A major focus at Marine Log’s TTB (Tugs, Towboats & Barges) event will be on real-life lessons learned from practical experience. In one important presentation, Bisso Towing’s John Davis and Caterpillar Marine
Genting Hong Kong is planning to build a new series of 88,000 gt, 2,000 passenger, LNG-fueled Universal Class cruise ships that it would operate for hotel brands looking to enter the cruise
A long-time prominent participant in Washington, D.C., maritime policy debates, Carl W. Bentzel, was yesterday sworn in to serve as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for a term expiring June
All nine crew members seized from the J.J. Ugland owned bulker Bonita on November 2 (see earlier story) have been released and are safe. J.J. Ugland reports that, late on Friday evening,
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has selected Labmar Ferry Services LLC — a recently formed offshoot of offshore service vessel operator Laborde Marine — to take over operations of the
With nearly 207,000 tons of cargo moved into and out of the Port of Green Bay, Wis., in November, total tonnage has now topped the port’s goal of 2 million tons (2,081,962
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) reports that it has started to use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The decision follows successful trials with biofuel blends earlier this year.
Classification society ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to Deltamarin and GTT for a dual-fuel Newcastlemax bulk carrier design. Deltamarin, GTT and ABS have been cooperating on the development of the
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Safety & Compliance Directorate has issued a Safety Alert warning of the hazards presented by retractable pilot houses on towboats. The alerts notes that retractable pilothouses offer operators
The U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was christened John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) in a December 8 ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division. Former U.S. ambassador Caroline Kennedy,
Classification society DNV GL has presented Vancouver, B.C., based naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for a natural gas fueled shallow draft pushboat design, the RApide
Shipbuilder Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., has been awarded a $9,198,875 modification to a previously-awarded Navy contract. The award covers the immediate procurement of long-lead-time material, engineering and production to support changes to
Veteran maritime industry human resources professional Tom Montgomery is among the industry leaders who will be speaking at Marine Log’s upcoming TTB event, to be held at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza
After a couple of delays (see earlier story), Finland’s Meyer Turku shipyard yesterday delivered the 180,000 gt, 6,552 passenger, Costa Smeralda to Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc.
Vard Marine Inc. has been awarded ABS Approval in Principle (AiP) t for its design of a Jones Act wind farm service operations vessel (SOV). The AiP is for a customized version
Hurtigruten reports that its second hybrid battery powered expedition cruise ship MS Fridtjof Nansen will be completed earlier than expected. As a result, Hurtigruten is offering a series of shorter pre-inaugural voyages.
North Kingston, R.I., headquartered offshore wind farm support company Atlantic Wind Transfers has placed an order with Warren, R.I., shipyard Blount Boats for two state-of the-art Chartwell 24 Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs).