on Thursday, in a symbolic vote seen as a barometer for future moves by Brussels to regulate to protect the region. Lawmakers who back the ban, which had drawn the ire of Norway


Expanded Panama Canal Welcomes 1000th Neopanamax Vessel

MSC Anzu as it transits the Cocoli Locks (Pacific side), becoming the 1,000th Neopanamax ship to transit the Expanded Canal. (Photo: ACP)

Less than nine months after the historic inauguration of the Expanded Canal, the Panama Canal has announced that it has welcomed its 1,000th Neopanamax vessel through the waterway, highlighting the importance of the route and customers’ continued faith in the safe


Partners Ink MOU for Indonesia Maritime Logistics

LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group (LDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with palm oil plantation company Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) to develop maritime logistics business opportunities in Indonesia.   The MOU signed between GAR and LDA focuses on developing logistics in


Germany Vows to Reach 'Fair Contract' for New Warships

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen vowed on Friday to press a consortium led by Luerssen Werft of Bremen for a "fair contract" for five new warships, saying the group's initial bid was too high.   "My goal is to get the contract started in this legislative period


US Drillers Continue to Add Oil Rigs -Baker Hughes

U.S. oil drillers increased rigs this week for a 21th week in the last 24, as energy firms follow through on plans to add rigs made months ago when crude was still trading over the key $50 a barrel level analysts said should lead to more drilling.  


Leviathan Partners to Start Drilling in Q1 2017

Eastern Mediterranean. Photo: Noble Energy Inc

 The Leviathan reservoir partners announced on Sunday their plans to begin drilling a new well in the basin during the first quarter of next year, reports The Jerusalem Post.   The partners announced today that work will commence in the first quarter of 2017 and a budget of $77 million


Germany to Skip Tender for Warship Purchase

Photo: 2015 Bundeswehr / Jana Neumann/PAO UNIFIL

The German Defence Ministry on Thursday said it would skip an open tender for the planned purchase of five more corvettes valued at 1.5 billion euros and instead ask the three-company consortium that built the existing warships to submit a bid.  


Indian LNG Import Tax Halved

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Photo: PIB, Govt of India

 India, the world’s fourth-largest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has announced plans to halve its basic customs duty on imports of the chilled fuel.   Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presenting the Budget for 2017-18 in Parliament halved the import duty on LNG to 2


Norwegian OSV Operators in Blockbuster Merger

File Image: A Farstad OSV (CREDIT: Farstad)

Debt-laden Farstad Shipping gets lifeline; billionaires Fredriksen and Roekke join forces.   Hit by the oil industry recession, Norwegian offshore service vessel (OSV) operators Farstad Shipping, Deep Sea Supply and Solstad Offshore announced plans to merge on Monday to counter the downturn


Spanish Dock Strike Could Disrupt Key Export Chains

Strike could harm Spanish exports, but union rejects government plans to reform ports   Key export chains in Spain could face major disruption if a long-running dispute between the government and the country's dock workers extends beyond a planned three-day strike next week


Philippines-Indonesia Shipping Route Soon

Photo: Department of Transportation - DOTr Philippines

  The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced plans to open a shorter shipping route between the Philippines and Indonesia, a move meant to strengthen trade relations between the two neighboring countries, reported  Manila Times.  


Spanish Stevedores Cancel Planned Strike

Spanish dock workers on Wednesday called off a planned three-day strike next week after the government said it would delay plans to reform the sector and instead open talks with the unions.   The standstill was due to take place every other hour on Feb


Indiana Ports set Quarterly Tonnage Record

The port of Indiana, Jeffersonville (Photo: Ports of Indiana)

The Ports of Indiana handled nearly 3.9 million tons of cargo during the fourth quarter of 2016, the highest quarterly shipment total in the organization's 55-year history.   The total surpassed the ports' previous quarterly record set in the second quarter of 2015 by 300,000 tons


Panama Canal Expansion Boosts US East Coast Port Volumes

File photo: ACP

As the Panama Canal’s newly operational expanded lane helps set monthly tonnage records, the project’s impacts are being felt along the U.S. East Coast.   Effects of the canal’s expansion are reverberating well-beyond Panama’s shores


Seadrill Could Be Heading for Bankruptcy

Photo: Seadrill Limited

The oil rig owner SeaDrill could be forced into bankruptcy protection soon, if it fails to reach a restructuring agreement with its lenders, reports Reuters.   The rig firm, controlled by John Fredriksen, is battling with $14 billion in debt and liabilities.  






 
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