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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fleet Service News

Telenor Wins Award for 2005 Maritime Sales Performance

overall sales performance for Fleet services in 2005. of Fleet services increased by 79 percent over the past 12 months. marketing and sales efforts of Telenor's network of service providers. of Telenor Fleet sales," Kallerud said. Internet access for the maritime industry. trawlers and recreational boaters.

Global Inmarsat Fleet Service Launched

On April 1, Xantic became the world’s first company to offer the new maritime Inmarsat Fleet 77 service globally. It is also the first provider to have its service commercially approved for global operations by Inmarsat. It is the service’s availability via the company’s Burum (Netherlands) and Perth (Australia) Land Earth Stations that allow Xantic to become the first LESO to offer a fully global Inmarsat Fleet service, spanning all four Inmarsat ocean regions. Approval for commercial operation was granted by Inmarsat at the end of March following a successful and extensive test program. Inmarsat Fleet allows several forms of rapid and effective communication…

Davie Delivers Canada’s New Naval Support Ship

(Photo: Davie Shipbuilding)

Commissioning and sea-trials have been completed for Canada’s first Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship, Asterix, the first new naval support ship to enter service with the Royal Canadian Navy in more than five decades. The ship, which is also the first large naval platform to be delivered from a Canadian shipyard in over 20 years and the first naval ship to be delivered since the launch of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, was delivered on time, to budget and at an internationally competitive cost…

Telenor To Launch New Global Maritime Communications Service

Satellite Services, has announced that the Fleet service is now available to customers on a global basis. Telenor's Fleet service offers the maritime community the most advanced mobile satellite communications technology available for high-speed commercial communications and enhanced safety at sea. Available to all ocean regions through Telenor's Eik Land Earth Station in Norway and its Santa Paula, Calif. facility in the U.S., Telenor's Fleet service via Inmarsat delivers a wide range of commercial communications needs for voice, fax and data services at speeds of up to 64 kbps, including the rapid mobile Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) and the new, resource-efficient Mobile Packet Data Service.

Straightforward Safety from Schat-Harding

hooks and winches for any shipowner. designated by the shipowner. It is a new and unique service agreement. engineers authorised by the Original Equipment Manufacturer. with mixed equipment this is a particular problem. maintained equipment. status of their equipment online through the SHIELD database. system for lifeboats, davits and associated equipment. the life of the vessel. authorized by the Original Equipment Manufacturer. right parts, by the right people, on time.

Xantic Offers Free Airtime

Xantic, the first global provider of Inmarsat Fleet 33 and Fleet 55 for all four-ocean regions, announced a unique offer on these recently launched services. Together with the Fleet 77 service launched in the beginning of 2002, Xantic now offers the full suite of Inmarsat Fleet services. The Fleet 33 and Fleet 55 offer comprises US$ 500 of free airtime for each new activation using Xantic. It is available for terminals activated up until 1 April 2004 and the free traffic is to be used before 1 July 2004.

Foss Maritime's Has New Director of Sales

Foss Maritime announced that Carl Smith has recently joined the company as the Director of Sales and Marketing for its Fleet Services Division based out of Seattle. He will be reporting to Mike Magill, Vice President of Fleet Services. Previously employed by Alaska Ship and Dry Dock (ASD), Smith was part of the ASD Management Team for 18 years. Early in his career, his responsibilities at ASD included Management of Production and Operations and, prior to joining Foss, he served as Director of Marketing.

Thome Names Senior Managers

Steffen Tunge, Director and Chief Operating Officer

Thome Ship Management Announces Series of Senior Key Appointments. Thome Ship Management, one of the world’s leading independent third party ship managers, has appointed Steffen Tunge as Director and new Chief Operating Officer for its Tanker Fleet. His appointment is effective immediately. Steffen Tunge’s arrival at Thome brings onboard a vast amount of experience from the tanker industry and he will add valuable hands-on experience from his many years in leadership positions at Stolt Nielsen, B+H Equimar and MSI in Singapore.

Xantic To Offer Fleet 33, Fleet 55 Services Globally

Xantic has become the first company to announce the availability of the new Fleet 33 and Fleet 55 services. Last Friday a contract was signed with Nera for upgrades of both Xantic Land Earth StationsLES’s in Holland (Burum) and Australia (Perth). The services will be available early April and will be provided in the 4 Ocean regions. At the same time Xantic’s Fleet 77 service will be enhanced by the addition of a 9.6k fax channel. Fleet 33 / Fleet 55 are the new Inmarsat services specifically targeted at smaller vessels who have data requirements. Prime segments include yachts, fishing, coast guards and coastal commercial coastal vessels operating within the Inmarsat spot beams.

Inmarsat Launch New Fleet Services

Inmarsat Limited have launched the commercial availability of the Fleet F55 and Fleet F33. The new Fleet services incorporate global voice and a range of fax and data services. According to the manufacturers, Inmarsat Fleet F55 and F33 bring the benefits of satellite communications to vessels which were previously restricted by size and cost of terminal hardware. Maritime information, such as sea and weather charts, can now be accessed online and updated in real-time. Users can also enjoy the benefits of reliable, easy access to email whenever and wherever it is needed. "The launch of Fleet F55 and Fleet F33 demonstrates Inmarsat's ongoing commitment to raise the standard of communications available to all parts of the maritime community…

LNG Carrier Cleared for Service

The Suez Matthew moored in Everett, Mass., around 11 a.m. on Dec. 29, after the captain of the port lifted a detention order placed on the LNG tanker when it temporarily lost propulsion east of Provincetown, Mass., late Saturday night. The captain of the port of Boston reviewed and approved the final repair certification presented by Lloyd's Register, an internationally recognized classification society, and the ship's owner, Hoegh Fleet Services, signaling approval for the LNG tanker to re-enter international service. "There was a comprehensive analysis of every system on board the ship as well as the crew's procedures in response to the power loss," said Cmdr. William Kelly, the acting commander of Coast Guard Sector Boston, in charge of the response.

Laborde Repowers Harbor Tug Fleet

Photo courtesy Martin Flory

Osage Marine Service, Inc., a fleeting service with locations throughout the Midwest, knew it could trust Laborde Products to provide quality, reliable products when harbor tug Deborah Ann was in need of an engine overhaul. Laborde supplied Osage's St. Louis, Missouri branch with twin Mitsubishi S6A3-Y2MPTK engines rated 483 hp at 1,840 rpm to repower the vessel that is mainly used for switching docks and working line boats. Osage Marine already has a set of 940 hp engines from Laborde for the next repower and four more on order for next year.

Schat-Harding Sees Shipowners Select Secure Service

Leading lifeboat manufacturer and service provider Schat-Harding says more shipowners are opting to enter into long-term service agreements in order to ensure priority service for the lifeboats, davits and hooks on their vessels. David Torres, vice-president sales, Schat-Harding Service, says, “We see a welcome trend away from ad hoc servicing of key lifesaving equipment and a move towards long-term Fleet Service Agreements. With world trade growing, shipowners cannot afford delays or detentions related to Life Saving Appliances.

Schat-Harding Opens Miami Area Service Base

Schat-Harding technician in new plant

Lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has strengthened its support for cruise ship operators in the area by opening a service base in . The new offices, service base and workshops will be within the facilities of Worldwide Marine Services, the global ship technical support group, and Schat-Harding will train and authorize Worldwide Marine technicians to support its own service engineers. The base will provide quick reaction service and repair support to cruise ship operators and also to ships of  any type calling at ports across the Miami region…

Drydocks World Highlights Capabilities at Nor-Shipping

Photo: Drydocks World

Drydocks World, provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, showcased its global services, projects and infrastructure to an international audience at the 50th Nor-Shipping Exhibition in Oslo from June 2-5, 2015. Drydocks World highlighted the UAE’s maritime position, disseminating information on the company’s capabilities and exploring future prospects in the Scandinavian market. Drydocks World noted it regularly participates at Nor-Shipping…

ONYX Special Services to Add ROV to Fleet

ONYX Special Services, soon to be Veolia Environmental Services, will be adding a DP2 ROV support vessel to its fleet, servicing the Gulf of Mexico. The RSV Toisa Vigilant will be supporting the 150 hp Triton XLS17 and the 100 hp Triton XL ROV. The Toisa Vigilant will be mobilizing the ROV's as well as a 35 ton knuckle boom crane during the last week in April 2006. We will be ready for service early May 06. There will also be a stern launched 50 ton heave compensated winch / A-frame installed at a later date. The Toisa Vigilant joins the DP2 Dive / ROV vessel Kingfisher, as well as the dive support vessels, Sir Lancelot and the Shinnichi Maru.

TTS Lands Record PCTC RoRo Contract

TTS has signed a contract with ship management firm Höegh Fleet Services to provide maintenance for 29 vessels. The deal is believed to be the biggest ever service contract for pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) RoRo equipment. The contract was signed in Oslo in late September 2007 by Höegh vice-president of purchasing Kristin Haugen and Dan Magnusson, TTS Ships Equipment’s service manager, and comes into effect January 1 2008. The contract, agreed by TTS’ Gothenburg office, provides for an extended maintenance agreement for the ships, and follows TTS’ successful design and supply of cargo access equipment for a series of PCTCs built for Höegh by Hyundai Heavy Industry, Gdynia Shipyard, Daewoo and Uljanic. Other ships are currently on order from Vinashin in Vietnam.

OceanSaver to Deliver First Commercial Order to Höegh

OceanSaver announces that its ballast water treatment system has formalized an order by Höegh Fleet Services for 10 such systems on its managed fleet of car and gas carriers. The first four systems will be delivered in 2008 – two on Höegh's Horizon-class car carrier newbuildings under construction in , and two on car carriers that Höegh will retrofit. The UN has defined transport of invasive marine species in ballast water as one of the four greatest threats to the world's oceans. Introduction of a new species of jellyfish to the cost local industries USD 200 million annually. A similar problem with zebra mussels in the was estimated to cost USD 500 million over 10 years.

Ensolve to Supply PetroLiminator for Reserve Fleet

EnSolve’s PetroLiminator System Uses Patented Bioremediation Technology to Remove Emulsified Oil EnSolve Biosystems has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to supply a PetroLiminator Oil Water Separator for treating bilge water from its fleet service craft at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Calif. The patented PetroLiminator system uses a three-stage process to treat the oily water. In the first stage, free-phase oil is separated and removed to a collection tank, where it can be recycled or burned. In Stage II, the oily water passes through a bioremediation chamber containing hydrocarbon-degrading microbes, which consume the emulsified oil droplets.

NNS Earnings Per Share Up 26%

Newport News Shipbuilding reported net earnings of $20 million, or $.58 per diluted share for the third quarter of 1999. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for the quarter were $47 million, up nine percent from EBIT of $43 million in the same period last year. "This was another excellent quarter for Newport News. We were able to deliver solid earnings gains, exceed our cash flow target and negotiate a new five-year labor agreement," said William P. Fricks, chairman and CEO. "We also demonstrated our significant capabilities in fleet services with carrier life-cycle support activity in Newport News, San Diego and Seattle. Overall, we see our continued strong performance in 1999 as providing a solid foundation for 2000.

Lazard Frères Renews 'Buy' Rating For NNS

Based on Newport News Shipbuilding's second quarter earnings increase, strong third quarter performance and high expectations for fourth quarter revenues, research firm Lazard Frères & Co. LLC has renewed its buy rating for the company, and raised its full-year estimate for 2000 to $2.60 from $2.50. Construction programs in aggregate should approach $1 billion next year, an increase from an earlier forecast of $687 million for 1999. Revenues for the third quarter were $451 million, versus $462 million a year ago, driven by a strong performance in the Fleet Services segment, and more than offset by a decline in construction revenues. The third quarter was the first period in several years that did not include any commercial construction.

Stratos Debuts MPDS for Fleet F33

Stratos Global Corp. announced the availability of Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS) for Inmarsat Fleet F33, bringing the benefits of always-on connectivity and data- transmission-based billing to smaller maritime vessels, including leisure, fishing, and coastal patrol boats. Stratos is the first Inmarsat service provider to formally announce the launch of this significant enhancement to Fleet F33. MPDS for Fleet F33 features persistent connectivity at speeds up to 64 kbps incoming from the satellite and up to 28 kbps outgoing from the terminal. This always-on, higher-speed option is particularly suited to IP-based data applications, such as Web surfing, intranet access and e-mail.

Malaysian Shipping Masterplan by Year-end

Photo: Malaysian Shipowners’ Association (MASA)

The Malaysian Shipping Masterplan draft, which seeks to identify issues and make recommendations on the criticality of the shipping industry, will be ready by 2015-end, Bernama reported as Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai saying. “The masterplan would elaborate and recommend appropriate strategies and measures to revitalise the shipping industry in particular and the supporting industry in general and it would change the entire spectrum of Malaysian shipping and propel the shipping industry to greater heights,” Tiong Lai said.

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