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

Pictured is our own Martime Global News App, which includes daily news from MarineNews and sister publication Maritime Reporter, has more than 10,000 downloads since its inception.

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up-to-date coatings information via mobile technology, it’s also a convenient alternative to bulky binders stuffed with outdated product data sheets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

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

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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

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

Senate Confirms Doyle to Another Term

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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

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

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

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

Danelec Marine Expands in Brazil

Press release - Danelec Marine has announced that it is expanding its presence in Brazil by naming Telnav Telecomuniçacões Navais a Certified Service Center. With nearly 30 years of market experience, Telnav employs a technical staff of 15 engineers and technicians

Becker Marine, Kotug Sign MOU for LNG Hybrid Barge

From left to right: Ard-Jan Kooren (KOTUG), Dirk Lehmann (Becker Marine Systems) and Arjan Stavast (Shell Downstream LNG)

Press release - Becker Marine Systems and KOTUG signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch a LNG Hybrid Barge in the Port of Rotterdam with effect from June 2017. The LNG Hybrid Barge, a floating energy plant, is designed to provide environmentally friendly power for ships in ports

Rolls-Royce to Cut More Staff of Marine Unit

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Britain's Rolls-Royce said it would cut an additional 400 staff from its marine business by the end of next year, its latest move to make the unit more efficient and cope with a fall in orders sparked by lower oil prices. The marine unit, which depends on oil and gas-related customers for about

Wärtsilä Debuts Package for hydropower & industrial plant

Wärtsilä Hydro & Industrial services - Keeping the power flowing

  Wärtsilä Corporation, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, expands into a new market segment, offering a comprehensive package of seals, bearings and associated solutions to hydropower installations and industrial plants

Korean Shipbuilders in Red

Photo: Samsung Heavy Industries

 South Korean shipbuilders are struggling with huge losses stemming from the delivery of low-priced ships and a delay in the construction of offshore facilities such as drill ships.   The shipbuilders' earnings are expected to remain in the doldrums until the first half of 2016

Fiji: Boats Registeration a Must

Photo by Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji

 Under new maritime laws all vessels and boats using Fiji waters have to abide by the rules and regulations under the Marine Transport Decree, reports FBC   Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) will issue with an infringement notice to any vessel or boat that is not registered with

Transatlantic Eastbound Rates Fall

Photo: CMA CGM

 Transatlantic eastbound chemical freight rates dropped slightly this week on a continued lull in the spot market, ICIS reports  brokers as saying. It was the second drop in as many weeks.   The latest SSY Base Oil Shipping Report noted that eastbound rates “took a tumble

KEP Marine Releases Video Recording Products


  KEP Marine releases today the innovative network video recording system and new HD cameras. The plug-and-play KVNR-8001 network video recording system is simple to install with easy to use commands and remote operating capability. Offering high definition footage recorded at 30 frames

Vehicle Aboard Charleviox Ferry Catches Fire

A vehicle burns aboard the passenger vessel Charlevoix, a 50-foot, four-car cable ferry, while the vessel is moored in Ironton, Michigan, on Lake Charlevoix Oct. 2, 2015.

  The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Charlevoix and Boyne City, Michigan, Fire Department responded to a fire aboard a Charlevoix ferry Friday afternoon on Lake Charlevoix. All passengers and crew were safely escorted off the vessel with no reported injuries.

MN 100: FloScan Instruments, Inc.

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The Company: FloScan is a Seattle-based corporation that designs and manufactures its products in the United States. With worldwide sales at an all-time high, FloScan Fuel Monitoring Systems are in use on a wide range of diesel powered commercial vessels on every continent including ocean-going

Marine Sanitary Devices: Size Matters

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When it comes to marine sewage, it pays to measure. It turns out that the physical size of the equipment itself is not your only worry. Marine Sanitation Devices: (perhaps) the three dirtiest words in the nautical lexicon. Nevertheless, Marine Sanitary Devices – or MSD’s

IHC Services Secures Dredger Repair Contract

HUTA 14 self-propelled cutter suction dredger at work (Photo: Royal IHC)

IHC Services, a subsidiary of Dutch shipbuilder and repairer Royal IHC, informs it has secured an order for a renovation project for a dredging vessel owned by Huta Marine Works Ltd in Saudi Arabia.   The contract calls for work on the HUTA 14 self-propelled cutter suction dredger (SPCSD)

MARAD to Fund Study on LNG Conversions

Midnight Sun will be converted to dual fuel LNG propulsion starting in December 2015 (Photo: TOTE)

MARAD provides funding to further study LNG as marine fuel for containerships The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced it has entered a $900,000 cooperative agreement with Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc. (TOTE) to study the costs and benefits of converting vessel to liquefied natural

Tuco Debuts New Dive and ROV Support Boats

Image: Tuco Marine

Denmark’s Tuco Marine has revealed its new dive support and ROV Support boat designs. The two new vessels complement the designer’s range of ProZero workboats and daughter crafts and are dedicated the dive and ROV markets.   

Willard to Build 3 Survey Ships for NOAA

Image: Willard Marine

NOAA awards shipbuilding contract to Willard Marine for the construction of three aluminum survey vessels   Willard Marine informs it was awarded a contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with three aluminum hydrographic survey launch ships (HSLs).

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