China Evacuates Workers in Libya to Malta
China has evacuated several hundred workers from Libya and is taking them by ship to Malta, the head of the Malta Civil Service, Mario Cutajar, said on Wednesday.
BOEM Extends O&G Lease Comment Period
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is extending the public comment period for the Request for Information (RFI) and Comments on the Preparation of the…
US Crude Oil Exports Hit 15-year High
U.S. crude oil exports reached 288,000 barrels per day (bpd) in May, the highest levels since April 1999, data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday.
There’s Still Time for SHIPPINGInsight Award Entries
Entry submissions for the first SHIPPINGInsight Award are due Friday, Aug. 1, but organizers said they will continue to accept nominations through following week to provide some extra time. SHIPPINGInsight Award offers an opportunity to be recognized as a leading innovator in ship and fleet optimization achievements. Entry forms can be downloaded at shippinginsight.com/awards. SHIPPINGInsight 2014 will be held September 30 through October 2 in Stamford, Connecticut.
Gladding-Hearn Builds New Boat for Delaware Pilots
The Delaware pilots association has ordered its third pilot boat of the popular Chesapeake class from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Delivery of the new 53-footer is scheduled for 2015, and will mark the sixteenth of this class built by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard, since introduced in 2002. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, the all-aluminum pilot boat measures 52.6 feet overall, with a 17-foot beam and 4.8-foot draft, and will have a top speed of 26 knots.
ATB Barge Project for Murray & Associates
Murray & Associates, LLC has been commissioned to deliver a comprehensive design package for an 185,000 BBL Chemical Tank Barge new construction project. The ABS SafeHull barge is an articulated tug and barge type utilizing an Intercon Model 50 coupler system. It has a length of 584 ft and a breadth of 78 ft. Murray & Associates has been engaged from concept to detailed design, encompassing structure…
Top Ships Enters 3 New Charters
TOP Ships Inc., an international owner and operator of modern, fuel efficient "ECO" MR tanker vessels focusing on the transportation of petroleum products, announced…
VSAT Connectivity by Globecomm for Malaysia's PBJV Group
Globecomm Maritime, a leading provider of maritime communications solutions, has been awarded a contract to provide VSAT connectivity to PBJV Group's barge Kota Laksamana 101.
Strike at Argentina's Customs Houses
tomorrow (31 July) and on Friday (1 August). hours local time on Thursday. For operations from 0000 hours on Saturday 2 August until 0600 hours on Monday (4 August)…
Port Manatee's 3 projects to get underway
Port Manatee has been awarded a $1,837,500 security grant, allowing the port to proceed with three significant projects. The award, the second-highest for any Florida port in the latest round of grants offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, facilitates full funding for each of the three projects named in the request of the port, which is putting forth a required 25 percent match. Purchase of new geographic information system…
Growing American Shipping Bill Introduced by Garamendi
Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, informs ot the introduction of H.R. 5270, the 'Growing American Shipping Act', to strengthen the U.S. maritime industry. The Subcommittee’s Chairman, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA-50), joined the legislation as an original cosponsor. Existing law…
FortisBC Set to Expand its Tilbury LNG Facility
FortisBC Energy Inc. today selected Bechtel Canada Co. (Bechtel) as the contractor for its Tilbury LNG Facility Expansion Project in Delta, B.C. (Project). The selection of Bechtel took place after a competitive procurement process. Bechtel brings global experience in the development of LNG facilities to the Project. Project construction is expected to employ 150 skilled workers over two years and provide an estimated $4 million per year in taxes to various levels of government over time.
Exxon Mobil Corporation Declares 3Q Dividend
The Board of Directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation yesterday declared a cash dividend of 69 cents per share on the Common Stock, payable on September 10, 2014 to shareholders of record of Common Stock at the close of business on August 13, 2014. This third quarter dividend is at the same level as the dividend paid in the second quarter of 2014. Through its dividends, the corporation has shared its success…
USCG Cutter Waesche Home from RIMPAC Exercises
The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche has returned to port at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, after spending three weeks at sea participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercises, informs the US Coast Guard. During the exercises Waesche demonstrated the Coast Guard’s unique capabilities and partnership with Department of Defense entities and international partners along the Pacific Rim by serving as the Combined Task Force 175 commander.
Crowley Maritime Open Singapore Office
Crowley Maritime Corp. says it has opened a full-service project management and logistics solutions office in Singapore under the leadership of industry veteran William Hill. William Hill, PMP, has relocated from Crowley’s Anchorage office to Singapore where he has assumed the position of director, business development, and will manage the project support office. Hill has been with Crowley for more than six years as director…
Fincantieri to Build Third New Princess Cruises Ship
Fincantieri says it has signed an agreement with Carnival Corp. to build the new cruise ship for its Princess Cruises brand at a cost of about 600 million euros. The 143,000-ton ship, which will enter service in 2017, will carry 3,560 passengers (lower berths), and feature the successful design platform introduced by sister ships “Royal Princess” in 2013 and “Regal Princess” which entered service this past May.
DW to Present at Upcoming Floating LNG 2014, Houston
Douglas-Westwood (DW) says that its manager in Houston, Andrew B. Meyers will be joining the speakers on the platform at the upcoming 27th-30th October 2014 'Floating LNG Conference' at the Hilton Hotel Greenway Plaza in Houston. DW explain that annually the conference attracts over 140 attendees from the entire FLNG value chain, who gather to hear the latest news and network with leading players in the market.
BAE Systems Awarded Two Navy Contract Modifications
1. BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded an $54,698,937 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4406) for a Docking Selected Restricted Availability to include structural work and extensive repairs and maintenance onboard USS Gettysburg (CG-64). This availability includes hull, machinery, electrical, electronics, ship alterations, and piping alteration and repair work.
Hornbeck Offshore Ride High on Q2 2014 Results
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Vessel Counts: As of June 30, 2014, excluding two inactive non-core vessels and two HOSMAX OSV newbuild deliveries that occurred in July 2014, the Company's operating fleet consisted of 56 new generation OSVs and four MPSVs. The forecasted Upstream vessel counts presented in this press release reflect the anticipated fiscal 2014 OSV and MPSV newbuild deliveries discussed below.
MPHRP's Welfare Responder Training in Manila
Few people are as devoted to seafarers’ wellbeing as MPHRP’s partners, which include the members of the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the International Christian Maritime Association (ICMA). With that in mind, MPHRP embarked upon a training initiative devised in collaboration with both ICMA and ISWAN. Based upon research and extensive shared experience, the training engages port chaplains…