One of the world's premier technical events leading the discussion of combustion engine technology across the industrial board is the CIMAC World Congress, which is set to convene at its 24th event in Kyoto, Japan, from June 7 to 11.
The CIMAC Congress - founded in 1951 and is the French acronym for International Council on Combustion Engines - takes place every 2 to 3 years, bringing together manufacturers of diesel engines, gas engines and gas turbines, users such as shipowners, utilities and rail operators, and suppliers, oil companies, classification societies and scientists from all over the world, to encourage the exchange of scientific and technical information and to promote a higher level of understanding among the combustion engine community. It is a non-profit association acting worldwide.
The technical program of the forthcoming CIMAC Congress includes 185 papers from 23 countries in 44 sessions.
Panel sessions on 'Users view and expectation on the future of ICE' as well as 'Gas turbine future Aspects' will be held on Wednesday afternoon. June 9.
The traditional 'Collin Trust Lecture', followed by a panel session on 'Environmentally and human friendly ICE' on Thursday afternoon, June 10, will round off the technical sessions at this year's CIMAC Congress.
This year, ASME-ICED members are also being asked to participate in the CIMAC Congress being held in June 2004 in Kyoto. Japan. For the first time ASME-ICED is organizing four sessions at the congress, which will take the place of their usual spring conference.
More than 600 top-level participants from all over the world are expected to attend this congress. As at previous CIMAC Congresses, there will be an attractive social program in the evenings and a daytime program with optional tours for accompanying persons.
Optional Post Congress tours with interesting visits and insights into Japanese industry are offered for Friday, June 11.
For more information visit www.cimac.com
Maritime Challenges in the 116th Congress.The 116th Congress, with its now Democrat-controlled House and 110 newly-elected members, faces a choice. On one hand, Congress can continue to pursue the status quo, supporting U.S.-flag vessel operators and domestic port infrastructure development through existing
Congress has approved $29.9 million for the Maritime Loan Guarantee Program, or Title XI program, a $27.9 million increase over the President's Fiscal Year 2001 budget request. Allen Walker, president of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) and chairman of the Title XI Coalition, said, "We're
, meetings and an Open Workshop Seminar on Shipyard Safety Issues. This meeting of the Shipyard Group is in conjunction with the National Safety Congress in Orlando, which is scheduled to occur from October 15-20. The advantage of the Marine Section Meetings at the National Safety Congress is the
of the trade negotiations to end foreign ship construction and repair subsidy practices. • Implementation of a sealift program— The SCA will urge Congress to keep pressure on the Administra- tion to respond to the nation's sealift shortfall by providing additional sealift monies in the fiscal year
, and operating locks along the coasts and in the Great Lakes. There is one catch: none of the money can be spent without an annual appropriation from Congress. In recent years, Congress has appropriated less than $1 billion of the roughly $2 billion collected each year, leaving the fund with more than
September 25-29, Hamburg, West Germany The International Shipping and Marine Technology Market with Congress, SMM '90, will be held in Hamburg, West Germany, from September 25-29 at the Hamburg Exhibition Center. Held biennially on the grounds of the Hamburg Messe, SMM, or the Hamburg Show as it
The Eighth Congress of the Pan- American Institute of Naval Engineering (IPEN) will be held in Washington, D.C. (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia), September 11-17, 1983. In announcing plans for the meeting, Rear Admiral James W. Lisanby, U.S. Navy, president of the western
of the cabotage statute. Legislation introduced late that year to correct the situation was not acted upon, but was reintroduced in the next Congress in early 1987. The road to enactment of this legislation was long and tumultuous, but finally was cleared by both the House and the Senate and signed
An Update On Navy Spending For Ships, Equipment And Maintenance in FY 1988 There were some nice surprises in the defense budget approved by the Congress late last December. The main surprise was the approval of full funding for two new aircraft carriers. This action sets the scene for continued
On 19 December Congress passed a continuing resolution providing defense program appropriations for FY 1986. It provides total obligational authority of $281 billion for defense programs. The Administration had requested $304 billion and last year's defense appropriation was $278 billion. Navy
4-7. 2002. With the Greek market worth a conservative $16 billion per annum, there is plenty of incentive. The business week begins with The Posidonia Congress and a program of high level international presentations and debate, at the Megaron, Athens Concert Hall on Monday. June 3. Posidonia's attraction
like with the bene? ts of barge a better. Hopefully in this current WRDA bill that’s in transportation in terms of better freight capacity, cost-ef? - Congress the cost share of Inland Waterway Trust Fund ciency, carbon footprint and safety as compared to rail and projects will be modi? ed. I don’t think
split hull dump T builders and equipment suppliers. scows have been kept busy, performing dredging operations “The U.S. dredging market remains strong. Congress on the Atlantic, Gulf and Paci? c coasts. Solid demand has clearly recognizes the critical role that waterborne com- led the company and other
TRAINING A new bill – H.R. 7456 introduced by Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (Texas-29) – aims to make available $200 million in grant funding for community and technical colleges offering training programs for maritime industry professions. “Maritime industry jobs are a critical part of our nation’s
so far. But, there are ly, the Treasury Department has signaled spects, and local knowledge is a must for a slew of other projects in the pipeline. to Congress that they will be looking at any company who aims to enter a local The two-turbine (12 megawatt) Coastal possible modifications to this rule. market
we hold dear: that as maritime nation, our Nation’s economy depends on trade by sea. I take great pride in the fact that, during my watch the MARAD, Congress and President Trump came together to honor World War II civilian merchant mariners with the Con- gressional Gold Medal. It was a long overdue recognition
proj- ects. Currently, inland waterways operators pay the highest fuel tax of any surface mode of transportation. There continues to be talk within Congress and the Admin- istration about an infrastructure package for the nation, al- though one foated early in the Trump Administration proved unsuccessful
in WRDA, adverse charges for the users of the inland waterways system annual appropriations remain a top priority. In 2020, we are imposed by Congress or the Administration. As a reminder, focused on Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations with a goal in 2014 inland waterways commercial users, led
, $123.2 million, but falls short of FY 21 ef- cantieri Bay Shipbuilding. Meanwhile, owners and operators fcient funding by $50 million. Either Congress will have to fll of the U.S.-fag Great Lakes feet spent $97 million on regular the gap, the Corps will have to move discretionary workplan maintenance
out. mild by any year-to-year comparison, still saw delays in sailing To facilitate the new, but hopefully short term, “normal” Lake and vessels beset. Congress authorized a new heavy icebreaker Carriers’ Association worked with their member companies to for the Great Lakes, a sister to the MACKINAW. They’ve
Salvage Association. While the effort to obtain expanded im- munity began in 2011, 2016 saw the ASA lead an ultimately unsuccessful effort to persuade Congress to augment responder protection. Concluding that at this time Congress would be not entertain a second attempt at a statutory remedy, no further
if the responder mately unsuccessful effort to obtain immunity through an act has been grossly negligent or guilty of willful misconduct; (iv) of Congress The ASA is now examining the prospect of gaining the immunity does not apply to responses other than “oil spills by contract at least some of the
The offcial legislative history of OPA 90 is replete with costs of SMFF services are astronomically higher than that 2–5 feb 2021 evidence that Congress meant exactly that. No more would for other response efforts, negotiations over response pric- responsible parties or others direct the response
manufacturing strained in starting titanium construction due to an aversion by business and built the boat himself. The boat was, and is, great, congress on infrastructure spending. Still, a few years ago, I but since sailing yacht hull shape fashions still change so much heard a US Navy admiral say
of locks and dams—pays the other half from the to be included in the President’s annual budget proposal to general revenues in the nation’s Treasury. Congress. First, OMB Circular A-94 requires that a discount In the current development of WRDA 2020, one of the ma- rate of 7% be used in calculating a project’s
through the tax that is imposed on the forgiven for thinking that the members of fuel that is used by towboats on the rivers and that is paid into Congress are thinking about and working the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF), to support new and on little else, and that even if they were, replacement
New Deal to create a more reliable, Calhoun itself by modernizing its infrastructure. ef?cient river transportation network and to stimulate the U.S. Congress has, to date as of this writing, economy with an in?ux of new construction jobs. Infrastruc- passed three phases of a coronavirus relief package
small steps. Another example was the agreement between George Wash- This explains why my company uses few contracts. Most of ington and the Continental Congress, that he would work with- our new client contacts relate to relatively small projects as out a salary as the leader of the Continental Army, but
through FY2020. Planned budget requests for the PSC program for FY2021 and FY2022 are $555 million and $345 million respectively. If approved by Congress, the FY2021 ap- propriation would fully fund construction of the frst PSC and allow initial work to commence on the second if the option is exercised
north of the Bering ligations in the Arctic and Antarctic because it lacks adequate Strait; and icebreaking capability. The report recommended that Congress 6. Supporting other federal agencies in performance of their fund the construction of four polar icebreakers of common de- missions in polar waters
Kicks Off 2020 he end of the 2019 saw some unprecedent- Mobile in its FY2020 Work Plan, of? cially providing the re- ed funding measure pass through Congress sources to dredge Alabama’s Port of Mobile. The funding and signed into law by President Trump. – which accounts for the full federal share of
utilizes ABB’s solutions including batteries and energy storage control system. Saving Costs and Cutting Emissions In recent testimony to a U.S. Congress subcommittee, ABB outlined how economics support the case for ferry electri? cation. While achieving zero-emissions means high- er outlay, operational
force. Presence equals in? uence, and we must up our game with respect to high latitude presence. “The good news is that both the Administration and Congress have duly recognized the burden our Polar Star sailors bear to meet the Nation’s call. That’s why I’m grateful for their recent support to fully
these projects could be expo- nentially bene? cial to the nation’s transportation network. IRPT has undertaken a legislative initiative of proposing to Congress an Inland Port and Terminal Grant Program to level the competitive playing ? eld. This program would be similar to MarAd’s small shipyard grant
Oppose additional tolling, lockage fees or other charges for the users of the inland waterways system. On a potential Infrastructure Package in Congress: • Secure additional funding for the infrastructure of the in- land navigation system in a comprehensive infrastructure bill. With regard to FY21