|Type||Date of Build||FlagValue||RegisterValue||Port of Regestry|
|Tanker for Oil||2001-03-28||Spain||SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE|
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|Legnth||Breadth||Gross tonnage||Net tonnage||Deadweight tonnage|
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Matsonia, the second of two Kanaloa Class combination container/roll-on, roll-off (con-ro) vessels being built for U.S.-based carrier Matson, was christened at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, on Thursday.Peggy Forest, wife of Matson's President Ron Forest, officially christened the vessel by breaking a ceremonial bottle of champagne against its hull. Immediately after the bottle was broken, the vessel was released from its build ways and slid backward into San Diego Bay. Matsonia was then docked at NASSCO's nearby testing and trials berth, where the final stages of construction will be completed prior to delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.
Port states benefit greatly from the vessels that call at their ports, loading and unloading cargoes with great efficiency and speed. The items manufactured in those states and sold overseas keep many of their citizens gainfully employed. The items imported supply stock for the stores of their nation and provide goods for their citizens. The physical ports utilized by the vessels are employment magnets, attracting a diverse array of industries.Yet, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, those port states took swift actions against the very vessels that keep their economies in operation. They did this, not by preventing the vessels from loading and unloading cargoes, but by banning crew changes.
Maersk said on Monday it had agreed to buy Sweden-based customs broker KGH Customs Services for 2.6 billion Swedish crowns ($281 million), as the container shipping group seeks to expand its end-to-end logistics services.Maersk since 2016 has sold its oil and gas business and focussed on its container and logistics business for customers including Walmart and Nike.It handles about one in five containers shipped by sea worldwide and is seeking to speed up investments in in-land logistics services.Last year, it bought California-based warehousing and distribution firm Performance Team, and in February it purchased New Jersey-based customs broker Vandegrift.
One of Puget Sound's oldest surviving wooden tugs is being restored after sinking in Hood Canal in the summer of 2017.Built in 1906 by James Hall, the tugboat Parthia had a long-life servicing ships that called to Washington's Capital City, Olympia. Beyond working, she is also a five-time winner of the Olympia Harbor Days vintage tugboat races - a true icon of the city's waterfront.After the vessel sank while under private ownership, several members of the Puget Sound Maritime and Olympia's South Sound Maritime Heritage Association (SSMHA) ensured the Parthia was salvaged and is now being restored to her original glory.
JRC/Alphatron Marine said that Maurice Rutten was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Ryo Yajima in the position of Chief Commercial Officer of Alphatron Marine Systems Pte Ltd. as of July 1, 2020.In this position Rutten will be responsible for the operation of Alphatron Marine Systems Pte Ltd. and its subsidiaries in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.Ryo Yajima will be responsible for the JRC business of the entire organization of Alphatron Marine Systems Pte Ltd. and its subsidiaries.In addition, Ng Siew Chui is assigned as Chief Operational Officer and she will be responsible for business support such as finance, human resources, CSR and other general affairs of the mentioned companies.