By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Sheehan, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs Citizens of â€œTitletownâ€ rolled out the red carpet for their cityâ€™s namesake ship, Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Green Bay (LPD 20), during several civic ceremonies June 25. Green Bayâ€™s prospective commanding officer Cmdr. Calvin Slocumb and his planned relief, Cmdr. Joseph Olson traveled to Green Bay to strengthen the shipâ€™s already strong ties to the community. Green Bay Mayor James J. Schmitt hosted the officers at the annual Kids Day Festival at Fisk Park. The commanders mixed with the crowd, and posed for pictures. â€œThis ship is a really wonderful thing for our city," said Schmitt. "Imagine all the places the ship will visit, and in each place it will bring our name, and the green and gold colors of our Green Bay Packers football team.â€ Slocumb and Olson, both natives of Wisconsin, also presented a model of the Green Bay to the cityâ€™s Neville Public Museum, where it will be displayed alongside exhibits highlighting local history and a model of the original USS Green Bay (PG 101). Nancy Croy, principal of the Green Bayâ€™s partnership school Vince Lombardi Middle School, hosted a reception for the commanders at famed Lambeau Field, football home of the Packers.
By PEO Ships Communications The future USS Green Bay LPD 20 was launched this week from the building ways at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Avondale Operations. The fourth amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio class entered the Mississippi River on August 11. Green Bay’s launching represents important progress since Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans area less than a year ago. With many of the shipyard’s workers still living in trailers or Camp Katrina
TSA reported that port workers, longshoremen, truckers and others employed at the Port of Green Bay, the Port of Pittsburgh and Port of Texas City recently began to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. Nationwide, more than 1 million workers with unescorted access to secure areas will apply for TWIC during the rest of 2008. TSA said that there are 54 ports are currently enrolling people through the program
The Navy will commissioned the newest San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship Green Bay during a 10 a.m. PST ceremony Jan. 24 in Long Beach, Calif. The ship is named Green Bay to honor the nation's Midwest "city by the bay." The city of about 100,000 residents was founded in 1634 by French explorer Jean Nicolet, and is the oldest community in Wisconsin. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England delivered the ceremony's principal address
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awarded a more than $2m contract to the Roen Salvage Company of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to dredge Green Bay Harbor. The firm will dredge 131,000 cubic yards of shoals from the harbor and place the dredged materials in a confined disposal facility. The $2,066,400 contract calls for the work to be done this summer. The deep draft harbor requires annual maintenance dredging.
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Announces Pacesetter Award Winners for 2011 Navigation Season. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today announced the four winners of its prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for the 2011 navigation season. This annual award is presented to U.S. Great Lakes ports that register an increase in international cargo tonnage shipped through the Seaway over the previous navigation season
Shipyard workers at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' (NGSS) Ingalls Operations laid the keel for the future USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a ceremony May 23 at the Pascagoula shipyard. San Diego is the sixth ship of the San Antonio class of amphibious transport dock ships to begin construction. The future USS San Diego will play a key role in 21st century Navy and Marine Corps expeditionary warfare by embarking, transporting and landing elements of an assault landing force by helicopters
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. has finalized its previously announced agreement to purchase Marinette Marine Corporation. Marinette was acquired for approximately $48 million in an all-cash transaction financed through Manitowoc's existing credit facility. Located in Marinette, Wisconsin, just across Green Bay from Manitowoc's Bay Shipbuilding facility, Marinette Marine operates one of the largest shipyards on the U.S. Great Lakes
BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Rockville, Md., is being awarded an estimated $242,064,229 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive fee, firm-fixed-priced, performance-based contract to provide integration, engineering, procurement, fabrication, assembly, test, inspection, delivery, and limited installation of integrated C4I capabilities aboard new construction ships. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is awarding this Enterprise Platform Integration
The future USS Anchorage (LPD 23) launched Feb. 12 from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Avondale, La., shipyard, marking a key milestone in the ship's construction process. Due to extensive pre-outfitting efforts, Anchorage will be the most complete ship in the class at the time of launch. "We started construction on the first ship of the LPD 17 class 11 years ago." said Jay Stefany, LPD 17 program manager for the Navy's Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships
ClassNK and maritime software company Napa have announced that Taiwan-based Wan Hai Lines Ltd. has chosen ClassNK-Napa Green ship efficiency software for use on Wan Hai 516, a 4680 TEU vessel delivered by CSBC in April 2013. This marks the first time that the operational optimization and
Port Metro Vancouver joins the 2012 “Green 30” list of Canadian organizations whose employees are most positive about environmental stewardship. The list, compiled by Aon Hewitt, is based on employee opinion data collected as part of the annual Best Employers in Canada study and Best
Great Lakes Shipyard hauled out the United States Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay (WTGB-105) using its 770-ton capacity Travelift. The repair contract, awarded to the Shipyard in early March, includes routine drydocking and underwater hull maintenance such as inspection and testing of propulsion
A hybrid electric ferry using Corvus Energy's advanced lithium polymer battery solution was commissioned today in Copenhagen, Denmark by Scandline. The Princess Benedikte ferry refit represents the conversion of a former diesel electric ferry to a hybrid vessel and a major advance in green ferry
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator David Matsuda attended a ground breaking ceremony today for the Green Port Gateway, a major port-to-rail infrastructure expansion project that will help reduce congestion and improve the environment near the Port of Long
Drydocks World and Maritime World announced the launch of Dubai Maritime Green Initiative, a movement to encourage all-round environmental excellence in maritime and allied sectors including oil, gas and energy. The initiative was inaugurated in the presence of decision-makers from government
The Port of Gibraltar announced its participation in the Green Award scheme at an official ceremony on March 27, 2013. The Port will award sustainable ships certified by Green Award with a 5% reduction in tonnage dues starting April 1.
US Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan advises of the dangers as increasingly warmer temperatures weaken ice. The Coast Guard warns that warmer temperatures present the possibility of extremely hazardous ice conditions throughout Lake Michigan, including Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Lake Winnebago
Drydocks World & Maritime World's initiative aims to encourage all-round environmental excellence in maritme & allied sectors. The initiative was inaugurated in the presence of key decision-makers from government and industry, underlined by a MoU for green technology signed with
Port of Seattle has signed-on as a participant in Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America. Port of Seattle state that it is the first U.S. port outside of the Great Lakes region to join Green Marine.
Squamish Terminals (SQT), a B.C. deep-water, break-bulk terminal, has signed on as a participant to Green Marine. Green Marine encourages its participants, ship owners, ports, terminals and shipyards, to undertake concrete actions that go beyond regulatory requirements aimed at improving
APL clinched the inaugural Green Ship of the Year award at the 2013 International Maritime Awards organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore here this evening. The APL Yangshan, a 10,700-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ship built in 2012 currently plying the
BioProcess Algae LLC awarded $6.4-Million U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop advanced drop-in biofuels for military jets & ships. BioProcess Algae LLC has been selected to receive a grant of up to $6.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) announced that eight Great Lakes Seaway System ports are receiving the prestigious Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2012 navigation season
Although much of the country is welcoming spring and the warm weather that comes with it, many of the Great Lakes waterways are still laden with ice. Coast Guard icebreaking tugs continue to work on the lakes to keep critical shipping lanes clear for merchant vessels