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First Ship Opens Detroit's Shipping Season

Monday, April 20, 2009, the Port of Detroit welcomed the arrival of the ocean going vessel, Federal Pride, at 6:00 p.m. at the Nicholson Terminal & Dock Company. The ship's arrival began the port's 2009 shipping season. The Federal Pride, a Cyprus flagged vessel, set sail on April 3, 2009 from Teesport, United Kingdom and Antwerp, Belgium with a cargo of steel. The ship, 470 ft long with a 75 ft beam, sailed under the command of Captain Maciej A. Adamiak. Limassol, Cyprus is its home port. Olinek will present the coveted J.L. Hudson Trophy to World Shipping, the ship's agent. The Detroit/Wayne Port Authority established in 1978, is a non profit organization based in Detroit, whose mission is "to promote commerce and enhance trade opportunities within the global marketplace through the Port of Detroit, by implementing creative economic development solutions and complement its governing units." Funding for the Port Authority is provided by the State of Michigan, Wayne County and the City of Detroit.


Shipping Season Opens as First Seaways Ship Enters Detroit

MS Federal Yukina: Photo credit FedNav Line

First ocean-going ship, 'Federal Yukina' opens Detroit's shipping season after St Lawrence Seaway transit The Port of Detroit welcomed the arrival of the ocean going vessel, Federal Yukina as it arrived at the Nicholson Terminal & Dock Company, located at 4105 West Jefferson Ave. in Detroit.  The ship's arrival will begin the Port of Detroit's 2012 shipping season. "With the advent of the warm weather approaching


CNO Speaks at DDG 108 Christening

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The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) spoke at the christening ceremony for the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) on Oct. 18. Adm. Gary Roughead, CNO, highlighted that this ship is named after the man who is known as the father of Aegis, a highly advanced integrated combat system that is used on all U.S. Navy Arleigh-Burke class destroyers and class cruisers. Roughead was the first officer to have commanded both classes of Aegis-capable ships


Dalian Shipyard Second Order from Exousia

Exousia Advanced Materials, Inc. (OTC:EXOU) (BULLETIN BOARD: EXOU) , a manufacturer of advanced industrial coatings for worldwide infrastructure applications and engineered composites for eco-friendly wood substitutes, announced that China's largest shipyard, Dalian Shipyard, has placed a follow-up order to its initial order of zinc rich primers. CEO, J. Wayne Rodrigue, stated, "I am pleased to announce that Dalian Shipyard has followed up its initial order of 15 tons of coatings with


Union Head, Mayor Still Hopeful for Graving Dock

According to a report from the Southern Gazette, CAW/MWF Local 20 president Wayne Butler said he remains hopeful there will one day be a graving dock in Marystown, following last week’s announcement Kiewit Offshore Services was withdrawing from the bidding process for the upcoming federal shipbuilding program.    (Source: The Southern Gazette)


Varna Products Receives Export Achievement Certificate

Cameron Park, Cal. - Varna Products was recently presented with the United States Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, Export Achievement Certificate for recent accomplishments in the global marketplace. The award was presented by The Honorable E. Anthony Wayne, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, during a recent forum for The California Chamber of Commerce Council for International Trade.   


Proposal to Legalize Riverboat Gaming

Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 23, sponsored by Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Camden, Gloucester), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the New Jersey State Legislature to legalize riverboat gaming if a bordering state authorizes casino gaming. Senate Concurrent Resolution 15, sponsored by Sen. Wayne R. Bryant (D-Camden, Gloucester) is identical to ACR 23.


Dowers is Promoted to VP at American Vulkan

Wayne Dowers has been promoted to Vice President of American Vulkan Corporation. He will be responsible for engineering, sales, and production of Vulkan couplings from the Winter Haven, Florida office. This promotion comes at a time of expansion for American VULKAN. This year, Vulkan has opened a west coast office in Sacramento,CA and will be expanding into Mexico. Dowers has been with American VULKAN for 10 years. He graduated from the University of South Florida with an engineering degree


USCG Ensures Safety at Tall Ship Festival

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Aboard the tall ship Royaliste, Wayne "Lord Pirate Captain Marcato" Marquardt listens as U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Jack Hambidge of Marine Safety Unit Chicago explains the safety requirements the Royaliste must meet before people may board the vessel for tours during the Tall Ships Festival at Navy Pier in Chicago Aug. 24, 2010. Coast Guard marine inspectors boarded every tall ship before visitors were allowed on to ensure the ships met all the safety requirements. (U.S


Drilling Tools International Acquires Reamco

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Hicks Equity Partners (HEP), a private equity firm led by the Thomas O. Hicks family, announced that its portfolio company, Directional Rentals, Inc., has acquired Reamco, Inc., a company based in Lafayette, La., that manufactures, rents and refurbishes downhole drilling tools and related products used in the drilling industry.   Directional Rentals, Inc., an oilfield services company, has also been renamed Drilling Tools International (DTI) to more accurately reflect the company's


NPS Littoral Operations Center to Focus on Global Littorals

USS Freedom (LCS 1) (U.S. Navy photo by Sean Furey)

What does it take to win in the littoral? Start with knowledge. Naval warfare in littoral waters is very different from open ocean operations. The U.S. Navy is dominant in “blue water” scenarios, but less so in the littoral, naval experts say.


HK & Taiwan Launch Cruise Line Subsidy Fund

Asian cruise fund launch: Photo credit HK Tourist Board

The fund, which will take effect on April 1st, 2014, and run for three years, will be made up of contributions from participating ports and used to subsidize cruise companies to develop and market their cruise products. A major requirement is that cruise lines must deploy vessels to at least two


Sweden Shares Littoral Knowledge

The participants at the Littoral Operations Center inaugural wargame planning workshop in Monterey, California. (U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya)

Swedish Navy working with U.S. Naval Postgraduate School to focus on the global littorals; Sweden shares its knowledge on how to fight and win in the littoral Naval experts are meeting in Monterey, California, this week to discuss something the Swedish armed forces know quite well: naval


U.S. Maritime Advisory Panel Names 10 New Members

Official portrait of Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, trade associations


U.S. Port Appoints Bob DeAngelis as CFO

Robert DeAngelis: Photo credit Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego appoints Robert "Bob" DeAngelis as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer with immediate effect. DeAngelis will begin his new role immediately, overseeing Financial Services and Accounting as well as the Port's Business and Information Technology Services


L.A. Port Director Receives USC Alumni Award

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., has been honored by the University of Southern California Alumni Association with the prestigious Alumni Merit Award. Knatz earned a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering and a doctorate in biological science from USC


Seaspan Mark NAOSH Week with Walter Gretzky

Vancouver Shipyard Tour: Photo credit Seaspan

During North American Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) week Seaspan welcomed Walter Gretzky on a tour of its Vancouver Shipyards. For those not in the know, Walter Gretzky, is a Canadian who is best known as the father of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky


Finances Very Strong; Steel Drives Tonnage Growth

The Port Commission Congratulates Newest Commissioners

PHA Signs Memorandum of Friendship & Trade Cooperation With Port of Marseille-Fos, Provence Promotion Economic Development Agency.   Finances are very strong for August, Executive Director Len Waterworth shared in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its


U.S. BWTS Regulations May Cost Canada Dearly: New Report

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A report released by the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) has found that American regulations to require the installation of ballast water treatment equipment on Canadian domestic vessels beginning in 2014 will cost the Canadian economy  1.1 billion dollars over the next five years


Workshop to Cover Infrastructure Development Challenges

Kurt Nagle, AAPAs president and CEO

Sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities and hosted by the Unified Port of San Diego, a workshop examining port-related economic development programs, analyzing solutions to development/funding challenges and quantifying results will be held Feb. 20-21, 2014 (Day 1, 8:00 a.m


SSA Selects Elliot Bay Ferry Design

255 pax vehicle ferry Island Home, previously designed by EBDG for SSA

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, has been awarded a multiple-phase project to design a new freight and passenger ferry for the Massachusetts-based Woods Hole


Jaya Delivers Vessel to Atlantic Towing

Offshore energy services provider, Jaya Holdings Limited, has delivered its second newbuild ice class anchor handling tug supply vessel to Canadian buyers, Atlantic Towing Limited. The 16,000-BHP vessel was delivered on February 7, 2014 in Singapore and was christened the Atlantic Merlin at a


Marine Pollution Control Announces Promotions

Clockwise from top left: Dr. Manik S. Sardessai, Walter J. Putman, Jr., Timothy P. Schallhorn and Catherine Gibbons

David Usher and Charlie Usher, Chairman and President of Marine Pollution Control Corporation (MPC), announced the following staff promotions:  Dr. Manik S. Sardessai has been promoted to Senior Vice President.  Dr. Sardessai, who earned his Ph.D


Fuel Solutions: Shelter from the Financial Storm

The Steamship Authority’s M/V Eagle ferry serves the Hyannis to Nantucket route.

Vessel operators seek protection by hedging fuel needs. It’s easier than you might think.  Some workboat operators defend themselves against higher diesel prices by buying futures contracts, while others purchase fuel at prices fixed in advance from their suppliers


Australia's Iron Ore Miners Hang Tough as Prices Fall

By James Regan, Reuters If Australian miners are worried about the dramatic decline in iron ore prices, it doesn't show. At an annual gathering of many of the world's biggest and smallest iron ore producers here the mood is upbeat - as if the heftiest one-day fall in ore prices since the


 
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