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Texas A&M Picks Transas/BCG for Simulator Replacement Project

Texas State Maritime Program, a component of Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) has selected the Buffalo Computer Graphics and Transas Marine USA team for the contract to replace their existing ship simulator. The new simulator complex will consist of a Transas Navi-Trainer Professional 3000 full mission ship simulator system with integrated GMDSS communications simulation capabilities, as well as full integration with the existing BCG PCS100 five-station ARPA/Radar simulator. Using Transas Marine's unique combination of simulation software, dedicated hardware (real ship controls) and commercial-off-the-shelf components, the simulator will be an ideal tool in the training and certification of United States Maritime Service Cadets. In addition, the Texas A&M Center for Maritime Training and Safety/Texas Engineering Extensive Service will also use the simulator in their continuing Education programs. Texas A&M University at Galveston is the marine sciences branch of prestigious Texas A&M University in College Station, the state's first public institution of higher learning founded in 1876. TAMUG is a highly specialized institution involved with both graduate and undergraduate education and research in all aspects of oceanic science. Its motto, "The Ocean Is Our Classroom," expresses the high degree of hands-on activity in the curriculum, working in the marshes, bay and deep water adjacent to our coastal campus.


AVEVA Congratulates University of Newcastle

SNAME Maritime Technology Conference -- The University of Newcastle's School of Marine Sciences & Technology today announces its M.Eng students have won both first and third place in the prestigious 2005 Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) conference. The accolades mark the ninth time the school has placed in the top three since 1995: seven times in first place and once in second. The Stage 4 Group Ship Design Project at the University of Newcastle brings together M


JLG and Penn State Form JLG University

JLG Industries, Inc. has formed a corporate university called JLG University. Additionally, an alliance with Penn State University has been created to help accomplish the University's goals. The new University represents the company's proactive approach to providing the skills needed to maintain leadership in world markets. While many aerial work platform companies provide short-term proprietary courses, JLG University is the industry's first training alliance between a major university and a


Feature: Designing People

By Larry Pearson Few would argue with the notion that a healthy commercial marine industry needs new naval architects entering the business of designing and engineering ships and offshore structures. New naval architects bring new technology and a fresh way of looking at old problems. The University of New Orleans School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) produces a dozen or so people per year who have mastered this very difficult subject.


Michel Promoted to Crowley VP, People Development and Learning

Photo courtesy Crowley Maritime Corp.

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced that Suz Michel has been promoted to vice president of People Development and Learning. Michel will relocate from Seattle, Wash., to the company's headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla. Michel, who previously served as director of People Development and Learning, will report to Carl Fox, senior vice president, corporate services. As vice president, Michel will continue her work in helping employees - both shoreside and on vessels - develop skills and competencies


Crowley Presents Scholarship to University of North Florida Student

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Crowley Maritime Corporation continued its commitment to education recently when it awarded Sunny Cavan, a student at the University of North Florida (UNF), with a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship.   Cavan, who is pursuing degrees in both international business, and transportation and logistics, with a minor in Spanish, was chosen for her strong academic record, her interest in pursuing a career in the transportation and logistics field and financial need.  


Crowley Scholarships to Business Students

Crowley continues to recognize exemplary students across the U.S., with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships. This month, Steven Hoag, a freshman, and Tirhase Haddis, a sophomore, who are both business majors at the University of Washington, were each awarded $5,000 scholarships based on their academic records and financial need.   Hoag has a cumulative grade point average of 3.58 and has made the University of Washington's Deans List


Transocean Announces Interim SVP, General Counsel

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) has announced  that, effective immediately, Allen M. Katz, has joined the company and will serve as Interim Senior Vice President and General Counsel through June 30, 2013.     Subject to mutual agreement, Mr. Katz's employment with Transocean can be extended through December 31, 2013.  Mr. Katz has served as an advisor to the company since June 2010.


USMMA Moves Up College Rankings

Second Best Public Regional College The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) is America’s second best public regional college in the North and third best regional college according to the 2014 U.S. News and World Report rankings. USMMA has moved up the rankings from last year for undergraduate engineering programs in America, and is now ranked the 22nd best. “Our vision for the Academy is to be the world leader in maritime education,” said Rear Admiral James A


Three NOAA scientists honored by White House

Scott Weaver

The White House yesterday awarded three NOAA scientists with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor given by the federal government to outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. The honorees are Alan Haynie, Ph.D., of NOAA’s Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center; Scott Weaver, Ph.D., of NOAA’s National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, and Adam Clark, Ph.D


AdvanFort Begins Internal Restructuring

Private maritime security provider AdvanFort announced that it will commence a restructuring program to implement rigid quality control for its PCASPs, meant to ensure that the company complies fully with all regulations in the maritime security industry.


Navy Funds Austal to Build Two More LCS in US$3.5-Billion Program

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Austal inform that its USA’s order backlog has grown by approximately US$684-million dollars as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. The contract options fund construction of the LCS 18 and LCS 20


UBC Undergrads' CAD Initiative Rewarded by SSI

The UBC students: Photo courtesy of SSI

Wishing to enhance their elegibility for jobs in Western Canada's expanding shipbuilding industry, a group of University of British Columbia (UBC) Mechanical Engineering students approached SSI about further training in the company's ShipConstructor CAD/CAM application


Checchi Named VP at MOL America

MOL (America) Inc. said that Michael Checchi will enter the position of vice president, area operations, where he will lead MOL’s equipment, intermodal services, contract management, and operations administration groups for the United States and Canada


Shanghai Jiao Tong University Receives FORAN License

Seated, from left: Alfonso Cebollero (SIS Chief Regional Officer, North Asia) and Dr. Yanping He (SJTU Director of Design & Research Institute of Ship and Ocean Engineering); standing, from left: Xinlin Zhou (SSS Consultant), Songshan Hu (SSS Consultant), Min Wu (SSS Sales Manager), Dr. Guangwu Liu (SIS Country Manager, China), Dr. Long Yu (SJTU Professor) y Dr. Ya Dong Liu (SJTU Professor) during the signing ceremony at the stand of SENER in Marintec 2013.

The signing ceremony of the Academic License Agreement between SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (SIS) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was held on December 4, in the frame of Marintec 2013 international exhibition held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center.


Knut ├śrbeck-Nilssen New Maritime President in DNV GL

Knut ├śrbeck-Nilssen

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen is appointed president in DNV GL Maritime. Ørbeck-Nilssen will take on the role as president from 1 January 2014. He will be member of the Executive Committee and operate out of Hamburg. Tor E. Svensen, CEO DNV GL Maritime


Alion Names Kevin Boyle General Counsel

Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering, technology and operational solutions company, announced that Kevin Boyle has joined the company as General Counsel.  Mr. Boyle’s expertise includes government contracts law and litigation, M&A, equity and debt financing


MOL America Announces Corporate Sales Changes

Richard Craig

MOL (America) Inc. issued a release announcing several changes to its North American sales management, including the promotion of Richard Craig to the position of executive vice president, sales and operations. Additionally, Richard Jung, who currently assistant vice president of sales


PPG Appoints McDonald VP, Fiber Glass

Kevin McDonald

PPG Industries today announced the appointment of Kevin E. McDonald, as vice president, fiber glass, effective March 1. McDonald is currently PPG general manager, reinforcements, and leader for fiber glass in the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)


New Website for Panama Canal Expansion

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The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has enabled a new website dedicated to the Expansion Program: http://micanaldepanama.com/expansion/ The website includes the following sections: •    Questions Frequently asked questions about the current situation in the Expansion


Bishop to Address SUNY Maritime Commencement

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Congressman Tim Bishop will deliver the commencement address when SUNY Maritime graduates its mid-year class Friday, January 31. Maritime’s President, Dr. Michael Cappeto, said, “Congressman Bishop is a friend of higher education, transportation


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


SSA Sponsors Maritime Scholarships

Patrick Phoon

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) said it has underlined its commitment to investing in the future of the Singapore and global shipping industry by sponsoring S$50,000 through three scholarships during the 2014/2015 academic year. The scholarships will come under the the MaritimeONE


Richardel Named VP at Bollinger

Danny Richardel

Bollinger Shipyards announces that Daniel “Danny” Richardel has been named Vice President-General Manager of Bollinger Marine Fabricators, Amelia, Louisiana.    Ben Bordelon, Bollinger’s Chief Operating Officer made the announcement, stating


AAPA Sees Just One Bright Spot in President's Fiscal 2015 Budget

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The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), on behalf of its United States member seaports, expresses both encouragement and disappointment over the funding levels and programmatic changes in federal port-related programs proposed in the President’s FY 2015 budget.


 
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