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Friday, December 6, 2019

Where Do Ports Fit in California's Environmental Regulatory Vision?

Posted to U.S. West Coast Trade (by John McLaurin) on June 1, 2017

California is a state with a long history of dancing to its own tune.We are innovators in culture, fashion, entertainment, business, technology and government regulation.Today, California has an environmental regulatory vision. And at times…

Fracking could be the new future for some ports

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on April 28, 2013

Northwest and as the door on a coal terminal closes, another opens for hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Gray’s Harbor, normally associated with autos and breakbulk, is eyeing a huge bonanza in the form of crude-by-rail. The stuff will probably come from the fields…

‘Cruise City’ unveils its grand plans

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on July 26, 2012

Southeast Asia has always been a good market the cruise ship industry with so many exotic destinations in close proximity to hubs such as Singapore. Planned around typhoon season and the monsoon rains, tourists have poured off the floating hotels and photographed their way across the region.

Machias Seal Island

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 4, 2011

Machias Seal Island is located along the centerline of the Gulf of Maine, separating Maine and the United States from Nova Scotia and Canada. It is treeless and relatively flat, with a surface area of approximately 19.8 acres. The island lies 9.9 miles from Cutler…

ClassNK sets high standard for compliance

Posted to ClassNK sets high standard for compliance (by Joseph Fonseca) on October 10, 2011

It is not just a question of complying with the new conventions but ClassNK is more concerned in ensuring that stakeholders especially those who patronize their services use it as an opportunity to take their business to a higher growth trajectory.

Lessons Learned – an Upside without Limits

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 21, 2011

The recently released findings of the Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team were summed up neatly in a one sentence declaration near the end of the report. Appropriately dedicating the report to the eleven victims of the horrific offshore disaster…

Seafarers’ shortage a myth!

Posted to Seafarers’ shortage a myth! (by Joseph Fonseca) on January 3, 2011

More and more ship owners and manning agents deny there being any seafarers’ shortage. According to a ship owner, those who continue to harp about it are merely indulging in empty rhetoric; these have evidently mistaken the ‘hull for the rudder’.

Automatic Engine Tuning

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report (by Keith Henderson) on August 27, 2010

Automatic optimization of marine diesel engine performance using loop control of the cylinder pressure process has been under development for a number of years at both MAN Diesel & Turbo and Wärtsilä. Targeting the slow speed two stroke engines…

Cameron Supplying X-mas Trees for Petrobras

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on January 21, 2010

After being awarded a $100 million contract for 25 subsea Xmas tress for the Campos Basin by Petrobras in 2008, (deliveries completed in late 2009), Cameron entered into a frame agreement with Petrobras in 2009, expected to be worth approximately $500 million…

SISTAC ROV Services

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 17, 2009

SISTAC access systems was fouded in 1995 to develop alternatives for enhancing the existing diving services in Brazil. At the same time they innovated introducing rope access methods for doing rig maintenance work that at the time was done through the use of inneficient scafolding.

Tardy Hong Kong missing the cruise boat

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 13, 2009

It took the Hong Kong government 10 years after the airport moved to call for tenders to develop the old Kai Tak airport site and slap a cruise terminal at one end. And it has taken another two years on top of that for the first foot to finally step on the first shovel to begin preparation work.