Securiplex Receives USCG Water Mist Certification
Securiplex, LLC, a manufacturer of Water Mist systems (a green alternative technology to gaseous fire suppression systems such as CO₂, FM200, or Novec 1230), located in Mobile, Ala.
Massive Ship Order in China
While banks keep lending tight, a massive $5 billion order in China should mark the official turnaround of shipbuilding's fortunes, as private equity in the form…
Crystal Cruises Cancels Mazatlan For April
LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2011 – Amidst increased reports of violence in the Mexican port town of Mazatlán, Crystal Cruises is canceling its scheduled April 4 visit there on Crystal Symphony. The roundtrip Los Angeles “Treasures of Mexico” voyage will now adjust its itinerary to allow guests more time in other ports-of-call. The new schedule switches travel days so that guests will now have an overnight call in popular Cabo San Lucas…
Effects Of The Japanese Earthquake On The Tanker Market
Following the earthquake that struck on Friday 11th March, six Japanese refineries are reportedly closed. The plants in question, detailed in the table belo,have a combined capacity of 1.34m bbl/day, or around 28% of Japan’s total. The immediate effects of the earthquake are likely to cause a drop in oil demand, but it is likely that in the long‐run, oil and product demand could rebound to levels that surpass those seen pre‐quake as the country re‐builds.
Kyushu Selects Intergraph SmartMarine 3D
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 15, 2011 – Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), one of Japan’s top science and research universities, has selected Intergraph® SmartMarine® 3D design and engineering software for use in its Department of Creative Informatics to use in shipbuilding design research. Kyutech researchers have been working with major shipbuilders in Japan to build knowledge models that can collect design and engineering expertise of experienced engineers.
Kittiwake Appoints Dedicated Business Development Manager
Kittiwake Developments, a leading global provider of asset protection technology, today announced the appointment of Dr Steve Dye as its first dedicated Business Development Manager. This follows hot on the heels of the appointment of Peter Pilon as CEO of Kittiwake’s US operations. Dye, whose previous roles have included European and Asia sales director for Source Photonics and Northlight Optronics following senior marketing manager and product development roles at Lucent and HP…
Dieter Royal New CFO at Tognum
Friedrichshafen, 16 March 2011. The specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum decided at the meeting of the Supervisory Board on 14 March 2011, that Dieter Royal (47) will join the Executive Board as the new member responsible for the Finance and Corporate Services Division effective 1 October 2011. Dieter Royal succeeds Joachim Coers (46) as CFO, who replaces Volker Heuer (58) as CEO of the Tognum Group as of 1 October 2011.
Thome Ship Management Selects MarineLink eCommerce
(Oslo, 16 March 2011) Thome Ship Management, one of the world's leading independent international ship managers, has chosen MarineLink eCommerce provided by EDB ErgoGroup as the sole eCommerce provider for its purchasing operations. The three year contract covers its entire fleet of about 150 vessels. E-business solutions are not new to Thome Ship Management, as the group has been using e-business solutions since 2005.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 16
1911 - Hulk of USS Maine sunk at sea in deep water with full military honors. 1945 - Iwo Jima declared secure. 1966 - Launch of Gemini 8. Former naval aviator Neil…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 16
1909- At Assateague Beach, Virginia, the schooner Charley C. Weaver began taking on water. One of the crew notified the keeper that the schooner was leaking. The…
Larkin Rejoins Crowley as VP Sales & Customer Care
Frank Larkin has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation as vice president of sales and customer care for the company's liner services and logistics groups. He is domiciled in Jacksonville and reports to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics; John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Latin America services; and John Douglass, senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico and Caribbean services.
Bentley to be Feted by National Maritime Historical Society
Helen Delich Bentley will be an honoree at the National Maritime Historical Society's Washington Annual Award Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC, 20045. A former chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission and five-term U.S. Congresswoman representing Maryland's 2nd Congressional District, Bentley's history of advocacy for the…
Global Diving & Salvage Responds to Tsunami Destruction in Calif.
On Monday, March 14, 2011, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. was engaged by the US Coast Guard to respond to the destruction inflicted to Crescent City, CA by the 8 foot tsunami tidal surges generated by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake near Japan. The after effects of the tsunami impacted the several areas along the west coast of the United States causing significant damage to marine facilities and vessels unable to escape the onslaught.