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North Florida Shipyards to pay $1 million to resolve false claims allegations

10/30/2014

North Florida Shipyards and its president, Matt Self, will pay the United States $1 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by creating a front company, Ind-Mar Services Inc., in order to be awarded Coast Guard contracts that were designated for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs), the Justice Department announced yesterday.   Continued »

 

Coast Guard seeks assistance in identifying suspected hoax caller

10/30/2014

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel are requesting assistance from the public in identifying a suspected hoax caller who is suspected to have made seven false distress calls during the past two years in the vicinity of New Bern.   Continued »

 

Grain barge rates remain significantly above average

10/30/2014

Barge rates for export grain at principal inland origins averaged 33 to 60% higher than the 5-year average during October, according to the latest USDA Grain Transportation Report.   Continued »

 
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Martin Meissner named ZF’s marketing and communications manager for North America

10/29/2014

The ZF Group’s industrial technology division announces that Martin Meissner has been named ZF’s marketing and communications manager for North America.   Continued »

 

Latif Benhaddad joins Tidewater's senior management team

10/29/2014

Latif Benhaddad has joined Tidewater Inc. as vice president of engineering. Benhaddad reports to Jeff Gorski, Tidewater's Chief Operating Officer, and is responsible for global engineering technical services, including fleet new build programs and fleet maintenance and repair.   Continued »

 
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Kevin Brenton named Huntington Ingalls corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs

10/29/2014

Newport News, Va.-based Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that Capt. Kevin Brenton (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs. Brenton served most recently as deputy director of the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, overseeing strategic weapons systems.   Continued »

 
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Video: Three questions for SSI at SNAME

10/28/2014

WorkBoat Editor in Chief David Krapf caught up with Patrick David, research and development manager for SSI, at the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers annual conference in Houston last week.   Continued »

 
Computer rendering of one of two tugboats recently ordered by the New York Power Authority.

Great Lakes Shipyard to build two new tugs for New York Power Authority

10/28/2014

Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, has been contracted by New York Power Authority (NYPA) to build and deliver two new tugboats for the Niagara Power Plant’s winter operations in Buffalo, N.Y.   Continued »

 

Shell seeks five more years for Arctic oil exploration

10/28/2014

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) is asking the Obama administration for five more years to explore for oil off Alaska’s coast, saying setbacks and legal delays may push the start of drilling past expiration of some leases, according to Bloomberg.   Continued »

 

Demand for natural gas likely to keep rising, report says

10/28/2014

A report on the U.S. Natural Gas Industry by Black & Veatch finds that demand from power generators, exports and the transportation/natural gas vehicle sectors is expected to rise for the foreseeable future.   Continued »

 
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