Blog

Buisness

Conrad Shipyard Christens Kapena Bob Purdy

Conrad Shipyard christened the oceangoing tug K?pena Bob Purdy for Young Brothers Ltd, of Honolulu, Hawaii, a subsidiary of Foss Maritime Company. The ceremony was held at Conrad Amelia in Amelia, Louisiana on May 4. Gary Lipely, Conrad Director of Sales and Marketing serving as master of ceremonies, introduced Joseph Boivin of Young Brothers, Will Roberts of Foss Maritime, and Julia MacDonald, Ship’s Sponsor. Father Clyde Mahler of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City conducted the christening. Read more “Conrad Shipyard Christens Kapena Bob Purdy”

Buisness

New SIMSITE Stabilizing Bushing for All Pumps and Rotating…

Any shaft or rotating element can now be secured with the new SIMSITE Structural Composite split stabilizing bushing. The SIMSITE Split Stabilizing Bushing is 100% machined on the outside as well as the inside from two solid blocks of SIMSITE Structural Graphite Composite. Each half of the stabilizing bushing is machined from one center position. This stabilizing bushing is NOT cast, or molded. The two halves of the stabilizing bushing are 100% concentric with each other and can easily be manufactured to specific bore and shaft sizes. Read more “New SIMSITE Stabilizing Bushing for All Pumps and Rotating Elements”

Buisness

"Who’s Really in Charge of the Ship?"

It’s an exciting time to be a captain. In an industry characterized by restructuring, consolidation and danger, personal skill and seafaring knowledge have never been more in-demand – or, for that matter, more needed. Yet the Council of American Master Mariners asked Kravets & Kravets to try to answer the following question: “Who’s really in charge of the ship?” Read more “"Who’s Really in Charge of the Ship?"”

Buisness

Navy Secretary Calls for Used-Ship Buy to Recapitalize Sealift…

At a forum at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments on Thursday, U.S. secretary of the navy Richard Spencer said that he is advocating for buying used ro/ros to replenish America's sealift capacity. Spencer said that he is still looking at the Navy's newbuild option – called the Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform (CHAMP) – but he is also making the case for a more cost-efficient solution. Read more “Navy Secretary Calls for Used-Ship Buy to Recapitalize Sealift Fleet”