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AAPA's 'U.S. Port Person Of The Year' Award

 AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle

Award to precede speech on grant opportunities for reducing diesel emissions.   Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) will be honored in Wilmington, Del., on Oct. 7 as the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) “U.S. Port Person of the Year” at a special luncheon given by the Port of Wilmington Maritime Society.  AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle will present the award in recognition of Sen. Carper’s many contributions toward improving the nation’s transportation infrastructure, including its deep-draft navigation channels.  The award also credits Sen. Carper for his work on enhancing U.S. port security and reducing harmful diesel emissions at seaports and other transportation facilities.   AAPA’s Port Person of the Year award is presented to honor an individual or individuals whose outstanding work or service has made a significant contribution to public port authorities and/or maritime commerce in the Western Hemisphere. Nominees may be recognized for positive contributions with international impact or for benefits to ports within a country or region. “Senator Carper is one of our country’s leading public servants dedicated to advancing and growing the competitiveness of the nation’s transportation system and the maritime industry,” said Mr. Nagle

USCG Issues Traffic Management Plan for NY/NJ

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a revised Traffic Management Plan for the Port of New York and New Jersey Vessels may not approach within 150 yards of Liberty and Ellis Islands. Vessels may not approach within approximately 175 yards of the United Nations complex on the East River. Vessels are to remain at least 25 yards away from bridge piers and abutments, overhead power cables, and tunnel ventilators. Vessels and persons may not enter the waters in the immediate vicinity of Piers 84-96 in

Port Workers Begin Enrollment for Port Security Credential

Port workers, longshore workers, truckers and others at the Port of Huntington/Tri-State will begin to enroll in the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The program's goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a security threat. Nationwide

NYSA's Curto Honored by NY/NJ Forwarders and Brokers Assn

Joseph C. Curto, President of the New York Shipping Association

Award dinner is January 25, 2012 at Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC.     Joseph C. Curto, President of the New York Shipping Association (NYSA) has been chosen by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc. to receive the 2012 Person of the Year Award. The prestigious award will be presented during the 95th annual dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on January 25, 2012

One dead, Dozens Missing as S.Korean Vessel Sinks

One person was killed and the fate of more than 50 others was unknown after a South Korean fishing vessel sank in the Bering Sea off the coast of Russia's far eastern Chukotka region officials said on Monday. "When the fish were being hauled in, the vessel was hit by a wave," said Artur Rets, the head of the maritime rescue service in Russia's far eastern port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, adding the South Korean vessel Oriong-501 had sunk at 0530 GMT.

Maritime Quarantine & Isolation

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Seven years ago, I authored an article on quarantine and isolation.  With the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, it is time to dust off and update that article.  The concepts of quarantine and isolation lie at the juncture of medicine, law and public safety.  When these concepts intersect with the maritime community, things quickly get both interesting and complicated. Quarantine and isolation have been invoked in cases of communicable diseases throughout

USCG Allows Cosco Busan to Depart

The Coast Guard has authorized the COSCO BUSAN to resume maritime commerce. The customs hold and all orders requiring the vessel to remain in San Francisco issued by the Captain of the Port have been lifted. Required temporary repairs to the vessel have been completed, the vessel and crew have been verified safe to sail, and the vessel operator has provided a satisfactory load plan for cargo operations. Earlier issues regarding operation of the ship that were of concern have been addressed

Gunmen Attack Shipbuilding Facility

Gunmen riding in two boats attacked a waterside shipbuilding company Tuesday in Nigeria's southern oil region, injuring one person, according to an AP report. The gang escaped with spare parts as the military moved in to restore order, the report claimed. The attack in the Borokiri area of the southern oil center of Port Harcourt happened shortly after midnight, she said.

Ron Person Joins Klüber

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Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, announced that Ron Person has joined its North American operations as director of business development for oil and gas. In his new role, Person will be responsible for further developing application-specific support and customer service initiatives designed to better position Klüber Lubrication as a specialty lubricant producer in the oil and gas market

One Missing After Collision on Sabine Lake

A personal craft is capsized after a collision with a tug and barge Sunday. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Coast Guard, Port Arthur Fire Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Department are searching for a 56-year-old man after a collision occurred between the tug and barge Father Seelos and the missing man's pleasure craft about 500 feet west of Goat Island in Sabine Lake, Sunday. Missing is John Tran of Bridge City, Texas. The captain of tug Father Seelos contacted Vessel Traffic Service Port Arthur at approximately 2:30 p.m. notifying them of the collision.

Hapag-Lloyd IPO Expected to Price at $22 a Share

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

German shipping group Hapag-Lloyd is likely to price its initial public offering at the low end of a revised range of 20-22 euros ($22.08-$24.29) a share, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. "It's no easy thing," the person said

Hapag-Lloyd Likely to Price IPO at 23 Eur/Share

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

 The shares of German container line Hapag-Lloyd  will now be offered at between 20 and 22 euros ($22-$24.20) each, down from 23-29 euros previously, reports Reuters.    Its initial public offering on the stock exchanges in Hamburg and Frankfurt set to commence on November 6

Damen ASD Tug Delivered to Clyde Marine

Photo: Damen

Clyde Marine Services has taken delivery of its first Damen ASD Tug, the shipbuilder announced today. The Damen ASD 2310 has been named CMS Warrior, and she will join a 12-strong fleet of tugs and crew tenders at the Scottish company.   

Hong Kong Safety Alert: Canoe Race on Saturday

Canoe Race Courtesy Hong Kong Government

  A canoe race will take place on 21 November 2015 (Saturday) from Clear Water Bay, Sai Kung to Stanley Main Beach, Hong Kong Island. About 130 outrigger canoes are expected to participate in the race. The race will start off Clear Water Bay at 0900 hours and all participants are expected

Yenisei River Helps Saves 4 Sailors

Courtesy Dynagas

  Dynagas infomred that their 155,000-cbm newbuilding Yenisei River, which was delivered in July, braved moderate to rough seas to go to the aid of the yacht Caprea which was taking in water. They picked up the four sailors after their yacht began flooding off western France.

Migrants Brave Deadly Dinghies

Migrants in Dinghies

  It is nighttime on a beach near the resort town of Bodrum and a group of migrants look out nervously at two ships on the horizon, wondering if they can slip past the Turkish coastguard and cross the Aegean Sea into a new life in Europe.

Kooiman BV Contracts for Survey, Life-Extension of SWATH

Photo: Kooiman

The Dutch Pilotage Service contracted with Kooiman BV for a major maintenance survey and life-extension of its SWATH vessel Cetus en Persues. The SWATH, a catamaran vessel measuring 25.7 x 14.3 x 2.7m was built in 2005.   Combined with regular special survey

Steel Processing for largest Sail Boat Begins

  Processing of steel for Hull 483 started on sheet-cutting machine in Shipbuilding Industry Split on 22 September 2015. It is the largest square-rigged ship contracted for a Monaco buyer, the company Star Clippers Ltd. It will be 162 meters long and 18

China Shipping and Cosco Near Mega Merger Deal

Image: China Shipping and Cosco

 State-owned shipping giants China Ocean Shipping Co. (Cosco Group) and China Shipping Group (CSG)  are in advanced negotations on combining their container shipping businesses, reports WSJ.   Rumors of a merger deal between the two have been floating for half a year

IMO Welcomes UN Resolution on Migrant Smuggling

“There is a clear recognition among IMO Member States that using the SAR system to respond to mass mixed migration was neither foreseen nor intended, and that although Governments and the merchant shipping industry will continue rescue operations, safe, legal, alternative pathways to migration must be developed, including safe, organized migration by sea, if necessary”

  IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a UN Security Council resolution which authorizes Member States to intercept vessels suspected of migrant smuggling off the Libyan coast.

Hapag-Lloyd Order Books for Market Listing is Covered

File Image: A Hapag Lloyd Containership

Container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd has received bids for all of the shares on offer for its planned stock market flotation on Oct. 30, a person familiar with the deal said. "Books are fully covered including greenshoe (overallotment option)," the source said on Friday.

Kooiman to Build Workboat for HvSDS

Image: Kooiman

Shipyard Kooiman BV in Zwijndrecht has been contracted to supply a new multipurpose DP2  support vessel to customer HvS Dredging Support BV in Harlingen, the shipbuilder announced.   According to Kooiman, close cooperation with HvSDS has led to “a number of important creative

Tour Boat Sinks in Canada, Five Dead

The whale watching boat Leviathan II sits partially submerged in the ocean west of Tofino. Photograph By Albert Titian, via Facebook

 At least five people died after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island and a rescue mission remained active late Sunday, says Canadian authorities.   21 other people have been recovered from the water, says Lt

Hong Kong - Daya Bay Yacht Race

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  A yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay in the Mainland will take place on 30 October 2015 (Friday). About 60 yachts are expected to participate in the race. The race will start in the vicinity of Steep Island, Sai Kung at 1000 hours on 30 October 2015.

Books, Greenshoe in Hapag-Lloyd IPO Covered

Investors have confirmed their orders for shares in Hapag-Lloyd's initial public offering, covering the books and the greenshoe option after the German shipper adjusted the price range, a source familiar with the matter said. "It went more quickly than expected

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