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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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SIMNAV bridge simulator. Image: ICN

Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

impacts in its activity, preservation of the environment, working conditions and safety in its processes, ICN obtained the certification in Quality (ISO 9001). Only the Maritime Authority of Brazil (CIAGA and CIAGA) can teach courses for waterways / seafarers (Deck / Machine Helper, Boat Deck/Machinery) with CIR emission (Registration and Registration Book), enabling the crewing and operations of ships, offshore vessels, tugboats and safety craft.SIMNAV – Bridge SimulatorThe modern bridge simulator at ICN was developed in Brazil and is considered a showcase of advanced maritime training

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River, serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the U.S. and Canada. Photo provided by The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership

Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,000 Plus Jobs

in Duluth, Minnesota to the Atlantic Ocean.North American farmers, steel producers, construction firms, food manufacturers and power generators depend on the system to move raw materials and finished products including iron ore, coal, stone, salt, sugar, grain, steel, wind turbine components and heavy machinery. These cargoes become the staples of everyday life – food and other household items; buildings, factories, roads and bridges; vehicles and planes; and provides the energy that powers cities and towns."The study reflects the enormous contributions the maritime industry provides to the

Zineddine Benhadid (Image: CMR Group)

CMR Names Benhadid MD in Tunisia

at several groups, including Valeo, Asteelflash, and Cofitel, Zineddine Benhadid will manage the 340-strong team at CMR facility in Tunis. New investment will also equip the Tunis workforce with the prototyping and manufacturing skills to meet the demands of new energy technologies and reciprocating machinery.Benhadid said, “The future’s looking bright, and we are investing in the best resources and reorganizing the business, to secure long-term efficiencies and high production volumes for the future.”Benhadid takes over from Lassaad Ketata, who steps-up to a new role as Group manufacturing

Mr. Arun Sharma  (Photo: CEMS)

CEMS Opening Visakhapatnam Labs

University (IMU) premises.CEMS has planned 18 labs for its Visakhapatnam campus of which six labs are ready and will be operationalized shortly. The construction of 12 labs is underway at a rapid pace and expected to be completed by end-September. The labs will be fully equipped with the latest machinery including mechatronics and robotics.A seminar held July 13 was attended by a wide spectrum of industry, officials from ministry of shipping, high ranking naval officers, academia and administration. A short tour of the facilities was also arranged at the campus for the participants.Arun Sharma

Left to right: Colin Mottershead, Shiphand/Tug Driver; Darrin Hyde, RTITB Trainer/Gantry Operator; Nusrat Ghani MP, Maritime Minister; Patrick Walters, Chief Operating Officer, Jo Scott, Group Head of Marketing; Emma Wilson, Digital Apprentice; Mark Reynolds, Shift Manager (Photo: Peel Ports)

Maritime Minister Visits Port of Liverpool

service, Colombia Express, will also start calling at the port of Liverpool, exporting U.K. goods to Newark.Liverpool will be the final port of call for both weekly services as they head westbound across the Atlantic. The ships will load U.K. export cargo such as Scotch whisky, food products and trade machinery.  The new services will also see the Port of Liverpool open up direct links with the U.S. ports of Charleston and Savannah.The TA2 and Colombia Express routes will use a range of vessels up to 8,500 TEU. The larger vessels will call at Liverpool2 with smaller vessels using Royal Seaforth Container

Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Port of Duluth-Superior Generates $1.4 bln and 8,000 Jobs

local port activity gleaned from a much broader study released last month about the economic impacts of the entire Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway (GLSLS) system conducted by Martin Associates.Some 35 million tons of iron ore, coal, limestone, salt, cement, grain, steel, wind turbines, and heavy machinery move through the Port each year, helping to keep businesses running in adjoining states and in communities along the U.S.-Canadian border. Farmers, miners, steel producers, construction companies, food manufacturers, utility companies and street maintenance departments depend on this System to

L-R Olav Eek Thorstensen, Executive Chairman of the Thome Group officially opens the training facility with his son Claes Eek Thorstensen, President and COO of the Thome Group (Photo: Thome)

Thome Opens Training Facility in The Philippines

Thome Ship Management Pte. Ltd., has opened a modern training facility in Makati city in the heart of the Philippines, so that its seafarers and cadets can practise using the latest equipment which will be the same as the machinery they encounter once onboard. All guests were welcomed by Capt Ivar Thomasli, Managing Director of Thome Ship Management – ROHQ, followed by the ribbon - cutting ceremony led by Thome Group Executive Chairman, Olav Eek Thorstensen, President and Chief Commercial Officer (COO), Claes Eek Thorstensen, Deputy Managing Director Sartaj Gill and Regional Training Manager

Jan Flores (Photo: NETSCo)

Flores Named VP at NETSCo

is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and serves as a member of the American Bureau of Shipping Americas, Technical Committee.   McIntyre comes to NETSCo after 26 years of experience in the design, installation, functional testing and inspection of marine machinery installations to ensure that each vessel is capable of carrying out its intended service. Her responsibilities will include managing and directing our group of experienced engineers and designers. She will define the scope of projects and assign resources, as well as interact with clients, classificatio

Seen here is WinGD training manager Tyson Liang Qin presenting the W-FMS virtual reality engine room to a delegation of ship owners. (Photo: WInGD)

WinGD Opens Virtual Reality Engine Room Facilities

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has inaugurated a new installation of its W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator (FMS) for training complete engine room crews at the Marine Power Academy Training Center of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. (HHM), in Shanghai, China.   The simulator joins a network of some 20 further installations at strategic locations around the world. As well as being the first installation of WinGD’s dedicated, multi-touchscreen simulation hardware in China, the Shanghai FMS system is also first to be pre-programmed with specially adapted versions of the engine-specific

An aerial view of the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Photo: MMA)

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

sealift ships.”   New officers start out as either a Third Mate or a Third Assistant Engineer on self-propelled vessels or corresponding positions on tug-barge combinations. Mates direct navigation and the handling of cargo. Engineers are in charge of propulsion and the vessel’s machinery. A deck career culminates as the Captain or Master of the vessel. In the Engine Department, the Chief Engineer is the top position.   Not all graduates will enter the commercial maritime industry. A number will choose to protect our nation as members of all branches of the military, including

Lucas Hicks (Photo: HII)

Leadership Changes at Newport News Shipbuilding

shipbuilding veteran, Hicks most recently served as Newport News’ facilities director. He began his career in submarine engineering and held leadership positions in the sealift conversion program and new carrier construction, where he was responsible for the construction and integration of the machinery systems and components on Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).   Southall will be responsible for all ship design, planning yard and topside construction, as well as test engineering. He joined the shipyard in 1988 as an engineer in the submarine program and served as director of submarine engineering

Jesse Spence (Photo: Noise Control Engineering)

Spence Takes over as Noise Control Engineering President

vessels and other vessel types.   Spence takes over the role from NCE’s founder and president, Ray Fischer. Since founding the firm over 25 years ago, Fischer has directed more than 250 shipboard noise and vibration measurements for demonstration of compliance with habitability criteria, machinery noise and vibration testing, and for diagnostic testing and to verify noise/vibration-modeling techniques. Fischer will now serve as a senior advisor to Spence

Sean S. Fitzgerald (Photo: Maersk Container Industry)

Fitzgerald Named CEO of Maerskā€™s Container Unit

management, manufacturing, product management and marketing. Since 2014, Fitzgerald has acted as President at Joy Global China, part of the Japanese manufacturing company Komatsu Mining Corp, leading a footprint of eight plants in China. Prior to this, he was Regional Vice President of Joy Mining Machinery, responsible for 13 plants in the Americas. He has also held executive positions over the course of almost 10 years at General Electric.    Fitzgerald holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and is a Bachelor of Science graduate in Civil

Rose Joins Global Diving & Salvage

;s regions and service lines, including marine construction, commercial diving, environmental services and marine casualty response. He will oversee sales and business development, marketing, client engagement and corporate strategy for revenue generation.   Rose spent many years with NC Machinery for Caterpillar, most recently as Washington Equipment Sales and Rental Manager. During his tenure, he was responsible for the overall P&L of the sales and rental departments in Washington state, managing inventory levels between $30 million to $50 million per year. He created and implemented

The Kognifai digital platform is a set of tools built on modern Cloud technology providing access to KONGSBERG and third-party simulation solutions. (Image: Kongsberg)

Maritime's Digital Transformation & Simulation-based Training

with a machine-learning algorithm that can predict a turbine failure up to ten months in advance. By adding this algorithm to Kognifai, we were able to provide the same service for our maritime customers that wanted to move from calendar-based maintenance to predictive maintenance on their rotating machinery: this would not have been possible if we didn’t have the Kognifai digital ecosystem in place to share knowledge and developments between our industries. “Digital transformation also opens the market for new players from other industries, for instance non-maritime companies using their

At the opening ceremony, front row, left to right: Juah Lawson, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Liberian Maritime Administration; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia; Abraham Avi Zaidenberg, managing director of LMTI; James Kollie, Liberian Maritime Administration Commissioner; and U.S. Ambassador Christine Elder (Photo: Liberian Registry)

Liberia Opens Maritime Training Institute

– selected after an exhaustive nationwide program of interviews and examinations – studying mechanical and electrical engineering on campus at LMTI.  President Johnson-Sirleaf toured the 17.3-acre facility, which includes a newly constructed hi-tech workshop accommodating a machinery shop, a welding and gas-cutting shop, an electrical lab, an electronics lab, a machining shop and a seamanship shop. Other facilities include a computer lab, ship simulators, air-conditioned classrooms, a training swimming pool and a gymnasium LMTI managing director Avi Zaidenberg, said, &ldquo

Andreas-Klauser appointed CEO Photo PALFINGER AG

Klauser appointed CEO of PALFINGER

;    "We are pleased to have gained an experienced executive with Andreas Klauser," commented the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Ing. Hubert Palfinger Jr., the decision for the new CEO. "Klauser has international market and sales experience in the field of agricultural machinery and commercial vehicles brings the best prerequisites for transforming the future challenges of digital transformation into sustainable corporate success for the PALFINGER Group. "     Prior to his current job, Klauser was a member of the Sergio Marchionne CNH Industrial board

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