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.
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
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
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
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)
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.
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.
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
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
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
Iron ore exports to China from Australia's Port Hedland, which accounts for about a fifth of the globally traded market, rose by almost 7 percent in April, from March when they jumped 27 percent. Shipments to China amounted to 28
ATL’s newest OSV contract creates 100 new jobs Atlantic Towing Limited (ATL) announced today that it has secured a new 10-year firm contract, plus a total of 15 years of options at the Charterers’ discretion, with ExxonMobil Canada Properties and Hibernia Management and Development
Coast Guard proposes removal of lenses from two Duluth lighthouses, replacement with more energy efficient LEDs The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced a proposal to remove the Fresnel Classical Lenses from two lighthouses in Duluth, Minnesota
The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point informs it recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Mallory Pier. The pier was completely reconstructed as part of USMMA’s overall $71 million dollar Capital Improvement Plan.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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. 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