Port of Rotterdam Reports Increase
This year, 328 million (metric) tons of cargo was handled in the port of Rotterdam, an increase of almost 2% compared to 2002. The former record year 2000 was beaten with 6 million tons (mt).
Master of QM2 Named Commodore
Captain Ronald Warwick, master of Cunard Line's new Queen Mary 2, has been awarded the rank of commodore, the highest position a cruise line can bestow on one of its captains.
USCG Group Philadelphia Evacuated
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Press Release stating that the U.S. Coast Guard evacuated its main building at Group Philadelphia after a suspicious package was discovered…
Contract Extension on the Ula and Valhall Fields
Smedvig has signed an agreement with BP Norge AS to extend the platform drilling contract on the Ula and Valhall fields in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Stolt Offshore Announces Covenant Waiver Extension
Stolt Offshore S.A. has obtained an extension from December 15, 2003 until April 30, 2004 of the waiver of banking covenants. Stolt Offshore continues discussions…
Roundtable on Cruise Ship Pollution to be Held in January
A roundtable discussion will be held on January 21 at the Hilton Hotel at Harbor Island, in San Diego, Calif. The discussion, sponsored by Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force…
Supplementary Evidence on Recycling of Obsolete MARAD Ships
The UK Environment Agency (EA) posted on its Internet site Supplementary Evidence that it provided to the Parliamentary Committee on Environment, Food and Rural…
General Dynamics Awarded $36M Contract
The U.S. processor program for submarines. submarines to process data collected by towed and hull sonar arrays. submarine. system. Dynamics Advanced Information Systems on Sept. 10.
Martin Midstream Acquires Marine Services Assets
Martin Midstream Partners L.P. petroleum products. Tesoro's lube oil inventories. lubricant distribution and marketing business. Bank of Canada from $60 million to $80 million.
SCB Federal Systems Wins $13M Subcontract
Remtech Services, Inc. (RSI) division of SCB Computer Technology, Inc. has won a subcontract from CACI to provide information technology support services to the U.S. Command Support System (NTCSS).
Todd Shipyards to Reduce in Scope of Navy Repair Availability
Todd Shipyards Corporation announced today that the US Navy has reduced the scope of work requested to be performed by its wholly owned subsidiary, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation ("Todd Pacific")…
Kvichak Marine Expands Facility
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. recently expanded its Seattle facility by erecting a 130’ x 50’ sectional enclosure on its waterfront property. This new addition creates enough space for Kvichak…
St. Lawrence Seaway Closes for Season
The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System issued a Press Release stating that the St. Lawrence Seaway has closed for the 2003 navigation season. It carried approximately…
Chesapeake Bay Enforces Safety and Security Zone
The U.S. Coast Guard is making permanent its current temporary safety and security zones at the Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal on Chesapeake Bay. Source: HK Law
Sempra Energy and Shell Propose to Develop Mexican LNG Receiving Terminal
Shell International Gas Limited (Shell) and Sempra Energy LNG Corp., an affiliate of Sempra Energy, (NYSE:SRE), today announced their intention to form a 50/50 joint venture to build…
ConocoPhillips Signs Agreement with Freeport LNG
ConocoPhillips announced the signing of an agreement with Freeport LNG Development, L.P. to participate in its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in Quintana, Texas.
Coast Guard Terminates Voyage for Fishing Vessel
The Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk terminated the voyage of the 32-ft. fishing vessel Duffy Sunday. The master, Todd Cannon of Everett, was retrieving and setting crab pots in Possession Sound…
MARAD Issues Maritime Alert
In conjunction with the raising of the national threat level to high (orange), the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a MARAD Advisory with recommendations…
MARAD to Chair SecurePort Conference
The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) will chair the SecurePort Conference in Miami on February 25-27, 2004, sponsored by the Organization of American States.
TEN Acquires VLCC M/T Maersk Estelle
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) announced that it has acquired the 299,700 dwt double hull VLCC M/T Maersk Estelle, built in Denmark in 1994, from the AP Moller / Maersk Group.