February, 2014 Maritime News

Great Lakes Ballast Water Report Published

Feb 28, 2014

The Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group announces the release of the 2013 Summary of Great Lakes Seaway ballast water management report. The mission

Heilmann Takes Over for Retiring Matson Senior VP

Feb 28, 2014

Matson, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced today that Kevin O'Rourke, senior vice president and chief legal officer, is retiring after 21 years with Matson.

Brent Slips Below $109 as Severe Winter Eases

Feb 28, 2014

By Manash Goswami, Reuters Brent crude futures slipped on Friday below $109 a barrel on expectations demand growth will slow as severe winter weather eases,

LNG Spot Prices Drop; Demand Dips from Brazil, Japan

Feb 28, 2014

By Oleg Vukmanovic and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen,  Reuters Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell this week as demand from Brazil's Petrobras slackened and

Rafoth Named Great Lakes USCG Person of the Year

Feb 28, 2014

A Michigan-based Coast Guardsman stationed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a 240-foot ice-breaking buoy tender homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., was named the

Minerals Facility to Open at Port of New Orleans

Feb 28, 2014

Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and IT Minerals LLC CEO Jose Domene announced a $4.5 million capital investment by the company in Louisiana, where IT Minerals will establish an importing,

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Feb 28, 2014

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

NSRP Awards $3.3M for Shipbuilding R&D

Feb 28, 2014

The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has selected four major research and development projects for award, as part of

Hearing: Environmental Regs’ Impacts on Maritime Transportion

Feb 28, 2014

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), will hold a hearing next week examining the impacts of federal

Oil Drilling Slowdown to Last 12-18 Months

Feb 28, 2014

By Balazs Koranyi, Reuters The current slowdown in offshore oil and gas drilling will last 12 to 18 months, and the market for rigs will rebound in 2015, Maersk Drilling said,

P3 Network Restructures the Shipping World

Feb 28, 2014

The P3 agreement between Maersk, MSC, and CGM CMA continues to roil the waters. While the agreement’s pros-and cons are about to be scrutinized in an upcoming meeting

Coast Guard Foundation to Tribute USCG Spouses

Feb 28, 2014

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that

Norway to Relaunch Carbon Capture Plan

Feb 28, 2014

By Melissa Massey and Ben Garside, Reuters Norway's government will this spring launch a strategy to develop technology for capturing and burying heat-trapping emissions from polluting industries,

Panama Canal Expects Work Deal Thursday

Feb 28, 2014

By Lomi Kriel, Reuters The Panama Canal Authority expects to formally sign a deal next week with a Spanish-led consortium to finish work on expansion of the

Today in U.S. Naval History: February 28

Feb 28, 2014

Today in U.S. Naval History - February 28 1844 - Explosion of Peacemaker, experimental 14 inch gun, on board USS Princeton. 1893 - Launching of USS Indiana (BB-1), first true battleship in U.

Borgøy: the World’s first LNG-Fueled Tug

Feb 28, 2014

Late last year, an innovative project to design and build the world’s first LNG fuelled escort tugs became a reality when the Borgøy was handed over for sea trials

HamiltonJet HT900s for World’s Biggest High Speed Crew Boat

Feb 28, 2014

Waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet recently got great news when four HT900 waterjets were selected for Incat Crowther’s latest project – a first-of-type 70 meter

Regulatory Rant – Vessel General Permit

Feb 28, 2014

The initial implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Vessel  General Permit (VGP) is now theoretically astern of the marine industry,

Can Fracking Waste be Carried on the Water?

Feb 28, 2014

The barging industry has the answer. It’s nowhere near as complicated as it seems. As shale gas production continues to ramp up across the United States, millions

Texas Boats Combat Drug Cartels on the Rio Grande

Feb 28, 2014

Texas Marine Unit Uses Yellowfin-built Shallow Water Vessels for Border Patrol missions. Menaced by Mexican drug cartels, the Texas Department of Public Safety

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