Crowley Maritime Wins Employee Health Award
Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corp. has been recognized as one of the top three 2013 Healthiest Employers by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Crowley ranked third of all large northeast Florida companies (500+ employees), and was one of just 24 overall ranked businesses to receive this award. Crowley’s Manager of Employee Programs Katy Keene accepted the award on behalf of the company during a special awards breakfast held at the University of North Florida’s University Center.
Torm Appoints New CFO
Mads Peter Zacho (44) has been appointed new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of TORM A/S. With an educational background as M.Sc. from the University of Copenhagen, Mads Peter Zacho began his professional career in banking working with Goldman Sachs Intl. and Unibank before joining the International Finance Corporation in Washington D.C. Mads Peter Zacho was with Nordea in Copenhagen before being recruited to A.P. Moller Maersk, where he was appointed Deputy Head of Group Finance.
Fugro Wins Large Chevron Offshore Navigation Contract
Netherlands-based Fugro has been contracted by Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Ltd, to support its development program at Block 0, off the coast of Cabinda province, Angola.
Port of Long Beach Appoint Michael Gold Director of Communications
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has selected Michael Gold as Director of Communications & Community Relations for the Port of Long Beach, beginning in mid-July. The Board voted Gold to the post at their July 1 meeting, following a six-month search to replace Heather Morris, who retired after heading the department for more than eight years. Gold has been working in the public affairs and legislative fields for more than 16 years.
Navios Buys Tankship, Extends Charter on Another
Greece-based Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation announces delivery of a MR2 product tanker & 1-year charter extension for a chemical tanker. Navios Acquisition also announced that it has agreed to extend the existing charter on the Chemical Tanker Nave Polaris for one additional year ending in Q3 2014 at the increased base rate of $12,188 with 50% profit sharing. Following the delivery of the Nave Equinox, Navios Acquisition will have 25 vessels in the water.
Transpacific Trade Organizational Changes
MOL has announced the following organizational changes which will take effect in August 2013. These changes will further build the MOL organization as one that customers…
Torsional Vibration Symposium: May 21-23, 2014
The 2014 Torsional Vibration Symposium, organized by the Vibration Association, is scheduled for May 21-23 in Salzburg Congress, Austria. The event aims to gather…
Today in U.S. Naval History: July 8
Today in U.S. Naval History -July 8 1778 - Allied French fleet under Comte d'Estaing arrives in America. 1853 - Commodore Matthew C. Perry sails his squadron into Tokyo Bay. 1879 - USS Jeannette departs San Francisco to explore Arctic. 1944 - Naval bombardment of Guam begins. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at history.navy.mil.
FRP Boat Built in India Using DIAB Materials
Built in its entirety at the Craftway Engineers boat-building yard, the 23-meter FRP boat is the first of 13 sophisticated composite vessels to be constructed on site in India. At Craftway Engineers, it is all about the customer, the company said. With a blend of creativity, commitment and innovative thinking, the Mumbai-based company specializes in the construction of tailor-made composite vessels, meeting the specific requirements of the customer.
New LMS 3D Simulation Offers Real-world Tech
LMS, recently acquired by Siemens and now a business segment within Siemens PLM Software, announced the latest release of its LMS 3D solutions for real world simulation, LMS Virtual.
MOL to Test NOx-reducing SCR System
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced plans to install the Selective catalytic Reduction (SCR) system — jointly developed by MOL, Yanmar Co., Ltd. (President: Takehito Yamaoka)…
Strainstall Earn Moho Nord TLP Contract
Strainstall Marine U.K. announced the award of a contract for the supply of an Integrated Marine Monitoring System (IMMS), from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of Korea.
Calecore Appoints Geotechnical Division GM
Calecore announced the appointment of Mike Southall who commenced employment with the company in June 2013 as General Manager, Calegeo. Mike is a chartered engineer and geologist with nearly 30 years experience as a practicing geotechnical engineer and was previously General Manager for SEtech Ltd. He will be responsible for the leadership and day-to-day management of geotechnical operations, including the DP2 Highland Spirit and Calegeo’s range of seabed geotechnical equipment.
SRI Announce New Legal Charter
In a contribution to the legal support of seafarers worldwide, SRI (Seafarers' Rights International) launched a Charter of Good Practice for the Provision of Legal Services to Seafarers. “For seafarers, seeking the advice of a lawyer can be one of the most stressful events of their career,” said Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of SRI. “Not only are they dealing with the effects of the incident that has led them to that point…
Custom Wireless Telemetry Mooring Link Load Cell from LCM
With a range of ex-stock bow shackle load cells, U.K. load cell manufacturer and supplier LCM Systems is able to offer next day delivery on its range of standard TELSHACK-B load cells.
OW Bunker Launch Second Singapore Supply Vessel
OW Bunker, a supplier and trader of marine fuels and lubricants, announced the launch of a second supply vessel as part of the company's strategy to further enhance its capacity in its new physical operation in Singapore. The new 6,963 DWT vessel, An Hong, was built in December 2011, and will provide customers with a full range of quality products, the company said. An Hong has a capacity of 6,100 mts…
CTruk CAP Consortium Announced Ahead of THOR Launch
CTruk will unveil THOR, Twin Hulled Offshore Raider, at the DSEI exhibition in London from September 10-13, 2013. THOR will be starring in the waterborne demonstration adjacent to the ExCel venue and will be proving its capabilities as a fast, stable and multi-role force protection craft. Designed by CTruk, THOR incorporates a range of high-tech equipment provided by the CTruk CAP consortium (see notes for detail).
IMO Secretary-General Meets New IACS Chairman
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu met with the new Chairman of IACS, Roberto Cazzulo, Chairman of RINA Services. Mr. Sekimizu congratulated Mr. Cazzulo on his…
GE Powers, Propels and Positions Tomorrow’s Fleets
Ask any Mariner, weathering a storm is hair raising. Weathering the perfect storm literally leaves fingernail marks deep in the leather of a captain’s chair. The…
Yanmar Repower Spells Fuel Savings
The rising cost of diesel fuel can significantly cut into commercial fishing profits, especially with an inefficient engine. But Mazatlan businessman Jesus Loya realized a nearly $60,000 annual fuel savings after repowering one of his fishing vessels with a new Yanmar diesel. His 69' Rio Elota now stays at sea longer and benefits from fuel savings of over 15% with a Yanmar 6AYM-WST turbo-charged direct injection engine, Yanmar said.