SPOTD: A Small Elegant Goliath Pulling Beast

Today's Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) features Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller's ASD 3212 Mooring Tugboat. The Damen ASD Tug 2810 is proven in the industry. More than 170 of these compact, powerful tugs are working in ports worldwide. They are known by their captains for their quick acceleration and manoeuvrability and, according to Damen, can work in any climate, no matter how … [Read more...]

Old-Time Tall Ship Sets Sail with Modern-Day Power

  Have you ever dreamed of learning to sail the seven seas aboard an old-time tall ship, complete with wood masts, rope ladders, custom-made sails—and modern-day Cat® engines? Then step aboard Oliver Hazard Perry, which is just about ready to set sail from Newport, Rhode Island. “It’s a traditional-looking vessel from the outside, but inside it’s a modern vessel … [Read more...]

Caterpillar Marine Acquires Key to Big Data – ESRG

Imagine operating a ship while continuously keeping track of 100 different things that were happening aboard your ship. It’s simple data collection, but the amount of data produced can be utterly overwhelming and frankly useless if you don’t know what’s relevant and what isn’t. “Understanding big data and making useful decisions from it is not one of the core competencies of … [Read more...]