Diana Shipping Time Charter for M/V Melite
Diana Shipping Inc. charter rate of US$16,500 per day, minus 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum twenty-three (23) to maximum twenty-five (25) months.
USCG Publishes Outer Continental Shelf Notice of Arrival Rule
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday publication in the Federal Register of an outer continental shelf notice of arrival rule designed to enhance…
Bill Reintroduces to Permanently Ban North Coast Drilling
On Jan 11, Congressman Mike Thompson (D-North Coast) reintroduced legislation that would permanently prohibit oil and gas drilling off the coasts of Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.
MVeP Phase 2 Seeks Authors
The Marine Vessel Environmental Performance (MVeP) Assessment was presented November 4th, 2010 at the SNAME Annual Meeting. This is the work of SNAME T&R Panel EV-10 previously Ad-hoc Panel 19.
NOIA President on National Oil Spill Commission’s Final Report
“The lengthy report and its numerous recommendations will certainly provide ample fodder for all those interested in offshore drilling for months to come. The Commission…
Prelube Pumps Extend Engine Life
It is no revelation that maximizing equipment life directly impacts the bottom line. When it comes to profitability, every dollar saved on equipment maintenance is a dollar earned.
Gilliam VP Crowley Sales & Chartering, Petroleum Services
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Tucker Gilliam has been promoted to vice president of sales and chartering for Crowley's petroleum services team. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager, petroleum services. In his new role, Gilliam is responsible for the planning and direction of sales and chartering initiatives…
Bureau Veritas Guidance, Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
International classification society Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the Classification and Certification of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines. The guidelines…
Nickless VP Crowley Finance & Planning, Shipping & Logistics
Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that David Nickless has been promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley's shipping and logistics business line. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. In his new position he will support Crowley's liner and logistics business units, and be responsible for leading their finance and accounting functions and strategic business planning.
Cutrona, Former Director of NASSTRAC, Passes
Joseph F. H. Cutrona, former executive director of NASSTRAC (the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) from 1978-1998, died Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2010 at his home in Naples, Fla.
National Oil Spill Commission Releases Final Report
“On May 22, 2010, President Barack Obama announced the creation of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling: an independent…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 12
1850- The wreck of Ayrshire on Squan Beach N.J. 201 of 202 persons on board were saved by the life car. First use of the life car in the U.S. 1923- Title "Commandant"…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 12
1813 - US Frigate Chesapeake captures British Volunteer 1848 - Attack on Sloop Lexington, San Blas, Mexico 1953 - Landings tested on board USS Antietam, first angled deck carrier (Source: Nav
Piracy Negotiator Keynotes at WISTA Luncheon
In recognition of the International Maritime Organization’s “Year of Piracy,” WISTA USA announced that world renowned piracy negotiator, Suzanne Williams QPM, will be the keynote speaker at its sixth annual WISTA USA luncheon on March 21st, kicking off the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2011 conference. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 in the Ballroom II of the Hilton Stamford Hotel and is open to all at a cost of $55 for WISTA members and $70 for non-members.
Drewry’s Forecast Warns Carriers
Drewry believes that the industry has emerged from the global recession with both carrier profitability and demand figures bearing this out, but still ask whether…
Omnipure Series 55 Receives USCG Certification
Omnipure Series 55 marine sanitation treatment systems from Severn Trent De Nora have received final certification from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to the International Maritime Organization’s MEPC.159(55) effluent standards. Certification by the USCG involves testing environmental standards such as shock and vibration above and beyond IMO requirements. The Omnipure Series 55 technology utilizes a unique electrolytic treatment process…
Source Capital Acquires Penray Companies, Inc.
Source Capital, an Atlanta and San Francisco based private equity firm, has backed management in acquiring The Penray Companies, Inc. Source Capital targets healthy…
Freight Rates Tumbling
According to a Jan. 10 report from Bloomberg, at a time when analysts anticipate record profits for the biggest mining companies and a third year of gains in commodity prices…
Actisense, Nobeltec Collaborate for Simpler Installations
Actisense, the marine electronics brand from Active Research, based in Poole, UK, announced its collaboration with Nobeltec, the US based developer of PC-based marine…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 11
1882- At 9 a.m during a thick snowstorm, the schooner A .F. Ames of Rockland, Maine, was bound from Perth Amboy to Boston with a crew of seven persons. She stranded…