Category archives for: Americas

Image of the Day: Clubbing in the Moonlight

Image of the Day: Clubbing in the Moonlight

A new nighttime experience will debut on Regal Princess in November, enabling guests to enjoy an outdoor nightclub under the stars. The new nightclub, Night Sky Lounge, will open for business when the ship begins her inaugural Caribbean season. The top-deck Retreat Pool will transform into the new Night Sky Lounge one night during each cruise, inviting […]

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Growing concerns about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and Colfax Fluid Handling, are working together to investigate perceptions of the ‘Green Agenda’ and whether shipping companies […]

CMA CGM Attila Hits Dock in Vancouver

CMA CGM Attila Hits Dock in Vancouver

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to Vancouver, British Columbia where the vessel CMA CGM Attila struck the dock at the DP World Centerm container terminal on August 28. The allision caused significant delays in the Port of Vancouver, forcing several container ships to change their scheduled arrivals, including […]

Interlink Invests Heavily in Bulker Fleet

Interlink Invests Heavily in Bulker Fleet

American bulk carrier owner Interlink Maritime is pursuing an aggressive fleet expansion plan comprising up to eighteen bulkers ordered at three Chinese yards. Five  39,000dwt bulker orders have been placed with Zengzhou Shipbuilding. The contract includes options for five more. The five, worth $240m, will start delivery at the end of the 2015, continuing into the middle of 2016. The quintet, […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 25-29, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 25-29, 2014)

Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut Japanese classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd., have installed the world’s first carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on a main propulsion system of a merchant vessel.…Read more Deadliest Week in Mediterranean More than 300 people died while trying to make irregular sea […]

UPDATE: Tanker with Kurdish Crude Disappears from Radar

UPDATE: Tanker with Kurdish Crude Disappears from Radar

The United Kalavrvta (formerly SCF BYRRANGA), which has been moored in international waters off Texas for more than a month, is reported to have disappeared from satellite tracking, writes Reuters. Namely, the ship, which got cleared for unloading of one million of barrels of Kurdish oil it was carrying earlier this week, is believed to had switched […]

Container Shipping In for a Treat

Container Shipping In for a Treat

Container shipping will experience a strong demand rise triggered by the improving US economy that spurred consumer spending. According to BIMCO’s shipping market analyst, the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) continued to improve in August for the fourth consecutive month “as improving business conditions and robust job growth helped boost consumers’ spirits. ” Chief […]

USA: Tentative Deal on Health Benefits Reached, ILWU Says

USA: Tentative Deal on Health Benefits Reached, ILWU Says

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the US Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said Tuesday that they had reached a tentative agreement on terms for health benefits, subject to agreement on the other issues in the negotiations. According to ILWU, the parties have agreed not to discuss the terms of this tentative agreement as negotiations […]

Spiking LPG Demand Fuelling VLGC Orders

Spiking LPG Demand Fuelling VLGC Orders

A sharp rise in LPG shipping demand, particularly out of the US, is driving an ordering frenzy for very large gas carriers (VLGCs) which will increase the size of the LPG shipping fleet by over 50% over the next two years, according to the LPG Forecaster report published by shipping consultancy Drewry. The main demand […]

UPDATE: Operation at Long Beach Cargo Terminals Back on Track

UPDATE: Operation at Long Beach Cargo Terminals Back on Track

The Port of Long Beach resumed full cargo-handling operations on Thursday, Aug. 28, after a lessening of storm surges from Hurricane Marie that had battered south-facing piers and interrupted the loading and unloading of four vessels a day earlier. With swells down to 8 to 10 feet, from a peak of 15 feet or more […]

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