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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...
October 07, 2015
The Coast Guard to suspend search for survivors
OCTOBER 7, 2015—The U.S. Coast Guard has told family members of the crew of the lost cargo ship El Faro that it will suspend the search for survivors at 7 PM ET. The 790 ft containership is believed to have sunk en route from Jacksonville, FL,...
October 07, 2015
All American delivers new ferry for King County
OCTOBER 7, 2015—King County’s newest vessel, the M/V Doc Maynard, started service on the Vashon route on September 29 sailing from Pier 50.  The ferry replaced her sister ship, the M/V Sally Fox, which is being removed from service for...
October 07, 2015
Schottel strengthens management team
OCTOBER 7, 2015—Propulsion and steering specialist Schottel Group announced Dr. Christian Strahberger will take over as the Managing Director of SCHOTTEL GmbH in 2016. Strahberger, 42, is an industry expert with extensive experience in ship...
October 07, 2015
Malaysia to get new high-speed ferry
OCTOBER 7, 2015—Australia’s Incat Crowther has been commissioned to design a 90-foot aluminum catamaran passenger transport ferry to be operated by Cataferry Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. Propulsion for high-speed ferry will be supplied by two...
October 07, 2015
Three more indicted in car carrier price fixing conspiracy
OCTOBER 7, 2015 —Three former ocean freight executives have been indicted for participating in a long-running price-fixing conspiracy. The three – Yoshiyuki Aoki, Masahiro Kato and Shunichi Kusunose – have been charged with allocating...