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Friday, November 24, 2017

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Sludge Management System for Marine Sanitation Device

Photo courtesy of Scienco/FAST

A new method for dealing with accumulated sewage sludge on vessels and offshore platforms. Scienco/FAST has introduced a new way to deal with sludge with its standard MarineFAST Marine Sanitation Device, meeting MEPC.159(55) or providing secondary treatment incorporates about one month of internal sludge storage or three months with larger systems. For vessels requiring a longer period, the MarineFAST BMS provides an aerobic sludge digester with long term internal storage to extend the sludge storage.

USCG Finalizes Changes to NOV Procedures

The Coast Guard has published a final rule changing the procedures for handling Notice of Violation (NOV) cases in which the recipient fails to respond to the notice within 45 days. The rule, which takes effect July 5, adopts the changes proposed in the Coast Guard's December 10, 2001 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Under the new procedures, the Coast Guard will treat a failure to respond to a Notice of Violation as a default and proceed to assess the civil penalty listed on the NOV. Prior to this change, when a recipient failed to respond to an NOV within 45 days, the case was automatically converted into a Marine Violation case, a lengthier and more complicated procedure in which a Coast Guard hearing officer processes the case and assesses a penalty.

SRM Produces Innovative Three Function Tank Gauging System

Saab Rosemount Marine recently released a new innovative 3-in-1 tank gauging solution–groundbreaking technique for improved performance. The new 3-in-1 solution for level gauging, high level and overfill alarm in one single tank gauge unit has been presented for improved gauging performance and more efficient handling during loading and discharge as well as easier installation. All three functions are for the first time handled by the radar technique, sharing the same deck penetration. Its level gauging, high level and overfill alarm means that all three functions are integrated in one single unit. The functions are designed as independent measuring channels, galvanically separated and intrinsically safe. Saab TankRadar STaR takes advantage of a new sensor technology.

Telecom Provider Allies With Ocean Conservation Society

Perseus Telecom pledges support for Oceanic Society, a non-profit conservation organization that aims to preserve marine wildlife & habitats. Perseus Telecom delivers ultra-fast connectivity service while having an "ultra" low impact environmentally. By utilizing a dispersion compensation methodology, the firm delivers faster processing equipment using existing submarine assets and shorter cable paths. The company is a strong advocate for environmental health, striving to identify worthy causes, such as the Oceanic Society's State of the World's Sea Turtles (SWOT) Program and other conservation science projects established to help protect the world's oceans.

IUA: Market Reform Will Be Theme Of Renewal Season

Further important advances will be made in efforts to reform business processes in the London insurance market during this year's renewals season, according to the International Underwriting Association (IUA). A number of projects within the London Market Principles (LMP) reform program will be reaching new stages of development in the coming months, making 1.1.04 renewals another potential landmark for modernization. Work is now under way on an implementation outline for proposals to improve the speed and efficiency of accounting processes. The plans promise faster processing of premiums and claims and much improved customer service.

Antwerp Ro/Ro Terminals Start with Paperless Export

Antwerp roro terminal

ICO and AET, the two ro/ro terminals in the port of Antwerp, are now also connected to the e-Desk. The Antwerp Port Community System (APCS) introduced the e-Desk for containers already in 2012, and this year the successful collaboration has been extended to rolling stock. The port of Zeebrugge (ICO and WWL) started the e-Desk for ro/ro in February, and now the Antwerp terminals are following suit. All exports of new and second-hand vehicles and exports or transit of containers can now be declared electronically, so that paper declarations and accompanying documents are no longer necessary.

Simrad Launches New Series

Simrad has launched a new range of Chartplotters, Echosounders, ChartSounders and Multifunction Radars. The xx 44/54 series offers enough power and speed to cater for the needs of larger and high speed vessels, and comes with a host of advanced features as standard. The xx 44/54 series offers even faster processing speeds than before. require the most powerful instruments to do their job. system. friendliness. panel allows for quick and easy access to all major functions and screens. (HSDb). is missed. positioned almost anywhere on a vessel. speed antennas with Radar power up to 12KW. Dual Waypoints on Radar Image. precise navigational information, at the touch of a button. winning products to its already highly regarded line up.

TOS, AutoGates Boost Liverpool Port Throughput

Navis N4 Terminal Operating System

Peel Ports, owners and operators of the Port of Liverpool, has achieved a major milestone in its multi-million investment programme to transform the port into Europe’s first semi-automated container terminal. The Navis N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS) and AutoGates are now live and fully operational following the construction and commissioning programmes. The new TOS and 10-lane AutoGates are the latest phase of new infrastructure in the company’s £300 million redevelopment project to expand and develop Liverpool2…

Navis N4 Upgraded in Global Terminal Expansion

Navis announced that following extensive testing, Global Terminal (Global) became the first facility in North America to successfully upgrade to the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) version 2.5 on March 3, 2014. Located in the Port of New York/New Jersey, the implementation supports the terminal’s semiautomation. Navis technology allows Global to increase capacity and productivity on the existing facility while minimizing environmental impact. In November 2011, the terminal was the first facility to successfully deploy Navis N4 in North America. Serving the most concentrated and affluent market on the U.S. East Coast, the latest implementation is noteworthy as the company ensured there were no disruptions to customers and stakeholders.

ZIM Pilots Blockchain-based Bill-of-lading

(File photo: ZIM)

ZIM said it has successfully completed a trial run of paperless bills-of-lading based on blockchain technology. The pilot, performed in cooperation with Sparx Logistics and Wave Ltd., marks a first of its kind project led by an ocean carrier. Trial participants issued, transferred and received original electronic documents using Wave’s free blockchain-based application, which uses distributed ledger technology to ensure all parties can issue, transfer, endorse and manage shipping and trade related documents through a secure decentralized network.

A Sea Change for Shipbuilding

When it comes to shipbuilding, the numbers are staggering: hundreds of millions of parts in one aircraft carrier. Billions of dollars proposed for Naval fleet development in the latest NDAA. Hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs in the U.S. alone. A 2015 MARAD report, for example, pegged the total economic impact associate with the industry at 400,000 jobs, $25 billion in labor income, and 37 billion in GDP (based on data from 2013). When the financing, jobs, technological developments and supply chain trade dedicated to shipbuilding around the world are added in…

Antwerp Port Acquires Stake in NxtPort

Pic: City of Antwerp Investdesk

Antwerp Port Authority and FPIM (Federal Participation & Investment Company) are to jointly acquire a stake in NxtPort, the digital data platform for the port community. The contribution by the new partners (Port Authority 75%, FPIM 25%) takes the form of capital plus a subordinated loan, together totalling 5.25 million euros. “With our participation we seek to contribute towards the further development of NxtPort as an innovative data platform that will be a driver of logistical…

Marine Sanitary Devices: Size Matters

When it comes to marine sewage, it pays to measure. It turns out that the physical size of the equipment itself is not your only worry. Marine Sanitation Devices: (perhaps) the three dirtiest words in the nautical lexicon. Nevertheless, Marine Sanitary Devices – or MSD’s, as they are affectionately known – are pre-engineered, pre-packaged blackwater/greywater treatment systems. We don’t like to talk about it, we know that waste streams are treated and – we hope – that they are also in compliance.

Langh Tech Scrubbers, EGR Water Treatment for New Box Ships

Three containerships on order for Eimskip Island and Royal Arctic Line will be equipped with hybrid scrubber systems and EGR water treatment systems from Langh Tech. (Image: Langh Tech)

Three container vessels on order at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China for Eimskip Island ehf and Royal Arctic Line A/S will be equipped with Langh Tech hybrid scrubber systems and water treatment systems for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The newbuilds are of a new energy-efficient design developed by Deltamarin. The in-line scrubbers are multi-inlet installations, where the main engine and auxiliary engines are connected to the same scrubber tower. In addition, the MAN Diesel & Turbo two-stroke main engines of the newbuildings are equipped with EGR systems.

Voices: Howard Fireman, SVP & CTO, ABS

Howard Fireman (Photo: ABS)

As industry increasingly evolves on the digital transformation path, inevitably the focus turns to the move toward cloud computing. Last month Maritime Reporter & Engineering News spoke with Howard Fireman, SVP and Chief Technology Officer of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for take on how industry innovators – large and small – in the shipbuilding and marine equipment sectors are leveraging inherent advantages of cloud computing to better position themselves for the competitive long-haul.

DP World Yarimca Opened

DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem joins ministers and senior government officials of Turkey watching the opening of DP World Yarimca by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photo DP World

DP World Yarimca has been officially opened for business by the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the presence of senior government officials and executives of DP World. President Erdoğan joined the opening yesterday by teleconference in the presence of the Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications of the Republic Turkey, Binali Yıldırım; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu; Minister of Environment and Urbanisation of the Republic of Turkey…

U.S. Maritime Security: The Portunus Concept

(LLNL Photo)

The mission of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is to strengthen United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology. LLNL seeks to enhance the nation’s defense; reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; and respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Portunus concept embodies each of these objectives by thoughtfully and methodically developing technologies and strategies that address desired improvements in our security strategies.

ExxonMobil inks patent agreement with Pason Systems

Photo ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil has awarded to Pason Systems, Inc. the first global license of its patented Drilling Advisory System, a key component of the company’s Fast Drill technology suite. The licensing agreement accelerates the technology’s commercialization by combining Pason’s expertise in drilling data and ExxonMobil’s experience in drilling surveillance and optimization. Fast Drill combines high-end modeling of drilling physics with structured well planning and design to identify limiters and maximize performance.

HMAA Introduces Fast Track Arbitration Rules

Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association has introduced additional rules providing for Fast Track Arbitration. HMAA recognizes that the cost of arbitration can become prohibitive in smaller matters and the process time too lengthy. To remedy this, HMAA has enacted a set of Fast Track Arbitration Rules and a supplement to the normal HMAA arbitration clause to call them into play. Matters involving less than $ 100,000 can be heard under the Fast Track rules, which limit the process for each party presenting their case via documents only to only one arbitrator. Using one arbitrator and documents only, reduces cost and time. The maximum amount the arbitrator can charge for fees and expenses is $ 5,000.00.

Cruiseport Boston Closes Out 2016 Cruise Season

Anthem of the Seas (Photo: Royal Caribbean International)

As Cruiseport Boston closes out its successful 2016 season, 2017 is already shaping up to be a record year with 151 calls scheduled for next cruise season. The 2016 season saw 115 calls by a record 32 unique ships with ten maiden calls to the port, including Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas, the largest cruise ship to ever call the Port of Boston. Cruiseport Boston has seen years of steady growth which has contributed to the booming cruise business in Boston.

Austal Opens Up Trimaran Deal with Fred Olsen

Left: Two 117m high-speed vehicle passenger ferries to be built by Austal for Fred Olsen SA of Spain (Image: Austal). Right: The 127m Benchijigua Express was the world’s first and largest trimaran hull vehicle passenger ferry, designed and built by Austal for Fred Olsen SA in 2005. (Image: Austal)

Austal’s latest contract announcement for two 117 metre high speed vehicle passenger ferries, for Fred Olsen SA, not only sends a strong signal to the international market that ‘fast ferries are back’, but confirms Austal’s proven trimaran hull design as the most cost effective and highly capable vessel platform to deliver superior seakeeping and schedule performance. The €126million Euro (A$190million) contract, announced at Interferry 2017 in Split Croatia represents Fred Olsen SA’s largest ever ferry order.

Maersk Takes Coffee Very Seriously

The Coffee Route Map: Maersk Line

Maersk acknowledges that coffee is very special, mainly in regards to the processes and requirements involved for it’s shipping. "So we have adapted the way we work so we can meet your needs," says a statement from  Maersk. "We offer you a wide coverage of ports in Colombia (Buenaventura, Baranquilla, Cartegena and Santa Marta) with weekly and constant services," it says. • Never miss an opportunity by having equipment availability. • Book spaces, manage and print documentation easily through our online e-solutions in maerskline.com, so you can do more from the comfort of your office!

How Augmented Reality Technology Could Transform Shipping

Using AR-devices means screens and monitors could also become obsolete, with employees able to access cloud-based data wherever they are working. Additionally, it will render a lot of hardware redundant. Just as the smart phone included the functionality of a lot of gadgets such as camera, telephone, calendar or calculator, AR devices are one more step forward. (Image: Hanseaticsoft)

Augmented Reality (AR) is predicted to be the next technology game-changer to improve business processes and employee performance and it’s no wonder many companies are getting excited about its potential. While virtual reality completely immerses people in a computer-generated world, AR overlays computer-generated images on the real world. A great example of how AR combines the imaginary with the real world is in the hugely popular AR game Pokémon Go, where people search for and catch pocket monsters in the real world.

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