Centek Selects New UK Sales Rep
At the opening of the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show today, Centek Industries of the U.S. announced the appointment of AJS Technical Services of Northants as the company’s technical sales representative for the United Kingdom. Centek celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The company has designed, engineered and built more than 15,000 custom marine exhaust systems for yachts, workboats, military and law enforcement vessels worldwide.
I-Tech’s Selektope Approved in China
I-Tech informed that Selektope, a marine biocide used to improve ship hull performance and reduce maintenance, has been approved for use in China. Selektope has been approved for use as an antifouling biocide by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China. “We are pleased to receive approval from the Chinese authorities of our antifouling technology following a rigorous environmental risk assessment,” said Philip Chaabane, Managing Director of I-Tech.
USCG Repatriates Cuban Boat Migrants
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Knight Island repatriated 45 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. These repatriations are a result of two separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits. On Saturday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless interdicted 25 migrants aboard an aluminum rustic vessel southwest of Key West, Florida.
Carnival UK Announces Executive Appointments
Carnival Corporation & plc announced that David Dingle has been appointed chairman of Carnival UK and David Noyes, currently executive vice president operations…
MN 100: Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is one of nine Massachusetts State Universities. Established in 1891, the academy now offers seven undergraduate and two master’s degrees. Approximately 50-60% of the undergraduates are enrolled in unlimited USCG Merchant Marine License preparatory programs. 1,350 students are members of the Regiment of Cadets residing on campus. The academy operates a training vessel (T.S. Kennedy) used to acquire sea service for the cadets.
SUNY Maritime to Host Towing Industry Forum
The State University of New York Maritime College's Department of Professional Education and Training will host its 15th annual Towing Industry Forum Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
MN 100: Robert Allan Ltd.
Executive Chairman of the Board: Robert G. Robert Allan Ltd. is Canada’s oldest private consulting Naval Architectural firm. Established in Vancouver in 1930, the company first produced designs for the British Columbia fishing fleet and coastal ferry services, among others. The company was restructured in 2008 to become employee owned with the firm’s senior leadership becoming shareholders in the business. In addition to ship design, Robert Allan Ltd.
MN 100: Thrustmaster of Texas
Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. manufactures heavy-duty commercial marine propulsion and thrusters including waterjets, propulsion out drive units for barges, thru-hull azimuthing propulsion in the form of Z and L drives, retractable thrusters, transverse tunnel thrusters, and the patented Portable Dynamic Positioning System. The factory is based out of Houston, Texas with sales offices in Rotterdam, Singapore, Dubai, and Brazil.
DOT Awards Grant for Rehabilitation of Wando Welch Terminal
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $10.8 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant for the rehabilitation of the Wando Welch Terminal project, one of 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia that will receive a total of approximately $600 million from the Department of Transportation’s discretionary grant program.
Mariner Supports Historic Baltimore Clipper
The Mariner Group and its parent company, ARES Security Corporation, recently donated an iPad to the historic Pride of Baltimore II, a famous reconstruction of the early 19th century Baltimore clipper ship. Using the CommandPost iPad app, the ship's captains can now access CommandBridge—Mariner's award-winning situational awareness platform—aboard the vessel. This was an opportunity for the two companies…
FMC Public Forum on US Port Congestion
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman Mario Cordero will hold a forum titled, "U.S. Port Congestion: Examining Causes, Impact on Stakeholders, and Exploring Possible Solutions" on Monday, September 15, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Port of Los Angeles’ administration building in San Pedro, Calif. According to FMC, the forum’s goal is to promote dialogue on the causes and implications of congestion at U.S. ports.
Breakthrough for Very Large Ethane Carriers
Hartmann Schiffahrts Gmbh & Co. KG, Jaccar Holdings, HB Hunte Engineering and DNV GL, signed a letter of intent for the classification of five ECO STAR 85k very large ethane carriers. Jean Labescat from Jaccar Holdings, Ulrich Adami, Technical Director of Hartmann Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Frerk Brand, Managing Director of HB Hunte Engineering, and Torsten Schramm, DNV GL Maritime’s COO for Division Germany, Middle East & Asia, signed the agreement at the SMM trade fair.
essDOCS Opens Americas Headquarters
U.S. Provider of shipping & trade eDocs solutions essDOCS announced its expansion to the U.S. with the opening of a regional Americas headquarters office in Hoboken, New Jersey. The U.S. office enhances essDOCS’ ability to manage and support its customers across the entire Americas region, while also acting as a sales hub for expansion of the company’s cornerstone offering, CargoDocs. essDOCS CEO Alexander Goulandris said…
Tanzania Receives $565m to Expand Port
Tanzania signed a $565 million deal on Friday with the World Bank and other development partners to expand its main port of Dar es Salaam, part of plans to boost…
DNV GL: Beyond Condition Monitoring in the Maritime Industry
Moving from a regime of scheduled rule-based maintenance to a data-driven risk-based regime can lead to more accurate and timely maintenance resulting in increased safety, lower costs and greater availability of ship systems. A new report “Beyond condition monitoring in the maritime industry”, from classification society DNV GL’s Research and Innovation division, looks at the state of the art in condition…
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 12
Today in U.S. 1952 - USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) took Marshall Josip Tito for a one-day cruise in the Adriatic Sea where he was shown flight operations. 1966 - Launch of Gemini 11…
Canada Invests in Harbor Grace Project
Senator Fabian Manning, on behalf of the Honorable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing in a harbor…
Two US Navy Jets Crash into The Pacific
The pilot of one of two F/A-18 Hornets that crashed Sept. 12 while operating from USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is in fair condition and receiving medical treatment aboard the ship. Search efforts continue for the missing pilot. At the time of the incident, USS Carl Vinson was operating in the Western Pacific Ocean approximately 250 nautical miles west of Wake Island. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
First Havyard WE Design Delivered to Fafnir Offshore
Havyard Ship Technology's build 120 'Polarsyssel', a Havyard 832 L WE design, was delivered to Fafnir Offshore yesterday. It will go straight on assignment for the Governor of Svalbard In March 2013, Havyard signed a contract with Icelandic shipping company Fafnir Offshore for the building of a Havyard 832 L WE platform supply vessel (PSV). A month later, Fafnir had secured a long-term contract for the vessel…
Preventive Measures Against Ebola in Benin, Cotonou
1) For all vessels calling Cotonou port, the agent is required to send to the Harbor Master office a port of call list mentioning the last 10 ports of calls, three days prior to arrival.