Comark Corporation Receives ABS Type Approval
Medfield, MA. March 21, 2011 – Comark Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of ruggedized computer solutions for the marine, military, and commercial markets, has received Type Approval on their 23” Series of MDU marine displays from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Type Approval is given to marine display products that are designed and tested to meet IEC 60945, Maritime Navigation and Radio Communication Equipment and Systems, and can be consistently manufactured.
KPI Bridge Oil appoints New Bunker Trader
London, 22 March 2011 – KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global bunker broker and trader has appointed Miss Carmen Poh as Bunker Trader in its Singapore office. Carmen Poh has obtained a diploma in accountancy and has been an ACCA member since 2004. Before joining KPI Bridge Oil, Carmen spent 6 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP as a Senior Associate working on various assignments across Asia. Carmen, 30, is from Singapore and fluent in English and Mandarin.
This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 22
1820 - Commodore Stephen Decatur dies after duel with Capt. 1946 - USS Missouri departs U.S. to return body of deceased Turkish ambassador to the U.S. back to Turkey for burial.
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 22
1917-The first Coast Guard aviators graduated from Pensacola Naval Aviation Training School. Third Lieutenant Elmer Stone, USCG, became Naval Aviator #38 (and later Coast Guard Aviator #1).
Maritime Professional Magazine Debuts at CMA
Maritime Risk is the tight focus of the first edition of Maritime Professional magazine; the maritime industry’s newest and most exciting periodical print vehicle. That’s because MarPro – as we fondly refer to it in-house here at the New Wave media group – is set to take you and your clients places that they’ve never been before. And, although we provide the digital edition of this 64-page, information packed magazine for your preview (click here for digital edition)…
Lakes Leaders Declare Dredging State of Emergency
The Administration’s proposal to slash the Great Lakes dredging budget by 32 percent in FY12 has the Great Lakes shipping industry declaring a State of Emergency.
ACL Announces New Demurrage Terms
American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced new demurrage terms for its portfolio of dry products. Beginning April 1, 2011, the company will standardize demurrage…
Bay Shipbuilding to Build PSV for Tidewater
Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) announced that its Bay Shipbuilding Company will build two 303-ft Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) of the MMC 887 LH PSV Design from…
Towards Performance Based Regulations
The US Coast Guard issues regulations to ensure maritime safety. USCG Commandant Bob Papp is interviewed in DNV’s corporate magazine DNV Forum: “To be sure, we have prescriptive regulations, such as many of the lifesaving and fire protection regulations, but we are moving more towards performance based regulations,” he says. The magazine is now being distributed worldwide. Source: DNV
Viking Grows For Seventh Straight Year
In 2010, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, global manufacturer of safety equipment for the maritime, offshore and fire industries, once again generated growth in both its top and bottom lines. Despite difficult market conditions, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment secured a slice of the emerging upturn of the world market in 2010: the Group succeeded in achieving a record turnover of well over DKK 1,250 million, representing a growth of approximately 11% on 2009.
Holland America Line Selects the NAPA
Helsinki, Finland 22 March 2011 - Onboard-Napa Ltd, the leading software house for ship operations, has signed an agreement with Holland America Lin. Onboard-Napa will deliver a solution of NAPA Voyage Reporting and NAPA Electronic Logbook together with NAPA Office reporting portal for Holland America Line's 15 ships. NAPA Voyage Reporting is designed to be a fleet-wide reporting tool, thus enabling ship comparison…
Grand Alliance Announces Direct Vietnam Coverage for Asia-Europe Service
Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd (HL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), are pleased to announce that there will be a direct Vietnam call at Cai Mep (Vung Tau) deepwater port on Loop D Asia-Europe service from 30 March 2011. The direct Vietnam coverage on LPD will provide a competitive 21 days transit time from Cai Mep (Vung Tau) to Southampton, and will offer an additional link to further improve the Grand Alliance service network.
New Deutsch HDP Series Electrical Connector
LADD Industries Inc. announces the addition of the HDP Series C038 modification to the Deutsch Industrial HDP product family. HDP series circular connectors feature multiple pin count arrangements specifically designed for environments where moisture, dirt and rough terrain can contaminate or damage electrical connections. The HDP Series C038 modification is a seven cavity arrangement that accepts…
Ferguson, Gibson reappointed to Ports of Indiana commission
INDIANAPOLIS (March 21, 2011) – Gov. Mitch Daniels recently reappointed two key leaders for the Ports of Indiana commission, as Marvin Ferguson and Greg Gibson were each called to serve another term. “Our commission includes some of Indiana’s finest business minds,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “The governor did our ports another huge favor by reappointing these two men. Ferguson is the longest-serving member on the board, now in his 19th year with the Ports of Indiana.