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February 26, 2017

Bulk carrier calls at Port of Vancouver on maiden voyage

FEBRUARY 26, 2017—The 39,310-dwt bulk carrier Brighten Trader recently arrived at the Port of Vancouver USA in Vancouver, WA, to load 10,500 metric tons of copper concentrate before sailing to Vancouver, BC, to load additional concentrate...
February 25, 2017

Environmental regulations to shape tanker market

FEBRUARY 25, 2017—Over the next five years, international environmental regulations will have a major impact on the tanker market, according to a recent report by marine transport advisors McQuilling Services, LLC. In its latest Tankers...
February 24, 2017

U.S.-flag car carrier safe in Southampton following fire

FEBRUARY 25, 2017—The U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency reports that the 622 ft U.S.-flag car carrier Honor is now safe and alongside in Southampton Port, where she will remain over the weekend in a stable condition. The crew are safe and...
February 24, 2017

Vigor to build two more S.F. ferries

FEBRUARY 24, 2017—Portland, OR-based shipbuilder Vigor was recently awarded a contract to build two additional all-aluminum, 400-passenger ferries for the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) in San Francisco, CA. They will be the...
February 24, 2017

Fire breaks out on U.S.-flag car carrier

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 — At around 3:45 am today local time, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency was notified of a fire on board the U.S.-flag car carrier Honor in the English Channel whilst it was on route to Baltimore from Southampton. Built...
February 24, 2017

VT Halter Marine appoints Robert A. Socha as Senior VP

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 — VT Halter Marine, Inc. has appointed Robert A. Socha as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Estimating. In this role, Mr. Socha is responsible for the company's overall management and leadership of the...
February 24, 2017

USCG Port State Control inspectors detain two bulkers

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 — The Coast Guard set in motion a detention of the Panama-flagged bulk carriers Atlantic Ruby and Amber L, Feb. 23, 2017, after discovering substandard safety issues while conducting routine Port State Control exams onboard...
February 24, 2017

Austal achieves Pacific Patrol Boat program milestone

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 — Austal (ASX:ASB) reports that the Detailed Design Review (DDR) for the A$306 million Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Project has been successfully completed on time and in accordance with the contracted...
February 24, 2017

Gulf Island to shift all fab ops to Houma, sell Texas yards

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 — Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GIFI) reports that its Board of Directors has approved a recommendation from management to place its properties in Aransas Pass and Ingleside, Texas, up for sale and consolidate all of...
February 24, 2017

ICS points to growing risk of regional action on shipping...

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 — Unless the IMO makes significant progress on reducing CO2 emissions from shipping, the industry could face regional action not only from the EU, but also from Canada or California, which have already introduced carbon...

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