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Monday, October 22, 2018

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TMCA Elects New Board of Directors and Officers

The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) elected seven new representatives to their board of directors, a new secretary and vice president to officer positions. This year's election was approved by an electronic ballot that was voted upon by TMCA members during the first two weeks of May. The election also involved a change in bylaws that increased the number of board members from eight to 10 seats. in all modes and market segments in North American transportation," said Brian Everett, ABC, TMCA's executive director. "This increased leadership structure enables us to ensure that our board of directors adequately reflects as many market segments in transportation as possible. Newly elected members to TMCA's Board of Directors include: Michael O.

Wärtsilä Service Agreement with Eidesvik

Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading ship power solution provider, has signed a long term service agreement with Eidesvik Offshore, Norway, for the supply of maintenance services for the seismic vessel Oceanic Vega. The service agreement is expected to considerably reduce maintenance costs for the owner, while providing uninterrupted availability and high levels of reliability. The agreement, which was signed at this year's ONS exhibition in Stavanger, Norway on 24 August, is for five years, with an option for an additional five years. There is also an option for a sister vessel, due to be delivered in July 2011. Wärtsilä's proactive…

Nor-Shipping 2003: Bigger Than Ever

The predecessor to the Nor-Shipping trade fair - an exhibition called Dekk og Dørk (Deck and Engine Room) — was held for the first time in the beginning of the 1960's, organized by Norwegian Industrial Fairs (now Norway Trade Fairs) in cooperation with the trade magazine, Skip. The first two exhibitions were entirely national, focusing more on the Norwegian sailor and his work place onboard rather than the international market. The international potential for a Norwegian shipping exhibition was recognized by a Norwegian ship owner and magazine publisher, Per Selvig. He contacted then-Secretary General of Norwegian Industrial Fairs, Edv.

Rolling on the River with CORBA

Image Credit: Carlisle & Bray

As the Central Ohio River Business Association (CORBA) pushes commerce on the Ohio River, stakeholders are beginning to take notice. On January 19, in an office tower overlooking the Ohio River, Eric Thomas convened the first meeting of 2017 for a business group working in the 13th largest port in the U.S.: the Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (PCNK). Thomas serves as the Executive Director of CORBA – the Central Ohio River Business Association. PCNK’s high rank is likely a surprise to many.

Canada Maritime Earns World Trade Award

invest in new tonnage and pioneer new services. reliability, price, technology, customer relations and on-time delivery. the largest ships ever to be deployed in the St. teu containerships Canmar Venture and Canmar Spirit. fastest transit times between the continents. responsibility for Canada Maritime. with the new ships and terminal investments at our Montreal Gateway.

Superyacht Tech Set for SMM 2008

A number of the leading superyacht builders will be present at the SMM 2008. Lürssen is rated by the British trade magazine “The Yacht Report” as the world’s number one yacht builder, with a total of some 57,000 gross tons (GT) in the superyacht sector, followed by Blohm + Voss, a shipyard belonging to ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), with some 50,000 GT at its two locations in Hamburg and Kiel. The Top Ten in this field include SMM exhibitor Amels, which belongs to the Dutch shipyard group Damen, and also Abeking & Rasmussen. Peters Schiffbau is another shipyard with substantial engagement in the yacht sector, using the SMM 2008 as a platform for its products…

Frank Coles Delivers Keynote at the Transas Global Conference

Transas CEO Frank Coles' delivers a rousing Keynote speech at the Transas Global Conference in Vancouver. CREDIT: Transas

You know if Elon Musk was to attend a plenary session of the IMO, he could be forgiven if he thought he was watching a reenactment of the Charles Dickens book Hard Times, with Mr. Gradgrind the Headmaster. What a sad reflection of our industry. Imagine instead! Imagine a world where logistics companies and cargo owners drive ship design, innovation and demand the level of quality in ship management. Where maritime assets are operated in a global ecosystem of tracking, monitoring and safety. Imagine a world where ships are operated in a “ship as a service” or “system of systems” infrastructure.

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