Introducing the WQIS Policy Form 2007

Recognizing the need for change, the Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS) has created its 2007 Policy Form. The overall policy has been simplified by including and clarifying several endorsements while the coverage itself has been expanded, making it the most flexible and complete insurance coverage for today’s marine industry. “When WQIS was formed, it was in response to the first…
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MEBA reaches LNG agreement with Armada

The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) has signed an agreement with Armada Companies, LLC to provide Person-In-Charge (PIC) marine officers for liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater ports and other terminals worldwide. Armada has a contract with Skaugen Petro Trans (SPT) Offshore, LLC to provide U.S.-citizen merchant officers supplied by M.E.B.A. to serve as PICs at terminals including the liquefied natural…
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Port of Tacoma names Jay Stewart Manager of Real Estate Development

The Port of Tacoma has selected Jay Stewart as Manager of Real Estate Development. In this position, he locates and negotiates real estate investment opportunities that create a return to the port and create jobs. According to Bob Emerson, the Port's Senior Director of Real Estate and Industrial Development, Stewart's objective is to help expand the functional areas the Port…
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PCB Piezotronics introduces combustion pressure sensors

PCB Piezotronics, Inc. (PCB®) has introduced a new series of dynamic pressure sensors, ideal for monitoring dynamic combustion pressure in diesel and natural gas powered engines and other reciprocating equipment. Proper monitoring of engines and machinery using these sensors allows for extended maintenance intervals, improved fuel efficiency, and lower NOx emissions. Sensors feature piezoelectric sensing elements with very fast response…
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Odyssey manual provides information on high-performance batteries

EnerSys, the world's largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries, now offers an updated application manual for its Odyssey line of high-performance batteries. In addition to the information provided in the past, the new manual includes updated test data, detailed performance data on four new batteries and expanded notes on how to properly charge and store Odyssey batteries. The…
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AAPA selects Panama’s president as 2007 ‘Port Person of the Year’

(ALEXANDRIA, Va.)  At its annual Spring Conference, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)  announced the selection of Panama President Martin Torrijos as the association’s “Port Person of the Year” for his leadership in promoting maritime commerce.  Specifically, President Torrijos is being honored for his efforts to spearhead the US$5.5 billion project to expand the 92-year-old Panama Canal, and to…
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Clean Water solutions names new distributor

Island Marine Outfitters in Roadtown, Tortola, BVI, has been named the newest distributor for Clean Water Solutions, Inc.  Susanne Homer, vice president for Clean Water Solutions, made the announcement. Island Marine has been providing services and products to avid cruisers and live-aboard sailors in the Caribbean for more than 20 years. There are additional locations on St. Croix and St.…
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