24 May 2012
The Arctic: Economic Promise or Environmental Peril?
The fervor to move shipping routes and energy business north of the Arctic Circle is palpable, as countries with physical connection and even ‘non-Arctic’ states are making moves and plans to stake claims to the vast potential that lies within. While the maritime and subsea technology allowing ops in the Arctic’s harsh environs has moved forward fast, there are repeated and regular ‘warning shots across the bow’ of budding entrepreneurs large and small…
22 May 2012
Five Minutes with Bill Clifford, President, BAE Systems Ship Repair
How did you come to your current position? Clifford I currently serve as the president of BAE Systems Ship Repair and have been in this position since 2008. In this role, I lead our six full service shipyards and our 5,000 highly skilled employees. Prior to assuming my current role, I was the vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair. Before joining BAE Systems, I spent…
18 Jan 2012
Bahrain's ASRY Lays Foundation as Global Maritime Power
While small in stature at just 760 sq. km. with a population of 1.2 million, the Kingdom of Bahrain, an archipelago in the Persian Gulf just east of and connected by causeway to Saudi Arabia, seeks to grow its stature in the world marine market to become a global maritime and logistics center by 2030. The Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Co. (ASRY), which is central to this success, last month celebrated several key milestones…
11 Oct 2011
Durrell, Irving Shipbuilding Eye $35B Shipbuilding Deal
As it is the builder of 80% of Canada’s current Surface Combatant fleet, Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Irving Shipbuilding is justifiably confident in its bid to win a sizable portion of the Canadian government’s estimated $35b National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy contract. With the award announcement expected mid-October, on the eve of his yard potentially winning the biggest deal in its history…
21 Sep 2011
OSX: On the Pole Position
The business of building ships has largely been tumultuous since the economic collapse of 2008 and lingering global malaise. - Your shipyard has a $4.8B orderbook…
23 Jun 2011
Tanker Market in the Doldrums
The global tanker market is depressed, it appears that there is little hope that it will recover for at least two years, according to a panel of expert speaking…
13 Jun 2011
Noah Ship Management Controls its Growth
So where do you turn when you would like to start your own ship management company, but you need a million dollars and the worst financial crisis of a lifetime has rendered traditional sources moot? In the case of Dubai, UAE-based Noah Ship Management’s Svein Elof Pedersen and Thomas Chacko Arakal, the core tenants of the real estate business – Location, Location, Location – applied to their vision of creating a small, efficient ship management company.
20 Apr 2011
INTERVIEW: Carmen Pino, Castrol Offshore
The business of lube and fluid supply is fiercely competitive and ever-changing, continually challenged to deliver more economical, environmentally and better performing product. Maritime Reporter spent some time with Carmen Pino, a West Point graduate and the Regional Operating Director, Castrol Offshore , to discuss his team’s strategy to grow its business. How would you describe your management philosophy?
14 Mar 2011
Obituary: William B. Hamilton, Jr.
William B. Hamilton, Jr., of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and formerly Executive Vice President of Sea-Land Service, Inc., and President and CEO of its affiliate, Monterey Transportation Co.…
16 Nov 2010
St. Johns Ship Building: Small Yard, Big Capability
Located along the historic St. Johns River just sixty miles south of Jacksonville, FL is where a true full service shipyard has emerged to accommodate the growing industry needs. In 2006 Steven Ganoe and business partner Michael Grandonico leased – and eventually bought – an existing shipbuilding and repair facility on the St. Johns River (mile marker 31), a facility which was renamed St. Johns Ship…
12 Oct 2010
Five Minutes with Dave Growden, JHSV Program Manager, Austal USA
Please provide a brief professional history of yourself? I have more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of the planning and production of a wide variety of aluminum high speed vessels ranging in length from 26m to 107m. I have been employed by Austal since age 16 and completed a four year apprenticeship as a Shipwright before progressing into supervision and management of production staff and then program management.
30 Jun 2010
Five Minutes with Richard Marler, Chairman, President & CEO, Signal International
In the June 2010 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News (www.marinelink.com), we had the opportunity to meet with Richard Marler, Chairman, President and CEO of Signal International, on the sidelines of OTC to discuss his company’s rapid growth and promising future. What is the primary focus of Signal International? RM Our principal focus is offshore drilling rig and ship overhaul, repair, upgrade and conversion.
09 Sep 2009
Shipwrecks: Cleaning Up from the Past
Marine salvage and subsea industry leaders gathered today on the MITAGS campus in Linthicum Heights, Md., to discuss the environmental, legal, financial and moral…
08 Sep 2008
Speed & Control @ MACH2
Speed. When Zodiac unveiled its Hurricane MACH2 earlier this year, its eye-popping 60+ knot speed caught the attention of potential military and port security clients. "Today, if you're not 50 knots plus, you're not in the running," said J.J. Marie, president, Zodiac, at the Mach2's in-water running earlier this summer at the MACC 2008 exhibition, While the 11-m RIB is indeed fast, powered by a trio of 300-hp Mercury outboards as tested in Virginia…
14 Jul 2008
The Road Less Traveled
New study touts the economic and environmental benefits, plus the growth potential, of barge traffic on inland waterways. Anyone who has spent much time in the marine transportation industry likely is familiar with the various charts and graphs that tout the superior cargo carrying capacity and efficiency of barges versus trains and trucks. C. Berdon Lawrence, Chairman of the Board of Kirby Corp. and Joseph Pyne, the ubiquitous President and CEO of Kirby Corp.
08 May 2008
Subsea Searching Efficiently, Cost Effectively
The international subsea technology community often laments the need for qualified workers and interested youth to fuel the industry’s bright future prospects. Those…