Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc. (MSC)has commenced a new weekly service in the Caribbean with the sailing of the MSC CARIBS out of Miami, Florida to Freeport, Bahamas. The company is serving Rio Haina, Dominican Republic, Kingston, Jamaica and Port au Prince, Haiti on a dedicated weekly basis via Freeport. The MSC vessel, MSC Bahamas, will be used in rotation linking Miami and Freeport with these three Caribbean destinations. The company is also doing a second loop that will serve the Eastern Caribbean i.e. Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, St. Lucia, Guyana and Suriname. “By commencing our own dedicated service to the Caribbean, MSC can best serve the needs of those who rely upon Miami connections to this important region,” said Nicola Arena, president of MSC (USA) Inc. “It is a logical extension of our well-established Miami-Freeport service which already utilizes Freeport as a hub for cargoes transshipped to the Americas and overseas.” Named as Line Manager for MSC’s Caribbean Service is Rocco L. Basile. Basile has been with MSC since September of 1994, working as assistant line manager, South Atlantic & Gulf service. From 1996 until 1998 he worked as assistant line manager in the West Coast South American Service. Most recently, he served as line manager for the company’s SouthAfrica/Australia service. In his new post, Basile will be responsiblefor business development, pricing and operations for the Caribbean services.
Bay-Houston Towing Co., Suderman & Young Towing Co. LP, and Moran Towing Corporation are pleased to announce they have jointly contracted with the ConocoPhillips Company to provide harbor tug services for LNG vessels calling at the Freeport LNG terminal, currently under construction in the Port of Freeport, Texas. Bay-Houston and Suderman & Young will each provide one 6300 hp Z-Tech tractor tug while Moran Towing Corp. will provide a 5100 hp ASD tractor tug. All three tugs will be classed by
Crewmembers working on the oil rig Dularge rescued two people after their boat capsized, 12 miles south west of Freeport, Texas, on Sunday. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call from the crewmembers, stating that they had picked up two people from the water. It is unknown how long the people were in the water or what caused their boat to capsize. Coast Guard Station Freeport dispatched a rescue boat crew to pick up the people from the rig and transport
Hornbeck-Leevac Marine Services, Inc., announced that it has taken delivery of its first 265-ft. class deepwater offshore supply vessel, the BJ Blue Ray, which immediate commenced service under a 5-year time charter with BJ services to support well stimulation services, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. Three additional 265-ft. class offshore vessels are under construction for delivery in 2002. President and CEO, Todd Hornbeck
Dave Peter, GE Oil & Gas engineering and technology manager—training, explained the purpose of a subsea tree to children from Robert Gordon’s College and Aberdeen Grammar school attending Offshore Europe. The SVXT subsea tree is a new product launched at Offshore Europe, designed and being manufactured in Aberdeen. 12. Bradford Marine, Grand Bahama Shipyard Agreement Bradford Grand Bahama, Ltd., one of the Bradford Marine family of companies
USCG revises policy on transfer of cargo by foreign tank vessels The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Houston-Galveston has established a policy governing the transfer of cargo by foreign tank vessels in advance of overdue safety compliance inspection to help minimize cargo transfer delays within the Houston-Galveston (including Texas City, Freeport, Port Arthur and Lake Charles) area of responsibility (AOR), GAC reported. As a result the Cargo Waiver Request form has been revised.
A man who jumped from a cruise ship into the Atlantic ocean was rescued by the crew of a gambling ship early on Wednesday after spending more than seven hours in the sea, Coast Guard and cruise officials said. The unidentified 23-year-old man was a passenger on Royal Caribbean's Sovereign of the Seas, a 2,280-passenger ship on a four-day cruise out of Florida's Port Canaveral. His sailing companions reported him missing about 2 a.m
Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) has chosen Bunkerstem, as one of only two approved outlets for bunker fuel sales. PDVSA will begin selling bunker fuel via the Bunkerstem purchasing network later this month from its terminal in Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island. "I believe that before the end of the month, in one or two weeks, we will be selling our fuels via Bunkerstem. We are very excited about this new development" said Rafael Vilagut
South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co.-Philippines (HHIC-Phil) has launched two new vessels, the third and the fourth container ships it has built at its $1.6b shipyard in Subic Freeport. (Source: Philippine News Agency)
First Choice Marine Supply announces it now offers launch services in the Port of Charleston, South Carolina. First Choice now handles all scheduling and pricing of launch services including personnel, spares in transit or deck and engine supplies. President Greg Nielsen said, “We are excited about this new expansion. Our company has been supplying services into Charleston for quite some time. This is one more step for us in our growing relationship with our customers in this market
Russian oil major Lukoil has emerged as one of the first companies to buy Canadian crude re-exported from a U.S. port, shipping one cargo last month to its refinery in Augusta, Italy, data showed on Tuesday. A 445,000-barrel cargo of Canadian Sour grade loaded on the Sifnos
Brazos Pilots Association in Freeport, Texas, advise that a 600-700' long wire is presenting a hazard to vessels in the north Freeport general anchorage. According to advice from the Association, yesterday (25 August) one of its inbound vessels came off anchor from the anchorage
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) says it has been awarded a a dredging contract valued at over $30 million to widen the entrance and jetty channels of the Freeport Ship Channel near Freeport, Texas. Approximately 4.5 miles of channel will be widened by 200 feet
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) contracted a salvage company to remove the threat of pollution from a derelict fishing vessel that went aground Thursday, about 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas, on Sargent Beach. The captain of the vessel Lady Glenda contacted Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) crews are searching by sea and air for a 30-year-old man who reportedly jumped over the railing of the Bahamas Cruise Ship Celebration early Sunday morning, 27-miles east of Delray Beach, Florida. James Miller of Charleston, South Carlina, a passenger aboard the vessel
Repsol will test the first batches of Canadian crude at its Spanish refineries later this month as the oil major takes advantage of a provision that allows Canadian crude to be re-exported through U.S. ports, said a source with knowledge of the deal.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published a notice on the Federal Register announcing, at Sector Houston-Galveston, receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability Assessment (WSA) for a proposed construction project to modify existing petroleum product import/export facilities to add
The Coast Guard says it has completed clean up and removal efforts of a barge that sank earlier near Point Conception State Marine Reserve, California. Around 12:15 p.m. on 8, June 2014 the Coast Guard received a distress call from the tugboat Calvin
Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, announced today it has established two partnership agreements for installation of the chemical-free Hyde GUARDIAN Gold Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) for international markets.
Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, says it has established two partnership agreements for installation of the chemical-free Hyde GUARDIAN Gold Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) for international markets as follows: Grand Bahamas Shipyard
Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Wednesday it expects to "imminently" sign an agreement with Indonesia that would enable it to immediately resume copper concentrate exports which have been halted for more than six months. Freeport said on July 8 it had agreed on a draft memorandum of
Port Freeport announced the arrival of their two Post Panamax Cranes. “The Gantry cranes departed from Shanghai, China on May 7th and arrived at Port Freeport on July 19th,” Executive Port Director/CEO Glenn Carlson said.
U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday approved construction of Freeport LNG Development LP's liquefied natural gas export project in Texas. Freeport is the third U.S. LNG export project to get the green light to begin construction from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) said that Suderman & Young Towing Company & Bay Houston Towing Company have placed orders for a total of four new Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs at Eastern’s Panama City, Florida facilities.
U.S. Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are responding to a reported downed Cessna aircraft with four people aboard in the vicinity of Freeport Bahamas Airport, Bahamas, Monday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration reported the crash to watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District at