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CSA Honors 80 Foss Vessels for Environmental Excellence

Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio presents Susan Hayman of Foss the award for environmental achievement.

The Arthur Foss, the Justine Foss and many other Foss Maritime vessels have been free of environmental mishaps for the past 20 years. In fact, 80 tugs and barges owned by the Seattle-based company, which has one of the nation's largest coastal tug and barge fleet, are being recognized this year by a major maritime organization for their outstanding environmental safety records. The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) announced the awards honoring Foss' environmental achievements earlier this month in the nation's capital. Altogether, the 80 Foss vessels recognized by CSA have gone a combined 816 years without an environmental incident. That's an average of more than 10 years per vessel. "Safety is woven into Foss' corporate culture," said Paul Stevens, president and CEO of the Seattle, WA-based company. "When our customers talk with us, safety and the environment come up early in discussions. To have 80 of our vessels singled out by the Chamber of Shipping for environmental achievement underscores all our efforts at Foss."    U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, participated in the award ceremony and congratulated the work performed by Foss and 75 other maritime companies - a total of 1,431 vessels. Joseph J


Holland America Line Wins USCG Eco Award

Holland America Line receives second Benkert Award for its marine environmental initiatives as U.S. Coast Guard award recognizes line's fleetwide efforts  At a recent ceremony, Holland America Line was presented a gold 2012 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Environmental Protection Award from the U.S. Coast Guard in recognition of the line's environmental leadership and for successfully achieving several environmental objectives established by the company that exceed standard regulation


MarAd Launches Green Initiatives

The Maritime Administration has launched several new initiatives that place the agency in the vanguard of federal organizations implementing policies stressing responsible environmental stewardship.n announcing these initiatives, Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton said, “While environmental regulation and enforcement play a significant role, government--and the Maritime Administration in particular--must lead the way in promoting sound environmental stewardship within the


Foss Maritime Environmental Milestone

Foss Maritime has earned the ISO 14001 environmental certification to use as a blueprint to achieve its "zero trace" corporate goal. With its new certification, Foss' entire marine division, both shoreside and marine has publicly committed to sound environmental practices and continual improvement, bringing in outside auditors to certify their safety, quality and environmental (SQE) processes. The SQE audit, which incorporates ISO 14001


Evergreen Group Orders Ten 8000 TEU vessels

Evergreen Group has placed orders with Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd in Taipei for ten 8,000-TEU L-class environmentally advanced container vessels. The first vessel is due for delivery in 2012 and will join Evergreen Line global containership fleet. Six of the new vessels will be built for Evergreen Marine Corporation and four for Evergreen International S.A. (Panama). The ships are being built at a cost of $103m each


Crowley Maritime Scoops the Pool of 2013 CSA Achievement Awards

CSA Awards ceremony: Photo courtesy of Crowley Maritime

During the tenth-annual Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) awards ceremony held in Washington DC , Crowley Maritime Corporation was awarded with 100 Certificates of Environmental Achievement for 2013 – more than any other company in the running. The certificates were awarded to Crowley-owned and operated vessels for having worked at least two consecutive years without an environmental incident. Additionally, Crowley was also presented with a membership award in recognition of five


NASSCO Delivers First of ORCA Class

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, (NASSCO) has delivered the M. V. Midnight Sun to Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE). The Midnight Sun is the first commercial dry cargo vessel to be built in the United States in 10 years and the first of two new Orca-class trailerships being built by NASSCO for TOTE's service from Tacoma, Washington, to Anchorage, Alaska. The M. V. Midnight Sun and its sister ship, the M. V. North Star, are 840 x 118-ft. (256 x 35


M.V. Midnight Sun Embarks on Maiden Voyage

Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. (TOTE), introduced the first of two new vessels, the M. V. Midnight Sun, into the Port of Tacoma, Washington to Port of Anchorage, Alaska trade route, departing Tacoma, Washington at 3:00 A. M. on Wednesday, April 23. Midnight Sun is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Anchorage at approximately 2:00 A. M. on Saturday, April 26. It is the first Orca Class roll-on/roll-off trailer ship TOTE has commissioned for service from Tacoma, Washington to Anchorage


Naming Ceremony Held in Korea for Ever Leader

Evergreen's Eighth New 8,452-TEU Ship Christened. Ever Leader, the eighth L-type containership of Evergreen Line, was christened by Bronson Hsieh, the Evergreen Group's Second Vice Group Chairman, at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard today. The ceremonial rope cutting for the new 8,452-TEU vessel was performed by Mrs. Sook-Je Lee in a ceremony attended by dignitaries from Taiwan and abroad.   Ever Leader is owned by Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte Ltd


Carnival Corp. Wins Clean Tech Award

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Cruise company Carnival Corporation has been named the 'Best Marine Solutions Company' in this year's Clean Tech Awards by 'The New Economy' magazine. The Clean Tech Awards are given out by The New Economy, a quarterly publication whose goal is to engender financial investment and encourage discussion and debate of appropriate strategies for the promotion of global economic growth. The award winners demonstrated, Carnival says


Mammoet Wins Costain Partner of the Year

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Engineered heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet won the Costain “Achieving Excellence” Award for Supply Chain Partner of the Year 2013. On February 6, a team representing Mammoet attended the annual Costain Awards Ceremony


Drydocks World Receives Tatweej Award

Drydocks World, a provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, received Tatweej Academy’s Award for Excellence at the 7th Tatweej Arab Business Leaders and Leading Organizations, for being one of the pioneering institutions in the Arab World on


Ingalls Shipbuilding's 2014 'President's Awards for Excellence

Award Winners 2014: Image courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division has honored six teams and three individuals with "President's Awards for Excellence" for their outstanding and innovative work on shipbuilding projects. "We build some of the most complex


Green new-build wins GAC Group Chairman's Environment Award for GEMS

 The commitment of GAC Energy & Marine Services (GEMS) to sustainability when building its new purpose-built office and warehouse building in Houston, Texas, has earned it the First Prize in the GAC Group Chairman's Award for Environmental Excellence for 2013.  


Coast Guard to Test Arctic Oil Spill Technologies

Arctic ocean oil spill operations: Rendering courtesy of USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) plans to test and evaluate oil spill detection and recovery technologies in the Arctic Ocean as part of Operation Arctic Shield 2013. A multi-agency team of engineers and scientists led by RDC researchers will conduct a series


Shell, DMC Sign MoU to Explore Alternative Energy

VP Global LNG receiving a memento from Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World

Dubai Maritime City signed an MOU with Shell to explore the diverse business options related to promoting alternative sources of energy such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The primary focus would be on exploring opportunities that would enable the adoption of LNG as a fuel in markets including


American Cruise Lines Wins WTA Award

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Operator of riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, American Cruise Lines, has been voted this year’s leading North American cruise line by travel excellence organization, World Travel Awards. (Referred to as “the Oscar’s of the travel industry” by the Wall


Thordon Receives Ocean Exchange Industry Challenge Award

(L-R) Paige Siplon, The Ocean Exchange; Dave Marshall, Regional Manager - Americas for Thordon Bearings Inc.; Craig Carter, Director of Marketing & Customer Service for Thordon Bearings Inc.; Jason Ball, Executive Director Solutions for The Ocean Exchange

Thordon Bearings Inc. received this year’s Industry Excellence Award at the third annual Ocean Exchange on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia.  Recognized for eliminating oil discharges from commercial ships using


RINA Launches Yacht Marina Certification

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International certification company RINA Services has launched a new certification scheme for yacht marinas. The MaRINA Excellence scheme focuses on the quality of the marina, sustainability and risk prevention. Marinas and dedicated yacht harbors are a key part of the tourist infrastructure


Klüberbio Lubricants EU Ecolabel Approved

Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, announces that its Klüberbio EG 2 gear oil for thrusters and Klüberbio RM 2 stern tube oil now carry the European Ecolabel, signifying compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2013


Crowley Awarded 100 CSA Environmental Certificates

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During the tenth-annual Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) awards ceremony held in Washington, D.C., this week, Crowley Maritime Corporation was awarded 100 Certificates of Environmental Achievement for 2013 – more than any other company in the running


Bourbon and CGG: Partners in Innovation

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In 2011, Bourbon entered a five-year charter agreement with CGG for a series of six new seismic support vessels, an industry first. Two years later, the Bourbon Petrel and the Bourbon Fulmar are already in service in the Black Sea and Northern Europe, and a third vessel, the Bourbon Gannet


Wärtsilä Offer Tempting Menu at Marintec China 2013

A Wärtsilä China facility: Image courtesy of Wärtsilä

A model of the hi-tech WSD 1000 MPSV, a multi-purpose offshore supply vessel with a unique fuel-efficient design, proven hull lines & an integrated equipment package from Wärtsilä, will be on display at the upcoming Expo. In addition to this and other exhibits


Stork Double Shortlisted for SPE Awards

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Stork has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s SPE Offshore Achievement Awards, including the ‘Safety Innovation’ award for its innovative Extended Breathing Apparatus System (ERBAS) and the ‘Environmentalist’ award for its efficient Sandwash Tank system


Tundra MDS Completes Stage 1 of ISO 14001:2004

Tundra Maritime Defense Services (MDS), the maritime division of Tundra Group, announced that it has completed Stage 1 of the ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification process conducted by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).


 
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