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Former Navsea Commander Joins G&C Board

Gibbs & Cox said that Vice Admiral Paul Sullivan, USN (Retired) has been unanimously elected to the firm's Board of Directors. The Board believes his extensive naval command, marine engineering and government services experience will prove invaluable toward Gibbs & Cox's goal of expanding its role as a maritime thought leader, meeting the increasingly complex demands in naval architecture, ship design, systems integration and program management. "Vice Admiral Sullivan's presence on our board is a continuation of our strategy to help the US Navy meet pressing defense priorities with solutions that balance capability and cost," said Gibbs & Cox CEO Rick Biben. "Vice Admiral Sullivan is uniquely qualified to help us usher in a new era of growth focused on our engineering and design services for our Navy and industry partners-we are excited and feel very fortunate to have him aboard.  We have invested a great deal in new and forward looking concepts for our customers, Vice Admiral Sullivan's ideas and insights will further assist in this investment arena." Sullivan had extensive operational, naval engineering and design, and command experience before his promotion in July 2005 to Vice Admiral and 41st Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Prior to that, he served as the NAVSEA's Deputy Ship Design Manager for the SEA WOLF attack submarine and as NAVSEA's Deputy Commander (Chief Engineer) for Ship Design


Capuco is Chief Naval Architect of Gibbs & Cox

Benedict Capuco, Vice President, Platform Solutins Group at Gibbs & Cox.

  Gibbs & Cox, Inc., an independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, announced the appointment of Mr. Benedict P. Capuco as Chief Naval Architect.  In this role, Capuco will provide corporate leadership to the company's naval architecture and marine engineering capabilities and solutions across the Gibbs & Cox global portfolio. Prior to this appointment, Capuco served as Vice President and Group Manager of the Platform Solutions Group of Gibbs & Cox


LCS 1 Leaves Marinette

The trip from Marinette to will be the first leg in the ship’s transit to , where the ship will undergo fleet testing and evaluation. Last month, the Navy officially accepted delivery of Freedom from the Lockheed Martin/Marinette Marine/Gibbs and Cox team. Prior to delivery, the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) conducted Acceptance Trials aboard LCS 1 Aug. 17-21. INSURV recommended that the Chief of Naval Operations authorize delivery of the ship.


AAPA Commends House for WRRDA Bill

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The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)  lauded leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, leaders of its Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for their efforts in advancing H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).  The House passed the legislation by a vote of 417 to 3. “AAPA commends T & I Committee Chairman (Bill) Shuster (R-PA)


Insights with Gibbs & Cox President, Rick Biben

Rick Biben, Chief Executive and President of Gibbs and Cox, Inc.

By Raina Clark, from the December 2010 edition of MarineNews MarineNews spoke with Rick Biben, Chief Executive and President of Gibbs and Cox, Inc., about his background in the industry, the state of the naval design market, how his company is investing for the future and technological and design advancements in the field. What is your background in the industry? After college (Bryant University, 1972, BS Management) I went into the U.S


SS United States: When Washington Got Things Done

Susan Gibbs With Dedication Plaque

Susan Gibbs is the Executive Director of the SS United States Conservancy and granddaughter of William Francis Gibbs, designer of America’s Flagship. Here Ms. Gibbs shares her opinions on the intersection of U.S. politics and America’s historical flagship, SS United States, while addressing the American condition, past and future. With the government shutdown having sent Washington into a tailspin, validating Americans’ disdain for beltway politics


Fort Worth (LCS 3) Completes Sea Trials

USS Fort Worth

Nation's Third Littoral Combat Ship Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials.   The nation's third Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), successfully completed its U.S. Navy acceptance trials and will be delivered to the Navy this summer.   Fort Worth is the second surface combatant designed and built by a Lockheed Martin-led industry team. The trials, conducted in Lake Michigan from April 30 to May 4


AWO Hails House WRRDA Passage

Tom Allegretti, AWO President & CEO

The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, praised yesterday’s bipartisan passage of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform Development Act, as a clear commitment to improving the nation’s ports and waterways and recognition of the tremendous value of our water transportation network. “The overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle is an example of what our democracy was meant to do


Navy to Base First LCS in San Diego

The U.S. Navy announced Dec. 2 that USS Freedom (LCS 1), the first littoral combat ship of the LCS 1 class, will be homeported at Naval Station San Diego, Calif. Freedom is expected to be delivered to the Navy in December 2006 and arrive in San Diego in early 2007. Freedom-class ships are designed to counter challenging shallow-water threats in coastal regions, specifically mines, diesel submarines and fast surface craft


US Navy's Third Littoral Combat Ship Commissioned for Service

USS Fort Worth Commissioning: Photo credit Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin-led team's second Littoral Combat Ship, 'USS Fort Worth' (LCS 3) commissioned by U.S. Navy in Galveston, Texas. USS Fort Worth, the second of the Freedom-variant in the LCS class, successfully passed Acceptance Trials in May and was delivered to the U.S. Navy in June, two months ahead of schedule. "Today's global security challenges demand new and improved solutions, and the Littoral Combat Ship represents the innovation that is needed to respond to this dynamic


McDonald's Japan Rations Fries as U.S. Port Labor Dispute Continues

McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd has embarked on the emergency measure of only offering small-sized french fries to customers as a protracted labour dispute at U.S. West Coast ports has contributed to long delays in imports. The fast-food chain said it was importing more than 1


Keenan Named VP at Gibbs & Cox

Gibbs & Cox, Inc., an independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, announced the appointment of Patrick J. Keenan as Vice President, Platform Solutions Group. In this role, Keenan will have responsibility for leadership and management of the company's government and commercial


USS Detroit to Be Christened, Launched Oct. 18

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The launch and christening ceremony of LCS 7 (the future USS Detroit) will take place Saturday morning, Oct. 18, at the Marinette Marine Corporation shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin, where the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ships are built.


Industry Professionals to Speak at ShipConstructor Conference

The speakers representing various companies at next week's SSI Americas ShipConstructor User Conference, October 7-9, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama, demonstrate SSI's philosophy of creating software solutions for the shipbuilding industry that integrate with best of breed applications, the company said


Ship Design and Construction Software Solutions

Illustration of some shipbuilding methods in England, 1858.  Credit: From Charles Knight’s Pictorial Gallery of Arts, England, 1858. Shipbuilding illustrated.

Tech morphs design loft into loftier designs; Earlier decision making, modularity cut time and labor costs From the design loft to loftier designs and better-built ships, software has changed the face, and build, of nautical vessels. The far-reaching impact of ship design and construction


SS United States Supporters Push for NY Return

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The 'SS United States' - America's Flagship - is making her final push to return home to New York with a DAY OF ACTION on Thursday, 4, September in Manhattan that will also feature an announcement by a developer interested in re-purposing the historic ship into a major waterfront destination


Congress Gets It Done with WRRDA

Michael J. Toohey, President and CEO, Waterways Council, Inc.

On May 22, the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, containing major recommendations of the Capital Development Plan (CDP), was passed by a vote 91-7 in the Senate.  As MarineNews was going to press, President Obama finally signed the bill into law


Waterways Council, Inc. Welcomes WRRDA Passage

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Urges President’s Signature into Law. Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) today celebrated the passage of the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, containing major recommendations of the Capital Development Plan (CDP*).  WCI urges the President to sign the bill into law


AWO Praises Final WRRDA Agreement

Tom Allegretti, AWO President & CEO

AWO President & CEO Tom Allegretti issued a statement on behalf of U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge operators praising House and Senate leaders for their work in forging “critically needed” waterways infrastructure legislation and urged Congress to quickly pass the Water Resources


WRRDA Conference Report Released

The Conference Report to H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), was filed in the U.S. House of Representatives today, introduced in the House by Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Committee Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-W.Va


Padbury Shares Dive as Aussie Port Deal Scrapped

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Shares in Australia's Padbury Mining Ltd plunged as trading in the stock resumed after its plans for a deal to build a $6.5 billion iron ore port and rail network collapsed within a month of being announced. Padbury, a small explorer, surprised markets on April 11 when it said it had lined up


China Merchants, Hastings, Lease Australian Coal Port

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Hastings Funds Management and China Merchants Group have won a state government auction for a 98-year lease on Australia's Port of Newcastle, the world's biggest coal export terminal, paying a higher-than-expected A$1.75 billion ($1.6 billion).


SS United States: Leading Lady to Damsel in Distress

This is now ... United States seen from S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.

Once queen of the express liners, and the fastest, safest and biggest passenger liner in history, the SS United States today quietly awaits rescue from a pending cruise to the scrapyard.  The Big Ship the Big U, the one that didn’t sink. The S.S


Something Old, Something New ...

Greg Trauthwein

I must admit that exploring the historical nature of our business is one of my favorite endeavors, and this month we are pleased to continue our series of articles in celebration of our 75th anniversary. Patricia Keefe again graces our pages with her overview of the creation and fate of what is


Bollinger Advances in $10 Billion OPC Program

Chris Bollinger, President of Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was notified yesterday by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) that Bollinger is one of three companies selected for award of Phase I for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. Chris Bollinger, President of Bollinger Shipyards provided remarks today after receiving






 
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