The board of directors of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., has announced the election of Steven R.
Blust as assistant vice president- Liner Services, Mediterranean division, and Roger L. Clark as vice president-Washington division.
Mr. Blust, a 16-year veteran of the international transportation industry, joined Lykes this year as director of liner services-Mediterranean.
He has extensive experience in the intermodal, traffic, sales and marketing aspects of ocean shipping.
In his new position, he will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the line operation of the company's Gulf/East Coast to the Mediterranean containership service including traffic, cargo operations, scheduling and intermodal functions.
Mr. Clark joined Lykes in 1985 as director, Traffic, Washington division, bringing 13 years of industry experience to the company. In his new position as assistant vice president president- Washington division, he will oversee Lykes' participation in all government-sponsored cargo programs as well as the company's routine contract with the federal agencies that affect the company.
Capt. George H. Evans has been appointed general manageroperations of the Mediterranean/ Mid-East Division of Prudential Lines. Captain Evans has had an extensive career in shipping, first as a commander of ships (the British vessels Nailsea Meadow, Empire Flame, and Empire Gale), and as a land-base
Mediterranean Shipping Company. (MSC) has announced that its cruise division, Mediterranean Shipping Cruises has confirmed an order for a new $250 million, 1,600-passenger capacity cruise ship to be built by the French shipyard, Chantiers de l'Atlantique. Negotiations are also in progress for a second
. Lykes is also requesting privilege calls on Trade Route 10, between U.S. North Atlantic ports and Portugal, Spain, Atlantic Morocco, and the Mediterranean. It is for this service that Lykes proposed to build or acquire the additional ships. The company would make as many as 36 annual sailings
and New Orleans. In 1987, he was named assistant vice president, planning and analysis and later became assistant vice president, liner services, Mediterranean division. In 1990, he was named assistant vice president, liner services, Atlantic division, the position he held until this time. Mr. Livaudais
is currently served by either company. Because there will be a greater opportunity for use of U.S.-flag vessels, the American flag presence in the Mediterranean will also be strengthened," he added. "We are delighted to be merging with a carrier of such position in the industry," said Carl J. Horn,
ship. The contract, awarded by Italian cruise operator Costa Cruises, calls for the conversion of the 15,932-grt Italia into a cruise ship for the Mediterranean market. The vessel will be renamed the Costa Marina and is expected to be delivered in April 1990. She will be deployed on seven-day cruises
line in 1983, basing his forecast on the sale recently of four 1,700 TEU containerships to United States Lines and a brighter outlook in Farrell's Mediterranean, West African and chartering divisions. The four Farrell containerships sold to U.S. Lines have been deployed on the North American/ Australian
in the USA. The facility is on the island of Syros, Greece, ancient capital of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. Syros is a Mediterranean crossroads located close to the Dardanelles and the Suez Canal. The shipyard was founded in 1861. In the 1970s the yard developed into one
for leasing three additional MARISAT communications terminals for its entire fleet of LASH (lighter-aboard-ship) cargo vessels serving the Mediterranean-Mideast. It marks the first time, according to Spyros S. Skouras, chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential, that an American-flag carrier
the capacity and productivity of the Italian shipyards. Fincantieri is the largest shipbuilding and ship repairing group operating in the Mediterranean. It is one of the seven holding companies of IRI (Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale), which is the leading financial and industrial group
J. Alario, president of Alario and Associates, Inc., describes NAFSI as one of the most progressive specialized ship repair companies in the Mediterranean. The yards' capabilities include a fully equipped machine shop for full ship servicing of engines, shafts, rudders, blades and deck machinery
land and Hong Kong – and in continental ner — the IMO 2020 regulation bans tual availabilities. changes the picture. Europe (ARA) and the Mediterranean. high sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) from the The oil majors, though mum on their Scrubber uptake will mean some of They expect that sales of compliant
in real-time.” the Italian Ministry of Economic Development funded proj- Various methods of sampling and testing are used, includ- ect at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) earlier ing spectroscopic analysis and neutron activation analysis, this year. She said the project’s focus was on detecting
, provided a different take on fuel sourcing. It announced that its 442,000 ton Ultra Large Crude Carrier Oceania (acquired in 2018), anchored in the Mediterranean, would be used as a storage vessel for EURN’s low sulfur fuel needs. Tanker tracking sources noted that a 30,000 shipment, presumably of low
Caribbean or during the 12-month period ending September 30, 2018, ac- Eastern Caribbean. cording to a press release. MSC Divina will return from the Mediterranean in Novem- PortMiami offcials attribute growth to expanded business ber 2019 offering an 11-night cruise to Jamaica, Colombia, opportunities,
going onboard.” Anova operates in the Canary Islands in the winter and shifts Compared to HFO and MGO refueling, there are also dif- to the Western Mediterranean in April. Costa Smeralda will be ferences in terms of the location of bunkering operations and delivered in October and will operate year-round
AB, a northern Europe but also throughout the and Gold, and the municipal operator Economic Development Corp (EDC), company in the Stena Sphere. Mediterranean serving ports including San Francisco Bay Ferry – operated by where smaller boats link mass transit- Tunis, Trieste and Istanbul. the Water
passenger catama- between Portsmouth, on the English In 2015, Stena Line had converted its on the double ended car ferry Falco on ran fast ferry for Mediterranean service Channel, and Bilbao - Santander, in Stena Germanica to run on methanol at a short voyage between two ports in the at the Armon shipyard
sprung up through warm clothes and life vests. There’s no his frm designs all passenger spaces: all nity with Tillberg’s near-encyclopedic the Mediterranean, and to Asia. Today, palm-lined gangway to disembark in interiors; suites; bars; lounges; crew ar- knowledge of cruise ship evolution and passenger
based on a terminal-by-termi- nal risk assessment. More recently the committee has been looking at stowaway issues, a particular problem in the Mediterranean region. Interferry has also engaged with the CSO Alliance of maritime company security ofcers – a support network of some 700 members in more
the Navy is ferry operators in the world, operating also under construction. a variety of high speed ship services MV WERFTEN: New throughout the Mediterranean and Adri- atic,” said Robert Clifford, Chairman of Shipbuilding Hall Complex Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania. An advanced Pemamek welding
passenger, straightforward to run a vessel on LNG these days. When it comes cargo, offshore vessels and tugs, vessels, Kallerdahl says the Ro- to the Mediterranean, I think it’s less (straightforward), but we Pax segment appears ready to really run with LNG savings. have examples of LNG vessels that have
inaugural and 70 meters high, Royal Caribbean’s Mega ship Symphony of the Seas was France who has been constructing the summer season sailing the Mediterranean before being heading to the Caribbean. new 228,081 GRT cruise ship takes the delivered to Royal Caribbean Interna- vessel since 2015. 44
handle the maneuvering characteristics of a Flettner Rotor vessel. Meanwhile FEHN POLLUX returned to normal duties operating between ports in the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, Northern Eu- rope and the Baltic. Main Particulars: Image: ©Fehn Ship Management www.marinelink.com 43 MR #12 (42-49).indd
. a ‘Medicane’ having formed in the (Lane and Olivia) made landfall on the to refuel two Kawanishi H8K ‘Em- While East Island in the French Frig- Mediterranean and was named Zorba main islands. Three others, including ily’ ? ying boats from submarines. The ate Shoals was not the ? rst island lost
million TEU an- geographic location as its frst advantage, boasting a 48-foot nually, a 33% increase over capacity today. depth and situated on the Mediterranean Sea, the crossroads be- Contship Italia is a major driver in the port and region, and accord- tween Europe, Africa and the Middle East. While Asia
gliders were operating in catching interesting and known features of the Northwestern deep-waters (bottom depth > 1000 m). Hence, the baroclinic Mediterranean Sea. For example, the Northern current, a per- pro? le was referenced using the displacement of the glider manent ? ow that results from the
and computer vision NSF Grant for Project Trident ing whale feeding season. Awards were technology to enable accurate depth re- presented to Mediterranean Shipping Marine geospatial products provider trieval in variable water conditions. www.marinetechnologynews.com Marine Technology Reporter
, exactly, does tanker shipping ? t into this missive? tracted the large Japanese carrier NYK. These ? rms, whose ? eets Tanker buildup in eastern Mediterranean showing a Signal Maritime vessel. Source: MarineTraff c.com 20 Maritime Logistics Professional July/August 2018 | | 18-31 MLP JulyAug18
. In 2014 Jacques R. Jacques R. Saade, Founding President Saadé received an award from the Asso- of the CMA CGM Group, on June 24, ciation of the Mediterranean Chambers 2018 at the age of 81. of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) for encouraging the economic develop- Life in Maritime ment and conveying
Voyager newsletter in January ExxonMobil writes that it will supply 0.5% fuels in ports “in Northwest Europe, the Volta was asked to expand on the Mediterranean and Singapore. Additional locations will be announced ahead of the January 1, 2020 deadline.” Exxon- 0.5% supply issue. He compared Mobil writes
Top 10 containership operators … at a glance Operator Total TEU PCT Global TEU TEU on Order Ships on Order (#) APM-Maersk 4,087,341 18.3 101,682 11 Mediterranean Shipping 3,287,833 14.7 332,052 18 CMA CGM Group 2,602,051 11.7 243,541 17 COSCO Shipping 2,028,430 9.1 334,683 16.5 Hapag-Lloyd 1,607,816 7.2
that in 2015, Maersk Line and 45% on charter), just under 19% of the overall market. ordered a total of 27 vessels, 20 of them were large vessels. Mediterranean Shipping Corp comes in next, controlling 3.3 They’ve by and large been delivered. And … we have no plans million TEU, slightly less than 15%
is said it has won a ? ex lay contract on es of Subsea 7 company i-Tech Services priced at $2.5 million. Both systems are a major gas ? eld in the Mediterranean in Stavanger, Norway. available now. Sea. The project, due to start in 2019, will cover installation of an umbilical Kraken Achieves Military
.0 Ionic 4 Unisea Shipping 7 $102.1 New Shipping Ltd 4 $100.0 Allseas Marine SA 2 $99.5 Centro? n 4 $90.0 Technomar Shipping 7 $71.9 Eastern Mediterranean Maritime 3 $69.0 Top Greek Owners Group/Company Live Total On Order Total Total Total # of Vessels Value USD bn # of Vessels Value USD bn