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Underwater Technology Company Appoints Advisory Board

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 Channel Technologies Group inaugurates new Strategic Advisory Board Channel Technologies Group (CTG) has named Ret. Vice Adm. John J. Donnelly, Ret. Rear Adm. Nevin P. Carr and Ret. Rear Adm. Winford (Jerry) Ellis to the company’s first Strategic Advisory Board (Board). The Board will help CTG expand its leadership position in the underwater technology industry through identifying methods to better connect with customers and identifying solutions to current and future challenges. CTG and its family of brands including Channel Industries (CI), ITC and Sonatech, are designers and manufacture of piezoelectric ceramics, transducers and advanced sonar systems used in marine, geophysical, and medical fields. CTG products keep the Navy and its personnel safe on national security missions around the world. “For 50 years, we have been delivering top-quality, highly-reliable products to our customers, including the U.S. Navy,” stated Kevin Ruelas, president and chief executive officer of CTG. “Our Strategic Advisory Board and the unique expertise that each one of these admirals bring to our company will enable us to better connect with our key customers, determine the new challenges that lie ahead for our industry and the country and deliver innovative technologies to solve those challenges.”


World’s Largest Testing Vessel Unveiled

Left to right) Thor Hegg Eriksen - President of the Offshore BA of Trelleborg, Louise N. Anderson - General Consulate of Sweden, Riverton Mussi - Mayor of the city of Macaé , Julio César Carmo Bueno - Secretary for Economic Development, Energy, Industry and Services, Fredrik Meuller - President of Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Conceição Ribeiro – President of CODIM, Luiz Edmundo Costa Leite – State Secretary for Science and Technology.

World’s Largest Testing Vessel Unveiled as Trelleborg Inaugurates New Facility in Brazil  A global manufacturer of polymer and syntactic foam-based solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, Trelleborg officially opened its newly constructed facility in Macaé, Brazil, on 13th September 2012. To support offshore customers in their quest to reach greater subsea depths, the new facility boasts the largest hydrostatic pressure testing vessel in the world.


CSIC Forms Joint Venture with Wartsila

Wartsila Qiyao Diesel Co Ltd (Shanghai), a joint-venture between Finland-based Wartsila and the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), was inaugurated on June 29. With paid-up capital of 250 million yuan, the company is located in Shanghai's Lingang Industrial Park, Nanhui District, and will mainly manufacture Wartsila's Auxpac generating sets. Source: Shanghai Daily News


Glasgow Shipyard Inaugurates Its Saving Grace

Glasgow Shipyard Inaugurates Its Saving Grace Glasgow's Govan shipyard celebrated a welcome but rare sight on Friday as a new ship slipped into the dark waters of the Clyde - the first since the once-mighty yard's shaky future was guaranteed last year. The 643 ft. (196-m) Wave Ruler, the second of a new class of oilers for Britain's Royal Fleet Auxiliary, will be used primarily to provide Royal Navy and NATO ships with fuel and fresh water at sea.


Iraq Launches Oil Tanker

The Iraqi Oil Tanker Co. launched its first new ship in 27 years, according to an AP report. The 14,000-ton, Chinese built Dijlah was inaugurated in Basra, officials said.


Spectec Inaugurates New Office In Brazil

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Following the opening of the legal entity in Brazil last year, SpecTec is happy to announce the official inauguration of its 25th office worldwide, in Rio de Janeiro that took place on 12th May. The office is located in one of the newest and most beautiful areas of Rio, Barra de Tijuca, in the Centro Empresarial Mario Henrique Simonsen, along Avenida das Americas. The inauguration event was attended by SpecTec’s excellent service suppliers in Brazil


EC Debuts Inland Waterways Observatory

The European Commission (EC) inaugurated its Inland Waterways Observatory. The Internet site is intended to enhance utilization of the European inland waterways. It discusses such issues as the market, the Trans-European transport network, relevant legislation, the available inland fleet, and research projects. Source: HK Law


PCA Seeking Ways To Safeguard Water

The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) inaugurated an inter-institutional commission charged with safeguaring the trade route's vital supplies of fresh water into the future. The commission, made up of government and environmental groups under PCA stewardship, aims to establish mechanisms to protect the Canal's fragile rainforest watershed, while achieving long-term sustainable development for resident communities, the Authority said


OPEX Sees Opportunity for Growth

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Aberdeen-based Operational Excellence (OPEX) Group Ltd, a company that serves the oil and gas industry, has won new business worth more than £500,000 ($791,700) in the last month and is targeting turnover exceeding £1 million (nearly $1.6 million) in its first year of trading. The company was inaugurated in August 2010 after receiving a seven-figure commitment from entrepreneurial investment company Enerco Venture


Indian Maritime University Opens New Campus

Union Minister for Shipping Shri G K Vasan yesterday inaugurated the Karaikal campus of the Indian Maritime University (IMU) in the Union Territory of Puducherry. To fulfill the aspirations of the youth in maritime training, education and career building, the Union government opened IMU campuses in all of the country’s maritime states. The government has already opened campuses of the University at Kandla and Cochin


New Container Line Includes Hamburg and the Black Sea

CMA CGM Lavender

The French shipping company CMA CGM is expanding its range of liner services from Hamburg and including Black Sea ports in its schedule for the first time. Today, the CMA CGM Lavender sails on the extended FEMEX 1 Northern Europe-Mediterranean full container service from HHLA Container Terminal


Construction and Drilling Training Center Opens

TQ Construction and Drilling Training Center Inaugurated in Dammam. Leading representatives from Saudi’s oil and gas sector gathered in Dammam on Thursday, February 27, to launch the newest Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic (SPSP), the Construction and Drilling Training Center


AIDA Cruises Records 20% Passenger Increase in 2013

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In 2013, 763,700 guests from Germany chose to travel with AIDA Cruises – 20 percent more than in the year before. This means that the cruise company has grown twice as fast as the market as a whole. A new study by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the German Travel


Port of Kiel Cruise Passenger Pavilion Takes Shape

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It’s full steam ahead for Kiel’s Ostuferhafen construction work. Kiel’s new cruise ship passenger handling pavilion at Berth No. 1 in the Ostuferhafen is rapidly taking shape. The steel support framework is almost complete and the next step will be cladding the 1


Middle East Expo Sees More Deals Struck

ADPC Chairman opens expo.: Photo courtesy of Seatrade

After a record-breaking opening day at the Middle East Workboats & Offshore Marine 2013, when six new contracts were signed on site, more were to follow, including a crew boat construction order for Grandweld. The Middle East’s largest shipbuilder Grandweld Shipyards secured a repeat


Keith Michel Installed as President of Webb Institute

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Retired Chairman of the Board of the Herbert Engineering Group of Companies and Webb Institute alumnus, R. Keith Michel (Webb ’73) was inaugurated as the 15th president of Webb Institutein a private ceremony set on campus. Mr. Michel's inuauguration followed the retirement of RADM Robert C


SCHOTTEL Announces Two New Facilities

New SCHOTTEL facility in Houma, LA

SCHOTTEL Inc. USA inaugurates new service location in Houma, La.; new SCHOTTEL subsidiary sales office in Australia. With an inauguration ceremony SCHOTTEL opened new facilities in Houma, Louisiana in October 2013. As an answer to the growing request for new SCHOTTEL propulsion systems and the


Aircraft Carrier 'Gerald R. Ford' Christened at NNS

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Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division inaugurate the christening of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first ship of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The first-in-class ship features a new nuclear power plant, a redesigned island


Two Offshore Industry Contracts for Rolls-Royce

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Roll-Royce has gained two marine contracts: The first, worth US$138-million is for energy services support to Petrobas, and the second worth £20-million, is to provide ship equipment for 10 AHTS vessels under construction by Malaysia shipbuilder Nam Cheong, Details as follows:


Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. Aims for 30 Ship Fleet

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has put into service a new VLCC and named another as part of a strategy aimed at increasing its tankship fleet to 30 by the end of 2014, reports the Kuwait News Agency. KOTC Chief Executive Officer Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah inaugurated the enormous


Successful MX-Scrubber Testing

Photo: Marine Exhaust Technology

MX-Scrubber installation now up and running in full scale test facility by Marine Exhaust Technology, a dedicated Danish supplier of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for SOx and NOx. As per December 1, 2013 a closed loop Scrubber installation designed for marine applications has been up and running


China’s Giant Huawei Invests in Greece’s Piraeus Port

Chinese technology and communication major Huawei has inaugurated a pilot distribution center at Piraeus port, which they say is another significant step to enhance co-operation between the two countries. The new distribution center is located at the premises of Chinese multinational shipping


OMEGA Engineering Inaugurates Brazil Office

OMEGA Engineering will open its newest office in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil with an official grand opening ceremony on December 16, 2013. This is in line with OMEGA's strategy to expand its business and leadership globally. Headquartered in the United States


Seychelles Coast Guard Begins Basic Training

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On Friday 24 January, the Basic Training Program for the Seychelles Coast Guard was officially inaugurated by the Chief of Staff of the Seychelles People’s Defense Forces, Colonel Clifford Roseline, the Acting Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard, Lieutenant Colonel Simon Dine


Allure of the Seas to Inaugurate Europe Season

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Rhapsody of the Seas and Splendour of the Seas to Join Allure of the Seas to offer Unmatched Europe Vacations Only Found on Royal Caribbean. For nearly five years, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, sister ships that share the title of the world’s largest and most innovative


 
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