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Monday, January 22, 2018

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Victaulic to Add Manufacturing Space in Pennsylvania

Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining solutions, has unveiled a plan to build an additional state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The 400,000 square foot facility is the result of increased domestic demand for the company’s products. The facility is expected to break ground later this year and be fully operational in 2019. “This new facility will play an important role in meeting increased customer demand, while also producing the highest quality products in the industry -- something our customers have come to expect from us since our first innovation nearly 100 years ago,” said John F. Malloy, CEO of Victaulic.

Panama Canal Nominated for Award

Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano & Spanish Ambassador to Panama, Jesus Silva: Photo courtesy of ACP

The Panama Canal has been nominated for the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award by the Spanish Ambassador. The Prince of Asturias Award is an annual prize presented by the Prince of Asturias Foundation to promote and reward scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions. They are conferred in eight different categories: the Arts, Literature, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Concord and Sports.

Orsetd, Formerly Dong Energy, Sued over Name Change

(Photo: Orsted)

The descendants of Danish scientist Hans Christian Orsted will take legal action on Friday against one of Denmark's biggest companies over its decision to change its name to Orsted, their lawyer said. DONG Energy, the world's largest developer of offshore wind farms, in October renamed itself Orsted as part of its shift to renewable energy from oil and gas. DONG was short for Danish Oil and Natural Gas. It said the new name, chosen from more than 3,000 alternatives, was inspired by 19th century Danish physicist Hans Christian Orsted, who discovered electromagnetism.

Hawaii State Legislature Commends Pearl Harbor Shipyard Centennial

The Hawaii State Legislature honored Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) for the first time March 18 with a House resolution and a Senate commendation lauding the Shipyard's 100 years of service to the Navy. PHNSY will hold its official 100-year anniversary celebration on May 13. PHNSY finds its roots in the 1800s, as the world's navies explored and established ports throughout the . Congress passed an Act officially creating Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, , in May of 1908 and authorized nearly $3 million to help build it. Rep. Lynn Finnegan sponsored the resolution, which was signed by all members of the Hawaii State House of Representatives. PHNSY Commander, Capt. Gregory Thomas and four other shipyard leaders were recognized on the House chamber floor.

Viking Pump Historical Museum Celebrates 100 Years

In honor of their 100 year anniversary, Viking Pump has created a historical museum highlighting the unique innovations on which the company was founded. The museum allows visitors to travel with Viking Pump through the last 100 years. The Museum starts with the Granddad pump, the original created 100 years ago, and flows through to our current applications, literature and pumping innovations. Complete with artifacts through the years and interactive displays, this museum is designed to engage all visitors with a mixture of history and current technology. An idler display highlights the range of idler sizes that are created and machined by Viking Pump. Their size ranges from ¾ inch to almost 1½ feet.

100 Years of Dredging Culebra Cut

Photo courtesy of ACP

The Panama Canal commemorates 100 years of dredging Culebra Cut, removing the last barrier during its construction for the free movement of vessels along the 80-kilometer waterway. Following the calendar of activities in the countdown to the centennial, the Panama Canal highlighted the significant role played by dredging to ensure the safe navigation through the waterway, even before its opening 100 years ago. "Dredging is key to ensure the safe and efficient navigation through the Panama Canal on its nearly 100 years of operation," said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L.

100 Years With Diesel - Successor Ready

Exactly 100 years ago, the Danish ship Selandia set an example for international shipping as a pioneer within CO2 reduction. Now we are ready for yet another environmental quantum leap. The most distinctive feature of the M/S Selandia was the fact that it had no funnel emitting black smoke up into the sky. The M/S Selandia marked the beginning of the end of steamships. As the first ocean-going ship, she sailed on diesel instead of coal. A technological revolution built at the B&W shipyard. And at the same time, a major gain for the environment.

Exxon Mobil Corporation Declares 3Q Dividend

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The Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation yesterday declared a cash dividend of 69 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable on September 10, 2014 to shareholders of record of Common Stock at the close of business on August 13, 2014. This third quarter dividend is at the same level as the dividend paid in the second quarter of 2014. Through its dividends, the corporation has shared its success with its shareholders for more than 100 years and has increased its annual dividend payment to shareholders for 32 consecutive years.  

Moore Stephens Offers Financial Services for Superyacht Crew

  Moore Stephens Yachting now provides financial advice and services to yacht crew, ranging from offshore bank accounts to pensions.  For over 100 years, Moore Stephens has a long-standing reputation in the global shipping industry.  Moore Stephens Isle of Man has been active in the superyacht industry for over eighteen years, particularly in the provision of turnkey yachting and VAT solutions.

ExxonMobil 3Q Dividend Unchanged

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  The Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation today declared a cash dividend of 73 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable on September 10, 2015 to shareholders of record of Common Stock at the close of business on August 13, 2015. This third quarter dividend is at the same level as the dividend paid in the second quarter of 2015. Through its dividends, the corporation has shared its success with its shareholders for more than 100 years and has increased its annual dividend payment to shareholders for 33 consecutive years.  

Exxon Mobil Corporation Declares Q2 Dividend

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  The Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) today declared a cash dividend of 69 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable on June 10, 2014 to shareholders of record of Common Stock at the close of business on May 13, 2014. This second quarter dividend compares with 63 cents per share paid in the first quarter of 2014. Through its dividends, the corporation has shared its success with its shareholders for more than 100 years and has increased its annual dividend payment to shareholders for 32 consecutive years. - : http://news.exxonmobil.com

BP Shipping Marks its 100th Year

The 32,000 ton British Victory leaving the fitting wharf.  HMS Hermes on the left and HMS Majestic in the distance.

BP Shipping today celebrates its 100-year anniversary, making it the longest continually operating company in the BP group. Formed on April 30, 1915 as the British Tanker Company, the business has adapted to significant world events including two world wars, the Great Depression, closures of the Suez Canal, and the impact of oil nationalisations on the world economy and the movement of oil and gas. BP Shipping has also played its role in the evolution of safer and more environmentally sustainable shipping practices including inert gas systems…

This Day in Coast Guard History – March 31

1932- United States signed Whaling Convention at Geneva with 21 other countries.   1995- Coast Guard Communication Area Master Station Atlantic sent a final message by Morse Code and then signed off, officially ending more than 100 years of telegraph communication.   (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)  

Final Gate Installed in Panama Canal Expansion

The Panama Canal Expansion, the canal's largest project since its original construction more than 100 years ago, is now 88 percent complete overall, with several major components such as its dry excavation and dredging projects already finished, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reported.   In addition to all eight gates having been installed on the Atlantic side have, the final gate on the Pacific side was installed on April 28.  

Frosch - Marine & Offshore Specialty Team

FROSCH, a Travel Management Company in the US, with dual headquarters in Houston and New York, has recently created and hired a Marine and Offshore Specialty Team with a combined 100 years of experience in crew rotation management (Led by Managing Director and Industry Veteran – Gina Crawford). Through the combination of the FROSCH Corporate and Offshore Teams, we are offering a centralized solution to travel management for the energy market.   Source: Frosch

100th Birthday of CVN 78 Namesake Recognized

Representatives of Newport News Shipbuilding unveil a model of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich. Pictured with the shipbuilders are Susan Ford Bales, right, the ship’s sponsor and President Ford’s daughter, and representatives of the ship’s crew. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding by Ricky Thompson/Released)

Sunday, July 14 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gerald R. Ford, 38th president of the United States. This was an important historical milestone for the country because of President Ford’s exceptional legacy of service, but also an important historical milestone for the Navy as we fittingly get ready to christen and launch the first of our next generation of aircraft carriers, the Gerald R. Ford class with the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Former President Ford was born in 1913, around the time of Eugene Ely’s pioneering flights aboard USS Birmingham and USS Pennsylvania.

Larson Debuts Escape Line of Pontoon Boats

Larson Boat Group (LBG) launched a new line of pontoon boats, Escape by Larson. "As an industry leader and market innovator for more than 100-years, we knew that for our next 100-years it was time to change what a pontoon boat has originally been thought of – two round cylinders on a flat deck and some seating with an outboard engine," said Rob Parmentier President and CEO of Larson Boat Group. The difference starts at the "toons." Traditional pontoons have round toons, that plow through the water. The Larson Escape "toons" plane through the water. This is accomplished by the exclusive TTT (tapered tube technology) pontoons. Constructed of heavy duty…

Battleship 'Texas' Flooding

USS Texas: Photo credit Wiki CCL2 'Jacobsc'

The historic ship, which just turned 100 years old in May, is only one of six remaining that served in both World War I and World War II. 'KHOU Houston' informs that the ship manager said crews noticed the unusual amount of water coming on board sometime on Saturday. Since then, workers have been at it day and night just trying to keep up. A number of pumps have been brought to the site as the water is being directed back out into the channel. Staffers with Texas Parks and Wildlife, volunteers, a separate contractor and a salvage diving company have teamed up to take on this task.

Hempel Celebrates 100 Years

Pierre-Yves Jullien, Group President and CEO, Hempel (Photo: Hempel)

Hempel kicked off the group’s centenary celebrations and invited customers from Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania to a party in Athens’ Acropolis Museum on Saturday, May 9. Hempel has had a permanent presence in Greece since 1952 as Hempel Hellas General Manager, Keld Laursen explained, “For 63 out of the 100 years we have had our feet on the ground in Piraeus and Athens and we are very proud of this. Hempel’s Group President and CEO Pierre-Yves Jullien expanded, “It is fitting – and a real pleasure - that the first significant centenary event is here in Athens . . .

Hempel at 'Danish Maritime Days' in Copenhagen

Present and long-term challenges for the global maritime industry and corresponding solutions are on the agenda when ministers, top executives and experts meet in Copenhagen for the Danish Maritime Forum on 7-8 October 2015

Hempel will take part in the Danish Maritime Days (DMD) event next week and make presentations at the DMD Technical Conference, which is being held in cooperation with Danish Maritime, on the 7 & 8 October. Fouling Control Marketing Manager, Claes Skat-Roerdam, will discuss “How and why hull coatings can improve your bottom line” on Wednesday 7 October, highlighting Hempel’s latest innovative technology and products. Claes Skat-Roerdam believes that what is key for shipping operators is “Finding the right product for the individual ship.

Panama Canal Opens 2nd Maintenance Congress

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) opens today the Second International Maintenance Congress with the participation of 26 international and six local experts to promote reliability and sustainability in business practices, based on a maintenance culture. “Maintenance has been fundamental for the Canal to operate as it does today, after more than 100 years in operation,” Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano said during the opening remarks. The congress is held at the Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center in Panama City. During the three-day event, experts in the engineering and maintenance field will share their knowledge and expertise in maintenance management. Speakers include Andrew Bailey (United States), Robert C. Patev (United States), Robert G.

Missing Tugboat Found after 95 Years

USS Conestoga at San Diego, January 1921 (Naval Historical Center Photograph)

The USS Conestoga (AT 54) mysteriously vanished without a distress call nearly 100 years ago, with 56 officers and sailors on board. The nation was gripped by the puzzling disappearance. Now, NOAA and the U.S. Navy announced the Navy seagoing fleet tugboat has been found in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary off San Francisco, 95 years after its disappearance. Conestoga left San Francisco on March 25, 1921 en route to Tutuila, American Samoa via Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, but never reached its destination.

Radio Holland Turns 100

Presentation of the anniversary book A Century Radio Holland during the festive celebration of the 100th anniversary of Radio Holland on board of the ss Rotterdam. From left; Paul Smulders (CEO Radio Holland Group), Ing. A. Aboutaleb (Mayor of Rotterdam), Erik van der Noordaa (CEO RH Marine Group) and Ben Vree (Chairman of the supervisory board of RH Marine Group). (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Group (Rotterdam) celebrated its 100th anniversary in the maritime shipping industry. The event took place on board of the historical ship ss Rotterdam, in the port of Rotterdam where Radio Holland also has its headquarters. Paul Smulders, CEO of Radio Holland, welcomed the Mayor of Rotterdam, Ing. A. Aboutaleb and presented the Mayor with the first edition of the book ‘A century Radio Holland, 1916-2016’. Paul Smulders, CEO of Radio Holland says: "Radio Holland is 100 years young! We have a rich history, full of unique moments and milestones.

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