Zamakona Launches Tuna Freezer Vessel
Tuna freezer vessel Ljubica was launched at Zamakona Yards shipyard in Bilbao on June 16 for Ecuadoran shipowner Pesquera Miriam S.A. The ship has been designed and developed by the technical shipping office CINTRANAVAL - DEFCAR SL and has a 1,999 m3 fish capacity in its tanks, 90 meters length and 18 knots speed. The Ljubica is designed for tuna fishing trough the fences system in fishing grounds located at the Pacific Ocean. Its delivery is planned for autumn 2014.
No Discharge Zone Declared in Lake Erie
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today declared the New York side of the Lake Erie shore line a “no discharge zone…
RIMPAC Underway off Hawaii
RIMPAC, the world’s largest international maritime exercise consisting of 20 plus nations and hundreds of aircraft, ships and submarines began yesterday in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The exercise will provide a unique training opportunity for fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th such exercise since 1971 and for the first time will include Brunei and China.
EU Extends Liner Shipping Consortia Exemption
The European Commission has extended by another five years until April 2020 the validity of the existing legal framework exempting, if certain conditions are met…
New MARAD Policy for Cruises Safety and Security Training
The U.S. Maritime Administration published a policy on voluntary certification of cruise vessel security and safety training. The Maritime Administration (MARAD)…
New Zealand to Review Coastal Navigation Safety
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) announced it is undertaking a review of coastal navigation safety to identify risks and assess current and potential safety measures.
WESMAR Adds Dealer in Italy
Italy is a region marine electronics and equipment manufacturer WESMAR has served with its roll fin stabilizers and its stainless steel counter rotating bow and stern thrusters for many years.
New Orleans Locks Closed for Emergency Repair
Harvey Lock, located at mile zero on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, was closed to navigation yesterday, June 26, for emergency repairs to lock gate machinery, GAC reported in its daily Hot Port News.
Coal Export Facility Approved at Bunbury
Western Australia's Environment Minister Albert Jacob has approved plans to build a $500 million coal export facility at Bunbury Port, GAC reported. Construction is expected to start in mid-2015…
Petrobras Board Approves More Exploration
The board of Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras, approved the exploration of new oil and gas fields in February, Planning Minister Miriam Belchior said on Friday…
USCG Assists Distressed Vessel off Massachusetts
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) rescue crews assisted a fishing vessel in distress by air-dropping de-watering pumps after the 53-foot Canadian flagged vessel Island Cruiser…
Get Your Motors Runnin’
Advance Work on Engine Selection with the OEM pays handsome dividends when your vessel is delivered. Don’t skip this necessary step. It is hard to say why the phenomenon occurs, but with every new engine that arrives in any boat yard comes a sense of approval and appreciation. Heads turn and work even stops as the iron horsepower machines make their way onto the production floor. Such admiration is warranted…
Fire at Tatipaka-Lanco Pipeline of GAIL in K.G. Basin
A fire broke out early today along a natural gas pipeline of GAIL (India) Limited at Tatipaka in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Fifteen casualties have happened and eighteen injured are being treated in four hospitals in the vicinity. The fire started at around 5:45 AM today along the Tatipaka – Lanco natural gas pipeline, approximately 50 metres from ONGC’s Tatipaka terminal and about 500 metres from the GAIL terminal.
Technip Wins Consultancy Contract for RAPID Project
Technip, leader of a joint venture with Fluor, was awarded a substantial(1) Program Management Consultancy (PMC) contract by PETRONAS for the Refinery and Petrochemical…
P&O Cruises’ “Adonia” Joins the Windjammers For the 1st Time
“The Kieler Woche regatta – an international top sailing event and at the same time the biggest summer festival in northern Europe – is setting new standards and attracting in-creasing numbers of cruise ships”. The comment comes from Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the Port of Kiel (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG). This year for the first time, a record sixteen cruise ships have berthed in the port of Kiel during the festival, which is being held from June 21st to June 29th.
MOL (America) Inc. Announces May 2014 KPI Results
MOL (America) Inc. announces the May 2014 results of its Regional Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in the following categories: operations, customer service, and electronic data interchange (EDI).
Former FedEx Canada President to Head Long Beach Port
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to vote Monday, June 30, to name Jon W. Slangerup, a veteran corporate executive with extensive experience in global logistics and environmental technologies, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Chief Executive. “After an extensive, nationwide search, the Board of Harbor Commissioners is very pleased to recommend the appointment of Jon Slangerup as the Port’s new Chief Executive,” said Harbor Commission President Doug Drummond.
More Danube Cruises Affected by Low Water Levels
At least 20 river cruises have been affected in Germany on the Danube and Elbe rivers after lower than normal water levels have forced some cruise lines to undertake complex logistical maneuvers to keep tours running. Some Cruises have had to alter their itineraries. Cruise Critic will continue to monitor water levels in the regions and update you with further reports. Viking Cruises has seen more than a dozen of its itineraries affected, and maintains an updated list on its website.
APM Terminals Leads Productivity Rankings Again
The JOC Group’s latest study of port productivity data, covering the year 2013, retains APM Terminals Yokohama as the world’s leading container terminal in productivity…
Petrobras Could save $18K mln between 2015 and 2021
Brazil's Petrobras estimates it will save costs for 18,000 million dollars between 2015 and 2021 findings with direct contracting to explore four oil surplus subsalt areas of the country, the company said Friday . The company expects investment required would be for about 26,000 million dollars to acquire areas, discover and define the potential surplus oil, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM).