ShipServ Launches New Sourcing Tool
ShipServ introduced ShipServ Pages on April 20m 2006, an online search engine for the shipping industry. ShipServ Pages makes immediate online search and listing access available to the 10,000 shipping companies and more than 30,000 marine suppliers operating in the world-wide ship supply market. ShipServ Pages enable all marine buyers to search for and qualify suppliers using a wide variety of criteria on as narrow or as wide a basis as required. They provide suppliers with a highly effective tool to market and advertise their services in an interactive manner. Fully integrated to ShipServ’s TradeNet and highly user friendly - ShipServ Pages provide shipowners / managers and their suppliers with further improved management and marketing tools.
Maersk Line, Achieves 7yr Safety Milestone
M/V LTC John U.D. Page, one of two Maersk Line, Limited-operated ammunition prepositioning ships in Military Sealift Command's Prepositioning Program, marked a safety milestone on December 28, 2008, as the ship's crew celebrated seven years of operations without suffering a lost time accident (LTA). An LTA is defined as an accident that results in a crew member sustaining an injury requiring him or her to miss at least one shift of work. The number of LTAs occurring aboard a ship are a maritime industry standard for measuring safety performance. M/V Page is named for LTC John U.D. Page, a U.S. Army officer who earned the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War in 1950.
ClassNK Amends Dangerous Chemicals Guidance
Classification society ClassNK has announced the release of the latest versions of its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. These versions include all amendments dated May 30, 2014. The amendments made to the Rules and Guidance this time cover requirements related to “Dangerous Chemical Substances”, which were revised in order to reflect recent changes made to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code). Both printed and CD-ROM versions of the 2014 edition of the Rules and Guidance are available for purchase online, and the PDF version…
ClassNK Updates Steel Ship Survey/Construction Guidance
ClassNK announced the release of the latest versions of its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. These versions include all amendments dated May 17, 2013. Among the amendments made to the Rules and Guidance this time is the establishment of the “Rules for the Inspection and Registration of Maritime Labor Systems.” Shipowners can now apply to ClassNK and request inspections of their Maritime Labor Systems conducted in accordance with the above amendment.
ClassNK Issues Amendments to Class Rules
Classification society ClassNK says it has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. The amendments, dated 30 June 2014 are shown in the accompanying image. ClassNK explains that it continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property at sea, and to protect the marine environment. The Rules and Guidance are amended regularly in order…
ClassNK Issues 2012 Class Rules for Construction of Steel Ships
Tokyo - ClassNK announced today that it had released the 2012 edition of the Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the safety of life and property at sea, and to protect the marine environment. This year’s edition of the rules and guidance contains a number of amendments, made in 2011, reflecting its latest research results, damage investigations and analysis of actual cases, amendments to statutory rules and regulations, and requests from the maritime industry. Both printed and CD-ROM versions of the 2012 edition of the rules and guidance are available for purchase online…
ClassNK Launches Technical Reviews
Accessing the latest research findings or information on new technologies and incoming regulations as they emerge can prove challenging. To help make access easier, leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) announced the release of its technical review articles through the ClassNK homepage. This comes in response to the growing demand from the global maritime community for access to the latest technical information reports and articles. ClassNK’s technical experts review a wide variety of topics covering new international conventions, technical concepts as well as the latest R&D projects, which are compiled and released in regular reviews.
ClassNK Issues New Rules for Inland Waterway Ships
Leading classification society ClassNK has released new technical rules and guidance for the survey and construction of inland waterway ships. As a result of ClassNK’s recent expansion of its global activities, in particular across South America, the number of inland waterway ships on the ClassNK register has continued to grow, accounting for 15% of all vessels classed over the past year alone. In order to support this growing market and ensure the safety of the inland waterway fleet…
Cost/Benefit Analysis of 10+2 Proposal
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted the 214-page cost-benefit analysis of its proposed rule on advance trade data (more commonly referred to as the 10+2 proposal). In addition to the high cost and unquantifiable benefit, one of the more curious aspects is that CBP states on page ES-2 that it expects the new requirement to come into effect on April 1, 2008. (HK Law) Find it at: http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/import/carriers/security_filing/import_ruling.ctt/import_ruling.pdf
New CARB Website for Ocean-Going Vessels
A new web page has been added for ocean-going vessel emission test reports and publications. The testing includes main engines, auxiliary engines, fuels and emission controls. The reports and publications are now available on the Reports and Publications page: www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/ogv/ogvreports.htm Other information for marine vessel programs is available on our website: www.arb.ca.gov/marine
USCG – Dry Cargo Residue Disposal
The US Coast Guard posted on the Internet its draft Sampling Plan referred to in its Notice stating that the agency will hold a public scoping meeting in Cleveland on July 6 concerning the regulation of dry cargo residues or sweepings in the Great Lakes. This issue has, to date, resulted in two studies: a 139-page 2002 Study and a 60-page 2006 Study. Comments on the issue in general and the sampling plan in particular should be submitted by July 31. Source: HK Law
Bentley Criticizes Congressional Funding Bias
maritime industry. "Congress gave the airports more money than they knew what to do with. Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 22. "This has nothing to do with patriotism. in various capacities. "already 700 pages long. finished. to be imposed on the maritime industry. do business," said Bentley, a maritime lobbyist and consultant. years. Official Congressional estimates are now $8 billion. "That $8 billion is for the 700-page version they have now. costs. screeners authorities were in such a rush to hire," said Bentley. Sen. which will establish joint operation centers at major U.S. roof, and thus improve inter-agency cooperation and communication. will also require U.S. screenings four-fold within two years. the maritime community.
The future of the U.S. Navy is pictured on this month’s cover, the three designs that will battle to become the reality known as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) — a family of up to 60 (relatively) small, fast, flexible vessels designed to serve a major role in the “plug and play” military operations of the future. At press time, the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) was lamenting the fact that the Senate had effectively cut two ships from the President’s 2004 Budget Request — the zeroing of two T-AKE Combat Force Logistics Ships — and was lobbying hard for their reinstatement. The action does appear particularly capricious at this time, considering the tremendous stress already placed upon a short-handed naval force and the exhibition of its dominance in recent overseas matters.
Cal Dive to Review 4Q and 2002 Annual Earnings With Investors
Cal Dive International, Inc. will conduct a conference call regarding its financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and the year 2002 on Tuesday, February 18, at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time. A shareholders' report summarizing these results is planned for distribution after the market closes on Monday, February 17, 2003. Investors will be able to obtain the shareholders' report and listen to the live conference call broadcast from the Investor Relations page at www.caldive.com . A replay will be available by selecting the Audio Archives link from the same page.
DHS Issues TWIC Enforcement Reminders
The Department of Homeland Security has started distribution of reminders that enforcement of the requirement for maritime workers to have their Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) commences for marine facilities in on October 15. As of that date, maritime workers will be denied unescorted access to such facilities unless they have a valid TWIC in their possession. The reminders come in two forms: a one-page flyer and a two-page pocket card, but the information is the same. The New England enforcement area includes all facilities within USCG Captain of the Port Zones Northern New England, , and . Within this area, TWIC enrollment centers are located in , , , , , Bourne, and . Source: HK Law
Tidewater Inc. Not Implicated in Government Sanctions
Tidewater Inc. announced that it is not affiliated with Tidewater Middle East Co. (or any of its affiliates) of Iran, which were the target of new U.S. Government sanctions announced jointly by the U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. Department of State. The Treasury Department, in announcing the new sanctions on June 23, noted in its press release “Fact Sheet” that “The entity being designated today, Tidewater Middle East Co., is separate and distinct from Tidewater Inc., an international shipping company headquartered in the United States and listed on the New York Stock Exchange as TDW.
Ship Stowage 'Bible' New Edition
Within the 365-page reference work are paragraphs dedicated to the liquid chemical cargoes, tank cleaning, tank coating, cargo lines and fittings, loaded passage recommendations, safety with reference to the IBC code and pollution prevention. Other sections deal with LNG and LPG as cargo. The carriage of animal and vegetable oils and fats is also examined. At the back of the book is a substantial section listing various conversion factors and other calculations, including vegetable and animal oils constants and the approximate specific gravity and density of oils at common handling temperatures. There is also a comprehensive list of commodities, mainly dry, their requirements and characteristics and at the back of the book can be found a 10-page index.
SeaZone Launches Free Web-Embeddable Map Widgets
Marine geospatial data provider SeaZone has created a series of map widgets to embed into web pages, available free of charge. By embedding the map widgets into a web page, the user has instant access to SeaZone’s worldwide marine mapping. Data is available to purchase through one-click online purchasing, and is made available to download almost immediately. Keiran Millard, manager, SeaZone, said, “Our map widgets are windows into our online store. They save time and increase convenience by enabling users to instantly browse our worldwide marine mapping data from within their own environment.
NSRP/SNAME To Sponsor Workshops
NSRP/SNAME Ship Production Panels are co-sponsoring a free workshop and presentations on Shipbuilding Accuracy Control to be held Aug. 21-23 at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle. industry to present information related to accuracy control. In addition, plant tours of Boeing and Genie Industries are planned to give participants insight into production practices at Boeing and lean implementations at Genie. Hotel and agenda information are posted on the Shipyard Production Process Technologies Panel and Systems Technologies Panel pages at www.USAshipbuilding.com. The NSRP/SNAME Ship Production Welding Panel is sponsoring workshops on Advanced Fabrication Technology to be held Aug. 21-22 at the Caterpillar Technical Center near Peoria, Ill.
NSRP Abstract Proposals Due October 25, 2010
Below is a link to the National Shipbuilding Research Program Abstract Submission Form. Each abstract is to include a cover sheet that contains the project title and point of contact, and up to three additional pages. As mentioned in the NSRP Research Announcement, abstract submissions are required prior to submitting proposals; however, submitting an abstract does not bind anyone to submitting a proposal. The deadline for abstract submittal is October 25, 2010. PLEASE NOTE: a number will be automatically assigned to each abstract submitted that MUST BE REFERENCED ON THE CORRESPONDING PROPOSAL if submitted. Please see the Solicitation Information page on the NSRP website for further details.
Plaquemine Ferry Returns to Service
The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the Plaquemine ferry will return to service on Monday, June 6. The Plaquemine landing was closed on May 11 due to high water on the Mississippi River. The operating hours for the Plaquemine ferry are 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. seven days a week. Before traveling, drivers can call the Toll-Free Ferry Information line at 1-888-613-3779 for the status of the ferry, or visit the “Ferry Status” page on the right-hand side of the DOTD Web site. Drivers can also access updates on the ferry through Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/PlaquemineFerry. By creating a Twitter account, drivers can receive automatic updates on the ferry’s status via their Twitter Web page or text message.
ClassNK Publishes Latest Noise Code Guideline
ClassNK has released its Guideline for the Mandatory Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships (Second Edition). ClassNK's first edition of the Guideline for the Mandatory Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships was released in July 2014, when the Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships became mandatory, to provide the industry with a summarized outline of the revised Code, a general method of noise prevention and FAQs. ClassNK said its latest guideline builds on the first edition and takes…
MEDS: Get Connected & Protected
Late last year Radio Zeeland DMP launched MEDS, and advanced monitoring system that integrates laser sensors, day and night vision cameras and software to alert crew or authorities in a safety or security event. “MEDS (Maritime Early Detection System) is designed to be a security and a tracking product,” said David Leone, president, Radio Zeeland DMP. The proprietary core of the system is a laser sensor that transmits up to 82 meters at 190 degrees, designed to be used as a stand-alone or in concert with a web of sensors providing total coverage of a larger area.