South Carolina Ports 2012 Business Up 10%

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) closed a year marked by new carrier services, inland port development & Charleston harbor deepening project. In results announced at the SCPA's regular meeting, container volume in Charleston was up 9.

Korean Shipyard Wins US$600-million Seaspan Order

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) wins the order for five 14,000 TEU container ships, with a contract option for 5 more. The ultra-large container ships, measuring 368 m in length, 51 m in width, and 30 m in depth, are scheduled to be delivered from 2015.

Electric Boat Awarded US52M Navy Contract

The US Navy contract is for the planning and execution of the 'USS Mississippi'  (SSN 782) post shakedown availability (PSA).   The $51,687,173 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is a modification to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00024-03-C-2101).

ACP Hosts International Maintenance Congress

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) hosts the first International Maintenance Congress, focused on developing a business culture of profitability, maintenance & sustainability. Experts from United States,

Deep-sea Submersible Purchase by OceanGate

OceanGate Inc., provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, buys 3-person, diesel-electric submersible 'Lula'f rom Portugal's Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation. The submarine, which can operate at a depth of 500 meters (1,

Crowley’s ATB Crew Rescues Man from Tampa Bay

The crew aboard Crowley Maritime Corporation’s articulated tug-barge (ATB) Achievement/650-8 recently performed a heroic rescue of an injured man who was struggling to stay afloat near the base of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, Fla.

Industry Icon Ray Holubowicz Dies

Ray Holubowicz, Father of Shipping Containerization and founder of UK based Marine Ventures Ltd, Dies at 88.   Romuald Paul, better known as "Ray" Holubowicz, a prime mover in the shipping industry's changeover to the use of shipping containers, died on New Year's Day in England.

Port of Los Angeles to Break Ground

Port of Los Angeles to Break Ground on $137 Million Intermodal Rail Yard   Who: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, Port of Los Angeles officials break ground on $137 million intermodal rail yard project in Wilmington.

Maritime Training Company Strengthens Team

Clyde Marine Training, the UKs largest maritime training organization, has entered 2013 by strengthening its training division with a number of new starts.   First to join was Allison Hume who arrived in October 2012,

Trailer Bridge Appoints Chris J. Dombalis CEO

Trailer Bridge, Inc. has appointed Chris J. Dombalis as a Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of the Company to succeed Frank Halliwell. Trailer Bridge provides integrated trucking and marine freight service to and from all points in the lower US 48 states,

BWTS Supply Order for Optimarin

Optimarin to supply three ballast water treatment systems to Siem Offshore vessels. The first ship to be supplied with Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) is the AHTS Siem Opal during drydocking. Its particulars

MMA Ink OSV Charter with BHP Billiton Petroleum

Mermaid Marine Australia Limited (MMA) awarded offshore marine support contract for FPSO operations off NW coast of Australia. The vessel to service the contract, the Mermaid Cove is currently under construction in Singapore,