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New ClassNK Surveyor Office in Cardiff

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) announced the official opening of a new surveyor office in Cardiff, U.K. The new office becomes the fourth new office to be opened by the Society this year, following the establishment of new offices in Malaysia, Syria, and Peru earlier this month. The new Cardiff Office is also the Society’s fourth office to be opened in the United Kingdom joining offices in London, Newcastle, and Milford Haven. Since opening its first international surveyor office in 1962, ClassNK has grown to have a global presence, with more than 170 million gross tons on its class register and 113 exclusive surveyor offices around the globe.


ClassNK Opens New Office in Casablanca

Classification society ClassNK established a new exclusive survey office in Casablanca, Morocco, which began operation on January 1, 2014. Located on the Atlantic Ocean in northern Africa, Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and one of North Africa’s largest ports. The new ClassNK Casablanca Office will strengthen ClassNK’s service network in the region, and cover surveys at ports across Morocco, as well as support clients and shipowners in northwestern Africa and the


Marine Transport Lines RRF to Relocate S.C.

Marine Transport Lines' Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ship management group, a unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation's petroleum services segment, is relocating from Secaucus, N.J., to offices in Charleston, S.C., effective July 1. Previously at 100 Lighting Way, Suite 402 in Secaucus, Marine Transport Lines RRF Group will now be managed from 2075 Thompson Avenue, North Charleston, S.C., 29405.The main telephone number for the Charleston office is (843) 747-8045.


ShipNet Expands Local Presence

ShipNet is embarking on an aggressive expansion strategy to establish and develop regional branch offices worldwide. Branch offices are subsidiaries of one of the three ShipNet companies (ShipNet AS, ShipNet USA, ShipNet Asia). The intention is to enable higher levels of proactive Account Management, Customer Support and the provision of local Consultancy Services. The first two of these offices will be established in Athens and London


New Headquarters for Offshore Marine

One of the UK’s marine management and engineering solutions companies, Offshore Marine Management (OMM), has moved to new larger headquarters following a period of exceptional growth over the past 12 months. Despite the economic climate, OMM has continued to grow during the last year as it has improved its national and international market position in the offshore renewable energy, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries.


Simplex Opens in Australia

John Wade, Manager of the new Simplex office.

Simplex opens in Australia The Simplex office in Australia is now up and running – in spite of builders still being on site. The office is run by Australian John Wade, whose extensive experience includes over ten years with Wärtsilä as well as four years at our head office in the UK. He is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport of Australia and a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.


Bollinger Opens Engineering Office

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., which owns and operates nine shipyards in Louisiana, will open a satellite marine engineering and naval architecture office in Slidell, La., to accommodate increasing business, expanding product lines and planned new services. The office will be managed by Jude McDonald, a 30-year veteran in the marine industry. The facility will be linked to Bollinger's main engineering and design offices in Lockport via computers on a real-time basis for a seamless integration


LISCR Appoints Molzahn to Manager in Hamburg Office

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the U.S.-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has appointed Jorg Andreas Molzahn as regional operations manager of its dedicated Hamburg office. Molzahn has seagoing experience as a senior officer on tankers, containerships and passenger vessels, as well as being a qualified nautical inspector. His role at LISCR’s Hamburg office will include, among other duties


MarAd Seeks Director for Houston Gateway Office

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration is searching for a director for its new Gateway Office in .  The Gateway Offices provide the Maritime Administration with a day-to-day presence throughout the Marine Transportation System.  The new office will work with state and local authorities and a broad range of port, shipper and carrier stakeholders to cooperate on projects, identify federal and state funding


Herbert-ABS Opens Korea Office

Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC, a company in marine regulatory, load management, salvage and ship design software, said it has opened an office in Busan to reinforce support for Korean-based shipyards, as well as improve the quality of service to this key market. Herbert-ABS also has an office in Shanghai and earlier this year expanded into Singapore. The Busan office will be led by Arnold (Woo-Sung) Cho, Marketing and Sales Manager


Van Oord acquires 100% control of Dravo

Van Oord acquires Dravo

Van Oord has acquired all shares of its Spanish subsidiary Dravo S.A.  Dravo S.A. has been owned, since 1987, by Van Oord (50%) and the Spanish company Dragados S.A. (50%), a subsidiary of ACS, the largest Spanish infrastructure contractor


Inchcape Shipping Services Opens in Venezuela

Port Manager Aldo M. Limongelli will head up the new office of ISS   Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz.

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has expanded its network in Central and South America with the opening of ISS Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz, to satisfy strong customer demand. Port Manager, Aldo M


Two Marine Engineers Join Specialists EBDG

John T.D. Lair: Photo EBDG

Naval architecture, marine engineering & production support service providers Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) apprise that they have appointed marine engineers Nick Bannon to its Seattle office and John T.D. Lair to its New Orleans office.


Bunker Specialists Endofa Name Hoffmann CEO

Lars Hoffmann: Photo Endofa

Endofa, an independent marine fuel supplier and bunker trader, informs it has named Lars Hoffmann as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Endofa, Hoffmann served as Chief Executive Officer for Shipping.dk.  He also served on the board of the Danish Shipbrokers Association.


Sea Star Line Vessel Used in Training Exercise

Photo: Sea Star Line

On April 2, 2014, Sea Star Line’s vessel El Faro and its employees participated in a joint training exercise at North Florida shipyards. The training exercise focused on evaluating agency procedures, communication plans and training programs to assure all agencies can respond in the most


US Coast Guard District Chief of Staff Retires

Capt. Bingaman retirement: USCG photo

With over 30 years service under his belt, Capt. John Bingaman has retired following a ceremony held at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, Ohio. Capt. Bingaman, who grew up in Greensboro, N.C., oversaw 6,000 Coast Guard active duty, reserve


Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife locate, recover body in San Antonio Bay

 A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter crew located a body, Sunday, which fits the description of a man    missing since Friday morning, in San Antonio Bay.   At 3:50 p.m., a Coast Guard aircrew spotted a body on the west side of San Antonio Bay


DHS Secretary Johnson to Keynote CGA Commencement

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 133rd Commencement Exercises May 21, 2014. Secretary Johnson is the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security and assumed his office Dec. 23, 2013.


Brazil's Rousseff Says Petrobras Critics Distorting Facts

Dilma Rousseff official portrait web

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday lashed out at critics of Petroleo Brasileiro SA, saying accusations of corruption, cost-overruns and stagnation at the state-run oil company were politically-motivated. "I won't tolerate any type of wrongdoing, criminal action


EBDG Hires Two New Marine Engineers

EBDG proudly welcomes two new Marine Engineers to its team: Nick Bannon to its Seattle office and John T.D. Lair to its New Orleans office. Nick Bannon comes to EBDG with eight years of industry experience including extensive knowledge of coast guard regulations


Miami Shipping Alliance Opposes Beckham's Soccer Arena Plan

David Beckham: Photo CCL3

An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer launched a newspaper ad on Monday protesting retired English soccer star David Beckham's plans for a soccer arena at the port of Miami, saying it threatens the city's plans to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal.


DNV GL Oil & Gas to Expand in Norway

Marianne Hauso

Relocates Norwegian oil and gas HQ to Stavanger, led by Marianne Hauso; to increase staff in Western Norway by 10% in 2014 DNV GL is relocating its oil and gas head office in Norway from Høvik to Stavanger in order to be even closer to its customers, the company said


ClassNK Releases EEDI Verification Software – Free

File photo CCL

Japanese classification society ClassNK says it offers its Minimum Propulsion Power Calculation Software and ISO-based Progressive Speed Trial Analysis Software free of charge to the shipping Industry ClassNK has released its new PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower software


ISS Network Expands to Venezuela

Photo courtesy of ISS

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has expanded its network in Central and South America with the opening of ISS Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz. Port Manager, Aldo M. Limongelli, who brings 38 years of experience in maritime operations such as chartering, bunkering, stevedoring, transportation


Pirates Approach Tanker in Bab El Mandeb

The U.S. Navy Maritime Liaison Office in Bahrain (MARLO) has advised that on or about 12:30 UTC on 14 April, the Master of an oil tanker reported being approached by a white-blue skiff in position 12.25.00 North - 043.43.00 East, in the Bab El Mandeb (BAM).


 
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