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AsiaBio Buys Two Shipping Firms

Asia Bioenergy Technologies Bhd's (AsiaBio) has signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Hoe Leong Corp Ltd (HCL), Sumatec and Reachmont Logistics Sdn Bhd (RLSB)

Bomb Threat Cut Lithuania LNG Terminal Output

Gas supply from Lithuania's liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal was interrupted on Wednesday due to a bomb threat that later turned out to be a hoax, the

Greek Shipping Fears Syriza Tax Plan

Will the new government in Greece led by radical-left party Syriza levy higher taxes that the shipping industry can’t afford? A report in WSJ says that several

Bomb Threat Shuts Down Lithuanian FSRU

Gas supply from Lithuania's liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal was interrupted on Wednesday due to a bomb threat The post Bomb Threat Shuts Down Lithuanian FSRU appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

NewLead Holdings Acquire 5 Vessels

NewLead Holdings Ltd. announced today that it recently added five bitumen tanker vessels to its fleet. The Company has expanded its fleet to 10 vessels in less

Boskalis, Van Oord to Construct Island off Jakarta Coast

  Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and joint venture partner Van Oord have been awarded a contract by PT Muara Wisesa Samudra to design and construct

ClassNK Releases Improved "e-Application"

  ClassNK announced the release of an improved "e-Application" system. This improvement was planned based on requests from the users. Therefore,

Russia – Turkey Gas Pipeline Approved

  Ankara hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Taner Yildiz, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.

Santa Lucia Back Underway in Delaware Bay

  The motor vessel Santa Lucia, which was aground in Delaware Bay, got back underway under its own power at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Santa Lucia

Port of Antwerp Throughput up 4.3%

  The port of Antwerp handled 199,012,082 tonnes of freight in 2014, a rise of 4.3% compared with the previous year. The new record that was already announced

Greatship to Buy PSV

Greatship (India) Limited (GIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited, has signed a contract to buy a 2015-built 4000 dwt Platform Supply Vessel (PSV).

Port of Le Havre Calls for EOI for Storage Facility

Port of Le Havre has called Expression of Interest (EOI) for Storage facility for liquid Bulks to be set up inside the port. The Grand Port Maritime du Havre (GPMH),

Yinson Holdings to Operate FPSO at Ghana’s OCTP Project

Malaysian offshore operator Yinson Holdings Bhd has announced today it will be converting the Ulriken, a 1998-built VLCC into a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for use offshore Ghana [...] The post Yinson Holdings to Operate FPSO at Ghana’s OCTP Project appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

10 Things to Ask Your Boat Dealer Before You Buy 

Asking your boat dealer some pointed questions ahead of time can help you know whether he'll stand behind the sale for the long haul.

Contract Negotiations at U.S. West Coast Ports Clear Major Hurdle

Negotiators for major shipping lines and the union representing 20,000 dockworkers have reached a tentative agreement on the maintenance of cargo chassis, overcoming a key hurdle in protracted contract talks for 29 U.S. West Coast ports. The post Contract Negotiations at U.S. West Coast Ports Clear Major Hurdle appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Libya Returns Fuel Tanker to Rival Government

Libya's recognized government has released a tanker forced to dock at a port under its control after originally banning it from delivering fuel to its rival administration,

Reefer Ship Runs Aground in Delaware Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard reports today a 470-foot cargo ship full of fresh produce is aground in the middle of Delaware Bay near Miah Maull Shoal.  The Liberian-flagged Santa Lucia is [...] The post Reefer Ship Runs Aground in Delaware Bay appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Tugboat Time-lapse – Los Angeles Barge Shift [VIDEO]

Here's an interesting time-lapse showing Sause Brothers' tug Joseph Sause moving the 349.8 foot long tank barge Alsea Bay from LA 149 to Sause home dock in Long Beach. The post Tugboat Time-lapse – Los Angeles Barge Shift [VIDEO] appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Tauber Oil Opens West Calcasieu Port Operations

Tauber Oil Company of Houston has become the West Calcasieu Port’s newest tenant.    “Tauber Oil is a service-oriented wholesale energy

US Proposes Allowing Oil, Gas Drilling off Atlantic Coast

The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed allowing for the first time oil and gas exploration in a wide swath of U.S. waters off the Atlantic Coast.   The

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