New Seafarer Training Center Opens in Phuket
Galileo Maritime Academy has this month announced the completion of its new architect designed professional crew training center and crew residence in Phuket, Thailand.The “T” shaped buildings comprise state-of-the-art training and recreation rooms, a seafarer medical center, a culinary arts and hospitality school, a three meter deep survival training pool and first class accommodation for 30 students.This central complex is located just above Yacht Haven Marina, the largest superyacht marina in Asia…
Avondale Yard to Be Repurposed as a Multimodal Hub
The former Avondale Shipyard facility in Louisiana will be redeveloped into a logistics and intermodal hub under a joint venture group that took ownership of the shuttered shipyard today.The Avondale site, located just upriver from New Orleans, built and repaired commercial and military vessels for more than 75 years, most recently as part of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, until the facility ceased operations in December 2014.New development plans announced today will see the 254-acre site repurposed as a multimodal…
Kalmar to Open North American Customer Experience Center in North Charleston
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, broke ground on a Class A industrial build-to-suit project in North Charleston, S.C., with developer Landmark Enterprises on August 15, 2018. The new Customer Experience Center (CEC) will serve as a showroom, training facility, demonstration area and customer service center for Kalmar's North American mobile equipment business, including counterbalance and container handling products."The Kalmar sales team is eager to open this facility in the critical Charleston market," said Steve Cianci, Vice President, Mobile Equipment Solution Sales.
NextDecade Takes Aim at Texas City for LNG Export
NextDecade LLC has signed lease agreements with the State of Texas and City of Texas City for a close to 1,000-acre site at Shoal Point for the potential development of a multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility. Texas City owns almost 376 acres at Shoal Point, while the Texas General Land Office manages the adjoining 618 acres of state land. The agreement comes as the State of Texas continues to draw international attention following significant new natural gas finds totaling over 90 trillion cubic feet (tcf) in 2016 and as global buyers increasingly seek new…
British Shipbuilder Lands Thames Barge Contract
McTays, the shipbuilding subsidiary of HS Ocean Group (HSOG), was awarded a contract to design and build four barges by waste management company Cory Environmental. The barges designed by McTays will be lighter and offer greater flexibility in order to meet Cory’s requirements. The 12 month contract will underpin 60 jobs within the company’s shipyard for 12 months and will benefit the local supply chain. McTays, which specializes in ship repairs, the design, build and delivery of ships and workboats as well as voyage repairs…
Shipbuilder Holds Open Day to Celebrate 40th Anniversary
A shipbuilder is celebrating its 40th anniversary by staging an open day to coincide with the International Festival of Business Mersey Maritime and Shipping Innovation event. MCTAYS, the shipbuilding subsidiary of HS Ocean Holdings (HSOH) is hosting the open day on Friday 13th June at its yard in Birkenhead on the banks of the River Mersey. Peter Breslin, Managing Director of MCTAYS, said the open day will provide an opportunity for customers and suppliers to see the shipyard’s extensive facilities and learn more about the services it provides.
Texas LNG Gets Approval To Export LNG To FTA countries
Texas LNG LLC today announced that it has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export domestically produced LNG to all existing, and any future, countries that have, or enter into, an FTA with the Government of the United States. DOE approval of FTA exports is an important component of the regulatory process necessary to develop Texas LNG's project on its 110 plus acre site with deepwater frontage to the Port of Brownsville shipping channel in Brownsville, Texas, USA.
Tilbury mulls setting up New Port Terminal
The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, begins its pre-planning community consultation on 6 March to seek local views on its proposals to build a new port terminal adjacent to the current port. The proposed new port terminal, known as Tilbury2, will be built on a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will include a new pontoon and deep water jetty. The Port of Tilbury has been expanding at a fast rate over the past two decade as businesses in the port look for more space and land…
New Cruise Ship Terminal Plan for Cockenzie
To take advantage of the global increase in on-board touring holidays, the Firth of Forth is planning a new cruise ship terminal. Developers hope to secure permission for the first purpose-built terminal on the Scottish mainland at site of the decommissioned Cockenzie power station on the estuary’s south bank, east of Edinburgh. Developers say that the terminal would be able to accommodate modern liners that are unable to dock further up the Firth of Forth because of their height and width.
Maritime Museum Moving to Port of Houston
Niels Aalund, Chairman of the Houston Maritime Museum, announced plans for the museum’s new home located at the Turning Basin at the Port of Houston. “Expanding the current museum and moving to the Port of Houston will allow us to better fulfill our mission,” Aalund said. Features of the new 38,000-square-foot maritime museum include a high tech interactive touch wall, extensive exhibit halls, classrooms, meeting spaces, event spaces, research library, children's area, museum store and a café/restaurant.
LNG to Acquire Bear Head LNG Project in Canada for US$11 mi
Liquefied Natural Gas Limited today announced that it has significantly expanded its presence in the North American Liquefied NaturalGas (LNG) sector by signing an agreement to acquire 100% of Bear Head LNG Corporation (BHLC)from a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) for US$11.0 million. A 255-acre site comprising industrial-zoned land (180 acres) and deep-water acreage (75 acres) as well as foundations in place for two 180,000 cubic meter LNG tanks. The land has been cleared, a majority of site works completed and roads constructed.
PortFresh Expanding Savannah Port's Chilled Cargo Capacity
A new Georgia-based company called PortFresh Logistics has announced plans to build a 100,000 square-foot cold treatment facility dedicated to perishable cargoes imported through the Port of Savannah. The facility, slated to open in late summer 2016, will strengthen Savannah in its role as a new entry point for South American produce. "We are proud to welcome PortFresh Logistics to the community of service providers supporting customers at the Port of Savannah," said Georgia Ports Authority Incoming Executive Director Griff Lynch.
Roland Mower New President/CEO of Port San Antonio
Roland C. Mower who has helped bring billions of dollars in business investment and supported the creation of thousands of jobs in Texas will be Port San Antonio's next President and CEO. A business veteran who for more than 25 years has led efforts to attract and grow multi-million dollar industrial and advanced technology projects in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. Roland Mower will begin his new leadership role on September 29. He succeeds Bruce E. Miller, who has served in that role since 2002 and announced his retirement last January.
LNG Finalizes Acquisition of Bear Head LNG Project
Liquefied Natural Gas Limited today informed having finalised the acquisition of 100% of Bear Head LNG Corporation (BHLC). This follows the announcement to the ASX by LNGL on 28 July 2014 regarding the signing of an agreement to acquire BHLC from a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) for US$11.0 million, and the satisfaction of standard closing conditions and consents. This acquisition of BHLC is in line with LNGL’s strategy of acquiring sites in North America…
Virgina Offshore Wind Project Moves Forward
An offshore wind project in the U.S. mid-Atlantic is moving forward, as project owner Dominion Energy Virginia has signed an agreement and strategic partnership with DONG Energy to build two 6-megawatt turbines 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The two companies will now begin refining agreements for engineering, procurement and construction. Dominion Energy remains the sole owner of the project. Engineering and development work on the newly named Coastal Virginia Offshore…
PMI Energy Services Opens Shorebase in Louisiana
PMI Energy Services, a Superior Energy Services company, has opened a shorebase in Morgan City, Louisiana, focused on supporting shelf, coastal and inland waters production and drilling activities. PMI’s shorebase is centrally located on the Louisiana coast and provides better protection from weather events than ports located directly on the Louisiana coastline. It maintains a close proximity to established fuel docks, mud docks, 29-B waste transfer stations, rental and supply companies…
Cammell Laird Shipyard Welcomes Defence Secretary
British shipbuilder, and diverse engineering service provider, Cammell Laird has welcomed Sir Michael Fallon Secretary of State for Defence on a visit to the yard. The company said during the visit it intends to design and build a world leading Type 31 Frigate that will meet the Royal Navy’s specification and budget and will market the platform globally and capitalize on major export opportunities to Britain’s international allies around the world. Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said it is ‘ready…
Pentalver Opens London Container Facility
U.K. inland container service operator Pentalver opened a new five-acre site at the U.K.’s newest deep sea container port, DP World London Gateway, the London Port Authority announced. Plans for the site – which will be built in two phases – were revealed in January and position Pentalver as the largest container service operator at the port. The new yard, located adjacent to the port’s main gate, can be expanded to nine acres over the coming years. Pentalver has been providing empty storage, dry repair and reefer services at its temporary premises at DP World London Gateway since April 2014.
Bear Head LNG Plans Initial Phase of 8 MTPA
Liquefied Natural Gas Limited informed that on 31st October 2014, its wholly owned company Bear Head LNG Corporation, filed for modifications to the existing construction and environmental permits granted by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board and Nova Scotia Environment. “This is a major step in adapting Bear Head LNG’s 12 existing construction and environmental permits to an export project. These key regulatory filings help maintain our accelerated pace in executing the project development plan,” says John Godbold, Bear Head LNG Chief Operating Officer and Project Director.
Long Beach to Open Empty Container Depot
Empty container depot set to open Dec. The Temporary Empty Container Depot on Pier S at the Port of Long Beach is scheduled to open Dec. 29. The depot was approved by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in November to free up truck-trailer chassis and ease congestion on the docks at the second busiest seaport in North America. The 30-acre site will be operated by Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals, a private company selected by the Port. The depot is scheduled to close March 31, 2015, after the backlog in cargo is cleared.
Empty Container Depot Opens at Long Beach
The Temporary Empty Container Depot on Pier S at the Port of Long Beach is now open. The depot was approved by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in November to free up truck-trailer chassis and ease congestion on the docks at the second busiest seaport in North America. The 30-acre site is operated by Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals, a private company selected by the Port. The depot is scheduled to close March 31, 2015, after the backlog in cargo is cleared. The temporary…
Empty Container Depot Opens in Long Beach
The Temporary Empty Container Depot on Pier S at the Port of Long Beach opened for business December 29 to provide a means for truckers to free up truck-trailer chassis they need to move loaded containers out of marine terminals. Ongoing congestion caused in part by a lack of available chassis – the wheeled frames used to move shipping containers on the road – has caused delays in shipments. The depot allows chassis to return to servicing the terminals more quickly. Located at 2601 Pier S Lane in Long Beach, the 30-acre site is operated by Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals.
Work on Green Port Hull Alexandra Dock Underway
Construction work on the Green Port Hull Alexandra Dock site is progressing well and is on schedule for an early 2017 completion, Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced. The 54-acre site, which ABP and its main contractor GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group Joint Venture (JV) are preparing for Siemens’ offshore wind turbine manufacturing facility, is being transformed in Hull’s biggest engineering project since the port was built. The enabling works undertaken by ABP and their contractors are worth £150 million.