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Green GL Passports For Boxship Trio

Marking a departure from the company's highly effective chartering strategy of the past 30 years, three self-owned newbuilds are being phased into Contship Containerlines' core Australasian trades during the 2002 second-half. The 4,115-teu Contship Aurora class is technically distinguished by its considerable scope for perishable cargo, in that 1,300 plugs have been incorporated for integral type refrigerated containers. The trio ordered from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering is replacing tonnage deployed on Contship's Eagle service between Europe, Australia and New Zealand, operated in partnership with P&O Nedlloyd's eastabout and Mediterranean strings, and will ultimately contribute to a new, weekly eastabout, round-the-world schedule. The dimensioning and engineering of the design for up to 1,300 reefer units equates to a potential, temperature-controlled cargo volume of around 2-million cu. ft., one of the biggest concentrations of reefer transport capacity at sea today. Underscoring Contship's long-term commitment to the business, the investment in the Contship Aurora, Contship Australis and Contship Borealis has been shaped not only by considerations of through-life economic performance and asset value, but also with due regard to rising expectations as to environmental protection. A circumspect approach to the ecological properties of the design is reflected in each ship's construction to the parameters set by Germanischer Lloyd for its new Environmental

Coast Guard Investigates Cause of Oil Spill

The Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Service are coordinating efforts to investigate and clean up an oil spill found 30 miles west of New Orleans on the Mississippi River at approximately mile marker 135 on Oct. 5, 2008. Coast Guard Sector received the report that nearly 630 gallons of number 6 fuel oil had discharged from the bulk freighter the, Jimilta II.The cause of the spill is under investigation.

Crew Boat Delivered to MES

SeaArk Marine and Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) teamed to design, build and deliver a customized crew boat to Maryland Environmental Services (MES). The 48-ft. Dauntless Class all-welded aluminum crew boat is a deep-vee hull designed to transport officials and dignitaries to view the progress being made in reclaiming wetlands for the Poplar Island Project on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the Chesapeake Bay. ACMA's initial efforts were focused on defining the requirements and general

Antwerp Port led Consortium Formed


  The ports of Antwerp, Mannheim, Rotterdam, Strasbourg and Zwitserland signed a cooperation agreement for the introduction of LNG in the European inland shipping sector. The cooperation includes studies, promotion, knowledge transfer, regulations and bunker infrastructure.The agreements are set up in the framework of the LNG Masterplan for Rhine-Main-Danube, a project in which all five ports are partners. The goal of the LNG Masterplan is to introduce LNG as a fuel for inland shipping

Jones Day Advises J.F. Lehman on Acquisitions

Jones Day has advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the £32 million (approximately $50 million) acquisition and related financing of the UK, Spanish, German and Australian marine distress signals business of Chemring Marine, which designs and manufactures SOLAS and MED approved products including hand flares, linethrowers, smoke-signals

Houston Conducts Oil Spill Response Drill

Local, state and federal agencies are holding an oil spill response exercise at the Port of Houston, April 25-26. The exercise scenario simulates an explosion, fire onboard the ship Cape Trinity, and a 252,000 gallon oil spill in the turning basin of the Houston Ship Channel. The Cape Trinity is a Maritime Administration (MARAD) ship used for transporting military equipment and supplies overseas. The exercise, called Trinity 2006

J.F. Lehman to Acquire NRC from Seacor

John F. Lehman, Chairman, Founding Partner

J.F. Lehman & Company Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire National Response Corporation from SEACOR Holdings, Inc.   J.F. Lehman & Company, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the maritime, defense and aerospace sectors, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire National Response Corporation and its affiliated businesses NRC Environmental Services and SEACOR Response (collectively "NRC") from SEACOR Holdings Inc

Mass. Maritime Academy, $1.5m for Stadium

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy has received a pledge from Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. of Norwell, Mass. in the amount of $1.5m for naming rights to its contiguous athletic stadium and gymnasium complex.  The acceptance of the pledge, which was presented by Clean Harbors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan S. McKim, was approved unanimously earlier this morning by the school's Board of Trustees and announced by Admiral Richard G

Negotiations on WTO Environmental Goods Agreement

Fourteen WTO members launched plurilateral negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement

  Fourteen WTO members launched plurilateral negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement on 8 July 2014 at the WTO. These members said the talks will promote green growth and sustainable development while providing impetus for the conclusion of the Doha Round. The participants said the talks are open to any WTO member and that the results will be applied in accordance with the most-favoured nation principle

Port of New Orleans Leads Clean Water Effort

Photo: Port of New Orleans

U.S. EPA brings together local stakeholders for cleaner waterways   The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality presented an Environmental Leadership Award to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans at a ceremony held recently at DEQ’s headquarters in Baton Rouge, La. The award recognizes environmental achievement for voluntary pollution prevention efforts, community environmental outreach initiatives and environmental management systems that are above and

Ships Collide on Lower Mississippi

Three ships were involved in a collision on the lower Mississippi River near Convent, Louisiana, Monday when a bulk carrier broke free from its mooring and drifted into a moored towing vessel and then an offloading tank ship. The U.S. Coast Guard is responding.  

Insights: Steven Candito, President & CEO, NRC

Steven Candito, President and CEO of NRC

This month’s featured INSIGHTS executive is Steven A. Candito, President and CEO of the National Response Corporation (NRC). He has extensive experience with OPA 90 compliance issues with particular focus on vessel owner and insurance matters

HII Creates Nuclear Services Company SN3


Combining Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) S.M. Stoller Corp. and Newport News Nuclear subsidiaries, the company has created Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3), a full-service nuclear operations and environmental services company.  

Energy Sector Volatility Affects Middle Market M&A Activity

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Market volatility for the petroleum sector provides a backdrop to an evolving Merger & Acquisitions environment for the Offshore Sector. In the 3Q edition of Maritime Professional, this series of articles examined the overall evolution of maritime and offshore M&A activity since 2010

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.

Sunken WW II Ship Oil Leak Plugged

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Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. successfully responds to World War II era motor tanker leaking massive cargo of oil into the Atlantic Ocean's waters. Beaufort, North Carolina-based Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. (ACMG), a marine salvage, emergency towing and environmental services provider

OEG Offshore Acquires OSCA Environmental Services

Osca regional director Donald Guthrie, OEG CEO John Heiton, Osca Chairman Bob Smith at OEGs base at Dyce, Aberdeen (Credit OEG)

Cargo-carrying unit, OEG Offshore, announced its gain of OSCA Environmental Services Ltd., saying the acquisition expands its international reach in the Caspian region. OEG has acquired OSCA's 2,500-unit stock has multiple bases including: Baku, Azerbaijan and Aktau, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan

Baja Ferries Hopes to Buy SNCM

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Mexican ferry company Baja Ferries said on Tuesday it hopes to close a deal to buy troubled French ferry operator SNCM before November or December. SNCM (Societé Nationale Corse-Méditerranée), which runs routes from cities on France's Mediterranean coast to Corsica and

GLDD Sells Historic Demolition Business

Largest provider of dredging services in the United States, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) informs it has completed the sale of NASDI, LLC and Yankee Environmental Services, LLC, its two subsidiaries that comprise the historical demolition business

New Joint Venture Targets Nuclear Industry

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International maritime logistics expert Cory Logistics, part of Braemar Shipping Services plc, has formed a joint venture with universal supply chain specialist Navarm Limited to create a single source provider for a full suite of maritime and land based services for the nuclear new build industry

NRC Acquires Specialized Response Solutions

National Response Corporation (NRC), a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company, announced today the completion of the acquisition of Specialized Response Solutions (SRS). NRC is a commercial provider of United States Oil Pollution Act of 1990 regulatory compliance and emergency response

Interview: Devon Grennan CEO, Global Diving & Salvage

Devon Grennan  CEO, Global Diving & Salvage

Devon Grennan joined Global Diving & Salvage in 1995 and has served many roles. When company founders Tim Beaver and John Graham stepped down from direct operational involvement, Grennan was named CEO. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News caught up with Grennan for his insight into his

Environmental Services USCG Contract for Tetra Tech

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Tetra Tech, Inc., says it has been awarded the US$60-Million contract with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for professional architect-engineering environmental services. Under this five-year, multiple-award contract, Tetra Tech will provide services in support of USCG environmental compliance

Global Diving & Salvage Recruit Jim Riedel

Jim Riedel: Photo credit Global Diving & Salvage

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announce the hiring of Jim Riedel, to join its Pacific Northwest Environmental Division. Based out of the Seattle corporate office, Mr. Riedel will assist in the management of existing preventative booming operations as well as the pursuit of additional

Tar Balls Cleaned fromTexas Shoreline

Petty Officer 2nd Class Clarence Rivera visually measures a tar ball during the clean up of a 20-mile stretch of land from Padre Island National Seashore to the beaches of Port Aransas, Aug. 6, 2013. Beachgoers contacted Coast Guard Station Port Aransas Sunday to report that tar patties were washing ashore. Sector Corpus Christi deployed personnel from their Incident Management Division to respond. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard members are working with Miller Environmental Services and Texas General Land Office specialists to clean up naturally occurring tar balls discovered on 20-mile stretch of land from Padre Island National Seashore to the beaches of Port Aransas, Tuesday.

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