New Book Provides Guideline to Professional Stowage Planning
Stowage planning is an extremely hard discipline that is taught in an apprenticeship fashion within liner shipping companies. By utilizing each container vessel maximally and incorporating knowledge about stowage planning in both operational and commercial functions, it is possible to optimize revenue. A new book provides a complete guideline to professionalizing planning.The shipping industry is suffering under the fact that stowage planning is not supported by a standard reference that planners can use to optimize vessel utilization.
Flexport & the Changing Face of Shipping Logistics
Ryan Petersen and his Flexport team are seeking the help re-write the global logistics playbook. Ryan Petersen is the founder and CEO of Flexport. He is also the founder and ex-CEO of ImportGenius.com, the largest provider of business intelligence to the import-export industry. Armed with an MBA from Columbia and a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley, he is also a licensed customs broker and freight forwarder, with his built company squarely around an online dashboard backed by leading venture capital firms like Founders Fund, Google Ventures and Bloomberg BETA.
Three Engineers Win DNV GL Award for Young Professionals
DNV GL has honoured three engineers for their scientific research with the DNV GL Award for Young Professionals. Presented by DNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen at the Posidonia trade fair, the award is designed to find innovative ideas for increasing safety, efficiency and sustainability in shipping. As well as seeking out the best new research, the award aims to support young professionals in the maritime field. Overall, 24 people took part in the competition. “Young…
New DNV GL’s Nauticus Hull & Sesam GeniE offers Versatility
The introduction of the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT) makes support from advanced rule calculation tools more important than ever. The latest releases of DNV GL’s integrated calculation tools Nauticus Hull and Sesam GeniE offer designers and yards increased calculation speed and efficiency in design, CSR BC & OT rule calculations and the approval process. “We were one of the first classification societies to integrate support for the common structural rules into our tools,” says Vebjørn J.
LR, ABS Join Forces to Deliver New Generation CSR software
Common Structural Rules Software LLC, (CSRS) a joint venture company formed by Lloyd's Register (LR) and ABS, has released new software tools for meeting the requirements of the IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR), which entered into force on 1 July 2015. Developed from the technical strengths of LR and ABS, version 2.5 of the CSR Prescriptive Analysis and the new CSR Finite Element (FE) Analysis software, allow assessment of whole vessel structures, including new bulk carrier and oil tanker designs. Both class societies will use these new tools to evaluate new designs to the CSR.
Seattle to Host Spill Preparedness Conference
The U.S. Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology will host a spill preparedness conference May 20-21 at the Jackson Federal Building in Seattle. The two-day seminar is an opportunity to discuss the latest in spill-recovery theory and technology. The sessions focus on topics including remote oil sensing technology, sinking oils, software tools and best practices. "In the response business, there is no room for complacency,” said Capt. Robert Pearce, chief of response, Coast Guard 13th District. “Knowing about the latest game-changing technology is important.
Howard Fireman Awarded David W. Taylor Medal
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded its highest technical honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to Howard Fireman, ABS Senior Vice President, Asset Performance Management (APM). "Howard is recognized as a technical leader in naval architecture," said ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. "His insight and guidance in design and energy efficiency are valued by the industry in great part because of his ability to provide real-world practical solutions.
DNV GL Revamps Port Clearance Software
DNV GL announced the release of its new Navigator Port 2 software, an overhaul of DNV Navigator. According to DNV GL, the upgraded port clearance software aims to achieve a new level of usability, with a new and intuitive structure and interface. Navigator Port 2, previously called DNV Navigator, has taken a leap forward in ease-of-use. The interface has been improved. It is now more intuitive and efficient, with a work-oriented process that is easier to understand and navigate within.
Bureau Veritas Speeds CSR-H Implementation
International classification society Bureau Veritas has completed a series of consequence assessments with all the major shipyards in Korea, China and Japan to help them speed the implementation of the IACS Harmonized Common Structural Rules. The assessments of current yard designs were made using BV’s fully adapted suites of user-friendly software for structural analysis, MARS2000 and VeriSTAR Hull. Christophe Chauviere, head of the development department for Bureau Veritas’ Marine and Offshore division…
Technology Answers Risk and Security Questions
The job responsibilities of Maritime Professionals inevitably include the requirement to understand risks, analyze options for risk mitigation, and make strategic and tactical decisions to ensure the viability of the enterprise. Business leaders must also do this while balancing goals and objectives related to profitability, and return on investment. But how do you get that done? Today, promising decision support tools that enable executives to simplify the process of risk management – and reduce the time and cost associated with those tasks – are now on the market.
Glimpses of AIS Trends in the PortVision 2014 Crystal Ball
Houston, Texas-based PortVision, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, shares its projections for the top vessel-tracking trends that it believes will have the greatest impact on the maritime industry during 2014. Trend #1: Improving real-time visibility and decision-making. Advances in AIS-based vessel-tracking tools and technology that move the industry beyond simple points on a map to on-demand and immediately actionable business insights and intelligence. Trend #2: Improving marine terminal efficiencies.
GE Spotlights Hi-tech Portfolio at OTC 2013
GE continues to expand its technology portfolio to address the challenges of offshore drilling & production and the rigors of deepwater drilling. Several GE business units showcased their latest products and services for the offshore sector in at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which was expected to draw nearly 90,000 attendees. “With one of the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios of advanced technology solutions and services, GE Oil & Gas is helping to solve complex challenges all around the world,” said Dan Heintzelman, president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas.
Cruise Ship Center of Excellence Launched
Classification society RINA Group has grouped all its experts on cruise vessels under a new Cruise Ships Center of Excellence. The aim is to deliver improved service to operators, designers and builders of cruise vessels, and to foster innovation in new services internally. “We have a lot of expertise around the group which can benefit cruise ship owners. Our recent internal reorganization has given us the chance to harness that expertise more effectively," said Paolo Moretti, General Manager, Business Line Marine, RINA Group.
OceanWise Delivers Maritime Information Infrastructure to Clydeport
Independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialist, OceanWise Ltd, has completed phase one of a maritime information infrastructure on behalf of Clydeport. The project builds on Clydeport’s recent investment in GIS software and was targeted at improving data and information management within the Hydrographic and Dredging Department. The project is already realising tangible benefits and gaining a lot of interest from within the Marine Department as a whole and elsewhere in the port.
Integrated Maritime Operations System Upgraded by Veson
Veson Nautical announce IMOS7, an update to its maritime business software. US-based Veson Nautical, founded in 1979, is a provider of maritime commercial management and trading software solutions. The new version delivers client-driven features designed to meet today's top business priorities and prepare for tomorrow's working environment. Upgrading from previous versions is made easy with the enhanced platform installer. IMOS7 is available today and already in use in over forty major installations.
Canadian Committee of GL, Annual Meeting
"How to make ships more efficient?" This was the key question posed at the 15th Canadian Committee meeting of Germanischer Lloyd (GL). More than 20 representatives of the Canada and U.S. Flags, ship owners and operators, yards, consultants, and port authorities attended the event hosted by Executive Vice President Americas Capt. Kevin Coyne and Committee Chairman Peter Cairns from the Shipbuilding Association of Canada. "Reducing the environmental impact of shipping in order to upgrade its image as an environmentally friendly mode of transportation…
NSRP Eight New Shipbuilding R&D Projects
The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has awarded funding for eight new research projects as part of the Navy/Industry co-funded portfolio focusing on cost reduction in the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repair industry. These new projects, valued at approximately $16m including industry cost share, were among those proposed in response to an October 2009 Research Announcement. Fueled by Navy funding that is matched by cost share provided by industry teams…