MarineNews' MN100 Edition Looms Large in the Porthole
The annual edition of MarineNews MN100 Market Leaders will soon be upon us. The August edition of MarineNews as always takes a close look at the Top 100 companies in the north American, brown water, shallow draft marine industry. Last year’s honorees came from every sector of the waterfront; from naval architects to vessel operators and all the way to OEM providers of every type. Is your firm a Top 100 caliber maritime stakeholder?
Hose-in-Hose Transfers Open a New Door to LNG
Trelleborg’s fluid handling operation, supplier of flexible bonded hose solutions for the crude oil, chemicals and liquefied natural gas (LNG) offshore industries, highlighted the areas where its Cryoline hose-in-hose transfer system for LNG will enable the extended use of LNG fuel, optimize the safety of its transfer and lower operator and supplier costs. According to Trelleborg , the cryogenic floating…
Matson Launches China to New York LCL Service
Matson Logistics Supply Chain Services is expanding its less-than-container-load (LCL) capabilities by offering direct fast transit from China to the New York and New Jersey markets.
This Day In Naval History: May 17
1942 - USS Tautog (SS 199) sinks Japanese submarine I-28; USS Triton (SS 201) sinks the Japanese submarine (I 64), and USS Skipjack (SS 184) sinks a Japanese army transport ship. 1943 - Destroyers USS Moffett (DD 362) and USS Jouett (DD 396) sink German submarine U 128, which was credited with sinking 12 Allied merchant vessels, including 4 American ships. 1944 - USS Gleaves (DD 423), USS Hilary P.
Bouchard: New Logo and Website
Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., an independently-owned oceangoing petroleum barge company, has introduced a new corporate logo and announced plans to launch an updated website before the end of the year. Both the new logo and updated website, www.bouchardtransport.com, are designed by WEBDESIGN of New York, a creative agency with an emphasis on web design and technology solutions, based in New York, N.Y.
Bourbon Puts Gas Plans on Hold
Bourbon’s plan to diversify into the gas carrier market has run into financial obstacles. The company said in a statement that its board of directors acknowledged that the financing required for the acquisition of Jaccar Holdings’ gas activities would not be obtained within the originally stated timeframe. Consequently, the board has removed the resolution from the agenda of the annual shareholders meeting scheduled for May 26.
IMS Launches Tankering and Plant Service Company
Inland Marine Service, Inc. (IMS) has partnered with Shawn Hantz of Third Coast Tankering, LLC to launch a new tankering and plant service division called Inland Marine Tankering, LLC (IMT), announced IMS president, Dave Hammond. IMS is a marine management company employing more than 700 professional mariners annually. The company is based in Hebron, Ky., with operations in Paducah, Ky.; St. Louis; New Orleans and Houston.
Wallem Handles First Cruise Ship in Japan
Wallem’s Agency team in Japan recently welcomed the MSC Lirica on her maiden voyage. The cruise ship recently arrived in Fukuoka (Hakata) with 1,764 passengers and 743 crew onboard before heading back to Shanghai. This call marks both the first Japanese port for the ship in its inaugural season in Asia and the first cruise call for Wallem’s agency team in Japan. Thanks to Wallem’s experience in the cruise business…
Flaws Hinder US Harbor Maintenance Fund -Report
There exist serious flaws in U.S. infrastructure funding practices that hinder the maintenance and improvement of American ports and harbors, according to a new report, “Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund: Broken or Misused?” released by the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii). “Insufficient funding is a constant issue for large-scale infrastructure projects, but the shortfall in harbor funding…
US Eases Sanctions on Myanmar
The United States eased some sanctions on Myanmar on Tuesday to support political reforms and economic growth in the country, the Treasury Department said. The moves…
Saab Develops Underwater Anti-IED Robot
Designed to combat below-the-surface terrorism, Sea Wasp is the latest generation remotely operated vehicle (ROV) from defense and security company Saab. Presented at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Md., Sea Wasp has been engineered to relocate, identify and neutralize underwater improvised explosive devices (IEDs). While most underwater IED threats are disposed of manually by trained explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) divers…
Tulsa Port of Catoosa Completes $11 Mln Dock Renovation
After more than two years of phased construction, officials at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa formally dedicated their nearly $12 million dock renovation project Tuesday. Featured speakers for the dedication ceremony were Chip Jaenichen, Administrator for United States Maritime Administration; Gary Ridley, Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation; Michael Patterson, Executive Director for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation…
Capesize Demand Pushes Baltic Index Up
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Tuesday helped by an increase in demand for capesize vessels.
Port Everglades Equipped for SOLAS Weight Verification
Terminal operators at Broward County's Port Everglades say they are already equipped to help shippers handle the new international container weight verification…
Tuco Marine Bags Wind Farm Service Boat Order
Tuco Marine Group of Denmark informs it has inked a new order for its 11-meter wind farm service boat from the ProZero series of fast rescue boats, daughter crafts and workboats. Tuco said the new order is from a major, but for now undisclosed, company in the European offshore market, and marks the third sale in a row of the group’s 11-meter wind farm service boat, a vessel designed specifically to…
Containership Fleet Nearing 20 Mln TEUs
The container shipping fleet is nearing the 20 million TEU mark, a barrier that BIMCO expects will be broken through shortly. It is expected that 2016 will see the lowest fleet growth rate on record (3.4 percent projected), but with an estimated net addition of 0.68 million TEU of capacity for the full year, the milestone could be reached in June, BIMCO said. Over the last decade, the fleet size in TEU increased by 240 percent and reached 19.7 million TEU at the end of 2015.
Boating Fatalities Low in 2015 -USCG
The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics report Tuesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 626, the third-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on record. From 2014 to 2015, injuries decreased from 2,678 to 2,613, a 2.4 percent decrease; deaths increased from 610 to 626, a 2.6 percent increase; and the total number of accidents increased from 4,064 to 4,158, a 2.3 percent increase.
Philippines Detains 25 Chinese Fishermen for Poaching
Philippine fishing authorities said on Tuesday they had detained 25 Chinese crew of two seized fishing boats on suspicion of poaching, a move that could further…
Wartsila's Value of Expediency
Regasifying and storing LNG offshore has allowed customers to import gas without committing to land-based infrastructure. The option also speeds up access to vast amounts of energy. “Wärtsilä focuses on completing the LNG value chain,” says Timo Koponen, Vice President, Flow and Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä. “It’s basically creating an alternative to pipeline gas. The end users vary, from industrial clients…
14 MAN Engines for Indian Navy
Construction of the first ship is expected to start by early 2017 with handover to the Indian Navy by 2023. The project scope includes 7 P-17A frigates, each equipped with two MAN 12V28/33D STC engines. The building yards are Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (Mumbai, India) with 4 vessels and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (Kolkata, India) with 3 vessels. MAN Diesel & Turbo will deliver engines and auxiliaries, commissioning, documentation, training and spare parts.