U.S. Gulf Gets Least Crude in Decades as Iraqi Imports Dive

By Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Gulf Coast imported the least amount of crude in nearly three decades as shipments from Iraq plummeted and congestion lingered on a critical waterway weeks after a blaze and chemical spill at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. tank farm. The Gulf Coast took just 1.4 million barrels a day of crude last week as Iraqi oil imports fell to … [Read more...]

Keppel Plans to Add 1,800 Staff at Offshore and Marine Unit

SINGAPORE, April 18 (Reuters) - Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp is planning to 1,800 staff this year at its offshore and marine business, the first time the company is hiring for the division after cutting thousands of jobs since 2015. The slump in oil prices in 2014 and a global oversupply of drilling rigs had hit orders at the company's O&M division, but demand is … [Read more...]

South Carolina Budget Proposal Would Block Offshore Drilling Off State

By Valerie Volcovici April 17 (Reuters) - South Carolina's Republican-majority Senate is poised to advance a measure this week that would require the state to block new infrastructure to transport or process offshore oil and gas as state lawmakers fear the Interior Department will open the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling. Republican State Senator Chip Campsen introduced … [Read more...]

USS Fitzgerald Refloated at Ingalls Shipyard

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) has been relaunched and is now moored pier-side at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The undocking milestone is the latest step in returning the destroyer to service following its collision with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan in 2017 that claimed the lives of seven Navy sailors. Since the ship's … [Read more...]

Damen Launches Two Ferries for Canadian Operator BC Ferries

In a span of just a few weeks time, Damen Shipyards has launched two 81-meter road ferries for Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries at Damen's yard in Galati, Romania. The ferries have been built to Damen’s Road Ferry 8117E3 design and will serve the Northern Gulf Islands off the coast of Vancouver, replacing vessels that are now over fifty years old. Damen says the order … [Read more...]