Marine industry technology news ranges from engine and other product debuts to reports of executive promotions and interviews with CEOs.

MTU Detroit Diesel has a new name

MTU Detroit Diesel Inc. today announced a name change to Tognum America Inc., effective immediately. Tognum America, like MTU Detroit Diesel before it, is a subsidiary of the Germany-based Tognum Group and is responsible for the sales and service of MTU engines and MTU Onsite Energy distributed energy systems in North America and Latin America.…more

Groups want styrene off proposed carcinogens list

The U.S. styrene industry this week appealed to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to remove a proposed listing of styrene in the department’s impending report on carcinogens and schedule it for a review in the next edition, the Styrene Information and Research Center said. In a letter, Jack Snyder, executive director of the…more

Groups join on fuel-cost website

MarineFuel.com, BoatUS and ValvTect Petroleum Products are partnering to help make boating more affordable this summer. Providing free marina reservations and easy access to real-time, accurate and comprehensive data, the partnerships guarantee that boaters always will have the most current information about details that affect their buying decisions. “Our data integrity team ensures our members…more

Congressmen urge delay in labeling styrene as a carcinogen

Sixty-three members of the U.S. House of Representatives have asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to delay a proposed listing of styrene in her department’s impending Report on Carcinogens until a “thorough review can be conducted that weighs the full body of scientific evidence available to decision makers,” the Styrene Information and Research…more

Torqeedo signs deal with electric-boat builder

Torqeedo is partnering with ElectraCraft, a leading builder of electric powerboats, whose new 14CSv is designed for the Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 motor. “With more and more residential and private lakes restricting gas-powered engines, we wanted to build a smaller boat to better fit the smaller, green lakes. We designed this boat specifically for use with…more

Cummins predicts increased growth in 2011

Cummins expects significant sales and profit growth this year and beyond as it takes advantage of long-term global economic trends and the recovery of key U.S. markets, chairman and CEO Tim Solso told shareholders Tuesday at the company’s annual meeting. The company expects 2011 sales to grow nearly 30 percent, from $13.2 billion in 2010…more

Cummins reports 1Q results

Cummins today reported higher sales and earnings, compared with the first quarter of 2010, on continued strength in key international markets, a recovering North American truck market and productivity improvements. First-quarter sales of $3.9 billion were up 56 percent from $2.5 billion in the same period in 2010. Earnings before interest and taxes were $532…more

Yamaha, Suzuki limit production in Japan

Yamaha announced on its corporate website that production is suspended this week at its outboard motors and personal watercraft plants in Japan. Limited production is expected for next week, through April 14, the company said. Production plans for April 15 and beyond will be announced next week, Yamaha said. Suzuki, on its website, said its…more

Lowrance extends sponsorship deal with BASS

Lowrance and BASS LLC recently announced that Lowrance will continue its sponsorship of the fishing group and its tournaments through 2012. The agreement states that Lowrance is a supporting-level sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series and BASS Federation Nation. Lowrance will also receive exhibit space at Bassmaster Elite Series events and opportunities for product demonstration…more

Furuno offers spring rebate promotion

Furuno recently announced a NavNet 3-D Spring Rebate Event, with rebate amounts ranging from $50 to $300 a product. The new promotion offers rebates on NavNet 3-D MFDs and its most popular accessories, including DRS Radar Sensors (domes and open arrays); award-winning fishfinders (DFF1 & DFF3); AIS transmitters and receivers (FA50 & FA30); weather products…more

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