Interview: Nigel Shewring R&D Director, Hempel
Nigel Shewring is Hempel Group’s new Research & Development Director. He provided Maritime Reporter & Engineering News insights on the future pace and direction of coatings technology.Nigel Shewring has spent his professional life on the R&D side of the coatings industry, starting in 1996 as a bench chemist developing liquid coatings for general industrial applications, moving later into the research and development of foul release coatings. For the last 15 years he has been leading…
Transforming Today’s Transportation Terminal for Tomorrow’s Technology
LTE/5G industrial wireless prepares terminals for a digital future.Having implemented successive waves of digital technology over the last few decades, most terminal operations in ports worldwide have a variety of wired and wireless network technologies ranging from UHF and VHF, over wireless sensor networks (WSN) and LPWA, to Ethernet, meshed wireless and Wi-Fi — each supporting a different application of the terminal. With today’s 4G/LTE networks and the coming of 5G, it is now possible to consider consolidating many of these digital applications onto a single…
Thyssenkrupp Wins 3D Printing Approval
The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL has awarded thyssenkrupp, German multinational conglomerate, first additive manufacturing approval of manufacturer certificateThe shipping industry is looking to take advantage of additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, to print spare parts, thereby reducing lead times, costs, stock requirements, and environmental impacts. Certification ensures that AM part users can have the same confidence…
World’s First High Bay Container Storing System is Ready
DP World has joined forces with industrial engineering company SMS Group for the 'high-bay storage' system for shipping containers.An international joint-venture formed by global trade enabler DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS group will revolutionize the way that containers are handled in ports. A new and intelligent storing system will be applied for the first time ever at Jebel Ali Terminal 4, in time for the Dubai Expo 2020 world fair.The High Bay Storage…
MAN Cryo to Design, Deliver LNG Regasification Terminal
MAN Energy Solutions Takes Next Step in Developing Presence in Finland.MAN Energy Solutions has won the contract to design and deliver an LNG regasification terminal for the Forchem company in Rauma. Forchem, an innovative and industry-leading company producing chemical and Animal feed products from tall oil, has chosen to convert the boiler for generating steam for the refinery processin to natural gas/ bio-gas. MAN Energy Solution will deliver a tailor-made installation, including offloading skid for LNG trailers…
Shanghai International Port Group Buys Kalmar Equipment
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured an order to supply 15 units of container handling equipment to Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).This order, including a total of 4 units of Reachstackers and 11 units of Empty Container Handlers, has been booked into the Cargotec 2018 second quarter order intake. Delivery of the machines is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2018.Founded in 2005, Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. is the largest joint-stock port operator in China.
CGB Expands Soybean Processing Plant
The Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. (CGB) announced the completion of its $32 million expansion at its soybean processing facility at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon.CGB President and CEO Kevin Adams and CGB Senior Vice President Steve O'Nan joined Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon Port Director Phil Wilzbacher to welcome the expansion that will increase servicing opportunities for Indiana's soybean farmers and increase product supply for agribusiness customers.CGB originates and markets grain and oilseeds for domestic and international markets.
Maersk Line Scale Up Innovative Smart Reefers in India
In the past one year, Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the Maersk Group has enabled movement of multiple consignments of complex cargo out of India successfully, said a press release. Due to its global presence and network, the exporter network of India has been able to successfully reach out to newer geographies. Commenting on the achievement, recently appointed Managing Director for Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives and Bhutan), Steve Felder said, ”In the past 18 months or so, we have expanded our horizon in various new commodity categories.
Kalmar Promotes New Range of Reachstackers in Latin American
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launches a new range of equipment designed to offer customers in the Latin American market a value-based choice of the high quality, reliable equipment that Kalmar is known for. Based on Kalmar's proven G-generation platform, the Essential range includes reachstackers, empty container handlers and forklifts. The range will be introduced for customers in the region during the Intermodal South America conference in São Paulo, Brazil on 13-15 March 2018.
New Milestone for Nauticor`s LNG Bunker Operation
Nauticor has conducted the largest-ever LNG bunkering operation in Germany in the Elbehafen in Brunsbüttel. The hopper dredger "Scheldt River" received 85 tons of the environmentally-friendly fuel in a truck-to-ship operation this week. Additional LNG bunker operations for "Scheldt River" are already scheduled for the Elbehafen. On Monday, February 12th, Elbehafen Brunsbüttel, part of Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH, has established itself once again as an appropriate location for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker operations.
Kalmar Rolls Out New Range of Equipments
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launches a new range of equipment designed to offer customers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region a value-based choice of the high quality, reliable equipment that Kalmar is known for. Based on Kalmar's proven G-generation platform, the Essential range includes reachstackers, empty container handlers and forklifts. In addition, Kalmar introduces a new TL2 terminal tractor for the APAC customers. The range will be introduced during the Kalmar Sales and Dealer Conference in Hong Kong on 28-29 November.
Carboline Introduces Thermo- Sorb 263 and Thermo-Sorb E
Carboline released Thermo-Sorb 263 and Thermo-Sorb E, VOC compliant intumescent coatings to provide a durable and decorative, fast drying fire protection solution for commercial and light industrial applications. Thermo-Sorb 263 provides up to four hours of cellulosic fires protection for interior structural steel. While Thermo-Sorb E provides up to three hours of cellulosic fire protection for exterior structural steel. Thermo-Sorb 263 and Thermo-Sorb E have been tested and certified in accordance with ASTM E- 119, UL 263 and CAN/ULC S 101-07 and is rated for exterior and interior use.
Wilhelmsen Leverages Data on DNV GL’s Veracity Platform
Wilhelmsen is exploring concrete ways of leveraging their data on DNV GL’s Veracity industry platform. In one of the first data sharing pilot projects on the new open platform, Wilhelmsen is testing a system to share ship compliance and condition data with port state authorities to reduce paper work and physical inspections when entering ports. “As ships and their systems become more sophisticated, we have more equipment with sensors onboard that are generating and sharing data.
Corvus to Deliver Battery Solutions to Chinese Ports
Corvus Energy has announced that it will provide Orca Energy lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) for four hybrid rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) for CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE). The RTGs are the first of many cranes at the Chinese Port of Changshu to undergo a diesel to battery hybrid conversion using a Corvus Orca ESS. Corvus Energy will supply its latest generation ESS, Orca Energy, for the retrofit of four RTGs that will be converted to battery hybrid-electric cranes by integrator CCCCSEE.
Corvus Delivers for Hybrid Port Equipment
Corvus Energy will provide newly-designed lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) for a hybrid rubber-tired gantry crane (RTG) designed by CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE). The new ESS solution from Corvus is a smaller, ultra high power, liquid cooled system designed specifically to meet the RTG power requirements more cost effectively. Corvus Energy will provide newly-designed battery systems for a hybrid powered rubber-tired gantry crane (RTGs) that will be produced by integrator CCCCSEE for Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd.
New Light Tower from Larson Electronics
Industrial grade lighting equipment specialist Larson Electronics has released a mini tower fastened to a powder coated wheeled base, offering full portability for the mounted equipment. The WAL-XML-12-4.5-WC portable mini tower from Larson Electronics is suited for operators needing a portable, easy to operate system for elevating lights, cameras and other electrical equipment to heights of 12 feet. The base of the tower features four wheels for easy mobility and four outriggers to assist in stability.
CMR Group Makes Two Senior Appointments
CMR Group, the control instrumentation and electrical engineering specialist, has announced two senior appointments as it continues to develop and expand its global operations. Jean-François Michel has joined as vice-president in charge of production, supply chain and purchasing, bringing over 20 years’ international experience working for industrial organizations in Tunisia, China and France to the role. He will have specific responsibility managing all production and supply chain activities worldwide with the exception of CMR Far East.
Eagle LNG Joins SEA\LNG Coalition
The recently formed cross-industry coalition SEA\LNG is growing, now with the addition of bulk LNG provider Eagle LNG Partners as the first new industry partner to the coalition. SEA\LNG is a multi-sector industry coalition that aims to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Officially launched in July this year, founding partners include Carnival Corporation & plc, DNV GL, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, TOTE Inc. and Wärtsilä.
CMR Targets OEM Engine Sector, Appoints Marcaillou
Sebastien Marcaillou has been appointed VP general engine sales at electrical wiring control and instrumentation specialists, CMR Group as it targets international growth and diversification. He brings more than 15 years’ experience in developing new business and sales management to the post, which includes a wealth of expertise gained with engineering businesses supplying international markets in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. Based at CMR Group in Marseille, France…
Wärtsilä REvolution system takes sealing technology to New Level
The new Wärtsilä REvolution system is a digital management system that controls, monitors, records and analyses the performance of seals autonomously in real time, increasing the predictability and reliability of sealing solutions in rotating equipment. Wärtsilä's new digital management system revolutionises sealing technology in the hydropower industry. The system incorporates machine learning, predictive modelling and model predictive control (MPC) techniques to provide customers with intelligent…
New Management at VULKAN
The Herne-based company VULKAN Kupplungs- und Getriebebau Bernhard Hackforth GmbH & Co. KG announced it has been under new management since March 2016. Under the new management scheme, Dr. Achim Brodde and Dipl. Ing. Dieter Klitzke will work together to steer the fortunes of the global coupling manufacturer. Dr. Brodde, who has also been Managing Director of VULKAN Lokring Rohrverbindungen since 2007, is taking on responsibility for the fields of Production, Quality Management and Engineering & Application.
RSC Bio Solutions Expands Series of Biodegradable Lithium Complex Greases
RSC Bio Solutions exanded its EnviroLogic 800 series of biodegradable greases. The EnviroLogic 800 series are VGP compliant, biodegradable Lithium Complex greases designed to operate in severe outdoor environments and withstand corrosion. RSC Bio Solutions is introducing EnviroLogic 800 and EnviroLogic 801 greases to further compliment the already established EnviroLogic 802, allowing the company to offer solutions for additional applications when specifications call for NLGI grades #0 and #1.
Turner Designs' C6P enables upto 6 Sensors
Turner Designs now offers a C6P Submersible Sensor package enabling up to six sensors in a corrosion resistant, highly durable, Delrin plastic housing able to withstand even the harshest of environments. Modeled after the popular C3, the C6P can be configured with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 optical sensors ranging from deep UV to IR. An antifouling copper plate and a mechanical wiper are available as options to minimize bio-fouling on and around the sensors. Each C6P comes with a factory installed temperature sensor; factory-installed depth sensors are available.
Top Deck Rejig at Yara
Yara International ASA announces organizational and management changes, to improve strategic focus and execution. "After spending recent months visiting numerous Yara sites, meeting employees and conducting business and organizational reviews, I have concluded on the key organizational changes needed to strengthen operational focus and improve alignment behind our strategic direction," said Svein Tore Holsether, President and Chief Executive Officer of Yara. "It is clear to me that Yara's employees are dedicated and work hard every day to deliver value to our customers…
ZF Acquires Bosch Rexroth Industrial Gears Arm
Following the go-ahead from antitrust authorities, on December 1, 2015 ZF has officially taken over the industrial gears and wind turbine gearbox business from Bosch Rexroth AG. With this, some 1,200 employees altogether at the Witten, Beijing and Lake Zurich (USA) locations will thus join the technology company. The purchase price has not been disclosed. For ZF, the acquisition is an entry into the business with large industrial gears that are used in oil rigs, mine vehicles, tunnel drilling machines, or cableways, for instance.
New Sales Manager for Unifire
Swedish nozzle manufacturer, Unifire AB, has announced that it has newly hired a sales manager Fatos Krasniqi to head up, expand and improve the company's handheld nozzle division. Since 1969, Unifire has been a manufacturer of professional nozzles for firefighting and industrial applications. Krasniqi had previously been a key Unifire nozzles salesman and in 2005 joined Wilhelmsen, a global maritime industry group. While at Wilhelmsen, Krasniqi worked closely with Wilhelmsen's customers, including shipyards, cruise ships and general industry.