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MTN Satellite: 15 Years, 150 Million Logins

MTN Satellite Communications Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary of Delivering Internet Service to the Cruise Industry, Exceeding 150 Million Logins; Company Continues to Raise the Bar, Delivering Communications Solutions for Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew While at Sea.   MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), a provider of maritime communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, is celebrating the 15-year anniversary of its Internet solution aboard cruise ships. Since 1999, more than 150 million passengers and crew members have logged in to the Internet to stay connected in some of the most remote locations around the world.   From the Internet Cafe to its recently launched Connect at Sea mobile application, MTN continues to provide the cruise industry innovative communication solutions to meet the evolving needs and expectations of passengers.   "Over the past 15 years, the communications landscape has changed dramatically, forcing cruise lines and communication providers to revisit how Internet enabled devices are being used by passengers and crew," said Brent Horwitz, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cruise & Ferry Services at MTN Satellite Communications. "As a pioneer in the industry, we are evolving the Internet Cafe, not just in functionality, but in how to charge onboard

Panama Canal: 15 Years Under Panamanian Administration

Photo: ACP

The Panama Canal celebrated its 15 year anniversary under the leadership of the Panamanian Administration. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is the autonomous agency of the Government of Panama in charge of managing, operating and maintaining the Panama Canal.   Since 1999, the Canal has invested $2.4 billion in projects aimed at updating its operational infrastructure and has acquired new equipment, guaranteeing its clients an efficient, safe, reliable and competitive service.  

Dräger celebrates 100 year anniversary

2007 marks 100 years that Dräger first established subsidiary offices in the United States. The parent company, Drägerwerk Lübeck, was founded in 1889 by Heinrich and Bernhard Dräger in Lübeck, Germany. At the turn of the century the company was having great success with its rescue breathing apparatus used by miners and fire brigades in Europe, England and Mexico. And in 1904, Dräger was awarded a gold and a silver medal at the World’s Fair Universal Exposition in St

Wilhelmsen Partnership Agreement in Finland

WSS 262 Welding demonstration

Agreement announced at 150 years celebration extends port coverage in the region Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) Finland last week announced a new Agency Network Agreement which will strengthen the company’s coverage of thirteen key ports around the country’s coastline.  The announcement coincided with an Open House event which celebrated 150 years of the company.   Invited customers from the Helsinki area were able to experience a demonstration of work

Purfresh Names Westcott President and CEO

Brian Westcott, President and CEO.

Proven executive to build upon Company’s leadership position and growth.   Purfresh, Inc., a provider of ocean transport and supply chain management technologies that optimize the quality and safety of fresh produce as it moves around the world from the farm to the consumer, announced the appointment of Dr. Brian Westcott as president and chief executive officer. A results-driven leader with more than 25 years of experience in operations, strategic management

Box Ships Inc. Issue Q2 & !H 2012 Financial Report

Box Ships Inc, container ship owners & charterers, issues dividend on its first anniversary as a public listed company. Mr. Michael Bodouroglou, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Box Ships Inc., commented: “This quarter marks our one-year anniversary as a public company. During the second quarter of 2012, our earnings per share and adjusted earnings per share were $0.11 and $0.16 per share, respectively

Boston Whaler Commemorates September 11

Boston Whaler Commercial & Government Products participated in the Sept. 11 "Bridge of Hope" event in Ormond Beach, Fla. The ceremony was held to mark the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, and to commemorate and honor those who lost their lives. Boston Whaler Commercial & Government Products donated the use of a 25-ft. Guardian fireboat to the City of Ormond Beach, which sponsored the commemoration.

Mayor of Rotterdam Visits Radio Holland Group

The Mayor of Rotterdam, Opstelten, visited the Radio Holland Group on July 18 in honor of the company's 90-year anniversary. Radio Holland Group’s headquarters are located in Rotterdam but the company has 53 offices world wide, along all major shipping routes. Since May 2006, Radio Holland Group is part of Imtech N.V., renowned international technical service provider in the field of information & communication technology and electrical & mechanical engineering

Wilhelmsen Hosts Forum at Nor-Shipping

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World-leading ships service company Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) will play a significant role in Nor-shipping 2011 this week, as Oslo welcomes the international maritime world to what looks set to be a record-breaking event, with over 1,100 exhibitors and 34,000 visitors expected. As a one of the main sponsors of Nor-shipping, Wilhelmsen Ships Service will use the four day event to spread its knowledge and expertise to visitors

Regs4ships Partnership Redeveloping Web Services

Regs4ships is calling time on their web services in a bid to revolutionise the way that customers use their products and services.   With its new creative partners, a global IT and business solutions provider, aap3 Regs4ships is investing substantial cash in redeveloping and future proofing their place in the market for the next ten years. Captain Richard Eastham, Chief Executive at Regs4ships Limited, said: “It has been a year of achieving milestones at Regs4ships

Metalcraft Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Ernie Ellis (Photo: Metalcraft)

Metalcraft, a designer and manufacturer of fire detection and suppression equipment, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company serves a broad range of industries, including marine, auto racing, defense and aerospace, where its extinguishers have flown on numerous NASA missions.  

Birthplace of Modern Commerical Shipping Turns 300

The worlds first commercial enclosed wet dock at Liverpool

  The world’s oldest enclosed commercial wet dock in Liverpool, North-west England is celebrating its 300th anniversary. Known locally as the ‘old dock’, it opened for business on 31 August 1715, providing a blueprint for the development of other trading ports.  

TOTE Shifts Maritime Companies under Unified Brand

Photo: TOTE Maritime

U.S. Jones Act carrier TOTE announced it has shifted operating companies Totem Ocean Trailer Express and Sea Star Line, respectively serving the Alaskan and Puerto Rican/Caribbean markets. Going forward, the companies will be known collectively as TOTE Maritime.

Hempel at 'Danish Maritime Days' in Copenhagen

Present and long-term challenges for the global maritime industry and corresponding solutions are on the agenda when ministers, top executives and experts meet in Copenhagen for the Danish Maritime Forum on 7-8 October 2015

  Hempel will take part in the Danish Maritime Days (DMD) event next week and make presentations at the DMD Technical Conference, which is being held in cooperation with Danish Maritime, on the 7 & 8 October. Fouling Control Marketing Manager, Claes Skat-Roerdam

SECNAV, CNO Celebrate Centennial Anniversary

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert  during the parading of the colors during the centennial celebration

  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Johnathan Greenert, along with prior CNO's, service members and civilians gathered at the Navy Museum at the Washington Navy Yard to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the appointment of the first CNO and the creation

Unithai Shipyard Awarded 2,000th Ship Repair Order

Photo: Unithai Shipyard

Unithai Shipyard was recently awarded its 2,000th contract for repairing a vessel in dry dock.   The largest shipyard in Thailand, Unithai performs an average of 100 vessel repairs per year, recording its 1,000th repair order in 2006. And if repair operations afloat are also tallied

Singapore and China Conclude Naval Drill

The RSNs RSS Valiant (left) and RSS Intrepid (right) participating in a manoeuvring exercise with the PLA(N)s Yulin (middle). (Photo Courtesy of PLA[N])

 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the People's Liberation Army (Navy) (PLAN) concluded the inaugural Exercise Maritime Cooperation, a new bilateral naval exercise series on Tuesday (May 26).   The exercise comprised conventional naval warfare serials such as gunnery firings and

Nor-Shipping Run Benefits Mission to Seafarers

Greg Trauthwein (left) and Dawn Trauthwein (right) with Benjamin Strong , director of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER)

A 5-kilometer fun run to benefit The Mission to Seafarers was held at Norway’s Nor-Shipping conference on June 1.   Representing Maritime Reporter & Engineering News at the charity race was Greg Trauthwein, Associate Publisher and Editor, and Dawn Trauthwein

On AIDAcara's Birthday AIDA Cruises Turns 20

AIDA Kapt Adrian, Michael Ungerer

  With the birthday of the cruise ship AIDAcara on June 7, 2015, AIDA Cruises is heralding the 20th year of its company history. On Sunday evening, more than 20,000 guests will toast together aboard the 10 AIDA ships, opening the anniversary celebrations.

Insights: Capt. Novotny, Commanding Officer, USCG National Maritime Center


Captain Jeffrey P. Novotny is Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center in Martinsburg, WV. He is responsible for all activities related to professional credentialing, training and assessments of the nation’s 215,000 merchant mariners

Retirement Ceremony Held for Canadian Warship

HMCS Algonquin (Photo: Royal Canadian Navy)

Former sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy who had served in HMCS Algonquin gathered at Davie Shipbuilding today to commemorate the paying off of this storied Canadian warship.  HMCS Algonquin is one of the Royal Canadian Navy’s four Tribal-Class Destroyers built at Davie in the early

Beier Radio is now Beier Integrated Systems

Beier Radio is Now Beier Integrated Systems

  For 70 years, Beier Radio has provided engineering, sales, and service for marine electronics around the globe. As the corporation marks its 70th anniversary, it also unveils a new name for the operating company known for its advanced vessel control and navigation systems

Canada Invests in a Greener Coast Guard College

Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Canadian government invests in green technology to upgrade infrastructure at the Canadian Coast Guard College; investments highlight the college’s 50th anniversary in 2015   Canada’s government has invested nearly $11 million to date for improvements and repairs to the Canadian

Ghana to Roll out Shipping Training

Image: Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

 Ghana is considering establishing modalities to compel shipping companies to introduce a training regime which ensures that their local staff gain professional qualifications in shipping.   “Maintenance of professional standards in the maritime industry has been one of the

What Have We Learned From Hurricane Katrina?

Hurricane Katrina (IMarEst)

To mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, specialist insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has released a report analyzing windstorm risks and losses and how to mitigate future losses, given increasing weather volatility.  

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