Long Beach Tops 7 Mln TEUs
Propelled by six consecutive months of rising cargo volumes in the final two quarters of 2015, the Port of Long Beach recovered from systemic congestion and cargo diversion in the first quarter to deliver one of its strongest results on record. For only the third time in its 105-year history, Long Beach topped 7 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units, a standard container unit) during the year.
Port Dues Concession for Box Ships at Singapore
In light of the current shipping downturn and to demonstrate the government’s commitment to maintain Singapore as a global hub port, MPA will grant an additional 10% concession on port dues payable by ocean going container vessels carrying out cargo works with port stay of not more than 5 days. This will be for a period of 1 year and will take effect on 15 January 2016. The additional 10% concession…
Ice Restrictions Enforced in Sweden
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Medeiros Elected Member of UNCLOS Tribunal
Mr Antonio Cachapuz de Medeiros was elected today at a Special Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in New York. The meeting was held to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Vicente Marotta Range (Brazil) on 18 May 2015. predecessor's nine-year term, which expires on 30 September 2017. Mr Cachapuz de Medeiros has been Legal Advisor to the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil since 1998…
USCG Helps Release 130 Sea Turtles
The Coast Guard assisted with the release of 130 sea turtles Thursday into Gulf Stream waters off the Outer Banks. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cushing, along with their family members, assisted North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission personnel in releasing the sea turtles. The rehabilitated sea turtles were among many that experienced cold-water shock along the North Carolina coast in recent weeks.
Austal Delivers U.S. Navy Ship
Austal USA delivered the nation’s sixth Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel, USNS Brunswick (EPF 6), to the U.S. Navy here Jan. 14, 2016. The Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) program, formerly named the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) program, provides the Navy with a high-speed intra-theater transport capability. The Brunswick is a 338-ft. long aluminum catamaran capable of transporting 600 tons 1…
ESG Delivers Tractor Tug to Bisso Offshore
Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) delivereed the Reverse Tractor Tug Archie T. Higgins to Bisso Offshore, LLC in late 2015. Upon arrival in Louisiana and at the mouth of the Mississippi River, the vessel went right to work escorting its first ship northbound to New Orleans. The vessel names honors Archibald (Archie) Thomas Higgins, Jr., who passed away earlier this year. Higgins helped lead the company’s operations from 1973 until 1995. Higgins also served on the Board of Directors of E.N.