Master Marine Delivers Z Drive Towboat
Master Marine, Inc. delivered its first 2,000 hp Z Drive inland river towboat last month. The towboat represents the first vessel (Entech Design) of this series by the yard. Master Marine said it has not been as active in the past years building towboats as the other yards in the area. However, in the last two years, Master Marine has made some personnel changes along with additional investments to reenter this market. mastermarineinc.com
PMA & ILWU Talks Recessed until Aug. 4
After several days of productive contract talks, both parties concluded negotiations on Friday afternoon. No talks will take place from July 28 to Aug. 1 so that…
Port Metro Vancouver’s Re-opens to Inbound Containers Trucks
Port Metro Vancouver has re-opened its Clark Drive access gate to inbound container trucks destined for the Centerm container terminal. Inbound access had been closed since 2010 due to unacceptable levels of congestion and traffic management issues along Clark Drive and on port property. Until the re-opening, all inbound container trucks entered Port Metro Vancouver’s south shore at Commissioner Street.
Port Canaveral Initiates FDLE Probe
As a result of an internal investigation prompted by concerns raised from employees and in follow-up to prior internal suspicions, the Canaveral Port Authority in…
USCG saves Distressed Kayaker in Chatham Harbor
A Coast Guard Station Chatham rescue crew saved a kayaker Friday in Chatham Harbor, Massachusetts, after his kayak overturned. Station Chatham was notified at about 6:45 p.m.…
Clacton to Holland-on-Sea Coastal Defence Scheme
A major £36 million coastal defence scheme from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven is to get underway this week. The first phase of works will begin with demolishing the existing concrete and timber groynes from the radar mast to Brighton Road at Holland-on-Sea and removing them in preparation for the construction works. Once the structures have been taken away beach material will be brought in from a Crown Estate licenced off-shore dredge site.
BV Group Launches Maritime Pilot Phase
Bureau Veritas Group Launched Maritime Pilot Phase for its Single Window for Foreign Trade in Togo. The ceremony took place in Lomé, under the patronage of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Faure GNASSINGBE and in the presence of Prime Minister, Kwesi AHOOMEY-ZUNU and the Minister of Trade and Private Sector Promotion, Bernadette LEGZIM-BALOUKI. The pilot phase allows the testing of the…
Mexico's Lower House Pass Energy Reform Bills
Committees in Mexico's lower house on Saturday approved laws fleshing out a landmark energy reform that seeks to drive private investment into the long-shuttered sector.
Costa Concordia Arrives Genoa for Demolition
Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary TITAN Salvage and project partner Micoperi has confirmed that the Costa Concordia – the Concordia-class cruise ship that wrecked off Giglio Island, Italy in January 2012 – is safely moored at the Port of Genoa Voltri, Italy, marking what they describe as the completion of the largest maritime salvage job in history. Towing the disabled ship from the Tuscan Archipelago…
Bulk Grain Carrier Aground in Lake St. Claire
The Coast Guard informs it is responding to a 36,563 dwt 656-foot freighter that is hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair. Coast Guard Sector Detroit said that the motor vessel Federal Rideau, a Hong Kong-flagged vessel carrying 22,672 tons of wheat, had grounded on the downbownd channel in Lake St. Clair near the Detroit River. The vessel was en route to Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Panama's Alfonso Castillero Moves to Liberian Registry
The Liberian Registry informs that Alfonso Castillero, former Director-General of the Panama Registry, has joined their organization as Vice-President. Castillero worked for sixteen years in the Panamanian maritime sector, rising through the ranks to become head of the registry and director-general of the merchant marine. Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR)…
Three Share in Navy US$96.8-M Twin-Ship Modernization Contract
The U.S. Department of Defense informs that AMSEC LLC; CDI Marine Co. LLC; and Q.E.D. Systems Inc., (all located in Virginia Beach, Virginia) are each being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee/cost-only, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for the procurement of material kitting and technical and logistical support services required to support modernization requirements for 'USS…