July 2015 - Page 2 of 3 - Kemplon Engineering

Damen Tugs for Svitzer USA in Miami

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^ Damen ASD Tug 2310 (Source: http://products.damen.com/en/ranges/asd-tug/asd-tug-2310#top)

Hectically Good Times for Damen

Towards end-2014, towage and salvage specialist Svitzer placed an order with Damen Shipyards for an ASD 2310 tug. Svitzer needed the vessels quickly and therefore chose Damen as the supplier. Barely two months later, in February 2015, Svitzer placed another order for an ASD 2411 with Damen. Read More

MSC Opera Finds A Home in Cuba for the Winter

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Since the historic thawing of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba started late in 2014, so many people are becoming excited about the leisure and business opportunities that could arise from increased ties between the two nations. Among the changes that could one day be seen are the relaxing of travel restrictions and an eventual end to the embargo. Read More

For Proactively Stellar Aluminum Welding

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^ AlumaFeed Synergic Aluminum Welding System: Part of Kemplon Engineering’s Armory (Source: http://www.millerwelds.com/products/mig/alumafeed_weld_system/)

Balancing Act

Big doesn’t necessarily mean better. Nor does heavier mean stronger. Ever since its low-weight-yet-high strength became evident, aluminum became the metal of choice in aerospace, automobiles, trailers, and heat exchangers. Plus, it boasts of tremendous corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity. Read More

The Port Performance Act

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It’s been a busy few days for U.S. legislators setting their sights on creating laws that impact the maritime industry. From a bill to monitor and report on US port operations, to a ship recycling bill and a multi-modal freight act, Washington’s got the spotlight on shipping. Read More

Celebrating The Day of the Seafarer

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^ Image: International Maritime Organization. “Day of the Seafarer 2015.” IMO.org. Web. Accessed 06 Jul 2015. http://www.imo.org/en/About/Events/dayoftheseafarer/Pages/Day-of-the-seafarer-2015.aspx

In recognition of the importance of our world’s seafarers and their incalculable contributions, we celebrate The Day of the Seafarer. Read More

Burials at Sea – On a Cruise Ship?

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Come back to the sea,” implores one of this year’s most memorable Super Bowl ads, courtesy of esteemed cruise industry power player Carnival Corp. The ‘Return to the Sea’ spot, which lasts for about a minute, was directed by Academy Award winner Wally Pfister, and features sweeping scenes of the oceans and how people relate to them, voiced over by a speech delivered by President John F. Kennedy for the America’s Cup in 1962. One of the strongest lines of the speech was: “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.” Here’s a link to the beautiful ad: Read More

Is 3D Printing the Future of Manufacturing?

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^ Stereolithography Apparatus: First 3D Printer (Source: http://theinstitute.ieee.org/technology-focus/technology-history/layerbylayer-the-evolution-of-3d-printing)

Curious Paradox

Nobody said it better than Joseph Schumpeter – Creative Destruction, a phase when groundbreaking innovations destroy established economic structures in favor of the fresh. Such catastrophes are a necessary evil for long-term technological and economic progress. Read More