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TMPS Appointed US Agent for ABC Diesel Engines

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, (TMPS) appointed agent by Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) Diesel Engines. TMPS has locations in Seattle, Washington and Tampa, Florida, and services most makes and types of diesel engines, including medium-speed and slow-speed engines for the marine industry and for diesel power plants.  TMPS is one of the world's few service facilities that offer this range of experience. Anglo Belgian Corporation has been manufacturing diesel engines since 1912 and is headquartered in Gent, Belgium.  The company has a century of engine-building expertise, founded in 1912 by a group of Belgian entrepreneurs soon after building the first licensed Rudolf Diesel engine.  ABC has the reputation of building robust and simple engines, with low fuel and lubricating oil consumption, long lifetime, low maintenance cost and easy accessibility. "We are very excited about our new partnership with ABC," stated Shane Roeser , President of TMPS.  "For close to three decades TMPS has represented various diesel engines lines, and has a strong customer base to showcases the features and benefits the ABC line has to offer."   "ABC is proud to be working with TMPS. This partnership provides our current and future ABC clients a 'one call does it all' feature," stated Jean-Christophe Van Acker , Sales Director of ABC


ABC: Powering Up for the Next 100 Years

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Belgian power maker celebrates 100-year anniversary and jumps into a higher power class with a new diesel engine On the occasion of its centenary, a new engine type, the DL36, has being launched to meet the future emission directives of 2016. The new range combines a small environmental footprint with the ability to deliver more than 10,000 kW. ABC’s power range will thus more than double, opening up new markets and segments


Kissee Joins TMPS Leadership Team

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. (TMPS) announced that Chuck Kissee has joined its leadership team as the Director of Business Development to support Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) diesel engine sales. "TMPS is excited to have Chuck leading our expansion in our diesel engine sales division," stated Shane Roeser, TMPS President. “Chuck has years of strategic partnerships and experience selling diesel engines


Passenger Missing after Indonesian Ferry Sinking

All but one person on an Indonesian ferry that sank in eastern Indonesian waters are safe, ABC Online reported. The ferry had 66 people onboard- 60 passengers and six crewmembers. The Indonesian navy had dispatched one ship and an airplane to search for the boat, which ran into problems near Roti Island, 1,900 kilometers east of the capital Jakarta. It is often difficult to determine how many passengers are aboard Indonesian ferries


P&O To Float Bulk Carrier Unit For $190M

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. (P&O) expects its Associated Bulk Carriers unit to carry a price tag of around $190 million when it floats on the Oslo Stock Exchange in July. Shares in ABC, one of the world's largest independently owned operators of Capesize bulk carriers, will be priced at between 40 and 65 Norwegian crowns, according to the prospectus for the issue. Peter Smith, P&O director of corporate affairs


P&O Plans Associated Bulk Carriers IPO

An initial public offering of Associated Bulk Carriers on the Oslo stock exchange is expected to take place later this year, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. officials said. P&O said it bought the 50 percent shareholding of joint venture partners Shougang Holding (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Shougang Concord International Enterprises Company Ltd. for a nominal sum, and would hold 100 percent of ABC until the IPO, when it will sell the majority of its holding.


P&O To Delay ABS Stock Floatation

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. is indefinitely postponing the planned flotation of its Associated Bulk Carriers (ABC) unit because of stock market conditions. Shares in the business would have been listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in an initial public offering next month, valuing it at around $187.9 million. But the group said in a statement it had decided not to go ahead with the flotation for the time being, because of market conditions in Oslo.


Nigeria Navy Takes Gloves Off Against Pirates

The pirates engaged the navy in a gun battle late Sunday off the coast of Calabar in Nigerian and Cameroonian waters, according to ABC News/AP citing Delta state navy spokesman Lt. Delightsome Yohana. Nigeria's navy fired back, killing the six pirates, and wounding one other who is in custody. The operation is the latest in a string of victories for the Nigerian navy that has ramped up its presence offshore and bolstered it with support from its air forces


Australian Government Discusses Kimberley LNG Project

The Western Australian Government has clarified its stance on liquefied natural gas (LNG) developments in the Kimberley, saying they would be beneficial to the region, ABC reported. State Resources Minister Eric Ripper was commenting on a national media campaign challenging the developments by the Broome-based lobby group Cultural Heritage Environmental Advocacy for the Kimberley (CHEAK) this week. The group believes the Kimberley should be preserved as one of the world's last wilderness


Modern-day Piracy Threatens Cruises

The Carnival-owned cruise liner Seabourn Spirit recently fended off a pirate attack along Africa's eastern coast, with one person sustaining injuries. The attempt to hijack a cruise ship highlights the pirates' growing audacity — wielding rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns, says a recent ABC News report. Since March, 29 attacks have occurred off the coast of Somalia. Although this was the first attack on a cruise ship in more than a decade


LR to Class Unique Energy Efficient Ferry

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Large ferry to trade between the Dutch islands of Texel and Den Helder will have an advanced energy management system – operating principally on gas but also with batteries, solar auxiliary power and the capability to run solely on diesel.


Marine News July Editor's Note

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I couldn’t possibly kick off this edition of MarineNews without first acknowledging – and applauding – the passage of the long-awaited, much needed Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Signed into law by the President on June 10th


The Rise of Primary and Secondary Maritime Schools

Maritime Academy offers the only elective class in small engine repair which is unique to public school education in Philadelphia (Photo courtesy Maritime Charter High School in Philadelphia).

Education for the next generation, employment for life. A new source of talent emerges for maritime stakeholders everywhere. Primary and secondary maritime schools are sprouting up across the country, inspiring K-12 students to learn about the exciting, yet sometimes obscured domestic waterfront


U.S. EPA Chief: Carbon Rules To Lower Consumer Bills

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  Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy said on Thursday that newly proposed rules to slash carbon emissions from U.S. power plants will cut electricity bills after 2030 by forcing power plants to become more efficient.


Streamlined Service for the Offshore Sector

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In a business where time is money, Signal Ship Repair’s niche ‘high blocking’ repair methods have significantly reduced repair times and increased shipyard efficiencies. If Signal Ship Repair’s (SSR) primary business can generically be described simply as ship repair and


The ABCs of EALs for the EPA’s VGP

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How Ester-Based Oils Handle Hydrolysis to Remain the Top EAL for VGP When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the new Vessel General Permit (VGP) in December 2013, lubricant and fluid manufacturers were prepared to give vessel owners a number of environmentally acceptable lubricants


Ukraine Gives Rebels Deadline To Disarm Or Face Military Operation

 Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm    or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with    Moscow.  


Four Holland America Ships to Sail SA Cruise Season

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From fall 2014 through spring 2015, Holland America Line will offer South America deployment with four ships positioned in the region. The line's ms Statendam, ms Maasdam, ms Prinsendam and ms Zaandam will sail 20 voyages around the continent ranging in length from 14-68 days.


“Rosie the Riveters” Meet with VP Biden

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Six of the original "Rosie the Riveters" who worked in Kaiser Shipyard during World War II gained a little more recognition Monday after being welcomed to the White House by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. ABC reported that Phyllis Gould, one of the original riveters


Repowering With a Purpose

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Belgium Diesel Engine Manufacturer Provides Main Engine for Alaska Fishing Vessel. When the owners of the fishing pollock trawler, Great Pacific decided they needed to purchase a new main engine to replace their MAN B&W Alpha 10V23L-VO they took a hard look at all the engine manufacturers


Greenpeace Posts Bail for Nine of the Arctic 30

Greenpeace International said it has already posted bail for nine of the Arctic 30, but does not expect them to be released before the weekend. Lawyers say they are making bail payments - set at 2 million rubles (€45,000) for each detainee - as quickly as they can.


Fire Protection for LNG-fueled Ships

  Steve Pelletier, business development manager, Tyco Marine Services, is a former member of the United States Coast Guard, Steve holds associate degrees in science and electronics engineering. He has worked in the fire protection industry since 1996.

There are roughly 30 liquified natural gas (LNG)-powered marine vessels currently active in today’s global seas, with some estimates showing approximately 30 new builds expected by 2014. With new commitments and orders for LNG-powered ships taking place every month


LNG: Now Powering Vessels – and New Safety Regulations

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New Hazards, New Regulatory Concerns and New Solutions. According to global classification society DNV, as much as 50 percent of the world’s maritime fleet could be duel fuel-powered, as early as 2020. The lure of LNG is understandable – cleaner burning fuels


Full Speed Ahead with Gas

The GREENSTREAM’s front-positioned wheelhouse is unusual for an inland ship.

Dutch-based Peters Shipyards introduces revolutionary Inland Shipping concept. Planned, developed and built by Dutch Peters Shipyards, located in Kampen, a unique inland tanker is now the world’s first river vessel driven by combustion engines consuming purely natural gas


The ABCs and 123s of the EPA’s VGP

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If you are following along and keeping a scorecard, then pay attention. Summer School is officially in session. The first iteration of the Vessel General Permit (VGP) expires on December 19, 2013. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a replacement VGP permit under its authority






 
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