Two of the world's largest and most advanced chemical tankers were christened recently by Kockums at its yard in Malmo, Sweden.
The twin 38,000-dwt vessels, called the Johnson Chemsun and Johnson Chemstar, will be delivered to Rederi AB Nordstjernan, Stockholm, following sea trials.
The diesel-powered vessels were built with 28 large stainless-steel center tanks and double bottoms for ballast. Each ship contains a total of 38 separate tanks with self piping and pumping systems.
The two chemical tankers were the first ever built by Kockums and will be operated together with two new ships being built at Bergens Mek. Verksted, Norway, for J.O. Odfjell A/S, Norway.
The sponsors for the christening were Mrs. Frances Broman and Mrs. Christa Odfjell. Mrs.
Broman is the daughter of Bo Axel Johnson, managing director of Rederi AB Nordstjernan, and Mrs. Odfjell is the wife of J.O.
Odfjell, chairman of the board, J.O. Odfjell A/S, Bergen, Norway.
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has named Peter Lapp general manager for its Gulf Coast Operations. He will be responsible for Bird-Johnson's propeller foundry facility located in Pascagoula, Miss., and propeller repair facilities located in Mobile, Ala. James B. Travis Jr. has been named
Russell G. McVay, vice president of Moran Towing and Transportation Co., Inc., has appointed Kenneth S. Johnson as chief harbor dispatcher for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Johnson is a veteran of 40 years' experience, ashore and afloat, in the tugboat industry in New York Harbor. He
Palmer Johnson Savannah and Atlantic Dry Dock Corp. have entered into a joint effort via a letter of intent for the establishment of Palmer Johnson @ Atlantic (PJA) on the site of the 60- acre Atlantic Shipyard facility near Jacksonville, Fla. The new Palmer Johnson division will specialize in
Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., has been awarded the contracts to supply the twin-screw controllable-pitch (CP) propeller systems for the Navy fleet oilers TAOs 198, 200, 202 and 204. Avondale Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc. of New Orleans, La., which is building the ships
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., was recently awarded a contract to supply Peterson Builders of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., with three shipsets of controllable pitch (CP) propeller systems for the U.S. Navy MCM-12, -13 and -14 Avenger- Class Mine Countermeasure Ships. Bird-Johnson also supplied the
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., recently appointed Peter J. Gwyn to the position of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Gwyn brings over 30 years of marine industry experience to his new position and is joining Bird- Johnson from the Massachusetts Shipbuilders Corporation, where he had
Bird-Johnson Company's Pascagoula, Miss., plant manager Jim Elliott has announced plans to expand their marine propeller manufacturing plant to meet the demands of new orders. The current 43,000-square-foot facility, which houses a modern foundry as well as a complete propeller machining and repair
Howard H. Scott, president of Bird-Johnson Company, has been elected chairman of the board of directors and continues as chief e x e c u t i v e o f f i c e r . He replaces Frederick K. Becker, who is retiring. The board also announced the promotion of Charles A. Orem from executive vice president
worldwide, and can be found at waterfronts all around the world. “Our boat hoists range from 15 ton all the way up to 1,000 ton capacity,” said Jason Johnson, North American sales manager. “Marine Travellift has been involved with shipyards since the 1980s. It’s a market that is growing in popularity for
Charles A. Orem, president of Bird-Johnson Company, has been named chief executive officer, according to Howard H. Scott, chairman of the board. Bird- Johnson, a wholly owned subsidiary of A. Johnson & Co., Inc., is one of the world's leading manufacturers of marine propellers. Mr. Orem was elected
John M. Johnson has been promoted to manager of shipyard systems for Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, according to Ed Krabacher, executive vice president and general manager. In his new position, Mr. Johnson will be responsible for sales, product development, and customer service of Hydranautics s h
‘DP2’ signed to by the crew or (redundancy) are fre- the vessel owner’s repre- quently bantered about sentative.” – especially by operators GE’s Dave Johnson trying to boast about also weighed in, explain- their tonnage and its ing, “Although the train- safety. Moving from DP ing here is carried out
can miliarity. These hours can also be accumulated on a Class reduce the requirement for DP hours at sea by undergoing A Full mission simulator. GE’s Johnson adds, “After a long advanced simulation scenarios, exposing the operators to a lull in activity we are now seeing the uptick in demand wide range
were not possible prior W rine industry, and it hasn’t been for some time. to DP.” That’s because the bridge layout and equipment common- Dave Johnson, Product Development Director of GE’s ly found on any recently delivered offshore service vessel Power Conversion business, puts it a different
PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Port of Oakland ILAMA Wan Parslow Butner Klaverstijn Poulter Maloney & Mørk BaczkowskiJohnson for certi? cation services for the na- pliance Manufacturers’ Association Sea Machines scent offshore wind industry. DNV (ILAMA) appointed Harry Klaver- Demonstrates First GL selected
INSIGHTS Sea Machines will be there when it happens. This month, listen in as Johnson leads the evolving discussion that will change the marine industry forever. Your ? rm was found in 2015. Give us a sense of just how far you have come, since then. In January 2015, Sea Machines was an idea and one
CONTENTS MarineNews October 2019 • Volume 30 Number 10 INSIGHTS 14 Michael G. Johnson President & CEO, Sea Machines Robotics WORKBOAT EQUIPMENT 22 Shock Mitigation: Size Matters When it comes to shock-mitigation, bigger is truly better. By Dr. Tim Rees, Ph.D. AUTONOMOUS SHIPPING 40 Cyber
across vast instrumented ? elds. mitting through the same ARGOS satellite system. Sea Machines Robotics Boston, MA 02128 CEO/President: Michael G. Johnson Sea Machines Robotics Number of Employees: 30 https://sea-machines.com Sea Machines is developing autonomous control and ad- and utility craft. The
MTR 100 RBR Ottawa, Ontario, Canada President/CEO: Greg Johnson No. of Employees: 60 rbr-global.com Photo: RBR RBR has maintained a year-over-year growth rate of over more attentive sales and technical support and enter into closer 20%. RBR customers are actively using Generation³ products collaborations
PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Johnson Allan Toma Garner Tadros commercial marine space by pioneer- Merchant Marine Academy, George’s Huibers to Chair NMMA Engine ing autonomous control and advanced maritime roots run deep. He previous- Manufacturers Division perception systems that make surface ly held the
to joining Foss, in Sea Machines Robotics’ Founder and hold bachelor’s degrees from the Uni- his role as VP of Finance at Esterline CEO Michael G. Johnson was been versity of Florida. In yet another lead- Control & Communication Systems, named a leading distinguished speak- ership announcement, Crowley
hydrogen based on their re- Walther; Tyler Foster; Rose Dawydiak-Rapagnani; Thomas Escher, Co-Founder; and quired endurance since liquid hydrogen Dan Johnson. has a considerably higher energy density Photo credit: GGZM NOTICE FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2020 SHIPYARD AND DRYDOCK SERVICES LOCATION
PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS AWO MerrittMeadJohnson Perras Cernak Nelson company also hired Alex Sykes as Cook Inlet Tug & Barge AAPA Posthumously Commercial Product Manager, Joe Announces New President Honors Cernak with its Pimenta as Buyer and Joe Mediate Cook Inlet Tug & Barge (CITB) an- Distinguished
the development path,” views regulation as the major hurdle, he problems. As long as you have cars driv- ing technology, but if the crew does not said Johnson. “Our goal right now is to points to a second challenge that must be en by people and autonomous cars, there understand (or use) the technology
from customer feedback,” a big challenge,” said Ando of MTI. “I of ABB. “The business case has to be in tems is going to change. In a workboat said Johnson. “We are also deep into the think the bigger challenge comes with place for the operators to move toward today, most of the power is for propul-
. “Years ago the drivers were tion of data is the primary technical driv- sel, now and in the future,” he said. With majority of the industry,” said Johnson. technology; we are seeing now one of er in the maritime industry today. “Ten NYK’s ? eet of more than 800 ships, the This speed of technology
the industry. As example, read- ers should consider the time it took the unmanned en- gine room to be adopted by a majority of the industry.” Michael G. Johnson, Founder and CEO, Sea Machines “Progressive operators that are using their vessels in controlled or semi-controlled domain,” said Sea Machines
feedback,” said Michael such as position of vessel in relation to rector of Maritime Research, DNV GL, new technologies to see if they ? t into G. Johnson, Founder and CEO, Sea Ma- charted risks, traf? c in the domain and is succinct. “Autonomous maritime op- the portfolio of Kongsberg Maritime. chines
, Mine Countermeasure missions (MCM), Electronic Warfare (EW), Maritime Security (MS), Hydrography and other missions using the same vessel, © Richard Johnson/AdobeStock mission control system and data links. The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $28 million in funding for Seagull offers navies
said Peter Fetten, CEO of Zumwalt-class destroyer, Lyndon B. ? rst quarter of 2019. Stone is scheduled The ferry has been built under the MV WERFTEN. Johnson (DDG-1002). to launch in 2019. DNV-GL rules and comply with IMO The semi-automatic, highly ef? cient High Speed Craft HSC 2000, the Malta plant
new, robust commercial solutions,” said S plice VC, with participation founding general partner, Eniac Ven- said: “To date, our participation and in- Johnson. “From consumer off the shelf from several corporate titans including tures. Eniac is an experienced investor in vestments are helping us to better
on each 1978. The author was the Tawakoni’s As I had hoped, I had plenty of respon- The original UQN-1 fathometer is still side. The Almon-Johnson Towing Ma- executive of? cer at the transfer ceremo- sibility, got lots of time driving the ship, mounted in the pilot house. chine is original
spill response managers con- tion. sion.” effective could we as an industry be if cerned. First, experienced personnel are Sea-Machines CEO Michael Johnson we could reduce the risk and loss of hu- leaving the ? eld and recruitment is dif? - Looking Ahead has his own vision. “I want stakeholders man
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