Seaspan Accepts Containership Delivery
Seaspan Corporation announced that it accepted delivery of a 10,000 TEU containership, the Hanjin Buddha, which was constructed using Seaspan's fuel-efficient SAVER design.
FURUNO Opens UAE, Italy Training Centers
FURUNO NavSkills network of training centers has been expanded with a further two locations in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and Mola di Bari, Italy. In the UAE…
Significant Truck Activity at Vancouver Port
The trucking disruption is affecting the movement of containers by truck to and from Port Metro Vancouver’s four container terminals. In general, 70% of containers arrive and depart Port Metro Vancouver container terminals by rail and 30% by truck. Following yesterday’s clear actions by Canada, B.C. and Port Metro Vancouver to protect the economy, we are seeing significant truck activity at Port Metro Vancouver terminals.
Seychelles CG Cadets Enter Seamanship Training
On Friday, March 21, 17 trainees who are part of the Basic Training Program for the Seychelles Coast Guard received training in seamanship skills on board the Dutch warship, HNLMS Evertsen, operating under NATO Ocean Shield Task Force 508. The Basic Training Program for the Seychelles Coast Guard is a 27 week program for new trainees that have been developed by the Coast Guard and EUCAP Nestor. The program is also supported by other international partners such as Operation Ocean Shield.
GTT to Present at Gastech 2014
Every 18 months, Gastech is held for the stakeholders involved in the field of natural gas, providing an opportunity to meet energy professionals from all around the globe.
ITF Wins Promise for Investigation into Death Threats
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has won a promise from the Honduran ambassador to the U.K. to investigate death threats and victimization of trade unionists in the city of Puerto Cortés. A high-level delegation made up of Steve Cotton, ITF acting general secretary; Paddy Crumlin, ITF president; Victor Crespo, president of the ITF-affiliated Sindicato Gremial de Trabajadores del Muelle (SGTM)…
New DPO Certification Authority Announced
OSVDPA seeks to start training and certifying DPOs by the end of this year. A new organization, the Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority, Inc. (OSVDPA)…
Maritime Activity Boosts in Search for Flight 370
The maritime industry has ramped up contributions to the worldwide search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as an international team scours for signs of the Boeing 777 which went missing nearly two weeks ago with 239 people on board. Merchant and navy ships have recently helped to relaunch a search in the Indian Ocean where Australian authorities said satellites spotted possible debris. So far, no confirmed signs of wreckage have been reported.
Capacci Named Washington Ferries Chief
State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson today named Capt. George A. Capacci interim assistant secretary in charge of the Ferries Division for the Washington State Department of Transportation.
South Pacific Tuna Reports Improved Safety
U.S. South Pacific Tuna Corporation pointed to the tuna industry’s 2013 record of zero fatalities in response to a recent report, implication of safety concerns and 2012 violations from foreign officers license certification, as cited in a recent press release from Coast Guard Sector Guam. The company’s track record of overall operational safety and ongoing policy improvement work in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard in Washington…
NASNI Builds Navy’s First Submarine FiFi Trainer
Smoke bellows out the ventilation ducts. The glow of the blazing fire emanates down the passageway. Firefighters move with precision and purpose, pausing to unleash a torrent of water towards the fire as they kneel before it. Such was the scene at the Navy’s first submarine firefighting trainer, located at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) Oct. 29. Commander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC) approached Kidde Fire Trainers almost one year ago in response to the incident on the USS Miami…
Today in U.S. Naval History: March 21
Today in U.S. 1917 - Loretta Walsh becomes first woman Navy petty officer when sworn in as Chief Yeoman. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval…
USCG Breaks Ice to Reduce Flooding Risk
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported that Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay broke ice Friday afternoon in the Port of Lorain, Ohio, in an attempt to prevent ice jams from…
Thome Introduces Management System from Seagull
Thome Ship Management has migrated its existing Thome Competence Management System (TCMS) into the Seagull Competence Manager online platform to manage its ever-growing demand for crew training and gap identification. Thome Ship Management is a dynamic provider of integrated ship management services to the international shipping and offshore industries. Based in Singapore, and celebrating 50 years of service…
Second National Maritime Strategy Symposium
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) will publish a Federal Register Notice on March 24, 2014 inviting the public and Marine Transportation System stakeholders to participate in the agency’s second symposium intended to develop a robust national maritime strategy. The purpose of this second public meeting is to gather ideas to improve the utilization, vitality and competiveness of the Nation’s marine transportation system. The principal focus areas will include, but are not limited to, U.S.
ASAP Supplies Celebrates 25 Years
On April 1, 2014, it will be 25 years since Peter Edwards & Mark Reynolds officially started trading as ASAP Supplies. At 36 and 26 respectively, they were working for a marine engine supply company, and when the company stopped promoting the smaller engines and spares, they found they greatly missed spending time working with customers and solving their technical problems. Their aim and passion was to bring value to customers through technical support and knowledge.
TT Club Strengthens Middle East Presence
Specialist freight transport insurance provider TT Club said it is reinforcing its presence in Dubai with a move which aims to support the Club’s existing claims team in the UAE and underlines the insurer’s commitment to what is a dynamic region and provides an additional service level to both Members and brokers in the Middle East. Julien Horn, having already been TT’s underwriter dedicated to the Middle East for some six years now…
Moore Director Declines Permanent Position at Port of L.A.
Interim Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gary Lee Moore announced today that he will not apply for the permanent position. After an executive director is selected and in place, Moore will return to his duties as Los Angeles City Engineer. “I’m grateful for Gary’s leadership, particularly for putting the TraPac container terminal expansion project back on track,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “It’s been a privilege to lead the Harbor Department since November,” Moore said.
Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry, with a circulation of more than 35,000 worldwide, including ship and boat owners, ship and boat builders, naval architects and marine engineers. Today Maritime Reporter heads a group of four print and 10 websites serving the global maritime, offshore and subsea sector.
Navico to License Sonar Tech to Raymarine
Navico Holding AS, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced today that it has resolved the dispute with Raymarine Inc. through a license to Navico's patented DownScan sonar technologies. Raymarine and Navico have mutually agreed to dismiss all patent litigations and disputes between them. The terms of the patent license and resolution are confidential. navico.com