Trailer Bridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBR) today announced that it has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The petition was filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District…
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a preliminary report that says a chemical tanker that hit a containership in the Houston ship channel last month was trying to avoid a fuel barge and towboat.Following…
Keppel Offshore & Marine reports that its Keppel Singmarine subsidiary has secured two contracts from Indonesian customers worth a total of about S$47 million.The first contract is for a coal transshipment barge for repeat customer…
H.R. 2838, The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011, passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by voice vote.  The bill is intended as a fiscally responsible reauthorization of the U.S. Coast Guard,…
Should classification societies get into the business of ship design? ABS President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki thinks not. He says that the move into ship design by some classification societies creates a…
An IMO-commissioned study into the impact of mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping shows that implementation of the measures will lead to significant reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships, specifically reductions of…
The State of Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has awarded a contract to Crowley Maritime Corporation to continue administering the state's Ocean Ranger program, effective November 2011.The contract directs Crowley to recruit, hire, train…
Alastair Evitt told today's Annual General Meeting of InterManager that the horrors of piracy have dominated his first year of as President of the international trade association for the ship management industry.Mr. Evitt, who is…
Wärtsilä and its Korean partner, Doosan Engine Co. Ltd, a member of the Doosan Group, have signed a ten year extension to the licensing agreement to build Wärtsilä low-speed engines. The agreement renewal covers the…
Rear Admiral James A. Watson IV is to be the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). BSEE was one of the two agencies to succeed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,…
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