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Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime company, has been chosen to design one of the world's largest freezer longliner fishing vessels for Alaska fishing company Alaskan Leader Fisheries LLC.The vessel, Northern Leader, will be constructed…
The Nautical Institute has issued "Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training," a guidance that helps interpret IMO requirements for ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) training. Last month, ECDIS training became required under amendments to…
Ronald D. Widdows, former CEO of NOL/APL, is to become the new Chief Executive Officer of Rickmers Holding and Rickmers-Linie on April . Rickmers CFO Dr. Ignace Van Meenen will act as his deputy. Mr.…
More Costa Concordia passengers have joined a lawsuit filed in Florida state court in Miami against Carnival Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines Inc., and Costa Crociere SPA by law firms Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik and Proner…
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) greeted the Administration's FY 2013 Budget proposal with " both accolades, and some disappointment."  Kurt Nagle, AAPA's president and CEO, said that, even though the Administration's budget includes…
Braemar Technical Services says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with General Dynamics NASSCO to market a new, flat plate technology, LNG containment system developed by General Dynamics.The new containment system is a…
German travel group TUI AG is set  to further reduce its stake in containership operator Hapag-Lloyd. Currently TUI owns 38.4 percent of Hapag Lloyd, while 61.6 percent is owned by the Albert Ballin consortium (consisting…
Two leading South Korean shipbuilders announced big orders today related to Liquefied Natural Gas. Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's biggest shipbuilder, today said that it had won orders worth $1.1 billion for four liquefied natural…
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), Seattle, WA, recently won a contract to design a new 150 ft. steel ferry for the Beaver Island Transportation Authority. The 150-passenger, 24-vehicle ferry will be operated by the Beaver…
The U.S. Maritime Administration sees its funding further reduced under the Administration's 2013 Budget proposal. The President is requesting $344 million for FY 2013, compared with $365 million funded in 2011 and $349 enacted in…
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