Companies

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WESTERN CONTRACTING CORP.

  • Area of Operation : MISSOURI RIVER - SIOUX CITY - KANSAS CITY
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT

WENDY MARINE, LLC

  • Area of Operation : LAKES, BAYS AND SOUNDS; INLAND WATERWAYS OF U. S. A.; MISSISSIPPI RIVER; GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS AND OHIO RIVER
  • Principal Commodity : SUB O & D; GRADE A AND LOWER; LIQUID CARGO AND LUBE OILS

WEST WIND TOWING, LLC

  • Area of Operation : HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL AND SURROUNDING AREAS
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING BULK CARGO, LIQUID / CHEMICAL

WEST MARINE INC.

  • Area of Operation : MOBILE HARBOR WARRIOR - TOMBIGBEE WATERWAY, INTERCOASTAL FLORIDA TO TEXAS
  • Principal Commodity : DRY CARGO

WESTCOTT, J. W. CO., THE

  • Area of Operation : DETROIT RIVER
  • Principal Commodity : MAIL, PACKAGE FREIGHT AND PASSENGERS

Vessels

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INVADER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ARCTIC CHALLENGER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

CROW

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ENSIGN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KLAMATH

  • Type : Other Liquid Cargo Barge Not Elsewhere Included
  • Construction : Steel
New Fuel Regs Drive Scrubber Business

New Fuel Regs Drive Scrubber Business

The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association and its members are preparing to meet higher demand for gas scrubbing systems to bring SOx emissions in line with the targets set by the IMO’s 2020 fuel sulfur content proposals. As previously reported by this correspondent in Maritime Reporter and Engineering News (December 2016 issue, page 24; January 2017 issue, page 28), the IMO has come in for some severe criticism over its proposals to introduce a global marine fuels sulfur content cap of 0.5 percent (mass/mass) by the year 2020.

Marine Coatings Evolve for the Better

Marine Coatings Evolve for the Better

Innovation and new technology continue to shape the marine coatings market. A narrowing field of global coatings manufacturers offer new products while improving existing ones to meet customer demand. Ultimately, customer demand, along with environmental compliance pressures are all driving the marine coatings industry as ship owners, operators and shipyards alike seek better products.   Driving Improvements Customer demands are often related to cost and efficiency.

ABS' Howard Fireman Weighs in on the US Brown Water Sector

ABS' Howard Fireman Weighs in on the US Brown Water Sector

Howard Fireman, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, joined the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in 2013. Fireman is responsible for leveraging the latest advancements in technology to drive the development of innovative products and services that promote safety and improve the delivery of class services in the marine and offshore industries. Since joining ABS, Fireman has also served as President of the ABS Nautical Systems Fleet Management Software product line where he has overseen significant advancements in the software and achieved growth in every sector.

Simulation: Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center

Simulation: Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center

Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center 13200 Old Gentilly Road,  New Orleans, LA 70129 Tel: (504) 671-6620 Email: [email protected] Web: www.dcc.edu/academics/workforce/maritime-fire   Overview   Delgado’s Simulator Suite is comprised of three interactive Full Mission Bridge simulators. Simulators are used for Wheelhouse Proficiency Management classes to provide scenarios on navigating waterways on different types of vessels. Simulators can be programmed to run three vessels at the same time, so that students in all three wheel houses can communicate and interact with each other.

Rolls-Royce Signs MoU to Develop Smart Ships

Rolls-Royce Signs MoU to Develop Smart Ships

Rolls-Royce and the Technology Center for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic partnership to develop smart ship technologies.    The partners will work on world leading research to develop fundamental technologies, such as smart sensing, digital twinning and integrated modelling which are essential to the development of future marine data based solutions. These developments will be applied to technology demonstrators to show how they can be used by specific ship types.

Coalition Urges Congress to Address Asian Carp in the Great Lakes

Coalition Urges Congress to Address Asian Carp in the Great Lakes

A coalition of maritime business and industry organizations sent a letter to key Members of Congress on Friday, March 24 urging funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to further support efforts undertaken by the State of Illinois to slow, stop and reverse the migration of Asian carp, an aquatic invasive species, through cost-effective measures.   In the letter, the UnLock Our Jobs (UOJ) coalition members review the record of success that the GLRI has had in working with the State of Illinois to develop a range of strategies to control Asian carp

Baltic Index Rises on Strong Demand for Larger Vessels

Baltic Index Rises on Strong Demand for Larger Vessels

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, hit a more than two-year high on Monday on higher demand for larger vessels. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize shipping vessels, touched its highest level since November 2014. The index was up 42 points, or 3.39 percent, at 1,282 points. The capesize index gained 138 points, or 5.56 percent, at 2,620 points.

First Citywide Ferry Departs for New York

First Citywide Ferry Departs for New York

The first of 13 new passenger ferries being built by Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. for operator Citywide Ferry by Hornblower has departed the Alabama shipyard en route for its new home in New York.   The ferry H200 departed to the University of Alabama fight song trumpet fanfare from Horizon on Tuesday, March 21 and will travel approximately 1,700 nautical miles to New York City. The second ferry (H201) is scheduled to depart shortly.   Each of the 13 vessels takes about eight months to complete and are scheduled to launch this summer.

ABB to Power and Remotely Monitor LNG FSRU Vessel

ABB to Power and Remotely Monitor LNG FSRU Vessel

ABB will supply the power and electric propulsion system to a new Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) for BW Group, which will also be remotely connected to ABB’s Collaborative Operations Centers.    The equipment onboard will provide data to the shore-side Centers allowing ABB and the vessel owner to take a proactive approach to maintenance throughout the lifetime of the vessel.   “The modern power system must be both efficient and connected,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director of ABB’s marine and ports business.

Singapore Approves Japan Shipping JV

Singapore Approves Japan Shipping JV

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has given the nod to a proposed joint venture between three Japanese shipping lines.   Japan’s big three shipping groups, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK),  announced last year an integration of their container shipping business with the establishment of a joint venture by 1 July 2017 and the commencement of joint servce from 1 April 2018.   Under the JV, the Parties will merge their container liner shipping business, and their container terminal services businesses outside Japan.

Korean Shipyards Cut Costs to Boost Profit

Korean Shipyards Cut Costs to Boost Profit

South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) said that they will strive to boost their profitability via increased orders and continued cost-cutting measures, reports Yonhap.   According to Park Dae-young, president of SHI, the shipyard will continue to work toward efficient management while implementing its self-rescue measures as scheduled. "In order to survive, we will make efforts to secure competitiveness and boost profits," Park said.   HHI also said the company will work to increase its own competitiveness in the global shipbuilding sector.

Songa Bulk Buys Kamsarmax Pair

Songa Bulk Buys Kamsarmax Pair

Songa Bulk has sealed two more bulker acquisitions as its fleet. According to a report in Reuters, the company entered into an agreement to acquire two kamsarmax bulk carriers built in 2008 at tsuneishi japan (82,107 dwt) and 2011 at hyundai samho korea (81,502 dwt).   Vessels have been acquired at an aggregate sum of usd 32.85 million.   The 2011 built vessel will delivered by mid May and the 2008 built vessel within the end of September. The 2011 built vessel has a charter party attached with a duration until end November 2017 at USD 8,075 per day net.