UKHO Alexander Dalrymple Award presented to Admiral Patricio Carrasco

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has awarded the 2015 Alexander Dalrymple Award to Admiral Patricio Carrasco, Director of the Chilean Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service. The award recognises outstanding dedication and major contribution to world hydrography. Patricio Carrasco is recognised as a strong proponent of hydrography in the South American region and has played a leading […]

BigRoll’s first vessel BigRoll Barentsz launched

The heavy marine transportation provider BigRoll Shipping has reached an important milestone, as the first of four MC Class vessels under construction, BigRoll Barentsz, was launched on 27th October 2015 at Cosco Dalian Shipyard. The vessel construction and commissioning remains on schedule for delivery March 2016. The second BigRoll vessel, the BigRoll Bering is expected […]

Liner agent’s slip-up results in hefty fine by US Customs & Border Protection

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has highlighted how a careless mistake by a liner agent resulted in the imposition of a fine of almost $300,000 by the US Customs and Border Protection. The liner agent, working for a non-US carrier, correctly manifested a shipment of nine reefer containers for discharge in Seattle, Washington. The vessel […]

Epic Gas announces interim results

Epic Gas today (Thursday) announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the interim period ended 30th September. Third quarter 2015 highlights included 3,404 Calendar days, up 11% year over year; revenue of $32.2 million, stable; adjusted EBITDA of $8.6 million, up 30% year over year; time charter equivalent revenues of $8,798 per vessel calendar […]

Marshall Islands Registry opens Manila office as fleet growth passes new milestone

International Registries and its affiliates (IRI), who provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry, opened their 27th worldwide office in Manila, Philippines. The RMI Registry is the third largest in the world, surpassing 126 million gross tons at the end of October 2015 and more than 3,650 vessels. […]