Usiminas to Cancel Iron Ore Shipment Contract
Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas intends to cancel its iron ore shipment contract with the Sudeste Port, a private terminal near Rio de Janeiro, the port said on Friday.
4,000 Gal. Oil Spill in Baltimore
The U.S. Coast Guard informs its continues tp oversee a response to an oil spill Friday at CP Crane Generating Station in Baltimore. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the National Response Center Thursday of approximately 3,000 gallons of lubrication oil in the discharge canal at CP Crane Generating Station in Baltimore. It is now believed approximately 4,000 gallons were discharged. Personnel from Maryland Department of the Environment, Clean Venture Inc.
Update: Cruise Ship Strikes Lock in St. Lawrence Seaway
The U.S. Coast Guard’s response to a cruise ship that allided with a concrete wall in the Eisenhower Lock in the St. Lawrence Seaway has continued Friday in Massena, New York.
Unmatched Value: How can we not afford to build the Ford Class Aircraft Carrier?
The nuclear powered aircraft carrier (CVN), with its embarked carrier air wing (CVW), is the only maritime force capable of executing the full range of military operations necessary to protect our national interests. From deterrence, to humanitarian assistance, to large-scale combat operations, Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) stand ready to answer the call in all phases of conflict. Navies across the…
Competition, Quality and Demand Come Together
Combat, Patrol and Law Enforcement Vessels Meet Multiple Missions with varied business plans. U.S. firms building patrol, combat and law enforcement craft are weathering government budget cuts by strengthening ties with clients and public agencies. These unique boats remain in demand because of terrorism, crime, wars, piracy and fire, and most serve multiple missions. As maritime nations beef up their defense capabilities, U.S.
Meet the Maritime Education Standards Council
The Maritime Education Standards Council (MESC) is a coalition of 35 member schools in the U.S. and Canada that offer U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved maritime training courses to professional and recreational mariners. The coalition was formed with the aim to safeguard education standards and provide students who utilize MESC schools with a high level of training that meets all USCG guidelines. The organization is comprised of privately owned…
Shear Stability: The Key to Proper EAL Gear Oil Selection
Selection of gear oil for marine thrusters or a stern tube lubricant for use with propeller shaft bearings is often based on analyzing price/performance characteristics of the lubricant and its availability. Now with the implementation of the 2013 Vessel General Permit, this analysis must be expanded to include environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) that meet the new EPA standards. To meet environmental requirements, EALs are blended from base oils other than mineral oil.
MOL Launches Car Carrier Brand MOL ACE
Tapping into one of its major business fields, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has established MOL Auto Carrier Express (MOL ACE) as global brand in the car carrier service. MOL will start to use MOL ACE beginning July 1. MOL’s carrier service network includes offices and agencies in approximately 140 nations around the world, and the MOL Group operates about 120 car carriers that transport automobiles…
Crowley Adds Sailings from North Atlantic to Puerto Rico
Crowley Maritime Corp. informs its liner services group will add sailings between Pennsauken, N.J., and San Juan, Puerto Rico, this summer. The company has served the Puerto Rico market since 1954.
Newport News to Host JAMF Ground-breaking Event
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding subsidiary will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its new Joint Manufacturing and Assembly Facility (JMAF) on Monday, June 22.
Catamaran Race Starts with 2 Rescues
The U.S. Coast Guard brought two men to safety Thursday after a sailboat capsized 3 miles offshore and rescued another man who went overboard 11 miles offshore; all were participating in the first leg of the Great Texas 300. After being postponed due to Tropical Storm Bill, the 100-mile stretch from South Padre Island to Mustang Island of the Great Texas 300 began early Thursday morning. The race ends in Galveston.
Jasper Ocean Terminal Budget Approved
The Jasper Ocean Terminal (JOT) board of directors met earlier this week to solidify a budget and work plan for FY2016 as well as review work completed during the 2015 fiscal year.
Technip UK Pleads Guilty to Safety Breaches
North Sea operator Technip UK Limited pleaded guilty to a breach of regulations covering health and safety of workers which lead to the death of a rigger, and has been fined £160,000, the U.K.
RWO Plots Its Strategy for CleanBallast
It’s been a difficult year in the ballast water market so far, says Bremen-based manufacturer RWO. Quite close to ratification, new regulations show up on the horizon, and old ones are put under discussion, piling the pressure on system requirements and manufacturers. In this volatile setup, RWO, a subsidiary of Veolia Water Technologies, molds its strategy for the CleanBallast system. Dr. “We are in close contact with our customers…
Atlantic Pacific Marine Opens Miami Branch
Marine engineering company Atlantic Pacific Marine (APM) informs it has opened a new site in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to meet an increasing workload and customer base following another year of success and growth. APM is headquartered in Cardiff, U.K., but operates globally, in the past year completing dry dock projects and refits in the Grand Bahamas, Australia, Germany, the U.K, Singapore, Italy and Miami for clients including Carnival Australia…
IMO Launches 'Day of the Seafarer' Photo Wall
In the days leading up to Day of the Seafarer on June 25, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has launched an online photo wall inviting people around the world to post their photos of careers at sea and other maritime professions. The IMO's focus for Day of the Seafarer 2015 is on education, urging young people to consider careers at sea. This year's campaign aims to showcase what the maritime world has to offer through myriad career opportunities, both at sea and ashore.
Rosneft: Shell-BG Deal Shows Strong British LNG Market
Chief Executive with Rosneft, the world's top listed oil company by output, Igor Sechin, said on Friday that the acquisition of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell showed that Britain's liquefied natural gas (LNG) market was strong. Shell plans to buy its British rival BG for $70 billion. BG has some of the world's most ambitious projects in LNG, where demand is growing as consumers turn away from more polluting fuels such as coal.
Kleven to Build 2 Stern Trawlers for DFFU
Kleven has signed a contract with DFFU, daughter company of Icelandic seafood company Samherji, for the construction of two stern trawlers of Rolls-Royce’ NVC 374 WP design. The vessels are to be delivered from Kleven’s Myklebust Verft in Gursken, Norway, in February and June 2017. Kleven CEO Ståle Rasmussen said, “Fishing vessels were the starting point for our 100-year-long history as shipbuilders.
Fishing Vessel Sinking Under Investigation
The U.S. Coast Guard informs it is investigating the sinking of the fishing vessel Robert C that occurred near Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Monday. The sole person…
KOTUG’s Hybrid Rotortug Named in Bremerhaven
On June 18, 2015, the Damen-built ART 80-32 Hybrid Rotortug RT Emotion was named in the Port of Bremerhaven during KOTUG’s annual Herring Party. Annika Bootsman-Kleberg, Member of the Wallenius’ Board and granddaughter of Olof Wallenius, Swedish entrepreneur and founder of Wallenius Lines, performed the naming of RT Emotion in attendance of her family, friends, KOTUG’s business relations and representatives of Damen Shipyards Group.