St. Louis Regional Freightway: The Year in Review
The St. Louis Regional Freightway has compiled a summary of the major developments over the past year that either elevated the St. Louis region’s global status as a world-class freight hub or will help to advance the region’s position as the country’s freight nexus in the year ahead.“From mega projects breaking ground and global companies choosing to invest here, to newly formed partnerships that strengthen the bi-state region’s role in national and global supply chains, there was much to be excited about in 2019…
Concordia Finally Heads for Scrapyard
The rusty hulk of the Costa Concordia began its journey to the scrapyard on Wednesday, after a two-year salvage operation off the Italian island where the cruise liner capsized two years ago, killing 32 people. Boats sounded horns and church bells rang as a tug boat slowly pulled the wreck of the liner, which was around two-and-a half times the size of the Titanic, away from the holiday island of Giglio, accompanied by a convoy of 14 vessels. Salvage workers gathered in bars at the port…
Mersey Hosts 10th Anniversary Summit
Mersey Maritime celebrated its 10th anniversary with a summit featuring presentations by business leaders from across the region's maritime sector. Close to 100 members of the trade group - which represents more than 1,700 firms across the shipping, ports and logistics sector on Merseyside – gathered for the event at its headquarters in Monk's Ferry, Birkenhead. The evening also marked the official handover of the chairman's baton from incumbent Ian Higby, of Atlantic Container Line, to John Hulmes, a partner and maritime solicitor with Hill Dickinson in Liverpool.
BLUE: Ocean Film and Entertainment
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the pressing needs of our ocean explain the spawning of innovation at BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit (BLUE). This annual multi-disciplinary summit is a convergence of bright minds with big hearts focused on expediting ocean conservation - now when it’s needed most. BLUE sets in motion a mix of ocean all-stars mobilized by a supportive environment of breathtaking (and sometimes gut-wrenching) films, creative ideas and new technology.
MEBA Points to a US-crewed Cruise Ship
The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA) raises awareness of U.S. mariners in the cruise industry in light of recent media interest. MEBA say it is proud to represent U.S. Merchant Mariners on the only U.S.-flagged and U.S. crewed cruise ship, the Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) Pride of America. Recent media coverage concerning the cruise line industry has highlighted the lack of qualified ship’s officers in this industry. However, the coverage has not addressed the skill…
Royal Caribbean Q3 Results
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) announced earnings for the third quarter of 2009 and provided guidance for the fourth quarter and full year. • Third quarter 2009 net income was $230.4 million, or $1.07 per share, compared to net income of $411.9 million, or $1.92 per share in 2008. • The results were better than the company's most recent guidance of $0.95 to $1.00 per share, driven primarily by the strength of close-in bookings. • Net Yields for the third quarter decreased 16.5% versus 2008, somewhat better than the company's previous guidance of down approximately 18%.