The China Shipbuilding Corp. (CSBC) completed repainting its new name, Taiwan International Shipbuilding Corp., in Chinese on the huge Goliath crane at the CSBC Kaohsiung shipyard, a CSBC official said Tuesday. The working crew spent the whole day painting the CSBC's new Chinese name on the Goliath bridge crane, which is a hallmark of the CSBC. The repainting task was not easy as the Goliath crane is 177 meters wide and 87 meters high, and each Chinese character on it covers nine square meters, which is the equivalent of approximately three stories in height. The official said that the CSBC's name-change plan has been approved by its board directors, and is awaiting final approval by CSBC general investors March 1. That motion is expected to pass smoothly as the Ministry of Economic Affairs holds most of the stocks of the CSBC. Premier Su will host an unveiling ceremony marking the CSBC's new name March 3 after the plan's final approval, the official said. Source: CNA
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a notice stating that, effective March 31, the official name of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection was changed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In addition, the name of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement was changed to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Note: Since both agencies have been using their new names (as least unofficially) for several years now
Adding to its growing list of subsidiaries, Arlington, Texas-based Oil States Industries, Inc. has decided to further its expansion prospects with the addition of CE Marine, Inc. Operating under the new name Oil States Skagit Smatco, the company, headquartered in Houma, La. will provide mooring systems, winches, pipe handling and other custom fabricated equipment to the Marine Industry. The company was originally formed in 1997 by Continental Ernsco as a result of the merging of SMATCO
On October 22, 2007 AVR Van Gansewinkel - Bedrijven, Pernis (Holding) and Odfjell Terminals (Rotterdam) B.V. (OTR), signed a contract for the sale of AVR - Maritiem, Botlek-Rt. to Odfjell. The ownership of AVR - Maritiem will be transferred to Odfjell per January 1, 2008. The new name of the company will be Odfjell Terminals Maritiem B.V. (OTM) as from same date. The parties have agreed that the sales price will be kept confidential.
The barge was classed ABS +A1 Barge, Unrestricted Service and built with a 12mm side shell and 16mm bottom and deck plate. Uniform deck load is 15mt/m2. The 300’ (91.5m) x 90’ 27.46m) x 18’ (5.50m) barge will head for under her new name, Nostag 10. The buyer requested removal of the bin walls prior to delivery. This is the second newbuild barge that Marcon International of Coupeville, Washington has sold from this shipyard. Marcon acted as sole broker.
Vessels report potential surveillance by unknown entities while in transit of the Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz & Arabian Gulf. In one recent case, a vessel was asked its crew complement and master's name, purportedly by a named vessel that was in fact operating elsewhere under the new name it has borne since 2011. ONI [the Office of Naval Intelligence] cannot assess at this time whether the queries originated ashore or from vessels within the Gulf
The MAN B&W Diesel Group is bringing all its worldwide after-sales services under the brand name MAN B&W PrimeServ. The new name stands for fast, reliable and high-quality service for diesel engines. With PrimeServ, MAN B&W Diesel is making a clear statement about its focus on service. The company sees the after-sales market as a key part of its business, and plans to strongly expand its service activities over the next few years
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that it is expanding its High-Horsepower Technical Center and high-horsepower engine product line at its manufacturing facility in Seymour. The expansion of the center will provide the company with more opportunities for producing high-horsepower clean-diesel and natural gas engines in the future. Mark Levett, Vice President and General Manager High-Horsepower Business, made the announcement at the plant and was joined by Indiana Lt. Gov
Black Ball Ferry Line is purchasing the business operations of the Victoria Express from Victoria Rapid Transit in a deal announced today by both companies. Terms of the sale were not released. The Harmon family formed Victoria Rapid Transit in 1990, and over the past two decades grew the ferry business to include service to Victoria, Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and Port Angeles. The ferry has also offered numerous private charters for individuals and organizations throughout
New name: Silver Explorer (Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- April 20, 2011) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises today announced plans to change the name of the Prince Albert II, its expedition ship, to Silver Explorer. The change will occur later this month while the vessel is in dry dock at the Lisnave shipyard in Setubal, Portugal, undergoing routine maintenance prior to commencing a summer program of Northern Europe and Arctic voyages.
'Tide-class' the name given to four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tankers to serve as part of the RN's fleet replenshment programme. The 37,000-tonne ships will come into service from 2016 to replace the RFA's single-hulled tankers, and will maintain the Royal Navy's dedicated bulk fuel
Sanmar deliver the tugboat 'Ulupinar 14' to its owner, UK's SMS Towage, after a 6-month charter. Some 15 of this exclusive and versatile ASD model designed by the Robert Allan Limited team with considerable input from Ali Gurun, project director at Sanmar, have now been built
Group to Focus on Growing Global Underwater Inspection Repair and Maintenance Market. New Name in Subsea Unveiled at Subsea 2013. A new subsea oil and gas group, Harkand, chaired by oil and gas industry veteran Tom Ehret, is launching with an ambition to grow to a turnover
Shipbuilders & designers STX OSV adopt new brand name following sale of STX Europe’s majority stake in the company to Fincantieri Oil & Gas. Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of VARD, Roy Reite, said, “I am excited to announce that VARD will be our new name
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s latest Incat fast ferry has arrived in her new home waters after completion of a major refit in the United Kingdom. Allocated to the busy Douglas to Liverpool service, the Manannan is now the largest diesel powered
Signet Maritime Corporation, a marine transportation and logistics company, continues to grow with their recent purchase of Colle Towing Company’s assets and business operations. Since 1878, Colle Towing Company Inc., Pasacagoula MS has been providing offshore
American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the new name for the Maritime Cabotage Task Force, the largest coalition of maritime interests in the United States, which has been in operation since 1995. The new moniker better reflects the coalition’s focus on the domestic maritime
Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. Names Tacoma Terminal In Memory of Legendary Leader. Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.’s (TOTE) Tacoma Terminal has been named the Robert P. Magee Marine Terminal in memory of and tribute to TOTE’s legendary leader
Leading lifeboat manufacturer and service provider Schat-Harding has completed all tests required by IMO to ensure that its SeaCure lifeboat release and retrieval systems (the new name for hooks) meet the new IMO guidelines for existing and new lifeboats.
The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI), organized the 12th Annual River Bell Awards Luncheon in Paducah, KY on Thursday, December 8, 2011. The awards paid tribute to three individuals whose labors have significantly enriched America’s waterways
Mario Kerssens has joined the CargoMaxx team at Van Aalst Offshore & Marine, as Manager Business Development, starting the 1st of January 2012. After serving the shipping and offshore industry for more than 20 years in senior sales
Hamworthy Oil & Gas Systems has continued the major advance in China’s broadening gas carrier construction sector by securing more contracts for delivery of complete cargo handling systems to two liquid ethylene gas (LEG) carriers to be built at Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co
Gothenburg-based shiprepairer Götaverken Cityvarvet has changed its name to Damen Shiprepair Götaverken (DSG). Since 2000, the company has been part of the global Damen Shipyards Group, which is based in the Netherlands and has a turnover of €1.3 bill.
“The 2008 financial crash slowed the luxury business, and the new class warfare coming out of Washington has made owning a large yacht out of favor. Hopefully, this class warfare will change this November and maybe put hundreds of laidoff workers back to work.”
In the more than two years since its founding, Mississippi-based TY Offshore, the former Trinity Offshore, has invested in a new yard in Gulfport and repaired its storm-damaged New Orleans holdings. The company has doubled its capacity and racked up new orders, president and CEO John Dane III said