A full-scale Voith Schneider Propeller as well as a full-scale Voith Inline Thruster catch the visitorâ€™s eye. In addition to the new SteamTrac waste heat recovery system, Voith presents functional models of a new control stand and of the Voith Radial Propeller.
The International Maritime Pilotsâ€™ Association (IMPA) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have joined forces to update a brochure aimed at shipping companies and seafarers, reminding them of the vital need to ensure that ladders used for pilot transfers are safe and always rigged correctly.
Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corporation
company, recently began designing a new vessel, theEric M. McAllister, a
5,150 horsepower, twin Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugboat, for
WĂ¤rtsilĂ¤, the marine industryâ€™s leading solutions and
services provider, is to supply the main engines for two environmentally
sustainable tugs being built for CNOOC Energy Technology & Services
Limited (CETS), a subsidiary of the state-owned China National Offshore
Oil Corp. (CNOOC).
Cruise lines scrambled this past weekend to deal with a strike by 42 port pilots in Oslo, Norway. The labor action by state employees caused multiple cruise ships to bypass Oslo. Lines adapted itineraries, sailed to alternative ports and some operated motorcoach excursions to Oslo.