US Budget Shutdown: Most DofD Civilians Back to Work Soon
A statement by Secretary Hagel on the Pay Our Military Act, indicates that most, but not all, DoD civilians placed on emergency furlough during the government shutdown are to be asked to return to work. "Immediately after President Obama signed the Pay Our Military Act into law, I directed DoD's Acting General Counsel to determine whether we could reduce the number of civilian personnel furloughed due to the shutdown.
GofM Tropical Storm Karen Fizzles Out
Satellite imagery indicates that the center of KAREN is no longer well defined and as a result it is no longer a tropical cyclone. In New Orleans cargo operations continued at Port docks Saturday as Tropical Storm Karen weakened in the central Gulf of Mexico. The cruise ships, Carnival Elation, which was scheduled to arrive this morning, and the Carnival Conquest, scheduled to arrive Sunday, kept a safe and comfortable distance west of the storm and await reentry into the River.
Latest Robert Allan Designed Barges in Canadian Arctic
Four Robert Allan designed shallow draft, double hull, combined bulk oil & deck barges, built in China for ITB North Limited, are now in service delivering bulk fuel oil and deck cargoes to various locations in the Far North less than 11 months after the original design contract was placed. When ITB Marine Group decided to expand their operations to the Mackenzie River, they chose to work once again with Robert Allan Ltd. to design their new shallow draft double hull oil barges.
APL Name Fifth of 12 New Container Ships
APL has named their new 9,200-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ship 'APL Savannah' at the Port of Los Angeles. The APL Savannah is the fifth in a series of twelve 9,200-TEU vessels to be delivered to APL, the container shipping arm of Singapore-based shipping and logistics company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL). She is also the first containership to be named and christened at the Port of Los Angeles.
Keeping Canada Moving: A New CFOA Report
The Canadian Ferry Operators Association (CFOA) officially released 'Keeping Canada Moving', an industry report that highlights the ferry sectors significant economic contributions and that demonstrates the need for further government investment in marine transportation infrastructure. "Ferries form an essential part of Canadas transportation systems, and ferry operators provide vital economic connections for Canadians across the country," said Serge Buy, CEO of CFOA.
Sarjak Container Lines Make GAC Sri Lanka Sole Agent
GAC Sri Lanka has been appointed as the sole authorised agent for multimodal transport operator Sarjak Container lines Pvt (Ltd), handling all their shipping and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) activities in the country. Sarjak specialises in the door-to-door transportation of breakbulk and over dimensioned cargo (ODC) operating a fleet of self-owned containers including Super Racks, Flat Racks, Open Top, Hard Top Open Top & GP containers.
Hartzell Welcomes Ohio Governor to New Factory
Hartzell Air Movement was honored to have Ohio Governor John Kasich at their new large fan facility to celebrate the successful first year of the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program and to kick off the second year of the program. In other company news Brian Payne has joined Hartzell as Vice President of International Sales. The Governor spoke of the importance of the OIWTVP and urged other businesses to get involved.