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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


Iridium Rolls out Satellite Fax Service

Iridium Satellite announced the commercial rollout of its new satellite fax solution, which will permit users to send and receive documents over the Iridium network from a standard Group 3 fax machine. Iridium’s new fax adapter automatically stores and buffers fax messages before sending, ensuring reliable transmission through the Iridium gateway. The unit’s self-repairing feature eliminates the need to resend faxes and manually monitor transmissions


WSF Passenger-Only Ferry Service Cut

Washington State Ferries announced today a cut in the Vashon passenger-only ferry service based on a legislative mandate requiring WSF to implement part-time shifts and cut service hours from 16 hours to eight hours of service per day, Monday through Friday. In order to maximize service based on these new legislative requirements, Washington State Ferries worked closely with the Vashon and Southworth Ferry Advisory Committees


Wärtsilä to Acquire DEUTZ Marine Engine Service

Wärtsilä will acquire the assets of the German DEUTZ AG's medium and large marine engine service business. The acquisition price is EUR 115 million. The deal is earnings enhancing for Wärtsilä in 2005. The business consists of original spare parts sales, repair and maintenance for DEUTZ medium and large marine diesel engines. This deal will increase the installed engine base for Wärtsilä Service by 12,500 MW or by 9%. Today Wärtsilä's installed engine base is 130,000 MW.


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


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


Rolls-Royce to supply machinery for 4 tugs for ALP Maritime Services

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a £19m contract to deliver deck machinery for four ocean going tugs, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions, for Dutch company ALP Maritime Services. The vessels will be constructed in Japan by Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair.


DHL Expects Immunity in Price Fixing Investigation

Deutsche Post expects its DHL forwarding business to be granted immunity from prosecution and fines by Singapore antitrust authorities, who are investigating 11 companies for alleged price fixing, the German logistics company said.  


Offshore Service Vessels Design Innovation

PSV World Sapphire from Damen (Photo courtesy Damen)

It could be argued that no other sector of the maritime market has experienced a design innovation revolution quite like the Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) market. Driven by demands to supply people, gear and goods to offshore installations that are increasingly further from shore in deeper waters


Inchcape Shipping Services Opens in Venezuela

Port Manager Aldo M. Limongelli will head up the new office of ISS   Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz.

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has expanded its network in Central and South America with the opening of ISS Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz, to satisfy strong customer demand. Port Manager, Aldo M


DNV GL Building Service Targets Fuel Efficiency

SDARI Green Dolphin (Image: DNV GL)

DNV GL launched a new service named Build2Design to help shipyards and shipowners improve the fuel economy of their ships by reducing variations in their building process. Significant improvements have been achieved in the design of more fuel-efficient ships in recent years


RHL Hamburger Lloyd Selects KVH Broadband Service

Compact and rugged, KVH’s TracPhone V7-IP Ku-band VSAT system was chosen to meet growing bandwidth usage and Internet demand onboard the RHL Hamburger Lloyd tankers.

Oil and chemical tankers in the Hamburg-based fleet will be fitted with KVH TracPhone V7-IP satellite communications systems To meet growing bandwidth usage and Internet demand onboard its tanker fleet, RHL Hamburger Lloyd Tanker GmbH & Co


ABB Turbocharging Service Point at Drydocks World

Photo: Drydocks World

ABB engineers and machinery now permanently based onsite in Dubai shipyard Drydocks World, the international service provider to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors announced today that ABB’s first-ever Middle Eastern Turbocharging Service Point is now in operation inside its


CMA CGM Reshuffles Services

CMA CGM announced a revised service between North Europe and South America East Coast as from mid-April which will consist of two loops as detailed below. SAFRAN 1 will be operated with 8 x 9800 TEU vessels with the following rotation: Rotterdam - London Gateway - Hamburg - Antwerp - Le Harve


USN Awards General Dynamics $11 Million for Support Services

Photo courtesy of General Dynamics

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $11 million contract to perform non-nuclear maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).


Port of Cleveland’s Express Service Underway

Photo: Spliethoff Group

With the departure of the vessel Fortunagracht out of Antwerp, Belgium over the weekend, the Cleveland-Europe Express service between the Cleveland Harbor and Europe via the Saint Lawrence Seaway has officially launched. The vessel is loaded with breakbulk and containerized cargo and is set to


The Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority

In a recent study, two groups were shown the same painting; one group was told it was painted in 1905, the other was told 2005. Not surprisingly, the first group reported liking the painting more than the second, proving the human brain almost automatically equates longevity with quality. 


WR Contracted for CDSADN Services

WR Systems, Ltd. of Norfolk, Va. has been awarded a delivery order on the SeaPort-e contract with NSWC, Dahlgren Division for support services to Combat Direction Systems Activity, Dam Neck (CDSADN) Rapid Response Engineering Capability in the areas of software, hardware


Statoil awards contracts for support services within HR

 Statoil has decided to outsource certain tasks within the Human Resources (HR) function, and awards two new contracts to external suppliers. The number of full time positions in Statoil in Norway that will be affected is 69, in addition to 10 positions internationally


McQuilling Services Industry's Spot Market Review for First Quarter

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 There’s no denying that the wave owners rode into 2014 on was a welcome way to start the new year (at least from their perspective).  Earnings in the large crude tanker segment reached levels that hadn’t been obtained in three years and in the smaller dirty segment


Attestation / Endorsement services for seaman in UAE

The Maritime Administration of the United Arab Emirates has introduced services for the attestation of seaman contract and issuance of oil/chemical/gas tanker endorsement. ATTESTATION OF SEAMAN CONTRACT: This service is applicable for Crew working on UAE Flagged vessels that are engaged in


 
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