The Panama Canal Expansion Program has made a significant stride forward as it reached 3 million cubic meters of concrete poured in the construction of the new lock complexes for the Expansion Program.
Archives for September 2013
A New Design for Propulsion Control The new Wärtsilä Propulsion Control System is a comprehensive system of levers and touch-screen interfaces, designed to suit all the possible propulsion configurations of a modern ship.
For all sizes of large, fast, container ships of from around 3000 to more than 10,000 TEU capacity, at service speeds of around 25 knots, the Wärtsilä RT-flex96C and RTA96C low-speed engines provide a comprehensive engine programme.
Collisions due to The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea not being followed, or due to the rules therein being incorrect applied, are a cause of many claims.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won the prestigious “red dot award” 2013 for product design in recognition of its innovative Azimuth lever that steers giant ships with decimeter accuracy.
The World Maritime Day 2013 theme has been chosen in order to focus IMO’s efforts during 2013 on carrying out the commitments made at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as Rio+20, held in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Danish Maritime Authority published a report elucidating which administrative tasks are perceived as burdens by seafarers and Danish shipowners. The report is part of the Growth Plan for the Blue Denmark and highlights a desire to reduce the amount of paperwork.
Perdido is the world’s deepest offshore oil drilling and production platform. Moored in 2,450 meters (8,000 feet) of water in the Gulf of Mexico, it opened up a new frontier in deep-water oil and gas production.
Video of the first Triple-E, the Maersk McKinney Møller, making its maiden call at Gdansk, Poland.