February, 2004 Maritime News

A.P. Moller - Maersk Group Signs Contract for China Built Vessels

Feb 27, 2004

The Danish A.P. Moller - Maersk Group has signed contracts with Dalian New Shipbuilding and Guangzhou Shipyard International firming up orders to build four vessels for the A.

A&P Falmouth Books Busy March

Feb 27, 2004

A&P Falmouth, part of the A&P Group, has won two significant orders for March, 2004. The first involves the 31,290 dwt containership Safmarine Europe, which is part of Safmarine’s Great White fleet.

Port Considers STS Facility for Oil

Feb 27, 2004

The Port of Rotterdam considers constructing a ship-to-ship facility (STS) for the transfer of oil products. The STS can offer an environmental friendly and cost

Petroval Enters Rotterdam Market

Feb 27, 2004

In line with its strategic plan to get closer to certain end user markets, Geneva based Petroval has concluded a long term contract for storage of fuel oil with Vopak at their Europoort site,

Rotterdam Trials Radiation Detection Equipment

Feb 27, 2004

February 10, tests with four radiation detection gates started at the Delta terminals at Maasvlakte. The four can handle check some one million containers per year.

Teco Doubles Frequency to Finland

Feb 27, 2004

Teco Lines has extended its present weekly Rotterdam-Helsinki service with a second sailing. The agent for Teco Lines is Samskip, with 29 offices in 13 countries.

Seatrade Starts S. Africa Service

Feb 27, 2004

Seatrade started a fixed scheduled weekly reefer service between Rotterdam and Cape Town. Once in April the season for citrus starts, Seatrade wants to add a call in Durban.

O'Neil to become Videotel President

Feb 27, 2004

Maritime training company Videotel Marine International has announced that Bill O'Neil, formerly General Secretary of the IMO, is to become its new President.

Trinity Announces Proposed Private Offering

Feb 27, 2004

Trinity Industries, Inc. has announced that it is proposing to make, subject to market and other conditions, an offering of up to $300 million aggregate principal

Vessel Backlog Nearly Cleared, Salvage Plan Approved

Feb 27, 2004

Photo Credit: Coast Guard photo by PA3 Jonathan McCool The backlog of vessels waiting to enter or exit the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River has almost

Transfer and disposal of obsolete vessels

Feb 27, 2004

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) is making available for public review and comment the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for transfer and disposal of

Continuous synopsis record – application form

Feb 27, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice stating that it has developed an Application for Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR) for U.S vessels. The application must be

Senator Bond to Receive Waterways Council Award

Feb 27, 2004

Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond (R-MO) will receive the Third Annual Waterways Council, Inc. Leadership Service Award on Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at 6 p.m. at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC.

USS Essex Wins Energy Conservation Award

Feb 27, 2004

The Secretary of the Navy recently presented the Energy Conservation (ENCON) award winners for FY2002 in ceremonies conducted at the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC.

3.MAJ Implements Tribon System

Feb 27, 2004

3.MAJ Shipyard, Croatia, has purchased the Tribon Shipbuilding system for design and production of ships at its shipyard in Rijeka. To increase the yard’s automatization and efficiency, 3.

O'Neil Settles into Private Sector with Videotel

Feb 27, 2004

MARITIME training company Videotel Marine International announced that Bill O'Neil, formerly General Secretary of the IMO, is to become its new President. "Bill

VT Halter Launches Ferry

Feb 26, 2004

VT Halter Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., launched a 95-foot sea-going ferry from its Mississippi-based Pascagoula Operations. Christened the Caribeña,

Safety Alert – confined space entry

Feb 26, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Safety Alert reporting that the second engineer on a foreign vessel died after he became accidentally trapped in the main propulsion engine’s scavenging air receiver.

Southwest Pass Reopened

Feb 26, 2004

The U.S. Coast Guard reopend the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River to one-way maritime traffic. All vessel movement through the Southwest Pass must be coordinated through the U.

Blue Marlin Serves as Floating Drydock for SemiSub

Feb 26, 2004

The first job of the recently jumboized heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin is the transport of the the Dai Hung I semi-submersible production platform of VietsovPetro

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