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Aker Philly Shipyard Build Methodologies Confirmed in Court Decision

In a decision filed by the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has upheld the United States Coast Guard interpretation of the Jones Act as it relates to the modern building methods employed by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. The decision rejected a lawsuit filed by the Metal Trades Department of the AFL-CIO.  Aker Philadelphia Shipyard President and CEO, Jim Miller remarked “We wish to reiterate that Aker Philadelphia Shipyard is extremely proud to be building ships in full compliance with the legal requirements for vessels to be operated in the Jones Act trade. We are satisfied with the court’s decision and by working closely with our skilled union work force will continue to deliver on our promise to build quality ships for the U.S. market."


U.S. Shipyard Delivers Tankship to Crowley

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard: Photo courtesy of APSI

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard delivers its first Veteran-class MT-46 product tanker to Crowley Maritime Corp. This is the thirteenth product tanker that the shipyard has completed and the seventeenth vessel overall. The product tankers are 600 feet long and have a cargo capacity of 46,000 dwt. The ship is named the Pennsylvania and is the first vessel that AKPS has delivered to Crowley. As stated in AKPS’s release on 21 August, 2012


Aker Philadelphia Begins Production on New Ship

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has begun production on the second of ten vessels in the product tanker build program announced last spring, according to a WPVI-TV report. Steel cutting for the ship, the sixth built by the yard since its opening five years ago, begins just weeks after keel laying for the first tanker in the series. The second vessel is scheduled to be completed in 2007. The steel plates were cut on one of the yard's two plasma cutting machines


Second Product Tanker Delivered by Aker Philadelphia

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard delivered the second vessel in an up to 16 ship order of product tankers as the 600-ft. long MT46 Veteran Class Overseas Long Beach was transferred to American Shipping Corporation, a subsidiary of Aker American Shipping. The vessel joins its sister vessel, the Overseas Houston, in American Shipping Corporation's fleet of modern, double hull product tankers for charter in the Jones Act market


Aker Philadelphia Begins Tanker Construction

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has commenced production on the third vessel in the ten-ship product tanker build program initiated in April 2005. Steel cutting for the ship, the seventh built by the yard since its opening nearly six years ago, was performed on one of the yard's two state-of-the-art plasma cutting machines. The third tanker vessel is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2007. The first steel plates cut for the ship will be used in construction of the engine room of


SeaRiver Maritime: LOI to Build Two Tankers

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS) announced that its sole operating subsidiary, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), has signed a Letter of Intent with SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. (SeaRiver), Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate, for the construction of two aframax tankers. The 820 foot long, 115,000 deadweight ton tankers are intended to be used to transport Alaskan North Slope crude oil from Prince William Sound to the U.S. West Coast


BP to Charter Two OSG-Controlled Product Carriers

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) announced that charter agreements with BP have been signed for two of the Jones Act product carrier newbuildings that OSG will bareboat upon delivery from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, formerly Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard. Morten Arntzen, President and CEO of OSG said, "The strong commercial interest in these U.S.-built product carriers further validates our U.S. Flag expansion strategy, uniquely positioning us in the Jones Act


Shipyard to Close Facilities in Philadelphia

Metro Machine Corp., a Norfolk, Va., company that came here a dozen years ago with dreams of building a radically new type of tanker ship, is shutting down its Philadelphia operations. The tankers it hoped to build offered innovations to protect the environment, but no one was willing to risk buying the first ship of an unproven design. To sustain its operation here while seeking ship orders, Metro did work including overhauls and scrapping ships


Overseas Shipholding To Charter Two Tankers To Petrobras America

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) revealed that it has entered into a definitive agreement to charter two 46,000 dwt Jones Act tankers to Petrobras America, Inc. a unit of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (PBR, PBRA). The company said that it would provide shuttle tanker services from a Floating Production Storage and Offloading facility, or FPSO. Wherever pipeline infrastructure is too costly, FPSOs and shuttle tankers are a cost-effective means of transporting offshore oil.


Aker Launches Tenth Product Tanker

Photo courtesy Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

On July 10, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard launched Ship 014, the tenth product tanker in a series of 12 to be completed in 2011. The 46,000 dwt vessel was floated off of its blocks and was transferred by tug from the Building Dock to the Outfitting Dock, where it will remain for the next few weeks as it undergoes continuous testing and commissioning in preparation for its upcoming sea trials. When completed, the 600 ft long vessel, to be named the Overseas Anacortes


Aker Shipyard Provides Clarification on Crane Incident

file photo: Aker Shipyard, Philadelphia

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (AKPS) has released an update regarding an incident that occurred yesterday at its facility. According to Aker, numerous factually incorrect news reports have emerged


Aker Starts Building First Product Tanker for Crowley

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), began production activities today on the first product tanker that it is building for its joint venture with Crowley. Crowley and APSI have signed contracts for the first four


Aker Philadelphia Lay Keel of Second SeaRiver Tankship

Keel-laying ceremony: Photo credit Aker Philadelphia

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI) has held a ceremonial keel laying for the second of two Aframax tankers that it is building for SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., a Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate. When completed in 2014


Matson Orders Engines for New Containerships

Artists depiction of 3,600 TEU containerships

Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific Ocean, announced an order today for two MAN B&W, 7S90ME-GI dual fuel engines with liquefied natural gas (LNG) capability to be installed aboard two new “Aloha Class” 3


Matson Newbuildings Opt for MAN Dual-fuel Engines

Dual fuel S90MEGI engine: Image credit MAN

Matson Navigation Company has placed an order for two 3,600 TEU container ships, powered by two MAN B&W 7S90ME-GI dual-fuel engines. The deal includes an option for three further vessels.
 
The engines are the largest dual-fuel engines ever ordered in terms of power output with each engine


Doyle Talks LNG, Exports, Panama Canal with Japanese Officials

From left: Kazuhiro Yokoi (Chubu Electric Power Company), David Tubman (FMC), Yoshiro Taguchi (Japanese Embassy), Hidehiro Muramatsu (Japan Oil, Gas, and Metals National Corp.), William Doyle (FMC Commissioner), Takashi Horie (Mitsubishi), and Nobukazu Nagai (Japan International Transport Institute, USA).

Earlier this week, Commissioner William P. Doyle met with Japanese public and private sector officials to discuss U.S. natural gas, exports, and the Panama Canal. Japan is the world's largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The country has relied on imported natural gas for decades as


Matson, Aker Ink Shipbuilding Deal

Artists Depiction of 3,600 TEU containerships

Matson Signs Contract With Aker Philadelphia Shipyard For Two New "Aloha Class" Containerships, First Ship To Be Named The Daniel K. Inouye. Matson, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced today that its subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, Inc


Aker Philadelphia Welcome Back Governor Corbett

Governor Tom Corbett: Photo courtesy of State Office

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI) has welcomed Governor Corbett back for an update on the state of the shipyard and a tour to view progress on the current tankers APSI is building for SeaRiver Maritime. The last time Governor Corbett visited APSI was in September 2011 for the contract


Jensen Get Tankship Construction Management Contracts

Ray Martus with his wife Trish Martus: Photo courtesy of Jensen Maritime

Jensen Maritime Consultants , Crowley Maritime's Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, has been awarded a new construction management contract for four new 330,000-barrel, Jones Act product tankers, being built by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc.


Crowley to Expand Petroleum Fleet and Service Offerings

Crowleys tanker Florida, which was christened in January.

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that it will continue to grow its fleet of petroleum vessels and enhance service to customers by contracting with Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (APSI) to build up to eight product tankers for delivery between 2015 and the end of 2017.


Crowley Maritime Tankship Christened

Naming Ceremony Florida: Photo credit Aker

Crowley Maritime Corporation christen its newest US-flag tanker, 'Florida', at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. More than 100 guests, including Chairman, President and CEO Tom Crowley; friends and employees from Crowley; representatives from the customer, shipyard


Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Starts on Second Aframax Tankship

Construction starts on the second of two Aframax tankers for SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate. The construction of the two tankers, valued at $400 million, will create more than 1,000 jobs.


US Shipyard Lays First Aframax Tankship Keel

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard: Photo courtesy of APSI

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard holds ceremonial keel-laying for first Aframax Tanker for SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. The ceremonial keel-laying was for the first of two Aframax tankers that it is building for SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. (SeaRiver), Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate.


Pemamek Wins Contract

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Pemamek Oy Ltd was recently awarded a contract of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, construction and delivery of a micro panel line. Commissioning in early 2013, the new modern micro panel line replaces the existing one. This new line will increase the shipyard’s productivity and therefore


Crowley Maritime Re-enters Jones Act Tankship Market

Veteran-class Tankship: Photo credit Crowley

Crowley Maritime purchases two new 'Jones Act' tankers from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. Crowley Maritime Corporation’s petroleum and chemical transportation group announce that it has purchased two new Jones Act tankers, the Pennsylvania and the Florida


 
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