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SAM Electronics Acquires APSS

SAM Electronics of Hamburg, a subsidiary of L-3 Communications, New York, has acquired APSS S.r.l. of Italy, a leading supplier of automation equipment and control assemblies to the domestic marine market. Based in Diano d’Alba, APSS is an acknowledged specialist integrator of automation systems and manufacturer of control components. Customers include high-end Italian shipyards building cruiseliners, ferries and chemical carriers. Acquisition of the Italian company enhances the broad international presence of SAM Electronics and its Danish subsidiary, Lyngsø Marine. Additionally, together with its strategic partner, L-3 Valmarine of Norway, APSS provides further opportunities for accelerated growth within the automation sector of the marine industry. Commenting on the new acquisition, Klaus Lorenz, President of SAM Electronics, noted: “It further consolidates L-3 Communications’ and SAM Electronics’ marine automation expertise while also strengthening our international role as a major supplier of advanced systems to the world shipbuilding industry”. APSS has been an important partner with L-3 since 1993, enabling L-3 Valmarine to become a market leader in Italy for integrated automation systems (IAS) aboard cruise vessels. “Being now teamed with SAM Electronics and L-3 Communications represents a significant step towards our continued growth”, said Ornella Bracco, President of APSS.


New NACOS Platinum Vessel Control Systems

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Hamburg-based SAM Electronics, an L-3 Communications company, has introduced a range of new-generation vessel control systems combining navigation, automation and control functions, NACOS Platinum.  Jointly developed with Lyngsø Marine of Denmark and L-3 Valmarine of Norway, the series provides a full range of functionality for vessels of all types and sizes while ensuring unprecedented levels of usability and scalability


SAM Electronics Tapped to Supply Cruise Ships

Hamburg-based SAM Electronics has been commissioned to supply seven new cruise ships building in Italian and German yards with proprietary NACOS 65-5 integrated navigation command systems featuring radar-controlled track pilots, Ecdis and other sensors. Among vessels to be equipped with a bridge system will be Cunard’s 89,500-gt Queen Victoria, presently under construction at Fincantieri’s Venice yard for delivery next year; accommodating 1968 passengers


More NACOS Orders For SAM Electronics

STN ATLAS Marine Electronics has received orders from Croatian, German and South Korean yards for a further 16 NACOS integrated navigation and command systems incorporating Radarpilot Atlas 1000 radars, Ecdis and other proprietary sensors. Worldwide sales of systems for installation aboard commercial and passenger vessels as well as retrofits now approach 750 configurations. The new commissionings include NACOS 45-4 units for six 30


SAM Electronics for New U.S. Tankers

Three new shallow-draught 49,000-dwt tankers ordered by AHL Shipping of San Antonio, Texas for subsequent long-term charter to Shell Trading (US) in 2009-2010 are to be equipped with SAM Electronics’ navigation, communication and propulsion systems as part of a single-source vendor contract obtained by parent organisation, L-3 Communications of New York. Associate L-3 companies, L-3 of Westwood, Oklahoma and Valmarine of Norway are also to supply equipment


Port of Antwerp Power Supply Facility

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The world's first Onshore Power Supply (OPS) facility with automatic synchronization and 50/60 Hz conversion has been formally activated by Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters in the presence of leading government and Port of Antwerp officials. It typically powers a docked container vessel for approximately three days within any one week, allowing its auxiliary diesel generators to be disconnected and so significantly reduce attendant noise and noxious NOx


Knight & Carver Names Brown As CEO

Knight & Carver YachtCenter, San Diego, Calif., has appointed Sam Brown as CEO. For the past 14 years, Brown has served as legal counsel to the company, whose revenues exceeded $12 million last year. Under Brown's watch, Knight & Carver recently opened new sales offices in Shelter Island (San Diego); additional offices are located in Newport Beach, Calif. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


SAM Electronics to Provide Turnkey for Project America

Hamburg-based STN ATLAS Marine Electronics has been awarded a major turnkey contract for provision of electrical and bridge equipment aboard Pride of America, the new 922-ft. (281-m), 81,000-gt cruiseliner presently being constructed by Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven for Norwegian Cruise Line as part of its Project America 1 undertaking following NCL's acquisition last year of the vessel's partially completed hull built by Ingalls Shipyard in the U.S.


Hapag-Lloyd Connects First Ship to Shore Power

Connection in US Port of Oakland, California / Initially a total of 15 Hapag-Lloyd ships receive environmentally-friendly technology / Intelligent, flexible solutions retrofitting existing fleet. With the arrival of the “Dallas Express” in the Port of Oakland in California, last weekend, Hapag-Lloyd has for the first time connected one of its ships to shore-based power. Shore Power (also known as “cold-ironing”) is a ship-to-shore connection that provides electrical


New Employee with Dan-Bunkering

Nicolai Baden has joined Dan-Bunkering (Monaco) S.A.M. as of May 6, 2013. Nicolai has more than 12 years of experience within agency, vessel operation and bunker trading.  


The Monterey Bay - A Leader in the Blue Economy

California’s blue economy is a +$50 billion industry. Today, marine science and the blue economy directly affect various business and government sectors such as offshore oil and gas production, national defense, seafloor exploration, communications, agriculture production, renewable energy


AVEVA to Hold Safety Presentation in Houston

Dr. Sam Mannan

Dr. Sam Mannan, safety expert and director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) will be presenting his research ‘Development of an Effective Framework for Shift Handover’ at the Houston Petroleum Club on April 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m


Danelec Debuts Voyage Data Recorder

Danelec Marine today announced the introduction of its third-generation marine Voyage Data Recorder (VDR). The new Danelec DM100 VDR fully complies with the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) VDR standard, which comes into effect July 1, 2014


Great Lakes Shipyard Completes Winter Work

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Great Lakes Shipyard announced winter layup season is wrapping up at the yard after completing repair work on the following vessels: American Steamship Company’s M/V Sam Laud Grand River Navigation’s Manitowoc Interlake Steamship Company’s articulated tug-barge


L-3 SAM Supplies Wind Farm Electronics

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L-3 SAM Electronics announced that it has been commissioned by steel contractor Bladt Industries A/S of Aalborg, Denmark, to outfit transition pieces for the EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm due to become operational this year. “The EnBW Baltic 2 project is the second major turnkey wind farm


Jet Edge Waterjets Distributed in 6 States by KF Machinery

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Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet systems for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, say that KF Machinery is now distributing Jet Edge precision waterjet cutting systems in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska


MSC Preziosa: The Ultimate in Cruise Ship Tech

4D Cinema on the MSC Preziosa. Photo MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises recently added a new state-of-the-art liner, the MSC Preziosa, helping the Italian company, truly a family business, attain the status of third largest cruise line in the world. MSC Preziosa is a Fantasia class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises


L-3 SAM Electrical Package for Pipelay Vessel

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L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that it has been awarded a major contract to provide complete electrical packages, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for Ceona Amazon, the 199-meter offshore construction and pipelaying


Chartpilot Training Series Available Online

Full Range of SAM ECDIS’ now feature online training. Hamburg-based ECDIS training specialist Safebridge extends its portfolio by a new type-specific familiarization course for the Chartpilot 1100/93x0 series made by SAM Electronics


FLIR Systems Elects Two New Directors

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that Cathy Stauffer and Catherine A. Halligan have been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Stauffer and Halligan increases FLIR Systems' Board of Directors to 10 members, eight of whom are independent.


Navico Expands Americas Sales Group

Chris Meyer

Navico — recreational marine electronics company and parent to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands — announced the addition of long-time pro-staffer Chris Meyer to its Volume Boat Builder and OEM sales team. In his new role as Key Account Manager


Boat Company Fined for Operating Unlicensed Vessels

A senior director of a canal boat company has today been ordered to pay £3,600 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to operating passenger vessels in North Yorkshire without valid passenger certificates. Ian Clarke, and the company Pennine Cruisers Ltd, pleaded guilty to four charges.


VARD Takes a Foothold in Canada

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Designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels VARD says it has established a new subsidiary for ship design, engineering and sales activities in Canada. CEO and Executive Director Roy Reite commented, “Our establishment in Canada is VARD’s first foothold in North


Horizon Lines Continue to Improve Performance in Q4 2013

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Horizon Lines has released its fourth-quarter 2013 financial results showing an adjusted EBITDA increase of 33.1%, which is its 4th consecutive quarter of double-digit Improvement
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Coast Guard Receives New Response Boats

U.S. Coast Guard photo by David Mosley

U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment personnel recently received an upgrade to their small boat fleet, when two new 29-foot, Freedom Class, Response Boat – Small, were delivered and put into operation, replacing the 25-foot, defender class, Response Boat – Small.


 
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