Employers added 113,000 jobs in January and the jobless rate to fall to a five-year low of 6.6 percent.
The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.
Anaheim, Calif.-based Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, received an order to supply the Ukrainian navy with four aluminum patrol boats with an option for a fifth.
Maine Marine Trades Association executive director Susan Swanton was scheduled to be at the White House today for an event to discuss President Obama’s effort to get companies and industries to hire more long-term unemployed workers.
Amsterdam RAI, organizer of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations World Marinas Conference, announced the speaker lineup for the June 2-4 event in Istanbul.
Mexico has released fewer than 10 percent of the more than 300 tourist boats it impounded for lack of proper documentation, thwarting many potential seafaring visitors.
Dominica’s Fort Young Hotel joined the Expedition Collection of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts.
Sea Sense is planning a sailing class for women along the Amalfi coast of Italy to help women learn or increase their sailing skills on the Mediterranean, the Gulf of Napoli and the Isle of Capri.
A ghost ship reportedly carrying nothing but disease-ridden, cannibalizing rats could be about to make land in Great Britain, experts have warned.
Daryl Farmer, 39, of England, is among the entrants for the debut of a Pacific Ocean rowing race and he has picked up an enthusiastic supporter who is calling on the marine industry to back Farmer.
Fairline Boats expanded to the Middle East with the appointment of a new dealer in Israel.