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Leevac Shipyards Jennings launched the Ram Nation on Tuesday, March 18.
Oil spill responders established a Matagorda Bay Forward Branch in Port O’Connor, Texas, today to coordinate protection of the environment of the Matagorda Bay area, as a portion of the oil spilled on Saturday in a ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas, moves south along the Texas Coast.
Foss Maritime announces it has promoted Michael Minnig to director of engineering.
Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a key shipbuilding enterprises in Shandong Province, Greater China, has signed a new contract for Aveva Marine software to address the current, challenging market situation and to future-proof its operations.
The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing yesterday on the 2015 budget request for Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs. Subcommittee Chair Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., was concerned about the proposed budget for the Coast Guard. Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the Coast Guard, testified that the Coast Guard will strategically allocate resources to optimize mission performance.
Ocean-going grain vessel loading activity has been strong in the U.S. Gulf and Pacific Northwest since the beginning of the year, according to the USDA Grain Transportation Report.
Boston Whaler formally has announced a major facilities expansion project underway at its Edgewater, Fla., headquarters. With an under-roof addition of more than 58,000 total square feet, the expansion will serve to significantly increase Boston Whaler’s manufacturing capabilities and expand capacity at a time when it is enjoying strong growth, the company says. The project also will result in the addition of at least 46 full-time jobs.
Volvo Penta has announced two key appointments to strengthen its management team in the Americas. The company has appointed Ed Monacchio as vice president, distribution development, region Americas and Gabriel Barsalini as general manager, South America.
Northrop Grumman Corp. has received the Customer Focus Award from BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines in recognition of the role the company has played in supplying the platform management system for the U.K. Ministry of Defense’s Astute nuclear-powered submarine program.
Morgan City, La.-based Conrad Shipyard has delivered a 300'x100'xl9'10" ABS-classed ocean deck barge to Gray Offshore.
Captains to the lifeboats
“Abandon ship!” is an order we all hope to never give or hear.
Author: Capt. Peter Squicciarini
April 22, 2014
Crude oil hub in Albany?
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange is reportedly considering revisions that would specify Albany, N.Y., about 100 miles up the Hudson River from New York City, as a hub for deliveries of crude oil.
Author: Barry Parker
April 22, 2014
A sailor’s words
What you say in a maritime lawsuit is important.
Author: John K. Fulweiler
April 22, 2014