Soini Managing Dir, Hogia Ferry Systems
Hogia Ferry Systems have appointed Ari-Pekka Soini to the position as Managing Director with effect from the 1st of June. Mr Soini has been the Customer Services Director at Hogia Ferry Systems since 2007, and has a long career within the ferry business behind him. During his 20 years within the ferry business, he has held leading positions both on board and ashore. His latest position before joining Hogia was Managing Director of Sea Containers Finland.
Austal JHSV Initial Critical Design Review
On April 28, 2009, Austal completed the Initial Critical Design Review (ICDR) in its contract with the U.S. Navy for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). During the ICDR…
This Day in Naval History – May 18
1969 - Launch of Apollo 10, dress rehearsal for first lunar landing mission. CDR John W. Young, USN, was the Command Module Pilot and CDR Eugene A. Cernan, USN, was the Lunar Module Pilot.
ABS Nautical Systems Donates Software to Panama University
ABS Nautical Systems (ABS NS) donated its NS5 Fleet Management Software to the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP). The donation includes the Maintenance & Repair…
TEN Announces 1Q Results
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) reported unaudited 1Q results (first quarter ended March 31, 2009) which showed that while revenues dropped, profits remained.
WCI Opposes Inland Waterways Lockage Fee
Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) is urging the swift rejection of a proposal to phase out the current inland waterways tax on diesel fuel and replace it with a lock…
SMIT Achieves Net Profit of $38m in Q1 2009
SMIT net profit in the first quarter of 2009 amounts to $38m. The result includes a net contribution of $13.5m from the financial settlement of the Thunderhorse project.
Navy Christens Gravely, Arleigh Burke Class
The Navy will christen the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Gravely, May 16 during a ceremony at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss. The new destroyer honors the late Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr. He was born in Richmond, Va., June 4, 1922. After attending Virginia Union University, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve in September 1942. In 1943 he participated in a Navy…
Liscont Expands, Kalmar RTGs to Portugal
Cargotec’s business area Kalmar has received an order for three rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Liscont Operadores de Contentores, SA in Lisbon, Portugal.
Reed Receives Herbert H. Bateman Award
The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announced that Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) is the 2009 recipient of the Herbert H. Bateman Award. This award was presented on Wednesday…
Horizon Lines, Wal-M Jones Act Carrier Award
Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ), a domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has been named Jones Act Carrier of the Year for 2008 by Walmart Stores, Inc.
CTF 151, First Suspected Pirate Capture
Ships from Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 prevented a piracy attack in the Gulf of Aden, which resulted in the apprehension of more than a dozen suspected pirates aboard an alleged mothership May 13. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Republic of Korea Destroyer, ROKS Munmu the Great (DDG 976) and guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) responded to a distress call from the Egyptian-flagged Motor Vessel Amira…
Thern Launches New Line of Products
Thern, Inc. is expanding their catalog with the introduction of the new Thern Silver Line of products. The Thern Silver Line is launching with the new imported stainless steel TSSBW Series hand winch. Available in three models offering lifting load capacities of 600, 900 and 1300 lbs, the new TSSBW Series hand winch is fabricated of 304 grade stainless steel and features solid steel machine cut gears, gear covers and automatic brakes.
Daewoo Shipbuilding Q1 Net Rises 23%
According to a May 13 report from Asia Pulse Data Source, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world's third-largest shipbuilder, said its first-quarter…
IHI to Buy More Overseas Components
According to a May 14 report from Bloomberg, IHI Corp., Japan’s second-largest heavy-machinery maker, plans to increase imports of shipbuilding components to counter a stronger yen.
Wärtsilä Ship Power Business Makes Cuts
On May 14 the Ship Power business of Wärtsilä Corporation initiated formal process to realign its organization and resources to adjust to the substantially weakened global marine market situation.
ACL, O'Rourke Marine Services Agreement
American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) (Nasdaq: ACLI) announced that it has entered into a long-term industrial development lease agreement with O'Rourke Marine Services, LP of Houston, Texas.
Cummings (D-Md.) on FY10 Budget Requests
During the Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation hearing on President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Requests for the United States Coast Guard…
This Day in Naval History – May 15
1800 - CAPT Preble in Essex arrives in Batavia, Java, to escort U.S.
Doyle Appointed to Marine Response Alliance
The Marine Response Alliance (MRA) is pleased to announce Ms. Margaret Kaigh Doyle has been appointed General Manager of the Alliance effective May 18, 2009. Doyle has over 20 years of experience in the maritime industry and the majority of her career has focused on representing the interests of various sectors in the industry including ship owners and operators, government agencies as well as salvage and firefighting organizations.