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Friday, November 24, 2017

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Carnival, Shell Strike Deal to Fuel LNG Cruise Ships

AIDA Nova LNG Storage. (Image: Carnival Corp.)

The move toward LNG as fuel in the maritime sector received another boost when Carnival Cruise Line announced this morning the signing of an agreement with Shell NA LNG, LLC (Shell) for it to supply marine LNG to power North America’s first fully LNG-powered cruise ships. Shell will supply Carnival Cruise Line with fuel for its two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2020 and 2022 and to be homeported in North America. The two ships will be fueled through Shell’s LNG Bunker Barge (LBB).

World's First LNG-Powered Cruise Ships: Shell to Supply Fuel

(Photo: Shell)

Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) signed a supply agreement with Carnival Corporation & plc (Carnival) to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel two of the world’s largest passenger cruise ships. Under the agreement, Shell will supply LNG for the world’s first LNG-powered cruise ships due to start sailing in northwest Europe and the Mediterranean in 2019. This will be the first time LNG in dual-fuel engines will be used in the cruise industry to power ships both in port and at sea.

Conference Focuses on Fire

Who is in charge when a land-based fire brigade responds to a blaze at sea? What are the fire risks for ships in port and under construction? How can design and technology enhance marine fire protection? Prevention, detection and control on ships and offshore structures will be examined at a new forum in London in March by key personnel including ship owners and managers, ship and harbour masters, safety officers, marine and fire protection engineers, insurance executives and senior fire-fighters. The first International Fire on Ships Conference takes place at the Inmarsat Conference Centre on March 11-12, organised by Lloyd’s List Events and supported by UK body the Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CACFOA).

Big Names Unite to Push LNG as a Marine Fuel

Picture of the SeaLNG group Photo SeaLNG

Carnival Corporation & plc, DNV GL, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, TOTE Inc. and Wärtsilä are among firms that are part of a new cross-industry initiative called SEA\LNG, to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Explaining the coalition’s objective, Peter Keller, chairman of SEA\LNG and executive vice president of TOTE Inc., said, “We recognize the need to work closely with key players across the value chain…

Crowley in Command

Tom Crowley (Photo: © Brian Moran)

Tom Crowley has become the face of the U.S. maritime industry, steadily building his transport and logistics company into a formidable goliath. From Jones Act waivers to emerging emissions technology to the devastation of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, Crowley weighs in on the pressing matters of maritime with refreshing candor. The last time we caught up with Tom Crowley two years ago at this headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., we were handed a safety bulletin and Tom Crowley himself came down to the lobby to greet us.

Maritime Research Project Complete

The Safedor steering committee at today's press conference

The European maritime research project on the significance of risk-based design and approval has been concluded after four years of intensive study. The multinational research project Safedor (Design, Operation and Regulation for Safety) was co-ordinated by ship classification society Germanischer Lloyd. 53 project partners from all sectors of the maritime industry were working on an innovative design approach to enhance safety at sea. The concluding working meeting took place…

Kelly Named Managing Director of Triogen

Eric Dehouck, CEO of Degremont Technologies (right), attended an official meeting on Thursday, January 9 where Jim Wheatley (center) and Tom Kelly (left) shared the traditional Scottish “Quaich” signifying the handover.

Triogen, a branch of Degremont Technologies (Suez Environment group), announce the appointment on January 1, 2014 of Tom Kelly as Managing Director. Tom Kelly succeeds Jim Wheatley, founder of the Company. Jim retires after more than 30 very successful years at Triogen. Tom began his career in Yarrow Shipbuilders and is a qualified electrician, draughtsman and design engineer. He has a BSc and B Eng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering. Tom joined Triogen in December 1990 as an Electrical Design Engineer and has progressed through various positions.

ZF Marine Mourns the Passing of Tom Katica

It is with sadness that the ZF Marine Group recognizes the passing of Thomas P. “Tom” Katica, our colleague and long time Account Manager for the Western Region. On July 8, 2010, after a two year battle with cancer, Tom finally succumbed peacefully in his home on Whidbey Island, surrounded by family. “This is a great loss, not only for ZF Marine, but the marine industry as a whole,” said Wolfgang Schmid, President and General Manager, ZF Marine LLC. “Tom’s passion for our business and this industry was clearly evident every single day. His warm smile greeted everyone he met, and his infectious personality created many life-long friendships.

Stolt Offshore Appoints Ehret To Board

Stolt Offshore S.A. announced that Tom Ehret, Chief Executive Officer of Stolt Offshore S.A., has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. "Tom's appointment to the Board reflects our recognition of the good work he has done since he joined the company as CEO in March this year. The Blueprint for financial recovery prepared and implemented by Tom and his team places Stolt Offshore firmly on track for a return to profitability. "The period since March has been one of extraordinarily intense activity and change at Stolt Offshore. Throughout the company everyone's efforts have been focused on turning the business around and creating a real commercial future. Ehret takes up his position with immediate effect.

Obituary: Tom Katica, ZF Marine Group

It is with sadness that the ZF Marine Group recognizes the passing of Thomas P. “Tom” Katica, our colleague and long time Account Manager for the Western Region. On July 8, 2010, after a two year battle with cancer, Tom finally succumbed peacefully in his home on Whidbey Island, surrounded by family. “This is a great loss, not only for ZF Marine, but the marine industry as a whole,” said , President and General Manager, ZF Marine LLC. “Tom’s passion for our business and this industry was clearly evident every single day. His warm smile greeted everyone he met, and his infectious personality created many life long friendships. Tom Katica's life will be celebrated with a memorial service at St. Anne's Church, Seattle, on Friday, July 30, at 11 a.m.

BAE Systems Name Tom Arseneault COO of US Subsidiary

Tom Arseneault: Photo credit BAE Systems

BAE Systems announce that Tom Arseneault has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) of BAE Systems, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc. He will serve as deputy to President and CEO Jerry DeMuro and will continue to be a member of the Group Executive Committee. “Tom brings a wealth of experience and insight to his expanded position and I look forward to partnering with him to optimize program and business performance across our company,” said DeMuro. Arseneault has worked for BAE Systems for more than a decade…

Goeke Appointed COO of Seakeeper

The worldwide leader in gyroscopic boat roll stabilization, Seakeeper, Inc. appointed a new chief operating officer. Tom Goeke most recently served as chief executive officer of Kloeckner Pentaplast Group, a multinational manufacturer of industrial films and coatings. "Tom is the right man at the right time for Seakeeper. With our sales more than doubling year on year, we are experiencing the transition from limited production to mass manufacturing and want to realize all of the benefits that such a transition makes possible," said Seakeeper CEO Shepard McKenney. "He has successfully run a large manufacturing company in a mature industry where absolute quality and efficiency is the standard," continued McKenney.

Conrad Appoints Kitchen to Board of Directors

Thomas M. Kitchen has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Conrad Industries. Kitchen is currently a consultant to businesses and individuals on general business matters and served as president of Avondale Industries from October 1999 until his retirement in January 2002. Kenneth G. “Jerry” Myers, Jr., Conrad’s President and CEO said, “We are extremely pleased to have Tom join our Board. Tom’s shipbuilding experience and financial expertise will be a welcome addition. As Conrad adapts to changing market conditions and new corporate governance requirements, Tom’s experience and independence will help to provide invaluable insight and guidance.”

Thome Offshore Bolsters Top Management

Thome Offshore Management (TOM) and Thome Oil & Gas (TOG), the offshore services arm of Singapore-based Thome Ship Management, has appointed John A. Sydness, as Managing Director for Thome Offshore and Thome Oil & Gas. His appointment is effective immediately. Buoyed by the rising offshore markets, Thome’s Offshore and Energy Division is expanding its management capability to better support its activities and ensure its service standards are maintained and improved. John was previously Managing Director of TOG and prior to that he worked for major international companies in the offshore services and energy industries. He takes over from Claes Eek Thorstensen, who is moving into a group role in TSMI – the holding company of the Thome Group of companies.

Executive Changes at Caterpillar

Tom Pellette is appointed Caterpillar Inc.'s group president of Energy & Transportation. Photo Caterpillar

Following the previous announcement that Jim Umpleby will become Caterpillar’s Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2017, Caterpillar Inc. announced today additional changes in its executive ranks. The company’s Board of Directors has appointed current Construction Industries Group President Tom Pellette, 53, group president of Energy & Transportation, the position previously held by Umpleby. Replacing Pellette, the Board has appointed Bob De Lange, 47, group president of Construction Industries. De Lange is currently vice president of the Excavation Division.

Bossier Retires, Kitchen Takes Avondale Helm

Litton Industries announced that Thomas M. "Tom" Kitchen, a member of the Litton Avondale Industries management team, has been named president of Avondale to succeed Albert Bossier, age 67, who is retiring Nov. 1, 1999, after 42 years of service to Avondale. "Tom Kitchen has played an integral role in the overall success of Avondale since joining the company in 1977," said Jerry St. Pe, Litton executive vice president and COO of Litton Ship Systems (LSS). Kitchen, age 51, joined Avondale in 1977 as an assistant controller. He has advanced through a series of assignments, culminating in his current duties as vice president and CFO. A New Orleans native, he holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting and master of business administration degree from the University of New Orleans.

HII Promote Tom Stiehle CFO & VP Business Management

Tom Stiehle: Photo credit HII

Responsibility includes:  finance, contracts, estimating & pricing, and business management of Ingall’s Shipbuilding Division. "Tom's extensive background in finance and contract administration forms a solid foundation for this important leadership role," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon. In addition to his financial responsibilities, Stiehle will also lead Ingalls' IT function, which includes the internal IT services, IT strategy development and management of the shipyard's subcontract with CSC.

NASSCO Lays Keel for Jones Act Tanker Liberty

Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO

U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a keel laying ceremony on Thursday, May 26 for the Liberty, one of three new ECO Class Jones Act tankers under a construction contract with SEA-Vista LLC, a partnership between SEACOR Holdings, Inc. and Avista Capital Partners. Construction on the Liberty began at NASSCO’s San Diego shipyard in October 2015. Once completed, the vessel will be a 610-foot, 50,000 deadweight-ton, LNG-conversion-ready product tanker with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity, operated by Seabulk Tankers, Inc.

Tom Boardley, Marine Director

Tom Boardley assumes responsibility for Lloyd’s Register’s global marine activities, as Marine Director. He succeeds Alan Gavin. Tom has worked in the shipping industry since graduation from university in 1978 when he joined P&O. Working in liner management and agency operations, he represented P&O in the UK, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Australia. In 2004 he became head of NYK Line’s European Container activities based in London. Most recently he was responsible for CMA CGM’s UK based operations, involving liner, agency and technical management responsibilities.

Norstar to Launch JV

Photo Norstar

The tanker company Norstar is setting up a new Commercial Management joint venture based in Westport Connecticut USA named Norstar Chartering (USA) LLC. The new entity is a collaboration between brothers Chris and Tom Bonehill, principals of the Norstar Group and two senior shipping industry executives Lars Ebbesen and Olav Ekeberg formerly partners of Sokana Chartering and Navig8 Chemicals. Tom Bonehill said, “We are delighted to be joining forces with Lars and Olav to form this new company.

Keel Laid for First Virgin Voyages Ship

(Photo: Fincantieri)

A keel laying ceremony was held at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard in Genoa, Italy for the first of three new cruise ships to be built for the Virgin Group’s new cruise line arm Virgin Voyages. The ceremony was attended by Richard Branson, founder of Virgin; Tom McAlpin, President and CEO of Virgin Voyages; Alberto Maestrini, Fincantieri General Manager; Giovanni Toti, President of the Liguria Region; Marco Bucci, the mayor of Genoa; and other authorities. Each of the new ships will weigh about 110…

UKHO ‘Living with ECDIS’ Seminars at Nor-Shipping

Captain Paul Hailwood, UKHO ECDIS Seminar (Photo: UKHO)

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced the details of its free-to-attend ECDIS Seminars at Nor-Shipping, which have been updated to include the implications for shipowners and operators of the updated IHO ENC (Electronic Nautical Charts) Standards. The UKHO’s ‘Living with ECDIS’ Seminars will take place on Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4 at Nor-Shipping and will be presented by Captain Paul Hailwood, a renowned expert on ECDIS and integrated bridge operations, and Tom Mellor.

SIU Honors Thomas B. Crowley Sr.

Crowley’s current Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. – the son of Crowley Sr. – addresses the crowd at the Seafarers International Union dedication ceremony that named a new building in his father’s memory. (Photo: Crowley)

SIU Piney Point building dedicated in honor of the late Thomas B. Crowley Sr. The Seafarers International Union (SIU) recently honored the late Thomas Crowley Sr. during a dedication ceremony that named a new administration building in his memory. The new Thomas Crowley Sr. Center for Maritime Services, located at the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education in Piney Point, Md., commemorates the legacy of Crowley, who owned and operated Crowley Maritime Corp. until his death in 1994.

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