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Controllers union chief renews reform push

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Jim McColl's Govan Graving Docks plan set to take centre stage after homes and museum plan rejected

Glasgow planners decision to turn down a hotel and retail development on the Clydes historic Govan Graving Docks opens the floodgates for an ambitious V&A-style heritage plan from entrepreneur Jim McColl.Developers New City Vision, who own the site, had lodged proposals for more than 700 flats, a museum, restaurant, shopping and office space…

Whale-Watching Boat Runs Aground on Sandbar North of Juneau | Alaska News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The Coast Guard says a whale-watching boat ran aground north of Juneau.Anchorage television station KTUU reports the Allen Marine vessel carried 113 passengers and five crew members when it ran aground in Favorite Channel north of Auke (awk) Bay.Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Gee says the Coast Guard received a call at 10 a.m.

Historic Japan-Sakhalin seabed cables now damaged, hazards to fishermen

ASAHIKAWA, HOKKAIDO - Disused undersea telecommunications cables from before the war are becoming a headache for fishermen in Hokkaido when they inadvertently hook sections lying on the seabed, tearing their nets. Historians nevertheless are pleased to see the artifacts from Japanese prewar history.For Yasushi Shimizu, 42…

Port Lincoln SES respond to boat strandings

Port Lincoln State Emergency Service volunteers were kept busy over the Australia Day long weekend.The SES received two call outs to assist stranded boats.The unit responded to a mayday call on the VHF radio late Saturday afternoon after a charter vessel hit a reef on the southern end of Thistle Island.The SES sent out…

Country has shipping lines to Chabahar

Afghanistan is all set to use Chabahar to connect to India. According to Iran's ministry of Roads and Urban development, Afghanistan is preparing to ship the first cargo of 5 containers through Chabahar to India and this will happen within a months time.The cargo will be contain mung beans and each container will weigh about 22 tons.

Venezuela studying partial force majeure after US sanctions: oil minister

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela is studying several measures to react to new U.S sanctions against state-run oil firm PDVSA including partial force majeure, Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Tuesday.Quevedo told a news conference that oil tankers leaving Venezuelan ports must pay for crude before departing.

More Chinese provinces cut growth targets this year as gloom spreads

BEIJING (Reuters) - More Chinese provinces have cut their annual growth targets in 2019 than the year before, a sign of deepening pessimism among local governments amid weakening domestic demand and an prolonged trade dispute with the United States. FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are seen at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China September 8, 2018.
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Carnival Miracle to Sail from San Francisco and San Diego - Cruise Industry News

Carnival Cruise Line today announced that it will offer a series of cruises from San Francisco with the Carnival Miracle operating a schedule that includes four- to 15-day voyages to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico in 2020. It is the first set of cruises for the line from San Francisco. Following strong reception to a previously announced program from San Diego in 2019…

Man jumped from ferry to his death in front of screaming passengers after partner left him for someo

A port worker who never got over the breakdown of his 25-year relationship deliberately jumped to his death from a ferry in front of screaming passengers, an inquest has heard.Alan Stafford leapt from the St Cecilia Wightlink ferry between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight in August last year.A Hampshire coroner was told…

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (DO) Analysts See $-0.39 EPS; Mack-cali Realty (CLI) Shorts Raised B

Mack-cali Realty Corporation (NYSE:CLI) had an increase of 2.22% in short interest. CLI’s SI was 2.60 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 2.22% from 2.54 million shares previously. With 476,700 avg volume, 5 days are for Mack-cali Realty Corporation (NYSE:CLI)’s short sellers to cover CLI’s short positions. The SI to Mack-cali Realty Corporation’s float is 2.9%.

Terral RiverService Christens Mary Elizabeth Gattle - The Waterways Journal

Terral RiverService Inc., the Lake Providence, La.-based towing company, terminal operator and aggregate supplier, held a christening ceremony May 11 at the Lake Providence Port terminal for its 26th towboat, the mv. Mary Elizabeth Gattle.The vessel is named for the granddaughter of Tom Gattle, Terral RiverServices president and CEO.Were very proud of this boata beautiful boat…

25m Otam 80HT in build and named Attitude

The sixth hull of the new Otam 80HT model has been sold and is in build at the yards facility in Genoa, Italy. Named Attitude by her new owner, she is due to be complete and delivered to her owner in spring 2020. The new hull is set to feature several firsts for the Italian shipyard and was designed in collaboration with…

Charleston Looks To Relieve Truck Traffic With Barge Service

© Provided by Accretive Capital LLCSouth Carolina's Charleston region is the latest coastal city looking to tap underutilized waterways for moving freight, and hopefully find more success than earlier projects. The Port of Charleston is looking to add a wharf space to the Wando Welch marine terminal for loading marine containers on barges.

Bosasa's fishy prawn farm flop

Massive prawns, an embezzler and fraudster, allegations of child molesting, as well as political pressure were all ingredients in controversial company Bosasa's aquafarming disaster.To this day Bosasa prawns' biggest triumph was to be served as a starter to former president Jacob Zuma on his birthday.The business deals of Bosasa…

2 ships catch fire in Kerch Strait near Crimea

At least 10 people died after two ships under the Tanzanian flag caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea on Monday evening, according to Russia's state news agency TASS, citing the Russian Maritime Agency. "Presumably, an explosion occurred (on one of the vessels). Then the fire spread to another vessel. A rescue tug is en route," said a spokesman for the Russian Maritime Agency.

Volunteers team up to refurbish 65-foot schooner | State

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) On a rainy day in January along the banks of the Saginaw River, a handful of volunteers are busy refurbishing a majestic 65-foot schooner housed under a temporary tent.When they finish their work, the sailboat named Appledore V will take to the waters of Saginaw Bay and the Great Lakes and will join a tall ships fleet coming this summer to Bay City.

New Details On Why 'Metroid Prime 4' For Nintendo Switch Was Delayed Emerge

Today, Nintendo announced that not only was it delaying Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch, but that it was rebooting the game's development and starting fresh with a brand-new developer. In other words, we won't be seeing for quite some time.That said, unfortunately what Nintendo didn't announce was why it was doing this…

China's 2018 soybean imports from U.S. hit lowest since 2008

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s soybean imports from the United States plunged 99 percent in December to just 69,298 tons, customs data showed on Friday, taking its full-year 2018 imports to the lowest level since 2008 amid an ongoing trade war. FILE PHOTO - Imported soybeans are transported from a cargo ship at a port in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China August 21, 2018.

Head to Head Analysis: Grupo TMM SAB (GTMAY) & Box Ships (TEUFF)

Grupo TMM SAB (OTCMKTS:GTMAY) and Box Ships (OTCMKTS:TEUFF) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership. ProfitabilityThis table compares Grupo TMM SAB and Box Ships’ net margins…