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U.S. District Court Rules Against Closing Chicago Locks

Dec 08, 2010

The American Waterways Operators (AWO) applauded the decision announced on Thursday by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that denied a motion for preliminary injunction filed by five Great Lakes states to close Chicago…

Otto Marine Settles Contract Dispute

Oct 14, 2010

A year after a shipbuilding contract dispute emerged between Otto Marine unit Otto Offshore and GC Rieber Shipping ASA, a settlement has been reached.Otto Marine announced that it has entered into a 'mutually beneficial global settlement' with GC Rieber…

Is Your Email Putting You at Risk?

Sep 24, 2010

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says that shipbrokers run the risk of exposure to substantial liabilities as a result of inadequate monitoring of their email communications.In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC…

PUBLIC TENDER N° TR31028395

Sep 16, 2010

“TIME CHARTER SERVICE OF A TANKER VESSEL BETWEEN 40.000 AND 55.000 M3 FOR CLEAN PETROLEUM PRODUCTS”According to article 3, second paragraph of the Chilean Merchant Marine Development Law (Ley de Fomento a la Marina Mercante – Decree Law N° 3…

Prison Sentence for Attack on FGS Spessart

Sep 08, 2010

EU NAVFOR said it welcomed the first judgment yesterday in a Kenyan prosecution in connection with the interdiction of a pirate group by an EU NAVFOR warship. The conviction involved seven Somali men accused of acts of piracy. The presiding Chief Magistrate…

Judge Rules Against U.S. Government on Oil Drilling

Sep 03, 2010

According to a Sept. 1 report from Reuters, a federal judge rejected the U.S. government's request to dismiss an industry lawsuit challenging its deepwater oil and gas drilling moratorium, dealing another blow to the Obama administration. Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc…

UK Commission Formal Probe into Marine Insurance

Aug 30, 2010

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to investigate whether certain provisions accompanying claim-sharing and joint-reinsurance agreements in the marine insurance sector might infringe European Union antitrust rules. The Commission…

Cargo Ship Engineer Sentenced for Pollution Violation

Aug 25, 2010

United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that United States District Judge James C. Dever III, sentenced Vaja Sikharulidze, a citizen of Georgia, to one-year probation to include seven days of home detention, which reflected a sentence…

Senate Hearing, Liability for Offshore Oil Production

May 27, 2010

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources conducted a hearing to receive testimony on the liability and financial responsibility issues related to offshore oil production. The committee also considered the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments act of 2010 (S…

Bill to Repeal Liability Limitation of Offshore Oil

May 25, 2010

Representative Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced a bill (H.R. 5355) to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to repeal the limitation of liability of a responsible party for a discharge or substantial threat of a discharge of oil from an offshore oil facility…

Bill to Extend Galveston Channel

May 25, 2010

Representative Gene Green (D-TX) introduced a bill (H. R. 5329) to modify the project for navigation and environmental restoration, Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels, Texas, authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, and for other purposes…

Ship Operator Fined $725K in Port of Tampa

May 25, 2010

Aksat Denizcilik Ve Ticaret A.S., a Turkish corporation that operated the commercial ship M/T Kerim, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla., to two felony counts for knowingly failing to fully and accurately maintain an oil record book…

Davie Yards Second Extension of Stay Order

May 23, 2010

Davie Yards announced that it has obtained an order from the Québec Superior Court extending the stay of proceedings ordered by the Court to September 15, 2010, in accordance with the terms of the written order to be issued by the Court, the…

Call for Moratorium on Calif. Offshore Oil Leasing

May 23, 2010

According to a May 22 report from the California Chronicle, Santa Barbara City Councilmember Das Williams called for an immediate moratorium on all offshore oil leasing, as well as the reopening of a Minerals and Management Service (MMS) field office in Santa Barbara County…

Senate Bills Introduced Re Oil Spill Liability

May 11, 2010

Senator Menendez (D-NJ) introduced two bills relating to oil spill liability. The Big Oil Bailout Prevention Liability Act of 2010 (S. 3305) would raise the limit of liability for oil spills from offshore facilities for costs other than removal costs from $75m to $10b…

Logistics News

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

Floating Production – A Growing Segment in Transition

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