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PD Ports Named Outstanding Service Carrier

PD Ports, the operator of North East port, Teesport, has been named the Most Outstanding Service Carrier of the Year in 2009 by UK retailer, ASDA, at its annual National Carrier of the Year awards ceremony.

Seanergy Maritime Q4 & Year End Results

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced its operating results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2009. Dale Ploughman, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, stated: "Despite the difficult market conditions we are pleased to report strong results for 2009.

SICIS Combines Container Monitoring and AIS

In September 2009 the EU funded INTEGRITY project implemented its IT platform, the Shared Intermodal Container Information System SICIS. SICIS tracks containers along the entire logistics chain and registers all data and related events which are generated during the transport.

PEC Clinches $160.5m European Contract

PEC Ltd. announced that Verwater-Audex B.V., a 50-50 joint venture company between its subsidiary Audex Pte Ltd and Verwater B.V., has won a $160.5m contract to build a 465,000 m3 tank terminal in the strategically located port of Rotterdam (Netherlands).

Dockwise Backlog Update

Dockwise Ltd. announced that contracts have been secured by its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping.  Next to an engineering assignment, the transportation of a semi- submersible rig, a jack- up rig and river barges for a value of $20m were signed for the short term.

This Day in Coast Guard History – March 10

1909- The British barkentine Ladysmith, during a thick fog, stranded three miles WSW of the Fisher's Island Life-Saving Station.  The keeper was notified by telephone and the life-savers, in surfboat, proceeded to the scene.

This Day in Naval History – March 10

1783 - USS Alliance (CAPT John Barry) defeats HMS Sybil in final naval action of Revolution in West Indies waters 1933 - Pacific Fleet provides assistance after earthquake at Long Beach, CA 1945 - Navy and civilian nurses interned at Los Banos, Philippines flown back to U.

Air Cavity System for Existing Vessels

DK Group announced the launch of the Air Cavity System (ACS) Retrofit for existing vessels.  The new technology - a development of the original ACS that was specifically designed for new vessels - can be retrofitted at standard drydock or in most ship and repair yards in just 14 days.

Island Pilot’s DSe Hybrid on Discovery Channel

Last winter Reuben Trane, owner of Island Pilot was contacted by the producers of Discovery Channel’s HD Theater who were interested in featuring his DSe Hybrid 12m in an episode about the world’s most expensive rides.

Farrell Lines 2 Additional U.S. Flag Vessels

Farrell Lines announced the addition of two U.S. flag roll-on, roll-off vessels into its fleet, the Alliance Beaumont and Alliance Charleston. These ships complement the Alliance St. Louis and Alliance Norfolk, which have been U.

New Head Office for GL

During the past three weeks, the Hamburg staff of Germanischer Lloyd (GL) - numbering more than 1,600 - have moved to the new Head Office at Brooktorkai 18 in Hamburg's HafenCity district. With this relocation, the company is bringing 14 separate sites in Hamburg together all under the same roof.

MMS Completes Cape Wind Assessment

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) issued a notice stating that it has completed its Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No New Significant Impact (FONNSI) regarding the proposed Cape Wind offshore wind farm.