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Howell Laboratories Names Allen President, CEO

Howell Laboratories, Inc. announces the promotion of David G. Allen to President and Chief Executive Officer to succeed Paul A. Wescott, Howell’s President since 1977 who is retiring. Allen has been with Howell since 1982 in a variety of positions,

Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel

As of September 1, 2011, the contracts for the acquisition of the former HDW Gaarden GmbH in Kiel have entered into force. Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel GmbH starts with 172 employees, the facilities, equipment and infrastructure of the former HDW Gaarden,

This Day in Navy History

1781 - French fleet traps British fleet at Yorktown, VA 1814 - USS Wasp captures HMS Avon 1925 - CDR John Rodgers and crew of 4 in PN-9 run out of fuel on first San Francisco to Hawaii flight. Landing at sea, they rigged a sail and set sail for Hawaii.

Real-Time Anchor & Riser Monitoring System (RAMS) for FPSOs

Tritech has developed a system for the real-time integrity monitoring of mooring lines, umbilicals and risers on Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units (FPSOs). RAMS (Riser and Anchor Monitoring

Heikinheimo New President of Napa Group

Juha Heikinheimo (54) was appointed President of Napa Group (Napa Ltd), a leading provider of software solutions for the maritime industry. The appointment takes effect on September 1, 2011. Mr Heikinheimo assumes the position from Matti Salo,

BMT Offers CNRI Decommissioning Support

BMT Cordah won a contract by Canadian Natural Resources International (CNRI).  This project will see BMT provide vital support and guidance for the environmental aspects during two of CNRI’s decommissioning projects, both of which are currently in the planning and consenting phase.

Container Industry: Slump to 50 Year Low

According to a report on Bloomberg, the container-shipping industry is dealing with the longest stretch of near-zero rates in its half-century history on the Asia-to-Europe route, a double whammy of stagnate global economy and a capacity glut.

WSS Forecasts Increase in SARD Contracts

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS), is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of Asian owners who are signing up for the Ships Agency Re-Defined (SARD) global service. SARD enables owners to integrate

American Club Strengthens NY-Based Underwriting Team

Recruitment of Asian Specialist. In a move to add extra underwriting expertise to its New York team and further enhance its growing presence in Asia, the American P&I Club’s managers have recruited a well-known Asian specialist.

Oil & Gas Warms to Reflex Marine’s Arctic Thermal Pod

Oil & Gas industry warms to Reflex Marine’s cold weather device – ‘The Arctic Thermal Pod’ Expert in marine personnel transfer Reflex Marine has developed an innovative safety accessory for use with the FROG – the ‘Arctic Thermal Pod’.

10 Years After 9/11, Security Still a Top Priority of U.S. Ports

AAPA Concerned Federal Budget Cuts May Impact Port Security Progress. Port and industry leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere will pause on Sunday, Sept. 11, as part of the 100th Annual Convention of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) in Seattle (Sept.

GulfMark Orders Three PSVs from Poland

GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: GLF) announced the initiation of a vessel construction program. The first three vessels in the program will be built by Remontowa Shipbuilding SA in Gdansk, Poland, and