Georgia to Shut Port Operations ahead of Storm
As a result of the severe weather, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) said it will close its facilities in both Savannah and Brunswick Friday, September 2 ahead of Tropical Storm Hermine. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for 56 counties, including Glynn and Chatham counties, where Georgia's deepwater ports are located. The U.S. Coast Guard will restrict vessel arrival and departure starting at 10 p.m. tonight.
Retailers Working to Minimize Disruption from Hanjin Bankruptcy
The National Retail Federation (NRF) Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold weighs in on this week’s bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping. “Retailers’ main concern is that there is millions of dollars worth of merchandise that needs to be on store shelves that could be impacted by this. Some of it is sitting in Asia waiting to be loaded on ships, some is already aboard ships out on the ocean and some is sitting on U.S.
Vigor Delivers San Francisco’s New Fireboat
Vigor recently delivered an 88’ x 25’ x 14’ fireboat to the San Francisco Fire Department. The yet to be named vessel is the first fireboat to join San Francisco’s fleet in 61 years. Designed by Jensen Maritime and built at Vigor’s Seattle shipyard, the unique vessel is not only a firefighting tool but also a mobile pumping station powerhouse, the shipbuilder said. It’s capable of pumping millions…
MN100: Alternative Marine Technologies
Established in 2007, Alternative Marine Technologies (Amtech) has been a leader in design and construction of alternative energy propulsion solutions aboard several series of vessels, built both domestically and abroad. With 23 employees, the firm continues to grow. Alternative Maine Technologies has been employed as the construction manager for myriad cutting edge marine technology projects. For example…
Argentina Reworks LNG Import Deals
Argentina is diverting or cancelling incoming shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) after mild late winter temperatures curbed fuel demand and forced state-run buyer Enarsa to rework some deals.
LNG Carrier Coral Medusa Goes in for Repair
The gas carrier Coral Medusa, owned and operated by the Anthony Veder Group, has completed her intermediate survey at Damen Shiprepair Harlingen. The intermediate survey was scheduled and executed while the ship was under gas vapors from her last cargo. Damen Shiprepair & Conversion was able to offer three locations, Flushing, Schiedam and Harlingen, that are certified to repair gas tankers which are not gas-free. Harlingen had immediate availability so the Coral Medusa docked on July 19.
ABS Classes World’s Largest LNG Powered Ethane Carrier
ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industries,has confirmed that the ABS-classed Navigator Aurora, the world’s…
Coast Guard Sets Port Condition X-Ray in NC Waters
The Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina has set Port Condition X-Ray for all navigable waterways in the North Carolina COTP Zone in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Tropical Storm Hermine, the U.S. Coast Guard announced. Gale Force winds of 34 knots or greater are predicted along the coast of North Carolina. All self-propelled oceangoing vessels over 500 gross-tons, all oceangoing…
Navigation Simulation Suite Opens at Port of Milford Haven
Safe navigation is a priority operating principle for the UK’s largest energy Port, the Port of Milford Haven. And earlier this week the Port demonstrated that commitment with the unveiling of its new, state of the art marine navigation simulator. Significant investment has been made in developing this new facility, and it is an exceptional tool. Built using MARIN’s latest software, DOLPHIN, the navigation suite is positioned to lead the market in training and exercise scenarios.
MN100: Tri-State Coating and Machine Co., Inc.
Tri-State Coating And Machine Co., Inc. began operation in March 1987 with the goal of producing long-lasting parts to service the coal mine industry while creating jobs for a depressed economy. The company is located along the Guyandotte River just 15 miles south of Huntington, West Virginia. Opportunity opened in the marine industry. The hard-coated tail shaft sleeves were very much in demand but very competitive.
ASIS Delivers First 9.8m Amphibious RIB
Following the success of the ASIS Amphibious RIBs 7.1 and 6.1m, and in response to popular demand; ASIS just developed, tested and delivered its biggest amphibious RIB ever manufactured yet; A 9.8 meter Black Rigid Inflatable Amphibious boat. This boat is intended for private use, and will reach its owner in The United States in September. The Sealegs amphibious system available on the ASIS 9.8m RIB consists of motorized…
Marlink Doubles Speed with Sealink VSAT Data Allowance
Marlink has doubled the burst speed on its Sealink VSAT services, enabling up to 3 Mbps for users on its data allowance packages, enabling faster Internet access…
Hanjin’s Ships Worth $1.7 Bln -VesselsValue
With Hanjin Shipping on the verge of bankruptcy, state run Korea Development Bank stated the shipper’s debt stood at more than $5 billion at the end of June. However, Hanjin owns 63 vessels, worth today $1.7 billion, including live and newbuilding contracts, as shown by VesselsValue. Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) who is rumored to be interested in taking over Hanjin Shipping, owns 36 vessels worth $965.5 million. This would bump up the combined fleet value of HMM and Hanjin to $2.7 billion.
Hyundai Merchant Marine to Operate on Hanjin's Former Routes
Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd said on Thursday it will deploy vessels on routes that bankrupt Hanjin Shipping used to use from South Korea to the United States and Europe, it said in a statement on Thursday. Hyundai Merchant Marine said it will start on Sept. 8 deploying four ships capable of carrying 4,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) each, on the route between Busan, South Korea, and Los Angeles.
Hurricane Warning Issued for Florida; Madeline Weakens off Hawaii
Forecasters and public officials urged Floridians to prepare for potentially catastrophic flooding and damaging winds as Tropical Storm Hermine was expected to become…
More Hanjin Ships Seized, Box Rates Surge & Shippers Fret
About 10 Hanjin vessels effectively seized at China ports; Court says plans to start rehabilitations proceedings soon. Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd vessels have been seized…
Fincantieri Signs Future Frigate Participant Service Contract
Fincantieri signed a contract with the Australian Government to participate in the Competitive Evaluation Process, conducted by the Department of Defence, to deliver 9 Future Frigates - to be built in Adelaide, South Australia - for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the SEA 5000 programme. Fincantieri is one of three shipbuilders short-listed by the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)…
ASV Global, TerraSond Complete First Unmanned Hydrographic Survey
ASV Global and TerraSond have completed a 5172 nautical mile hydrographic survey in the Bering Sea, off Alaska. TerraSond used the C-Worker 5 Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) alongside its Q105 survey ship for a duration of 36 days. The C-Worker 5 completed 2275 nautical miles of survey lines operating as a force multiplier, running parallel survey lines to the Q105. Both vessels ran multibeam sonars and simultaneously towed side scan sonars.
Gate Terminal Expanded for Handling Small LNG Vessels
Gate terminal and its shareholders Gasunie and Vopak are proud to announce that the LNG terminal at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam has been expanded to include a third berth and special infrastructure for the loading of small LNG vessels. In conjunction with LNG bunker vessels, the new berth will in future also make it easier for ocean-going vessels to fill up with LNG in Rotterdam. As with other kinds of maritime fuel LNG can be pumped on board large ocean-going vessels using bunker vessels.
Virginia Port Refuses Inbound Hanjin Cargo
Effective immediately, The Port of Virginia will not be accepting any inbound Hanjin cargo (freight for export) at any of the port’s marine or intermodal terminals. The port, however, will accept empty Hanjin containers at the PPCY. Further, the port is developing plans for how to handle Hanjin cargo that is already on-terminal. Those plans will be communicated to all port customers, users and stakeholders as soon as they have been finalized. This decision, said John F.