American Cruise Lines announce new 8-day roundtrip Puget Sound cruises from Seattle aboard 'American Spirit' American Cruise Lines announce the addition of a new itinerary for 2013 – Puget Sound and San Juan Islands . Offered aboard the 100-passenger American Spirit, roundtrip cruises from Seattle will showcase the most beautiful inland waterways on the West Coast. Puget Sound, which will include the San Juan Islands, will be the newest offering in American Cruise Lines’ Pacific Northwest cruise collection, which includes Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Columbia & Snake Rivers. Inaugural cruises are slated to begin on April 6, 2013. New and returning passengers can expect all the modern amenities aboard the American Spirit – elegant surroundings, oversized staterooms and bathrooms, private balconies and elevators, along with exceptional locale-inspired cuisine and highly personalized service. “It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we announce these new Puget Sound and San Juan Islands cruises,” said Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American Cruise Lines. “We take pride in offering passengers the best small ship cruising experience on the most unique itineraries, a winning combination that has continued to bring our passengers back time and again.”
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. has secured two new favorable time charter contracts. For the 2004-built panamax Navios Hyperion, a 24-month charter commenced February 26, 2007, at a net rate of $26,268 per day, replacing a charter at a rate of $15,400 per day. For the 2005-built Navios Orion, a 24-month charter commenced March 1, 2007, at net rate of $27,312 per day, replacing a charter at a rate of $21,175. In a related development, Navios announced that it had taken delivery
JRC North America, the Seattle-based branch of Japan Radio Co., Ltd., has announced an aggressive new program to gain an increased share of the marine electronics market in the U.S. and Canada. Ray Carter, national sales manager, said JRC will pursue greater sales in electronics for the pleasurecraft, megayacht, commercial fishing and workboat markets. The company has already stated prices will not raise prices on its products in 2999 The company offers radards from compact 16-mile units for
Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping transportation company specializing in dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered one of its Panamax dry bulk carriers, the Oceanis, into a time-charter contract with J.B. Ugland Dry Bulk A/S for a period of approximately 24 days, estimated to begin on August 22, 2005, at a gross rate of $12,500 per day plus a $198,000 one-time payment. Applying the above mentioned one-time payment to this fixture, and based on the estimated duration of 24 days
Trinity Industries, Inc. today announced Robert P. Herre has been named Executive Vice President of Trinity Marine Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc. Herre is a 25-year veteran of both the marine and inland shipbuilding industries, trained and experienced in engineering, operations and general management. Most recently, Herre served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Jeffboat LLC, a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines, LLC.
Ashland's Drew Marine announced today the release of the new MANY-FLOW(1) CGI (Central Gas Installation) Systems for onboard welding requirements. The MANY-FLOW design upgrades the traditional pipe-and-fittings construction of older oxygen and acetylene distribution systems. Easy to install, the unique, unit-body, three-gas control accommodates two or three cylinder inputs and provides a simple way to customize the CGI system of any ship
Austal has appointed Greg Metcalf to the position of CEO. Prior to relocating to Mobile with his family, Metcalf worked for Austal Limited in Henderson, Western Australia for 5 years as Austal Group Financial controller and then Vice President of Business Development. Current activity at the Mobile yard includes a 143 –ft. high speed passenger catamaran being built for the Circle Line Statue of Liberty Ferry Company in New York City
American Commercial Barge Line has appointed Captain Samuel S. Dickey to the position of marine superintendent. He previously facilitated the training of ACBL Captains and Watch Captains at Seamen’s Church Institute in Paducah, Ky. Dickey attended the University of North Alabama and has 34 years of experience in the industry. Mario Muñoz has accepted the position of manager of corporate safety and loss control with ACBL. Muñoz was previously risk analyst
Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) Group President & CEO Ronald D. Widdows announced new senior management appointments to head the Group’s APL Logistics business unit and its South Asia Region organisation. Jim McAdam has been promoted and assumes the position of President, APL Logistics, the unit of the NOL Group that provides international supply chain capabilities for customers globally. He replaces Brian Lutt who recently left the Group to pursue other opportunities.
Euroseas signs new building agreements for the acquisition of two fuel efficient kamsarmax drybulk carriers and announces new acquisition for its joint venture Euromar. Euroseas Ltd., a Greek owner and operator of drybulk carriers and container vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes, announced today that it has signed a contract for the acquisition of two Eco design kamsarmax fuel efficient drybulk carriers
VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced new contracts to build two 130-foot Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tugs for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchard). Measuring 130 feet by 38 feet by 22 feet, these 6
Marinevac, specialists in the cleaning of vacuum toilet systems on board private and commercial vessels of all sizes ranging from yachts to cruise ships and naval vessels, announce new links with GC Marine Inc. and Pines Marine Consulting LLC, both established businesses in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, announced new fittings for the Georg Fischer SeaCor marine thermoplastic piping system. The addition of Schedule 80 drain waste and vent (DWV)
Port Metro Vancouver, Canada's largest port, said on Thursday it has approved a new facility to transfer coal from trains onto barges at Fraser Surrey Docks, a decision that followed lengthy public scrutiny over the project's environmental and health impact.
Global Ship Lease, Inc. (GSL) announced that it plans to issue an aggregate principal amount of up to $400,000,000 of first priority secured notes due 2021 in a private placement. The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally
While the Navy already has one of the strongest counter-fraud efforts in the government, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus today announced new measures to assure contracting integrity and to prevent fraud. Mabus, who briefed the Pentagon press corps this morning
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Signing and Drawdown of a US$18 Million Term Loan Facility With Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Announces Time Charter Contract for m/v Crystalia With Glencore. Diana Shipping has announced that it has completed a drawdown of US$18 million
A new addition to the existing catalogue of the American P&I Club’s e-learning modules covers compliance with the mandatory requirements of the IMO’s International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code. Speaking in New York, Dr William Moore
As sea ice continues to recede at a record pace in the Arctic, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on April 14 announced new efforts to determine the pace of change in what some are calling Earth's final frontier. Scientists sponsored by ONR have traveled to the Beaufort Sea in the
Ukraine has lost at least $80 billion since Russia annexed its southern Crimea region and the price tag will be much higher when Kiev includes lost profits and the value of possible energy reserves in the Black Sea. Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said Kiev would press its case against Russia
President Barack Obama announced steps on Friday to increase the use of solar panels, boost energy efficiency in federal buildings and train more people to work in the renewable energy field. "It's the right thing to do for the planet," Obama said
G6 Shipping Alliance, Hamburg Sud and Hapag Lloyd, X-Press Feeders, Freightliner, DB Schenker, Maritime, Pentalver, & Prologis all announce new services at DP World London Gateway New shipping services are being announced as the second berth at DP World London Gateway opens for business
Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has announced three new senior appointments aimed at boosting its presence in key international maritime centers. The new appointments in Singapore and London are part of IRClass’ strategic plan to expand its capabilities and geographical reach to
Teekay Tankers Ltd. announced the appointment of Mr. Kevin J. Mackay as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Teekay Tankers, effective June 20, 2014. Mr. Mackay will join Teekay Tankers from Phillips 66 Corporation (Phillips 66), where he is currently head of the global marine business unit for
W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, announced new leadership in its Northeast region with the promotion of longtime employee Bill Duffy to Northeast regional manager.