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Sunday, October 22, 2017

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KPI Bridge Oil Appoints London Office Team Leader

Mark Perrins: Photo credit KPI Bridge Oil

KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global broker & trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants & risk management products, has promoted Mr. Mark Perrins to Team Leader at its London Office. Mark Perrins has been with the company for nearly 5 years during which time he has built strong relations with a wide range of business partners around the world. Mark has a background in operations with two large international shipping and marine logistics companies.   Henrik Hansen, Managing Director of KPI Bridge Oil London says: “The growth and strength of our London office has enabled us to expand the trading team and thereby create a new team leader position. Mark has been a very positive influence in the coaching of our junior traders and is a great support to the London team in general. I am very pleased that Mark has accepted this new challenge and I am confident that his team will further strengthen the London office’s position and capacity." KPI Bridge Oil London is headquarterd of the KPI Bridge Oil Group. It is a leading worldwide bunker broking and trading company dating back to 1971 with offices in Istanbul, Miami, New York, Seattle, Singapore and Valparaiso  

KPI Bridge Oil appoints Risk Management Chief

Christel McLoughlin

KPI Bridge Oil, a global bunker broker and trader has appointed Mrs. Christel McLoughlin as Director of Risk Management products. Christel will be based at KPI Bridge Oil’s Headquarter in London. Christel McLoughlin who is a French national, has more than 15 years experience in the oil and shipping industries within risk management and trading and is fluent in English, French, Swedish, Norwegian as well as having working knowledge of German, Russian and Danish

Barge Hits Bridge in Fog

A barge carrying tanks of heavy black oil struck the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on Thursday evening - but no oil spilled into the bay, authorities said. The crash occurred, as two tugboats were guiding the barge Cascade outbound from Rodeo in foggy conditions, according to Coast Guard officials. As the barge passed beneath the bridge, its right front hit the eastern piling of the western span of the bridge. There was no initial evidence of damage to the bridge but an examination of the

KPI Bridge Oil appoints London Bunker Trader

Evandro Cavalli, KPI Bridge Oil London Bunker Trader

KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global bunker broker and trader has appointed Mr Evandro Cavalli as Bunker Trader in its London office. Evandro, 31, is Brazilian/Italian and has previously worked for several years with one of the international Oil Majors in trading operations and at Blenheim Shipping UK as Chartering and Finance Administrator. Evandro has also obtained a BSc in Economics from Brazil and a Masters in International Trade Law from Italy as well as various Diplomas in Shipping

KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Mauro Agostini to Miami Office

Mauro Agostini: Photo credit KPI

KPI Bridge Oil, worldwide bunker broking and trading company, appoints Bunker Broker & Trader Mauro Agostini for its Miami office. Mauro, 40 years old, has been working in the bunker industry since 2006. He has in depth knowledge of the yacht market globally and has also worked intensively with Italian and Spanish ship owners and supply focus in the Spanish and Mediterranean ports. Mauro has a degree in Economics and fluent in Italian, Spanish and English.

KPI Bridge Oil Appoints new Managing Director

Andrew Cheah

KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers,  marine lubricants and risk management products, has appointed Mr. Andrew Cheah as Managing Director of its Singapore operations, KPI Bridge Oil Singapore Pte Ltd. Andrew has more than 17 years experience in the Bunker and Shipping industries. Amongst a number of positions in the bunker industry, he has served as Group General Manager for large independent supplier

Risks Concern Louisiana Ports

Port Fourchon may be a tiny spot on the Louisiana coast, but it looms large as a place that could harm the nation's energy supply for weeks or months, the Louisiana Ledger reported. The port is located at the end of a spit of land on the edge of Louisiana, wide open to waves, tides and storm surge. It is connected to the mainland by a two-lane ribbon of a highway lands. A major bridge on that highway is so old and its base so scoured that a good hit from a large ship could knock it out of

Oil Spill Training Conducted in Portland Harbor

The Navy vessel Keokuk participates in a multi-agency oil spill training exercise in Casco Bay, Maine, October 4 while a Coast Guard helicopter flies over the area to assess how much oil is in the water. Ten years and one week prior to the exercise, an oil tanker struck the Casco Bay Bridge and dumped 180,000 gallons of oil into Portland Harbor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Downs.

Cosco Busan Unified Oil Spill Update

More than 200 people are responding to the COSCO BUSAN oil spill. There are five skimmers in the Bay and three skimmers outside of the Golden Gate Bridge working to recover spilled oil. A skimmer is a mechanized oil recovery system. It utilizes a belt that is made from a a material that attracts oil. 18,000 feet of boom has been placed around the Bay Area to protect the Beaches and wildlife. Two overflights were conducted this morning to evaluate the movement of the spilled oil and to

Use a new EOR technology brings award for BP

BP Logo

  In recognition of the breakthrough new enhanced oil recovery – or EOR – technology, BP has been presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award. The award was presented on 4 May, 2014 at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas. This is the second time in four years that BP has won the award at this major annual gathering for oil and gas professionals. BP's plans to use the new enhanced oil recovery – or EOR – technology from day one of

Falck Safety Services, Simwave Partner on Training

Photo courtesy of Falck Safety Services

Falck Safety Services and Simwave are joining forces to serve the maritime and oil and gas industries with combined simulation and practical training. For more than 30 years, Falck Safety Services has offered safety training for the offshore, maritime and wind industries.   On November 8th, Simwave will open its doors to the most advanced maritime simulator center in the world. This co-operation means that customers will be able to undertake simulation training at Simwave to complement

Hovem Named CEO of DNV GL Oil & Gas

Liv Hovem (Photo: DNV GL)

Liv Hovem will step in as CEO of DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business area from January 1, 2018. She will be based at the DNV GL – Oil & Gas headquarters in Høvik, Norway as a member of the DNV GL Group's Executive Committee reporting to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen. Hovem succeeds Elisabeth Tørstad, who has been appointed CEO of DNV GL’s new Digital Solutions business area.   

Chinese Demand Ensures Asian LNG Rally Has Legs

© Altin Osmanaj / Adobe Stock

Unexpectedly strong demand from China, along with rising oil and coal prices, should keep Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot levels buoyant this winter.   Despite rising supplies from new plants, spot prices have risen by 55 percent from their 2017 lows to $8.40 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) as Asian buyers also refilled summer stocks.   With the peak demand October-March winter gas season almost underway, further price gains are expected.  

Twiflex: Turning, Locking & Braking System

The Twiflex Turning, Locking & Braking (TLB) System consolidates three usually separate interfaces and functions into one design package (Image: Twiflex)

 Regular maintenance of propulsion shafts and propellers requires shafts to be aligned and locked in place so that ships’ engineers can perform the needed work. A Turning, Locking & Braking (TLB) System from Twiflex Ltd. provides a compact solution to allow the shaft position to be set and locked when the vessel is stationary.   The Twiflex TLB consolidates three usually separate interfaces and functions into one design package

Kinkasan Maru Gets Ship Heritage Certificate

Kinkasan Maru and engine control console on it. Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that the engine control console installed on the bridge of the Kinkasan Maru was selected for a "Ship Heritage Certificate" from the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE).   Kinkasan Maru (1961-1979) was a general cargo ship, built at Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding  Tamano Shipyard in 1961, and operated by MOL.   

VMAG Rolls Out its Marine Refit and New Build Department

Photo supplied by Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG)

 Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG) , one of the leading marine technology providers in South Florida, is expanding its already comprehensive list of services by adding turnkey marine services that now encompass the entire refit and new build process.    “In simple terms – we do it all!  Says David Leone, President of VMAG, from the initial planning, naval architecture services, networking and data cabling, project management, contractor management

Marine Consultants Lead Safety Training Around Offshore Installations

Michael Cowlam, technical director at Seacroft Marine Consultants (Photo: Marine Consultants)

An Aberdeen-based maritime specialist has launched 500m Zone Management training courses to address concerns raised around offshore installation safety zones.   Seacroft Marine Consultants is aiming to raise awareness of the need to control marine operations inside the 500m zone as the HSE highlights worries around the control and monitoring of vessels attending installations.   With 97 percent of collisions occurring within the 500m zone involving vessels there on legitimate

EU Project Aims to Improve Arctic Shipping Safety

Image: SEDNA Consortium

 A three-year, €6.5 million ($7.7  million) research project has been launched to address safety and efficiency in Arctic ship operations. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, SEDNA sets out to develop a risk-based approach to Arctic navigation, ship design and maritime operations.   Recent years have seen a rapid increase in shipping operations in Arctic regions, as ice cover has reduced due to global warming

CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt to Inaugurate New Bayonne Bridge

Image: CMA CGM

 On July 26, 2017, the new CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt began its voyage by leaving Asia’s shipyards to begin its rotation on the South Atlantic Express Service (SAX) from Hong Kong to Shanghai.   Making its way to the port of Panama City, where the Panama Canal opened new locks last summer, the ship stopped over on August 21st before reaching the port of Colón a day later on August 22nd.   

Tanker Goes Aground Off Brooklyn

 Oil tanker Kamome Victoria that ran aground in a shipping channel between New York and New Jersey has been cleared to depart after it passed inspections, the U.S. Coast Guard said.   According to AP report, the product tanker was carrying 373,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of fuel but there is no indication any fuel has spilled.    Crews found no sign of any pollution from the Panamanian-flag vessel. There are no reports of injuries

Kelvin Hughes Rolls Out Its New ECDIS

(Image: Kelvin Hughes)

Kelvin Hughes has introduced its latest Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) designed for commercial ships as well as naval and coastguard patrol vessels.   Available as a standalone ECDIS or as part of a truly multifunction bridge display network with multiple operator positions, the new ECDIS is type approved to meet the latest International Hydrographic Office (IHO) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards

Balancing Efficiency & Security as Maritime Goes Digital

In December 2004, Crew members assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48) man the rails for the final time in preparation of the order to de-man the ship as she is decommissioned on board Naval Station Pascagoula, Miss. In 1996, the Yorktown was selected to be the testbed for Navy’s Smart Ship program, effectively exposing a major flaw in the system when a simple error left the ship blacked out for hours. (U.S. Navy photo by Stacey Byington)

Hand in hand with the digital craze in maritime is the caution of cyber attacks. We live and operate in a complex society. That society would be impossible without modern computers and other information technologies Those technologies have largely been developed piecemeal to address particular issues, and for the most part they have generally achieved their particular goals. Maximum efficiency is gained when multiple technologies are joined to coordinate their work

NY/NJ Welcomes CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt

Photo: APM Terminals

 The 14,400 TEU capacity CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt became the largest container ship to call the port of New York and New Jersey when it arrived at the APM Terminals Elizabeth container terminal.    The ultra-large container ship also established a new record as the largest vessel to pass under the raised roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, which now gives air draft clearance to vessels of up to 18,000 TEU capacity.  

Transas CEO Honored

Transas CEO Frank Coles. (Photo: Transas)

Transas Chief Executive Frank Coles won ‘gold’ in the Most Influential People of the Year category of the 2017 Golden Bridge Business and Innovations Awards, an award which acknowledges his ability to communicate his vision for the maritime industry in the digital age. The Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program based in San Francisco that honors the Best Companies, Products, Innovations, Management Teams

KOHLER Launches New Oils for Generator Applications

(Image: KOHLER)

A new line of aftermarket genuine oil from KOHLER is engineered specifically for generator applications. The fully-synthetic premium oils are available in three formulations for different fuel types and are optimized for use in industrial, mobile, marine and home generators.   “Generators have to run when they’re needed – there’s no room for downtime,” said Patricio Iligaray, Manager of Aftermarket Parts for Kohler Power Systems

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