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Ueda nouncement was made following the November meet- ing of the ClassNK Classifi cation Committee, which certifi ed the ClassNK register listed 8,511 vessels totalling 220,212,135 gross tons as of November 30, 2013. Since the beginning of 2013, some 800 vessels totaling more than 9 million gross tons have joined the
ClassNK register. “We will continue to expand our services as well as intensify our global operations over the coming years in order to provide the global maritime community with the very best in classifi cation services around the world,” said Noboru Ueda, ClassNK Chairman and
Volvo Penta Appoints New Caribbean Dealers
Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appoint- ment of Scotts Marine of Grand Cayman and Pirate
Marine Hardware of Cozumel as full-line sales and service dealers.
Weston Appointed Manager at Survival Craft
Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI), a global provider of emergency marine systems and support services, ap- pointed David Weston training and competence opera- tions manager at the business, which recently opened its 12th offi ce in Rotterdam.
OMEGA Engineering Inaugurates Brazil Offi ce
OMEGA Engineering will opened its newest offi ce in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil with an offi cial grand opening ceremony on December 16, 2013. This is in line with OMEGA’s strategy to expand its business and leadership globally. Headquartered in the U.S.,
OMEGA has been in process measurement and con- trol in the U.S. for more than 50 years and is part of
Spectris plc, a supplier of productivity-enhancing in- strumentation and controls listed on the London Stock
Aloha Foss Maritime
Hawaiian Tug & Barge, which provides harbor sup- port services in all major ports of Hawaii, has adopted new colors and a new name: Foss Maritime Compa- ny. Founded by Young Brothers Ltd., Hawaiian Tug & Barge (HTB) was formed as a sister company to separate harbor operations and charter activities from
Young Brothers’ inter-island freight operations. HTB has since become Hawaii’s leading tug and barge transportation company operating four tugs with 20 employees. Young Brothers and HTB joined the Foss
Maritime group of companies in 1999. Hawaiian Tug & Barge will offi cially come under the Foss name on
Wednesday, December 11. “We’ve updated the name and brand of HTB,” said Paul Stevens, CEO and presi- dent of the Seattle-based Foss Maritime. “But beyond those changes almost everything else will continue on as business as usual in Hawaii.”
Farris, JA Moody Declare Sales Partnership
Farris Engineering, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright
Flow Control, entered into an agreement with marine valve sales and service company JA Moody, designat- ing them as the Farris Engineering sales representative to the U.S. Navy and commercial marine markets.
Inmarsat to Acquire Globe Wireless
Inmarsat announced the acquisition of the business and substantially all of the assets of Globe Wireless
LLC. Headquartered in Palm Bay, Florida, Globe
Wireless is a leading provider of value-added mari- time communications services to the shipping market.
Inmarsat will acquire the business of Globe Wireless for a total consideration of $45 million and will fund the acquisition from available liquidity. Closing of the transaction is subject to certain regulatory and other approvals, which are expected to be completed in Jan- uary 2014.
Incat Crowther Opens Brazil Offi ce
Incat Crowther opened an offi ce in Rio De Janeiro,
Brazil, which was created to meet the growing demand for Incat Crowther’s products and services in South
America while placing Incat Crowther at the center of the South American Offshore Oilfi eld industry.
Valez Joins Hawaiian Ocean Transport
Hawaiian Ocean Transport, Inc. has strengthened its core management team by hiring Julian Velez as the new business development manager.
MacGregor Receives Huge Order from HHI
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, received an order worth $77 million for optimized cargo handling systems for fi ve A-14-series and fi ve A-18-series container ves- sels from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in South
Korea. The 14,000 TEU and 18,000 TEU ships are built for the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and they are scheduled for delivery between 2014 and 2015. The shipyard holds options for an additional fi ve
A-14-vessels and one A-18-vessel.
Crowley Scholarships Support
Crowley Maritime Corporation recently awarded two
Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial scholarships to a pair of exceptional students from Webb Institute. Both recipients, juniors Matt Weklar and Nolan Conway, were selected for their remarkable leadership qualities, academic excellence and an unprecedented commit- ment to the maritime industry.
Crowley Scholarships to Two USMMA Cadets
Crowley Maritime Corporation awarded two Thomas
B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships to United States
Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) cadets Christo- pher Anthony and Thomas Treat during the 2013 Con- tainerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards luncheon in Newark, N.J. Both recipients were selected for their strong academic records, leadership capacity and fi nancial need. Crowley’s Jonathan Christian, ma- rine personnel supervisor, was in attendance and pre- sented the scholarships to the students during the event.
USMMA Cadets Anthony (left) & Treat
Webb Institute’s Weklar (left) & Conway
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