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Marine Manufacturers find ... "There’s an APP for that"

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Marine product providers turn to high tech tools to enhance service, information and – yes – their bottom lines. There’s an APP for that. You’ve heard it before and in many contexts. Increasingly, the global waterfront is getting into the act, too. Typically available for iPhones and/or any kind of smart phones, these Apps are perfect for the busy executive. Putting information at your fingertips, when you want it and no matter where you might be; is at the heart of it all. Like New Wave Media, MarineNews magazine’s parent, many companies are harnessing the utility of a well-designed App to deliver clear, concise data. Where Maritime Global News brings the latest news, updated regularly, marine vendors of all kinds are using Apps to deliver the good news about their products. Sherwin-Williams Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings’ SeaGuard, an app that provides users with protective coating recommendations for VLCC/VLBCs, chemical tankers and OSV/PSVs, debuted in October. The app is optimized for both iOS and Android. A first for any coating manufacturer, SeaGuard provides on-the-go coating recommendations from stem to stern. Designed to help port engineers and fleet managers access accurate and up-to-date coatings information via mobile technology, it’s also a convenient alternative to bulky binders stuffed with outdated product data sheets

Brennan Opens Houston Distribution Center

Brennans new distribution center in Houston, Texas (Photo: Brennan Industries, Inc.)

Brennan Industries, Inc., an international supplier of hydraulic fittings and adapters, expanded its distribution capabilities in Texas with the addition of a distribution center in the Houston area. The new distribution center will allow Brennan to better serve its valued customers in the Houston and surrounding areas,” said David M. Carr, president at Brennan Industries. Brennan’s 8,800-square-foot facility, located at located at 525 Garden Oaks Boulevard, Houston

L-3 Taps Whitlow as President of Aviation and Maritime Services Division

L-3 Communications said that Bill Whitlow was named as President of its Aviation and Maritime Services division (AMSD). Whitlow assumes the role previously held by Tom Brennan before his recent retirement from L-3. Prior to his promotion, Whitlow was a Vice President at AMSD. AMSD, based in Marlton, New Jersey, is a recognized industry leader, providing engineering, management, training and technical support services nation-wide

Senate Commerce Committee – Executive Session

The Senate Commerce Committee will meet in Executive Session on April 8, 2004. Among other things, the Committee will consider the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2004 (S. 2279). It will also consider pending Executive Branch nominations, including Deborah Hersman to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); Joseph Brennan and Paul Anderson to be Commissioners (for a new term of 5 years) of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC); Jack McGregor to be a Member of

Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship Master to Retire

Photo courtesy Maine Maritime Academy

Dr. William J. Brennan, president of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), announced that Captain Laurence “Larry” Wade, master of the college’s training ship, will retire in 2011. Brennan’s announcement came at the conclusion of the college’s 5th Annual Celebration of Achievement awards dinner held on the college campus. Wade and his wife, Deanna, were both present at the event. In his announcement

GE Marine Signs Licensing Agreement

Echogen System

GE Marine has signed an agreement with Echogen Power Systems, Akron, Ohio, to be the exclusive provider of Echogen’s heat-to-power system for use on commercial and military marine vessels worldwide.   Echogen’s product enhances GE Marine’s mechanical, hybrid and all-electric propulsion system solutions. Echogen’s system captures the exhaust heat energy that typically vents to atmosphere from gas turbines and/or diesel engines and converts it to useful power

Four U.S. Ships Participate in 2007 Portland Rose Festival

A Portland fireboat greets the guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) with red white and blue water streams as she passes under the Willamette River's Steel Bridge. Vandegrift is one of four U.S. Navy ships visiting Portland for the weeklong 100th Annual Rose Festival celebration. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Thomas Brennan Four U.S. Navy ships will participate in the Fleet Week festivities June 7 - 10 during the 100th annual Portland Rose Festival

Coast Guard and TSA Hold Security Exercise

U.S. Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will facilitate a port security exercise today in Detroit, MI to evaluate preparedness, prevention and the ability to respond to and recover from a terrorist-related incident. The Port Security Training Exercises Program (PortSTEP) is focused on building links within the Area Maritime Security (AMS) Committee. The committee assists the Captain of The Port in writing

CNO's Vision of '1,000-Ship Navy' Tested by CARAT Exercise

A crew member of the Royal Thai Navy Ship HTMS Similan (187) renders a bugle salute to the guided-missile frigate USS Jarrett (FFG 33) as it arrives in port for the Thailand phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a regularly scheduled series of bilateral military training exercises with several Southeast Asia nations designed to enhance interoperability of the respective sea services. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Thomas J. Brennan

Senate Confirms Doyle to Another Term

William P. Doyle

The United States Senate confirmed William P. Doyle to another term in office as a Federal Maritime Commissioner on the evening of March 23, 2015.  The vote was a unanimous 89 in favor, 0 opposed, and 11 senators not voting.   Upon confirmation, Commissioner Doyle said, “I would like to thank President Obama for his confidence in me, and I would also like to thank the U.S. Senate for taking up my nomination today

Sembcorp Marine Swings to Loss in Q3

Photo: Sembcorp Marine

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine Ltd swung to a loss in the third quarter and the rig builder's revenue was hurt by customers deferring rig deliveries amid a protracted downturn in the oil and natural gas market.   The company posted a net loss of S$21.8 million ($15

Webinar to Address the Future of Renewable Lubricants

Hear from industry experts as they shed light on the short- and long-term future of renewable lubricants – from innovation to regulation. Fresh off the launch of its latest environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL), FUTERRA – the first and only commercially available hydrocarbon

Digital Marine Solutions Names Østergaard Executive Chairman

Paul Østergaard (Photo: DMS)

Digital Marine Solutions AS (DMS), the parent company of C-Map, has appointed Paul Østergaard as executive chairman. Together with the DMS board of directors and the C-Map leadership team, Østergaard will develop and implement the company’s strategic plan and lead the company

TorQuest Partners Invests in McKeil Marine

Steve Fletcher (Photo: McKeil)

TorQuest Partners has invested in McKeil Marine, in partnership with existing management and shareholders, the two companies announced. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.   McKeil also announced that Steve Fletcher, President, who has been with McKeil for 17 years

Smith Berger Tow Pins Lead the Way

Smith Berger Marine, Inc. said it has been selected by Edison Chouest Offshore to design and manufacture the Tow Pin Stern Roller units required on its nine new vessels, including five escort tugs and four docking tugs.   Edison Chouest is building the new tugs in order to execute a 10-year

OCEAN Alliance Gains US Approval

File photo: Port of Long Beach

The proposed OCEAN Alliance between several of the world’s largest container shippers has received approval from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), allowing it to become effective Monday, October 24, 2016.   The OCEAN Alliance, comprising COSCO Shipping, CMA CGM

Keppel to deliver third FPSO for Shapoorji Pallonji, Bumi Armada JV

Bumi Armada Courtesy Bumi Armada

Keppel Offshore & Marine's (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) is on track to deliver a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to Armada Madura EPC Limited (Armada Madura), a joint venture between Shapoorji Pallonji Group (Shapoorji

Its Official: HMM to Compete wtih MSC for Long Beach Terminal

Photo:  Long Beach Container Terminal LLC

 As Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Swiss shipping giant  Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC)  are expected to enter the takeover battle for the Long Beach Terminal in California, they will aggressively negotiate its price, reports Business Korea.  

Philippine Navy Orders 2 Frigates from Hyundai Heavy

Image of to-be-built 2,600ton Frigate for the Philippine Navy (Image: HHI)

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has signed a contract to build two 2,600 ton frigates with the Department of National Defense, Republic of the Philippines.   The frigates, scheduled to be delivered from 2020, will be a smaller light combatant and successor to the Incheon class frigate now in

DSME Taps GTT to Equip Maran’s New LNG Carriers

GTT said it has received an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to equip two new LNG carriers scheduled for delivery in 2019.   The vessels will be built at DSME's shipyard in Geoje, Korea, on behalf of Maran Gas Maritime, a Greek management company

C&C Marine and Repair Delivers Double Skin Tank Barge

Photo: TSGI

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) announced the completion of a 200’ x 35’ x 12’ double skin tank barge.    TSGI was contracted by C&C Marine and Repair, LLC to provide contract design services. The barge is the first of a series of double skin tank barges that will

IMO Climate Change Moves on Agenda

 International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) is this week discussing proposals to adopt a mandatory regulation for ships to record and report their fuel consumption.   

Team Navy Sailors Impress at Bathurst

Royal Australian Navy Officers met with Team Navy Mechanic Seaman Dale Tyce-Nelson on the starting Grid at Bathurst on Race Day. Photo:  Royal Australian Navy

 Australian Navy made its mark in the sky and on the ground at this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 supercars race.   Building on the year-round Team Navy technical sailor out-placement program with Prodrive Racing Australia

Sembcorp Marine Posts Q3 Loss

Singaporean rig builder Sembcorp Marine Ltd. posted a loss in the third quarter, hurt by higher financing costs and a fall in orders due to weak oil prices.   The company posted a net loss of S$21.8 million ($15.7 million) for the three months ended Sept

Oil to Water: Impala Tugs Undergo Conversion

Photo: Thordon Bearings

The first four of 15 Impala Terminals Colombia-operated tug/tow boats have been converted from oil to water-lubricated tailshaft bearings.   Impala Zambrano, the first of 15 triple-screw and twin-screw push boats scheduled for oil-to-water conversion

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