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MV Marine Electric: The Shipwreck that Changed the Coast Guard
by Editorial
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki When the clock tolled 12 a.m. on Feb. 12, 1983, the 605-foot cargo ship Marine Electric trekked northward 30 miles off Virginia’s Eastern Shore, plowing slowly through the gale-force winds and waves stirred up by a winter storm. An able-bodied seaman relieved the watch and peered forward, noticing for […]

Paul Allen Expedition Team Locates Historic Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet in South Pacific
by gCaptain
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
A team of explorers on board Paul Allen’s research vessel has located the wreck of the USS Hornet (CV 8), one of the most important aircraft carriers of World War II which sank after playing a shortlived but pivotal role in the war in the Pacific. The finding was announced Tuesday on Paul Allen’s website, […]

Maersk Acquires Leading American Customs Brokerage
by The Maritime Executive
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

As part of its new strategy to provide customers with end-to-end solutions, not just ocean freight, Maersk has acquired the well-regarded American customs brokerage firm Vandegrift. 

“Customers have been asking us to simplify the complexity of their global supply chains and reduce their risk, so we analyzed the North America market to see who had the best reputation in the brokerage/trade compliance industry," said Klaus Rud Sejling, head of global logistics and services at Maersk. 

New Jersey-based Vandegrift has a network of 12 offices and 170 employees around the nation. It specializes in trade compliance - ensuring that imports and exports meet all regulatory requirements - and has a team of former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials on staff, as well as experts with backgrounds in customs brokerage, retail and law. With the addition of this expertise, Maersk augments the capabiliities of its door-to-door services. 

“Transportation costs and trade compliance risk management are a strategic issue for our customers. We believe we have an opportunity to better design a more holistic customs brokerage and trade compliance plan and overarching strategy for customers," said Sejling. 

The move comes as Maersk competitor CMA CGM launches a $1 billion takeover bid for freight forwarder CEVA Logistics. CMA CGM has been moving towards an acquisition of CEVA for months as part of a strategy comparable to Maersk's: both lines seek to offer a full logistics solution with multiple value-added services, expanding their revenue streams beyond the volatile and highly commoditized business of ocean freight.

Hendry Marine Names John Gallagher as President of Gulf Marine Repair
by The Maritime Executive
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Board of Directors of Hendry Marine Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John P. Gallagher as President of Gulf Marine Repair with an effective date of January 29, 2019.

Mr. Gallagher, a graduate of The Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, is a seasoned maritime executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in operations management, naval engineering, ship construction and ship repair. Highlights of Mr. Gallagher’s distinguished career include VP Operations, Derecktor Shipyard; Chief Executive, BMT International, Inc.; and President, Northeast Ship Repair. Please join us as we officially welcome John Gallagher to the Gulf Marine leadership team.

Two Barge Crewmembers Injured in Pump Accident
by The Maritime Executive
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

On Monday evening, a response boat from Coast Guard Station Fire Island, New York medevaced two individuals from a barge in Fire Island Inlet.

Station Fire Island received a call for assistance from the barge Reggie at about 1700 hours. According to the vessel's crew, a malfunction of a barge pump system had resulted in multiple injuries, including a head injury and lacerations.

A Coast Guard rescue crew in a 45-foot response boat arrived on scene within half an hour. Two crewmembers from the Reggie were safely transferred from the barge and taken to emergency medical services at Station Fire Island, where they were transferred to a hospital in West Islip. The third crewmember aboard the barge was transported to the same hospital by the vessel’s safety officer.

The crewmembers' conditions are currently unknown, and their names have not been released to the public.

The only barge named Reggie on the U.S. Coast Guard's registry is a jack-up equipped with a large booster pump, and it is used as auxiliary equipment by an American dredging company. The Reggie's operator holds an ongoing contract for maintenance dredging in Fire Island Inlet.

Maersk Acquires U.S. Customs House Broker Vandegrift
by Mike Schuler
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
A.P. Moller-Maersk has acquired US-based Customs House Broker, Vandegrift Inc., underscoring the shipping giant’s focus on the logistics sector in 2019. The deal marks Maersk’s first acquisition of the year. Maersk says Customs House Brokerage is a key component in its strategy to become an integrated container logistics company, providing end-to-end solutions to customers. The […]

CMA CGM Aims for Ceva Logistics Breakeven in 2019 as it Takes Control
by Reuters
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
PARIS, Feb 12 (Reuters) – CMA CGM is aiming for Ceva Logistics to break even this year, its finance chief said on Tuesday, as the French shipping group opened a share offer to cement its control of the Swiss freight specialist. CMA CGM’s public tender will offer other shareholders 30 Swiss francs ($29.75) per share, […]

LNG Bunkering of Cruise Ship by Shell
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

First cruise gas bunker operation took place at Spanish port of Tenerife.

Dan-bunkering Makes Internal Promotion
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Soren Emil Dam becomes team leader in Dubai.

Med ECA in Four Years is Possible, Says Nabu
by Ship Bunker
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Environmental group hoping to get submission agreed at MEPC75.

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Clipper Oil is a worldwide wholesaler of marine fuels and lubricant oils specializing in supplying vessels throughout the Pacific Ocean. Operating internationally from our headquarters in San Diego, California, USA, we serve the bunkering needs of all sectors of the marine market. This includes fishing fleets, ocean-going yachts, cruise ships, cargo ships, military/government/research vessels, and power plants.

Clipper Oil’s predecessor, Tuna Clipper Marine, was founded in 1956 by George Alameda and Lou Brito, two pioneers in the tuna fishing industry. Tuna Clipper Marine’s first supply location was in San Diego, California, USA where they serviced the local fishing fleet.

Established in 1985, Clipper Oil was formed to serve the needs of marine customers in the Western Pacific as vessels shifted their operations from San Diego. Clipper Oil has been a proven supplier of quality marine fuels, lubricants, and services to the maritime community for over 25 years, serving many ports throughout the Pacific Ocean. We maintain warehouses in Pago Pago, American Samoa; Majuro, Marshall Islands; and Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. We also have operations in the Eastern Pacific in Balboa/Rodman, Panama and Manta, Ecuador. We supply marine vessels and service stations with fuel, lubricant oil, salt, and ammonia. We also supply our customer’s vessels with bunkers at high-seas through various high-seas fuel tankers in all areas of the Pacific Ocean.


The Tuna Clipper Marine Pier in San Diego Bay (1980).

Clipper Oil supplying the USCGC Kimball ex. pipeline at the fuel dock in Pago Pago, American Samoa (2020).

Throughout the years, Clipper Oil has grown from a small marine distributor in San Diego to a worldwide supplier of marine fuels and lubricants. Clipper Oil offers a broad diversity of products and services and are active buyers and suppliers of petroleum products. It is this combination that gives us the edge in market intelligence needed to develop the best possible pricing for our clients.

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