Intelsat Appoints John Diercksen to Board of Directors
Intelsat S.A., a satellite services provider, announced that its board of directors has elected John W. Diercksen to serve on the board as an independent director effective today. Mr. Diercksen will also serve on the Audit Committee. Mr. Diercksen is currently an executive vice president of Verizon Communications, with responsibility for key strategic initiatives related to the review and assessment of potential mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Horst Binnig to Succeed Dr. Gerd Kleinert as Rheinmetall CEO
Horst Binnig was appointed CEO of Rheinmetall Automotive's parent company KSPG AG and will take over beginning January 1, 2014. As Executive Board member of Rheinmetall AG, he will also represent the interests of the automotive sector within the Rheinmetall Group. From the start of 2014 and in both these positions he is succeeding Dr. Gerd Kleinert who after 13 years of successful activities in the Rheinmetall Group is stepping down from his CEO position and enetering retirement.
Massport Names Hadden Port Director
Deborah Hadden has been appointed Port Director by Thomas P. Glynn, CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). In her new role, Hadden will be responsible for directing the planning, development, marketing, operation, security, financial management, administration and maintenance of Massport’s non-aviation properties in the Port of Boston. Hadden had been Acting Port Director since October…
Hempel Receives Award for Revenue Growth
Based on its recent analysis of the North American protective and marine coatings market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Hempel with the 2013 Growth Excellence Leadership Award. In 2012, Hempel exhibited double-digit revenue growth well in excess of 20% and increased its overall market share in North America to 9.5%. Frost & Sullivan noted that Hempel’s competitors’ revenue growth rates are more closely aligned with the base year total market growth rate of 2.1%.
Skipper Fined After Grounding on Lizard Peninsula
The skipper of a French fishing vessel has been ordered to pay £11,155 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to endangering his vessel and crew together with…
TOP Ships to Sell Its Current Fleet to Acquire New Vessels
TOP Ships Inc. an international maritime shipping company that provides transportation services for petroleum products and dry bulk commodities, announced that it has entered into three stock purchase agreements with an affiliate of the AMCI Poseidon investment fund by which the company has agreed to sell the six shipowning subsidiaries which own the company's six vessels (Five Handymax product tankers and one dry bulk carrier)…
Bestobell Secures First Deal Following Wärtsilä Agreement
Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), based in Sheffield, U.K., has received its first order from Wärtsilä Gas Power Systems (GPS), the gas power solutions provider for the global marine and energy markets. The two companies announced a new partnership agreement in April, which sees Bestobell Valves being the preferred supplier of cryogenic valves for Wärtsilä’s market leading LNGPac fuel system.
DNV Publishes Oil and Gas Safety Report
In the report entitled Enhancing offshore safety and environmental performance, DNV suggests critical levers to provide a more holistic safety framework across the oil and gas industry.
Interior Holds Second Sale for Renewable Energy in Federal Waters
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, the Interior Department…
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 6
Today in U.S. 1918 - Sailors fire first of the five railroad batteries at Tergnier, a German rail head in the Comeigne Forest. These 14"-50 caliber guns were originally designed for battleships. 1940 - First destroyers transferred to Great Britain at Halifax, Nova Scotia, under "Destroyers-for- Bases" agreement. 1944 - USS Independence (CVL-22) begins use of specially trained air group for night work. First time that a fully equipped night carrier operates with fast carrier task force.
USCG Recognizes Steamship Pilots Hurricane Isaac Heroics
One year after Hurricane Isaac scattered more than a hundred ships and vessels in the Lower Mississippi River, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) honored two New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots (NOBRA) for their fearless actions in braving gale force winds and a storm surge to rescue several crippled vessels and their crews and prevent further casualties from the Category One storm, announced Captain Michael E. Rooney, NOBRA president.
Navios Charter out Newbuild Capesize Vessel
Navios Maritime Partners L.P., owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, chartered out the Navios Joy, a newbuilding Capesize vessel for three years. The Navios Joy…
Navios Receive Chemical Tanker with Employment
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced that the Nave Constellation, a newbuild chemical tanker of 45,281 dwt…
Martek: Act Now to Avoid Costly ECDIS Mistakes
Specialist marine electronics manufacturer Martek Marine is cautioning shipowners not to underestimate the amount of time required to safely and effectively implement ECDIS on board…
Panama Canal Discusses Tolls, Expansion with Car Carrier Segment
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) met with the Japanese Shipowners Association (JSA) and several car manufacturers in Japan as part of the ongoing discussions with the vehicle carrier segment on the Expansion Program’s progress and future toll structure upon its completion. During the meetings, the Panama Canal provided an update on the Expansion Program and presented the analysis of the results for…
U.S. Navy, Coast Guard Participate in Joint Training
U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team (LEDET) 101 embarked and integrated with Sailors on the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) for training and anti-drug smuggling operations off the California coast, Aug. 26-29. "We are currently supporting counter-smuggling operations by providing law enforcement capabilities to Third Fleet Navy platforms in known drug and migrant transit corridors…
Norwegian Shipowners’ Association Seeks Nominations for Heyerdahl Award
The semiannual Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award was launched in 1999 by Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association…
Canadian Govt. Invests in Vancouver Marine Container Facilities
The Honorable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, along with the Honorable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honorable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced infrastructure investments that will strengthen the border, improve marine container inspection capacity and improve efficiency at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV). "Our government's top priority remains the economy and creating jobs…
USS The Sullivans Provides Assistance to Saudi Dhows
The guided-missile cruiser USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) provided medical assistance to a vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea, approximately 40 miles off the coast of Saudi Arabia, Aug.
Kvichak Delivers Pilot Boat to Savannah
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., recently delivered PV Georgia, a 64' all-aluminum Pilot Boat to the Savannah Pilots Association of Savannah, Ga. Georgia is the second vessel built by Kvichak for the Savannah Pilots. Designed by Camarc Design, U.K., Georgia is powered by twin MTU 12V2000 engines rated for 1,450 BHP each with Hamilton 521 waterjets and ZF 3050 marine gears. Kvichak…