BIG SAM

  • General
    • Vessel Name : BIG SAM
    • Operator : BIG SAM, LLC
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1700
  • Location
    • City : NEW ORLEANS
    • STATE : LA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 105
  • Size
    • Register length : 70 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 24.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 73.9 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 25.9 Feet
    • Load draft : 10.2 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6 Feet
    • Height : 38.8 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 2011
    • Year : 2011
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 559350
    • REBLT : *

BIG SAM, LLC

  • Area of Operation : LOWER MISSISSIPPI MILE 50 - 150 AHP
  • Principal Commodity : DRY TOWING AND LIQUID CARGOS

News

Ocean Shipping Slows Down as Pandemic Pummels Retailers

Ocean Shipping Slows Down as Pandemic Pummels Retailers

The $1 trillion container shipping industry is in a slowdown. Literally.Some shipping lines, whose retail customers are being hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, are reducing sailing speeds and taking longer routes around Africa, avoiding Suez canal passage fees, according to the companies and ship-tracking specialists.

Record Engine Powers World’s Largest Containership

Record Engine Powers World’s Largest Containership

Everything about the HMM Algeciras is big, including the power output of its MAN B&W 11G95ME-C engine – the mightiest ever built by Germany-based MAN Energy Solutions.The 23,964 TEU containership is the largest ever built, recently launched for South Korean shipping company HMM at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo shipyard in Geoje, Korea.

Mammoet Lands its ‘Biggest Ever’ Contract at Arctic LNG 2 Project

Mammoet Lands its ‘Biggest Ever’ Contract at Arctic LNG 2 Project

Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet has said it has won its largest-ever contract at the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia.Mammoet said Monday the contract was awarded by Technip-led joint venture NovArctic in cooperation with Saipem and NIPIgas. Under the contract, Mammoet will be responsible for unloading, transportation

Maersk Profits Up 23%, Demand Slowdown Expected

Maersk Profits Up 23%, Demand Slowdown Expected

Shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk warned of a sharp drop in global container volumes due to the coronavirus pandemic, with weaker retail sales and depressed car production dampening demand.The crisis has thrown the container shipping trade off balance as supply chains have been upended and businesses and factory activity in China and later across the world was disrupted.

Greece to Sell Majority Stakes in Four Ports

Greece to Sell Majority Stakes in Four Ports

Greece plans to sell majority stakes in four ports as part of a privatization plan agreed with its lenders after the country exited the bailouts in 2018, a document of its privatization agency (HRADF) showed on Tuesday.HRADF will sell majority stakes in the share capital of Alexandroupolis, Igoumenitsa, Heraklion and Volos ports

Total Makes 'Encouraging' North Sea Discovery

Total Makes 'Encouraging' North Sea Discovery

Total has made a hydrocarbon discovery at the Isabella exploration well in the UK Central North Sea, Neptune Energy, Total's partner in the project has informed.Neptune Energy has described Isabella as "an encouraging hydrocarbon discovery" which encountered hydrocarbons in Upper Jurassic and Triassic sandstone reservoirs, with 64 meters net pay encountered

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Along the 1,600-mile, ice gray arch of the St Lawrence Seaway, the 2020 Great Lakes commercial shipping season will lurch back to life on March 25 when the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. reopen.The ceremonial opening signals a passage with passable ice and the 114th Great Lakes season for its fleet of 45 venerable lakers.

China Fixes First U.S. Crude Cargo Since Latest Tariff Threat

China Fixes First U.S. Crude Cargo Since Latest Tariff Threat

Chinese oil trader Unipec chartered a supertanker to ship U.S. crude to China in September, trading sources said, the first such cargo since U.S. President Donald Trump announced additional tariffs on Chinese import, ending a monthlong trade truce.Unipec, the trading arm of state refiner Sinopec , has fixed the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Anne to load U.S.

HDR to Lead $870M Rail Project at PoLB

HDR to Lead $870M Rail Project at PoLB

The Port of Long Beach, one of the greenest ports in the world, has selected HDR to perform the final design as it moves ahead with its $870 million effort to streamline rail operations and reduce bottlenecks at the second-busiest container port in the U.S.The Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility Project will expand the port’s capability for loading shipping containers directly on rail cars

Onex Elefsis Acuires Elefsina Shipyards

Onex Elefsis Acuires Elefsina Shipyards

Greece-based Onex Elefsis Shipyards announced that it will allocate up to $400 million, over a 15-year period, to purchase and finance the operation of the Elefsina Shipyards, west of Piraeus.The Greek shipyard said that the US investment firm Chatsworth Securities has agreed with it to make an investment, as part of efforts to save the complex from bankruptcy.

Shipping Companies: Is Bigger Better?

Shipping Companies: Is Bigger Better?

“If consolidation was the solution to all that ails shipping, then container liner companies would be super profitable. They are not. In ‘commoditized’ sectors of the shipping industry, which by now includes pretty much everything apart from very small niche markets, there is hardly any economies of scale at the company level.

Interview: Kjeld Aabo, Director New Technologies, MAN ES

Interview: Kjeld Aabo, Director New Technologies, MAN ES

“I think it is very early to project what will be the fuel of the future. I think that it will be much more clear in January 2020 (when the new IMO fuel rules enter force) and we see the direction of fuel costs.”To start, put in perspective the current pressure to reduce emissions in the maritime industry.