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This Week at ASNE Day 2012

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will present many of its most prestigious awards this week at ASNE Day 2012.  In addition to the notable guest presenters listed below, the ASNE Day Honors Gala will feature remarks by The Honorable Rob Wittman (VA-1), Co-Chair of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus. ASNE Day 2012 wraps up on Friday with remarks by guest speaker The Honorable Sean J. Stackley , Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RDA) at the Annual Awards Luncheon.   The following award will be presented on February 8, 2012 at the ASNE Leadership Dinner: - Frank G. Law Award for long-time dedication and service to ASNE Presented by Mr. Ronald K. Kiss to Dr. E. Michael Golda   The following awards will be presented on February 9, 2012 at the ASNE Honors Gala: - Gold Medal Award for a singular achievement in naval engineering Presented by RADM Thomas J. Eccles, USN to Dr. Douglass Post    - Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award Presented by VADM John T. Blake, USN to Mr. John C. Hootman    - Clifford G. Geiger Award for naval logistics  Presented by RADM Ronald J. Rábago, USCG to Mr. Jeffery G. Orner   The following awards will be presented on February 10, 2012 at the Annual Awards Luncheon: - Solberg Award for naval engineering research Presented by RDML Thomas G. Wears, USN to Mr. Jeffrey E. Boisvert  - Claud A. Jones Award for Fleet Engineer

IntelliJet: Cleantech Propulsion for High Speed Applicatios

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1). (Photo courtesy of IntelliJet)

IntelliJet Marine, Inc. will present a paper on propulsion and computer simulation for sustainable high speed boats and ships at ASNE Day 2015.   Jeff Jordan of IntelliJet Marine will present a paper on propulsion and computer simulation for sustainable high speed boats and ships at the American Society of Naval Engineers’ ASNE Day 2015 on March 5, 2015 in Arlington, Va.   According to IntelliJet, the military prefers jet boats but struggles with their fuel efficiency

Industry Icon Lester Rosenblatt Leaves an Indelible Mark

On June 15, 2003, Lester Rosenblatt passed away at the age of 83. MR/EN remembers this industry icon, who through his ambition and wealth of industry knowledge founded what would become one of the world's most successful naval architecture and marine engineering firms. Lester Rosenblatt, (along with his father, Mandell) founded M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. in 1947, where he served as Chairman, CEO and Naval Architect. Through his unending drive

More Navy Ships For Less Dollars?

As it becomes abundantly clear that a major injection of dollars is not imminent for the U.S. Naval shipbuilding sector, industry leaders met last week to mull ideas on getting more for less. Several hundred people gathered at a recent Plenary Session of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) to hear shipbuilding industry executives and Navy brass discuss how to produce more ships for the same dollar. Both agreed they must work together to achieve this goal.

ASNE FMMS 2011 Call for Papers

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) is an annual event alternating between Norfolk and San Diego. The Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium 2011, "Current & Future Maintenance Strategies," will occur August 30-31, 2011 at the Town and Country Resort & Conference Center in San Diego, Calif. FMMS 2011 will include guest speakers, panelists and paper presentations from the Navy, Coast Guard

HiPer Craft 2012 Set for June 26-27


Less than one week remains before the High Performance Craft Expo (HiPer Craft) 2012 on June 26-27, 2012 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, proudly hosted by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). This special event is free for military and government to attend and ASNE offers reduced rates (see below) for industry and other attendess.   HiPer Craft 2012 has something for everyone, whether you're a supplier, operator

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces New Short Term Charter Contract

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, the Oceanis, into a time-charter contract with J.B. Ugland Dry Bulk A/S for a period of approximately 24 days, estimated to begin on August 22, 2005, at a gross rate of $12,500 per day plus a $198,000 one-time payment. Applying the above mentioned one-time payment to this fixture, and based on the estimated duration of 24 days

Mississippi Hosts Fourth Annual National SeaPerch Challenge

108 teams of 451 students from 19 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as a team from New Zealand  competed in the Fourth National SeaPerch Challenge

The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS, and the Mississippi Regional SeaPerch Committee in mid-May hosted the Fourth National SeaPerch Challenge on the campus of Southern Miss. It was here that 108 teams of 451 middle and high school students – students from 19 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and for a first time ever, and international team from New Zealand – convened at the University’s Payne Center and Johnson Natatorium for a weekend of

Mideast Crude Tanker Rates Near 3-month Low

Crude oil tanker earnings on the major Middle East route fell to their lowest in nearly three months as a slowdown in business in recent days battered rate sentiment. The world's benchmark VLCC export route from the Middle East Gulf (MEG) to Japan <DFRT-ME-JAP> on Monday reached W37.93 in the worldscale measure of freight rates, or $8,142 a day when translated into average earnings - its lowest since June 23.

Rowan's Fleet Status Update


Rowan Companies plc informed today that its monthly report of drilling rig status and contract details have been updated as of November 20, 2014.  Notable events in the current report include: Rowan Louisiana: As previously indicated, awarded a one-well contract with an estimated minimum duration of 45 days with EnVen in the Gulf of Mexico at $85,000 per day, which commenced in mid-November 2014. Rowan Resolute: As previously indicated, commenced operations on October 16

UASC Sees Big Drop on Asian-Europe Route

Photo by United Arab Shipping Company

 Kuwait-headquartered United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) said that marked drop in Asian imports to Europe, made worse by a strong dollar, has heaped pain on container lines already struggling with massive over capacity, reports Reuters.  

Gates to Launch Mega Clean Tech Initiative

Bill Gates Photo Microsoft

  Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multi-billion-dollar clean energy research and development initiative on Monday, the opening day of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris, GreenWire reported Friday. Gates and a group of developing and developed countries will agree to

PCC Fleet Gowth Decelerates

Graph: Clarksons Research

 Last year PCC (Pure Car Carrier, including Pure Car & Truck Carrier) sector demand growth appeared to have stalled, and the indicators suggest that there hasn’t been a significant acceleration this year, says Clarksons Research.  

Tankers Versus Bulkers

Graph: Clarksons Research

 It’s now more than a year since the tanker market took off. In mid-2014 tanker earnings picked up and since then have been in the $30-$40,000/day range, says a Clarksons study. But the market remains nervous.   This tanker pick-up coincided with a slump in dry bulk earnings

Vessel Backlog at Panama Canal

Photo by Panama Canal Authority

  The Panama Canal continues to experience high vessel backlog. This is attributed to several reasons, such as: * INCREASED ARRIVAL OF LARGE AND DEEP DRAFT VESSELS: These larger vessels and those with deeper drafts, besides having more restrictions than small, light draft vesse;s

Peru to Cut O&G Royalties to Counter Price Slump

Peru is reducing royalties on oil and gas production to about 5 percent on average from the current 20 percent in order to encourage exploration amid slumping prices, the government said Wednesday.   The smaller take should help Peru boost interest in new oil contracts that will come up for

Star Bulk Carriers Sold Three Vessels in Q3

Pic by Star Bulk Carriers

 Star Bulk Carriers has sold three vessels during the third quarter, a modern Supramax and two 90s built Panamax says Petros Pappas, Chief Executive Officer.   Net sales proceeds for completed vessels sales were approximately $27.9 million in Q3 and we also received approximately $3

Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates Could Slip Again

A ValeMax Bulk Carrier (file image: Vale)

Capesize market could worsen in short-term; 3.5 mln tonnes could be cut from Brazil ore exports. Freight rates for capesize bulk carriers could drift lower next week as Brazil's Samarco iron ore mine disaster and uncertain ore demand from China weigh on cargo volumes, brokers said.

Tanker Rate Spike Dents Efforts to Store Oil Glut at Sea

Record high freight rates are creating more headaches for traders looking to house millions of barrels of unsold crude oil and who already face potential losses due to record high stocks.   They have to decide on whether to use tankers for longer term storage until they can sell their

Panama Canal Delays Reduced to Four Days: ACP

File Image: a cruise liner passes through the Panama Canal.

The wait time to pass through the Panama Canal has shortened to four days, down from more than 10 days last month, the authority that runs the waterway said on Thursday. "We have reduced by 60 percent the wait time for vessels after measures applied amid an unusual demand and extreme

Second Quake hits North Oklahoma

  A magnitude 4.1 quake hit near the north Oklahoma town of Medford on Friday, the second temblor in two days to hit the area where energy extraction takes place. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 4.6, struck at 4:40 p.m. at a shallow depth of 4

Hunt for Russian Submarine near Scotland

Vladimir Putin. Photo courtesy: Zeit

 The British, French and Canadians are searching the seas off Scotland for a Russian submarine detected off the northern coast 10 days ago, reports the Australian.   French patrol planes are scouring the seas off Scotland for a Russian submarine after Britain was forced to call on

Port of Long Beach Mulls ‘Flexible Free Time’

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach officials will consider reducing the amount of time import containers can be stored on docks without charge, hoping the change would increase velocity of cargo moving out of the port.   Since 2005, the length of time containers can stay on the dock, called “free time

IMC to Design New Catamaran for Bali Hai Cruises

IMC’s proposed catamaran design will enhance Bali Hai Cruises operations to its water activities pontoon off Nusa Lembongan (Image: IMC)

Marine tourism operator Bali Hai Cruises has selected International Maritime Consultants (IMC) for the design of its next generation day cruise catamaran.   Working closely with Bali Hai Cruises, IMC has developed a design that aims to support the operator’s wide range of operations

Los Angeles to Host Annual 'Fleet Week'

Credit Fleet Week

  Mayor Eric Garcetti and U.S. Navy officials announced today that Los Angeles has been selected as an official Fleet Week market for the U.S. Navy, beginning in 2016. LA Fleet Week will run through Labor Day, with active military ships beginning to arrive in the days preceding the

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