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Friday, January 19, 2018

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BIMCO Unveils New Contract Editing Solution

Grant Hunter (Photo: BIMCO)

BIMCO has launched SmartCon, a new solution for editing contracts that is designed to make contractual work easier and more secure. “SmartCon is a brand-new approach to contract editing, we believe that it will significantly ease the work life of our current users and will attract new users to BIMCO’s contract universe,” said Grant Hunter, Head of Contracts and Clauses at BIMCO. The key innovation in SmartCon is that the features are built into a Word document, which will integrate and merge seamlessly with the normal workflow of shipping professionals and legal staff.

Top 20 Cruise Ports: Apply Now

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The January/February 2018 edition of Maritime Logistics Professional will focus on today’s cruise shipping trends, how cruise lines are achieving a greener signature, and many other aspects of the global cruise markets.   Additionally, MLPro will feature the World’s Top 20 Cruise Ports. To enter your port, apply at https://cruiseports.maritimeprofessional.com/. Contact MLPro editor Joseph Keefe with questions at 704.661.8475 or at keefe@marinelink. This edition will also feature bonus distribution at Seatrade Cruise Shipping in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Enter your port now.

JAN / FEB Edition of Maritime Logistics Professional magazine

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Make sure your Cruise Port is in our Top 20 Feature. The January / February 2018 edition of Maritime Logistics Professional will focus on today’s cruise shipping trends, how cruise lines are achieving a greener cruise shipping signature, and many other aspects the global cruise markets. Additionally, we will also feature the World’s Top 20 Cruise Ports. Simply click the link or go to https://cruiseports.maritimeprofessional.com/ to get started. Enter your port by populating the entry form.

American Public University Live Webinar: Overcoming Maritime Risks

American Public University (APU), part of American Public University System, will host a live webinar on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, to examine best practices for managing regulatory, environmental and operational risks faced by the maritime industry. APU Professor Donald McKay, a noted maritime transportation and logistics expert and Joseph Keefe, managing editor of Maritime Professional, will discuss the financial impact of complex day-to-day challenges – including acts of piracy, catastrophic accidents, natural disasters and the loss of infrastructure resulting in downtime. McKay and Keefe will also present solutions for maintaining a healthy bottom line. 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

First Containership Receives LR Cyber Notation

COSCO Aries (Photo: COSCO Shipping)

The newly built containership MV COSCO Shipping Aries, recently delivered to COSCO Shipping Lines, is the first ever containership to receive Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) cyber-enabled ship (CES) descriptive note “Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM” for its energy management system. The 20,000 TEU ship was built by Nantong COSCOS KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd (NACKS). “MV COSCO Shipping Aries is the first 20K TEU level ultra large containership built in Chinese shipyard owned by COSCO Shipping Container Lines.

American Public University Live Webinar: Overcoming Maritime Risks

American Public University (APU), part of American Public University System, will host a live webinar on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, to examine best practices for managing regulatory, environmental and operational risks faced by the maritime industry. APU Professor Donald McKay, a noted maritime transportation and logistics expert and Joseph Keefe, managing editor of Maritime Professional, will discuss the financial impact of complex day-to-day challenges – including acts of piracy, catastrophic accidents, natural disasters and the loss of infrastructure resulting in downtime. McKay and Keefe will also present solutions for maintaining a healthy bottom line. 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Happy 50th Birthday, Greg Trauthwein

“Throwback Thursday” from the Maritime Reporter archives: Greg at the wheel on a sailing excursion off the coasts of Italy and France in August 2011

Greg Trauthwein, Editor and Associate Publisher, today celebrates his 50th birthday. Since first manning the editor’s desk at New Wave Media’s flagship publication Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in 1992, Greg has helped grow the publishing house’s offering of world leading b2b publications to four print titles and more than a dozen websites and e-news services collectively serving the commercial maritime, subsea industries and energy industries. From all of us at New Wave Media, here’s to wishing Greg the best on a very happy birthday, and many more to come!

MarineNews Launches Letters to the Editor

Marine News is launching its new Executive Corner, providing workboat industry executives with a place to be heard. This letters-to-the-editor section will feature readers’ opinion pieces on industry topics such as legislation, finance, industry tradition, innovation and any other issue that motivates you to speak your mind. Send your submissions, anywhere from 50 to 500 words, to Raina Clark, MarineNews managing editor, at rainaclark@marinelink.com. Please include your name, title, company and daytime phone number.

MarineNews Launches Letters to the Editor

Marine News is launching its new Executive Corner, providing workboat industry executives with a place to be heard. This letters-to-the-editor section will feature readers’ opinion pieces on industry topics such as legislation, finance, industry tradition, innovation and any other issue that motivates you to speak your mind. Send your submissions, anywhere from 50 to 500 words, to Raina Clark, MarineNews managing editor, at rainaclark@marinelink.com. Please include your name, title, company and daytime phone number.

Wanted: Ocean Technology ‘Disruptors’

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Technology ‘Disruption’ is the name of the game in ocean technology in 2017, and in-step with Marine Technology Reporter’s 12th Annual “MTR100”, the editors this year will single out the 20 top “Disruptors” of 2017. If you believe your company has a technology or system that should be featured in this special ocean technology focus, skip the online MTR100 application process and email editorial director Greg Trauthwein (trauthwein@marinelink.com) or Managing Editor Eric Haun (haun@marinelink.com) directly.

Editor’s Note

The future of the U.S. Navy is pictured on this month’s cover, the three designs that will battle to become the reality known as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) — a family of up to 60 (relatively) small, fast, flexible vessels designed to serve a major role in the “plug and play” military operations of the future. At press time, the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) was lamenting the fact that the Senate had effectively cut two ships from the President’s 2004 Budget Request — the zeroing of two T-AKE Combat Force Logistics Ships — and was lobbying hard for their reinstatement. The action does appear particularly capricious at this time, considering the tremendous stress already placed upon a short-handed naval force and the exhibition of its dominance in recent overseas matters.

Crowley Maritime Named a Top 3PL Provider Again

Crowley warehouse interior: Photo courtesy of Crowley

For the fifth consecutive year, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s logistics group has been recognized as one of the best-equipped industry providers after being named a 2013 Inbound Logistics Top 100 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Provider. Editors selected Crowley, along with the company’s fellow honorees, from hundreds of candidates, based on its ability to offer diverse operational capabilities, scalability and experience to meet readers' unique supply chain and logistics needs. "This…

INTERTANKO appoints Bill Box as Managing Editor

INTERTANKO has appointed Bill Box as Managing Editor for the Association. Bill Box (49) joins INTERTANKO after a long career within shipping and the trade press. Bill started his career in 1973 when he joined the Pomme shipping agency in Port de Bouc in France, where, over a period of four years, he spent time learning about the industry at the sharp end. He later gained experience in S&P broking, tanker chartering and scheduling with companies such as H. Clarkson, Marathon Oil, Gulf Shipping, Troodos and Teekay Shipping. This was then followed by 12 years of journalism with Seatrade and Seatrends. INTERTANKO’s Managing Director Dr. “We have known Bill for many years and are delighted to have secured his services as Managing Editor.

Mobile BWT Facility Begins Operations

MERC Mobile Test Platform is a retrofitted barge that will allow ballast water treatment systems to be evaluated.

MARAD helps to fund Mobile Ballast Water Testing Facility. The Maritime Administration, along with the Maritime Environmental Resource Center and Maryland Port Administration, has dedicated a new facility to study the effectiveness of technology to treat invasive species in ballast water. The Mobile Test Platform is a retrofitted barge that will allow ballast water treatment systems to be evaluated in a natural setting at different locations in the Chesapeake Bay region. MARAD provided $1.2 million to help develop the new facility…

Yamaha Outboards Recognized as Best Buy

Three Yamaha four-stroke outboards, the Yamaha V MAX SHO® VF200, the Yamaha V MAX SHO® VF225 and the Yamaha V MAX SHO® VF250 have been awarded a Consumers Digest Best Buy rating. “The V MAX SHO® family incorporates plasma-fusion technology that allows them to be particularly efficient, powerful and light.”In determining the ratings, the editors of Consumers Digest considered performance, efficiency and design. “The VF200 SHO is the least expensive model in the SHO series, which delivers the best horsepower-to-weight ratio of any outboard-engine series that we evaluated,” said the editors of Consumers Digest. Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S.

SMC Named 'Top 100 Logistics IT Provider'

According to the magazine, SMC was selected because its solutions work tactically to master supply chain transactions, as well as strategically to act as a change agent to drive the enterprise to more closely match demand to supply. SMC is a leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. Every April, Inbound Logistics editors draw from a pool of more than 300 companies—using questionnaires, personal interviews and other research—and recognize 100 winning technology providers. “Our selections were based on how transformative logistics IT solutions impact all business activities and drive integration across internal processes…

New Book: George Washington’s Secret Navy

George Washington’s Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea, by James L. Nelson has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for excellence in naval literature. The book is published by McGraw-Hill Professional. In making the announcement, William Schmidt, Commander of the New York Commandery of the Naval Order said, “This book illuminates a series of little known yet crucial events during the early stages of the American Revolution. The book’s editor, Jon Eaton, said, “As James L. Nelson’s editor for George Washington’s Secret Navy, I’m delighted by the book’s selection for The Samuel Eliot Morison Award. I count myself one of the most enthusiastic among Jim’s legion of fans.

Port Everglades Named 'Best US Homeport' by Magazine

Port Everglades: Photo CCL

For the second consecutive year, Port Everglades has received the 'Editor-In-Chief Award' award from Porthole Cruise Magazine as the best departure port in the country. Porthole’s 2014 Editor-in-Chief Awards are presented to companies in the cruise and travel industry that have gone above and beyond in terms of service, quality, and excellence. The awards are featured in the February 2014 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine, and online. “We are truly honored that Porthole has again chosen Port Everglades for this prestigious award…

Finalists of Wind Propulsion Innovations Awards

Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016 Image IWSA

The International Windship Association (IWSA) has announced the shortlist, selected by shipping industry experts, for the inaugural Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016 and voting is now open to everyone to select the winners in three categories – Innovation, Technology User and Research. The Lifetime Achievement Award is a closed vote for IWSA members. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the SMM2016 on 8th September 2016 in Hamburg. The Wind Propulsion Innovation…

Editor's Note

While many facets of the maritime market remain stuck in the doldrums, the passenger vessel end of the market is one which should continue to expand robustly through the coming year and far beyond. The cruise ship market continues its stampede forward, with 13 new ships and more than 16,000 berths coming on line in 1999 and 14 ships and more than 18,600 new berths scheduled to be delivered in 2000. On the smaller passenger vessel side, a significant development occurred last month when Australia’s Austal Ships announced its new partnership with Bender Shipbuilding to construct a new facility in the Mobile area and vigorously pursue both passenger vessel and government contracts.

Editor’s Note

I was in New Orleans last month to give a presentation dubbed “Maritime and the Media” at the GICA annual convention. Stereotypical stale introduction jokes aside (evidently, not many had heard this one, as it actually produced some laughter), the presentation gave me unencumbered time to assess what we do here, in the broad perspective. Now many, including the guy who signs my check, might assume that this is an ongoing rather than isolated process. But like many of you reading this, the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly job of multi-tasking, infinite deadlines and continual troubleshooting despite the best laid plans often leaves pondering “the big picture” low on the list.

Former Congresswoman Honored by Maryland Senate for Port Efforts

Former U.S. Congresswoman and maritime authority Helen Delich Bentley was honored by the Maryland State Senate for her tireless efforts to promote Baltimore's port and "make government work for all' by helping the Port realize its economic development potential. Bentley, a past chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, spoke passionately of her decades of public service on behalf of the Port in receiving the First Citizen Award on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. As maritime editor of The Baltimore Sun, she operated in "the battle zones so that our great Port of Baltimore could compete with New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk," and simultaneously produced, edited and narrated the TV series "The Port That Built a City and State," which ran for 15 years.

V.Ships Awarded Sakhalin Tankers Contract

Primorsk Shipping Corporation of Nakhodka (PRISCO) has awarded V.Ships a contract for the full technical management of three ice-class tankers. These vessels will be on long-term time charter to the Sakhalin-1 Consortium for operations in Phase 1 of the Sakhalin-1 Project, operated by Exxon Neftegas Limited, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil. Following a call for tenders from Exxon Neftegas Limited in November 2002, for a series of five new building ice-class shuttle tankers, V.Ships Consulting was hired by PRISCO to assist them in it’s bid to build these aframax size vessels. This assistance included development of the vessel specifications and assistance in reviewing the shipyard offers.

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Dec 2017 - The Great Ships of 2017

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