Business News

Here is a rundown of all the latest business news we've found from around the WorkBoat industry: new offices, partnerships, awards, and other accomplishments by the companies that operate in the WorkBoat industry. If you have a submission for Business News, send it along to

Samson completes new innovation and training center and expansion

Noise Control Engineering opens new office in Mobile, Ala. 

Donald L. Blount releases book on high-speed powerboat design 

Wessex Resins and Adhesives launches new division: West System International 

Furuno captures ninth straight 'Manufacturer of the Year' title 

Christie & Grey celebrates 100-year anniversary 

WR systems launching new Emsys-iS emissions monitor at SMM 2014 

Marinevac signs up new operator in Florida 

Laborde named a SteyrMotors distributor 

E-LED Lighting to be North American distributor for Lopolight 

Fernstrum owners purchase WEKA Boxcoolers 

WQIS releasing enhanced policy form for 2014 

WorkBoat to launch Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo in 2015 

Danos breaks ground on headquarters 

GE LM2500 gas turbines power newly commissioned USS Coronado LCS 

Foss Maritime celebrating its 125th anniversary in June 

Morton S. Bouchard III honored at Maritime College's annual Admiral's Scholarship Dinner 

 Bollinger reaches 3 million accident-free man hours  

GTT North America receives AIP for membrane LNG bunker barge 

 Rexroth Pneumatics becomes Aventics  

Jinglu Shipbuilding signs contract for Aveva Marine software 

Northrop Grumman receives Customer Focus Award 

Boston Whaler announces major facilities expansion project 

Coast Guard recognizes Watermark vessels for excellence 

Port of Pittsburgh Commission seeks companies, individuals to participate in its Wireless Waterways Interoperability Test Bed 

Sureclean Ltd. added to National Response Corp. group of companies 

Alcoa launches new temper to provide improved corrosion resistance for marine applications 

Caterpillar 350MH to help expand Kachemak Marine Haul Out's capabilities 

Laborde puts new facility on display at open house 

Orams Marine Services purchases new Marine Travelift 75 BFMII mobile boat hoist 

Sea-Fire adds Gulf Coast distributor 

Georgia Ports Authority achieves 12.5 percent growth in TEUs 

Cummins Mid-South presents a Bravante V scale model to Eastern Shipbuilding Group 

JonRie provides unclutched winch system for Hyak Maritime tugs 

Spectro Inc. signs exclusive licensing agreement for LaserNet Fines fluid imaging technology 

LaBorde celebrates 16 years in business 

Elco EP-10000 helps make New York’s canals cleaner 

 Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG is Tognum AG's new corporate name 

Significant upgrades, new ratings to MaK M 25 C platform unveiled 

Sherwin-Williams launches interactive marine coatings app 

80 Foss Maritime vessels honored for environmental excellence 

MSRC announces exclusive remote sensing contract with Ocean Imaging Corporation 

 American Commercial Lines receives Environmental Achievement Awards 

NMEA leadership changes announced 

Crowley and Subsidiary TITAN Salvage relocate to shared facility in Houston  

Feds honor Foss Maritime for hurricane relief work   

Great Lakes Shipyard commissions new cutting machine 

Standardized CFD analysis methodology for escort notation certification approved 

HamiltonJet HT900s selected for Incat Crowther's new high speed crew boat 

The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors elects new officers at annual conference 

Power Service Diesel Additives launches marine-specific website 

ESAB offers new welding and cutting solutions catalog  

Newpark Drilling Fluids celebrates grand opening of Newpark Technology Center  

Cargotec's MacGregor completes Hatlapa marine equipment acquisition 

First Tier 3 mechanical Mitsubishi to go offshore 

Headhunter installs sewage treatment plant on aluminum crew boat built by Cheoy Lee Shipyards 

Laborde chosen as international marine distributor for Vapor Power  

 AWO launches new website  

New drilling rig and drill ship simulator models expand scope of offshore engine room training 

Little River Boat Yard purchases Marine Travelift M2000S forklift 

Green Marine, AAPA collaborating to advance ports' environmental sustainability 

Minervan Marine goes paperless with Transas ECDIS solution 

Swiftships hosts first annual open house 

RESOLVE Marine Group acquires Magone Marine  

Leeco Steel relocates eastern region sales office 

Two new powerful fireboats with Voith propulsion technology for Long Beach 

Burger awarded contract for new USGS research vessel  

Swiftships prototype revealed at Emerald Warrior military training exercise 

Bollinger Fourchon reaches safety milestone 

Caterpillar unveils new high performance marine diesel engine platform 

Crowley to construct heavy-lift deck barges for Asia-Pacific market 

Great Lakes Towing Company to receive WIRE-Net Mission Builder Award 

Incat LNG ferry boasts lightship speed of 58.1 knots 

Ned-Deck Marine name changed to Palfinger Ned-Deck 

Crowley receives Marine Environmental Business of the Year Award 

Viking opens office in Houston area 

Seakeeper supplies gyro stabilizers to Navy vessels 

Cargotec's MacGregor to supply offshore cranes to Hornbeck 

Bollinger receives SCA safety award for eighth straight year 

W&O Supply named exclusive U.S.-Canada distributor of Hyde Guardian system 

GE Marine providing gas turbines for Austal Independence-variant LCS 

Baldwin Filters breaks ground on expansion 

Coast Guard recognizes Crowley tugboat crew 

Vulcan Materials selects Mitsubishi to repower Capt. Ted 

Austal USA earns fourth consecutive annual SCA safety award 

ABS grants AIP for small LNG carrier design 

AXI International Holdings acquires ALGAE-X 

ZF Marine, MSI partner to support inland waterway businesses 

Resolve and FDNY ink marine response deal 

Robichaux to provide propulsion system for Bordelon PSVs 

FarSounder Moves to New Global Headquarters 

Bay Diesel & Generator opens new Roanoke, Va. facility 

Bordelon Marine chooses All American Paint for new PSVs 

Bay Diesel performs engine repair on survey ship in Okinawa, Japan 

Carnival Cruise Lines signs deal with Port of New Orleans 

LEEVAC, Aries Marine announce new build program 

Boksa Marine Design celebrating 10 years 

PVA elects 2013 president, officers and board members 

March sessions on tap as ABS continues arctic workshops 

Laborde repowers Ro Ro cargo carriers in Bahamas 

Newport Shipyard purchases Marine Travelift 500C 

GSW and Associates expands with merger 

DNC moving to new 3,300 square foot office 

Newpark Resources finalizes acquisition of Alliance Drilling Fluids 

Naval architect funds Edward L. Shearer Endowed Scholarship 

SCORE-Global joins TSMS Strategic Alliance 

Polymers aver pollution threat in post-Sandy cleanup 

Fincantieri completes the acquisition of STX OSV 

Samson to expand manufacturing facility and offices 

Robert G. Allan awarded S.S. Beaver Medal 

Crowley presents scholarships to four United States Merchant Marine Academy Cadets 

The Nautical Institute launches 'Maritime Security' guide 

SCF liquids chooses Helm Marine Operations software 

Maritime License Training receives radar simulator 

American Cruise Lines purchases historic 1880s steam calliope 

Major expansion of Palfinger's marine business through acquisition 

Germanischer Lloyd gives Corsair TVR v.2 Type-Approval 

61 Foss Maritime Co. vessels honored for environmental excellence 

ABS awards $3 million to Stevens Institute of Technology 

Crowley announces leadership changes within labor relations and petroleum transportation divisions 

The Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard welcomes St. Martin de Porres High School students 

Volvo Penta's V8-380 wins 2012 IBEX Innovation Award 

Capt. Alex Sweeney joins Crowley's solutions group as vice president, project operations 

Palfinger Marine partnering with HP Dutch Harbor to service important Alaska fishing port 

S.C.L.T.C. Young Memorial announces an associate degree for licensed mariners 

New tool at SCI aids in mariner assessments 

Austal officially opens Navy Administration Building 

New Danfoss website designed to enable fast, easy access to industrial fluid controls 

Tug convention switches from Panama to Hamburg in 2014 

Blastrac opens new location, adds new personnel 

Ivy Marine opts for Baker Lyman's Sub-Chapter M Solution and CORSAIR TVR v.2 

Volvo Penta receives ninth consecutive customer satisfaction award 

Successful inaugural season in Alaska for American Cruise Lines 

Spill Control Association Of America to be Alliance Sponsor at Clean Gulf Conference 

MetalCraft Marine Celebrates 25th Anniversary 

Bollinger VP Larry Vauclin to retire after 52 years in the shipyard industry 

LeBlanc and Associates partners with Heinen and Hopman Engineering BV 

 Crowley Receives 13th Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management Magazine  

U.S. Patent Office grants DTI patent for innovation in riser tensioner stroke monitoring 

U.S. Shipping Corp. recognized for industry excellence 

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries orders Emsys for AIDA Cruise new builds 

EcoMarine Propulsion receives ABS certification for TeraTorq modules 

Krill Systems Inc.,completes installation and sea-trial on NOAA vessels Henry B. Bigelow and Pisces 

Coalition for Responsible Transportation honors TOTE's conversion of ships to LNG 

New NLB branch serves Chicago and upper midwest 

Drew Marine completes acquisition of Chemring Marine 

Coast Guard Foundation annual New York City event to honor Coast Guard heroes 

Illinois pollution control equipment manufacturer acquires Scandinavian technology 

Germanischer Lloyd, Baker Lyman enter TSMS strategic alliance 

Austal graduates four-year apprentices 

ASA, NAMEPA announce marine sciences project awards competition for high schools, colleges, and academies 

Nautronix to supply its NASDrill RS925 positioning system to Rowan's third new ultra-deepwater drillship 

American Equity Underwriters 2011 Safety Awards winners announced 

Krill Systems completes installation and sea-trial on three vessels for the Royal Dutch Shell Alaska project 

Hyde Marine supplies first ballast water treatment system installed on a dedicated Great Lakes vessel 

Crowley vessels receive 2011 CSA Devlin Awards for outstanding safety records 

Great Lakes Towing co. and Great Lakes Shipyard receive 2012 Team NEO Economic Development Plus award 

Alan C. McClure Associates completes CFD propeller flow simulations 

Gulf Craft adds Marine Travelift 500c mobile boat hoist to new shipyard facility 

61 Foss Maritime vessels win 2011 Jones F. Devlin Safety Awards 

Austal USA again honored as Alabama 'manufacturer of the year' 

Seamen's Church Institute celebrates 15 years training in Paducah 

LoneStar Marine Shelters to build auxiliary living quarters for Shell Mars 'A' expansion 

Matson receives second Benkert Award for environmental excellence from Coast Guard 

Baldwin Filters' Gothenburg plant receives safety award 

Danos & Curole shortens name, sharpens image 

Directions In Design Inc. partners with Jean-Michel Cousteau 

Crowley recognized with 2011 Company Award by NOAA for providing meteorological data from vessels at sea 

ABS supports technology development for wind energy 

ZF Marine transmissions in the U.S. Coast Guard FRC vessels 

Fincantieri and NLI sign important collaboration agreement 

OceanView Night-Vision Cameras now on Zyvex Boats 

Boatracs VMS approved for Atlantic highly migratory species fisheries 

Webb Institute receives $100,000 in annual scholarships from American Bureau of Shipping 

Boatracs, KVH Industries strategic partnership offering end-to-end global broadband solution 

BOEM to hold public meetings this week on draft PEIS for proposed G&G activities in mid- and South Atlantic planning areas 

Seakeeper penetrates Japanese market with Crossborder 

VT Halter Marine partners with Homeland Security 

Resource Power Group installs MaK diesel gensets on USNS Howard O Lorenzen 

MPG offers new insurance program for commercial vessels 

Cat Power Solutions certified to meet local content standards in Brazil 

CMP Global rebrands chain products as Titan Marine Chain 

IBBI announces Supplier Award winners 

Torqeedo powers eco-friendly water taxi 

Schat-Harding launches global multi-brand service 

Moxie Media named sole provider of online OSHA maritime training 

Kongsberg Maritime Polaris Bridge simulator approved to latest DNV standard 

Bow2Stern named authorized service center for Jabsco marine pumps 

New literature details tension control device for barge spotting 

Barge Capital signs exclusive oil tank barge agreement with L&R Midland 

GE LM2500 Gas Turbines Power Newly-Christened Coronado Austal Trimaran Littoral Combat Ship 

Boatracs announces multi-year contract renewal with Moran Towing Corp. 

PEC/Premier adds SEMS awareness to SafeGulf training 

Ohio Marinas purchase Marine Travelift Mariner Forklifts 

Boatracs announces purchase of corporate office building 

Analytic Systems' commercial marine power products receive ABS certification 

Algae-X International expands world headquarters 

Ranger Tugs introduces the new Ranger 31 

W&O announces exclusive representation of Pres-Vac valve and marine inert gas systems 

Rayrheon Anschütz expands to USA 

Hydrapower International Inc. awarded SMGT Ltd. press brake contract 

ShipConstructor part of $1.4 million NSRP research project 

Launch date set for two new job training programs 

Boatracs Announces Boatracs BTForms Installation for United Tugs Inc. 

BSEE Issues Safety Alert on the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill 

Littelfuse Commercial Vehcile Products Launches New Easy to Use, Intuitive Website 

Viking Aids Flood Victims in Thailand  

Austal Celebrates Keel Laying for JHSV2 the Choctaw Country  

Cortland Expands Anacortes Facility 

USCG Approves MITAGS ECDIS Update to Latest Revisions of STCW-2010 

Nobeltec and Taylor Marine Announce Partnership 

Hyde Marine Receives ABS Type Approval For Hyde Guardian 

Maritime Associates International Opens Vancouver Office 

Noreq Awarded Record Contract with Samsung Heavy Industries 

Bollinger Safety Program Achieves Milestones 

Jensen Expands Presence to Southern U.S., Grows Capabilities and Staff 

Alaris Helps U.S. Coast Guard Save Money, Go Greener 

Bay Diesel & Generator now a Volvo dealer 

BOEMRE completes Final Supplemental EIS for Western Gulf of Mexico lease sale 

Northwest Jet Boats changes name to Northwest Boats 

Euronav commends ABS Nautical Systems for its Hull Inspection Module  

Stang Industries/Counterfire teaming up with The Hiller Companies 

Coast Guard completes 25,000th search and rescue mission using General Dynamics-developed Rescue 21 system  

 BMT Nigel Gee celebrating 25th anniversary 

Raymarine acquires Tacktick with eye towards global sailboat market  

 MITAGS offers June workshop on internal auditing 

Maritime Academy of Toledo now Coast Guard-approved STCW training center 

Seattle Propeller Club announces environmental awards 

Next ABS Guide for Crew Habitability on Workboats announced 

GE Marine to provide Austal with turbines for next LCS 

Schooner Bowdoin to begin 90th season 

Marine Healthcare Services to launch 4th crew medical facility 

2011 Women on the Water conference announced 

Coxreels expands its manufacturing capabilities 

American MetalCraft Marine sponsors Seaway Day 

Kvichak Marine launches Flashmark Tech 

Laborde brings Performance Power Systems on board 

Shipbuilders Council of America awards Bollinger for safety 

Bollinger presents model of new Ocean-class tug to Crowley 

Boatracs announces fleet-wide installation for UBL 

Marine Travelift inks new South American dealer 

Shipbuilders Council of America awards Signal International for safety 

Shipbuilders Council of America awards Austal for safety 

Griswold Pump Company receives ISO certifications 

Greene's Energy Group acquires assets of PSS 

Gulf Copper opens new fabrication facility 

Honda Marine wins Gold MarCom Award 

SEL launches Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference in Chicago 

HB Rentals awarded contract in Gulf of Mexico 

Washington Marine back to being Seaspan Marine 

Sale closes on SCI Water Street Building 

VSD, LLC awarded $15m contract 

Schuette takes on fight against Asian carp in Michigan 

Alabama State Port Authority seeks offering on bulk handling facility 

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