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Monday, May 29, 2017

Cummins in Honk Kong: Keeping Up the Quality

The tanker Tai Hing Hong 2 at anchor just outside Aberdeen Harbour (Haig-Brown photos courtesy of Cummins Marine)

On many older boats from the UK to Canada, and from Thailand to Hong Kong, the deep purr of a well-tuned Gardner diesel wakens fond memories for many mariners. When the British firm discontinued volume production of their standard engines in the early 1990s mariners had to choose another manufacturer to meet their expectations for quality. In Hong Kong this was made easier by the strong presence of Cummins marine diesels since the early 1980s. Otto C. Y. To, Deputy General Manager of Shun Fung Engineering Ltd…

Southern Illinois Transfer Orders Harbor Tug

Photo courtesy of Twin Disc

Barbour JB Shipyard of St. Louis has laid the keel for a new harbor tug that will be powered by Veth Z-drives. The purchase agreement was signed at the Inland Marine Expo, St. Louis, by Kurt Johnson, Southern Illinois Transfer president and owner of the vessel; Guido Davids, Veth Propulsion area sales manager; and Tim Batten, Twin Disc director of global marine sales. Twin Disc is the distributor for Veth Propulsion in the US, exclusive of the Gulf Coast region. The tug has a planned length of 68' and beam of 28'. It will be powered by twin 750 hp Cummins diesels and Veth VZ-700 Z-drives.

Cummins Introduces Mobile App

Cummins Guidanz Mobile App Improves Customer Uptime  (Photo: Cummins)

Without having to enter a service bay or wait for a technician to come on site, Cummins customers are now able to read prioritized engine fault codes and other key engine information within minutes wherever they are operating with the new Cummins Guidanz mobile app. Available as a free download now on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, the Guidanz mobile app arms customers with critical information about their Cummins engines (2007 and later on-highway engines and Tier 3 and later off-highway engines) that they can email to their operations managers…

MN100: Cummins Marine, Inc.

(Photo: Cummins Marine, Inc.)

Cummins, Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Cummins has also created a dedicated Cummins Marine organization within the existing Engine Operating Segment. By consolidating its commercial and recreational teams, the Cummins Marine organization is better positioned to serve its government and commercial marine customers.

Cummins Launches QSK60 Power Emergency Genset

Cummins QSK 60 generator

Cummins announced the latest addition to the C Power product line, the QSK60 C Power (CP) emergency generator set. Engineered by the Cummins Center of Excellence for the demands of offshore applications, the QSK60 C Power genset is driven by the QSK60 marine auxiliary engine with MCRS fuel system. This engine has been used in diesel electric propulsion and power generation since 2008. “With an expected growth of 17-20% over the next five years, the offshore market is one of the fastest growing and technically advanced segments in the commercial marine industry.

MN 100: Cummins, Inc.

Global power leader Cummins, Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Cummins is organized into four distinct but complementary business units: Cummins Engine Business, Cummins Power Generation Business, The Components Business and Cummins Distribution Business. Cummins…

Cummins Marine Organization Launched

Jim Schacht (Photo: Cummins)

Cummins Inc. has created a dedicated Cummins Marine organization within the existing Engine Operating Segment. By consolidating its commercial and recreational teams, the Cummins Marine organization will be better positioned to serve the business and its recreational, government service and commercial marine customers, the company said. Cummins Marine will be led by Jim Schacht, formerly General Manager and Executive Director of Cummins Commercial Marine. Schacht will continue to report to Ed Pence, Cummins Vice President and General Manager - High Horsepower Engine Business.

Cummins Trains Louisiana Diesel Technicians

With several shipyards and marine operators in the area, Morgan City, La. is a center for crewing and supply of the Gulf oil industry. Since last January, a partnership between the Louisiana Technical College (LTC) and Cummins Mid-South has trained more than 120 diesel mechanics and engineers on aspects of high horsepower Cummins engines. As a distributor, Cummins Mid-South supports both their own and independent dealers in a network covering the states of Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The training is available to Cummins dealers, customers and selected LTC diesel tech students. Training is also available to the Diesel Technology instructors of the LTC system throughout the state.

Glosten Debuts New Harbor Tug Design

Image: Glosten

Seattle-based marine consultancy Glosten has unveiled the HT-67: a new 67' ASD (Z-Drive) harbor tug designed for versatility of service on inland and near coastal waters. Outfitted with a tow winch and pin box/stern roller assembly, this tug can tow astern as efficiently as a conventionally shafted tug of equal horsepower, and handle barges unassisted on arrival and departure. The Glosten HT-67 was developed with input from experienced towboat operators, noted Capt. Peter Soles, a Marine Consultant at Glosten.

Cummins Names Schacht Commercial Marine GM

Jim Schacht

Cummins Inc. has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally, including business development and support. He will be located in Columbus, Indiana and will report directly to Ed Pence, Vice President of the High Horsepower Engine Business. “The importance of the commercial marine market to Cummins has increased significantly over the past several years,” said Schacht.

Cummins Announces IMO Emissions Compliance

Cummins Marine, a division of Cummins Engine Company, is the first marine diesel engine manufacturer to receive IMO MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI emissions Statements of Compliance from the U.S. EPA for its marine engines. The Statements of Compliance cover Cummins' B, C, QSM11 and K series of marine propulsion engines, ranging from 180-2,000 hp. Cummins expects to receive similar compliance statements for its N14 and QSK19 propulsion engines and C series of generator drive engines. The company also announced it has successfully passed the first Lloyd's Register witness test of its B and QSK19 series marine engines, and it expects to receive Statements of Compliance from LR.

Cummins Announces IMO Emissions Compliance

Cummins Marine, a division of Cummins Engine Company, is the first marine diesel engine manufacturer to receive IMO MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI emissions Statements of Compliance from the U.S. EPA for its marine engines. The Statements of Compliance cover Cummins' B, C, QSM11 and K series of marine propulsion engines, ranging from 180-2,000 hp. Cummins expects to receive similar compliance statements for its N14 and QSK19 propulsion engines and C series of generator drive engines. The company also announced it has successfully passed the first Lloyd's Register witness test of its B and QSK19 series marine engines, and it expects to receive Statements of Compliance from LR.

Cummins,CitiCapital Launch Alliance for Finance

Cummins Inc. and CitiCapital have reached an agreement to promote a co-sponsored marine finance program. Under the agreement customers who purchase Cummins engines for various commercial vessels will receive exclusive finance products provided by CitiCapital. This agreement demonstrates the cooperative efforts of both companies by bringing together the premier manufacturer of marine engines and the world's largest financial services conglomerate. The agreement will initially cover the U.S. "Financing solutions are critical with any marine projects, whether it's a new vessel or a major repower. Cummins Marine customers deserve the very best in products and services.

Cummins Names Schacht Commercial Marine Business GM

Jim Schacht: Photo courtesy of Cummins

Cummins Inc. inform it has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally, including business development and support. He will be located in Columbus, Indiana and will report directly to Ed Pence, Vice President of the High Horsepower Engine Business. According to the company…

MN 100: Cummins Marine, Inc.

Global power leader Cummins, Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Cummins has also created a dedicated Cummins Marine organization within the existing Engine Operating Segment. By consolidating its commercial and recreational teams, the Cummins Marine organization is better positioned to serve its government and commercial marine customers.

Cummins: New Environmental Sustainability Goals

Cummins Inc. announced two new environmental sustainability goals for its products in-use and the logistics of the company's managed freight. These new goals are part of a broader effort for Cummins to reduce its environmental footprint, the company said. Last year, Cummins announced its first comprehensive Global Environmental Sustainability Plan including goals for water, waste and energy use in Cummins facilities and operations. Cummins' mission demands that everything the company does leads to a cleaner, healthier, safer environment. The company is taking the next step in fulfilling this mission. The company is making a difference in reducing carbon dioxide emissions by partnering with customers to improve the fuel efficiency of its products in-use…

Cummins Connected Diagnostics Available with Geoteab

Geotab, a telematics engineering company, and Cummins Inc., an  independent manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, controls and emission solutions, has announced that Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution. Geotab is one of the first technology providers in the telematics industry to support Connected Diagnostics, and provides improved fleet management, equipment maintenance and repair support to Cummins customers. Connected Diagnostics leverages data from Geotab's latest GO devices to provide immediate notification of urgent engine system faults, and provides actionable information and genuine Cummins recommendations in an easy-to-understand notification report.

Cummins Works to Shrink Environmental Footprint

Tom Linebarger

Cummins Inc. Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger outlined the company's most extensive plan to date for environmental sustainability, including specific goals for reducing waste, water and energy. A core part of the company's mission is demanding that everything Cummins does leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment, which has also proven to be a business advantage. Cummins has been working hard to reduce its environmental footprint for years. Late in the 1990's Cummins began to view its technical expertise as a key competitive advantage to meet increasingly stringent regulations.

Cummins New QSK60 Tier 2 Engine

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) has upgraded the QSK60 marine engine for propulsion and auxiliary applications to meet U.S. EPA Tier 2 and European Union Stage IIIA emissions regulations. With propulsion ratings from 1492 - 1864 kW (2100 - 2500 bhp) and auxiliary ratings from 1563 - 1900 kW (2095 - 2547 bhp), the QSK60 Tier 2 is ideally suited for high-hour demanding applications such as offshore support, towing, cargo and passenger transport, as well as ship’s service power. Early in the product design phase…

Greene's Names Business Development Director

Tracy Cummins

Greene’s Energy Group (GEG), a provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services, has appointed Tracy Cummins as director of business development within the rental and products business unit, announced President Frank Mathews. Based in Houston, Cummins will develop, review and report the rental and products business unit’s visions and strategies. He will also guide corporate decision-making regarding the implementation of strategic commercial and operational plans.

Cummins Northwest Appoint Geoff Conrad Director Marine Business

Geoff Conrad has been with Cummins Inc. Marine for 20 years and, according to the company, in those two decades has been instrumental in enabling Cummins to grow its commercial marine sales at a 20 percent compound annual rate. Cummins add that Geoff has led their efforts to refine and develop its marine product line and has recently worked on the Cummins 95L project. Reflecting on his life-long connection with the marine industry, Geoff Conrad has played a major role in helping to create the industry’s most comprehensive “Total Cost of Ownership” (TCO) model for fleet owners. Geoff brings with him a strong leadership and sales skill set and is well known in the Northwest among naval architects, builders, service centers, and among fleet owners.

Konrad Join With Cummins to Offer New Propulsion Package

Cummins Marine Diesel: Image courtesy of Konrad Marine

Konrad Marine announce that they have formalized a relationship with Cummins Marine, jointly creating a propulsion "package" which is now available for the marine marketplace worldwide. The package, announced at the current 2013 International Workboat Show, utilizes the new Cummins QSB 6.7L diesel engines with Konrad Series 600 stern drives. It will be sold primarily through Cummins distribution channels with active participation and support from Konrad Marine. The companies will jointly qualify…

Cummins Listed Among Top 500 Energy Innovators

Cummins Inc. wins place on InformationWeek 500 list, especially for adoption of its electronic data-based Order Management Sytem (OMS). During 2011, while Cummins was growing from a $13 billion to $18 billion company, it was important to harness business innovations to support it. The Order Management System (OMS) was one innovation that played a key role. Cummins Emission Solutions (CES) implemented the OMS in 2011, allowed for rapid expansion of the CES business, a key factor in the growth of the entire enterprise. This impact of the OMS was a primary reason that Cummins received the InformationWeek award. CES was launched in 2002 and in just 10 years ago, the business has grown to a $1 billion business within Cummins.

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