JOSHUA DAVID ESPER

  • General
    • Vessel Name : JOSHUA DAVID ESPER
    • Operator : GATX CORP SPECIALITY C/O MARQUETTE
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 6600
  • Location
    • City : PADUCAH
    • STATE : KY
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 463
    • Full Load Capacity : 681 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 139 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 45 Feet
    • Overall Length : 148 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 45 Feet
    • Load draft : 10 Feet
    • Light Draft : 8 Feet
    • Height : 59 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1974
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 558551

GATX CORP SPECIALITY C/O MARQUETTE

  • Area of Operation : MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES
  • Principal Commodity : GRAIN, COAL, SALT, FERTILIZER AND ROCK

MTC

  • Type : Covered Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Britain's Navy to Escort UK Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

Britain's Navy to Escort UK Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

Britain's navy will accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection after the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani inflamed tensions in the region.Britain's defence minister, Ben Wallace, ordered the HMS Montrose and HMS Defender to prepare to return to escort duties in the major oil shipping route as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came in for

U.S., China Reach Trade Deal 'in principle'

U.S., China Reach Trade Deal 'in principle'

The White House has reached a "deal in principle" with Beijing to resolve the 17-month U.S.-China trade war, according to a source briefed on the trade talks.The White House was expected to make an announcement later on Thursday, the source said."The written agreement is still being formulated, but they have reached an agreement in principle," the source said.

UK Polar Research Vessel Named

UK Polar Research Vessel Named

The UK’s new polar research ship is being formally named the RRS Sir David Attenborough today (Thursday, September 26) by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and special guest Sir David Attenborough will be in attendance. A three-day public celebration, hosted at the shipyard by British Antarctic Survey and Cammell Laird

Shipping Sector Sets Course for Zero Carbon

Shipping Sector Sets Course for Zero Carbon

Leading ports, banks, oil and shipping companies on Monday launched an initiative which aims to have ships and marine fuels with zero carbon emissions on the high seas by 2030, in another step by the maritime sector to reduce CO2.International shipping accounts for 2.2% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the U.N.

Graney Name President General Dynamics Electric Boat

Graney Name President General Dynamics Electric Boat

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) appointed General Dynamics NASSCO president Kevin Graney as president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, effective October 1. David J. Carver, NASSCO’s vice president and general manager of repair, will succeed Graney as president of General Dynamics NASSCO.  Jeffrey S. Geiger, who has served as president of Electric Boat since 2013, will retire effective September 30.

Strait of Hormuz: Ships urged to alert Navies before Sailing Through

Strait of Hormuz: Ships urged to alert Navies before Sailing Through

Shipping associations have called on ship owners to inform Britain's navy of their movements before sailing into the Middle East Gulf and Strait of Hormuz because of the escalating international crisis in the region.About a fifth of the world's oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz and shipping companies are already deploying more unarmed security guards as an extra safeguard.

ABS, MSC Showcases Condition-Based Class

ABS, MSC Showcases Condition-Based Class

The landmark ABS condition-based class program with the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) was the focus of a keynote presentation at Mega Rust 2019.Rear Admiral Dee Mewbourne detailed progress on the pioneering project in a presentation to the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual conference focusing on Navy corrosion issues.

IMO Sets Stricter Emissions Targets for New Ships

IMO Sets Stricter Emissions Targets for New Ships

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships in an effort to speed up action to cut the sector's emissions.The IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee has been meeting in London this week to discuss tougher rules on sulphur emissions and other measures towards meeting a long-term goal of cutting greenhouse gas

Evergas Names The First 85,000m3 VLEC

Evergas Names The First 85,000m3 VLEC

Danish gas ship owner Evergas announced that the worlds first Type-C 85,000m3 very large ethane carrier (VLEC) JS INEOS MARLIN was successfully delivered to INEOS Trading and Shipping.The vessel will carry ethane from US to China, said a press release from the company.The vessel has the largest Type-C tank ever made and Evergas has pushed the limit to 85000 CBM with a newly constructed Trilobe

Trump to Meet with GOP Senators on Jones Act

Trump to Meet with GOP Senators on Jones Act

President Donald Trump is set to meet with Republican senators on Wednesday over a proposal to waive rules that only U.S.-flagged ships can move natural gas from American ports to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Northeast.The nearly 100-year-old Jones Act mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport merchandise between U.S. coasts.

Progress in Brazil Repair Yard Project

Progress in Brazil Repair Yard Project

The Brasil Basin Drydock Company (BBDC), a joint venture of McQuilling Services and Promon Engenharia, is setting up an industrial facility that will drydock and repair seagoing merchant vessels up to the largest merchant ships in the world.McQuilling announced the signing of a Protocol of Intention with the government of the state of Paraíba, Brazil, along with Chinese ship repair yard IMC YY.

Shipbuilding: One-on-one with David M. Thomas, Jr.

Shipbuilding: One-on-one with David M. Thomas, Jr.

BAE System’s San Diego yard is a critical player in keeping U.S. Navy ships operatingWalk with David M. Thomas, Jr., VP & GM, San Diego Ship Repair, BAE Systems, and a few things become immediately clear: Dave Thomas is passionate about cleanliness and order, as the San Diego yard is compact and bustling with work, yet impeccably clean.