STEM is so 'Yesterday’s News'
Recently I was attending the United Nations Science Technology and Innovation conference (STI Forum). While I attended to present on Wave Energy Conversion, the main subject at the conference was STEM education and STEM gender inequality. Almost every country in the world reports a lack of available STEM educated workers, and also reports that they have had problems engaging the non-male population in STEM professions.The discussions were extremely far and wide ranging, but when all was said and done…
Rolls-Royce to Power New York's Newest Luxury Ferry
Rolls-Royce has won a contract to supply power and propulsion to New York’s newest and largest high-speed luxury ferry. The catamaran, operated by New Jersey based Seastreak, will carry up to 600 passengers between Monmouth County, N.J. and Wall Street in less than 40 minutes at a top speed of 35 knots. Power comes from four high-speed MTU diesel engines type 12V 4000 M64 from Rolls-Royce. The engines will be EPA Tier III compliant and offer the lowest emissions on the market. The four engines will drive four Rolls-Royce Kamewa 63S4 waterjets, providing both reliability and redundancy.
Mobile Dredging Bags Shark River Contract
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded a $7.6 million contract to dredge the Shark River in Monmouth County after the effects of Superstorm Sandy created a greater need to complete the long-delayed project. Mobile Dredging and Pumping Co. of Chester, Pa. will remove approximately 102,000 cubic yards of sediment comprised of sand and silt to "restore the state channels to allow safe passage for recreational and commercial traffic," according to a state release.
Troy Container Line Expands Export Dept.
Troy Container Line Ltd., one of the largest American-owned NVOCCs, announced the expansion of its LCL Export Department with the hiring of Teresa Becker, Miguel Odria and Brian O’Malley in the company’s Red Bank, N.J. headquarters. Becker, Odria and O’Malley’s roles will focus on three key aspects of the business: documentation, customer relations and operations to meet the heightened demand of the company’s continually expanding exports division. “Our strength is in our team's shared dedication to our customers.
O’Reilly Named Troy Line Expert Supervisor
Troy Container Line Ltd., one of the largest American-owned NVOCCs, today announced the promotion of Leeanne O’Reilly to Export Supervisor at Troy Container Line. Based in the company’s Red Bank, N.J. office, O’Reilly will oversee the unification of the FCL and LCL Export departments. In this position, she will work closely with the sales team to ensure the superior customer service the company is known for, as the Troy export department continues to evolve to meet the needs of clients worldwide.
NJ Governor Christie: $11M Ferry Building Deal for Tuckahoe Shipyard
New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie, State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone, NY Waterway President & Founder Arthur E. Imperatore and Yank Marine President & Founder John C. Yank Jr. of Tuckahoe today announced an $11 million contract to build two state-of-the-art ferries, the first NY Waterway ferries built in the Garden State since the Weehawken-based ferry service started service December 3, 1986. The new catamaran ferries, financed by NY Waterway…
Delaware Port Community Supports 'Sandy' Victims
Delaware River Port Community schedule a one-day donation drive. Organizers from private and public sector port businesses and agencies throughout the tri-state region have scheduled a one-day donation drive for Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 8:00am – 5:00pm, to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. There are drop-off locations at Philadelphia's Wholesale Produce Market, Gloucester's Marine Terminal, and Wilmington's Chase Center on the Riverfront. The efforts will support several New Jersey charitable and relief organizations, such as the Salvation Army, and the United Way of Monmouth County. “We in the Delaware River Valley were extremely lucky that Sandy caused little to no damage in our area,” said Kurt Ferry, of Greenwich Terminals.
MTA of NJ Awards Scholarships
The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) Foundation awarded three education scholarships to outstanding students pursuing careers in the marine industry. The MTA/NJ Foundation was established to help promote boating safety and education and to raise funds for a new Education Scholarship to encourage education in the marine trades field. This is the fourth year that the Association has been able to award scholarships to deserving students. A $3,000 MTA/NJ scholarship was awarded to Dylan Giombetti. Giombetti is graduating from Lacey Township High School in Lanoka Harbor and plans to pursue a degree in Business Management and follow the footsteps of his family and join their marina business, Silver Cloud Harbor Marina in Forked River.
Inter-Agency Partners Begin Oil Spill Clean up Efforts
An unidentified source of heavy oil washed up on the shore Tuesday between Shark River Inlet, Monmouth County, and Seaside Heights, Ocean County, prompting the Coast Guard and other federal, state and local officials to begin clean-up efforts. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office/Group Philadelphia along with the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team, N.J. Department of Environmental protection, Bradley, Neptune, Asbury Park and Avon Offices of Emergency Response, New Jersey State Police, Tri-State Bird Rescue, and numerous other groups are currently responding to the spill that spans the 12-mile stretch of shoreline. The spill was reported Tuesday afternoon by New Jersey State Police.
Seastreak New Jersey To Be Christened
Local and state dignitaries will converge on the Monmouth County waterfront to take part in the official unveiling and christening of the M/V SeaStreak New Jersey. and East 34th St. in Manhattan. The christening ceremony will be held on Monday, December 10, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina, Pier 6 in Atlantic Highlands. Honoring an ancient tradition and officially naming the vessel will be its Godmother, Miss New Jersey Julie Barber. Among those participating in the ceremony will be a representative of the Coast Guard Reverend Peter Larom of the Seaman's Church in Manhattan. Highlands and South Amboy have also been invited to participate in the festivities.
From Small Commercial Shipyard to Premier
Local and state dignitaries convened on the Monmouth County waterfront to take part in the christening of the Gladding-Hearn built M/V Seastreak New Jersey, a 141-ft. (42.9-m), 400 passenger high speed catamaran which will provide daily commuter service from Atlantic Highlands, and Highlands, N.J., to Pier 11 (Wall Street) and East 34th Street in Manhattan. According to Geoffrey Ede of SeaStreak America, Inc., Seastreak New Jersey and its sister ship Seastreak New York are the fastest diesel powered ferries in the New York Harbor today with service speeds of approximately 45 mph. Our outstanding commuter service into New York will…
SeaStreak For Sale and Closes South Amboy Route
According to an Asbury Park Press report, the parent company of SeaStreak is putting the ferry business up for sale and closing its route between South Amboy and Manhattan. SeaStreak's Monmouth County routes between Highlands and Manhattan and Atlantic Highlands and Manhattan will continue. High fuel costs have hit SeaStreak hard, according to the report. The company is expected to lose $2.7 million this year, including a $1.3 million loss on the South Amboy route. London-based Sea Containers is restructuring its ferries division, which besides SeaStreak, includes ferries in Europe and routes across the English Channel, from England to France. - Asbury Park Press
New High-Speed Ferries For NY Waterway
NY Waterway has ordered four new high-speed ferries from Allen Marine of Sitka, Alaska, and anticipates to have some of the new boats in service this year on new routes, including the East River, according to NY Waterway president Arthur Imperatore, Jr. Known as the Sea Otter class, each of the new ferries will carry 97 passengers at speeds of more than 30 knots, approximately 35 mph. The single hull boats house three water jet engines, as well as a bow-loading feature that (a NY Waterway ferry exclusive) allows safe, efficient passenger loading and unloading. The Otters are constructed to carry commuters from East 90th Street to Wall Street's Pier 11 in 15 minutes, or from Hunterspoint, Queens to Pier 11 in 12 minutes.