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Aker Yards Gets Contract for Multi-Purpose Vessels

Aker Yards in Ukraine (Damen Shipyards Okean) has been awarded a contract for delivery of three multi-purpose vessels by the Ukrainian shipping company JSSC Ukrrichflot. The yard has previously built six vessels in the same series for the company, and an additional three vessels are currently under production. The vessels are expected to be delivered between April and November in 2009. The total value of the contract $33.6m.


Damen Gets Contract for Tug

A contract has been signed with Astinave (Ecuador) for the delivery of a complete material package of a Damen Stan Tug 1405 to be assembled at their premises in Guayaquil. The tugboat is destined for Suinsa to assist coastal tankers at their berthing station. The vessel will enter in service in August 2008.


Aker Kvaerner Gets Contract for Platform in Egypt

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract for operation, management and maintenance of the Al Zaafarana FPSO offshore Egypt by operator Gemsa Petroleum Company and partners. Options for contract extensions are included in the contract. The Al Zaafarana FPSO is located offshore Egypt in the Red Sea and is operated by Gemsa Petroleum Company (Gempetco). Produced oil is stored in the FPSO and is transported onshore by shuttle tankers


Transocean Gets Contract for GSF Explorer

Transocean Inc. was awarded of a 689-day contract by a consortium headed by Marathon International Petroleum Indonesia Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation, for the ultra-deepwater drillship GSF Explorer to drill a series of exploration wells in a deepwater province in Indonesia. The Makassar Strait Explorers Consortium (MSEC) comprises Marathon International Petroleum Indonesia Ltd, Anadarko Popodi Ltd, ConocoPhillips (Kuma) Ltd, ENI Bukat Ltd


Kleven Wins Rem Offshore Construction Vessel Contract

MT6022 Construction Vessel: Image credit Kleven

Kleven gets contract to build it largest subsea construction vessel yet for Rem Offshore. The vessel is of a MT6022 from Marine Engineering in Tjørvåg, The design is for a length of 108m and a width of 22m, with accommodation for a total of 110 persons. The ship is equipped with a 250t offshore crane that can work down to 3000m ocean depth, a 7.2m square moonpool, and 3 ROVs (2 Work, 1 Observation). The new building will be delivered in the first quarter of 2014.


Harding Initiates Its Cruise Comeback

Photo: Harding

Harding has been awarded contracts to deliver lifeboats, tender vessels and davits to a major cruise line.   Out of the cruise segment since 2013, SOLAS leader Harding used the timeout to rethink its relationship to cruise owners and shipyards, and redesign its core products to meet the latest demands of the industry. The first deliveries will go to an undisclosed cruise line.   “To become the chosen supplier for this prestigious project


Sperry Marine Gets Contract For Ship Navigation Services

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine unit has won a U.S. Navy contract worth up to $27.2 million to provide engineering and technical support for integrated ship navigation and control systems. The three-year contract, awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, will run through September 2004. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes engineering services and technical support for installed systems, spare parts, hardware and software upgrades


KMSS Cargo Handling Gets Contract

KMSS has won the contract to supply eight workstation based cargo handling simulators to Maine Maritime Academy. The system will be delivered in spring 2002 and will consist of both the VLCC and Product Carrier CargoHandling Models. The instructor station, as well as the eight student workstations will have dual, flat screen monitors installed. This dual monitor arrangement allows for the instructor or student to see more than one process diagram at a time


Aker Kvaerner Gets Contract for DeepStar Study

DeepStar, a group consisting of 10 leading deepwater operators, has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract for a study to develop a semisubmersible production platform for use in coming ultra-deepwater field developments. The study was won in competition with a number of deepwater floater expertise contractors, and Aker Kvaerner was awarded the contract based on the company's leading experience with deepwater floaters. DeepStar wants to get a credible solution for future developments in


Ukraine To Pay Gas Arrears If It Gets Contract First

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

  Ukraine is prepared to pay arrears to Russia for gas once it has a contract with Moscow and will take the country to court if it refuses to sign, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk was quoted as saying by a German newspaper on Saturday. Ukraine told Russia on Friday a $786 million partial payment on a bill that Russia says could exceed $5 billion by next week was on its way to Moscow


US Imports Rise Steady after 2015 Rollercoaster

File photo: Northwest Seaport Alliance

Import cargo volume at the United States’ major retail container ports has begun its annual climb toward summer levels but is expected to be largely flat when compared with last year’s record high numbers, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the


E.R. Schiffahrt Chooses GNS ENCs Bundle

Maritime services group Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) has agreed terms with E.R. Schiffahrt, a Hamburg-based ship management company with activities in container and bulk segments, to supply Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) and the GNS navigation management software, Voyager.  


$280m Deal for Pacific Patrol Boats Replacement

Austals Pacific Patrol Boat rendering (Austal)

The Turnbull Government today signed a contract with Austal Ships Pty Ltd to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats as part of Australia’s new Pacific Maritime Security Program.  


US Navy Awards Austal $18.5 Mln Procurement Deal

File photo: Austal

Austal USA announced it has secured a $18.5 million contract to procure long-lead materials for the 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel (EPF) for the U.S. Navy, including main propulsion engines, generators, water jets, main reduction gears and other long-lead time items.  


Asia VLCC rates Steady at Five-Year High

MidEast-Japan rates top $111,000 a day, highest since June 2010. Freight rates in Asian trades for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) are likely to remain firm as vessel supply and charter volumes stay evenly matched, ship brokers said on Friday.


Ingalls Secures Advance Procurement Contract for LPD 28

The Ingalls-built amphibious transport dock Somerset (LPD 25) sails through the Gulf of Mexico during builders sea trials. (Photo: Steve Blount)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced last week that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $200 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy for LPD 28, the 12th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class.  


Bright future for Bunkering at Indian Ports

Bunkering Conference in session

  Hinode’s 5th Annual conference on the Outlook for bunkering and Marine Lubricants in India clearly acknowledged the fact that India was well on its way to becoming a Bunkering destination. Lack of infrastructure, duties, quality of bunkers, etc


Foss to Open Oregon Customer Service Center

Foss Maritime Company recently announced it will open a consolidated customer service center in Oregon in April 2016.   The company's existing Portland office will be renovated and modernized to incorporate the best available customer service technologies


U.S. Navy Commander Guilty in Corruption Scandal

A U.S. Navy commander charged with accepting paid travel, prostitutes and Lady Gaga concert tickets from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified information pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal corruption charges. Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz appeared in U.S


June Deadline for Panama Canal Expansion

Photo: Panama Canal Authority

 The Panama Canal expansion project is now expected to be finished “mid of 2016” says a report in Reuters quoting the waterway's administrator.    "The new set of larger locks for the Panama Canal will be complete by the end of June


Sovcomflot IPO Expected in Q3 2016

Image:  PAO Sovcomflot

 The Russia's top shipping company Sovcomflot initial public offering (IPO) is expected in Q3 2016, part from the privatization program by the government.    An IPO for Sovcomflot could take place later this year. The current fleet of Sovcomflot numbers 142 vessels with total


Vancouver: Housing the Homeless in Old Shipping Containers

Photo: Jetson Green

 The City of Vancouver has issued a request for proposal for a company to build and install up to 300 shipping container-sized modular housing units to temporarily house the homeless, repots CBC News.   Providing temporary living spaces in shipping containers or other portable housing


Shipping Investors Not Very Optimistic

Graph: Clarksons Research

 The volatility of the shipping markets has always presented opportunities and pitfalls for investors - an analysis from Clarksons Research. Getting the timing right is key, and newbuilding decisions can prove especially difficult given the need to look further forwards into the future


Lindsay Blee Expands into the Americas

Lindsay Blee’s new U.S. office in Florida will serve North, Central and South America   Independent international bunker broker Lindsay Blee announced that it is expanding its brokering operations into the Americas with a new operation called Lindsay Blee Americas (LBA) based in


USS America Returns after Maintenance

USS America (U.S. Navy file photo)

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) has returned to sea March 21 following a 10-month post-shakedown availability maintenance period during which the crew and contractors made improvements to the ship's design.  USS America is now conducting sea trials off the coast of Southern






 
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