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Coast Guard Foundation Honors USCG in Alaska

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that its Biennial Alaska Awards Dinner in tribute to the United States Coast Guard will take place on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska. Honoring the heroic efforts of the guardians who enforce maritime law, protect our homeland and preserve the environment, this year’s gala Co-Chairs are Morgen Crow, executive director of the Coast Village Region Fund and Janis Ivanoff, vice president and chief executive officer of Norton Sound Economic Development Association. Alaska Governor Sean Parnell as well as United States Senators, Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich; Admiral Robert Papp, Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer Michael P Leavitt, of the United States Coast Guard; and Anne B. Brengle, president of the Coast Guard Foundation will also be in attendance to recognize the heroic efforts of service men and women in the region. During the program, awards will be presented for Heroic Action, Individual Excellence and Unit Mission Excellence. The Crew of CG-6573, LT Jason Smith, LT Greg Gedemer, AST1 Matthew Thiessen and AMT3 Blaize Potts will be recognized with the Heroic Action Award for their January 30, 2009 rescue of a fisherman near Cold Bay, Alaska. Receiving the Individual Excellence Award for unsurpassed performance, AMT1 Joe L


This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 26

1911 - 1st hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by naval aviator 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the Chapel of Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 1949 - USS Norton Sound, first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon. 1960 - USS John S. McCain rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea. (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in Naval History - Jan. 26

From the Navy News Service 1911 - The first hydroaeroplane flight is witnessed by a naval aviator. 1913 - The body of John Paul Jones is laid in its final resting place in the chapel of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 1949 - USS Norton Sound (AV 11), the first guided-missile ship, launches first guided missile, Loon. 1960 - USS John S. McCain (DL 3/DDG 36) rescues the entire 41-man crew of the sinking Japanese freighter, Shinwa Maru, in the East China Sea.


Petrich President, Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma Commission named Clare Petrich Commission President and elected officers for 2009 on Jan. 22.   Positions among Commissioners rotate yearly, based on procedures approved by the Port Commission in 1999. Petrich replaces Port Commissioner Dick Marzano as Commission President. Marzano will serve as Assistant Secretary in 2009.   Port of Tacoma Commissioners serve four-year terms. The five-member Commission is the governing body of the Port


This Day in Naval History – May 10

1775 - Force under Ethan Allan and Benedict Arnold cross Lake Champlain and capture British fort at Ticonderoga, New York. 1800 - USS Constitution captures Letter of Marque Sandwich. 1862 - Confederates destroy Norfolk and Pensacola Navy Yards. 1949 - First shipboard launching of LARK, guided missile by USS Norton Sound. 1960 - USS Triton (SSRN-586) completes submerged circumnavigation of world in 84 days following many of the routes taken by Magellan and cruising 46,000 miles.


Norton Abrasives Discs Provide Faster/Longer Life

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New Norton Abrasives Non-Woven Right Angle Discs for Stripping and Blending Provide Faster Cutting and Longer Life.   Saint-Gobain Abrasives (October 6, 2011) – Norton, the world’s largest abrasives brand and leader in metal fabrication abrasive products for over 125 years, today announced the introduction of a new non-woven depressed center stripping and light stock removal disc.  Norton SG Blaze® Rapid Strip™ (http://www.nortonindustrial


Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project Justified

After an economic reanalysis, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project is justified for construction. The conclusion of the reanalysis is that the project will yield a net benefit of $1.18 for every $1 spent on the project. Maj. Gen. Robert Griffin, director of Civil Works for USACE, said, "Our comprehensive economic reanalysis shows that the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project is a sound investment for the nation.


Corps Selects Weston/Bean for $75M Dredging Contract

Weston Solutions, Inc, and joint venture partner Bean Environmental LLC (Weston/Bean) announced an initial $11.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) - Jacksonville District for dredging and sediment disposal on the Miami River. "The Miami River project epitomizes our approach to the ports and waterways business," stated Patrick G. McCann, WESTON President and Chief Executive Officer. "By delivering integrated dredging


New Foundry Wheels Reduce Shipyard Grinding Time

Norton BlueFire™ zirconia aluminum portable foundry wheels

New Norton Abrasives BlueFire Portable Foundry Wheels Reduce Grind Time More Than 40%.   Norton, an abrasives manufacturer and provider of metal fabrication abrasive products, has introduced Norton BlueFire zirconia aluminum portable foundry wheels for the metal fabricating industry. BlueFire Portable Cup Snagging Wheels provide exceptional performance improvements over conventional zirconia products in foundries, welding shops, fabrication facilities, steel mills, and shipyards


Moffatt & Nichol Hires Chief Software Architect

Brian Yoder (Photo: Moffatt & Nichol)

Brian Yoder has joined Moffatt & Nichol as Chief Software Architect at its Long Beach, Calif. office to help manage the software product development of FlexTerm, a simulation and emulation tool developed mainly for the container terminal planning, the terminal operating system testing, the logistic system modeling and optimization in ports and terminals. The software allows for better analysis of dynamic processes and visualization of operational processes through 3D animations


Ocean Economy Set to Double in Size by 2030

Image: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

 The world’s oceans must be managed well to ensure the potential of an “ocean economy” that was worth US $ 1.5 trillion in 2010.   "Calculations based on the OECD’s Ocean Economy Database value the ocean economy’s output (measured in terms of the


Shipping, Key Ingredient of EU’s Africa Agenda

Photo: European Community Shipowners Associations

 The African economy has become one of the most promising global growth markets. Shipping is taking care of the largest part of international trade and in Africa this is even more the case due to less developed land infrastructure.   


Oil Price Bottoming Depends on Global Growth - IEA chief

International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol

International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol said on Sunday that oil prices may have bottomed but that would depend on global economic growth. Asked if oil prices had reached a bottom, Birol told Reuters: "It may well be the case, but it depends on economic growth."


Northwest Seaport Alliance Joins Green Marine

Photo: Northwest Seaport Alliance

 The Northwest Seaport Alliance has signed on to participate in Green Marine, North America’s largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry.    Green Marine encourages its participants—ship owners


Transit Reservations for Expanded Panama Canal Begins

Panama Canal Expansion Photo PCA

Today, the Panama Canal began accepting transit reservations for Neopanamax vessels for commercial transits through the Expanded Canal starting on June 27, 2016. In light of the upcoming Expansion inauguration date, the Panama Canal will offer four additional slots per day for Neopanamax vessels


POSCO Plans Port Plant at Indiana-Jeffersonville

Courtesy Port of Indiana

POSCO, a multinational company headquartered in Pohang, South Korea, and the fifth-largest steel producer in the world, has announced plans to build a wire rod processing center at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, creating up to 60 high-wage jobs by 2018


Expanded Panama Canal Begins to Take Transit Reservations

Photo courtesy of ACP

The Panama Canal began accepting transit reservations for Neopanamax vessels for commercial transits through the Expanded Canal starting on June 27, 2016. In light of the upcoming Expansion inauguration date, the Panama Canal will offer four additional slots per day for Neopanamax vessels


Statoil Looks to the Arctic to Increase Exploration off Norway

Oil firm Statoil is looking to a rebound in exploration activity offshore Norway in the next few years with a focus on the Arctic, having curbed activity due to the oil price slump, the firm's exploration chief for Norway told Reuters.  


SC Ports Authority Plans 2nd Inland Port Facility

The South Carolina Ports Authority announced plans to pursue a second inland port facility, driven by the success of Inland Port Greer and demand for enhanced efficiency of international container movements between the Port of Charleston and growing markets in South Carolina and North Carolina


Beckmeyer Visits Rolls-Royce's MTU Research

Beckmeyer being shown around MTU Reman Technologies in Magdeburg Courtesy Rolls Royce

Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy paid a visit to MTU Reman Technologies in Magdeburg to find out more about the company’s development operations in the maritime sector.


Maersk Line Adds Direct Service to Cuba

Alongside in the Port of Mariel, Cuba – view from the bridge of the 2,556 TEU E.R. Cape Town (Photo: Maersk Line)

Container shipper Maersk Line has introduced its first direct service from Northern Europe to Cuba, beginning on Friday April 22 with the arrival of the 2,556 TEU containership E.R. Cape Town in the Port of Mariel, located 50 kilometers from Havana.  


New Dredged Material Site Proposed in LI Sound

Long Island Sound map (Image: EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to designate a dredged material disposal site to serve the eastern Long Island Sound region. The Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site (ELDS) would be located offshore from New London, Conn


Gulf of Guinea Piracy a ‘Deep Concern’ -UN Security Council

Rising crime in Gulf of Guinea contrasted with declining East Coast pirates; Presidential statement condemns murders, kidnappings, hostage-taking, as UN Security Council expresses deep concern over piracy   The United Nations Security Council on Monday expressed its deep concern over piracy


EU Adopts New Arctic Policy

 The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have adopted a policy proposal that will guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region.   The European Union will step up its existing action and engagement in the region with 39


China COSCO to be First through the Expanded Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano, with Zhang Guodong, General Manager, China COSCO Shipping Panama (right) and Paul XU, General Manager, China COSCO Shipping Panama (left). (Photo: Panama Canal Authority)

China COSCO Shipping has won the draw for its container vessel Andronikos to make the ceremonial first transit through the Expanded Panama Canal during the waterway’s inauguration on Sunday, June 26.  The vessel, which has a maximum capacity of 9,400 TEUs, is 8.25 meters in beam and 299






 
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