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Military to Maritime: Connecting Veterans to Opportunity

When those who served our nation return home, we owe them a fair shake along with our gratitude. Events like yesterday’s Military 2 Maritime information and recruiting session, hosted by the American Maritime Partnership in Jacksonville, Florida, help steer our veterans toward the opportunities available in the maritime industry.

Greece Shortlists Cosco, Four Others for Piraeus Port

China's Cosco Group and four other suitors have been shortlisted as potential buyers of a majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority OLP, Greek privatisation agency HRADF said on Thursday. Greece is aiming for privatisation revenues of 1.5 billion euros this year by selling a stake in OLP and in Thessaloniki Port Authority OLTH…
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FMC's Doyle: LNG Bunkering Needs to Move Forward

FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle delivered the keynote address to LNG Bunkering North America conference Vancouver, Canada, providing insight into LNG as a marine fuel and LNG bunkering. "Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering in North America is moving forward. Quite frankly it needs to move forward,” Doyle said. “There is an abundant supply of natural gas in North America.

Creditors Approve Restructuring Of Batista's Oleo E Gas - Update

Creditors of Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's Oleo e Gas Participacoes SA approved a restructuring plan for the oil company that could lead to a quick resolution of the largest bankruptcy in Latin America's history, lawyers said on Tuesday. The plan was approved by creditors holding 90 percent of the Rio de Janeiro-based company's nearly 12 billion reais ($5 billion) of unpaid obligations.
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GCT (USA) President & CEO James Devine Retires

Global Container Terminals (GCT) has announced the retirement of James J. Devine, President & CEO of GCT USA, at the end of June, 2014. Devine’s retirement brings a distinguished 13-year tenure with GCT to a close, where he was instrumental in revitalizing the US operations. “Jim is an exceptional leader who has capably navigated the company through challenging market conditions.
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Integraph Smart 3D Selected by AMEC

Intergraph, informs that international engineering and project management company AMEC has chosen to upgrade its investment in PDS® to Intergraph Smart 3D technology by transferring its existing PDS perpetual licenses to Smart 3D licenses. Intergraph explains that AMEC is a longtime user of its solutions and is committed to establishing global expertise in Smart 3D…

Public Meeting to Address NPREP Guidelines

Maritime industry leaders will convene in Washington, D.C. on June 19 with representatives of the relevant government agencies to have a dialogue addressing concerns with, and ways to improve, the recently published draft National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) guidelines. Preparing for the contingency of a maritime casualty has long been a priority of the industry…
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America's Baltic Sea Commitment: Navy Exercise BALTOPS

Joint exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, is set for June 6-21, in the Baltic Sea. : U.S. Navy units include the amphibious command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) and members of Expeditionary Strike Group 2, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, as well as members of the U.S.
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Senior Management Changes at Rickmers-Linie

Rickmers-Linie, which specializes in worldwide project and heavy lift liner services, said it continues to streamline operations and improve its global organization. Robert Sappio, who has been heading Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc since September 2012, will step down from the position of President and CEO effective July 1, 2014.
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Foss Maritime Vessels Amass Safety Awards

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) says it has recognized Foss Maritime's commitment to safety by awarding Jones F. Devlin Safety Awards to 73 of the company's vessels for their outstanding safety records. The 2013 Jones F. Devlin award winners were recognized at the CSA Annual Safety Awards Luncheon held this year on May 29th in New Orleans.
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LYG-PSA Container Terminal Opening

LYG-PSA Container Terminal (LPCT) was officially opened today by Lianyungang Municipal Party Committee Member & Director-General of Lianyungang Port Authority Mr Wu Yi Qiao, Lianyungang Port Group (LPG) Chairman Mr Bai Li Qun and PSA International Group CEO Mr Tan Chong Meng. LPCT marks PSA International’s first collaboration with Lianyungang Port Group.

Canada's Light Oil Boom Delights Producers

Canada is enjoying an unexpected boom in production of ultra-light crude known as condensate, defying long-held predictions of dwindling supply. This surprising bounty from one corner of Alberta, better known as the home to Canada's vast tar-like oil sands reserves, is a boon for firms like Vermilion Energy Inc and Chevron who have built up positions in the Duvernay…
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D-Day 70, 2014 WWII Mechant Marine Service Act

During the 70th observance of D-Day, 10,000 surviving World War II American merchant marines, the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots and U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield will be pressing the Senate to pass legislation giving these veterans benefits they were promised but have been denied for decades.

Bouchard Collects 40 CSA Safety Awards

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., an independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, was recognized by The Chamber of Shipping America (CSA) with 40 coveted Jones F. Devlin Awards. The awards, given out in New Orleans, La. on May 29, were presented to manned merchant vessels that have operated for two full years…
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Westport Shipyard sold, no changes anticipated

Representatives of Westport Shipyard, Inc. (Westport, WA), the largest yacht builder in North America, announced today that the company’s assets have been acquired by Westport, LLC, an ownership group that includes members of the Louisiana-based Chouest family. Celebrating 50 years of business in 2014, Westport maintains three locations in Washington state…

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market Worth $4.84 Billion by 2019 Reports by MarketsandMarkets

(PRWEB) April 17, 2014 According to new market research report "Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market by product [ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles)], Application (Defense, Oil and Gas, Scientific Research) & by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle-East, Latin America…

Amphibious Landing Craft, Air Cushion Market Worth $10,878.80 Million by 2019 New Report by Markets

(PRWEB) April 21, 2014 According to the new research report, "Amphibious Landing Craft, Landing Craft, Air Cushion Market by Product types (Landing craft, air cushion, Landing Craft, Utility, Landing Craft, Mechanized), Applications (Military applications, Commercial Application) & Geography - Trends and Forecasts to 2014 - 2019"…

Port Royal Sound Foundation seeks nearly $300,000 to complete maritime center | Business

A plan to build a maritime center in Beaufort County with aquariums and models of sea creatures is 10 percent short of its fundraising goal, and County Council is being asked to provide the remainder.The request for $292,000 from the Port Royal Sound Foundation won unanimous support Monday from the county Finance Committee…

YANMAR mCHP Units Power Green Restaurant

Adairsville, GA, April 08, 2014 --( YANMAR America Corporation is pleased to announce that Mack Boring & Parts Company recently installed two of its CP10WN units with a cluster inverter at a green restaurant in New Jersey, Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay.Located in Margate City, New Jersey, Steve & Cookie’s was already…

Maine energy company to test the waters in Alaska

Posted:TodayUpdated: 8:42 AM Ocean Renewable Power adapts its tidal-power generators to fast-moving rivers and plans to gauge their potential in a remote Eskimo village. By Tux [email protected] Writer Chris Sauer was speaking at a 2007 energy conference in Anchorage, Alaska, about his ambitions to…