First Ship Opens Detroit's Shipping Season
Monday, April 20, 2009, the Port of Detroit welcomed the arrival of the ocean going vessel, Federal Pride, at 6:00 p.m. at the Nicholson Terminal & Dock Company. The ship's arrival began the port's 2009 shipping season. The Federal Pride, a Cyprus flagged vessel, set sail on April 3, 2009 from Teesport, United Kingdom and Antwerp, Belgium with a cargo of steel. The ship, 470 ft long with a 75 ft beam, sailed under the command of Captain Maciej A. Adamiak. Limassol, Cyprus is its home port. Olinek will present the coveted J.L. Hudson Trophy to World Shipping, the ship's agent. The Detroit/Wayne Port Authority established in 1978, is a non profit organization based in Detroit…
Shipping Season Opens as First Seaways Ship Enters Detroit
The Port of Detroit welcomed the arrival of the ocean going vessel, Federal Yukina as it arrived at the Nicholson Terminal & Dock Company, located at 4105 West Jefferson Ave. in Detroit. The ship's arrival will begin the Port of Detroit's 2012 shipping season. "With the advent of the warm weather approaching, it is exciting to welcome the Federal Yukina vessel to the Port of Detroit because it signifies freight transportation throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway. This is vitally important to our economies and security…
Detroit Agencies Perform Maritime Security Exercise
Detroit Coast Guard members are participating in a Southeast Michigan Area Maritime Security Committee multi-agency table-top exercise Wednesday at the Detroit Fire Department Regional Training Center. The purpose of this exercise is to test plans and policies of federal, provincial, state and local area agencies in response to a transportation security incident. In accordance with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program, a table-top exercise is a discussion based exercise. There will not be any resources deployed directly as a result of this exercise. More than 150 participants from 50 agencies are expected to participate in the exercise.
MAN D&T: 20M Euro Pledge for 10 LNG Retrofits
At the Our Ocean 2017 Conference recently concluded in Malta, MAN Diesel and Turbo made a unique pledge that to furthering the use of LNG as fuel onboard commercial ships. “We clearly recognize that our interests are best served by ensuring that the world’s oceans remain in robust, good health," said Wayne Jones, OBE, Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo. "MAN Diesel & Turbo believes that it is time for what we call a ‘Maritime Energy Transition’ to find clean solutions for seaborne trade and transportation. My company set a new benchmark with the world’s first conversion of a container ship from conventional fuel to gas operation.
Varna Products Receives Export Achievement Certificate
Cameron Park, Cal. - Varna Products was recently presented with the United States Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, Export Achievement Certificate for recent accomplishments in the global marketplace. The award was presented by The Honorable E. Anthony Wayne, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, during a recent forum for The California Chamber of Commerce Council for International Trade.
Dowers is Promoted to VP at American Vulkan
Wayne Dowers has been promoted to Vice President of American Vulkan Corporation. He will be responsible for engineering, sales, and production of Vulkan couplings from the Winter Haven, Florida office. This promotion comes at a time of expansion for American VULKAN. This year, Vulkan has opened a west coast office in Sacramento,CA and will be expanding into Mexico. Dowers has been with American VULKAN for 10 years. He graduated from the University of South Florida with an engineering degree.
USCG Ensures Safety at Tall Ship Festival
Aboard the tall ship Royaliste, Wayne "Lord Pirate Captain Marcato" Marquardt listens as U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Jack Hambidge of Marine Safety Unit Chicago explains the safety requirements the Royaliste must meet before people may board the vessel for tours during the Tall Ships Festival at Navy Pier in Chicago Aug. 24, 2010. Coast Guard marine inspectors boarded every tall ship before visitors were allowed on to ensure the ships met all the safety requirements. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen)
Proposal to Legalize Riverboat Gaming
Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 23, sponsored by Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Camden, Gloucester), proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the New Jersey State Legislature to legalize riverboat gaming if a bordering state authorizes casino gaming. Senate Concurrent Resolution 15, sponsored by Sen. Wayne R. Bryant (D-Camden, Gloucester) is identical to ACR 23.
Union Head, Mayor Still Hopeful for Graving Dock
According to a report from the Southern Gazette, CAW/MWF Local 20 president Wayne Butler said he remains hopeful there will one day be a graving dock in Marystown, following last week’s announcement Kiewit Offshore Services was withdrawing from the bidding process for the upcoming federal shipbuilding program. (Source: The Southern Gazette)
CNO Speaks at DDG 108 Christening
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) spoke at the christening ceremony for the Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) on Oct. 18. Adm. Gary Roughead, CNO, highlighted that this ship is named after the man who is known as the father of Aegis, a highly advanced integrated combat system that is used on all U.S. Navy Arleigh-Burke class destroyers and class cruisers. Roughead was the first officer to have commanded both classes of Aegis-capable ships.
Dalian Shipyard Second Order from Exousia
Exousia Advanced Materials, Inc. (OTC:EXOU) (BULLETIN BOARD: EXOU) , a manufacturer of advanced industrial coatings for worldwide infrastructure applications and engineered composites for eco-friendly wood substitutes, announced that China's largest shipyard, Dalian Shipyard, has placed a follow-up order to its initial order of zinc rich primers. CEO, J. Wayne Rodrigue, stated, "I am pleased to announce that Dalian Shipyard has followed up its initial order of 15 tons of coatings with another order for 20 tons of the same coating. This second order will generate revenue of approximately $100,000."
Drilling Tools International Acquires Reamco
Hicks Equity Partners (HEP), a private equity firm led by the Thomas O. Hicks family, announced that its portfolio company, Directional Rentals, Inc., has acquired Reamco, Inc., a company based in Lafayette, La., that manufactures, rents and refurbishes downhole drilling tools and related products used in the drilling industry. Directional Rentals, Inc., an oilfield services company, has also been renamed Drilling Tools International (DTI) to more accurately reflect the company's mission of renting…
Marine Pollution Control Announces Promotions
Dr. Manik S. Sardessai has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Dr. Sardessai, who earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Wayne State University, has worked for MPC since 1995in a variety of positions and will continue in his leadership role for technical and regulatory matters. He has distinguished himself internationally as an authority on the handling of hazardous materials. Walter J. Putman, Jr., has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager. Putman, who has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix…
SynDeck Underlayment on RFA Black Rover
The military and commercial shipbuilding and ship repair industry is highly focused on the fuel efficiencies that result from ultra lightweight materials and by giving the highest possible performance, lightest possible weight, and excellent corrosion resistance properties, one deck underlayment system – SynDeck - meets all the requirements of the marine industry. When Southampton-based marine outfitters Trimline were contracted to carry out some refurbishment on RFA Black Rover…
Richards Elected Chairman of Palm Beach Port
On Thursday, January 20, 2016, the Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners elected its new Chairman, Mr. Wayne M. Richards. Richards, a member of the board for 16 years, is known for keeping a strong focus on fiscal responsibility and bringing new, diversified business to the Port of Palm Beach. Among the board members, Dr. Jean L. Enright was voted into the position of vice-chair, and Mr. George E. Mastics was named Secretary-Treasurer. Richards’ dedication to business development at the port is highlighted by his many trade missions to the Caribbean nations such as the Bahamas…
Aspin Kemp, MAN Diesel & Turbo Finalize Partnership
Canadian engineering firm Aspin Kemp and Associates Inc. (AKA) and German based engine and turbomachinery market leader MAN Diesel & Turbo SE have finalized an agreement between the two companies whereby MAN Diesel & Turbo steps in as a 40 percent shareholder in AKA. Through this new partnership, AKA said it will look to build its innovative potential with MAN in a broader market for power and energy solutions. Company co-founder Jason Aspin remains a controlling shareholder and CEO of AKA. Co-founder Neale Kemp has retired from active business operations.
Towboats Rescue Runaway Restaurant
On Friday, March 11, Jeff Ruby’s Waterfront restaurant, situated on a barge on the Ohio River, broke loose from its moorings and began floating down river, with diners trapped onboard, toward the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge. According to local media the barge floated 85 feet downriver and was saved from hitting the bridge by a mooring cable that was still attached. The restaurant is two miles from where McGinnis Inc. keeps its Cincinnati fleet, but some of the company’s towboats were already working in a dock just upriver from the restaurant. The MV Susan E McGinnis arrived on the scene first.
Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs for Deployment to Western Pacific
More than 6,000 Sailors assigned to Carl Vinson Strike Group ships and units departed the U.S. West Coast, Jan. 4-5, for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. The deployment marks the second time the Carl Vinson Strike Group will operate throughout the Indo- Pacific region under U.S. 3rd Fleet's command and control. The strike group became the first in recent history to demonstrate the command and control construct called Third Fleet Forward when units completed a six-month deployment last year. Ships deploying from U.S.
MAN D&T, AKA Partner to Win Russian Order
MAN Diesel & Turbo and AKA have received an order in connection with the building of a multi-purpose supply vessel for a federal Russian agency. Delivery is scheduled for March 2018 in St. Petersburg and marks the first successful collaboration between the two partners since MAN Diesel & Turbo bought a 40% share in AKA – the electric-and-hybrid-systems company – in June 2017. the drive control and power-management systems. "This specialist vessel, with its unique operational demands…
US Navy Conducts Bilateral Drill with Japan and Korea
U.S. Navy ships are conducting simultaneous bilateral maritime exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy and with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force today and tomorrow (April 25-26, local time). The destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and ROKN Wang Geon (DDH 978) are conducting combined maritime exercises in waters west of the Korean Peninsula while the destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and JMSDF JS Chokai (DDG 176) execute combined maritime exercises in waters west of Japan. Both exercises demonstrate a shared commitment to security and stability in Northeast Asia as well as the U.S.
Bahamas Wants To Boost Ship Registry
The Bahamas is hoping to boost its ship registry from the third largest in the world to number one with the help of one of the country’s closest and most significant trading allies, the Bahamas Journal reported. It is one of the reasons why the government sought to renew its commitment with officials of the Port of Palm Beach, the 4th busiest port in Florida and the 18th busiest in the United States. Minister of Maritime Affairs and Labour Senator Dion Foulkes officially made that move Tuesday, a key step in fulfilling one of the promises outlined in the governing party’s Manifesto 2007 – to establish linkages in the economic sector.
Jamaican Flag Flies High in China
Jamaica's flag is flying high in China with the launch of two new container ships that will operate in the Chinese coastal trade. Jamaican ambassador to China, His Excellency Wayne McCook and Calvin Chen, deputy registrar for China, are pictured beside one of the new Jamaican]registered ships: the newly named, 7,545 gross ton container ship CCL Moji (ex-Panjang). The CCL Moji and its sister ship the CCL Osaka were launched in a ceremony at China’s Mawei shipyard in Fuzhou. Witnessing the launch in China…
Zurich Forms Focus Group
Zurich U.S. has reorganized its Marine Group to expand upon the group's focus on multiple marine lines and to support its efforts to work with both customers and producers on a variety of marine exposures. The new Zurich U.S. marine organization, based in New York encompasses a new leader; five practice leaders and streamlined regional leadership. Wayne Krause, the former head of Global Marine, HO Zurich, will run the Marine Group as chief underwriting officer. Based in New York, Krause succeeds Gus Gonzalez, marine group director, who is retiring. The company also elected practice leaders for its five target market segments. They are as follows: Andrew Forbis, Cargo; Gordon Lewis, Blue Water Hull; Dan Lord, liabilities; and Howard Kingston, Fine Art/Specie.