AWO, WCI Address Mississippi River Conditions
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, Barge Industry and Shipping Industry Representatives Hold Press Conference to Address Ongoing Mississippi River Navigation Concerns Due to Continued Drought and Low Water Conditions. Representatives of the barge and shipping industries, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard, held a press conference on the Mississippi River near St.
GPA Holds Grand Opening
Georgia Ports Authority’s expanded Mason Intermodal Container Transfer Facility is open for business, with improvements cutting round-trip Norfolk Southern train movements to Atlanta by six hours. “These improvements allow Norfolk Southern to offer an efficient, competitive route to the large inland port just up the road – Atlanta,” said Jeffrey Heller, NS group vice president of international intermodal services.
Donjon Marine Supports Navy Hurricane Response
Donjon Marine Co., Inc., a provider of multi-faceted marine services including marine salvage, heavy lift, dredging, related emergency response services, and most recently shipbuilding and repair, was mobilized from its base in Port Newark, New Jersey to provide an emergency pumping capability in response to the devastation resulting from Hurricane Sandy. Donjon holds the U.S. Navy Salvage and Related Services contract for the North Atlantic zone. The U.S.
AAPA ‘Trade Routes’ Workshop to Address Trade Trends
The assumption that trade conditions and infrastructure will drive future transportation changes will be the overriding theme at the sixth annual American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) “Shifting International Trade Routes” workshop in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 24-25, 2013. The 1½-day program, which is being cosponsored by the U.S. Maritime Administration and hosted by the Tampa Port Authority, will address the range of issues related to dynamic, global and hemispheric trade.
RotorTug RT Ambition Arrives in Bremerhaven
On November 16 KOTUG´s new build RotorTug RT Ambition arrived in Bremerhaven. The tug left ASL Singapore Shipyard on September 22, 2012 and sailed under own power. RT Ambition measures 32 x 12 m, with a installed power totaling 6,456 BHP and a bollard pull of 84 tons. Due to its three propulsion units, which independently can be turned 360 degrees, the Rotortug has an unique maneuverability. RT Ambition is the 11th RotorTug of a series of 14 sister vessels.
Azamara Quest Undergoes Refurbishment
Azamara Quest Exits Drydock with Refreshed Spaces and New Azamara Blue Hull. Azamara Quest, the first of Azamara Club Cruises’ twin boutique ships to undergo refurbishment, emerged today from an eight-day drydock – complete with a refresh of all public spaces and staterooms and a new “Azamara Blue” hull. Named for the cruise line by Navantia Shipyard, the unique navy-blue color tone of Azamara Quest’s hull adds to the elegance of the ship’s silhouette.
PoH: Upward Trend Continues in Financial Results
The Port of Houston Authority will partner with Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines to offer new services from the Bayport Cruise Terminal, it was announced at the Nov. 15 Port Commission meeting. Princess Cruises will make passenger cruise calls during the 2013-2014 cruise season, while Norwegian Cruise Lines has committed to three years and will begin service in 2014. This will result in…
Duncan: Final Type 45 Destroyer on Sea Trials
DUNCAN, the sixth and final Type 45 destroyer built by BAE Systems, has today set sail from the company’s Scotstoun shipyard on the Clyde to embark on her second stage sea trials off the west coast of Scotland. During the next 19 days at sea, DUNCAN will undertake an extensive program of trials, including final testing of the ship’s power and propulsion, combat systems, navigational and communications equipment ahead of her handover to the Royal Navy in March next year.
iPIRB: Accuracy in Locating Casualties at Sea
Scottish company develops vital new level of accuracy for locating casualties at sea. The new iPIRB, launched by MarineMTS and Telemar UK Limited locates and identifies marine casualties fast so that every effort can be concentrated on rescue and saving life. The technology was showcased (Friday 16 November) at a launch hosted by the Maritime Rescue Institute at Stonehaven, and attended by marine industry operators including Taqa Bratani…
PJMTM Center Earns ClassNK Certification
ClassNK announced that it has certified the type specific ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) training courses provided by the newly established ECDIS training center, Philippines-Japan Maritime Training Management Inc. (PJMTM). ClassNK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara presented the certificates to PJMTM President Eduardo U. Manese during the center’s opening ceremony on 8 November 2012.
Signet Promotes Captain Porter
31-Year Veteran Assumes General Manager, Traffic and Business Development Post. Signet Maritime Corporation—a global provider of vessel services and logistics—is…
Princess and Norwegian Cruising Into Port of Houston
The Port of Houston Authority is partnering with two separate cruise lines, Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines, to offer new service from the Bayport Cruise Terminal. Princess Cruises will make passenger cruise calls during the 2013-2014 cruise season, while Norwegian Cruise Lines has committed to begin service in 2014. "We are ecstatic that these two premier cruise lines have chosen to sail from our state-of-the-art cruise facility at Bayport in Pasadena…
MARAD: Jones Act Waiver Reporting Requirements
Maritime Administration Reporting Requirements For The Special Purpose Jones Act Waiver. On November 2, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security, in consultation…
Rolls-Royce to Design & Power Chinese OSV's
Rolls-Royce wins a £12 million order to design and equip two platform supply vessels (PSVs) to be built at Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industries in China. Rolls-Royce UT 755 LN vessels are designed specifically for transporting solid and liquid cargo to and from offshore oil and gas platforms world wide. In addition to the design, Rolls-Royce will supply an extensive range of onboard equipment, including main engines…
Pacific Drilling Charters Out 'Pacific Khamsin'
Pacific Drilling's ultra-deepwater drillship the 'Pacific Khamsin' contracted by a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation for operations in West Africa. The minimum duration…
Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Order for Korean Yard
QGOG Constellation S.A. exercise a Samsung Heavy Indurstries contract option for an advanced capability DP3 drillship. This will be the third drillship ordered from…
NNS Employee Named Outstanding Apprentice 2012
Newport News Shipbuilding employee Greg Hoefflin has been named an Outstanding Apprentice for 2012 by the Virginia Apprenticeship Council. Hoefflin, a 2012 graduate of The Apprentice School at NNS, is the ninth Apprentice School graduate to receive the honor since it was first awarded in 1998. The Virginia Apprenticeship Council, in association with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, sponsors…
Survey Finds Wind Farms Yield Poor Investment
On the basis of an exhaustive industry survey, Wind Energy Update finds that wind farm return on investment is around - 21 percent. According to the survey, this…
BP Resolves US Government Deepwater Horizon Claims
BP announces resolution of all criminal and securities claims against the company relating to Deepwater Horizon accident. BP has reached agreement with the United States government, subject to court approval, to resolve all federal criminal charges and all claims by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against the company stemming from the Deepwater Horizon accident, oil spill, and response.
Boskalis Conclude Good Quarter, Raise Earnings Outlook
Dutch dredging & marine specialists, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) report revenue & profit higher than in the first half of 2012. The order book increased…