HOUSTON

  • General
    • Vessel Name : HOUSTON
    • Operator : USS CHARTERING, LLC
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Liquid Other Tanker
    • Vessel Type : Liquid Bulk Tanker
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 15300
  • Location
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 13660
    • Full Load Capacity : 36842 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 615 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 90.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 615 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 90.1 Feet
    • Load draft : 36.1 Feet
    • Light Draft : 14 Feet
    • Height : 125.5 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1985
    • EQUIP1 : 10 TON CRANES
    • Coast Guard Number : 684689

USS CHARTERING, LLC

  • Area of Operation : U. S. GULF LOAD PORTS TO U. S. EAST COAST DISCHARGE PORTS, OCCASIONALLY U. S. WEST COAST DISCHARGE PORTS, U. S. JONES ACT COASTWISE TANKER TRADE
  • Principal Commodity : PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, CHEMICAL PARCELS

CHARLESTON

  • Type : Chemical Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

CHEMICAL PIONEER

  • Type : Chemical Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

BROWNSVILLE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CORPUS CHRISTI

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

FREEPORT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GALVESTON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHEMICAL TRANSPORTER

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

PETROCHEM PRODUCER

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

PETROCHEM SUPPLIER

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

PETROCHEM TRADER

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

News

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

Tim Protheroe, with more than 40 years of industry experience, was tapped to head North American activities for Bureau Veritas Marine & OffshoreProtheroe was officially named Regional Chief Executive, Marine & Offshore, North America, providing leadership in the United States and Canada.

The Tipping Point: U.S. Exports more Oil than it Imports

The Tipping Point: U.S. Exports more Oil than it Imports

The United States last week exported more crude oil and fuel than it imported for the first time on record, underscoring the nation's growing influence as a supplier of oil to the world.Exports of crude surged in the week to Nov. 30 to more than 3.2 million barrels per day, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Thursday.

BGC Enters Shipping, Buys Poten & Partners

BGC Enters Shipping, Buys Poten & Partners

Global financial and technology giant BGC Partners has completed the acquisition of Poten & Partners, a ship brokerage, consulting and business intelligence firm specializing in LNG, tanker and LPG markets.Under the terms of the agreement, BGC acquired 100 percent of Poten, which includes operations in New York, London, Singapore, Houston, Athens, Guangzhou and Perth

Kirby to Acquire CGBM's Inland Tank Barge Fleet

Kirby to Acquire CGBM's Inland Tank Barge Fleet

Kirby Corporation has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire substantially all of CGBM 100, LLC's inland marine tank barge fleet for an undisclosed amount.Under the terms of the agreement, Kirby will acquire 27 of CGBM's 10,000 barrel inland marine tank barges which have a total capacity of approximately 270,000 barrels.

Decommissioning Gets into Deep Water in GoM

Decommissioning Gets into Deep Water in GoM

LOC Group’s Houston office provides perspective on decommissioning developments in the Gulf of Mexico.The Gulf of Mexico basin covers approximately 1.6 million km2 and is one of the most important petroleum production regions in the world. A significant portion of the area is shallow continental shelf waters.

Houston Pilots Withdraw Tariff Adjustment Application

Houston Pilots Withdraw Tariff Adjustment Application

In an unexpected reversal, it has been reported that the Houston Pilots yesterday notified Chairman Janiece Longoria of the Port of Houston Authority that they had withdrawn their latest application for a change in pilotage rates. Beyond this, the pilots requested in their letter dated October 18 that the application be removed from the agenda for the upcoming October 30 Board of Commissioners

Tanker Rescues 28 Fishermen off Colombia

Tanker Rescues 28 Fishermen off Colombia

A product tanker operated by the NYK Group rescued 28 fishermen from life rafts on last week off the coast of Colombia.The Challenge Pollux was sailing from the Panama Canal to Houston on September 14 when it received a call from a U.S.-based Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) requesting assistance with the rescue of 28 crew members who had evacuated from a sinking fishing boat.

Signs of Recovery in the US Gulf of Mexico

Signs of Recovery in the US Gulf of Mexico

Today's U.S. auction of Gulf of Mexico exploration leases drew tepid response from oil companies, but marked notable progress for an industry still in a state of recovery.“While not a barn burner, Lease Sale 251 tops the previous Gulf sale in terms of increased participation, increased competition for offerings, and bid amounts,” said Randall Luthi

Stena Bulk Grows Sonangol Suezmax Pool

Stena Bulk Grows Sonangol Suezmax Pool

Over the last six months, Stena Bulk has expanded its fleet in the Sonangol Suezmax pool with the addition of six Suezmax tankers: SKS Skeena, Istanbul, Almi Galaxy, Almi Voyager and Almi Sky. The TC in fleet consists of modern tonnage of varying length and with different options.“In what has generally speaking been a stable low market

Nippon Foundation Chairman Sasakawa Delivers 'First Pitch'

Nippon Foundation Chairman Sasakawa Delivers 'First Pitch'

The Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA) and Maritime Reporter & Engineering News hosted a reception on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Minute Maid Park in Houston in conjunction with the Offshore Technology Conference. More than 200 guests from around the world enjoyed hospitality at the ballpark in downtown Houston

Kirby Executive Chairman Pyne to Retire

Kirby Executive Chairman Pyne to Retire

Houston based tank barge operator Kirby Corporation announced that Joseph H. Pyne will retire as Executive Chairman of the Board, effective April 30, 2018. Pyne will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board in a nonexecutive role.The firm also announced that Kirby will incur a charge for compensation related to retirement in the second quarter of 2018.

US Court Approves Seadrill's Bankruptcy Exit Plan

US Court Approves Seadrill's Bankruptcy Exit Plan

A U.S. judge said on Tuesday he would approve Seadrill Ltd's plan to exit its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, in which the global offshore oil and gas drilling company would shed billions of dollars of debt and raise $1 billion in new investment. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Jones in Houston overruled two minor objections to the reorganization plan during a 90-minute hearing.