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Holt, Crane Lead the Change at Load & A-2-B Company

A-2-B Company appointed Mark Holt as general manager, while Jeff Crane directs sales and marketing for the Load & A-2-B Company, the industry leader in wireless crane safety solutions. Jeff Crane said, “With new product innovations, our company will exceed the 25 percent annual sales increases we have enjoyed for the last seven years.”


Challenging Themes at BIMCO’s Vancouver General Meeting

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Climate, energy and demographics are to be discussed by industry leaders in Vancouver BC, when BIMCO, the world’s largest representative shipping organisation holds its General Meeting in the Canadian city in June this year.   Issues of sustainability are never far from the thoughts of ship operators these days, especially when contemplating the purchase of new ships, which may well have a 25 year lifespan


W&O Supply Secures Contracts with Industry Leaders

W&O Supply has secured contractual agreements with Transocean Offshore, Inc. and Teekay Shipping, two recognized leaders in the offshore exploration and marine shipping industries. The general service agreements designate W&O Supply as primary provider of marine valves and related products for Teekay Shipping’s fleet and Transocean’s offshore drilling rigs. W&O Supply’s reputation for distributing quality marine products quickly and efficiently were major factors in the company being


OTC is a Success

New technologies and new ideas to sustain the growth of the industry overflowed at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), bringing a record 51,320 attendees to Houston for four days. The conference was held 2-5 May at Reliant Center at Reliant Park in Houston. “Industry leaders gathered in sessions focused on the future of financing the offshore oil and gas industry to meet the world’s increasing energy demands and on recruiting personnel to replace the aging workforce


SSI Rep Sponsors Brazilian Offshore Seminar

SSI and its representatives continue to engage with leaders of the shipbuilding and offshore industry to help increase productivity and solve business challenges. On April 23, Sincronia, SSI's representative for ShipConstructor software in Brazil, is sponsoring the first seminar focused on the shipbuilding and offshore construction cluster in the state of Pernambuco. Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS) and the American Bureau of Shipping are cosponsors of this event which has been


Large Yacht Fire-fighting: Upcoming Resolve Symposium

Fire-fighting image courtesy of Resolve Maritime Academy

Resolve Maritime Academy informs it is to participate with industry leaders in a discussion at Roscioli Yachting Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on new techniques and training in fighting fires aboard large yachts. Resolve explains that in conjuncture with MES, Bullard and PyroLance, they will be discussing large yacht shipboard firefighting methods. As technology and techniques grow and evolve, it is important to stay abreast of current and future trends in order to minimize risk and


Propeller Club Holds Annual Convention

Over 400 participants converged on Biloxi, Miss., to attend the annual Propeller Club Convention. Maritime industry leaders, Propeller Club Members from around the world, Propeller Club Student Port Members and spouses enjoyed informative panel discussions that addressed issues such as Shipbuilding, Terminal Operations, Offshore Drilling Construction, Short Sea Shipping in Europe and the U.S., Inland Waterway Issues, Homeland and Port Security, Ballast Water Issues and others


Port of Tacoma Names New Communications Manager

Michael Wasem, a specialist in transportation and industrial media relations, recently joined the Port of Tacoma as communications manager. In addition to managing media relations, he will manage publications and work with the Port Relations staff to develop communications programs that support the Port's business interests and improve public understanding of Port activities. Prior joining the Port of Tacoma, Wasem spent nine years as an account manager for Issaquah


Coast Guard Issues Potential Terrorist Threat

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to work with local, state, and federal agencies to assess and improve port security throughout the region. Based on information received across the U.S. Government, there is a credible threat to maritime interests from swimmers and divers. The Captain of the Port Puget Sound has notified individual maritime industry and port authority stakeholders to heighten awareness and discuss appropriate security measures


USCG Presents William M. Benkert Awards

Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger presented the 2014 Rear Adm. William Benkert Awards at the American Petroleum Institute's (API) annual tanker conference Thursday. The award is given to support and recognize maritime industry efforts for their environmental protection programs. This biennial award was started in 1995 and honors industry leaders in the field of marine safety and environmental protection and provides an opportunity for the Coast Guard


New Tug Guidelines from Bureau Veritas

International classification society Bureau Veritas has worked closely with the towing industry to develop a set of Guidelines for Design, Construction and Operation of Tugs.  The Guidance Note provides safety rules for tugs in an area of marine safety where there are many vessels not covered


Peel Ports Enters 10-year Deal with Volkswagen

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Peel Ports Medway signs 10-year deal with Volkswagen Group UK; new multimillion pound facility will generate 100 new jobs and add more than 50,000 car imports Peel Ports Group said it sees the automotive sector as a major growth opportunity and is working continually to provide vehicle


The Landing School Names Schuhmann President

Richard J Schuhmann, Ph.D

The Landing School’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has named the 4th President of the Landing School. Richard J. Schuhmann, Ph.D., a former student at The Landing School and currently a Senior Lecturer and Program Manager at MIT


London Shipping Professionals Weigh in for SPNL Report

Claudio Chiste & Gustav Ellingsen

The Shipping Professional Network London (SPNL) has  released their full Future London report, an initiative that gathered the views and opinions of London’s young shipping professionals on what needs to be done for London to retain and improve its position as a global maritime capital


Corvus Energy Gets Green Marine Capital Backing

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Lithium-ion battery systems manufacturer, Corvus Energy, says agreement in principle has been reached with BW Ventures’ Green Marine Capital (GMC), a Maritime Technology Investment Partnership, for a strategic investment of US$5 million to fund working capital requirements


Carnival Adds Fourth Ship in China

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Carnival Corporation adds new ships in China to further expand its market, growing its capacity in China by 140 percent from 2013 - 2015. Costa Serena – set to sail out of Shanghai in April 2015 – joins Costa Victoria, Costa Atlantica and Sapphire Princess to make Carnival


Subsea: Standardization is the New Innovation

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Oslo, Norway – May 19, 2014 – As one of the world’s most technologically innovative industries, the highly specialized subsea sector is not typically known for standardized operations. But that might change.   Companies like Statoil


KVH to Transmit AWT Weather Data

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KVH says it plans to offer affordable delivery of AWT’s global weather data to subscribing vessels over the mini-VSAT Broadband network. KVH Industries explains that it has become the WEATHERlink launch partner for KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service


VSTEP Simulators Power New Tug & OSV Training Center

360- Control VSTEP

During a ceremony on June 3, the new 360-Control Tug & OSV Training Center was officially opened for the general public and customers. The simulators for the training center are delivered and installed by VSTEP.   The high-tech training center is a project of 360-Control


Public Meeting to Address NPREP Guidelines

Maritime industry leaders will convene in Washington, D.C. on June 19 with representatives of the relevant government agencies to have a dialogue addressing concerns with, and ways to improve, the recently published draft National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) guidelines.


New Eco-friendly Icebreaker to be Powered by Wärtsilä DF Engines

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Wärtsilä says that a new icebreaker being built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for the Finnish Transport Agency will be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines capable of operating on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and low sulphur diesel fuel


Wärtsilä to Power World's first LNG Fueled Icebreaker

The new icebreaker built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for the Finnish Transport Agency and powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines will be the most environmentally friendly icebreaker ever built.

A new icebreaker being built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for the Finnish Transport Agency will be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines capable of operating on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and low sulphur diesel fuel. When launched in late 2015


PPG Donates $10,000 to NACE For Annual Scholarships

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Donation supports students pursuing corrosion-, coatings-related degrees.   The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $10,000 to create two annual scholarships provided through the NACE International Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity affiliated with NACE International, The Corrosion Society


Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Seroka Confirmed in Post

Gene Seroka: Photo Port of LA

The Los Angeles City Council apprises that it has unanimously confirmed veteran shipping industry leader Gene Seroka as the new Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. Earlier in June, the Harbor Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve Seroka for the executive director’s


ShipConstructor Americas User Conference

Marine engineers, naval architects, draftsmen and design and engineering managers will join SSI and other industry leaders in the shipbuilding and offshore industries for a conference October 7-9, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama. The conference will address the ways ShipConstructor






 
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