HII Host Senator's Shipyard Fact-finding Mission
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for a tour of the its's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The senator met with shipbuilders to discuss potential defense budget cuts and learned how they impact NNS' maintenance and construction work. "Compared to the sophistication and the quality of the work that is being done here, the decisions that we have to make to get this budget in a better process and to avoid ugly and non-strategic cutsit's not hard," Kaine said during a press conference following the tour.
HII Host Senators at Newport News Shipbuilding
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosts U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tim Kaine at Newport News Shipbuilding for a tour and discussion on the complexities of shipbuilding. HII President and CEO Mike Petters accompanied the senators on the shipyard tour, which included visits in aircraft carrier and submarine construction facilities and a tour of aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) which is about 62 percent overall complete. (The ship's christening is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2013).
Senator Kaine Tours NNS Apprentice School
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) apprises that it has hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., for a tour of The Apprentice School at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. The visit provided Kaine an opportunity to meet with shipyard and Apprentice School leaders and discuss the importance of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as an alternative to traditional four-year colleges. Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and Newport News Shipbuilding Vice President of Operations Danny Hunley accompanied the senator during the tour…
Virginia Leads US in Shipbuilding Jobs
The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) today joined with the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), to highlight new data that shows Virginia ranks first among all U.S. states in shipbuilding with 63,650 jobs, far and above any other state. These jobs pump more than $5.5 billion into Virginia’s economy every year. The U.S. shipyard industrial base in Virginia and across the nation is vital to America’s national and economic security. Private U.S.
US Sens. Kaine and Reed Visit Newport News Shipbuilding
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) Tuesday for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. The visit provided the senators an opportunity to meet shipbuilders and see construction progress being made on all programs across the shipyard. Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO Mike Petters and Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin were joined by Adm. M.E. Ferguson, vice chief of naval operations, the Hon. Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy, and Rear Adm.
UK Chamber Stand on Seafarers Minimum Wage
The Government's newly issued 'Guide to the application of the Equality Act 2010 and National Minimum Wage for seafarers' does not make any change to legal entitlement for those working in UK waters, the UK Chamber of Shipping advises. "The guide does not amend the law and there has been no change in the entitlement of any seafarer in respect of the National Minimum Wage or the Equality Act. It is hoped that the clarification of the current position provided by the guide will be of use to companies and seafarers…
SHIPS Act: 355 Ship Navy Gets Legislative Mandate
The push to rebuild the U.S. Navy received a boost today when U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Congressman Rob Wittman, R-Va., introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would make it the policy of the United States to achieve the Navy’s requirement of 355 ships. Under the “Securing the Homeland by Increasing our Power on the Seas (SHIPS) Act,” the fleet would be comprised of the optimal mix of platforms, with funding levels subject to annual appropriations. Currently, 276 ships are in the battle fleet.
George H. W. Bush Aircraft Carrier Christened
christened the nation's 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). President of the United States, George H. history to participate in the christening of his namesake ship. to sea," Bush said. the commander in chief to be on board. daughter, Doro Bush Koch. Mrs. sparkling wine across the ship's bow during the ceremony. President George W. during the ceremony as a special guest speaker. George H.W. Virginia Senators John Warner and George Allen; Virginia Gov. Kaine; Adm. Michael Mullen, Chief of Naval Operations; Ronald D. and Mike Petters, president of Northrop Grumman Newport News. aircraft carriers. heat, freezing cold and in the rain," he said. "It is dangerous work. It is difficult and demanding work. And it is noble work.
Chinese Sub near Disputed Islands Stokes Tension with Japan
Japan’s defense minister criticized China on Monday for sailing an advanced stealthy nuclear submarine close to disputed islands claimed by Japan and China, saying the action had stoked tension. The submarine, which Japan detected in the East China Sea, was a 110 meter-long Shang-class vessel, which is able to dive deeper and for longer than older boats and is armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles, according to Japan’s Ministry of Defence. “Operating a submerged submarine close to another country’s territory goes against the norms of international rules…
Ring, Director at CMA CGM (America)
CMA CGM (America) LLC has named Timothy Ring Director, Inbound Trade and Government Cargo. In his new role, Tim will be responsible for the growth and development of inbound cargo volumes for the company’s transatlantic, Oceania, and Indian Subcontinent services. He will also continue to oversee all U.S. government shipments. Tim joined the Washington, D.C. office of CMA CGM in November 2005. Since then, he has developed and managed the company’s PL-480 / Title II program for the carriage of food aid worldwide.
USCG Studies S. Oregon Waterways
The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of the southern Oregon coast from Cape Arago to the Oregon-California border including: Rogue River, Chetco River and Coquille River. The purpose of the WAMS is to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation (ATON) system. WAMS focuses on the waterway’s present ATON system, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, changes in marine vessel usage (both recreational and commercial), and future development projects. All comments are welcome until March 26, 2004. Additionally, the Coast Guard will be hosting a meeting to discuss issues related to this WAMS. Time and location for this meeting is still to be determined.
Sea Star Line Appoint Tim Nolan Executive VP
Tim Nolan, as Executive Vice President, will report to Peter Keller, President and be domiciled at Sea Star headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. Tim has a broad background in liner shipping to include management accountabilities in Chile, as well as, the Latin America and Caribbean trades. He has also been involved in business development and International logistics management. Most recently he was senior vice president and general manager for a major International Logistics Operator. Tim is a graduate of St.
ISS Hires New Vice President
Maritime service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) appointed Tim Cahill to a new role as Vice President Bulk Commodity Business Development, to target future growth in cargo services. Tim comes to the role with over thirty years’ experience in business development, operating at a global level in the bulk commodity sector and marine industries. He has extensive knowledge of commodity origination, transportation management and quality control and has recently worked…
Kvichak Marine Appoints Kolb to Sales
Kvichak Marine Industries in Seattle Washington announces the appointment of Tim Kolb to their sales team. Kolb has been with Kvichak for five years as a project manager. His most recent projects included three 72-ft pilot boats for the Dutch Pilotage Organization in the Netherlands and the Bridge Erection Boat prototypes currently undergoing testing by the US Army, Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command. Tim brings to us 10 years of experience in the aluminum boat building business.
Italian Minister Warns of Rigid Response to French Shipyard Move
Paris and Rome should be able to resolve their differences over the sale of a disputed shipyard, Italy's industry minister said on Wednesday, but he hinted that French investors might yet be hurt because of the row. The comments from Industry Minister Carlo Calenda could spell trouble in particular for French media group Vivendi , which has taken control of Italy's main telecom provider Telecom Italia (TIM). France angered Rome last month by ordering the "temporary" nationalisation of STX France shipyards…
Tim Brennan To Leave Heidmar
2011 A Year of Growth for Pools. After 19 years with the company, the board of Heidmar has, with regret, accepted the resignation of its CEO, Tim Brennan. Mr Brennan will remain at the company for a mutually agreeable time in order to assist in the transition to a new management structure. He leaves a robust company with 118 employees in three offices and 124 ships in five pools serving an international client base with high quality vessels from 35 different owners. Under his leadership…
CWind to Expand Presence in Operations & Maintenance Phase
CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, is expanding its services in the operations and maintenance phase of offshore wind farms. The company, which has supported the construction of close to 20 offshore wind farms over the last four years, has announced the appointment of Tim Smith as Sales Manager. Mr Smith joins CWind from Fendercare Marine, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, where he held the position of Business Development Manager for the past four years.
UK Offshore Wind Firm Appoints Retired Admiral to Board
Offshore wind service and solutions company CWind, welcomes Sir Tim McClement KCB OBE to the board of directors. Sir Tim joins CWind as a non-executive board director with a specific interest in fleet management and operations, supporting Ralph Jensen, the manager of CWind’s charter fleet. He brings insights plus marine and management expertise gained not only from a distinguished 35 year naval career culminating in running the Royal Navy’s front line operations as Deputy Commander-in-Chief Fleet, but also from commercial interests since then.
P&O Nedlloyd CEO Resigns
Tim Harris, a director and chief executive of Anglo-Dutch container shipping venture P&O Nedlloyd has resigned effective immediately. "There was a divergence of views between Tim and the rest of the board on issues relating to the future management of the group and he has therefore decided to pursue his career elsewhere," P&O Chairman Lord Sterling said. P&O director Robert Woods had been appointed by the joint venture as group managing director. The company also said Royal Nedlloyd's deputy chairman and chief financial officer, Haddo Meijer, had been appointed chairman of P&O Nedlloyd's executive committee.
Pilot Boat Features New Hull Design
Featuring a waterjet-powered fiberglass hull, a new pilot boat was constructed for Puget Sound Pilots at Nordlund Boat Co., Tacoma, Wash. Measuring 74 ft. (22.5 m), the vessel will be based at Port Angeles, Wash., where it was scheduled to enter service during December 1999. Powered by two Cat® 3412E marine diesel engines, each rated 900-bhp at 2,300-rpm, driving Hamilton waterjets through Reintjes Gears, the vessel's top speed is estimated at 26 knots. The 1,800-bhp (1,342 bkW) Puget Sound boasts a new hull design developed in conjunction with Tim Nolan of Tim Nolan Marine Design and Ed Hagemann of Hage-Marine, Inc. Noted as the first…
Bollinger Announces Promotions
Bollinger Shipyards announces the promotions of three key leaders, as Tim Martinez, Scott Theriot and Corey Phelps enter new roles. Making the announcement, Bollinger’s President and CEO Ben Bordelon, said, “We will be strengthening our position in the market by developing our team from within and capitalizing on the talents of our proven leadership group. Tim Martinez has accepted the position of Executive Vice President of the Repair Division. Martinez began his Bollinger career in 1996 and was promoted to Division General Manager for Bollinger Morgan City (BMC) in 2006…
Sea Star Line, TOTE Leadership Changes
Effective January 1, 2014, Sea Star Line (SSL) President Peter Keller will become Executive Vice President of Sea Star Line’s parent company, TOTE, Inc. In this new capacity he will assist in the oversight of both TOTE Shipholdings and the TOTE Maritime Division, which includes Sea Star Line and Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean). Keller joined TOTE in February of 2012 as President of Sea Star Line and has been leading the conversion of the company’s fleet to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
74-Meter Amels 242 in Sea Trials
Even the chilly Dutch North Sea looks rather nice when graced by the gorgeous lines of the new 74-metre AMELS 242, out for sea trials near the AMELS yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. With her long streamlined looks created by renowned British designer Tim Heywood, this hotly anticipated superyacht will be delivered on time in April to her Owner, represented by Moran Yacht & Ship. The first of three AMELS 242 yachts under construction at our yard, the AMELS 242 was the centre of attention when she emerged at the yard at the end of December last year.