Maritime

Port Houston Commission Special Meeting Called June 14

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:05pm

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a Special meeting virtually on Monday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m., via WebEx webinar.

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  • The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a Special meeting virtually on Monday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m., via WebEx webinar.
  • The Commission will conduct its regular monthly meeting virtually on Tuesday, June 22, at 9:15 a.m., via WebEx webinar.
  • The Community Relations Committee meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m., or thereafter, immediately following the adjournment of the Port Commission meeting.
  • Please note the following upcoming planned Port Houston public meetings: (subject to change)
    June 24: Business Equity Advisory Council meeting 10:00 a.m.
    July 13: Pension & Benefits Committee meeting 10:00 a.m.
    July 20: Port Commission Regular meeting 9:15 a.m.
    July 27: Audit Committee meeting 10:00 a.m.

Dive Technologies Builds Commercial AUV for Kraken Robotics Fleet

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 8:01pm

Dive Technologies, Inc., today announced it has formally extended their partnership with Kraken Robotics to build a commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for deep subsea cable and infrastructure inspections and geophysical surveys.

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  • Dive Technologies, Inc., today announced it has formally extended their partnership with Kraken Robotics to build a commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for deep subsea cable and infrastructure inspections and geophysical surveys.
  • Specially built for Kraken Robotics, the commercial AUV, called the DIVE-LD, will be outfitted with a unique survey sensor suite to augment Krakens existing fleet in Canada with a long-range, deep-sea survey capability.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210611005458/en/
    Dive Technologies Commercial Large Displacement AUV (Photo: Dive Technologies)
    We couldnt be more excited to build and deploy our DIVE-LD to our first commercial customer, says Bill Lebo, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Dive Technologies.
  • About Dive Technologies: Founded in 2018, Dive Technologies designs, develops, and deploys premier autonomous underwater vehicles for large-scale commercial and defense data collection.

Port of Los Angeles Eclipses 10 Million Container Units

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 10:46pm

The Port of Los Angeles on Thursday became the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10 million container units in a 12month period.

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  • The Port of Los Angeles on Thursday became the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10 million container units in a 12month period.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210610005986/en/
    The Port of Los Angeles became the first port in the Western Hemisphere to process 10 million container units in a 12-month period.
  • The Port of Los Angeles has ranked as the number one container port in the United States each year since 2000.
  • North Americas leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $259 billion in trade during 2020.

J.B. Hunt and Waymo Collaborate to Move Freight Autonomously in Texas

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

The trial run will also help J.B. Hunt and Waymo define how they can continue working together long-term.

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  • The trial run will also help J.B. Hunt and Waymo define how they can continue working together long-term.
  • Were thrilled to collaborate with J.B. Hunt as we advance and commercialize the Waymo Driver, said Charlie Jatt, head of commercialization for trucking at Waymo.
  • J.B. Hunt operates one of the largest company-owned fleets in North America, and its technology platform J.B. Hunt 360 is an industry leader in digital freight matching.
  • The Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, the world's first fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service.

Former STB Commissioner and Vice-Chairman, William Clyburn, Jr., Believes CN Voting Trust Should Be Approved

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:00pm

In the op-ed, Clyburn states he believes the CN voting trust addresses unlawful control and the public interest under the new rules, and that as such, the voting trust should be approved.

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  • In the op-ed, Clyburn states he believes the CN voting trust addresses unlawful control and the public interest under the new rules, and that as such, the voting trust should be approved.
  • The new rules were designed to require applicants to formally meet these tests before the Board would approve the use of a voting trust.
  • Prior to adoption of the Major Merger Rules, parties proposing use of a voting trust were free to use it without Board approval.
  • As part of the 2001 proceeding, we wanted more authority over and transparency into the voting trust process.

De Nora to acquire UV Technologies Division from Calgon Carbon Corporation

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 4:10pm

De Nora, a global leader in the delivery of sustainable technologies, has today announced the acquisition of the UV Technologies Division (CCUV) from Calgon Carbon Corporation.

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  • De Nora, a global leader in the delivery of sustainable technologies, has today announced the acquisition of the UV Technologies Division (CCUV) from Calgon Carbon Corporation.
  • De Nora Water Technologies CEO Dr. Mirka Wilderer commented, We are thrilled about this acquisition!
  • CCUV Technologies enhances the value we deliver to our customers by offering solutions that are ideal for their unique water treatment needs.
  • UV AOP technology is capable of treating several contaminants that are not easily removed by other technologies.

Green Shipping Line Announces Jones Act Partnership Agreement With European Engineer DEKC Maritime

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 2:27pm

Furthering its support of the emerging offshore wind industry in the United States, Green Shipping Line (GSL) is pleased to announce it has signed a Teaming Agreement with leading European marine vessel engineer DEKC Maritime (DEKC) to pursue Jones Act compliant offshore wind vessel solutions in the United States.

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  • Furthering its support of the emerging offshore wind industry in the United States, Green Shipping Line (GSL) is pleased to announce it has signed a Teaming Agreement with leading European marine vessel engineer DEKC Maritime (DEKC) to pursue Jones Act compliant offshore wind vessel solutions in the United States.
  • GSLs multi-purpose cargo vessel the Eleanor model will complement DEKCs trusted European offshore wind vessel, which is widely used today.
  • GSL, headquartered in New Jersey, is focused on facilitating the economic construction of modern, fuel-efficient Jones Act vessels.
  • For more information on Green Shipping Line, please visit www.greenshippingline.com .

Mercy Ships selects Emplifi to Centralize International Social Media Campaigns and Boost Fundraising Efforts

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 2:30pm

Emplifi , the leading unified customer experience platform, today announced it has been selected by Mercy Ships , the hospital ship charity, to boost the healthcare organizations social media presence and expand its global reach.

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  • Emplifi , the leading unified customer experience platform, today announced it has been selected by Mercy Ships , the hospital ship charity, to boost the healthcare organizations social media presence and expand its global reach.
  • After a three-month evaluation period, Mercy Ships determined that Emplifi was best equipped to provide the social media marketing tools needed, along with a supportive team who understood and valued the organizations mission.
  • Currently operating the Africa Mercy, this summer, Mercy Ships will complete the construction of Global Mercy.
  • Were excited to support the mission of Mercy Ships and the medical services they provide, said Mark Zablan, CEO at Emplifi.

Geoverse Brings the Power of Private LTE/5G Networks to the Port of Oakland

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:45pm

Geoverse , a national operator of private cellular networks for the enterprise, today announced it has entered into an agreement to provide a private cellular solution for Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) at the Port of Oakland.

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  • Geoverse , a national operator of private cellular networks for the enterprise, today announced it has entered into an agreement to provide a private cellular solution for Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) at the Port of Oakland.
  • The private LTE deployment will be one of the first smart port solutions rolled out with CBRS in the U.S.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210609005215/en/
    OMSS is deploying the Geoverse GeoCore Evolved Packet Core (EPC) as the critical control element to manage the CBRS network infrastructure and the connected end points across the port.
  • The OMSS Center will be a green state-of-the-art trucking services facility showcasing clean energy alternatives including a biodiesel fueling station.

Recreational Boating Boom Continues as Americans Turn to the Water in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:30pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210609005162/en/
    National Marine Manufacturers Association reports recreational boating industry is booming, sales up in 2021 as Americans take to the water in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Part of what is driving growth for the recreational boating industry is the uptick in first-time boat buyers of new and pre-owned boats, attracting a wider net of Americans.
  • The recreational boating industry supports 691,149 American jobs (511,117 direct jobs and 180,032 indirect jobs) and 35,277 American businesses.
  • As the largest producer of boat and sport shows in the U.S., NMMA connects the recreational boating industry with the boating consumer year-round.