HII's Barb Niland Named Top CFO by Virginia Business Magazine
Barb Niland, HII's corporate vice president of business management & chief financial officer, was recognized in the publicly traded companies category. "I am honored to work with more than 37,000 of the most talented shipbuilders in the world," Niland said upon receiving the award at the eighth annual CFO Awards Banquet in Richmond. Niland is the CFO of the largest manufacturing employer in Virginia and one of the state's 23 Fortune 500 companies.
BAE Ocean Patrol Vessel Handed Over to Brazil Navy
'Araguari', the third of 3 Ocean Patrol Vessels built by BAE Systems, is handed over to the Brazilian Navy in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base UK. Employees joined guests from the Brazilian Navy and UK Royal Navy, to watch as members of the ship’s company raised the ensign for the first time, formally marking the handover of the Brazilian Navy’s newest vessel. Mick Ord, Managing Director of BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships business, said: “We are extremely proud to deliver Araguari.
Thailand Fishing Boat Slavery May Trigger US Sanctions
Obama administration urges crackdown on forced labor that supplies seafood to Americans. Forced labor abuses play out on Thai-owned fishing trawlers each day. And the victims — typically destitute men from Myanmar or Cambodia lured by coyotes full of false promises — continue to wash ashore with accounts of torture and casual homicide, reports Global Post. For years, US officials have urged Thailand…
Rolls-Royce Deliver Naval USV & RHIB Launch/Recovery Systems
Rolls-Royce has recently delivered 2 launch & recovery systems for unmanned surface vehicles (USV) & manned Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) to an international navy. These systems have been retrofitted aboard frigates and utilize a custom articulating davit with a telescopic boom. Jeff Langsner, Managing Director – Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Canada (RRNMC) said: "This contract highlights Rolls-Royce is the supplier of choice for marine vehicle launch and recovery systems.
Aker and Statoil Cancel Cat B Contract
Aker Solutions ASA and Statoil ASA have cancelled a contract for delivery of a semi-submersible rig capable of year-round well-intervention services on the Norwegian continental shelf.
InterManager Offers Seafarer Activities
As the annual Day of the Seafarer dawns (June 25), InterManager, whose members manage more than 250,000 of the world’s seafarers, has reaffirmed its commitment to crewmembers with a package of activities aimed at addressing crew-related issues. The association, whose members are involved in the management of a third of the world fleet, is working with industry partners and training institutions on a number of projects to benefit crew members throughout the global shipping sector.
Damen Delivers Purpose-built Offshore Chasers
The delivery of the Aquarius-G and her sister ship Astra-G to offshore services company RederijGroen (Scheveningen, the Netherlands) marked a milestone in Offshore Support Vessel construction.
MacGregor Delivers Load Handling for New Accommodation Vessels
Two sizes of MacGregor's offshore cranes have each been specified for Marine Assets Corporation's new series of four accommodation support vessels being built at Fujian Mawei shipyard in China.
Two Barges Strike Jordan Bridge
The Coast Guard is responding Monday to a report of two grain barges that broke away from their pier and struck the Jordan Bridge on the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake.
Finnish Shipbuilding and Arctic Operations
The STX Turku Shipyard in Finland recently lost the order for a third Oasis class cruise ship and an option for a fourth to ”sister” shipyard STX France, when neither the owner, the financially troubled STX Group, nor the Finnish government wanted to inject a missing $64.3m to the capital of the shipyard. The yard is currently building two 97,000gt cruise ships for TUI Cruises. In January the shipyard delivered the world’s first LNG-fuelled big size passenger-car ferry…
GAC Awarded Customs Broker's License
GAC, a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, said it continues to strengthen its presence and services in the U.S. by obtaining…
German Shipbuilding Prospects are Fair & Partly Cloudy
While economies across Europe have essentially bumbled, stumbled and fumbled in the wake of the global economic meltdown, Germany has remained comparitively strong. Despite the general migration of shipbuilding to the Far East, we decided to check in on the current status of this proud nation with a strong maritime heritage. German shipbuilders concentrated in 2012 on building cruise ships, megayachts, freight ferries and additional high-value, specialty ships.
Barbican Acquires Marine Insurance Broker
Barbican Group Holdings Limited (Barbican) announced that it has acquired Seacurus Ltd (Seacurus), a U.K.-based specialist marine insurance broker. Established in 2004…
Japanese Light Industries Look to Expand in Middle East
A high-level delegation from Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) recently visited Dubai World Central, the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, to take a closer look at the state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities available to Japanese companies seeking to establish and expand their business operations in the Middle East. The visit of the Japanese delegation is in line with DWC’s strategy…
WRDA to the Wise
May 15, 2013 was a very good day for the nation’s barge and towing operators, as well as shippers of grain, coal, chemicals, petroleum products, aggregate materials, and agri-input products. It was also a good day for our nation’s economy and for its consumers. The Senate passed, by a vote of 83-14, a long-overdue Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), last reauthorized in 2007. Six years may not seem like a long time to await action on Capitol Hill.
Euroship Installs Software on New Bulk Carrier Vessels
U.K.-based Marine Software Ltd. have delivered Marine Planned Maintenance, Marine Storekeeper and Marine Purchasing software packages to Ship Managers Euroship Services for their new build handysize Bulk Carrier vessels, Lowlands Saguenay and Lowlands Boreas (35,000 DWT). Constructed at the Zhejiang East Coast Shipbuilding yard, these Cobelfret owned vessels will also be equipped with Marine Software's integrated barcode package to assist with on-board spare parts management.
Stone Marine Purchase Ocean Venture Seals
Stone Marine Group, whose company portfolio includes several marine companies designing, manufacturing, repairing and maintaining propulsion systems, have purchased the trade of Ocean Venture Seals Ltd. whose full range of products will now be manufactured, sold and serviced by Stone Marine Seals Ltd. In addition to Stone Marine Seals own engineers, the fitting, maintenance, service and repair capabilities of Stone Marine Shipcare and Stone Marine Services…
Trellborg Supplies Fenders to Australian Developments
Trelleborg Marine Systems has been awarded three contracts to supply fender systems to all three liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects on Queensland’s Curtis Island, Australia. Having already been awarded the contracts to supply docking and mooring equipment and monitoring software earlier in the year, Trelleborg has now been chosen to supply the Queensland Curtis LNG, Gladstone LNG and Australia Pacific LNG projects with SCN Super Cone and ANP Arch Fender Systems.
Largest French-flag Vessel Called in at Le Havre
The CMA CGM Jules Verne made her maiden call in Le Havre on June 20 at the Terminal de France in Port 2000. She is the world biggest French-flag containership. With a transport capacity of 16,020 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), she joins the other sister-ships ordered by CMA CGM shipping line and named after great sea explorers (real or virtual ones). Owing to its Port 2000 equipment, HAROPA-port…
Puttick Joins WQIS as Assistant VP of Claims
The Water Quality Insurance Syndicate said that Ryan Puttick joined the team as Assistant Vice President of Claims. He brings almost a decade of extensive marine…