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Foss - Voyage of Opportunity Houston to Ponce

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Foss Voyage of Opportunity - Looking for Cargoes - Houston, TX to Ponce, Puerto Rico.   USA FLAG - On-Deck and Below-Deck Space Available   ETD Houston, Texas:        March 28th, 2012 ETA Ponce, Puerto Rico:  April 9th, 2012   We will consider inducement port calls for Haiti, Dom Rep, Trinidad or other Caribbean Ports.   Accepting the following cargoes:   Ro-Ro Units -- Shipper Owned Containers (20’ / 40’ / 45’) Heavy Equipment -- Breakbulk Cargoes -- Project Cargoes High/Wide/Heavy -- Extreme Oversized Cargos   Please contact us for rate quotes and service information:Rusty Devereaux – Director of Project Sales / PH 936-828-4701 | Cell 936-675-1278 | rusty@foss.com | Fax 208-955-7777 | www.foss.com


This Day in Naval History - July 10

From the Navy News Service 1934 - USS Houston takes Franklin Delano Roosevelt on first visit of a U.S. president to South America. 1943 - Naval gunfire help Allied troops land on Sicily. It was first extensive use of LST's and smaller landing craft to deliver heavy equipment over the beach. 1945 - 14 carriers from 3rd Fleet carriers begin air strikes on Japanese Home Islands which end Aug. 15.


New Lighterage System Revolutionizes Ship-to-Shore Transport

By Naval Facilities Engineering Command Public Affairs The U.S. Navy is currently testing a new and improved lighterage system that can be assembled into causeways, docks, or ferries, providing the Navy and Marine Corps with a safer, more versatile way to deliver vehicles and critical supplies from ship to shore during war or peacetime operations. “The new system will enhance the Navy’s Logistics Over the Shore capabilities and replace the Navy’s existing lighterage system


Caterpillar Buys Marine Engine Company

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. bought closely held Sabre Engines Ltd., a U.K.-based company that specializes in high-performance marine diesel engines. Terms of the deal were not released. Caterpillar already sells 27 different engine models and sells more marine diesel engines over 250 bhp than any other manufacturer in the world. The addition of Sabre Engines Ltd. will add to Caterpillar's offering of marine power systems below 300 bhp.


Atlas Copco Taps James River Equipment

Atlas Copco welcomes its newest drilling equipment distributor, James River Equipment. The company, well-known as a heavy equipment supplier, will represent Atlas Copco in the Carolinas for blasthole rigs, other surface drilling rigs and equipment, and Secoroc rock drilling tools. In North Carolina, James River Equipment will also distribute Atlas Copco’s Dynapac compaction and paving equipment. Equipment covered by this new relationship includes surface crawlers such as Atlas


Omega Morgan Names McCalla CEO/President

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Omega Morgan, one of the West Coast’s leading heavy equipment transport companies, has named John McCalla CEO/President. McCalla comes to Omega Morgan from Warn Industries, also located in Portland.   McCalla began his career as a project engineer at General Motors and then joined Warn Industries.  He advanced through several positions at Warn and assumed the top executive leadership position in 2007


New Positive Displacement Plunger Pump

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The new 10,000 PSI Model 1810 pump has been added to Cat Pump’s line of triplex positive displacement pumps.  This pump delivers a low pulsation flow of 3 GPM at 10,000 PSI.  The 1810 pump has a low unswept volume [minimal un-evacuated liquid remains in the pumping chamber] resulting in high volumetric efficiency.  The 1810 triplex positive displacement pump has a compact footprint for both portable and stationary installation. Applications include:


Navy Prepositioning Ship Bound for Haiti

U.S. Navy Maritime Prepositioning Ship USNS 1ST LT Jack Lummus is loading cargo at Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 18-19 in support of international disaster relief efforts underway in Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake. Lummus is loading supplies and equipment from both the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as cargo from other U.S. government agencies


Port Everglades Adds Shipping Service to Venezuela and Colombia

Port Everglades is welcoming a new shipping line with service to Venezuela and Colombia. Naviera Master Line de Venezuela C.A. will be moving heavy equipment and machinery/rolling stock on a bi-weekly basis from Port Everglades and, as the business grows, plans to offer the service on a weekly basis. The cargo will be handled by St. John’s Shipping Company Inc., a stevedore at Port Everglades for more than two decades.


Pole Star Partners with Delta Wave for Onshore Fleet Tracking

Pole Star Space Applications said it has partnered with Delta Wave Communications to pursue onshore opportunities. Delta Wave will offer Pole Star’s remote monitoring, security and tracking solutions to the North American energy exploration, chemical and oil and gas markets. Since the late 1990s, Pole Star has developed satellite-based fleet monitoring services for use in the harsh and isolated marine environment


GPA Achieves 12.5% TEU Growth

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The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013. "We are encouraged by the strong growth in January that continued a


Safety Issues May Cause More Petrobras Stoppages

By Jeb Blount, Reuters Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA could face new production stoppages on platforms in the Campos Basin if it does not resolve lingering safety issues, the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper reported on Sunday.


Conquest to Use MirTac and StarIPS Software

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Maritime consultancy firm MirTac announced that Conquest Offshore has purchased the Star software and related database and implementation services. Conquest Offshore will be implementing the maintenance, purchase and safety management software both in the office as well as onboard its fleet.


DNV Helps Take the Strain on Subsea Lifting SWRs

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Due to a growing focus on safety related to subsea lifting operations, DNV GL informs it has established a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to develop practical methods for reducing the risks and lifetime cost of steel wire ropes for subsea lifting applications, using an integrated systems approach


Thrustmaster Announces Management Promotions

Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc., a company in the design and manufacture of marine thruster systems, announced several promotions in its top level operations management. Jason Small, B.Sc.Mar.E., has been promoted to General Manager. Mr. Small, a graduate of Texas A&M with a B.Sc


New Shanghai Oversize Cargo Facility in Action

Wind turbine blades worth US$3.37 million were recently loaded onto a ship to be exported overseas at the new terminal for outsized cargo at Shanghai's Lingang Industrial Park, reports Xinhua. This was the first consignment of outsized cargo the terminal has handled since it became operational


Seaport Industry to Gather for 102nd Annual AAPA Convention

Oct. 13-17 conference to feature keynote addresses from USDOT’s Deputy Secretary, Canada’s U.S. Ambassador and Disney Cruise Line’s President.   For the first time in its 60-year history, the Canaveral Port Authority will serve as host of the American Association of Port


Aquatic Introduces New Modular Carousel System

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Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd., an Acteon company, has unveiled its 1,500-te carousel (AQCS‐01‐1500) a powerful, modular drive system representing a significant capability extension for customers requiring installation or replacement of flexibles, umbilicals


EBDG Seeks Next Generation of Marine Engineers

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Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm based in Seattle with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, took part in the Alaska Construction Career Days & Maritime Trades on October 14 to foster enthusiasm for future careers in ship design and engineering


Cargotec's Wins €37 Million Order for 45 Electric Winches

Cargotec's MacGregor has won an order worth approximately €37 million for 45 electric winches from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, in South Korea. The order will be booked in the fourth quarter 2013 order intake and the equipment is scheduled for delivery between the second and fourth


Acteon Opens New Facility in Singapore

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Acteon announced the opening of its new Acteon Singapore Operations Center (ASOC) at the Offshore Marine Center in Singapore’s Tuas industrial area. The Center is the first purpose-built Acteon facility and has been designed to accommodate multiple Acteon operating companies and support


USS George Washington Replaced in Philippine Relief Effort

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Dock landing ships 'USS Ashland' (LSD-48) and 'USS Germantown' (LSD-42) have replaced aircraft carrier 'USS George Washington', in the concerted efforts to extend relief efforts to typhoon victims in the Visayas region of the Philippines.
 Ashland and Germantown have aboard a combined total of


Leading Korea Shipyard Appoints New Chairman

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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has promoted Lee Jae-sung, from CEO to chairman, the position having become vacant when former chairman Min Kye-shik left the shipbuilder in December 2011, reports 'The Korea Times'. This is part of a management reshuffle designed to defy concerns over corporate


WWL and Port of Hueneme Extend Contract

Port Officials and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), on the eve of WWL’s 26th anniversary at the Port, executed a fifth modification of its 1991 contract extending its agreement for an additional five years through December 31, 2018.  


South Korea Order Second Navy Landing Ship

South Korea's defense procurement agency has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries to acquire a new next-generation landing ship LST-II, reports Yonhap New Agency. This vessel will be South Korea's second LST-II ship designed to land personnel, tanks and equipment simultaneously


 
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