Veson Welcomes Li, Elkin, Patel, Venkatesh
Veson Nautical, the US-based developer of software solutions for the commercial maritime community, announced the addition of four professionals to the company’s Boston headquarters office.
Hempel A/S Acquires Hempel-Hai Hong
Hempel A/S has reached an agreement to acquire Hempel-Hai Hong in China, with completion expected to take place on 5 January 2009. This latest acquisition means…
Telemedicine on Largest Italian PV
The project, which is the result of the collaboration between Telesal, Costa Cruises, Genoa’s Galliera Hospital, the C.I.R.M. and D’Apollonia, has premiered at the Telemedicine Conference in Rome.
Odfjell SE Avoids Gulf of Aden
Odfjell SE has decided that all its owned, managed and time chartered ships that normally would sail through the Gulf of Aden will be routed via the Cape of Good Hope.
FMC – Meeting
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that it will hold a meeting in its office in Washington, DC on November 20. Topics on the agenda include…
Panama Canal – Maintenance Advisory
The Panama Canal Authority issued an advisory stating that the centerwall culvert of Miraflores Locks will be out of service from November 18 through November 28…
Discovery Lowers Fares and Fuel Surcharges
Discovery Cruise Line, which offers daily ferry service with cruise line amenities between South Florida and Grand Bahama Island except Wednesdays, announced that…
Conrad Industries 3Q Results
Conrad Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CNRD) announced its third quarter and nine months 2008 results and the termination of its stock repurchase program. For the quarter ended September 30…
APS Terminal Automation at Dames Point
APS Technology Group (APS) announced that TraPac, Inc. will deploy several of APS' terminal automation solutions at its new container terminal at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Florida.
Impeva Labs at Maritime Security Expo
The panel, to include senior representatives of IBM, Northrop Grumman, Zhi Verden and Deutsche Bank, will discuss business processes and technologies that can enhance…
Ensuring Public Safety - Hazmat Transport
Inspectors with several federal and State of Hawaii agencies joined forces to enforce hazardous materials shipping requirements and standards in several key Hawaii ports. The U.S. Coast Guard helped organized the 2008 Multi Agency Strike Force Operation (MASFO 2008) on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, Nov. 12-14. The MASFO focused attention on the enforcement of hazardous materials shipping requirements and shipping container material condition safety standards.
Singapore Ship Owners Recognized for Safety
In conjunction with the U.S. Embassy here, U.S. Coast Guard officials recognized more than 434 ships from 51 Singapore-based companies at an official ceremony celebrating…
Florida - USCG Pollution-Response Exercise
Coast Guard members from Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., and the Coast Guard Cutter Joshua Appleby, homeported in St. Petersburg, along with personnel from Port Manatee, conducted a pollution-response exercise at the Port of Manatee in Palmetto on Nov. 13. The exercise was aimed at testing and improving the Coast Guard's ability to assemble, deploy and operate a Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System (VOSS). A VOSS is used to isolate and collect the spilled substance during or after a spill.
Trident Seafoods – 2nd Bowfin Fuel Spill
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has fined Seattle-based Trident Seafoods $30,500 for an oil spill in December 2007 that sent almost 500 gallons of…
M/T Stolt Valor Released by Hijackers
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Oslo Børs: SNI) today confirmed that M/T Stolt Valor was released on the morning of Nov. 16 by its hijackers, who took control of the ship two months ago.
Pirates Hijack Loaded Saudi Oil Tanker
According to an Associated Press report, Somali pirates hijacked a Saudi supertanker loaded with crude hundreds of miles off the coast of East Africa — defeating…
Pirates Hold Chinese Fishing Vessel
Pirates holding the crew of the Chinese fishing vessel FV Tian Yu 8 guard the crew Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 as the ship passes through the Indian Ocean. The ship was attacked Nov. 16 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and forced to proceed to an anchorage off the Somali coast. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky. (Source: Navy News Service)
Navy Wants Single Carrier in Mayport
As part of an environmental impact statement (EIS), the Navy announced that its "preferred alternative" is to homeport a single nuclear powered aircraft carrier…
Mitsui May Mothball Ships
According to a Bloomberg report, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Japan's most profitable shipping line, may mothball some of its largest vessels for the first time in…
India Wants UN in Gulf of Aden
According to a report by the Hindustan Times, APVN Sarma, secretary (shipping), who is heading an Indian delegation to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London…