Marine link
 

WISE I

Port of Long Beach Buys New Temporary HQ

The New HQ: Photo credit Port of Long Beach

Board approves move to temporary headquarters at 4801 Airport Plaza Drive. The Port's administrative staff of about 350 people is expected to move to Airport Plaza in 2013. The Board stressed that the move is temporary, and that discussions will begin soon on building a permanent headquarters in or near downtown Long Beach.

 "I am relieved that we have identified a secure, temporary home," said Board President Susan E. Anderson Wise. “Regardless of what address we have, this Port will continue to be a leader in the shipping industry.” Wise, and commissioners Rich Dines, Doug Drummond and Nick Sramek voted in favor of purchasing the Airport Plaza building. Board Vice President Thomas Fields voted against.

 The purchase price for the vacant building, which was once occupied by the Boeing Corp., is $14.25 million. The Port expects to spend another $9 million in renovations. The closing date for escrow is December 27.

 The current Port Administration building at 925 Harbor Plaza, built in 1959, is overcrowded and does not meet today’s seismic standards. The Harbor Commission has placed a priority on moving the Port staff out of the current location because of overcrowding and safety concerns.  


EL Paso Corporation Responds to Trading Activity

El Paso Corporation issued a statement responding to the unusual trading activity in its stock. "The death of our corporate treasurer, Charles Dana Rice, has been a great loss to our corporation and to me personally," said William A. Wise, chairman, president, and chief executive officer. "This is a tragic event for our company; however, the market reaction is unwarranted. We announced a comprehensive repositioning plan last week and are making good progress in implementing this plan


Navy Awards Contract to AGI

The Navy recently awarded a major contract to The Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute, A Limited Partnership (AGI). AGI is pleased to announce was awarded a firm fixed price contract with a ceiling of $96,629,091.65 to continue implementing Enterprise AIRSpeed across the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) over a five-year period. Enterprise AIRSpeed is an enterprise-level, system of systems approach to aviation maintenance and supply designed to produce the right readiness at the lowest cost across


MTN Announces Partnership with BATS

BATS Technology Delivers the Throughput, Optimization, and Stronger, Higher Reliability Broadband Connections Passengers and Crew Demand.     MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announces BATS has entered into an exclusive partnership with MTN to market the Broadband Antenna Tracking and Stabilization (BATS) system to the cruise, ferry and large yacht markets. This end solution is a hybrid network service, leveraging both satellite and terrestrial broadband


T.I. Announces Expansion in Europe

Titanium Industries, Inc. (T.I.) announced the recent opening of a new sales office in Duisburg, Germany. This new facility is an integral part of T.I.'s global growth strategy with specific focus on the European Market including expansion on the continent. T.I. currently has existing international locations in Sao Paulo Brazil, Montreal Canada, Birmingham England, Bergen Norway, Taipei Taiwan, Shanghai China, and Bangalore India. In addition, T.I. has nine U.S. locations.


California Leaders to Convene for Maritime Conference

Photo: The Port of Los Angeles

The 14th Annual California Maritime Leadership Symposium, slated to take place February 19-20 at the Sacramento Convention Center, attracts key members from California’s State Legislature and representatives from California’s ports and the maritime industry. The symposium aims to encourage productive dialogue among maritime industry leaders and communicate port needs to California decision makers. The symposium is hosted by a broad-based coalition of the maritime industry


Norway's Jotun Makes 'Quantum' Strides

With TBT paints on the endangered list due to environmental concerns, shipowners must find an alternative method to keep ships coated and efficiently clean. Jotun believes it has the answer. Bringing her first cargo to Europe following completion by Samsung Heavy Industries, the 306,000-dwt British Pioneer has given new expression to environmental-consciousness in the crude oil transportation sector. While the security of her 2


The Sleipner A Platform Turns 15

The Sleipner A platform in the North Sea (Photo: Øyvind Hagen)

On August 24, one of the world’s most profiled platforms turned 15. Sleipner, also known as the carbon dioxide (CO2) platform, does not look its age. Sleipner had a tough start. The construction of the first installation became one of the most dramatic in Norwegian oil history. Shortly before the deck and the concrete substructure for the Sleipner A platform were to be connected, the substructure sank to 200 metres depth in the Gands fiord.


SNA Seeks to Raise Funds for Wounded Warrior Project

For the past two years, the Greater Washington Chapter of the Surface Navy Association (SNA) has conducted a campaign to assist our wounded  shipmates recovering at the in   More than 800 DVDs for the Sailors and marines were collected to enjoy during their recuperation.  The following year SNA collected funds and donated 155 portable DVD players. This year the organization want to do something meaningful for those of our  shipmates limited in their ability to get out


Gas As Ship Fuel, GL Forum

Gas as ship fuel was the topic of the March 18 GL First Class Exchange Forum which highlighted GL's approach towards the environmental concerns of the maritime industry. The forum addressed all aspects related to LNG as an alternative ship fuel. Invited speakers presented the LNG supply chain development from a ship owner's and gas terminal operator's view. Regulatory developments at IMO were explained by a representative of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs


Specialist Maritime Engineer Joins Arup’s Houston Office

Arup, the multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm, has been joined by Larry Wise as an associate and maritime engineer in the firm’s Houston office. In this role, explains Arup, he will be responsible for leading and executing energy and maritime assignments


Ireland's Atlantic Seaboard Battered by 130 KM/H Winds

Sea storm wind-waves: Photo courtesy of NOAA

Latest weather bulletin informs of west to southwest gale force 8 to storm force 10 winds continuing overnight and Monday morning on all coasts of Ireland and on the Irish Sea. Winds will further reach violent storm force 11 at times between Slyne Head and Malin Head.


Middle East Grain Buyers Avoid Ukraine, Import Bills Could Rise

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters Turmoil in Ukraine is driving Middle Eastern grain buyers to shy away from striking new deals there and to consider rival suppliers, a shift that is likely to push up import bills. The Black Sea region, mostly Ukraine and Russia


Middle East Grain Buyers Avoid Ukraine, Import Bills Could Rise

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters Turmoil in Ukraine is driving Middle Eastern grain buyers to shy away from striking new deals there and to consider rival suppliers, a shift that is likely to push up import bills. The Black Sea region, mostly Ukraine and Russia


POLB Commissioners Elect Thomas Fields President

Thoman Fields: Photo credit Port of Long Beach Commissioners

The Long Beach advertising executive & former city planning commissioner, will lead the commission for a 1-year term from 1, July 2013. Thomas Fields will succeed Commissioner Susan E. Anderson Wise, who has served two years as President.


Safety-conscious Interferry Sets Sights on Perfection Myth

A former airline pilot will stress at Interferry’s 38th annual conference that safety depends on recognizing the potential for human error rather than pursuing “the myth of perfection.” The trade association event takes place in Malta from October 5-9 with an agenda dominated


Bestobell and W&O Enter Distribution Deal

Actuated globe valve with flanged end connections

Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has named W&O Supply, a global supplier of marine pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions to the marine and upstream oil and gas industries, as its exclusive distributor for Bestobell Valves in


Nationalization on the Move at Drydocks World

The year 2013 has been designated as the Year of Nationalization by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. In keeping with the theme that has been laid out by our wise leadership, Drydocks World and Maritime World


Bestobell Valves Secures U.S. Distributor Deal with W&O

Picture-020.jpg

Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has named W&O Supply, a global supplier of marine pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions to the marine and upstream oil and gas industries, as its exclusive distributor for Bestobell Valves in North


Japan Radio Supplies Misje Rederi AS ECDIS Retrofit

ProNav, the Norwegian distributor for Japan Radio Company Ltd. (JRC), was awarded a contract for supplying twenty two ECDIS systems to the entire fleet of Norwegian shipowner Misje Rederi AS. All eleven dual-systems will be supplied and commissioned by Brommeland Elektronikk AS


DMCA Commends Marine Driver’s License Recipients

Amer Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Maritime City Authority, among marine driver’s license holders with senior officials in DMCA during the ceremony at DMCA headquarters.

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, recently congratulated the first 20 recipients of the marine driver’s license in Dubai.  


Jones Act Fleet a Catalyst for Growth Says Jaenichen

Paul Chip  Jaenichen: Photo credit MARAD

At the inaugural recent Tradewinds Jones Act Forum, MARAD Acting Administrator Paul 'Chip'  Jaenichen discussed the changes affecting the coastwise U.S.-flag maritime industry -- also known as the Jones Act fleet. Extracts follow: Since its enactment


Oman Navy Receives Al Shamikh Vessel

Photo: BAE Systems

The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) organized a reception ceremony for Al Shamikh vessel, first of three vessels in the Khareef project for RNO. Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs sponsored the ceremony which was held at the Said bin Sultan Naval Base


Bore, NAPA & ClassNK Team for Energy Consumption Study

Bore Sea-3 WEB.jpg

Saving energy on fleet operations is a top line concern for every vessel owner, large and small. 110-year-old Finnish shipowner Bore teamed with NAPA and ClassNK to help identify energy waste on not only its ships operating today, but those planned for tomorrow.


BIMCO, Fathom, to Publish Ballast Water Management Guide

Cover of the Guide: Image credit BIMCO, Fathom

BIMCO & Fathom have joined forces to provide comprehensive information on ballast water treatment, to help shipowners make wise decisions in advance of new Ballast Water Management Regulations which are likely to be implemented in 2014.


 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright