HII President at Children Development Fundraiser
Huntington Ingalls Industries President & CEO Mike Petters keynote speaker at 11th annual Breakfast to Benefit the Children of Downtown Hampton Child Development Center. The event, held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, is designed to educate guests about the Child Development Center and to raise funds for its operations. The Downtown Hampton Child Development Center is a non-profit preschool that serves 200 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years.
American Waterways Operators Lobby Congress
American Waterways Operators (AWO) representing the nation’s tugboat, towboat & barge industry calls on Congress, to urge greater attention to infrastructure needs.
A New Shipbuilding Defect Tracking Data Software
Praeses' OneList – an enterprise software product in the Armada Suite of shipbuilding products – gives real-time deckplate access to defect tracking data. With OneList users can quickly enter…
Deepwater Drillship Chartered Before Delivery
Seadrill contracts with LLOG Bluewater Holdings, LLC, for employment of the new-build drill-ship, 'West Neptune', offshore Gulf of Mexico. The contract duration is a minimum of three years plus an option for a one-year extension at mutually agreed rates. The potential revenue for the primary contract term is approximately US$662 million. The West Neptune is expected to be delivered to Seadrill from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, in early June 2014.
U.S. National Ocean Policy Plan Released
The Obama Administration releases its final plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into on-the-ground actions to benefit the American people. With significant…
Counter-Piracy Firm AdvanFort Now SAMI Accredited
AdvanFort receives key “green light” accreditation in the Stage 1 process from Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI). The company says it has achieved…
LNG Bunkering: SSS Chooses Suitable Ships for Project
The European consortium for Short Sea Shipping (SSS) chooses 8 ships to provide an insight into feasibility of LNG as a bunker fuel. The selection of ships took…
Maritime Business Growth in S. America: Navegistic 2013
Upcoming Navegistic 2013 Show will highlight exponential maritime traffic & trade growth in S. America’s Paraguay, Paraná, & Platte R. system. The September 4-6, 2013, trade fair at the Mariscal Lopez Convention Center in Asuncion, Paraguay aims to provide information essential to regional business development in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Mr. Lucas Varela and Mr. David Semeghini, long…
Tankship Owner Warns of 'Russian Roulette' Market
Euronav reports its net loss slipped to US$ 10.7 million in the first three months of 2013, compared with US$ 9.0 million a year earlier. The first quarter has seen moderate growth in cargoes comparing 2013 over 2012 and, due to changes in trading pattern, a greater increase in ton-miles. Nevertheless the overall returns for tanker shipping measured in TCE were lower. The supply side of the market remains the fundamental problem.
TE SubCom Wins Subsea GoM Cable Contract
TE SubCom contracted by Chevron to connect the Jack & St. Malo offshore facility with an undersea fiber optic communications system in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Jack & St.
MOL Installs Ballast Water Treatment System on VLCC
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced completion of work to install a ballast water treatment system on the very large crude oil carrier (VLCC) Libra Trader at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. On January 10, the company announced plans to install the system on a VLCC ahead of IMO installation compulsion. MOL is the first Japanese shipping company to install such a system for existing VLCC. Keppel Shipyard has timely delivered the vessel as committed and Libra Trader has already returned to service…
Peter Stephaich Testifies in Favor of New WRDA
Peter Stephaich, Chairman of Campbell Transportation Company in Pittsburgh, PA, and Executive Committee member of Waterways Council, Inc. Mr. Stephaich addressed the importance of water resources development legislation, the current broken model for modernizing the nation’s locks and dams, and the need for adoption of the Capital Development Plan (CDP), which is H.R. 1149, Waterways are Vital to our Economy…
MARSEC Level Increased
As of April 15, 2013, the Captain of the Port of Boston has raised the MARSEC Level to MARSEC level 2 within the COPT Boston zone. Each owner or operator of a vessel…
Royal Caribbean Reveals Quantum-Class
Royal Caribbean International unveiled first details of its next generation of cruise vacations – Quantum cruising. The details were unveiled by stage, television and film star, Kristin Chenoweth – Godmother of Quantum of the Seas – at an exclusive event for media and special guests in New York City. The Quantum class of ships will introduce a skydiving experience that transports guests more than 300 feet in the air…
Bolt Technology Announces Record Order
Bolt Technology Corporation said it has received a $4,600,000 order for a Seismic Energy Source system which is scheduled for shipment in September 2013. Raymond M.
AAPA U.S. Delegation Chair Testifies on WRDA
Testifying for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources and Environment…
Norwegian Embassy Reports on Asia Offshore Exploration and Production
Rising energy demand from Asia Pacific countries is a key factor driving the growth in regional offshore oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities.
Balpure BWTS Receives USCG Certification
The IMO Type-Approved Balpure ballast water treatment system from Severn Trent De Nora has become one of the first ballast water treatment technologies to receive the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) Alternate Management System (AMS) certification. AMS certification identifies an IMO Type-Approved system that meets the USCG requirements. Ships are required to have onboard ballast water treatment systems that prevent invasive species from being shipped into U.S. waters.
Does Chapter 11 Work for Foreign Shipping Companies?
In the past two or three years, we have seen a wave of shipping companies file Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the United States. This latest wave started hitting the street in about 2011 and has included such names as General Maritime, Omega Navigation, Marco Polo, TBS International, B&H, and OSG. The timing is no mystery to anyone who has been following our industry, and I do not think it is too controversial…
Jamaica Joins India to Celebrate 50th National Maritime Day
Rear Admiral (ret'd) Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and former chairman of the International Maritime Organization’s Standards of Training and Watchkeeping sub-committee, was guest of honor at the 50th anniversary National Maritime celebrations in Mumbai, India. Admiral Brady joined the Honorable Union Minister of Shipping Shri G. K. Vasan and Indian Shipping Secretary Shri P.