grew to 470,000 barrels a day. The data comes from the Department of Energy. The Houston-Galveston port district includes the ports of Houston, Texas City, Galveston, Freeport, Port Lavaca, and Corpus Christi. In May US
crude exports hit a record 2m barrels a day, doubling from the same period in 2017, with the Houston-Galveston port area accounting for 70% of this figure.
about to start the worlds first containership transit across Arctic waters. To date, non-Russian companies to have dominated Arctic transits have been Chinas Cosco and Japans MOL. For Maersk, this trip will be an exploratory
one, looking to pick up scientific data to see whether the route can be more fully utilised as an alternative to the traditional Asia Europe route via the Suez Canal.
Toyokohs CoolLaser technology in the maritime field. NYK aims to reduce the maintenance workload of crew on deck, in addition to dry-dock costs for repairs, and will discuss development of a business to provide a more
efficient and environment-friendly maintenance method using Toyokohs epoch-making laser technology, the shipping line stated in a release.
abroad paid tribute to those lost. In Yokosuka, Japan, the USS McCain’s current crew issued a statement in remembrance. "We remember our fallen Shipmates today alongside many friends and family. Their loss speaks to the bravery,
resolve and resilience of all those who serve and have served aboard USS John S. McCain. We will never forget them," the ship’s company said.
1,700 ports in 160 countries. The first cargo ship to pass the canal was the U.S. ship SS Ancon. At the time, the Canal was considered one of the most important accomplishments to date in modern engineering. Since then there
has been over one million transits. The millionth vessel, in 2011, was the bulk carrier Fortune Plum operated by STX Pan Ocean.
Alert 14-18: Dont forget about Gangways and Ladders! Recently, a vessel pilot died while boarding a vessel when its gangway separated from the vessel, causing two persons to fall into the water. Although the investigation
is still underway and additional facts are being gathered, this casualty serves as another reminder that shipboard equipment can quickly become a hazard.
to leverage Marlinks broadband satellite communications network, digital solutions and contacts to further develop maritime logistics innovations. As part of its Smart Connectivity strategy, Marlink seeks to support new partners and applications to work together
to enable its customers’ digitalisation and business efficiency.
said the measure targets persons involved in the transfer of refined petroleum products with North Korea-flagged vessels, an activity expressly prohibited by the UN Security Council (UNSC). Ship-to-ship transfers with
North Korea-flagged vessels from Russia or elsewhere of any goods being supplied, sold, or transferred to or from the DPRK are prohibited said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
of cooperation with their vessel speed reduction requests. The purpose of this speed-reduction program is to improve air quality, reduce risk of fatal whale strikes, and protect whales within National Marine Sanctuaries. Award
recipients have set an industry example by voluntarily reducing vessel speeds in areas where endangered whale species regularly feed.
a research that found higher levels of Legionella contamination in local ferries and cruise vessels, aqua-tools CEO Marc Raymond explained: While larger, newer passenger ferries and cruise ships have been built with
preventive measures aimed at curbing the spread of Legionella, little has been done to protect passengers aboard smaller, older ships which, in many cases, are not well maintained.
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