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Totem Ocean Trailer Express Names Tacoma Terminal

Robert P. Magee

Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. Names Tacoma Terminal In Memory of Legendary Leader.   Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.’s (TOTE) Tacoma Terminal has been named the Robert P. Magee Marine Terminal in memory of and tribute to TOTE’s legendary leader. The new name is proudly displayed on signs at each gated entrance to the terminal, as well as in front of the administration building. A formal dedication ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the TOTE Terminal at the Port of Tacoma.   Bob Magee began working for TOTE in May 1986 as Vice President of Marine Operations.  Bob went on to become President and CEO of TOTE, later Chairman of Sea Star Line and then Chairman & CEO of American Shipping Group.   Bob received numerous awards for maritime and community leadership which now reside in a custom-built display cabinet, welcoming employees and visitors in the lobby of the administration building at the Robert P. Magee Marine Terminal.   TOTE employees, partners, and customers will be attending the ceremony naming the terminal in recognition of Bob’s dedication and contribution to TOTE, American Shipping Group and Saltchuk.    WHO:       TOTE employees, partners, and customers                       


Sea Cloud Windjammer Cruise Program

Photo credit Sea Cloud Cruises

German sailing ship cruise line Sea Cloud Cruises to head for Central America, Caribbean destinations The 80-year-old four-masted bark Sea Cloud was built for the American entrepreneurial married couple Edward Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post but now offers trips blending magnificent natural beauty with ideal sailing grounds in which the legendary Sea Cloud and her crew can demonstrate their skill under full sail.


Russian Vets Attend Opening of Russian Masts on HMS Belfast

Tuesday 19 October 2010 will become historically significant and memorable day for Russia and the United Kingdom. The grand opening of new Russian masts on the legendary HMS Belfast will take place in London. The restoration project of masts began in April 2009 at Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg. Russian veterans of the Arctic convoys from Arkhangelsk, Yuri Kopytov and Georgi Evtukov, with support from Petropavlovsk Group and VTB Capital


Fincantieri Celebrate Anniversary Building of World's Fastest Motor Yacht

Destriero: Photo credit Fincantieri

Italian shipbuilders, Fincantieri, celebrate the achievement of the 'Destreiro' they built in 1991 & still holds Atlantic crossing speed record The monohull, built in 1991 in less than a year by Fincantieri, sailed 3,106 nautical miles without refueling, from Ambrose Light, New York to Bishop Rock lightship on the Scilly  Isles, England, in 58 hours at an average speed of  53 knots (reaching  peaks of  70)


Japanese Hydrographer Wins UK Award

UKHO CEO & Dr. Nishida: Photo credit UKHO

Dr Hideo Nishida of the Japan Hydrographic Association wins the UKHO’s annual Alexander Dalrymple Award for his outstanding contribution to hydrography. Dr Nishida has had a long and illustrious career with the Japan Coastguard, the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Japan Hydrographic & Oceanographic Department (JHOD). In particular, his work in reaction to natural disasters, during the tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan on 11 March 2011, was commended


Costa Cruise Ship Makes First Abu Dhabi Port Call

Costa Fortuna: Photo credit ADPC

The  cruise ship 'MV Costa Fortuna' was warmly welcomed on its intitial visit to Abu Dhabi, which it will follow with regular weekly calls until March 2014. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Acting CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) handed over a commemorative plaque to Captain Massimo Garabarnio to officially mark the ship’s maiden call to the city. Owners, Costa Cruises, say that the 'Costa Fortuna' carries 2,720 passengers and 1,027 crew


Cunard Fleet to Feature Three Queens

For the first time in its long history Cunard Line will operate three luxury liners named for British monarchs. In 2005, the line's fleet will consist of the legendary Queen Elizabeth 2, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. The 668-passenger Caronia will leave the fleet in November 2004, having been sold to the UK-based Saga Group. "With our three Queens, Cunard will truly have the most famous ocean liners in the world, offering luxury amenities


Remembering Bob Hope

The Department of Defense issued a statement memorializing Bob Hope, the legendary comic who was well known for entertaining many audiences laugh and for entertaining troops through the ages. Today, we mourn the loss of a true American patriot. The first and only American ever to be made an honorary Veteran of America s Armed Forces, Bob Hope holds a special place in the national security pantheon. He called the troops his "best


Navy Christens Guided Missile Destroyer Spruance

On June 5, 2010, Ellen Spruance Holscher and an unidentified man break a bottle of Champaign to christen the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Spruance (DDG 111), during a ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Holscher is the ships sponsor. Spruance is named after Holschers grandfather, Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, the U.S. Navy commander at the Battle of Midway, fought June 4-7, 1942. (Photo courtesy of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works by D. Griggs)

The Navy christened the newest guided-missile destroyer, Spruance, Saturday, June 5, 2010, during a ceremony at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. The new destroyer honors legendary Adm. Raymond Spruance, whose calm and decisive leadership at the Battle of Midway contributed to a pivotal American victory during World War II. Ellen Spruance Holscher, granddaughter of the ship's namesake, served as sponsor, and in accordance with Navy tradition


Icebreaker 'Urho' Machinery Renovation by Protacon

Icebreaker Urho: Photo Wikimedia CCL Fintaship Urho

Finland's Protacon to renovate the automation and electric systems of the legendary Finnish icebreaker 'Urho' Compared to its predecessors, icebreaker Urho was at the time of its construction in 1975 an exponent of highly advanced technology and it, actually, still is part of the elite of the icebreakers in the Baltic Sea. The modernization work the icebreaker Urho will undergo is the largest ever done to the ship. It will take about four years work and will start immediately.


Remembering an Industry Icon

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Paul B. Candies, Sr., 11/23/1940 – 7/21/2013 When Paul B. Candies passed away suddenly on July 21, 2013, the lifelong resident of Des Allemands, LA left behind a prolific, enormously accomplished family and one of the most well-respected marine services and vessel operations firms on the


Agip Rebrands as Eni Powers Ahead in North America

Gianfranco Mosconi

Agip has recently rebranded as Eni, while simultaneously announcing plans to increase penetration of its lubricant brands in North America across all industries. Gianfranco Mosconi (above) President and CEO of Eni USA R&M Co., shares the vision behind the strategy.


Navy to Christen Second Mobile Landing Platform

U.S. Navy photo

The U.S. Navy said it will christen Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) John Glenn Feb. 1, during a 1 a.m. PST ceremony in San Diego, Calif. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Lyn Glenn, daughter of John Glenn


The Midas Touch: US Navy Researchers Convert Seawater into Fuel

Researchers: Photo NRL

Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) say they have developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while simultaneously producing hydrogen, and then converted the gasses into hydrocarbon liquid fuel. NRL engineers consider the breakthrough to be a potentially


Venerable Floating Radio Station Ship Repair Job

Norderney: Photo credit

Damen subsidiary Oranjewerf Ship Repair to overhaul the former Radio Veronica ship 'Norderney'. The legendary former Radio Veronica base-station ship was built in 1949, and after duty as the Iceland trawler MV HH 294 Paul Müller, was renamed Nordeney to become one of the first 'pirate


Vendee Globe Race Victim Limps Off to Brazil

Vincent Riou, PRB: Photo credit Vendee Globe

Armel Le Cléac’h still leads the race while Vincent Riou aboard 'PRB' becomes the 7th boat to retire in 15 days of racing. Vincent Riou, onboard his boat PRB, has retired from the race. Two days ago he collided with a large floating metal buoy and damaged his hull


Legendary Research Ship on Sale

R/V Cape Hatteras: Photo courtesy of DUNCOC

The R/V 'Cape Hatteras' is for sale after 31 years service to Duke-University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium (DUNCOC). Currently on the market with an asking price of $1.25 million, the ship's future owner will acquire a legendary craft highly respected by the international


Fincantieri Italian Flair Continues to Dominate Cruise Sector

Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri CEO: “We won basically all the new prototype cruise ships projects in 2012. We have the determination to maintain this excellent result”

In the cruise ship sector, the Fincantieri name is no stranger, having since the early 1900s built some of the most appreciated liners, including the legendary transatlantic Rex, built in Genoa, winner of the Blue Riband in 1933. Nowadays, cruise remains its core and Fincantieri is famous for its


Popular Boat: Popular Engine

Photo courtesy of Eymard Marine Construction and Repair

On the Mississippi and throughout the U.S. inland waterways, pushboats of about 70 feet and with around 2000 hp are ubiquitous.   They can be seen in barge fleeting operations along the riverbanks for pushing one or two 30,000-barrel oil barges


Belize Court Stymies Offshore Drilling Plans

Belize's Supreme Court declared offshore drilling contracts issued by the Government of Belize (in 2004 and 2007) null and void. The ruling, handed down by Justice Oswell Legall , was in response to a case brought by Oceana, COLA, and the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage


Covered Landings Bid Welcome to Cruise Customers

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Located about 400 miles northeast of Quebec City, the Gaspesie peninsula and les Iles-de-la-Madeleine presents some of the most picturesque scenery in maritime Canada. Beckoning passengers aboard ships cruising the St. Lawrence River, both ports boast covered landing facilities as elegant as


Titanic Lost Violin on View at US Museum – Hurry!

Photo courtesy of Titanic Attractions Museum

Last Chance to see what is hailed as the most important Titanic artifact discovery ever made. The legendary violin played by Wallace Hartley, bandmaster of the RMS Titanic, as the "unsinkable" ship went down in 1912 will be on exclusive display August 1-15 at the Titanic Museum


New AmaWaterway Cruise Vessel Named 'AmaPrima'

AmaPrima Christening Ceremony: Photo credit AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways new ship was christened in Vilshofen, Germany, by well-known travel expert Valerie Wilson. The AmaPrima, a sister ship to the award-winning AmaCerto (2012), is a deluxe164-feet passenger vessel that incorporates such innovative design features as Twin Balconies (an AmaWaterways


New Dry Bulk Shipowning Firm Raises Funds

Nautical Bulk Holdings Limited, a newly formed Bermuda-based dry bulk shipping company, has raised in excess of $100 million of equity capital to fund the construction of eight ultramax, eco-friendly vessels under construction by Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry, a leading Chinese shipyard


Caterpillar to Launch Two EPS Tier 4 Marine Engines

Caterpillar Marine Power Systems will unveil its United States EPA Tier 4 power solutions for vessels using engines over 2,000 kW at the 2013 International Workboat Show The first engine platforms to be rolled out as Tier 4 solutions are two legendary performers in the commercial marine


 
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