Georgia Ports 25% Container Growth for April
Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that the GPA experienced 25.6% container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive…
Swansea Dry Docks Open for Business
Following the successful use of Swansea Dry Docks for the refit and refurbishment of Saga Pearl II, now successfully cruising; work on MV Julia, now plying the Fastnet…
Sparrows Offshore to Increase U.S. Workforce
Sparrows Offshore LLC (formerly Energy Cranes LLC), the Houston-based offshore crane, fluid power and pipe-laying equipment specialist, has signed contracts in 2010 worth more than $8m.
Port Hamburg Cargo Handling Increases Again
Hit hard by the global financial and economic crisis in the year 2009, the Port of Hamburg reports total cargo-handling figures of 28.6 million tons for the first quarter of 2010…
Corvus Energy Lithium-Ion Battery for BRAtt
Corvus Energy, harnessing the power of large format lithium-ion battery systems for marine propulsion, will spotlight its proprietary technology at the International Tug & Salvage (ITS 2010) Conference May 17-21 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, B.C. The conference marks the world debut of the BRAtt class training tugs, the first of which will feature Richmond, B.C.-based Corvus Energy’s battery and management system utilized as the house power bank.
Great Lakes Iron Ore Surges Again in April
The Great Lakes iron ore trade continued to strengthen in April in response to growing demand for steel. Shipments from U.S. and Canadian Lakes and Seaway ports totaled 5.4 million net tons…
“K” Line Selects Globe Wireless for Upgrade
Globe Wireless has been selected by “K” Line to provide a turnkey implementation of the Inmarsat FleetBroadband service. “K” Line is a large ship owner/operators…
Shipbuilding Orders to Surge on Energy Demand
According to a May 17 report from Bloomberg, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s second-largest shipyard by orders, aims to almost triple contracts…
Seldovia Bay Ferry 2010 Sailing Schedule
Alaska’s newest passenger ferry announced its 2010 sailing schedule between the communities of Homer and Seldovia, located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The M/V Kachemak Voyager will offer three round-trip sailings daily beginning on May 26, 2010. The vessel will depart from Seldovia at: 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and depart Homer at: 9:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. “The mission of the Seldovia Bay Ferry is to facilitate economic development opportunities in Seldovia.
This Day in Coast Guard History – May 18
1920-Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel were granted the same pay, allowances and increases as the Navy. (Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
This Day in Naval History – May 18
1969 - Launch of Apollo 10, dress rehearsal for first lunar landing mission. CDR John W. Young, USN, was the Command Module Pilot and CDR Eugene A. Cernan, USN, was the Lunar Module Pilot.
Aker Philadelphia Delivers Ninth Product Tanker
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (Oslo: AKPS), a U.S. commercial shipyard, delivered its ninth Veteran Class MT-46 product tanker May 14 to American Shipping Company (Oslo: AMSC). The 46,000 dwt vessel, named the Overseas Martinez, will leave the shipyard in the coming days under the operation of OSG America to transport petroleum products for Tesoro. Aker Philadelphia has three other vessels currently under construction as part of its historical build program.
Wärtsilä & Robert Allan Cooperation Agreement
Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading ship power systems integrator, has signed a Letter of Intent with Canadian ship design company Robert Allan Ltd. to develop a Strategic Cooperation Agreement.
Polychem’s Dispersit for Oil Spills
U.S. Polychemical Corp said that currently the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is being contained by the use of a chemical solvent that is potentially harmful to wild life. According to Polychem, its product, Dispersit, a water-based surfactant product used to clean up oil spills, has shown a significant reduction in the harm caused to both human and aquatic life. Dispersant products formulated with petroleum mineral spirits used as dilutents can be potentially harmful, the company claims.
SCA Recognizes Austal USA for Safety
Austal USA received two awards from the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) for commitment to improving safety and health in the workplace. Austal USA President and COO, Joe Rella’ Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, Chris Blankenfeld and Vice President of External Affairs, Bill Pfister attended the SCA General Membership Meeting in Washington DC at the end of April where they were presented with the SCA Award for Excellence in Safety and the Award for Improvement in Safety.
Alabama State Port Authority Far East Service
The Alabama State Port Authority and Mobile Container Terminal, LLC announced a new all-water container service between the Port of Mobile and Far East. CMA CGM added the Ports of Mobile and Pusan, Korean to its PEX3 service between the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Asia. CMA CGM, through its division, Terminal Link, is a partner in the 18 month-old Mobile Container Terminal at the Port of Mobile. In 2005, CMA CGM’s division Terminal Link, APM Terminals Americas, a subsidiary of the A.P.
Salazar to Review Drilling Agency Methods
According to a May 14 report from the Associated Press, the Obama administration said on May 14 it is tightening procedures at the agency that grants offshore drilling…
ACL Statement Re Fatality
"This has been a very difficult week for all of us at Jeffboat. Thursday afternoon an industrial accident occurred at Jeffboat resulting in the fatality of one of our employees, David Martin.
Piracy in Somali Basin Surges
According to a May 14 report from the Xinhua News Agency, The European Union (EU) naval force protecting shipping off Somalia said that the number of pirate ships…
Impact of PLCs on Saturation Diving Systems
A new generation of diving support vessels (DSVs) is providing challenges for inspectors. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) recognises that certain new-build DSVs…