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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Autonomous Shipping Test Site Opens in Norway

The ODIN USV and a working scale model of the YARA Birkeland all-electric, autonomous container vessel were on the water for yesterday’s opening event (Photo: Kongsberg)

Norway’s newest autonomous shipping test site is now officially open and ready to support the development of high-tech autonomous maritime solutions. Building on Norway’s leading position within the burgeoning autonomous shipping segment, the new test-bed in Horten is designed to offer Norwegian and international organizations a convenient, safe, non-congested space to trial new technology and vessels as the third of its kind in the country and the fourth such approved area in the world.

Major China Shipyard to Reduce Capacity, Relocate

Photo credit Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

China’s Yangzijiang Shipbuilding is shifting its operations in Jiangyin to a new site in Jingjiang of Jiangsu Province Jiangyin municipal government will pay RMB720m (USD$113.39-million) to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding as compensation for the relocation according to an agreement signed by the two sides earlier.

 Yangzijiang said it would reduce some capacity in the new site and stop production at its current yard by September 30 and finish the relocation by March 31, 2013.

Trelleborg Opens US Facility

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Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has opened a new American headquarters in Berryville, Virginia, U.S. The new site houses a 36,000 square foot manufacturing facility for foam-based marine fenders and buoys and 9,000 square foot sales and business development office. All employees from Trelleborg’s previous site in Clear Brook, Virginia, have now made the move to operate from Berryville and Paul Welling, previously regional director for the Middle East and Africa has moved over to take on the regional president’s role in the U.S. Paul Welling, President for the U.S.

Innovative New Falck Training Center

Photo: Falck

Falck is due to open a new training center on the Maasvlakte in 2018. It will become an international, high-profile safety-knowledge center for public and industrial fire brigades, the offshore, maritime sector and wind industry. The first steps have been taken January 24, 2017 with Falck and the Port of Rotterdam Authority entering into a contract under which the site is issued to Falck. Falck, which specializes in safety and safety training, is set to leave its current site on the Beerweg when its lease with the Port of Rotterdam Authority ends in the spring of 2018.

Feel What it's Like to be a Shipbuilder on New Website

The National Archives Administration (NAA) of Taiwan launch a website featuring aspects of the country's shipbuilding history. Since 2004, the NAA has digitized the historical files of eight state-run enterprises that were set up in the 1960s and 1970s but were later privatized, including Taiwan Chung Hsing Paper Co., Ltd. , Kaohsiung Ammonium Sulfate Corp., Taiwan Veterans Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Taiwan Salt Industrial, Chung Hwa Telecom, Taiwan Machinery Manufacturing, and Tang Iron Works. Through these historical files readers can get an understanding of one of Taiwan's ten major development projects, the 1970s Kaohsiung Shipyard development, as well as information about the most expensive ship and the largest ship ever built in Taiwan's shipbuilding industry.

Severn Trent De Nora Launches New Web Site

The new site features more detailed information on Severn Trent De Nora’s product line. In this newly designed, easy-to-navigate site, information is presented in an intuitive fashion, enabling site visitors to find helpful details quickly. Other enhancements include application overview sections, technology summaries, product certification information, literature downloads and product photo galleries.

Alan C. McClure Launches New Website

Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), one of the industry’s premier naval architecture and engineering firms, has announced  that the company has launched its new corporate website located at www.acma-inc.com. The new site updates the various services offered by ACMA, including Engineering & Design, Project Management, Surveys & Inspections, and Legal, Arbitration & Negotiations. The site also highlights the leading-edge software the company utilizes and showcases a number of successful projects ACMA has managed over the past four decades.  

Scottish Sea Farms Orders Newbuilds

Image: Macduff Shipyards

Macduff Shipyards Ltd. has received a contract worth more than £3.3 million pounds from Scottish Sea Farms for the design and build of four 19.8-meter 150T steel salmon feed barges and two 15m landing craft general purpose fish farm vessels. The barges and vessels have been designed by the yard in cooperation with Macduff Ship Design and will have a capacity of 150T each, to be fitted with Orbit GMT feeding systems, and powered by John Deere engines. The purpose-designed barges…

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants Opens Gothenburg Warehouse

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants informs it has opened a new warehouse in Gothenburg.   The marine lubricants supplier said it constantly strives to expand its global supply network, adding that the new site will enable reduced lead time and increased flexibility when delivering lubricants to vessels calling at Scandinavian ports.   LUKOIL Marine serves the Scandinavian market from its order department in Hamburg. The company said it has further improved availability of its full product range in the region via cooperation with new logistics partner for Scandinavia, TJOSAB AB.

Patterson Manufacturing Revamps Website

PITTSBURGH— Patterson Manufacturing announced that it has launched a newly redesigned website, www.pattersonmfg.com. The new site also features downloadable videos for four of the company's flagship products: the YoYo Winch, the Low Profile Strap Winch, the Three Shaft Manual Winch, and the Barge Connector Winch.  

Cortland Company Launches New Website

Cortland Company recently unveiled its newly-designed website. The website, located at www.cortlandcompany.com, offers a range of information related to Cortland’s products, technologies, and services, including product literature and company news. “As technology advances, it is imperative companies keep their websites up-to-date," said Melissa Suring, Global Marketing Communications Leader. “Cortland’s website was in dire need of a new design. We wanted to put the site together in a way which linked Cortland’s wide range of expertise. One of the website’s key features, an interactive illustration of Cortland’s many niche markets, allows the user to click on any part of the graphic to see the products and services Cortland offers for that industry.

Helac Corp. Launches Website for Rotary Actuator Parts

Helac Corporation, provider of helical, hydraulic rotary actuators and construction attachments, launched a new e-commerce website.  The new site (www.helac.com/store) allows customers to buy seals, bearings and valves online for Helac Corporation's standard Rotary Actuator product lines, including L10, L20, L30, HP and T20 Series. Customers are able to search by product model, part number and serial number.    “Our goal is to be easy to do business with and the e-commerce site is a step in the right direction.  In the future, we will be expanding our product offerings on this site.” said Paul Swann, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Helac Corporation.  

AppliedTheory Selected By Division Of Lockheed Martin For Web-Based System

A division of Lockheed Martin Corp. has launched a pilot Web site that enables its naval customers to expedite requests for parts and services by easily identifying the contact at the company responsible for a specified system. The Web site was built and is hosted by AppliedTheory Corp., an Internet knowledge, development and managed hosting partner for hundreds of large corporations and institutions. The new site, www.navalsupport.com, was launched by Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems in Syracuse, N.Y., as the first phase of implementing Web-based e-commerce. Users of the site can match a system to the appropriate contact at the company by entering the system's name, description or part identification number, or by clicking on a picture.

TITAN Salvage’s New Facility in Singapore

TITAN Salvage has enhanced its marine emergency response and wreck removal capabilities in the Far East with the consolidation of its Southeast Asia operating facilities in Singapore. TITAN personnel in Singapore began moving into the new complex - a modern, self-contained 45,000 square foot site to the west of the city - last month. The new site offers ample warehouse, office and storage areas; provides better facilities for the storage, repair and maintenance of the extensive stock of specialized salvage equipment, and allows for more rapid emergency response in the region. The new address is: 8 Tuas Avenue 12, Singapore 639029, and the 24-hour phone number is: +65-63187828.

Atlantic Pacific Marine Opens Miami Branch

Photo: APM

Marine engineering company Atlantic Pacific Marine (APM) informs it has opened a new site in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to meet an increasing workload and customer base following another year of success and growth. APM is headquartered in Cardiff, U.K., but operates globally, in the past year completing dry dock projects and refits in the Grand Bahamas, Australia, Germany, the U.K, Singapore, Italy and Miami for clients including Carnival Australia, Carnival UK, Princess Cruises, P&O, Wärtsilä, Crystal Cruises and Disney Cruise Line.

On-Line Boat Tracking System

Wireless boat security system supplier Paradox Marine has collaborated with EMS Satamatics, a provider of telematics, asset tracking and monitoring services, to launch their new web site Nav-Tracker.com (www.Nav-Tracker.com). The web site, hosted by EMS Satamatics, allows users of Paradox Marine Nav-Tracker GPS Tracking, Security & Monitoring Systems to manage their onboard systems remotely via the World Wide Web and track their vessel over an advanced Google Earth interface. EMS Satamatics - a leading IsatM2M provider and a division of EMS Technologies inc. - an innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense solutions - provide Nav-Tracker systems with the core modem technology and the required ground earth stations.

GL Opens New Office in Vladivostok

Pushed by strong shipping investments and a world-wide shortage in yard capacity, Russia’s shipping industry is back in business. Accordingly, the demand for classificatory services increases. With its new site-office in Vladivostok classification society Germanischer Lloyd systematically expands its surveyor network. offices in St Petersburg, Volgograd and Komsomolsk-on-Amur. site-office will be opened in Novorossijsk soon. and Port Facility Security (ISPS) audits. with the State Marine Technical University of St Petersburg (SMTU), jointly propagating high scientific standards and practical relevance for a first class maritime education.

Rotterdam Subsea Cable Centre Set Up by NKT

Submarine Cable Turntable: Image courtesy of NKT Cables

NKT Cables has established a submarine cable Logistics Centre, with a 9.000 and 4,600 tonne turntable capacity at Rotterdam’s deep-water port in the Netherlands. The company informs that with its unique cable splicing technology, NKT Cables can connect long single cable lengths together to form extra-long continuous submarine cables, enabling load-outs of up to 6,000 tonnes - and even more - in one campaign to any cable laying vessel. Extra-long lengths up to more than 30 km of submarine cable have been produced and loaded in a single, continuous length from the new site in Rotterdam.

Port Kembla Tariff hiked

Port Kembla

NSW Ports have advised that from 1 July, there will be 2.38% increase to the Navigation Service Charge (Port Tonnage) and 3% increase to other charges (site occupancy, utilities, cargo wharfage, etc) at Port Kembla. The Navigation Service Charge (Port Tonnage) will increase from A$0.77 per GT to A$0.79 per GT for vessels calling at both the Coal Terminal and BlueScope Berths. For general berths, the increase will be from A$0.46 per GT to A$0.47 per GT for vessels up to 50,000 GT.

CENTA Corp Move to Larger Facility

CENTA Corporation has moved to a new facility in Aurora, Illinois. The new building features over 23,000 sq ft for office, warehouse and manufacturing and assembly space. According to Bob Lennon, CENTA Corporation’s Director of Sales and Marketing, the new site will help the company service the significant sales growth it has experienced over the last several years, and will provide the room necessary for forecasted future growth. “The growth in demand for CENTA’s products over the last three years, and the forecast for further growth in marine, oil/gas and wind/power generation markets, made this move necessary,” said Lennon. “The new facility gives us the capacity for additional staff and added inventory to better serve our growing customer base.

Jiangnan Shipyard to Make Way for Expo

Jiangnan Shipyard will soon complete its move from Shanghai and the Huangpu River to its new location on Changxing Island in the Yangtze to make way for construction work for the World Expoa, reports East Day. Work began yesterday to transform the former shipbuilding yard with exhibition buildings and public activity venues for the World Expo. An official with Jiangnan Shipyard said the company will cooperate with the Expo project to help it overcome all difficulties. The company will speed up construction work on its new site on Changxing Island, which is expected to become the biggest shipyard in China. A production line of the new plant went into operation on September 26, 2006, and is expected to complete its first ship in 2008.

Ecoslops Issues €5.5 Mln Bonds for Growth

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Ecoslops, the first company to develop a technology to sustainably produce marine fuels from refined marine oil residues (‘slops’), has announced the successful issuance of ORNANE convertible bonds for the nominal value of €5.5 million. Following the commercial validation of its first micro-refining plant in the Port of Sinès, Portugal, the additional capital will be used to accelerate the development of new projects, while continuing to ramp up the initial operation to full capacity by the end of 2016.

Saltire Energy Invests £5M in Aberdeen

Photo: Saltire Energy

Saltire Energy has announced plans to expand its operations in Aberdeen following a £5 million investment in a 2.6-acre site in Badentoy, Portlethen. Planning permission has been secured for 4,650 sq. ft. of offices, a 12,500 sq. ft. warehouse and a 12,500 sq. ft. workshop on the new site with approximately 75,000 sq. ft. of additional open storage space. The company will retain its two existing facilities which are 10,500 sq. ft. and 22,550 sq. ft. on Badentoy Road in Portlethen and the warehouse space which the company currently leases in Tullos, Aberdeen will also move to Portlethen.

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