Tuesday, February 20, 2001 Maritime News

Worldscale Goes To The Internet

Feb 20, 2001

Worldscale, the 500-page annual guide to tanker freight rates, is going to become available via the Internet as of March 5, 2001. The site has been jointly developed

VISA Extended To 2003

Feb 20, 2001

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the extension of the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) for an additional two-year period,

MarAd Mulls Waiver For Strike Enhancer

Feb 20, 2001

The Maritime Administration (MarAd) has published a notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment on an administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws

Maritrans Reports Good Quarter Results

Feb 20, 2001

Maritrans Inc. reports net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2000 of $2.3 million on revenues of $32.2 million. Net income for the year ended December 31,

Jumbo Orders Super Heavylift Ships from Damen

Feb 20, 2001

Dutch heavylift shipping specialist Jumbo ordered two Super Heavylift vessels from Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands. Scheduled for delivery in 2003, the new 11,

Kirby Corp. Records Solid Results

Feb 20, 2001

Kirby Corp. has apparently had success incorporating Hollywood Marine, a move which effectively created the largest inland barge operator in the country. In February,

Aker Finnyards To Build $1.5 Million Fast Surface Combatant

Feb 20, 2001

Aker Finnyards and the Finnish Navy have agreed on a $1.5 million contract for the construction of another Hamina-Class Fast Surface Combatant. The vessel, which will be delivered in April 2003,

Greenpeace Blames EU For Unregulated Fishing

Feb 20, 2001

Greenpeace accused the European Union of blocking international efforts to stop illegal and unregulated fishing boats from depleting world fish stocks. The environmental organization said the EU,

Brazil Ports To Work Through Carnival

Feb 20, 2001

Brazil's main ports will continue to load and unload ships through the Carnival festival although port administrators will be off from late Feb. 27 to midday on Feb.

Treasure Hunters Thwarted By Supreme Court

Feb 20, 2001

The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a ruling that Spain owns the remains of two of its warships that sank off the Virginia coast hundreds of years ago, handing a setback to a treasure-hunting,

Panamax Rates Continue Steady Climb

Feb 20, 2001

Panamax freight rates continued to climb steadily higher as fresh cargoes supported the sector. The Panamax market started the week relatively quietly, due in part

Capesize Rates Bounce Back

Feb 20, 2001

Freight rates for Capesize bulk carriers are bouncing back from a 15-week dive, as Japanese steel producers rush for ships to carry coal and iron ore cargoes bought at last year's prices.

Cruise Ship Runs Aground

Feb 20, 2001

The MS Mistral cruise ship carrying 1,139 passengers has run aground off the Caribbean island of Nevis. "The passengers are still aboard, and they are in good shape,

Cammell Laird Eyes Government Deal With Caution

Feb 20, 2001

Cammell Laird gave a cautious response to an improved government aid package to help it win a $500 million pound contract to build two cruise ships. The U.K. Department

Heroes on the High Seas

Feb 20, 2001

On Sunday, December 17, 2000 a raging storm was brewing off the coast of Virginia. Record-breaking waves were measuring anywhere from 30-40 ft. and the wind was gusting at about 70 knots.

Drew Offers Electronic Steam System Monitoring

Feb 20, 2001

A new PC-based software from the Drew Marine Division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, monitors steam generating water treatment tests and recommends action for out-of-range results.

Transas Expands Capabilities

Feb 20, 2001

Relying on experience from more than 4,000 Navi-Sailor installations around the world, Transas Marine has added a number of features to further enhance the functionality

Plug & Play

Feb 20, 2001

Cruise lines, perhaps more than any other segment of the shipping market, have eagerly adopted advanced integrated bridge systems to help protect not only passenger,

The Dickinson Way

Feb 20, 2001

Walking into Bob Dickinson's spacious office at Carnival Corp.'s Miami, Fla. headquarters, one would be shocked to hear that he isn't in the cruise business to make money.

Kaparis Defines Safety on Cruise Ships

Feb 20, 2001

A leader in the use of technology to enhance cruise shipping safety, Celebrity Cruise Lines' Demetrios Kaparis broke ground last year with his decision to implement


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