Innovators: Marine Transportation

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PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR NEW FERRY CONSTRUCTION

by wade on February 1, 2013

January 31, 2013: Enhancements to the provincial ferry service are moving forward with the release today of a request for proposals (RFP) for new vessels. The Department of Transportation and Works is seeking proposals from qualified shipyards for a large vessel to replace the MV Captain Earl W. Winsor and a 42-metre vessel to support the overall provincial fleet.
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NAVSIM TECHNOLOGIES

November 22, 2012

A presentation by James Locke, Director of Sales and Marketing on the background, products and services of NavSim Technology Inc. (NavSim™) an innovative software and hardware R&D firm in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, focused on electronic navigation solutions for land and marine applications. Read more.

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NL DELEGATION TO 2012 INTERNATIONAL WORKBOAT SHOW

by wade on August 31, 2012

The Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development is leading a delegation to the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, December 5-7, 2012.

The International Workboat Show is held annually in New Orleans, Louisana.  This year the show will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and usually attracts close to 13,000 visitors from 48 states and 42 countries.
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NAVSIM EQUIPS GREAT LAKES PILOTS WITH NEXT-GEN. SYSTEMS

by wade on March 22, 2012

St. John’s, NL (March 19, 2012) – NavSim Technology Inc., a leading Canadian developer of portable marine eNavigation systems, has signed a contract with the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority (Cornwall, Ontario) to equip its marine pilots with NavSim’s new integrated Portable Piloting Units (PPUs). The 4-year contract also includes a comprehensive service and support package as well as major software upgrades customized to address evolving regional requirements and challenges. Read more.

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INDUSTRY VESSELS URGED TO REPORT TSUNAMI MARINE DEBRIS

by wade on March 7, 2012

5 March 2012: Today the World Ocean Council joined other international organizations in encouraging ship operators and owners to co-operate in a vital initiative by the NOAA. Information from vessels enroute between Japan and North America is critical to tracking the debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. Ships are encouraged to submit observations and photos of marine debris--as well as reports of ‘no debris observed’--to: DisasterDebris@noaa.gov .   Read more.