August, 2001 Maritime News

Wärtsilä Increases Shareholding In Wärtsilä India

Aug 31, 2001

Wärtsilä Corporation, holding at present 51% of the shares in Wärtsilä India Ltd., has made a public offer to the minority shareholders to acquire up to 49% of the shares in the Company.

Navy Lab Researchers Earn Office of Naval Research Award

Aug 31, 2001

Dr. Vernon Simmons, former Senior Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) and Dr. Yuan-Ning Liu, Chief Research Scientist, NSWCCD, received the annual Dr.

NAVSEA Displays New Technology

Aug 31, 2001

Naval Sea Systems Command, led by its commander, VADM G.P. "Pete" Nanos, Jr., showcased some of the more than 330 new technologies, which recently have been identified for Fleet use,

BV OKs Transas ECDIS

Aug 31, 2001

French classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) issued a type approval certificate for the Navi-Sailor 2400 ECDIS from Transas Marine. The certification procedures

Tribon Signs Agreement With Hyundai

Aug 31, 2001

The Hyundai Corporation, the largest general trading company in Korea and independent company within the Hyundai group of companies, and Tribon Solutions recently

How Long Must the Tampa Wait?

Aug 31, 2001

Much has been said and written about the fate of the refugees aboard the Norwegian RoRo vessel Tampa and who's to blame. What has not been discussed is what the

Northrop Grumman Extends NNS Offer

Aug 31, 2001

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that it has extended its pending exchange offer for all outstanding shares of common stock, including associated rights, of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc.

OceanConnect, Boosted by Alliances, Achieves Million-ton Milestone

Aug 30, 2001

OceanConnect.com, the global online marketplace for the purchase and sale of marine fuels, announced that the company has reached the million-ton milestone for

AAPA Set To Meet In Canada

Aug 30, 2001

Port directors, commissioners, staff and other professionals in the maritime industry will soon gather at the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) 90th Annual Convention in Québec City,

Boston Whaler Forms Commercial, Government Product Group

Aug 30, 2001

The Brunswick Boat Group has formed Boston Whaler Commercial and Government Products to better focus on these important market segments. Fred Kiekhaefer has been

Sealift Ship Delivered Ahead of Schedule

Aug 30, 2001

USNS PILILAAU (T-AKR 304), the fifth of seven BOB HOPE Class Strategic Sealift ships being built by Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector, departed Avondale Aug.

SCI Calls For Australia To Accept Refugees

Aug 29, 2001

The Center for Seafarers Rights (CSR) of the Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey urged the Australian government today provide safe haven for accept

New Gasoline Engines from Volvo Penta

Aug 29, 2001

Volvo Penta is developing the power output of its marine gasoline engines with up to an additional 20 hp. With power ratings of up to 320 hp, the upgraded gasoline

Eight modern vessels join LauritzenCool

Aug 29, 2001

The eight Polar vessels managed by Hamburg Sued will join the LauritzenCool fleet in December and January, including: Polar Argentina, Polar Brasil, Polar Chile,

Seatruck supports Mersey shiprepair

Aug 29, 2001

Heysham-based Seatruck Ferries has drydocked its freight ferry MV Moondance with newly formed North Western Ship Repairers, using Birkenhead's Bidston dock. The

Telemarine launches version 7 of Bunkerworld.com

Aug 29, 2001

London based Telemarine launched version 7 of its renowned flagship website, Bunkerworld.com on August 24. Ben Peters, Technology Chief at Telemarine says: "V.7

Petrobras Eyes GOM Market For Expansion

Aug 29, 2001

Petrobras plans to invest $5.2 billion in foreign acquisitions, mainly in the Gulf of Mexico, to meet a 2005 foreign output target of 300,000 barrels per day (bpd), Reuters reported.

Tankerworld Expands

Aug 29, 2001

Tankerworld.com - the Internet tanker project incubated at Telemarine in London, has substantially expanded its coverage of the large tanker markets. The expansion

ThyssenKrupp To Selling Shipping Unit

Aug 28, 2001

ThyssenKrupp AG will reportedly gain more than $350 million from the sale of its Krupp Seeschiffahrt shipping unit. The unit, which has annual turnover of about $200 million,

AP Moeller Expects Higher Profits in 2001

Aug 28, 2001

According to the company, AP Moeller expects that its full-year group profits to be higher than the nearly $1.2 billion booked in 2000. AP Moeller operates Maersk-Sealand

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