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Pentalver to Expand Container Facility at DP World London

Photo: DP World

 Pentalver Transport Limited has commenced work on Phase two of its container facility at DP World London Gateway.  Work started to expand the container yard, located on Berth Seven of the logistics hub, on Monday, August 15.   Pentalver opened the first phase of the facility in 2015, following a

Optimarin Demonstrates Total System Reliability

Image: Optimarin AS

 Environmentally friendly and compliant BWT technology company  Optimarin gave a demonstration of its long-term system reliability onboard Neptune Subsea’s IMR vessel Larissa in the same week that a report from ABS revealed problems with almost half of installed ballast water treatment (BWT) systems.

King Abdullah Port Bullish on Maritime Services

Photo: King Abdullah Port

 Specialized Marine Services (SMS), a JV between the Ports Development Company (PDC), which is the private sector owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, and the National Port Services Company, delivered 1,460 maritime services  in 2016. It expects 30% increase expected by the end of 2017.   SMS is the primary supplier of marine services,

Project to Build World’s Biggest Sailing Cargo Ship

Quadriga project ship model (Photo: Lloyd's Register)

Lloyd's Register (LR) has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project – an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo, which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship.   The project outlines a plan to build a 170-meter car carrier, capable of carrying between 1,700 and 2,000 cars,

Aquabotix Names Curley CDO

UUV Aquabotix Ltd has appointed Ted Curley to the position of Chief Development Officer (CDO) of its U.S. subsidiary, Aquabotix Technology Corporation. Curley will be based in the Massachusetts office and his duties include overseeing all facets of the sales and business development functions.    Curley

SCADA Makes Yachts Safer and Easier to Captain

Instant and accurate man overboard location is just one of many features that SCADA technology is offering to transform the safety and comfort of pleasure sailing. (Image: Products4Automation)

 Instant and accurate man overboard location is just one of many features that SCADA technology is offering to transform the safety and comfort of pleasure sailing. Products4Automation’s SCADA expert Paul Hurst examines the technology transfer from industrial process plant to luxury yacht.   Fifty years ago,

Australian Agency Believes it Can Locate MH370

Investigators examine piece of aircraft debris (Photo: ATSB)

Australia's main scientific agency said on Wednesday it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search.   The agency's assertion is based on satellite pictures

PSA, PIL, IBM on Blockchain Development

Photo: Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd

 Ocean carrier Pacific International Lines (PIL), terminal operator PSA International and IBM plan to utilize blockchain for better security, efficiency and transparency in supply chain business networks and trade finance.  Three companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to explore

Maximizing the Potential of Chile's Fish Farms

Reliable and constant measurements of environmental currents and other oceanographic environmental conditions can markedly improve the performance of fish farms in Chile. (Photo: Nortek)

How the right measurement technology can help Chile’s aquaculture industry fulfill its potential   Climate change is just one of the challenges that ports in Chile increasingly have to deal with, and an investment in the latest Doppler technology and online systems has proven to be a significant benefit for its ports.

Iran: Drones Near U.S. Warships are Safe

Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) rejected U.S. criticism that it flew a drone unsafely near a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Gulf and it defended its right to carry out air patrol missions in the area.   On Monday the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said that an Iranian drone had come within 1,

ABB Software Leads to Fuel Savings for Stena Line

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Stena Scotia’s fourth generation DEGO IV speed governor and actuation system adds roll-damping and a new fuel-saving dimension to vessel performance management software   An upgraded vessel control software package is delivering measurable operational efficiency gains to Stena Line for the freight

BMT Launches Naval Innovation in London

UK. BMT’s VENATOR-110. (copyright BMT Defence Services)

BMT Group Ltd. (BMT) is set to launch a number of innovative warship designs at DSEI event in London. BMT reports that its platform designs have enjoyed a number of successes this year, most notably seeing the HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier (QEC) head out of the Firth of Forth and undergo her maiden sea trials,

ACR Electronics Acquires United Moulders

ACR Electronics, Inc. confirmed it has acquired United Moulders Ltd. (UML), a United Kingdom based designer and manufacturer of lifejacket inflating devices. UML designs a range of automatic and manual lifejacket inflation systems that are approved for integration into lifejackets manufactured around the world for the commercial,

SeaCURE BWTS Completes USCG Type Approval Tests

The Evoqua SeaCURE system has completed all USCG Type Approval tests (Photo: Evoqua)

SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System (BWMS), the electrochlorination based solution from Evoqua Water Technologies, has completed all biological efficacy U.S. Coast Guard Type-Approval tests.   Tests were carried out under the supervision of classification society Lloyd’s Register and the independent

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