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
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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
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, Rep. Carbajal stated that LOLA has outlived its purpose. He asked Sterbcow how federal laws might be changed. Sterbcow cited precedence when Congress, in 1996, carved out the DOSHA commercial aviation exception. This occurred after the TWA airline crash 12-miles off Long Island, killing a group
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and improving response ensure its protection. Thirty years ago, approximately 10,000 large ocean-go- capacity go hand-in-hand. in the wake of disaster, Congress acted ing cargo vessel transits every year that It’s time for Congress to amend swiftly, fundamentally shifting and im- sail through the southern
COLUMN OP/ED Preserving the Arctic & Improving Maritime Safety It’s Time for Congress to Act. By Buddy Custard The Arctic remains one of the most spill prevention and response readiness in the United States. amazing regions of the world, with di- On the heels of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska
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& Engineering News as well as online at MaritimeLogisticsProfessional.com. email@example.com Running on Reserves The time is long overdue for Congress to fund and staff the Coast Guard at levels commensurate with the taskings it has assigned to this venerable service. he US Coast Guard has a long
seaworthiness claims are intertwined, they arise from two separate bodies of law. A seaman’s negligence claim against his employer was authorized by Congress via the Jones Act, and the seaworthiness claim is based upon the General Maritime Law, the body of common law created by the United States Federal
ts. he is ill; it does not compensate him there was no indication in the Jones As the Supreme Court had held that for sustaining the injury. Act that Congress wanted to alter punitive damages were not allowed for On the other hand, negligence and the pre-existing common law on the Jones Act negligence
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with all other classes of “More than anything, it would take an authorizing statute domestic vessels. Mannion agrees. “I think that’s a fair as- from Congress to allow us to do that.” sessment. It’s consistent with the data that we’ve seen across Mannion says that the Coast Guard tries to balance out the
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