Come Together, Right Now …
Collaboration is a wonderful thing. And in Washington, DC, it seems to be a concept that has become more alien than ever before, with partisan politics that have gripped the nation’s capital.
Dampier, Hedland Port Authorities to Merge
From July 1, 2014, Dampier Port Authority will be merged with Port Hedland Port Authority to form a new body named Pilbara Ports Authority, GAC reported in its daily hot news report.
Saft Launches Li-ion Battery Modules
Saft, a designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, is launching its new Seanergy range of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery modules developed to offer safety…
USS Slater is Homeward Bound
USS Slater, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, will soon return to her home berth in Albany, New York. Launched in 1944, Slater served gallantly in both the Battle of the Atlantic and the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. In 1951, Slater was transferred to Greece under the Military Defense Assistance Program. Renamed Aetos (Eagle), she served as an Hellenic Navy training ship for forty years.
Third Body Recovered from Cal-Sag Channel
Crews have recovered a third body, Monday, from a collision between a recreational vessel and a barge that occurred late Friday evening in the Cal-Sag Channel near Palos Hills, Illinois.
Ecopetrol Seeks Diluent Naphtha Cargo for July
Colombia's state-run Ecopetrol has launched a tender to buy a 170,000-180,000 barrel cargo of diluent naphtha to be received on July 10-18 at the U.S. Gulf Coast…
Grants Offered for Maritime History Projects
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Maritime Administration, today announced the availability of approximately $1.7 million in grant funding through…
DHT Announces Co-CEOs
DHT Holdings, Inc. announced the appointment of Svein Moxnes Harfjeld and Trygve P. Munthe as co-CEOs of DHT. Munthe will no longer hold the position as President of DHT. Harfjeld and Munthe have been CEO and President of DHT respectively, since joining DHT in 2010. Chairman of the Board, Erik A. Lind commented, "Svein and Trygve have since they joined the company in 2010 for all practical purposes functioned as a management team of equals.
Mideast Firm to Operate Cargo Terminal at Port Canaveral
A Middle Eastern-owned company landed its first North American port operations contract on Monday, a 35-year agreement with Port Canaveral on Florida's east coast.
Apostleship of the Sea Launches Maritime Emergency Fund
Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has launched a maritime emergency fund which aims to provide fast and modest cash grants to seafarers in difficulties. The dedicated fund is designed to respond to emergency financial or welfare requests from seafarers or their families in less than 24 hours, taking the immediate pressure off stressful situations. “Most seafarers and fishermen enjoy good living and working conditions but there can be circumstances when crew are not paid…
Rosneft and Lukoil Commence Joint Drilling at Caspian Shelf
Rosneft and Lukoil began the construction of prospecting and appraisal well ? 1 at Ribachya structure as part of geologic exploration of North Caspian licensed site, situated in a Russian sector of North Caspian water area. The project is operated by the Caspian Oil Company. The planned drilling depth is 1650 meters. The aim of well drilling is to explore the geologic structure and to detect oil and gas deposits, as well as to evaluate their commercial significance.
Keith Kirby, Director of Hurricane Energy Resigns
Hurricane Energy plc announced the resignation of Keith Kirby as a director of the Company. In light of this, resolution 3 relating to the re-election of Keith Kirby has been withdrawn from consideration at the Annual General Meeting that was held on 23 June 2014. Mr Kirby departed Hurricane on 22 June 2014 to pursue other interests. Dr Robert Trice, CEO, commented: "Keith has made an outstanding contribution to the Company and in particular his leadership of certain corporate activity…
Foster Wheeler Signs Agreement With BOC to Replace Heat Exchangers
Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has signed an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) services agreement with BOC, a member of the Linde Group, for the installation of replacement heat exchangers at BOC’s Teesport facility, Teesside, in northeast England. The Foster Wheeler contract value was not disclosed and was included in the company’s first-quarter 2014 bookings.
Wall St Stabilizes After 6 Days of Gains, Energy Sector Advances
U.S. stocks ended little changed on Monday in a quiet session, as investors saw little reason to continue buying on Wall Street after a winning streak of six days of the S & P 500…
HAL's World Cruise to Span 45 ports, 25 countries, 6 Continents
When ms Amsterdam departs Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 5, 2015, the cruise will span 114 days and call at 45 ports in 25 countries on six continents. Offering a refined and elegant “home away from home,” Amsterdam guests will enjoy gracious service, superior amenities and many special Grand Voyage experiences. For guests who have less time on their hands, eight segments ranging in length from 22 to 57 days are available from departure ports along the route.
Public Invited to Join Last Sailings of Veteran WSF Ferry
The public is invited to bid “bon voyage” to Washington State Ferries’ (WSF) oldest ship, the 87-car 'Evergreen State', with one last ride from Friday Harbor to Anacortes Sunday, June 29, 2014. Crews will decommission the vessel and retire it from service following this final sailing. The Evergreen State was the first vessel custom built for Washington State Ferries in 1954.“This remarkable ferry has served our customers well for six decades…
Nam Cheong Clinches 2 Accommodation Work Barge Contract
Nam Cheong Limited a leading global offshore marine player listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and Malaysia’s largest Offshore Support Vessel builder, today announced that it has sold two Accommodation Work Barges (“AWB”) worth approximately US$84 million (approximately S$105 million) with the option to purchase another two vessels, to a repeat customer, Bursa-listed Perdana Petroleum Berhad (“Perdana”).
SafeBulkers Price Public Offering
Greece's Safe Bulkers, Inc. has set the price of its public offering offering of shares. The Company says it plans to use the net proceeds of the public offering to fund its newbuilding program and for other general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of indebtedness. The public offering of 2,800,000 shares of its 8.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares, par value $0.01 per share…
Magnitude 8 earthquake Hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands
A magnitude 8 earthquake Monday shook the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to the west, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami alert local, the United States Geological Survey and the Tsunami Warning Center said Pacific. The warning covering the coastal areas of the U.S. state of Alaska from Nikolski to Attu, the center said, adding that the authorities were assessing the level of risk to other coastal areas of the United States and Canada.
Upcoming Chesapeake MTI Professional Mariner Job Fair
Chesapeake Marine Training Institute (Chesapeake MTI) says it will host a professional mariner job fair August 13, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its campus in Hayes, Va.