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 built sister vessels - the other is the MAERSK TEXAS - that the company acquired in September 2011 to sail for Maersk-Rickmers U.S. Flag Project Carrier, or Maersk-Rickmers for short, established … [Read more...]

U.S.-Flag Laker Cargos Are Big Jobs Generator [STUDY]

New Study Looks At The Economic Impacts of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System CLEVELAND—Cargo hauled on the Great Lakes in U.S.-flag vessels is responsible for more than 103,000 jobs in the United States that pay an average wage of $47,000 finds a comprehensive study released today. The report, a year in the making, further determined the value of economic … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä To Supply Propulsion Equipment For First U.S.-Flagged LNG-Powered OSV’s

Harvey Gulf International has awarded a contract to Wärtsilä to supply liquified natural gas propulsion equipment for two of Harvey Gulf's newbuild offshore support vessels for operation in the Gulf of Mexico.  Once completed, the supply vessels will be the first ever U.S.-flagged offshore supply vessels to be powered by LNG. The OSV's will be based on the STX Marine Inc … [Read more...]

Maersk Line, Limited Welcomes Ice-Classed U.S.-Flag Tanker To Its Fleet

A.P. Moller - Maersk Group's U.S. arm Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) last week celebrated the naming of its first ice-classed and fourth U.S. flag tanker, the Maersk Peary, in Norfolk, VA.  The freshly painted and recently reflagged 591-foot ship will be used to support a long-term charter contract with Military Sealift Command (MSC). Aptly named after Rear Admiral Robert E. … [Read more...]