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Strange But True: Sea Levels Dropped Due to More Rainfall

Research scientist explains how it rained more yet the global average sea level fell for eighteen months up to mid-2011. Current perception of climate change leads us to believe that sea levels, measured by bouncing microwaves off of the ocean at many points around the globe,

Costa Concordia Court to Decide Who Should be Tried

An Italian court begins hearings to determine who could stand trial as responsible for the cruise ship disaster. Hundreds of lawyers, scientific experts and survivors from the Costa Concordia tragedy in January are expected to attend the hearing in the Tuscan city of Grosseto,

Suezmax Tankship Demand Boosted

Before the EU adopted sanctions on Iran in July this year, Suezmax super tankers were in dire straits. Previously there were too many tankships in operation and not enough demand for transport through the Suez Canal on to Mediterranean ports feeding European markets,

New Team at InterManager Takes Over

InterManager appoints Gerardo Borromeo president, joined by four new vice-presidents. InterManager, is an international trade association for in-house and third party ship managers presently has a membership of 91 – both Full and Associate members – involved in the management of almost 5,

Cargo Ship Aground in St Lawrence Seaway

The upbound freighter 'Sedna Desgagnes' aground near Johnstown Bridge off Prescott, Ontario. The casualty is completely out of the channel and appears to be in a shoal area with 6 m of water or less.

NSF Launch Arctic Research Vessel

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announce launch of  'R/V Sikuliaq', a 'next-generation' global class research vessel. The NSC new-building project was in cooperation with the Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF).

US-Flag Lakes Float Down 6% in September

US-flag Great Lakes freighters (Lakers) carried more cargo compared to August 2012 but less than the volume recorded a year ago. The Lake Carriers' Association report an increase of 20,579 tons compared to August, but 6 percent less than recorded volume a year ago.

Conciliator Reports on US Ports Labor Contract Talks

Statement by FMCS Director on United States Maritime Alliance & International Longshoremen's Association Labor Negotiations. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) director George H. Cohen,

Submarine, Cruiser Collide Off US East Coast

'USS Montpelier' arrives at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay & 'USS San Jacinto' at Naval Station Mayport to assess collision damage. There were no injuries reported after a U.S. Navy submarine and an Aegis cruiser collided earlier off the coast of the Eastern United States .

MARAD: $2.3m for State Maritime Academies

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration announced that America's six state maritime academies will receive an additional $2.3 million total from a government program that recycles obsolete vessels.

Carlson Appointed at Port Freeport

Bill Terry, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Port Freeport, announces the selection and appointment of Mr. Glenn Carlson as Executive Port Director and CEO.  Chairman Terry noted that after several months of diligent searching and review of a number of excellent applicants,

InterManager Appoints New Team

InterManager, the international trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, has today appointed Gerardo Borromeo as its new President with immediate effect. Mr Borromeo, who was elected unopposed [October 11] InterManager AGM in Copenhagen,