Wednesday, December 01, 1999 Maritime News

Avondale Shipyard Workers Unionize

Dec 01, 1999

An arbitrator has certified union representation for 4,100 workers at Litton Industries Inc.'s Avondale shipyard in New Orleans, labor officials said. When Litton bought the shipyard in August,

Secrecy In Tanker Market Said To Be Depressing Rates

Dec 01, 1999

Increased secrecy in the tanker chartering market may be pushing rates lower, even though many brokers and owners like the idea of doing private business. Always

ISM Compliant Ships Make Fewer Claims: Insurer

Dec 01, 1999

Protection and indemnity (P&I) and hull insurer, The Swedish Club reported that a study it conducted showed direct evidence that ships complying with the International

Norway Halts Sunken Ferry's Sister Ship

Dec 01, 1999

Citing indications of life raft and release system problems, Norway has withdrawn the operation permit of the sister ship of a high-speed ferry that sank in the North Sea on Nov.

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