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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
(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:
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 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
Port of Goteborg AB president and CEO since 1996, Gunnar Nygren will be stepping down in March 2002. At 60, he is planning to take early retirement. “This is a decision that was triggered partly by my turning 60 but even more so by the fact that the Port is now in a position where the future demands more long-term leadership than I will be able to offer,” comment Gunnar Nygren. He quotes key investments that are under way in the Port of Goteborg
At the 151st Annual Meeting of the Members of ABS, and the subsequent meeting of the ABS Council, industry leaders were elected to serve on a number of bodies that contribute to the operation of the classification society as it fulfills its mission of promoting the security of life and property
KVH Industries, Inc. report that demand for broadband connectivity is increasing among service providers in the oil and gas industry. KVH's exclusive mini-VSAT Broadband service is delivered by an interlaced network of 14 Ku-band satellite transponders providing seamless worldwide coverage
ABS hosted its Annual Meeting in New York on April 23, 2013. ABS Chairman, Robert D. Somerville reported that, "despite the uncertainties of the global economy and of the shipping and offshore markets, ABS turned in yet another record performance."
SMSLLC to help leading tug and barge operator to prepare for new Towing Safety Management Regulation. Safety Management Systems LLC announced on April 18, 2013 that it has won a contract from American River Transportation Company (ARTCO) to assist the company to establish a Towing Safety
AMS President Louis Meltz passed away today, April 2, 2013, after a several-month battle with cancer. Until just a few days ago, his doctors were hopeful that the treatments he was undergoing would be successful. His passing has been a sudden shock to all in the maritime industry
The Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) annual meeting will be held in Atlanta, May 19-22, 2013 and will feature Parallel Track. The Parallel Track addition is specifically focused on newer, less experienced inland marine underwriting and claims personnel
President of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, visits the construction site of the new locks in Colon province. The new locks, situated on the Atlantic side, were visited by Moreno, accompanied by IDB delegates, who are in Panama to participate in the Fifty-Fourth Annual
This year’s IMUA Annual Meeting’s keynote address will feature a presentation by Dan North, Chief Economist for Euler Hermes North America. Addressing attendees of the 83rd Annual Meeting, he plans to discuss what lies ahead for both the US and global economies and how it is impacted
Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert Stresses Need for Flexible Platform Use in Future Navy. February 21, 2013, Crystal City, VA – The U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert stressed the need for industry and the navy to work closer moving forward
The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) seeks papers for presentation at Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers AGM. The NSRP is a collaboration of U.S. Shipyards that focuses on common issues with a goal of reducing the cost of acquiring
The Greek Section of the prestigious international Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers ( SNAME ) had an impressive participation in the October 2012 SNAME Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island in USA. Ten of its members attended the week long meetings and activities:
NOAA and American Pilots’ Association (APA) sign Memorandum of Agreement to advance safe navigation in coastal waters. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan , NOAA Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation & Prediction, signs an agreement that recognizes the longstanding
UNOLS (University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System) seeks nominations to fill two Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC) vacancies. The Fleet Improvement Committee works to assure the continuing excellence of the UNOLS Fleet and to assure that the number
Women’s Sea Congress Looks at the Future The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) conference program scheduled to be held in Paris October 3-5 will focus on issues facing shipping today. In addition to hosting its annual meeting and conference
St Kitts & Nevis has become the latest of five flag state signatories to the Washington declaration condemning acts of violence against seafarers - joining Bahamas, Liberia, Marshall Islands and Panama. The move underpins major quality initiatives by the London-based St Kitts &