Thursday, December 12, 2013 Maritime News

American NW Ports Set Marine Emissions Goals

Dec 12, 2013

The ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Metro Vancouver, Canada, aim to cut diesel emissions by 75 percent per ton of cargo moved by 2015 and 80 percent by 2020, from a 2005 baseline.

Livestock Carrier Delivered by China Shipyard

Dec 12, 2013

COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co. a subsidiary of the COSCO Shipyard Group say they have delivered a 4500 cu.m specialized livestock carrier, “Ganado Express” to the European buyer.

DSME Delivers Vessel to Atwood Oceans

Dec 12, 2013

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. announced today the delivery of the Atwood Advantage from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) shipyard in South Korea.

Ben-My-Chree Orders SOLASOLV Screens

Dec 12, 2013

U.K. based Solar Solve Marine received an order to supply 12 SOLASOLV class approved roller screens to the Ben-My-Chree Ro-Pax ferry. The vessel is owned and

Former NCIS Director Named Advisor at Ridge Global

Dec 12, 2013

Tom Ridge, President and CEO of Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, today announced that Thomas Betro, former Director

Coast Guard Receive New Response Boat in N.C.

Dec 12, 2013

The crew of Coast Guard Station Hobucken, N.C., received a 45-foot Response Boat - Medium Thursday, the 144th of 170 RB-Ms being delivered to the service. The

EPA Offers $4 Million in Grants for Clean Diesel Projects

Dec 12, 2013

EPA is announcing the availability of $4 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports,

USCG Issues Fines for Tank Response Plan Noncompliance

Dec 12, 2013

The Coast Guard has issued monetary penalties to three vessel operators in violation of federal regulations related to tank vessel response plan requirements. The vessels Pacific Galaxy,

TORM Confirms Product Tankers Sale

Dec 12, 2013

On November 29, 2013, TORM announced an agreement in principle to sell four MR product tankers to entities controlled by Oaktree Capital Management. All necessary approvals have now been obtained,

Willard Contracted for 42 U.S. Army SOLAS Rescue Boats

Dec 12, 2013

Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, has received a contract to supply 42 rescue boats for U.S. Army supply ships and landing craft.

Sea Star Line, TOTE Leadership Changes

Dec 12, 2013

Effective January 1, 2014, Sea Star Line (SSL) President Peter Keller will become Executive Vice President of Sea Star Line’s parent company, TOTE, Inc.  In this

ITIC: Broker Follow-up Vital in Fluctuating Markets

Dec 12, 2013

ITIC says that the failure of shipbrokers to follow up on time-sensitive messages can have serious financial consequences, particularly in fluctuating spot markets.

USSA Hosts 9th Annual Captains Briefing

Dec 12, 2013

The U. S. Superyacht Association (USSA) has announced its dates for the 9th Annual Captains Briefing and Reception that will take place January 22-23, 2014. The

Registration Open for Oceanology International

Dec 12, 2013

Registration for the largest-ever Oceanology International (ExCeL London, March 11-13, 2014) is now open at With 520 exhibitors from 35 countries taking up over 8,

PPG Greece Holds Coatings Customer Training

Dec 12, 2013

PPG Industries’ new operation in Greece has conducted its first-ever customer training initiative, with 55 customers from 25 Greek shipping companies attending the one-day event last month.

The Shale-driven Pipeline Future

Dec 12, 2013

Production from U.S. shale plays is expected to continue growing for the next few years, driving stable investment in pipeline infrastructure. The latest edition

Louisiana Cargo Transfer Terminal Approved

Dec 12, 2013

Approval clears way to create nation’s largest deepwater containerized cargo transfer terminal, enhancing U.S. competitiveness as Panama Canal expands. Transshipment

New Submarine and SWATH Capabilities for HydroComp NavCad

Dec 12, 2013

HydroComp NavCad is a software tool for the prediction and analysis of vessel speed and power performance. It also provides for the selection of suitable propulsion system components – engines,

Today in U.S. Naval History: December 12

Dec 12, 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History: December 12 1862 - Confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in Yazoo River. 1937 - Japanese aircraft sink USS Panay in Yangtze River near Nanking, China.

Cobham, Comtech Enter Strategic Partnership

Dec 12, 2013

Cobham SATCOM and Comtech EF Data Corporation have started a strategic partnership that will include the integration and productization of Comtech EF Data’s RF


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