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Truckers to Strike Four SoCal Shippers

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Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said, in a move that could revive labor tension at the nation's busiest cargo hub. Delegations of drivers planned to notify the companies of their intent to strike at 6 a.m. Pacific time, with picket lines going up immediately at the companies' truck yards, Teamsters spokeswoman Barb Maynard told Reuters. The strikers also plan to picket marine terminals…

HII's Barb Niland Named Top CFO by Virginia Business Magazine

Barb Niland: Photo credit HII

Barb Niland, HII's corporate vice president of business management & chief financial officer, was recognized in the publicly traded companies category. "I am honored to work with more than 37,000 of the most talented shipbuilders in the world," Niland said upon receiving the award at the eighth annual CFO Awards Banquet in Richmond. Niland is the CFO of the largest manufacturing employer in Virginia and one of the state's 23 Fortune 500 companies. She led HII's spin-off from Northrop Grumman Corp. in 2011 and successfully transitioned from a business unit CFO to a public company CFO.

Port of Long Beach Wins Dan Maynard Communications Award

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade association representing leading port authorities throughout the Western Hemisphere, has selected 22 seaports to be recognized for exemplary communications projects and programs at its annual convention and awards luncheon this fall. Winning entrants in AAPA’s 45th annual Communications Awards Program will be recognized at an Oct. 25 luncheon in conjunction with AAPA’s 101st Annual Convention in Mobile, Ala., which runs Oct. 21-25. “When port authorities communicate strategically with their many audiences, including their communities, business leaders and government representatives, they’re better able to articulate their value as economic development and jobs drivers,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s president and CEO.

Crowley Appointed as VP at Inland Marine

Inland Marine Service, Hebron, KY has announced the appointment of Captain A. Steven Crowley as Vice President of Operations, where he will oversee management on all line haul boats and harbor boats. Crowley has been the director of Inland Training at the Seaman’s Church Institute for the last several years. Prior to joining Seaman’s Church, he held various staff positions at Ingram Barge Company including assistant vice president of operations, marine superintendent and manager of dry cargo operations. Steve will join the existing management team of Richard Maynard, vice president, Tim Gambrel, operations manager and David Hammond, Sr., executive vice president. He will report directly to David Hammond, Jr., president.

Cummins Great Lakes is Newest ALGAE-X Distributor

Algae-X International is pleased to announce its distribution agreement with Cummins Great Lakes Inc. Cummins Great Lakes Inc. is one of the largest Cummins Engine Distributors in the country with six distribution centers throughout the State of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. William Maynard, President and CEO of the DePere, WI based company plans to integrate ALGAE-XÒ Fuel Conditioners into the fuel systems for new engine packages, and retro fit the ALGAE-XÒ units into existing engine installations for Power Generation, Transportation, Mining, Construction, Marine, Agriculture, and other applications. Algae-X Technology improves and maintains the quality of diesel fuel, hydraulic oil and other distillate fuels preventing tank sludge and clogged filters.

Best Practices, Partnering Highlighted at AAPA Convention

The American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) new SHARE initiative prevails in full force this week at AAPA's 93rd annual convention, where partnering and sharing of best practices are taking center stage at the Long Beach, California, event. Seaports of the Hemisphere Allied in Relationships for Excellence - better known as SHARE - professes knowledge sharing and collaborative approaches as the port industry's best formula for successfully meeting industry challenges. In the SHARE spirit, the second round of the Environmental Management System (EMS) Assistance Project was opened this week. Nine ports participating in the successful first round reported immediate benefits…

Today in U.S. Naval History: July 2

Today in U.S. 1923 - Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 1926 - Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress. 1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific. 1945 - USS Barb (SS-220) bombards Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan; first successful use of rockets against shore positions. 1946 - Establishment of VX-3 to evaluate adaptability of helicopters to naval purposes. 1950 - USS Juneau and 2 British ships sink five of six attacking North Korean torpedo boats and gunboats. 1967 - During Operation Bear Claw, Seventh Fleet Amphibious Force conducts helicopter assault 12 miles inland at Con Thien. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.

MV Medi Chennai Dodges Pirates

Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR

In the early hours of 26 November, the MV Medi Chennai was attacked approximately 880 nautical miles (1,600 kilometres) East of Port Victoria, Seychelles. This is the furthest east attack ever registered by EU NAVFOR since the beginning of its Operation in December 2008, the last eastern most attack being 60 nautical miles west from this one. The MV Medi Chennai reported it was under attack and being fired upon with small arms and Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG). The Captain of…

Today in U.S. Naval History: July 2

USS Juneau (CL-119). U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Today in U.S. 1923 - Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 1926 - Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress. 1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific. 1945 - USS Barb (SS-220) bombards Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan; first successful use of rockets against shore positions. 1946 - Establishment of VX-3 to evaluate adaptability of helicopters to naval purposes. 1950 - USS Juneau and two British ships sink five of six attacking North Korean torpedo boats and gunboats.

This Day in Naval History

1923 - Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 1926 - Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress. 1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific. Navy conducts extensive unsuccessful search. 1945 - USS Barb (SS 220) bombards Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan; first successful use of rockets against shore positions. 1946 - Establishment of VX-3 to evaluate adaptability of helicopters to naval purposes. 1950 - USS Juneau (CLAA 119) and two British ships sink five of six attacking North Korean torpedo boats and gunboats. 1967 - During Operation Bear Claw, 7th Fleet Amphibious Force conducts helicopter assault 12 miles inland at Con Thien. source: NavNews

Marsh & REDfour Partner to Address Piracy

Marsh, insurance broker and risk adviser, and REDfour (MSS) Ltd, a maritime security firm, announced they are working together to help shipowners address potential exposures associated with piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden. Shipowners working with REDfour for security services and with Marsh for kidnap and ransom (K&R) insurance coverage may qualify for significant reduction in their overall K&R insurance costs. In addition, Marsh and REDfour have agreed that clients binding with certain underwriters will be provided services from REDfour at a reduced cost.

This Day in Naval History - July 02

From the Navy News Service:   1923 - Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 1926 - Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress. 1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific. Navy conducts extensive unsuccessful search. 1945 - USS Barb (SS 220) bombards Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan; first successful use of rockets against shore positions. 1946 - Establishment of VX-3 to evaluate adaptability of helicopters to naval purposes. 1950 - USS Juneau (CLAA 119) and two British ships sink five of six attacking North Korean torpedo boats and gunboats. 1967 - During Operation Bear Claw, 7th Fleet Amphibious Force conducts helicopter assault 12 miles inland at Con Thien.

This Day in Naval History - July 02

1923 - Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 1926 - Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress. 1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific. Navy conducts extensive unsuccessful search. 1945 - USS Barb (SS 220) bombards Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan; first successful use of rockets against shore positions. 1946 - Establishment of VX-3 to evaluate adaptability of helicopters to naval purposes. 1950 - USS Juneau (CLAA 119) and two British ships sink five of six attacking North Korean torpedo boats and gunboats. 1967 - During Operation Bear Claw, 7th Fleet Amphibious Force conducts helicopter assault 12 miles inland at Con Thien. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day In Naval History: May 31

1900 - Sailors and Marines from USS Newark (C 1) and USS Oregon (BB 3) arrive at Peking (now known as Beijing), China, to protect U.S. and foreign diplomatic legations during the Boxer Rebellion. 1918 - USS President Lincoln is torpedoed and sunk by German submarine, (U 90). Twenty-six lives are lost. 1919 - Curtiss flying boat NC 4 lands at Plymouth, England, concluding the first transatlantic flight. 1944 - USS England (DE 635), assisted by six destroyers and destroyer escorts, sinks sixth Japanese submarine in less than two weeks. 1944 - USS Barb (SS 220) and USS Herring (SS 233) attack Japanese shipping in the Sea of Okhotsk about 150 miles west of Matsuwa Island, Kuril Islands, sinking several ships.

Tour Boat Sinks in Canada, Five Dead

The whale watching boat Leviathan II sits partially submerged in the ocean west of Tofino. Photograph By Albert Titian, via Facebook

At least five people died after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island and a rescue mission remained active late Sunday, says Canadian authorities. 21 other people have been recovered from the water, says Lt. Commander Desmond James, a spokesperson for Canada’s Joint Rescue Coordination Center. One person remains unaccounted for. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will take over the search for the missing person. The 20-metre Leviathan II, operated by Jamie's Whaling Station…

Construction Components of Jones Act Tankers at Auction

Hilco Industrial, LLC, and partners Myron Bowling Auctioneers, Maynards Industries, and PPL Group, will conduct a public auction sale of the assets of Keet Seel Tankships, LLC, and First Mesa Tankships, LLC on February 15, 16, and 17, 2011 The auction will feature the components necessary to construct two 49,000-dwt Jones Act Tankers. As recently as 2009, these components were valued at over $200,000,000, making this a truly unprecedented auction event. Many of the components have never been used or installed and are still in their original vendor shipping crates. In 2007, AHL Shipping committed to build three tankers in conjunction with Shell Trading Company…

Northern Lights Hybrid Solution Redefines Engine Room

Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI) is redefining the traditional engine room with an unmatched hybrid-marine solution. NLI combines its high-performance Lugger propulsion engines with BAE Systems’ HybriDrive® Propulsion System. In service in over 3,500 applications worldwide, this is the world’s most successful series hybrid. The system uses a Propulsion Control System (PCS) to efficiently direct power produced from the electric generator for immediate use, or holds it in the Energy Storage System (ESS) to provide clean…

Northern Lights Produces Hybrid-Marine Solution

Marine NewsWire- Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI), is redefining the traditional engine room with an unmatched hybrid-marine solution. NLI combines its high-performance Lugger propulsion engines with BAE Systems' HybriDrive Propulsion System. The system uses a Propulsion Control System (PCS) to direct power produced from the electric generator for immediate use, or holds it in the Energy Storage System (ESS) to provide clean, quiet power without the engine, while the propulsion motor provides power to the prop. The system can be customized to fit a myriad of marine applications. "The entire package is designed to be clean, quiet and environmentally responsible,"said NLI vice president Mike Maynard.

School-boat Propulsion System Order for Northern Lights

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A new Maritime Aquarium (Norwalk, Conn. USA) research & floating schoolhouse vessel to be fitted with Northern Lights' Hybrid Marine System. Northern Lights Hybrid Marine is an ideal fit for the Maritime Aquarium. Their new 65-foot research vessel – designed by Incat Crowther – will be used throughout Long Island Sound to entertain and inform aquarium patrons. Installing the Hybrid Marine system allows the vessel the clean, reliable propulsion it needs to travel out into the Sound.

21 Ports To Receive Awards In AAPA’s 2014 Competition

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The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), a trade association representing leading port authorities throughout the Western Hemisphere, has selected 21 seaports to be recognized for exemplary communications projects and programs at its annual convention and awards luncheon this fall. Winning entrants in AAPA’s 47th annual Communications Awards Program will be recognized at a Nov. 12 awards luncheon in conjunction with AAPA’s 103rd Annual Convention and Expo in Houston, Tex., which runs Nov. 9-13.

Loughlin Appointed as Lloyd’s Register’s COO

Chris Loughlin has been appointed to the new post of Chief Operating Officer for the Lloyd's Register Group. He will take up his role on July 1, 2003. This appointment marks the successful completion of the second phase of the Lloyd’s Register recovery programme, during which David Moorhouse has carried out the roles of Chairman and Chief Executive. As Executive Chairman, Moorhouse will continue to take responsibility for the Group’s activities, with Loughlin joining him and Robert Biddle, Group Finance Director, as an executive member of the Board. Working with the Management Team, Loughlin will have the initial task of building on the quality and operational achievements since the business was restructured some three years ago.

Master Fined After Wind Farm Collision

The master of a wind farm support vessel has today been made to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to breaches of maritime collision regulations. Geoffrey Whinfrey was in charge of the Island Panther when it collided with a wind turbine in the Sheringham Shoal wind farm on November 21, 2012. Whinfrey had been requested by the wind farm operator - Scira Offshore Energy Ltd - that the Island Panther take off duty employees ashore due to the worsening weather conditions. It was dark and the wind was gusting up to 45mph, with driving rain and rough seas. Passage plans had not been completed for any part of the journey. Whinfrey attempted to navigate through the wind farm using the safety lights on the wind turbine towers, which is against company policy.

OSV Master Fined Following Wind Turbine Allision

'Island Panther': Photo courtesy of the owners

The master of a wind farm support boat has been made to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after breaching maritime collision regulations, informs the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Geoffrey Whinfrey was in charge of the Island Panther when it collided with a wind turbine in the Sheringham Shoal wind farm on 21 November 2012. Whinfrey had been requested by the wind farm operator - Scira Offshore Energy Ltd - that the Island Panther take off duty employees ashore due to the worsening weather conditions. It was dark and the wind was gusting up to 45mph, with driving rain and rough seas.

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