Ship Repair & Conversion News


Work Boats Exchange: New Hosted Commercial Marine Buyer's Event

Jan 31, 2012

Maritime Reporter will act as exclusive sponsoring publication for Work Boats Exchange at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale.  Global Exchange Events, a rising star in the creation of industry-leading Hosted Buyer Events, is redefining commercial…

HMS Daring Sails with Thales Systems

Jan 31, 2012

The first of the Royal Navy's (RN’s) Type 45 destroyers, HMS Daring, has set sail on operational duty fitted with Thales UK's new fully digital radar electronic support measures (RESM) system. The platform, the first of the Daring class…

National Initiative Launched by Maritime Industry Leaders

Jan 27, 2012

The high cost of recruiting, hiring and training  the thousands of skilled shipbuilding and repair professionals needed across the country each year, coupled with the need to increase productivity has left executives in the industry searching for answers…

Bollinger Wins Signal Safety Award

Jan 26, 2012

Bollinger Shipyards president and chief executive officer, Donald “Boysie” Bollinger, has been awarded the 2011 Executive Leadership Safety Award by Signal Mutual Indemnity Association. The award, which is Signal’s highest honor, was presented…

Noboru Ueda's achievements at IACS

Jan 25, 2012

ClassNK Chairman and President, Noboru Ueda, served as Chairman of the Council of the International Association of Classification Societies from July 2010 until June 2011. In so doing, he became the fourth ClassNK chairman to complete a term…

Peter Stevenson joins Simplex-Turbulo

Jan 24, 2012

As part of a further initiative to strengthen customer support Simplex has appointed Peter Stevenson in a new role as sales director. “Peter is an exciting choice for us”, says MD, James Hogg, “he will be taking a fresh and more disciplined…

Build And Repair Work Accelerates

Jan 20, 2012

All U.S. Coasts enjoying upswing in business. For many U.S. builders, last year closed on a happier note than 2010 – when the BP spill, offshore drilling ban and weak U.S. and global economies hurt business. In 2011, new orders for vessels for the oil industry and for the U…

P&O Installs MPM System Upgrade

Jan 20, 2012

P&O Ferries install MPM Hibernation system upgrade. UK ferry operator P&O Ferries has recently taken delivery of Marine Software's MPM Hibernation upgrade for vessels 'European Seaway' and 'Pride of Dover' after deciding to put these vessels into lay-by…

Bahrain's ASRY Lays Foundation as Global Maritime Power

Jan 18, 2012

While small in stature at just 760 sq. km. with a population of 1.2 million, the Kingdom of Bahrain, an archipelago in the Persian Gulf just east of and connected by causeway to Saudi Arabia, seeks to grow its stature in the world marine market…

Dick Bollinger Passes Away

Jan 18, 2012

Dick Bollinger — President Emeritus of Bollinger Shipyards-- died at home surrounded by his loving family. Richard N. Bollinger died at home on January 17, 2012 of natural causes.  He was President of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. from his graduation…

Carnival Estimates Financial Impact of Grounding

Jan 16, 2012

Carnival Corporation & plc Required Announcement on Financial Impact of Costa Concordia. Carnival Corporation & plc has commented on the financial impact resulting from the grounding of the Costa Concordia. 'At this time, our priority is the safety of our passengers and crew…

Feeding the ERP Beast: Properly Integrating CAD and ERP

Jan 14, 2012

ERP systems are beasts. To be happy, they have to be well fed. Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD) systems are a source of the food for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems since they contain significant information regarding the plans and materials needed to construct a ship…

BOURBON Optimizes Class Dockings for Fleet

Jan 13, 2012

BOURBON optimizes Class Dockings for its vessels with new organization Bourbon Docking.Located in Dubai, this new organization will strengthen BOURBON’s vessel maintenance program, allowing the Group to reach its 2015 target rate of 95% vessel availability…

Art Anderson Associates Names New Vice Presidents

Jan 10, 2012

Art Anderson Associates, a Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm, has named Ralph E.  Duncan, PE as Vice-President of Marine and Sean M. Hoynes, PE as Vice-President of Facilities. Each will be responsible for customer relationship management…

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