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Wärtsilä Service Agreements Keep LNG Carriers Performing

By MarEx 2019-05-21 17:32:06

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed long-term service agreements for four Japanese owned LNG Carriers. Wärtsilä’s Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) proposition with performance guarantees is recognised as adding considerable value to the customers’ operations. Two of the vessels are owned by a joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and JERA Co., Inc. (JERA), the Tokyo based energy company, while the other two are owned by a joint-venture between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and JERA. The orders were booked...

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NCS West Africa Limited Launched in Nigeria

By MarEx 2019-05-21 17:15:06

The new business entity NCS West Africa Limited (NCS WA) is the Nigeria affiliate of Nautical Control Solutions, LP, (FUELTRAX), and is located in Victoria Island, Lagos, and Onne, Port Harcourt. NCS WA provides in-country presence and support for clients in Nigeria and surrounding areas using FUELTRAX solutions. There is a growing need for dedicated local support for the users of Electronic Fuel Management Systems (EFMS) in Nigeria. NCS WA will be the first-ever subsidiary for Nautical Control Solutions, LP,...

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Breakbulk Europe 2019 Opens in Bremen

By MarEx 2019-05-21 16:59:29

Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, opens its doors at Messe Bremen to an expected crowd of 11,000 from 120 countries today. The Welcome Reception will be held from 17:00 – 20:00, followed by two days of exhibition, conference programming and networking activities. Breakbulk Europe 2019 returned to Bremen for a second year and will be held in the same location in 2020. With unwavering support from its host city, the event will...

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Battle of the Atlantic Memorial Campaign Appoints New Leaders

By MarEx 2019-05-21 16:56:45

The charity behind the campaign to build the UK's national memorial to the Battle of the Atlantic in Liverpool is announcing the appointment of a new chairman and president to lead the fundraising effort. Gary Doyle formally a Royal Navy Commodore and now Group Harbour Master at Peel Ports has taken over the chairmanship of the Battle of the Atlantic Memorial (BOAM) from Mike Gretton while Captain Ian McNaught, the last Captain of the QE2 and Deputy Master of Trinity...

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Viasat Wins $450M U.S. Military Communications Contract

By MarEx 2019-05-21 14:47:28

Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, announced today it was awarded an IDIQ contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on April 18, 2019, with a maximum ceiling of $450 million to support Rapid Migration of Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber (C5AD) Capability Best Practices for U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and U.S. General Purpose Forces (GPF). Through this award, Viasat will deliver a diverse portfolio of technologies and services to advance communications, intelligence, security and operational capabilities for SOF and GPF...

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SCA Honors Congressional Leaders for Supporting U.S. Shipbuilding

By MarEx 2019-05-21 14:12:04

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, held their annual Spring General Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 15-16.  At the meeting, SCA honored Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) with the organizations’ prestigious Maritime Leadership Award, which are given to exemplary leaders from Congress who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and support of the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry. “We applaud Senator Collins and Chairman DeFazio for their leadership in...

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ABB to Enable World’s First Hydrogen-Powered River Vessel

By MarEx 2019-05-21 13:54:11

ABB will provide a power and propulsion solution for a newbuild vessel operating along the Rhône river in France to run entirely on hydrogen fuel cells ABB strengthens its position as the marine market’s frontrunner on hydrogen fuel cell technology through its role in FLAGSHIPS, the EU-funded initiative to deploy commercially operated zero-emission vessels for inland and short sea operations. Under this initiative, ABB will provide a fuel cell based power and propulsion solution...

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MAN Supplies Four Dual-Fuel Engines for Baltic Sea Ro/Pax

By MarEx 2019-05-20 21:59:07

The Jinling Shipyard  in China has ordered 4 × MAN 51/60DF engines in connection with the building of 1 + 1 × 230-metre-long RoPax vessels for TT-Line, the German ferry operator. The vessel will feature a complete MAN propulsion package, besides the engines, including propellers, a fuel-gas-supply system (FGSS), and HyProp ECO – MAN’s innovative, fuel-saving, hybrid propulsion system. The newbuilding is based on TT-Line’s ‘Green Ship’ design, developed in collaboration with Copenhagen-based designer, OSK-Shiptech, and is scheduled for delivery...

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VIKING Wins Norwegian Police Patrol Boat Contract

By MarEx 2019-05-20 21:56:47

Global safety products manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won a major contract to build and supply a VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 patrol boat for the Norwegian police force. The vessel, which will be built in Arendal, Norway and delivered in December this year, will carry out police patrol and rescue missions in the East Police District covering the 38 municipalities from Gardermoen to the Swedish border. Seeing off competition from five...

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WWF Cites Charity’s Work in Pacific Fisheries Crew Welfare Initiative

By MarEx 2019-05-20 21:37:11

The recent Human Rights at Sea and NGO Pacific Dialogue Fijian fisheries case study about Mesake Kaisuva by his widow Salote Kaisuva, has been used by WWF Western and Central Pacific Tuna Programme Team to brief the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Working Group (MCSWG) supporting positive changes for the implementation of a crew welfare licensing minimum terms and conditions. WWF lead, Bubba Cook, cited to the charity the leadership role by the FFA...

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