Category Archives: Maritime

Inside the Life Aquatic : An Interview with John Carlisle, Adjunct Maritime Professor & CEO of Carlisle Maritime Group

Thursday, February 11, 2016 – Elizabeth Donahey, Director of Marketing, AQT Solutions, Napa, CA. Today I had an amazing conversation with Adjunct Professor John Carlisle of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on maritime training programs, who also doubles as CEO of..

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US Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in Eighth Round of TIGER Funding

WASHINGTON – US Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in Eighth Round of TIGER Funding. Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of the..

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Japan’s Maritime Chief Takei: U.S. Industry, Military Key to Address Western Pacific Security Threats

By: Gidget Fuentes February 22, 2016 9:56 AM SAN DIEGO — The head of Japan’s naval force said the U.S. defense industry and military services can take bigger roles in helping his forces communicate and operate more jointly in Asia-Pacific..

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KONGSBERG Intensifies Its Maritime Technologies: Establishes Kongsberg Digital

KONGSBERG Intensifies Its Maritime Technologies: Establishes Kongsberg Digital Kongsberg Digital is to be established as a new subsidiary of KONGSBERG. The company will be headed by Hege Skryseth and will become a leading industrial software environment with about 450 employees...

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British Defence Training and Mission Preparation Programs

Preparing for the current operational environment requires special approaches. Ian Strachanviews the scene from his British vantage point. The ultimate object of military training is preparation for the operational mission.  This article concentrates on the “high end” training systems that..

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Secretary Anthony Foxx Unveils $98.1 billion FY 2017 Budget Proposal to Expand Safe, Clean Transportation Programs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Unveils $98.1 billion FY 2017 Budget Proposal to Expand Safe, Clean Transportation Options for More Communities Across the Country WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced President Obama’s $98.1 billion Fiscal Year 2017..

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Happy 50th Anniversary DOT Department of Transportation!

Happy 50th Anniversary DOT Department of Transportation! USDOT 50th Anniversary Announcement from DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx Celebrating a legacy of promoting and implementing safety, opportunity and innovation since 1966. The DOT is a critical part of our nation’s highway, air,..

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U.S. Army Prepares to Join Maritime Littoral Arena

Military operations in the littoral domain are typically associated with the Navy and the Marines. In the future, however, the U.S. Army will also play a key role By CIMSEC 2016-01-26 19:48:07 (By Aaron Jensen) U.S. Army Prepares to Join Maritime..

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Spotlight on Hyundai: The Biggest Shipbuilding Company in the World

What is the biggest shipbuilding company in the world? Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) is the world’s largest shipbuilding company, headquartered in Ulsan, South Korea. It has seven business divisions: Shipbuilding, Offshore & Engineering, Industrial Plant & Engineering, Engine & Machinery,..

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Guide to Maritime Logistics: A Guide to Contemporary Shipping and Port Management

Guide to Maritime Logistics: A Guide to Contemporary Shipping and Port Management 2nd Edition by Dong-Wook Song (Editor), Photis M. Panayides (Editor) Globalization and the rapid increase in world trade in the past decade have contributed to greater demand for international..

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Maritime Simulation Training Effects on the Human Brain

Maritime Insights’ Amitava Chakrabarty describes the brain of a maritime pilot describing how during his or her maritime pilot training and throughout their careers, gathers information from different situations and the biological neural network inside his brain records it, triggering the neural..

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MARAD Awards Contracts for $1.96 Billion to National Defense Reserve Fleet Vessels

WASHINGTON – MARAD Awards Contracts for $1.96 Billion to National Defense Reserve Fleet Vessels. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that DOT has awarded contracts with a total award value of $1.96 billion over eight years to seven U.S...

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Types of Maritime Simulation Training Software and Devices

What are the Different Types of Maritime Simulation Training? Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. The act of simulating something first requires that a model be developed; this model represents the key..

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The Importance of Maritime Training Ships

Maritime Training Ships A training ship is a very important environment in which to train students as sailors. The term is especially used for ships employed by navies to train future officers. Essentially there are two types: those used for training..

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Polarcus – The Largest Man-Made Moving Object on Earth

By MarEx 2016-01-21 04:29:03 Polarcus is currently acquiring an ultra-wide 3D marine seismic project offshore Myanmar in a project that is setting a new record for the offshore industry. Polarcus Amani is towing an in-sea configuration that measures 1.8 kilometer..

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City of Burgas Opens Maritime Simulator Training Center

Posted on Friday 11th December 2015 Authored by Ms. Lori Ponoroff | Railroad Highway Maritime In line with the expansion of the port of Burgas, the City of Burgas and its association of environmental organizations has opened a new simulator centre for..

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IATA Publishes Addendum 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations DGR

IATA Publishes Addendum 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations DGR The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published Addendum No. 1 to be 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Users of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are asked to note the..

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What are LearnBots?

By JAMES J. GOLDSMITH, Training Industry’s eZine When one hears the word “robot,” the reaction frequently is one of either concern or amusement – concern because of movies like “The Terminator” and “I, Robot,” where machines decide it’s time for..

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What are the Top 10 Biggest Maritime Shipping Companies in the World Today?

Top 10 Biggest Maritime Shipping Companies in the World 1. A.P. Møller-Maersk – 2.8m TEU Danish company A.P. Møller-Maersk’s container shipping division Maersk Line operates a fleet of 580 container vessels making it the world’s biggest shipping company. The fleet..

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BTS Statistics Release: November 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index

BTS 03-16 Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568 Embargoed until Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:30 a.m. EST The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry,..

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BTS Statistics Release: October 2015 North American Freight Numbers

The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $96.6 billion in October 2015 as all modes of transportation carried a lower total value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of..

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Maritime Administration Announces Funding Availability for Small U.S. Shipyards

Grants Will Help Modernize and Improve Efficiency at U.S. Shipyards   WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the availability of $4.9 million in Federal funding to support capital improvements and employee training at small U.S. shipyards. ..

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Why Use a Training Management System for Hazmat Training?

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), most transportation incidents involving hazardous materials /dangerous goods are caused by human errors. Training is the best way of preventing hazardous materials incidents. Using a robust..

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Port of Los Angeles Making History Once Again

Port of Los Angeles Makes History Once Again Posted by Gene Seroka on January 4, 2016 On December 26, the Port of Los Angeles proudly welcomed the largest container ship ever to call at a North American seaport. The vessel, the..

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