Change in GL Renewables Certification Management
During February 2011 Christian Nath hands over the management of GL Renewables Certification. AndreasSchroeter has been appointed as his successor as Senior Vice President GL Renewables Certification and Mike Woebbeking will be Vice President GL Renewables Certification and Head of the Certification Body. Christian Nath will continue to support the organization in a consultative capacity until the end of 2011.
Mace Personal Defense Joins Piracy Battle
In an effort to combat the rapidly growing levels of piracy and armed robbery against ships around the world, Mace Personal Defense, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Mace Security International, Inc.
Report: Containership Order Buoys S. Korea
According to a report on Reuters, shares in shipbuilders in South Korea were buoyed when news broke that Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering had won a $2 billion order from A.P.
Climax Opens New Rental Depots in Australia, U.S.
To support increased demand worldwide for on-site portable machining tools, Climax Portable Machine Tools has opened new rental depots in Houston, Texas; Prairieville…
Volvo Penta, Yamaha Examine Further Collaboration
AB Volvo Penta and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd have decided to set up joint working groups to evaluate the potential for deeper collaboration between the companies. On December 6…
Konecranes Completes Acquisition of WMI Cranes
On October 11, 2010, Konecranes announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the Indian crane company WMI Cranes Ltd. (“WMI”). Konecranes has now received…
Honda Marine Debuts Concept BF250 Outboard
Honda Marine announced that it will be adding an all-new flagship outboard engine model to its reliable and fuel efficient lineup. Debuting at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show, the concept BF250 engine provides the first indication of the design direction for the all-new 250 horsepower (hp) outboard, which will be available to boaters in late 2011. The concept BF250 engine is based upon a unique…
STX Rauma Launches Spirit of France at
Launching of the second car-passenger ferry, NB 1368 the Spirit of France, which STX Rauma shipyard is building for P&O Ferries, was conducted on Thursday, 17 February 2011.
Keppel Wins $440M Twin Jackup Rig Contract from Ensco
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract to build two enhanced KFELS Super A Class harsh environment jackup rigs from a subsidiary of Ensco plc (NYSE…
ABS Supports Shell's Olympus TLP Acting as CVA
ABS has been named the design certified verification agent (CVA) for the Shell Olympus TLP, intended for installation on the Mars B field in the Gulf of Mexico's (GOM's) deepwater.
Great Lakes Towing Company Chairman Appointed to ORDC
An honored member of the transportation industry and U.S. Navy veteran will join the Ohio Rail Development Commission. Bringing over 50 years of experience in maritime transportation…
Bureau Veritas, Brazilian University Speeds Deepwater Development
International classification society Bureau Veritas has agreed a technical co-operation deal with COPPE/UFRJ, the Ocean Engineering department of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - February 18
1842- The House of Representatives passed a resolution requesting the Committee on Commerce to make an inquiry into the expenditures of the Lighthouse Establishment since 1816.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 18
MARAD Marks Opening of First West Coast Ship Recycling Facility
On Friday, Feb. 18, at 10:00 a.m. PST, U.S. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda will join Congressman George Miller and state and local officials in a ribbon-cutting…
Wärtsilä Further Develops Low-Speed Gas Engines
Wärtsilä has, in the autumn of 2010, initiated a major project to further develop its low-speed engine portfolio to include gas engines, alongside its medium-speed dual fuel engines…
Rolls-Royce Contract for Chinese Research Vessel
Rolls-Royce won a $32.2m order from Chinese conglomerate Sinopec to design and equip a specialist seismic research vessel. When operational it will carry out detailed…
STX Finland’s Shipyard Gets Reseach Vessel Order
STX Finland Oy and Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Republic of Namibia have, on 11.2.2011, signed a contract for the construction of a fisheries research vessel.
Livorsi Introduces Industrial Series Gauges
Livorsi introduced the Industrial series which was designed with industrial equipment, workboats, pleasure boats and vehicles in mind. Industrial Series gauges are…
International Ship Masters’ Association 2011 Convention Complete
The 121st annual convention of International Ship Masters’ Association (ISMA), held in Detroit, Mich., concluded on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Grand Secretary-Treasurer: George R. ISMA encourages the development of new licensed maritime officers by offering annual scholarships. Cory T. Tommy B. At its discretion, ISMA bestows awards recognizing mariners for their roles in at-sea rescue and other acts of heroism on the waters of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.