Over the last few decades, international trade has exploded, driven in large part by tremendous improvements in efficiency and transportation cost reductions related to the containerization of freight. Reaping success depends on an intricately orchestrated chain of events where owner-operator independent
Notwithstanding the recent surge in crude oil prices, it isn’t lost on anyone that the offshore oil exploration business is, and has been for some time, in the doldrums. In the U.S. Gulf, that pain can be seen through Chapter 11 filings and the sobering specter of vessel after vessel rolling off the shipyard
Satisfied with the recent opening of a new floating LNG import terminal in Turkey plus contract successes in Africa and Asia, Hoegh LNG CEO and president, Sveinung Stoehle, cautiously lets us into his stylish Oslo offices for a bit of “disclosure”. The Hoegh business model is winning out, and now six
A recently released study entitled INLAND NAVIGATION IN THE UNITED STATES evaluates the economic impacts and the potential effects of infrastructure investment on our economy. The comprehensive, 98-page document was prepared by the University of Kentucky and the University of Tennessee in November 2014.
"Tanker Supply, Demand and Profitability to 1996" analyzes recent chartering trends, from 1985 to 1991, and examines the operating profitability of various tankers during the period. Forecast spot and time-charter freight rates are presented, from 1992 to 1996, on both a break-even and projected
The program has been announced for the Gastech 78 LNG and LPG meeting which will be held in the new Monte-Carlo Convention Centre from November 7- 10 this year. It will be the sixth in the series. Leading the program will be a paper of great significance from OPEC—the Organization of the Petroleum
A competent workforce is a productive one, and operates with fewer risks, meaning shorter downtimes and fewer injuries. Effective competence schemes established by companies of all sizes ensure confidence in the offshore industry, and that all people appointed to safety-critical positions can carry out
In general the floating production sector looks healthy and growth remains strong. But the sudden expansion of shale oil and tight oil production could disrupt the growth trajectory in the deepwater sector. Deepwater The underlying drivers for deepwater development point toward continued sector growth.
A challenging offshore environment produces a different but equally difficult development. Will you be ready when it comes to your fleet? Unfortunately, our industry continues to suffer due to the depressed oil prices that started in 2014. When the price of oil initially dropped, the industry’s outlook
Financing the Municipal, Tax-Exempt Workboat Sector. Poring over any of the many marine publications that seemingly arrive daily in your mailbox or inbox, you can get an idea of the depth and breadth of the current state of U.S. commercial marine vessel shipbuilding. Given the tumult in the oil market and
An $88 Billion Market For Marine Suppliers Second In A Series Of Articles — "Selling To The Navy" The dominant role played by commercial shipyards and civilian personnel in the construction of Naval vessels and in the selection and purchase of equipment cannot be overemphasized. Since the mid-1960's
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY Photos: ZF/Martin Meissner Career development. Opportunity and investing in the Statistics.” In short it says is you can make statistics say boats at the 11:30 watch change so that we can have as people. And we have gone way out of our way to put whatever you want.
COMMUNICATIONS communication technologies are supported by strong, ex- dropped calls and missing reports don’t happen anymore,” perienced partners. The support teams are great. They re- said Jack Sanford, Inside Operations Manager, Dunlap spond quickly via phone or email. It is nice to know that Towing
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24 Credit: Crowley 24 For JAXPORT, LNG Spells Success ‘A thousand frsts’ and a constantly growing list of players underscores the rapid development of LNG as a fuel – especially along the East Coast of the United States. This is no longer the story of ‘if you build it, will they come?’ In fact
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November/December | Volume 8, Issue 6 www.MaritimeLogisticsProfessional.com Logistics of LNG It’s clean, it’s green, it’s here to stay. Oscar Kallerdahl, VP LNG Systems Rolls-Royce Marine FOR JAXPORT LNG SPELLS ‘SUCCESS’ DIGITAL DATA THE WAY FORWARD (CUSTOMIZED) COLLISION COURSE PILOT FEES: IT’S ALL
A vibrant and growing cruise business Carnival. Celebrity ‘Summit’ visited in April for to support major water park and slide re- spells good news for Grand Bahama On the hotel side, GBS supported the a major azipod overhaul. The yard team furbishments. Shipyard (GBS), which in 2017 record- Carnival
SPECIAL REPORT up Marad controlled training vessels to support recovery more vessels will be reactivated, which will, in turn force efforts, then what happened in Houston and Puerto Rico rates back down due to oversupply. should have changed their minds. But, those state mari- Finally, we broke out the U.
LABOR SEVERAL RECENT SETTLEMENTS OUT OF CALIFORNIA PITTING TRUCKING COMPANIES AGAINST OWNER-OPERATORS CLAIMING THE LATTER SHOULD BE CLASSIFIED AS EMPLOYEES HAVE RAISED A RED FLAG FOR MANY MARITIME EMPLOYERS. IN FACT, ONE OF THE LARGEST DRAYAGE OPERATORS IN CALIFORNIA SOUGHT TO PROTECT ITSELF BY CONVERTING
include basic guidelines for how often vessel operators who have been down be grand or expensive, but it should be it is to be reviewed, who is in charge of this road before and ask how their LMS useful and visible. This initial pilot will the plan, who participates in formulat- choice is working out.
The Norway Way In Demand: Hoegh LNG’s Turkish LNG Sveinung Støhle The Neptune FSRU. Photo: handout BY WILLIAM STOICHEVSKI Given the not-so-buoyant gas market, why is there still Satis? ed with the recent opening of a new ? oating LNG import terminal interest in your FSRUs? Well, you can move them
oices Winds of Change heavy in? uence on self-evaluation, goal said that the Human Resources depart- While nearly everything in his business setting with management and additional ment has been the biggest area of growth Did has changed, the constant is investment. training … “pushing them to push
BOATBUILDING “Since boat building is an inherently cyclical business, North River has worked hard for many years to develop customers throughout the United States and the world. Our sales staff regularly exhibit at international trade shows to maintain our global focus. We also work to spread our
bility taking such steps as he/she deems necessary and prudent and crew receive training regarding the Master’s Authority. to assist vessels in distress or for other emergency conditions. In This is important training, as the subject matter is really the addition, that master has the ability to request
REGULATORY WATCH The Master’s Authority: a Vital SMS Caveat As safety management systems (SMS) on board vessels evolve, the vessel’s master still holds ultimate authority. By (Captain) Katharine Sweeney Subchapter M is ? nally underway. A strong words that inspire a certain pucker factor, as they call
COLUMN FINANCE Searching for a Better Way Financing the Municipal, Tax-Exempt Workboat Sector. By Richard J. Paine, Sr. Poring over any of the many marine A P : T E ERIMER AX XEMPT NTITIES publications that seemingly arrive daily What or who is a tax exempt entity? Simply put, these are in your
CAD/CAM DESIGN ShipConstructor: a New Dimension to Ship Design AutoCAD-based software for design, engineering and construction in the shipbuilding industry is now ‘a given’ in the yard and in the design shop. A visit with two Canada-based ? rms – RAL and SSI – spells out how and why. By Kathy A. Smith n
EVENT PREVIEW ShippingInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition By Jim Rhodes & Frank Soccoli Optimize ... or Else ... he worldwide decline in fuel try is besieged by an ever growing num- ating companies. In addition, there will bacher, Senior Vice President of Busi- price will no doubt ease
People & Company News Slater & McLeay Hailstones Strahan Photo: Bibby HydroMap) (Photo: ASV) search vehicle for unexploded ordnance, Hailstones is an electronics engineer BP Upstream before being appointed to a towed sonar mine countermeasure de- with more than 30 years experience in Head of Subsea
FEATURE : SHIPYARDS The FPSO Cost Discussion At ? rst, the oil-price and project-cancellation forecasts had hushed the audience at FPSO Europe Congress 2015. Speaker No. 1 had del- egates looking at each other for signs of fear. Then, rival contractors — veterans of many a bitter tender — piled
BALLAST WATER TECHNOLOGY “We’re working with four in- dependent labs right now to validate (technology) submit- tals ... I’m pretty optimistic we will have Coast Guard approved ballast water standards by the IMO conference in November.” Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the USCG, discussing the
grease and BIOGREASE EP 2. These lubricants are all 15380 for environmentally acceptable lubricants, there are EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) compliant and Panolin four base oil categories; HEPR, HETG, HEPG and HEES. has chosen a saturated ester base oil technology. There are pros and cons to each base
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So Near, Yet So Far Away IMO Ballast Water Convention Percentage Points Away From Rati? cation Eighty percent of the world’s goods are moved by ship, tems - but similar U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the IMO to reopen the G8 testing protocols with an eye and it is estimated that some 7 billion