Friday, June 09, 2000 Maritime News

Efficient Bunker Buyers “Need to Know”

Jun 09, 2000

The bunker industry is witnessing interesting times. Throughout the last 12 months, prices have doubled for many grades of fuel, reaching unparalleled levels. At the same time,

Kurz Joins Hvide As CEO

Jun 09, 2000

In the latest of various corporate changes that have occurred at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Hvide Marine, the company has elected Gerhard E. Kurz as CEO and a member of its Board of Directors.

A New Wave of Customer-Driven Offerings: The SAGA Process

Jun 09, 2000

In the past, companies have expanded their product lines via strategic acquisition of complimentary companies. More recently companies have expanded their product

Wet Welding Provides More Than Quick Fix

Jun 09, 2000

The aim of any shipowner is obviously to keep a vessel in shape and operating for as many revenue-generating days as possible per year (cargo rates willing, of course).

FR. Fassmer & Co.: Keeping It In The Family

Jun 09, 2000

Fassmer-Shipyard this year celebrates its 150th year in business, and the companies' chronology is literally a case study in the effective use of and evolution of marine materials.

Norway To Simplify Licensing Rules

Jun 09, 2000

Norway's government wants to let firms other than pure oil companies apply for stakes in offshore oil and gas licenses as part of a drive to simplify the sector and attract investments.

New Satellite System Could Find Sunken Ships

Jun 09, 2000

A new European Union-backed radio satellite system could help find sunken ships, EU officials said, promoting the potential benefits of the "Galileo" satellite navigation system.

Trimaran Demonstrator Progressing At VT

Jun 09, 2000

A new shape in navy warships is quickly taking shape in the U.K., as Vosper Thornycroft (VT) has completed structural work on the 321 ft. (98 m) Trimaran Warship demonstrator being built for the U.

Kvaerner Sells Singapore Yard

Jun 09, 2000

Kvaerner officials announced the company will sell its Kvaerner Fjellstrand shipyard in Singapore to Dutch firm Damen Shipyards Group. The sale will mean a slight accounting loss for Kvaerner,

Chinese Police Check Possible Pirated Ship

Jun 09, 2000

Chinese police were checking Friday to see if a Japanese cargo ship commandeered by pirates about four months ago may have been found on its shores, a Japanese shipping industry source said.

New & Notables

Jun 09, 2000

3.Maj Delivers Chaleur Bay 3.MAJ Brodogradiliste of Rijeka, Croatia has delivered Chaleur Bay - the second of its four-part oil/products carrier series. The Liberian-registered vessel group,

Spaarneborg Premieres As First Of Stora Enso's New Series

Jun 09, 2000

A member of the Wagenborg trio, MV Spaarneborg was constructed at German shipyard Flender Werft as part of a key component within a new transport system developed

Harland & Wolff Lays Off 280 Workers

Jun 09, 2000

Harland and Wolff said it would lay off 280 workers last week. The shipyard recently secured its future by winning orders for four ferries worth $456 million and two cruise liners worth $350 million,

Business Briefs

Jun 09, 2000

Hvide Marine/Sun State Christens New Ship Hvide Marine Incorporated (HMI) and subsidiary Sun State Marine Services, Inc., recently christened the first in a series of new cargo ships at its U.

AWO Members Win Benkert Award

Jun 09, 2000

The USCG has honored AWO members Crowley Marine Services, Inc. and Southern Towing Company with the William M. Benkert Award for excellence in marine environmental protection.

Contracts

Jun 09, 2000

Hornbeck-Leevac Expands OSV Fleet Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary Hornbeck-Leevac Marine Services, Inc., has begun a new vessel construction

Cargill To Deliver Low Sulfur Cargo

Jun 09, 2000

Cargill Inc. is in the process of shipping the first low-sulfur gas oil or diesel cargo from Southeast Asia to Europe. Traders said the company had chartered a tanker called the Young Lady,

BP Marine, Unitor Form Marine Alliance

Jun 09, 2000

UK-based BP Marine and Unitor ASA of Norway will form a marketing alliance to offer their combined range of products to ship operators on a global basis and, as a next step,

Network For Independent Transportation Companies Formed

Jun 09, 2000

International Freight & Logistics Network Inc, a new network of independent international transportation companies, has recently been established. The organization

Introducing ‘Lo-Jack’ For Ships

Jun 09, 2000

New Anti-Piracy Website Tracks Hijacked Vessels For Ship Owners A successful anti-piracy tracking system supported by ICC's International Maritime Bureau (IMB)

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