Asia Cruise Cooperation Launched
Five Asia cruise destinations – Hainan, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Taiwan and Xiamen–jointly announced the launch of Asia Cruise Cooperation (ACC), a committed and resourceful alliance with a strong commitment to maximize the growth of cruise tourism in Asia. Launched at a cocktail reception at Seatrade Cruise Global in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the members of ACC vowed to provide full support to cruise lines to develop Asian cruise products.
LNG Infrastructure Market to Reach $55B
There are a number of exciting LNG liquefaction prospects around the world in 2016, both under construction and prospective. The question is whether the demand of East Asia is strong enough to support the economics of an abundant supply of liquefaction opportunities. A report by Visiongain tackles that question, forecasting the feasibility and likelihood of further liquefaction and regasification investment around the world.
Indonesia Seeks Buyers for LNG Cargoes
According to a report in Reuters, Indonesia is seeking buyers for "three to four" uncommitted liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from its Bontang refinery operated by state energy company Pertamina in 2016. "If there's a domestic buyer that wants them we'll prioritise them for domestic use," SKKMigas vice president of gas commercialisation Sampe L. Purba told reporters, noting that these were the country's only uncommitted cargoes for 2016.
Shipping Firms Sign up to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
The world’s largest shipping and airline companies, port operators and transport groups have committed to trying to shut down the main international wildlife trafficking routes. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) – a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry – has signed a Declaration to tackle global wildlife trafficking routes. The Declaration was unveiled…
Argentina Sinks Chinese Ship
Argentina's coast guard has sunk a Chinese trawler that was fishing illegally within its territorial waters, the coast guard said on Tuesday, marking a first test for relations between recently elected President Mauricio Macri and Beijing. The Chinese vessel was found in a restricted area and attempted a collision maneuver, according to authorities. The coast guard, or Prefectura Naval Argentina, is headed by army generals and is part of the Argentinian Defence Ministry.
Long Beach Port Appoints 3 Directors
The Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the appointments of new directors for the Port of Long Beach’s Finance, Surveys and Transportation Planning divisions. Maurina Lee, previously the Harbor Department’s controller, will become the Director of Finance. She has been controller since March of last year and was previously finance manager for the city of Downey from 2006 to 2015. The Finance Division oversees an annual budget that is $829 million this fiscal year.
Digital Marine Acquires Jeppesen's Marine Division
Digital Marine Solutions announced today it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the marine division of Jeppesen, subject to regulatory approval. Under the terms of the agreement…
Seafarer Heroism Honored by USCG
The Coast Guard presented the crew of the cargo ship Joseph L. Block with a lifesaving award in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Saturday. Capt. Amy Cocanour, the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan commander, presented the Capt. David P. Dobbins Award to Raymond Sheldon, Thomas Garvey, David Schwarz, Keith Breyfogle, Basil Friend, Joyce Greenisen, Aaron Vonsprechen, Stephen Kowalski, Michelle Fetterly, Betty Benish…
Liftboat SUDA 300-L4T Delivered
A. K. Suda (SUDA) has successfully completed the design of a 300 ft. (91.5m) truss-legged liftboat. This vessel is being delivered to its owners in 1st Quarter 2016. This vessel follows on the heels of the world’s largest pipelegged liftboat, the SUDA 335-L3, delivered last year. This state-of-the-art vessel is a 4-legged, selfpropelled, self-elevating, general service liftboat, known as the SUDA 300-L4T. It is ABS classed with Unrestricted Service, A-1, AMS. The hull dimensions are 164 ft.
Survitec, Ocenco Team Up to Meet EEBD Replacement Demand
Survitec Group, one of the world’s leading marine safety companies, is now working in partnership with Ocenco to replace thousands of M-20.2 Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) that are reaching the end of their service life. When SOLAS amendment regulations II-2/13.3.4 and 13.4.3 came into force on 1 July 2002, all vessels had to be equipped with EEBDs. At the time, one of the most popular choices was the maintenance-free Ocenco M-20.2 EEBD.
Danish Registry's Tonnage Rise Despite Challenges
2015 was another busy year for the Danish Maritime Authority in which many results were achieved – covering a wide span from growth to safety. This is evident from the annual report of the Danish Maritime Authority, which has just been published. Despite difficult market conditions for the industry, the gross tonnage registered in the Danish registers of shipping increased, just as 2015 was a good year in terms of safety on board Danish ships.