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

Oil Spill Contained After Barge Slams Bridge in Galveston

Oil Spill Contained After Barge Slams Bridge in Galveston

An oil spill from a runaway barge that struck a bridge near Galveston has been contained, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday.At approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday, Martin Marine's barge MMLP 321 broke loose due to a break in the coupling and allided with the Pelican Island Causeway bridge, which connects Galveston Island and Pelican Island in Texas.

Panama Canal Woes Mean Longer Haul for Many

Panama Canal Woes Mean Longer Haul for Many

As low water level continue to plaque the Panama Canal, shipowners and managers are paying the price in the form of longer hauls and higher fuel (and emissions) costs to deliver product to market.In one example, oil tanker Cururo is taking the long way from Houston to Chile: sailing the length of South America's Atlantic coast

SEACOR Sells Its Inland River Business to Ingram

SEACOR Sells Its Inland River Business to Ingram

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. based SEACOR Holdings Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its inland river transportation and logistics business to Ingram Barge Company LLC, a division of Nashville-based Ingram Marine Group.Part of the SEACOR family of businesses for over two decades, Inland River Transport Holdings LLC (SCF) includes more than 1,000 covered dry cargo hopper barges

Exxon Mobil Finds Buyer for Adriatic LNG Terminal Stake

Exxon Mobil Finds Buyer for Adriatic LNG Terminal Stake

Exxon Mobil Corp chose BlackRock as the potential buyer for its majority stake in Italy's main liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal, the U.S. oil producer said in a statement.The stake sale drew interest from infrastructure funds and international groups as Italy is expected to increase its LNG imports to partly replace the gas it used to get via pipeline from Russia.

Video: Overboard Tanker Crew Member Rescued in the Gulf of Mexico

Video: Overboard Tanker Crew Member Rescued in the Gulf of Mexico

A mariner has been rescued after reportedly falling from a tanker in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.The Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston command center received a distress call on VHF-FM channel 16 at 9:23 a.m. from personnel aboard the Liberian-registered vessel Ghibli

Top Global Ports May Be Unusable by 2050 Without More Climate Action

Top Global Ports May Be Unusable by 2050 Without More Climate Action

Some of the world's largest ports may be unusable by 2050 as rising sea levels hit operations, and efforts to speed up decarbonization of the maritime sector and bring in new technology are vital, a study showed on Friday.Weather-related disruptions are already impacting ports across the globe. These include a drought which is hampering operations in the Panama Canal, a top waterway.

Kirby Christens the US' First Plug-in Hybrid Electric Inland Towboat

Kirby Christens the US' First Plug-in Hybrid Electric Inland Towboat

The United States' first plug-in hybrid electric inland towing vessel was christened at a ceremony in Houston on Friday as the commercial marine industry continues to implement new technologies to reduce its environmental footprint.Kirby Inland Marine's Green Diamond will be time chartered by Shell Trading (US) Company, which will use the vessel to push barges throughout the Houston port region.

Blue Ocean Transfers: A New Jones Act CTV Player Emerges

Blue Ocean Transfers: A New Jones Act CTV Player Emerges

There's a new player in the Jones Act crew transfer vessel (CTV) market: Blue Ocean Transfers (BOT), based on Long Island, N.Y.The McQuilling-Partners-owned company is planning to build a fleet of CTVs to support the U.S. offshore wind industry as it ramps up to meet the Biden administration's goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030.

Iranian Oil Remains Stuck Off US Coast

A cargo of sanctioned Iranian crude oil that was confiscated by the U.S. has sat off the Texas coast for eight weeks, unable to unload because commercial agents fear any vessel that takes it will be shunned by customers, people familiar with the matter said.Suez Rajan, a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker, has been anchored off Galveston, about 50 miles (80 km) outside of Houston, since May 30

Bunker Fuel Contamination Hits US Gulf Coast

Bunker Fuel Contamination Hits US Gulf Coast

Contaminated marine fuels from several suppliers led to fouled engines on about a dozen vessels operating from the U.S. Gulf Coast this spring, according to Lloyd's Register and marine fuel testing service VPS.The tainted fuel was the first major occurrence along the U.S. Gulf Coast since 2018, when about 200 ships had engines fouled by fuel containing an epoxy, said Steve Bee

Solstad Offshore Wraps $580M Sale of PSV Fleet to Tidewater, Exiting the Business

Solstad Offshore Wraps $580M Sale of PSV Fleet to Tidewater, Exiting the Business

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore has officially exited the platform supply vessel business.Namely, the company on Wednesday completed the sale of its PSV fleet to the U.S. offshore vessel firm Tidewater for approximately $580 million. The transaction, first announced in March, was completed Wednesday, with all 37 platform supply vessels

Cheniere Energy Returns Louisiana LNG Export Plant to Full Production

Cheniere Energy Returns Louisiana LNG Export Plant to Full Production

Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass LNG export facility returned to full production this week after undergoing maintenance, data from Refinitiv showed.The increased production is expected to help third quarter exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) which fell in May to 7.66 million tonnes from a record 8.01 million tonnes in April, as plant maintenance curbed some output.