Thursday, January 31, 2013

Crowley Christens New Jones Act Tanker

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened its newest tanker Wednesday during a ceremony at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and says it will soon put the 330,000-barrel ship to use in the U.S....

January 31, 2013
Total Views: 6

Monday, December 10, 2012

BAE Systems to Build U.S.-Flagged PSVs for Jackson Offshore Operators

Jackson Offshore Operators has awarded BAE Systems’ shipyard in Jacksonville, Florida a contract to build two new U.S.-flagged platform supply vessels that will serve offshore drilling operations. Each of the...

December 10, 2012
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Marin Teknikk to Design New Subsea Vessel for Otto Candies

Louisiana-based Otto Candies said this week that it will be working with Norway’s Marin Teknikk on a new subsea support and construction vessel (SSCV) to be built in the USA....

November 20, 2012
Total Views: 17

Monday, October 22, 2012

OSG, the Largest U.S. Tanker Company, is Considering Chapter 11

(Bloomberg) — Overseas Shipholding Group Inc.’s bonds and stocks plunged after the largest U.S. tanker company said in a regulatory filing it’s considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Overseas...

October 22, 2012
Total Views: 11

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The U.S.-Flag’s Real Shades of Gray [OP/ED]

By Klaus Luhta, If you are looking for some licentious and lascivious reading relating to shipping, look no further than the Paris MOU list of vessel registry rankings.  The...

July 26, 2012
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

USCG Chief Sounds Alarm On U.S. Flag Ship Detentions

What do the United States, Kazakhstan, Belize and Egypt have in common? They are all on the Paris MOU’s gray list of countries with too many port state detentions. And...

June 12, 2012
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

U.S. Honors Merchant Marine on National Maritime Day

Today here in the U.S. is National Maritime Day! National Maritime Day was officially declared by Congress in 1933 to honor the contributions of the American merchant marine in wartime...

May 22, 2012
Total Views: 7

Monday, April 30, 2012

U.S. Maritime Unions: Insufficient Shipboard Manning Fuels Fatigue, Boosts Risks

Cuts in manning levels and burgeoning paperwork loads are increasing the risk of maritime accidents worldwide, says a group of U.S. maritime unions. At a time when carriers have reduced...

April 30, 2012
Total Views: 58

Monday, February 27, 2012
u.s. flagged tanker

American Vessel Operators Urge Feds to Prevent Future Jones Act Waivers if SPR is Tapped

With rising gas prices and current events again fueling Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) speculation, a coalition of U.S.-flagged vessel operators has urged the Feds to work and consult with industry...

February 27, 2012
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
maersk illinois Rickmers-Linie

First of Two Heavylift Cargo Ships for Maersk-Rickmers Reflagged U.S.

Maersk Line, Limited said today it has completed the reflagging of the MAERSK ILLINOIS, MLL’s newest multipurpose heavy-lift vessel, to the U.S. registry.  The ship is one of two newly...

January 10, 2012
Total Views: 19

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hornbeck Announces Construction Contracts in $720m Newbuild Program

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced today the winners of construction contracts for sixteen high-specification offshore supply vessels as part of its latest newbuild construction program announced earlier this...

November 17, 2011
Total Views: 8

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hornbeck Ups Stock Offering For Massive U.S.-Flag Newbuild Program

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced today that it has increased the number of shares in its public offering of common stock by 250,000 to a total of 7,000,000...

November 10, 2011
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Maritime Unions Slam MARAD for “Flawed” U.S.-Flag Report

Maritime unions have critized the U.S. Maritime Administration and David Matsuda for releasing a report last week on the cost of flying the U.S. flag. The unions have said the...

November 9, 2011
Total Views: 0