Fog Closes Traffic On Houston Ship Channel
Thick fog halted all traffic on the Houston Ship Channel Wednesday, the Houston Pilots association said. Pilots who guide ships along the 54-mile channel stopped boarding vessels at 10:10 p.m.
Japan Shipbuilding Contracts Soar
Ship export contracts concluded by Japanese shipyards in December surged 148.2 percent from a year earlier to 1,657,340 grt or 29 vessels, the Japan Ship Exporters' Association said.
OPEC Set To Cut Output
OPEC Secretary-General Ali Rodriguez said the cartel could cut up to an additional one million barrels a day from its production in March, after OPEC ministers agreed…
PDVSA To Sell Bunker Fuels On Internet
Venezuelan's Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) will begin selling bunker fuel via two Internet sites later this month, its first sales project across the Web, a company official said.
Panamax Trades Firm
Freight rates for Panamaxes trading the Pacific remained firm due to a flurry of business ahead of the Lunar New year, shipbrokers said on Tuesday. In the Far East…
Barges Start Moving South of Peoria
Barges were moving through the LaGrange Lock south of Peoria on the Illinois River on Tuesday after workers broke through a wall of ice near the lock late on Saturday, U.S.
Alabama Shipyard Signs Another Tug/Barge Contract
Alabama Shipyard has signed a contract to build an articulated tug and barge (ATB) vessel for Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Va. Both vessels will be…
PTC Reports 1Q Results
PTC, the product development company, reported revenue totaling $234.9 million for the first quarter ended December 30, 2000, compared to $239 million for the same period last year.
Transas, Primar Sign Agreement
Transas Ltd., the exclusive distributor of Russian ENCs, has concluded an agreement with PRIMAR, the official regional electronic navigation chart (ENC) coordinating center.
ABS: Castor pollution fears may have been exaggerated
Comprehensive oil spill and blast assessment analyses indicate that there is little likelihood of significant pollution or environmental hazards associated with…
Mammoth Bunker Vessel Planned
The Verenigde Tankrederij (VT) from Rotterdam will order the largest bunker vessel so far. With a size of 8,000 tons (135 m long) it is twice the size of the present largest bunker vessel.
ShipVertical, DHL Reinforce Maritime Logistics Coverage
shipment of goods worldwide, to provide online services for the maritime sector. The agreement enables both parties, ShipVertical Internet Group and DHL International…
AHI Opens 30,000 dwt Drydock In UAE
30,000 dwt drydock in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. Said AHI's Chairman, Mr Obaid Ali Al Muhairi, "The opening of the Al Zora Drydock consolidates AHI's position…