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1,277 days ago by zaloasv

Fugro Brasil, along with consortium partner IPEX, has been awarded a deep water drop coring project by the ANP (National Oil & Gas Agency) for the Ceará Basin development plan in the north-east of Brazil, in order to increase knowledge of the equatorial margin basins. The project, valued at approximately EUR 6 million, requires satellite imagery acquisition, processing and interpretation; review of 3D seismic profiles; selection of geochemical sampling stations; recovery of 1,000 drop cores in water depths up to 3,000 metres; laboratory testing and interpretation. Source: Fugro, www.fugro.com/new...


Martin Landtman has been named senior vice president – marine operations at Carnival Cruise Lines. He will oversee all aspects of marine operations for the fleet of 22 vessels, including technical operations, safety, environmental and quality assurance, marine operations, budgeting, deck and engine manning and training, port operations, maritime legal and medical services. Martin Landtman will begin his new position on February 1, 2011, reporting to Ruben Rodriguez, Carnival’s executive vice president of ship operations. Landtman replaces Brendan Corrigan, who is retiring after 33 years with Carnival but will remain with the company during the transition process. Prior to being named to his new position at Carnival, Landtman spent two years as president of Aker Yards/STX Finland, Inc. Source: Shipgaz news, www.shipgaz.com/n...

1,278 days ago by zaloasv

Swedish Stena Bulk doubles its MR-fleet (Medium Range) of product tankers from 15 to 30 vessels by acquiring 50 per cent of the Danish shipping company Weco. Its objective over the next couple of years is to build up an operation with upwards of 50 vessels under the new brand name of Stena Weco. Read more at Shipgaz news, www.shipgaz.com/n...

DNV
1,278 days ago by zaloasv

NTNU rector Torbjørn Digernes and the CEO of DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Henrik O. Madsen met yesterday to kick off an exciting research and history book project related to DNV’s 150th anniversary in 2014. DNV is contributing NOK 7 million to the project, which will among other things finance several doctoral scholarships. Read more at DNV, www.dnv.com/press...

1,278 days ago by zaloasv

Cargotec has decided to donate 600 000 euros to Tampere University of Technology, which conducts forward-looking research and provides education in areas that are important to Cargotec. With the donation, Cargotec wants to support the university's operations that also benefit industrial life. Read more at Cargotec, www.cargotec.com/...

1,279 days ago by zaloasv

P&O Maritime Services has acquired a 50% shareholding in a UK incorporated joint venture with the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University. Through this venture, known as P&O Maritime Ocean Sciences (POMOS), P&O Maritime Services has joint ownership of the Research Vessel Prince Madog and will charter the vessel to the University, Government and Industry. Read more at www.offshoreenerg...

1,279 days ago by zaloasv

The lines of a 9,000 TEU container ship series were significantly improved in a joint venture of the Chinese design office Maric and Germanischer Lloyd's subsidiary FutureShip. Shipowners Schulte Group (Germany) and Costamare Inc. (Greece) had requested the design review in order to optimize the vessel's efficiency. As a result of the optimization, a smaller main engine can be installed than originally anticipated. The fuel consumption was reduced by more than 10 % and CO2 emissions are cut by more than 90 tonnes per day. Source: GL, www.gl-group.com/...

1,279 days ago by zaloasv

GL Noble Denton has signed a Master Service Agreement with Aramco Overseas Company B.V. for vendor inspection services. GL Noble Denton will inspect the manufacturing process of all types of oil and gas equipment at the vendor's site. The contract has a validity of three years and covers services to be rendered in all European countries. During the signing ceremony in The Hague in November, Aramco explained that they expect to buy materials for approximately 5 billion US$ per year over the next five years. Source: GL, www.gl-group.com/...

1,279 days ago by zaloasv

The New World Alliance said today it will temporarily reduce capacity on selected Trans-Pacific Trade services to coincide with Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia. The three container shipping lines in the alliance — APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) — said the winter deployment program is expected to last six weeks; more if necessary. Source: MOL, www.mol.co.jp/pr-...


FLAGSHIP, the Pan-European maritime transport project part funded by the EU, has successfully developed software that can forecast the condition of a ship's hull over time to help improve the efficacy of surveys and reduce the amount of time a ship is out of service. FLAGSHIP-HCA (Hull Condition Assessment) is designed to accurately predict the condition of a vessel's structure, coating and components, enabling ship owners and operators to schedule maintenance in a more efficient manner and thereby reduce maintenance costs while improving safety at sea. Source: BMT, www.bmt.org/News/...


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