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Socp Meeting to Webcast SOCP Coverage, an Internet TV channel on the network will provide live webcast coverage of the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) meeting to be held June 3 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The webcast meeting will feature presentations and a discussion panel with an inland water focus. The webcast will conclude with a presentation from Captain Ernest Fink, USCG, who will provide an update on the Merchant Mariner Documentation (MMD) & the Mariner Licensing and Documentation (MLD) reorganization. “We’re very excited to again be offering the meeting proceedings on the web to allow members who could not attend the opportunity to tune in live for interactive participation,” commented SOCP organizer Todd Ripley of the U.S. Maritime Adminstration. “We appreciate the sponsorship participation from our membership to make this possible.” “The SOCP webcasts we’ve done on the Maritime TV Channel provide a whole new perspective to an SOCP meeting,” stated Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of “In the past years we saw how these webcasts worked to enhance communication among maritime industry professionals, part of the SOCP mission. We look forward to doing it again in Pittsburgh. This is part of our ongoing effort to make our new MaritimeTV channel a community forum, driven by interactive video content relating to the industry.” Will Broadcast SOCP Meeting, an Internet TV channel on the network, announced today that it will provide live web coverage of the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) meeting to be held June 11 and 12 at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting will focus on Maritime Security and Legislative Issues with a full spectrum of industry speakers addressing a range of other maritime issues including technical presentations on Forward Looking Sonar and Ballast water

Maryland’s Eastern Shore Site of SOCP Meeting

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) invites maritime industry representatives to attend the SOCP's October 7-8, 2003, meeting on the Eastern Shore at Piney Point, MD. SOCP’s packed agenda features guest speakers Captain William G. Schubert, Maritime Administrator, RADM Thomas Gilmour, USCG Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, Ms. Marjorie Murtagh, National Transportation Safety Board and Mr. Anil Mathur, Alaska Tanker Company CEO

STCW Competency Assessment Workshop

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) invites maritime industry representatives to attend its Summer 2010 meeting to be held at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Linthicum Heights, Md., September 8-9, 2010. There are no membership requirements to attend. This public session will provide maritime professionals, labor unions, seafarers, training institutions and regulatory representatives the opportunity to participate in a working group format

SOCP Spring Meeting: Participation Invited

Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) meeting invites maritime industry representatives. This meeting will focus on Recruiting the Next Generation of Mariners and how Regulatory Requirements and Critical Incidents impact the US Maritime Industry; also about lessons learned in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. The Keynote Speaker and Moderator will be Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, President, State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College.

SOCP Annual Fall Meeting & 20 Year Anniversary Event


The SOCP cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry . This event will be held at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090 on November 6-7, 2013 . A high caliber line up of speakers h ave been invited to this exciting event, including Mr. Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Maritime Administrator of MARAD and Rear Admiral Joseph A

Status Update: Neptune LNG

In November, a public scoping meeting and informational open house will take place in Massachusetts regarding the proposed Neptune Deepwater Port Project in Massachusetts. The Scoping Meeting will be held in Faneuil Hall in Boston, MA on November 2, 2005. There will also be a public meeting at Gloucester High School in Gloucester, MA on November 3, 2005. Both meetings are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and are scheduled for two hours in length

Walker: Build Now, Build Many

The title of this article was the simplified (and anticipated) statement from the mouth of Allen Walker, president of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), in a discussion sponsored by the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) and held in early March at the Litton-Avondale Shipyard. While Walker, paid to promote the U.S. industry, is understandably optimistic; he followed his simplistic proclamation with a number of sound reasons to expect an upturn in business at U.S. shipyards

Horizon Lines Declares Regular Dividend

Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE:HRZ) Board of Directors have voted to declare a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per share, payable on March 15, 2009, to stockholders of record on March 1, 2009. The dividend was approved during the regularly scheduled quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors, which was held today. The company also established a record date for its 2009 annual meeting of stockholders. The company's stockholders of record at the close of business on April 13, 2009

USCG Researches New Offshore Patrol Cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to conduct market research for the Offshore Patrol Cutter acquisition. The Coast Guard invites U. S. shipyards to participate in one on one meetings with the OPC Project (FAR 15.201(c)(4)). At this time, the Coast Guard is interested in meeting with U.S. shipyards that have the organic capability to construct a cutter of the OPC’s size and complexity. These meetings will be held in Washington, DC, and are tentatively planned to begin in mid-August

Shell Resumes Crude Exports from Forcados Terminal

Royal Dutch Shell has resumed crude exports from the Forcados terminal in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta following repairs after a militant attack, the Nigerian presidency said on Tuesday.   "The Shell Director, Mr. Andrew Brown, informed the President of the resumption of oil

Maersk Considering New Toll System by Suez Canal Authority

Photo: Maersk Line

 AP Moller-Maersk's Maersk Line shipping arm said it is considering proposals from the Suez Canal Authority for a new toll system that could involve advance payments, reports Reuters.   "They have proposd a new payment method and presented it to us, and we are looking at it now

Australia, France Meet to focus on Future Submarine Program

Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne Photo RAN

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and her French counterpart, Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, today agreed to strengthen the Australia-France defence relationship by establishing formal annual Australia-France Defence Ministers meetings.  

Global Shipbuilders Discuss Market Downturn

From 19 till 20 October 2016, top executives from major shipbuilders from Japan, Europe, China, South-Korea and the United States met in Gyeongju (South-Korea) in the context of the 25th JECKU, to discuss the industry’s challenges in supply and demand and in addressing regulatory matters.

MOL to Launch Biannual Vessel Safety Campaign

Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced the launch of its biannual safety campaign to begin on October 15, targeting all MOL group-operated vessels.   MOL views safe operation as a social commitment and gives it the highest of priorities in all of its business activities

TraPac to Double Terminal size at Oakland Port

If approved, 14-year lease would add two ship berths, 57 acres of land Photo Port of Oakland.

TraPac, LLC has reached agreement to nearly double its marine terminal size at the Port of Oakland.  Wilmington, CA-based TraPac said today it plans to lease an additional 57 acres and two vessel berths on the Port’s Outer Harbor.

LNG Sector Ready to meet Industry Demand

Peter Keller Photo SEALNG

Ahead of the 70th Session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the cross-industry coalition 'SEA\LNG' has highlighted the ability of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector to meet the future emissions requirements of the global shipping industry.

MSC’s Exclusive Maple Service to Include Vancouver

Photo: Mediterranean Shipping Company

 Service introduced in wake of Hanjin announcement and continues from Yantian.   MSC’s Maple service is to resume on Friday 28th October, sailing from Yantian and including Vancouver in its full rotation.   The service was first introduced in September on the Transpacific

Belgium Delegates Visit NYK

Photo: NYK Line

 Geert Bourgeois, Minister-President of the government of Flanders; Claire Tillekaerts, CEO of Flanders Investment and Trade; and accompanying delegates visited the NYK head office and met with NYK board counselor Koji Miyahara, senior advisor Takao Kusakari

DP World to Develop Ukraine Logistics

DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem with President Petro Poroshenko during their meeting in Ukraine recently.

Global trade enabler DP World has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Ukraine to collaborate on matters of mutual interest, including the development of logistics capability in the country.   On a recent visit to Ukraine

Shipping Industry United on CO2 at IMO Meeting

In advance of next week’s critical meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, the global shipping industry has called on IMO Member States to give serious consideration to a joint industry submission regarding

Tandemloc Debuts AR12 Series Diametral Tongs

Photo: Tandemloc

Tandemloc Inc. continues its product expansion with the new and in stock product line, AR12 Series Diametral Tongs. Tandemloc’s off-the-shelf AR12 Diametral Tongs range in capacities up to 3,000 lbs. with a 14” maximum diameter

Russia to Lease Second Submarine to India

Photo: Weapons Systems

 Russia has agreed to lease a second nuclear attack submarine (SSN) to  to the Indian Navy, as part of enhanced bilateral defence cooperation, in a deal which will cost around $2 billion.   A transfer agreement had been signed to lease a second nuclear submarine of project 971

NYK Conduct Annual Safety Campaign

NYK president Tadaaki Naito, NYK executive officers, and a group of six vessel captains and chief engineers openly exchange opinions about the safe operation of vessels Photo NYK

n August 24, NYK president Tadaaki Naito, NYK executive officers, and a group of six vessel captains and chief engineers held a meeting at NYK headquarters in Tokyo to openly exchange opinions about the safe operation of vessels that NYK is managing and operating.  

ABS Gains AWO RCP Auditor Status

(File photo: Eric Norcross)

AWO qualifies ABS to perform towing safety management audits   ABS has been approved by the American Waterways Operators (AWO) to carry out audits of its Responsible Carrier Program (RCP), a safety management system for tugboat, towboat and barge companies

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