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Finnegan Joins Drew Marine As Manager

The Drew Marine Division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company has elected John C. "Jack" Finnegan as manager of new business development. Finnegan, who comes to Drew Marine from Newport News Shipbuilding, will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities to expand the range of products and services Drew Marine offers to the marine industry. He will also manage start-up operation and global implementation for the company's new business ventures and product lines.

ClassNK Issues New Rules for Inland Waterway Ships

Inland waterways vessel

  Leading classification society ClassNK has released new technical rules and guidance for the survey and construction of inland waterway ships. As a result of ClassNK’s recent expansion of its global activities, in particular across South America, the number of inland waterway ships on the ClassNK register has continued to grow, accounting for 15% of all vessels classed over the past year alone. In order to support this growing market and ensure the safety of the inland

Response Marine Develops New Pilot Boat

The new P-310 pilot boat developed by Response Marine is designed to meet the need for a small, fast pilot and transport boat with a low operating and start-up cost. The P-310 is a relatively deep V hull (18-degree transom) with increasingly steep mid and forward sections, designed to deliver a smooth ride. The first hull was built by Viking Welding in Kensington, NH, for use by Eastern Point Pilots, which provides pilot, transport and tow services along the northeaster coast of Massachusetts

Intergraph and The Napa Group to Collaborate

Intergraph and the Napa Group will collaborate to improve the interfacing to integrate each other’s shipbuilding and offshore structure software solutions as well as create new capabilities. A mutual arrangement allows the companies to use existing features inherent in their software offerings. Intergraph’s SmartMarine™ Enterprise suite, including its next-generation, data-centric, rules-driven SmartMarine 3D modeling and visualization solution

Evergreen Line Extends Indian Ocean Network

Evergreen Line is teaming up with United Africa Feeder Line (UAFL) to extend its service network in the Indian Ocean. Evergreen announce a new ISC-Mauritius-Mozambique-Africa (IMMA) Service linking the Indian sub-continent, Indian Ocean Islands and Mozambique will be launched in late April.

 Employing three 2,500 TEU vessels, the biweekly service will have its inaugural sailing from Karachi on the 22nd of April 2-13

ISS Appoint Romi Kaushai Asia Pacific Operations V-P

Romi Kaushai: Photo courtesy of ISS

International maritime services provider, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), has appointed Romi Kaushal as Executive Vice President of Operations for their Asia Pacific region. With extensive experience in operations and shore based management, Romi has worked in senior commercial and operational positions across the globe. He was also a Principal Consultant for KPMG, CEO for the Emirates Shipping Line in Hong Kong and has held shipping roles in Hamburg, New York, Dubai and Montreal

Kursiu Linija Joins Forces with Eimskip

Kursiu Linija has sold a fifty percent share of its equity to Icelandic transport company Eimskip. The deal gives Kursiu Linija resources to continue its growth and develop new intra European services, and continues Eimskip’s strategy of becoming a transport leader, offering total services in the North Atlantic through a network linking key ports in Europe. Lithuania-based K ursiu Linija has an expected turnover of approximately $76.6m in 2006 compared to $58.8m in 2005

BG Global LNG Appoints New VP

BG Global LNG appointed David Maxwell to the leadership team of the Global LNG business, according to a report. As vice president and general manager, LNG Business Development, Maxwell will be responsible for developing new LNG opportunities in Asia Pacific for BG as well as helping to realize existing opportunities. Maxwell was with Woodside where he was director, Gas and Marketing and was involved in the development of Woodside's natural gas and LNG portfolio

Stork Reaches Out to Improve Safety

Photo: Stork

Stork Technical Services held its second REACHing Out forum as the company aims to improve safety engagement with its employee community, customers and wider oil and gas industry. More than 70 business leaders and safety experts from across the UK attended the thought leadership event which was held at the Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen. Erik-Jan Bijvank, SVP – UK & Africa, said, “REACHing Out delivered on our key aims for the event – to engage with our peers

Cargotec Bags Daewoo's Deck Machinery Order

MacGregors  Combined Anchor and Mooring Winches

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a major contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea to supply a range of Hatlapa deck machinery for ten 172,600m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. MacGregor will deliver electrically-driven deck machinery, windlasses and mooring winches, all optimised for operations in very low temperatures. Delivery is planned to start in 2017 and continue into 2018.

New Submarine Named USS Idaho

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus

  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony today to announce that SSN 799, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Idaho. The submarine will be named to honor the history its namesake state has with the Navy

BMT Designers & Planners Names Skvarla President

Kai Skvarla (Photo: BMT Designers & Planners)

BMT Designers & Planners, a subsidiary of the maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group, has announced the promotion of Kai Skvarla to President.   Formerly Vice President of Strategic Planning with BMT for the past five years

Imtech Marine Signs on to Stay at Innovation Center

From left to right: Mark Linde and Angelien Sanderman (Photo: Imtech Marine)

Imtech Marine, the maritime technologies arm of the recently bankrupt Royal Imtech N.V., announced it has signed on for a prolonged stay at the RDM Innovation Dock where technical students work to develop new maritime technologies such as autonomous and emission free sailing.

New Orleans Port, CORBA Join forces‏

L-R Robert Carlisle, president of Carlisle & Bray Enterprises, Eric Thomas, Executive Director of the Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA), Gary LaGrange, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans, and Robert Landry, Chief Commercial Officer of the Port of New Orleans, sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Port and CORBA to jointly market and share information in an effort to build commerce between the two regions.

  An agreement signed today by Port of New Orleans officials and industry leaders from the Central Ohio River corridor could help spur commerce between the two regions. The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and the Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA) signed a

DNV GL Names Remi Eriksen Group CEO

Remi Eriksen (Photo: DNV GL)

Remi Eriksen has been appointed as the DNV GL Group’s new president and CEO, succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who will retire August 1. The DNV GL board of directors began an executive search and selection process in October 2014 to find and appoint Madsen’s successor due to his planned

Damen Building Shellfish Dredger for the Dutch

Noordland YE-118 - 9

  Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is constructing an innovative razor shell dredger for the Dutch fishing cooperative YE 118 Noordland BV. The 43-metre vessel, sharing the same name as the cooperative, shows how a standard Maaskant design can be modified to meet the ever changing

SENER Group Reports Continued Growth

HMS Queen Elizabeth afloat, developed with SENER’s FORAN System (©BAE Systems)

Turnover increased by 8 percent to reach 1.315 billion Euros, with net profit rising by 66 percent to reach 57.8 million Euros.   The engineering and technology group SENER ended 2014 with a turnover of 1,315.7 billion Euros; an increase of 8.02 percent over the previous year

Seatronics Appoints Donaldson as V.P.

Derek Donaldson as new vice president global operations

  Seatronics Ltd, an Acteon company and part of its survey, monitoring and data business, has promoted Derek Donaldson from vice president Asia Pacific to vice president global operations. Donaldson enters into a new position within the Seatronics Group management structure

Maersk Oil Targets North Sea Lead

Maersk Oil is investing nearly $5 billion in Culzean and the first phase of Johan Sverdrup, one of Norway’s largest ever discoveries. (Image: Maersk Oil)

Maersk Oil says there is still huge potential value in the North Sea, citing projects like Culzean – which received board approval this month – and Johan Sverdrup, as the Danish oil and gas company aims to improve from its current rank of ninth to become a top-five producer in the

General Cargo Dominates Seaway Traffic in June

Photo courtesy of The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership

June was an active month for U.S. ports receiving a variety of general cargo shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway. “What’s notable about the June tonnage numbers were increases in the export of U.S. grain to Europe and the import of aluminum and steel to the ports of Cleveland

Brazil Exports Soy from New Northeast Terminal

  Two soybean cargoes have recently departed from a new terminal in northeast Brazil operated by VLI and local trader Multigrain, the latest option in the region as exporters look for alternatives to Brazil's overcrowded southern ports.

Maritime Experts to Debate Coastal Shipping, IWT Prospects

The opportunities and challenges faced by India’s coastal shipping industry as the country strives for a more optimal modal mix among various modes of transport will top the agenda at the upcoming 3rd edition of Coastal Shipping and IWT Business Forum 2015 which takes place at the Marriott

Dun & Bradstreet Take Christy on Board

Cindy Christy

  Dun & Bradstreet nnounced today the appointment of Cindy Christy, president and chief operating officer of Asurion Corporation, to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. In this role, Christy will share her broad experience and functional expertise with management

EMS Hires National Sales Manager

Ron Monnell (Photo: EMS)

Electronic Marine Systems Inc. (EMS) has appointed Ron Monnell as National Sales Manager.   Monnell joins EMS with more than 35 years of marine sales experience in the commercial and military sectors of the U.S. marine industry.  

Havyard Group Restructuring to Stay Profitable

New focus areas Havyard hopes that other markets, such as fisheries, aquaculture and renewable energy, will help to compensate for the downturn in the offshore market.  Here represented by a Havyard 832 SOV that is operated

  Havyard Group ASA is taking further measures to adapt to the market situation and maintain the Group's profitability, thereby securing jobs for the future All business areas in Havyard Group have been affected to a varying degree by the general downturn in the market in the oil industry

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