The Panama Canal Expansion is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity.
Archives for October 2014
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce 10 of its vessels’ bulbous bows are to be retrofitted in order to continue improving its fleet’s energy efficiency and reducing its environmental footprint.
Over the last two years, engineers at the GE unit developed a new software system that can do the same job in just one hour and fits on a laptop. It can even predict operational costs.
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the company’s 10th amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26). Watch the launching in this cool video.
Seven Indian Seafarers who have been held hostage since their ship, the MV Asphalt Venture, was hijacked in the Somali Basin on 28 September 2010 have been released by Somali Pirates and are safe in Kenya.
In the chess match that has global powers looking for new ways to move goods around the world, the Mary Maersk and nine other sister ships are the biggest pieces. Checkout the video of the biggest container ship in the world.
The Coast Guard Cutter Taney shines in all its glory in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as “the last survivor of Pearl Harbor,” but it has a darker story to tell – the ship may still carry souls aboard.
Dutch companies will soon be the first in the world to be able to sign for goods via mobile phone. At the initiative of EVO, TLN and NBB, Beurtvaartadres is currently developing the first reliable standardised digital bill of lading: TransFollow.
Leading classification society has completed the EEDI appraisal of Harvest Frost, the world’s first post-panamax bulk carrier fitted with the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS).
Maersk Interceptor, the world’s largest jack-up rig, is the second in a series of four ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs. With a leg length of 206.8 m the rig is designed for year round operation in the North Sea, in water depths up to 150 m. Checkout photos and video of the rig inside the article.