Mass. Maritime Academy, $1.5m for Stadium
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy has received a pledge from Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. of Norwell, Mass. in the amount of $1.5m for naming rights to its contiguous athletic stadium and gymnasium complex. The acceptance of the pledge, which was presented by Clean Harbors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan S. McKim, was approved unanimously earlier this morning by the school's Board of Trustees and announced by Admiral Richard G. Gurnon, President of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The Clean Harbors Athletic Center will be comprised of the athletic stadium, which is the current home of Commander Edward A. Ellis Field, as well as all athletic and recreation facilities currently housed in Alumni Gymnasium.
General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers USNS Alan Shepard
General Dynamics NASSCO delivered USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) to the U.S. Navy. The ship is named in honor of the late Mercury and Apollo astronaut. USNS Alan Shepard will remain in San Diego for about three months to conduct crew familiarization and final outfitting. The ship will be part of the Navyâ€™s Military Sealift Command fleet and will operate in support of the Navyâ€™s Pacific Fleet. With a cargo capacity of more than 10,000 tons, Alan Shepardâ€™s primary mission will be to deliver food, ammunition, fuel and other provisions from shore stations to combat ships at sea. The Alan Shepard is the third in an expected class of 11 dry cargo-ammunition ships for the Navy. Construction of the 689-foot-long ship began in September 2005.
Somerville Named MMA Person of the Year
Mr. Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABS has been named as the Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2009 Maritime Person of the Year. Each year Massachusetts Maritime Academy selects a civilian or military leader who has distinguished him or herself through a career of excellence, innovation, and service to the maritime industries. The honoree is presented with the Captain Emery Rice Medal, named for an 1895 Academy graduate and hero of the First World War. The award will be presented to Mr. Somerville on November 6, 2009 at the 15th Annual Admiral’s Ball, being held at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The Admiral’s Ball is the Academy’s largest annual fundraiser.
General Dynamics NASSCO Launches USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3)
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Keel-Laying of Third T-AKE Ship
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Carol M. Pottenger, Commander, Military Sealift Fleet Support Command, was the honoree for the keel-laying event, welding her initials into the keel of the T-AKE 3, the USNS Alan Shepard. With her are Dave Morton, Program Manager, Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force Program (L) and Art Diaz, MSC Ship Construction Senior Owners Representative. General Dynamics NASSCO on February 14, 2006, held the keel-laying ceremony for USNS Alan Shepard, the third ship in the U.S. Navy’s T-AKE program. Designated the Lewis and Clark class, the new T-AKE ships fulfill combat logistics force requirements. The keel-laying ceremony is a NASSCO tradition, signifying an important milestone as a new ship begins to take shape on the company’s building ways.
Navy Christens USNS Alan Shepard
Military Sealift Command (MSC) advanced auxiliary dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) slides backwards into San Diego Bay during a christening ceremony held at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO). The Shepard is the third Lewis and Clark class supply ship to be launched and is scheduled to join the fleet next summer. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick M. The Navy christened USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3), the newest ship in the Lewis and Clark class of underway replenishment ships Dec. 6, during a launching at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego. The ship honors the first American in space, Rear Adm. Alan B. Shepard Jr.
Navy to Honor Alan Shepard in Naming New Ship
The U.S. Navy will honor New Hampshire astronaut Alan Shepard by naming a new combat support ship after him. The state's congressional delegation announced the tribute Friday. The USS Shepard is being built in San Diego by National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. It will join the Navy fleet in March 2007. It will be 1,000 feet long and its primary mission will be to deliver supplies to Navy ships, transfer cargo, and provide logistical support within a carrier strike group. Shepard served in the Navy and NASA. He became the first American in space in 1961. Ten years later, he led the Apollo 16 mission to the moon.
Navy to Name Ship after Alan Shepard
The U.S. Navy will honor New Hampshire astronaut Alan Shepard by naming a new combat support ship after him. The USS Shepard is being built in San Diego by National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. It will join the Navy fleet in March 2007. It will be 1,000 feet long and its primary mission will be to deliver supplies to Navy ships, transfer cargo, and provide logistical support within a carrier strike group. Shepard was born and raised in Derry and served in the Navy and NASA. He became the first American in space in 1961. Ten years later, he led the Apollo 16 mission to the moon. (Source: www.boston.com)
Hapag-Lloyd Container Line Expands Management and Organization
In line with its integration of CP Ships, Hapag-Lloyd is enlarging its organization from three to five regions. The management will also be expanded accordingly with the inclusion of CP Ships executives Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Glenn Hards and Alan Boylan. Hapag-Lloyd, based in Hamburg, currently manages its business from three Region headquarters Hamburg (for Europe), Singapore (for Asia and Australasia) and New York (for America). After acquiring CP Ships at the end of last year, Hapag-Lloyd is now setting up two new regions: "South Europe", based in Genoa, and "Latin America", based in Tampa, Florida. Glenn Hards, as Executive Vice President Operations at CP Ships responsible for the ship and container fleet…
P&I Club Strengthens Management
North of England P&I club strengthened its management team with the appointment of four new directors to the board of its wholly owned management company, North Insurance Management Limited (NIML). The now 13-strong NIML board is led by managing director Rodney Eccleston and deputy managing directors Paul Jennings and Alan Wilson. The newly appointed directors are financial controller Jeff O’Neill, underwriter Thya Kathiravel, admiralty claims specialist Colin Trappe and FD&D specialist Katherine Birchall. All were formerly associate directors.
Larrabee and Glass To Receive 2002
Admiral Richard Larrabee, USCG(ret.), Director of Port Commerce for the Port Authority of NY/NJ, and Alan M. presented annually by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute. Both will be honored at an industry-wide luncheon on December 12, 2002, to be held at the Marriott Hotel at Newark (NJ) Airport. Each is being honored for careers that have demonstrated leadership in efforts to further containerization and intermodalism. Rick Larrabee was appointed Deputy Director of the Port Authority of NY/NJ in early 2000, coming from his command of the First Coast Guard District. During his last assignment with the Coast Guard, Admiral Larrabee was responsible for all Coast Guard operations and programs in the Northeast U.S., from Maine to Sandy Hook, N.J.
In line with its integration of CP Ships, Hapag-Lloyd is enlarging its globally standardized organization from three to five regions. The management will also be expanded accordingly with the inclusion of CP Ships executives Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Glenn Hards and Alan Boylan, all of whom will become members of the executive body of Hapag-Lloyd Container Line (Excom). Hapag-Lloyd, based in Hamburg, currently manages its business from three region headquarters: Hamburg (for Europe), Singapore (for Asia and Australasia) and New York (for America). After acquiring CP Ships at the end of last year, Hapag-Lloyd is now setting up two new regions: "South Europe," based in Genoa, and "Latin America," based in Tampa, Florida.
Singapore Shipping Industry Welcomes North of England P&I Club
Brigadier General Tay Lim Heng, chief executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), officially welcomed North of England P&I club to the island nation last week. He was speaking on behalf of guests at a major reception held at Raffles Hotel on 6 September 2007 to celebrate the ‘A’ rated, 75 million GT club’s new representative office opening. In addition to MPA, organizations represented at the event included the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Transport as well as prominent local shipowners, brokers and law firms. North of England managing director Rodney Eccleston, deputy managing director Alan Wilson…
ACMA Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), a naval architecture and engineering firm, recently celebrated its 30th year in business. The company was founded in 1975 by Alan C. McClure, who was recognized in 2003 by the Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame as an "Industry Pioneer." Today, the company serves a diverse client base of domestic and international clientele with services that include geophysical, exploration drilling, production drilling, FPSO and a full range of marine transportation projects. "From the day my father launched AMCA, the company has specialized in the application of advanced engineering technology for offshore petroleum and marine transportation projects," said ACMA President Scott McClure.
CP Ships Restructures Executive Ranks
Following the appointment of Frank Halliwell as CEO by the Board of Directors in early May, CP Ships announced a restructured executive management team. Alan Boylan is joining CP Ships as Executive Vice President Commercial for Montreal Gateway, Australasia and Middle East/India. He was previously Senior Vice President responsible for ocean freight activities at Exel, the global logistics company. He joined the shipping industry in 1974 as a marine economist with Ocean Transport & Trading, an Exel predecessor company. He will be based in Gatwick, UK. Juan Manuel Gonzalez has been promoted to EVP Commercial for Americas-Pacific and Gulf/Atlantic. He was formerly Senior Vice President Americas-Pacific. He is based in Tampa, Florida.
FSL Appoint Alan Hatton CEO
The Board of Singapore's financially-turbulent FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. has appointed Investment Banker Alan Hatton to be CEO of the Trust. Alan Hatton joins FSL Trust from FR8 where he has been CEO since 2008. He joined FR8 as CFO in 2007 and has significant commercial shipping experience including negotiating and executing time charters, sale & purchase deals and risk management strategies. Previously, Alan was an investment banker working in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance for Lazard and Dresdner Kleinwort in London. Alan has an M.Sc. and B.Sc.
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Welcomes New Director
Alan Phillips replaced Barbara Fletcher as director of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Phillips officially took up his new role on December 1. Joining the Navy straight from school, Phillips gained experience as a captain of a variety of vessels, including HMS Phoebe and HMS Endurance. He has also been involved in a number of maritime incidents including the search and rescue operation following the Piper Alpha disaster. Prior to taking voluntary retirement form the Navy in 2001, he held policy-making positions with NATO and the Royal Marines. After 13 years of service, Barbara Fletcher is retiring at the end of December. Although she hopes to maintain her links with the Institute, Barbara plans to pursue a consultancy role in the shipping industry.
This Day in Naval History - July 28
1915 - Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order. 1916 - Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested the security of communications during U.S. naval training maneuvers. 1926 - Team of scientists from Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Carnegie Institution determine height of the Ionosphere through use of radio pulse transmitter developed by NRL. 1945 - USS Callaghan (DD 792) is last ship sunk by a Japanese kamikaze attack, off Okinawa. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 3, the second manned mission to the first U.S. manned space station, was piloted by MAJ Jack R. Lousma, USMC with CAPT Alan L. Bean, USN as the Commander of the mission and former Navy electronics officer, Owen K. Garriott as Science Pilot.
ACMA Completes Ship Load-Out Assignments
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), a naval architecture and engineering firm, recently concluded load-out projects for both ScanTrans and National Oilwell. “In the case of ScanTrans, we performed ship motion and acceleration calculations to determine how much force the cargo would exert and, therefore, what tie-down measures would be required,” said ACMA President Scott McClure. On National Oilwell’s behalf, McClure noted that ACMA reviewed all of the load-out logistics for the benefit of the equipment provider.
Canada Maritime Agrees to Container Slot Sale
Service (SLCS), has agreed to charter a fixed number of container slots to CMA-CGM on one of its Montreal-North Europe services. The agreement is expected to take effect in late April after CMA-CGM has withdrawn its existing tonnage from this route. The slot-charter is in addition to the existing agreement between Canada Maritime, OOCL and the Canex consortium which began in January 2003. "This will help supply and demand in the Montreal-North Europe trade lane become better balanced," said CP Ships Executive Vice President Commercial Alan Boylan. The slots will be taken on three SLCS ships, Canmar Spirit, Canmar Venture and OOCL Montreal for service between Montreal and Antwerp and Le Havre.
ACMA Signs Cooperative Agreement with sendit, llc
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) entered into a cooperative agreement with sendit, llc that will allow ACMA to make the innovative technology of topside float-over installation available to its clientele worldwide. “The application of the float-over method works for platforms with a variety of substructure designs, including catenary anchor leg mooring, tension leg and seabed support,” said ACMA President Scott McClure. “One of the primary advantages we see in this technology - installation can be performed with tugs, and the topside is transported and installed as a single unit. Tor Persson, president of sendit, llc, noted, “Buoyancy…
ObjectVideo Wins DARPA Award
ObjectVideo won a $750,000 award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II program to continue to research and develop night vision video surveillance technologies. “This second award from DARPA is a terrific validation of the expertise of our scientists as well as critical to helping us continue to develop cutting-edge security technologies absolutely necessary to defending our homeland,” said Alan Lipton, chief technology officer of ObjectVideo. ObjectVideo’s patented intelligent video surveillance software, based on artificial intelligence called "computer vision," runs all objects in a camera's view against threat-specific pre-programmed rules.
Australia Numbers Confirm LR Quality
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) figures released this month show that 125 ships from a total number of 2,926 inspected during the period January to December 2000 were detained. Of these, LR showed a lower detention rate (2.6%*) than other major societies. "AMSA is widely recognized as having a rigorous port state control system in place," said LR's marine director Alan Gavin. LR's stance on substandard shipping was publicly reinforced on many occasions last year, making it clear to owners that where they cannot or will not maintain their ships to an acceptable standard, there is no place for such ships in LR's class fleet. LR continues to target ships suspected of falling below acceptable standards, for unscheduled inspections.