Vizada launches new maritime VSAT service

Vizada, the leading independent satellite communications provider, today launches its proprietary VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) fixed satellite communications service, the latest addition to its maritime broadband portfolio.

STX Order Hamworthy Technology

Hamworthy Serck Como has secured a new order for its Multi Stage Flash (MSF) Evaporators, the technology regularly specified by leading cruise ship owners as the means of producing fresh water from seawater to meet World Health Organization (WHO) potable water standards.

MHI to License MET Turbocharger

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Doosan of Korea have signed an agreement under which MHI will license manufacturing and marketing of its MET Turbocharger, a supercharger for marine diesel engines, to the Korean firm. By establishing a collaborative relationship with Doosan Engine, MHI aims for further penetration of the MET Turbocharger in Korea, the world leader in diesel engine production.

Foss Tug Even Greener

LONG BEACH, CA, October 26, 2010 — Technology that powers Foss Maritime’s hybrid tug is performing even better than originally hoped, bringing cleaner air to southern California communities and the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. That’s a finding of Evaluating Emission Benefits of a Hybrid Tug Boat(http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/harborcraft.htm), a new report released today by…

Ivy Express attains a MLC Certificate

TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that a product chemical tanker Ivy Express managed by our group ship management company MOL Tankship Management (Europe) Ltd.received a certificate of the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) which is expected to come into force in the near future. The Ivy Express is the world’s first…

Ulstein Power & Control Launches Modular Consoles

To facilitate easier and more cost-effective installation of bridge and machine room consoles, Ulstein Power & Control (UPC) has developed a modular console system which can be transported safely through existing doorways at any phase of the build process.

DNV Forum: “Tougher Regulations Ahead”

“The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is widely expected to lead to tougher regulations with consequences for the whole offshore industry,” says Andreas Sohmen-Pao, CEO of the BW Group, one of the world’s leading maritime groups, to DNV Forum. He adds that new requirements, if based on thoughtful regulation, can bring the industry forward and generate business opportunities for progressive companies.