Marine Equipment News

16 Aug 2019

Ships from Venezuela can still transit Panama Canal

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The Panama Canal will allow vessels coming from Venezuela to transit the waterway provided they present the necessary paperwork, the canal authority's chief said on Wednesday, suggesting a new round of U.S. sanctions on the South American country may not make any difference to canal traffic.President Donald Trump's administration last week issued an executive order freezing all Venezuelan government assets in the United States. Shortly thereafter, U.S. officials ratcheted up threats against companies that do business with Venezuela.The measure did not explicitly place sanctions on non-U.S.

16 Aug 2019

S. Korea Plans Autonomous Ship Research Facility

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UIPA, the South Korean Information and Communication Technology Promotion Agency, awarded Kongsberg Digital the contract to supply a fully-featured bridge simulator for a new autonomous ship research facility in Ulsan, South Korea. The Korean government has committed to invest $110 million in the project over the next three years, with a goal of starting operations in 2023. The simulation contract is being delivered through maritime ICT convergence specialists eMARINE Global.The simulator will be used primarily for research and development of navigational equipment and display systems…

16 Aug 2019

Shewring to lead Hempel R&D

Nigel Shewring (Photo: Hempel)

Hempel appointed Nigel Shewring as its new Group Director of Research & Development (R&D), responsible for managing the overall activities in Hempel‚Äôs 15 R&D centers globally.‚ÄúThe world of coatings is very complex and our experts play a crucial role when it comes to sharing knowledge about both challenges and solutions in our industry,‚ÄĚ said Steen Hoff, Hempel‚Äôs Acting Director of Operations. Nigel will help ensure that we continue to develop both our own and our customers‚Äô understanding‚Ķ

16 Aug 2019

ExxonMobil Charters Singapore's First LNG-fueled Bunker Barge

The 7,990 dwt newbuilding, soon to be christened Marine Vicky, will be the first bunker tanker for Singapore and Sinanju, to be powered mainly by LNG. (Image: Sinanju Tankers Holdings)

ExxonMobil Asia Pacific has signed a two-year time charter agreement with Singapore-based Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd to lease Singapore's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered bunker tanker, Sinanju said in an statement on Friday.The 7,990 deadweight tonnage (dwt) newbuild will be the first LNG bunker tanker for Singapore and Sinanju and will deliver ExxonMobil's new Engineered Marine Fuels (EMF.5) to ocean-going vessels within Singapore port limits from the first quarter of next year.EMF.5 marine fuels are designed to comply with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) globa

16 Aug 2019

Neste Launches IMO 2020 Compliant Fuel

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Finland-based refiner Neste Corporation will begin to sell a low-sulfur marine fuel in northwest Europe in the fourth quarter of 2019.From January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a 0.5% global sulfur cap on fuel content for areas currently with 3.5% limit.In these areas, all vessels will be required to use fuel with a maximum sulfur content of 0.5%, unless they use exhaust gas cleaning systems.Neste helps shipping companies to respond to the…

16 Aug 2019

World’s Largest Electric Ferry Completes Maiden Voyage

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E-ferry Ellen, the world's largest all-electric ferry,  made its first commercial trip connecting the ports of Søby and Fynshav (Denmark).Switzerland-based battery system provider Leclanché SA has powered the vessel, capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers,  with a capacity of 4.3MWh.Participating in this event celebrating the first scheduled ferry service between the two Danish islands were the respective mayors of the two municipalities, Ole Wej Petersen of Aerø and Erik Lauritzen of Søndeborg.E-ferry Ellen is expected to be fully operational within a few weeks.

15 Aug 2019

US Patent Approval for Wave Energy

Jussi √Ökerberg, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of AW-Energy Oy (Photo: AW-Energy Oy)

AW-Energy Oy, a Finnish wave energy technology developer, received an ‚Äúapproval‚ÄĚ for AW-Energy‚Äôs patent application from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).The patent [PCT/050485] provides AW-Energy with broad IP protection of its latest generation WaveRoller device including a range of operating improvements made to the device‚Äôs system and infrastructure, particularly on fail safe operating improvements to protect against extreme weather conditions.‚ÄúThis is a significant and exciting decision by the USPTO‚Ķ

15 Aug 2019

NOAA: $2.7M for Marine Trash Studies

A marine debris team member gathers a handful of disposable cigarette lighters picked up at a beach cleanup site. (NOAA)

NOAA  announced a total of $2.7 million in grants supporting 14 projects to address the harmful effects of marine debris on wildlife, navigation safety, economic activity, and ecosystem health. With the addition of non-federal matching contributions, the total investment in these marine debris projects is more than $5.2 million.The grants, selected competitively from 82 community-based marine debris removal and research proposals received this year, are spread across 10 U.S. states and territories and 2 federally recognized tribes.

14 Aug 2019

Marine Travelift Expands in Mid-Atlantic

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Marine Travelift has announced it is expanding its operation with the addition of Marine Travelift Mid-Atlantic. Marine Travelift Mid-Atlantic is located in Ashland, Virginia, and now offers boat handling equipment support from New Jersey to South Carolina.“The goal of this expansion is to provide our customers in the Mid-Atlantic area with the best possible access to Marine Travelift equipment locally. This includes genuine OEM parts and high-quality service with factory support…

14 Aug 2019

Norsepower’s Rotor Sail on Hybrid Ferry

An illustration of M/V Copenhagen with a Norsepower Rotor Sail. (Photo: Scandlines)

Ferry operator Scandlines has announced that it has signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy Ltd, leading clean technology and engineering company pioneering modern wind propulsion technology, to install Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution on board the M/V Copenhagen, a hybrid passenger ferry.Operating between Rostock in Germany and Gedser in Denmark, the M/V Copenhagen belongs to the world’s largest fleet of hybrid ferries, which combines diesel and battery power. Since 2013, Scandlines…

14 Aug 2019

Kalmar in Service Contract with OPCSA

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Kalmar, the provider of the cargo handling solutions and services to ports, has concluded an agreement to supply comprehensive preventive and corrective maintenance services to Operaciones Portuarias Canarias S.A. (OPCSA) at their Las Palmas container terminal.The Cargotec subsidiary said in a press note that the order, which comprises a Kalmar Complete Care service contract covering the terminal's ship-to-shore (STS) and rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q3 order intake with the contract coming into effect at the start of Q1 2020.Established in 1986…

13 Aug 2019

Cruise Ships Dump 90% of Grey Water in BC

A southern resident Killer whale leaping out of the waters of Haro Strait, British Columbia, Canada © Natalie Bowes

1.54 billion liters of grey water were generated by ships off the British Columbia coast in 2017 - the equivalent of more than 600 Olympic-size swimming pools, said a study.World Wildlife Fund Canada says cruise ships traveling between Washington state and Alaska are responsible for dumping "the vast majority" of the potentially toxic grey water that ends up off the B.C. coast each year.Cruise ships accounted for 1.37 billion (almost 90%) of the 1.54 billion liters of grey water generated off the B.C.

13 Aug 2019

Hepburn to Provide RAS for Canada’s JSS

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Toronto-based naval technology company Hepburn Engineering has won a contract to provide Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) systems for the Royal Canadian Navy‚Äôs new Joint Support Ships (JSS).The Canadian shipbuilder Seaspan Shipyards announced that it has awarded Hepburn the  contract for work on Canada‚Äôs JSS.Hepburn will provide four Replenishment Stations for the Joint Support Ships, which will allow the vessels to transfer fuel, fresh water, and solid goods to and from other vessels.These Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) systems will be fully compatible with NATO standards‚Ķ

13 Aug 2019

DNV GL's ShipManager for Saipem 7000

Saipem 7000 (Photo courtesy of DNV GL)

Saipem, a energy and infrastructure solution provider, is implementing DNV GL’s hull planned maintenance system, ShipManager Hull, based on 3D digital twins of crane and pipelaying vessels.DNV GL will supply its advanced software, ShipManager Hull, for implementation on five vessels of the Saipem fleet. It will start with Saipem 7000, one of the world's largest crane vessels with a lifting capability of 14,000 tonnes at 42 meters. Indeed, crane vessels are exposed to high stresses during lifting, demanding particular attention to structural integrity.

13 Aug 2019

Wallem Introduces Collaborative Inboxes

Wallem CEO Frank Coles (Photo: Wallem)

Wallem Group is introducing collaborative inboxes to its agency business line, in a move designed to enhance responsiveness in communications by overcoming the limitations of conventional end-to-end email. The rethink on how communication takes place between Wallem’s agents and its counterparties is part of a broader digital transformation championed by CEO Frank Coles aimed at streamlining interactions with customers and improving transparency through the intelligent use of technology.Wallem is modernizing the communication infrastructure by deploying a collaborative platform…

13 Aug 2019

Trelleborg's Automoor for Port of Tallinn

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Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has been awarded a contract to install its rope-free automated mooring system, AutoMoor, at the Old City Harbor at the Port of Tallinn, which is the biggest harbor in Estonia and one of the busiest passenger harbors in the world.In first quarter of 2020, Trelleborg will install six units of its AutoMoor T40 Twin Arm at the Old City Harbor’s Berth 13 cruise ferry wharf to facilitate faster berthing processes and improve safety levels within the port environment.

13 Aug 2019

"Bonny River" TSH Dredger Delivered

Bonny River (Photo courtesy of SCHOTTEL)

The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Bonny River built at Royal IHC’s Chinese partner yard COSCO Guangdong Shipyard was recently delivered to the Belgian dredging company DEME. The TSHD features a number of advance technologies, and is driven by controllable pitch propellers and transverse thrusters from Schottel. With a 15,000 cbm capacity, the vessel is capable of dredging hard soil and able to work in water depths of more than 100 m.“The design of the Bonny River is inspired by a drive to continuously innovate from an ecological and efficiency perspective…

13 Aug 2019

Incat, Austal Choose MAN for Ferries

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Incat and Austal ferries to maintain Trinidad and Tobago seabridge Prominent Australian shipbuilders, Austal and Incat Tasmania, have ordered a total of eight MAN 16V28/33D STC engines in connection with the decision of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago to build one fast ferry at each yard.Each vessel will be powered by 4 × MAN 16V28/33D STC units to provide highspeed passenger and vehicle operations on the seabridge between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

13 Aug 2019

NES to Deliver More 'Concept' Solutions to Esvagt

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Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has signed a contract for the delivery of a further three equipment packages with IAS/PMS and NavCom to Esvagt, a pioneer in offshore wind.This will be vessels number eight, nine and ten delivered to Esvagt, where NES will deliver the same integrated automation system (IAS) and navigation and communication package with Concept Bridge as those delivered for the other windfarm service vessels.The contract is worth $2.35 million.Good conceptThe first equipment package with engineering is scheduled for delivery in March 2020.

13 Aug 2019

Trafigura in Fuel JV with Frontline, Golden Ocean

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Trafigura Group is joining forces with shipping firms Frontline and Golden Ocean to set up a company to supply shipping fuels ahead of a shake up in regulations next year which could disrupt fuel delivery and cause prices to spike.The three companies said on Tuesday that subject to agreement on final terms, the joint venture is expected to start operating in the third quarter.From Jan. 1, International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules will bar many ships from using marine fuel, also called bunker fuel, containing more than 0.5% sulphur in order to help reduce air pollution.

12 Aug 2019

Thordon Video Makes TG100 Seal Installation a Breeze

Thordon Bearings has updated its TG100 seal installation requirements to facilitate cost-effective installation at all shipyards with the release of new instructional videos. Shipyard staff can quickly and easily install the state-of-the-art seal themselves, reducing the overall costs of TG100 procurement.In addition to instructions detailed in its TG100 Installation & Operation Manual, Thordon has produced a three-minute YouTube video outlining the steps shipyards need to take to achieve the perfect TG100 install. Additionally, a video has also been produced to guide shipyards through the ten-step process to prepare the TG100 seal for shaft withdrawal.To ensure that installation remains under warranty…

12 Aug 2019

New Name for MMC Green Technology

MMC Green Technology AS will be renamed Norwegian Greentech AS.In connection with the sale of MMC First Process, it was agreed that MMC Green Technology would change its name. The new name is Norwegian Greentech AS, and Havyard Group ASA is the company's majority owner with 77.78% of the shares. The remaining shares are still owned by key employees who have been with the company since its formation.Ballast water treatment system ‚Äď a requirementShips built after September 8, 2017 are bound by the requirements of the IMO convention concerning treatment of ballast water, while existing ships must have a ballast water treatment system installed by September 8, 2024. Also, all ships are already required to have an approved ballast water management plan in place.

12 Aug 2019

Industrial Internet to Help Upstream Sector

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There has been a growing interest among oil and gas companies in adopting the Industrial Internet to improve sustainability and market competitiveness, said a study.According to data and analytics company GlobalData the upstream sector is witnessing comparatively more implementations of the Industrial Internet compared to other oil and gas sectors. This is driven by the need to reduce operational risks and maximizing returns from their assets through digitization.The adoption…

11 Aug 2019

Portico Adds New Equipments

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Portico Shipping, the international cargo terminal in Portsmouth, UK, is taking delivery of by 4 x Terberg TT223 two wheel drive Terminal tractors in March 2020.These units will be supplied with rotating seats to facilitate improved driver comfort and operational efficiencies.This equipment, including the Seacom trailers, is being supplied by Terberg DTS UK, which is the UK arm of the Terberg Group.Established in 1869, they specialize in building terminal, RoRo and yard tractors and related vehicles.

09 Aug 2019

CMB, Tsuneishi To Build a Hydrogen-Powered Ferry

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CMB and Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft (TFC) has announced that both companies will work together to build the world’s first passenger ferry powered by a dual fuel hydrogen-diesel internal combustion main engine.After receiving the necessary regulatory approval, the ship will be built at TFC’s facilities in Onomichi, Japan and is expected to be delivered in 2021.By combining TFC’s state-of-the-art shipbuilding capabilities and CMB Technologies’ extensive knowhow in marine hydrogen systems…

09 Aug 2019

Birdon America Wins USCG MLB Contract

Birdon America Inc. has been awarded a $190 Million dollar contract to perform a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) fleet of 47 foot Motor Lifeboats (MLB).The contract is a firm-fixed price (FFP), indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) for the design, development, testing, and upgrade/build of USCG MLBs over a period of 5 years with an option for an additional 5 years. The current in-service MLBs were designed by the USCG and built from 1997 to 2003. These boats, designated 47B MLB, are now approaching the end of their original 25-year service life. The goal of the SLEP is to extend the 47…

08 Aug 2019

ABS Appoints Global Head of Cyber Security

Ian Bramson  (Photo: ABS)

ABS has appointed well-known cyber expert Ian Bramson as its Global Head of Cyber Security. In this role, Bramson will lead the development of a cyber security risk reduction program to meet increasing demand for improved control and visibility of cyber risks.Bramson has helped organizations solve cyber-related business challenges, such as managing the convergence of information technology with operational technology (OT), supporting risk management and enabling digital transformation. Before joining ABS, Bramson was the Global Head of Cybersecurity Sales and Strategy for Siemens AG.

08 Aug 2019

Helm Partners with ACTion for subM Compliance

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Helm Operations and the ACTion group of Channelview, TX have signed a new partnership agreement to help inland marine companies address the challenges of SubM and implement new software to reduce the costs of compliance. As part of the agreement, the ACTion group will begin offering safety management services via Helm CONNECT and provide consulting and training to companies moving to the industry standard platform.Based in Channelview, the ACTion group is one of the inland marine industry’s leading safety management and certification companies. Since its founding in 1999 by Capt. David A.

08 Aug 2019

Jotun Inks Coatings Contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen

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Jotun has signed an agreement with Wallenius Wilhelmsen to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in the leading shipowner’s advanced RoRo fleet.HPS combines premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with technical and digital solutions to accurately measure hull performance. The antifouling works to increase vessel efficiency, cut fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions.By utilizing HPS across its fleet Wallenius Wilhelmsen will have…

08 Aug 2019

Hybrid Propulsion for Acta Centaurus

The Acta Centaurus will be fitted with a Wärtsilä hybrid solution for fuel savings and better environmental performance. (Photo: Acta Marine)

Acta Centaurus, a new DP2 walk-to-work offshore wind construction support vessel owned by Netherlands-based Acta Marine, will be fitted with hybrid propulsion capability from Wärtsilä, the Finland-based technology group announced on Thursday.Hybrid propulsion will allow the vessel to operate with less running engines at more optimized load, creating fuel consumption and environmental benefits.The solution to be provided by Wärtsilä includes the hybrid drive, the batteries and an energy management system‚Ķ

08 Aug 2019

Fernandina Terminal to Use Octopi TOS

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Worldwide Terminals Fernandina (WTF) will implement Octopi, the cloud-based TOS from Navis, part of Cargotec CorporationPort of Fernandina in Northeastern Florida, operated by WTF, has agreed to implement Octopi’s software-as-a-service TOS.Worldwide will run Octopi TOS to help the terminal effectively monitor, manage and improve operations at the site in real-time.Octopi TOS is lightweight and designed to improve vessel planning and gate operations at small-to-medium terminals.Currently handling two mid-size container lines and 300…

07 Aug 2019

MOL, COSCO Pact on LNG, Ethane Projects

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Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and China’s Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation (CSET) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further cooperate in LNG carrier and ethane carrier projects."The MOU recognizes and further develops the joint cooperation between the two organizations, for future LNG carrier projects and Ethane carrier projects," said a press release.Over more than 10 years, MOL and CSET have established a strong and extensive partnership…

07 Aug 2019

Ecochlor Expands to Korea

DongJu (DJ) Cho will lead Ecochlor's efforts in Korea as the new Regional Business Development Manager.

Ecochlor Ramps Up Business Development with a New Regional Office in Korea.Ecochlor is pleased to announce the opening of a new regional office in Korea to increase support of shipyards and owners in their efforts toward ballast water management compliance.DongJu (DJ) Cho will be leading the efforts in Korea as the new Regional Business Development Manager. Mr. Cho has more than 30 years of experience working in the Korean shipbuilding and shipping industry. Mr. Cho has achieved great success in a career that has seen him take on various job positions…

07 Aug 2019

New Heavy Weight Record for Jumbo

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Jumbo Kinetic recently lifted a giant 1,929 tonne Wash Tower, the heaviest cargo ever lifted by Jumbo.Samsung Engineering booked Jumbo to transport an ultra-heavy Wash Tower and 4 columns, including transport saddles, for the JUPC project in Saudi Arabia. The specialized Jumbo team handled the safe loading, sea fastening, and transportation of the 4 columns from Zhangjiagang, China and the Wash tower from Pyeongtaek, Korea to Jubail in Saudi Arabia.The Wash Tower weighs 1,929…

07 Aug 2019

Chelsea Technologies Appoints Paull as MD

Elizabeth Paull  (Photo: Chelsea Technologies)

Chelsea Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime sector and a Sonardyne company, has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Paull as its new managing director. Paull, who joins the company from leading subsea technology developer Sonardyne International, has been appointed to further develop Chelsea Technologies as a market leader in environmental sensing technology across a variety of industry sectors, and particularly in maritime where…

07 Aug 2019

Smart Ports Paper Offers Digitization Guide

Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association. Photo: Port of Rotterdam

The British Ports Association (BPA) and the Port of Rotterdam have launched a new joint smart ports paper examining port digitalization.The white paper seeks to show how sharing data will help ports work towards digital maturity and grow into smart ports.It outlines a model for digital maturity that shows how ports need to develop and exchange data in order to keep up with the digital developments around them, highlighting that technology plays a key role but is not an objective in and of itself.Joyce Bliek…

06 Aug 2019

Japan to Develop Fully Electric Vessels

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Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and three other compatriot firms have joined hands to establish a new company that will develop and promote zero-emission fully electric vessels.Asahi Tanker Co, a shipping company to transport petroleum, Japan's largest trading company  Mitsubishi Corp, and the shipping & marine supplier  Exeno Yamamizu Corp have joined MOL to set up e5 Lab Inc that will consolidate the technologies, know-how and network of the four major shareholders.e5 Lab will work to develop and promote the greater use of these relatively clean modes of marine transport‚Ķ

06 Aug 2019

RENK Wins Order for Hybrid Drive ‚ÄúMARHY‚ÄĚ

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At the end of March 2019, the maritime sales team of RENK’s Rheine plant managed to win its first new construction project for the maritime hybrid system called MARHY. This system enables ships with 2-stroke engines to efficiently generate on-board power supply by using the main engine (PTO-operation). In addition, a fully electric drive (PTH- operation) is available for zones with low emissions zones (port areas) and for emergencies.The newbuild is a 30,000 cbm LNG carrier owned by Knutsen OAS. It is equipped with a 6,00 kW strong 2-stroke main engine and is the first ofthis size.

06 Aug 2019

Oldendorff Chooses PAS őĶ-ORB Software

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Cyprus-based maritime technology & marine risk prevention firm Prevention at Sea Ltd has been awarded a contract from Oldenorff Carriers for switching from the traditional paper Oil Record Book to őĶ-ORB (electronic Oil Record Book).Oldendorff Carriers‚Äô decision was based on recognition of the burdens arising from the use of the traditional paper version of MARPOL Oil Record Books as well as the complexity and accuracy of recording proper operational entries relating to discharges‚Ķ

06 Aug 2019

BHGI Completes Buoy Design for NYPA

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Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) was contracted by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to provide naval architecture and marine engineering services to review and analyze a Canadian Coast Guard buoy for required internal ballast and mooring in order to secure the buoy moorings in tailrace waters.NYPA’s fast water warning buoys had reached the end of their life cycle. BHGI conducted a site visit at the Moses-Saunders Power Dam in Massena, NY. The purpose of the visit was to inspect…

06 Aug 2019

Tenaris Tests in Culzean Project

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Tenaris has pushed the limits of its high pressure/high temperature (HP/HT) technology, and through precision in execution in testing, delivery, running and expert services, generated outstanding results for its work on Total’s Culzean project.According to the supplier of tubes and related services for the world's energy industry and certain other industrial applications the Culzean gas field is located in the challenging waters of the North Sea, about 145 miles off the coast of Aberdeen.The field began production in June and is anticipated…

05 Aug 2019

Kalmar Supplies Terminal Tractors in California

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Kalmar, the provider of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, is to supply NFI Industries with 25 Kalmar Ottawa Electric T2E Terminal Tractors for use in their selected distribution centers in California.The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q2 order intake with delivery scheduled to be completed during the first half of 2020, said a press release from the Cargotec's unit.NFI is a fully integrated third-party supply chain solutions provider with locations across North America.

05 Aug 2019

Feadship Chooses Floor2Plan

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Floorganise has developed the Floor2Plan toolset enabling shipyards to control and manage their projects more accurately and in more detail. The toolset significantly reduces the duration of projects and the hours spent on them. Just recently, the innovative shipyard Royal van Lent | Feadship started implementing Floorganise’s time tracking module.A lot of shipyards experience a gap between the physical reality on the shop floor and the knowledge available in their office-based (IT) systems.

05 Aug 2019

Delft Technology Students Visits NYK

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NYK welcomed 35 students and their professor from the Netherlands‚Äô Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) on July 30 to examine the group‚Äôs initiatives for ‚ÄúDigitalization and Green,‚ÄĚ the theme of the company‚Äôs medium-term management plan.Prof. Mirek Kaminski of TU Delft is a leading European researcher on sloshing* and has cooperated with risk assessments conducted by MTI, an NYK Group company, into sloshing on LNG carriers.The students received lectures from NYK about its digitalization and green initiatives‚Ķ

05 Aug 2019

Andersen Appointed New CEO of StormGeo

S√łren Andersen  (Photo: StormGeo)

The Board of Directors of StormGeo has appointed Søren Andersen as the new CEO of StormGeo. Andersen will take up his new position on September 2, 2019. Interim CEO, Henrik Dahl, will reassume his role as Non-executive Director on the Board of Directors of StormGeo.Andersen has more than 20 years of leadership experience from companies such as A.P. Møller ‚Äď Maersk, APL, Rickmers and several start-ups. Most recently, he served as the CEO of 2020seaways, a modern shipowner focused on environmentally and economically superior container tonnage.

05 Aug 2019

Seacor to Acquire JV Partner's Sea-Vista Stake

Eric Fabrikant, Chief Operating Officer of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (CREDIT Seacor Holdings)

Seacor Holdings Announces Acquisition of Joint Venture Partner‚Äôs Interest in Sea-Vista.SEACOR Holdings Inc. announced that it has become the sole owner of its consolidated SEA-Vista joint venture, acquiring through a subsidiary the 49% interest that had been owned by an affiliate of Avista Capital Partners (the ‚ÄúSeller‚ÄĚ). Purchase consideration consisted of $106 million in cash and 1,500,000 shares of the Company‚Äôs common stock (the ‚ÄúConsideration Shares‚ÄĚ).In connection with the purchase‚Ķ

02 Aug 2019

India to Promote Sea and Coastal Tourism

Pic: PIB, Mansukh Mandaviya

To explore the opportunities in Coastal Tourism, the Shipping and Tourism Ministry may soon set up a committee that will think of strategies to promote cruises and sea sports, the government of India said.The Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and  Minister of State for Tourism & Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel discussed  the immense potential for  maritime tourism in the country.In a  meeting between the two Ministers held in New Delhi yesterday, the two  ministers‚Ķ

02 Aug 2019

MSI Unveils Digital Platform

Dr. Adam Kent, Managing Director. Photo: Maritime Strategies International

UK-based shipping consultant Maritime Strategies International (MSI) has unveiled MSI HORIZON, a new digital platform which enables clients to access the consultancy’s proprietary macro and shipping market models and asset valuations data via a single interface.According to a release, the creation of an integrated data platform means MSI clients can quickly and easily run market simulations and see the results across multiple shipping sectors.This includes creating their own forward…

02 Aug 2019

Panama Canal starts Speed Limits to Protect Whales

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Starting August 1 and until November 30, 2019, the Panama Canal will promote the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) annual recommendations on speed and maritime transit aimed at protecting cetaceans, which include whales, dolphins and other large aquatic mammals, during their nearby seasonal migration.With these measures, ships should proceed at a speed of not more than 10 knots in specified areas. Panama has monitored this requirement since December 1…

02 Aug 2019

AAL’s Adoption Of IMO 2020 Mandates

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With widespread discussion and reporting about the IMO 2020 ‚ÄėSulphur Cap‚Äô regulation, coming into effect January 1st 2020, we would like to clarify our position and how we plan to move forward over the coming weeks and months to fully prepare ourselves and our customers for this important and long-awaited milestone in our sector‚Äôs history. Kyriacos Panayides, Managing Director, AAL, weighs in on the issues:The purpose of the new regulation is to reduce sulphur oxide (SOx) levels produced across the entire shipping industry‚Ķ

02 Aug 2019

Damen Multi-Mission 1608 for Aquaculture

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On 26th July, Damen Shipyards Group and Coastal Workboats Scotland unveiled a new vessel for the aquaculture industry in Oban, Scotland. The unveiling of the new Damen Landing Utility Vessel 1608 took place at the same time as the handover of the first in series, to client Loch Duart.The LUV 1608 is built by Coastal Workboats Scotland to a Damen design that was engineered by Damen design bureau OSD/IMT. The vessel will be able to carry out a wide range of support tasks to the aquaculture industry, including the transportation of people, equipment and feed to offshore fish-farming locations.

02 Aug 2019

MODEC Unveils New FPSO Designs

The newly introduced MODEC NOAH (top) and M350 FPSO designs (Image: MODEC)

Japanese floating production specialist MODEC has developed a pair of next generation new build hull designs for floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels developed in partnership with Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding, targeting greater production and storage capacity.As a result of increases in required crude oil and gas production capacities, FPSO topsides have become bigger and heavier, which has led to insufficient deck space area and insufficient crude oil storage capacity on on converted very large crude carriers (VLCC), MODEC said.

01 Aug 2019

Seanergy Maritime Completes Retrofit

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The drydocking of the vessel M/V Lordship was completed yesterday (August 01), marking the first milestone in Seanergy Maritime Holdings' scrubber and ballast water treatment system (BWTS) installation program.The Greece-based international shipping company said in a stock exchange announcement that the dry docking of the M/V Partnership is currently ongoing."Three vessels will follow within August, September and October 2019, respectively, in line with our initial installation schedule…

01 Aug 2019

AAM Delivers High-Speed Ferry to Kitsap Transit

The Lady Swift, an aluminum catamaran coupled to a composite superstructure and a dynamic carbon fiber hydrofoil, was delivered to Bremerton on Friday, July 26, 2019. PHOTO: AAM

All American Marine (AAM) has completed construction and delivered the last of three low wake and high-speed passenger vessels built for Kitsap Transit based in Bremerton, Wa.The Lady Swift, an aluminum catamaran coupled to a composite superstructure and a dynamic carbon fiber hydrofoil, was delivered to Bremerton on Friday, July 26, 2019. The vessel was designed by Teknicraft Design Auckland, New Zealand and will operate on Kitsap’s current cross-sound ferry route between Bremerton and downtown Seattle…

01 Aug 2019

MSC Receives BWMS Type-Approval Application

The Marine Safety Center received its 29th application for type approval for the BAWAT Ballast Water Management System Mk2 manufactured by BAWAT A/S.MSC will review the application for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate.BWMS type approval applications and approval certificates are posted on MSC’s website. The list will be updated frequently in order to provide industry and the general public the most current information regarding the status of each application.

01 Aug 2019

World’s Largest Plug-in Hybrid Vessel Delivered

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The world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid, was delivered from Ulstein Verft to Color Line. With all its innovative and new environmentally friendly solutions, the ship is an important milestone project for both Ulstein, Color Line and the maritime cluster.“Strong focus on innovation and delivering quality to our customers has always been very important to us. With broad maritime expertise, our skilled and committed employees have made a great effort to complete the Color Hybrid…

01 Aug 2019

BRP Completes Acquisition of Telwater

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BRP has announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition of 80% of the outstanding shares of Telwater Pty, Ltd ("Telwater"), Australia's leading manufacturer of aluminum boats and trailers.As BRP’s third boat acquisition, Telwater’s addition to the Marine Group is another step in helping create a strong offering and foundation to expand into new markets, with the objective of transforming the marine industry as it did for powersports.The Telwater commitment to…

01 Aug 2019

Ecochlor Expands into Japan

Asao Shirai (Photo: Ecochlor)

Focused in providing a local solution for shipowners with their ballast water management system (BWMS) regulatory challenges, Ecochlor has  announced Asao Shirai will be leading the new office in Japan as Regional Business Development Manager. Mr. Shirai has a 35-year proven record of facilitating long-term business relationships with the most prestigious shipowners in Japan. Through his experience he has accumulated great respect from shipping executives at NYK Line, Mitsui OSK Lines‚Ķ

01 Aug 2019

Croatia moves to Boost Troubled Rijeka yard

The Croatian government said on Thursday it would help a troubled shipyard owned by Uljanik , the country's largest shipbuilder, resume production.The government, which owns a 25% stake in Uljanik, said in March that it would not back a proposed restructuring plan for the group due to the financial burden it would place on the state.However, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday that the government was willing to support 3.Maj, which is located in the northern Adriatic port of Rijeka and is one of the group's two shipyards, because it did not have as big a debt burden."Unlike Uljanik, the 3.Maj is not an overly indebted company and there is an interest in the construction of new ships…

01 Aug 2019

Nidec ASI Supplies Power Management for Megayacht

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Nidec ASI - head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group - leaders in the field of solutions for energy management in the nautical sector, has taken another important step forward in support of more sustainable navigation. The company has developed and installed the innovative Power Management System on the mega yacht Wider 165, optimizing power management on the vessel and distributing it between the staterooms, propulsive system and recharging of batteries.Thanks to the advanced solutions installed by Nidec ASI…

01 Aug 2019

GEA, Danaos Collaborate with Separators

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Mile by mile better and more efficient: With the new GEA marine Separator 35 GEA supports its long-standing customer and partner Danaos Shipping, Greece. With a fleet of 60 container ships, Danaos Shipping ranks among the top 3 in the Greek shipping business. The company was founded in 1972 by Dr. Dimitris Koustas. Today, his son, Dr John Koustas, who also has more than 30 years of extensive experience in the shipping industry, is President and CEO. Danaos shipping is very active in researching innovations in ship operation and has participated in several EU-funded projects.

01 Aug 2019

First Damen MAD3500 Dredger Launched

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The first of Damen’s new Marine Aggregate Dredger class, a 103.5 meter MAD 3500, has been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati (DSGa) in Romania. The vessel, to be named the CEMEX Go Innovation, is the result of close cooperation between CEMEX UK Marine and Damen and represents the first of a new generation of efficient and economical dredgers specializing in the extraction of sand and gravel from the seabed.The ceremony involved the full team from owner CEMEX UK Marine as well as representatives from Damen’s head office in Gorinchem…

01 Aug 2019

ABB Enhances Safety of Sovcomflot’s Arctic Fleet

Arctic shuttle tanker Mikhail Ulyanov equipped with ABB’s RDS system, by the Prirazlomnaya offshore platform (Photo: ABB)

ABB has won a contract to supply ABB Ability Remote Diagnostic Systems for Marine to eleven Sovcomflot vessels operating in the Arctic and Russia‚Äôs Far East, helping optimize safety and performance through 24/7 remote support.Sovcomflot‚Äôs vessels will be among over 1,000 ships connected to ABB Ability Collaborative Operation Centers worldwide. From here, ABB experts monitor operational shipboard systems, coordinate remote equipment diagnostics and offer predictive maintenance services ‚Äď 24/7. This can be especially crucial for vessels operating in remote areas.

01 Aug 2019

Comment Period for BWMS Type Approval Policy now Open

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking public comment on a draft policy letter for accepting test methods that measure viability of organisms when conducting Ballast Water Management System type approval testing.The draft policy is available on the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards website, or via the Federal Register Notice.Comments must reach the Coast Guard by Sept. 30, 2019. Submit comments on the draft policy by visiting http://www.regulations.gov…

01 Aug 2019

MacGregor Completes TTS Acquisition

Grip-based Automooring. Image: TTS Group ASA

Finnish cargo-handling machinery giant Cargotec announced that its unit MacGregor, which provides solutions and services for handling marine cargoes, has completed the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA."MacGregor business area has completed the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA. Cargotec announced in February 2018 an agreement to acquire the businesses for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 87 million," said…

31 Jul 2019

SSA Forms Digital Transformation Committee

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The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)‚ÄĒthe industry voice of Singapore‚Äôs maritime community‚ÄĒtoday organized its inaugural Tech and Demo Day, during which it announced the formation of a new Digital Transformation Committee.The association said that the Tech and Demo Day aims to help shipping companies‚ÄĒincluding the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)‚ÄĒcatalyze their adoption of technological innovations by bridging the industry with technology start-ups.The initiative is‚Ķ

31 Jul 2019

Ship Paint: NRL Pigment Package Slows Discoloration

NRL is currently working with Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Systems Engineering Directorate, Ship Integrity & Performance Engineering (SEA 05P) to transition the new pigment combination into a military specification. The most recent vessel to receive it was USS George Washington (CVN 73). (Image: U.S. Navy)

A pigment package designed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to slow discoloration of the exterior coating on surface ships has started to make its way into the fleet and is producing early, positive results.NRL researchers created the pigment combination to satisfy the fleet requirement for the Navy standard "haze gray" paint that will remain color stable for longer than current coatings. While many paint manufacturers had produced new coating technologies that solved a variety of other problems…

31 Jul 2019

KVH Joins SMN for Tech Initiative

Maritime innovator KVH has announced it has joined the Smart Maritime Network (SMN) as one of the founding members of the initiative dedicated to supporting collaboration and standardization in the development of IT systems for the shipping sector. As a founding member, KVH will participate in Smart Maritime Council meetings with a select group of maritime technology developers, systems integrators, and vessel operators to discuss issues relating to the compatibility, standardization…

31 Jul 2019

Xeneta: Trade War Impacting on Far East

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Look beneath the surface of a relatively calm month for long-term contracted ocean freight rates and, says Oslo-headquartered Xeneta, industry observers will see a maelstrom of activity, adjustments and market uncertainty.According to the latest XSI Public Indices report from Xeneta, the leading ocean freight rate benchmarking and market analytics platform, July saw a marginal decline in rates of 0.4%, with a marked fall in the Far East export benchmark. Meanwhile US exports and European imports performed well.The global index has now fallen by 2.4% since its all time high in May this year…

30 Jul 2019

Allied Systems wins $70M Navy Crane Deal

Allied Systems Company has been awarded a $70 million contract to design, test and manufacture up to 37 Crash and Salvage Crane units to the US Navy for use on Aircraft Carriers (CVN) and Landing Helicopter Assault and Dock Vessels (LHA and LHD). ‚ÄúWe are a small veteran owned business and are honored and excited to be able to provide critical support equipment for the United States Navy. We are proud to design, test and manufacture the equipment here locally, supporting the local economy, helping create jobs and promoting American made equipment.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďJeff Rink, President.The units, referred to as Crash Cranes, are mobile cranes that move aircraft with mechanical failures or battle damage out of the way on the flight deck.

30 Jul 2019

Successful Tests for CXO300 Diesel Outboard

US Navy Trials (Photo: Cox Powertrain)

Cox Powertrain, the British developer and manufacturer of high-powered diesel outboards, is reporting the successful completion of the first round of in-field outboard validation tests by the US Navy.Following the trial of two CXO300s aboard a 9m RIB last week, when the engines achieved a cruise speed of 43 knots at 3,600 rpm, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) testers expressed great enthusiasm and excitement about their performance.The US Navy has been exploring the use of technologically advanced engines in an effort to improve combat readiness, crew safety and equipment supportability.

30 Jul 2019

KOTUG Commits to Fleet Express

RT Kuri Bay - one of the three vessels used by KOTUG to serve the Shell Prelude facility (Photo courtesy of Inmarsat)

Successful trials of Inmarsat Fleet Xpress off Western Australia have persuaded global tug operator KOTUG International to select the high-speed broadband solution for this area of the Asia Pacific region.Following trials on board the 100-ton bollard pull tug Roebuck Bay, the towage service company has confirmed that the unique Fleet Xpress combination of Ka-band, continuously backed up by FleetBroadband, has significantly enhanced both the stability of communications and available…

30 Jul 2019

Ships Pass Dual-Fuel Methanol Milestone

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Marinvest, the Swedish ship-management company, has announced that its ‚ÄėMari Jone‚Äô and ‚ÄėMari Boyle‚Äô, two of the first vessels powered by dual-fuel ME-LGI (-Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) engines operating on methanol, have each passed 10,000 operating hours on the alternative fuel. Additionally, the company reports that its combined ME-LGI-powered fleet has passed a cumulative total of 50,000 operating hours on methanol.The two methanol tankers are managed on timecharters for Waterfront Shipping and operate globally‚Ķ

30 Jul 2019

Two Incat Crowther 37s Delivered to Mexico

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Incat Crowther has announced the delivery of a pair of Incat Crowther 37 passenger ferries to Mexico.Built by Wight Shipyard, Lady D and Lady A have been delivered to Mexico’s largest operator Ultramar, where they will join an extensive fleet of Incat Crowther-designed vessels. The project brings together a long-term Incat Crowther operator and a high-quality ship yard to deliver an outstanding product.With capacity for 459 passengers, the vessels have been built to a very high quality, notably higher than a regular commuter ferry.

30 Jul 2019

Klüber Lubrication Improves Gearbox Performance

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Klüber Lubrication, a manufacturer of specialty lubricants, introduces industrial gear oils to their maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) portfolio.There is a current demand for the transmission of ever-growing power and torque in gears of all performance grades. This demand, combined with reduced gear size and weight, requires the application of mineral and synthetic high-performance lubricants.The new advanced MRO gear oils from Klüber Lubrication are designed to optimize gearbox performance across many industries‚Ķ

30 Jul 2019

Iranian Ship Departs Brazil, Second Bulker to Follow

The Bulker 'Bavand' / image Credit MarineTraiffic.com / © Mohammed Ehsani

An Iranian ship called Bavand, which had been at the heart of a geopolitical spat between Brasilia and Tehran, set sail from Brazil on Monday after receiving fuel from state-run Petroleo Brasileiro , the port of Paranaguá said.Meanwhile, a second Iranian ship, the Termeh, which set sail from Paranaguá port two days ago, was on Monday heading to the southern Brazilian port of Imbituba, where it is due to pick up a shipment of corn before heading back to Iran.The ships were stranded after Brazil's state oil company, known as Petrobras, refused to sell them bunker fuel in the wake of U.S.

30 Jul 2019

APM Terminals Hits Record in BMPH Servicing

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The international container terminal operating company APM Terminals announced that its Barcelona unit has achieved a very high 150 BMPH (berth moves per hour) servicing a latest-generation vessel.The performance with new equipment confirms the increase in productivity and performance potential with 100% of its latest EUR 47 million investment now being operational, said a press note.With the latest investments implemented, APM Terminals Barcelona reinforces its position as a leader in the maritime business…

29 Jul 2019

Kalmar Supplies Handlers to Israeli Port

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Cargotec subsidiary Kalmar has supplied Ashdod Port Company, Israel with a total of eight Kalmar G generation medium forklifts and seven Kalmar Gloria reachstackers.The provider of cargo handling solutions and services to ports said that the order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 Q3 order intake and delivery of all machines was completed during Q2 2019.Opened in 1956, Ashdod Port is Israel's largest marine port by cargo volume and is a major gateway for goods and cargo to and from the State of Israel.

29 Jul 2019

SHI Develops Lithium-Ion Battery System

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South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) said that it has developed a lithium-ion battery power system for ships.A press release from the shipbuilding giant said that the system, jointly developed with local battery manufacturer Samsung SDI Co., earned a type approval from Norway's renowned classification society DVL-GL, becoming the first local shipbuilder to do so, according to the shipbuilder.The newly developed lithium ion battery system, which reduces fuel consumption of generators by optimally controlling and managing on-board generators and power load…

29 Jul 2019

U.S.: Ships Should Keep AIS On

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The United States wants all ships to keep their tracking transponders on to cut down on illicit activity and smuggling, and to increase transparency with movements of ships around the world, a senior State Department official told Reuters.Automatic identification systems trackers are the most accessible way of observing where ships are located.The practice of turning off AIS by some vessels from countries such as Iran has become common to evade closer scrutiny as the United States pushes to cut off Iranian oil exports.The official…

29 Jul 2019

Engine Overhaul for MMA Duo

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Two offshore support vessels (OSV) operated by offshore oil and gas marine support specialists MMA Offshore have undergone engine overhaul programs, diesel power specialist Royston Australia said.The work scope saw Royston engineers undertake the DG2 M/E and DG3 M/E services on the diesel electric Caterpillar generator engines on board the MMA Plover and its sister vessel MMA Brewster, while they were on passage.The contract involved preparing, packing and shipping parts to undertake…

29 Jul 2019

Mammoet Acquires ALE

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Mammoet, the privately held Dutch company specialized in engineered heavy lifting and transport of over-sized and heavy objects, said it has signed an agreement to acquire fellow international heavy lifting and transport specialist ALE.No further details will be given until after closing of the transaction, Mammoet said.Both companies are specialists in engineered heavy lifting and transport for sectors such as the petrochemical industry, renewable energy, power generation, civil construction and the offshore industry.Paul van Gelder…

28 Jul 2019

ICTSI Manila Adds More Equipments

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The port and terminal operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) said that  its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT)  recently took delivery of another new quay crane (QC) and eight new hybrid rubber tired gantries (RTGs).According to a press release, the terminal has the largest fleet of modern container-handling equipment in the Philippines today with 18 QCs and 58 RTGs.Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. (ZPMC), the QC is part of the five from ICTSI‚Äôs 2018 USD80-million capacity improvement program package.

26 Jul 2019

Indonesia Exempts Domestic Fleet from IMO 2020 rules

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Indonesia will not enforce new global rules mandating low-sulphur marine fuels on its domestic shipping fleet because of the high cost of cleaner fuel, an official from the country's Ministry of Transportation said this week.Under International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules that come into effect in 2020, ships will have to use fuel with a maximum 0.5% sulphur content, down from 3.5% now, unless they are equipped with so-called scrubbers to remove the sulphur from the vessel's emissions.But because of the high cost of complying with new rules…

26 Jul 2019

Kalmar Bags Big Truck Orders

 Kalmar Forklift Truck. Image: Kalmar

Kalmar, the provider of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, is to supply C.RO Ports SA (C.RO) with eight Kalmar heavy-duty forklifts for use in three of their European terminals.The Cargotec subsidiary said in a press note that the order, which also includes a Kalmar Complete Care service contract covering all the machines, was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q2 order intake with delivery scheduled to be completed during Q4 2019.C.RO operates ro-ro terminals in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium…

25 Jul 2019

Trelleborg's DYNAMOOR Increases Mooring Safety, Reduces Costs

Trelleborg's innovative DYNAMOOR equipment (Image: Trelleborg)

Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has launched DynaMoor, a safety focused dynamic mooring solution that actively maintains constant tension in mooring lines to dampen vessel movements, eliminating the effect that passing ships and long-period waves have on moored vessels.This means DynaMoor can increase port and terminal throughput by allowing operations to continue in a wider range of conditions, while improving safety and reducing operational costs. DynaMoor actively dampens vessel motion…

25 Jul 2019

Coast Guard MSC Receives 28th BWTS Application

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 28th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Evoqua Water Technologies Ltd.MSC will review the application for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate.BWMS type approval applications and approval certificates are posted on MSC’s website. The list will be updated frequently in order to provide industry and the general public the most current information regarding the status of each application.

25 Jul 2019

Kirby Announces 2019 Q2 Financials

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Kirby Corporation (‚ÄúKirby‚ÄĚ) (NYSE: KEX) has announced net earnings attributable to Kirby for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 of $47.3 million, or $0.79 per share, compared with earnings of $28.6 million, or $0.48 per share, for the 2018 second quarter. Excluding a one-time charge related to the retirement of Kirby‚Äôs Executive Chairman, 2018 second quarter net earnings attributable to Kirby were $46.8 million, or $0.78 per share. Consolidated revenues for the 2019 second quarter were $771.0 million compared with $802.7 million reported for the 2018 second quarter.David Grzebinski‚Ķ

24 Jul 2019

Caribbean to Enhance Maritime Capacity

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International Maritime Organization (IMO) has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Chile, to extend Chile's technical assistance to countries in the Caribbean region, in addition to Latin America.According to the UN body, the MoU on Technical Cooperation, signed by the Directorate General of Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine (DIRECTEMAR) of the Republic of Chile, replaces earlier MoUs (signed in 2002 and 2005) and strengthens the collaboration…

24 Jul 2019

French Sea Rescue Puts DOLPHIN S to the test

The filmed rescue boat SN 203 in the Pornichet harbor, near Saint-Nazaire © RENOLIT

The voluntary French sea rescue organization ‚ÄúSociété Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer‚ÄĚ (SNSM) has had one of its 12 meter-long rescue vessels (SN 203) coated  with the Fouling Release Film Renolit Dolphin S. The test at the location of Pornichet, near Saint-Nazaire in Brittany is being monitored by the SNSM‚Äôs National Technical Department and is scheduled to run for one year. All necessary performance parameters of the film on the hull will be routinely checked by divers.The non-profit organization‚Ķ

24 Jul 2019

Sea Machines to Demo Autonomy for MarAd

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Sea Machines Robotics has been a progressive leader in advancing autonomy in the maritime space, and today it announced a deal with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) to demonstrate the value of Sea Machines’ autonomous technology in marine oil-spill response ops. The scope of the deal has Sea Machines installing its SM300 autonomous-command system aboard a Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC)-owned MARCO skimming vessel and will train MSRC personnel to operate the system.

23 Jul 2019

Smart Containers Transform Shipping

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Smart devices have the potential to radically transform the utility and value of shipping container equipment assets.According to Drewry, Smart containers have increased in prominence in a very short space of time and the pace of adoption is expected to accelerate over the next five years.A container becomes ‚Äúsmart‚ÄĚ when fitted with a telematics device that provides real-time tracking and monitoring, enabling operators to increase turn time of their container equipment and so utilization.

23 Jul 2019

Indonesia Gets 1st Kalmar Eco Reachstacker

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Kalmar, the provider of cargo-handling solutions and services to ports, has signed a contract with Cikarang Dry Port, for the delivery of the first Kalmar Eco Reachstacker in Indonesia. Kalmar is part of Cargotec group.The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2019 second quarter order intake and scheduled for delivery in July of 2019.Cikarang Dry Port is a public inland port located in the eastern corridor of greater Jakarta. It serves direct export import for the surrounding industries under multimodal transport bill of lading provided by shipping lines partners.

23 Jul 2019

MOL Celebrates Marine Day with Kids

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Japanese logistics major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that it marked the Marine Day holiday on Monday, July 15, by hosting a tour of the car carrier Emerald Ace at Harumi Pier, in cooperation with the Japanese Shipowners' Association (JSA), as a part of "The Umi-to-Nippon (The Ocean and Japan) Project".MOL welcomed about 600 elementary and junior high school students and their family members, which was twice as much as the event last year, who were selected in an online application process.The guests boarded the huge vessel-measuring about 200m long…

23 Jul 2019

K-Line's PCC Wins ‚ÄúShip Heritage‚ÄĚ Award

Toyota Maru No.10  (Photo: "K" Line)

Toyota Maru No.10, which was owned and operated by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (‚ÄúK‚ÄĚ LINE), has been selected by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE) through their ‚ÄúShip Heritage‚ÄĚ project in recognition of it having been Japan's first Pure Car Carrier (PCC).JASNAOE first introduced the ‚ÄúShip Heritage‚ÄĚ project in 2017 with the goal of honoring and giving recognition to vessels and vessel-related items that have historical, academic and/or technical value‚Ķ

23 Jul 2019

García Joins the SENER

Luis García (Photo: SENER)

SENER has hired Luis García Jiménez as its Director of Corporate Development. This post is essential to the growth and development of the SENER Group, and reports directly to the CEO, Jorge Unda.From his new position, Luis García will be in charge of analyzing, organizing and coordinating medium- and long-term opportunities involving mergers, acquisitions and investments. He will also participate, together with the CEO and the directors of SENER's different divisions, in defining‚Ķ

23 Jul 2019

Iran Reassures Iraq Over Freedom of Maritime Navigation

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Iran has reassured Iraq that there will be freedom of international maritime navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, Iraq's oil ministry said on Tuesday.Iran communicated this to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi during a visit by him to Tehran on Monday, the ministry said in a statement."Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (gave) reassurances to the Iraqi delegation ... around guaranteeing freedom of navigation in the Gulf and Strait of Hormuz and respect for international law guaranteeing that," the statement said. (Retuers, Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed and John Davison Editing by Frances kerry)

23 Jul 2019

Ecochlor to Retrofit Euronav Tankers

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Connecticut-based ballast water treatment solutions provider Ecochlor announced a contract to supply seven Euronav Suezmax and VLCC tankers with a ballast water management system (BWMS).According to Ecochlor, the agreement comes with an option for Euronav to purchase an additional 30 Ecochlor systems for their vessels between 2020 ‚Äď 2024.The fleet of Euronav, the owner, operator and manager of tankers transporting crude oil worldwide,  consists of ULCCs, VLCCs and Suezmaxes with‚Ķ

22 Jul 2019

Bridges Arrive at Port of Rotterdam

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The first parts of a steel arch bridge arrived at the Rozenburg lock on pontoons for Theemswegtracé yesterday (Monday, July 22).The other parts of this bridge will arrive later in this month, a press note from Port of Rotterdam said. At the location next to the lock, these bridge sections will be built into an arched bridge, with a single span of 172.8 m. The total length of the bridge is 176.8 m. The bridge is intended for the Theemswegtracé. There will be a total of two arched bridges in this section.In August‚Ķ

22 Jul 2019

DNV GL Opens 1st LiDAR Test Site in Asia

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Global certification group DNV GL has launched its first LiDAR verification site in Asia to cater for the growing windpower market.The world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body said in a press release that the site, based in the near-shore facility, in Youngkwang, South Korea, provides optimal wind conditions for the verification of wind systems.LiDAR measurement verifications are vital to subsequently conduct measurement campaigns for power…

22 Jul 2019

APM Terminals Acclaims Maasvlakte II

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The APM Terminals Maasvlakte II’s new rail service between the Rotterdam terminal and Venlo, a key logistics hub on the Dutch-German border has been a huge success so far, claimed the port operator.APM Terminals said that following the success of the initial five-times-per-week service, plans are already in place to scale this up to 14 times per week over the coming weeks. Venlo, a key logistics hotspot, was identified as an opportunity for the terminal following a gravity analysis involving key customers.

22 Jul 2019

AMOT Appoints Garza as Marine Market Sales Manager

Gustavo Garza (Photo: AMOT)

AMOT has announced Gustavo Garza as the new Americas regions sales manager for the marine market. Gustavo obtained his bachelor‚Äôs degree in Marine Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. Post-graduation, Gustavo expanded his product knowledge working in the marine, industrial distribution, and oil & gas industries while owning his own real estate investment company. Before joining AMOT, Gustavo shared his passion for sales and engineering at Cummins Southern Plains, Atlas Industrial Supply, and FMC Technologies.

22 Jul 2019

Damen to Prepare Stad Amsterdam for ‚ÄėGreen Ambassador‚Äô Role

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On July 18, 2019, a press conference was held at the Willemsoord historic harbor in Den Helder. The subject of the meeting was the mid-life maintenance program of the Clipper Stad Amsterdam, scheduled to take place in Den Helder in late 2019 and early 2020.During the maintenance program, Damen Shipyards Den Helder will carry out a scope of work in the former naval dockyard Willemsoord that will increase the efficiency and sustainability of the Damen-built vessel, preparing her…

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