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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mystic Seaport

Crowley Awards Scholarship

Iris Lowery, from Washington, DC, a student in the maritime studies program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, has been named as a recipient of a Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship, which is presented annually at the institution by Crowley Maritime Corporation. Lowery was selected based on academic success, financial need, and her interest in maritime trades and studies. In addition to participating in the Williams-Mystic program, Lowery is a junior majoring in Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Additionally, Lowery has strong skills in boatbuilding. She graduated with an associate's degree from Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building before continuing her studies at College of the Atlantic where she is pursuing her bachelor's degree. Williams-Mystic is the only interdisciplinary program of its kind. Undergraduates of all majors share one semester at Mystic Seaport to focus on the past, present and future of the earth's oceans. Williams-Mystic combines the academic excellence of Williams College and the unparalleled learning environment of Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea. Students participate in four rigorous courses, a museum skills class, a Pacific Coast field seminar, a Nantucket Island field seminar, and a deep-water offshore voyage.

Koch Receives America and the Sea Award

William I. Koch, founder of the Oxbow Group, philanthropist, collector and sailor, has been named the recipient of the America and the Sea award which is presented annually by Mystic Seaport. Koch will receive the award Thursday, October 29, at a gala held in his honor in New York City. The annual award recognizes an individual or organization whose contributions to the history, arts or sciences of the sea best exemplify the American spirit and character

SUNY Maritime Free Conference: Cutting-Edge Issues in Shipping

At 8:00 am, on Groundhog Day, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, Maritime College will kick-off the 6th annual Groundhog Day Event, Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping. Admission is free and open to all interested in the business of shipping. The event will take place in the lecture hall of the Science and Engineering Building, Maritime College campus, Throgs Neck, The Bronx, NY 10465. The day begins with a complimentary continental breakfast, registration and welcome

New Submarine Rescue Asset Joins Naval Fleet

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The Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System's (SRDRS) Rescue Capable System (RCS) replaced the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Mystic (DSRV-1) as the U.S. Navy's deep-submergence submarine rescue asset on Sept. 30. Mystic and the DSRV program began deactivation on Oct. 1. RSRDS is a rapidly deployable rescue asset that can be delivered by air or ground, installed on pre-screened military or commercial vessels of opportunity (VOO) via a ship interface template

ESRI to Offer Consulting Services Through SeaPort-e

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren has named ESRI an approved prime contractor on the SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) online portal. By being listed on SeaPort-e, ESRI can make available a broad range of engineering, technical, and programmatic services related to geographic information system (GIS) and information technology. ESRI can provide these services to the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

U.S. Seaport Multiyear Security Enhancement Act Introduced

Representative Millender-McDonald (D-CA) introduced the United States Seaport Multiyear Security Enhancement Act (H.R. 478). This bill, if enacted into law, would authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue letters of intent to a seaport regarding the possible obligation from future federal budget authority for the federal share of seaport security enhancement projects. The letter of intent would not constitute a legally binding commitment on the federal government. (HK LAW)

Port Association Discusses ASCE' Report Card

Commenting  on the release of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2013 Report Card for American Infrastructure, Kurt Nagle, president and CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), said, “AAPA is pleased that ASCE included seaports for the first time in its critical infrastructure Report Card.    The inclusion of seaports in this infrastructure analysis is recognition of the importance of ports, and the connections to them

AAPA Commends Senate Passage of WRDA Bill

AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle (Photo: AAPA)

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) lauded Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and David Vitter (R-La.), chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, for their leadership in advancing S. 601, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), through the Senate. The legislation was passed by a vote of 83-14. “AAPA commends Senators Boxer and Vitter on their leadership in advancing this legislation to spur vitally

President Obama Announces Seven Significan Port Projects

U.S. President Barack Obama recognizes port projects as nationally and regionally significant The projects announced are the first seven of 43 additional projects that will be expedited under the Executive Order.  The names of the other projects will be announced in the coming weeks. The seven projects include five harbor improvements to deepen federal navigation channels for larger ships (in Jacksonville, Miami, Charleston, Savannah and New York/New Jersey)

AAPA Commends U.S. T&I Committee for Advancing Water Resources Legislation

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Following an announcement today by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) President and CEO Kurt Nagle lauded the leaders of these committees for championing legislation that moves the nation closer to a final water resources bill to spur vitally needed maintenance and improvements in America’s seaport-related infrastructure and

Dordrecht Inland Seaport to Get LNG Bunker Station

Photo: Port of Rotterdam

 The Port of Rotterdam Authority wants a new multi-fuel bunkering station for refuelling with LNG and other cleaner fuels. The anticipated location of the bunkering station is Krabbegors/Duivelseiland at Dordrecht Inland Seaport.    The Port of Rotterdam Authority and PitPoint.LNG have therefore signed a declaration of intent regarding a joint investigation into the construction of such a multi-fuel bunkering station.    

PPP Investment in Port Tampa Bay

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 Port Tampa Bay approved a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with four other entities to divvy up who will pay for a $60 million widening and extension of the Big Bend Channel.   The strategic partners include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Tampa Electric Co. and Mosaic Co., a global fertilizer company which is one of port's largest tenants along with Tampa Electric

Northwest Seaport Alliance CEO Wolfe Receives 2017 Connie Award

John Wolfe (Photo: The Northwest Seaport Alliance)

John Wolfe, CEO of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, received the 2017 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute in Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday, September 19. Since the formation of the NWSA in August 2015, Wolfe has led the marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.   “This is an incredible honor for John and The Northwest Seaport Alliance,” said Tom Albro

Port Canaveral Resumes Operations

 As of 12 noon today, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) approved restricted commercial vessel transit through Port Canaveral to allow the port to support the arrival of critical fuel supplies destined for Florida consumers, and to receive cruise ships that were diverted from Port Canaveral prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma.   Port Canaveral previously had limited operations capability due to lack of water and limited electric power

Sailing Ships: Ship of the Future?

The Quadriga sustainable shipping project – an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo, aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship. (Image: Lloyds Register)

For as long as there has been a need to transport cargo there has been a maritime industry. Throughout that history both owners and mariners have worked to devise ways of saving costs, making faster transits, and carrying more cargo.   In 1819 the Steam Ship Savannah made maritime history by being the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, sounding eight bells for the traditional cargo carrying tall ship. Although that eight bell sounded for quite some time

Hanjin Shipping: No Cash to Pay Creditors

File Image: a Hanjin Boxship underway (CREDIT: Hanjin)

 Hanjin Shipping Co., the South Korean shipping company that caused havoc when it filed for bankruptcy, is struggling to raise enough money to repay $10.5 billion in creditor claims, WSJ reported.  Hanjin has raised only $220 million by selling ships, stakes in seaport terminals and other assets to repay its more than 180 creditors.   A trustee charged with Hanjin Shipping’s Korean bankruptcy case in in Seoul said Hanjin has raised about $220 million since filing for

New Eco-friendly Expedition Cruise Ship in the Works

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce said it has signed a deal with WestSea Yard, part of Martifer Group, to equip an expeditionary oceanic cruise ship for Portuguese based cruise company Mystic Cruises. The vessel, to be called the MS World Explorer, will be the company’s first expeditionary oceanic cruise ship. The MS World Explorer will offer expeditionary cruise itineraries in Antarctica from November to March and this new vessel’s inaugural Antarctic season is already fully chartered to

Portland (LPD 27) Completes Builder's Sea Trials

The amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) has completed her first set of sea trials. The test and trials team at Ingalls Shipbuilding spent four days in the Gulf of Mexico operating the 11th San Antonio-class ship and demonstrating its systems. (Photo: Lance Davis/HII)

Amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) being built by Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has completed her first set of sea trials. Ingalls’ test and trials team spent four days in the Gulf of Mexico operating the 11th San Antonio-class ship and demonstrating its systems.   Major testing conducted during builder’s trials include anchor-handling, ballast/de-ballast of the ship’s well deck, detect-to-engage

Ever Sigma Discharges 9 millionth TEU at Los Angeles Port

Photo: Port of Los Angeles

 Evergreen Line’s Ever Sigma container ship discharged the 9 millionth TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) to pass through the Port of Los Angeles in the span of 12 months, setting a new annual record for the most container throughput of any port in the western hemisphere.   "Nine million TEUs is a major milestone for Los Angeles, and it’s only fitting that Evergreen Line, a longstanding customer, discharged the box that set this new Western Hemisphere record

Antwerp-German Freight Services Grow

Photo: Antwerp Port Authority

 68.1 million tonnes of cargo were transported between the seaport of Antwerp and Germany during 2016. This represents growth of approx. 4 million tonnes or 6.1 percent compared to the previous year.    Thus Europe’s second-largest seaport is continuing its growth course as an important hub for German industry.    While truck traffic rose by 4.3 percent in terms of tonnage, transportation by inland waterway vessel increased by 7

Port Everglades to Buy Additional Gantry Cranes

Broward County's Port Everglades said it is purchasing three low-profile Super Post Panamax container-handling gantry cranes at $13.8 million each to meet demands from current customers and new services anticipated from the port's multi-million-dollar expansion program. The Broward County Board of County Commissioners approved the $41.4 million crane purchase today, with an option for the seaport to purchase an additional three cranes anytime within five years of placing the order for the

Damen InvaSave BWSM Makes World Premiere

InvaSave port based BWMS (Photo: Damen)

On April 25 Damen’s IMO certified InvaSave ballast water management system (BWMS) received its world premiere in front of an invited audience courtesy of Groningen Seaports at the harbour of Delfzijl and Eemshaven, The Netherlands. This marks the culmination of a seven-year program to develop an effective mobile BWMS for use in ports.   The premiere was a joint presentation between Damen Shipyards, the designated operator MariFlex and Groningen Shipyards, as well as Royal Wagenborg

CMA CGM to Tap Indonesian Market

Photo: CMA CGM

 CMA CGM aims to increase its market share in Indonesia to 20 percent by year-end from the current 13 percent, reported The Jakarta Post.   The company's senior vice president in Asia, Jean-Yves Duval said that with aggressive marketing, as well as longer and more efficient routes, we believe we can have 20 percent of the market by end of 2017.   Recently, the Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II President Director Elvyn G Masassya welcomed

APM Could Exit Tacoma

Tacoma. Photo: APM Terminals

APM Terminals Tacoma has received notification from Matson, Inc., its main customer, that Matson does not intend to renew its current terminal services agreement after its expiration on December 31, 2017.    Accordingly, APM Terminals is evaluating all options with respect to its existing terminal lease, which is currently set to expire on December 31, 2017.   The terminal, with 12 employees, became part of the Maersk Group portfolio with the acquisition of US-based Sea-Land

MOL Invests in PKT Logistics

One Logistics Hub in Shah Alam, Malaysia owned and operated by PKT Logistics Group. Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has announced that it acquired 20.9% share in PKT Logistics Group (PKT), a leading Malaysian logistics company.   PKT provides end-to-end logistics solutions comprising freight forwarding, customs brokerage, contract logistics, haulage, distribution and others, to its customers from diverse market sectors.    PKT owns and operates state-of-the-art, environment-friendly warehouses at its 'One Logistics Hub' in Shah Alam, Selangor, offering over 55

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