The Marine Preventive Maintenance Seminar to be held at the Vista International Hotel in New York City on October 28 this year will feature an impressive slate of speakers and panelists. The one-day seminar will explore the managerial and financial evaluation of preventive maintenance expenditures and their relationship to utilization of assets and the effect on the "bottom line." The speakers and panelists will discuss the critical decision-making making path leading up to the formulation of a corporate preventive maintenance philosophy and resultant expenditures. In addition, there will be a panel session that will examine the systems and techniques currently available for condition monitoring.
This panel discussion will be moderated by Prof. Aaron Kramer of the Engineering Department of SUNY Maritime College.
Speakers at the seminar will include the following: Dean Chimples, president, M e g a s y s t e m s, Inc.; Henry Christie, chief mechanical officer, The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad; Frank Owens, director of engineering and m a i n t e n a n c e , Trans World Airlines; Alfred R. Philbrick, general manager, Marine Division, Reynolds Metals Company; Roger H. Rotondi, business manager— ferrography, Foxboro Analytical ; Sy Steigelfest, plant engineering manager, The Scott Paper Company; and Bob Wallace, president, Industrial Analyzing Corporation.
The registration fee for the seminar is $225, which includes luncheon and copies of all materials.
For additional information and advance registration, contact Bill Pankow at Meeting Resources, Inc., 32 Broadway, New York, N.Y.; telephone (212) 425- 4345.
, which includes attendance at all sessions, lunch, and copies of all papers. Further information and advance registrations can be obtained by calling Bill Pankow at (212) 425-4345 or by writing to Meeting Resources, Inc., 32 Broadwav, New York, N.Y. 10004
The Gibbons Bill that would ban ships built or repaired with foreign subsidies from U.S. ports unless they paid subsidy refunds, was a major topic of discussion at the South Atlantic and Caribbean Ports Association spring meeting in Port Everglades. While the bill is intended to allow U.S. shipyards to
to report on activities within the U.S. Congress aimed at shoring up security in the Nation's ports and maritime areas. At present the main port security bill is S. 1214, the Port and Maritime Security Act of 2001, introduced by Senator Ernest F. Hollings, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science
& Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ranking Member David Vitter (R-LA), WRDA was passed in the Senate. Among its many provisions, the WRDA bill contains a number of critically important elements related to the funding of inland waterways lock and dam infrastructure. Of particular interest
On January 17, 2014, Congress averted another government shutdown with a “just in time” delivery of an Omnibus Appropriations bill. Thankfully, some good news for the inland waterways also has arrived; Just in Time! The recent Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, or Omnibus bill, has brought a healthy
Bills to combat foreign shipbuilding subsidies and to impose access fees on users of the Federal Maritime Commission's computerized shipping rate-filing system were approved recently by the House's tax-writing committee. Action on the foreign shipbuilding subsidy bill is intended to send a message
be transmitted to the municipality in which the boat is permanently or principally docked." NEW YORK: N Y. Senator Nicholas A. Spano introduced Senate Bill 6529, which would legalize casino gaming in the Catskill region of the state, casino gaming on vessels navigating the state waters and waterways
The House of Representatives recently passed the Marine Machinery Association's amendment to the FY89 Department of Defense Authorization bill requiring that critical spare parts for ships meet the same qualification standards and quality control levels as the originals. As originally drafted
NAVY PROGRAM OFFERS BILLIONS IN SALES OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPLIERS The U.S. Navy has clearly become the dominant customer for marine suppliers and shipyards in this country. While the pace of new projects has slowed, Navy continues to provide a flow of new business op- portunities for shipbuilders
of the Capital Development Plan (CDP), was passed by a vote 91-7 in the Senate. As MarineNews was going to press, President Obama finally signed the bill into law. The conference agreement had passed the House on May 20 by an overwhelming 412-4 vote. The bill contains four key elements of the Capital
of drift nets, which can be 40 miles in length and which have been banned by most countries for indiscriminately killing fish, mammals and birds. Two bills before Congress would force the U.S. to impose broad trade sanctions against countries that do not abide by the United Nations deadline calling
for promoting environmental related services and providing guidance in support of international, national and regional marine environmental regulations. Bill’s previous experience includes Product Line Manager for the BALPURE BWMS manufactured by De Nora Water Technologies. Global Ballast Water Treatment TRENDING
in some cas- It takes a lot of fuel to power today’s gine hours over the same time span. That es, even scheduled downtime — runs the ships — more than a billion dollars 2. Lower emissions extends maintenance and overhaul inter- risk of losing a voyage. Engine reliability worth annually for some larger cruise
elected rep- resentative values knowing what is important to his or her constituents. Grant amounts might be “small” in the context of an appropriations bill, but for an elected representa- tive there is no vote that is too small. Many members of Congress provide for their constituents to communicate with
allow greater amounts to be granted for ports, railways, They are where the gears of our nation’s freight transpor- and intermodal hubs. Speci? cally, the bill aims to amend tation system meet and mesh. Every river channel could the Nationally Signi? cant Freight and Highway Projects be dredged clean and
have said it programs, hands on labs and cutting education within a state school system. believer of a public education, as that is better. Bravo Zulu, Bill. edge technology, 100% co-operative education – six months for each and every cadet, 100% membership in the Regiment of Cadets and 100% civic en- gagemen
started out by been, and always will be, it’s people. ton Rose Fulbright, Poten & Partners, his maritime skill and bravery as a shin- saying, simply, “Bill made the Marshall Nevertheless, we pressed and asked him Ridgebury Tankers, Scorpio Tankers, ing example of American courage and Islands.” And,
be- cause of cost recovery issues for DE. In 2018, however, the regulatory picture changed big-time when VA’s legislature passed a critical energy bill called the “Grid Transformation and Security Act.” This bill reset emerging renewable energy projects as being “in the public interest” an important
For example, the 2017 APM veered away from a port-centric approach in the 2007 supple- Maersk cyberattack illustrated how an incident can start out- mental bill, which expanded the pool of eligible port applicants to side the U.S. and have a cascading impact on our ports and all entities covered by an Area
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John Garamendi (D- ate simultaneously by Senator Lisa Tom Garber, this is his 13th maritime Fairfeld, Davis, Yuba City), recently Murkowski (R-AK). The bill is cur- documentary. The fnished flm will introduced H.R. 550, the Merchant rently awaiting action by the House be an hour long and is expected to
not Fleet One, our tugs are able to travel to remote areas with- be supported in their business plans. That might be about out interruptions, our monthly bills have been cut in half, to change. For example, coastal services start at $28 per month, $0.49 per minute for voice, and $4-5 per MB for that all
has always been the dearth of reliable and economical vessel-to-shore communications. Even T in America’s heartland where cellular coverage is routinely billed as seamless, so-called ‘dead spots’ persist. Sometimes, this happens at the worst possible moment for an opera- tor who has myriad far fung assets
than 60% of them outliving their funding levels for fve projects from monies provided in the intended 50-year design life. FY2019 Minibus Appropriations bill. Specifcally, these in- Locks and dams are critical infrastructure. They keep clude Olmsted (Ohio River): $50 million to fnal completion; waterways
nation’s security and economy. and transit projects, which are general- gas and crude oil. In championing the ly more publicly and politically visible. bill, Mr. Garamendi was unequivocal Jeff Vogel is a member in Cozen Moreover, the BUILD Transportation in stating that the “U.S. Merchant O’Connor’s
& Dock), Mark Sickles (Sr. Director, Weeks Marine), General Todd Semonite, Dan Hussin (VP, Manson Construction), Fred Paup (Chairman, Manson Construction), Bill Hanson (VP, GLDD), Bill Dutra (Owner, Dutra Group), Tom Smith (USACE), and Jay Cashman (Owner, Jay Cashman, Inc.) February 2019 MN 1
and Gulf coasts but for dredging. sector in this regard? Congress, in 2018 alone, appropriated more than $2 The American dredging industry is amid a $1.5 billion Billion for dredging activities. Although infrastructure im- dredging feet expansion. And, I’ve encouraged my stake- provements for the United States
a dirty word. Hence, our report on the fed- eral government’s new program that pushes the ‘benefcial use of dredge materials’ – something which DCA CEO Bill Doyle says is “good policy” – starts on page 26. Also in this edition, the advent of reliable satellite communications for inland and coastal operators
hybrid workboat can also use all three As a matter of full disclosure, I’d be There are a lot of reasons for that real- ‘hybrid’ can reduce your fuel bills by as for that quick towing assignment or ship the ? rst person to tell you that when it ity, and there were a lot of smart people much as 30%
trades, will around in a dynamic marketplace. need to pay an extra $250/ton (a reference number in line with recent price differen- Who Pays the Bill? tials) for fuel – a ? gure Indeed, the pro? t number emerging approaching a stagger- from the income statement starts with Crowley has been a
ing guidance in support of international, national and regional Maritime Academy and lead commentator of MaritimeProfes- marine environmental regulations. Bill’s previous experience in- sional.com. Additionally, he is Editor of both Maritime Logistics cludes Product Line Manager for the BALPURE BWMS manu-
that pilots are dismissive of logistical effciency; after try group based in Ontario, with American and Canadian mem- all, slow transit pads a pilot’s billing sheet. That may be overly bership, writes in its current issue of Marine Delivers magazine cynical, but it references major concerns among vessel
line with recent price dif- address strategic advantages may be gained (or lost) relative to ferentials) for fuel – a fgure approaching a staggering $100 billion competitors, who may adapt different business strategies than annually – with all else held constant. Liner behemoth Maersk has their peers. Outcomes
to a considerable long-term sustainability into the framework of every ves- speed loss calculation is performed. This is a critical reduction in fuel bills – and optimal ef? ciency in service sel is now a pre-requisite for every savvy shipping com- measure for understanding vessel performance and fuel
subM’s requirements and recommend that Workboats See ‘Biggest Bang for VW Settlement Bucks’ the USCG issue a COI. The American Waterways Opera- The $2.9 billion settlement fund Volkswagen agreed tors estimates that Sub M adds about 5,600 vessels are im- to capitalize for distribution across 50 states, tribal