Blue Marlin Arrives In Portland Harbor
The world's largest submersible lift ship arrived in Portland Harbor today at 10:00 a.m. where it docked at the International Marine Terminal. Measuring 712 ft.
HAL's Westerdam To Be Transferred To Costa Cruises
Westerdam to sister company Costa Cruises in spring 2002, at the conclusion of the vessel's winter Caribbean cruise season. The vessel will then immediately reposition…
Italy To Ban Single Skin Tankers From 7 Ports
Italy plans to ban single hull tankers from seven port areas from April 23 to reduce risks of environmental damage, said an anonymous Environment Ministry official said.
Carib Tanker Rates Rise
Caribbean tanker rates are set to jump briefly this week because of a lack of available tankers for prompt cargoes, brokers said. "I can see it getting up to W285…
Oil Slick Threatens Danish Coast
Massive oil slicks threatened to pollute the Danish coast on Thursday after a tanker collided with a freighter in the Baltic Sea, creating one of the biggest oil leaks ever to foul Danish waters.
A.P. Moeller Expects Good 2001 Results
A.P.Moeller, Denmark`s biggest private enterprise and owner of container line Maersk Sealand, expects higher 2001 earnings from its shipping activities as well as…
Dry Bulk Index Continues Decline
The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) fell 16 points to 1,452, the Baltic Panamax Index (BPI) lost 25 points to 1,553, the Baltic Handymax Index (BHI) eased 46 points to 9…
Bosphorus Sea Lane To Get Busier
A leading U.S. tanker brokerage has warned that the newly-opened Khazakstan to Novorossiisk oil pipeline will need between 17 and 28 million-barrel tankers to serve it…
Petrobras Sends 20 Ships To Monitor Oil Spill
Petrobras moved about 200 men and 20 ships to monitor oil spilled offshore after the world's biggest rig was rocked by blasts and sank earlier this month. On March 15…
Panama Canal Income Up 3.1%
Panama Canal October-to-February toll income rose 3.1 percent over the year-ago period to $247.8 million. Transits by ships built to the maximum dimensions of the Canal's 1,000-ft. (305-m) by 110-ft.