Thursday, April 06, 2000 Maritime News

LNG Starts Flowing From Oman

Apr 06, 2000

Oman began loading liquefied natural gas (LNG) onto a ship last Thursday for its first exports of the gas. "It is being loaded as we speak, and it is expected to be shipped tomorrow morning,

East Germany Shipyards Seek Quota Break

Apr 06, 2000

The prime minister of the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania asked the European Commission to ease capacity limits imposed on eastern German shipyards

Hazardous Waste Ship Sparks Protest

Apr 06, 2000

Canada's refusal to accept a hazardous waste shipment from a U.S. military base in Japan left U.S. authorities scrambling to find at least a temporary home for

Engineers Die During Routine Inspection

Apr 06, 2000

Two Royal Engineers were killed and a third injured in an accident during a routine inspection of a coal ship in Northern Ireland. They said there was no indication

Gdynia Refuses To Quit

Apr 06, 2000

Leading Polish shipyard Gdynia has not given up hope of buying a stake in Finnish shipbuilder Masa-Yards, even though Kvaerner has put off the sale. Gdynia Chief

Kvaerner Drops Plan To Dump Finnish Yards

Apr 06, 2000

Kvaerner ASA has postponed a planned sale of its Masa-Yards Finnish shipbuilding unit in a new setback to its goal of exiting shipbuilding. Kvaerner said it had

Offshore Comeback At Hand

Apr 06, 2000

U.S. oil drillers expect weaker or flat first quarter earnings but see revenues picking up later in the year as recent high oil prices trickle down to the service sector.

Stelmar Eyes Cyprus Bourse

Apr 06, 2000

Tanker firm Stelmar Marine Holdings Ltd. officially applied on Wednesday for listing on the Cyprus Stock Exchange. The company was established in 1992 by Greek

CP Ships To Acquire Christensen Canadian African Line

Apr 06, 2000

CP Ships has reached agreement with Thor Dahl Shipping AS of Norway to acquire Christensen Canadian African Line (CCAL). The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of April.

Finnish Company Exits Masa-Yards Negotiations

Apr 06, 2000

The Finnish group bidding for Kvaerner's Masa-Yards shipyards has decided to halt negotiations on the sale, due Carnival Corp.'s decision not to take part in the bid.

Romanian Exchange To Auction Ship

Apr 06, 2000

Romania's Maritime and Commodities Exchange (BMMMC), in the Black Sea port city of Constanta, will hold an auction to sell a 2,600 dwt ship this month. The auction

Online Bulk Shipping Exchange Will Transform Market

Apr 06, 2000

An online shipping exchange being set up by two of the world's biggest oil firms, a leading agrifood multinational and top shipbroker will transform the way traditional shipping markets work,

Caterpillar Buys Marine Engine Company

Apr 06, 2000

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. bought closely held Sabre Engines Ltd., a U.K.-based company that specializes in high-performance marine diesel engines. Terms of the deal were not released.

Friede Goldman Halter Finalizes $40 Million In New Contracts

Apr 06, 2000

Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. announced that it has recently finalized six new contracts with a total value of approximately $40 million. The contracts are with


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