Category archives for: Americas

Holland America Reveals Name of Its Largest Ship

Holland America Reveals Name of Its Largest Ship

Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. “In choosing the name Koningsdam, we are honoring our rich Dutch heritage while reflecting that we’re entering a new era as a company,” said Stein Kruse, chief executive officer of the Holland America Group. “This […]

Virginia Port Reopens Portsmouth Marine Terminal

Virginia Port Reopens Portsmouth Marine Terminal

The Port of Virginia has marked an important milestone as Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT), closed for nearly three years, reopens to cargo operations. At 8 a.m. local time on Monday, September 15 the terminal will begin receiving trucks carrying containers for export. “Sustained growth in our container business necessitates PMT’s return to service and is a sign […]

Drewry: Tanker Market to Remain Volatile

Drewry: Tanker Market to Remain Volatile

The Drewry All Earnings Index, which covers the main bulk shipping markets, fell 20% in August and stood at 152, according to the Shipping Insight report published by shipping consultancy Drewry. The index was held back by weaker tanker and LPG charter rates, but overall earnings would have fallen further were it not for some […]

Global Demand for Cruising Almost Doubled

Global Demand for Cruising Almost Doubled

New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) show that the North American cruise industry continued to expand in 2013, generating employment, income, and other economic benefits throughout the U.S. economy. Christine Duffy, CLIA President and CEO noted that on a global basis, over the ten years from 2003 to 2013, demand for cruising […]

NASSCO Kicks Off 5-Tanker Construction Project

NASSCO Kicks Off 5-Tanker Construction Project

General Dynamics NASSCO and City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer signaled the start of construction of five American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony for the first tanker, the APT-1, at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. “Today’s start of construction ceremony signifies our ongoing relationship with American Petroleum Tankers. NASSCO is pleased […]

USDOT Grants USD 74 Million to Maritime Projects

USDOT Grants USD 74 Million to Maritime Projects

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx has disclosed  that seven grants, totalling little over USD 74 million or about 13 percent of total Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funding, are going to projects that USDOT classifies as “maritime.” Another USD 54,469,652 comprising five awards, which is equal to about 9 percent of the total funding, […]

Petrobras Contracts Aker Wayfarer

Petrobras Contracts Aker Wayfarer

Aker Solutions’ subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS) has won a contract worth USD 465 million over five years from Petrobras to provide subsea intervention services offshore Brazil from the Aker Wayfarer vessel. The contract will start within the fourth quarter of 2016 and has a five-year option extension. AKOFS will at the end of September […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 08-14, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 08-14, 2014)

Unmanned Vessels to Take Over Our Seas? Researchers at Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) believe that in ten to twenty years time there will be 200 metre cargo vessels plying the oceans without the need of a captain or crew.…Read more Limited Data Put Svendborg Maersk in Dire Straits The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation […]

Canada Divests Three Ports

Canada Divests Three Ports

Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt announced the divestiture of the ports of Long Pond, Botwood and Main Brook, NL to local business groups. These divestitures include an investment of over CAD 22 million for the continued operation and maintenance of the ports’ infrastructure, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the port. The Government of Canada has […]

Brazilian Mining Giant to Support BBDC Project

Brazilian Mining Giant to Support BBDC Project

Vale S.A, one of the largest mining companies in the world, has signed a cooperation agreement with McQuilling Partners Group aimed at supporting the implementation of the largest ship repair facility in South America. The project, called Brasil Basin Drydock Company (BBDC), has the objective to build a ship repair yard in the northeast of Brazil […]

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