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QTerminals scouting for opportunities in Black Sea region: CEO

QTerminals, the recently-established operator of the first phase of Hamad Port in Qatar, is scouting for opportunities in the Black Sea region as part of its strategy to expand internationally. The terminal operating company, jointly established by Mwani Qatar (51%) and Milaha (49%), has already zeroed in two to three projects and initial due diligence has been undertaken…

See photos of Norways badly damaged 300 million warship

It was early Thursday morning KNM Helge Ingstad and the giant oil tanker Sola TS collided in Hjeltefjorden, north of the Sture crude oil terminal in Øygarden municipal in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway.The warship, one of Norways five top modern frigates, was on her way home to Haakonsvern naval base after participating…

International Seaways (INSW) CEO Lois Zabrocky on Q3 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

International Seaways (NASDAQ:INSW) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call November 7, 2018 9:00 PM ETExecutivesJames Small - General Counsel Lois Zabrocky - President, Chief Executive OfficerJeff Pribor - Chief Financial OfficerBill Nugent - Vice President, Head of Ship OperationsAnalystsMagnus Fyhr - Seaport GlobalNoah Parquette…

Norway oil, gas terminals shut after tanker collides with ship

By Mikael Holter and Laura Hurst on 11/8/2018OSLO and LONDON (Bloomberg) -- The operators of the Sture oil terminal and the Kollsnes gas processing plant shut down the facilities on Norways west coast on Thursday as a precautionary measure after a crude tanker collided with a military vessel nearby.The damaged military frigate was towed to shore and a salvage operation is underway…

Hillsborough commission pulls out of MacDill ferry plans, citing new transit sales tax hike

TAMPA Just two days after Hillsborough voters approved a transportation sales tax, the County Commission has dealt a potentially fatal blow to plans for a MacDill Air Force Base passenger ferry service that have been in the works for five years.The commission voted 6-1 Thursday to cancel its public-private partnership…

You don’t have to be a hard-core backpacker to see gorgeous, wild Patagonia

A breakfast chat with another couple at our Buenos Aires hotel naturally turns to travel plans. They’re heading for El Calafate and one of Patagonia’s biggest draws, Perito Moreno Glacier. “Then we go to Ushuaia,” says the 40-ish Australian woman. So are we. “What are you doing in Ushuaia?” I ask. “Oh, we’re taking a cruise from there,” she answers, somewhat hesitantly.

Symphony of the Seas makes US debut at Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral welcomed the world’s largest cruise ship before dawn Thursday as Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas made its historic first stateside call. The massive cruise vessel arrived at Cruise Terminal 1 from Málaga, Spain, with nearly 5,500 passengers and 2,200 international crew members.'We’re proud of the confidence our partners at Royal Caribbean have in us.

Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed by tanker

COPENHAGEN, Denmark An oil tanker rammed a Norwegian navy frigate Thursday in a harbor on the country's western coast, tearing a large hole in its side, the military said. The frigate's 137 crew members were evacuated amid fears that it may sink. Eight people on the KNM Helge Instad were injured in the 4 a.m. collision in Sture, north of Bergen, said Rear Adm.

Chinas Got a Powerful New Anti-Ship Missile

China has a potentially powerful new anti-ship missile. And if the Chinese navy deploys it in large numbers, it could complicate the U.S. Navys efforts to defend its ships at sea while also maintaining a protective missile shield around overseas U.S. bases, remote U.S. territories and Americas allies in the Pacific region.The…

Duck Boat Captain Indicted In Missouri Lake Accident That Killed 17 : NPR

Duck boats sit idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks days after the accident in July in Branson, Mo. Kenneth Scott McKee, the captain and operator of a boat that sank on July 19, was charged on Thursday with criminal misconduct and negligence resulting in 17 deaths on Table Rock Lake. Duck boats sit idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks days after the accident in July in Branson, Mo.

Sinclair reports third-quarter earnings that beat expectations

Sinclair Broadcast Group reported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings Wednesday and boosted its quarterly dividend after seeing strong growth in sales of political advertising.The Hunt Valley-based TV station owner said revenue jumped nearly 19 percent to $766.3 million, compared with $644.5 million in the third quarter of 2017.The company earned $63.9 million…

Iran oil exports to plummet in November, then rebound as buyers use waivers

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s oil exports have fallen sharply since U.S. President Donald Trump said at mid-year he would reimpose sanctions on Tehran, but with waivers in hand the Islamic Republic’s major buyers are already planning to scale up orders again. FILE PHOTO: A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf…

China's Big Airshow and All the Planes You Need to Know

Photo credit: Getty ImagesMoreFrom Popular MechanicsChina's 2018 Zhuhai Air Show is off and running, showing off some intriguing new weapon designs, and some designs that look kind of familiar. Held every two years, Zhuhai is part air show and part arms expo for new weapons systems developed by Chinese defense contractors.If you cant make it to China…

Recycling Facility Shipping Container Explodes at Port of Los Angeles

(Photo Credit: Port of Los Angeles)A 40-foot shipping container from a recycling facility in LA that was bound for Taiwan exploded at Port of Los Angeles. Investigators say the container arrived along with 11 others from a recycling facility on Terminal Island carrying scrap metal, according to port officials.The explosion…

Harbor District News & Stories

Warren Buffet, mortgage banker, called in to find loan for Trump backers mega-projectExUnion-Tribune owner and Republican kingpin Doug Manchester, still awaiting confirmation as ambassador to the Bahamas, also continues his quest for $650 million to finance his long-stalled Navy Broadway complex in downtown San Diego. An October ...Warren Buffet…

Port of San Diego Invites Public to Participate in Free Tours

May is Maritime Month at the Port of San Diego and to help celebrate it, the Port is offering free public boat and bus tours of San Diego Bay and its Working Waterfront.Participants in a 2017 Maritime Month boat tour enjoy the sites and sounds of San Diego Bay. Image: Port of San DiegoMaritime Month is the regions unique celebration of National Maritime Day on May 22…

Cruise lines build up capacity despite global headwinds, expecting better days ahead

Cruise ship anchored off the shore of Grand Cayman Island, Royal Caribbean cruise liner Mariner of the Sea and Carnival Cruise Liner, turning to return to sea. Seventeen cruise ships are expected to hit the market next year, with demand for cruises expected to rise. To increase the capacity at ports, cruise lines have started to build out terminals.

Port of Everett First Port to Secure Federal Rail Loan

As they said in Star Trek, to boldly go where no man has gone before or in our case, to boldly go where no Port has gone before, said the Ports Chief Financial Officer as he asked for the Port Commissions approval of the Federal Rail Rehabilitation Improvement Financing (RRIF) Loan last week.On October 23, the Port Commission approved a $5.949 million RRIF loan with the U.S.

SFAPLs Ro-Ro to decongest Kolkata roads

Kolkata. SFAPL Ro-Ro Service reads a banner on the vessel anchored at the BISN jetty of Inland Water Authority (IWAI) on the river Ganga. An empty truck, coming out of the vessel, is going to the Kolkata Dock System (KDS) of Kolkata Port Trust, barely 900 metres from the jetty, to pick up import cargo.Initiated by the city-based 200-crore logistics player Suman Forwarding Agency (SFAPL)…

SSA issues travel advisory for Saturday

It was a rough ride Friday morning on the MV Island Home and the weather is only expected to get worse into Saturday.The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch from 2 to 8 pm Saturday, Nov. 3. Its the second week in a row that weather has threatened to limit ferry travel to and from the Island.Based on the most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service…