Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Maritime News

Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 Refines Conference Program

Dec 11, 2013

The four-day conference program scheduled March 10-13, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, for the 30th annual Cruise Shipping Miami is to feature four thematic "tracks" for 2014,

Bunker Oil Stock Increase at Baltic Sea Entrance Port

Dec 11, 2013

Frederikshavn Harbour and Nordic Marine Oil have entered a strategic agreement to establish a tank farm at the port of Frederikshavn with at least 20,000 cubic

Panama Canal Expansion Should Slice US Grain Freight Rate

Dec 11, 2013

Upon completion of the expansion of the Panama Canal, the cost to transport grain from the U.S. corn belt to Asia will drop by an estimated 12%, thus increasing the cost competitiveness of the U.

Greenpeace: Duma Draft Needs Amendment to Benefit 'Arctic 30'

Dec 11, 2013

Lawyers for Greenpeace International believe the draft text of a Russian amnesty to be voted on by the Duma (the Russian parliament) would be unlikely to benefit the Arctic 30 protesters.

OSX Korea Shipyard to Build 5 Peru Navy Patrol Boats

Dec 11, 2013

STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. has signed a deal with the defense ministry of Peru to build five patrol ships for 75 billion won (US$71.3 million) reports Yonhap News.

Ferry's Lost Propeller Recovered From Cook Strait

Dec 11, 2013

KiwiRail confirms that salvors Seaworks have successfully recovered the ferry Aratere’s propeller, which was lost from the ship when the shaft fractured on November 5, 2013 outside the Tory Channel.

Caution: Check Air Draft For Safe Passage Under NY's Bayonne Bridge

Dec 11, 2013

The Bayonne Bridge is undergoing a major construction project and special care is required to avoid ship allisions, including ship antenna strikes similar to those that occurred in the past,

Scorpio Bulkers Raise Scope of IPO

Dec 11, 2013

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. say it has increased the size of its public offering from the initially announced 15,500,000 common shares to 31,300,000 common shares for gross proceeds of $305,175,000.

Cathelco to Supply Brazil FPSO Cathodic Protection

Dec 11, 2013

U.K.'s Cathelco have been contracted to supply hull corrosion protection systems for two FPSOs which will provide production and storage facilities at the Lula

Hijacked Vessel Nears Return to Service

Dec 11, 2013

FreeSeas Inc., a transporter of dry-bulk cargos through the ownership and operation of a fleet of Handysize and Handymax vessels, announced that it has entered

New OPS Plant to Start Production in Abu Dhabi

Dec 11, 2013

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), and Polysys Additive Technologies Middle East (PAT ME) held a groundbreaking ceremony,

UTEC Survey Adds Two Additional Gavia Offshore Surveyors

Dec 11, 2013

Teledyne Gavia reported the sale of two additional 1,000m depth rated Gavia Offshore Surveyor Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to UTEC Survey Inc., (Houston, Texas).

Don’t Forget: Seawater is a Free EAL

Dec 11, 2013

If your vessel is trading in U.S. waters, you need to be aware of the new oil to sea interface law that comes into effect on Dec. 19, 2013.  According to the new U.

Are PAGS the Answer?

Dec 11, 2013

Ron van Wachem, President of Coast Lubricants and Nanaimo Shipyard Group, reasons that PAGS are the best solution to meet the new VGP requirements.   In December 2013,

EPA’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) & You

Dec 11, 2013

Nothing stirs the maritime pot like new regulation, and coming soon to you (in less than a month) is the new iteration of the Vessel General Permit (VGP). The VGP

100 Years of Dredging Culebra Cut

Dec 11, 2013

The Panama Canal commemorates 100 years of dredging Culebra Cut, removing the last barrier during its construction for the free movement of vessels along the 80-kilometer waterway.

U.S. Navy to Audit Port Services

Dec 11, 2013

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spelled out in a memorandum last week his expectations for the review and audit of procedures, administration, and performance of

OptaSense to Produce Marinized DAS System for Shell

Dec 11, 2013

OptaSense, a global company producing distributed acoustic sensing (DAS), said it will develop the world’s first fully mariniszed and qualified DAS system in a joint program with Shell.

Commissioner Doyle's Briefing on China Value Added Tax

Dec 11, 2013

Commissioner Doyle briefed the Federal Maritime Commission at today's open meeting and provided details and recent information pertaining to efforts to clarify

Royal Caribbean Liner Set for New Orleans Maiden Voyage

Dec 11, 2013

Royal Caribbean International’s newly revitalized 2,360-passenger Serenade of the Seas arrives at the Port of New Orleans’ Julia Street Cruise Terminal Dec. 12


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