Newest MSC Cruises Ships meet in Mallorca
MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, the newest ships in MSC Cruises’ fleet, met July 9 in Mallorca, Spain, as MSC Splendida sailed to her christening in Barcelona on July 12. This was the first meeting between the two 137,936-gross registered ton sister ships, the largest ever commissioned by a European owner, since late last year when MSC Fantasia sailed from the STX Europe shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, where both were built.
Crowley Organizational Changes
Crowley announced several management changes within its logistics services group. Robert (Bob) Weist has been promoted to vice president of sales and will be responsible for all business development functions and North American transportation services, including trucking and rail. He remains domiciled in Jacksonville and reports to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics.
More Funding for Port of Pittsburgh District
The Port of Pittsburgh Commission Executive Director, James R. McCarville, praised the announcement from Senators Specter and Casey that additional funding was included…
Petra Joins Owners Galaxy
The Petra Galaxy, designed by Conan Wu and Asscoiates, is the latest vessel to join the fleet of Perdana Venus Ltd. of the Marshall Islands. The 246 ft by 65.5 ft maintenance/work vessel has approximately 7,535 sq ft of open deck space and a total deadweight of 3,475.5 tonnes of which 400 tons could be deck cargo with the vessel drawing 17 ft of draft. Classed by ABS as a + A1 +AMS Offshore Vessel the Petra Galaxy includes air-conditioned accommodation for up 189 people as well as a hospital…
Keel Laid for USS Fort Worth (LCS 3)
The keel for the future Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), was laid July 11 during a ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wis. "Starting…
First FB150 Installation, Tug Miclyn Enterprise
Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT), provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced the first installation of the FleetBroadband 150 (FB150) service onboard tug Miclyn Enterprise.
Cole Hersee’s New Catalog
Cole Hersee Company, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electrical, electronic, and digital products for vehicle industries, including the marine industry, introduced its new Marine Catalog, D100.
Port Equipment Manufacturers Assoc. Expands
The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) announced the incorporation of two new member companies: crane manufacturer Terex Cranes and container logistics solutions designer Loxystem AB.
Oceanfreight Inc. Acquires Capesize Vessel
OceanFreight Inc., (NASDAQ:OCNF) a global provider of seaborne transportation services for both drybulk and energy commodities, announced it has agreed to acquire a 2006 built 173…
Navy Discusses Arctic Changes
The oceanographer of the Navy and commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC) recently discussed the Navy's future in the Arctic at the third…
PVA President Testifies Before Congress
In testimony before Congress, PVA President Bill Clark told legislators that the Coast Guard’s centralized system for issuing merchant mariner credentials must be improved.
Changes to Euromed Service
Maersk Line announced a number of changes to its Euromed service (43G) serving Northern Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean, taking effect on 20 July, 2009. The revised rotation…
New Cargo Hold Coating from Hempel
Hempadur Ultra-Strength is a new epoxy coating for ship cargo holds with a 10-year repair interval. Officially released in July, the coating provides abrasion and…
This Day in Naval History – July 13
1863 - USS Wyoming battled Japanese warlord's forces. 1939 - Appointment of RADM Richard Byrd as commanding officer of 1939-1941 Antarctic Expedition. 1943 - During…