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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Algae-X Technology Now Available in Greece

Algae-X International announces its distribution agreement with Sun Sea Service. Based in Athens, Sun Sea Service is a sales and service center for several engine manufacturers including Volvo Penta, Yanmar and Perkins. Sun Sea Service also maintains over 950 recreational vessels, both private yachts and charter fleets. Sun Sea Service will introduce Algae-X Magnetic Fuel Conditioners and the AFC-705 Fuel Catalyst to its network of commercial marine customers and boat builders. Algae-X Fuel Conditioners will be installed in the fuel systems for new engine packages and retrofitted into existing engine installations for marine, power generation, trucking and transportation, construction, mining, Agriculture and other applications.

Neptune Lines Appoints Agent in Arabian Gulf

Photo: ISS

Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has been appointed agent for Neptune Lines’ new Arabian Gulf short sea car transportation service in Kuwait, Iraq and Qatar. As agents for Neptune Lines in these three countries, ISS will provide full port agency, vessel husbandry and liner services, as well as vehicle documentation, on the new Arabian Gulf short sea service. The vessel Neptune Ploes, which can accommodate up to 750 units at a time, is connecting eight countries and ports across the Arabian Gulf on its new…

Navy League Cites NY Council for Excellence

The Navy League of the United States announced the winners of its Council awards for their outstanding activities and operations in 2001. Awards were presented by National President Timothy O. Fanning at the organization’s National Centennial Convention being held in New York City at the Marriott Marquis, June 28-July2. Eleven councils were designated “Outstanding Councils” for their extraordinary activities and operations in 2001. Ten Councils earned citations as “Meritorious Councils” and five councils were accorded “Honorable Mention” status. President Timothy O. Fanning said that judging for top council awards “was, as always, a formidable challenge this year. It is difficult to select the very best of the best.

Hapag-Lloyd Warn About Verification by German Customs

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Hapag-Lloyd has informed that for all import cargo to be discharged at the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven the carrier is responsible to send a complete import manifest (“Summarische Anmeldung”) to German Customs Authorities latest 24 working hours prior vessel arrival at the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven. This manifest transmission has to include all laden containers with complete Bill of Lading details without fail. German Customs Authorities have announced that with effect of March 1…

Taiwan Container Ships to Serve New Routes

Evergreen Marine Corp. partnered with  French-based CMA CGM Grou, & Yang Ming Marine both offer new container services. Evergreen's new route, called South Red Sea Service, connects Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and countries near the Red Sea, as well as provide services into landlocked African countries like Ethiopia through the East African country of Djibouti, reports Focus Taiwan. The new Red Sea service will begin May 2 with a container ship departing from Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia. The new route will be served by five 2,200 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels -- three operated by Evergreen Marine and two by CMA CGM. Meanwhile, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.

Navy League Comes To New York For Centennial Convention

More than 600 Navy Leaguers from around the world will be in New York City from June 28 to July 2, 2002, attending the organization’s national convention and celebrating the Centennial of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS). The Navy League is a civilian organization that supports all of the U.S. sea services – the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine. For 100 years, the Navy League has been providing direct support to millions of active duty men and women and their families as well as educating elected officials and the public about the need for strong sea services. It is most appropriate that New York is the site for this centennial convention and celebration since the Navy League was founded in this city.

Evergreen, Cosco and Hapag-Lloyd Integrate Red Sea Services

Evergreen, together with its joint service partners Hapag-Lloyd and Cosco Container Line, is to merge its two Red Sea services, the Far East - Red Sea (FRS) service and the Strait - Red Sea Express (SRX) service, into a single new FRS service linking China, South East Asia and the Red Sea. The first sailing on the revised schedule will be made by Evergreen's LT Going, expected to sail from Nansha on November 7. While the two existing services use ships of approximately 1600 – 1800 TEU, the new FRS service will utilise six vessels of around 2700 TEU, four of which will be provided by Evergreen and one each from the other two partners. The port rotation is as follows: Nansha - Hong Kong - Shekou - Singapore - Tanjung Pelepas - Aden - Jeddah - Aqaba - Sokhna Port - Singapore - Nansha.

Mariners Receive Navy League Awards

Two Military Sealift Command civil service mariners - Boatswain Khalid Muhammad and 1st Assistant Engineer Theodore "Scotty" Robinson - were among 18 military and civilian members of the U.S. sea services honored Oct. 31 at the annual Navy League Sea Services Awards ceremony, held this year in Kansas City, Mo. Muhammad received the Able Seaman Oscar Chappell Award for Outstanding Maritime Stewardship for saving the life of a shipmate who suffered a medical emergency. When roused in the middle of the night by a loud crash coming from an adjoining stateroom, Muhammad immediately contacted bridge personnel to inform them of a potential medical emergency. Muhammad then obtained a key, entered the room and found a fellow mariner on the floor suffering convulsions.

Fleet Week New York Kicks Off at Grace Mansion

NY Coast Guard Ceremonial Drill Team: Photo FWNY

Fleet Week New York (FWNY) now in its 26th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a breakfast and press conference honoring Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen at Gracie Mansion, May 22. The weeklong celebration is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services.

National Maritime Center Considers Limited License for Docking Pilots

The USCG's National Maritime Center (NMC) is seeking comments from the harbor services industry on a proposed limited first class pilot's license for docking pilots. Docking pilots, working with tugs, provide maneuvering assistance to seagoing vessels during docking and undocking procedures, short harbor moves to and from anchorage, or shifting between berths. The regulations concerning the issuance of first class pilot's licenses contain some requirements that may bar many tug masters from qualifying for the license. The regulations stipulate an individual must serve 18 months on vessels over 1,600 gross tons. In a limited number of ports, the USCG can require the sea service requirements be met with service aboard a self-propelled vessel.

CNO Addresses Payloads, Platforms at Sea-Air-Space

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

The Navy's top admiral joined his sea service counterparts to discuss the importance of the sea services at the Sea-Air-Space Service Chief Update Panel today. Speaking to members of national and international defense industries, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert encouraged partnership and increased reliance on payload capacity rather than platform designs. "We need lower cost approaches," said Greenert. Citing recent anti-piracy operations that used larger platforms…

Joint Black Sea Service Suspend

The New World Alliance (TNWA) –Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), APL, and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) – and Grand Alliance (GA) – Hapag-Lloyd, MISC Berhad, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) –announced on Feb. 3 the suspension of their joint Black Sea service, the EBX (East-Mediterranean/Black Sea Express).   The EBX has been operating since mid-June 2008 and deployed eight ships, each with a capacity of 5,000 TEU. The last westbound sailing of the EBX will depart Shanghai on February 12, 2009.   (www.MOLpower.com)

USCG Proposes to Amend Training Requirements

The US Coast Guard proposes to amend certain regulations relating to the training and service requirements for merchant marine officers. These proposed changes would, if adopted, remove the expiration date of the radar-observer endorsement from the merchant mariner’s license, allow for an apprentice mate of towing vessels to reduce sea-service time form mate (pilot) of towing vessels by completing additional approved training, and provide an alternate path to mate (pilot) of towing vessels for master of steam or motor vessels of any tonnage that is 200 GRT or less. Comments should be submitted by October 14. Source: HK Law

MERPAC to Meet in April

The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its working groups, sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, will meet in Easton, Md. on April 9 and 10, 2002. Items on the agenda include utilization of military sea service and training for merchant marine licenses, manning on vessels engaged in domestic service, and updating ARPA and radar observer training. Source: HK Law

DSV Launches Turkey-UK Intermodal Service

DSV has launched an intermodal service between Turkey and the U.K. to add to its portfolio of road, air and short-sea services between the two countries. “We have seen an increasing interest in intermodal services as shippers seek more cost effective ways of sending their goods,” said Morten Joergensen, Managing Director DSV Road, Turkey. There are two options: three times a week direct by rail from Halkali train terminal in Istanbul to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam, or by short-sea services from Istanbul to Trieste in Italy and then by rail to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam…

Best Foote Forward at SF Fleet Week

Chief Musician Scott Foote Leads: Photo credit USN

Chief Musician Scott Foote leads the Navy Region Southwest Band in the Italian Heritage parade during San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. San Francisco Fleet Week brought together recently more than 2,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Gaurdsmen from four ships to the city of San Francisco in order to highlight the personnel, technology and capabilities of the sea services. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tim D. Godbee)

Norse Merchant Ferries to Get Repairs

Two RoPax vessels currently running on UK operator Norse Merchant Ferries’ Irish Sea service between Liverpool and Belfast, Lagan Viking and Mersey Viking, are to undergo upgrading work at a yet to be announced shipyard prior to starting operations between Liverpool and Dublin. Both vessels are being replaced on the Liverpool-Belfast run by two chartered 26,500 grt vessels currently under construction at Italy’s Viscentini Shipyard in July and December next year.

USCG Photo: San Francisco Fleet Week

The Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-ft medium endurance cutter homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., sails past the San Francisco skyline during the parade of ships as part of Fleet Week 2010 festivities, Oct. 9, 2010. Fleet Week is a celebration of the sea services where more than 500 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen visiting ships make the city a port of call. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Levi Read.  

Merchant Marine Ceremony to be Held

On June 12, there will be an observance at the United States Navy Memorial honoring members of the United States Merchant Marine who sacrificed their lives, and to honor all who rallied to defend the cause of liberty and human dignity. The United States Navy Memorial honors all men and women in all sea services.

Parade Of Ships Kicks Off Fleet Week in New York

Photo: United States Navy

U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton held a salute to the participating ships of 2017 Fleet Week New York (FWNY) during the official Parade of Ships kickoff May 24. Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) rendered a seven-gun salute with U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton, with Fort Hamilton providing a 15-gun salute in return. "New York has always had a close relationship with the military," said Anthony Giovinco, U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran and chief of staff and secretary of the United Military Veterans of Kings County Memorial Day Parade.

Navy Sails into 21st New York Fleet Week

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) spell out "I Love NY" while pulling into New York City during the parade of ships for the 21st Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will participate in various community relation projects and have the opportunity to visit popular attractions in New York City. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Danals

The 21st Fleet Week celebration in began May 21, with the traditional Parade of Ships.The five U.S. Navy ships participating in the Fleet Week commemoration are the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), guided-missile cruisers USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and USS Monterey (CG 61), and the guided-missile destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and USS Nitze (DDG 94). Kearsarge and Leyte Gulf arrived in at Pier 88 and 90 respectively, and , Nitze and The Sullivans moored at the Stapleton Piers on . A U.S. Coast Guard cutter and three Canadian navy vessels joined the U.S.

Maritime Strategy Port Call at University of Denver

The diplomats of tomorrow met with Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Vice Adm. John Morgan and naval strategist Capt. Dan Cloyd at the , March 26 to discuss the new joint-service Maritime Strategy and what it means to the nation's future. Over 50 students and faculty from the university's Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) gathered in an intimate forum to listen to Morgan as he described the way ahead for national and global security, shared Sea Service responsibility for peace and prosperity and layered defense of the American homeland. He also outlined goals for the prevention of war and planning for humanitarian relief as priorities of today's Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Morgan is the deputy chief of naval operations for information, plans and strategy.

Hapag-Lloyd: Better Service between Med, Black Sea

From mid-February, Hapag-Lloyd will introduce a new Black Sea Mediterranean Express (BMX) service. The new short sea service offers customers a weekly connection between ports in Egypt, Israel, Turkey and major Black Sea ports with competitive transit times. It will furthermore guarantee the connectivity of the Black Sea ports with Hapag-Lloyd’s comprehensive global liner service network – especially to and from North America, Latin America, Far East, Oceania and North Europe. Three ships with a nominal capacity of 1,700 TEU each and a high number of reefers plugs will be deployed in the BMX service. The first voyage will commence from Damietta on February 16.

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