CMA CGM Upgrades PAD Service
CMA CGM has made a service upgrade in New Zealand by adding a new call in Wellington on its Panama Direct Line (PAD) service starting November 23rd. The PAD service offers a connection between Europe, the US East coast, Australia and New Zealand via the Panama Canal. The CMA CGM Group is the first and only maritime carrier to provide a direct connection from Wellington to Europe and the US East Coast. CMA CGM answers its clients’ needs by offering a unique and innovative product on the market.
International-Marine.com Goes Live
International-marine.com announced its new website which offers new features and more relevant content as well as a chance to win an iPod. International-marine.com has improved site navigation and enhanced its product search facilities to include an interactive vessel area search. The new Support and advice section is a one stop shop for technical information. (www.international-marine.com)
Navico’s Simrad Agreement with Consilium
Marine electronics giant Navico has entered into a cooperative partnership with marine safety and navigation specialist Consilium through its Simrad brand with the intent to offer new products for the world’s commercial vessel fleet. Through their strategic and technological alliance, the two companies first aim to significantly change the comprehension of short range radar target detection and processing. The goal is to introduce radar systems for use on SOLAS vessels with a strong focus on piracy attack detection and for other workboats that have much use for this new technology.
CMA CGM Increases Port Calls and TEU Capacity
French container line CMA CGM has announced imminent changes to its PCRF line service which links Northern Europe with the French West Indies, by adding two new calls at Zeebrugge and Rotterdam and increasing freight capacity on the route. The company says this will mean customers will benefit from the enhanced import and export cargo opportunities. During the first quarter of 2016, PCRF line’s capacity which links the French West Indies to Europe will be increased by replacing current 2,200 TEU capacity vessels by 2,800 TEU capacity vessels.
Volvo Penta Offers New 10L Diesel Engine
The new Volvo Penta TAMD 103 is a 10-liter commercial diesel engine designed for increased power, lower emissions and lower fuel consumption courtesy of redesigned combustion chambers, cylinder heads and fuel injection system. The engine complies with the new IMO emission regulations. The TAMD 103 is interchangeable with previous Volvo Penta 10-liter engines, to facilitate re-power projects.
Software Offers New Features
International Communications and Navigation Limited, provider of marine electronic navigation and DGPS services has released new versions of its electronic charting system software - Aldebaran II and Regulus II for the Windows NT operating system. An upgrade to the company's ECS software, Release II provides many new features such as the ability to read multiple electronic charts, store and display routes and voyages, and adjust light levels. The product, which is expected to be released this month, is - as with the company's previous releases - Y2K compliant.
MetOcean Offers New Marine Forecast Service
Marine forecasts are now available in a new web-based service from MetOcean Solutions Ltd. The service features forecasts with graphics and seven days wind, swell and wave data at regular intervals – with underlying data actually provided at hourly intervals. MetOcean forecasts aims to provide an hour by hour view of how and when conditions are forecast to change with wind, wave and swell direction and data – all on the web and via twice daily e-mail.
Spence Offers New Line of Safety Valves
Spence Engineering Company, Inc., announced a new line of Safety Valves featuring a soft seat for tighter shutoff in those applications where the operating pressure is close to the set pressure of the valve. These ASME Section I and VIII approved valves also featured rugged construction and two ring control which make them extremely dependable in terms of pop action, seat tightness and blowdown.
Maersk Upgrades 'Triple Star' Service
Maersk Line is upgrading its ‘Triple Star’ service by launching direct, weekly northbound connections between New Zealand and North East Asian ports. "We are optimising our ‘Triple Star’ service with the launch of direct, weekly connections between New Zealand and North East Asian ports. Starting from late September 2016, Kiwi exporters can enjoy all the benefits of direct access to Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan," says a statement from Maersk Line. With unmatched transit times to a number of strategic ports…
Port of Portland Linked to Med by German Line
Containership Cap Cleveland inaugurated a new service offering freight connections between US Pacific Northwest and Mediterranean ports when she docked recently at the Port of Portalnd, to be greeted by port officials and container terminal managers from Philippine-based International Container Services Inc. Hamburg Süd offers new and more regular calls to Mediterraneon ports as well as feeder connections to the Far East, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Latin America and West Africa.
Globe Wireless Granted Japan License
Globe Wireless Granted Blanket Wireless Radio Station License by the Japanese Ministry of Information and Communications. Globe Wireless, a leading provider of communications, operational and IT solutions to the maritime industry, today announced it has been granted a Blanket Wireless Radio Station License by the Japanese Ministry of Information and Communications. This license authorizes Globe Wireless to offer Inmarsat FleetBroadband mobile satellite communications services in Japan and on Japanese registered vessels.
Contship Offers New Slot Charters
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Petrobas Signs for US$1.5-Billion Japanese Bank LOC
The lines of credit are for Petrobras to purchase equipment & services from Japanese companies in Brazil & abroad, based on an earlier MOU that established a strategic partnership between JBIC and Petrobras. Petrobras has signed two financing programs with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation - JBIC for the offer of two lines of credit amounting to US$ 1.5 billion. Mizuho Bank, Ltd. is the agent bank for these programs and the lines of credit will be 60% financed by JBIC and 40% by private Japanese financial institutions, which are insured by Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI). Petrobras say that they have built up a close cooperative relationshiop over many years with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, with a number of joint operations already implemented.
Taiwan Container Ships to Serve New Routes
Evergreen Marine Corp. partnered with French-based CMA CGM Grou, & Yang Ming Marine both offer new container services. Evergreen's new route, called South Red Sea Service, connects Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and countries near the Red Sea, as well as provide services into landlocked African countries like Ethiopia through the East African country of Djibouti, reports Focus Taiwan. The new Red Sea service will begin May 2 with a container ship departing from Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia. The new route will be served by five 2,200 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels -- three operated by Evergreen Marine and two by CMA CGM. Meanwhile, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.
UASC Introduces New Intra Asia Container Service
In its continuous drive to meet the growing needs of its existing and future customers, UASC has teamed up with China Shipping to offer new weekly Intra Asia container service (IAC1) covering Japan, South Korea, Central and South China and Thailand. To be launched on September 21, 2013, the Intra Asia Container Service (IAC1) will operate through a Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA), with CSCL and UASC deploying three and one vessel respectively with a combined weekly capacity of 2,600 TEUs. UASC’s vessel will be phased-in on October 12, 2013 at Busan. Direct coverage from Japan to Central and South China and Thailand. Attractive weekend cut-offs from major ports such as Pusan, Hong Kong, Shekou, Laem Chabang, Xiamen and Nagoya.
Navy Rolls Out Littoral Combat Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Package
A ceremony to mark the rollout of the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission module for the littoral combat ship (LCS) was held Sept. 19 at Naval Base Point Loma. The Program Executive Office for Littoral and Mine Warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems, San Diego, hosted the event. According to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisitions, Anne Sandel, this is the third mission package to be released for use with the LCS class of ships.
Wynn Offers New Screen Sizes
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Hogia Names New Manager Customer Services
Hogia Ferry Systems has established a new position as Manager Customer Services. The Manager Customer Services will be responsible for present customers and ensure they benefit from their systems in the best possible way. Ari-Pekka Soini has been appointed Manager Customer Services at Hogia Ferry Systems. Soini has held leading positions both onboard and ashore during his 20 years career in the ferry business, his latest position being Managing Director of Sea Containers Finland. As the Manager of Customer Services, his responsibility is to care for the current customers and after sales activities. The new Manager Customer Services will inform and offer new functionality to customers and keep informed about their business and development plans.
Perkins Sabre Offers New Engines
The latest additions of the Perkins Sabre offering are the new M85T, M92 and theM115T, which all continue the tradition of the Perkins Sabre marque by being robustly engineered for reliability and durability, and by offering owners and operators a reasonable cost-of-ownership. The turbo-charged models now start with the new three-liter four-cylinder M85T, which develops its maximum 85 hp at 2,600 rpm. This is followed by the four-liter M115T, which develops 115 hp at 2,400 rpm and, like the M92, is a replacement for the M90/4.236; the most popular Perkins Sabre ever built. Sabre engines manages the Perkins marine business worldwide.
Rolls-Royce Stealth System to Start Tests on New Navy Ship
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Raymarine Partnership with American Boatbuilders Association
Raymarine Inc., a marine electronics supplier, announced the renewal of its long-standing Preferred Supplier of Choice agreement with the American Boatbuilders Association (ABA). Raymarine has been an ABA Preferred Supplier since 2002, providing members with high-performance multifunction displays, radars, echo sounders, autopilots, and VHF radios. The ongoing partnership with ABA demonstrates Raymarine’s ability to supply the equipment boaters need, and the quality they demand. Raymarine is committed to supplying boat manufacturers with integrated marine electronics systems that are simple to install, and to offering new boat buyers the sophistication, ease-of-use, and added value they demand when purchasing a new boat.
Hornblower to Offer New Ferry Service in Honolulu
Hornblower Marine Services announced a new option for Honolulu commuters- “TheBoat.” Beginning September 17, Hornblower Marine Services (HMS) will operate passenger-only ferry service between Oahu’s leeward side to downtown Honolulu. The commuter ferry is an extension of Honolulu’s transit service, TheBus. HMS’s subsidiary, HMS-Pac Nav, Inc. of Bainbridge Island, Washington, has undertaken this demonstration project in cooperation with The Department of Transportation Services (DTS) for the City and County of Honolulu. The new ferry service will operate in conjunction with the Oahu Transit Services group (TheBus) who will provide dedicated shuttle service to and from the ferry terminals.
Rohm and Haas Offers New Literature
Chemicals manufacturer Rohm and Haas Company has published a new bulleting on the use of Sea-Nine 211 marine antifoulant. Sea-Nine employs isothiazolone chemistry as a more environmentally acceptable ingredient in marine plants. The bulleting examines the environmental chemistry and aquatic toxicology of Sea-Nine, and presents a number of data tables to illustrate comparisons between Sea-Nine and tribuyltin. The comparisons show Sea-Nine degrades more rapidly, partitions to sediment more strongly, offers a lower chronic toxicological risk to aquatic organisms and its metabolites are 100,000 times less toxic than the parent compound.