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TY Offshore Launches Eighth of Eighteen FMT Industries Barges

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TY Offshore, LLC launched the FMT 3256, the eighth of eighteen 297’6” x 54’ x 12’, 30,000 barrel tank barges for FMT Industries, LLC, one of the several companies within the Florida Marine Group. FMT Industries recently exercised its option for four additional barges from its original order of ten. The barges are being built at TY Offshore’s Gulfport, Mississippi facility. Additional barge launches will follow at thirty day intervals. TY Offshore continues with builds, orders and milestones: •Total of six Harvey Gulf International 302’ x 64’ (92m x 19.5m) Dual Fuel Supply Vessels, Harvey Gulf having exercised its option for three additional DFSVs from its original order of three. •Two of a total order of 10 90’ MK V patrol boats are also under construction, eight having already been delivered. •Up to 15 42’ waterjet propelled aluminum hull/composite superstructure crewboats under construction. •In early 2012, TY Offshore delivered two Signet Maritime Corporation 100’ RAstar 3100 Class Terminal Support/Escort Tugs. •In response to the BP oil spill, TY Offshore delivered a total of 23 oil recovery vessels.  


Horizon Delivers 140’ Towboat for FMT

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Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Alabama, has delivered the seventh 140’ towboat for Florida Marine Transporters (FMT). The vessel is named for FMT’s long-time Captain Phillip Box. The M/V Capt. Phillip Box was launched in April, 2014 at Horizon’s Bayou La Batre facility using its 600 metric ton TraveLift. This TraveLift is one of the largest on the Gulf Coast and allows for efficient launch of new vessels as well as quick repair projects.


Genesis Energy Acquires FMT Business

Genesis Energy, L.P. has completed the previously announced acquisition of the black oil barge transportation business of Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. and its affiliates (FMT). The purchase price was $141 million plus customary adjustments. The acquired business is comprised of 30 barges (seven of which are being sub-leased under similar terms of an existing FMT lease) and 14 push/tow boats which transport heavy refined petroleum products


Horizon Delivers FMT's M/V BREES

M/V Brees

Bayou La Batre, August, 2011 - Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the third in a series of 120’ Towboats to Florida Marine Transporters of Mandeville, LA.   The M/V Brees joins her sister ships, M/V’s Capt. W. D. Nunley and Capt. Kirby Dupuis in pushing cargoes throughout the inland waterways of the United States. “This boat is a true workhorse,” said Ben Forrest, Project Manager for the M/V Brees


AAPA Cruise Seminar to Explore, Assess Industry Issues

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April 24-26 event in San Francisco to cover new developments and opportunities in cruise management, planning and compliance The American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2013 Cruise Seminar in San Francisco, April 24-26, will kick off with a candid look inside the cruise industry from the perspective of four key cruise line executives and end with a tour of the Port of San Francisco to see the impact of the America’s Cup on port operations


Horizon Delivers 2 Towboats to FMT

John Cox

  Horizon Shipbuilding Inc. recently delivered two towboats to Florida Marine Transporters. The towboats are the 120’ GIANNA HULL and the 80’ JOHN COX. This is the third vessel Horizon has delivered to Florida Marine Transporters this year. Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. is a leader in the shipbuilding Industry. We are technologically advanced in our owner created collaboration software. We use the system he created to manage projects in real time thus creating an


Landing School Develops Women’s Program

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The Landing School, a post-secondary institution focused on educating tomorrow’s marine industry professionals, announced the development of a community program, the Women in the Marine Industry Initiative. Developed by The Landing School, the intent of this initiative is to support women who are in or wish to join the marine industry in Maine and beyond. The primary goal of the program is to inspire, educate and lead women to a fulfilling and successful career in the marine industry


Indonesia Promotes Ship Component Industry Abroad

According to a September 18 report from The Jakarta Post, the Industry Ministry plans to reinvigorate Indonesia’s ship component industry with a roadshow that is scheduled to meet potential investors from several East Asian countries, including Japan, China and South Korea. The ministry’s director general for transportation, telecommunications and IT industries, Budi Darmadi, said that a strong domestic ship component industry was needed to improve the nation’s shipbuilding


New Website for Great Lakes Shipping

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Members of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway shipping industry have launched a new, one-stop website resource at www.marinedelivers.com to highlight the economic, environmental and safety benefits of the bi-national navigation system. The redesigned site, which is aimed at both U.S. and Canadian audiences, will serve as a platform for industry news and announcements, economic statistics, safety information and environmental success stories. The website includes:


Sustainable Ocean Summit Final Program Available

Photo: World Ocean Council

The SOS 2013 program will take on the issues that are challenging access to ocean areas and resources by responsible industry operators. Click here to see the program. This global gathering of the diverse ocean business community is not a conference to discuss the issues, enjoy some networking and hope someone else will do something. The SOS is a working meeting to advance industry leadership and collaboration on shared ocean sustainability risks and opportunities through WOC programs


Hapag-Lloyd Improves Safety of Dangerous Goods Transportation

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Last year, Hapag-Lloyd discovered 2,620 cases of incorrectly declared dangerous goods that were prevented from being shipped. Dangerous goods experts at Hapag-Lloyd investigated over 162,000 suspicious cases which were recorded using a newly developed watchdog software.  


Focus on Environment at Suny Maritime

Participants at The 140th Anniversary Speaker Series at SUNY Maritime College discuss Environmental Issues in Shipping.  Shown here (L-R) are panelists John Hatley, Paal Johansen, Michael C. Carter, and moderator Clay Maitland.

The State University of New York Maritime College’s 140th Anniversary Speaker Series presented a panel discussion on March 26 in the College’s Maritime Academic Center.  The topic was Environmental Issues in Shipping. Panelists included Michael C


DP World to Develop Maldives Ports

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 Dubai-based port operator DP World has signed an agreement with the Maldivian government to develop the archipelago’s ports and logistics industry.    Maldives' tourism minister, Ahmed Adeeb told local media this week about the development of a deep-water port on the


Shipping Confidence Hits 2.5 Year Low

Richard Greiner, Moore Stephens Partner, Shipping Industry Group (photo courtesy of Moore Stephens)

  Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for two-and-a-half years in February 2015, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.  


Port St. John to Install KleinPort System

The Port of Saint John (photo courtesy of Port Saint John)

  Klein Systems Group Ltd. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to install the KleinPort Port Management Information System at Port Saint John, New Brunswick.   The Port will be using KleinPort to manage and track its operational activities and cargo data


Viking Enters Ocean Cruise Industry

Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises has announced it took delivery of Viking Star, marking the company's official arrival into the ocean cruise industry.   The delivery ceremony took place on March 28 when the ship was presented at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard outside of Venice, Italy


Cargotec Solely owns China Crane

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Cargotec and CAG Marine Holding Limited, which is in turn wholly owned by Carlyle Asia Growth Partners IV, L.P. and CAGP IV Coinvestment, L.P., now jointly own China Crane Investment Holdings Limited (China Crane), an investment company, which has owned 18


MacGregor Appoints Høyesen as VP

Høye Høyesen as Vice President, Offshore Mooring and Loading Division

MacGregor reorganized into seven operative divisions in the beginning of 2015 to improve customer focus.   Offshore Mooring and Loading Division drives the development of Systems and Equipment for Offshore Floating Units. MacGregor appoints Høye G


SCI takes Delivery of VLCC "Desh Vibhor"

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The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) accepted delivery of a Very Large Crude Oil Carrier (VLCC) on 28 March, 2015. The vessel has been named “Desh Vibhor”. The vessel was ordered with Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., China during November 2010


Ship Ownership is a Closely Held Market

Graph by Clarkson Research

 Even though shipping is a global industry, ownership is fairly well concentrated in a relatively small number of major centres, says a research from Clarksons.   The 20 most popular city locations for shipowners graph is headed, perhaps unsurprisingly, by Athens, with a fleet of 4


ABG Ties Up with GTT for LNG Technology

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 ABG Shipyard Ltd has tied up with Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT) of France for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), reports Livemint.   With this pact, ABG has become the third Indian company to secure technology collaboration to build LNG carriers


Heerema Signs LOI with Jurong Shipyard for Giant Crane Vessel

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Dutch offshore contractor Heerema Offshore Services has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard in Singapore for the construction of the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV).  


WISTA AGM to Address Emerging Shipping Challenges

WISTA USA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) is putting the final touches on a high-profile speaker line-up that will headline its upcoming 2015 Annual General Meeting & Conference in New York City, scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2015


WOW at USMMA

U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen addresses the gathered audience at the 7th annual Women on the Water (WOW) conference.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy Hosts 7th Annual Women on the Water Conference. Last week, The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in conjunction with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) hosted the 7th Annual Women on the Water (WOW) Conference


Methanol Powered Ferry Launched in Baltic Sea

 The Stena Germanica (Photo courtesy of Stena Line)

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has announced that it has converted the Stena Germanica to run on methanol, an industry first.   The company spent $24 million on converting the ship to methanol. The ferry re-entered service on March 26, serving its route on the Baltic sea between Kiel






 
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