Maersk Awarded Three MSC Contracts
In the first contract, Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $31,817,327 modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise the third 12-month option period for the operation and maintenance of five government-owned Maritime Prepositioning Force ships: USNS 2ND LT John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008), USNS SGT William R. Button (T-AK 3012), USNS 1ST LT Baldomero Lopez (T-AK 3010), USNS 1ST LT Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) and USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009).
Blazing DUKW Abandoned in River Thames
The vessel caught fire while in sea-borne mode, and the 30 passengers and crew evacuated into waist deep water between Lambeth Bridge and Westminster Bridge. Soon afterwards, three commercial RHIBs nearby attended and recovered people from the water and landed them at a nearby pontoon. London Fire Brigade’s boat was also on scene and the fire was extinguished. Tower and Chiswick RNLI lifeboats and the Police helicopter searched the water to ensure nobody was unaccounted for in the water.
Shipbuilding & Repair in Asia: New Market Report
Research and Markets has added "Ship Building & Repair (Asia)" report to their offering. The new report includes an analysis of the top 1000 companies in the field…
Greenpeace Arctic Drilling Protest: 8 More Coralled
A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy. The eight will join 22 others, including a freelance videographer and freelance photographer, detained on Thursday following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace International pledged to appeal all 30 detentions. The 30 have already…
Northern Sea Route: Sabetta Port Seen as Focal Point
During a meeting on the implementation of the Yamal LNG project, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the value of the seaport of Sabetta for further development of the Northern Sea Route, reports 'Arctic Info'. According to the President, the volume of traffic on the Northern Sea Route this year was 1.5 million tonnes. By 2015, this figure may reach 4 million tons, and he considered that the construction of the modern Arctic port…
Ship Agents, Sino-Global, Cut Losses in Fiscal 2013
Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SINO), an international provider of shipping agency services, today announced its selected financial results for fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.
Port Hueneme Renew Banana Partnership
Port Officials and Del Monte Fresh produce have celebrated their 34-year partnership by executing a third modification of their 1995 contract. “34 years represents…