US to Sell Offshore Wind Farm Leases
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to hold first ever competitive lease sales in federal waters south of Rhode Island & Massachusetts on July 31, 2013. Citing a U.S.
POLB Appoint Al Moro Interim Executive Director
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners appoint chief harbor engineer Al Moro as the Port of Long Beach’s interim executive director. Moro, who joined the Port in 1997 as a civil engineer, currently oversees all administrative and technical activities for the Port’s engineering programs, including nearly $4 billion in capital improvement projects. “The Board is extremely pleased that we have unanimously selected Al Moro as our interim executive director.
China Shipyard Repairs Seven Ships
7 vessels sailed from China's CIC Boluomiao Shipyard in May 2013, on time despite prolonged heavy rain, congested quays. Among the seven vessels were: M/V “AN PING 1”…
Nigerian Ship Chandlers Losing Rightful Business
Nigeria currently loses about N80 billion (US$500-million) annually to foreign shipping operators due to Federal Government not enforcing ship chandlery laws. Citing…
EU Agrees Important New Fisheries Legislation
After 2-years of negotiations, the European Union (EU) agrees a workable deal on fisheries reform to recover fish stocks and support low-impact fishing. Following late-night talks, Irish fisheries minister Simon Coveney, representing the Council of European ministers, and European Parliament negotiator Ulrike Rodust MEP, announced in a press conference that a compromise had been reached on the main aspects of reform.
Heavy Lift Consignment: SAL Pull Out All the Stops
SAL Heavy Lift's MV “Regine” needed a combined shipboard crane operation to deliver 8 massive reactors from Japan & Korea to Turkey. The Type 176 heavy-lift ship had all necessary facilities for a complex contract like the Tupras Project: a combined crane capacity of up to 1,400 mtons, huge deck capacity and a wide range of lifting equipment. Destined for the Tupras Refinery, MV “Regine transported eight reactors from Japan and Korea to Turkey.