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NOV 2013

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oceanbusiness Engineering Company to Use Next Wave II TEUs at All-Time High The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) saw records set in containers moved, total tonnage and truck and intermodal moves. Total tonnage in August reached 2.5 million tons, up 8.5 percent over the previous August. For the month, the GPA moved 280,873 TEUs, for a 3.8 percent increase over August 2012. Measured by containers, the GPA moved 156,979 units in August, 30,331 of which were moved by intermodal rail. The rail moves are up 3 percent over the same month in the previous year, when the GPA moved 29,455 intermodal containers. exactEarth to Supply USCG Satellite AIS Data The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Command, Control and Communications Engineering Center awarded a contract to the Marine Exchange of Alaska to provide exactEarth Ltd. (Cambridge, Canada) Satellite AIS data for the USCG Nationwide AIS Program. The purpose of this contract is for the USCG to obtain Satellite AIS data and maintenance support services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This effort entails providing the USCG with Satellite AIS data in near real time from a constellation of satellites that cover the entire Alaska District of the USCG, including the polar region, with AIS collection capability. Willard Marine Delivers Solas Rescue Boats Willard Marine Inc. (Anaheim, California) has orders to build rescue boats for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maersk Line Ltd. (Norfolk, Virginia). The Willard Marine rescue boats meet all U.S. Coast Guard requirements under the international Safety of Life at Sea treaty. AMHS has ordered two 670 rescue boats for the MV Columbia, which is being reftted with new safety equipment. The boats are being supplied through Vigor Industrial Shipyard (Portland, Oregon). Willard Marine has supplied similar rescue boats for AMHS ferries under a feetwide refurbishment program. New A-Frame Delivered C.S. Controls Inc. (Houma, Louisiana) delivered a sternmounted hydraulic A-Frame to Marinette Marine Corp. (Marinette, Wisconsin) for the University of Alaska Fairbanks oceanographic research vessel Sikuliaq. The A-Frame is designed to launch and recover loads up to 30,000 pounds and withstand the breaking strength of 1-inch wire rope. It is equipped with dual pivot points, allowing it to pivot from a stowed position to a fully fat stern position, as well as to pivot nearly fat forward. EdgeTech Expands Manufacturing Space EdgeTech (West Wareham, Massachusetts) has added more than 7,500 square feet to its main offce. The expansion is the second in less than two years for the company. With the additional space, EdgeTech now has more than 30,000 square feet of manufacturing and offce space. The new space will be used to build commercial off-the-shelf and customized sonar products and will mostly be allocated for engineering and manufacturing. 54 st / November 2013 AMEC (Knutsford, England) will be the frst customer to receive the AXYS Technologies Inc. (Sidney, Canada) TRIAXYS Next Wave II sensor integrated into their WatchMate metocean monitoring buoy. The TRIAXYS Next Wave II has recently been released as a wave sensor for measuring directional waves and motion. Solution for ENC Licensing Jeppesen (Englewood, Colorado) FlatFee was developed to provide fexible, expandable navigation solutions that help mariners more accurately predict annual charting costs. Jeppesen FlatFee lets mariners purchase some or all of nine worldwide zones at a fxed price. Once purchased, vessels are able to view and use all charts, for both voyage planning and navigation, without limitations for a subscription term of one year. Seakeeper Launches Professional Division Seakeeper (California, Maryland) has established its new professional division, with focused product offerings for commercial, military, workboat, offshore, research and patrol markets. The company plans further infrastructure development around this division, with product development, project management and installation support. Bridge Simulator for Mexican Coastal Development A multipurpose Kongsberg Maritime (Kongsberg, Norway) Polaris ships bridge simulator has become a coastal and port development resource for the Instituto Mexicano del Transporte (IMT), based in Queretaro, Mexico, following the opening of its new research facility. IMT's Polaris simulator accommodates a range of bridge console confgurations, instrumentation arrangements, hydrodynamic ship models and initial exercise areas covering navigable waters and adjacent shore lines for the ports of Lázaro Cárdenas, Manzanillo and Veracruz. Expanded Response Service for Trade Vessels National Response Corp. (Milton Keynes, England) and Resolve Marine Group (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) expanded 1Call response coverage for all vessels trading in U.S. waters. The service offers tanker and nontank vessel owners and operators full, single-source coverage in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations for salvage and marine frefghting and oil spill removal organization. American Worldwide Agencies Named as Agent American Worldwide Agencies (AWA), based in Long Beach, California, is representing Austral Asia Line's (AAL), based in Singapore, new U.S. West Coast service. Under the multiyear contract, AWA will serve as sales agent for AAL's direct port calls to and from Long Beach/Los Angeles, California; Vancouver, Washington; Everett, Washington; Vancouver, Canada; Prince Rupert, Canada; Pusan, South Korea; as well as several locations in China. Addition of Spare Parts Distributor Ellicott Dredges LLC (Baltimore, Maryland) appointed MAKISUR S.A. de C.V. (Villahermosa, Mexico) as its distributor for dredge parts in Mexico. MAKISUR will distribute parts and provide technical and onsite support for all of www.sea-technology.com

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