US Sets Import Duties on Chinese Containers
The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday set duties on imports of rail and road transport containers from China after finding the goods were produced using unfair government subsidies.
USCG Cutter Collides with Fishing Vessel off Puerto Rico
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a collision Tuesday between the Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and the 42-foot commercial fishing vessel, Sea Shepherd, approximately nine nautical miles east northeast of Vieques, Puerto Rico. At 6:38 a.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo was on a routine patrol when the collision occurred. Following the collision, the Sea Sheppard sank at a depth of over 100 feet.
Pivotal to Deliver LNG to Carib for use in Puerto Rico
Pivotal LNG, Inc., a subsidiary of AGL Resources, announced this week a long-term agreement to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary Carib Energy LLC (Carib).
Suncor Sends First Tanker of Western Canada Heavy Crude to Europe
Canada's largest oil and gas producer, Suncor Energy Inc, is shipping its first ever tanker of Western Canadian heavy crude from Canada's East Coast to Europe, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Last Call to Register for SHIPPINGInsight
Maritime industry conference and exhibition opens next week in Stamford, Conn. There’s still time to register online for SHIPPINGInsight 2014, the North American maritime industry technical conference and exhibition, which opens next week in Stamford, Conn. The event will take place at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. It includes a full-day dedicated Marine LNG Symposium followed by the two-day Fleet Optimization Conference.
Coast Guard Foundation to Honor Longtime Supporter
The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that at its upcoming 34th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard in New York City on October 9th, it will honor a long-time supporter, James J. Coleman, Jr. The former chairman of International Matex Tank Terminals, Coleman has served on the Coast Guard Foundation’s board of directors since 1997.
Today in U.S. Naval History: September 23
Today in U.S. 1779 - Capt. John Paul Jones in Continental Navy frigate Bonhomme Richard captures HMS Serapis. 1931 - Lt. Alfred Pride pilots Navy's first rotary wing aircraft, XOP-1 autogiro, in landings and takeoffs on board USS Langley while underway. 1944 - USS West Virginia (BB-48) reaches Pearl Harbor and rejoins the Pacific Fleet, marking the end of the salvage and reconstruction of 18 ships damaged at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Ingalls Authenticates Keel on Aegis Destroyer
Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division today authenticated the keel for the company's 30th Aegis guided missile destroyer, Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). To make it official, Georgeann McRaven, ship sponsor and wife of retired Adm. William McRaven, former commander, U.S. "We have a long history of building surface combatants, and the DDG 51 destroyers have become the backbone of the U.S. Navy's fleet," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias.
Wilmington Wharf Fire: Port of LA Update
With the wharf fire in Wilmington now more than 90 percent contained, terminals at the Port of Los Angeles plan to resume full operations Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. informs the Port. Only the Pasha terminal at Berth 177, the location of the fire, will remain closed. Nearby Yusen Terminals International will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning. “I’d like to thank the brave men and women from several…
Cargo Growth at Indian Ports Remain Sluggish
In FY14, total cargo handled at Indian ports increased by 4.3% to 976 million tonnes from 935 million tonnes during FY13. The growth was pegged down by sluggish cargo performance at the major ports which registered a meagre 1.8% growth in cargo volumes to 556 million tonnes in FY14. Non major ports on the other hand exceeded the overall growth rate by recording an 8.3% growth in throughput on a yoy basis to 420 million tonnes.
Meyer Werft Keel Laying for 'Norwegian Escape'
Norwegian Cruise Line executives and officials from the German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT took part in the keel-laying ceremony of the new cruise ship 'Norwegian Escape' in a traditional ceremony at the shipyard. During the official ceremony, block number 35/41, one of 86 blocks that will comprise the 164,600 gross ton vessel, was lifted into the covered building dock as the start of the block assembly for the new ship.
First Arctic Cargo Shipped through the Northwest Passage
Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, today announced that its vessel, the MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada's Northwest Passage, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate. The Nunavik will be one of the first commercial vessels to transit the Northwest Passage completely, and the first to do so unescorted with an Arctic cargo, and with Canadian expertise.
Deep Sea Supply Announces Multiple Contract Awards
Deep Sea Supply is pleased to announce multiple contract awards with an international major subsea contractor for a total duration of approximately 1000 vessel days. The three PSVs of PX105 design "Sea Spider", "Sea Springer" and "Sea Spark" have been awarded contracts for ten, ten and four months, respectively. The AHTS "Sea Lynx" has been awarded a contract to be performed in two phases; first phase 40 days and second phase 250 days.
RCN to 'Retire' Four Ships, Procure Replacements
Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), informed a recent news conference that the RCN begins its transition to the future fleet. The four ships to be taken out of service are Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Protecteur and Preserver, two auxiliary oil replenishment ships; and HMC Ships Iroquois and Algonquin, two Iroquois-class guided missile destroyers. The retirement…
UAE to Launch Concentrated Inspection Campaign
The 6 Maritime Authorities of the Riyadh Memorandum of Understanding (RMoU) on Port State Control will launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose of ensuring compliance with SOLAS Chapter II-2 and the International Code for Fire Safety Systems on board ships. This inspection campaign will be held for three months, commencing from October 1st, 2014 and ending on December 31st, 2014. * To raise awareness of fire safety related issues.
EU & US Sanctions on Russia Not to Impact VSS Operations
The present EU and US sanctions are not expected to impact Viking Supply Ships’ operations and financials in 2014. It is too early to say whether sanctions will impact the drilling seasons 2015 and onwards. Four of Viking Supply Ships’ AHTS-vessels, of which three with ice class 1A and one icebreaker, are currently operating offshore Russia in the Kara Sea. The contract applies to the drilling seasons 2014 and 2015, with options for the drilling seasons 2016 and 2017.
Drewry Publish 2014 Review of Container Terminal Operators
Drewry inform that the 2014 edition of their Annual Review of Global Container Terminal Operators is now available to purchase online. Drewry add that this industry review, with forecasts, has some of the most insightful and detailed analysis available in the market today. Entering its 12th year of publication the report is unmatched by others and Drewry continue to enhance and add new content each year.
ABB to Join UN's Sustainable Energy for All initiative
ABB announced at the UN Climate Summit in New York today that it is joining the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL). The company will provide expertise on energy efficient motors and transformers to help governments devise policies that accelerate energy savings. “ABB is excited to be part of the United Nations initiative and to contribute to decoupling economic growth from energy consumption and emissions,” said Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB.
Mariner's 'Command Bridge' Helps Keep Baltimore Celebration Safe
The Mariner Group informs that it augmented the security efforts of Maryland's Natural Resources Police and other federal, state and local agencies for Baltimore's recent Star-Spangled Spectacular and Sailabration. Mariner provided CommandBridge situation awareness support to the Incident Command Center at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. The CommandBridge displays and on-site staff helped maintain safety and security during several high-profile maritime events…
Foster Wheeler For Air Quality Control System Upgrade In West Virginia
Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group’s Environmental and Industrial division has been awarded a contract by Longview Power, LLC to rehabilitate and optimize the wet flue gas desulfurization system at their existing 700 MWe (net megawatt electric) Longview Power facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, USA. Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract.