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In the Yard

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Editorial Contributors

The Shipyard edition is a perennial personal favorite, as shipyards large and U.S. Coast Guard Polar Security Cut-

Tom Mulligan - UK

Lisa Overing - Florida small, near and far, sit at the heart of everything we do at Maritime Reporter & ter. Delivered from Pascagoula, MS

Claudio Paschoa - Brazil

Peter Pospiech - Germany

Engineering News. Shipyards are the bellwether of the maritime industry, as activity to serve in the Arctic, Baczkowski is

William Stoichevski - Scandinavia levels on both the newbuild and repair & conversion sides provide not only a gauge on hoping that this will be only the ? rst

Production business today, but importantly a peak into the future. of many more icebreaker contracts to

Irina Vasilets

Nicole Ventimiglia come. This story starts on page 36

Corporate Staff

As anyone with tenure in this industry can attest, the last few years have been chal-

Mark O’Malley, Marketing Manager

Esther Rothenberger, Accounting lenging, to put it mildly, driven in large part by the prolonged slump in the offshore oil In a continuation of my trip and in-

Information Technology and gas sector. But the near-term future looks promising, for both the newbuild and terview with Admiral Karl Schultz,

Vladimir Bibik repair sectors, driven by: Commandant of the U.S. Coast

Guard, this month in our ‘Heavy Lift’


Kathleen Hickey • Environmental Regulation: It is no secret that the maritime industry is being focus we visit with Todd Fuller, squeezed by regulators to reduce emissions and, in general, be a better environ- President, Associated Terminals. I met


Lucia Annunziata mental stewards. The big question is ‘how fast and how far,’ as vessel owners Fuller on a recent trip to New Orleans +1 212 477 6700 ext 6240 mull their strategy to effectively and economically meet the new rules. There is for an on-water, underway visit to As-

Terry Breese +1 561 732 1185 not a single or a simple answer, but as the pace of technology quickens, it ap- sociated Terminal’s mid-stream cargo

John Cagni pears that quality shipowners are increasingly pulling the trigger to dump older handling operations on the Lower +1 631-472-2715 tonnage and build new. Mississippi River. I was duly im-

Frank Covella +1 561 732 1659 pressed with the operation, a logistical

Mike Kozlowski +1 561 733 2477 • Tech Re? t: In step with environmental regulations, repair and conversion challenge on its best day, put to the business has picked up as the need to ? t ballast water management systems and test recently with the persistent high- scrubbers, for example, have kept yards busy. water on the entire inland waterway

International Sales

Scandinavia & Germany system. Make no mistake though, the

Roland Persson

Orn Marketing AB, Box 184 , S-271 24 • The Navy: To put it simply, the world today is contentious and unsettled. A heart of this operation – and hence it’s

Ystad, Sweden t: +46 411-184 00 focus on military assets on and under the world’s waterways is projected to position at the center of our ‘Heavy increase, domestically and abroad. Lift’ coverage – are Associated Ter-


Brenda Homewood minal’s 14 Gottwald cranes that range

Tel: +44 1622 297123 • New Markets: It appears that the U.S. has woken up and discovered the prom- up to 120,000 lb. duty cycle lifting ise of offshore renewable energy. While it’s a full-generation behind Europe, capacity. Our interview with Todd

United Kingdom

Paul Barrett it’s ‘better late than never.’ With brightest pospects in the U.S. Northeast region, Fuller starts on page 52.

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Health, Essex CM11 1PU UK the need for new boats, ships, port and logistics solutions are growing rapidly.

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This year’s shipyard annual is headlined by our interview with Ron Baczkowski,

President and CEO, VT Halter. VT Halter has had a busy year, but the pinnacle surely

Classi? ed Sales +1 212 477 6700 is a contract that has not yet begun: The deal that it recently won to build the ? rst new


John J. O’Malley 1905 - 1980

Charles P. O’Malley 1928 - 2000

Gregory R. Trauthwein

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