RailPower/OTB Supply and Licensing Agreement
RailPower Technologies Corp. and Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp. a supply and licensing agreement, in which RailPower will license its technologies to OTB for marine applications and…
Green Reefers Invests in Polish Terminal
Green Reefers ASA increased its share in the Polish terminal Euro Terminal Sp.z.o.o.; formerly Odraport. An agreement has been reached to acquire Frax AS' 6 percent shares in Odra Industries ASA…
LR Debuts Container Ship Focus
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has published the first issue of Container Ship Focus magazine. The publication contains 12 pages of information and news relevant to the container ship sector.
Crowley Acquires Alaska Fuel Distribution Businesses
Crowley acquired the Alaska-based fuel distribution business of Northland Fuel, LLC. The purchase consists of the assets of Yukon Fuel Company, Northland Vessel…
DHS: Limited Waiver of Coastwise Trade Restrictions
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the temporary waiver of compliance with coastwise trade restrictions to assist in the recovery from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Northrop Grumman Update for Gulf Employees
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Pascagoula Yards Starts to Regroup
On Sept. 5, employees at Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector worked to restore operations in the Gulf Coast region in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
From the Bridge of the Ship Simulator
When a pilot learning to guide ships along the Mississippi River makes a mistake and crashes into a New Orleans wharf, the only thing that ends up damaged is his ego.
GEO Shipyard Delivers Seismic Vessel
As noted elsewhere in this issue, evidence abounds of a pickup in oil and gas exploration, drilling and production. The latest example is the delivery of a seismic…
Aries Debuts a New Star
Aries Marine, a Lafayette, La. based offshore vessel company has taken delivery of its fourth 220-ft. class supply boat designed for deep water platform work. The…
Bordelon Boosts Fleet
The ground swell is well underway. For the past few months the undeniable signs of another boom period in the offshore oil and gas business are all around the Louisiana bayous.
Tugboat Upgrade Bolsters Canal Capacity
Eight new Z-Tech tugboats are in store for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to bolster Canal capacity and provide enhanced towing power. As the number of Panamax size vessel transits increase…
Tanks for the Memories
How many things that we thought were forever, that were around since the beginning, have vanished absolutely from view? If you're twenty or over, you may recall the typewriter…
New Foss Tug Outfitted with New Ship-Assist & Escort Winch
Markey Machinery Company of Seattle, Wash., has developed a new Electric Bow Ship-Assist & Escort Winch and Electric Stern General Purpose Deck Winch for Foss Maritime…
ACMA Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA), a naval architecture and engineering firm, recently celebrated its 30th year in business. The company was founded in 1975 by Alan C.
M/Y Ronin Begins Refit at Knight & Carver
M/Y Ronin, the 192 ft. Lurssen owned by Oracle Corporation founder/CEO Larry Ellison, has arrived at Knight & Carver Yacht Center and is now undergoing a refit project…
Maritrans Adds Vessel to Fleet
Maritrans has entered into a three year agreement with Seabrook Carriers Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairfield-Maxwell LTD. to time charter the M/V Seabrook…
Fishing for Maximum Power
The commercial fishing industry must rely on the power of their vessel to stay afloat in business. Weather, rough water, long excursions and heavy loads can cause great wear and tear on a boat.
Criminal Liability of the Mariner (and His Employer)
By Jeffrey S. In recent years, federal prosecutors have pursued criminal charges against shipping companies and their employees with increasing energy. This trend…
K-Sea Acquires Sea Coast
K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. has agreed to acquire Sea Coast Towing, Inc. of Seattle, Wash. from Marine Resources Group, Inc., also of Seattle, for approximately $81 million.