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Monday, January 22, 2018

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US Shipbuilder's Helping Hand to School Students

NNS Work on 'School Tools' project

HII's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division donates  more than 20,000 school supplies to assist about 1,000 area students. "HII stresses the importance of education and encourages our employees to get involved in their communities," said Chavis Harris, NNS' director, EEO, diversity and corporate citizenship. "School Tools allows us to engage in both. Shipbuilders donated a variety of school supplies, including 6,258 pencils, 4,386 ball point pens and 911 packs of paper. The supplies were sorted and delivered Friday to area departments of social services…

NNS Stacks Office with Food Christmas Trees

Photo credit NNS

Newport News Shipbuilding employees donate food for the poor at Christmas, filling offices from desk to door. Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division donated more than $23,500 and more than 31,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank during the shipyard's annual holiday food drive. "We are fortunate to employ an extraordinary group of people at Newport News Shipbuilding," said Chavis Harris, NNS' director, EEO, diversity and corporate citizenship.

Superior Energy Promotes Harris

Superior Energy Services promoted Paul Harris to international business development manager-Marine Division. Harris has been with Superior’s Marine Division for three years, most recently in overall business development. Harris’s new responsibilities will include increasing Superior’s international presence as well as continuing to maintain domestic business relationships. Before joining Superior, Harris worked for Danos & Curole and the Natco Group in developing trade with the United Kingdom, Nigeria and Canada.

Newport News Shipbuilding Gives Back to Hampton Roads

Newport News Shipbuilding employees Rudolph Johnson (left) and Wesley Dunlow (right) load boxes of donated food on to pallets at the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. Foodbank employee Reginald Williams operates the forklift. Photo by John Whalen

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division lent support to the community by participating in three area charitable events. Shipbuilders donated nearly 20,000 school supplies to benefit an estimated 1,000 area students, contributed $2 million to the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, and recently delivered more than 20 metric tons of non-perishable food--five tons heavier than an anchor on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)--to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.

Harris Joins Port of Tacoma

Paulette Harris recently joined the Port of Tacoma Finance Department as Senior Accountant. Before joining the Port, Harris was Senior Accountant for Vulcan Inc. (Seattle), responsible for financial statements and supervised the company’s annual budget and forecast process for operating expenditures. Previously, she was a Staff Accountant for Frank Russell Co. (Tacoma), where she managed monthly shareholder reporting for Frank Russell Investment Company. She also supported financial operations and administration for Frank Russell Trust Company funds.

Harris Awarded $27.8M Contract

the U.S. Navy's Advanced Deployable System (ADS). a continuous and reliable picture of activity over vast oceanic areas. initial production options are exercised beginning in 2007. Corporation's Government Communications Systems Division. link the ADS sensor nodes with the LCS platform. 30 nautical miles. from the LCS to the sensor platforms. Analysis Segment and a Mission Support Segment. ships.

News: Mighty Tidy Clears the Way

The Port of Houston Authority, along with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, the Harris County Supplemental Environmental Program and the Harris County Flood Control District, has launched the trash skimmer Mighty Tidy, a vessel specially designed to skim litter and debris from Buffalo Bayou. "The Port Authority is proud to deliver an innovative solution to the problem of visual pollution we have experienced along Buffalo Bayou," said Jim Edmonds, PHA chairman. Funded in part by a joint grant from the Harris County Supplemental Environmental Program and the Harris County Flood Control District, the skimmer will be in operation five days a week along the banks of the bayou from Shepherd Drive to the East Loop 610.

Chinese Ship Repair Potential Unlocked

Two leading European shipyard supervision and specialist ship repair groups have joined forces to provide a specialist ship repair service in China. Cardiff-based Graig Shipping Plc and Barry-based Harris Pye Marine Ltd. have launched Graig Harris Pye (China) Ltd, which will meet all ship repair and conversion needs of shipowners from its modern Shanghai office. of Graig. "Very competitive steelwork prices, and a flexible, skilled workforce are attractive to owners. specialist pipework and steelwork projects, boilers and economisers, and can provide supervision and skilled technicians for all aspects of marine repair in China. John Coffin has been appointed general manager of Graig Harris Pye. team of shipyard supervisors based in Shanghai. China.

Harris Named President of NASSCO

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, announced that effective January 1, 2006, Frederick J. Harris, 60, will become president of NASSCO, succeeding Richard H. Vortmann, 61. Vortmann will become chairman of the board of NASSCO. “The 23-year span of Dick Vortmann’s leadership as president of NASSCO encompasses dramatic changes in both the company and the shipbuilding industry, and he has kept a steady hand on the organization’s helm throughout his tenure,” said Michael W. Toner, General Dynamics executive vice president and group executive for Marine Systems. “Fred Harris, who has served the Electric Boat subsidiary of General Dynamics and its customers with an intense focus on quality…

Court of Appeals Issues Significant Ruling

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a significant ruling benefiting ship mortgagees and other maritime creditors with decisions in two related cases stemming from the bankruptcy of Commodore Cruise Lines (“Commodore”). In one case, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that AmWest Surety Ins. Co. ("AmWest") and other sureties who provided the $15 million bond required by the FMC for cruise operators calling at U.S. ports to secure refunds for passengers (an "FMC Bond"), had no lien on the Commodore Ships, and also ruled that Harris Trust & Savings Bank ("Harris Bank") which provided credit card services to Commodore under a merchant services agreement (and which provided refunds to passengers), also did not have a lien.

Harris Logs onto Milstar Satellite

Harris Corporation has completed another major milestone in a $1b U.S. Navy communications program competition: logging onto a Milstar satellite using an Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Navy Multiband Terminal prototype system onboard a platform that simulates submarine conditions. Harris has successfully demonstrated low data rate(LDR), medium data rate (MDR) and extended data rate (XDR) logon for the various ship and shore terminals -- including submarine mast and periscope versions -- under simulated platform motion consistent with high-sea states. The successful demonstrations are the culmination of three years of waveform design and hardware/software development as part of the AEHF Navy Multiband Terminal program.

Climax Portable Machine Tools Announces New Hires

Climax Portable Machine Tools, Inc. a global leader in comprehensive, on-site machining solutions for the power generation, shipbuilding, industrial and engineering sectors, announced that Scott Simmons has joined the company as the Vice President of Manufacturing and Brian Harris as Vice President of Sales. Simmons is an expert in lean manufacturing and will assist Climax in streamlining the workflows and shipment of their machine tools. Harris will assist with worldwide sales management, new product development and promoting Climax services to international customers and prospects. Simmons’ previous experience in manufacturing, quality and engineering management with Columbia Machine and The Boeing Company have allowed Simmons to hone his extensive skills in the area of lean practices…

General Dynamics Board of Directors Elect VPs

The board of directors of General Dynamics elected two new vice presidents of the corporation: Frederick J. Harris, 60, who will succeed Richard H. Vortmann as president of subsidiary National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO); and Chris Marzilli, 46, who will succeed Mark A. Fried as president of business unit General Dynamics C4 Systems. Harris and Marzilli will assume their new positions and become vice presidents of the corporation on January 1. Harris started with General Dynamics Electric Boat in 1973 as a senior engineer in the Trident ballistic-missile submarine program. He held positions of increasing responsibility, including Program Manager - Advanced Propulsion Plant Technology Program for the Virginia-Class Submarine…

Manitowoc ClosesTrade Receivables Securitization Facility

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. has closed a significant trade receivables securitization. The securitization was arranged by the Finacity Corporation and Harris Nesbitt. Manitowoc and Finacity successfully structured a three-year transaction that provides Manitowoc with funding for receivables assigned from its operating subsidiaries. The three-year agreement will provide Manitowoc cash proceeds of up to $60 million through the ongoing purchase of the receivables from certain domestic and Canadian accounts. Manitowoc has partnered with Harris Nesbitt's commercial paper conduit, Fairway Finance Co., to fund the transaction.

Harris Wins $7.5M Navy Deal

Harris Corp., Government Communications Systems Div., Melbourne, Fla., is being awarded a $7,509,190 firm-fixed-price contract for non-recurring efforts to establish production of AN/SRQ-4(Ku) field change kits for retrofit ships, complete AN/SRQ-4(Ku) systems for forward fit ships, and AN/ARQ-58 Radio Terminal Sets for MH-60 aircraft. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Fla., and is expected to be completed in February 2006. Contract funds in the amount of $958,290 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-04-C-0130).

McClier-Frederic R. Harris To Create Major Hub On Suez Canal

The McClier-Frederic R. Harris architecture, engineering, construction and consulting team has been selected to create a trade port and industrial city at Port Said East, located at the Mediterranean tip of the Suez Canal. The project, which is valued at more than $1 billion, will facilitate the global movement of products between Asia and Europe, as well as contribute to the long-term economic prosperity of Egypt by improving the country's ability to manufacture and export goods to countries throughout the Mediterranean, Europe and the United States. As a multi-modal hub, Port Said East will integrate air, rail, water, and road transportation to create a logistical center that will benefit global manufacturing companies, international transportation companies and the region.

Houston Conducts Oil Spill Response Drill

Local, state and federal agencies are holding an oil spill response exercise at the Port of Houston, April 25-26. The exercise scenario simulates an explosion, fire onboard the ship Cape Trinity, and a 252,000 gallon oil spill in the turning basin of the Houston Ship Channel. The Cape Trinity is a Maritime Administration (MARAD) ship used for transporting military equipment and supplies overseas. The exercise, called Trinity 2006, will be used to train and test local responders and response plans. Agencies participating in the exercise include: U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Texas General Land Office, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration…

Harris to Manage Go2marine’s Commercial Supply Division

Kal brings to Mariner Supply and Go2marine over 20 years of sales experience in applying marine equipment, along with associated hydraulic powering systems, to the commercial fishing industry, NOAA, Coast Guard, and the US Navy. The new job at Mariner Supply will allow Kal to continue to work closely with commercial customers to solve complex problems in net-hauling, pot-hauling, lifting and anchor handling, along with mooring operations. “For many years MARCO gave me the opportunity to help solve gear handling problems aboard many types of vessels. Marco’s commitment to manufacture and supply only products of the highest quality was paramount...” remarked Harris, adding, “the Go2marine team has the same enthusiastic commitment to its customers.

Crowley Scholarship Goes to Williams-Mystic Student

Seaport, has been named as a recipient of a Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Maritime Corporation. interest in maritime trades and studies. Environmental Studies and Evolutionary Biology major. Williams-Mystic is the only interdisciplinary program of its kind. on the past, present and future of the earth's oceans. learning environment of Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea. deep-water offshore voyage. academies and other select institutions in the name of his father Thomas B. away in 1994.

LCL Strengthens U.S. Presence

LCL is pleased to announce that Mr. November 1, 2005. Mr. Jensen (36) has a solid background in shipping as well as logistics. early 90’s, Hans Christian began working with J. Lauritzen in Copenhagen. operations, chartering and general management within the J. Lauritzen Group. In 2001, he joined INTTRA Inc. the leading Ocean Industry Portal in the Latin America Region. Most recently, Mr. served as the Managing Director & VP, Latin America Region – INTTRA Inc. America. LCL is currently partnered with Mrs. Universal Freight Forwarders, Ltd. and Florida. Mrs. and to offer integrated logistics to the perishable trades in North America and beyond. LCL Group CEO, Mr. and supplier relationships through the years ahead. California in 2006 to increase LCL’s presence there. Mrs.

LCL Strengthens its U.S. Organization

November 1, 2005. Jensen has a background in shipping as well as logistics. early 90’s, Hans Christian began working with J. Lauritzen in Copenhagen. operations, chartering and general management within the J. Lauritzen Group. In 2001, he joined INTTRA Inc. the leading Ocean Industry Portal in the Latin America Region. served as the Managing Director & VP, Latin America Region – INTTRA Inc. America. Universal Freight Forwarders, Ltd. and Florida. Mrs. and to offer integrated logistics to the perishable trades in North America and beyond. LCL Group CEO, Mr. and supplier relationships through the years ahead. California in 2006 to increase LCL’s presence there. Susi Harris, LCL Regional Manager and Executive Director, UFF Ltd. Mike Hirohata, General Manager, UFF Ltd.

Cutter Liberty Terminates Juneau Fishermen for Safety Violation

The voyage of F/V Lady Jane was terminated for a safety violation by USCGC Liberty. The vessel's captain, Auke Bay resident Jacob Hallingstad, and his two crewmen, Trevor Kearney and Lynn Marks, were escorted from Stephen's Passage into Harris Harbor after a boarding team from Liberty discovered the vessel had only one immersion suit aboard. Safety laws require one immersion suit to be aboard for each person sailing on the vessel.

Trident Warrior ’05 Strengthens Navy’s Communication Capabilities

The Navy began a two-week exercise Nov. 28 with navies from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain to improve the way it communicates between its ships, shore facilities and its coalition partners. “Trident Warrior is the Navy’s major FORCEnet experimentation venue,” stated Trident Warrior ’05 Director Cmdr. Tony Parrillo. According to Capt. Sinclair Harris, commander, Amphibious Squadron 4, FORCEnet is what ties all of the military components together. “FORCEnet is the network with which all the submarines, planes, Marines on the ground, ships at sea and coalition partners are able to transmit and receive information via e-mail or chat or links of different natures,” he stated. The Trident Warrior process takes approximately 12 months, according to Naval Network Warfare Command.

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