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Crowley first US company to join Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley Maritime Corp. has become the first U.S.-owned and 13th overall ship owner-operator that will publicly disclose its ship recycling policies, practices and process through the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) website. Headquartered in Florida, Crowley operates…

Robert Allan Ltd. introduces ElectRA series of battery electric tugs

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — With the recent announcement of the HaiSea Marine tug fleet, the maritime industry gained its first glimpse of Robert Allan’s Ltd.’s recent work in battery electric tugboats and their potential to significantly reduce or even eliminate…

Crowley supports military families facing food insecurity

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­— Crowley Cares, the charitable and volunteerism arm of Crowley Maritime Corp., will donate $25,000 to provide groceries and other wellness initiatives to support military families facing food insecurity in Jacksonville. The money will be contributed to the…

Merchants Exchange announces new marine operations manager

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Merchants Exchange has named Carl Bertapelle as its new marine operations services manager. Bertapelle will be responsible for the overall management of the marine operations services department, staff and programs. “Carl will be a welcome addition to…

All American Marine names new business development manager

(BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — The owners of All American Marine (AAM) have announced the appointment of Terry Federer as business development manager, effective May 10. Federer takes over the role from Ron Wille, who was recently appointed as president and chief…

ExxonMobil expands EAL range with new grease and hydraulic oils

(LONDON) — ExxonMobil has added Mobil SHC Aware Hydraulic Series oils and Mobil SHC Aware Grease EP O to its range of high-performance marine lubricants. Both are formulated to meet the U.S. Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements for environmentally acceptable…

Viking acquires HydroPen, maker of container firefighting system

(ESBJERG, Denmark) — Viking Life-Saving Equipment has acquired HydroPen, the company behind the unique HydroPen container firefighting solution supplied to hundreds of ships. HydroPen's rapid uptake has been due to its combination of innovation, efficiency and ease of use. Attached…

Elliott Bay Design Group announces leadership promotions

(SEATTLE) – Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has announced changes to its executive leadership team following the appointment of Robert Ekse to president, reflecting the new vision and long-term goals for the company. John Reeves has been promoted to principal…

Coast Guard Foundation issues matching gift challenge

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced Tuesday that Leidos, a corporate donor, has offered to triple-match every gift received by June…

Pauline Duclos, CFO of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, dies at 87

(WESTPORT, Mass.) — Pauline Delia (Duperre) Duclos, age 87, wife of George Duclos, the former CEO of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, died peacefully on April 24 surrounded by her family. The daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Claire (Paradise) Duperre, she…

Cummins introduces QSK60 EPA Tier 4/IMO III engine with SCR

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Cummins launched the QSK60 EPA Tier 4/IMO III engine at Cummins Marine’s virtual showcase on April 14. The new EPA Tier 4-compliant selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system is being paired with the already-proven QSK60 engine to…

Caterpillar Marine releases C32B 2,433 mhp engine

(HOUSTON) — Following the successful launch of the C32B 2,025 mhp engine, Caterpillar Marine has announced the release of the new Cat C32B 2,433 mhp (2,400 bhp) high-performance marine engine, with a rated engine speed of 2,300 rpm. With a…

Ecochlor launches EcoOne filterless BWMS

(NORTH HAVEN, Conn.) — Ecochlor has announced the launch of EcoOne, a revolutionary new ballast water management system (BWMS). “By eliminating the filter, we have taken simplicity and reliability in ballasting operations to the maximum level. While at the same…

Cummins announces advanced remote monitoring solution for vessels

(COLUMBUS, Ind.) — Cummins Inc. has announced the launch of PrevenTech Marine, an expansion of the PrevenTech portfolio. PrevenTech Marine is designed to boost uptime, reduce maintenance costs and improve the service experience. PrevenTech monitors Cummins-powered assets remotely, using connectivity,…

World's first LNG hybrid tug to feature Schottel drive system

(SINGAPORE and SPAY, Germany) — Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine has selected Schottel’s azimuthal hybrid drive system SYDRIVE-E for the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hybrid tug. With this first in a series of 12 vessels, Sembcorp Marine will build the…

Elliott Bay Design Group names Robert Ekse as president

(SEATTLE) — The board of directors of Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has appointed Robert Ekse as president of the firm. Ekse will assume the position from current president and chief engineer Brian King, who is retiring after 33 years…

Helm Operations, ShipTracks launch new harbor automation tools

(VICTORIA, British Columbia) — Marine operations software developer Helm Operations and AIS services provider ShipTracks have launched a new set of integrated features for harbor docking companies designed to ensure that companies “never miss another job” in their ports. The…