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Cash to Reduce California Container Port Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants $1.34-million to a Port of Long Beach project to deploy cleaner cargo-handling equipment. The funds will help two terminals, Piers A and J, to retrofit 11 rubber-tired gantry cranes with diesel particulate filters or exhaust treatment technologies.

DOF Subsea Win Multiple Offshore Contracts

DOF Subsea AS secures contracts in Asia, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico regions with total value of about US$50-million. In the Asia Pacific Region DOF Subsea have secured several new contracts and extension of existing contracts with a total contract value of about US$ 20-million.

Global Marine Crew Payroll Card Launched

Cardplatforms and i2c are collaborating to launch a global marine payroll program through MultiBank in Panama. Cardplatforms, a global prepaid services company, has chosen i2c, Inc. as one of its payment processing providers,

Tugboat Skipper, GM, Get Crowley Honors

Capt. Kenneth Graybill and Sal Menoyo, general manager of Crowley’s Port Everglades terminal, presented with Company’s Thomas Crowley Award. Kenneth Graybill, captain of Crowley Maritime Corporatio n’s articulated tug-barge (ATB) Legend/750-2,

FIS Bunker Digitalizes Fuel Oil Trading

Freight Investor Services launches a live bunker fuel pricing service that for the first time makes bunker hedging practical for its biggest users. Firm bids and offers, updated in real time for six

US ONR Supports Navy's New Energy Partnership

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is committed to development of alternative energy sources, moves ahead with new research effort. The Energy Systems Technology and Evaluation Program (ESTEP) that

Tankship 'Stolt Valor' to be Scrapped at ASRY

Decision made: ASRY, Bahrain, to scrap 'Stolt Valor, seriously damaged by explosion & fire in the Arabian Gulf in mid-March 2012. The  2004-built 25,268dwt chemical tanker arrived at the yard under tow at the end of June, following a major salvage operation carried out by Holland’s Smit.

US Cruise Ship Entrepreneur Challenges Obama on Fair Trade

World City America Inc. writes second open letter to ask the President how Fair Trade "task force" overlooks the foreign flag cruise industry. The letter asks President Obama how his Fair Trade "Task

Cal Dive Nets International Contracts

Cal Dive International charters out diving vessel & also wins 3 Australian saturation diving contracts. The company's diving vessel Kestrel is chartered to a major contractor in Mexico to perform repair and maintenance work for Pemex.

China Shipyard Gets Five ACL CONRO Orders

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) contracts Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding to build world's largest largest RORO/Containerships (CONRO's). The G4 (Generation 4) vessels will replace ACL's existing fleet of G3 CONROs operating in the company's transatlantic service.

Citizen Science Volunteers Needed to Transcribe Ship's Logs

NOAA and the National Archives seek citizen science volunteers to transcribe weather data from historic ship logs. NOAA and the National Archives and Records Administration are turning to citizen science

KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Mauro Agostini to Miami Office

KPI Bridge Oil, worldwide bunker broking and trading company, appoints Bunker Broker & Trader Mauro Agostini for its Miami office. Mauro, 40 years old, has been working in the bunker industry since 2006.