MIS Reports 26% Revenue Growth in 2008
MIS Co. Ltd. Inc. (OSE: MIS) reported record fourth quarter and fiscal year revenues of $125.1m and $387.5m, respectively and closes 2008 with a net profit of $8m…
WA Ferries Begins Workforce Scheduling Solution
The implementation of WINDS (Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Ferries Division (WSF) Integrated Dispatch System) is now underway. WINDS is a…
Ring, Director at CMA CGM (America)
CMA CGM (America) LLC has named Timothy Ring Director, Inbound Trade and Government Cargo. In his new role, Tim will be responsible for the growth and development of inbound cargo volumes for the company’s transatlantic, Oceania, and Indian Subcontinent services. He will also continue to oversee all U.S. government shipments. Tim joined the Washington, D.C. office of CMA CGM in November 2005. Since then…
Zodiac of North America Website Award
Zodiac of North America, Inc. announced that several of their websites have received ADDY Awards at the 44th Annual ADDY Awards show held February 21, 2009 in Knoxville, TN.
Construction Underway, AL Transfer Facility
The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) is moving forward on construction of the intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF), the second element of the Port’s Choctaw Point project. “Mobile Container Terminal, which was the first part of the project, is rapidly growing,” said Jimmy Lyons, Director and CEO of the Alabama State Port Authority. “We have three services at MCT now and expect to add more.
TITAN Completes Work on Grounded Tanker
During the early morning hours of February 21, 2009, TITAN Salvage was notified by the Marine Response Alliance (MRA) of the grounding of the Yasa Golden Dardanelles, a tanker, off the coast of Galveston, Tex. The tanker was fully laden with approximately 620,000 barrels of fuel oil onboard. TITAN responded by mobilizing a response team consisting of TITAN Salvage Master, Guy Wood, an assistant salvage master and a naval architect, who all arrived on site later the same day.
Raytheon Supplies Nav Systems for South Korea
Raytheon Anschütz has been rewarded a contract to deliver navigation and control systems for six submarines of type U214. The second batch of U214 submarines for the Republic of Korea Navy will be built under responsibility of ThyssenKrupp Marine System’s shipyard HDW at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea. On February 20 Raytheon Anschütz has signed a contract to supply a comprehensive package of navigation and control systems for the submarines.
Seaarland Tanker Escapes Pirate Attack
The 74,000 dwt Liberian-flag panamax tanker Lia, commercially managed by Amsterdam-based Seaarland Shipping Management, and technically managed by Motia Compagnia di Navigazione…
Norway Recognizes ABS MODU Rules
The maritime authority of Norway, the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD), has extended its authorization to class society ABS to include Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) in its scope as a Recognized Organization (RO). This entitles ABS to class Norwegian-flagged rigs without having to perform additional safety equivalencies or a GAP analysis to meet Norwegian law. The additional annex to the existing agreement between NMD and ABS was signed the week of Feb.
Only 9 Ships Built Worldwide in January
A March 2 report from The Chosun Ilbo stated that only nine orders for new ships were made in January worldwide, six percent of last year's 151 ships, according…
Brightoil Petroleum Transforms
Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited, the largest service provider of marine bunkering in Shenzhen Port and its surrounding areas, announced its interim results as at 31 December 2008.
Brooks New B618-UCH Camera Head
R. Brooks Associates, Inc. announced the addition of its new B618-UCH Universal Camera Head to its line of specialty video cameras for industrial applications. Robust design and construction enables the B618-UCH to operate in dry or wet environments at temperatures ranging from 32° to 120° F (0°to 49° C) and at submersed depths to 200 feet. The B618-UCH housing is made from anodized aluminum making it resistant to oxidation in salt water applications.
This Day in Naval History – March 2
1859 - Launch of Saginaw at Mare Island, first Navy ship built on West Coast of U.S. 1867 - Birthday of Civil Engineer Corps. 1899 - Act of Congress creates the…