Bouchard Transportation in Expansion Mode
Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., today announced the next step in the company’s ongoing fleet expansion with the construction of two 6,000-hp ATB tugs. These newbuilds, the M/V Bouchard Boys and the M/V Evening Light, will be equipped with Intercon Coupler Systems and constructed by VT Halter Marine, Inc. Measuring 130 feet by 38 feet by 22 feet, these 6…
Douala Port Congestion Surcharge includes PCS
Vessel delays due to the current port congestion in Douala are still causing severe disruptions of service and highly increasing operational costs. The Port Congestion Surcharge effective from August 15th, 2014 will include the Emergency PCS.
ASRY Targets Navy Market
ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has launched a new department dedicated to military projects called the Navy Defence and Industrial Projects (NDIP) Department. The specialised team, headed by Anthony Haile, formerly of the UK Royal Navy is expanding ASRY’s strong experience in the defence sector to become one of ASRY’s primary differentiators from other regional yards.
Canaveral Allocated $1.6 mi from Port Security Grant Funding
Canaveral Port Authority will utilize the $1.6 million awarded from 2014 Port Security Grant Funding for a new port-wide cyber-security program, software that integrates…
R. K. Sharma appointed PR Head of SCI
Consequent to the inter-divisional/departmental transfer, Ravindra Kumar Sharma, General Manager, has taken over the full-fledged charge of public relations department of the Shipping Corporation of India Limited w.e.f. 18th july, 2014. Mr. Sharma joined the Corporation in May 1981 and served in various departments in different capacities prior assuming the charge of the Public Relations Department.
Delta Wave to Host Emergency Communication Seminar
Delta Wave announced it will host an emergency preparedness mobile satellite equipment roundup on Thursday, September 4 at its office in Morgan City at 10 a.m. Delta…
Petrobras Likely to Miss 2014 Output Goal
Brazil's state-run Petrobras will probably not meet its oil and gas production target for 2014 because of continued delays in the startup of new offshore oil platforms, a government source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Monday. Petrobras set a 2014 goal of increasing output by 7.5 percent, plus or minus one percentage point, hoping to break a string of missed targets caused by declining output from its largest existing fields and delays in new areas.
Schensema Named GAC Managing Director
GAC, a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, has moved Claus Schensema, its previous Managing Director in Shanghai, China, to Houston, Texas, to take the helm of GAC North America Logistics. Schensema brings 25 years’ experience in shipping and logistics to his new role as GAC North America Logistics’ Managing Director, including expertise in international freight forwarding…
Colorado to Pull Anti-fracking Initiatives; Oil Shares Rise
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has persuaded anti-fracking groups to scrap two ballot initiatives that would have curtailed oil and gas drilling, and news of the agreement on Monday lifted share prices of oil producers. Hickenlooper, in a televised news conference, said he had instead put together a task force with representatives from industry, environmental groups and local communities to set standards for the state's growing petroleum industry.
Armed with New Technology, Oil Drillers Revisit Gulf of Mexico
Advances in drilling technology are reviving the prospects of oil companies in shallow parts of the Gulf of Mexico, helping to squeeze more from older fields while the U.S.
Petrojam Offers to Buy Three Fuel Cargoes
Jamaica's refining company Petrojam has launched tenders to buy two 140,000-205,000 barrel cargoes combining gasoline, jet fuel and high-sulfur diesel and a 150…
Royal Navy Evacuates Britons from Libya
A Royal Navy patrol ship is helping to bring home British citizens after an upturn in unrest in Libya. HMS Enterprise, which has been on operations in the Mediterranean, arrived at the capital Tripoli yesterday where there has been increased instability and fighting. Around 110 passengers were transferred to HMS Enterprise by boat and given supplies for the journey to Valetta in Malta where they arrived early this morning for onward transfer.
Ailing Mariner Medevaced near Alaska
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) medevaced an ailing 69-year-old man from the 50-foot fishing vessel Sierra Seas near Village Islands off Kodiak, Sunday. An Air Station…
Pacific Rubiales Seeks to Sell Colombian Crude
Canada-listed oil firm Pacific Rubiales launched a tender to sell two cargoes of Colombian Castilla crude and a cargo of Vasconia crude for delivery during September at Covenas port…
ISU Publishes Annual Review and Statistics
The International Salvage Union has published is Annual Review for 2013 which formally sets out the governance and work of the ISU which is the global trade association representing the interests of its members who are marine salvors. The ISU Annual Review includes a summary of the annual statistics collected from its members to provide an overview of the state of the salvage industry. The 2013 figures show a substantial industry with total revenues…
Parties Agree to Complete Panama Canal Expansion
On August 1, 2014, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the consortium Groups Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) signed the variation incorporating to the original contract the agreement reached in March for completion of the Third Set of Locks project. "What remains now is to continue working with the commitment to complete the Expansion which is currently at a 78% progress," said ACP Administrator Jorge L. Quijano.
Kurds Ask US Court to Scrap Seizure Order, Allow Crude Delivery
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq asked a U.S. court on Monday to throw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed crude oil and allow…
Mixed Prospects for Ivorian Cocoa Crops
Ivory Coast weather over the past week indicated mixed prospects for its main cocoa crop, with overcast weather and no rain potentially hurting development of plants in most regions…
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.
EBDG to Design New Class of Staten Island Ferries
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Ala., has been selected by…