When the time comes to pull an edition together, sometimes the content simply takes on a life of its own, as is the case with the July 2014 edition and the proliferation of ‘gas’ throughout. While the advent of gas and all that this little word encompasses is hardly breaking news, to put it in context we literally are in the infancy of a historic course correction that will last generations.
Following up on last month’s interview with Edward Scott, COO of Excelerate Energy (www.marinelink.com/news/excelerate-energy-year371540.aspx) this month Patricia Keefe, via the seventh installation of her “75th Anniversary” series of features for our pages, provides a top to bottom, inside and out profile of the FLNG Prelude, a revolutionary technology taking shape in South Korea that raises the bar many times over in both the maritime and energy sectors. In a word this project is awesome in size and scope, as I think you will agree after reading the story which starts on page 30.
While historic, the FLNG market does not start and end with Prelude, as Keefe notes in her article there is plenty of competition lining up to make the next, biggest splash.
In fact, in Jim McCaul’s monthly report on the burgeoning Floating Production sector, he reports that recently a $1.2B FLNG has been ordered on spec. While the Floating Production market has been dented with the proliferation of shore-based oil and gas finds, the sector remains vibrant and appears to have long legs as the technology has improved to discover and recover resources that previously were deemed impossible or uneconomical to develop. Find out more on this dynamic, growing and high-value sector courtesy of McCaul’s insights, starting on page 38.
Now that it appears we have an abundance of cheap, clean fuel for the future, talk and action has turned to the use of LNG as a fuel for boats and ships. While the jury is still out on the breadth and depth that LNG will penetrate as a mainstream maritime fuel, it is plain for all to see (and feel, on the bottom line that is) that the mandate to make your marine operations cleaner and more environmentally benign is here, it is now, and it is only going to get more restrictive and expensive.
Peter Pospiech, our technical contributor from Germany delivers an insightful look (starting on page 26) at Color Line and its efforts in retrofitting its modern ferries with exhaust aftertreatment scrubber technology in its mission to meet and beat new emission rules.
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literally packed with articles that best exemplify the innovative spirit that transcends the maritime community today, but the highlight once again is Patricia Keefe’s feature focus on Software Solutions in the ship construction sector; or more accurately the evolution of software solutions in making the ship
. First looking back (but not too far back), and in step with our continued celebration of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News’ 75th Anniversary, Patricia Keefe takes an insightful look at the times, tribulations, leadership and legacy of Thad Allen, past Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Allen is widely
Floating Production report, starting on page 52. Continuing our “75th Anniversary” series of articles again this month is veteran business journalist Patricia Keefe, who’s story Disasters at Sea starts on page 40. While there are plenty of pictures of broken and sinking ships, the article is not designed to
our business is one of my favorite endeavors, and this month we are pleased to continue our series of articles in celebration of our 75th anniversary. Patricia Keefe again graces our pages with her overview of the creation and fate of what is arguably the greatest if not most famous ship in the history of U
magazine was founded, specifically the effects of World War II on the domestic shipbuilding industry. In my humble opinion veteran business journalist Patricia Keefe has done an outstanding job in capturing both the essence and scope of the Liberty ship shipbuilding program. Her story starts on page 32, and
, with the muscle of Carnival and Fincantieri involved we were intrigued, so we did the best thing that we possibly could … set the story in the lap of Patricia Keefe who dug in to explore the prospects of a burgeoning cruise business in mainland China. Her story starts on page 24. Finally, I’m sorry to say
by the U.S. Coast Guard; and the shipyard backlog to get a system installed and operational in a timely manner. Digging into the topic this month is Patricia Keefe who spoke with a long list of representatives of nearly every side of the topic, including vessel owners, ship yards and the U.S. Coast Guard.
as well. Technology is slowly automating the most dangerous of tasks, gradually dragging a reluctant labor component into the future. In this edition, Patricia Keefe’s in-depth look at the world’s rapidly developing, high-tech intermodal terminals doesn’t necessarily foretell the end of labor as we know it.
, we looked at two different angles on what is happening today. The first, an exhaustive look at the offshore energy industry by MarPro contributor Patricia Keefe not only zeroes in on exactly where the industry finds itself today, but also what stakeholders need to do in order to avoid repeating yesterday’s
. While 75 is impressive, McAllister Towing’s celebration of its 150th anniversary is a step beyond. To write this story there was no one better than Patricia Keefe, who has written our centerpiece 75th anniversary story each edition this year, and will continue in our pages in 2015 and beyond. No one I have
. We did eight vessels in 12 hours. We average a little less than a day in setting it up – we can get it operating in 5-6 hours.” The Author Patricia Keefe is a veteran journalist, editor and commentator who writes about technology, business and maritime topics. (As published in the April 2016
M MARITIME MEDICAL CREW CARE Crew Care: Managing Mariner Medical Care By Joe Keefe he competent authority shall as the population on shore enjoys. But, the embarking any mariner, a trusted 2012. There are several key aspects to require that, prior to begin- that’s not always the case. In case of
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WORKBOAT COMMUNICATIONS ISO: Af ordable & Reliable Workboat Comms T e commercial shipping world can benef t from greater range of communications and reduced satel- lite costs. Domestic brown water operators know all too well that’s easier said; than done. Until now. By Joseph Keefe n the fast moving
EDITOR’S NOTE s we head briskly into November with that proverbial bone in our teeth, I ? nd my mood evolving into a surprisingly upbeat place. And, that’s got nothing to do with the fact that A I’m one tuition check away from the Promised Land when it comes to underwriting my son’s soon-to-be completed
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CONTENTS MarineNews November 2019 • Volume 30 Number 11 INSIGHTS 14 Sean Fernstrum President, R.W. Fernstrum & Company SAFETY 26 Dollars & Sense: Making a Pro? t with a Safety Management System (SMS). By Richard J. Paine, Jr. WORKBOAT COMMUNICATIONS 30 ISO: Affordable & Reliable Workboat
MARINER WELFARE Managing Mariner Medical Care It’s complicated, and it is expensive. But, it doesn’t have to be. By Joseph Keefe he competent authority shall require that, prior to begin- amounted to a total of 760 million euro. Much of that cost, pri- ning w ork on a ship, seafarers hold a valid medical cer-
Editor’s Note With the ‘IMO 2020’ mandate looming large in the proverbial center porthole, Califor- nia’s edict for emissions-free port operations by the year 2030, the ballast water treatment rules and, of course, ever-escalating IMO and EPA engine Tier ratings all impacting the global supply chain
30 Credit: Imabari 24 The Ethane Era Emerges Strong demand propels robust exports – here and across the big pond. A new feet of gas carriers is being built to meet the logistics challenge. By Aditya Aggarwal 26 T raining & Education Lifelong Learning in an Age of disruption By Ted
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DYNAMIC POSITIONING Credit: Beier Inegrated Systems The ABC’s of DP 101 Dynamic Positioning has been around for a while, it is evolving and it is here to stay. Here to sort it all out are two of industry’s more familiar stakeholders who also explain what might come next. By Joseph Keefe hen it comes to
EDITOR’S NOTE “Change is the New Normal” As I assembled this particular edition of MarineNews, it occurred to me that no matter how staid or unchanging the domestic waterfront might sometimes seem, its actual nature couldn’t be more of a polar opposite. Over time, we write about the same topics many times
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CONTENTS MarineNews September 2019 • Volume 30 Number 9 INSIGHTS 14 Loy Stewart, Jr. President, Detyens Shipyards PROPULSION 38 LNG as a Fuel Some forecasts expect 10% of the global ? eet to be powered by LNG by 2030; 25% by 2050. Will your vessels be among them? By Giorgos Plevrakis DP
INLAND NAVIGATION & ELECTRONICS VDRs for Inland Vessels? Does It Make Sense? Credit: Radio Holland It just might. And, you’ve got options. By Joseph Keefe he Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) carriage re- On the Market, Available Now quirements apply to all passenger ships regard- Orolia recently announced a
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REGULATORY REVIEW DAPI 101: Outreach and Enforcement Even as the minimum Random Drug Testing Rate is raised to 50 PCT, the Coast Guard wants its mission to consist of 90% outreach and just 10% enforcement. Really. By Joseph Keefe he domestic waterfront got some less-than-happy Over a third of the American
EDITOR’S NOTE n the necessary, often frantic effort to preserve Jones Act protections for the 40,000 strong, diversifed and versatile U.S. fag feet, some domestic stakeholders mistakenly assume that I this is strictly a blue water, deep draft issue. If so, they couldn’t be further off the mark. That’s
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CONTENTS MarineNews March 2019 • Volume 30 Number 3 INSIGHTS 16 Peter Stephaich Chairman & CEO, Campbell Transportation Company LEGAL 28 Fuel Cells: industry examines options in race to zero emissions A maritime consortium recently proved the viability of a hydrogen fuel cell ferry
SATCOM CONNECTIVITY DRIVES INNOVATION Cruising in the Cloud Turning a necessary cost center into a revenue stream is the new normal for savvy and successful cruise operators. By Joseph Keefe s the ? ourishing expedition cruise market photos of your holiday to social media are particularly takes passengers
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Port of Baltimore CREDIT: John Wilhelm The Port of Baltimore is poised to muscle its way into the nation’s elite top 10 ports. How that happened really isn’t hard to understand. That’s because what comes next will be the dividend of many years of focused planning. By Joseph Keefe 24 Maritime Logistics