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ONE’s First Pink Ship Makes North American Debut

News from gCaptain - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:58
The first pink ship belonging to freshly-minted Japanese shipping group Ocean Network Express sailed through Puget Sound on Wednesday on its way to the Port of Tacoma in Washington, marking ONE’s North American debut.  The 2013-built containership was recently rebranded to ONE’s unique ‘magenta’ color scheme. Ocean Network Express, or ONE, was formed in 2017 […]
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Keppel to Build South East Asia’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel for Port of Singapore

News from gCaptain - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:59
Singapore shipbuilder Keppel will build South East Asia’s first liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel with delivery planned for 2020. FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum, placed an order with Keppel Singmarine, a subsidiary of Keppel O&M, to build the 7,500m3 LNG bunkering vessel which will be the first […]
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Crew Fatigue Caused 2016 Grounding of Kirby Tug Nathan E. Stewart in British Columbia, Report Says

News from gCaptain - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:17
The investigation revealed that the second mate, who was alone on the bridge at the time of the accident, had fallen asleep after working a 6-on, 6-off shift schedule for at least two days leading up to the grounding. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released its investigation report into the October 2016 […]
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Panama Canal Sets New Monthly Tonnage Record (Again)

News from gCaptain - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:18
The Panama Canal set a new monthly tonnage record last month, breaking the previously-held record the third time since the opening of the Expanded Panama two years ago. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP), the autonomous agency of the Panama Government responsible for the management of waterway, said it recorded a new record of 38.1 million […]
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Search Begins For New USMMA Superintendent

News from gCaptain - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:31
by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has posted the position of USMMA Superintendent to USAjobs, the first step in replacing James Helis, the former Army Colonel who was removed from the position in May.  2011 was a year of change for the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Then Superintendent Rear Admiral Philip […]
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YM Efficiency Docks in Sydney with Stacks of Collapsed Containers

News from gCaptain - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:07
By Nicholas Ford SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) – A Taiwan-owned cargo ship docked safely in Sydney on Wednesday after losing 83 containers off the coast of Australia during a massive storm which saw the ship battered by five metre (15 feet) swells. The YM Efficiency limped into Sydney with a container hanging halfway off its […]
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NTSB: Leaking Oil Started Fire Aboard Roll-On/Roll-Off Ferry Caribbean Fantasy

News from gCaptain - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 08:25
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the fire aboard the roll-on/roll-off car and passenger ferry Caribbean Fantasy was caused by leaking fuel that contacted a hot surface in the ship’s engine room. The fire occurred on August 17, 2016, as the ferry was underway off San Juan, Puerto Rico with more than 500 people on […]
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Decatur Marine Offering One Week Subchapter M Class

News from gCaptain - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 06:36
Press Release – Decatur Marine – Towing vessels and tugboats need to comply with Subchapter M regulations by July 20, 2018. Decatur Marine, a USCG Third Party Organization (TPO), is bringing a Subchapter M Lead Surveyor and Lead Auditor Certification course to Conley Marine’s headquarters in NOLA at 1305 Distributor Row, Suite G, New Orleans, […]
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Decatur Marine Audit & Survey Earns Auditor Status in AWO Responsible Carrier Program

News from gCaptain - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 06:32
Press Release – Decatur Marine – The American Waterways Operators (AWO) has approved Decatur Marine Audit & Survey as a third-party organization authorized to conduct audits of AWO member operations as part of its Responsible Carrier Program (RCP). The RCP, a safety management system for tugboat, towboat and barge companies, requires AWO member companies to […]
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Shell Marine 40 launched for tug and fishing markets

News from gCaptain - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 05:52
Press Release – Shell Marine is launching Shell Marine 40, an engine oil for use in high-speed diesel engines in the fishing and tug boat segments, to support and help enhance the performance of engines on board some of the hardest working vessels at sea.   Shell Marine 40 has been formulated to react to […]
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Shares of Leading Bunker Supplier Aegean Petroleum Crushed After Company Reveals $200 Million Write-Off

News from gCaptain - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:04
Shares of NYSE-listed leading international bunker fuel supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network crashed more than 75% Tuesday after the company revealed it will likely have to write off $200 million in bad transactions.  The Greek marine fuel logistics company gave the bad news in a statement issued late Monday in which it revealed the preliminary […]
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Drewry Hits Out at Container Lines as Anger Builds Over Bunker Fuel Surcharges

News from gCaptain - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:13
By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – In the face of increasing anger from shippers over emergency bunker surcharges, shipping consultant Drewry too has hit out at ocean carriers for the “failure to control costs” that left them exposed to a fuel price spike. Drewry said the EBSs were a “desperate move” by carriers that would only […]
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HMM to Spread 20-Vessel Megaship Order Among South Korea’s Top Shipbuilders

News from gCaptain - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:38
South Korea’s biggest shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine has opted to split its twenty-vessel megaship order among South Korea’s top three shipbuilders as it seeks to accelerate its strategy of achieving 1 million TEU capacity.  HMM confirmed in April its intention to place orders for the 20 eco-friendly newbuilds, comprising of twelve vessels of 23,000 […]
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CMA CGM Teams with San Francisco Start-Up to Install Artificial Intelligence System On Board Ships

News from gCaptain - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:38
French shipping group CMA CGM has teamed up with a San Francisco startup to explore the use of artificial intelligence on board its ships. CMA CGM, the world’s second largest container shipping line, said Tuesday it has launched a collaboration with Shone, a California-based startup launched by three French engineers in 2017 that specializes in […]
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Australia to Investigate Loss of 83 Containers from Ship in Heavy Weather

News from gCaptain - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:13
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will investigate the loss of dozens of shipping containers overboard from the Yang Ming-operated cargo ship YM Efficiency off of New South Wales, Australia last Friday. The Liberian-flagged YM Efficiency was sailing from Taiwan to Port Botany with 2,252 loaded containers when it encountered rough weather off Port Stephens, […]
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Wilhelmsen to Trial Shore-to-Ship Drone Delivery in Singapore

News from gCaptain - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:26
Global ships agency Wilhelmsen is teaming up to aeronautics company Airbus to bring shore-to-ship drone delivery to Port of Singapore. The new service, called Agency by Air, is set to launch at Singapore port’s Marina South Pier in the third quarter of 2018, where Wilhelmsen Ships Service and Airbus will be piloting the delivery of […]
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Odfjell Sees Significant Earnings Upside for Its Chemical Tankers

News from gCaptain - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:53
OSLO, June 5 (Reuters) – Chemical tanker firm Odfjell sees significant upside potential to its earnings ahead as low-yielding contracts expire, new vessels are brought in and market rates for transporting chemicals recovers, it said on Tuesday. In total, 18 of Odfjell’s ships come off time-charter (TC) contracts this year, out of a fleet of […]
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U.S. Navy Weighs Passage Through Taiwan Strait

News from gCaptain - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 05:49
by Phil Stewart (Reuters) – The United States is considering sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials say, in a move that could provoke a sharp reaction from Beijing at a time when Sino-U.S. ties are under pressure from trade disputes and the North Korean nuclear crisis. A U.S. warship passage, should it […]
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Video Shows Insane Tanker Fire That Led to Two Houston Pilots Being Awarded the IMO Bravery at Sea Award

News from gCaptain - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:59
On the morning of September 6, 2016, Houston harbor pilots Michael McGee and Michael Phillips found themselves surrounded by towering walls of flames after the tanker they were piloting, the MT Aframax River, lost propulsion and struck two mooring dolphins on the Houston Ship Channel. The allision punctured the tankers hull plating, causing the release […]
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Shell Says Nigeria Attacks Persist Even as Oil Output Recovers

News from gCaptain - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:59
By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo (Bloomberg) — Nigeria’s oil wells may be flowing again, but the country’s largest operator says attacks continue to put a brake on output. “Security in parts of the Niger delta remains a major concern with persisting incidents of criminality, kidnapping and vandalism as well as onshore and offshore piracy,” said Igo Weli, […]
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