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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Marad: Domestic Shipyards Support $36 Billion in GDP

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 10, 2013

A recent report issued by, of all people, the DOT’s U.S. Maritime Administration, chronicles the good news emanating from U.S. shipyards, from sea to shining sea. The report arrived in June while I was on brief holiday and I have finally had a chance to sit down and go through it.

TAMP to lose its tariff fixing role

Posted to TAMP to lose its tariff fixing role (by Joseph Fonseca) on January 9, 2013

Facing all round flak the government has finally decided curtailing the tariff fixing function of the Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP). This was one of the major decisions taken at the 14 Maritime States Development Council (MSDC) meeting of 8 January 2013. The Union Shipping Minister G.

Indian Navy and Coast Guard to the rescue of the Indian Administration?

Posted to Indian Navy and Coast Guard to the rescue of the Indian Administration? (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 16, 2012

The Government of India is mulling over the idea of handing over the statutory functions of the Indian Administration (Directorate General of Shipping) to the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. As a beginning, the two agencies are likely to begin…

Revenue from sale of NOL building a relief to battered balance sheet

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on July 11, 2012

When it comes to investment strategies, property is generally deemed to be a highly attractive long-term prospect. That’s why people in the financial advising business advise people to buy rather than rent. No point in paying off your landlord’s home.

Long Beach stands toe-to-toe with its bigger neighbor

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on June 28, 2012

A dramatic shift in financial bulk is taking place at the two main Southern Californian ports over the next 18 months. For the first time, Long Beach will be looking its neighbor, Los Angeles, in the eye. The two ports are standing virtually…

China carrier takes industry losses to new lows

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 3, 2012

Just when you thought the 2011 shipping industry losses could not possibly get any worse, along comes one of China’s state owned carriers to set the benchmark at a new low. As China’s largest line, that honour naturally fell to Cosco, and the…

Shipbuilding Facilities in the Gulf Coast

Posted to Ship Building in the US Gulf Coast Region (by Tyler LeCompte) on February 28, 2012

There are a number of shipbuilding facilities throughout the Gulf Coast region but the facilities at LEEVAC are second to none. From our well-equipped CAD engineering department to our state-of-the-art indoor fabrication shops complete with an automated NC cutting table…

Glomar Explorer

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 3, 2011

The Soviet nuclear submarine K-129 sank in the central Pacific in 1968. The Soviet Navy mounted a search, but was unable to locate the wreck. The US Navy, which has an extensive subsea monitoring system, knew where it was. The Central Intelligence…

Contracts for Suisun Bay fleet continue to puzzle

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on April 30, 2011

Strange goings on with scrap contracts for the Suisun Bay reserve fleet, the remnants of which are rusting away gently near San Francisco. On the face of it, the breaker yard that arose without trace, Allied Defense Recycling, lost out to a Texas yard by 0.25 percent - $12…

FORAN V70 launch in India

Posted to FORAN V70 launched in India (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 2, 2011

Another system for the design and production of ships and off-shore platforms will be launched in India close at the heels of NAPPA systems. Popularly known as FORAN V70 it is scheduled to be launched  on 16th February 2011 in Mumbai by the Spanish multinational…

Los Angeles and Gambol Industries Get Closer to the Rocks

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on December 2, 2010

Bond ratings for the Port of Los Angeles might just be getting a downgrade within the next year, and by extension, so will those for Long Beach. The Gambol Industries shipyard controversy will be the reason. Gambol's objections center on cost…

GlobalMET Charts a new course at India chapter

Posted to GlobalMET Charts a new course at India chapter (by Joseph Fonseca) on November 22, 2010

With focus on charting a new course the Global Maritime Education & Training Association (GlobalMET), which boasts of 106 members based in 35 economies, held its annual conference in Mumbai on 20 November 2010. Held jointly with the Nautical…

Logistics and Workforce Problems Plaguing Brazil´s O&G Development

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 10, 2010

Petrobras was recently upgraded to being the fourth largest energy company in the world, mostly due to the pre-salt fields and there is little doubt in the market that the company can continue climbing this ladder, possibly to the very top, in another decade.

Aves Island

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 26, 2010

Aves Island or Isla de Aves is located in the Caribbean Sea west of the Lesser Antilles (115 miles southwest of Montserrat, 140 miles west of Dominica, and 340 miles north of Venezuela). It provides a nesting place for sea turtles and birds – many birds.

SOSUS-VENTS

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on August 27, 2010

The Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) is a US Navy program, initiated in the early 1950’s, to track Soviet or other potentially hostile submarines. It consists of a series of hydrophones strategically placed on seamounts and continental slopes…

Irano Hind may weather US/EU ban

Posted to Irano Hind may weather US/EU ban (by Joseph Fonseca) on August 2, 2010

The sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union on Iran because of its nuclear ambitions are likely to see the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and a number of entities with which it is associated becoming prime targets. For Irano…

Trireme - dreadnaught of the ancient Mediterranean

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 5, 2010

The trireme was utilized as a warship in the Mediterranean Sea from the 7th century BC until the fall of the Roman Republic at about the commencement of the Christian era. No other warship design has survived in service for a comparable period. It was truly the dominant battleship of its day.

Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838)

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 9, 2010

Born in Salem, Massachusetts on March 26, 1773, Nathaniel Bowditch had little formal education. He left school at age ten to work in his father’s cooperage. He was then indentured as a bookkeeping apprentice to a ship chandler. Through prodigious self-study…

Gulf Coast States Hoping to See Green This St. Paddy’s Day

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on November 18, 2009

Offshore oil and gas pundits typically get a feel for the future of a region and the health of the industry by gauging interest and bid amounts during regular MMS lease sales. The next scheduled sale for the Gulf of Mexico is set for March 17, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced.
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