New Report Helps UK MCA Prepare for Offshore Oil Spill Challenges

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency's (MCA) future oil spill response plan will be informed by a new report that maps out possible threats to the UK's coastal areas, marine life, and traffic as a result of hydrocarbon releases from energy…

Marshall Islands Achieves QUALSHIP 21 Milestone

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) was recognized for 17 consecutive years on the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) QUALSHIP 21 roster, making it the only one of the world’s three largest registries to attain QUALSHIP 21 status. As…

Cyclone Tauktae: Rescue Op Launched for 81 Offshore Oil Workers after Barge Sinks off Mumbai

The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for 81 missing oil workers and crew whose barge sank in heavy seas following a powerful cyclone that tore up the west coast of the country.Around 180 of those on board the barge were rescued from the water as it sank off Mumbai.

FTR says most recent Truckers Conditions Index reading sets new record

The March 2021 TCI, which is the most recent month for which data is available, was 16.27, topping February’s 11.23 by slightly more than five points. This reading tops the previous record, of 16.17, which was set in October 2020.

LM Podcast Series: AAPA’s Connor Examines the State of U.S. Ports

AAPA President and CEO Chris Connor provided LM's Jeff Berman with an update on the White House's American Jobs Act could impact the U.S.-based port infrastructure efforts. Other topics covered included: the intersection of port congestion and the elevated state of U.S. imports, lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, the outlook for Peak Season, and the ongoing container shortage.

Philippines' Duterte Issues Gag Order Over South China Sea Spat

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte barred his cabinet from talking about the South China Sea in public on Monday after weeks of strong rebukes by his ministers against China’s conduct in the contested waters.Tensions between the Philippines and its giant neighbor have escalated since March…

Hat-San Lengthens Semi-Sub Barge for Malin Group

A giant semi-submersible lifting barge is being lengthened and strengthened at the Hat-San shipyard in Turkey in preparation for a new working life with marine services and transportation firms Malin Abram and Malin Augustea in Scotland.Once converted…

Teledyne Acquires FLIR

Industrial conglomerate Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) said it has completed its acquisition of thermal imaging cameras and sensors company FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR). FLIR will now be included in Teledyne’s Digital Imaging…

Austal Philippines Launches Ferry for Fred. Olsen Express

Austal Philippines in April launched the high-speed trimaran ferry Bañaderos Express for Fred. Olsen Express in Balamban, Cebu.The newbuild is the second in a series of two 118-foot Auto Express ferries ordered by the Canary Islands-based operator…

Brix Marine Building Water Taxi for QXMC

Boatbuilder Brix Marine (formerly Armstrong Marine USA) is currently constructing the 32’ x 12’ catamaran for the Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC). QXMC is the business arm of the Klahoose First Nation, located on Cortes Island, B.C, Canada.