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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Ward Leonard Acquires Mawdsley’s Motors

Ward Leonard Electric Company, a high-performance electronics engineering and manufacturing company, has completed its acquisition of Mawdsley’s Motors of Waterwells, England. in specialty motors for military and heavy industrial applications. motors for the petrochemical industry and specialty industrial markets. Jon Carter, President of Ward Leonard. Ward Leonard is a leading provider of electric motors and control systems for the U.S. Navy and specialized industrial applications.

O’ Day Promoted at Ward Leonard

James W. O’Day has been promoted to vice president, marketing for Ward Leonard Electric Co., the high-performance electronics engineering and manufacturing company in Thomaston, Conn. “Jim’s promotion reflects his achievements as well as the growth trajectory that Ward Leonard is on,” said President Jon Carter. During his tenure, O’Day has overseen expansion of marketing and sales efforts into new market segments, has led development of strategic partnerships with U.S. military organizations and has overseen expansion of the sales organization. O’Day has been at Ward Leonard since 2001 as director of marketing and sales. Previously he worked at Cooper Wiring Devices and Eagle Electric, both in Long Island City, N.Y.

Ward's Marine Electric Government Contract

Ward's Marine Electric was awarded a $2.5m dollar contract to replace automatic bus transfer switches for the United States Coast Guard. This award represents a significant achievement for the new government contracts division at Ward's Marine Electric. The contract involves upgrading 18 (440 VAC 100 to 300 Amp) switches on eight 378' Long-range Enforcement cutters in Honolulu (HI), Seattle (WA), Charleston (NC), San Francisco (CA), and Kodiak (AK). The unique ability to deploy fully qualified experienced marine electricians anywhere in the country simultaneously is what gives Ward's Marine Electric its competitive advantage.  

Ward to Head McLean Group's Transportation & Logistics Practice

The McLean Group, LLC appointed Harry Ward as Director leading the firm’s Transportation & Logistics practice. Ward has more than 20 years’ global strategy, business development and M&A experience supporting privately-held companies. He has worked across the transportation & logistics value chain, particularly in distribution, fulfillment and the maritime industry. Ward has expertise working with numerous business owners in both the sale and acquisition of mid-sized businesses. In his career, he has run a middle market distribution company and built global sales teams in the maritime equipment segment. Ward is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and earned an MBA at San Diego State University. “Transportation & Logistics is a dynamic and global subset of industries.

New CEO at Dana Gas

Patrick Allman-Ward

Dana Gas PJSC, a publicly-listed natural gas company in the Middle East, has announced the appointment of Patrick Allman-Ward as the new Group CEO for the company with effect from September 1, 2013. The company, which is listed on the Abu Dhabi Exchange (ADX) and recently announced the successful refinancing of its $1 billion sukuk, conducted an extensive executive search process after the retirement last year of its CEO, Ahmed Al-Arbeed, who remains a Member of the Board. The incoming CEO Dr.

Ancient Ship Timbers Found in Desert

The oldest remains of seafaring ships in the world have been found in caves at the edge of the Egyptian desert along with cargo boxes that suggest ancient Egyptians sailed nearly 1,000 miles on rough waters to get treasures from a place they called God's Land, or Punt. Florida State University anthropology professor Cheryl Ward has determined that wooden planks found in the manmade caves are about 4,000 years old - making them the world's most ancient ship timbers. Shipworms that had tunneled into the planks indicated the ships had weathered a long voyage of a few months, likely to the fabled southern Red Sea trading center of Punt, a place referenced in hieroglyphics on empty cargo boxes found in the caves.

Jensen Hires Naval Architect, Seek Execs

Scott Ward: Photo credit Jensen

Scott Ward has joined Jensen Maritime Consultants  as a naval architect in the company’s new office in the New Orleans business district. Ward comes to Jensen with a wide variety of experience in design review, project management and operations. Before joining Jensen he worked at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of marine and offshore classification services, in the machinery and hull departments. He has also worked for North American Shipbuilding as a naval architect and at Pacific-Gulf Marine as an assistant technical superintendent.

This Day In Naval History: June 27

1861 - While commanding a gunboat flotilla, Cmdr. James Harmon Ward is mortally wounded by a musket ball while aiming the bow gun of his flagship, USS Thomas Freeborn at Mathias Point, Va. Ward is the first US Naval officer casualty of the Civil War. 1898 - During the Spanish-American War, the 301-ton yacht Hornet captures the Spanish steamer Benito Estenger off Cape Cruz, Cuba. 1916 - At the Battle of Los Trencheros during the Dominican Campaign in the Dominican Republic, the Fourth Marine Regiment withstands an attack by Dominican insurgent forces. 1945 - PV-1 (VPB 142) sinks the Japanese submarine I 165, 450 miles east of Saipan, Mariana Islands. 1945 - USS Blueback (SS 326) sinks Imperial Japanese Navy submarine chaser, (CH 2), north of Lombok, Java Sea.

Carrier Strike Group Wraps Up Joint Exercise

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 took their final steps toward deployment as they completed the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) March 2. The exercise was designed to test the group’s ability to operate in a complex, hostile environment along with other U.S. and coalition forces. “This was a perfect opportunity for everyone to come together to hone their skills,” said Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Billy Ward. Ward said JTFEX effectively simulated real-world situations Nimitz could encounter during its time in the Persian Gulf. “I know we have the talent and skill to take on any challenge and win,” Ward said. Capt. Ted Branch, Nimitz’ Commanding Officer, held captain’s call March 3 for the ship’s crew.

Mustang adds Ward to Managament Team

Shannon Ward, Director of Recreation & Commercial Business Development.

Mustang Survival Announces New Commercial/Industrial Business Development Director. Mustang Survival is pleased to announce that Shannon Ward has been appointed to the role of Director of Recreation & Commercial Business Development. Ward has been the Director of Recreation Business Development since 2009, leading the company’s strategic business development partnerships and long term strategy for the market. Now, with adding responsibility for the commercial and industrial markets to her portfolio…

MOL Technology Research Center Moves

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced plans to move the MOL Technology Research Center from its current site in Nishikojiya, Ota Ward, Tokyo, to Aso Ward in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site in Kawasaki on May 20. MOL executives on hand for the event included Senior Managing Executive Officer Yoichi Aoki, Executive Officer Kenji Yokota, and others involved in the project. All the attendees prayed for a safe conclusion to the construction work. The MOL Technology Research Center analyzes vessel fuel oils and lubricants, developing a fuel oil pretreatment device, research and development on CO2 reduction, and other R&D efforts to improve storage and transport technologies such as advanced reefer containers.

Northrop Grumman Appoints Johnston as VP of Contracts and Pricing

Corporation announced that Thomas H. Pricing. position upon Ward's retirement next year. of prime contracts. and Sensors business segment. CVN 77 warfare system and the Arsenal ship project. Northrop Grumman/Lockheed Martin joint venture for the U. Guard's multibillion dollar Deepwater project. more than 20 years of contracts and business management experience. summa cum laude, from Towson University. States Navy League. of designing and building nuclear powered submarines. commercial vessels. people.

A Success Story: Alaska Ship & Drydock

Left to right: Randy Johnson, President of Alaska Ship & Drydock, and Doug Ward, Director of Shipyard Development. Photos courtesy Alaska Ship & Drydock

A new maintenance company with no shipyard experience takes a struggling repair yard, converted from an old cannery, and transforms it into a success story. Alaska Ship & Drydock (ASD) is on its way to achieving its vision of becoming the maritime support center for the North Pacific and Arctic Oceans. The yard’s story is tied to the economic development in Southeast Alaska and its turning point came with the construction of the MV Susitna, the first ice strengthened twin hull ferry, commissioned by the Office of Naval Research.

Harry Ward Joins The McLean Group

The McLean Group middle market investment bank announced that Harry Ward has joined its team and will lead its Marine Transportation and Logistics practice.  With a strong background in U.S. and European marine equipment  markets, Harry is well-positioned as a specialist in private maritime M&A transactions. Harry is a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and is based in Norfolk, Va.

Helicopters Employed to Fight Illegal Bunkering

The Nigerian Navy will soon have more combat helicopters to check the activities of illegal oil bunkerers, according to a report in the Nigerian Tribune. A Nigerian military source said the new helicopters would complement the present six, in an effort to beef up security, especially in the Niger Delta and to ward off threat of illegal oil bunkerers.

TWIC Sign Up Begins

Doug Affleck watches a computer monitor as he scans in Ward Gagnon's fingerprints at the port here Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. Gagnon is one of several transportation workers who applied for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential card at the Port of Wilmington, the nation's first port to start taking applications for the card. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi

DuPont Canada Acquires Majority Ownership In Brookdale

DuPont Canada Inc. has acquired a 51 percent share in Brookdale International Systems Inc., the Vancouver-based manufacturer of the Emergency Escape Smoke Hood. After several months of negotiations, an agreement was reached between the two companies in July. Ward Metzler of DuPont will serve as Brookdale's president; he will also represent DuPont on the Board of Directors. Brookdale founder John Swann will continue as CEO.

Extreme Weather Likely to Cause Delays in the North Sea

Some voyages are expected to be delayed in the North Sea waters as a very intense low is expected in the South Norwegian Sea on December 5 and is moving E-ward over Scandinavia on December 6. It will cause severe weather conditions in the North Sea with STORM and HIGH to VERY HIGH SEA December 5-7. Strongest wind and sea on late December 5-early December 6 with 50-80kts and sign sea up to 11m, from December 7 slowly improving conditions. gac.com  

Storm Approaching Waters East of US, Canada

A very rapidly developing storm is expected off the East Coast of U.S. and Canada as air pressure is forecast to drop abt 30 hPa in 12 hrs; from abt 998 hPa 26/00UTC to abt 968 hPa at 26/12UTC, after that the low deepens further on NE-ly track.   Widespread Storm and high sea (9-14 max 20m) in connection with the low 26-27 as it moves NE-wards along U.S./Canada East Coast.   Also vessels moving short coastal distances along U.S. and Canada East Coast should keep themselves updated on the development.  

Asia-Europe Box Rate Drop Continues

Image: a Maersk containership alongside during cargo operations (Maersk)

Freight rates on world's busiest route down 20.6 pct; forward contracts indicate continued weak 2016 market. Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe plunged by 20.6 percent this week and there is nothing to indicate that shippers can expect better rates in 2016, a container derivatives trader said. Freight rates for transporting 20-foot container (TEU) on the world's busiest route fell to $558 dollar from $703 a week earlier which is widely seen as a loss-making level.

Sea Tow Presents Franchise Awards

Sea Tow Rookie of the Year (Photo: Sea Tow Services)

Sea Tow Services International, Inc., a professional on-water assistance provider, honored members of its national network for outstanding customer service and dedication to boating safety at the Sea Tow Awards Luncheon held on November 17. The event was a highlight of the organization’s 2016 Annual Meeting, which brought Sea Tow operators from across the country to the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando from November 14-17, 2016. Sea Tow Franchise of the Year, awarded to the franchise that most exemplifies Sea Tow’s high standards of service and operation…

Hellenic War Risks Club Reduces Member Premiums

Members of the Hellenic War Risks Club will be paying 50% less annual premium for their war risks insurance following a decision by Club Directors to waive the second instalment of the 2013 annual premium. The Directors’ decision, advised to Members by circular on 31 May, has the effect of reducing 2013 annual rates by just over 50%. Annual premium is payable pro-rata daily, and the second instalment covers the period from July 1 - December 31, 2013. The rate reduction reflects the Hellenic’s strong financial position. The Club’s Review of 2012 announces a surplus of $13.2 million for the year including investment income, with reserves increasing to $98.4 million.

London Gateway Will Add Value to Supply Chain

DP World’s London Gateway, the U.K.’s new deep-sea port and Europe’s largest logistics park opening in Q4 this year, will prove that ports add value to the supply chain, delegates to the 11th annual 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum in Chicago were told yesterday. Peter Ward, London Gateway supply chain commercial manager, said, “London Gateway is overturning the traditional view that ports add cost, not value. London Gateway, 25 miles from central London on the River Thames, is due to open later this year and the team is currently making a series of presentations in the United States to showcase the benefits of both the port and the adjacent logistics park. Mr.

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