A/S Thor Dahl Shipping of Sanderjord, Norway has purchased South Pacific InterLine (SPI) from Reederi AB Gotland of Visby, Sweden.
Thor Dahl Shipping assigned its San Francisco-based shipping company, South Seas Steamship (SSS), full responsiblity for managing SPI's vessels, including scheduling and port calls into Tahiti, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Caledonia, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Hawaii.
Under the cooperative agreement, both SSS and SPI will maintain separate identities.
SSI has already taken steps to rationalize the service. The 450- TEU Kochnev will be replaced with a larger and faster vessel that will join the 700-TEU Moana Pacific in a rotation that cuts round-trip transit time by nearly a week between North America, the Pacific Islands and Australia.
SSS added the 256-TEUApoZZo to make dedicated calls directly between Southern California and Pago Pago, where it primarily serves the tuna cannery there.
. American Samoa Governor Peter Tali Coleman commented, "Southwest Marine brings a muchneeded, full-service ship repair capability to the South Pacific." He added that "Southwest Marine is committed to building that capability by the retraining and employment of American Samoan workers." The
the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., to provide offshore salvage services for the U.S. Navy in a major portion of the North and South Pacific Ocean Area. The firm is a division of Crowley Maritime Corporation, San Francisco-based operator of one of the world's largest fleets
.72 feet in length, 85.30 feet in width, with a depth of 19.68 feet, and it will be capable of docking the deepsea fishing fleet operating in the South Pacific and Antarctic, cargo and passenger vessels and most of the supply ships currently working on the offshore oil drilling program off the southern
to succeed Brigadier General Richard Kaiser, who headed out to serve in Afghanistan. General Toy was previously the Commanding General of the Corps’ South Pacific Division. On August 3, Steven L. Stockton, P.E., SES, retired as Director of Civil Works for the Corps, the highest civilian position in the agency
includes the Far East in the spring, Alaska/Vancouver in the summer, the west coast of Mexico/ Panama Canal/Caribbean for autumn and the South Pacific/Oceania/ Southeast Asia for winter. On her 12 decks, this luxury liner will have two restaurants, several lounges, a night club, cafe, cinema
and safety standards for domestic and international operations. Glacier Bay expects to operate the vessel in Hawaii and the South Pacific during winter seasons. Matt Nichols, president of the building yard, said that the vessel will be the largest cruising catamaran ever built
in the world, and into ports that larger cruise ships cannot enter." One ship will sail in the Mediterranean, and the others in the Far East, South Pacific, and Caribbean. The yacht-like ships will carry only 120 passengers, all in large, outside suites, and crews of 50, with all crew members berthed
is known both for his substantial catches and for his trawl designs. The world has been Mr. Ruhr's fishing ground, from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific to the Bering Sea. Success has likewise followed him from Greenland to Chile to Alaska. The veteran skipper will now turn his attention again
II Marine Corps hero for whom the vessel is named. Her daughter, Catherine Evans, served as maid of honor. For his battlefield heroism on the South Pacific island of Tarawa, Lt. Bonnyman was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Guest speaker at the naming ceremony was U.S. Representati
number of passengers carried. Together with Holland America Line and Windstar Cruises, it currently operates 176 ships in Alaska, the Caribbean, South Pacific and the Orient. The company also operates Carnival's Crystal Palace Resort & Casino, a 1,550-room property in Nassau, Bahamas. Carnival also
dealing with everything from potato chips to a major airline. He remained there until 1969, when he left New York again, this time for the heat of South Florida to join an ad agency in Miami, where he eventually landed the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) account. It was a favorable match for
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2019, burgeoning U.S. crude oil export trades IMO2020, impacting all aspects of Nichol has made the case that increased with top recipients including South Ko- rea (#1, with 144 cargos), Japan (#3 with 74 cargos), China (#4 with 65 cargos) and Chile (#5 with 46 cargos). When smaller off-takers are considered
. The U.S. has continued to increase its crude oil production and exports, with seaborne exports reaching a new record high of 11.9m tons in June. South Korea became the largest importer of US sea- borne crude oil exports, after China all but disappeared from the market as its relationship with the
the ? rst within the areas of digitalization, auton- exercises and workshops involving a both undergraduate and graduate stu- event at the University of Southern Cali- omy and data analysis, this symposium diverse group of stakeholders, common dents. fornia back in 2010. It has also grown provides an essential
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. Today, and as a direct result, a lot more people know exactly where Palatka, Florida is located. By Rick Eyerdam n the St Johns River, just 60 miles south of Jack- GIANT TUGS AND FERRIES AMONG THE PINES sonville, lies the sleepy town of Palatka, Florida. Nestled amid the pines and along the banks of
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collision involving the USS Fitzgerald and a numbers follow an equally encouraging 2017 report which commercial boxship in clear weather in June 2017, south showed that boating fatalities in 2017 (658) also showed a of Tokyo Bay, immediately comes to mind. Just one of 6.1% decrease from 2016. Boating