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Wolong Signs Agreement

Singapore-based Wolong International has announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Fr. Fassmer Gmbh of Germany for the production of Wolong (Fassmer Licensed) totally enclosed lifeboats. The agreement, signed on October 1, 2001, serves to synergize the West and East. Production of the Wolong lifeboats is to b e carried out in China and is expected to commence within the month. Fassmer with this agreement will be providing the technical support to Wolong International in upgrading and improving the quality of its lifeboats.

FastShip Signs Cargo Agreement

FastShip has signed agreements for wholesale cargo commitments with international freight forwarders AEI Circle International, GeoLogistics and MSAS Global Logistics. The agreements state that the shipping companies must commit to purchase future cargo space on the company's high-speed trans-Atlantic service on a "take-or-pay" basis upon service commencement in 2003. The agreements closely follow the commitment by the French government to establish Cherbourg as the European hub for FastShip's

Odfjell Orders Six Chem Tankers

Odfjell signed agreements with the Chuan Dong Shipyard to build a series of six plus four optional 9,000 dwt stainless steel chemical tankers for delivery in 2010-2012 at a total price of $180 million. These ships will operate in our regional trades in Asia and Europe, and will replace smaller vessels currently trading in these areas.

China Shipping to Pay $293M for Eight Tankers

According to a Nov. 29 report from Bloomberg, China Shipping Development Co., the dry-bulk arm of the nation’s second-biggest shipping group, signed agreements to purchase eight 48,000 dead weight ton tankers for a combined $293m. The tankers are expected to be delivered from July 31 through Dec. 31, 2012. (Source: Bloomberg)

Ship Managers, PVEC, Look to Eco-Cruise Market

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Global shipping management company, PV Enterprises International, Inc. (PVEC), has provided an update to its shareholders & the investment community on the next phase of its business plan and enhanced corporate strategy, as follows: "We realized people are the most profitable cargo," said Mr. Peter Villiotis, CEO of PVEC.  "We are very excited about our focus on tourism in undeveloped areas

Rosneft Acquires Oilfield Service from Trican

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  A company of the Rosneft Group and a subsidiary of Trican Well Service Ltd. signed a framework agreement and ancillary documents, pursuant to which a Rosneft subsidiary agreed to acquire a 100% shareholding in Trican Well Service LLC, which provides high-quality pressure pumping services focused on enhancement of production within the conventional oil and gas industry in Russia. The purchaser has already obtained the necessary approval of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian

Cummins Mid-South, Algae-X Sign Agreement

Algae-X International is pleased to announce its distribution agreement with Cummins Mid-South LLC. Cummins Mid-South is the Cummins Engine Distributor operating distribution centers throughout the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Western Tennessee. Calvin B. Klotz, vice president of the Marine Division plans to integrate Algae-X Fuel Conditioners into the fuel systems for new engine packages, and to retro-fit Algae-X units into existing engine installations for Marine

Australian Maritime Security Deal Signed

Reports indicate that Australian Attorney General, Philip Ruddock, today signed agreements to enhance maritime security and counter-terrorism. Ruddock, in London as part of a week-long visit to Europe to discuss security issues, signed the security protocols at a meeting with the secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Efthimios Mitropoulos. He said they would significantly strengthen international efforts to counter terrorist threats to maritime security and

Estonia signs agreement with Primar Stavanger

Estonia signs agreement with Primar Stavanger Primar Stavanger, the international Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) center operated by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service, has recently signed a cooperation agreement with Estonia. The center now covers more than 80 percent of all ENCs available in Europe, reports marketing manager Rune H. Johnsen at Primar Stavanger. Estonia has already made 31 ENCs available, which indicate that the whole coast of this Baltic state is covered

Huge Saudi Sadara Project Signs Deals for Storage, Port Services

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  Saudi Arabia's Sadara Basic Services, fully owned by Sadara Chemical Co, has signed agreements covering storage facilities and port services, it said on Sunday as the firm prepares to start producing petrochemicals by the end of this year. Sadara Chemical is a $20 billion petrochemical joint venture between national oil giant Saudi Aramco and U.S. firm Dow Chemical. The partners have said the venture will go ahead on schedule despite slumping global oil and petrochemical prices.

Direct Cambodia-China Cargo on Course

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 Two Chinese shipping giants are likely to sign agreements with Cambodia's Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP), paving the way for exporters to move cargo directly from Cambodia to China, Xinhua reported.  Both Cosco and China Shipping are expected to sign with Sihanoukville Autonomous

Nigeria LNG to Receive Four Ships in 2015

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG) expects to take delivery of four LNG carrier ships before year-end and another two next year, its chief executive said, positioning the state-backed gas exporter to expand its share of the growing market.

ABB Turbocharging Inks Service Deals Covering 400 Units

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Press release - ABB Turbocharging has signed long-term service agreements with three marine and offshore transport firms covering a total of 400 turbochargers globally.  The service contracts span a period of several years and include turbocharger monitoring

Evergreen Line Orders Ten 2,800 teu Ships

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 Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen is ordering ten 2,800 TEU container ships from Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd and compatriot CSBC Corporation.   The deal between the companies is to buy 10 new 2800 TEU container vessels. The Contract value is $390mln.  

Sovcomflot Extends Cooperation with Sakhalin Energy

Companies sign agreements for long-term operation of three vessels for the Sakhalin-2 project. SCF Group (Sovcomflot) and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. have signed a contract for the construction and long-term operation of three multifunctional icebreaking standby vessels to serve

Ardmore Shipping Secures Newbuilding Finance

Ardmore Shipping tankship: Photo courtesy of the owners

Ardmore Shipping Corporation says it has signed agreements to upsize its existing senior loan facility with ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Nordea Bank Finland Plc, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB ("SEB"). The total amount available under the facility has been increased by $53 million to $225

Kirby Reports Record Q2 2014

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Record 2014 second quarter earnings per share of $1.31 compared with $1.11 in the 2013 second quarter, which included a $0.07 benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability.   2014 third quarter earnings per share guidance range of $1.30 to $1.40 compared with $1

Wärtsilä Signs Harvey Gulf OSV Maintenance Agreement

Harvey Gulf LNG fueled OSV: Photo Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä says it has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC (Harvey Gulf). This five-year agreement covers Condition Based Maintenance & Dynamic Maintenance Planning for 8 offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels – 6

Chevron Announces Alliance with Petrol Ofisi


Chevron has signed agreements with the fuel products distribution and lubricants company of Turkey, Petrol Ofisi in Istanbul, that will result in improved supplies of marine lubricants to ship operators and managers operating in Turkey. This alliance covers production

MAN's PrimeServ Clinches DOF Service Deal

 Pictured at the signing ceremony: (standing, from left) Mikael Adler – Managing Director, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Norway; Serghei Nastas – MAN PrimeServ O&M Sales Manager; Dr. Stephan Timmermann – Member of Executive Board, MAN Diesel & Turbo; Stefan Eefting – Vice President, Head of MAN PrimeServ; (seated, from left) Lars-Heine Njåstad – Chief Procurement Officer, DOF; and Wayne Jones – Senior Vice President, Head of MAN PrimeServ Diesel

SMM signing ceremony commits DOF to five-year Framework Service Agreement At a signing ceremony at SMM, the international marine trade fair in Hamburg, MAN PrimeServ, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s service division, signed a service framework agreement with DOF ASA

Kenyan Protesters Block Mobassa Port Highway

Protesters in Kenya blocked truckers on the only highway from Mombasa port to the capital Nairobi on Friday, threatening to choke the main trade artery with much of east Africa. More than two hundred residents in Voi, a town located 142 km (89 miles) inland from Mombasa

Russia & China Agree on Gas Supplies

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As part of the APEC summit in Beijing, a number of documents related to the Russian-Chinese cooperation in the energy sector were signed today in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Alexey Miller

ITF Repeats Call for Rotterdam Dialogue as Dockers Protest

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The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation)  called for all-party talks on the future of the port of Rotterdam, as dockers refused to unload a ship loaded at the new Rotterdam Gateway (RWG) terminal. RWG, unlike other companies at the port

Indian Cabinet Okays Shipping Pact with Jordan

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 The Union Cabinet of India has given its approval for signing of a shipping agreement between India and Jordan. The Union Cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.    An official press release said the government had decided to sign the agreement with a view to

King Abdullah Port Bullish on Prospects

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 King Abdullah Port (KAP) in Rabigh aims at being part of the overall development of the Saudi economy, which is the largest economy in the region and among the top 20 in the world, said Abdullah Hameedaddin, managing director of Ports Development Company (PDC)

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