Texas oilfield services firm files for bankruptcy

Texas oilfield services company files for bankruptcy

A Texas oilfield services company filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving small-business truckers that haul oilfield equipment in the lurch. 

Eagle Pressure Controls LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, Eagle PCO LLC of Navasota, Texas, recently filed for Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

The company filed its petition three months after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) slapped it with a hefty fine following a fatal oil well fire...

https://s29755.pcdn.co/news/texas-oilfield-services-firm-files-for-bankruptcy

Hamburg Forecasts Beginning of Recovery

The Port of Hamburg, one of Europe’s busiest ports, reported that its volume declines are slowing versus earlier in the year, but persisted in the third quarter of 2020. While the economic impact of the pandemic has hit the port especially hard and it is has lagged in the rebound other ports have experienced, Hamburg is now reporting that it believes a recovery is now underway.

A range of factors is being cited as contributing to the declines in volumes the port experienced. The negative effects...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/volumes-continued-decline-as-hamburg-forecasts-recovery-is-beginning

L’Ocean Viking va rejoindre un chantier naval

L’Ocean Viking, navire de SOS Mediterranée, va pouvoir quitter le quai de Porto Empedocle, en Sicile, le long duquel il était retenu depuis le mois de juillet. Cette détention, décidée par les garde-côtes italiens après une inspection de l’Etat du port, avait pour raison officielle que le navire avait transporté trop de « passagers » lors de ses derniers sauvetages. SOS Mediterranée a donc obtenu, après de longues discussions, un permis de trajet unique lui permettant de rejoindre le chantier...

https://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/locean-viking-va-rejoindre-un-chantier-naval

Plastic Odyssey embarque la Fondation Solar Impulse dans son projet

Plastic Odyssey va collaborer avec la Fondation Solar Impulse. Des membres de cette fondation lancée par l’explorateur Bertrand Piccard qui a réalisé un tour du monde en avion solaire vont embarquer sur le navire-laboratoire dédié à la valorisation, la réduction et le recyclage des déchets plastiques qui prendra la mer l’année prochaine. Le but ? Dénicher des innovations pour protéger l’environnement de manière rentable.

https://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/plastic-odyssey-embarque-la-fondation-solar-impulse-dans-son-projet

Qatar Airways Helps Bring Tens of Thousands of Seafarers Home

Qatar Airways is playing an important part in the repatriation of seafarers stranded due to the pandemic, working closely with governments and the maritime industry to operate hundreds of chartered and scheduled flights to help bring home over 150,000 workers. Understanding the difficulties and challenges many of these vital workers have faced in returning home or completing crew changes, Qatar Airways has recently established a dedicated Mariner Lounge at Hamad International Airport. Seafarers...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/qatar-airways-helps-bring-tens-of-thousands-of-seafarers-home

Thales va équiper en sonars les nouveaux drones de guerre des mines japonais

Le groupe français Thales a signé avec Mitsubishi Heavy Industries un contrat portant sur la fourniture de sonars destinés à équiper l’OOZ-5, drone sous-marin (AUV) développé par le constructeur japonais pour la guerre des mines.

https://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/thales-va-equiper-en-sonars-les-nouveaux-drones-de-guerre-des-mines-japonais

Solving the dry ice challenge for COVID vaccine

A UPS worker shovels dry ice into containers.

Express delivery and logistics giant UPS (NYSE: UPS) on Tuesday said it has invested in machines to produce dry ice for transport and storage of frozen COVID-19 vaccines, while Switzerland-based SkyCell revealed a new ultracold container that enables larger vaccine shipments by air because less dry ice is required.

The new investments come as governments and industry are racing to prepare for a massive logistics campaign to distribute billions of vaccine doses around the world, with early...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/solving-the-dry-ice-challenge-for-covid-vaccine