Superior Midwest Energy Terminal (SMET) in Superior, Wis., loaded 2,548,173 net tons of coal in July, a new record for the most coal to be shipped by a single dock in one month in the entire history of Great Lakes shipping. The previous peak was 2,468,619 net tons loaded at the Chesapeake & Ohio dock in Toledo in October 1946. Before that, the record was held by Sandusky - 2,200,737 net tons in October 1944. For the season, coal loadings at SMET stand at 8,208,187 net tons, essentially the same level as a year ago.
The recent Posidonia 2012 went out with a bang, (not with a whimper) according to the expo organizers It seemed the whole world revolved around Posidonia 2012 which has closed with a bang, setting a new record in terms of visitor numbers and number of countries represented in a stellar week which also saw the signing of many deals and partnerships on the floor of the Metropolitan Expo. Αlmost 19,000 visitors from 92 countries attended Posidonia 2012
History was made by Maersk Lines last June when the Line's containership, Susan Maersk sailed into the Port of Long Beach, Calif. on its maiden voyage - establishing a new record as the largest ever to call a U.S. port. Measuring twice the length of the Washington Monument, wider than the Panama Canal and equal in length to about four football fields, the 6,600 TEU vessel was deployed into Maersk's Asia/U.S. West Coast TP6 Service.
The fore end section of Costa Crociere’s second 105,000 gross tonnage new building, the Costa Magica, arrived in Genoa at Fincantieri’s yard in Sestri Ponente on December 7. Together with her sister ship Costa Fortuna, which is also currently under construction in Sestri Ponente, it will be the largest cruise ship ever to fly the Italian flag. The fore end section of the Costa Magica is 534 ft. long, 116.4 ft. in breadth and 25,000 gross tonnage
Canada’s Port Metro continued its growth in 2012, setting new records in the container and bulk sectors. The 2012 year-end statistics report shows that Port Metro Vancouver handled 124 million tonnes of cargo through the end of December, an increase of one per cent over 2011. The 2012 throughput volumes reflect growth in Asian economies and continuing strength in the Canadian economy. The year also marks the advancement of several capacity building infrastructure
Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 27,145,219 tons in 2012, a decrease of 3.6 percent compared to 2011. The trade was 7 percent below its 5-year average. Shipments from U.S. ports fell 2.4 percent when compared to 2011, and slightly more – 4.1 percent – when compared to their 5-year average. Loadings at Canadian quarries decreased 9 percent compared to 2011, and slipped almost 19 percent compared to their 5-year average.
Middle East to Asia bound very large crude carrier (VLCC) rates have hit to a new record high beyond the psychological barrier of W200, brokers said on Tuesday. Indonesian oil major Pertamina paid W205 to fix the C Navigator for a 245,000 ton cargo going East at the end of November, but that peak was above the current market, brokers said. "Remember this is a small cargo, so the rate is higher than the usual VLCC rate," said one Oslo-based tanker broker.
Incat Crowther supported the Horsehead Water Ski Club as it recently set a new water ski world record on the 28th of March 2010. The club had already set the mark of pulling 120 skiers from a deep start in January this year (the most ever pulled behind one boat), but with only 99 making it through the required nautical mile it was two skiers short of setting a new record. For the successful attempt in March, the club managed to get 116 skiers started and still had 114 up at the conclusion of
Dry-bulk cargo movement on the Great Lakes totaled 162.3 million net tons in 2002, a decrease of 1.4 percent compared to 2001 and a drop of 6 percent compared to the 5-year average. Iron ore shipments totaled 58.9 million net tons in 2002, an increase of 5.8 percent compared to 2001, but a decrease of 9.2 percent compared to the 5-year average. North American raw steel production totaled an estimated 101.7 million tons in 2002, an increase of 2
New world speed records were set earlier this month in both men’s and women’s divisions of the International Submarine Races, an engineering design competition that challenges the creativity of underwater inventers and entrepreneurs. One and two-person teams from the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands battled it out against the clock in the week-long biennial event held at one of the world’s largest indoor tanks -- the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division David Taylor Model
MTN and Norwegian Cruise Line (Norwegian) announce that a new record for social media usage at sea was set during Norwegian Breakaway’s New York inaugural events. MTN delivered the communications services for its partner, Norwegian, enabling this social media breakthrough that helped
ACE Winches announced post tax profits of £6.2m for 2012, a 15% increase on the previous year. Turnover at the Aberdeenshire-based group soared to £31.1m in the year ended October 31, 2012, a 42% increase on the previous twelve months
World’s most powerful HVDC Light® sets new record voltage level of ±320 kV- more than 50 per cent higher than existing record. The HVDC Light converter station was energized at the Dörpen West substation in northern Germany, for the Dutch-German transmission system operator
Top Society Announces Further Expansion in Germany. ClassNK announced that it has earned authorization from Germany’s BG Verkehr to carry out surveys on behalf of the German Government, and will be further expanding its operations in the leading ship owning nation
Lake Michigan-Huron sets all-time record for lowest monthly water level. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District through its Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology Office reports a preliminary new record low water level for Lake Michigan-Huron for the second month in a row
Konecranes PLC issues its Q4 and full year 2012 financial statement and bulletin. Excerpts from the statement made by President and CEO Pekka Lundmark: I am pleased with many aspects of our performance in 2012. In a marketplace where uncertainty and customers' hesitation to make decisions has
Sets New Records for Newbuildings & Class Transfers Classification society ClassNK has announced its official registration figures for 2012, revealing that the Tokyo-based society registered nearly a thousand vessels totaling more than 25 million gross tons in 2012
NOAA publishes its annual report tracking recent Arctic environmental changes. What’s new in 2012? New records set for snow extent, sea ice extent and ice sheet surface melting , despite air temperatures - a key cause of melting - being unremarkable relative to the last decade.
Large-sized superyacht orders show a huge increase according to a recent market report. If orders for superyachts are any indication of consumer confidence, statistics show a small but definitely measurable increase (3.9%) in global orders for yachts above 150 feet in length overall (LOA) and
Dutch dredging & marine specialists, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) report revenue & profit higher than in the first half of 2012. The order book increased in recent months and stood at a new record high of EUR 4 billion at the end of the third quarter
Lerwick Harbour, Shetland Islands, Scotland, logs best cruise season yet, with number of vessels visiting setting four new records. The records set in the 2012 season, which began in April and ended, Saturday 22 September, were 37,572 passengers, topping the previous highest figure of 30
So far this year only the southern passage has opened despite record low levels of Arctic sea ice. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the current extent is 760,000 square kilometers (293,000 square miles) below the previous record minimum extent in the satellite record (4
Chinese sailor Guo Chuan will attempt to set a new world record by circumnavigating the globe single-handed - with support from Inmarsat Guo's 40-ft yacht will be equipped with a FleetBroadband terminal provided by Inmarsat which will help him send back video and pictures and assist him in
Greece's caretaker Prime Minister Panayiotis Pikrammenos, opening Athens' 'Poseidon Expo 2012' voices confidence the shipping industry can help the country out of its economic crisis With the participation of 1,870 exhibitors from 87 countries and regions
The Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee (GSCC) has confirmed that Liberia is the leading independent ship register of choice for Greek-controlled shipping companies, second only to the Greek flag itself. Figures just released by the GSCC show that, in the year ended March 31, 2012