BP on Gulf Oil Spill Trial
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana yesterday ruled on the issues raised in the Phase 2 trial of the Deepwater Horizon case: the quantification of oil spilled and BP’s source control efforts following the accident. The Court found that 3.19 million barrels of oil were discharged into the Gulf of Mexico and therefore subject to a Clean Water Act (CWA) penalty. In addition, the Court found that BP was not grossly negligent in its source control efforts.
Irving Shipbuilding Update
In a technical briefing with media in Ottawa this morning, representatives from Public Works Government Services Canada, the Canadian Navy and Irving Shipbuilding provided an overview of the Arctic Offshore Patrol ship program including the ship’s design and capability, the number of ships to be built and the construction schedule. The spokesman in his brief informed: We look forward to celebrating this important milestone – the awarding of a build contract - with our employees…
Dun & Bradstreet is First SBFE Certified Vendor
Dun & Bradstreet, the world's most trusted source of commercial data and insight, today became the first certified vendor of the Small Business Financial Exchange, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary SBFE, LLC. As an SBFE Certified Vendor™, Dun &Bradstreet gains access to the SBFE Data ™ on more than 24 million small businesses. Combined with Dun & Bradstreet's global commercial data and analytics, the…
CMA CGM Agent in Montevideo Has Moved
CMA CGM URUGUAY (Montevideo office) has moved to the following address: CMA CGM URUGUAY 25 de Mayo 747 2nd Floor CP 11.000 MONTEVIDEO URUGUAY Please note that phone numbers have changed too: Switchboard Phone: + 598 2901 7470
EU Mulls Green Maritime Transport in Greece
The EU’s TEN-T Program will invest almost €600,000 in a study for the promotion of LNG use in Greek maritime transport. The greener and cheaper LNG could contribute to reducing transport emissions and fuel supply costs in the Aegean Sea, INEA, the European Commission’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency said in a statement. The study aims to promote LNG for the passenger and shipping transport between the Greek islands.
Record Movement in Asia-US Containershipping
A recovery in the U.S. economy and greater consumer spending by the middle class has stimulated the movement of shipping containers from Asia to the U.S. returned to near-historic levels in 2014, says a report Nikkei Asian Review. Quoting data from Zepol, a U.S. company that tracks trade data, the report says that in terms of 20-foot equivalent containers (TEUs), U.S. sea trade imports from Asia rose 6.8% from the 2013 level, to reach 14.23 million TEUs in 2014. Shipments from Asia to the U.S.
Russia Offers Indonesia Type 636 Submarines
Russian government has approached the Indonesian government to offer Kilo Class Type 636 submarines to bolster the country’s maritime defense system, reports Jakarta Post. Russian ambassador MY Galuzin had met with Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu to discuss military and defense partnerships between the two countries, said Defense Ministry spokesperson Col. Djundan. He declined to give further information on Indonesia’s response to the offers…
Singapore's Maritime Industry Reports Strong Performance
Singapore continues to be the world's top bunkering port, while its annual vessel arrival tonnage also saw growth in 2014, according to advance estimates announced by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. The Port of Singapore maintained its position as one of the busiest in the world as it recorded container throughput of 33.9 million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) in 2014, 4 percent more than the 32.6 million TEUs registered in 2013.
Face-lift for Port of Windsor
The Windsor Port is key area in the planned $7-billion worth of investments to transform Canada’s most important transportation and trade networks, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway. Approx $60 million has been spent in Windsor to improve infrastructure the last five years. The investment helps ensure Windsor will remain a key port and vital part of the waterway’s growing success, said David Cree, CEO for the Windsor Port Authority.
Vindskip: Wind-powered Containership Concept
The Vindskip, designed by Lade AS, comes to rescue and bring wind power back into action. It uses a hull designed to act as a so-called airfoil, or giant sail. Futuristic concepts for containerships powered by windmill-powered propellers have been in vogue for some time, especially after the studies revealed that shipping accounts for around 3% of global CO2 emissions. A Norwegian engineer has designed a radical new cargo ship with a hull so large it acts as the sails of old.
22 Dead as Tug Capsizes in Eastern China
A total of 22 people were confirmed dead after a tugboat with 25 onboard sank on the Yangtze River in east China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday afternoon. Rescuers…