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Video: Autonomous Drones Aid Port Construction

May 29, 2018

An Israeli startup has partnered with Shapir-Ashtrom to survey the construction of Haifa’s new $1 billion seaport, Gulf Port, intended to further develop Israel’s coastline areas and increase maritime traffic and international commerce.With this collaboration, Airobotics, which claims to have built the world’s first fully automated drone, is implementing the first technology of its kind for industrial spaces and is working closely with Israel’s top construction and civil engineering companies…

NAMS Announces Fall Conference Dates

Aug 31, 2022

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) announced the dates for its 2022 New England Fall Conference in Newport, R.I. and North 2022 Pacific Fall Conference in Bremerton, Wash.The New England Fall Conference, to be held October 27 and 28…

Iconic 27-ton 'Floating Head' finds itself Back in the Water

Sep 19, 2021

AMS Global helped out in a most unusual project for the marine consulting and safety firm, helping to return The Floating Head back to the water,  33 years after it was first created.The Floating Head, a sculpture created by artist Richard Groom…

CGG Officially Exits Seismic Data Biz

Feb 18, 2020

French-based geophysical services company CGG announced that it has completed the wind-down and exit from its land seismic data acquisition business after completing its last land seismic acquisition contract in Tunisia.Following on from the…

IIMS Launches Marine Surveyor Search App

Mar 04, 2019

The International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) has launched a new free App for iOS and Android devices that makes finding a commercial, or yacht and small craft marine surveyor by area, or specialization, fast and simple. Not only a key benefit for members of IIMS…

3D Mobile Laser Scanner for ABP Humber

Feb 13, 2019

ABP Humber continues to increase their technology for Hydrographic surveying in their ports and harbors with the purchase of a new Carlson Merlin Lidar Scanner supplied by Swathe Services.The Merlin is a vessel-based 3D mobile laser scanner system developed specifically for coastal…

New Book Provides Guideline to Professional Stowage Planning

Dec 17, 2018

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…

Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter Joins Board of Trustees at RINA

Aug 01, 2018

Coltraco Ultrasonics Chief Executive, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, has been welcomed onto the Board of Trustees at The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), an internationally renowned professional institute at the heart of surface and sub-surface ship design…

Damen Completes Maintenance on Fugro Mercator

Jul 26, 2018

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHL) has completed maintenance and repair works on the Fugro Mercator, a twin-hulled survey vessel operated by Fugro.Fugro Mercator is a 42.35-metre survey vessel deployed in some of the most challenging locations by Fugro for bathymetric and geophysical surveys…

UAE's Adnoc Awards USD 1.6bln Contract to China’s CNPC

Jul 20, 2018

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded contracts worth AED 5.88bn (US $1.6bn) for the world’s largest continuous 3D onshore and offshore seismic survey, covering an area up to 53,000 square kilometres, as the company continues…

SeaBird Exploration Acquires Geowave Voyager

Jul 12, 2018

SeaBird Exploration announced it is in an exclusive process to acquire the seismic vessel Geowave Voyager and certain seismic equipment from Exploration Vessel Resources II AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of CGG S.A., for a cash consideration of $17 million…

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

Apr 17, 2018

Marine consultancy and ship surveyor Pirie & Smith has appointed Graeme Alexander as General Manager to head up the company and take responsibility for leading its activities across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period…

Partners Eye Autonomous Vessel Technology for UK Ports

Apr 12, 2018

Peel Ports Group and ASV Global (ASV) have launched a partnership which will develop the use of autonomous vessel technology for U.K. port operations.The partnership kick-started with a visit from ASV’s team to the Port of Liverpool, to demonstrate the C-Cat-3…

New Members Join NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Advisory Panel

Mar 16, 2018

NOAA acting administrator retired Navy Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., has appointed three new members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that gives NOAA independent advice for improving a range of services…

AWI to Track Carbon Particles in the Arctic

Mar 15, 2018

On 15 March, the AWI research aeroplane Polar 5 will depart for Greenland. Concentrating on the furthest northeast region of the island, an international team of researchers will spend the next four weeks studying how the Arctic is changing…

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US Regulator Seeks New Emissions Data from Venture Global LNG

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Copenhagen Malmö Port Adds New Straddle Carriers

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U.S. Gulf Coast Imports of Straight-Run Fuel Oil at Record

U.S. Gulf Coast Imports of Straight-Run Fuel Oil at Record

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