Monday, June 17, 2013 Maritime News

China Shippers' Summit, September 2013, Invites Speakers

Jun 17, 2013

The call for Mandarin and English submissions to present talks for the Intermodal China 2013 - Shippers' Summit is now open until July 12, 2013. Organized by UBM China,

Offshore Installations: BSEE to Host Hurricane Preparations Forum

Jun 17, 2013

The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will host a public forum on offshore energy infrastructure hurricane preparedness and response on Thursday,

MOL Containership's Hull Cracks, Founders, in Indian Ocean

Jun 17, 2013

The Mitsui O.S.K. Lines' 2008-built Bahama-flagged 8,000 teu containership 'MOL Comfort' foundered Monday & all 26 crew were picked up from a lifeboat by 'MV Yantian Express'.

Boat Design Courses at Westlawn IMT: Student Grants Extended

Jun 17, 2013

The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is able to extend its grant and scholarship program in Small Craft Design thanks to further funding from the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation.

China Container Terminal Cargo Volumes Surge

Jun 17, 2013

Chongqing Container Terminal in Southwest China reports container volume up 29.7% to 166,000 teu in Q1 2013. Import and export container volume climbed 29.7 per cent to 166,000 TEU.

New SatCom Test Deliver 50 Mbps to Superyachts

Jun 17, 2013

VT iDirect announce that OmniAccess S.L., communications provider to superyacht & megayacht owners, has successfully launched a live satellite communications network built on iDirect's latest iDX 3.

Ulstein Group Awarded Academic's Union Gold

Jun 17, 2013

Norway's Tekna (Technical and Scientific Association) awards its gold medal to Ulstein Group for creating opportunities in technology. Gunvor Ulstein, CEO of Ulstein Group,

Long Beach Container Volume Up in May

Jun 17, 2013

Container cargo rose by more than 17 percent in May 2013 at the Port of Long Beach, with some of the highest volumes in nearly 3 years. A total of 583,588 TEUs

Yet More Consolidation Proposed in Russia

Jun 17, 2013

The prospect of Russia’s two largest container terminal operators joining forces has raised concerns over the dominant position that the combined enterprise would enjoy were the deal to be agreed.

DP Failures on Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

Jun 17, 2013

In two recent incidents, dynamically positioned drillships lost functional thrusters due to an electrical disturbance when attempting to reconnect a faulty thruster after maintenance.

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Hosts 2013 Graduation

Jun 17, 2013

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) graduated 201 new maritime leaders as part of its Class of 2013 commencement ceremony. The keynote speaker, General William M.

Philippine Navy Search for Ferry Survivors

Jun 17, 2013

Philippine navy divers battled strong ocean currents in a desperate hunt for seven missing passengers of a ferry that sank with dozens on board. The Lady of

Raymarine Hurricane Sandy Refit Program

Jun 17, 2013

In October 2012 boaters all along the eastern seaboard and particularly in the Mid-Atlantic States sustained extensive damage to boats, homes and property due to Hurricane Sandy.

Crowley Launches New LCL Service from Chicago

Jun 17, 2013

To better serve customers making smaller shipments to Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and Central America from the U.S. Midwest, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics

Two New Directors Appointed at FSL Trust

Jun 17, 2013

FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (FSLTM), as trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust), announced the appointment of Mr. Simon Davidson and Mr. Timothy James Reid to its Board of Directors.

InterMoor DNV Certified for Mooring Chain Inspections

Jun 17, 2013

InterMoor Inc., an Acteon company, has extended its capabilities and service range by becoming the first U.S.-based company to achieve certification under Det Norske

Infrastructure for Alaska’s LNG and Other Resources

Jun 17, 2013

Trans Arctic Shipping Routes (TASR) It is time for the global maritime industry to push development of Trans Arctic Shipping Routes (TASR) and port facilities along Alaska’s northern coast.

Veson Enhance Veslink Software

Jun 17, 2013

Veson Nautical, developer of commercial maritime software, formally announced major Veslink enhancements to a crowd of over 150 maritime leaders at its annual ONCOURSE User Conference in Boston, Mass.

Annual Economic Sanctions Update

Jun 17, 2013

Iran Continues to Dominate U.S. Sanctions headlines Since last year’s update appeared in the May 2012 issue of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, Iran has continued to dominate U.

Cargo Morphs in New Directions

Jun 17, 2013

As Exports Climb to All-Time High After a decline during the recession years, U.S. exporters today are pleased with the record-breaking value of overseas shipments.

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