Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cargo shipping / Vessels

February 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Cargo shipping is a low margin business model that requires vessels to be fully loaded in order to sustain profitable operations. When a ship is in the design phase it is almost always structured in a specific classification of naval architecture and built to serve a specific route or purpose. Vessels that are built to […]

Surface Supplied Diving

February 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Surface-supplied-air and mixed-gas diving has many advantages over traditional SCUBA-gear diving.  Divers utilizing a hard hat and surface-supplied air or mixed gas are continually tethered to the surface. In this mode of diving, air for breathing is normally supplied by a surface compressor, fed through a volume tank, and delivered to the diver through an […]

Vos Prodect Completes Pull Tests for Nordsee Ost OWF

September 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Based on the request from ABB and RWE, Vos Prodect Innovations has completed pull tests with 3 individual infield submarine cables for Nordsee Ost OWF project, in order to prove the functionality of the temporary and permanent hang-off sections. The tests have been witnessed and approved by the well-known certifying body Germanischer Lloyd (GL). Vos […]

Registration Open for Digital Hydrography on the Maritime Web Conference

September 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Speakers from Denmark, Germany, France, UK and the US are among leading experts presenting seminal papers at the two-day Digital Hydrography on the Maritime Web conference at Southampton Solent University Conference Centre on 29-30 October. Organised by The Hydrographic Society UK and supported by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the International Federation of Hydrographic […]

PSA Carries Out Audit of Det norske’s Ivar Aasen Development

September 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

On 17-18 June 2013, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of the project management and engineering activities of Det norske oljeselskap (Det norske) for the Ivar Aasen development. The objective of the activity was to assess whether Det norske’s management of the working environment and materials handling for the Ivar Aasen […]

USA: Hydroid Secures USD 36.32 Million UUVs Contract

September 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Hydroid Inc. has been awarded a USD 36.32 million contract for procurement of unmanned underwater vehicles (UVVs). Unmanned underwater vehicles, sometimes known as underwater drones, are any vehicles that are able to operate underwater without a human occupant. UUVs may be divided into two categories: – Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), which are controlled by […]

BSEE to Establish Ocean Energy Safety Institute

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Independent Body to Provide Collaborative Research, Shared Learning for Offshore Energy Exploration and Development; Fulfills Major Recommendation from Ocean Energy Safety Committee. As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to domestic energy development, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director James Watson announced the Bureau is taking steps to establish an independent Ocean Energy […]

Luxury at Sea: The New Wave of Accommodation Vessels

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

“Floatels” are all the rage and, while they may not be the Ritz-Carlton, they’re close enough for hard-pressed offshore workers. Super Bowl XXXIX took place in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, February 6, 2005 between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. The Patriots won, 24-21, before 78,125 fans and countless millions around the world watching […]

EU NAVFOR Warship Forces Pirates to Abandon Attack on Dhow

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

Fourteen Indian sailors are now safe, after pirates, who took control of their cargo vessel yesterday morning (5 June 2013) in the Gulf of Aden, abandoned the attack hours later after EU Naval Force warship HSwMS Carlskrona, together with NATO counter piracy Dutch warship HNLMS Van Speijk, closed in. This type of cargo vessel, known […]

USDA Announces Extended Hours at Port Miami

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Port Services & Renewables

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced new extended hours of operations at PortMiami.  The new hours are scheduled to begin on June 16th, Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and beginning in January on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is a significant change from the current […]

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