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Joe Toomy Rejoins Port NOLA

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The former chairman of the Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners Joe Toomy is rejoining the group.Gov. John Bel Edwards reappointed Joseph F. Toomy to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.Toomy was sworn in during today’s monthly board meeting and will serve a five-year term succeeding Laney J.

Waterford’s Tugboat Roundup Celebrates 20 Years

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A modest event designed as a get-together for commercial workboat operators in upstate New York is now celebrating 20 years as a three-day community festival.On September 11, 1999, local resident John Callaghan had an idea to bring in some friends who ran tugs on the Hudson River and NYS Canal System for a quick one-day get together,

Konecranes Retrofits Crane in DP World Liège

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Konecranes Port Services, the team of crane and lifting engineers, software developers and product technicians, will retrofit electrification to a Model 2 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor crane in DP World’s Liège Container Terminal in Belgium, lowering the terminal’s local emissions and noise.

Peel Ports in Brexit Preparedness

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UK port operator Peel Ports Group has been officially accredited with the internationally recognized quality mark of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) at all its principal ports by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customers, affirming the Port’s efficient and robust processes to customers worldwide.

Napier Port Lists on NZX

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New Zealand's Napier Port successfully completed its $234 million initial public offer (IPO) with a listing ceremony at the Port’s Breakwater Road site in Napier.After ringing the bell to welcome in trading of the Port’s shares on New Zealand Exchange (NZX) under the ticker ‘NPH’ on August 20,

Essar Ports Posts Robust Growth

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Indian private ports operator, Essar Ports Limited posted overall 17 percent growth in the cargo throughput at 13.5 million tonne for the first quarter of current fiscal ended 30 June 2019 as against 11.5 MT in the corresponding quarter last year."Higher capacity utilization at its recently commissioned terminals at Salaya and Vizag,

Sea Machines Demonstrates Autonomous Spill-Response Vessel

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As a part of its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD), Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announces that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous systems in action on board a Kvichak Marco skimmer boat during events held along the Portland harbor earlier today.

Sailors' Society Welcomes Greek Ambassador

Sailors’ Society has welcomed Costis Frangoulis as a new Greek Ambassador ahead of plans to expand its existing work in Greece. Photo: Sailors’ Society

The international Christian charity working in ports across the world Sailors’ Society has welcomed a new Greek Ambassador to its fold ahead of the maritime charity’s plans to further expand its existing work in Greece.Costis Frangoulis, CEO, President and Founder of Franman, which provides ship building,

Kalmar Upgrades EUROGATE Tanger

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Finnish manaufacturer of cargo-handling machinery Cargotec Oyj said that its subsidiary Kalmar has concluded an agreement with long-term customer EUROGATE Tanger in Morocco to upgrade the capabilities of four ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes.The order was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q3 order intake,

Fire Hits PDVSA Tanker at Amuay Bay

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A fire swept through the engine room of a tanker owned by Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA on Monday while it was anchored at Amuay Bay near the country's largest refinery, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.The extent of the damage to the Panama-flagged Aframax tanker Proteo was not immediately clear.

Baltic Index Down on Lower Capesize, Panamax Rates

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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index fell for the second straight session on Tuesday, hurt by softer demand for the capesize and panamax vessel segments.The Baltic index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, fell 0.4%, or 8 points, to 2,059 points.The capesize index slipped 63 points, or 1.

Guidance on 0.50% Sulphur Marine Fuel

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A number of shipping, refining, fuel supply and standards organisations have worked together to produce Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% - sulphur marine fuel released on August 20, 2019.The publication has been developed by experts from across shipping, refining, supply and testing of marine fuels.

Rotterdam Port Rides High on Offshore Waves

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The largest port in Europe, the Port of Rotterdam has reported a new transhipment record for the first six months of 2019 - 240.7 million tonnes, or a 3.4% increase compared to 2018.The offshore sector also made a significant contribution to the maritime activity. 440 offshore vessels, ranging from

Singapore Intros Maritime Reporting Guide

The first sector-specific Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide was launched by MPA and its partners to encourage maritime companies to embark on or further invest in sustainability reporting efforts. Photo: MPA

Singapore has launched its first Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide to support local companies' sustainability development practices.The guide was jointly launched by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS),

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