OPEC Output Cut May Hit Shipping
According to a report from The Economic Times, the Indian shipping industry is concerned with the steady fall in crude oil prices and is waiting for the outcome of an important upcoming OPEC meeting.
Tanker Orders Will Not Be Cancelled
According to a report from Emirates Business 24/7, existing new-build programs in the tanker sector of the shipping industry are expected to go ahead with no fear…
Endorsement of Emissions Trading
SEAaT, the association dedicated to shipping emissions abatement and trading, welcomed the endorsement of the concept of emissions trading for shipping by the British…
NCL, STX Europe Agree on F3 Project
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and STX France Cruise SA, STX Europe's French shipyard, have reached an agreement and are moving forward with the construction of the F3 cruise ship project. NCL and STX Europe have agreed to revise the original F3 order. STX France Cruise is now building one F3 ship at 150,000 tons with a total of 4,200 passenger berths, representing the largest ship in NCL's fleet. This…
UK Grounding - Lack of ECDIS Training
The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation into the grounding of a freighter on Haisborough Sand in the North Sea on 12 May 2008.
Canada Protects Waters From Pollution
A Halifax Provincial Court Judge has imposed a penalty of $80,000 against the Motor Vessel Alida Gorthon for a pollution offense. The Alida Gorthon is a 12,750 GRT…
Op Big Tow - No Discrepancies So Far
Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River have contacted and safety-checked more than 74 towing vessels and examined 310 mariner licenses and have…
FMCSA – Roadability Rule Published
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final rule addressing requirements for intermodal equipment providers (sometimes referred to as the roadability rule).
Daring Handed to Royal Navy
The 7,381.5 ton Daring has now completed a range of stringent trials and tests and is due to sail to her home port of Portsmouth in the UK in January 2009 to undertake several months more of trials and training before she is declared ready for operational service. The construction of Daring has involved thousands of people at shipyards on the Clyde in Scotland and at Portsmouth, using factories and businesses across the UK.
New Navy Contacts
General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $39,703,986 cost plus fixed fee modification to the previously awarded contract for the…
New SAR Boat – CG Station NY
Members of the media were invited to participate in the launch and get underway on a new law enforcement and search and rescue vessel at Coast Guard Station New York on Staten Island Friday, Dec.
Northrop - Yslas Corp VP; Coyne Secretary
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) board of directors has elected Stephen D. Yslas, 61, corporate vice president and general counsel effective Jan. 1, 2009. Yslas succeeds W. Burks Terry who is retiring Dec. 31, 2008. In his new role, Yslas will be responsible for oversight of all of the company's legal matters. He will report to Ronald D. Sugar, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, and become a member of the company's Corporate Policy Council.
Judge Recognizes MARAD Authority
As a result of the Maritime Administrator’s designation of New Jersey as an adjacent coastal state, pursuant to 33 USC 1508(a)(2), Atlantic Sea Island Group, LLC…
Lynden Int’l Names New Pres and Int’l VP
Lynden International has promoted David Richardson to president and Steve Tofts to vice president, international. Richardson succeeds Dennis Patrick who retired from the company Oct. 31.
Nordic Tankers - Extraordinary General Mtg
According to a report from BYM News, Nordic Tankers A/S have received a demand for summon of an extraordinary general meeting from the shareholders Mogens Bushard…
GMR Combines with Arlington Tankers
General Maritime Corporation (GMR) announced that Historic General Maritime and Arlington Tankers Ltd. have completed their combination to form public company to…
Largest Containership Classed by GL
The biggest containership ever classed by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) was delivered in mid-December at Samsung Heavy Industry Shipyard in Geoje, Korea. The newbuilding named MSC Daniela has a capacity of 13,800 TEU. To meet SOLAS requirements for bridge visibility on the large containership, the design includes the separation of deckhouse and engine room. The arrangement of the deckhouse in the forward part of the ship permits an increase in container capacity and a reduction in ballast water.
MOL Sails Back into Southhampton
At 1,050 ft in length and capable of carrying over 8000 containers, the MOL Cosmos was an impressive sight as she sailed into Southampton for the first time early this morning.
Ship’s Boy to Executive Board
Hapag-Lloyd executive board member Adolf Adrion is retiring at the end of the year after over 50 years with the company. “Adolf Adrion is leaving us as a shipping…
This Day in Naval History – Dec 19
1870 - After a month at sea in a 22-foot boat, Coxswain William Halford, the lone survivor of 5, reaches Hawaii to seek help for crew of USS Saginaw, wrecked near Midway Island.