ABS North American Committee Look Ahead to 2030
Industry leaders from across North America met to discuss global challenges facing the maritime sector at the annual ABS North American Regional Committee.The group heard strategies to meet the IMO’s 2020 Sulfur Cap, as well as a look ahead to 2030 when vessel data will play a significant role in compliance management.“Thanks to our deep links with industry across North America, ABS continues to leverage technology to develop new ways of supporting our partners and members. As the leading classification organization in North America…
Shipping Companies Recognized for Efforts to Save Whales
NOAA presented awards to 13 global shipping firms for their commitment in helping prevent ship collisions with whales off the coast of California.The companies participated in a Voluntary Speed Reduction initiative by slowing their ships to speeds of 10 knots (about 11.5 mph) or lower while transiting vessel traffic lanes outside the Golden Gate during whale feeding season, from May through mid-November.The national marine sanctuaries of North-central California - Greater Farallones…
C-MAP Wins Chevron Shipping Contract
Following a competitive tender, Chevron Shipping Company LLC (CSC) has selected smart shipping solutions from C-MAP, a provider of commercial marine charting and cloud-based software solutions for fleet management and route optimization.CSC will deploy C-MAP’s onboard platform that employs advanced algorithms and customized ship performance models to deliver voyage optimization. The platform, called Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS), enables users to optimize routes to get the fastest arrival times, while minimizing costs and bunker consumption and maximizing safety, C-MAP said.CSC will also gain full visibility of its fleet’s performance via C-MAP’s FleetManager…
Chevron Shipping Awards Oil, LNG Contract to GAC
US-based Chevron Shipping Company (CSC) has awarded the Dubai-based GAC Group a global three-year ship agency contract for both crude and LNG vessels. The new agreement secures the provider of shipping, logistics and marine services GAC’s status as Chevron’s exclusive global agent in a partnership that spans more than 20 years, more than 15 of which have seen GAC as its sole global agent. Operations will be overseen by GAC Hub Agency offices in Dubai, Houston and Singapore with support from GAC’s network of offices and approved agents worldwide.
Mark Ross Named OCIMF Chairman
Chevron Shipping Company president Mark Ross has been appointed as chairman of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF). The OCIMF Annual General Meeting voted on Tuesday to support the Executive Committee’s appointment of Ross, who has served as OCIMF vice-chair since 2015. Ross succeeds Shell’s Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, who stepped down as OCIMF chaurman in November after three years in the role. “I am honored to be working with OCIMF members to advance our priorities,” Ross said.
Chevron Ships First LNG From Gorgon Project
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today announced that its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Gorgon Project has departed Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia. The cargo will be delivered to one of Chevron's foundation buyers, Chubu Electric Power, for delivery into Japan. The Asia Excellence loading the first Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo for delivery into Japan. The first cargo highlights the company's growing leadership as an LNG supplier.
Coast Guard Foundation to Host Pacific Awards
The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that it will host its 29th Annual Pacific Area Awards Dinner in tribute to the United States Coast Guard at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The gala event will bring together civic and business leaders, mariners, sailors, and notables from all over the country to honor heroism and mission excellence from the brave men and women serving in the Coast Guard’s Pacific area.
US Oil Major Chooses OceanSaver BWT Systems
OceanSaver ballast water treatment (BWT) systems for two Suezmax lightering tankers to be delivered by a major Korean shipyard in mid-2014 for Chevron Shipping Company. “Competitive pricing, low operating costs, and a compatible technical system were key contract parameters; total cost of ownership (TCO) savings were a decisive factor in winning the contract,” said Tor Atle Eiken, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, OceanSaver. “TCO was center stage. OceanSaver’s BWT system is a comprehensive cost model for the industry and when completing hundreds of lightering operations each year, TCO is a significant factor. We believe that OceanSaver balances purchase price and long term costs in a very efficient manner,” Eiken said.
Christening of Gemini, Eco-Friendly Ferry
On Dec. 12, the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) christened the first of its fleet of ferries, Gemini, to enhance the region’s emergency response capability and water transit network. Representative Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) and WETA Board Chair Charlene Haught Johnson performed the christening ceremony. Ms. Haught Johnson applauded the Bay Area for coming together to forge strong partnerships to enable WETA to build a fleet of ferries that are revolutionizing the ferry industry.
Improving Fuel Efficiency and Maintenance Time Within The Chevron Fleet
Live water systems free of sea life are one reason why the Chevron fleet runs more efficiently and economically than others. Since 1995, a number of Chevron Shipping Company's crude oil tankers have been operating smoothly with electrochlorination systems, the generators of hypochlorite that in turn prevent the fouling of live water cooling systems. Hypochlorite is the active ingredient required for bio-fouling control. Produced in situ by the cell assemblies of the electrochlorination unit, the system eliminates microbiological organisms and macroinvertibrates without the need for back flushing or periodic cleaning. This saves valuable time when ships are in dry dock for annual maintenance and repair. According to W.
Dr. Kirsi Tikka Joins ABS
Dr. Kirsi Tikka has joined ABS as Vice President Engineering for ABS Europe and will be assigned to the London Office in January 2002. Robert Spencer will continue as Director of Engineering for Europe, reporting to Dr. Tikka. Dr. Tikka joins ABS from the prestigious Webb Institute where she has served as Professor of Naval Architecture since 1995. Dr. Tikka also worked at Chevron Shipping Company in San Francisco from 1989 to 1995. She was in the Tanker Planning and Economics Division on the President's staff and performed economic analyses for marine transportation projects. While at Chevron, Dr. Tikka was also Senior Operations Planner responsible for the safe…
Chevron Renews GAC Contract
Gulf Agency Company Ltd. (GAC), a global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services, announced the contract renewal with Chevron Shipping Company LLC (CSC), the fleet subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. Under the continuing arrangement, GAC remains CSC’s sole provider of tanker agency services worldwide. The new contract was signed by GAC Group Executive Chairman Björn Engblom and CSC Vice-President & General Manager Marine Transportation Alexander Walker at CSC’s headquarters in San Ramon, California on 1 June 2006. CSC has a long-standing relationship with GAC, going back to the early 1970s when GAC was a growing force in ship agency services in the Middle East.
ShipServ’s e-procurement Solutions Expand
ShipServ announced that Chevron Shipping Company and Seabulk International have contracted to conduct their procurement business via ShipServ’s TradeNet trading platform. ShipServ established a foothold in North America, by adding a number of blue chip clients and breaking into new sectors such as LNG, cruise ships etc. Chevron Shipping, San Ramon, California, signed on its tanker fleet currently at 25 ships, including the, Northwest Swan, an LNG vessel operated by an affiliate of Chevron Shipping on behalf of the North West Shelf Venture Gas Project. Seabulk International, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who operate one of the largest USA tanker fleets, will use TradeNet for all purchasing for their fleet of ten petroleum product and chemical tankers.
Crowley Crews To The Rescue
The debate surrounding the cost to value of advnanced tractor tugs is ongoing in the marine business, as most normal operations do not always require the swift manuevers and brute strength these vessels posses. Some owners say the tugboats as “overkill”, and bemoan the higher cost of maintenance in comparison to traditionally driven boats. When an incident such as the one that was recently logged in the Prince William Sound of Alaska happens, though, the tremendous value of these impressive tugboats is apparent and without compare. On July 10, two Crowley escort tugs prevented an accident between an oil tanker and fishing vessel in Prince William Sound.
Transas Advances The Navigation Process
The ECDIS era has arrived, with the type-approval of systems from Transas Marine. Transas' Jochen Rudolf and George Toma discuss the systems capabilities, advantages and future. The advent of the type-approved ECDIS has become one of the major highlights of the maritime industry at the end of the 20th century. Transas Marine with its Navi-Sailor 2400 ECDIS, was the winner amongst some 10 very serious competitors in the rigorous race to be the first to receive the type-approval certificate for ECDIS from BSH in Germany. The issue of the world's first type approval certificate for Transas ECDIS in October 1999 was preceded by almost two years of very thorough tests and expert assessments employed at BSH.