January, 2002 Maritime News

Electronic Weather Forecasting Offered

Jan 31, 2002

C-Map announces C-Forecast, a new system that gives boaters accurate, up-to-date weather information on their chart plotters. This system recently debuted at the 2001 METS show in Amsterdam,

P&I Market Hardening Says HSBC Insurance Brokers

Jan 31, 2002

Premiums across the marine protection & indemnity market will have to increase in the absence of any short-term recovery in investment markets. That is the conclusion

TECO Unveils New Subsidiary Identities

Jan 31, 2002

TECO Energy's TECO Transport subsidiary has unveiled new identities for its three subsidiaries: TECO Barge Line (formerly Mid-South Towing) Based in Metropolis,

GeoLogistics Completes Installation of Tariff-Trek!

Jan 31, 2002

Freightgate, Inc., announced that GeoLogistics has completed implementation of Freightgate's most recent release of Tariff-Trek!(tm) solution to manage its FCL and LCL contracts.

FMC Held Meeting on PVO Program

Jan 31, 2002

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) held a meeting on January 30, 2002 regarding its Passenger Vessel Operator (PVO) Program. Under the PVO Program, operators are required,

Crowley Promotes Miller

Jan 31, 2002

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Mark Miller has been promoted to director of corporate communications with responsibility for internal communications,

Lapponian Reefer Docks at A&P Falmouth

Jan 31, 2002

The Cayman Islands reefer vessel, Lapponian Reefer, has recently completed a nine day dry docking program where it underwent an extensive 10 year survey and repair work.

Gulf Marine Wins Matterhorn TLP Contract

Jan 31, 2002

Technip-Coflexip Group announced that Atlantia Offshore Limited has awarded Gulf Marine Fabricators (GMF) a fabrication contract for the Matterhorn dry-tree TLP

Bouygues Offshore Wins $128M Contract in Algeria

Jan 31, 2002

Bouygues Offshore with Italy's Saipem has won a contract for an oilfield development project in Algeria. The contract, worth $128.5 million for Bouygues Offshore,

Volvo Penta Will Complete Engine Deliveries For Tugs

Jan 31, 2002

Volvo Penta has signed an order for engines for the Ukraine. As a result of its extended product program, Volvo Penta has been chosen as the complete engine supplier

Austal Secures Ferry Contracts

Jan 31, 2002

Austal Limited secured a three-year contract with Military Sealift Command of the United States Military for the WestPac Express, a 331 ft.-high speed Theatre Support Vessel.

Manitowoc Launches Coast Guard Cutter

Jan 31, 2002

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. recently launched the U.S.Coast Guard Cutter Oak, the eleventh ship in a series of 16 seagoing buoy tenders being built at Manitowoc's Marinette Marine subsidiary.

LNG Carrier Launched by IZAR Sestao Yard

Jan 30, 2002

Iñigo Tapias, the new 138,000 cu. m. liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier launched on January 29 by Izar’s Sestao yard in Bilbao, is a significant ship for many reasons, both technical and business.

Coast Guard Appoints Director of Intelligence

Jan 30, 2002

The United States Coast Guard has named Frances Fragos-Townsend as its Director of Intelligence. In this position, Fragos-Townsend leads the service’s Intelligence Directorate,

Navy Awards Lockheed Martin $248 Million Contract

Jan 30, 2002

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Space Systems-Missiles & Space Operations, Sunnyvale, Calif., a $248 million contract for the follow-on production of

USCG Implement Security Guidelines

Jan 30, 2002

Vice Adm. Ray Riutta, commander of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area, instructed Coast Guard Captains of the Port west of the Rocky Mountains to apply the guidelines

Manitowoc Reports 2001 Results

Jan 30, 2002

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. reported record revenue and cash flow for the full year ended December 31, 2001. Net sales for the year increased 27.9 percent to $1.

Philadelphia Gear Gets Offshore Contract

Jan 30, 2002

Philadelphia Gear Corporation announces an agreement with the Rowan Companies, Inc., of Vicksburg, Miss., to supply propulsion reduction gearing for the Gorilla VIII drill rig.

FMC Issues Notice

Jan 30, 2002

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has issued a notice stating that an item has been added to the schedule for the closed portion of the FMC meeting on January 30, 2002.

USCG Hosts Workshop on Maritime Security

Jan 30, 2002

The two-day workshop on maritime security, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, was completed with members of diverse sectors of the maritime industry


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