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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, proclaimed as the “Yachting Capital of the World”, will be hosting the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show which will take place from November 1-5, 2017. The show is the ultimate and largest in-water boat show in the world!

FLIBS will showcase a wide variety of over 3 billion dollars’ worth of high performance boats, yachts, extraordinary super yachts, electronics and boating accessories from the major marine manufacturer and boat builder on earth. The exhibit will take place in six different locations, such as Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, Las Olas Marina, Sails Marina and Pier 66 Marina. All the six locations are connected by a transportation network, including riverboats, water taxis and bus shuttles.

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Monaco Yacht Show 2017

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Yacht enthusiasts and exhibiting companies hailing from across the globe were gathered to be part of one of the world’s leading superyacht shows, the Monaco Yacht Show, last September 26th – 29th to see the most exquisite superyachts in the market.

Monaco Yacht Show was held in Port Hercules, where visitors discovered the greatest aspects of superyachting against the glamorous backdrop of Monaco. Over 30,000 visitors gathered to witness and explore the most stunning yachts launched in the past years and discovered the latest innovations and designs in the yachting industry.

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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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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