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Intermanager and ITF Sign MOU

Global union federation the ITF and international ship managers' association InterManager signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that encourages them to work together on areas such as maritime safety, training, and preventing the criminalization of seafarers.

MOL Marine Use Diesel Particulate Filter

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the joint development with Akasaka Diesels Limited of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) for vessels that use marine heavy fuel oil. MOL reported that tests showed that the device removed more than 80% of particulate matter (PM) from diesel emissions.

GAC Marine Logistics New Office in Chennai

Global ship spares logistics specialist GAC Marine Logistics (GML) has opened a new office in Chennai, India to house a dedicated customer service team. Chris Steibelt, Managing Director of GML said the

LaMoureaux Crowley VP Internal Audit, Ethics

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced the promotion of Arthur LaMoureaux to vice president of internal audit, ethics and compliance. He will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report directly to Crowley's

Willard Marine ISO9001 Certification

Willard Marine Inc. announced that the Anaheim manufacturing facility has been granted ISO9001 certification. Included are the company’s design/engineering, manufacturing/assembly and testing facilities.

St. Johns Ship Building Landing Craft Contract

St. Johns Ship Building, Inc was awarded contract to construct a 190-ft Landing Craft for G & G Shipping out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  This will be the fifth vessel of its fleet which joins others built by St.

New Fuel Station for Vancouver Harbour

In December 2009, the Chevron Legacy, a new and now the only marine fuel station for Vancouver Harbour, was completed by the builders, Alaska Ship & Drydock, Inc. of Ketchikan, Alaska.  The station was then towed to Vancouver and was installed and made operational in late January, 2010.

Expansion Plan at Haiti’s Terminal Varreux

Plans call for new jetties and increased depth, along with state-of-the-art container terminal facilities to be jointly developed   Haiti-based WIN Group and South Fla.-based Santé Holding announced having reached an agreement to re-develop Terminal Varreux, S.

This Day in Coast Guard History – March 25

1911-  The Treasury Department directed the keepers of life-saving stations to keep a lookout through the beach patrol for stray buoys washed ashore, to secure such buoys when it could be done, and to report their discovery or action to the nearest representative of the Lighthouse Service.

This Day in Naval History – March 25

1813 - USS Essex takes Neryeda, first capture by U.S. Navy in Pacific 1898 - Assist. SECNAV Theodore Roosevelt proposes Navy investigate military application of Samuel Langley's flying machine, beginning naval aviation (Source: Navy News Service)  

Passing of Molly Murphy Crowley

Molly Murphy Crowley, 71, of Piedmont, Calif., Crowley Maritime Corporation board member, past Portland, Ore. real estate mogul, philanthropist and competitive amateur golfer died March 21 following an illness surrounded by her family at her Indian Wells, Calif.

Marin $18.8m Subsidy for Research Lab

Marin has been granted a $18.8m government subsidy for the construction of a unique research laboratory. The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Maria van der Hoeven, was to officially announce the subsidy on a visit to the Marin headquarters on March 15.