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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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MarineNews' MN100 Edition Looms Large in the Porthole

The annual edition of MarineNews MN100 Market Leaders will soon be upon us. The August edition of MarineNews as always takes a close look at the Top 100 companies in the north American, brown water, shallow draft marine industry. Last year’s honorees came from every sector of the waterfront; from naval architects to vessel operators and all the way to OEM providers of every type. Is your firm a Top 100 caliber maritime stakeholder? In order to be considered, you must apply at the link shown below. It is never too early to get started.

MarineNews' MN100 Edition Looms Large in the Porthole

The annual edition of MarineNews MN100 Market Leaders will soon be upon us. The August edition of MarineNews as always takes a close look at the Top 100 companies in the north American, brown water, shallow draft marine industry. Last year’s honorees came from every sector of the waterfront; from naval architects to vessel operators and all the way to OEM providers of every type. Is your firm a Top 100 caliber maritime stakeholder? In order to be considered, you must apply at the link shown below. It is never too early to get started.

Great Workboats of 2017

File Image: One of 2016's Geat Workboats, the Blount-built, U.S. Flag wind Farm Supply Vessel. Will your vessel join this one in 2017? (CREDIT: Blount)

Will your vessel be honored as a “Great Workboat of 2017” in the December 2017 edition of MarineNews? Every year, MarineNews profiles the most outstanding vessels built in shipyards in North America, recognizing builders, owners and designers as leaders in their field. This edition — the much anticipated end-of-the-year edition — generates much excitement, as your work is profiled and delivered to the largest audited b2b maritime industry audience in this genre. The only way to…

Sutherland: NYC Maritime Community Bids Farewell

A memorial service for longtime Maritime Reporter and MarineNews writer/photographer Don Sutherland was held aboard the Mary A. Whalen at Brooklyn’s Red Hook Pier 9B last night. The event to celebrate the life and good works of the popular marine industry figure, who died on May 24,2010 following a brief bout with cancer, drew a crowd from many corners of the local maritime community, as well as an eclectic mix of family, friends and colleagues. Pictured here is the historic tug…

MarPro Editor Joe Keefe Appears on Fox Business News

(Image courtesy: http://video.foxbusiness.com)

Joseph Keefe, editor of Maritime Professional and MarineNews magazines, last night appeared on Fox Business News' "America's Nightly Scoreboard" with David Asman to discuss the scrapping of a pair of U.S. Navy tankers before they were complete. Joe Keefe Appears on Fox Business News    

MN100: Deadline July 1st

MarineNews, the leading voice in the North American Workboat market, will feature 100 leading companies in its August 2014 edition. To be considered, apply at:  http://mn100.maritimemagazine.com/

The August 2014 editon of MarineNews, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, will feature 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners & operators; workboat builders and repairers; product and service providers. Participation is free, but to be considered you must apply, and the deadline of July 1, 2014 is approaching fast. To have your company featured in this edition, please visit:http://mn100.maritimemagazine.com/ Or e-mail Joe Keefe at: Keefe@marinelink.com

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.

SeaHow’s New Generation Skimmer System

New SeaHow skimmer systems can be implemented to almost any work boat over 6m in length. Skimmers are designed to collect both light and heavy oils efficiently. These features provide totally new operational efficiencies especially for near shore and coastal oil spill response. The system fosters efficient utilization of existing work boats and vessels in oil spill response.         www.seahow.net (As published in the May 2015 edition of MarineNews - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

MarineNews Editor's Note

MarineNews Editor Joseph Keefe

Pop Quiz: Think back to the last time that U.S. Shipyards were operating at the breakneck pace now being seen from coast to coast. Now, think about that in context of slowing global demand brought on by overbuilt bluewater sectors. Next, factor in the breathtaking newbuild programs underway in the offshore support, inland marine and Jones Act sectors. And, don’t forget the increasing demand from foreign operators who, more and more, are beginning to understand that U.S. shipyards can build economically in series, for export and with quality that matches or exceeds global standards.

Active Regulatory Projects

The September hearing held by the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation centered on maritime transportation regulations and their ultimate impact on safety, security, jobs and the environment. As various industry advocates used the public venue as a vehicle to vent and for elected officials to call attention to various ‘rice bowl’ agendas, the scope and breadth of the regulatory labyrinth being endured by the domestic maritime industry became fully evident. A primary focus of the meeting involved ongoing delays at DHS and the U.S.

The MN100 Selection Process is Underway

Tell Us About Your Company. The first annual MarineNews 100 will feature the Leading Companies serving the North American Shallow Draft Market. Appearing in the August 2014 print edition, the feature will highlight the best companies in a myriad of categories, including shipyards, equipment manufacturers, vessel operators, service providers, training providers, and much more. In order to be considered, you must apply. Simply click on the link below to get started. If you and your company are making waves in the shallow draft markets, then it is time to let others know about it.

Protecting Your Right to a ‘Bon Voyage’

The National Transportation Safety Board’s Earl F. Weener responds to our March 2014 MarineNews BY THE NUMBERS feature, entitled “Passenger Vessel Safety Record Defies NTSB Hit List.” The NTSB Board Member takes issue with the inference that their scrutiny of the record of passenger vessel safety is misplaced and should be better directed elsewhere. Naturally, we still think otherwise. Each year, the NTSB issues a Most Wanted List of safety advocacy priorities. This year, one of the top priorities is to advance passenger vessel safety. Why? Because when people step onto a ferry, sightseeing boat, or cruise ship, they have a right to a ‘bon voyage’ — literally, a “good trip” and figuratively, a “safe trip” — whether in their daily commutes or on a family cruise.

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…

New Security Regs Will Challenge

(Photo Credit: U.S. On July 1, 2003 the Coast Guard published in the Federal Register the long anticipated regulations concerning maritime port and vessel security. This is a major rulemaking printed in seven separate individual rulemakings. These rulemakings concern compliance with provisions of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) and implementation of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO's) International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. The regulations incorporate the ISPS Code into the domestic maritime trade. For more, see full published article in the August 11, 2003 edition of MarineNews.

They Said It ... Paul N. Jaenichen, U.S. Maritime Administrator

Paul N. Jaenichen, Maritime Administrator

"Billions of dollars are being invested to meet the demands of oil production, and nearly 30 large, self-propelled, oceangoing Jones Act-eligible tankers and containerships are under construction or are on-order at U.S. Shipyards. Although times are good, throughout history, shipbuilding has followed a very cyclical pattern. Right now we are experiencing a big upswing in smaller vessels, offshore supply vessels, and large commercial ships. However, if we don’t reinforce a stable shipbuilding base, we’re going to face a similar crisis during the next downturn. Paul N. U.S.

MN100 Edition Deadline Fast Approaching

The August 2015 edition of MarineNews, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, will feature 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators, workboat builders and repairers, and product and service providers. Is your firm a top 100 workboat, brown water or inland enterprise? Participation is free, but in order to be considered you must apply at the link shown below - and time is running out quickly. We must have your entry this week. July 10th is the last day for entries to be considered.

MarineLink's Joe Keefe Sounds off on Oregon Public Broadcasting

MarineNews and Maritime Logistics Professional Editor Joseph Keefe

MarineNews and Maritime Logistics Professional Editor Joseph Keefe on Thursday spent ten minutes with Oregon Public Broadcasting to discuss the fate and the future of Oregon's only deep water port. Listen in to find out more. As ICTSI Oregon, Inc. and the Port of Portland mutually agreed to terminate a 25-year lease agreement to operate the container facility at the Port’s Terminal 6, the agreement allows ICTSI Oregon to be relieved of its long-term lease obligations effective March 31, 2017, pending approval by the Port Commission.

Quote of the Day: Subchapter M

 Jennifer A. Carpenter, Executive Vice President & COO,  American Waterways Operators (Photo: AWO)

As the American Waterways Operators (AWO) convenes itsSpring Convention & Annual Membership Meeting today through Thursday in Washington, D.C., at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, today's "Quote of the Day" comes from AWO's Jennifer Carpenter, excerpted from her interview set to appear in the May 2016 edition of MarineNews. "It is absolutely time to get Subchapter M published. Jennifer A.

MN100: MOPS Marine License Insurance

MOPS manager Randy O'Neill (Photo: MOPS Marine License Insurance)

Since 1935, MOPS Marine License Insurance has defended the USCG licenses of mariners operating in every maritime sector in the United States. Its network of over 80 maritime law firms, representing almost 200 experienced maritime attorneys, provides MOPS policyholders with personal legal representation from the marine casualty to final disposition. MOPS provides Unlimited License Defense, Full or Partial Income Protection, Civil Legal Defense, Civil Penalty Defense, Criminal Defense, Professional Liability, and Professional Equipment/Instruments Protection. The firm has 12 employees.

Marine News Editor's Note, July 2015

This edition of MarineNews headlines the increasingly diverse articulated tug-barge (AT/B) units which are beginning to make up a large percentage of the domestic merchant fleet. Conventional, less expensive towed barges are much slower than the traditional ships they replaced. That’s one reason that ATB’s are here to stay. The demand for the now familiar AT/B grew out of the need for low cost, safe, reliable, and more rapid marine transportation. That story begins on page 23. It turns out that safety is important to just about everyone.

Marine News: June Editor's Note

The month of June brings many things; among them sunshine, the beginning of summer and ultimately, a clearer picture of where industry is headed next. The June edition of MarineNews is also our Combat & Patrol Craft Annual, as well as being chock full of inland news. That means something for everyone, which jolts me to remind all of our readers that the second annual MN100 – our look at the top 100 market leaders for our workboat sector – is just around the corner in our August edition. Is your firm MN100 worthy?

Marine News July Editor's Note

I couldn’t possibly kick off this edition of MarineNews without first acknowledging – and applauding – the passage of the long-awaited, much needed Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). Signed into law by the President on June 10th, the bill gives the domestic waterfront a much improved vehicle from which it can get onto the important business of rehabilitating the nation’s waterways and infrastructure. Beyond this, I can’t think of a single sector of our core readership that won’t eventually be impacted in a positive way by this news.

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