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Monday, November 12, 2018

Bureau Veritas reported to be buying Inspectorate

Posted to Bureau Veritas reported to be buying Inspectorate (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 20, 2010

The marine fuels testing business has grown greatly over the years in part due to the ever decreasing quality of marine residual fuels and now the regulations with regards to sulphur content and the environment. Competition is keen amongst the major players in the game such as DNVPS…

Radiation Portal Monitors

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 19, 2010

Radiation portal monitors (RPMs) are sophisticated technological devices intended to detect ionizing radiation in containers and other objects. They are commonly used by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other governmental organizations…

Indian Ports (Consolidated) Act of 2010 in the offing

Posted to Indian Ports (Consolidated) Act of 2010 in the offing (by Joseph Fonseca) on October 18, 2010

The draft of the Indian Ports (Consolidated) Act 2010 is likely to come before the Lok Sabha of the Indian parliament during the coming Winter Session. The proposed Act is said to be in line with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) of USA…

New TransPac Services Add Fuel to the Fire

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on September 10, 2010

A curious concoction is fermenting around the West Coast. The Containership Company (TCC), nominally based in Denmark, is pleased with results so far, a $3 million net loss on $21 million in revenue during the first half of its first year. Then we have Hainan PO Shipping…

State Dep’t & USCG Respond to Suez Canal Firearms Prohibition

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on September 8, 2010

It has been reported that, about two months ago,  the Suez Canal Authority began enforcing a prohibition on merchant vessels transiting the Canal with firearms on board. A vessel with weapons is now required to hand them over to Egyptian authorities…

New Players in the Brazilian O&G Market

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on August 19, 2010

The first new player we will be looking at is HRT Oil & Gas, which is a new national operator, founded in 2009. HRT O&G is a company belonging to the HRT Participation Group, an O&G market consultancy company founded by a prominent geologist Marcio Rocha Mello PhD…

RiverNotes: A Thinking Man's Game

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on July 6, 2010

On the upper Mississippi at Lynwood, it was time for the Theresa Wood to drop off two empty barges. To rearrange the tow, the deckhands pulled apart and remade 22 lines; set the sounder and speakers at the head of the tow and ran the cords back to the boat…

Telemedicine for ships

Posted to Telemedicine for ships (by Antonio Dimitriadis) on May 21, 2010

Telemedicine is a form of clinical medicine where information is sent via interactive audio and visual media, (including graphic communication). Telemedicine for ships installed by: http://www.piraeusmarineservices.gr

Readers Have Ideas on How to Stop Oil Flow

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on May 13, 2010

Jose I. "As a marine surveyor and beach master in Chile, with over 12 years experience in oil spills at sea, I deeply regret the developments in the Gulf of Mexico. This is a big environmental catastrofre serious consequences for the marine ecosystem.

Will the Korea who blew up that warship please report to the principal’s office

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 27, 2010

South Korea’s government believes it was a torpedo that blew up and sank its warship near the border with North Korea last month. The 1,200-tonne Cheonan was blown in two on March 26 by an “external explosion”, according to an investigation…

Aren’t you glad not to be in Asia-Europe air freight

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 21, 2010

But could something happen that would shut down most of the ports in continental USA? The answer is yes, but the cause will be no natural disaster. Hurricane Katrina closed New Orleans and many of the Gulf ports and those on the eastern seaboard are regularly threatened by hurricanes.

GE: Big Investment in Offshore Wind

Posted to Subsea Technology (by Gregory Trauthwein) on March 26, 2010

GE announced plans to invest approximately $455m to develop or expand its wind turbine manufacturing, engineering and service facilities in four European countries—the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden and Germany—signaling GE’s long-term commitment to the promising European offshore wind sector.

Trumpeting year-on-year growth an annoying practice this time around

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on February 23, 2010

Ports and terminal operators across China are showing some impressive year-on-year container throughput growth for January. The problem is that in January last year the container throughput arrow at the ports in question was heading in the same direction as a downhill skier in Vancouver…

Wellstream the Leading Flexible Riser Manufacturer in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on February 4, 2010

Wellstream is a world leader in design and manufacture of flexible pipeline products, systems and solutions for fluid transportation in the O&G industry. The business, founded in 1983 is headquartered in Newcastle, UK, with manufacturing facilities in the UK, Brazil and USA.

Proactive Anglo Eastern group sets up pre- sea academy

Posted to Proactive Anglo Eastern group sets up pre- sea academy (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 3, 2010

The possibility of marine officers’ shortage playing havoc with ship manning plans has continued to weigh heavily on manning companies world wide. Many have opened their offices in India to source Indian marine officers but have not been able to find a lasting solution to their problem.