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Blackmon Announces Boat Yard Liquidation

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Thursday, March 1 / 9:00AM / Greenville, MS By order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Mississippi Case No. 09-15836-NPO Greenville, Mississippi. Blackmon Auctions has been in business since 1938 and conducts auctions all over the U.S. Specializing in On-Site auctions of Construction, Marine and Other Industrial Equipment. Blackmun has been been ordered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to liquidate assets of Superior Boats Works, a family owned company in the business of ship building and ship maintenance since the 1970’s. The auction will be at the Superior Boatworks headquarters on the shore and water of Greenville, Mississippi on Thursday, March 1 at 9:00AM   Selling:   1977 Superior Boatworks M/V Capt. Stovall River Type Towboat, 600HP, 60’x20’x5’6” 1974 Apex Corp Steel Construction Dry Dock with a capacity of 1,250 Tons, Twelve Floatation Compartments, with Wing Walls of 16’x5’x100’ and 60’ between wing walls 1981 Superior Boat Works Steel Construction Dry Dock with a capacity of 1,200 Tons, Twelve Floatation Compartments, with Wing Walls of 14’x5’x86’ and 60’ between wing walls 1975 Marine Concrete Structures Dry Dock with a capacity of 1,500 Tons, Nine Separate Watertight Compartments, with Wing Walls of 16’x10’x102’ and 60’4” between wing walls


Kalmar Negotiate Agreement for STS

Kalmar Industries and Lubbers’ Constructiewerkplaats en Machinefabriek Hollandia BV, are negotiating an agreement concerning the production of steel structures for ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. In the proposed partnership, Hollandia will be responsible for the steel fabrication and assembly of Kalmar STS cranes. Kalmar Industries BV, Kalmar’s Dutch subsidiary, will focus on marketing, R&D, project management and servicing of STS cranes.


Germanischer Lloyd Opens Lab in Hamburg

The examination of metallic materials and failure analysis for the sectors of ship operation systems, civil engineering, plant technology and machinery will now also be offered in Hamburg by GLP, the testing laboratory of Germanischer Lloyd. To complement the branches in Mülheim, Herne and Stuttgart, the operating area of materials testing and failure analysis is being expanded into the North German region. The service spectrum of routine materials testing includes destructive and


Shipdock Lands Jack-Up Upgrade Contracts

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Secret weapon’: dedicated on site steel construction and machining facility.   The skyline of the Amsterdam harbours has been visibly altered in the neighbourhood of Shipdock, Amsterdam’s premier ship repair and conversion yard. The company has recently secured four major contracts for the upgrading and maintenance of the jack-up vessels GMS Endurance, GMS Endeavour, Seajack Leviathan and Seajack Zaratan


Siemens Supplies Propulsion for Survey Vessels

Siemens Marine Solutions has received an order from China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) to equip two special deep-sea vessels with propulsion equipment and integrated automation and control systems. The new vessels – one will be used for deepwater seismic research and the other for engineering surveys – will enhance COSL’s working capabilities in waters of up to 3,000 meters in depth. The order is worth about $32.5m


First of 10 Utility Vessels Delivered

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Incat Crowther announced the first deliveries of a 10-boat order for 42m Infield Utility Vessels to Brunei’s PTAS Marine. Developed in conjunction with builder Strategic Marine, the project called upon Incat Crowther’s track record in steel crew boats to meet strict performance criteria. PTAS has been contracted by Brunei Shell Petroleum to build and operate nine vessels to support their offshore platforms for a period of ten years


3.MAJ Implements Tribon System

3.MAJ Shipyard, Croatia, has purchased the Tribon Shipbuilding system for design and production of ships at its shipyard in Rijeka. To increase the yard’s automatization and efficiency, 3.MAJ Shipyard will in the first phase implement the Tribon system to achieve a highly efficient steel construction site. To support a faster interaction between the shipyard’s designers and suppliers in order to reduce man-hours and costs when searching for equipment, 3.MAJ Shipyard has signed up for Tribon


ESAB Acer DX Precisions Cutting Machine

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ESAB Cutting Systems introduces its new Acer DX High Speed Precision Cutting Machine. The Acer DX is designed to provide high-speed, high-precision plasma cutting for any size fabrication shop and features a compact footprint and easy installation. The machine also features ESAB’s m3 precision plasma system that allows the machine to cut and mark with the same plasma torch. Available on Acer DX in 200 or 360 amps


Seaflex Bouyancy Shows Real Utility

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Unique Maritime Group’s marine buoyancy solutions help stricken vessel and world’s largest windfarm; highlights the diverse uses for Seaflex buoyancy systems.   Unique Maritime Group, one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, today announced two key projects, involving buoyancy systems provided by Seaflex Ltd. World’s Largest Offshore Windfarm   


S.Korea Dongkuk Cuts Rebar Prices

According to a Reuters report, South Korea's third-largest steelmaker, Dongkuk Steel Mill, said on Dec. 1 it would cut prices of rebar by 11 percent to bring prices of its construction steel in line with that made by a rival. Its local peer Hyundai Steel said on Nov. 28 it would cut prices of rebar by 11 percent, its second price cut in a month, due to weakening demand from the construction sector and falling prices of raw materials such as scrap metal.


ClassNK Approves Fillet Welding Consumable

Classification society ClassNK announced that it has granted type approval for the new MX-200F welding consumable, developed by Kobe Steel Co., Ltd. (KOBELCO) to improve welding efficiency and coating quality in commercial vessels. Until now


WireCo Acquires Netherlands’ Endenburg

Company will open new crane distribution center WireCo WorldGroup Inc., the world’s leading producer and marketer of specialty steel ropes and high synthetic ropes, announced today that WireCo has acquired the assets of Endenburg B.V., a Netherlands-based company


Damen Fits New SPS Feet to Wind Turbine Vessel

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Damen ARNO Dunkerque, part of the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Group, has given a new set of feet to what they are caling the world’s first purpose-built offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance vessel, the 2003-built MPI Resolution*


DNV Helps Take the Strain on Subsea Lifting SWRs

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Due to a growing focus on safety related to subsea lifting operations, DNV GL informs it has established a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to develop practical methods for reducing the risks and lifetime cost of steel wire ropes for subsea lifting applications, using an integrated systems approach


Steel Industry Presses for an End to Unfair Trade

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Today, United States Steel Corporation President and CEO Mario Longhi joined fellow steel industry executives and Leo Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers, in pressing Congress to maintain America’s economic and national security by halting unfair trade practices and


Report: Drop in U.S. Steel Imports

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that preliminary February steel imports were $2.6 billion (2.9 million metric tons) compared to the preliminary January totals of $2.7 billion (2.9 million metric tons). The January change in steel imports based on metric tonnage reflected an increase


Macro Sensors Gauge Tank Volume Changes

This diagram shows the LVDT level sensor attached to the side of a tank using a flat-hook assembly. The high-permeability core follows the position of the stainless-steel float. The LVDT electronics sense the core position using magnetic induction. Output is a 4 to 20-mA instrumentation current loop corresponding to the position of the core in the LVDT body.

Configured with a float, Macro Sensors HSIR Series LVDT Linear Position Transmitters are serving as level sensors to measure liquid level changes from a few inches to several feet in gauging tank level volumes. In this LVDT level sensor configuration


PMM Dips Into Chemical Ship Management Sector

Principal Maritime Management LLC (PMM) of Southport, Connecticut, a shipping company owned by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC, informs of its new business in the stainless steel chemical shipping sector, through Princimar tankship acquisitions.


Kirby Corp. Order Additional 29 Large Tank Barges

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Kirby Corporation, based in Houston, Texas, the nation's largest domestic tank barge operator, informs it has signed agreements for the construction of 29 additional 30,000 barrel inland tank barges with a total capacity of 830,000 barrels for delivery throughout 2014


New Stainless Steel Chemical Tanker Platform

Principal Maritime Management LLC of Southport, Connecticut, a shipping company owned by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC, has formed a new platform in the stainless steel chemical shipping sector. Additionally, Princimar Chemical Carriers has acquired its initial three stainless steel


UK Submarine Specialist Shipyard Gets £300-million Investment

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Over the next 8 years BAE Systems’ shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness will undergo a transformation, part- funded by the Ministry of Defence, to improve the infrastructure of a site where submarines have been built for over a century. Around 850 contractors will work on the development at its


Peel Ports Pulls Out all the Stops

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Operations team docks crucial bulk steel vessel at Port of Liverpool container terminal in order to overcome weather delays and provide an innovative customer-centric solution, which brings added value to customer supply chain.   Peel Ports are never one to complain about gloomy weather


Standoff Does not Impede Ukraine's Steel and Grain Flow

By Pavel Polityuk and Maytaal Angel, Reuters Steel and grain exports continue to flow from key global supplier Ukraine via Black Sea terminals with ports operating normal schedules, despite concerns raised by the tense political backdrop, officials and traders said on Tuesday.


L-3 SAM Electrical Package for Pipelay Vessel

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L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that it has been awarded a major contract to provide complete electrical packages, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for Ceona Amazon, the 199-meter offshore construction and pipelaying


Star Bulk Charters Two Newbuilds

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Star Bulk charters two fuel efficient newbuilding newcastlemax vessels under 10-year bareboat charters with purchase obligation Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargos, announced that it has entered into agreements with CSSC (Hong


 
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