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19 Feb 2020

Calhoun Steps In as WCI's Interim President/CEO

Deb Calhoun (Photo: WCI)

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) Senior Vice President Deb Calhoun has taken over as Interim President/CEO, effective February 18, 2020, following the retirement of President/CEO Michael J. Toohey.To begin the process to select a permanent President/CEO, an executive search firm will be retained and later announced, WCI said.Calhoun has been with WCI since its founding in 2003, and with its predecessor organization Waterways Work!, and has been instrumental in managing WCI’s overall portfolio and communicating its successes and priorities.

05 Feb 2020

Vattenfall Steps Up Offshore Wind Market

CEO Magnus Hall and CFO Anna Borg. Photo: Vattenfall

Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall said that it had reached a number of important milestones during the year 2019. In Denmark the Horns Rev 3 (407 MW) wind farm was inaugurated, and construction was started on Kriegers Flak (605 MW), said European energy company."In the Netherlands we had the winning tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 (~750 MW). We will develop and operate this project together with the first stage, Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2, entirely without subsidies…

28 Jan 2020

Ulstein Floats Out Offshore Wind Vessel

Photo: Ulstein

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has floated out the hull of a wind farm support vessel it is building for Bernard Schulte.The service operation vessel (SOV), yard number 315 at Ulstein Verft, was floated out from the yard’s dock hall on Sunday afternoon.The hybrid vessel has now been positioned in the outer dock for further outfitting and testing."The painting of the vessel’s exterior was completed prior to the float-out. The commissioning stage of the project is ongoing, the switchboards have been powered up and main engines started.

14 Jan 2020

Nor-Shipping Appoints Norvik

Sidsel Norvik  (Photo: Nor-Shipping)

Nor-Shipping has appointed Sidsel Norvik to the new role of Commercial Director. Norvik joins following a stint as CEO of Energy Show Norway, two decades as Commercial Director for Upstream, and 10 years with Recharge, a news platform for renewable energy. Norvik will now be charged with working on exhibition sales and spearheading Nor-Shipping‚Äôs ground-breaking Blue Economy Hall, promoting the ‚ÄėBlue Talks‚Äô and showcasing firms and ideas that accelerate innovation, competency and sustainable business opportunities.Nor-Shipping 2021 takes place at the 22,500 sq.

18 Dec 2019

Ulstein Painting SOV Windea TBN

Image: Ulstein Verft

Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein is currently carrying out the paint work on Bernhard Schulte’s new service operation vessel (SOV), the 'Windea TBN'.The SOV, which was launched on 15 October 2016, for the offshore wind industry was docked into our dock hall on 8 December 2019.The hull of the vessel arrived Ulstein Verft in September 2019 and in the last few months the work has been focused on accommodation, electrical installations, painting of technical areas and outfitting.After the hull had been towed into the dock hall…

24 Nov 2019

Global Dream Reaches Wismar

Photo: MV Werften Wismar GmbH

Hong Kong‚ÄďGerman shipbuilding company MV Werften announced that the 216 m long hull of the ‚ÄúGlobal Dream‚ÄĚ arrive safely at its Wismar location after a nearly 50-mile tow.The midsection of the Global Dream, which was towed from Rostock-Warnemunde will be assembled and fitted out for Dream Cruises at Wismar facility.‚ÄúWe‚Äôre glad that the entire transport procedure ‚Äď from undocking in Warnemünde to securing in the dock hall ‚Äď proceeded so smoothly,‚ÄĚ said Peter Fetten, CEO of Werften. ‚ÄúThe haulage job was a milestone in the production plan.

22 Nov 2019

Harry DeWolf's Sea Trials Underway

Pic: Royal Canadian Navy

Halifax Shipyard has commenced initial builder’s sea trials for Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Harry DeWolf.The lead AOPS departed Halifax Shipyard at 0945 and, using its diesel-electric engines, moved to the Bedford Basin to start initial builder’s sea trails associated with anchor handling, the integrated bridge and navigation system (IBNS), fin stabilizers, Multi-Role Rescue Boat (MRRB) launch and recovery, and communication systems.Initial…

10 Nov 2019

Canada’s 2nd Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship Launched

Image: Halifax Shipyard

The Royal Canadian Navy’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched yesterday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Halifax Shipyard.The launch of the second of six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy, marks a significant milestone for Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the revitalization of the Royal Canadian Navy’s combatant fleet.The 103-metre future HMCS Margaret Brooke transitioned from Halifax Shipyard’s land level facility to a submersible barge on Nov.

08 Nov 2019

TeleSense Debuts Advanced Grain Monitoring System

AdobeStock / © Igor Strukov

Purpose-Built for New Grain Storage Challenges Brought on by Climate Change and Geopolitical Tensions, the Cellular SensorSpear Monitors and Protects Post-Harvest Grain.TeleSense, a post-harvest grain monitoring innovator, today announced the general availability of its Cellular SensorSpear‚ĄĘ to give grain managers and barge operators an easy and reliable way to accurately monitor stored grain, ensuring grain quality while reducing spoilage and safety concerns. TeleSense is showcasing the Cellular SensorSpear at Agritechnica in Hanover Germany‚Ķ

15 Oct 2019

OP/ED: Farm Facts

AdobeStock / © Igor Strukov

USDA Study Underscores Value of Inland Waterways to U.S. Agriculture.On August 28, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) for Civil Works R.D. James toured Mel Price Locks and Dam in Alton, Illinois, and held a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the importance of the waterways,  agriculture and the U.S. economy. At the event, Secretary Perdue briefed agricultural and waterways stakeholders on a newly released study ‚Äď Importance of Inland Waterways to U.S. Agriculture ‚Äď from the U.S.

26 Sep 2019

Offshore Wind takes Center Stage at SUNY Maritime

From Left: Julia Bovey, Director of External Affairs, Equinor Wind US; Fred Zalcman, Head of Market Development, √ėrsted; Greg Trauthwein, Editor & Associate Publisher Maritime Reporter & Engineering News; Doug Copeland, Senior Manager for Offshore Wind, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind; Eric Johansson, SUNY Maritime; Alan Hannah, Deputy CEO, Vineyard Wind; and, John Arntzen, Chair, Maritime Industry Museum.

More than 300 executives from the maritime industry, government and academia filled the conference hall at SUNY Maritime as the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler jointly hosted "Offshore Wind Power: Planning For America‚Äôs Ocean Energy" today in New York.I was pleased to facilitate the lead panel entitled "East Coast Wind Farm Overview ‚Äď Status of Industry,‚ÄĚ a panel which featured executives from four of the leading companies which are investing and working to make offshore wind power a reality in the U.S.‚Ķ

12 Sep 2019

WISTA UK, ABP Host 'Women in Maritime'

ABP Chief HR Officer, Alison Rumsey speaks at the ABP-WISTA UK reception in City Hall during London International Shipping Week. Photo: ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK's largest port operator, teamed up with the Women in International Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA UK) to organize a reception to promote the ongoing effort to drive gender diversity across the maritime industry.The event celebrated the progress made to date and discussed ways to accelerate this momentum, it said.Set in London's iconic City Hall building during the first day of London International Shipping Week (LISW), London's premier shipping industry conference…

03 Sep 2019

SMM 2020 Publishes Maritime Industry Report

File Image: SMM

‚ÄúDriving the maritime transition‚ÄĚ: In times of the global climate debate and the digital transformation, SMM 2020 will once again be the focal point for decision-makers in the maritime industry.Topics that are currently high on the industry's agenda are highlighted in the new issue of the SMM Maritime Industry Report: Shipping, shipbuilding and supplier companies are especially interested in alternative propulsion technologies and attractive niche markets.The year 2020 marks a major turning point in international shipping: On January 1‚Ķ

29 Aug 2019

USDA Releases Powerful Inland Waterways Study

File Image: WCI

WCI/NGFA Urge NESP Infrastructure Project to Move Forward.The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) today commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for releasing a significant new study that quantifies the cost-savings and competitive advantages that would accrue from investing in long-delayed improvements to inland waterways locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois River system.The study, entitled, Importance of Inland Waterways to U.S.

23 Aug 2019

Scandinavia's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

From left to right: CEO of Vattenfall Magnus Hall, Chairman of Vattenfall Lars G. Nordstr√∂m, HRH Crown Prince of Denmark, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan J√łrgensen and pupils from Hvide Sande School. Photo: JESPER VOLDGAARD

European energy giant Vattenfall opened Scandinavia‚Äôs largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3.The 49 wind turbines on the Horns Rev 3 also represent Vattenfall‚Äôs and Denmark‚Äôs largest offshore wind farm, which is located 25-40 kilometers off Denmark‚Äôs west coast in the North Sea.Yesterday (22 August 2019), Crown Prince of Denmark accompanied by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and the Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen officially opened Denmark‚Äôs, Scandinavia‚Äôs‚Ķ

21 Aug 2019

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčTrelleborg Relocates to Accommodate Growth

Photo: Trelleborg

Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has relocated its headquarters and Dubai marine fender sales operation to Jafza One, a new, premium commercial complex in the heart of Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai in the UAE.The move to a larger office space follows the formation in quarter one 2019 of Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation, formerly Trelleborg Marine Systems. In addition to its marine solutions, the operation has widened its remit to include Trelleborg’s infrastructure operation as well as its Qingdao-based sales office and manufacturing facility…

26 Jul 2019

Interferry Charts a Course for Growth

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains why the global trade association is poised to take its work to the next level.

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains why the global trade association is poised to take its work to the next level.While I respect the mantra of cautious optimism, I can’t help feeling genuinely excited that 2019 could prove to be a milestone year in the continuing growth of Interferry’s influence as the global voice of the ferry industry. We’ve come a long way since our US origins in 1976 as what was essentially a networking movement, but developments in recent months already suggest we are on course for yet more enhancement of our present-day worldwide networking and lobbying relationships.

08 Jul 2019

Toddler Falls to Death from RCCL Cruise Ship

According to multiple media reports including CNN, an 18-month-old toddler fell 150 ft. to her death from the deck of Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas while the ship was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico.CNN, which cited comments from the local port authority spokesperson, reported that the incident occurred in a dining hall on deck 11 of the ship when the toddler's grandfather sat the girl in a window but subsequently lost his balance.

28 Jun 2019

Debra Searle to Speak at Shipping Week.

Debra Searle. Photo: Ship Money

ShipMoney announced that Debra Searle has been engaged as its keynote speaker at London International Shipping Week as part of promoting the theme ‚ÄúEmpowering Women in the Maritime Community‚ÄĚ.As the youngest woman to row SOLO across the Atlantic Ocean, Debra has an amazing story to tell of 30 foot waves, killer sharks and very near misses with cargo ships. As if that was not enough, she had to contend with the debilitating loneliness of knowing that her support ship was often‚Ķ

27 Jun 2019

NorShipping 2019: A ‚ÄúKoselig‚ÄĚ Event

Dr. Kirsi Tikka, Executive Vice President and Senior Maritime Advisor at ABS (foreground) and Niklas Carlen from MSI and Gurinder Singh from ABS (background) during the announcement of the Setting the Course to Low Carbon Shipping vision document. Photo Credit: Joseph DiRenzo

"Koselig" is a Norwegian adjective used to describe situations that give a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation. The NorShipping exhibition and conference, one of the largest in northern Europe, could definitely be described as koselig. Occurring in Oslo, Norway between June 4-7, 2019, the conference featured close to 1,000 exhibitors from around the world. With the prominently featured Blue Economy Hall, terms such as marine sustainability and environmental ocean awareness held the center stage at a number of the events.

17 Jun 2019

Oakland Port Aims for Zero Emissions

The Port of Oakland, a major container ship facility located in Oakland, California, in the San Francisco Bay, said that its Commissioners have approved an air quality plan intended to drastically cut diesel and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the Port’s maritime operations.Christened as "Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan", it envisions a zero-emissions operation in the future. The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners voted last week to approve the 259-page plan.The Port said that the plan would provide a framework for maritime development for the next 30 years. The plan calls for changes in equipment, operations, fuels…

05 Jun 2019

Nor Shipping Gets Sustainability ISO Certification

Photo: DNV GL

Nor-Shipping, a maritime trade fair that has been held in Norway, has been certified as first in maritime industry to ISO’s sustainable event standard (ISO 20121).At the official opening of Nor-Shipping 2019 in the City Hall of Oslo, Group President and CEO of DNV GL Remi Eriksen presented the Sustainable Event ISO 20121 certificate to the director of Nor-Shipping Per Martin Tanggaard and Gunn Helen Hagen, Managing Director, Norges Varemesse.The maritime exhibition Nor-Shipping is one of the leading international meeting places for the shipping industry for the past 50 years.

03 Jun 2019

DNV GL: Shipping Safety More Vital than Ever

Knut √ėrbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL ‚Äď Maritime, presenting at DNV GL‚Äôs Nor-Shipping press conference in Oslo (Source: DNV GL)

At its Nor-Shipping press conference in Oslo, DNV GL - Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen emphasized the classification society‚Äôs dedication to maritime safety. Although shipping losses have declined over the last decade, challenging markets, demanding environmental regulations, and new technologies threatened to pull the industry‚Äôs focus away from marine safety, he said.‚ÄúIn a time when shipping is rapidly transforming, I believe it is crucial to put our primary focus on safety‚Ķ

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