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Visit One News Page for Marine news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Marine news headlines.

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    According to the United Nations Environmental Programme, every year 8-15 million tonnes of plastic waste is dumped into the world's oceans, killing marine life and entering the human food chain. According to a study by Ocean Conservancy, a Washington-based environmental advocacy group, five Asian countries (China, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand) account for some 60% of all that... Reported by Bangkok Post 2 hours ago.

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    China has promised to take action to "significantly reduce" the volume of industrial wastewater flowing into the Bohai Sea, one of the world's busiest and most polluted shipping routes, the environment ministry said on Tuesday. Reported by Reuters India 1 hour ago.

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    The Danik Hook, an amazingly simple and easy to use tool to quickly tie-down anything, wins over the new product testers of “The Hardware Connection” magazine.

    POMONA, Calif. (PRWEB) December 11, 2018

    The Danik Hook, an amazingly simple and easy to use tool to quickly tie-down anything, wins over the new product testers of “The Hardware Connection” magazine.

    The review comes just in time for independent hardware stores to stock something new for the holidays and offer the Danik Hook as a unique gift and handy tool that everyone can use.

    The Hardware Connection Founder/Principal, Tom Chasteen, found out why the Danik Hook was the National Hardware show’s 2017 winner of its prestigious Retailers’ Choice Award for outstanding and innovative design of consumer products.

    In his November products review column, “From Tom’s Shop,” Chasteen wrote “what makes the Danik Hook products so unique and what all of our testers mentioned in their comments was the quality and finish.”

    Those words were justification for the years of design testing by Daniel Austin, the inventor of the Danik Hook product line.

    “It’s not cheap stuff,” said Austin. “My number one effort has always been quality. And once someone gets a Danik Hook in their hands, they see the quality.”

    Austin also thanks The Hardware Connection magazine for giving independent hardware store owners and managers a reason to stick their necks out by offering a new product such as Danik Hook.

    The magazine noted, “Danik Hook has developed three unique products that may fit into stores that have a strong marine, sporting goods or automotive merchandise mix.”

    As a result of the article, Austin says he has already received purchase orders from independents in Michigan and Nevada.

    “From Tom’s Shop” reviewed the stainless steel Danik Hook for big jobs. It’s a hassle-free way to attach a 3/8 to 5/8 inch diameter anchor rope line to secure anything up to 8,000 pounds, such as a small yacht. It sells for $39.95.

    The testers also tried out the smaller thermoplastic, non-scratching Danik Hook which handles any 3/8 to 7/16 diameter line for anything up to 500 pounds, such as a leaning Christmas tree. It goes for $20.95.

    They also put the new Danik Hook Adjustable Bungee cord through the ropes.
    The versatile Adjustable Bungee lets anyone easily and quickly adjust and secure a single length of the elastic cord from six to 48 inches unstretched. It comes with one Danik Hook Mini adjustable universal line length hook for $13.95.

    The testers used the Danik Hook products to adjust boat fenders, anchor buoys and even tie-down an airplane on the tarmac.

    The article stated the testers all agreed the Danik Hooks easily and effectively clamp down on lines with rigid gripping edges that prevent slippage without fraying ropes or bungee cords.

    Austin said he got a kick out of reading the fun The Hardware Connection magazine testers had in coming up with different applications for the Danik Hook. “There are some pretty creative people out there.”

    If consumers don’t see a local retail outlet near them on DanikHook.com, the product line is also carried on the websites of several national retailers, including Amazon, Bass Pro Shops, Home Depot, Overton’s, Sears, and Walmart.

    All Danik Hooks carry a one year warranty.

    Danik Hook maintains its own manufacturing facility in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California. http://www.danikhook.com

     Austin, an avid boater and journeyman machinist, made the first Danik Hook prototype in 2007 out of his desire to increase his time skiing on the Colorado River. He then modified the prototype to make it more functional and adaptable to an array of boats. Once he was happy with the anchor line hook’s design, he named it after his daughters Danie and Nikki. Reported by PRWeb 47 minutes ago.

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    Agricultural waste drives us closer to greener transport Portsmouth UK (SPX) Dec 07, 2018

    Composite materials made from agricultural waste could be used to produce sustainable, lightweight and low-cost applications in the automotive and marine industries. A team of researchers, led by the University of Portsmouth, have developed a bio-composite material using date palm fibre biomass (biomass is a term that includes waste material from plants, food waste and sewage) that can be Reported by Energy Daily 35 minutes ago.

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    *__________________________________________________**Erria A/S Announces DKK 1m Capital Raise*
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    The board of directors of Erria A/S (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has now raised DKK 1,005,835.62 through the issuance of convertible notes. 

    The Company has issued the convertible notes pursuant to the authority granted to the board of directors of the Company as set out in company announcements no. 11 and 12 of August 29 and September 20, 2018, respectively (the “Capitalization Announcements”).

    The lenders under the convertible notes are:

    1. Claus Ellegaard A/S, a Danish company of which Peter Kristian Ellegaard, the chairman of the board of directors of the Company, is the chairman of the board of directors; and
    2. Kasper Svarrer Holding ApS, a Danish company of which Kasper Svarrer, a brother of Kristian Svarrer, a director of the board of directors of the Company, is a shareholder and director.

    The principal amounts under the convertible notes with Claus Ellegaard A/S and Kasper Svarrer Holding ApS are DKK 505,835.62 and DKK 500,000.00, respectively.

    Following the issuance by the Company of these convertible notes, the board of directors of the Company remains authorized to issue additional convertible notes of up to DKK 16,325,635.38 on the terms set out in the Capitalization Announcements.

    For further information, please contact Henrik N. Andersen by phone at +45 3336 4400.

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    *Headquartered in Denmark, Erria A/S is an international marine and logistics services company with operations in Denmark, Vietnam, Ghana and Venezuela.  With nearly 300 employees and associates across the world, the Erria Group every day serves the needs of container shipping companies, ship owners and several other actors in the shipping and logistics sector.  The Erria A/S stock is traded at the NASDAQ First North platform in Copenhagen, Denmark (Bloomberg code: ERRI:DK – **ISIN: DK0060101483)**.**
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    *Certified Adviser*Jesper Ilsøe / Søren Pontoppidan
    Kapital Partner ApS
    Havnegade 39
    1058 Copenhagen K
    Denmark
    Phone +45 8988 7846
    info@kapitalpartner.dk
    www.kapitalpartner.dk Reported by GlobeNewswire 20 hours ago.

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    The megalodon may have been the largest marine predator to ever live, growing up to 60 feet with teeth nearly the size of a standard sheet of paper, but a new study suggests it succumbed to one foe that caused it to go to extinct — itself. Reported by FOXNews.com 19 hours ago.

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    Retail shipping chain to promote children’s literacy with a spectacular 37-foot float at the iconic parade

    SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In celebration of children’s literacy, The UPS Store, Inc. will participate in the 2019 Tournament of Roses^® Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. The float, titled "Books Keep Us On Our Toes,” aims to inspire people to experience life through the joy of reading. The parade float also highlights the need to extend children’s literacy in communities throughout the United States.

    The UPS Store, Inc.’s participation in the parade is the culmination of the annual Toys for Tots^® Literacy Program, developed by The UPS Store, Inc. and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The literacy program, which is celebrating its 10^th anniversary, provides books and educational resources to underserved communities.

    “The Rose Parade presents a unique opportunity for The UPS Store to show its ongoing commitment to the Toys for Tots Literacy Program," said Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store, Inc. "We are proud to mark 10 years of sharing the excitement, wonder and importance of literacy with children and their families across the country.”

    Built by Fiesta Parade Floats, The UPS Store, Inc.^’s float will glide down the iconic 5 ½ mile stretch of Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. At 37 feet tall and 55 feet long, this show-stopping float will display more than 110,000 flowers and use a state-of-the-art hydraulic system.

    This year’s fun-loving float concept features Olive the Ostrich, an aspiring ballerina with dreams to star in “Swan Lake.” Olive acknowledges her species may not be the traditional choice for the role, so she prepares by reading books on ballet while listening to Tchaikovsky’s famous music on an old-fashioned gramophone.

    The pink ostrich is outfitted with an elegant costume and meticulously constructed with 30,000 pale pink Mizuky carnations and 40,000 white dendrobium orchids, among other ornate floral varieties.

    "The Rose Parade provides a unique and exciting opportunity to present the magnificence of floral art," said Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats. "I’m thrilled to collaborate with The UPS Store in realizing this remarkable vision in support of children’s literacy.”

    After the parade, spectators can view the float up close through Jan. 2, 2019. The UPS Store team will hand out 10,000 children’s books, many of which were donated by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, to parade-goers and post-event attendees.

    Through its 5,000 plus retail locations in North America, The UPS Store network has raised more than $4 million dollars and distributed nearly 39 million books to help children thrive since the Toys for Tots Literacy Program launched. The program remains necessary as literacy disparities between socioeconomic groups in the United States persist. According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report , households with an income of $35,000 and under own an average of 69 children’s books, compared to 127 books in households with incomes higher than $100,000. Each locally owned and operated The UPS Store^® location is fundamental to the success of the program and will continue collecting donations through the end of the year.

    Don't miss your chance to see The UPS Store float, ""Books Keep Us On Our Toes," in the 130th Rose Parade at 8:00 a.m. PST on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 on NBC.

    For more information on the float or to make a contribution to support literacy, visit theupsstore.com/roses.

    *About The UPS Store *

    With approximately 5,000 locations across North America, The UPS Store network comprises the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers. The UPS Store locations in the U.S. are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS (NYSE: UPS). Services, products, pricing and hours of operation may vary by location. For additional information on The UPS Store, visit theupsstore.com. For information on franchise opportunities for opening a The UPS Store location, visit https://www.theupsstorefranchise.com/. Follow The UPS Store on Twitter at @TheUPSStore and like The UPS Store on Facebook at facebook.com/theupsstore.

    *About Marine Toys for Tots*

    Toys for Tots, a 71-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season.  The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.  It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community.  Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 800 communities nationwide.  Since 1947 over 251 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org. 

    *About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses*^®

    The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration^® with the Rose Parade^® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game^® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. 935 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 130th Rose Parade themed “The Melody of Life,” on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, followed by the 105th Rose Bowl Game.  For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

    CONTACT: Staci Reidinger
    sreidinger@upsstore.com
    858-455-8982 Reported by GlobeNewswire 19 hours ago.

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    The decision Tuesday follows five days of search and rescue efforts off the coast of Japan, following an accident last week that involved seven crew members. Only one Marine ultimately survived. Reported by NPR 19 hours ago.

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    Dublin, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Thailand Cold Chain Market Forecast to 2022 - By Type, By 3PL, By Temperature Range, By Region, By International and Domestic Cold Transport and By Modes of Transport" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.The report covers market size, segmentation on the basis of cold storage and cold transport and by the ownership, temperature range of the facilities and by the region. The report also covers value chain analysis, competitive landscape and company profiles for major players in Thailand cold chain market. The report provides detailed overview on future outlook & projections with analyst recommendations for the industry.

    The report facilitate the readers with identification and in-depth analysis of the existing trends prevalent in the industry and anticipated growth in the future depending upon changing industry dynamics incoming years. The report is useful for cold chain companies, pharmaceutical companies, agriculture companies, frozen food companies, ready to eat manufacturers, QSR companies and other stakeholders to align their market centric strategies according to ongoing and expected trends in the future.

    *Market Overview*

    The cold chain market includes cold storage and cold transport market. The market is in a growth stage and there are quite a few players providing complete logistics services for multiple products such as meat, vegetables, dairy, poultry and pharmaceuticals. The services include Cold Storage, Cold Transport, Inventory Management, Custom Clearance and other 3PL logistics services. Smaller players cater to only limited portfolio of products/services.

    Thailand is a major food destination in the world. The country's income is expected to grow in the near future with the rise in the export of processed food. Thailand government vision in making Thailand Kitchen of the World has led to significant investment in the development of complete supply chain for food logistics.

    Cold storage capacity is surging and underscoring the focus of the government, this number will see a significant growth in future. The cold storage facilities are utilized in majority by meat and seafood which are importing and exporting companies, followed by Poultry and Eggs. Confectionaries also contribute to a major portion of the usage percentage of the existing facilities. The occupancy rate of the cold storage facilities across the industry is high.

    Thailand represents an attractive opportunity for refrigerated logistics service providers to serve the growing pharmaceutical industry. Increase in the number of supermarkets and restaurant have triggered the demand for cold storage and transport systems to keep the products fresh and maintain their quality.

    *Thailand Cold Chain Market Segmentation*

    *By Cold Storage and Cold Transport*
    Cold storage market has second highest share to the overall cold chain market in Thailand for the year 2017. Cold storage demand is rising consistently in Thailand as it is emerging as one of the major exporter of agricultural and marine products in ASEAN. The main strategy for the companies operating in cold storage is to build their facilities closer to the major ports and airports due reduce their transportation cost and gain a competitive advantage among domestic as well as foreign clients.

    Cold transport have dominated the cold chain market in 2017 owing to the fact that the cost involved in the cold transport is relatively much higher than the cost involved in cold storage. The revenue margins are much higher in cold transport than in cold storage.

    *Third Party Temperature Controlled Logistics*
    Most of the food manufacturers and importers in Thailand demand 3PL Cold storage logistics solutions owing to cost concerns, consumer preferences and avoiding the complexities involved in the product handling, management and storage. Due to heightened demand of the Cold Storage facility, cold storage companies run their facilities at full capacity and they have to outsource their excess storage to 3PL players adding to the revenue contribution of these 3PL players.

    *By Region*
    Most of the Cold storage facilities are located in the Bangkok region near Samut Prakhan province. Bangkok contributed highest revenue in the cold storage market in Thailand in 2017. The area is preferred because of its close proximity to the Klong Toey Port, the largest port in Thailand, and Suvarnabhumi Airport.

    *Competitive Landscape for Thailand cold Chain Market*
    Thailand cold chain market is highly fragmented in nature and is at the nascent stage. The companies compete on various parameters including the warehouse capacity, number of pallets, fleet, temperature range, network coverage and locations.

    *Thailand Cold Chain Future*
    Thailand cold chain market is anticipated to increase at a positive CAGR during 2017-2022 owing to the surging demand for refrigerated deliveries and warehouses near major population centers. The frozen food and pharmaceutical industry are anticipated to grow which will increase the demand for cold storage and transport facilities.*Key Topics Covered:**1. Executive Summary*

    · Thailand Cold Chain Market Introduction and Size
    · Thailand Cold Chain Market Segmentation
    · Cold Storage Market Introduction and Size
    · Cold Storage Market Segmentation
    · Cold Transport Market Introduction and Size
    · Cold Transport Market Segmentation
    · Competition Scenario
    · Future Outlook

    *2. Research Methodology*
    2.1. Market Definitions
    2.2. Abbreviations
    2.3. Market Size and Modeling

    *3. Thailand Cold Chain Market*
    3.1. Thailand Cold Chain Market Overview and Genesis

    *4. Value Chain for Thailand Cold Chain Market*

    · Cold Transport from Manufacturer to Cold Storage Centre
    · Cold Storage at Storage Centre
    · Cold Transport from Cold Storage Warehouse to Cold Storage distribution Centre/ Customer
    · Cold Transport from Distribution Centre to the Retailers / Supermarkets /Restaurants and End User of the Product

    *5. Thailand Cold Chain Market Size by Revenues, 2012-2017*
    5.1. Thailand Cold Chain Market Segmentation
    5.1.1. By Cold Storage and Cold Transport, 2017

    *6. Thailand Cold Storage Market*
    6.1. Thailand Cold Storage Market Overview and Genesis
    6.2. Thailand Cold Storage Market Size By Revenues, 2011-2016
    6.3. Thailand Cold Storage Market Segmentation
    6.3.1. By Owned and Rented, 2017
    6.3.2. By Temperature range of the cold storage (Ambient and Temperature Controlled), 2017
    6.3.3. By Region (Bangkok and Others), 2017
    6.3.4. By Type of Products (Meat & Seafood, Dairy Products, Fruits & Vegetables, Confectionary and Others), 2017
    6.4. Thailand Cold Storage Market Future outlook and projections, 2017E-2022E

    · By Regions, 2022

    *7. Thailand Cold Transport Market*
    7.1. Thailand Cold Transport Market Overview and Market Size by Revenue, 2012-2017

    *8. Thailand Cold Transport Segmentation*
    8.1. By Domestic and International Transport Facilities, 2016
    8.2. By Mode of Transportation (Ground, Air and Sea), 2017
    8.3. By 3PL and Owned, 2017

    *9. *Thailand Cold Transport Market Future Outlook and projections, 2017-2022E

    *10.* Decision Making Process for Thailand Cold Chain Companies

    *11.* Snapshot on Thailand Third Party Cold Chain Logistics Market

    *12.* Competitive Landscape of Major Players in Thailand Cold Chain Market

    · Competition Stage
    · Competitive Parameters for Companies in Thailand Cold Chain Logistics Market

    12.1. JWD Logistics
    12.2. Yokorei Cold Storage
    12.3. Sinchai Cold Storage
    12.4. Konoike Cold Storage
    12.5. Bangkok Cold Storage Service ltd. & Jet International ltd
    12.6. CTD Cold Storage
    12.7. ThaiMax Cold Storage
    12.8. SCG Cold logistics
    12.9. Company Profiles for Other Major Players in Thailand Cold Chain Logistics Market

    *13. Thailand Cold Chain Market Future Outlook and Projections, 2018-2022*
    13.1. By Revenues, 2018-2022
    13.2. Future Technological Trends in Thailand Cold Storage Market

    *14. Analyst Recommendation for Thailand Cold Chain Market*

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4x6slh/thailand_cold?w=12

    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

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    Related Topics: Automotive and Transport, Logistics Reported by GlobeNewswire 19 hours ago.

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    Crowley Maritime Corp. awarded four U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadets with 2018 Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarships during the Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards luncheon today in Newark, N.J.

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) December 11, 2018

    Crowley Maritime Corp. awarded four U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadets with 2018 Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarships during the Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards luncheon Monday in Newark, N.J.

    Jenny Johnson, Crowley’s manager of marine recruiting, presented the scholarships, which were awarded to the cadets based on academic performance, financial need and interest in pursuing careers at sea.

    Recipient Michael Bell, second-class midshipman, is studying marine engineering systems. A native of Broadlands, Va., Bell sailed during his year at sea as an engine cadet on the Crowley-managed ships: S.S. Horizon Enterprise, MV Ocean Freedom and S.S. Wright. A member of the USMMA basketball team and the school’s Investment Club, Bell plans to have a career sailing as a licensed mariner or working in a shipyard.

    Charles B. Hughes, a senior midshipman is studying marine engineering and shipyard management. He is president of the school’s Class of 2019 and co-captain of the men’s lacrosse team. He has sailed aboard the Intermarine heavy lift vessel Ocean Grand managed by Crowley for the Military Sealift Command (MSC). The native of Baltimore, Md., intends to pursue a maritime career after graduation.

    William Quigley, a second-class midshipman from Trumbull, Conn., is majoring in maritime logistics and security. During his sea-year terms, he sailed on the Crowley-managed Washington Express as well as the USNS Tippecanoe and USNS Comfort. A member of the basketball team, he studied maritime intelligence during a summer term at the Institute of World Politics.

    William Wood, a senior midshipman from Budd Lake, N.J., is majoring in maritime logistics and security. During his sea year, he served on the Crowley-managed tanker Empire State, the USNS Rappahannock, and the Ocean Grand. After graduating in 2019, he plans to serve in the U.S. tanker fleet.

    Also, formally recognized during the luncheon was Benjamin Starr, a senior midshipman who was awarded a 2017 Crowley scholarship but could not attend last year’s Connie Awards luncheon because he was at sea. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., he is studying maritime logistics and security. He has sailed aboard vessels for MSC, Matson and Overseas Shipholding Group. Upon graduation, he intends to sail commercially as a third mate and serve as an ensign in the Strategic Sealift Officer Program of the U.S. Navy Reserve.

    USMMA was dedicated in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to train U.S. citizens for service as officers in the U.S. merchant fleet. Operated by the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the academy has produced more than 20,000 graduates who serve the nation in the maritime industry, both at sea and ashore, and in the armed forces.

    Helping to develop the next generation of U.S. merchant mariners is of vital importance to Crowley, the maritime industry and the nation at large. The merchant marine primarily transports cargo and passengers during peacetime. In times of war, the merchant marine can be an auxiliary to the U.S. Navy, and can be called upon to deliver military personnel and materiel for the Department of Defense.

    Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students. The company has also donated more than $2 million over the years to support other educational programs. In 1994, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr., established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father, who led the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. The company continues to give scholarship dollars to deserving students in the U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. In 2006, the program was expanded to Central America and to date, has provided financial assistance to dozens of students in that region. To learn more about the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship program, visit http://www.crowley.com/scholarships

    About Crowley
    Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 126-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets. Crowley operates under four business units: Crowley Logistics, a singular ocean liner and logistics supply chain division; Crowley Shipping, which encompasses ownership, operations and management of conventional and dual fuel (LNG) vessels, including tankers, container ships, multipurpose, tugboats and barges; Crowley Fuels, a fuel transportation, distribution and sales division that also provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related services; and Crowley Solutions, which focuses on government services, including vessel management for government agencies, as well as engineering, project management, naval architecture through its subsidiary Jensen Maritime, and marine salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership in Ardent Global. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at http://www.crowley.com.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is sorting toys and making Christmas cards for an annual toy drive held by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.The Toys for Tots charity collects and distributes new toys to needy children. The event is... Reported by New Zealand Herald 17 hours ago.

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    First Lady Melania Trump visited Joint Base Anacostia - Bolling in the Washington, D.C. area to participate in the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots Program. (Dec. 11)

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Maximo Flores, a Litchfield Park Marine, was among those declared dead after an aircraft collision off the coast of Japan.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal fisheries managers are increasing catch limits for several West Coast groundfish species that were previously overfished, a move that marks the greatest expansion of a West Coast fishery in years. The National Marine Fisheries Service says catch limits for yellow eye rockfish will more than double, and limits will also […] Reported by Seattle Times 15 hours ago.

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    Tuesday, The Surfrider Foundation announced that they are suing the Trump Administration for “violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.” On Friday, Nov. 30, the Trump Administration announced it is moving forward with a plan to allow seismic exploration for oil and gas in the ocean.

    The post The Surfrider Foundation Is Suing the Trump Administration appeared first on Adventure Sports Network. Reported by GrindTV 15 hours ago.

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    KEMP, Texas, Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Larson Electronics, a Texas-based company with over 40 years of experience spearheading the industrial lighting and power equipment sectors, announced the release of a portable power distribution substation that allows operators to power 240V and 120V equipment from a single system using converted 480V. This unit is stainless steel and NEMA 4X rated and is used to tap safely into and distribute power from generators and direct grid power.The MGS-CMLK-480.3P-50KVA-120.240V.1P-MOD1 durable portable power distribution substation comes with a set of 690-amp, 600V-rated E1017 male panel cam-locks and one 400-amp, 600V-rated E1016 male panel cam-lock transferring 480V three-phase power to a 400-amp, three-phase primary/main circuit breaker. This main panel has 12, 30-amp, 3-pole, 480V breakers that protect another 12, 30-amp, 480V L16-30R N4X receptacles.

    This unit’s secondary panel features a NEMA 4X stainless-steel 200-amp, 120/240V single-phase main circuit breaker. This panel features eight, 30-amp, 2-pole, 250V breakers that protect eight, 30-amp, 125/250V L14-30R N4X receptacles as well as two, 20-amp, 1-pole 125V GFCI breakers that protect two, 20-amp, 125V 5-20R N4X receptacles.

    The transformer and load assembly are mounted on a 3/16” thick carbon steel mounting platform with a load center/distribution assembly mounted on 2” x 2” x 1/8” square carbon steel tubing frame. The transformer is grounded to the frame with a grounding lug provided. This durable power distribution substation is suitable for indoor or outdoor use and applications including construction sites, for plant maintenance and turnarounds, and shipyard operations to name a few.

    *About Larson Electronics LLC: *Larson Electronics LLC is a manufacturer of industrial lighting equipment and accessories. The company offers an extensive catalog of industry-grade lighting and power distribution products for the following sectors: manufacturing, construction, food processing, oil and gas, military, marine and automobile. Customers can benefit from the company’s hands-on, customized approach to lighting solutions. Larson Electronics provides expedited service for quotes, customer support and shipments.

    *For further information, please contact:
    *Rob Bresnahan, President and CEO
    Toll-free: 1-888-351-2363
    Int’l: 214-616-6180
    Fax: 903-498-3364
    E-mail: sales@larsonelectronics.com

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    Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering subsidiary, has been honored for the third consecutive year by WorkBoat magazine with two Significant Boat Awards. WorkBoat only issues 10 Significant Boat Awards each year.

    NEW ORLEANS (PRWEB) December 11, 2018

    Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering subsidiary, has been honored for the third consecutive year by WorkBoat magazine with two Significant Boat Awards. WorkBoat only issues 10 Significant Boat Awards each year. The first was given for Jensen’s designs of expedition cruise boats National Geographic Quest and National Geographic Venture, owned by Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., of New York, N.Y. The second was for the company’s design of ship-assist and escort tug Rosemary McAllister, owned by McAllister Towing and Transportation Co.

    For the two 100-person expedition cruise boats, Jensen provided detailed design and production engineering services. The company also used 3D modeling allowing Lindblad Expeditions the opportunity to confirm the 238-foot vessel’s layout, maintenance envelopes and operational access prior to construction. This meant that all the details of the structural, electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems of the vessel were combined into one comprehensive, full-size 3D computer model, resulting in a virtual vessel that could be inspected early in the design process for safety, maintainability and constructability. Now fully constructed, the duo is operating tours between Baja, Costa Rica and Panama during the winter months and Southeast Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Canada during the summer months. The U.S.-flag, coastal cruise ships were built at the Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) shipyard, in Freeland, Wash.

    For the Rosemary McAllister Jensen provided detailed design services – including stability, structure and systems designs – for the ocean-going escort/rescue tugboat. The 100-foot by 40-foot escort tug is the 32nd ocean-going escort/rescue tugboat in the McAllister fleet, but is one of the first that is Tier IV, meaning it utilizes high-efficiency, catalytic after-treatment technology to reduce emissions. Powered by twin Z-drive propulsion units, the tug offers an approximate bollard pull of 90 short tons, making it suitable for offshore service, ship assist, tanker escort, maneuvering and docking. Rosemary McAllister has been Load Lined and Classed by the American Bureau of Shipping as +A1, Towing, Escort, +AMS, and FFV-1. The 12-knot, 6,770-horsepower tugboat was constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, of Panama City, Fla.

    “It’s been exciting to watch the Jensen team receive national recognition for innovative designs by WorkBoat for three years running,” said the company’s Bryan Nichols, director, business development. “We are proud to not only develop significant boats, such as our new Tier IV compliant series of tugboats, but also to lead the industry with full-service, in-house naval architecture and marine engineering services that help our customers achieve their goals. We thank WorkBoat for the awards and our clients for trusting us to deliver.”

    Jensen’s new series of Tier IV-compliant, ship-assist tugboat designs are available now in 74-, 86-, 92-, 96-, 100-, 108- and 110-foot lengths. To learn more about these designs, click the above link.

    WorkBoat has honored Jensen with Significant Boat awards for years. Last year’s awards were given for two different tugboat designs that yielded the Earl W. Redd, owned by Harley Marine Services Inc. of Seattle, and built by Diversified Marine Inc., in Portland, Ore.; and the Arkansas, Mardi Gras and South Carolina, owned by Crescent Towing and built by Steiner Shipyard, in Bayou La Batre, Ala. In 2016, WorkBoat awarded Jensen for the design of San Francisco Fireboat 3, owned by San Francisco Fire Department. Jensen was also awarded in 2013 for the design of Crowley’s 750 class articulated tug-barge (ATB) fleet and the Bob Franco tugboat, owned by Harley Marine; in 2012 for the design of Crowley’s ocean class tugboats; in 2009 for the design of Crowley’s Nachik and Sesok tugboats; and in 2008 for the design of the HandyOne class boat, owned by Great Lakes Towing, and for the design of barge TAGGATZ, owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    About Jensen Maritime
    Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc., is a naval architecture and marine engineering firm owned by Crowley Maritime Corporation. The company offers a diverse range of consulting, design and engineering services developed from 57 years of experience working around the world. Jensen is a recognized leader in the design of all types of vessels - particularly workboats, fishing boats and fireboats – and has built a favorable reputation on a long history of successful designs and conversions with close attention to engineering basics. The company's services include detail and conceptual design and engineering, lofting, regulatory and shipyard liaison as well as on-site consulting services and on-location assistance anywhere in the world. For additional information about Jensen, visit http://www.jensenmaritime.com.

    About Crowley
    Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 126-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company that provides marine solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets. Crowley operates under four business units: Crowley Logistics, a singular ocean liner and logistics supply chain division; Crowley Shipping, which encompasses ownership, operations and management of vessels, including tankers, container, dual fuel (LNG) and multipurpose ships, tugboats and barges; Crowley Fuels, a fuel transportation, distribution and sales division that also provides liquefied natural gas (LNG) and related services; and Crowley Solutions, which focuses on government services, including vessel management for government agencies, as well as engineering, project management, naval architecture through its subsidiary Jensen Maritime, and marine salvage and emergency response through its 50 percent ownership in Ardent Global. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at http://www.crowley.com. Reported by PRWeb 13 hours ago.

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    Along with his busy work schedule, Sean Osmond also is a master sergeant and reservist in the U.S. Marine Corps, father of three kids, a supportive husband and, many times, overcommitted. Reported by bizjournals 13 hours ago.

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    American-made hot sauce shared good food and stories with fans nationwide this football season.

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (PRWEB) December 11, 2018

    The General’s Hot Sauce celebrated the end of the inaugural year of Tactical Tales on December 8 at its annual Army-Navy tailgate.

    Inspired by the small-batch hot sauce company that started as an idea hatched at the Army-Navy game in 2012, friends and families around the country shared good stories and good food at college football tailgates throughout the season.

    “Tailgates bring people together, and that’s what our product is all about,” said Dan Ballister, founder and CEO of Smoke Hall Foods. “We want The General to be a part of your family and friend group. We want to be there to help you to create those infamous tailgate stories."

    Tactical Tales continues The General’s mission of providing high-quality hot sauce that has a greater purpose. Since its founding, a meaningful portion of the profits from all of The General’s sales goes toward supporting the military community.

    “From the beginning, we set out to do everything the right way,” said Ballister. “We’re committed to being a zero-waste company. We donate to charities that help veterans and active duty servicemembers. And we make darn good hot sauce.”

    Those priorities were on full display at the Third Annual Army-Navy Tailgate hosted by The General’s Hot Sauce on Saturday. Guests learned more about the company and sampled recipes that highlighted all four hot sauce flavors: bestselling Dead Red, power-packed Shock and Awe, limited-edition Marine Green, and the recently released Danger Close, which is a blend of red cayenne and orange habanero peppers. Additionally, an ammo can circulated around the tailgate to collect donations for the Veteran Golf Association and Boulder Crest Retreat—two of The General’s nonprofit partners.

    “America’s Game” marked the end of a Tactical Tales season that traveled coast to coast, beginning in Columbia, S.C., where a former University of South Carolina mascot hosted a party in one of the legendary Cock-a-booses. From there, the floating party moved to LSU in Baton Rouge just down the road from the Louisiana farms that grow all of The General’s peppers. Each sauce flavor is all-natural and contains at least 85 percent pepper.

    Moving north, Tactical Tales arrived in West Lafayette, Ind. to spend time with fraternity brothers at Purdue University for their annual tailgate. To the attending veterans and Purdue fans, there was nothing sweeter than reminiscing about good times with old friends.

    Veterans and active duty servicemembers were present at all of The General’s tailgates. The company never loses sight of its larger purpose. Since 2016, The General is responsible for more than $155,000 in donations to several organizations that support the military community including Boot Campaign, The Mission Continues, The Brendan Looney Foundation, Paws4Vets and TD Foundation. Customers even have the opportunity to purchase gift boxes that donate directly to one of The General's nonprofit partners.

    “We created this company to serve those that have served us,” Ballister said. “We exist to create jobs for veterans and to donate an impactful amount to organizations that support the military community.”

    The sauce itself is a constant reminder of sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes. Each flavor comes in The General’s iconic grenade bottle. Fans at the University of Maryland thought it drew connections to the battle on the field.

    “Every gameday we always came together for the tailgate—rain, shine, win, or lose,” said Erin Canada, wife of Maryland Interim Head Coach Matt Canada. “Just like Matt always says, ‘forget everybody but us.’ We lived this out through our tailgates.”

    Other 2018 Tactical Tales stops included UCLA, Utah, Oklahoma, NC State, Auburn, Alabama, Penn State, and Clemson. At each school, storytelling was a major component because that’s what Ballister thinks unites us all, and he wants The General to bring people together.

    “We are a great sauce for the greater good,” he said. “It’s not a promotion. It’s not a temporary marketing program. It’s not a division of the company. It IS the company.” Reported by PRWeb 11 hours ago.

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  • 12/11/18--15:09: Ship traffic, December 12
  • Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP FROM PORT CMA CGM Elbe Los Angeles OAK Felicity Ace Portland, Ore. RCH Honourable Henry Jackman Port McNeill, British Columbia SFO Horizon Enterprise Honolulu OAK Mokihana Honolulu OAK MOL Maxim Los Angeles OAK Due to depart today SHIP TO PORT Bai Chay Bridge Tokyo SFO Castor Leader Port Hueneme, Ventura County RCH Cosco Portugal Xingang, China OAK Horizon Enterprise Los Angeles OAK Warnow Moon Gunsan, South Korea SFO Source: S.F. Marine Exchange Reported by SFGate 12 hours ago.

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