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U.S. Navy Buys Hawaii Superferries

Jan 31, 2012

Huakai and Alakai Go for $35 Million.The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has transferred two high speed vessels, the Huakai and the Alakai, to the U.S. Navy. The Navy plans to use the vessels to transport troops…

Horizon Lines Pleads Guilty in Environmental Case

Jan 30, 2012

Horizon Lines reaches agreement with U.S. Department of Justice on Environmental Record-Keeping Incident. Horizon Lines, Inc. today announced that its Horizon Lines, LLC operating subsidiary has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice…

Shipping Companies Sentenced for Environmental Crimes

Jan 26, 2012

Two Shipping Corporations Plead Guilty and Are Sentenced in Maryland for Obstruction of Justice and Environmental Crimes; Companies Each Sentenced to Pay $1.2 Million, Including $550,000 to Benefit Chesapeake Bay. Two corporations pleaded…

Wikborg Rein Recruits LNG Specialist

Jan 23, 2012

International law firm Wikborg Rein has recruited Joe McGladdery as a partner in its London office. McGladdery joins from Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited (Nakilat) where he acted as the company's General Counsel and as a board member…

USDOJ: Sentencing in Environmental Crime Case

Jan 23, 2012

Miami River Compnay Sen tenced to Five Years Probation and $1,000,000 Fine for Oil Pollution and Ballast Water Crimes. Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Rear Admiral William D. Baumgartner, Commander…

U.S. Congress to Hold Meeting on Cruise Ship Safety

Jan 20, 2012

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) announced the Committee will conduct a hearing to review cruise ship safety in light of the recent Costa Concordia incident in the Mediterranean Sea.“The Costa Concordia…

Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Status Report

Jan 17, 2012

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today issued an updated Fleet Status Report which provides current status and contract information for the company's entire fleet of offshore drilling rigs.  This Fleet Status Report also includes…

Carnival Estimates Financial Impact of Grounding

Jan 16, 2012

Carnival Corporation & plc Required Announcement on Financial Impact of Costa Concordia. Carnival Corporation & plc has commented on the financial impact resulting from the grounding of the Costa Concordia. 'At this time, our priority is the safety of our passengers and crew…

Shipping Company, Officers Guilty of Environmental Crimes

Jan 14, 2012

Company to Pay More Than $1 Million for Dumping Oily Waste into Hawaiian Waters, Obstruction of Justice and Covering up Oil Pollution. Keoje Marine Co. Ltd. and two engineers from the M/T Keoje Tiger pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Honolulu to environmental crimes violations…

SaveOurSeafarers Issues Statement on Somalian Piracy

Jan 05, 2012

Statement from the shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign with reference to the U.K. House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee’s Report “Piracy off the coast of Somalia”. The shipping industry’s SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the U…

Federal Courts Side with Signal International

Jan 04, 2012

Federal Judge Sides with Signal - Denies Class Certification of all former H2B worker claims.  Signal International L.L.C., a leading Gulf of Mexico provider of marine and fabrication services headquartered in Mobile, Alabama received news…

Captain Fined For Failing to Help Sinking Ship

Dec 27, 2011

According to a report in The Moscow Times, the captain of a vessel that passed by the sinking Bulgaria cruise ship without stopping to help rescue drowning passengers was fined $4,200, but avoided jail time, Interfax reported.A district court…

Life Sentence for Somali Pirates

Dec 16, 2011

Somalis Sentenced to Life in Prison on Charges Relating to Piracy of the S/V Quest. Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali, a/k/a Sanadaaq, 32, and Jilani Abdiali, a/k/a Ilkasse, 20, both of Somalia, were sentenced today in Norfolk federal court to life in prison for their acts of piracy against the S/V Quest…

First Electronic Container Freight Swap Settled in USD

Dec 12, 2011

Saxo Bank and ICAP Shipping Involved in World's First Electronic Container Freight Swap Settled in USD. Saxo Bank, the trading and investment specialist, and ICAP Shipping, the shipping arm of ICAP plc, announced on Thursday that they were…

U.S. DOJ: Fishing Company Indicted for Enviromental Crimes

Dec 07, 2011

New Zealand Fishing Company Indicted for Enviromental Crimes and Obstruction of Justice. A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., has returned a seven-count indictment charging Sanford Ltd. with violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS)…

Logistics News

Russia's Seaborne Oil Product Exports Fell in March

Russia's Seaborne Oil Product Exports Fell in March

UKHO Appoints Blake Interim Chief Executive

UKHO Appoints Blake Interim Chief Executive

Denmark Bans Discharge of Scrubber Water

Denmark Bans Discharge of Scrubber Water

Updated Version of Guidelines for Cleaning Containers Released

Updated Version of Guidelines for Cleaning Containers Released

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