Conference: A Look at a 200-Ship Navy
The U.S. Navy currently possesses approximately 280 ships, less than half the number during the Cold War. Between likely budget cuts, the increased cost of shipbuilding…
Kelvin Hughes, Supplier for World Yacht Race
Kelvin Hughes has become the official supplier of electronic and paper charts for the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. During the race, ten identical stripped down ocean racing yachts will battle it out over 35,000 miles. Kelvin Hughes will be supplying Admiralty electronic and paper charts and their Chart Correction Team is busy updating the Clipper chart outfits, providing ten folios ahead of the race start from the Humber on 13 September.
MOL Technology Research Center Moves
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced plans to move the MOL Technology Research Center from its current site in Nishikojiya, Ota Ward, Tokyo, to Aso Ward in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Globe Wireless Achieves ISO Certification
Globe Wireless has successfully passed a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of its Quality Management System and processes and is now a fully certified ISO 9001…
Newest Crowley Heavy-Lift Deck Barge
Crowley's newest heavy-lift series deck barge 455-5 was christened and launched May 16 at Gunderson Marine Shipyard in Portland, Oregon - the latest in a bevy of new vessel deliveries for Crowley already this year. Christened by Mary Beth Davis, the wife of Rich Davis, the BP manager for the Liberty Rig, the 400 ftlong by 105 ft wide heavy-lift barge will be used to transport the world's largest land based drilling rig for Parker Drilling and BP.
Major Marine Pump Order for Grundfos
Pump specialist Grundfos A/S has received an order from Zhejiang Yangfan Shipyard in China to deliver 126 pumps for six 9.500 dwt multi-purpose cargo vessels for Clipper in Denmark to be delivered in 2009 and 2010. This USD 675.000 Grundfos order is the first ever placed by a shipyard, signifying a major step forward into the marine market for Grundfos A/S. (www.grundfos.com)
Piracy: Lessons Learned
Below is the opening statement given by Chairman Elijah E. On February 4, 2009, I convened this Subcommittee to examine international piracy on the high seas, particularly…
Waterfront Protection against Global Warming
Rising sea levels and changes in water chemistry in New York Harbor and beyond should trigger a comprehensive planning effort to protect waterfront development from the threat of potential inundation…
MSC Sealift Logistics Europe, New Commander
The leadership of Sealift Logistics Command Europe and Commander, Task Force 63 changed hands at SEALOGEUR headquarters in Naples, Italy. Capt. James E. Tranoris…
Port's Container Volume Down 16%
According to a May 20 report from The Post and Courier, a recent uptick in a few categories of exports was not enough to offset falling demand for most other goods…
Liberty Maritime Calls for Action Against Piracy
Liberty Maritime Corporation President and CEO Philip J. Shapiro testified May 20 on lessons learned from the international piracy crisis and the immediate need…
Ultra-Low Wake Ferry Gets Green Light
All American Marine, Inc. and Teknicraft Design, Ltd. have successfully made a proposal to Kitsap Transit to bring a new passenger ferry to Rich Passage. On Tuesday, April 21st, the commissioners of Kitsap Transit unanimously approved $5.3m for the purchase of a 77 ft ultra-low wake Teknicraft catamaran and on May 18th, All American Marine received the signed notice-to-proceed. The high speed passenger catamaran will carry 118 passengers and operate between Bremerton and Seattle…
New USACE Contracts
Dutra Dredging Co., San Rafael, Calif., was awarded on May 15, 2009 an $18,224,915 firm-fixed-price contract for Harbor Improvements Phase III, St. Paul, Alaska, St.
ACH Wins Preferred Supplier Award
ACH Foam Technologies, manufacturer of EPS products for construction, geotechnical, packaging, and industrial applications, won Mercury Marines’ 2008 Preferred Supplier Award. The award is based on quality, delivery, customer service and cost management. ACH Foam Technologies provides lost foam foundry patterns and expanded polystyrene packaging for Mercury Marine’s boat engines.
This Day in Naval History – May 21
1944 - During preparations for the invasion of Saipan an accidental ordnance blast on LST 353 sets off cataclysmic ammunition explosions at West Loch, Pearl Harbor, killing 163 and injuring 396.