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Opening the Artic for Business: The Risk-based Approach to Polar Code

Nov 04, 2011

The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Equipment (DE) is working on a mandatory Code for ships operating in Polar waters — widely known as the Polar Code, to supplement other regulatory instruments, including SOLAS and MARPOL. The Code will…

Deepwater Horizon Lingers

Nov 04, 2011

It has been more than 16 months since the Deepwater Horizon incident on April 20, 2010 which resulted in the deaths of 11 and injuries to 17 men working on the platform and the discharge of approximately five million barrels of oil.  The well was finally capped on July 15…

U.S. DOJ: Guilty Plea and Fine in Pollution Case

Nov 04, 2011

Oregon Governor’s Fund for the Environment will receive $375,000.  U.S. Attorney S. Amanda Marshall and Oregon Attorney General John Kroger jointly announced that the owner and operator of a Cyprus-based ship pleaded guilty today to felony oil pollution charges…

Tidewater Reports 2Q Results For FY-2012

Nov 02, 2011

Tidewater Inc. announced today a second quarter net loss for the period ended September 30, 2011, of $4.9 million, or $0.09 per share, on revenues of $250.9 million. For the same quarter last year, net earnings were $19.4 million, or $0…

Transocean in U.S. Federal Court on BP Obligations

Nov 01, 2011

Transocean Files Motion for Summary Judgment in U.S. Federal Court to Compel BP to Honor Its Contractual Indemnity Obligations Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. (TODDI), a subsidiary of Transocean Ltd., today filed a motion for…

BOEM Approves First BP Exploration Plan in GOM

Oct 21, 2011

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved a supplemental Exploration Plan (EP) submitted by BP for deepwater oil and gas activities. BOEM conducted a site-specific Environmental Assessment (EA) of the activities described in the plan…

Kromhout Appointed Partner by AKD

Oct 19, 2011

Netherlands law firm AKD has appointed Jan Kromhout as a partner in its shipping and offshore team.Jan began his career in Rotterdam with the law firm Nauta Dutilh. In 2005 he joined the leading operator in the international market for heavy marine transport…

Seaway Workers Ratify Contract

Oct 16, 2011

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) is pleased to announce that its unionized employees, members of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, ratified a three-year labour agreement covering a period extending from April 1, 2011 to March 31…

Coast Guard's Schedule of subchapter "M" Public Meetings

Oct 16, 2011

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced a series of public meetings to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Inspection of Towing Vessels” that was published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2011. As stated in that document…

Transocean: No Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig or Riser

Oct 12, 2011

A two-day underwater examination conducted by Transocean (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) and the US Coast Guard (USCG) on October 4th and 5th confirmed that there are no hydrocarbons leaking from of the sunken Deepwater Horizon or the riser, the pipe…

ICS Chairman Addresses India Shipping Summit

Oct 10, 2011

“We have reached the end of our tether on piracy,' ICS Chairman tells India Shipping Summit. “The world community cannot tolerate the abuse and the killing of seafarers,” ICS Chairman Spyros M Polemis told seafarers and maritime industry professionals in India today (Oct 11th)…

Liberty Maritime Changes Union Affiliation

Oct 07, 2011

MEBA accuses operator of creating labor dispute and delaying important cargoes. AMO enters into new collective bargaining agreement with Liberty. On Monday, Liberty Maritime Corporation announced that it had entered into a new collective…

NATO Chief Warns of Increasing Pirate Activity

Oct 06, 2011

In the last few days the number of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia has increased highlighting the fact that now the monsoon is weakening, the pirates are once again ready to attack merchant ships transiting through the Indian Ocean. MC Northwood's Chief of Staff…

DOJ: Life Sentence in Piracy Convictions

Oct 06, 2011

Two Somalis Sentenced to Life in Prison for Acts of Piracy Against the S/V Quest. Muhidin Salad Omar, a/k/a  “Muhiyaden Salad,” a/k/a “Gurdan,” a/k/a “Gardan,” a/k/a “Gurden,” a/k/a “Muhdin,”  a/k/a “Dudan,” 30, and Mahdi Jama Mohamed, a/k/a “Mahdi…

Horizon Lines Completes Comprehensive Refinancing

Oct 06, 2011

New Capital Structure Provides Opportunity for Significant Deleveraging. Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) today announced that it has completed a comprehensive refinancing of the company's entire capital structure.  The new capital structure…

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Vitol Bunkers Receives its First Biofuel Barge in Asia

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Biden Executive Order Targets Cybersecurity at US Ports

ARC Keeps the Cargo Rolling

ARC Keeps the Cargo Rolling

Cavotec Inks Service Deal with APM Terminals at the Port of Tanger Med

Cavotec Inks Service Deal with APM Terminals at the Port of Tanger Med

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