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SECO Secures Order to Deliver Three Pilot Boats

Oct 17, 2019

Southern Engineering Co. Ltd (SECO), based in Kenya, won a contract from the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to build and deliver three pilot boats.Designed to specification of naval architecture firm Southerly Designs, the boats will be 20-m long…

Port of Cape Town Orders Workboat Pair

Sep 20, 2019

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will secure two new workboats by 2022 to boost marine operations at the Port of Cape Town and ensure it is recognized internationally for excellence.The more powerful workboats are expected to improve…

Wärtsilä Simulators for New Portuguese Facility

Sep 16, 2019

Wärtsilä has supplied simulators aimed to provide realistic hands-on training at a new facility in Portugal. The training center is developed and run by the Port Authority for the ports of Douro, Leixōes and Vano do Castelo (APDL), and was inaugurated…

ZF Promotes Orvieto

Sep 13, 2019

ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar, LLC announced that Drew Orvieto has been promoted to the position of Senior Manager, Commercial Fast Craft and Engineering – North America. Orvieto, a 4+ year member of the ZF team first worked with the company as an intern in 2011…

Port Napie Orders Damen Tug

Sep 13, 2019

Napier Port, the third largest port on New Zealand’s North Island, has placed an order with Damen Shipyards Group for an Azimuth Tractor Drive (ATD) Tug 2412 Twin Fin for delivery later this year.The contract was signed by Sjoerd de Bruin, sales…

Haisla Nation, Seaspan ink LNG Canada Tug Deal

Aug 28, 2019

HaiSea Marine, a joint venture partnership between the Haisla First Nation and Seaspan ULC, today announced the signing of a contract award with LNG Canada to design, build and operate escort tugs and harbor tugs required for LNG Canada’s LNG export facility in Kitimat…

C-Job Naval Architects Appoints Gitte, Verweij

Aug 26, 2019

C-Job Naval Architects said that Mario Gitte has been appointed Vice President Engineering and Edward Verweij has been named Vice President Sales. Together they will be the executive management team that will run the company’s new branch office in Houston…

Waterford’s Tugboat Roundup Celebrates 20 Years

Aug 22, 2019

A modest event designed as a get-together for commercial workboat operators in upstate New York is now celebrating 20 years as a three-day community festival.On September 11, 1999, local resident John Callaghan had an idea to bring in some friends…

Damen Wins UX Design Award

Aug 22, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group won an award for the Human Machine Interface that it has been developing over the past two years for its Next Generation Tug Series. The UX Design Awards are intended to honor innovative solutions that add value to applications…

St. Croix Upgradess with New Lake Assault Boats Craft

Aug 13, 2019

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office in Hudson, Wisconsin, earlier this summer took delivery of a Lake Assault Boats rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB). The new boat enhances the office’s patrol capabilities and water-based emergency rescue operations on a 27-mile stretch of the St…

Wateways Council Videos Aim to Educate

Jul 09, 2019

To help educate audiences about the inland waterways’ connection to agriculture, to the labor community, to freight shippers, to the Corps of Engineers, and to building communities, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) has produced a series of short videos…

Mission Boat Gear Names New CEO

Jun 07, 2019

Mission Boat Gear, designer and developer of innovative boat accessories, announced that it appointed Corey Uchtman as CEO.The announcement coincides with Mission's larger strategy to expand beyond the boating market and tap into the much larger outdoor recreation industry…

Cape Town to Employ Helo Pilotage Transfers

May 24, 2019

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has taken the decision to introduce a helicopter service at its Port of Cape Town to transfer marine pilots onto and off visiting vessels. This would make the port one of three within the South African…

Svitzer Seals USVI Tugboat Deal

Apr 19, 2019

Svitzer Caribbean Dominicana has secured a 5-year contract with Limetree Bay Terminals due to commence on June 15th, 2019.The company expands its market coverage providing tugboat services to some of the key oil refineries and terminals in the region – South Riding Point Terminal in Bahamas…

AWO Elects Foss Maritime's Merritt as Chair

Apr 18, 2019

The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national tugboat, towboat and barge industry association, elected a new slate of leaders earlier this month during the association's annual Spring Convention held in Washington, D.C. Scott Merritt…

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