Ports America Chesapeake has signed a 50-year lease at Seagirt Marine Terminal that is estimated to create 5,700 jobs. McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) partner Keith Mason, and Stephen Goldsmith, former Indianapolis Mayor, and an independent consultant to the firm, served as strategic advisors to the team in supporting this public-private partnership (P3). The project is valued at $1.3b to the State of Maryland over the life of the agreement and is predicted to impact over 16,000 jobs across Maryland. Keith Mason, Chair of MLA's Ports practice and former Chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority, noted that, "Identifying the additional economic value of the partnership for the public was one of the key factors that made our highly qualified bid group the right choice for Maryland." (www.mckennalong.com)
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. announces the opening of its East Coast Support Office with the appointment of Carl F. Wegener as Regional Manager. Wegener was formally the Sales & Marketing Manager at Austal USA in Mobile, AL. Keith Whittemore of Kvichak comments, “With the success of Kvichak’s business over the last few years in the Gulf, Great Lakes and Eastern Seaboard, it only makes sense to have a support office in the East to represent and support our projects and Carl Wegener was
Two of Mexico's key oil export ports were shut down on Wednesday as tropical depression Keith whipped up winds and waves in the Gulf of Mexico, though the effects on oil production were not immediately known, authorities said. The port of Dos Bocas in southeastern Tabasco state was closed as winds blew from 21 and 27 miles per hour and seas swelled at between eight and 10 ft., said the transport ministry in a statement.
Marine industry expert Marcus Jones has joined the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as its first Chief Operating Officer, working closely with Chief Executive, Keith Read CBE. “With the interests of 15,000 members in over a hundred countries and 49 branches globally to look after, coupled with the challenges and opportunities facing the maritime community, I am delighted that our team has been strengthened by the arrival of Marcus Jones,” explains Keith Read
Tidewater has noted that its executive vice president and CFO, Ken C. Tamblyn, will retire on August 31. Following a 20-year career as a partner with the accounting firm KPMG, Tamblyn joined the company as CFO in 1986. J. Keith Lousteau, Tidewater's senior vice president and treasurer was appointed Tamblyn's successor. A 23-year veteran of the company, Lousteau will assume the position of CFO. Tidewater also promoted Joseph M
Sonsub has signed a one year Frame Agreement with Torch Offshore, L.L.C to provide ROV support onboard the Midnight Wrangler. Sonsub will be supplying our 200 Hp, in-house designed and built Innovatorâ work class ROV with a depth rating of 3,000m. The Midnight Wrangler is a deepwater construction/pipelay vessel capable of laying rigid pipe, flexible pipe, coiled tubing and umbilicals, utilizing up to four reels, in water depths to 3,000m and beyond.
U.S. government weather experts on Monday predicted an average hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean this year, with five to seven hurricanes expected to threaten homes, businesses and agriculture in the Caribbean and southeast U.S. coasts. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the 2001 North Atlantic hurricane season, which officially starts on June 1, would likely see eight to 11 tropical storms, of which five to seven will reach hurricane strength
Tidewater Inc. announced that Quinn P. Fanning has joined Tidewater as Executive Vice President. Mr. Fanning will report to Chairman, President and CEO Dean Taylor and is expected to assume the duties of Chief Financial Officer of Tidewater upon the retirement of J. Keith Lousteau, which as previously announced, is anticipated on September 30, 2008. Fanning joins Tidewater following more than 20 years within the financial services industry
Eastern Shipbuilding Launches OSV San Rafael, a 204 x 44 x 16 ft. OSV was recently launched by Eastern Shipbuilding Group. The vessel is being constructed for Naviera Tamaulipas, S.A. de C.V. of Tampico, Mexico, for operations in the Bahia de Campeche fields off Eastern Mexico. Capacities include 110,000 gallons of fuel, 211,000 gallons of drill water/ballast, 7,200 cu. ft. of bulk mud in six tanks, and 3,012 barrels of liquid mud.
Project management contractor EPC Offshore has won a major contract to select the optimum concept for the development of Hurricane’s Lancaster Field, one of the most significant oil discoveries in the West of Shetlands in recent years. Hurricane has a 100 per cent holding in the field and has a CPR (competent person’s report) indicating 2C Contingent Resources of over 200 mmbbl of recoverable oil. The year-long contract, worth approximately £2 million
A cutting edge ferry, which is the second of two hybrid vessels, was launched on the Clyde today at Ferguson's shipyard in Port Glasgow. The ferries are being built following a Scottish Government investment worth over £20 million, which has continued the proud heritage and tradition of
The University of Michigan will host a seminar and panel discussion entitled “Low Great Lakes Water Levels: Understanding the causes and potential consequences” on May 30 from 3-5 p.m. at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2013 Maritime Economic Development Workshop in Chicago, June 27-28, will explore the factors driving today’s investments in seaport and related infrastructure. The program's speakers will analyze the risks and rewards for undertaking
Comark Corporation completed full environmental testing of its latest version of the MDU19PC ruggedized COTS computer including MIL-901D grade-A lightweight shock test. The MDU19PC is an all-in-one display and computer designed and tested to meet military requirements for shipboard applications
Heavy fuel oil on board the wrecked container ship is expected to leach out over time, but the ship's owners and insurers would prefer to leave it where it is. No decision had been made on leaving Rena on the reef, but draft assessments have been distributed for stakeholder and regional council
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) to phase in the Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) from 1, July 2014. MOSS is intended to improve safety in the commercial maritime environment through safer operations and vessels. It will be based on direct relationships between operators, surveyors, and MNZ
NBGI brings Cosalt’s Aberdeen and Norway businesses into its stable alongside ATR Group as it builds global provider of offshore equipment and lifting services NBGI Private Equity, investor in Aberdeen-based ATR Group, is acquiring the Aberdeen and Norway operations of Cosalt Offshore.
Today Al Seer Marine and 5G International announced the introduction of a new family of unmanned surface vessels, a family ranging from the 3m Sea Serpent to the 11m monohull Eclipse. The USV family is designed to rapidly penetrate a vibrant Middle East defense market and to offer affordable
Lone Star Geophysical Surveys buys a 4000-node ZLand seismic system from FairfieldNodal for US & Canada projects. The company previously leased ZLand system nodes for environmentally sensitive work in Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Montana
International oilfield services company, Expro, is opening a new facility in Aberdeen to enhance its growing well intervention business, following a strong annual global revenue increase to more than $1billion (£630 million). The site, in Howe Moss Avenue Dyce
This time last year, the U.S. Coast Guard was busy taking comments on the proposed rulemaking for Subchapter M. A very vocal discussion ensued, with the predominant comments focused on impending requirements for rebuilding vessel electrical systems
Dr. George Campbell Jr. named Chairman of Webb’s Board of Trustees R. Keith Michel, Chairman of the Board of the Herbert Engineering Group of Companies, has been appointed President of Webb Institute, the country’s foremost school of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
The crew aboard Crowley Maritime Corporation’s tugboat Guard recently performed a heroic rescue of a man who was struggling to stay afloat in the waters outside of San Francisco Bay. The rescue took place during the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 31
Drewry scores Maersk Line 90.5% for reliability in Q3 2012. Every quarter Drewry releases its industry benchmark on reliability – the Drewry Schedule Reliability Insight. Every quarter Maersk Line is in the very top, and they have now had a 1st place ranking for six consecutive
Daina Shipping fined $300,000 in NZ Court for discharge of harmful substances following grounding of the ship Oct. 2011. “The guilty plea by the owners has led to this case being resolved in a timely fashion and that is to be welcomed,” MNZ Director Keith Manch said