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Philip Maguire Appointed V-P Wärtsilä Quality

Wärtsilä’s group-wide quality programme and the quality organisation will become Mr. Maguire's responsibility from 1, Feb 2013. Mr Philip Maguire, BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

Teledyne RDI’s biennial ADCPs in Action (AiA) 2013 Users’ Conference

Save the date!  Teledyne RD Instruments will host itsbiennial ADCPs in Action Users’ Conference in San Diego, September 29 – October 2, 2013.  Once again, this conference will be a blend of global

Statoil: In Amenas situation update

Algerian authorities carried out a military operation today against the hostage takers at the In Amenas plant. Statoil confirmed yesterday that five of its 17 employees were safe. Today an additional three Algerian employees are also confirmed to be safe.

Mobile App Boosts Navigation Safety

Conrad Blucher Institute Develops Mobile App to Increase Navigational Safety along Nation’s Second-Largest Port.   Researchers have designed and are implementing a new mobile application to provide

Japan Authorizes ABS as Recognized Organization

Government grants class society authority to inspect on its behalf ABS was granted authorization by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to serve as a Recognized Organization of the State of Japan.

German Shipbuilding: Ships being built again at the Two Shipyards

Work at the Peene shipyard is proceeding according to schedule – the Volkswerft shipyard will resume production on 21 January On January 17, 2013, insolvency administrator Berthold Brinkmann gave a

Insights: H. Elder Brown, Jr.

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fidelis Group Holdings LLC and Continental Underwriters, Ltd.   For those in the marine insurance and underwriting communities, H. Elder Brown, Jr. needs no introduction.

Construction Commences on Innovative LNG Carrier

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) recently commenced construction of the first ship in its “Sayaendo” Series, which it has developed as a new-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, at the company’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works.

EU Supported Study to look at PPP Solutions

The European Union will co-finance with over €700,000 from the TEN-T Program a study to assess the possibilities of using a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme to finance the development of terminals and transfer systems at the Port of Venice, Italy.

TOTE ‘Walks the Walk’

Having sat in this chair for more than two decades, I must admit that I have become somewhat jaded in the sense that there are few developments which actually give me cause to pause. Of course there are the spectacular casualties that will never cease to amaze,

QE2 Set for Relaunch

Iconic cruise liner to be restored to the former splendor of her glory days after refurbishment into elegant five-star 500-room hotel.   QE2 Dubai announced that MS Queen Elizabeth 2 - known popularly

Drewry's Dry Bulk Insight

Capesize difficulties countered by smaller vessel gains.   Drewry Maritime Research’s latest Dry Bulk Insight report published in Januray highlights the changing fortunes of the market. December saw a large drop in the Drewry Hire Index.