Companies

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M M D STONE, LLC

  • Area of Operation : UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER -- MILE MARKER 71 NEELY'S LANDING
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING AND LOAD OUT BARGE

LUEDTKE ENGINEERING COMPANY

  • Area of Operation : GREAT LAKES AND CONNECTING WATERS
  • Principal Commodity : BREAKWATER STONE AND RIP RAP, SAND AND GRAVEL, DREDGE SPOILS, MASONRY AND STEEL WATER PIPE

LUHR BROS., INC.

  • Area of Operation : UPPER & LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND IT'S TRIBUTARIES, INCLUDING THE GIWW
  • Principal Commodity : CRUSHED LIMESTONE PRODUCTS, RIP-RAP AND HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

M-I DRILLING FLUIDS CO.

  • Area of Operation : ICW, MISSISSIPPI AND ATCHAFALAYA RIVERS; AND HOUMA NAVIGATION CHANNEL
  • Principal Commodity : DRILLING FLUID PRODUCTS

M & P BARGE CO.

  • Area of Operation : MISSISSIPPI RIVER SOUTH OF MILE 310 AND ICW PORT ALLEN - MORGAN CITY ROUTE
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

Vessels

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STALLION

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

PEPPY

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MARIETTA

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

VALDEZ SPIRIT

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

MAGGIE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel
Op/Ed: Making the Mississippi River Mightier

Op/Ed: Making the Mississippi River Mightier

A plan unfolds and support grows for a 50-foot Ship Channel to support economical and efficient grain exports. The Big River Coalition remains at the heart of that collaborative effort to make the Mississippi River Mightier.    In 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute of Water Resources (IWR) released a report under the direction of Congress to document the status of U.S. Ports to accept post-panamax vessels. The report, entitled, “U.S. Port and Inland Waterways Modernization: Preparing for Post-Panamax Vessels” was officially released on June 20, 2012.

Samsung Heavy Industries Replaces CEO

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries named Joonou Nam as its new chief executive officer on Monday after Park Dae-young resigned to take responsibility for the firm’s losses.   The shipbuilder’s shares plunged last week as it forecast a fourth straight year of operating losses and announced a rights issue.   Nam previously oversaw Samsung Heavy’s shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.     (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin and Joyce Lee; Editing by Stephen

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Looks for New Investor as Sanctions Bite

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Looks for New Investor as Sanctions Bite

Russian state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is looking for a new owner for its Arctech Helsinki shipyard as sanctions against the holding company hamper business, the head of the shipyard said on Tuesday.   The shipyard is the world’s biggest builder of vessels that can navigate ice-covered waters, and it has expected more orders as melting sea ice opens the Arctic to more shipping, mining and oil drilling.   However, following the Ukraine crisis and back-to-back East-West sanctions, Russian ownership has complicated the shipyard’s access to finance.

Metal Shark's Next-Generation Damen Fast Crew Supplier

Metal Shark's Next-Generation Damen Fast Crew Supplier

As an extension of its existing relationship with Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards, Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced the availability of the new Damen FCS 7011 for the U.S. market.   Developed by Damen in response to feedback from leaders in the offshore oil and gas sector, the FCS 7011 has been designed to reduce logistical cost and increase efficiencies in an era of low oil prices.    The all-aluminum monohull FCS 7011 is a fast and comfortable crew supply solution for offshore production facilities.

Vittoria Shipyard Launches New Tug for Algeria

Vittoria Shipyard Launches New Tug for Algeria

Vittoria Shipyard has signaled its return to the Italian and international harbor and offshore tugs market with the launch of the new vessel C869, designed and constructed for the harbor authority in Skikda, Algeria.    Vittoria Shipyard – which specializes in designing and building military, paramilitary and commercial vessels –launched the vessel onto the Canal Bianco at its Adria facility. The newbuild will now undergo final works and sea trials ahead of its scheduled spring 2018 delivery.

Concordia Eyes Growing Product Tanker Market

Concordia Eyes Growing Product Tanker Market

Swedish tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime said it has signed a contract to charter in another IMO2/3 class MR tanker while also extending an expiring charter of another MR tanker.   The new charter contract will run for two years from the time the newbuild is delivered in January 2018, with multiple options to extend.   The other MR tanker charter contract, which expired in November, will be extended for a minimum of one year.    Both are 50/50 joint charters with Stena Bulk to be operated by the MR pool within Stena Bulk Product & Chemicals.

Forties Pipeline Outage Benefits U.S. Exporters

Forties Pipeline Outage Benefits U.S. Exporters

The shutdown of Britain's largest crude oil pipeline is an early Christmas gift to U.S. exporters shipping to Asia, and a complication for Middle Eastern and African producers seeking to maintain market share in the world's top importing region.   The Forties Pipeline System, which carries about 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the North Sea to Scotland, may be closed for several weeks for unscheduled repair work, operator Ineos said on Monday.   Forties crude is the largest of the five North Sea crudes that make up the dated Brent price benchmark.

Fleet Of Babycapes Is Growing: Oldendorff

Fleet Of Babycapes Is Growing: Oldendorff

Oldendorff Carriers has recently increased the number of owned bulk carriers in it Babycape segment by acquiring four more eco 119,000 tonners from compatriot shipowner Hartmann Reederei.   The vessels are: MV UBC Ottawa   (tbrn: Roland Oldendorff), MV UBC Odessa  (tbrn: Rex Oldendorff), MV UBC Olimbus  (tbrn: Redmer Oldendorff) and MV UBC Oristano (tbrn: Rik Oldendorff).   These ships were built for Hartmann at Sinopacific Shipbuilding in 2011. The acquisitions will increase our total operated Babycape fleet to around 36 units, of which 10 will be fully owned.

FSL Trust Sells Vessel for USD 6.2mln to Reduce Debt

FSL Trust Sells Vessel for USD 6.2mln to Reduce Debt

Singapore's First Ship Lease (FSL) Trust said that  it has sold containership, FSL Santos for $6.2 million to reduce its debt service requirements for the fourth quarter.   A press release from the company stated: FSL Trust Management, as trusteemanager of First Ship Lease Trust , announces that the Trust has sold containership, FSL Santos, for a cash consideration of approximately US$6,195,000, thus moderating its debt service requirements for 4QFY2017."   FSL Santos is a German-built, 1,221 TEU vessel built in 2003 that has been deployed in the Hanse Containership Pool.

Apeejay Shipping Adds New Vessel to its Fleet

Apeejay Shipping Adds New Vessel to its Fleet

Apeejay Shipping, an Apeejay Surrendra Group company, has announced the acquisition of a 76,602 MT DWT Gearless Panamax, Japanese build.    The ship is renamed ‘APJ ANGAD 2’. The acquisition takes its total fleet capacity to 5,18,018 MT DWT with an average fleet age of 12.5 years.    Earlier in September, the company acquired 74,107 MT DWT Gearless Panamax, Japanese build, renamed ‘APJ UMA KISMAT’.   A leading Indian ship-owner, Apeejay Shipping Limited is cautiously optimistic about domestic and international demand prospects.

MOL Presidential Awards 2017 Announced

MOL Presidential Awards 2017 Announced

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that the company held the 2017 commendation ceremony for the "MOL Presidential Awards for Officers and Engineers 2017" on December 8.   The awards are intended to recognize the ongoing safety-related contributions of MOL Group officers and engineers and recognize their key role, in cooperation with fellow seafarers and ship management companies, in ensuring the safe operation of vessels.

Two Persons Missing After Sampan Capsized in Singapore

Two Persons Missing After Sampan Capsized in Singapore

At about 1930 hours on 10 December 2017, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was informed by Johor’s Maritime Rescue Sub Centre that two men had been reported to be missing after their sampan capsized earlier at about 1630 hours.    The incident had occurred 0.8 nautical miles southeast of Pedra Branca, the co-ordinates being latitude 01˚ 19.25’N and longitude 104˚ 24.97’E, within the Singapore Maritime Search and Rescue Region (MSRR). Please refer to the attached map on the incident location.