Crowley’s Miami-base Logistics Team Came up With the Goods for Philippines
As one of the warehouse and logistics facilities contracted by the U.S. Agency for International Administration (USAID) to provide pre- and post-disaster relief commodity storage services for the United States, Crowley Maritime Corporation's Miami-based logistics team rapidly deployed emergency aid commodities for the Philippines last month in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Less than four hours…
China’s Giant Huawei Invests in Greece’s Piraeus Port
Chinese technology and communication major Huawei has inaugurated a pilot distribution center at Piraeus port, which they say is another significant step to enhance…
London's Baltic Exchange Redefines Capesize Terms
The move follows a formal consultation process with the dry bulk market which began on 11 October 2013. Trial reporting on the new routes and vessel description will begin in late January/early February with a lifting of the trial anticipated by the end of March 2014. The existing routes and new routes will be published side-by-side until there is no further open interest in either Forward Freight Agreements (FFAs) or options to be settled.
Syria Chemical Weapons Removal: Denmark, Norway, Prepare Ships
Norway and Denmark are providing one cargo ship and one warship each to pick up Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons, report Associated Press (AP). Citing Danish…
Slow-Steaming Through a Legal & Insurance Minefield
What’s the problem? On one side the owner has an obligation to follow the charterer’s slow-steaming instructions under the charterparty yet on the other the owner has the usually implied obligation under the Bill of Lading to proceed with due dispatch. Due dispatch means the most direct route at the fastest speed. There is legal authority that an unreasonable delay is a deviation. A deviation in this…
Japan Eco Award for NYK Hull Air-Lube System
The Japanese Government's 'Minister's Award' has been presented jointly to NYK and the Oshima Shipbuilding Co. in recognition of the NYK Group’s use of the energy-saving air-lubrication system on its vessels. The awards ceremony was held in Tokyo at Eco-Products 2013, the largest environmental exhibition in Japan, and attended by NYK managing corporate officer Yasuo Tanaka; Iwashita Tatsurou, director and general manager of the Design Dept.
Vessel Optimization Data Combines Ocean/Tidal Currents
A vessel optimization application offering combined tidal and non-tidal (ocean) current data has been launched for integrated vessel speed and route optimization. Developed by oceanographic data specialist Tidetech, the new application offers resolution of six nautical miles (0.1 degree) at 60-minute intervals in a six-day forecast. Significant passage time savings have been demonstrated in simulations.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Receives FORAN License
The signing ceremony of the Academic License Agreement between SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (SIS) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was held on December 4, in the frame of Marintec 2013 international exhibition held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center. By virtue of the agreement, SJTU is granted the license to use the FORAN System for educational purposes, SENER (Shanghai) Systems Co., Ltd.
TEAM Officially Becomes ADELTE
For TEAM, this change comes at a highly opportune moment: growth prospects for the coming years are excellent, it has a strong reputation worldwide, loyal customers and a very positive image that is synonymous with high quality, reliability, safety and in TEAM Officially Becomes ADELTE. The ports and maritime division of ADELTE Group, more internationally known under the brand TEAM, will continue to develop its operations in 2014 using the brand ADELTE.
Today in U.S. Naval History: December 13
Today in U.S. 1941 - Commander William A. Sullivan designated the first Supervisor of Salvage with office in New York City. For more information about naval history…
Suez Canal Seeks Development Project Consultants
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) opened an invitation to Expressions of Interest (EOI) from international and Egyptian consultants for taking part in the preparation…
Warship Helps Food Aid Reach Kismayo
On Wednesday, December 11, Spanish EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) ship ESPS Tornado completed a three-day escort of a World Food Program (WFP) chartered vessel. The WFP ship was escorted by ESPS Tornado from Mombasa to the port of Kismayo in Somalia. During the escort, members of the Spanish Navy crew remained on constant look-out, with the ship’s helicopter ready to launch at short notice to help deter any pirate attack.
CMA CGM Peak Season Surcharge
CMA CGM announced a peak season surcharge from all Asian ports (including Japan, South East Asia and Bangladesh) to West Mediterranean, Adriatic, East Mediterranean, Black Sea and North Africa.
OMEGA Engineering Inaugurates Brazil Office
OMEGA Engineering will open its newest office in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil with an official grand opening ceremony on December 16, 2013. This is in line with OMEGA's…
Benoi Basin Dredging through March 2014
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has advised that dredging works will be carried out at Benoi Basin from December 13, 2013-March 12, 2014. According to the Port Marine Notice No.
EU Focus on Maritime Emissions, Invasive Species
The second and last Environment Council meeting under the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU took place in Brusse today, December 13, chaired by Minister of Environment of Lithuania Valentinas Mazuronis. The Commission was represented by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard. The Council discussed the state of play in the ongoing legislative work in the field of environment.
Fishing Vessel Disabled off Montauk
The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a disabled vessel approximately 86 miles south east of Montauk, N.Y., today. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound communication watchstanders, in New Haven, Conn., received notification from a good samaritan vessel relaying communications for the disabled vessel Endorphin, a 58-foot commercial fishing homeported in Montauk, N.Y., that the disabled vessel reported they were adrift and without power, nearly 86 miles offshore with three crewmembers aboard.
Envelop Protective Covers Answer NDAA Call
Since 2004 Shield Technologies Corporation of Eagan, Minnesota has provided more than 60,000 Envelop Protective Covers to all branches of the U.S. military. Corrosion…
Nano Fossil Fuels Offers Pollution Requirements Solution
Many shipping lines and suppliers are examining options to meet existing and future pollution regulations, part of MARPOL, which sets limits on NOx and SOx emissions.
Cuccias to Succeed Edenzon as Ingalls President
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Irwin F. Edenzon will retire on Dec. 1, 2014. Edenzon is currently corporate vice president and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Although Edenzon will not officially retire until December 2014, he will step down as president on March 31, 2014, and the HII Board of Directors has elected Brian Cuccias…