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Low oil prices driving risk and complexity within the marine fuel supply chain – says 20|20 Marine Energy

The low price of crude is creating complacency amongst ship owners in relation to decisions over fuel procurement strategies, and future sulphur regulations, said Adrian Tolson, Senior Partner at 20|20 Marine Energy, a leading maritime consultancy.  Speaking at the UK Chamber of Shipping’s Fueling Operations conference in London, Mr. Tolson also stated that the cheap … Read More...

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CSCL Indian Ocean continues her voyage

Since around 3am today (Tuesday) the containership CSCL Indian Ocean has been able continue her voyage to the Port of Hamburg. In a joint operation the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies, the Federal Water and Shipping Administration, salvage companies, owners and Elbe pilots have managed to refloat the ship with the help of tugs back into the navigation … Read More...


Global security threats assessed and displayed round the clock in new interactive map

With the click of a button, ship owners and managers can now view what security threats a country poses thanks to a new live interactive map. Security and risk mapping system RiskMap provides a new and unique way of viewing and categorising up-to-the-minute security threats from around the world. RiskMap automatically analyses thousands of news articles every … Read More...

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Crowley christens second of four new LNG-ready product tankers for use in US coastwise trade

As part of the company's industry-leading, vessel build programme, Crowley Maritime has christened the second of four new Jones Act product tankers at the South Florida Petroleum Terminal (The Public Dock) in Fort Lauderdale. The 50,000dwt, 330,000-barrel-capacity Texas joins sister ship Ohio, which was christened by Crowley in November, as the first ever tankers … Read More...

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States urged to ratify compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), together with the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) and the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), is urging its Member States to ratify and implement a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship. The International … Read More...


Port Community Fund celebrates community giving

The ‘inspirational’ achievements of the unique Felixstowe-based Port Community Fund have been highlighted at a special awards ceremony. The event, at Felixstowe Town Hall, brought together members of the Port Community Fund with business, charity and community representatives, including the Mayor of Felixstowe, Doreen Savage, who presented PCF plaques to several … Read More...

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Seafarers invited to help manufacturers improve onboard design

The Nautical Institute and CIRM (the principal international association for marine electronics companies) today (Thursday) launched a joint initiative to improve the usability of navigation and communication technology onboard ships. Speaking at the International e-Navigation Underway Conference today, David Patraiko, Director of Projects for The Nautical … Read More...

Tugboats Attentive (prevention and response tug) and Tanerliq (Prince William Sound tug), provide tanker assist and escort services for a VLCC (very large crude carrier) Polar tanker at the Valdez Marine Terminal. These aerial photos are stunningly beautiful with nice sunshine and snow capped mountains. 

The Ship Escort/Response Vessel System (SERVS) was created in 1989 to prevent oil spills and provide oil spill response and preparedness capabilities for AlyeskaPipeline Service Company and Alaska crude oil shipping companies.

Working closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, SERVS personnel monitor vessel traffic so tankers can safely travel through the Sound. Five state-of-the-art tugboats guide tankers through the Valdez Narrows and Hinchinbrook Entrance. Two tugs depart with every tanker, loaded with oil spill response equipment such as boom, skimmers and smaller work boats.

SERVS maintains a constant state of readiness. Crews are available to respond to an oil spill 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Oil spill response equipment and crews stage in key areas around Prince William Sound. Personnel participate in various drills and exercises to practice spill response tactics.

Crowley celebrates over seven million man hours without a Lost Time Injury in Valdez operations

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s tanker escort and docking services group in Valdez is celebrating over seven million man hours and more than six years since logging its last Lost Time Injury (LTI). In addition to this remarkable number, the company announced that it had not had an OSHA recordable case in over two million man hours while performing tanker assist and … Read More...

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Mr Elevator launches customer workshop for elevator safety norms

Mr Elevator, part of the Mr Marine Group, has announced a new customer workshop focused on key safety regulations in the EN81-20 for new elevators and the EN81-80 for existing elevators. According to CEO Nick van Bosch Rosenthal: ”Many vessel owners and shipmanagement companies came to us with questions about the norms, and with questions about authorised service … Read More...

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BSM and Bernhard Schulte engage with shipping community in Japan

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) yesterday (Wednesday) underpinned its reputation as a global player in the shipping industry when it joined with parent company, Bernhard Schulte, in hosting a reception in Tokyo to engage with the shipping community and recognise the long-standing relationships that have been developed with Japanese partners over a 40-year … Read More...

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Taiwan President honours Evergreen founder Dr Chang Yung-Fa

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou honored Evergreen Group founder Dr Chang Yung-Fa with a posthumous commendation in recognition of his contributions to international transportation and social welfare during the memorial service today (Thursday). Taiwan’s Education Minister and the Minister of Transportation and Communications also offered homage to Dr Chang with the … Read More...

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Videotel and Safebridge conclude ground-breaking agreement to facilitate onboard ECDIS type-specific certification

E-Learning maritime training provider Videotel has joined forces with online maritime training business Safebridge, which specialises in ECDIS training, to provide shipping companies with the unique ability to certify their seafarers on ECDIS type-specific training while serving onboard. More than 30 ECDIS type-specific training courses will be available, which is … Read More...

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