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International Workboat Show 2016

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The International Workboat Show is the major marine industry-related trade event in North America. It is an annual expo held in New Orleans for any commercial vessel owners, builders, operators and even vendors and suppliers to make genuine connection and network among the best in the industry.

This year’s International Workboat Show will be held in Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from Nov 30th to Dec 3rd. It is expected that over 15,000 members of the commercial marine industry will gather from across the globe to network, promote new trends and reveal innovative products, solutions and strategies that could give extreme benefits in the related business in 2017 and beyond. Read More

FABTECH 2016: North America’s Top Metal Manufacturing Event

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Undisputed Preeminence

North America’s Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding, and Finishing Event, is how their official website describes FABTECH.

With over 1,300 exhibitors and 28,000 attendees flocking at the 550,000 square foot Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada in mid-November, FABTECH 2016 did more than just live up to its reputation.

FABTECH 2012 was held at this very venue and ended up garnering 93 leads per exhibitor – a total of 117,487 leads. Quite a return for a modest investment! But FABTECH is more than just about sales and networking. Read More

Monthly Maritime News Roundup: October, 2016

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October might be known for festive frights, but a number of events in the maritime industry gave us some real world scares. Hurricane Matthew kicked off the month, weaving its way from the Caribbean to the Southeastern United States. Its destructive path ushered in 100 mph winds, storm surges as high as 9 feet, with rainfall and flooding. The price tag for damages is estimated to be in the billions of dollars. Read More


Skilled Labor in the U.S. Shipping Industry

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Skilled Labor: An Essential Commodity in Manufacturing

In order to start the production of any kinds of goods or services, you need four essentials – land, labor, capital, and enterprise. Economists refer to these elements as the factors of production. The United States is running out of skilled labor.

Manufacturing built the U.S. economy between 1900 and 1950. In the 1970s however a combination of automation, outsourcing, and cheap imports shrunk the manufacturing sector as companies and colleges cut down heavily on skilled labor training programs.

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Multi Agency Craft Conference (MACC) 2016 & the U.S. Workboat Industry

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Workboats & Patrol Boats

Workboats include numerous kinds of crafts and boats that serve as patrol boats, tugs, towboats, military boats-vessels, offshore service vessels, diving-salvage boats, barges, research-education vessels, fire and response vessels and the like.

A precise definition of workboats eludes us. According to Lodewijk van Os, Product Director at Damen Shipyards, workboats are the ‘daily working environment of seafarers, who come onboard to execute a job utilising the specific design features and equipment of the boat.’ Read More


What BREXIT Holds in Store for Global Shipping?

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^ Shipping is a Potent Instrument of Globalization

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Contradictory Forces at Play

On June 24, 2016, Britain woke up to a sunny morning. Quite a contrast to the rainy, foggy, and somewhat bleak previous day. For on June 23 when, in a referendum, 51.9% of the British voters decided in favor of the UK exiting the European Union (EU). Read More

Marine Welding is a Tough Job

How Marine Welding Differs from Industrial Welding?

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^ Marine Welding is a Tough Job

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Welding is the ultimate permanent fastener, connecting materials at the molecular level and endowing joints with tensile strength, toughness, hardness, and ductility similar to that of the bonded materials.

Van der Willingen formulated waterproof electrodes in 1946 and harnessed the long-known potential of electric arcs to weld under water. British Admiralty first executed marine welding for ships.

Industrial welding engages diverse processes. Marine welders prefer arc welding because the flux or inert gases used in the process protect the molten weld pool. Steel remains the most welded material, above or below water.   Read More

Kemplon Joins 2016 WBENC – National Conference & Business Fair

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 Kemplon Engineering is excited to announce that they will take part at the 2016 WBENC – National Conference & Business Fair!

Creating Magic TogetherWomen’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference & Business Fair is known as the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the United States. This year’s theme is “Creating Magic Together.Read More

Ft. Lauderdale Hosted the 26th Annual Fleet Week

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Last week, Ft. Lauderdale has successfully hosted the Annual Fleet Week. This is a week-long celebration spear-headed by Broward Navy Days, a non-profit organization. Humana was the lead sponsor for its 26th year celebration.

The Fleet Week is a tradition of United States Navy, Marine Corps & Coast Guard and particularly those who are active in military ships service. Port Everglades proudly welcomed six ships and among them are some of the battleships – USS Brainbridge, USS Cole, USS Bataan & USCGC Robert Yered. More or less 13,000 people were scheduled to have a tour in these docked ships. Read More

SBA Hosted National Small Business Week 2016

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Since 1963, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has honored and gave recognition to outstanding contribution of small business owners and entrepreneurs through National Small Business Week.

 This year’s celebration started May 1 until May 7 with the theme “Dream Big, Start Small”. The Greater Pensacola Chamber together with Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida has teamed up to promote the good impact of small businesses on the Pensacola community.

Here is the schedule of events for the whole week:

May 01, 2016 – Sunday
Event: NSBW Kick-off at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

May 02, 2016 – Monday
Event A: Awards Ceremony at the United States Institute of Peace
Event B: Cybersecurity Panel Discussion at the United States Institute of Peace

May 03, 2016 – Tuesday
Event A: National Small Business Week Live from Atlanta
Event B: My Brother’s Keeper Millennial Entrepreneurs Initiative at the Apollo Theater

May 04, 2015 – Wednesday
Event: Colorado Small Business Week awards ceremony live from the History of Colorado Center

May 05, 2016 – Thursday
Event: Armchair Discussion with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Veteran Entrepreneurs

May 06, 2016 – Friday
Event: National Small Business Week live from San Jose

Almost half of Americans own or work for a small business and they contribute to about two out of three new jobs in the U.S. every year. The U.S. SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the great impact of entrepreneurs and small business owners from 50 states within U.S territories, as a part of National Small Business Week. There was several free, inspirational and educational events around the 10 regions and 68 districts. Different companies and organizations will also take part and offer free workshops and webinars and other events for the entire week.