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Ingalls Selects Joiner Team For AMCV Ships

Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Litton Ship Systems has selected Hopeman Brothers Marine Interiors and Jamestown Metal as the joiner subcontractors for American Classic Voyages' (AMCV's) United States Lines newbuilds. The shared subcontract is valued at more than $200 million. The two companies, who in the past have been head-to-head competitors have teamed up to construct all cabins, as well as all public spaces onboard each of the 72,000-grt, 1,900-passenger vessels, which are currently being constructed at Litton's Pascagoula, Miss. yard. The cruise vessels, which are the first to be built on U.S. soil in more than 40 years, will offer excursions to the U.S. Hawaiian Islands beginning in 2003. With fabrication on the first U.S. Lines vessel commencing at Ingalls on July 3, 2000, Hopeman Brothers and Jamestown Metal will be constructing approximately 35 cabins per week at peak production.


NCL Awards Maintenance Contract to MAN

Norwegian Epic: Photo credit CCL Jacopo Werther

MAN Diesel & Turbo gets 4-year $30 million contract from US-based Norwegian Cruise Line MAN Diesel & Turbo has received an order from the US-based cruise liner company Norwegian Cruise Line for the maintenance of the engines on nine of the fleet’s cruise liners.The service agreement runs for four years and is being handled by the MAN PrimeServ service office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Besides the maintenance work it also covers the supply of spare parts.


Evergreen Group Orders Ten 8000 TEU vessels

Evergreen Group has placed orders with Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd in Taipei for ten 8,000-TEU L-class environmentally advanced container vessels. The first vessel is due for delivery in 2012 and will join Evergreen Line global containership fleet. Six of the new vessels will be built for Evergreen Marine Corporation and four for Evergreen International S.A. (Panama). The ships are being built at a cost of $103m each


Horizon Line to Launch U.S. Inland Express Service

Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ), aleading U.S. domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, announced it will launch express intermodal container service to key inland U.S. cities when it begins the new Five Star Express (FSX) trans-Pacific liner service in December. The maiden FSX voyage is scheduled to depart Ningbo, China, on December 14, 2010, Shanghai on December 15, and arrive in Los Angeles on December 26


Stena Line Extends Contract with MCP

Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) has signed an extended contract to deliver wireless communication services to Stena Line’s European ferry operations.   MCP, a  onboard communications provider, has announced  the extension of its partnership with Stena Line. The new contract is an extension of the existing contract, and expands MCP’s wireless communication services on to an additional two Stena Line vessels


MPE Refurbises Stena Line Ferries

Cliff Grainger

Birkenhead-based outfitter and manufacturer MPE Interiors has completed two contacts for Stena Line to redevelop the crew and officers' mess areas on two ferries. The contracts involved replacing the mess rooms on the 980-passenger ferries the Stena Mersey and the Stena Lagan at Twelve Quays in Birkenhead.  Both ships operate the Birkenhead-Belfast route. MPE director Cliff Grainger said, “We can offer the complete outfitting solution from detailed concept design


A German Ferry for All Harbors

The Hanseatic Port of Hamburg on Germany's Elbe River has never shied from innovative means of moving citizens and visiting ship's crew from the south shore harbor area to the beautiful city spread along the river's north shore. In 1911 they built, and continue to use, a tunnel that requires that cars be lowered one at a time in elevators to the sub river level, then drive through the tunnel to be elevated to road level on the other side


Heroes on the High Seas

On Sunday, December 17, 2000 a raging storm was brewing off the coast of Virginia. Record-breaking waves were measuring anywhere from 30-40 ft. and the wind was gusting at about 70 knots. In the middle of the Atlantic, (220 miles off the coast of Norfolk, Va. to be exact), a 600 ft. (182.8 m), 21,000-ton cruise ship was in trouble, its crewmembers ready to abandon ship into the cold ocean. With only seconds to decide the fate of his vessel, the captain of the Sea Breeze I


Port of New Orleans: Varied Third 2013 Meeting Agenda

The port informs that its meeting no. 3 of fiscal year 2013-2014 is to be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:00 a.m. in the main auditorium at 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, Louisiana. The order of the meeting is as follows: I. Determination of Quorum and Call to Order II. Pledge of Allegiance III. Approval of Minutes for August, 2013, Meetings IV. Acceptance of Financial Statement for August, 2013 V. Public Comment VI. Actions Required


Desulfurization of Exhaust Gases in Shipping

The first ferry to be retrofitted is the Color Line Super Speed 2, which will be carried out in April this year.

Are shipowners prepared to enter SECA zones?   Due to existing regulations on air exhaust emissions from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and with the European Union working towards an alignment with IMO MARPOL Annex VI, the marine industry will need to choose a path on how to achieve compliance, a choice that will have tremendous impact on shipping. Legislation has already had an effect on the fuel markets in regulated areas


Sea Star Line Vessel Used in Training Exercise

Photo: Sea Star Line

On April 2, 2014, Sea Star Line’s vessel El Faro and its employees participated in a joint training exercise at North Florida shipyards. The training exercise focused on evaluating agency procedures, communication plans and training programs to assure all agencies can respond in the most


Carnival Corp. to Invest $400m in Scrubber Technology

Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald

Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald announced that Carnival will significantly extend its installation of exhaust gas cleaning technology, investing $400m in the coming three years to install the technology on 70 ships across its brand, a significant jump from the 32 announced last year.


Port Canaveral Signs 35-year Agreement With GT USA

Port Canaveral

  On June 23, Port Canaveral signed a 35-year agreement with GT USA, the United States business arm of international terminal operator Gulftainer, to operate and develop its container and multi-purpose cargo terminal. The terminal is set to open in the last quarter of 2014.


Containership Consortia Set for Further Expansion: Analyst

Vessels Sailing from Asia to Europe also carry cargo for many other destinations: Map DMR

The formation of 2M is only the conclusion of the latest round of mega-alliance negotiations. Much more lies ahead, considers Drewry Maritime Research in their latest 'Container Insight' analysis, excerpted here: Ocean carriers are clearly not yet done with mega-alliance expansion following


Ship Finance Terminates Charters With Horizon

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) has agreed to terminate chartering agreements with Horizon Lines, LLC relating to five of its vessels. Ship Finance will receive as termination compensation $40 million in second lien notes issued by Horizon Lines and warrants exercisable into ten


Horizon LInes Receive Devlin Safety Awards

Photo credit Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines' vessels receive 2011 Jones F. Devlin Awards for safety from Chamber Of Shipping Of America, honored for dramatic February rescue Horizon Lines, Inc., one of the nation's leading domestic ocean shipping companies, has received recognition from the Chamber of Shipping of America


Maersk Ships Save US$ 90-million on Energy Using KPI

Photo credit Maersk Line

By measuring the individual performance of its ships by KPI (Key Performance Indicators) Maersk Line save on fuel costs In three years Maersk Line says it has saved almost USD 90 million in energy costs by measuring the performance of individual vessels, thus raising awareness on consumption


Two Big Cruise Ship Orders for Fincantieri

Carnival Corporation & plc orders new ships, one each for Its Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Lines brands. A memorandum of agreement has been signed with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the construction of a 2,660-passenger ship for Holland America Line scheduled for delivery


Horizon Lines Win Environmental Stewardship Awards

Horizon Reliance: Photo credit Horizon Lines

US Company honored by Chamber of Shipping of America & Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. Horizon Lines was recognized for outstanding achievement in environmental excellence by the CSA at a recent ceremony in Washington, D.C


Stena Line Providing Free Internet

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Highly customized least cost routing solution helps leading ferry operator to meet customer expectations for free connectivity.   Stena Line, the established ferry operator in north west Europe is using a customer-specific solution from Marlink to provide improved free Internet connectivity


Horizon Lines Plan Diesel/LNG Engine Fuel Conversions

Horizon Lines Ship: Photo courtesy of Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines plans to convert the power plants on two of its steam turbine cargo vessels to modern diesel engines capable of burning conventional liquid fuels or liquefied natural gas (LNG). "We are viewing this as the first step in a repowering initiative for Horizon Lines vessels serving


Blue North Fleet Gains Siemens Diesel-Electric Propulsion

Photo: Siemens

Siemens SISHIP LV drives and SINAMICS components to power customer’s environmentally friendly, next-generation fishing vessel, saving up to 30% in annual fuel and maintenance costs. Based in Seattle, Blue North Fisheries (BNF) operates five fishing boats called “freezer long


ABB S2S System for Color Line Ferry

Photo courtesy ABB

ABB, a global provider of power and energy solutions, is to supply a complete Shore to Ship Power (S2S) system to Color Line’s ro-pax ferry, SuperSpeed1. The 34,231 tons gross SuperSpeed1, built by Aker Finnyards at Rauma in Finland


Holland America Line Retrofits Entire Fleet with VDR

Image : Holland America Line

Holland America Line said it will retrofit the VDR system of its entire fleet of 15 ships (which annually offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports of call in 98 countries) with the INTERSCHALT VDR G4, opening up a wealth of new technical possibilities.


Wärtsilä Launches Inline Scrubber System

Image courtesy Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä said its new inline scrubber system is designed to offer notable benefits over conventional exhaust gas cleaning systems, and its compact form saves considerable space, which is particularly important in smaller vessels and when being retrofitted






 
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