USS Cole Conducts Change of Command
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) conducted a change of command ceremony during a scheduled port visit in Piraeus, Greece, Jan. 21. During the event, Cmdr. James Quaresimo assumed command of the ship from Cmdr. Dennis Farrell. While serving as commanding officer, Farrell led Cole’s 331 Sailors and oversaw their numerous accomplishments, including a successful completion of a complete training cycle…
Technip Certified to EDGE Standard
Technip and EDGE Certified Foundation announce today that Technip in Brazil, in France and in Italy, including flexible pipe manufacturing plants in Brazil and France and Group’s headquarters, have been certified to the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for gender equality in the workplace. EDGE is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality applicable across all industries and countries.
Hiab Debuts Biggest Crane - HIAB X-HiPro 1058
Hiab, part of Cargotec, is set to launch the biggest crane to date in its high capacity range, the HIAB X-HiPro 1058. This signposts the first in a series of launches, as Hiab prepares to deliver major quality, performance and economy improvements across its heavy lift range. Developed to meet increasingly critical requirements, the HIAB X-HiPro 1058 boasts a series of unique features, all of which have been designed to improve productivity and reliability…
Danish Pleasure Craft Safety Board Gets A New Head
From 1 February 2015 a new chairman will head the Danish Pleasure Craft Safety Board. The new incumbent is Jan Thorn, who is in his everyday work Director of the Danish Maritime Authority’s division “Aids to Navigation” that is striving to enhance safety at sea for both commercial shipping and pleasure cruising. Jan Thorn has his background in the now abolished Danish Maritime Safety Administration and the Danish Defence, and he is an active yachtsman who has his own sailing boat.
Obama, Modi Aim High on India Trip
In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, U.S. President Barack Obama lands in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic parade and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who until last year was persona non grata in Washington. Obama will be the first U.S. president to attend India's Republic Day parade, a show of military might long associated with the anti-Americanism of the Cold War, and will host a radio show with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
U.S. Refinery Workers' Contract Talks Moving Slowly
With just a week of bargaining left until the national contract for U.S. refinery workers expires, the United Steelworkers union (USW) said talks with oil company…
Hofste, Montijn Nominated to Supervisory Board Fugro
Fugro N.V. announces that the Supervisory Board of Fugro nominates Mrs. P.H.M. Hofsté and Mrs. A.H. Montijn for appointment as members of the Supervisory Board at…
U.S., India to Seal Nuclear Deal
The United States and India have reached a breakthrough on two issues holding up civil nuclear cooperation between them, U.S. President Barack Obama told a news conference in New Delhi on Sunday. The two countries signed a landmark civilian nuclear deal in 2008 but trade was stymied by India's reluctance to pass legislation shielding suppliers from liability in the event of a nuclear accident, a deviation from international norms.
India Not Pressurized by US-China Deal
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a climate deal between the United States and China does not put pressure on India, but that global warming itself was reason to take action. India, the world's third largest carbon emitter, is reluctant to follow the United States and China in committing to a peak year for emissions on the grounds it needs economic growth to alleviate poverty. Instead, India has plans for a rapid expansion of renewable energy, for which it needs U.S.
Bangladesh Aims to be World's 'First Solar Nation
Residents of Islampur, a remote village in the northern Bangladeshi district of Naogaon, were stunned one night last summer when the darkness was suddenly illuminated…