June, 2000 Maritime News

Ship Full Of GM Corn Tuned Away From Brazil

Jun 28, 2000

A cargo of Argentine corn purchased by Brazilian poultry and pig farms tested positive for genetically modified (GM) material and may not enter Brazil, the Agriculture Ministry said last week.

Seascope CEO Quits

Jun 28, 2000

British shipbroking group Seascope Shipping Holdings Plc said its chief executive Duncan Hill resigned, effective immediately. Non-executive chairman Tom Young

Transfennica Sold To Finnlines

Jun 28, 2000

Finnlines Plc has bought Transfennica Ltd. from its present shareholders UPM-Kymmene Corporation (49.9 % holding), Metsä-Serla Corporation (32.7 %), Myllykoski

Keppel Shipyard To Build Semi-Tender For Smedvig

Jun 28, 2000

Keppel Shipyard entered into a co-operation agreement with Smedvig Asia recently to build a Semi-Submersible Self-Erecting Tender Rig (SSETR), a contract with a total estimated worth of $82.

MISC Orders LNG Carriers

Jun 28, 2000

Malaysian International Shipping Corp. is fortifying its position in the fast growing market for the carriage of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), today reportedly converting

Iraqi Tanker Seized For Smuggling

Jun 27, 2000

Kuwait seized an Iraqi oil tanker for reportedly trying to smuggle 650 tons of fuel to the United Arab Emirates in violation of international sanctions. The official

First Offshore Bunkering Service Launched

Jun 27, 2000

Iran has launched its first offshore bunkering service at an anchorage south of the Qeshm island free trade zone in the Gulf. Singapore-based Global Energy provides

New "Millennium" Begins

Jun 27, 2000

Alstom's Chantiers de l'Atlantique delivered the Millennium cruise ship to Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The new ship is the largest

P&O To Delay ABS Stock Floatation

Jun 26, 2000

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. is indefinitely postponing the planned flotation of its Associated Bulk Carriers (ABC) unit because of stock market conditions.

Bergesen Takes Two More From Hitachi Zosen

Jun 26, 2000

Bergesen exercised an option to buy two more 296,000 dwt oil tankers from Japan's Hitachi Zosen Corp for a combined price of $140 million. "The vessels will be delivered in February and June 2002,

Ship Subsidy Agreement Hammered Out In Brussels

Jun 26, 2000

The European Commission and South Korea have signed an agreement aimed at allaying European concerns that South Korean shipyards charge unfairly low prices, the European Union's executive body said.

ALSTOM Supplies Electric Propulsion Systems Two New Cruise Ships

Jun 26, 2000

ALSTOM Power Conversion has been selected by Princess Cruises and Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. to supply electric propulsion

E-Commerce Takes Maritime By Storm

Jun 26, 2000

In the last six months, the shipping industry has seen the marine B2B market grow from nothing into a highly competitive race between e-commerce ventures to attract

Lunde To Leave Intertanko

Jun 26, 2000

INTERTANKO announced that. Dagfinn Lunde, the Association's Managing Director who has so fervently fought for the tanker industry for many years, will leave his post on September 15,

Norshipco And Metro Machine Team Up

Jun 23, 2000

Norshipco and Metro Machine have agreed to a teaming arrangement - further enabling the two companies to raise the level of services provided to the U.S. Navy. The

Pacific Gulf Awarded Management Contracts

Jun 22, 2000

Pacific-Gulf Marine (POM) has been granted a trio of five-year contracts totaling $31 million for the management of eight ships for the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd).

Cassidy Takes Over Head Post At BMI

Jun 22, 2000

Baltimore Marine Industries has elected David Cassidy as president and CEO. Cassidy, who succeeds David Watson, who retired, had previously served as president of BethShip,

Allen Marine To Construct Aluminum Catamaran

Jun 22, 2000

Allen Marine, Sitka, Alaska, is set to build a 78 ft. (23.7 m) aluminum catamaran ordered by Allen Marine Tours. Equipped with four Lugger diesel propulsion engines,

Art Anderson Granted Stolkraft Contract

Jun 22, 2000

Art Anderson Associates has been awarded a contract to design all-aluminum 52 ft. (15.8 m) pilot boat for Delta Launch Services of Pilottown, La. Besides ferrying pilots to and from ships,

Bouygues Unit Tapped To Build LNG Facility

Jun 21, 2000

Bouygues Offshore’s SN Technigaz won a contract worth approximately $82 million in Spain. Bahia de Bizkaia Gaz (BBG) chose SN Technigaz to build a liquefied natural

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