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Barge Damaged on Maiden Voyage

The Eva Joan, the newest barge of Petaluma sand and gravel importer Landing Way Depot, remains stuck in San Francisco Bay after suffering damage July 4, according to the Petaluma Argus-Courier. The barge was launched in the Petaluma River in early June but began taking on water while returning from its maiden voyage with 3,000 tons of Canadian sand offloaded from an ocean freighter. The sand was transferred to another barge and the Eva Joan was towed to a marina in Alameda while naval architects try to determine what went wrong. (Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier)


ChartCo Supplies Jo Tankers with ChartManager

ChartCo has supplied and fitted ChartManager on the 24-vessel parcel tanker fleet, owned and managed by Norwegian company, Jo Tankers. Captain Egil Hansen of Jo Tankers says, ?We chose ChartManager because we wanted to get our information updated as soon as it becomes available. It provides us with an easy way to follow up chart corrections and has standardized the method of chart updates on all our vessels, which is essential for overall vessel and fleet safety.?


Geest Ireland and Norfolkline Containers Launch New Service

In mid August, Geest Ireland and Norfolkline Containers will launch a new weekly service linking Rotterdam and Dublin. This is a direct continuation of the two companies' co-operation that began in October 2000 with the launch of a joint service between Rotterdam and Drogheda, 45km north of Dublin. Currently Geest and Norfolkline provide three sailings a week between Rotterdam and Drogheda but such has been the success of this partnership


Evergreen Launches Another Asia/US Service

Following congestion on the US West Coast towards the end of 2004, the pressure has been on carriers to launch additional services via the Panama Canal. The Evergreen Group has responded to this challenge by introducing new services of its own and complementing these with slot charter arrangements with other carriers. Together with Cosco Container Lines (Coscon), Evergreen Marine Corporation (EMC) is launching a new service linking China with the southern states of the US


MariTEL Expands Services

MariTEL is nearing completion of its Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi region’s marine wireless VHF radiotelephone network. Launched in June 2001, the network provides mariners affordable and reliable direct dial, automatically connected marine telephone calls vessel location and touch tone services. By the end of 2001, the region will have 29 sites providing coverage from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Sarasota, Fla. Six more towers slated for completion in Spring 2002 will provide uninterrupted


Former FedEx Canada President to Head Long Beach Port

Jon Slangerup to be appointed Chief Executive

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to vote Monday, June 30, to name Jon W. Slangerup, a veteran corporate executive with extensive experience in global logistics and environmental technologies, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Chief Executive. “After an extensive, nationwide search, the Board of Harbor Commissioners is very pleased to recommend the appointment of Jon Slangerup as the Port’s new Chief Executive


Coast Guard Members to be Awarded for Katrina Service

Eighty members from the Coast Guard air station here will receive awards Wednesday for their actions during the Hurricane Katrina rescue response. RADM Larry Hereth, commander of the Fifth Coast Guard District, will officiate the ceremony where pilots, rescue swimmers, flight mechanics and maintenance mechanics will be presented with Air Medals and other honors. The 80 members comprise about one-third of the air station's entire crew


Reduced Ferry Service Hurting Businesses

North Island tourism operators are bracing for fallout from the reduced ferry service from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert this summer. According to the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce, the season will be impacted dramatically because the Queen of Prince Rupert, the ferry replacing the Queen of the North that sunk in March, is much smaller. There are no passenger accommodations on board and with only one vessel for the whole coast the schedule allows for only two trips a week from Port Hardy –


Bay of Fundy Ferry Service to End

Bay Ferries Ltd. announced on June 30 that the Princess of Acadia will make its final three-hour trip between Digby and Saint John, N.B., on Oct. 31.High fuel prices and declining tourist and commercial traffic were among factors in the decision, the company said in a news release. Local government officials are working together to find a way to maintain the area’s ferry service. Many officials are expected to travel to Halifax for talks with cabinet ministers and, possibly, the premier


Service Deal Signed for LCACs

L-3 Communications Titan Corp. Unidyne Division, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $22,712,231 firm-fixed-price contract for the Service Life Extension program (SLEP) for three Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) craft. LCAC is the essential element within the current and future Navy/ Marine Corps amphibious warfare triad that provides heavy lift capability to perform amphibious assaults and operational maneuvers from the sea


Volumes Up for Cleveland’s New Liner Service

Cleveland Europe Express shows major increase in volume, while established maritime and development finance revenues also up substantially The Port of Cleveland announced that its Cleveland-Europe Express, the dedicated monthly liner service that launched in April


Danos Adds Environmental Services

Danos recently added an Environmental Services Division to the company’s collection of oilfield related services, which includes production workforce, construction, fabrication, coatings, instrumentation and electrical, and shorebase and logistics.


Hamburg Süd to Acquire CCNI Liner Service

CCNI Antillanca (Photo: CCNI)

Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica S.A. (CCNI) with headquarters in Valparaiso, Chile, and Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (HSDG) with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, announce that they have signed a preliminary agreement


Evergreen Enhances UK and Ireland Services

Global container carrier Evergreen Line announced enhancements to its services to/from Dublin (Ireland) and Liverpool (Northwest England). From its hub in Rotterdam, the line will offer a twice-weekly service to Dublin and dedicated slots on a weekly basis to Liverpool.


KVH Industries Acquires Videotel

Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH’s chief executive officer

  KVH Industries, Inc., acquired Videotel, a producer of high-quality training films and e-Learning services for the commercial maritime industry. Servicing over 11,000 vessels, Videotel is a market leader in the provision of maritime training services, offering video, animation


Marseilles Fos to Receive Rail Service Upgrade

Photo courtesy of Marseilles Fos

Rail operator Naviland Cargo is lifting the frequency of its Marseilles Fos-Strasbourg service from three to five round trips per week by the end of the year. Naviland announced the upgrade when more than 90 Alsace-based shippers and transport professionals attended a presentation in Strasbourg


Inchcape Shipping Services – Mission Accomplished

Team ISS on the 3 Peaks Challenge start line on Saturday afternoon.

  Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) to support the Sailors’ Society again by entering two teams in the “3 Peaks Challenge 2014”. Both teams were made up of willing volunteers from around ISS’ global network, and included representatives from Dubai, Singapore


Keeping in Touch: Globalstar Launch Sat-Fi SatCom Service

Smartphone & Sat-Fi unit: Image Globalstar

Globalstar says that its newest voice and data solution, Sat- Fi, is now available to provide seamless wireless connectivity via satellite. Customers can use their current Wi-Fi enabled  smartphones, tablets and laptops to send and receive communications when traveling beyond cellular.


Halliburton Announces JV with SPT Energy

Picture of Halliburton’s first joint venture for hydraulic fracturing services in China

  Halliburton has signed an agreement with the SPT Energy Group Inc. affiliate, Petrotech (Xinjiang) Engineering Co., Ltd., to establish a joint venture company focused on hydraulic fracturing and production enhancement services in Xinjiang, China.


Philanthropists to Set up Mediterranean Migrant Rescue Service

Maritime migrant rescue: File photo

 A philanthropist couple has spent millions of euros to buy a ship which they plan to use to rescue migrants from rickety boats in the centre of the Mediterranean. Malta-based Christopher and Regina Catrambone told the media that they felt compelled to act following an appeal by the Pope


Petroleum Geo-Services Q2 Performance Likely to be Weaker

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  Oslo, Norway, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) will present second quarter results on July 24, 2014. The Company expects to report weaker Q2 results than current market expectations.   Customers' intentions with regard to seismic purchases, particularly MultiClient


FTO Services Announces Completion of First Vessel

Island Performer naming: Photo credit FMC Technologies

FTO Services announced today that construction of its new deepwater well intervention services vessel has been completed. The naming ceremony for the new vessel, Island Performer, was held in Ulsteinvik, Norway on June 27. During the event, about 200 guests including executives from FTO Services


DNV Petroleum Services Unveils New Name

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DNV Petroleum Services’ (DNVPS) independence from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) less than a year ago led to the creation of Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS), a new entity that continues to retain its global leadership in fuel management services and enduring collaborative partnership with DNV GL


Trailer Bridge Vessel Returns to Service

Following required regulatory inspections along with regular scheduled maintenance in Mobile, Alabama, the Trailer Bridge Ro/Ro vessel the Jax - San Juan Bridge (JSB) returned to service on July 5.  In addition to the American Bureau of Shipping regulatory inspection


RS Develops Engineering Capacity, Implements AIP Service

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has implemented the Approval in Principle (AIP) service as part of a project to enhance the rules for the technical supervision during construction of ships and manufacture of materials and products for ships.






 
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