Bureau Veritas launched a quality assurance initiative to provide a set of standards for maritime Web sites. The internet certifications program, WebValue, is designed to improve e-business services by identifying web-sites that meet the Bureau Veritas quality, confidentiality and security standards. Stefan Recher, e-business manager of Bureau Veritas' marine division, said, "With the proliferation of e-business in the maritime industry it is hard for Internet users to judge the quality of a Web site. How does a user tell if an auction site is really neutral or if a trading site is really secure? At the moment there is a lack of confidence in using the Internet as the element of trust is missing. WebValue will provide this trust." The Bureau Veritas WebValue program is designed to regulate maritime web sites and enable Internet users to make an informed decision when it comes to e-business. The program consists of initial assessment of the gap between the WebValue standard and the client's practices. Then Bureau Veritas Group consultants evaluate the risks associated with the business activity. Finally, a team of independent Bureau Veritas auditors perform a certification audit. Companies that have successfully completed the program will be allowed to display the Bureau Veritas WebValue seal of excellence of their web sites. Continuous quality of the certified services is assured through regular audits.
National-Spencer, Inc. now offers expanded access to its full line of lubrication equipment through a new and improved web site. Their internet address is http://www.zeeline.com. This upgraded, interactive web site features an online database of industrial-grade transfer and storage products for use in manufacturing, automotive service, HVAC service, equipment service and plant management settings as well as others. The improved web site also features a "Quick Find" function where products can
The Port Authority unveiled a Web site that provides real-time information on ship arrivals at the Port of New York and New Jersey, as well as the status of cargo and activity at terminal gates. Under a $1.9 million contract with the Port Authority, the new system known as Freight Information Real-time System for Transport or FIRST is being developed by Americas Systems Inc. (ASI) of Murray Hill, N.J. Representatives of the shipping industry and other public and private sector organizations
ViaSat won a $61,047,433 firm-fixed-price delivery order for Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVTs). The MIDS-LVT provides secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communications capability for the Navy, Air Force and Army platforms. This delivery order combines purchases for the U.S. (98 percent) and the government of Japan (2 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program
In an effort to make the decision making and purchasing process more simple for end users and OEM's, Edson has launched their new online Pump Accessories Store and redesigned Pump Web site at www.edsonpumps.com. The new accessories store, active 24 hours a day, seven days a week, makes it easier than ever to outfit an existing pump or purchase replacement parts. Inside the store, users will find an easily navigable site with quality graphics ad easy-to-read ordering guides.
The USS New York Commissioning Committee announced the launch of the official USS New York Commissioning Committee Web site at http://www.USSNY.org. The Web site is the official authority on all information and events related to the commissioning of USS New York (LPD21), a new U.S. Navy ship currently completing construction in . The ship, containing more than seven tons of steel from the fallen , is expected to be commissioned in in the fall of 2009.
Royal Olympic Cruise Lines Inc. (Nasdaq: ROCLF & EASDAQ: ROCL) has created a World Wide Web Site (roclf.com) designed for the investor community. The Site, created by Los Angeles based Station1, provides a profile on the company, as well as current and historic information on the company's financial performance. It is specifically designed to provide 24 hour availability to investors and potential investors who have an interest in the company.
MarAd and the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP), will host a meeting on June 12-13 at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA to consider issues relating to the maritime industry such as alternative fuels, fishing issues, ferry operations and air emissions. Bernardo Obando-Rojas of the Seafarers International Research Center, Cardiff University will discuss Fraudulent Practices for Certificates and Endorsements
DirectLine, the Web site owned and operated by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (SW/FMF) Joe R. Campa Jr., has undergone a six-month renovation project and is now open for viewing. “I’ve been stressing active communication as one of our Guiding Principles,” said Campa. “DirectLine wasn’t conducive to that, so we ramped it up.” Chief Information Technician (SW/AW) Bruce Allen, MCPON communications chief, said the new site’s most significant upgrade is the opportunities it offers
On Sea Sunday, 13, July 2014, churches all over the world come together to remember seafarers and pray for them, their families and those who support them, informs the 'Sea Sunday' web site. The 'Sea Sunday' web site carries the following message: “The Mission to Seafarers works tirelessly to provide help and hope to seafarers in distress in 71 countries worldwide. In 260 ports, from Southampton to Sydney, every day the world’s 1
The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose to establish that watchkeeping personnel are meeting the requirements regarding hours of rest as per STCW
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The 6 Maritime Authorities of the Riyadh Memorandum of Understanding (RMoU) on Port State Control will launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose of ensuring compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the International Code for Fire Safety Systems on board ships.
ClassNK has informed that Six countries viz. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE of the Riyadh MOU in the Gulf Region are planning the following PSC Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC); Items of concentrated inspection : Fire Safety Systems (SOLAS Chapter II-2 and FSS
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has published a new technical report that provides recommendations on technologies, practices and fuels that control and reduce sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions. Limitations on SOx are currently in place with more stringent regulations
The Coast Guard informs it has medevaced a 54-year-old crewmember from the Crowley Maritime's US-flagged motor tanker 'Pennsylvania' approximately 20 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The master of the 576-foot Pennsylvania notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders that
ADEC Cruise Ship Program The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commercial Passenger Vessel Environmental Compliance Program is proposing to issue a 2014 Large Commercial Passenger Vessel Wastewater Discharge General Permit (Permit number: 2013DB0004)
Learn how design, maintenance and operational issues affect fatigue and fracture of steel and aluminum ship structures. The course includes practical design and analysis theory applications using direct calculations and sample FlawCheck software.
In the latest listing of US Department of Defense contracts, Midland Surveying, Inc., Maryville, Mo., was awarded a $9,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for architect-engineer surveying and mapping of shallow water habitat
A three-day course hosted by ABS in partnership with BMT Fleet Technology will help participants learn how design, maintenance and operational issues affect fatigue and fracture of steel and aluminum ship structures. Geared to the needs of naval architects
After 17 years with Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S, with almost 10 years as CEO, Carsten Mortensen says he has decided to resign his position as CEO of NORDEN and seek new challenges as Group CEO of the maritime BW Group. The Board of Directors is in the process of finding a successor
Japan's weather agency on Monday issued emergency warnings to urge people in the country's southern islands to take maximum precautions as a super typhoon described as a "once in decades storm" is set to rake the Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds.
International Shipholding Corporation inform that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $2.375 per share on its Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (NYSE:ISHPRA) and a dividend of $2.25 per share on its Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock
FMCS Statement on Labor Negotiations Between the ILWU and Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service issued the following statement (PM / 9 July) on the labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Northwest
The Concordia refloating operation has started informs the 'Parbuckling Project' web site. At 6 am Monday, the Senior Salvage Master, Nick Sloane, reached the Remote Operations Center located on the Concordia with the rest of the team, having been given the green light by the Italian