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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Sea Star Line Expands Puerto Rico Service

Sea Star Line, LLC has announced that they are adding the Port of Philadelphia to its rotation.  Sea Star Line vessels will service the port weekly, making calls to the Tioga Marine Terminal each Friday beginning, April 23, 2010. This will replace the current agreement with Horizon Lines, LLC, however cargo will still be accepted in Elizabeth, N.J. Sea Star Line vessels are configured for both Lo/Lo and Ro/Ro service. In addition to flexibly designed container and trailer space, they feature a garage area that accommodates oversized cargo, and another garage dedicated to automobiles.

Crowley Enhances its Latin America Service

routes. Republic and Haiti. On Dec. 7, Crowley will use the 176 TEU, Lo/Lo vessel, M.V. to transport cargo directly from Port Everglades, Fla., to Rama. Rama and Puerto Limon, every week. Everglades. seven the number of weekly Crowley sailings linking the U.S. America. Ro/Ro vessels. Everglades - Puerto Limon - Port Everglades. add approximately 80 additional cargo spaces into the service per week. Additionally, on Dec. service between South Florida and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Lo/Lo service. The new service rotation, which will begin on Dec. Port Everglades. General Manager.

Intellian Launches VSAT Technology

Intellian has made a significant advance in technology for Ku-band VSAT antennas, allowing operators to be prepared for any changes in the future operational regions of their vessels or changes in service providers. The introduction of the ground-breaking and patent-pending Intellian Global PLL LNB, presents the world’s first Ku-band LNB module capable of receiving a full range of operating frequencies from any VSAT satellite around the globe. This means that operators will no longer need to change the LNB in the antenna. The new Intellian Global PLL LNB is a dedicated solution designed for global operation. Users can define the required LO (Local Oscillator) frequency or select from a pre-programmed LO library in the Intellian antenna control unit.

Oceaneering Wins Navy Contract

Oceaneering International, Inc., Hanover, Md., is being awarded a ceiling $45,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the technology development, system development and demonstration phases for the High Capacity Alongside Sea Base Sustainment Large Vessel Interface Lift On/Off HiCass LVI Lo/Lo). Work will be performed in Hanover, Md., and is expected to be completed in September 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was competitively procured under an Office of Naval Research Request for Proposal (RFP Number N00014-05-R-0009). The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (N00014-05-D-0521).

ECSA Calls for Short Sea Shipping Friendly Framework

Photo: European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)

European shipowners hope that the momentum created by the Dutch Presidency’s High Level Event on Short Sea Shipping held in Amsterdam last February will result in maritime directors putting Short Sea Shipping on the top priority list when they meet today in Brussels. “At the Dutch Presidency event, all participants strongly agreed on the need and urgency to finally remove all barriers. The lack of a single market, cumbersome administrative procedures, market access restrictions…

North P&I Club Promotes 19 Employees

North P&I Club recently executed a round of staff promotions across it various operating departments that take effect tomorrow. Joint managing director Paul Jennings says, "We congratulate all 19 staff members on their excellent and well-deserved achievements. The most prestigious promotion is for Alan Lo, who becomes a director of club’s wholly owned management company, North Insurance Management Limited (NIML). Lo has managed North’s Hong Kong office since 1997 and became general manager Asia-Pacific when the club’s Singapore office opened in 2007.

Crowley Reestablishes Second Weekly Sailing to Haiti

To better meet the needs of customers shipping to Haiti from the Dominican Republic and South Florida, Crowley Maritime Corp. has enhanced its liner container shipping services by renewing its second fixed-day sailing to Port-au-Prince from Rio Haina and Port Everglades starting this week. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Crowley reduced its twice-weekly service to Haiti to a single port call on Mondays due to infrastructure damage and resulting deterioration in the port's service capabilities. Now that the infrastructure has been repaired and those capabilities have been restored, customers once again will have the valuable option…

Crowley Delivers Incinerator to Tortola

Crowley's logistics and liner services groups completed the transport of an incinerator to Tortola on Jan. 18 to replace the island's existing trash disposal unit. The government purchased the mid-size incinerator from Consutech, Systems LLC and contracted Crowley to move it from the factory in Richmond, Va. The 42 individual pieces were handled with specialized equipment including 10 flatbeds and four open-top containers. The largest of the pieces was 30 ft long and 13.5 ft high and wide and weighed 80,000 pounds. The total weight of the incinerator was more than 235 tons.

Crowley to Launch New Haiti Service

from Port Everglades, Fla., to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Wednesday, and return to Port Everglades every Friday. containers. cargo. Chairman, President and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation. Senior Vice President and General Manager, Latin America Services. Crowley will be represented by ENMARCOLDA, S.A. in Port-au-Prince.

Kursiu links Sweden, Germany and Lithuania

south-eastern Sweden. The service will also call at Klaipeda in Lithuania. strategically located port, with excellent infrastructural links. new service will perform two vital functions. and southern Sweden. in Sweden, under the name Kursiu Linija Sweden AB. chains in Western Europe. our own offices in key locations. Passaden and the 510 teu Atlantic Comet. States, Poland, the CIS and the UK and Northern Europe. Rotterdam, Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Ahus.

Will UK Maritime Traffic Rise or Fall on Brexit?

Graphics: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited

UK container traffic will see more muted growth than expected a few months ago, at least in the short term, says Drewry. Patrick Walters, Peel Ports’ Group Commercial Director, believes that the bigger Brexit-related risk for UK container ports is a short-term negative impact on box volumes caused by economic and political uncertainty and GDP slowdown. According to the International Monetary Fund, the Brexit vote implies a substantial increase in economic, political, and institutional uncertainty, which is projected to have negative macroeconomic consequences.

Jaxport Welcomes Consolidation of Crowley's Jacksonville Operations

  Crowley's Bill Pennella (right), Vice COB/EVP, and JAXPORT's Dr. John Allen Newman (left), Board Vice Chair, agree to the expanded, long-term lease at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal.

JAXPORT’s Board of Directors today unanimously approved an expanded, long-term lease with Crowley Liner Services Inc. Under the agreement, Crowley will relocate its Puerto Rican service from its private terminal along Jacksonville’s harbor to JAXPORT’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal and expand its current leasehold in preparation for deployment of the company’s two new LNG-powered Commitment-Class ships. Crowley Liner Services Inc. is a subsidiary of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, a privately held family and employee-owned company headquartered in Jacksonville since 1975.

Eighteen More Ferry Terminals in India

Eighteen ferry terminals are to be constructed in six Indian cities of Varanasi, Patna, Munger, Bhagalpur, Kolkata and Haldia on the National Waterways-I under the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP). The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has engaged a consultant for the preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the purpose. The consultants have been tasked to identify suitable locations for construction of the ferry terminals. National Water-way-1 has fixed terminals at GR Jetty-2 (Kolkata), Pakur, Farakka (owned by Farakka Barrage Project) and  Patna (Low level and high level). It also have floating terminals in Haldia- 1…

RINA Performs Design Appraisal for CNG Power Plant

Photo: RINA

International classification and verification company RINA Services has performed the design approval for the world's largest Compressed Natural Gas storage plant in Grati, Indonesia. The CNG will feed the local 300 MW power plant. The plant, operated by Indonesia’s PT PLN (Persero), burns up to 15 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of gas from the CNG storage, driving three gas turbines. Adding a CNG plant to the existing power station tackles the issue of peak load demand. The CNG storage takes in pipeline gas when the plant is not at full capacity.

Radiance Shipping Purchases RoLo Cargo Vessel

Radiance Shipping Line, Inc., a newly formed shipping and transportation logistics company based in Palmetto, Florida, is proud to announce the purchase of the ROLO LUZ B. This roll-on, roll off / load on, load off cargo vessel has 740 lane meters of capacity, enabling the transportation of up to 50 freight containers or a combination of freight and vehicles, as well as many other types of cargo. Additionally, the vessel will have the capacity for an additional 132 containers (Lo-Lo). The LUZ B will also have a minimum of 50 refrigeration spaces, further enabling the ship to maximize capacity. vehicles, rolling stock, heavy machinery, agriculture equipment, refrigeration containers, trailers, rail vans and pallets. Additional details regarding cargo capacity are available upon request.

April 20: This Day in Naval History

1796 - Congress authorizes the completion of three frigates. 1861 - Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia is abandoned and burned by Union forces. 1914 - In the first call to action of naval aviators, a detachment on USS Birmingham sailed to Tampico, Mexico. 1915 - The first Navy contract for lighter-than-air craft is awarded. 1942 - USS Wasp (CVS 18) launches 47 British aircraft to reinforce Malta. 1947 - Navy Capt. L.O. Fox, supported by 80 Marines, accepted the surrender of Lt. Yamaguchi and 26 Japanese soldiers and sailors, two-and-a-half years after the occupation of Peleliu and nearly 20 months after the surrender of Japan. 1953 - USS New Jersey (BB 62) shells Wonsan, Korea, from inside the harbor.

This Day in Naval History – April 20

1861 - Norfolk Navy Yard abandoned and burned by Union forces. 1914 - In first call to action of naval aviators, detachment on USS Birmingham sailed to Tampico, Mexico. 1915 - First Navy contract for lighter-than-air craft awarded. 1947 - CAPT L.O. Fox, USN, supported by 80 Marines, accepted the surrender of LT Yamaguchi and 26 Japanese soldiers and sailors, two and one half years after the occupation of Peleliu and nearly 20 months after the surrender of Japan. 1953 - USS New Jersey shells Wonsan, Korea from inside the harbor. 1964 - USS Henry Clay (SSBN-625) launches a Polaris A-2 missile from the surface in first demonstration that Polaris submarines could launch missiles from the surface as well as from beneath the ocean.

This Day in Naval History – April 20

1861 - Norfolk Navy Yard abandoned and burned by Union forces. 1914 - In first call to action of naval aviators, detachment on USS Birmingham sailed to Tampico, Mexico. 1915 - First Navy contract for lighter-than-air craft awarded. 1947 - CAPT L.O. Fox, USN, supported by 80 Marines, accepted the surrender of LT Yamaguchi and 26 Japanese soldiers and sailors, two and one half years after the occupation of Peleliu and nearly 20 months after the surrender of Japan. 1953 - USS New Jersey shells Wonsan, Korea from inside the harbor. 1964 - USS Henry Clay (SSBN-625) launches a Polaris A-2 missile from the surface in first demonstration that Polaris submarines could launch missiles from the surface as well as from beneath the ocean.

Hong Kong to Hainan Dao Yacht Race

Yacht race

A yacht race from Hong Kong to Hainan Dao will take place on 16 October 2014 (Thursday). About 20 yachts are expected to participate in the race. The race will start at 1320 hours on 16 October 2014 off the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, and follow an easterly route through the harbour, Tathong Channel and Lo Chau Mun, thence to Hainan Dao. Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race route should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants.

This Day in Naval History - April 20

1796 - Congress authorizes the completion of three frigates. 1861 - Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia is abandoned and burned by Union forces. 1914 - In the first call to action of naval aviators, a detachment on USS Birmingham sailed to Tampico, Mexico. 1915 - The first Navy contract for lighter-than-air craft is awarded. 1942 - USS Wasp (CV 7) launches 47 British aircraft to reinforce Malta. 1947 - Navy Capt. L.O. Fox, supported by 80 Marines, accepted the surrender of Lt. Yamaguchi and 26 Japanese soldiers and sailors, two-and-a-half years after the occupation of Peleliu and nearly 20 months after the surrender of Japan. 1953 - USS New Jersey (BB 62) shells Wonsan, Korea, from inside the harbor.

This Day in U.S. Naval History - April 20

1861 - Norfolk Navy Yard abandoned and burned by Union forces. 1914 - In first call to action of naval aviators, detachment on USS Birmingham sailed to Tampico, Mexico. 1915 - First Navy contract for lighter-than-air craft awarded. 1947 - CAPT L.O. Fox, USN, supported by 80 Marines, accepted the surrender of LT Yamaguchi and 26 Japanese soldiers and sailors, two and one half years after the occupation of Peleliu and nearly 20 months after the surrender of Japan. 1953 - USS New Jersey shells Wonsan, Korea from inside the harbor. 1964 - USS Henry Clay (SSBN-625) launches a Polaris A-2 missile from the surface in first demonstration that Polaris submarines could launch missiles from the surface as well as from beneath the ocean.

US Hospital Ship Aids Vietnam Province

Photo credit USN

The hospital ship called at the port as part of the 'Pacific Partnership 2012'. A number of re-planned engagements will be carried out with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious ship Oosumi between July 10 and 24. They include two engineering, six medical and dental and four veterinary civil action programs, as well as three biomedical repairs and three subject matter expert engagements. The Pacific Partnership 2012 team’s focus, with  over 1,200 multi-national members…

Crowley Acquires 400 Additional 53' Containers

Increases Company Equipment Fleet to More than 45,000 Units. To better serve customers shipping cargo between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, Crowley Maritime Corporation has acquired 400 53-foot (102' wide) dry high-cube containers and 375 53-foot chassis, adding to the company's already robust equipment fleet of more than 45,000 modern units. The containers, which have a capacity of 3,931 cubic feet and 42,660 pounds, were delivered in Jacksonville last week. "This significant acquisition is part of our continued commitment to the U.S.

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