News

Full-scale ship flooding tests

Napa Ltd, Helsinki, is continuing its research into the physics of a flooding vessel; this effort is part of SHIP FLOODING, a national research project on progressive flooding and damage stability of ships being conducted in Finland.

29.10.2009
Shipbuilding

Longterm strategic agreement

Abu Dhabi MAR Group, the international shipbuilding group based in Abu Dhabi, and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, part of ThyssenKrupp, have agreed on a close strategic partnership.

28.10.2009
Shipbuilding

Volvo Penta official supplier of diesel engines

As a result of the best environmental features, Volvo Penta has been appointed official supplier of diesel engines to 22 passenger ferries being built for the World Expo in Shanghai, China next year.

28.10.2009
Shipbuilding

Canadian shipbuilders urged to standardize technology

Standardization on a common technology platform is a key component in creating a sustainable Canadian shipbuilding industry according to a submission to the Federal Government from ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI), creator of shipbuilding and offshore CAD/CAM systems.

26.10.2009

DGNSS from Kongsberg Seatex exploits the power of Fugro Seastar SGG

Kongsberg Seatex, a specialist in position reference systems, has unveiled the latest additions to its highly regarded DPS (Differential Position Sensor) product portfolio.

26.10.2009

Control Techniques joins PEMA

Global ports industry body, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), continues its recent development with the announcement that leading drive systems supplier Control Techniques is to become a member of the association.

23.10.2009

MOL renews long-term lease for LA Container Terminal

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that its wholly owned terminal operator TraPac, Inc., Los Angeles, renewed its long-term lease contract for a container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.

23.10.2009
Shipping

Offshore crane orders for US, Canadian and Russian customers

Cargotec has recently won new orders for MacGregor offshore cranes, demonstrating the buoyancy that still remains in the offshore market.

22.10.2009

Antarctic cruise ships rely on Iridium satellite tracking

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has approved a resolution requiring members’ passenger ships to be fitted with satellite tracking devices based on Iridium (Iridium Communications Inc.), Bethesda.

21.10.2009
Shipbuilding

Drydocks World sets up representative office in Abu Dhabi

Drydocks World, whose subsidiary Drydocks World – Dubai is the region’s premier ship repair, conversion and new building yard, has established its representative office in Abu Dhabi.The office will be headed by Mr. Adel Al Rustamani – Manager, Public…

21.10.2009
Shipbuilding

Contract award for training

Swiftships Shipbuilders, LLC, Morgan City, La., is being awarded contract to provide 35-meter patrol boat training in support of the Iraqi Navy.

20.10.2009
Shipbuilding

ABS and Lloyd’s Register to offer common CSR software

ABS and Lloyd’s Register have agreed to use common software for the assessment of scantlings of bulk carriers and oil tankers designed to comply with the new IACS Common Structural Rules.

20.10.2009

Appointment at ST Engineering

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) has announced the appointment of Dr Stanley Lai Tze Chang as Independent Director of the Company with effect from 8 October 2009.Upon his appointment, Dr Lai will also be appointed a Member of…

19.10.2009
Shipbuilding

New VSAT antenna from Furuno

Furuno Electric Co., LTD., Nishinomiya, will introduce a new, high-performance Ku-band VSAT antenna for satellite-based maritime broadband communications.

19.10.2009
Shipbuilding

Trailing suction hopper dredger "Gateway" launched

The naming and launch of the 12,000m³ trailing suction hopper dredger "Gateway" took place at the IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, The ship is being built for Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. T IHC Merwede and Boskalis…

12.10.2009

Rotor brake calliper BCHM 90

Kemilinks International Pte Ltd (Kemilinks), based in Singapore, is now offering Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) through the satellite network of Iridium Communications Inc., Bethesda.

 

09.10.2009
Shipping

Stromag Wind Energy Products

With its focus on wind energy products Stromag WEP (Wind Energy Products) is a company of the Stromag Group, that formed around experts from Stromag France (SIME disc brakes) and an additional team from the German Stromag AG, Unna.

09.10.2009

Iron ore handling equipment contract

Global engineering company Cavotec MSL is to supply a range of advanced cable reel, control and steel chain technologies to the ThyssenKrupp group for installation on iron ore ship-loaders at Port Hedland in Western Australia.

07.10.2009
Todd Busch

President of ISU

Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager of technical services of Jacksonville based Crowley Maritime Corporation,has been elected president of the International Salvage Union (ISU). Todd Busch was elected during the ISU’s 55th general…

07.10.2009
Shipbuilding

Major contract with Austal

Alu Design & Services, Kristiansand, Norway, has received an award from Austal to deliver pilot chairs and deck rails for ten joint high speed vessels for the United States Navy.

06.10.2009