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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Barwil, Denholm Form Partnership

Barwil, the Wilh.Wilhelmsen Group's global provider of Port & Marine Services has acquired a 40 percent stake in Denholm Shipping Services Ltd. (DSS), owned by the UK-based Denholm Group. The company will be rebranded as Denholm Barwil Limited and managed by the existing DSS management team led by Niall Denholm.

Glendinning Marine and Yacht Controller Form Partnership

Glendinning Marine Products and Yacht Controller LLC have formed a strategic partnership to offer Glendinning’s Complete Controls Electronic Engine Control system with Yacht Controller’s wireless remote yacht command system. Glendinning vice president David Wollard made the announcement. Glendinning’s Complete Controls system offers an attractive control head, complete feature set, easy “plug and play” installation and an optional automatic backup control capability. Yacht Controller’s wireless remote allows a vessel’s captain to control the yacht’s gears, bow and stern thrusters and anchor from anywhere on board, eliminating all sightline problems.

NavSim and Indepth Navigation Form Partnership

A new partnership has been formed between NavSim Technology Inc. and Indepth Navigation to create a PC electronic charting system. NavSim’s software platform is designed to be intuitive, reliable and accurate. Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, NavSim’s flagship product, BoatCruiser is reputable with recreational boaters worldwide. Realizing that sailors need some extra attention in navigation, NavSim recruited Indepth Navigation, a Nova Scotia company who has developed SailTimer, a unique tacking tool for sailors. ‘BoatCruiser SailBoat Edition’ offers sailors an innovative method to display the optimal sailing angle to predict the most effective tacking routes. BoatCruiser SailBoat Edition is due to be launched at the Toronto International Boat Show in Toronto in January 2007.

Rolls-Royce and Kellogg Brown & Root Sign Contract with Australian DoD

A Rolls-Royce and Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) team has signed a contract with the Australian Department of Defense worth more than $39m. The contract covers four Royal Australian Navy amphibious and afloat support ships for seven years with options for a further five. The Rolls-Royce and KBR team will reduce DoD ship costs through improved logistics management, total ship maintenance, faster response to day-to-day engineering issues and managing equipment obsolescence. Pat Marolda, Rolls-Royce President – Naval, said: “The Rolls-Royce and KBR team look forward to creating an effective partnership with the Department of Defence. Rolls-Royce is committed to providing long-term support to navies worldwide…

Wärtsilä and V.Ships to Form Partnership

Wärtsilä and V.Ships agreed to cooperate on the provision of a broad spectrum of marine technical services to third parties in the marine market. Wärtsilä and V.Ships plan to offer an integrated portfolio of services that encompasses the full lifecycle of ship's machineries at competitive cost. The new partnership offering of Ship and Technical Management Services embrace technical supervision, machinery maintenance planning, conditioned based maintenance and planning, software updates, training programs, spare parts and labor, logistics and accounting for technical management. The shortage of skilled labor and the increasing complexity of ship machinery represent a challenge for the marine industry.

BIW And Energy Research Corp. Form Partnership

The Advanced Technology Division of Bath Iron Works (BIW) and the Energy Research Corporation (ERC) have partnered to develop an advanced carbonate-based fuel cell energy plant for defense marine applications. The partnership is an effort to improve ship electric power generation (also known as ship hotel power), with the development of the high efficiency Direct Fuel Cell (DFC) Ship Service Fuel Cell. "The establishment of this alliance marks the beginning of a process we believe will lead to the development of the first new power generation technology for surface ships since nuclear power was adopted for aircraft carriers," said Jerry Leitman, president and CEO of ERC.

Shipping Solutions Form Partnership With NextLinx

Shipping Solutions is teaming up with NextLinx Corporation to offer NextLinx's compliance database in an upcoming release of its export documentation software due out in April 2003. Companies and individuals who export to entities on any of the restricted parties lists or who export goods without a required export license can lose their export privileges, be fined or even be criminally prosecuted. Prior to this partnership, small and medium-sized exporters often couldn't afford access to databases that simplified the compliance process. "In response to increased security concerns, U.S. Customs and the Bureau of Industry and Security have placed a greater emphasis on the end-use and end-users of exported items," said David Noah, president of Shipping Solutions.

ASA Forms Partnership with Coast Guard

The American Salvage Association (ASA) and the United States Coast Guard have executed the Marine Salvage and Firefighting Quality Partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the association and the Coast Guard. Admiral Brian Salerno, Assistant Commandant for Plans & Policy for the U.S. "The parties will interpret and implement this Memorandum so as to supplement and not adversely affect this regulatory relationship." and "The parties shall seek to achieve its purpose primarily through: ... ASA and the Coast Guard have had a long, successful history of partnering on projects, including Industry / U.S. Coast Guard Cross Training…

Crewsure Appoints G2 Crew Services

Crewsure appointed G2 Crew Services, the recently formed partnership between Griffin Global Group Limited and Gulf Agency Company Limited, to act as its global correspondent. Crewsure provides medical and personal accident insurance directly to crew and is underwritten by the Munich Group, one of the world's leading Insurance Companies. The benefits provided are tailored to meet the needs of crew and the latest requirements of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC). “Crewsure complements…

Coast Guard, NJ State Marine Police Form Partnership

Rear Adm. David Pekoske, Commander, First Coast Guard District, Rear Adm. Sally Brice O’Hara, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District and New Jersey Acting Governor Richard J. Codey will formalize an important maritime security partnership at a signing ceremony to be held Liberty State Park at 2 p.m. Thursday. The partnership, known as a Memorandum of Agreement, allows Coast Guard law enforcement crews and New Jersey State Marine patrol officers to better work together to ensure the safety and security of New Jersey’s waters and waterfront facilities, including those in the ports of New York/New Jersey and Philadelphia/Camden. Under the terms of the agreement…

UN Atlas of the Oceans is Launched

IMO has joined with a host of other United Nations agencies and leading international scientific bodies in developing the first comprehensive real-time tool to assess the state of world's oceans. The Internet-based United Nations Atlas of the Oceans was launched on World Environment Day June 5, 2002 at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in Paris, France. More than 2½ years in development after a decade of planning, the Atlas of the Oceans represents the most ambitious global scientific information collaboration ever on-line and an international consensus-building tool expected to assist negotiations of future marine-related agreements.

Damen joins World Ocean Council

Image: Damen Shipyards Group

Dutch-based Damen Shipyards Group has become the latest member of the World Ocean Council (WOC). The global shipbuilder headquartered in the Netherlands is the first European shipbuilder to join the WOC, the international business leadership alliance on ocean sustainability, science and stewardship. Damen works to reduce environmental impacts of shipping, by focusing on optimizing ship design and working on product innovations. This has resulted in, for example, the E3 label, applying to new Damen designs that are environmentally friendly, efficient in operation and economically viable.

Petrojarl I Drydocked for EPC Redeployment Upgrade

Photo: Damen

After four months of preliminary work alongside, FPSO Petrojarl I moved on April 16, 2015 into Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam’s 307m long x 47 m wide dry dock no 8 for work to the hull. In all, the vessel will spend a year at DSR before heading off to the South Atlantic. The Teekay managed FPSO arrived at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam in January 2015. DSR was awarded an EPC contract by Teekay Petrojarl LLC for the upgrade, on completion of which the vessel will be redeployed at the Atlanta field in Brazil.

Teekay Petrojarl Contracts Damen for FPSO Upgrade

Teekay Petrojarl’s FPSO Petrojarl I (Photo: Damen)

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), has been awarded an EPC contract by Petrojarl I LLC for the upgrade of its FPSO Petrojarl I. The Petrojarl I is a Teekay Petrojarl managed FPSO built in 1986 which has been active in the North Sea. Its redeployment will be at the Atlanta field in Brazil. The Petrojarl I is contracted by Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção (QGEP) for deployment at the Atlanta post-salt oil field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil to produce heavy crude oil in a water depth of 1,535m.

Florida Inland Port Forges Alliance with JaxPort

This and recent agreements with Port of Miami and Port of Palm Beach solidify Florida Inland Port’s position as the premier inland port / integrated logistics center serving the southeastern U.S. Florida Inland Port today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that creates a strategic alliance with the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT). The alliance between one of Florida’s largest seaports and the state’s first rail-oriented, integrated logistics center helps to pave the way for improved flow of goods throughout Florida and the Southeast United States. Similar to the recent agreements with the Port of Miami and the Port of Palm Beach…

WOC Launches International Ocean Industry Working Group

The World Ocean Council’s newly formed Marine Sound Working Group is a collaborative industry forum focused on identifying and implementing real-world technical and operational solutions to understand and reduce potential negative impacts of sound from industrial activities on marine life. Ocean businesses concerned with the marine sound issue are invited to the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS 2013) session on this complex challenge to help move forward with cross-sectoral collaboration and leadership in tackling the ocean sound issue. Form partnerships with existing efforts on ocean sound and marine life. Engage industries that generate sound but have been less involved to-date.

Capital Product Partners Buys Aframax

Photo: Capital Product Partners L.P.

Capital Product Partners has announced that its Board of Directors has approved the acquisition of the eco-type crude tanker ‘Aristaios' (112,800 dwt, Ice Class 1C, built 2017, Daehan Shipbuilding, S. Korea) for a total consideration of $52.5 million from the Partnership's sponsor, Capital Maritime & Trading. The M/T ‘Aristaios' is currently employed under a time charter to Tesoro Far East Maritime Company (‘Tesoro') at a gross daily rate of $26,400. The Tesoro charter commenced in January 2017 with duration of five years +/- 45 days.

Bourbon, Bureau Veritas Partner on Digitalization

Bourbon Explorer 508 (Photo: Bourbon)

Under a new strategic partnership agreement, French offshore services firm Bourbon and testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas will develop and deploy new digital technologies, including solutions for automation, real time fleet monitoring and mitigating cyber risks. For dynamic positioning systems in particular, the partnership will aim to deliver advanced automation of to enable real-time advisory tools for bridge operators and remote support for onshore teams…

Lockheed and Blohm + Voss Form Partnership in Support of LCS

Lockheed Martin and Blohm + Voss forged an agreement to work together in providing the U.S. and supportability. between both companies for the Navy's ongoing Ship Concept Studies. The scope of work to be performed consists of integrated modular designs for both onboard and off board systems as well as development of an advanced propulsion system for a Focused Mission Ship (FMS). modularity, for an eventual LCS. to customers. revolutionary ship that will transform how the U.S. swarm warfare, and mines. interchanged with LCS, to address the various threats in the littorals. systems over time. Dr. to LCS. systems based on an open system architecture, damage control and integrated monitoring and control systems.

SembCorp Industries Looks To Become A Global Contender

Diversified SembCorp Industries Ltd., fresh from sales of key non-core assets, is hunting for foreign partners in its bid to become a global contender in its core businesses, President Wong Kok Siew said. Already Asia's largest shipyard operator, SembCorp is confident about meeting its internal target of not less than 20 percent growth in net profit per annum and has set its sights beyond Asia. "With the major divestments of non-core over, our game plan is simple -- to grow the group as we move forward," Wong, who is also the group's chief executive, said. The year-old entity of government-owned Singapore Technologies Industrial Corp and Sembawang Corp has made estimated proceeds of $340.5 million from its non-core asset sales so far this year.

Hong Kong Joins U.S. Customs CSI

Robert C. Bonner, Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, today announced the signing of a declaration by Hong Kong to join the Container Security Initiative (CSI), a key U.S. Customs initiative designed to prevent global sea cargo from being exploited by terrorists to inflict harm on America and other nations of the world. "I applaud the government of Hong Kong for joining the U.S. Customs Service Container Security Initiative. Hong Kong has taken a very important step towards securing the global supply chain of trade, from Asia to the United States," said Commissioner Bonner. Launched by U.S. Customs in January 2002, the CSI is designed to enhance the security of global maritime shipping, a vital link in world commerce.

Singapore Joins U.S. Customs CSI

Robert C. Bonner, Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, today announced the signing of a declaration by the government of Singapore to join the Container Security Initiative (CSI), a key U.S. Customs initiative designed to prevent global sea cargo from being exploited by terrorists to inflict harm on America and other nations of the world. "I congratulate the government of Singapore for becoming the first Asian port to join the U.S. Customs Container Security," said Commissioner Bonner. "Today's signing marks an important first for the global supply chain of trade, from Asia to the United States. Now our implementation work begins. Launched by U.S. Customs in January 2002, the CSI is designed to enhance the security of global maritime shipping, a vital link in world commerce.

Maritime Exchange VP Elected to Head MISNA

At their fall meeting, members of Maritime Information Service of North America (MISNA), a non-profit association dedicated to promoting safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound maritime operations, elected Lisa B. Himber, vice president of the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay, to serve as the organization's president for 2004. Other officers include: Immediate Past President - Liz Wainwright, Merchants Exchange of Portland, OR; Vice President - Ed Page, Marine Exchange of Alaska; Lynn Korwatch, Marine Exchange of San Francisco Bay; and Alastair MacNab, Marine Exchange of the West Gulf. The Maritime Exchange…

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