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NWC Annual Meeting Set for Portland

The National Waterways Conference, Inc. will hold its 2006 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon on September 6-8. The NWC has not convened its Annual Meeting on the west coast since the organization was founded in 1960. This year’s Annual Meeting, with the theme, Prepare Today for the Needs of Tomorrow, is bringing together key government and industry decision makers from throughout the nation to address current and emerging issues that potentially affect the future viability of the nation’s ports and waterways. The two-day program will include presentations by regional leaders concerning opportunities and challenges faced by navigation and flood control interests, such as endangered species compliance, levee protection and transportation congestion. Leaders from nearly 400 businesses, industries, public agencies, and regional waterway groups are expected to attend the meeting. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Arkansas Waterways Commission, the Inland Waterways Intermodal Cooperative Program group of the Maritime Administration and the Regional Navigation Design Team of the Corps of Engineers. The conference will be held at the Benson Hotel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is conveniently located in downtown Portland.


Record Attendance for SNAME 2009

Challenging economic conditions didn’t stop a record number of industry professionals from attending The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo. The three-day event (October 21-23) drew more than 1,150 to the Providence, Rhode Island Convention Center. "In all aspects, the 2009 SNAME Annual Meeting was a resounding success. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to those who attended the meeting


SNAME Houston Conference Unaffected by Hurricane

The following is a message recently posted by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers regarding its annual meeting in Houston: We are pleased to confirm that all arrangements for the 2005 SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium are intact at the George R. Brown Convention Center and Hilton Americas Hotel-Houston. Hurricane Katrina HAS NOT affected our Conference and Expo plans at these facilities.


Brinson Elected Chairman of National Waterways Conference

J. Ron Brinson, former port director and now special projects coordinator of the Port of New Orleans, was elected chairman of the National Waterways Conference, Inc., at the organization?s annual meeting. Brinson succeeds Craig E. Philip of Nashville, president and chief executive officer of Ingram Barge Co., who had served as chairman for the last two years. Brinson, who served as president and chief executive officer of the Port of New Orleans from 1986


SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo

The Society of Naval Architects and Engineers (SNAME) hosts its 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo October 21-23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Exhibit space and sponsorships of events during the world’s foremost gathering of professionals in naval architecture, marine engineering and marine sciences can be obtained now. The deadline to receive maximum exposure in publicity, publications and signage is September 11.


2013 Ship Production Symposium: Call for Papers

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The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2013 Annual Meeting has released a call for papers. The SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held from November 6-8 in Bellevue, Wash. Deadline for abstracts is June 3.  Please send all submissions to SPSpapers@sname.org. Interest areas include: •Ship Design & Material Technologies •Ship Warfare Systems Integration •Surface Preparation & Coatings


Clark Nominated as Candidate for Horizon Board of Directors

Horizon Lines, Inc.announced that its Board of Directors has nominated Admiral Vern Clark, U. S. Navy (Retired), as a nominee to replace Mr. Marcel Fournier on the Board of Directors at the next annual meeting. Marcel Fournier has decided not to stand for re-election to the Board of directors at the Company's next annual meeting. Mr. Fournier, Managing Director of Castle Harlan, Inc., has been a member of Horizon's Board since July 2004.


PPG Coatings Earns George Campbell Award

PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has been selected as a recipient of The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) George Campbell Award for 2009-2010.  PPG PMC earned the recognition for the performance of its Amerlock 2/400 coating at the Deer Island Water Treatment Facility in Boston Harbor. The product, a fast-setting, high-solid epoxy coating, was applied to a gravity thickener at the plant


ABS Elects New Council and Committee Members

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(New York, NY---) At the Annual Meeting of Members of ABS in New York this week, the following Members were elected to a three-year term on the ABS Council: •  Angeliki N. Frangou, Navios Shipmanagement Inc •  Michael Wyllie, Offshore Energy Development Corporation/SBM Offshore N.V. Following the Annual Meeting, the ABS Council met and elected to a one-year term as members of the ABS Classification Committee:


American Club Elects First China Director

Members of the American P&I Club have elected the first director to come from The People’s Republic of China (PRC). At the annual meeting in New York, Lianyu Zhu of CCCC International Shipping Corporation, Tianjin, was elected to the board for the forthcoming year. Mr. Zhu’s company is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company, a major state-owned enterprise (SOE) which is, among other things, the largest port construction and design company in the PRC


Natural gas industry ready to rebuild depleted U.S. supply

U.S. utilities have withdrawn a record amount of natural gas from underground storage to meet heating and power needs during an extremely cold winter, but gas producers say they are confident they can rebuild inventory.   By Eileen O'Grady


Conqueror: 200 Cities in 100 Countries

Conqueror Freight Network said it has reached a milestone in its global coverage with the addition of its 200th city in its 100th country. “This is a significant moment for the network. With only 1/10 applications’ passing our external audit


Porter Receives GSSC’s Navigator Award

Left to right: Byron Dunn, GSSC President; Larry Porter, and Ron Pierce, GSSC Chairman of the Board.

Larry Porter, Master Trainer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, was the recipient of the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium’s 2014 Navigator Award. Each year, GSSC honors an individual who has displayed outstanding leadership or made other significant contributions to the


Imperial: Decision on Canadian LNG Project Distant

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Imperial Oil Ltd said on Thursday it is not yet close to deciding on whether it will go ahead with a Canadian liquefied natural gas export plant it is exploring with its majority owner Exxon Mobil Corp. Speaking to reporters following the company's annual meeting, Rich Kruger


29th Annual Marine Machinery Association Meeting

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The Marine Machinery Association will hold its 29th Annual Meeting in partnership with Newport News Shipbuilding at the Newport News Marriot, October 7-9, 2013. There Will Be A Reception for Speakers and MMA Members From 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7


Marine Machinery Association Honor Joseph Carnevale

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The Marine Machinery Association (MMA) has presented the 2013 Jack Flannigan award to RDML Joseph Carnevale (ret.), Senior Defense Advisor at the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), at MMA's 29th Annual Meeting in Newport News, VA. The award is MMA's highest honor and is named after Jack


WISTA USA Leadership Changes

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At the recent global Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) annual meeting and conference held in Montreal, Jeanne Grasso, a partner at Blank Rome LLP, was elected to the Executive Committee of WISTA International. Jeanne has been the President of WISTA USA for the past


FMC Chairman Calls for Global Regulatory Summit on P3 Alliance

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The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman, Mario Cordero, issued a call to fellow regulators in the European Union and the People’s Republic of China, to join with him in a Global Regulatory Summit on the proposed P3 Global Alliance of the world’s three largest container carriers


Mercy Ships Surgeon Gets AAOMS Award

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The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMA) 2013 Humanitarian Award has been presented to Dr. Gary Parker of Mercy Ships in recognition of his lifelong efforts. Gary R. Parker, DDS, received the AAOMS Humanitarian Award for Fellows and Members recently during the opening


SENER Presents Design Paper at SNAME Meeting

Verónica Alonso, from SENER, during the presentation

SENER has attended the 2013 SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers) annual meeting from November 6-8 in Bellevue, Washington. During the event, technical sessions took place as part of the Ship Production Symposium, where engineers from the shipbuilding industry presented


Ship Channel Security District Funds Protection

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During the annual meeting of the Houston Ship Channel Security District (HSCSD) November 21, public safety, homeland security and police agencies will display infrastructure and equipment funded by the HSCSD used to mitigate threats and protect the Houston Ship Channel


Houston Ship Channel Security District Mission Publicized

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 During the annual meeting of the Houston Ship Channel Security District (HSCSD) November 21, 2013, public safety, homeland security and police agencies will display infrastructure and equipment funded by the HSCSD used to mitigate threats and protect the Houston Ship Channel.


Second Annual Safe Affordable Ferry Design Competition

The World Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) announced the coming year’s challenging international student design competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry. The goal of the design competition is to elicit new approaches for ferry design in the developing world as well as to encourage designers to


Top Brass Due at Upcoming SNA Symposium

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The first big naval professional development event of the year, the Surface Navy Association’s 2014 Symposium,  kicks off in Crystal City, Virginia, with the theme, “Surface Warfare…Warfighting First.”  Leaders in the Navy


SNAME Rename Annual Meeting & Expo

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) inform that its Annual Meeting & Expo has been renamed the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), to further address relevant issues across the maritime industry, including ship production, repair, and operations


 
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