BIMCO Lists Three Best Performing Bulk Terminals
The three best performing dry bulk terminals in the world are Santander and Bilbao in Spain and Quebec in Canada, according to BIMCO’s 2017 Dry Bulk Terminals Vetting Report. Santander was rated first in all four major categories: terminal handling of loading/unloading; terminal mooring and berthing arrangements; information exchange between the ship and the terminal and terminal equipment. The report evaluates terminal and port performance from around the world to improve safety standards and the turnaround time of ships calling ports.
Netherlands Maritime Technology Association Launched
The Netherlands Maritime Technology association has been officially launched on the international stage during the Holland Day at SMM on September 9. Sjef van Dooremalen, Chairman of Netherlands Maritime Technology, unveiled the new name onboard the LCF Zr. Ms. Evertsen in Hamburg to an audience of 250 guests. A new promo video about the Dutch maritime technological sector was also shown. On a national level, the association, company and foundation for the maritime technological sector have been operating under this new joint name since May 8, 2014.
Jindal Shipyards Teams with Korean Co for Maritime Park
Jindal Shipyards, a part of the $8b OP Jindal group, is planning to rope in Korean Maritime Consultants (Komac) for setting up the country’s first maritime technology park, expected to draw investment worth $7.2b. The park, to be called India Maritime Technology Park, will come up near Dahej. It will be on lines of Chinese cluster model and will get SEZ status later on. The project will also house a maritime technology institute.. [Source: The Economic Times]
Final Phase of Maritime Technology & Training Center Underway
The San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center is in its final phase of construction before its January 2016 debut. Construction has been ongoing since last Fall. The facility will serve as the site for certificate and associate degree maritime training delivered through U.S. Coast Guard-required and approved course work. Relocation of the three full-mission ships bridge simulators has been completed. All maritime staff and faculty will begin moving from the maritime training facility in Pasadena…
Maritime Technology Information Center Opens
It may lack a hull and a propeller, but the newly built Maritime Technology Information Center is destined to play an important role in the fleetâ€™s future, said Tom Warring, center spokesman. The maritime technology information center is located on a campus filled with unique Navy research and design facilities, including the David Taylor Model Basin where artificial waves test the ocean-going stability of ship designs. Built for $12 million, the 50,000-square-foot conference center features state-of-the-art audio-visual technology. Planned down to the tiniest detail over five years, it allows Navy, industry and academia to easily share information and data about ships, ship systems and maritime engineering. Source: Gazette
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HRH Prince Joachim to Speak at Danish Maritime Days
The cream of CTO’s from shipowners, ship management businesses, shipyards and maritime equipment manufacturers worldwide will meet HRH Prince Joachim on the second day of the technical summit, arranged by Danish Maritime and its members. HRH Prince Joachim will speak at the technical summit Danish Maritime Technology Conference, taking place October 7-8, 2015 in Copenhagen during Danish Maritime Days. The knowledge and involvement that Prince Joachim has in the maritime world and technological innovation is reflected in his patronage of…
WRSystems Announces Two Key Appointments
W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems) announces two key appointments in its Maritime Technologies Division: Mr Arthur Thomas Senior joins as Vice President – Maritime Business and Mr Mike Kellner joins as Director – Maritime Business. WRSystems’ Maritime Technologies Division supplies Radar, ECDIS and Inertial Navigation Technology as part of a full suite of navigational products. Art Thomas leads the expansion of the Maritime Technologies Division within WRSystems. Mr Thomas’ team at WR Systems builds on the company’s extensive experience in design, supply, installation and through-life support of navigational and communications equipment. Mr Thomas has extensive experience in the commercial maritime electronics sector.
Kenya Maritime Technology Centre Holds First Workshop
The newly established GMN project on maritime technology cooperation, run by IMO and funded by the European Union, has held its first ever national workshop in Mombasa, Kenya (19-20 June). The event brought together 67 participants to discuss ways to bring shipping into a low carbon future. The GMN maritime technology project, run by IMO and funded by the European Union, has issued a call for expressions of interest from individuals within specified organizations to become members of the GMN Project’s Global Stakeholder Committee (GSC).
Shipbuilder Sustainability Knowledge Base presented to Dutch Govt.
The Shipbuilder Sustainability Knowledge Base has been presented on sustainability day (10-10) to Salima Belha (member of the Dutch parliament) and Brigit Gijsbers (director of maritime affaires at Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment). The Dutch trade association Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) collected over 175 sustainable maritime solutions and selected 10 examples to spotlight in a sustainability maritime brochure. Among this 10 highlighted examples the Shipbuilder Sustainability Knowledge Base can be found.
San Jacinto Maritime Technology and Training Center Now Open
The San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus is now open for maritime training along the Port of Houston. Located at 3700 Old State Highway 146 in La Porte, Texas, the 45,000-square-foot Maritime Technology and Training Center sits 14 feet above ground and is home to more than 40 maritime courses. The ground level of the Maritime Technology and Training Center showcases a training dock with lifeboats, davits, and fast rescue craft, and coming soon, a separate industry dock for crew changes.
ABS, MPA to Collaborate on Maritime R&D
ABS and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote maritime research and development (R&D) and innovation. Over the next five years, ABS and MPA will collaborate on maritime R&D in the areas of alternative/clean fuel and developing resilient, next-generation port systems. Both parties will also commit to promote and share maritime thought leadership on technology. "For more than 50 years, ABS has been committed to working alongside the MPA…
Imtech Marine Signs on to Stay at Innovation Center
Imtech Marine, the maritime technologies arm of the recently bankrupt Royal Imtech N.V., announced it has signed on for a prolonged stay at the RDM Innovation Dock where technical students work to develop new maritime technologies such as autonomous and emission free sailing. According to Imtech Marine, Rotterdam’s position in the maritime market makes it “the perfect place to invest in a greener future” and “raise interest of technical talents to come and work in the maritime sector,” the company said in a press release.
STG E-Board Decides on Lecture Program
In the course of 2006, the German Society for Maritime Technology (STG) will be concentrating on the topic of shipping and environmental protection. At its board meeting, which was held at the head office of Germanischer Lloyd, the new Executive Board and Board Council of STG decided to put the thematic focus on current topics of environmental policy, such as the technical requirements affecting new regulations for an ecological recycling of ships. Besides the subject area of maritime environmental protection, the STG will continue to give its attention to the technical design aspects concerning the operational reliability of ships.
IMO Project Seeks Maritime Technology Participants
The GMN maritime technology project, run by International Maritime Organization (IMO) and funded by the European Union, has issued a call for expressions of interest from individuals within specified organizations to become members of the GMN Project’s Global Stakeholder Committee (GSC). The GMN project has established a network of five regional Maritime Technologies Cooperation Centres (MTCCs). Together, they are promoting technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector and help navigate shipping into a low-carbon future.
International Efforts to Reduce GHG Emissions
Close to 240 maritime leaders and professionals will gather in Singapore to identify priority areas for international action and exchange best practices in maritime technology transfer and capacity building at the Future-Ready Shipping 2017 Conference. Jointly organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the conference will take place from 25th to 26th September 2017 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.
Singapore and the Netherlands Sign MOU
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Directorate-General for Freight Transport (DGFT) of the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. The MOU was signed by Mr Chen Tze Penn, Director-General, MPA and his Dutch counterpart, Mrs Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker, Director-General, DGFT. The signing ceremony took place on 9 Jul 02 at the headquarters of the DGFT at the Hague, Netherlands. This MOU follows on the Letter of Intent on maritime co-operation signed between Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong and the Dutch Minister of Transport, Tineke Netelenbos in 2000.
General Dynamics Wins $73m Naval Sea Systems Contract
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), won a contract for Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) Machinery and Systems support by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD). The five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $73.3 million if all options are exercised. Through the contract, General Dynamics will support HM&E machinery and systems on Navy vessels and select land-based sites, as well as other federal agency and federally contracted vessels. These services include prototype engineering, design, development, testing, performance specifications and data analysis, system fault tree and safety analysis, computer programming and software engineering.
ClassNK Lays Out R&D Roadmap
Classification society ClassNK has mapped out the details of its vision and goals for research and development projects over the next five years. ClassNK’s R&D Roadmap outlines the two activities as the foundation of its R&D, and details investigations and research associated with core technologies which will also contribute to the development of human resources for contributing maritime technology and engineering as a classification society and utilization of damage information to contribute to damage prevention. Utilizing these foundational technologies as a base, ClassNK said it intends to carry out R&D in the mid-long term on the four focus areas of rule development…
Maersk Supply Service Names Karstensen CEO
Steen S. Karstensen has been appointed CEO of Maersk's offshore services arm, Maersk Supply Service, with effect from October 24. Karstensen comes from a position as Chief Procurement Officer and takes over from Jørn Madsen, who was recently appointed CEO of Maersk Drilling, effective November 7. Karstensen joined the Maersk Group in 1986 and has had led a 30-year-career with the company in procurement, logistics, supply chain, in-house consultancy and other cross-functional areas.
PMFG Win $13.7M Navy Contract
PMFG, Inc. (Parent of Peerless Mfg. Co.) Notice of Award Valued at $13.7 Million to Supply Air Moisture Separation and Filtration Systems to U.S. PMFG, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMFG) has announced it was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to provide the air inlet moisture separation/filtration systems to replace the existing systems on the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class. The five-year, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity firm-fixed-price contract could have a potential value of approximately $13.7 million, if all options are exercised. This order value will be added incrementally to the Company's backlog as purchase orders are released under the contract.
Finland Has the Arctic Maritime Technology Edge: Arctia CEO
According to CEO Tero Vauraste of Arctia Shipping, who spoke at a recent Arctic research seminar at the University of Turku, Finland has great potential in the maritime technology of the arctic region. The University says that Vauraste sees three trump cards in the Finnish arctic strategy from the point of view of business and investment policy: maritime technology, mining and tourism. At the moment, there are about a hundred icebreakers in the world and 60 of them were built in Finland.
German Society for Maritime Technology Joins CEMT
The German Society for Maritime Technology (STG) has become a member of CEMT, the Confederation of European Maritime Technology Societies. president Dr. Hermann J. Klein and STG Secretary General Iwer Asmussen were welcomed by CEMT's nine member institutions from the UK, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy. The board meeting took place in Hamburg. CEMT is a confederation of national professional institutions. It represents over 30,000 engineers incl. scientific experts who are involved in all sectors of the maritime and offshore industry i. e. in design, construction, maintenance and ship operation. One…