Ship Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Ship Technology-Updates ESC Security Team Rescues Castaways From Pirate Waters On the 30 August, ESC's security team on-board a German cargo vessel two castaways, one Swedish and one Russian citizen, who were drifiting on a small rubber boat in private waters. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:00 GMT Edison Chouest Offshore Signs Letter of Intent With Hyde Marine for Supply of Ballast Water Treatment Systems Hyde Marine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, has been selected as a strategic supply partner for ballast water treatment (BWT) systems by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) for use on its extensive fleet of vessels. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:17:00 GMT Mitsubishi to build very large LNG carrier for Astomos Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been awarded a contract from Astomos Energy Corporation to deliver a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT MIT researchers develop new underwater robot for port security Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new oval-shaped submersible robot to perform ultrasound scans to search ships for hollow compartments that may conceal illegal imports. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Navtor and AWT partner on ship route planning and decision-making tools E-navigation firm Navtor has signed a contract with maritime weather routing specialist Applied Weather Technology (AWT) for a collaborative service to provide route planning and decision-making tools. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT How to #Getshippingtrending Shipping PR firm Jeanius Consulting picked up Marketme’s #SmartSocial award earlier this year for its innovative use of social media. Managing director, Jean Winfield, discusses the best way for shipping firms to improve their social media strategies… Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Japanese shipowner K-Line agrees to pay $67.7m fine for price fixing Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line) has agreed to pay a $67.7m criminal fine for conspiring to fix prices, allocate customers and rig bids of international ocean shipping services for roll-on and roll-off cargo. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Finland’s Containerships orders two more dual-fuel engine technology ships Finnish cargo company Containerships has ordered two new dual-fuel engine-technology container ships, as part of the company's efforts to be the first shortsea container operator in Europe to run ships on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Alumarine Shipyard to build new waterways passenger boat Alumarine Shipyard has commenced construction of a new waterways passenger boat for the French Communauté de Commune des 2 Vallées. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT RSC Bio Solutions Expands Market Presence in European Union High-performance, readily biodegradable lubricants and cleaners specialist RSC Bio Solutions recently announced the addition of Richard Day as market manager for Europe and the opening of a warehouse facility in Rotterdam, Netherlands, a major expans… Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:59:00 GMT Shipping confidence low as excessive tonnage troubles the industry: report Confidence in the shipping industry has marginally decreased in the last three months as the industry has experienced a surplus in supply over demand. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Cypriot Salamis Filoxenia cruise ship rescues around 350 Syrian migrants Cyprus-based cruise ship Salamis Filoxenia has rescued around 350 migrants from the sea off the coast of the eastern Mediterranean island. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Aker Philadelphia begins work on first tanker for Crowley Maritime Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (APSI) has officially started construction on the first of four product tankers for its joint venture with Crowley Maritime Corporation. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Klüber Lubrication-Protective Lubricants for Marine Vessels and Equipment Klüber Lubrication is a trusted partner of marine operators and has a portfolio of more than 2,500 lubricants, designed to perform in the harsh conditions of the marine environment. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:07:00 GMT Sinopacific to build fall-pipe rock installation vessel for Van Oord Shanghai-based Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group has signed a contract with the Dutch offshore contractor Van Oord to build the E169 fall-pipe rock installation vessel. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Greenhouse gas emissions from global maritime transport 20% lower Global shipping industry’s trade association the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has said that the total Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from global maritime transport are estimated to have been over 20% lower in 2012 than in 2007. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Wärtsilä, MAN Diesel & Turbo partner for Hercules-2 marine engine project Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo have agreed to partner for the new Hercules-2 project, which aims to develop a fuel-flexible marine engine that is optimally adaptive to its operating environment. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT USDOT approves $324.6m Title XI loan to TOTE Shipholdings The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has approved a $324.6m Title XI loan guarantee for TOTE Shipholdings to provide funding for the construction of two container ships. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Aberdeen Harbour in UK uses Siklu’s backhaul for integrated security solution UK's Aberdeen Harbour has selected millimetre wave backhaul provider Siklu's high-capacity backhaul to extend the security solutions coverage in the harbour. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Project ‘Sunset’ Luxury Motor Yacht Sunrise Yachts, a yacht builder based at Antalya, Turkey, launched a new motor yacht of the Sunrise 45m Series, tentatively named Project 'Sunset', in August. The vessel was ordered by an undisclosed North-American yachtsman in July 2013, after the s… Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT