Sunday, June 20, 2021
MORE TOP STORIES
Seattle container port expansion modernization

Seattle Receives Giant Container Cranes Preparing for T5 Reopening

Published Jun 18, 2021 8:57 PM by The Maritime Executive

Efforts are underway to expand port capacity where possible in response to the continuing surge in import volumes all along the West Coast of the United States. It is also creating new opportunities for regional ports to increase their competitive position as carriers look for alternatives to avoid the congestion and bottlenecks which have challenged their ability to maintain schedules. This week the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) which operates the Port of Seattle along with SSA Marine that operates Terminal...

Continue Reading...
Judge grants Florida injunction against CDC's cruise rules

Judge Grants Florida’s Motion for Injunction Against CDC Cruise Rules

Published Jun 18, 2021 7:31 PM by The Maritime Executive

A U.S. District Court judge ruled in favor of Florida in its effort to receive a temporary injunction against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from enforcing its Conditional Sailing Order on cruise ships operating from Florida’s ports. Because of Florida’s probability of success on the merits of its case and the imminent threat of irreparable injury to Florida, Judge Steven Merryday enjoined the CDC from enforcing the CSO in Florida, while also giving the CDC time to...

Continue Reading...
first LNG FSRU arrives in Africa for powership project

First LNG FSRU Arrives in Senegal for KARMOL Powership Project

Published Jun 18, 2021 5:44 PM by The Maritime Executive

The first LNG Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), that is to be used by KARMOL as part of a power installation in Africa, arrived in Senegal as it prepares to deploy. After arriving in Africa at the end of May, it is being positioned at its mooring location and undergoing the commissioning process to join an existing powership in the port of Dakar.  Known as the Karmol LNGT Powership, the 105,000 gross ton tanker, that was built in 1994,...

Continue Reading...
movable floating wind turbines

Developing Mobile Offshore Wind for Micro-Grid Applications

Published Jun 18, 2021 4:45 PM by The Maritime Executive

A Norwegian start-up company launched as a partnership with Odfjell Drilling last year focusing on floating wind turbines for harsh environments, is furthering its novel concept for mobile installations through a newly signed agreement with Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy. Odfjell Oceanwind plans to use the companies’ technologies in the development of its concept for Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs). According to Odfjell Oceanwind it is developing a solution ideal suited to micro networks that have short-term or needs for...

Continue Reading...
MORE STORIES BY CATEGORY

Offshore

movable floating wind turbines

Developing Mobile Offshore Wind for Micro-Grid Applications

A Norwegian start-up company launched as a partnership with Odfjell Drilling last year focusing on floating wind turbines for harsh environments, is furthering its novel concept for mobile installations through a newly signed agreement with Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy. Odfjell Oceanwind plans to use the companies’ technologies in the development of its concept for Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs). According to Odfjell Oceanwind it is developing a solution ideal suited to micro networks that have short-term or needs for...

Continue Reading...

Shipbuilding

damen

Damen Makes Progress on First Fully-Electric RSD Harbor Tug

Shipbuilder Damen is making progress on its first fully-electric reversed stern drive tug, which is currently under construction for New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland. Recently, Damen's Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam installed the tug’s batteries. The project involved the installation of more than 2,200 batteries totalling nearly 2,800 kWh in capacity (the equivalent of 28 top-end Teslas). With this, the tug - named Sparky - will carry out two or more berthing/unberthing operations with up to 70 tonnes of bollard...

Continue Reading...

Environment

oily sheen

Spanish Authorities Divert and Detain Tanker for Discharging Petroleum

Spanish authorities have diverted and detained a tanker for discharging petroleum on the high seas about 150 miles off Las Palmas, and its operator may be facing a record-setting fine. On Monday, Spain's Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma) announced that its General Directorate of the Merchant Marine (DGMM) had ordered the master of the tanker Aldan - which was under way in the Mediterranean, bound for Piraeus - to divert to Almeria. A Spanish naval vessel escorted...

Continue Reading...

Business

Bouchard seeks buyer or lay-offs

Bouchard Transportation Seeks Buyer or Lay-offs Will Begin in July

Family-owned oil barge transport company Bouchard Transportation Company, headquartered on Long Island, informed regulators and its bankruptcy court that it is seeking a buyer. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection eight months ago, said it may begin layoffs in a matter of weeks if a buyer could not be located. The company, which was founded in 1918, was up until recently managed by family member Morton S. Bouchard III as the company's chief executive and director. The...

Continue Reading...