Maritime: Environmental Regs Pose Financial Challenges
International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens said that finding enough money to remain compliant with environmental regulation is going to be a challenge for shipowners and operators over the next few years. Moore Stephens shipping partner Michael Simms said, “The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, for example, has not yet entered into force, although some countries, including the United States, have already implemented BWM regulations independently of the IMO.
Twin Disc Names Moore Executive Vice President
Malcolm “Mac” Moore, 64, joins Twin Disc, Inc. as executive vice president of operations effective July 1, 2015, the company announced. In his new role, Moore will be responsible for overseeing the company's global manufacturing, as well as its sales/marketing functions. "Mac brings an extensive skill set in marine, industrial and international markets to Twin Disc and we are fortunate to secure such a qualified candidate," stated John H. Batten, president and chief executive officer. "Mac is a proven business leader.
First Ship Docks at London Gateway Terminal
The first ship ever to berth at London's new deepwater container terminal, 'MV Wieniawski' also delivered four auto stacking cranes from China. Due to formally open in Q4 2013, London Gateway will be the UK’s first 21st Century major deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park. Owned and operated by DP World and situated on the north bank of the River Thames, London Gateway will provide unrivalled deep-sea shipping access to the largest consumer markets in the UK.
Wanted: Descendents of the Heroes
Bollinger will honor the namesakes for the fourteen (14) USCG Fast Response Cutters (FRC) currently under contract, by hosting a fleet dedication in March 2012. Bollinger is looking for descendants and will host one or two representatives from each of the families. Bernard C. Robert J. Charles Walter David Jr. Bollinger has been able to contact the families of Bernie Webber, William Flores, and Richard Dixon, but need help locating the others.
Bay Diesel Promotes John Small
John Small has been promoted to Big Bore Project Manager at Bay Diesel. Mr. Small has been a part of the Bay Diesel family for 4 years. His primary responsibilities are to manage select Big Bore projects, price and manage preventive maintenance customers for the service department and project manages most of our generator jobs. Mr. Small was born and raised in Norfolk, VA and he enjoys hunting, boating and snowboarding. Kris Moore has also joined Bay Diesel. A part of the Bay Diesel family for 2 months…
Caterpillar to Participate in Barclays 2015
Rich Moore, Director of Investor Relations Caterpillar Inc., will speak at the Barclays 2015 Industrial Select Conference on Thursday, February 19. He is scheduled to speak at 1:20 p.m. Eastern Time. No presentation materials will be available. The event will be webcast in real-time and available to the public at http://cc.talkpoint.com/barc002/021815a_ae/?entity=2_0WE8G14. Listeners should go to the website at least 30 minutes before the live event to register and to download and install any necessary audio software.
Legendary Research Ship on Sale
The R/V 'Cape Hatteras' is for sale after 31 years service to Duke-University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium (DUNCOC). Currently on the market with an asking price of $1.25 million, the ship's future owner will acquire a legendary craft highly respected by the international scientific community. The 135-foot R/V Cape Hatteras is perhaps best known for work in 2010 after the deadly Deepwater Horizon accident jetted oil and natural gas into the Gulf of Mexico. During cleanup efforts…
Seaspan Ferries to Install AMP at Swartz Bay Terminal
Seaspan Ferries Corporation's installation of shore electrical power (also known as AMP) to receive Government of Canada funding. Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air emissions by enabling ships to shut down their engines and connect to the local electrical grid in order to power their on-board systems while docked. "Our government is proud to invest in shore power at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal," said the Honourable James Moore, Minister Responsible for British Columbia.
Subsea J/V Launched by Cameron & Schlumberger
The joint venture company, OneSubsea, is to manufacture and develop products, systems and services for the subsea oil and gas market. This new company intends to offer a step change in reservoir recovery for the subsea oil and gas industry through integration and optimization of the entire production system over the life of the field. The integration of the production system will be accomplished by combining superior reservoir knowledge and wellbore technologies, with industry leading subsea technologies, all together delivering enhanced productivity, reliability and integrity.
Twin Disc Mid-Atlantic Hires Ricky White
Mill Log Equipment Company DBA Twin Disc Mid-Atlantic informs it has hired Ricky White as the Territory Manager for the southern Mid-Atlantic States to include the state of North Carolina (less the Outer Banks), and South Carolina. Ricky will operate out of the full service Rock Hill, SC location and will report directly to Mill Log Equipment Group of Companies’ Director of Sales & Marketing, Don Lindsey. “As we continue to bring our customers the highest quality industrial and marine transmission components in the industry…
World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship Back In Action
With four new GenSets from MAN Diesel & Turbo, the civilian hospital ship Africa Mercy is back in action off the coasts of Africa helping to provide free medical care to people in need. The Augsburg-based manufacturer of large-bore diesel engines and turbomachinery had provided the aid organisation Mercy Ships with four engines of type 5L21/31 at special cost, and these have now been installed in Durban, South Africa. MAN Diesel & Turbo had already given the on-board electricity generators, which cover the entire hospital ship’s power requirements, to the charitable organisation last year.
Interlake Steamship Nears Final Stage of $100m Fleet Upgrade
The Interlake Steamship Company announced that it will repower its last steamship, the S.S. Herbert C. Jackson, with a highly automated diesel propulsion system in the final phase of a 10-year, $100 million modernization effort to create the most efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly fleet on the Great Lakes. The six-month diesel conversion, which is slated to begin in mid-December, is the fifth major overhaul to Interlake’s fleet and its fourth steam-to-diesel conversion since 2006.
Port of L.A. Ready for Calif. Shore-side Power Requirements
With more berths for ships to plug into shore-side electric power, or Alternative Maritime Power (AMP), than any other port in the world, the Port of Los Angeles said it is fully ready for its terminal operators and ocean carriers to meet California’s new clean air requirements. “The Port developed and invested heavily in AMP ahead of the regulations to bring the tremendous environmental benefits of shore-side power to our region,” said Gary Lee Moore, Interim Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles.