Long Beach Cargo Rises Sharply in March
Cargo surged upward in March at the Port of Long Beach with a 32 percent increase over the same month last year, making it the busiest March in the Port’s history. A total of 630,084 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) were moved through the Port. (The second-busiest March on record was in 2006 with 561,194 TEUs.) Imports were recorded at 317,520 TEUs, a 42.1 percent increase from last year. Exports decreased 17.3 percent to 127,337 TEUs. Empty containers increased 85.4 percent to 185,227 TEUs.
Canada's Ferry Operators Highlight Safety
As Canadians remember the tragic sinking of the Korean ferry, MV Sewol, one year ago today, Canada’s ferry operators remind Canadians of the notable safety track record of its sector.
Migrant Crisis Intensifies with Murder Arrests, Drownings
Italian police arrested 15 African men suspected of throwing about a dozen Christians from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean on Thursday, as the crisis off southern Italy intensified.
Grove Named ABS Group President, CEO
ABS Group of Companies, Inc. announced the appointment of Todd Grove as its new President and CEO. Grove most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for ABS Group's parent company, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). He has served more than 30 years at ABS, in various senior technical and operational management roles across the world. Grove holds a bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan…
Container Volumes Jump at Port of LA
March containerized cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 17.3 percent compared to the same period last year. The port handled a total of 791,863 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), the second-highest month in the port’s history. The busiest single month was October 2006, when the port moved 800,063 TEUs. For the first three months of 2015, overall volumes (1,823,854 TEUs) are down 5 percent compared to the same period in 2014.
Baltic Index Perks up on Increased Rates for Bigger Vessels
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, edged higher on Thursday as rates for bigger vessels rose.
Nor-Shipping Fun Run
A 5-kilometer fun run will be held at Norway’s Nor-Shipping conference on June 1 to benefit The Mission to Seafarers. Starting in Oslo city centre, the scenic course will takes runners along the Oslofjord, finishing at the Norwegian Maritime Museum, where participants can unwind with a post-race reception. Celebrating Nor-Shipping’s 50th anniversary and partnership with The Mission to Seafarers, the…
Spain Investigates Sinking off Canary Islands
Spain launched an investigation on Thursday into the sinking of a Russian ship off the Canary Islands, as coastguards battled a six-km (3.7-mile) oil slick close to tourist beaches.
IOM Reports 41 Drowned Migrants in Mediterranean
Forty-one people have drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Italy by boat from Libya, four survivors said when they arrived at the Sicilian port of Trapani…
AVEVA Launches Software Upgrade
AVEVA announced new productivity enhancements in the latest release of AVEVA Electrical and AVEVA Instrumentation, feature-rich software applications for electrical and instrumentation engineering and design in plant and marine projects. New functionality also includes offering best-in-class cable routing capabilities based on AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) as well as delivering greater flexibility to the way in which distributed engineering teams can configure and control projects.
Nordic Yards Names Aly Managing Director
Dr.-Ing. Herbert Aly has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Management of the Nordic Yards Group. He succeeds Dr. Vitaly Yusufov, who will preserve his links with the company as a member. The appointment of Dr.-Ing. Aly strengthens the top management of the Nordic Yards shipyard group and moves the focus specifically on to high-margin areas of business. "We will further develop our know-how and expertise to deliver best quality…
Silver Coins Worth $50 mln Recovered from WW2 Wreck
Marine salvage experts have recovered $50 million in silver coins from a ship sunk by a German submarine in 1942 as it was transporting the cash from India to London…
Navy Officer Pleads Guilty to Bribery
U.S. A lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy pleaded guilty to bribery charges in federal court, admitting that he accepted cash, hotel expenses and the services…
Damen Installs BWT System to Cable Innovator
Global Marine Systems Limited’s vessel Cable Innovator has recently left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) after extensive work including the installation of a ballast water treatment system and a five-year survey. Global Marine Systems has been active on the cable-laying market since the industry’s earliest days and offers its clients 160 years of experience in the sector.
Bomin Launches Bunker Operations in Copenhagen
The Bomin Group, a global physical supplier and trader of marine fuel oil, has announced that it is launching a physical operation in Copenhagen, Denmark. The expansion…
Dual Accreditation for VSTEP DP Simulators
In a timespan of one month, three types of VSTEP Dynamic Positioning Simulators have been officially certified and accredited by the Nautical Institute and Det Norske Veritas (DNV-GL) certification bodies. The accreditation means the new NAUTIS Dynamic Positioning simulators from VSTEP are fully certified and approved to be used for official DP training courses. The accredited Dynamic Positioning Simulators…
First B.Delta68 SUL Bulker Ordered
Deltamarin reported that its B.Delta family has scored further success as the Vulica Shipping Co. Ltd ordered the first ever B.Delta68 SUL (Self-Unloading) vessels.
OSK-ShipTech Acquires Jørgen Petersen
OSK-ShipTech A/S has acquired consulting naval architects A/S Jørgen Petersen who has more than 40 years of experience in ship design and consulting in the marine industry.
Tanker Lifts One Million Barrels of Crude at Hariga
A tanker left Libya's eastern oil port of Hariga after lifting one million barrels of crude, an oil official said on Thursday. No new tanker was expected in the next few days…
NAO, Vard Push Back PSV Deliveries
Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) informs that it has agreed with the Norwegian based Vard Aukra shipyard to extend the delivery of two platform supply vessel (PSV) newbuildings…