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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Maritime Professional News

St. Louis: the heartland’s intermodal hub hosts two industry events

On the IMX tradeshow floor: Scania USA Sales Manager (Marine) Al Alcala and MarineNews Editor Joseph Keefe this week got together to discuss current trends in propulsion.

The 5th annual inland IMX show coincides with the first ever FreightWeek STL. For transport professionals, supply chain stakeholders and inland operators alike, there was something for everyone. St. Louis, MO: This week’s IMX inland marine industry tradeshow may have been the primary focus for inland stakeholders, but there were many more reasons to be here in St. Louis. Parallel with and coordinating with the 5th annual event was the weeklong FreightWeek STL event intended to spotlight freight and transportation industries, opportunities and to underscore the St.

Amy Beavers Appointed to MERPAC

Amy Beavers: Photo credit MPT

Maritime Professional Training V-P of Regulatory Compliance, Amy Beavers, appointed to serve on Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). Maritime Professional Training announced that Amy Beavers has received a federal appointment from Secretary Napolitano to serve in the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). The committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), via the Commandant and U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to the training, qualification, licensing, certification and fitness of seamen in the merchant marine.

Attracting, Retaining Talent - IRS Shows the Way Forward

IRClass conference in session

At a time when the global shipping industry is going through an unprecedented and extended downturn, the overriding challenge is to stay afloat and wait for the tide to turn. Viewed from the HR perspective, while companies need the competencies and skillsets to stay afloat during the rough timesbut it is also crucial to have the talent pool in place to set the course when the weather improves. Recognising the importance of attracting and retaining talent in the maritime industry…

Maritime Risk - Live Webcast

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. The Maritime Risk - Live Webcast is presented by American Public University and MaritimeProfessional. Participants learn how to overcoming uncertainty and meet compliance standards by empowering individuals. Maritime stakeholders face complex day-to-day challenges. Maintaining a healthy bottom line in the face of a myriad of regulatory, environmental, and operational risks has become job number one. Preventing the loss of vessel and crew from acts of piracy, catastrophic accidents, natural disasters, or the loss of infrastructure resulting in down time – which hinders or suspends essential activities – are just some of the tasks confronting today’s maritime professional.

Maritime Risk - Live Webcast

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. The Maritime Risk - Live Webcast is presented by American Public University and MaritimeProfessional. Participants learn how to overcoming uncertainty and meet compliance standards by empowering individuals. Maritime stakeholders face complex day-to-day challenges. Maintaining a healthy bottom line in the face of a myriad of regulatory, environmental, and operational risks has become job number one. Preventing the loss of vessel and crew from acts of piracy, catastrophic accidents, natural disasters, or the loss of infrastructure resulting in down time – which hinders or suspends essential activities – are just some of the tasks confronting today’s maritime professional.

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.

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.

Maritime Professional Magazine Debuts at CMA

Maritime Risk is the tight focus of the first edition of Maritime Professional magazine; the maritime industry’s newest and most exciting periodical print vehicle. That’s because MarPro – as we fondly refer to it in-house here at the New Wave media group – is set to take you and your clients places that they’ve never been before. And, although we provide the digital edition of this 64-page, information packed magazine for your preview (click here for digital edition), the print edition will also make its debut at the 2011 Connecticut Maritime Association show in Stamford, on 21 March.

Increased Demand for Trained Maritime Professionals

May 22 is National Maritime Day, an observance to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by America's Merchant Marine. However, it is also a time to reflect on a growing industry that is facing needs for highly-skilled mariners. The total value of marine freight is estimated to increase by 43 percent domestically and 67 percent internationally by 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Maritime Administration. At the same time, it is predicted that increased consumer demand for liquid natural gas (LNG) and oil will require newly-skilled mariners, new vessels, and expanded terminal infrastructure. Employment of U.S.

Inaugural Meet of Nautical Institute (Singapore)

Captain Robert McCabe Photo NI

The Nautical Institute (Singapore) has been established as a branch of The Nautical Institute, the international professional organisation for maritime professionals. It will hold its inaugural meeting in the Republic during Maritime Week. The new branch has recently been registered with the Singapore Registry of Societies. It aims to attract maritime professionals from every corner of the industry from Singapore’s widely based maritime sector. A preliminary meeting was held in February this year at which 44 members of The Nautical Institute met to review the Constitution…

MarPro Editor Joe Keefe Appears on Fox Business News

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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    

MPT Launches Maritime Scholarship

Ted Morley (Photo: MPT)

Private maritime training school Maritime Professional Training (MPT) announced the launch of a new annual scholarship, the Morley Family Professional Mariner (MFPM) Founders Grant, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC). Named in honor of Elmer and Beverly Morley, founder and CEO of MPT, respectively, the MFPM Founders Grant will offer a unique opportunity for BGCBC high school-aged youth interested in a possible career in the professional maritime sector to apply for free tuition to attend MPT’s Fort Lauderdale campus to pursue their studies…

Singapore Tops as Leading Maritime Capital

Graph: Menon Publication

Norwegian consulting firm Menon has named Singapore as the world's leading maritime city, according to a Menon Business Economics Group survey. Singapore ranks first based on its business friendly policies, and strategic location on the trade route between Europe and Asia. It emerged first among 15 cities that were benchmarked in five categories: shipping centres, finance and law, technology, ports and logistics, and attractiveness and competitiveness. "With its business-friendly policies and being strategically located on the trade route between Europe and Asia…

Training off Africa

U.S. and French Navy trainers and Cameroonian students on Zodaic crafts make their approach to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) while learning visit, board, search and seizure techniques as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS). APS is a multi-national effort to bring the latest training and techniques to maritime professionals in nine West and Central African countries, to address common threats of illegal fishing, smuggling, and human trafficking. In addition to maritime training, APS will perform more than 20 humanitarian projects in the region. (U.S.

NAUTIS Simulator Delivered to Taiwan University

Shipbridge announced as new distributing partner. VSTEP, in cooperation with its distributing partner Shipbridge, have successfully delivered and installed a NAUTIS desktop simulator at the National Taiwan Ocean University in Keelung, Taiwan. The Ocean University is a leading institute for maritime education and oceanographic studies in Taiwan. It also harbours the department of merchant marine and the department of shipping & transportation management. After careful evaluation of the simulator market, the Taiwan Ocean University selected NAUTIS for its high quality and efficient maritime simulation and training, combined with superior visuals and affordability. The simulator will be used to train university maritime students and maritime professionals in shiphandling and manoeuvring.

US DP Training Lab Launches NI Accredited Course

MPT DP Lab: Photo courtesy of MPT

Fort Lauderdale based Maritime Professional Training (MPT) has announced accreditation from The Nautical Institute as a Dynamic Positioning (DP) Training facility, joining authorized organizations both in the U.S. and worldwide to offer training in this specialized maitime skill. The inaugral course began recently. MPT has completed installation of a state-of-the-art DP training lab utilizing Marine Technologies (MT) system software with multiple models to provide training…

MPT to Break Ground on 25,000-sq.-ft. Expansion

Captain Ted Morley, COO of Maritime Professional Training

For anyone keeping score, the south Florida maritime training and education infrastructure is enjoying rapid growth, driven largely by an outreach for lucrative offshore oil and gas training and education business. Case in point, today Maritime Professional Training (MPT)—the largest private maritime training school in the nation— said it selected Fort Lauderdale-based Gulf Building Corp. as the general contractor for the construction of its planned 25,000-square-foot facility expansion at its Fort Lauderdale campus.

Obituary: Elmer Morley - Founder, Maritime Professional Training

Elmer Morley (Photo: MPT)

Elmer Morley, Maritime Professional Training’s founder, long time chief engineering instructor, father, grandfather, great grandfather and loving husband, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in the early morning hours August 17. He departed holding the hand of his wife, Beverly, and gazing into her loving eyes. His other great loves were his family and Maritime Professional Training, the school he founded in 1983. Morley will be honored with a public service at Rio Vista Community Church, located at 880 S. Federal Hwy in Fort Lauderdale at 2pm on Saturday, August 22.

VSTEP Launches Ship Simulator Professional

VSTEP launched Ship Simulator Professional, an interactive training tool for maritime professional. Ship Simulator Professional connects standard navigation equipment and software to the Ship Simulator game. Ship Simulator Professional builds on the success of Ship Simulator 2006, a game which allows users to navigate various vessel types through major global ports and waterways. Through Ship Simulator Professional players can follow the vessel’s position, direction and speed on an electronic chart. Ship Simulator Professional outputs NMEA signals, which can be picked up by any NMEA compliant device, like ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems).

Maritime Professional Q4 Edition Available

Wind Assist Technology: Pipe Dream or Reality? Barry Parker examines wind assisted propulsion in commercial ships. LNG Impacts Ship Design: The use of LNG as a marine fuel is changing ship and boat design. Maritime Recruitment: The Shipyard Roundtable: Leading shipyard recruiters weigh in on trends in U.S. shipyard recruitment.

Will Watson joins AdvanFort as President

William (Will) Watson, AdvanFort president.

Maritime professional will lead the next generation of global security solutions. The AdvanFort Company today announced that maritime professional William Hughes (Will) Watson has joined the company as president. Will comes to AdvanFort from the Office of the Maritime Administrator of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) where he has been Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs and Special Agent since 2009. Additionally, Will served as delegate of the RMI to the United Nations…

Ship Simulator Professional v2.0 Introduced

Simulation developer VSTEP announces the worldwide release of their maritime training and simulation software Ship Simulator Professional v2.0 and Instructor Station at the International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability - MARSIM '09, in Panama. Aimed at maritime professionals, Ship Simulator Professional uses interactive 3D technology from the computer gaming industry to offer a high quality, professional maritime training and simulation tool. With highly realistic 3D visuals and maximum flexibility, Ship Simulator Professional software can be used in a wide range of setups, ranging from single or classroom use on standard desktop PC's to a completely integrated full mission bridge setup or a combination of all. (www.shipsimpro.com)

Joe Keefe Joins MaritimeProfessional.com

Joseph A. Keefe, former Editor in Chief of The Maritime Executive magazine and the MarEx e-newsletter, has joined MaritimeProfessional as its leading commentator. "Joe Keefe is a globally respected maritime journalist who brings a wealth of industry insight and knowledge to MaritimeProfessional," said Greg Trauthwein, Editor and Associate Publisher with New Wave Media, producers of MaritimeProfessional (and MarineLink.com). Keefe brings more than thirty years of experience in…

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