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RedPort Global Unveils New Satellite Device

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A new satellite device that combines the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (NSD) with the RedPort Optimizer Enterprise satellite router and VoIP gateway was launched by RedPort Global.The single rackmount appliance will manage ship networks with satellite broadband routing, VoIP connectivity and crew services, and replaces at least three pieces of hardware that were previously required for Fleet Xpress installations.The innovative RedPort Optimizer Enterprise NSD for Inmarsat Fleet Xpress gives satellite service providers and ship operators an all-­in-­one solution…

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Each year the August edition of Marine News magazine, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, features the very best 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators, builders, OEMs and repairers, and product and service providers.This year's MN100 edition application portal is live and open. Participation is free, but to be considered you must apply at http://mn100.maritimemagazine.com/. The deadline is July 5.Contact Joe Keefe with questions at: keefe@marinelink.com.

DeepOcean Wins Equinor Susbsea Deal

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Subsea services provider DeepOcean has been awarded a long-term contract involving subsea life of field services on Equinor-operated fields. The award covers onshore project management, engineering and offshore operations utilising a variety of vessels within the DeepOcean fleet of high quality vessels. Offshore operations may include life of lield services such as standard inspection and survey work involving use of Work Class and Observation class ROVs, installation and replacement…

Inmarsat Faces US, Chinese Competition in Maritime Safety

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Diana Containerships Sells m/v Puelo

Puelo. Photo: Diana Containerships Inc.

Diana Containerships has announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the 2006-built vessel “Puelo”, with delivery to the buyer by latest June 30, 2018, for a sale price of US$20.5 million before commissions. Theglobal shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships said that it expects to use the whole or part of the net proceeds from the sale of the vessel to prepay existing indebtedness based on the outstanding amount of such indebtedness upon completion of the transaction.

Benchamas FSO: InterMoor Completes Work

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InterMoor has completed work for the installation of the new Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) facility Benchamas 2 (FSO Benchamas 2). Previously, the Benchamas Explorer FSO, owned and operated by Chevron, was installed in 1999 in Block B8/32 in the Gulf of Thailand. The FSO began initial production in 1999 and after operating the facility for almost 20 years, Chevron decided to replace the aging facility with the new FSO Benchamas 2. The new floating facility FSO Benchamas 2 was delivered by MISC Berhad…

DNV GL Invests in Public Blockchain Service Provider VeChain

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DNV GL, the risk management and quality assurance company, has bought a stake in leading public blockchain service provider VeChain as it looks to use the technology to develop new digital assurance solutions. The acquisition builds on the strong relationship between the two firms and follows the recent launch of My Story, a blockchain enabled digital assurance product which gives a new level of insight into supplier and product information. DNV GL took the step to buy the minority stake as it recognises the growth potential in both the VeChain and the technology it is advancing.

INTTRA Adds Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines to its Carrier Network

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INTTRA, the largest neutral network, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry, announced an expansion of its rapidly growing carrier network with the addition of Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines (SPIL), its first carrier in Indonesia. The addition of SPIL represents a trend by regional carriers who are joining INTTRA to gain a competitive advantage in their service regions. SPIL provides services to all Indonesian routes, with 32 offices strategically located across the Indonesian archipelago.

Tim Bush Promoted to Crowley VP, Deputy General Counsel

Tim Bush, Crowley vice president and deputy general counsel

Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that Tim Bush has been promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel. In his new position, Bush will help support the company’s growth as a provider of solutions for the U.S. government and various public-sector agencies. He will be based in Houston and report to Michael Roberts, senior vice president and general counsel. “Tim is an outstanding lawyer, and adds a great deal of value to the Crowley team,” Roberts said. Bush will continue to serve as Crowley’s lead attorney on several large projects for the U.S government…

Survitec's SOLAS 360 at Seawork International

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Safety solutions provider Survitec is returning to Seawork International in Southampton from July 3-5, a year after winning the Spirit of Innovation award at last year’s event. The focus of Survitec’s stand this year will be SOLAS 360; a brand-new concept aimed at improving overall safety levels through offering the products and services required in a holistic and consistent manner, available through one supplier. SOLAS 360 includes lifeboats, liferafts, personal lifesaving appliances…

HudsonAnalytix Becomes First US Green Award Incentive Provider

(l. to r.) Keita Shinohara, Green Award Foundation Certification Manager, Per W. Christensen, HudsonAnalytix Chairman, Cynthia A. Hudson, HudsonAnalytix CEO, Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou, Green Award Foundation Chairman, Jan Fransen, Green Award Foundation Executive Director and Marc E. Smith, HudsonAnalytix COO.

International marine risk management consultancy HudsonAnalytix has become the first U.S. company to be named an Incentive Provider for the international Green Award. The Green Award Foundation certifies maritime shipping companies and vessels that exceed legally required standards in terms of environment, safety and quality of operations. Incentive Providers recognize and reward the efforts of Green Award certificate holders by offering them an exclusive savings on services.

Delta Wave Names Global Warranty Group Exclusive Provider

Global Warranty Group (GWG), a third party administrator and premier provider of Extended Service Contract and OEM programs throughout the United States and Canada, announced it has entered into an agreement with Delta Wave Communications LLC to be the exclusive provider of extended service plans for their mobile satellite and VSAT equipment. As a North American administrators of OEM and Extended Service Plans, GWG will leverage its experience of developing and delivering innovative warranty solutions for Delta Wave Communications to strengthen their product service offerings and boost customer loyalty, the company said. www.deltawavecomm.com www.globalwarrantygroup.com  

New Severn Offshore Vessel Starts Work in German Wind Sector

Severn Provider (Photo courtesy of Severn Offshore Services)

Severn Offshore Services announced that its new vessel Severn Provider has commenced operations in the German sector of the North Sea. The 26-meter Damen Twin Axe crew transfer vessel Severn Provider was recently christened at Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem and mobilized immediately to her first job earlier this month. She is now transporting personnel and equipment to and from the Meerwind Offshore Wind Farm. Managing Director of Severn Offshore Services, Ryan Hopkins, explained…

Cummins Introduces Mobile App

Cummins Guidanz Mobile App Improves Customer Uptime  (Photo: Cummins)

Without having to enter a service bay or wait for a technician to come on site, Cummins customers are now able to read prioritized engine fault codes and other key engine information within minutes wherever they are operating with the new Cummins Guidanz mobile app. Available as a free download now on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the Guidanz mobile app arms customers with critical information about their Cummins engines (2007 and later on-highway engines and Tier 3 and later off-highway engines) that they can email to their operations managers…

Maritime Safety Committee Releases New Interim Guidance

Gray Page, a maritime intelligence, investigation and crisis management company, advised that the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee’s (MSC) recently-approved interim guidance on the employment of privately-contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) to combat piracy underlines the requirement for independent vetting of private armed maritime security providers (AMSP). The MSC guidance, issued in May, incorporates recommendations for flag States confirming that it is the responsibility of individual flag States to ordain the carriage of security personnel and their firearms onboard ships sailing under their flags. Further interim guidance for shipowners, ship operators and shipmasters, seeks to address the difficulties faced in selecting an appropriate provider of armed security services.

Monopoly Seekers Increase Burden on Shipping -ASA

Todd Schauer (Photo: ASA)

In a recent statement at a U.S. Congressional hearing, American Salvage Association (ASA) President, Todd Schauer, defended the response capabilities of the industry, and, by extension, the implementation of regulations themselves by the U.S. Coast Guard. “It has come to the attention of the American Salvage Association leadership that the resource and response capabilities of the four national salvage and marine firefighting (SMFF) resource providers have been questioned recently,” he said.

Crowley Maritime Named a Top 3PL Provider Again

Crowley warehouse interior: Photo courtesy of Crowley

For the fifth consecutive year, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s logistics group has been recognized as one of the best-equipped industry providers after being named a 2013 Inbound Logistics Top 100 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Provider. Editors selected Crowley, along with the company’s fellow honorees, from hundreds of candidates, based on its ability to offer diverse operational capabilities, scalability and experience to meet readers' unique supply chain and logistics needs. "This…

DMA Approves Tests Providers for Yachtsmen

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

Currently, the Danish Maritime Authority is in the process of approving test providers and issuers of certificates for yachtsmen. ​The approval is made in accordance with new regulations that entered into force earlier this year. These provisions make it possible for organisations within the yachting area to offer tests for yachtsmen. In 2017, this is of relevance only within the field of powerboat licenses and certificates of proficiency. The first approved providers, i.e. the Dansk Fritidssejler Union (Danish Yachting Union) and the Dansk Sejlunion (Danish Sailing Association)…

SMC Named 'Top 100 Logistics IT Provider'

According to the magazine, SMC was selected because its solutions work tactically to master supply chain transactions, as well as strategically to act as a change agent to drive the enterprise to more closely match demand to supply. SMC is a leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. Every April, Inbound Logistics editors draw from a pool of more than 300 companies—using questionnaires, personal interviews and other research—and recognize 100 winning technology providers. “Our selections were based on how transformative logistics IT solutions impact all business activities and drive integration across internal processes…

SatComms Australia Named Gold Service Provider

Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced that SatComms Australia, a provider of mobile and fixed satellite solutions, has been appointed as a Gold Service Provider. An Inmarsat service provider since 2005, SatComms provides services primarily to the maritime sector and, in recent years, has extended its business to Land and Aviationusers as well. To achieve Gold accreditation within the Inmarsat partnership networks, service providers must have detailed and intricate knowledge of Inmarsat’s network and service offerings while offering superior, round-the-clock customer care to end-users. SatComms Australia can now display the Gold Service Provider mark on their customer communications and will enjoy increased access to Inmarsat resources.

Inmarsat Appoint SatComms Australia 'Gold Service Provider'

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Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services inform that SatComms Australia, a provider of mobile and fixed satellite solutions, has been appointed as a Gold Service Provider. An Inmarsat service provider since 2005, SatComms provides services primarily to the maritime sector and, in recent years, has extended its business to Land and Aviation users as well. “We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with SatComms Australia going back many years and are pleased to welcome them to the ranks of Gold Service Provider…

Island Offshore Halts Debt Amortisation Payments

Offshore service vessel owner Island Offshore Shipholding said on Tuesday that it had initiated discussions with its finance providers to address the group's long term financing. Has decided with effect from Nov.

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Each year the August edition of Marine News magazine, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, features the very best 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators, builders, OEMs and repairers, and product and service providers.This year's MN100 edition application portal is live and open. Participation is free, but to be considered you must apply at http://mn100.maritimemagazine.com/. The deadline is July 5.Contact Joe Keefe with questions at keefe@marinelink.com

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