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GTT to Design Tank for LNG Carrier for Thenamaris

By MarEx 2018-11-13 16:01:51

GTT has received a order notification from the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), concerning the tank design of a new 174,000 m3 LNGC, on behalf of Greek shipowner Thenamaris. GTT will realize the design of the tanks of the vessel, which will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment system, a proven technology developed by GTT. The delivery of the ship is planned during the first quarter of 2021. 

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ORBCOMM Launches Next-Generation Reefer Container Monitoring System

By MarEx 2018-11-12 19:53:00

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has launched its next-generation solution for remote monitoring and control of refrigerated containers travelling by land, rail or sea for uninterrupted visibility of operations, improved efficiency and reduced costs. ORBCOMM’s CT 3000 series provides wireless connectivity through its ruggedized hardware and a Cloud-based analytics platform and information management engine for optimal asset management and utilization.   ORBCOMM’s CT 3000 series supports...

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Adonis Now Offers Crew Wage Transfers with Brightwell Navigator

By MarEx 2018-11-12 19:51:00

Adonis, the leading provider of integrated Human Resource and Payroll Systems for the maritime industry, announced an integration with the Brightwell Navigator payments platform, available in the latest versions of Adonis Personnel Manager.  The Brightwell Navigator payments platform is a web-based technology that delivers access to money transfer services and Brightwell's OceanPay® Prepaid Mastercard®, to meet the needs of geographically dispersed, multinational maritime employees. Now transactions from Adonis Payroll flow automatically through the Brightwell Navigator payments platform — saving time and money....

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Metal Shark Completes Two New Ferries for New Orleans RTA

By MarEx 2018-11-12 19:37:00

Shipbuilder Metal Shark is pleased to announce that both new 105-foot, 150-passenger, high speed aluminum catamaran passenger ferries constructed for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) have been completed and are ready to enter service. The first of the two new ferries was completed earlier this year and delivered to New Orleans in July. The second vessel is 100% complete at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard where it successfully passed U.S. Coast Guard inspections at the beginning of October...

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From Left to Right: Tobias Schweinfurter, President and CEO, TÜV Rheinland Japan, Dr. Michael Fübi, Chairman, TÜV Rheinland, Koichi Fujiwara, President & CEO, ClassNK

ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland Partner on Cybersecurity

By MarEx 2018-11-12 16:31:11

Leading classification society ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland have concluded a worldwide partnership agreement for cybersecurity services.   ClassNK is a classification society which carries out surveys to help ensure the safety of vessels and marine structures, and has many achievements involving the certification of ship equipment. TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services providing digital services for safety, cybersecurity and privacy. Earlier, ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland built a cooperative relationship through the signing...

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Kotug and Petroconsult Join Forces

By MarEx 2018-11-12 15:59:49

Leading global towage company Kotug International BV has signed an agreement with Petroconsult to create a joint venture company called Kotug Petro Maritime (KPM). The partnering companies have been awarded a long term contract with Sumed to provide operational services and carry out towage operations including FSRU operations at their Ain Sukhna terminal located in the Red Sea, Egypt.  Kotug is providing Sumed with two newly built state of the art 80 tons Rotortugs to carry out these operations.  The...

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Leclanché Energy Storage Solutions Selected by Kongsberg

By MarEx 2018-11-12 15:38:15

Leading global maritime technology company Kongsberg Maritime has selected Leclanché, one of the world’s leading storage solutions companies, as its battery partner and supplier of customized marine energy storage solutions. The partnership contributes to Kongsberg’s new generation of hybrid power solutions, which are set to deliver game-changing efficiencies and reduce the environmental impact of transportation with cutting-edge autonomous and crewed vessel newbuilds. Leclanché’s batteries will be an integral part of Kongsberg’s hybrid solutions. Through the partnership, Leclanché will deliver one...

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Ferry Safety and Technology Conference to be Held in Bangkok

By MarEx 2018-11-11 00:36:38

The 5th Annual Ferry Safety and Technology conference will be held in Bangkok Thailand on February 20?22, 2019. The conference is designed to showcase the best practical technologies to improve safety particularly? but not solely, for the developing world. The conference is co?hosted by the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) and the famed Chao Phraya River Boat Co. The conference features good news on multiple fronts: new high?quality ferry systems; new development of inland waterways making them safe for ferries...

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Port of Wilmington Welcomes First Moroccan Citrus Vessel

By MarEx 2018-11-11 00:28:35

The Port of Wilmington Delaware had the honor of receiving the first breakbulk shipment of fresh Moroccan citrus of the season to arrive in the United States.  The Belgie Reefer, a specialized refrigerated vessel, was welcomed on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, to the nation’s foremost marine terminal for perishable cargo on behalf of long-time Port of Wilmington customer Fresh Fruit Maroc.  The Belgie Reefer began discharging her cargo of over 574,800 boxes of fresh clementines on Wednesday, November 7, 2018....

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ABS Joins Forces Introducing Space Technology to Shipping

By MarEx 2018-11-11 00:24:12

ABS, OceanFinance and Scorpius Space Launch Company (SSLC) are joining forces on the SPACE TECH4SEA project to adapt composite technologies developed for the space industry to LNG shipping. The project, attracting more than €1m grant funding from the European Commission, aims to apply composite technology, which is lighter and more cost-effective, as a competitive alternative in LNG as marine fuel designs, principally for short sea shipping. “ABS remains at the forefront of LNG innovation by partnering with ground-breaking companies all...

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