Bouchard Simulation Center Opens at SUNY Maritime
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, New York, NY – Today in New York Morton S. Bouchard, III and many local maritime dignitaries officially opened The Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Tug & Barge Simulation Center on the campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. Captain Robert Glas, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Bouchard Transportation made the traditional ribbon cut with the comically sized pair of scissors, as Morton S.
NUWC Newport Dedicates New Research Facility
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport dedicated a new $24.9 million Virginia Payload Tube Facility (VPTF) with a ribbon cutting today, Wednesday, October 15. The ceremony was followed by an opportunity for businesses with an interest in the technology to tour the facility and learn about its capabilities. Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and U.S. Congressman James Langevin attended the ceremony.
Crowley Christens New Ocean Class Tugboat
As part of the company's new vessel build program, Crowley Maritime Corp. christened the latest of its four tugboats in the ocean class series, Ocean Sun, today in Lake Charles. The ceremony served to formally welcome the fourth dynamic positioning 2 (DP2) tugboat to the company’s expanded ocean towing fleet, which has been involved in most of the major offshore oil production installations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico over the past 18 months.
Sen. McConnell Named Champion of Maritime
Kentucky ranks top five in nation for U.S. Today, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was named a Champion of Maritime by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry. As U.S. Senate Minority Leader, McConnell has consistently supported the critical role the domestic maritime industry and the Jones Act play in America’s national, economic and homeland security. McConnell’s home state of Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation in per capita domestic maritime jobs…
US Confirms Duties on China's Refrigerant Imports
The U.S. Department of Commerce confirmed steep duties on imports of refrigerant gas from China on Wednesday, saying the goods were sold too cheaply in the United…
SSI's PublisherLT Webinar Postponed
Due to illness of one of the presenters, SSI's free webinar on its EnterprisePlatform PublisherLT software has been postponed by one week to Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8 a.m. PDT.
Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry, with a circulation of more than 35,000 worldwide, including ship and boat owners, ship and boat builders, naval architects and marine engineers. Today Maritime Reporter heads a group of four print and 10 websites serving the global maritime, offshore and subsea sector.
Stevens Receives Port Grant to Bolster Coastal Resiliency
Stevens Institute of Technology has received a five-year, $6.6 million research grant from the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey (PANYNJ) to improve preparedness…
SC Ports Authority Container Volume Up 13%
Today SC Ports Authority announced 13 percent year-over-year increases in container volume through the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. SCPA handled 150,790 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in September, up 13.4 percent over the same month in 2013. Container volumes are 10.3 percent ahead of plan for the fiscal year, which began in July. From a calendar year perspective, TEUs are up 11.5 percent over 2013 levels.
Innovation Goes Global: Safely Testing Marine Bollards
A UK-based manufacturer has come up with a new solution for safely testing marine bollards and is now planning to take the innovation global. Working with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), Tyne and Wear Marine (TWM) has spent the last year developing the ‘Bollard Load Test’ (BLT), which uses a powerful hydraulic ram and specialist torque rope to recreate more than 100 tons of ‘pull.’ This breakthrough replaces the traditional method of a tug pulling against the bollard…
Barging Right into LNG
A raft of new and innovative concepts for LNG barge missions hits the market, in North America and across the pond, as well. Industry gears up for the soon-to-come need for bunkering, infrastructure and LNG-related logistics. In 2014, innovation – as it turns out – means new ideas for the (previously) boring subject of marine barges. It also means LNG. Paired together, LNG and barges are giving naval architects…
Effective Communication on the Water
Because communication on the water is serious business, David Clark Marine offers a number of system solutions tailored to meet specific needs. On board the City of Marco Island’s Firestorm 32 High Speed Aluminum Fireboat, made by MetalCraft Marine, first responders depend on their wireless communication gear every day. Surrounded by wind and engine noise, salt spray, choppy seas and all of the unexpected variables that come with operating in a harsh…
MOL to Launch Biannual Vessel Safety Campaign
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced the launch of its biannual campaign on October 15, targeting all MOL-operated vessels. As part of its safety efforts, President Muto, executives and other personnel will conduct an extensive series of visits to MOL-operated vessels in Japan and overseas. During the visits, they will meet with on-board employees who are responsible for on-site safe operation and exchange information and opinions about ways to prevent safety-related incidents.
Euronav Postpones Public Offering
Citing “unfavorable current capital market conditions,” Euronav NV announced today that it is postponing its contemplated initial public offering of ordinary shares in the United States and related offer to exchange the company’s outstanding unregistered ordinary shares in Belgium for ordinary shares registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The company said it will continue to evaluate the timing for the offerings as market conditions develop.
Ingalls VP Named a Leading Business Woman in Mississippi
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Lori Harper, vice president of supply chain management at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division, was named one of the state's 50 Leading Business Women by Mississippi Business Journal. These 50 senior decision-makers are the most powerful, influential women business leaders in the state. More than an awards programs, the Top 50 Women is…
SUNY Maritime Opens Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center
The Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc. and the State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime) today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate…
Willard Marine Names Sales Team Additions
Willard Marine, Inc. (WMI), a manufacturer of composite and aluminum boats for 57 years, announced the appointments of Bob Beck Jr. and Renée St. Lawrence to its sales team. Beck joins the WMI Sales and Training team with more than 24 years of experience in the U.S. Coast Guard where he held several ranks and also acted as the Supervisor of Coast Guard Units managing personnel, budgets and maintenance contracts.
Maersk Line Opens New Container Depot
Maersk Line announced the opening of a new container depot at Nexus Industrial Estate in Altona, Australia, officially opened by Victorian Minister for Ports and Major Projects, the Hon. David Hodgett MP. Through taking over a 5ha facility, Maersk Line said it has become the anchor tenant at Salta Properties’ 40ha Nexus Industrial Intermodal Terminal at Altona. Salta Properties is developing two Nexus Industrial Intermodal Terminals…
New Website for Damen DOP Pumps
A new interactive website has been launched for the DAMEN DOP submersible dredge pump range. The website, www.DOPDredgePumps.com, highlights the versatility of this wear-resistant dredge pump. The DOP pump has been used by the dredging industry around the globe for almost 25 years. With the new website, this large array of successfully completed dredging projects now have their own dedicated showcase.
New Guidance Assists Mining and Metals Companies
ICMM’s latest guidance document will assist mining and metals companies in meeting the demands of new marine transport regulations. In this guidance ICMM sets out the approach that leading mining and metals commodity associations have developed in collaboration with scientific experts from research institutes around the world. Growing demand for metals and greater societal awareness of their potential chemical hazards means there is a need to demonstrate they are produced…