Thursday, March 03, 2011 Maritime News

MV EMS River Released from Pirate Control

Mar 03, 2011

The MV EMS River, which was pirated on 27 December 2010, was released from pirate control on 1 March 2011. The Antigua/Barbuda flagged and German owned vessel was on her way to San Nicolas,

Asia Crude Tanker Rates to Rebound on Saudi Shipments

Mar 03, 2011

According to a March 3 report from Reuters, rates for crude oil tankers on key Asian freight routes are expected to rebound in the short term as Saudi Arabia pumps

Crude Rises; Libyan Tankers Off U.S. Coast

Mar 03, 2011

According to a March 2 report from Bloomberg, West African and Caspian Sea crudes surged to the highest in more than two years as European refiners find their grades

IBIA Appoints Three Members To Its Board of Directors

Mar 03, 2011

THE International Bunker Industry Association announced at its Annual General Meeting on Monday 21 February, 2011, the three members who have been elected to its Board of Directors.

Stolt-Nielsen Limited Acquires Stake in Alternative Energy Start-Up

Mar 03, 2011

Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) announced today that it has acquired through one of its subsidiaries a non-controlling interest in Seaweed Energy Solutions AS ("SES"),

Iridium Developing Satellite Communications Solutions for Maritime Piracy Situations

Mar 03, 2011

As you know, maritime piracy has been in the news lately. As of Feb. 28, the International Maritime Bureau Piracy Reporting Center (http://www.icc-ccs.org/home/piracy-reporting-centre/piracynewsafigures)

CORY BROTHERS BEGINS AGENCY OPERATIONS IN GIBRALTAR

Mar 03, 2011

Cory Brothers Shipping Agency is pleased to announce it is now able to offer Shipping Agency services in Gibraltar in conjunction with its partner, the Gibunco Ship Agency, part of the Gibunco Group.

Photo: Coast Guard Interdicts Cocaine Carrying Submarine

Mar 03, 2011

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett interdicts a 35-foot self-propelled semi-submersible vessel (SPSS) carrying approximately 6,000 kilograms of cocaine on Jan. 20, 2011.

GAO Compares Costs of Freight Shipment Modes

Mar 03, 2011

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued its report comparing the costs of road, rail, and waterways freight shipments that are absorbed by the government and not passed on to consumers.

USCG Seeks Members for NOSAC

Mar 03, 2011

The US Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC).  Applications should be submitted by April 18.  76 Fed.

Palfinger Crane Onboard Allure of the Seas

Mar 03, 2011

The Allure of the Seas is the second and latest ship in the Oasis class. On 16 decks it has space for more than 5,400 passengers and 2,100 crew. A Palfinger PK

Containership Giant Calls Hamburg on Maiden Voyage

Mar 03, 2011

On February 23 2011, the container vessel CSCL Star called the port of Hamburg on her maiden voyage in their Far East liner service Asia-Europe Express-1/China-Europe-Mediterranean

DNV Issues Guidance on Offshore Gas Terminals

Mar 03, 2011

According to Conn Fagan, DNV’s Business development manager for offshore gas projects, the FLNG segment is developing rapidly.    “A number of FSRUs (floating

OGX Discovery Offshore Brazil

Mar 03, 2011

Brazilian oil and gas firm OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes has discovered hydrocarbons in the Albian and Aptian sections of the 1-OGX-31-RJS well in the Campos basin, offshore Brazil.

W&T Offshore's Mature Assets Dry up

Mar 03, 2011

According to a March 2 report from Reuters, Gulf of Mexico-focused oil and natural gas company W&T Offshore Inc. forecast weak production in 2011 as most of its

Indonesia Cabotage Rule May Lower Offshore Production

Mar 03, 2011

According to a report from Bloomberg, Indonesia’s offshore oil and gas output may drop as production and shipment of the fuels using foreign-owned vessels will

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 3

Mar 03, 2011

1819-  Congress authorized the revenue cutters to protect merchant vessels of United States against piracy and to seize vessels engaged in slave trade.  The cutters

This Day in U.S. Naval History - March 3

Mar 03, 2011

1776 - First amphibious landing operation. Continental naval squadron under Commodore Esek Hopkins lands Sailors and Marines, commanded by Captain Samuel Nicholas,

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Provides Better Facilities For Customers In Varna, Bulgaria

Mar 03, 2011

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Bulgaria has relocated its Varna, Bulgaria office to upgraded premises, reflecting the growth of business for the company in the region.

ATLAS North America Founded

Mar 03, 2011

•    Germany’s ATLAS ELEKTRONIK has set up a subsidiary in the USA •    Entering the most demanding market of the world is an important step within globalization   

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