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BV Sets Quality Initiative for Maritime Sites

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 Offers Online Lubrication Information

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


NY Provides Real-Time Shipping Information

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 Wins $61M Contract

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


Edson Launches New Online Pump Accessory Store

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.


USS New York Commissioning Committee Web Site Is Launched

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 Opens New Web Site

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.


SOCP Meeting Scheduled For June

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


MCPON Web site Revamped and Ready

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


World Churches Set to Celebrate Sea Sunday

An earlier Sea Sunday in Mauritius: Photo Apostleship of the Sea

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


‘MOL Wins "Merit at Environmental Communication Awards"

MOL representative receiving the Award of Merit from Executive Committee Chairman Ryoichi Yamamoto at the awards ceremony.Photo MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that the “MOL Group Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2015”(*1) received the Award of Merit in Environmental Report section at the 19th Environmental Communication Awards(*2). This marks the second consecutive year the report has won the


USMMA Stops Sea Training: UPDATED

U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Chip Jaenichen

As posted on the Kings Point Alumni Web Site:   Announcement from the Academy While the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Maritime Administration (MARAD), and the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) have made consistent efforts to address sexual assault and sexual


Q88 LLC Expands Milbros Onboard Services

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Q88 LLC introduced a global support program that coordinates quick response and expert consultation for chemical spills/incidents and medical emergencies occurring onboard vessels at sea. Known as Q88 Response Center, the new program leverages the resources of Spill Center


MN100: SENNEBOGEN LLC

Photo: SENNEBOGEN LLC

The Company: SENNEBOGEN has been a leading name in global material handling for over 60 years. Stanley, North Carolina-based SENNEBOGEN LLC offers a complete range of purpose-built machines to suit virtually any material handling application


WTO Publishes Annual Package of Trade and Tariff Data

International trade Statistics

  The WTO released on 28 October 2014 new editions of its key statistical publications: International Trade Statistics, Trade Profiles, World Tariff Profiles and Services Profiles. The four publications provide a detailed breakdown of the latest trade developments.


Gatto Industrial Starts Electroplating in North America

Gatto Large Parts Plating Line 2

  Gatto Industrial Platers, Inc. has launched its new Large Parts Zinc Electroplating Line, capable of plating parts up to 27 feet long and weighing up to 8,000 pounds. The new line’s tanks are 4 feet wide, 7.5 feet deep and 27 feet long


ExxonMobil Encouraging Girls into Engineering

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  ExxonMobil is encouraging girls to consider science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers through the '12th-annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program' to be held at 14 ExxonMobil and XTO Energy sites nationwide over the next several months.


Palau Reports Increase in WRC Applications

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has received a high volume of applications from owners looking to have the correct documentation in place prior to the imminent entry into force of the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention. Marisabel Arauz Park


Joint CIC on Enclosed Spaces to be Launched

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  The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry. The aim of the CIC is to ensure effective procedures and measures are


Worldwide Launch of Joint CIC

The results of the campaign will be analyzed and findings will be presented to the governing bodies of the MoUs for submission to the IMO

  The Maritime Authorities of the Tokyo and the Paris Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control has launched a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry. The aim of the CIC is to ensure effective procedures and measures are in


WCI/ICMB Agriculture Video Educates Millions

WCI President Michael J. Toohey

WCI and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board have undertaken a campaign with Google and YouTube to raise public awareness about the critical importance of inland waterways transportation to production agriculture.   The goal of the campaign is to have more than one million people view


Italian Police Find Hashish Stowed in Cargo Ship Hull

Italian police found more than 20 tonnes of hashish with an estimated street value of 200 million euros ($230 million) hidden in the hull of a cargo ship, a statement said on Friday.   Acting on a tip, finance police -- who help oversee border security -- boarded the ship at sea and


Cyber Security: The Anatomy of a Cyber Intrusion

An infographic depicting cyber threats. U.S. government and Navy computer networks and systems now face a constant barrage of attacks and intrusion attempts. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Austin RooneyReleased)

Compromising the cyber integrity of the network threatens every user and every system on your ship or in your building. Violating security best practices, circumventing security policies, carelessness and falling victim to social networking exploits opens the door to cyber adversaries who can


IRClass Rules for ICG Ships

CG Rules Release Courtesy IRS

  The “Rules and Regulations for Construction and Classification of Indian Coast Guard Ships”, developed by the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) were formally released by the Director General Indian Coast Guard, Vice Admiral HCS Bisht AVSM on 28th December 2015 at a ceremony


Proposed Changes to Long Island Sound Dredged Material Sites

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend its 2005 rule that designated the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites. The proposed amendments will help meet the goal of reducing or eliminating dredged material disposal in open waters of the






 
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