GREAT LAKES/ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY
Week of 11/24/14
Shuster returns as committee chair
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) was selected by the House Republican Conference to serve again as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Retired Coast Guard officer joins Chamber of Marine Commerce
Retired Rear Admiral Michael N. Parks, U.S. Coast Guard, joined the Chamber of Marine Commerce as Special Advisor. Parks will be working with the chamber to promote the distinct economic, environmental and safety advantages of the binational Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway shipping industry, in addition to increasing awareness and advising on the industry’s maritime-related policy and issues.
Fireman awarded David W. Taylor Medal
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers awarded its highest technical honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to Howard Fireman, ABS Senior Vice President, Asset Performance Management (APM).
Liebherr heads for record year
Liebherr Maritime Cranes is about to set a new record for annual deliveries of mobile harbor cranes, 40 years after delivering the first of its kind. Liebherr has supplied more than 1,200 units to nearly 100 countries all over the world.
Great Lakes Shipyard awarded drydocking contract for cruise ship
Great Lakes Shipyard was awarded a contract for routine drydocking of the M/V Nautica Queen. The cruise ship was hauled out November 10. The repair contract includes drydocking, U.S. Coast Guard inspection and repairs, hull cleaning and painting and miscellaneous steel repairs.
Green Marine announces call for papers
GreenTech 2015, the eighth annual conference on green technologies and innovation for marine transportation, will be held Wednesday-Friday, May 27-29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.
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