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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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TRIYARDS Bags $ 22 mln CPC Contracts

TRIYARDS Holdings Limited has secured contracts to build two oil barges worth NTD 716 million (equivalent to approximately about US$21.82m) from a new client, CPC Corporation, a Taiwan state-owned oil and gas company responsible for supplying energy to its domestic market. The new contract wins are for the construction of a pair of oil barges intended for coastal service and the supply of bunker fuel to vessels in Taiwan's harbour and coastal areas to be delivered in 2QFY18. Mr. Chan Eng Yew, TRIYARDS’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “This attests to our continued efforts to diversify our orderbook beyond the traditional O&G sector.

US Senators from 12 States Seek Offshore Drilling Exemptions like Florida's

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Twenty-two Democratic U.S. senators from 12 states on Thursday joined the chorus of local representatives seeking exemptions from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's newly proposed offshore drilling plan, after his surprise move on Tuesday to shield Florida. Zinke surprised lawmakers, governors, and industry groups on Tuesday night by announcing that Florida would be removed from the Interior Department's proposal to open up over 90 percent of federal waters to oil and gas leasing.

Karttinen to Head Fortum Corporate Development

Timo Karttinen, MSc (Eng), has been appointed SVP Corporate Development and member of the Corporate Executive Committee as of July 1st, 2004. In recent years, Mr Karttinen has been in charge of Fortum's Portfolio Management and Trading Unit. His successor in this position is Mr Per Langer, MSc(Econ) and BSc(Eng), also effective on July 1st. Mr Langer is currently in charge of the optimization of Fortum's power production.

Robert Allan Ltd. Restructures

Robert Allan Ltd. announced that a long-planned re-structuring of the company has just been completed. Effective July 2008, Robert G. Allan has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board and remains at the helm. A core group of senior employees have become shareholders of Robert Allan Ltd., and will become increasingly involved in the company business. Robert Allan Ltd. The new organization will establish the culture of employee ownership and facilitate the succession from generation to generation. Assuming the position of President will be Ken Harford, P. Eng., who has been a key figure in the company for the past twenty years, most recently as Vice-President of Marine Engineering.

ASCE’s Coastal Ocean Port & Navigation Engineers Honored

ACOPNE Induction Ceremony

Specialty certifications programs are growing in most professions as the knowledge needed to practice continues to rapidly increase. Specialty certification supports the explosion of continuing professional development. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Academy of Coastal Ocean Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) held its 6th Diplomate Induction Ceremony to honor 21 of its members for their higher education achievement during its annual meeting Monday, August 22, 2011, in San Diego, Calif.

TMA Names Greg Cox 'Supporter of the Year'

Greg Cox: Photo courtesy of TMA

'Blue Champion' Chairman Greg Cox of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has been a member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors since 1995 and on September 9, 2013 was appointed to serve on the California Coastal Commission. Over the last 7 years The Maritime Alliance has briefed dozens of elected and appointed officials about Blue Tech and the Blue Economy. Every so often we encounter folks who just get it -- they immediately recognize the economic and social value of maritime to the region and the nation.

New President at APL

Neptune Orient Lines Limited announced the appointment of Eng Aik Meng as President of its APL container shipping unit. Mr. Eng will shortly rejoin NOL from Singapore-headquartered diversified shipping and industrial supply chain company IMC Corp Group, where he is currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer and, concurrently, Managing Director of its Aurora Tankers business. Previously, from 1993 to June 2007, Mr. Eng served with NOL in a variety of roles. He was Senior Vice President of APL’s Intra-Asia business from 2002 to 2007.

Dive Support Vessel Delivered to Stapem Offshore

Photo: Incat Crowther

The first of two new 18-meter catamaran dive support vessels built for Paris-based Stapem Offshore has been delivered by South African shipbuilder Legacy Marine Group. The Marshal Island-flagged vessel, Stapem Beluga, will operate in the coastal waters of Angola in support of oil and gas exploration and production. The vessel, designed by Incat Crowther, has been customized to suit Stapem’s specific operational requirements. The aft exterior deck utilizes available space by combining deck lockers and racks for diving equipment storage with a covered dive prepping area.

BOEMRE Awards $1.1M to Texas

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has awarded two Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grants totaling $1,162,302 to the Texas General Land Office and to Brazoria County, Texas, respectively. The grants will fund a project to develop a Coastal Impacts Technology Program (CITP) for conservation research, and will assist in the management of the CIAP Program in Brazoria County. Created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, CIAP provides funding to the six Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas producing states to conserve and protect the coastal environment. CIAP is an ongoing program with grant funding that is allocated based on the offshore energy revenues collected by the United States.

Wärtsilä Announces Management Changes

Professor Matti Kleimola, 54, Lic.Tech. has been appointed Group Vice President, Technology and a member of Wärtsilä NSD´s Board of Management effective July 15. He is currently professor of internal combustion engine technology at Helsinki University of Technology, where he previously held the chair of machine design. Mr Daniel Paro BSc (Eng.), who has headed Research & Development for many years, will take responsibility from a technology standpoint for the launch of Wärtsilä NSD´s new-generation smokeless engines. Pekka Ilvonen, 46, MSc (Eng.) MBA has been appointed Group Vice President, Power Plants and a member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä NSD Group effective August 1, 2000.

UK Chamber Stand on Seafarers Minimum Wage

Image:  UK Chamber of Shipping

The Government's newly issued 'Guide to the application of the Equality Act 2010 and National Minimum Wage for seafarers' does not make any change to legal entitlement for those working in UK waters, the UK Chamber of Shipping advises. "The guide does not amend the law and there has been no change in the entitlement of any seafarer in respect of the National Minimum Wage or the Equality Act. It is hoped that the clarification of the current position provided by the guide will be of use to companies and seafarers…

Columbia Coastal Christens Super Barge

U.S.-flag container feeder barge operator, Columbia Coastal Transport added Columbia Elizabeth — one of the largest container barges ever built — to its fleet. The 912 TEU barge, which was christened in Portland, Ore., is ready to transport empties, full container and project cargoes moving between the U.S. west coast, gulf coast and eastern seaboard ports. Completing the 5,900-mile journey from the west coast to the eastern seaboard through the Panama Canal, the vessel is expected to enter service in early January. Constructed by Gunderson, Inc., the 343 x 94 x 21 ft. (105 x 29 x 6 m) deck cargo barge is specially fitted to carry 20-, 40- and 45 ft. ISO containers, including reefers.

Capilano Designs 23-Car Ro-Ro Ferry

Illustrations courtesy of John Farmer

Capilano Maritime Design Ltd. has been awarded the design contract for a 23-car, 149-passenger Ro-Ro Ferry to replace the Bob Ellis currently being utilized by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in Ketchikan Alaska. The vessel will be built at Alaska Ship & Drydock, Inc., also located in Ketchikan. The new ferry will be delivered to the State of Alaska in 2011. Capilano Maritime is a naval architecture and marine engineering design firm based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. The firm is co-owned by Chris Mulder, P.Eng, and Mark Mulligan, P.Eng.

APL President Eng Aik Meng Resigns

Eng Aik Meng, APL president

NOL Group announced the resignation of Eng Aik Meng as President of its APL shipping business. The container transportation and logistics group has named Kenneth Glenn, currently President of its North Asia Region, as his replacement. NOL said Mr. Eng will leave the company September 1, 2011, to take a new position outside the transportation industry. "We understand Aik Meng's desire to begin a new phase in his career, and we thank him for his contributions to NOL," said Group CEO Ronald D. Widdows. Mr.

Abu Dhabi Promoting Port Investments

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

The Industrial Development Bureau of the Department of Economic Development (IDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Ports to establish a joint-program that will help attract investment and further develop and enhance the fast-evolving industrial sector of Abu Dhabi. The MoU, signed at the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development by Eng. Ayman Al-Makkawy, Director General of the Industrial Development Bureau, and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO Abu Dhabi Ports, is built on the foundation of knowledge-exchange.

Bahri Orders VLCC Newbuilds

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) today signed an agreement with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) Co. Ltd. to build five very large crude carriers (VLCC), plus an option for five more VLCCs. The signing ceremony was attended by Eng. Ibrahim Abdulrahman Al-Omar, Bahri’s Chief Executive Officer and Mr. S. H. Ka, Hyundai’s Member of the Board & Chief Operating Officer. Eng. Al-Omar, stated that this agreement is in line with Bahri’s plans to renew and expand its fleet to meet the requirements of both local and international markets. The first five VLCCs are due for delivery during 2017. Bahri noted that these carriers are designed to the latest international technical specifications and are fitted with environment friendly and fuel efficient engines. Eng.

Asset Deal: Palfinger Dreggen and MCT Engineering

Palfinger Dreggen finalized the agreement for purchase of the assets in connection with the marine and offshore cranes product areas of the Korean crane manufacturer MCT Engineering Co., Ltd. The acquisition follows Palfinger Marine’s takeover of the Norwegian offshore crane manufacturer and is designed to help expand and intensify the partnership between both companies, which stretches back many years. “With the acquisition of Dreggen in the fourth quarter of 2012, we took a significant growth step for our Business Area Marine. Together, we managed to obtain the largest order in the history of Palfinger in early 2013. It comprises, to be precise, two orders with a total value of approximately €90 million, which we are going to fill in the years to come.

After Florida, more States Press US for Offshore Drilling Exemptions

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Governors and other officials from several U.S. coastal states ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday to exempt their waters from an offshore drilling plan, hours after the Interior Department granted Florida's request to opt out. The backlash could complicate President Donald Trump's efforts to expand oil and gas production offshore. A proposed leasing plan unveiled last week aims to open up all U.S. coasts to drillers over the next five years. Alaska and Maine are the only two U.S. states whose governors have expressed support for the plan.

US Dredging Invests in American Workers, Safe Navigation Channels

MAGDALEN (Photo courtesy of  AMP)

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, has highlighted the U.S. dredging industry’s commitment to build and maintain safe, efficient and cost-effective navigation channels in the nation’s inland waterways and ports. The recent deliveries of four state-of-the-art vessels, constructed by nearly 700 American workers in U.S. shipyards, are a reflection of the U.S. dredging industry’s continued investment in building dredges with increased…

Ocean Osprey is Ready to Serve in Norway

Ocean Osprey (Photo: Zamakona Yards)

Zamakona Yards announced that the newly built vessel Ocean Osprey arrived to Scotland last week to soon begin operating in the Martin Linge offshore oilfields to support the works of Norwegian company Total E & P. Ocean Osprey was launched January 31 at Zamakona’s facility in Pasajes (San Sebastián) and is the first ship ordered by the Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore AS built by Zamakona Yards. Atlantic Offshore’s second vessel, Ocean Marlin, a Havyard HY820 design, is expected to be ready by the end of June 2014. zamakonayards.com/eng/index.php  

Dredging Barge Grounds in San Francisco Bay

Federal, state and local agencies respond to a grounded barge in San Francisco Bay, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. The barge, which was participating in dredging operations in the bay, began taking on water before it was pushed to a sand bar to prevent its sinking. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sherri Eng.

Panama Canal Fees Rise

In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 18 of the Panama Canal Organic Law, upon recommendation by the ACP Board of Directors, the Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama approved the following changes in tariffs for selected Transit Related Services: • An increase of 5.9% to the Regular Transit Related Tug Services rates, • an average general increase of 6% in the rates for Linehandling Services, and • other miscellaneous changes to the Tug and Linehandlers rates. These new tariffs will be effective March 1, 2004 and will be available at the following site by no later than January 23, 2004: http://www.pancanal.com/eng/maritime/tariff/index.html.

AVEVA Congratulates University of Newcastle

SNAME Maritime Technology Conference -- The University of Newcastle's School of Marine Sciences & Technology today announces its M.Eng students have won both first and third place in the prestigious 2005 Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) conference. The accolades mark the ninth time the school has placed in the top three since 1995: seven times in first place and once in second. The Stage 4 Group Ship Design Project at the University of Newcastle brings together M.Eng students studying for M.Eng (Hon) Marine Technology in numerous disciplines. The projects were designed with AVEVA's Tribon solutions. The Dr. James A.

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