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October 09, 2015
Wartsila engines for new Russian icebreaker
OCTOBER 9, 2015—This past September, Wärtsilä signed an order to supply its new medium-speed Wärtsilä 31 engine for a new generation icebreaker currently under construction at the PJSC Vyborg Shipyard in Russia. The icebreaker is being built...
October 08, 2015
Navy to begin search for El Faro in coming weeks
OCTOBER 9, 2015—Over the next several weeks, the U.S. Navy will begin searching for the 790 ft containership El Faro, which is believed to have sunk near the Crooked Islands in the Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin. The ship, which is believed to...
October 08, 2015
Carnival expands cruise activities in Cozumel with new berth
OCTOBER 9, 2015—Carnival Corporation & plc recently officially opened a third berth to the company's pier at Puerta Maya in Cozumel, Mexico. With an investment of more than $20 million, the all-new "arm" was added to the company's...
October 08, 2015
Boskalis to sea trial "drop in" bio-fuels
OCTOBER 9, 2015 – Netherlands based dredging and marine services specialist Boskalis is collaborating with GoodFuels and Wärtsilä in a two-year pilot program to accelerate the development of sustainable, scalable and affordable marine...
October 08, 2015
Volvo Penta extends commercial diesel service intervals
OCTOBER 8, 2015  – Volvo Penta has announced a new extended service interval for its commercial marine diesel engines. "We recognize that minimizing downtime is a critical requirement for commercial marine operators," said Marcia Kull, Vice...
October 08, 2015
ClassNK starts verification tests of CBM system
OCTOBER 8, 2015—Leading classification society ClassNK has begun actual verification tests of its next-generation condition-based monitoring (CBM) system ClassNK CMAXS e-GICSX for Mitsui’s MAN B&W engines. The system is being jointly...
October 08, 2015
MarAd project to convert towboat engine to burn LNG
OCTOBER 8, 2015—The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that it will provide over $1 million to support the development of two new emission-reducing maritime solutions.  The first is a cutting-edge...
October 08, 2015
Updates to DNVGL's ECO Insight driven by user feedback
OCTOBER 8, 2015—Classification society DNV GL has recently released an update to its fleet performance solution ECO Insight. DNVGL says that the new features in the updated version draw on the feedback from a rapidly growing user community. The...
October 08, 2015
Harley Marine strengthens management team
OCTOBER 8, 2015—Seattle-based tug and barge owner Harley Marine Services has strengthened its management team with the addition of Don Martin as Vice President and General Counsel and Steve Carlson as Vice President of Engineering. "The...
October 07, 2015
Aker Philly cuts steel for two more Kinder Morgan tankers
OCTOBER 7, 2015 — Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. today began production activities today on the third and fourth 50,000 dwt product tankers in a four vessel order for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary. The two...