Moran to build HamiltonJet powered ferry for Mackinac Island; USACE awards $17 million contract for Mississippi lock improvements

June 11th 2019
June 11, 2019 — The $4 million state-of-the art vessel will serve Mackinac Island is set to enter service in Summer 2020.

USACE awards $17 million contract for Mississippi lock improvements

The purpose of the tow rail system, which includes traveling mooring bitts, is to assist and speed up the upstream travel of 1,200-foot tows through 600-foot lock chambers.

Helm Connect passes 4,000 vessel milestone

Since its launch in July 2016, more than 1,000 vessels have joined the platform each year, with the 4,000-vessel mark reached earlier this month.

ABB Tekomar XPERT upgraded for fleet-wide use

Following the advice provided by the software can result in significant fuel savings of typically 0.5 to 3 tons of fuel per day, per vessel, according to ABB.
Sovcomflot to roll out VSAT solution from Orange

Russia’s largest shipping company, Sovcomflot, is to equip an advanced maritime VSAT solution from Orange Business Services on eight vessels.
Qatar shipyard carries out 200th LNG carrier drydocking

The milestone drydocking involved the 135,295 cu.m LNG carrier Al Kho, chartered by Qatargas and operated by NYK LNG Shipmanagement.

DTU plans replacement research vessel

DTU Aqua and naval architect firm Knud E. Hansen have now completed a comprehensive design study for a new 65-meter multidisciplinary marine research vessel.