International Auto Processing Handles 5 Millionth Vehicle
A silver Hyundai Genesis rolling down the ramp of the Wallenius Wilhelmsen vessel Isolde became the 5 millionth vehicle handled by International Auto Processing at the Port of Brunswick. “On behalf of the GPA, I would like to congratulate IAP, a long-time partner at the Port of Brunswick,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz. International Auto Processing began its Colonel’s Island operation in 1986, with its first shipment of 567 Yugos (all in red).
Antwerp Port takes Roadshow to India
The port of Antwerp has planned a Roadshow in India as this country has generated a record 5 million tonnes of cargo in Antwerp in 2014. The roadshow has been programmed from 9 to 13 February 2015. With an annual freight volume of 199 million tonnes the port of Antwerp is the second-largest in Europe. Its central location in the heart of Europe makes it possible to serve a huge consumer market very quickly: an essential advantage for exporting countries that target the European consumer.
Bid to Break Ports Deadlock
US West coast employers have made an offer to longshore workers in a bid to end the deadlock over a new labour contract that has added to the chaos afflicting some of the country's largest ports. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing shipowners and terminal operators, revealed details of the offer that it says would significantly increase compensation to members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).
Fugawi Debuts Quilted Charts
Industry leading online chart service Fugawi X-Traverse, announced today that in coordination with GPSNavXTM and its app, iNavX, the availability of quilted raster charts for the navigation app’s most recent version. One of the most established marine navigation apps on the Apple iOS platform, iNavX brings the latest marine navigation features to iPhone and iPad users. In an exciting revision of the top-selling app, iNavX adds greater functionality to its already robust feature set.
Volvo Penta IPS: Still Revolutionary
In the first two months of 2005, visitors from all over the world attended the London International Boat Show and Miami International Boat Show, expecting to find the usual selection of boats, equipment and accessories. What they discovered instead was history in the making, when Volvo Penta unveiled the revolutionary Inboard Performance System (IPS) to the marine industry. The most notable advancement…
Nigerian Navy Acquires Warship from China
The Nigerian Navy (NN) fleet has received a boost with the arrival of the newly acquired warship, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Centenary F91, stealth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV). The first of two P-18N Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) ordered by Nigeria was delivered in November 2014 at the China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company (CSOC)'s Wuchang Shipyard in Wuhan, China. This is coming barely a month after the Navy received another war ship…
Genco Shipping among Top 10 Bankruptcies of 2014
Peter Georgiopoulos’s Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd., an operator of dry-bulk cargo ships, steamed into the No. 3 berth on the Top 10 List for 2014 when it filed for chapter 11 protection on April 21, 2014, in the Southern District of New York with nearly $3 billion in assets and $1.5 billion in debt. According to Jones Day composition of the Top 10 List of public bankruptcy filings for 2014 weakness in charter rates made it difficult for the company to pay its creditors.
Taiwan Uses Chinese Shipping Firm to Spratly Port
A state-run shipping company from mainland China came to Taiwan's rescue to get vital materials to a $100 million port it is building on a disputed island in the South China Sea last month, reports Reuters. Taiwanese officials couldn’t find a local firm to do the job, so they have used a vessel from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry. It was escorted by a Taiwanese patrol boat to Itu Aba Island on what he called an unprecedented mission.
ICS: Work to 2020 Sulphur Deadline
The deadline for implementing the global 0.5% cap on sulphur in fuel as required by International Maritime Organization (IMO) is more likely to be implemented worldwide from 2020, rather than 2025, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). Dependent on the results of a fuel availability study to be completed in 2018, IMO could push back implementation of the cap from 2020 to 2025. But ICS said…
North Korea Test-Fires Sophisticated Anti-Ship Missile
North Korea has test-fired a new a new "ultra-precision" intelligent anti-ship cruise missile demonstrating the increased capability of its naval forces. The exercise…
West Coast Port Cargo Halt in Weekend to Hit US Economy
The loading and unloading of cargo freighters is suspending at all 29 U.S. West Coast ports this weekend because of chronic slowdowns on the docks that shippers and terminal operators have blamed on the dockworkers' union, says a Reuters report. A statement from the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said that loading and unloading of vessels at ports from San Diego to Bellingham, Washington, will be suspended from Friday through Monday morning.
Danish Maritime Forum in New Surroundings
The new cruise terminals at North Harbor provide the innovative setting when global key leaders meet for the Danish Maritime Forum on 7-8 October. With just five meters to the blue waves of Oresund the World’s maritime key leaders will feel at home when they participate in the Danish Maritime Forum 2015. And if they get the time to take a glance out of the windows, they will be greeted by the view of the Copenhagen skyline, the Three Crowns Sea Fortress and an offshore wind farm.
Driver Shortage Makes Capitalizing on Low Oil Hard for Truckers
A chronic shortage of drivers means America's long-haul trucking companies are struggling to capitalize on cheap fuel prices that could allow them to take goods shipments away from railroads.
Building Unions Return to Kentucky Refinery
Workers represented by the Building Trades Unions will return to Marathon Petroleum Corp's refinery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky on Monday, even as a strike by the…
USS Cole (DDG 67) to Enter Black Sea Today
USS Cole (DDG 67) will enter the Black Sea, Feb. 8, 2015, to promote peace and stability in the region. Cole’s presence in the Black Sea will serve to reaffirm the U.S. dedication to commitment towards strengthening the partnerships and joint operational capabilities amongst U.S., NATO and regional Black Sea partners. “The United States remains fully committed to our NATO Allies and regional partners throughout Europe.
HSC-25 Rescues Stranded Boaters Near Guam
Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam and rescue crews from Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, 40 nautical miles north-northeast of the U.S. territory of Guam, recovered three stranded boaters a mile offshore near the village of Songsong. The 20-foot vessel was operating in 10-foot seas when its engine failed around noon. Due to surf conditions, a rescue vessel from Rota was unable to immediately rescue the stranded boaters.
Hapag-Lloyd Changes Terminal to Long Beach
Hapag-Lloyd's California Central America Express Service (CCE) will shortly be switched to a new terminal at Los Angeles as follows: SSA Terminal 700 Pier A Plaza 90813 Long Beach USA First vessel to call at the new terminal will be M/V Hammonia Roma 228W/229E (DP voy86728/87293) ETA Long Beach March 3, 2015.