Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Maritime News

Christening of Gemini, Eco-Friendly Ferry

Dec 16, 2008

On Dec. 12, the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) christened the first of its fleet of ferries, Gemini, to enhance the region’s

Application for Texas Deepwater Port

Dec 16, 2008

The Texas Offshore Port System project has filed an application with the Maritime Administration seeking approval to build, own and operate a crude oil deepwater-port

MARAD – War Risk Insurance

Dec 16, 2008

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice stating that President Bush approved provision of vessel war risk insurance for trade by eligible vessels in the Black Sea.

Notice of Stay on Broadwater Appeal

Dec 16, 2008

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a notice stating that the Department of Commerce has stayed, for a period of 60 days, closure

Admanthos Choses SpecTec

Dec 16, 2008

Admanthos Shipping Agency Inc. has chosen SpecTec after reaching an agreement with their US office for the supply of AMOS2 Enterprise solution. Admanthos will use AMOS2 Maintenance & Purchase,

SpecTec Donates AMOS Licenses to MMA

Dec 16, 2008

Massachusetts Maritime University(MMA)and SpecTec have entered into a Cooperation Agreement in which SpecTec has agreed to donate AMOS licenses for MMA's Teaching & Training courses.

New Navy Contracts

Dec 16, 2008

General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $940,378,173 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-02-C-2300)

Sherwin-Williams Acquires Euronavy

Dec 16, 2008

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) announced it has closed a definitive agreement to acquire Euronavy-Tintas Maritimas e Industriais S.A. of Portugal. Headquartered in Lisbon,

Maxim Evaporators Acquired

Dec 16, 2008

Company officials announced that Maxim Evaporators was acquired in an asset purchase effective July 31, 2008. Maxim Evaporators, LLC was formed for the purpose

Reduced Ore Float on Lakes

Dec 16, 2008

With the nation’s steel mills cutting production and banking blast furnaces, iron ore shipments on the Great Lakes fell significantly in November. The trade totaled 4.

Royal Navy Adm Leads EU Anti-Piracy Ops

Dec 16, 2008

According to a report from Defence News, on Dec. 8, the Royal Navy's Rear Admiral Phil Jones took charge of the EU led counter-piracy naval operation, which is to operate off the coast of Somalia.

New Satellite Navigation Service from Fugro

Dec 16, 2008

Oslo based navigation specialist Fugro Seastar AS has announced the introduction of a new service: SeaSTAR G2. This new high performance navigation service combines

Hiyu Serving Point Defiance/Tahlequah Route

Dec 16, 2008

Beginning Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, the 34-car Hiyu will operate on the Point Defiance/Tahlequah route (Tacoma to south Vashon Island) for approximately six weeks while

Largest Potential Lakes Project in Generation

Dec 16, 2008

Congress is considering the possible funding of the construction of a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, a half-billion dollar undertaking that would rank

Crowley Earns Environmental Awards

Dec 16, 2008

Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored at a Chamber Shipping of America awards ceremony with Environmental Achievement Awards for 2008. The awards

Panama Canal Signs $2.3b Financing Agreement

Dec 16, 2008

On December 9, Panamanian President Martín Torrijos and Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta signed a $2.3b agreement with leaders

This Day in Naval History – Dec. 16

Dec 16, 2008

1821 - LT Robert F. Stockton and Dr. Eli Ayers, a naval surgeon and member of American Colonizing Society, induce a local African king to sell territory for a colony

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