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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wins Award News

Corps, GCR Win Award

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor, GCR & Associates, Inc., won a national planning award involving the $585 million industrial canal lock replacement. The award was presented at a luncheon at the Radisson Hotel during the Federal Planning Division's annual conference in New Orleans, La. The community planning process developed by the Corps and Metairie-based GCR was cited by the Federal Planning Division of the American Planning Association as the "outstanding non-military federal planning project" of 2001.

AVEVA Wins Award

AVEVA, an IT solution provider to the marine, process and power industries, won a top accolade from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME). AVEVA was presented with a ‘Plaque of Appreciation’ in recognition of the successful completion of the DSME CAD Unification project and for providing exceptional services over the last three years. The award recognised AVEVA’s ability to understand the true nature of a partnership, support complex and challenging project goals and meet aggressive deadlines.

Horizon Lines’ Exec Wins Award

Horizon Lines, Inc., (NYSE:HRZ), said that Gabriel M. Serra, VP and General Manager of the company's Puerto Rico division, has been awarded a Top Management Award by the Puerto Rico Sales and Marketing Executives Association (SME). The Puerto Rico SME Association grants Top Management Awards each year to 16 executives from different industries. Mr. Serra was honored in the transportation industry.

Simrad Wins NMEA Honors

Florida in October. electronics specialist has won awards from the NMEA. conference’s official banquet. products. autopilots from any manufacturer. says Petter Jørgensen Vice President products and Marketing Simrad AS.

Scots Ferry Operator Wins Training Award

Award Presentation: Photo credit CalMac

Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) wins award for its support of trade union-led training in the workplace. The award, from Scottish Union Learning in the Highlands and Islands, was presented to the company at an awards dinner held in Inverness recently to celebrate 10 years of union-led learning in the Highlands and Islands. It was accepted on behalf of CalMac by the Managing Director of David MacBrayne (HR) UK Ltd, Wendy Allardes. Scottish Union Learning (SUL) supports trade unions in accessing skills and lifelong learning opportunities for workers across Scotland.

Navy Lab Inventors Win Awards

The U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced that two inventors at the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division will receive the Vice Admiral Harold G. Bowen Award for Patented Inventions in a ceremony at ONR at 1:00 p.m. on May 21, 2003. Gabor Karafiath and Dominic Cusanelli won for leading-edge scientific research set forth in U.S. Patent #6,038,995. It's a combined wedge and flap geometry, relatively small extensions of the hull, reducing a ship's use of propulsive power turning the drive shaft, thereby reducing fuel consumption. Fuel savings as high as $17.8 million per year would also reduce fossil fuel emissions into the environment and save 420 thousand barrels of oil per year. The Navy plans to modify fleet ships and those constructed in the future.

Maryland Coast Guard Station Wins Award

The crew of Coast Guard Station Oxford, Md., recieved the Sumner I. Kimball Award for superior readiness Tuesday. Coast Guard Captains Neil Buschman, Fifth District chief of staff, and Brian D. Kelley, commander of Sector Baltimore, presided over the ceremony. The Sumner I. Kimball Award recognizes excellence in crew proficiency, boat and personal protective equipment condition and compliance with established training documentation requirements, and is awarded to the top 10 percent of units throughout the Coast Guard. The Kimball Award selection is the result of many hours of hard work and attention to detail by the crew. "It's an honor for the crew of a small Coast Guard station to receive such a difficult-to-achieve national award.

Chiles Offshore Wins Award

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) awarded Chiles Offshore the 2002 Safety in Seas Award, recognizing their outstanding contribution to the improvement of safe operating procedures in the offshore industries. Selected by a blue ribbon panel of judges composed of representatives from the US Coast Guard, the Minerals Management Service and the National Academy of Sciences Marine Sciences Board, Chiles Offshore was recognized for their complete, rig- specific orientation, and the CrewMaster(TM) rig-based progressive training program. CrewMaster(TM) is part of Chiles Offshore's comprehensive professional development program, known as SkillMaster(TM).

Telenor Wins Award for 2005 Maritime Sales Performance

overall sales performance for Fleet services in 2005. of Fleet services increased by 79 percent over the past 12 months. marketing and sales efforts of Telenor's network of service providers. of Telenor Fleet sales," Kallerud said. Internet access for the maritime industry. trawlers and recreational boaters.

Record 19th World’s Best Award for Crystal Cruises

Female-server-line-up in Crystal Cruises vessel

For an unprecedented 19th consecutive year–and with its highest score ever–Travel + Leisure readers have voted Crystal Cruises the “World’s Best” Large-Ship Cruise Line in the prestigious magazine’s 2014 annual survey. Recognized as a T+L Hall of Fame winner, Crystal is the only vacation experience–cruise line, hotel or resort–to have been voted #1 in its category every year since the awards’ inception. Thousands of jet-setting readers rated cruise lines on service, itineraries/destinations…

Subsea 7 Awarded Cherries Prize

Subsea 7 has won the Tremendous Training and Development Award at this year’s Cherries ceremony in recognition of its innovative Engineering Conversion Programme and highly successful Graduate Engineering Development Scheme (GEDS). The award, which recognises excellence in the field of human resources, was presented to Subsea 7 at an awards ceremony attended by hundreds of leading HR professionals in Aberdeen, Scotland. Subsea 7, a provider of seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services to the offshore energy industry, recruits around 100 engineering graduates each year for GEDS. For the last seven years it has also been recruiting engineers from across different industrial sectors, including automotive, defence and aerospace for its Engineering Conversion Programme.

NAVSEA Garners Awards

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) emerged as a major force in environmental stewardship judging by its impressive showing during a recent series of environmental awards. NAVSEA and its various activities were very well represented on April 30 and May 1 at a series of environmental awards presentation ceremonies on behalf of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and the Department of Defense (OSD). One of NAVSEA's acquisition programs, the Lewis and Clark T-AKE ship program, captured a "grand slam" of sorts winning awards at all levels, two from the CNO, two from SECNAV and one from OSD. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard also won a SECNAV award. NAVSEA was the biggest winner in the CNO awards, capturing 15 of the 54 awards.

Digital Antenna Wins Award for 2nd Year

Digital Antenna Inc., was awarded The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) 2003 product of the year in the marine antenna category for the 2nd straight year. In addition, Digital Antenna has also been awarded 2003 Best Marine Specialty Product for the PowerMax DA4000. Superior innovation, quality, performance, customer service and global market acceptance have made Digital Antenna the #1 choice of top marine electronics professionals. The award winning 529-VW is an 8’, 6 dB gain VHF antenna with strong pulling power, excellent range and reliable communication. The antenna features stainless steel ferrules with 1” – 14 thread…

Digital Antenna Wins Award

Digital Antenna Inc., was awarded The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) 2003 product of the year in the marine antenna category for the 2nd straight year. In addition, Digital Antenna has also been awarded 2003 Best Marine Specialty Product for the PowerMax DA4000. Superior innovation, quality, performance, customer service and global market acceptance have made Digital Antenna the #1 choice of top marine electronics professionals. The award winning 529-VW is an 8’, 6 dB gain VHF antenna with strong pulling power, excellent range and reliable communication. The antenna features stainless steel ferrules with 1” – 14 thread…

SEACOR Marine Sweeps NOIA SIS Awards

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The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) today presented SEACOR Marine with the 2015 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award and Safety Practice Award. This is the first time the same company has won awards in the same year. NOIA added the Culture of Safety award to the competition in 2014. SEACOR Marine won the Culture of Safety Award for their safety culture model which spurred a seven year trend of declining total number of Lost Time Incidents, Medical Treatment Incidents…

Ports Honored at AAPA Awards Luncheon

Twenty seven ports were recognized today for exemplary projects and initiatives at the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) annual Awards Luncheon, held in conjunction with AAPA’s 2003 annual convention in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Winners were announced in the association’s national Communications, Information Technology, Environmental Improvement and Facilities Engineering Competitions. Engraved plaques were bestowed at the ceremony upon the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Portland, winners in of this year’s Information Technology Awards; The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Port of Portland, the Virginia Port Authority and the Port of Tacoma, winners of the Environmental Improvement Awards; the Port of Vancouver, U.S.A.

Focus on Safety Pays Off for SCA Member Shipyards

Injury and illness rates at shipyards that belong to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) have declined over the past three years helping facilities to drastically their overhead costs. The average Total Recordable Incident Rates (TRIR) for SCA member facilities declined from 12.94 percent in 1998 to 11.76 percent in 2001, while the average TRIR for the industry as a whole (SIC 3731) as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was 20.2 percent in 1999 and 22 percent in 2000. SCA’s data is based on the quarterly injury and illness surveys calculated by the Council. SCA has an active safety committee that reviews the results of each quarterly survey and holds bi-annual safety seminars to address the areas where most injuries occur.

Aker Kvaerner Subsea Tech wins Award

Officials with the 2006 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) have selected Aker Kvaerner's Multibooster subsea boosting technology to win an OTC.06 Spotlight on New Technology Award. The award showcases advanced technologies for the offshore oil and gas industry. Companies exhibiting at this year's OTC submitted entries detailing why their innovative technology should be in the spotlight at OTC. Aker Kvaerner's MultiBooster subsea multiphase pump system increases oil recovery and enables longer step-out distances between subsea assets and host facilities by adding energy to the wellstream which allows for a lower well-head pressure and increased production rates.

News: Incat Vessel Wins Award

Incat received the award for Most Significant New Build - Fast Ferry, at the biennial event for the ferry, fast ferry and cruise industry, The Cruise and Ferry Exhibition and Conference, held in London in mid-May. The award was presented to builders Incat and owners Bollinger/Incat USA for the 322-ft. U.S. Army Theater Support Vessel TSV-1X Spearhead. Incat Australia Pty Ltd. Managing Director Craig Clifford said "Incat to some extent were 'reigning champions' having also taken the Most Significant New Build - Fast Ferry award at the last Cruise & Ferry event in 2001 with the 96 m Evolution 10 Benchijigua Express for Fred. In November 2002, when Incat delivered Spearhead for service with the U.S. Army, expectations were high.

AAPA Presents Awards

Thirty-two ports received 60 Communications awards, two ports won awards for information technology projects, and five ports were recognized for outstanding Environmental programs during the September 25 awards luncheon at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, during the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 91st Annual Convention. In addition, five maritime professionals earned Professional Port Manager (PPM7) Certification from AAPA. AAPA’s Annual Communications Competition recognizes excellence in the products and services that ports produce to meet their public relations and marketing goals. The independent judges, communications professionals from the Washington, D.C. area, honored the best entries with 30 awards of excellence and 30 awards of merit.

Italian Yachbuilder WIns Chinese Boatshow Award

Altura 840: Photo credit: Ferretti Yachts

The Ferretti 570 wins award as  best motor yacht below 60 ft in length at the 2012 Xiamen International Boat Show. The prestigious Chinese Yachting Industry Award was awarded to the Ferretti 570, which was recognised as the Best Motor Yacht in the category below 60 feet in length. Moreover, Speedo Marine - the local dealer with whom the Ferretti Group displayed an Altura 840 during the Xiamen Show - was selected as the best dealer on the Chinese market. Moreover, Speedo Marine…

Trailer Bridge Wins Award

Trailer Bridge, Inc. announced that Jay Thomassen, Director, Corporate Sales, is the recipient of the 2003 Malcom P. McLean Innovative Spirit Award. The Company recognized Mr. Thomassen at its annual stockholders' meeting, which took place May 28th at Trailer Bridge's corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. The award, in honor of the late founder of Trailer Bridge who was the leading transportation innovator of the 20th century, is given each year at the Annual Meeting to that employee whose innovative and persistent efforts particularly benefited the Company. In his remarks presenting the award for 2003, John D. McCown, Trailer Bridge's Chairman & CEO, stated, "Jay has responsibility for some of the largest accounts within the Trailer Bridge system.

Military Sealift Wins Award forCommand Contracting Team

Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter announced Feb. 1 that a Military Sealift Command (MSC) contracting team won a 2006 Navy Competition and Procurement Excellence Award for chartering ships to rescue Americans stranded in Lebanon last year. The team -- Ken Allen, Lee Anderson, Olivia Bradley, Tim Pickering, Lance Nyman, and Dan Wentzell -- worked with companies and brokers from around the world to ensure that more than 6,700 Americans were rescued and moved from war-torn Lebanon to safety in Cyprus during the July 2006 Israeli offensive against Hezbollah militants. Though U.S. military ships also took part in the effort that eventually rescued more than 13,000 people, the MSC-chartered cruise ship Orient Queen was the first to arrive in Lebanon.

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