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.
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
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.
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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
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The third annual Maritime Youth Expo will be held at the Port of Houston's Bayport Cruise Terminal, Saturday 6, April 2013. Hundreds of area high school maritime students and Sea Scouts will have the opportunity to hear mariners talk about opportunities on tow boats, harbor tugs and barges
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Sam Williams was appointed Regional Manager for China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam for Thordon Bearings, INc. The position is effective from May 1. www.thordonbearings.com