Routine USACE Levee Work Halts Mississippi Traffic
Fully loaded barges headed to export market abruptly halted. Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) and its agricultural and other commodity shipper members and towboat operators are reacting to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to perform, over the next 13 days, routine work that involves laying concrete mats that protect the river bank for flood protection. This requires traffic restrictions for towboats moving barges and other vessels while the mats are laid.
Senior Chief Receives Bob Feller Award
A senior chief petty officer assigned to Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) received the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award in a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Nov. Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Carl M. Thompson was presented the award by Peter F. Fertig, President of The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation. The annual award was established…
Sheikh Ahmed receives “Maritime Visionary Award”
HH Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum received The Maritime Standard Special “Maritime Visionary Award” in recognition of his exceptional foresight in supporting and revitalizing the UAE’s maritime sector in his role as Chairman of Dubai World. The award was presented on November 6th 2014 at the Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah, at a glittering ceremony where leaders representing all facets of the industry…
MHI Endowing Courses in Nuclear Engineering at Hanoi University
A ceremony was held today at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), in Hanoi, Vietnam, to mark the commencement of the fifth year of courses endowed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Hapag-Lloyd Update on Congestion in Manila.
The ongoing congestion in Manila has not improved. Consequently, the situation resulted in cumulative delays and build up of containers at the transhipment port in Singapore. In view of this, Hapag-Lloyd will temporarily halt booking acceptance for shipments destined to Manila North transhipped via Singapore with immediate effect. It has been notified that the connection via Hong Kong and Kaohsiung is still available but with limited capacity.
Launch of OCEAN FALCON in Pasajes
On November the 6th, Zamakona Yards Group successfully completed the launch of the ship “Ocean Falcon” at its facilities in Pasajes (San Sebastian, northern Spain). The ship is the third Zamakona Yards launches, of all three signed with the Norwegian shipping company Atlantic Offshore A.S. The primary mission of the ship is to provide prompt attention to emergencies on oil rigs, being specially adapted to the harsh conditions of the North Sea.
Aker Not to lay off Staff
Norwegian broadcaster NRK today reported that Aker Solutions' fabrication yard in Egersund, Norway, will be letting 1,500 temporary workers go after the new year. While it is common practice at the yard to adjust the temporary workforce to existing activity levels, no decision has been made to do so. The yard currently employs about 2,200 workers, both temporary and permanent, for work on 14 projects. Activity levels are nearly record high as several projects are at an intensive stage of work.
Fortis' Perry to Present at EEI Conference
Fortis Inc. President and Incoming CEO, Barry Perry, will present at the 49th Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Financial Conference in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, November 13, 2014 between 9:00 am and 9:40 am (Central Time). A live and archived audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Corporation's website, www.fortisinc.com.
Paddling Boat Race Around the Island
A paddling boat race will take place around Hong Kong Island on 16 November 2014 (Sunday). About 20 canoes and 6 rowing boats are expected to participate in the race. The boats will set off at 0815 hours at the south of Middle Island in a clockwise direction around Hong Kong Island, and finish the race in the vicinity of Middle Island by 1700 hours. Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race route should proceed with caution…
USCG Hoists Injured From Bimini Superfast Ferry
A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami hoisted an injured man Wendesday night from the Bimini Superfast ferry approximately 10 miles off the coast of Bimini, the Bahamas. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard 7th District command center received the request for a medical evacuation at 6:20 p.m., Wednesday. The 35-year-old man aboard the Bimini Superfast ferry had reportedly suffered a head injury.