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Deepwater Port Regs Revised for LNG

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a temporary rule revising the deepwater port regulations to accommodate the use of such ports to handle liquefied natural gas (LNG). The temporary rule also updates and streamlines the prior deepwater port regulations. Comments on these changes should be submitted by July 5, 2004. 69 Fed. Reg. 724 (January 6, 2004). (Source: HK Law)


Application for Texas Deepwater Port

The Texas Offshore Port System project has filed an application with the Maritime Administration seeking approval to build, own and operate a crude oil deepwater-port facility 30 miles off the coast of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico. In accordance with the Deepwater Port Act, the project must also seek approval from the U.S. Coast Guard to build such a facility. If approved and constructed as planned, the deepwater port should be capable of importing 1


Neptune LNG Deepwater Port Project Receives Approval From MarAd

Suez Energy North America's subsidiary, Neptune LNG LLC, announced that the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) has decided to issue a deepwater port license to the company to build, own, and operate the Neptune offshore LNG delivery system in Massachusetts Bay. Neptune is the first offshore LNG project on the United States' East Coast to reach this milestone. The Maritime Administration is responsible for issuing a deepwater port license under the Deepwater Port Act of 1974 ("Act")


EXMAR Orders Fourth LNGRV

Exmar confirms a long-term charter party with Excelerate Energy LP, the liquefied natural gas shipper and marketers based in Woodlands, Texas, of a further liquefied natural gas regasification vessel (LNGRV). The vessel will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) as DSME Hull No. 2254 and will be named the EXPLORER. The EXPLORER, the ownership of which will be a Exmar 80% / Excelerate Energy 20% joint venture


Gulf Gateway Deepwater Port Safety Zone

The U.S. Coast Guard promulgated an interim rule establishing a safety zone around the Gulf Gateway LNG deepwater port (DWP) in the Gulf of Mexico. Vessels may approach within 500 meters of the DWP only with permission. Effective July 1, the IMO is establishing a recommendatory Area To Be Avoided (with a radius of two nautical miles) and a mandatory No Anchoring Area (with a radius of one and one-half nautical miles) around the DWP. The interim safety zone is effective immediately. 70 Fed


MARAD Approves Deepwater LNG Port

It soon will be easier to import natural gas from fuel tankers, without disruption to shoreline communities and the environment, thanks in part to a new deepwater liquid natural gas (LNG) port approved today by the U.S. Maritime Administration. The LNG port, to be built by El Paso Energy Bridge Gulf of Mexico LLC about 116 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, is a terminal to process and transfer natural gas received from LNG transport ships to a pipeline system


Neptune LNG DWP License application – Environmental Analysis

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a Notice of the intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) as part of the review of the proposal by Neptune LNG, LLC to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) off the coast of Massachusetts approximately 22 miles northeast of Boston. Public meetings will be held in Boston (November 2) and in Gloucester (November 3). Written comments must be submitted by November 18


MarAd -LNG DWP license application

The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MarAd) issued a notice stating that an environmental impact statement will be prepared as part of the environmental review of the Calypso LNG DWP license application. The application is for construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port (DWP) in the Atlantic Ocean approximately nine miles northeast of Port Everglades. A public meeting to receive comments on the project will be held in Fort Lauderdale on December 6


MarAd Update

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) is seeking comments regarding development of programs to maximize utilization and availability of US vessels and qualified US-citizen officers and unlicensed crew serving the international liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker fleet. Comments may also include issues related to the overall safe and secure operation of deepwater port facilities. Comments should be submitted by February 16.


MarAd Announces Commitment for U.S.-Flag Vessels

The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration announced an agreement that could lead to the first LNG ships registered in the United States in almost ten years, potentially creating almost 200 jobs for U.S. mariners. Officials from Woodside Natural Gas, Inc., of Santa Monica, Calif., committed to Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton and representatives from seafaring trade unions that Woodside will create a U.S


Feds Delay LNG’s Port Ambrose Application

Port Ambrose Map:  Liberty Natural Gas, LLC

 The US Coast Guard and the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) have temporarily suspended their review of the proposed Port Ambrose deep-water LNG import terminal.   Liberty Natural Gas’s application to build the Port Ambrose deep-water port to receive LNG in the New York/New


DP World to Develop Maldives Ports

Photo: DP World Jebel Ali

 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


Proposed Rule Change for Deepwater Ports

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has proposed revisions to its regulations for the licensing, construction, design, equipment and operation of deepwater ports, which are offshore fixed or floating structures, other than vessels, used as ports or terminals for the import or export of oil and natural gas


Delfin LNG Proposes Gulf Coast’s First Offshore LNG Facility

Photo: Delfin LNG LLC

 A potential deep-water port LNG export project for the Gulf of Mexico has submitted applications to the Maritime Administration and the United States Coast Guard for approval.   Delfin LNG LLC has submitted an application to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the United States


US Shippers Seek Role in LNG, Oil Exports

Congressman Hunter

The U.S. government should ensure that international trade of U.S. natural gas, and potentially crude oil, will offer opportunities for the domestic shipping industry, maritime groups said on Wednesday. Booming shale gas production has put the United States on track to become a major exporter


PMI Energy Services Opens Shorebase in Louisiana

Photo: PMI Energy Services

PMI Energy Services, a Superior Energy Services company, has opened a shorebase in Morgan City, Louisiana, focused on supporting shelf, coastal and inland waters production and drilling activities. PMI’s shorebase is centrally located on the Louisiana coast and provides better protection


Growing American Shipping Act Gaining Support

Legislation promotes revitalization of maritime industry through export of liquefied natural gas on U.S. flagged ships Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member John Garamendi (D-Calif.) held a hearing Wednesday that brought together the House Committee on Transportation and


MARAD Seeks Comments on Proposed Policy for Deepwater Export Applications

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is seeking comments on the agency’s proposed policy to accept, evaluate and process license applications for the construction and operation of offshore deepwater export facilities. The agency is proposing to use the existing Deepwater Port License


Shepler’s Taps Moran Iron Works to Build Ferry

A $3.8 million ferry for Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry will soon be under construction at Moran Iron Works in Onaway, Michigan.   The 85-foot, all-aluminum ferry—to be christened Miss Margy—is scheduled to carry its first passengers in July 2015


MARAD Considers Deepwater O&G Exports

A U.S. agency is considering how the country could export crude oil and natural gas from deepwater ports as the domestic drilling boom adds pressure for Washington to relax trade restrictions and approve shipments of fuel.   The U.S. Maritime Administration, or MARAD


Largest Container Ship at Zeebrugge Port

CSCL Globe

  While on her maiden voyage in the AEX1 service, the container vessel China Shipping Container Lines Globe, currently the world’s - or the “globe’s”- largest container vessel, moored at the port of Zeebrugge.


International Auto Processing Handles 5 Millionth Vehicle

Hyundai Genesis  (Photo by International Auto Processing)

  A silver Hyundai Genesis rolling down the ramp of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen vessel Isolde became the 5 millionth vehicle handled by International Auto Processing at the Port of Brunswick. “On behalf of the GPA, I would like to congratulate IAP


CSCL Globe Calls the Port of Zeebrugge

CSCL Globe calls the Port of Zeebrugge (Photo courtesy of the Port of Zeebrugge)

On her maiden voyage in the AEX1 service, China Shipping Container Lines’ containership CSCL Globe, currently the world’s largest container vessel, moored at Belgium's Port of Zeebrugge after embarking on its first voyage in China last December.


NOAA to Boost Arctic Nautical Charting

NOAA officers aboard one of the smaller survey vessels contemplate the vastness of the Chukchi Sea during the NOAA Ship Fairweathers reconnaissance survey in 2013. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA plans increased 2015 Arctic nautical charting operations, coordinating with U.S. Coast Guard for safe shipping route from Unimark Pass through Bering Strait    As commercial shipping traffic increases in the Arctic, NOAA informs it is taking steps to update nautical charts in the


GPA Marks 14.2% Growth in Containers

GPA photo/Stephen B. Morton

The Georgia Ports Authority marked strong and sustained growth across all major markets in the month of February, including bulk, breakbulk, autos and machinery, and containerized freight.   "The additional cargo attracted to Georgia speaks to the reliability and ease of doing business






 
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