December 16, 2017
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with Tuinbouwbedrijf Marc Pittoors (T.B.M.P) BVBA, for the supply of a 7 MWe combined heat and power plant (CHP). The plant will be powered by two gas-fired gensets based on the new medium-speed Bergen B36:45L6 engine and will provide heat and power to a new tomato greenhouse in Belgium. The contract also includes a service agreement for 10 years. The gensets are scheduled to go into operation early November 2018.
December 15, 2017
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Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has been awarded a contract to undertake the conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel capability combining LNG and MGO. This will be the first conversion of its kind to take place in Europe. The contract was awarded by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports with regard to its 117m, 8500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain, and the works will take place next year at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque. The conversion is part of an EU-supported initiative to promote LNG propulsion in short-sea vessels operating along the European Atlantic coast.
Hydrex recently carried out a repair to a crack in the port side grey water tank of a 145m chemical tanker. The damage was permanently repaired by Hydrex technicians, using an insert, during the vessel’s routine port call in Amsterdam.
DNV GL has published the first classification guideline for the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in the maritime and oil & gas industries. The guideline is designed to help manufacturers and sub-suppliers of materials, parts and components, service suppliers and end users adopting AM technologies, by ensuring that the parts or components created by an AM process and the materials from which they are created have the same level of quality assurance as traditionally manufactured products.
December 14, 2017
Pat Donnelly, of Braemar ACM-GFI, has been elected as Chairman of the Tanker FFA Brokers Association. He replaces Ben Courtney of ICAP Energy who has chaired the group, which represents the worldwide community of tanker Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) brokers, since 2016.
Chevron Marine Lubricants, a leading lubrication solutions provider for alternatively fueled vessels and one of the largest suppliers of marine lubricants in the world, today has released the first in a series of new white papers focusing on innovations and developments impacting the fast-changing shipping industry.
The technology group Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co., LTD (MHI-MME) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the commercial marketing of a new energy solution for ships. The solution combines innovative technologies from both companies to produce greater power generation capacity and higher propeller propulsion for marine vessels.
The Harris Pye Engineering Group, global specialists in the provision of repairs, upgrades and conversions to the marine, offshore oil and gas, and associated onshore industrial sectors, has been acquired by the Joulon Group.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, announced planned measures to achieve annual cost savings of approximately EUR 13 million by reorganising its operations and began statutory cooperation negotiations. The plans included the split of Smart Ocean Technology division into Cargo Handling division and Advanced Offshore Solutions division. With these savings MacGregor seeks synergies by reorganising both the offshore and merchant shipping operations and continues improving operational efficiency and customer centricity.
December 13, 2017
The first two pre-production units of the new mobile MTU gas engine from Rolls-Royce successfully completed their performance tests and were accepted by the customer at the beginning of December. MTU had presented its new marine propulsion units for the first time at the SMM International Maritime Trade Fair in September 2016. The engines have meanwhile completed well over 5,000 hours on the test bench.
Inspectors from Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department have been given guidance on how to verify that ships entering the Kingdom’s ports are discharging ballast waters in accordance with the D1 and D2 ballast water discharge standards.
While the Kingdom’s port state control authority has yet to confirm which class-approved ballast water testing system it will use to analyse the water, aqua-tools has revealed its has provided a series of training modules on how to use its B-QUA indicative test kit.
Siemens has launched Pipelines 4.0, an integrated approach to the engineering, supply and life cycle optimization of pipeline assets, tailored to meet the evolving needs of North American operators. The solution combines equipment and turnkey packages for pipeline stations with data analytics, life cycle service and cyber security, building on the company’s extensive pipeline experience, product breadth and domain expertise in rotating equipment, electrification, automation and digitalization.
Kongsberg Digital is purchasing a 34 per cent ownership share in NSG Digital, a subsidiary of the supply base and logistics company NorSea Group. NorSea Group, controlled by Wilhelmsen, is joining forces with Kongsberg Digital to digitalise the supply chain in the oil and gas and offshore wind industries.
December 12, 2017
Rolls-Royce has launched R2 Data Labs, to act as an acceleration hub for data innovation. The new organisation, which brings together expertise from across the business, builds on 30 years of data-led services and business model innovation.
December 15, 2017
The Quebec Port Authority (QPA) on Tuesday announced plans to build a container terminal that could serve as a new international economic hub geared toward logistics facilities, distribution centers and other new businesses.
December 14, 2017
Cybersecurity threats at sea are not much different to those onshore and yet onboard electronic systems such as ECDIS have not always kept up even though it is important to do so
After a lengthy and well organised campaign to support its case, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first Arab country to win Category B membership of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. Its success followed an election that included nominees from 11 leading countries in the international marine trade sector, such as Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France and Australia. The declaration was made during the 30th General Assembly meeting in London, amidst considerable international praise for the UAE’s pivotal role in promoting the international maritime system and driving the growth of international maritime trade.
December 13, 2017
PolyOne has announced it will unveil Hammerhead™ Marine Composite Panels at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Orlando, Fla. this week. With a weight savings of more than 50% versus plywood, these continuous-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite panels offer boat manufacturers a lighter, more efficient alternative to traditional marine construction materials.
November 30, 2017
As the race continues to develop alternative, zero emission, fuel sources for shipping Belgian shipping group CMB has launched the first hydrogen-powered passenger vessel, Hydroville.
November 28, 2017
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) received four Neo-Panamax cranes last week for use at the Port of Savannah. Once commissioned, the cranes will bring the port's fleet to 30. Six additional cranes will arrive in 2020, according to a GPA press release.
November 27, 2017
The Berlin has completed her annual refreshing in drydock in Rijeka that included renovation of public rooms and technical upgrades, according to FTI Cruises.
November 25, 2017
Cox Powertrain, the British company behind the development of the world’s highest power density diesel outboard engine, the CXO300, has announced De Wolf Maritime Safety as its distributor for the Netherlands and Belgium. The announcement took place during last week’s METSTRADE where the two companies came together for the first time as manufacturer and distributor.
November 24, 2017
The Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) urged the Hong Kong SAR government to set up an independent, statutory maritime authority with sufficient resources and powers to respond to the keen competition in the region and to consolidate the city's status as a global maritime centre.
November 22, 2017
Hong Kong-based container shipping company OOCL has introduced another ambassador of world trade, the OOCL Scandinavia.
November 15, 2017
Shell International Shipping and Trading has celebrated 125 years in the business naming its latest LNG carrier after its first ever tanker, the Murex.
November 03, 2017
The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) H.E.R.O. Awards 2017 have been presented to a selection of exceptional individuals and organisations, who have demonstrated outstanding bravery, professional expertise and innovation in the world of maritime search and rescue (SAR).
October 14, 2017
October 05, 2017
Saudi Aramco is studying the possibility of joining the projects of Russian independent gas producer Novatek
In his exclusive interview with IAA PortNews in Moscow, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim covered a wide range of IMO activities: fuel and environmental regulations, Polar Code, autonomous ships, cybersecurity, etc.
Jan. 10-14, 2018 • London, UK
Feb. 10-18, 2018 • Istambul, Turkey
Mar. 27-31, 2018 • Bilbao, Spain
June 4-8, 2018 • Athens, Greece
June 11-13, 2018 • Baku, Azerbaijan
Sept. 04-07, 2018 • Hamburg. Germany
Oct. 02-05, 2018 • St-Petersburg, Russia