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SapuraKencana Bags Contracts of RM 1.34 bln

awarded a contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries for the provision of offshore installation work of BNCPP-B jacket, foundation piles and bridge structure between BNCPP-B to BNG-B. The work location is in East Malaysia and the contract is scheduled to commence in Q1 2017. Award of Provision of Transportation and Installation of Pipeline, Substructure and Topside for Bunga Pakma Development Project by Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited SKTLO has been awarded a contract by Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited (formerly known as Talisman Malaysia Limited) for the provision of transportation and

Port of Pittsburgh Seeks New Technology Partners

The Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) is building an innovative wireless broadband network along the rivers in Pittsburgh and is seeking partners to explore new applications for transportation, safety, security and environmental monitoring, according to James R. McCarville, Executive Director of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission. The project, called Wireless Waterways, consists of both the Network System Infrastructure (NSI), which will be scalable and expandable, and an Interoperability Test Bed (ITB). The project has been under construction for nearly a year by the PPC’s contractor, CONXX

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SoCal Tech Focus: Energy Sales

Bourdon, CEO for the value-added battery specialist firm. “We’ve demonstrated a remarkable cost/performance breakthrough with the PTBS and it played out in all of our testing with UW.”  Because the PTBS uses alkaline cells, he pointed out, the new systems do not require UN transportation testing or certification. “Just one illustration of cost savings.”   The PTBS is designed for untethered applications with long deployments such as data loggers, Sonde devices and bottom pressure recorders like those used on DART II Tsunami detection and warning systems. It

The value of imports at major U.S. shipping ports for the year 2014. (Image: Esri)

A Location Strategy for Funding Port Infrastructure

that ports are contributing funds disproportionately generally results in discussions of how to best attain full usage of money by more equitable distribution. This is an American Association of Port Authorities talking point, and it is a positive step toward addressing the myriad needs of our marine transportation system beyond mere channel dredging. Harbor berths, for example, need to be deep enough for the water level at every stage of the tidal cycle to accommodate the loading of ships. However, if ports and their stakeholders continue to look at these issues only from a local or regional context, they

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Statewide Underwater Bridge Inspections by Fenstermaker

Fenstermaker's Underwater Acoustic specialists collaborate with the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development to use advanced technologies and progressive methods in addressing America's failing infrastructure with a pioneer statewide underwater bridge inspection project. Summer is in full swing, but the grades posted in the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) are downright chilling. With a cumulative GPA of D+, the assessment of our transportation systems indicates that our country’s infrastructure is alarmingly

Crowley Video Explains LNG Benefits to Caribbean Industry

considering the switch to LNG? Crowley entered into the LNG market earlier this year with the acquisition of Carib Energy LLC. Florida-based Carib Energy, founded in 2011, was the first company to receive a small scale, 25-year, LNG export license from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for LNG transportation from the U.S. into Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries. While Crowley’s overall strategic focus on the LNG market spans several of its diversified business lines and leverages its storied history and success in the marine, project management, energy and transportation fields, Carib

Enterprise Products to Join Citi Midstream Conference

Partners L.P. is one of the largest publicly traded partnerships and a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Their services include: natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage; NGL transportation, fractionation and storage; LPG import and export terminals; crude oil and refined products transportation, storage and terminals; offshore production platforms; petrochemical transportation and services; and a marine transportation business that operates primarily

The submarine cargo transportation system is designed to transport LNG beneath the Arctic Ocean's ice cap and elsewhere. It only has to be submerged deep enough to avoid striking the ice above. Since the sea ice cap is not that thick the sub only has to be strong enough to withstand relatively low depth pressure. (Image: Novan Research)

Subsea Commerce in the Arctic Ocean

across the Arctic Ocean would require less power and fuel could provide a greater economic advantage than larger more powerful surface ships.   There is a beautiful, relatively warm ocean just under the thin ice cap that covers the Arctic Ocean that could be used for many types commercial transportation possibilities. Transporting petroleum products such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) would be ideal for this type of shipping

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Torgersen Joins Phoenix International

in Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental (QHSE) and regulatory affairs and is a retired Master Mariner (Unlimited Tonnage, Oceans). He is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans with a Master of Quality Management (MQM) and holds a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Marine Transportation Management from the State University of New York. Additionally, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve and has been a speaker/lecturer at numerous industry conferences

The Appomattox semi-submersible offshore platform hull will be transported from South Korea to Ingleside, Texas

Shell, COSCO Ink Appomattox Platform Transportation Deal

; Company    Limited    (COSCOL)    signed    a contract with  Shell    Offshore    Inc.    on    6    July    2015,    for the transportation    of the Appomattox    semi-submersible offshore platform    hull    from    South    Korea    to Ingleside,    Texas. This    contract    was 

TechnipFMC Wins Murphy Sabah Contract

 TechnipFMC said it has been awarded a subsea contract by Murphy Sabah Oil for the Phase 1A Block H Gas Development Project. The project is located in offshore Sabah, Malaysia, at a water depth of approximately 1,300 meters. The contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the umbilicals, risers and flowlines as well as the transportation and installation of subsea hardware and controls.  

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

MARAD Kicks-Off First National Maritime Strategy Symposium

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today welcomed industry stakeholders to the first-ever National Maritime Strategy Symposium, a three-day conference aimed at supporting the growth of the U.S. maritime industry and ensuring the availability of U.S.-flag vessels for our nation’s economic and national security.  “More than 75 percent of all U.S trade is transported by water, making maritime trade a critical part of our country’s economy,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “We must strengthen America’s

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Cubility Launches CubeLink

Cubility AS, a provider of solids control solutions, has launched CubeLink, a new technology that aims to dramatically improve the transportation of drilling waste.   Based on an existing technology utilized in food processing and commercialized by Cubility and Ellegaard Components A/S with support from Statoil, CubeLink safely and cost-effectively transports drilling waste directly from shale shakers or Cubility’s own MudCube solids control system to a storage unit or final processing unit on a drilling rig.    The system is targeted at onshore and offshore drilling contractors

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China Plans First Lab on Ocean Oil Spill Cleaning

of lack of such a lab, the report said.   The laboratory is planned in northern port city of Tianjin, off the Bohai Bay, with an initial investment 400 million yuan ($63 million). The investment will go to research projects on oceanic ecological protection and safety issues for sea-borne transportation.   To date, only the United States and France have laboratories capable of undertaking tests and inspections required in treating ocean oil spills, the report said.   The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi collided with a dry cargo vessel early this month about 160 nautical miles off China's

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InterMoor Upgrades its Port Açu Facility in Brazil

base, InterMoor supports a range of customer requirements, including mooring services, equipment storage and maintenance, as well as vessel docking, supply, loading and offloading.   “The new testing equipment enables us to widen our offering to our customers in the oil and gas and cargo transportation industries. We are now delivering a new set of integrity services including inspection, nondestructive tests, repair and maintenance for all types of mooring components and cargo handling,” said Cleiver Moulin, managing director, InterMoor do Brasil. “There currently are 43 floating

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Fischer Connectors Launches MiniMax Series with AWG24

connectors, with reduced weight and sizecombined with optimal usability and performance. MiniMax is also a solution to wearable (handheld, body-worn) and mobile equipment challenges, and it provides more functionality in smaller devices, loweringthe total cost of ownership.”Enhanced storage and transportation of dataThe popular Fischer Rugged Flash Drive – an extremely tough memory stick specially designed for storage and transportation of sensitive data in harsh environments – also offers improved performance with the new MiniMax USB 3.0 connector interface as standard. With nine contacts

Space-X founder Elon Musk proposed the hyperloop in 2013 (Photo from Musk's Twitter profile)

"Hyperloop" Development Underway: Forbes

The next phase of transportation technology, which could eventually replace the entire shipping industry, is under development, Forbes reported today. In a 3,500 word feature that will appear in the March 2nd issue, Forbes staff writer Bruce Upbin examines two companies that are racing to design and test a "Hyperloop," an 800 mph vacuum tube transport system concept proposed in a 2013 white paper by Tesla and Space-X founder Elon Musk. "It’s hard to overstate how early this all is," writes Upbin. "Yet it’s equally hard to overstate how dramatically the hyperloop

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